Research and Scholarly Activity


2013-2014 Resident Presentations and Publications


American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 25th Annual Scientific Sessions
Portland, OR
June 20-24, 2014 

  • "Appropriateness and Utilization of Urgent Transthoracic Echocardiograms Performed 'After Hours' in an Academic Tertiary Care Setting."  Jeffrey Yourshaw

Academy of Women's Health 2014:  The 22nd Annual Congress
Lenox, NY
March 14, 2014

  • "Association of Obesity and Intimate Partner Violence"  Rhian Davies  

American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference
San Diego, CA
May 16-21, 2014

  • "Breaking Bad:  A Trend in the Making"  Claudel Gratia 

Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 37th Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
April 23-26, 2014

  • "African Tick Bite Fever:  An emerging diagnosis among international travelers."  Poonam Mathur
  • "Swollen Feet and Palpitations after Draining a Pneumococcal Empyema."  Ankita Tandon
  • "Nonalcoholic Beer:  A Unique Case of Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis."  Ankita Tandon  (Oral Presentation) 

MidAtlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium
Washington, DC
November 23, 2013 

  • "Prevalence of ACS and Predictive Accuracy of Troponin Testing Based on Emergency Department Chief Complaint."  Ronald Maag

Resident and Fellow Section of the 2013 AMA Research Symposium
National Harbor, MD
November 15, 2013

  • "An unusual cause of fever of unknown origin in an immunocompetent patient'  Poonam Mathur 

American College of Physicians (ACP) PA Eastern Region Abstract and Poster Competition 2013
Scranton, PA
November 9, 2013

  • (1st Place - Clinical Vignettes) "Needle in the haystack:  An unusual presentation of fusobacterium bacteremia."  Reshmi Raveendran
  • 2nd Place - Research:  "Does doxycycline reduce the risk of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with cellulitis?"  Poonam Mathur

Kidney Week 2013
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Atlanta, GA
November 5-10, 2013

  • "Infrastructure for patient navigation and timing of referral and evaluation for kidney transplant: a survey of nephrologists"  Roe K, Abbasi S, Aswad A, Ghahramani N
  • "Communication between Community Nephrologists and the Transplant Centers: a Survey of Nephrologists" Devathi S, Aswad A, Abbasi S, Ghahramani N
  • "Important factors considered in excluding patients from referral for kidney transplant: A survey of nephrologists' views"  Tandon A, Yourshaw J, Roe K, Ghahramani N
  • "Renal Function as a Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device Support"  Yourshaw J, Boehmer J, Roe K, Anwar A, Chuang C, Farooq U
  • "Reasons patients might not pursue kidney transplant: A survey of nephrologists' perceptions"  Yourshaw J, Tandon A, Roe K, Ghahramani N

ASN Travel Grant awarded to Shahed Abbasi, Ankita Tandon, and Jeffrey Yourshaw

ACAAI 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Baltimore, MD
November 7-11, 2013

  • "Barriers to Self-administration in hereditary Angioedema;  A Nurse's Perspective"  Linh-An Tuong
  • " Hypogammaglobulinemia and Granulomatous Disease in an Adult Case of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis"  Linh-An Tuong

Boning Up on Orthopaedic's Conference
Penn State-Hershey Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Hershey, PA
November 1, 2013

  • "Hypertensive Medication...Give or Not to Give"  Ankita Tandon

Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) Annual Resident/Fellow Section Clinical Poster Gastroenterology
Hershey, PA
October 26, 2013

  • Yoo, Lisa  "Colorectal cancer screening of high-risk groups in Pennsylvania"
  • Tandon, Ankita  "Swollen feet and palpitations after draining a pneumococcal empyema"

35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Baltimore, MD
October 19-23, 2013 

  • Mathur, Poonam  "Does doxycycline reduce the risk of clostridium difficile infection in patients with cellulitis?"

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2013
San Diego, CA
October 11-16, 2013

  • Abbott, Jessica L.; Welch, Amy R.; Beshir, Hiba; Tinsley, Andrew; Moyer, Matthew T.; Mathew, Abraham.  "Complication of Cystduodenostomy: Stents and the places they can go."
  • Abbott, Jessica L.; Tinsley, Andrew; Campbell, David; Dykes, Thomas; Moyer, Matthew T. ' Water-soluble contrast for the diagnosis of esophageal perforation: A note of caution."
  • Lee, Won.  "Aggressive Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia associated with Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma of Colon:  A note of caution prior to surgery."
  • Yoo, Lisa "Risk factors for aspiration pneumonia in ambulatory endoscopy patients"
  • Yoo, Lisa "A case report of a patient with recurrent pouchitis and large pulmonary emboli"
  • Yoo, Lisa "A case report of a patient with Crohn's Disease complicated by Pyoderma Gangrenosum treated with intravenous immunoglobulin"
  • Yoo, Lisa "Risk factors for aspiration pneumonia in ambulatory endoscopy patients"
  • Yoo, Lisa "Removal of a partially prolapsing intraductal ampullar adenoma"
  • Yoo, Lisa "Esophageal Verrucous Carcinoma:  A case report and review of a rare disease"

Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology 2013 Annual Meeting
King of Prussia, PA
September 20, 2013 

  • "Bone Marrow Necrosis:  A Diagnostic Dilemma."  Kevin Rakszawski 


  • Edward Wyluda, Giselle Baquero, Nicholas Lamparella, et al.  "Fatal malignant metastasis epithelioid angiomyolipoma presenting in a young woman:  case report and review of the literature."  Rare Tumors  2013;5:e46
  • Bulathsinghala CM, Jana B, Baker KR, Postle K.  "ExbB cytoplasmic loop deletions cause immediate, proton motive force-independent growth arrest."  J Bacteriol 2013 Oct;195(20:4580-91.
  • Maag RL, Chuang CH.  "Uncommon Complications of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia."  American Journal of Medicine.  2013 Nov.