Scholarly Activities

Symposium group 2019
2019 Scholarly Activities

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Residents Involved

Title

Association of American Medical Colleges – Oral Presentation- November 2019 – Phoenix, AZ

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY3
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
Jessica Martin, MD, MHSA- faculty
Rex Huang- PGY3
Jacqueline Joe- PGY3
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty
Andrew Dentino, MD - faculty and Chair

Resident Heal Thyself: A Four-Dimensional Approach to Resident Wellness

American College of Gastroenterology – October 2019 – San Antonio, TX
 

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY3
Arturo Suplee, MD – PGY2
Henry Herrera, MD – faculty

A Case report of Co-Existing Helicobacter pylori and Clostridium difficile Infections: The Need for Treatment Guidelines

American College of Gastroenterology – October 2019 – San Antonio, TX

Cynthia Rivas, MD – PGY2

Isolated Polycystic Liver Disease causing respiratory compromise

American College of Gastroenterology – October 2019 – San Antonio, TX

Cynthia Rivas, MD – PGY2

Propafenone Induced Hepatic and Cholestatic Injury

Texas ACP – October 2019 – San Antonio, TX

Andres Suarez, MD – PGY2
Cynthia Rivas, MD – PGY2
Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY3
Karrar Al Gburi, MD – PGY 2
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – faculty
Pean Joseph, MD – faculty
 
 
 

Hepatitis C Associated Vasculitis: A Case Report

Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disorders -October 2019 – Jacksonville, FL

Karrar Al Gburi, MD – PGY 2
Hussein Al Jobori – PGY3
Salman Bangash, MD – PGY1
 

Ongoing hydralazine treatment leading to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage-when the going gets tough

American Medical Association – Oral Presentation – September 2019 – Chicago, Illinois

Jessica Martin, MD, MHSA- faculty
Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY3
Vianis C. Bravo, MD – PGY3
Schamma Salomon, MD – PGY3
 Andrew Dentino, MD - faculty and Chair

Adopting a Framework for Care conversations, Ethical dilemmas and Interdisciplinary care in a community-based residency training program serving Hispanic geriatric patients

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Shaza Shamdeen, MD – PGY2
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Irma Huayanay Espinoza, MD – PGY1
Rosa Guedez, MD – PGY1
 

Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Stephanie Luu, MD – PGY1
Victor Zamora Legoff, MD – PGY1
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

Difficulty Managing Recurrent Anemia in a Patient with Advanced Bilateral Renal Cell Carcinoma with

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Gabriel Lora Ferreira – PGY1
Cynthia Rivas, MD – PGY2

Triple Threat: SIADH in an elderly with concomitant Escitalopram and Thiazide diuretic

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY3
Andres Suarez, MD – PGY2
Xavier Blanco MD – PGY2
Alexander Renpenning MD – PGY2 Lana Yamba MD – PGY1
Arboleda Andres MD – PGY3
David Gomez MD – Alumni
Halyna Ivashchuk MD – faculty
Roberto Gonzalez MD – Alumni
 

Use of blood glucose logs in patients with type 2 diabetes on insulin in residents Internal Medicine GME clinic

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Andres Suarez, MD – PGY2
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – faculty
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

Vegan Diet Effect in a Patient with Inoperable Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Jorges Montes, MD – PGY1
 

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Presents as Radiculopathy

UTRGV Symposium– September 2019 – McAllen, TX

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY3
Meera Soni, MD – PGY3
Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY2
Andres Suarez, MD – PGY2
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
Jessica Martin, MD – faculty
Michelle Cordoba, MD - faculty
 

Trajectory of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
and Associated Characteristics
in the Hispanic population

James Steele Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man – May 2019 – Dallas, TX

Karrar Al Gburi, MD – PGY 1
 

Suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis

South Texas ACP – May 2019 – Austin, TX
 

Arturo Suplee, MD – PGY1
Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Bilal Nazif, MD – PGY3
Jawairia Khan – PGY2
 
 

Electronic medical record pop-up intervention to reduce inappropriate telemetry utilization

South Texas ACP – May 2019 – Austin, TX
 

Krishna Suri, DO – PGY1
 

Evaluating Sleep Apnea in the Rio Grande Valley

South Texas ACP – May 2019 – Austin, TX
 

Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Gopal Katkoria, MD – PGY3
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
 
 

I've Got the Blues- A Tale of Methylene Blue and Serotonin Syndrome

South Texas ACP – May 2019 – Austin, TX
 

Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Andres Suarez, MD – PGY1
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – Chief Resident - faculty
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
 

How Does UTRGV- Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Internal Medicine Residency Program Feel About Nutrition?

South Texas ACP – May 2019 – Austin, TX
 

Karrar Al Gburi, MD – PGY1
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
 

Quality improvement on quality improvement: Evaluation of our longitudinal resident-Led QI

South Texas ACP – May 2019 – Austin, TX
 

Karrar Al Gburi, MD – PGY1
 

IVIG for antisynthetase syndrome, a truth hard to swallow

South Texas ACP – Oral Presentation – May 2019 – Austin, TX
 

Christian Abreu Ramirez, MD – PGY2
Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Schamma Salomon, MD – PGY2
 

Perceptions About Night Coverage in an Internal Medicine Residency Program, a QI Project

American Thoracic Society – May 2019 – Dallas, TX

Christian Abreu Ramirez, MD – PGY2
Rex Huang, MD – PGY2
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
 

Polycystic Liver Disease as a Cause of Severe Restrictive Lung Disease, a Case Report

World Journal of Diabetes – May 2019

Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Andres Suarez, MD – PGY1
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
 

Novel pharmacological therapy in type 2 diabetes mellitus with established cardiovascular diseases

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – May 2019 – Los Angeles, CA
 

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Jose Llinas- Cepada – faculty
 

Atypical Initial Laboratory Findings in Non- Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – May 2019 – Los Angeles, CA

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Juan Palacios Merchan, MD – faculty
 

Rare Case of Autoimmune Addison's Disease, Hypothyroidism and Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in a Hispanic Man

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – May 2019 – Los Angeles, CA
 

Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
 

Outcomes of Molecular Testing in Cytologically Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

National ACP – April 2019 – Philadelphia, PA

Denisse Ramirez, MD – PGY1
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
 

Coccidioidomycosis meningitis presenting with elevated ammonia levels

National ACP – April 2019 – Philadelphia, PA

Denisse Ramirez, MD – PGY1
Cynthia Rivas, MD – PGY1

Severe Vitamin B12 Deficiency presenting as Hemolytic Anemia and Pancytopenia

Endocrinology Society – March 2019 – New Orleans, Louisiana
 

Andres Suarez, MD – PGY1
Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Juan Palacios Merchan, MD – faculty
 

An Unusual presentation Of Hypopituitarism In The Setting of Metastatic Breast Carcinoma: A Case Report

Endocrinology Society – March 2019 – New Orleans, Louisiana
 

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Meera Soni, MD – PGY2
Juan Palacios Merchan, MD – faculty
Samuel Snyder, MD – faculty
 

Dose Dependent Methimazole Induced Agranulocytosis in a Pregnant Hispanic Woman with Grave's Disease

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine – February 2019

Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
 

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor–associated Fibrothorax

University of Florida – February 2019 – Gainesville, FL
 

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Stefano Pineda, MD – PGY2
Halyna Ivashchuk, MD – PGY3
Jawairia Khan – PGY2
Jose Lozano Garcia, MD – faculty
 

BRASH syndrome in a Hispanic Man: A Case Report of an Emerging Disease Entity



Symposium group 2018
2019 Scholarly Activities

Location/Journal

Residents Involved

Title

Texas ACP – November 2018 – Austin, TX

Christian Abreu-Ramirez, MD – PGY2
Andres Arboleda, MD – PGY2
Christian Avalos, MD – PGY3

Juan Castano, MD – PGY3

An unusual case of murine typhus causing septic shock complicated with ARDS

Texas ACP – November 2018 – Austin, TX

Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
Juan Palacios Merchan, MD – faculty

Recognizing Ovarian Stroma Hyperthecosis as an Alternate Cause of Insulin Resistance in the Post-Menopausal Woman

Texas ACP – November 2018 – Austin, TX

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Ashley Cruz, MD – PGY2
Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

Diarrhea and Thrush in the Setting of Fever, Rash and Joint Pain: Still Think About Adult Onset Still's Disease

American Thyroid Association (ATA) Conference – October 2018 – Washington, DC

Meera Soni, MD – PGY2
Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Michelle Cordoba Kissee, MD – faculty
Juan Palacios Merchan, MD – faculty

The Link Between Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Polycythemia Vera

CHEST Conference – October 2018 – San Antonio, TX

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD – PGY3

Double trouble: ANCA vasculitis with IgA nephropathy presenting as diffuse alveolar
hemorrhage and fulminant renal failure

American College of Cardiology – Texas Chapter – October 2018 – San Antonio, TX

Christian Avalos, MD – PGY3
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – Chief Resident
John Cha, MD – PGY3
Juan Castano, MD – PGY3
Carlos Aude – student
Y. Wady Aude, MD – faculty

Appropriateness of ER-Initiated Anticoagulation with Heparin in Patients with Acute STEMI Undergoing Primary PCI

UTRGV Symposium – Oral Presentation – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Arturo Suplee, MD – PGY1
Christian Abreu Ramirez, MD – PGY1
John Cha, MD – PGY3
Steven Konstantin – PGY1
Rex Huang, MD – PGY2
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

End Stage Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Educating Our Patients on the Inevitable

UTRGV Symposium – Oral Presentation – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Rex Huang, MD – PGY2
Christian Abreu Ramirez, MD – PGY1
Jose Lozano Garcia, MD – faculty

Searching for (PAD)ington

UTRGV Symposium – Oral Presentation – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Gopal Katkoria, MD – PGY3
Arturo Suplee, MD – PGY1
Cynthia Rivas, MD – PGY1
Meera Soni, MD – PGY2
Jose Lozano Garcia, MD – faculty

A Rare Case of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Presenting with Superior Vena Syndrome and Functional
Pulmonary Stenosis

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Steven Konstantin, MD – PGY1
Rex Huang, MD – PGY2
Christian Abreu-Ramirez, MD – PGY2
John Cha, MD – PGY3
Arturo Suplee Rivera, MD – PGY1
Juan M. Ortiz, MD – faculty
Asif Zamir, MD – faculty

Major Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Bleeding in a Patient on Rivaroxaban

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Andres Arboleda, MD – PGY2
Carlos Morales, MD – faculty
Emilia Dulgheru, MD – faculty

Acute nonrheumatic myopericarditis presenting with elevated cardiac enzymes and ST elevation on a 20-year-old man with streptococcal pharyngitis

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Karrar Al Gburi, MD – PGY1
Andres Suarez, MD – PGY1
Bilal Nazif, MD – PGY3
Christopher Sullivan, MD – faculty
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

Osteomyelitis in Diabetic Foot

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Leonardo Pozo Garcia, MD – PGY1
Cleo Desmedt – MS3 UTRGV
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis: Autoimmune vs Genetic Predisposition

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Cesar Gutierrez, MD – chief resident - faculty
Juan Castano, MD – PGY3
Christian Avalos, MD – PGY3
Carolina Bravo, MD – PGY1
Juan Palacios, MD – faculty
Timothy Heath, MD - faculty

Severe Hypocalcemia due to Hypoparathyroidism

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Juan Castano, MD – PGY3
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – chief resident – faculty
Grigoriy Rapoport, MD – faculty

Pancreatic Ascites

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Vianis C. Bravo, MD – PGY1
Schamma Salomon, MD – PGY2
Christian Avalos, MD – PGY3
Carlos M. Paris – UTRGV student
Carlos Paris, MD – attending
Juan Menjivar, MD – attending
Yamil Aude, MD – faculty
Tim Heath, MD – faculty

When a Cardiac “plop” can be a sign of stroke

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Shaza Shamdeen, MD – PGY1
Sunil Kamnani, MD – PGY3
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

Osteomyelitis and Lower Extremity Amputations in Patients with Diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Andres Suarez, MD – PGY1
Karrar Al Gburi, MD – PGY1
Jose Lozano, MD – faculty
John Paredes, DO – faculty
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

Difficulties Managing Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Relapse in a Patient Without Medical Insurance: A Case Report

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Zahir Osuna, MD – PGY1
Alexander Renpenning, MD – PGY1
Ruben Abreu, MD – attending
Wady Aude, MD - faculty

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy vs Coronary Artery Disease

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Daniela Hernandez, MD – PGY1
Chelsea Hook Chang, MD – faculty
Sergio Trevino-Manllo, MD – attending

Renal Replacement Therapy Options in the Rio Grande Valley or Lack Thereof

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Fatimah Bello, MD – PGY2
Krishna Suri, DO – PGY1
Meera Soni, MD – PGY2
Jessica Martin, MD – faculty

Double Whammy: A Case of Advanced Diabetic Neuropathic Arthropathy and Severe Peripheral Vascular Disease in a Hispanic Man

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Krishna Suri, MD – PGY1
Wady Aude, MD – faculty

To anti-coagulate or not to anti-coagulate

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Denisse Ramirez, MD – PGY1
Anoop Pasupuleti, MD – PGY1
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty
Salil Mangi, MD – faculty

Tough Decisions Regarding Hemodialysis in Patients with Hepatorenal Syndrome

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Sunil Kamnani, MD – PGY3
Emilia Dulgheru, MD – faculty

A Case of Social Underprivilege: A Young Woman with Active Lupus Nephritis and Irregular Access to Medical Care

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Cynthia Rivas, MD – PGY1
Bilal Nazif, MD – PGY3
Courtney Remington – MS3 UTRGV
Jose Almeda, MD – faculty
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

Challenges in Evaluation of Liver Mass Due to Lack of Insurance

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Salman Bangash, MD – PGY1
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
Jarrad McAdams, MD – PGY1
Stefano Pineda, MD – PGY2
Eugene Postevka – MS3 UTRGV
Grigoriy Rapoport, MD – faculty

Aseptic Meningitis: A Case of Ten-Day Encephalopathy

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Xavier Blanco-Criado, MD – PGY1
Cleo Desmedt – MS3 UTRGV
Chelsea Hook Chang, MD – faculty

The Grain of Sand in Your Shoe: A Case for the Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Examination

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Gopal Katkoria, MD – PGY3
Vianis C. Bravo, MD – PGY1
Rex Huang, MD – PGY2
Jose Lozano Garcia, MD – faculty

The Domino Effect of Economic Disparity

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Salman Bangash, MD – PGY1
Stefano Pineda, MD – PGY2
Jarrad McAdams, MD – PGY1
Eugene Postevka – MS3 UTRGV
Brandon Cantazaro, MD – faculty
Grigoriy Rapoport, MD – faculty

Atypical Presentation of Hepatic Encephalopathy

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Jessica Martin, MD – faculty
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty
Wady Aude, MD – faculty
Andrew Dentino – faculty
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – chief resident – faculty
Christian Avalos, MD – PGY3

Creating Cardiology Fellowship Training to Address Cardiovascular Mortality in the Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Sabrina Doffing – MS UTRGV
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

One Way to Harvest Your Crop

UTRGV Symposium – Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap – September 2018 – McAllen, TX

Sophia Hantzopulos – MS UTRGV
Chelsea Chang, MD – faculty

Student Run Clinics of Texas Border Cities

ATS (American Thoracic Society) – May 2018 – San Diego, CA

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD – PGY2
Renzo Arauco Brown, MD - faculty

A Case of Cryptogenic Bilateral Fibrosing Pleuritis, an Extremely Rare Form of Interstitial Lung Disease

ATS (American Thoracic Society) – May 2018 – San Diego, CA

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD – PGY2
Renzo Arauco Brown, MD - faculty

Atypical Chest Pain and Dyspnea as Presenting Symptoms of an Isolated Mediastinal Extramedullary Plasmacytoma

ATS (American Thoracic Society) – May 2018 – San Diego, CA

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD – PGY2
Renzo Arauco Brown, MD - faculty

A Case of Nocardia Cyriacigeorgica Lung Infection Presenting with a Progressive Obstructive Ventilatory Defect and Worsening Lung Nodules in an Immunocompetent Host with Previous History of Mild Bronchiectasis

South Texas ACP – May 2018 – Temple, TX

Hussein Al Jobori, MD – PGY1
Ashley Cruz, MD – PGY1
Omar Shuaib, MD – PGY3
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

AN UNDERDIAGNOSED COMPLICATION OF DIABETES MELLITUS, DIABETIC MUSCLE INFARCTION

South Texas ACP – May 2018 – Temple, TX

Hector Santos, MD – PGY3
Luis Alberto Rosas, MD – attending

A CASE OF MURINE TYPHUS COMPLICATED BY SEPTIC SHOCK AND MULTIPLE ORGAN DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME

South Texas ACP – May 2018 – Temple, TX

Juan Menjivar, MD – PGY3
Bilal Nazif, MD – PGY2
Rex Huang, MD – PGY1
Daniel Varela, MD – PGY1
Andrew Dentino, MD – faculty
Asif Zamir, MD – faculty

An Unusual Case of Metastasis in Adenocarcinoma of the Lungs

South Texas ACP – May 2018 – Temple, TX

Sunil Kamnani, MD – PGY2
Sina Najafi, MD – PGY2
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

Time to Get Stressed About Cortisol: A Case of Severe Hyponatremia in a Geriatric Patient With Underlying Hypopituitarism

South Texas ACP – May 2018 – Temple, TX – Oral Presentation

Rex Huang, MD – PGY1
Daniel Varela, MD – PGY1
Juan Menjivar, MD – PGY3
Emilia Dulgheru, MD – faculty

Mycophenolate Mofetil as an Alternative Maintenance Therapy: Managing Refractory Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Society of Hospital Medicine – April 2018 – Orlando, FL

Bilal Nazif, MD – PGY2
Carlos Paris, MD – PGY3
Juan Menjivar, MD – PGY3
Juan Castano, MD – PGY2
Tim Heath, MD – faculty
Michelle Cordoba, MD - faculty

Ruptured Mycotic Hepatic Artery Aneurysm presenting as Hemobilia

Society of Hospital Medicine – April 2018 – Orlando, FL

Juan Menjivar, MD – PGY3
Carlos Paris, MD – PGY3
Bilal Nazif, MD – PGY2
Rex Huang, MD – PGY1
Tim Heath, MD – faculty
Andrew Dentino, MD – faculty

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open When Your Patient’s Eyes Are Wide Shut

Society of Hospital Medicine – April 2018 – Orlando, FL

Rex Huang, MD – PGY1
Juan Menjivar, MD – PGY3
Emilia Dulgheru, MD – faculty
Sergio A. Trevino, MD - attending

Erythema Nodosum as Initial Presentation of SLE



Dr. Dentino with residents
2017 Scholarly Activities

Location/Journal

Residents/Faculty Involved

Title

DHR Medicine Conference – September 2017 – Edinburg, TX

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD - PGY2
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – PGY3
Chi Pui, MD – PGY3
Wady Aude, MD – faculty
Carlos Aude – student

CLINICAL FEATURES AND SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES OF TAKOTSUBO (STRESS) CARDIOMYOPATHY IN SOUTH TEXAS HISPANICS

DHR Medicine Conference – September 2017 – Edinburg, TX

Carlos Paris, MD – PGY3
Sina Najafi, DO – PGY2
Carlos Aude – student
Wady Aude, MD – faculty

Two Patients with Different Types of Coronary Spasms:  Prinzmetal’s Angina and Catheter-Induced – Are They Really Different?

CHEST - October 2017 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kara Zabelny, DO – PGY3
Grigoriy Rapoport, MD – PGY3
Adolfo Kaplan, MD – faculty

Still a Challenge:  Adult Onset Still’s Disease as a Cause of Respiratory Failure

CHEST - October 2017 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD - PGY2
Amrit Sraow, MD - PGY2
Renzo Arauco Brown, MD – faculty

Congenital Tracheal Web Inflammation Due to Pregnancy Exacerbated Acid Reflux Presenting as Severe Asthma Exacerbation

Texas ACP – November 2017 – San Antonio, TX

Juan Menjivar, MD – PGY3
Mario Gomez, MD – faculty

Mycophelonate Induced Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Grigoriy Rapoport, MD - PGY3
Kara Zabelny, DO - PGY3
Adolfo Kaplan, MD – faculty

The Safety of Pulmonologist Performed Sonographic-Guided Thoracentesis in the Office Setting

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Michelle Cordoba Kissee, MD – faculty
Kara Zabelny, DO - PGY2
Leah Bryan – MS1 UTRGV

In a Bind:  Transaminitis in a Transgender Woman

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Grigoriy Rapoport, MD – PGY3
Juan Castano, MD – PGY2
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

Streptococcus Intermedius Bacteremia, Don’t Forget to Check the Liver

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Carlos Paris, MD - PGY3
Juan Menjivar, MD - PGY3
Juan Castano, MD – PGY2
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open When Your Patient’s Eyes Are Wide Shut

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD - PGY2
Sunil Kamnani, MD - PGY2
Sina Najafi, DO - PGY2
Carlos Morales, MD – faculty

A Rare Case of Transient Cardiomyopathy After Surgical Intervention in a Young Woman with
            Ectopic Pregnancy

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Hussein Al Jobori, MD - PGY1
Ashley Cruz, MD – PGY1
Omar Shuaib, MD – PGY3
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

An Underdiagnosed Complication of Diabetes Mellitus – Diabetic Muscle Infarction

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD – PGY2
Sunil Kamnani, MD – PGY2
Sina Najafi, DO – PGY2
Rene Verduzco Jr., PharmD
Marcos Reyes, Pharm D

A Case of Unusual Hypoxemia:  Acquired Methemoglobinemia Secondary to Phenazopyridine Use

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD – PGY2
Sunil Kamnani, MD – PGY2
Sina Najafi, DO – PGY2
Rene Verduzco Jr., PharmD
Diana Zapata, PharmD candidate
Timothy Heath, MD – faculty

What’s in the Urine Bag?  A Case of Purple Urine Bag Syndrome      

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017

Shwe Win, MD - PGY2
Stephanie Manllo – S TX Prep Academy
John Manllo – S TX Prep Academy
Roberto Mangoo-Karim, MD – faculty

Correlation of Vitamin D Level and Urinary Calcium Excretion in Patients with Recurrent Nephrolithiasis

UTRGV Research Symposium - August 2017 – Oral Presentation

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD - PGY2
Cesar Gutierrez, MD – PGY3
Chi Pui, MD – PGY3
Y. Wady Aude, MD – faculty
Carlos Aude – Science Academy of S TX

CLINICAL FEATURES AND SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES OF TAKOTSUBO (STRESS) CARDIOMYOPATHY IN SOUTH TEXAS HISPANICS

Research participation at DHR, June 2017

Juan Menjivar, MD – PGY2 – DHR – June 2017
Asif Zamir, MD - faculty

The Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer in the Hispanic Population at DHR Detected by Colonoscopies

Research participation at DHR, June 2017

Shwe Win, MD – PGY2 – DHR – June 2017
Chi Pui, MD – PGY2
Mohammad Al Khdarat, MD – PGY2
Roberto Mangoo Karim, MD - faculty

Hypocitraturia is the Most Common Cause of Nephrolithiasis in Hispanics

Research participation at DHR, June 2017

Roberto Gonzalez, MD – 2019 graduate
Michelle Cordoba, MD – faculty
Monica Betancourt, PhD – researcher DHR

Racial Differences in Nephropathy Onset and Severity in Diabetic Patients:  A Study of Two Joslin Clinics

Research participation at DHR, June 2017

Grigoriy Rapoport, MD – PGY-3
Murthy Badiga, MD – faculty
Pal Vabhave, MD - faculty

A Retrospective Comparative Analysis in the Incidence of Colonic Ischemia Between Patients Who Receive Low Volume Bowel Preparation with Bisacodyl and Those Who Receive PEG 4L Preparation

South Texas ACP - May 2017

Kara Zabelny, DO – PGY2
Naiara Alvarez, MD – faculty
John Cha, MD - PGY1
Roberto Gonzalez, MD - PGY1

Widespread Lupus Panniculitis Requiring Multiple Skin Flaps

South Texas ACP - May 2017

Brandon Cantazaro, MD - PGY2
Grigoriy Rapoport, MD – PGY2
Christian Avalos, MD - PGY1
Adolfo Kaplan, MD – faculty
Leslie Pean, MD – faculty

Don’t Forget Your Ferritin – Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Presenting as Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

South Texas ACP - May 2017

Cesar Gutierrez, MD - PGY2
Carlos Morales, MD – faculty

Purulent Pericarditis Presenting as Acute Coronary Syndrome

South Texas ACP - May 2017 – Oral presentation

Halyna Ivashchuk, MD - PGY1
Amrit Sraow, MD - PGY2
Michelle Cordoba, MD - faculty

Thyro-“taco”-cosis Due to Porcine Thyroid Ingestion

Journal Publication - American Journal of Kidney Diseases - April 2017

Isabel Padilla, MD - PGY2 - Roberto Mangoo Karim, MD – faculty

3 articles

National Kidney Foundation - April 2017 – Orlando, FL

Mohammad Al-Khdarat, MD - PGY2
Shwe Win, MD - PGY2
Chi Pui, MD - PGY2
Roberto Mangoo-Karim, MD – faculty

HYPOCITRATURIA IS A COMMON CAUSE OF NEPHROLITHIASIS IN HISPANICS

National Kidney Foundation - April 2017 – Orlando, FL

Shwe Win, MD - PGY2
Chi Pui, MD - PGY2
Sina Nafafi, MD - PGY1
Dulce Aida Cano
Roberto Mangoo-Karim, MD – faculty

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM VITAMIN D LEVELS AND URINARY CALCIUM EXCRETION IN HISPANIC PATIENTS WITH RECURRENT NEPHROLITHIASIS