Research & Publications
Our residents have presented at many conferences across the country (and world!). The residency program provides a financial stipend for all residents who want to present their scholarly work.
Below is a list of some of the conferences people have presented at--
American College of Physicians, North California Chapter Competition
American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine's Alliance Skills & Leadership Conference
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions Scientific Sessions
The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting
American Society of Hematology's Annual Meeting & Exposition
American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases' The Liver Meeting
The World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG Scientific Meeting
American Thoracic Society Conference
American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
American College of Chest Physicians Joint Congress
Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting
Annual Western Medical Research Conference
Below is a sampling of some of the publications produced by graduates of our program --
Choy H, Kokkinidis D, Cotter R, Singh G, Rogers R, Waldo S, Laird J, and Armstrong E. Long-term outcomes after carotid artery stenting of patients with prior neck irradiation or surgery,
Cardiovasc Revasc Med (2017)
Bowman W, Farid A, Aronowitz P. Heartburn or heart attack? A mimic of MI Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2017 September;84(9):664-665
Datta T, Jonas B, Rosenberg A, Li Q, Brunson A, Ho G, Wun T, Keegan T.
Tien V, Jones A, Aronowitz P. Drug-Induced Sweet‘s Syndrome
Ling E, Howell S, Vang M, Aronowitz P. Man’s best friend, fatal in the end
Datta T, Jonas B, Rosenberg A, Li Q, Brunson A, Ho G, Wun T, Keegan T. Time to Treatment Initiation Predicts Overall Survival in Hospitalized Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patients: A California Population-Based Study
Shaw T, Schivo M. Weathering a Cytokine Storm: A Case of EBV-Induced Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports. 2016
Mantri, NM. Power Failure: Acromegalic Cardiomyopathy. The American Journal of Medicine. 2016 April: 1-7
Tran MC. Does the Drug Improve Athlete's Performance? ABC News. 2016 March
Heiman E, Keenan C. An Unlikely Cause of Back Pain:Eikenella corrodens Osteomyelitis. JSM Clin Case Rep 3(3): 1087. 2015 October
Dempsey TM. The "Good Person" Sign. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015 Aug; 314(8): 773
Aronson L, Bautista CA, Covinsky K. Medicare and Care Coordination Expanding the Clinician's Toolbox. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015 Feb; 313(8): 797-798
Cheng CI, Karvelas NB, Aronowitz P. Retroperitoneal Cyst Hemorrhage in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2015 Jan; 82(1):20-21.
Armstrong EJ, Sab S, Singh GD, Lim W, Yeo KK, Waldo SW, Patel M, Reeves R. Predictors and Outcomes of Recurrent Stent Thrombosis; Results from a Multicenter Registry. JACC Cardiovas Interv. 2014 Oct; 7(10):1105-13.
Semrad T, Barzi A, Lenz HJ, Hutchins IM, Kim EJ, Gong IY, Tanaka M, Beckett L Pharmacodynamic Separation of Gemcitabine and Erlotinib in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: Therapeutic and Biomarker Results. Int J Clin Oncol, 2014 Aug 5 [Epub ahead of print]
Reeves RR, Patel M, Armstrong EJ, Sab S, Waldo SW, Yeo KK, Shunk KA, Low RI, Rogers JH, Mahmud E. Angiographic Characteristics of Definite Stent Thrombosis: Role of Thrombus Grade, Collaterals, Epicardial Coronary Flow, and Myocardial Perfusion. Catheter Cardiovas Interv, 1014 Apr 18 [Epub ahead of print]
Amsterdam E, Aman E. The Patient With Chest Pain - Low Risk, High Stakes. JAMA Intern Med, 2014 Feb 10 [Epub ahead of print].
Armstrong EJ, Saeed H, Alvandi B, Singh S, Singh GD, Yeo KK, Anderson D, Westin GG, Dawson DL, Pevec WC, Laird JR. Nitinol Self-Expanding Stents vs. Balloon Angioplasty for Very Long Femoropopliteal Lesions. J Endovasc Ther, 2014 Feb; 21(1):34-43.
Parikh D, Mittal M, Leung F, Mann S. Efficacy of Single Balloon Enteroscopy: a 2 Year Veterans Affairs Medical Center Experience with a Systematic Review of the Literature. J Interv Gastroenterol. 2013 Oct-Dec; 3(4): 116-121.
Armstrong EJ, Singh S, Singh GD, Yeo KK, Ludder S, Westin G, Anderson D, Dawson DL, Pevec WC, Laird JR. Angiographic Characteristics of Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis: Association with Long-Term Outcomes After Endovascular Intervention. Catheter Cardiovasc Iterv. 2013 April 30.
Javed U, Balwanz CR, Armstrong EJ, Yeo KK, Singh GD, Singh S, Anderson D, Westin GG, Pevec WC, Larid JR. Mid-term Outcomes of Endovascular Interventions for Iliac Artery In-Stent Restenosis. Catheter Cardiovasc Intv, 2013 Apr 24.
Hersh AM, Masoudi FA, Allen LA. Postdischarge Environment Following Heart Failure Hospitalization: Expanding the View of Hospital Readmission. J Am Heart Assoc, 2013 Apr 11; 2(2).
Wettersten N, Amsterdam E. Hold the Heparin. Criti Pathw Cardiol, 2013 Mar 12 (1) 31-2.
Retrum JH, Boggs J, Hersh AM, Wright L, Main DS, Magid DJ, Allen LA. Patient-Identified Factors Related to Heart Failure Readmissions. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Mar 1; 6(2).
McCoach CE, Armstrong EJ, Singh S, Javed U, Anderson D. Yeo KK, Westin GG, Hedayati N, Amsterdam EA, Laird JR. Gender-Related Variation in the Clinical Presentation and Outcomes of Critical Limb Ischemia. Vasc Med. 2013 Feb; 18(1): 19-26.
Price D, Harper R, Henderson MC. Progressive Cervical Myelopathy as Presentation of Sarcoidois. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jan; 28(6):855-6.
Lin T, Rechenmacher S, Rasool S, Varadarajan P, Pai RG. Reduced Survival in Patients with "Coronary Microvascular Disease". International Journal of Angiology 2012 May;21(02):089-094.
Ladabau U, Boyd E, Zhao WK, Mannalithara A, Sharabidze A, et al. Diagnosis, comorbidities and management of irritable bowel syndrome in patients in a large health maintenance organization. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012; 10(1):37-45.
Rechenmacher S., Jurewitz D, Southard J, Amsterdam EA. Barking Up the Wrong Tree. Accepted for publication by American Journal of Medicine, Dec. 2012.
Price D, Kenyon N, Stollenwerk N. A Fresh Look at Paralytics in the Critically Ill: Real Promise and Real Concern. Anna
ls of Intensive Care, 2012 Oct 12;2(1):43. doi: 10.1186/2110-5820-2-43.
Sowmiah SI, Cheng C, Chu YH. Ionic liquids for green organic synthesis. Current Organic Synthesis 2012; 9(1): 74-95.
Cheng CI, Chang YP, Chu YH. Biomolecular interactions and tools for their recognition: focus on the quartz crystal microbalance and its diverse surface chemistries and applications. Chem Soc Rev 2012; 41: 1947-71.
Sepehrdad R, Paulsen J, Amsterdam EA. The ECG that Came in from the Cold. Am J Med. 2012 Mar; 125(3): 246-8.
Mittal M, Parikh DA, Mann SK. First case of small bowell sarcomatoid carcinoma found by video capsule endoscopy. Gastreterology Research. 2012; 5(2):71-73.
Palomino A. “Perspectives on Depression in Epilepsy,” In J. Pinikahana & C. Walker (Eds.). Society, behavior and epilepsy (ch. XIV). Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2012.
Hsu, DC. “The heart of the matter.” Pethau Cymreig. Welsh American Society of Northern California Newsletter. 2012.
Leung MW, Hsu DC. “Suicides of Veterans: Awareness of a Growing Problem.” The American Journal of Psychiatry’s Residents’ Journal. 2012 (In press).
Hsu, DC, Tancredi D, Hirsch C. Abstract: “C-Reactive Protein Fails to Predict Geriatric Depression: The Cardiovascular Health Study.” The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 20:3. Supplement 1. March 2012. S109.
Su H, Thompson GR 3rd, Cohen S. Hepatic mucormycosis with abscess formation. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;73(2):192-4.
Hsu, DC. “Walt Whitman: an American Civil War Nurse Who Witnessed the Advent of Modern American Medicine.” Brian Dolan and Paul Blanc, eds. At Work in the World: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health. San Francisco. UC Medical Humanities Press. 2012.
Hsu, DC. Book Review of Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, Third Edition by C. Edward Coffey and Jeffrey L. Cummings. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2011. The American Journal of Psychiatry’s Residents’ Journal. January 2012.
Fancher TL, Keenan C, Stocker TJ, Meltvedt C, Harris T, et al. An academic-community partnership to improve care for the underserved. Academic Medicine. 2011; 86:252-8.
Young J, Henderson M, Thompson G. Anorexia nervosa: Russell's sign with concurrent tetany. J Gen Intern Med. 2011; 26: 668.
Hsu, DC. Book Review of The History and Influence of the American Psychiatric Association by Walter E. Barton, MD. American Psychiatric Press, Inc. The American Journal of Psychiatry’s Residents’ Journal. 2011.
Parikh DA, Mittal M, Mann SK. Incomplete capsule endoscopy examiantion after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Clin J Gastrenterol. 2011. 4: 347-350.
Surjadi M, Torrueallas C, Ayala C, Yee HF, Khalili M. Formal Patient Education Improves Patient Knowledge of Hepatitis C in Vulnerable Populations. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 January; 56(1): 213–219.
Parikh D, Mittal M, Leung FW, Mann SK. Improved diagnostic yield with severity of bleeding. J Dig Dis. 2011; 12(5): 357-63.
Gelber S, Witkowski A, Keenan CR, Ramer J, Gilardi K, Cranfield M, Fancher T. Land of a Thousand Hills. Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine, 2011; 61(6): 15-17.
Leung JW, Do LD, Siao-Salera RM, Ngo C, Parikh DA, Mann SK, Leung FW. Retrospective analysis showing the water method increased adenoma detection rate--a hypothesis generating observation. J Interv Gastroentrol. 2011; 1: 1, 3-7.
Torruellas C, Rossaro CC, Li C, Rossaro L. The Use of Telemedicine for the Management of Hepatitis C & the California Telehealth Network. In G. Graschew and TA Roelofs (Eds.). Advances in Telemedicine: Applications in Various Medical Disciplines and Geographical Regions. InTech. 2011.
Gelber S, Keenan CR. Morning Report: A young man with cough, dyspnea, and pleurisy. SGIM Forum, 2011; 34(2).
Cheng JKY, Fancher TL, Ratanasen M, Conner KR, et al. Lifetime Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in Asian Americans. Asian Am J Psychol. 2010; 1:18-30.
Richards JR, Richards IN, et al. Droperidol analgesia for opioid tolerant patients. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2010; Sept: 1-8.
Mittal M, Raychaudhuri SP. Golimumab and Certolizumab: the two new anti-tumor necrosis factor kids on the block. Indian J Dermatol Vernereol Leprol. 2010; 76(6):602-608.
Yung VY, Walling AM, Min LC, Wenger NS, Ganz NA. Documentation of advance care planning for community-dwelling elders. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010. 13(7): 861-867.
Hsu, DC. “Walt Whitman: an American Civil War Nurse Who Witnessed the Advent of Modern American Medicine.” Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. 65:4. October-December 2010. 238-239.
Sanchez S, Gelber S, Fancher T. Amenorrhea. In Henderson M, Tierney L, Smetana G, eds. The Patient History: An Evidence-Based Approach. First edition. New York. McGraw-Hill; 2010.
Leung M, Xiong G, Leamon M, et al. General medicine hosptal admissions from a public inpatient psychiatric health facility: A review of medical complication over 30 months. Psychosomatics. 2010; 51:498-502.
Palomino A, Thompson. Perspective on Depression in Epilepsy. Society, Behavior and Epilepsy, Chapter 14. Nova Science Publishers, 2010.
Palomino A, Kukoyi O, Xiong G. Leukocytosis after lithium and clozapine combination therapy. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2010; 22:3.
Resident Poster Presentations
American College of Physician's Northern California Meeting, November 2015, San Francisco, California
Lily Chen, M.D. "A Real Sweetheart"
Ho-hin Choy, M.D. "A DRESS Size Up: Organomegaly in Vancomycin Related DRESS Syndrome"
Steve Cocciardi, M.D. "A Shiny New Weakness; A Case of Post-Bariatric Surgery Copper Deficiency Myeloneuropathy"
Geoffrey D'Cruz, M.D. "A Curious Case of Bubbles in the Bladder"
Timothy Dempsey, M.D., Chhavi Bajaj, M.D. "Navigating the Deadly ALPS: A Case of Alcoholic Leukopenic Pneumococcal Sepsis"
Stacey Howell, M.D. "Elusive Eosinophilia: A Clinical Vignette"
Ania Lang, M.D. "Diagnosis of Exclusion: An Unexpected Casue of Adrenal Insufficiency"
Sarabdeep Mann, M.D. Fender Bender to Metastatic Gastric Cancer"
John McClain, M.D. "Autoimmune Enteropathy: Flush Out the Facts"
Janelle Minter, M.D. "A Lyte at the End of the Tububle"
Alana Puro, M.D., "More than Pneumonia: A Fatal Case of Mycoplasma Associated Cryoglobulinemia"
Maha Sami, M.D., Su Liu, M.D. "Recreational Sounding as a Mechanism for Acute Renal Failure"
Vivian Tien, M.D., Willis Bowman, M.D. "A Sweet, Sweet Rash: Azathioprine-Induced Sweet Syndrome in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis"
William Wung, M.D. "Hearts Wide Closed - A Case of Familial Restricted Cardiomyopathy"
Clara Yang, M.D. "Masquerading as Mucor:Nocardia, Yet Another Great Imitator"
Michelle Yu, M.D. "Sniffing Out Ectopic Cushings Syndrome: A Rare Case of an ACTH-Secreting Olfactory Neuroblastoma"
American College of Physician's Northern California Meeting, November 2014, San Francisco, California
Runalia Bahar, M.D. "A Rare Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding"
Chhavi Bajaj, M.D. "Pott Disease: A Rare Disease with Devastating Consequences"
Albert Bui, M.D. "Beer Potomania: Don't Just Stand There, Do Nothing"
Jennifer Chen, M.D. "Zebra in Sheep's Clothing: A Case of PUS Masquerading as Echinococcus"
Erica Heiman, M.D. "An Unexpected Cause of Back Pain" Finalist, Clinical Vignette Competition
Angie Hood-Medland, M.D. "A Neurological Analog of the Dynamic EKG? Fluctuating Aphasia in a Cocaine User"
Mohammad Khan, M.D. "A Shingle Week in the Life of a Student of Medicine: Zoster A to Z"
Neha Maheshwari, M.D. "Losing Your Power Forward"
Madina Mohammadi, M.D. "Catastrophic Hemorrhoids"
Shaheen Najafi, M.D. "Cavo-tricuspid Isthmus Ablation Triggered Cardiac Hemangioma"
Tiffany Shaw, M.D. "Weathering a Cytokine Storm: A Case of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis" Finalist, Clinical Vignette Competition
Annual Western Medical Research Conference, January 2018, Carmel, California
Priyanka Teckchandani, M.D. "Ratio of Alveolar Ventilation to Total Lung Capacity (VA/TLC) is an Independent Marker of COPD Severity" Winner of a WAFMR/WAP/WSCI Outstanding Resident Research Award