Residency Research

Presentations

Research conducted by Wake Forest Internal Medicine residents has been highly acclaimed.  The following is a listing of residents who traveled and presented their findings at national, regional/state, or local conferences in the last two years.

National

 1.   Matylda Mazur - Electrocardiographic Predictors of Heart Failure with Reduced versus Preserved Ejection Fraction: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  2016 American Heart Association Scientific Session.  New Orleans, LA.  Nov. 12-16, 2016. 

2.   Sanjay Venkatesh -The Clinical Utility of Nromal Findings on Noninvasive Cardias Assessment in the Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation.  2016 American Heart Association Scientific Session.  New Orleans, LA.  Nov. 12-16, 2016.

3.   Collin Burke - A Cat with Gloves Passes No Fungi.  CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting.  Los Angeles, CA.  Oct. 22-26, 2016. 

4.   Joshua Matrachisia - Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Necrosectomy of Walled-Off Pancreatic Necrosis Using a Lumen-apposing Fully Covered Metal Stent and Hydrogen Peroxide: A Single Center Experience.  81st Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.  Las Vegas, NV.  Oct. 14-19, 2016

5.   Michael Tucker - The Utility of PTH Needle Washout in Distinguishing Recurrent Thyroid Bed Lesions after Central Neck Dissection.  86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association.  Denver, CO.  Sept. 21-25, 2016.

6.   Donald Vile - Efficacy of Salvage Cyclophosphamide and Etoposide (CyVP) in Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  American Society of Hematology, Meeting on Hematologic Malignancies.  Chicago, IL.  Sept. 16-17, 2016.

7.   Adam Schertz - Safety of Phenylephrine Infusion through Peripheral Intravenous Catheter in Neuro Intensive Care Unit.  14th Annual Meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society.  National Harbor, MD.  Sept. 15-18, 2016.

8.   Jodie Franzil - Case report:  Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in a Patient with Deep Brain Stimulator.  2016 American Transplant Congress,Boston, MA, June 11-15, 2016.

9.   Jason Hopper - From the Bedside to the C-Suite: Incorporating Quality Improvement into the DNA of your Residents, Program, and Institution. 2016 AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 9-10, 2016.   

10.  Kevin Yuan -A Clinical Variable-Based Predictive Model of Delayed Clearance of High Dose Methotrexate (HDMTX) in Patients (pts) With Primary CNS Lymphoma (PCNSL).  American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL, June 3-7, 2016.

11.  Jason Jones - Demographic and System-Based Factors Which Predict No-Shows in an Outpatient Gastroenterology Consultation Practice. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2016.

12.  Jason Jones and Joshua Matrachisia - Step-Up Approach Versus Surgical Necrosectomy in the Management of Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Experience in a Large Cohort of Patients at a U.S. Academic Medical Center. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2016.

13.  Jason Jones and Joshua Matrachisia - Analysis of the Step-Up Approach in the Management of Walled off Pancreatic Necrosis (WOPN) in a Large Cohort of Patients at a U.S. Academic Medical Center. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2016.

14.  Jennifer Wellington - Obstructive Gastroparesis: Effect of Laparoscopic Pyloroplasty on Symptoms, Gastric Emptying and Gastric Myoelectrical Activity After Successful Endoscopic Pyloric Therapies.  Digestive Disease Week 2016, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2016.

15.  David N. Fitch.  Autonomic, Motor, and Subjective Responses to Oral Taste Signaling by a Naturally Occurring Bitter Food. Digestive Disease Week 2016, San Diego, CA, May 22, 2016.

16.  Abby Koch - Safety Feasibility and Cellular Recovery of Serial Bronchoscopic Alveolar Lavage in Patients with ARDS in the Modern Era.  American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 12-16, 2016.

17.  Jane Ellison - Application of a Practice Assessment Toll for Rehabilitation of Critically Ill Patients.  American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 12-16, 2016.

18.  Tim Hwalek - Implementation of Formal Multidisciplinary Rounds in a Medical Intensive Care Unit.  American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 12-16, 2016.

19.  Aaron Pickens -Identifying Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea In an Inpatient Population. 2016 American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2016.

20.  Aaron Pickens - Do I Snore 50: A Sleep Questionnaire That Predicts Major Complications In the Hospitalized Elderly Population. 2016 American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2016.

21.  Kunal Sangal - Comparison of Outcomes with Surgical Cutdown versus Percutaeous Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.  Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Orlando, FL, May 4-7, 2016.

22.  Wes O’Neal - Survival and Neurological Recovery in Refractory Cardiac Arrest Patients Treated with Extra Corporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Versus Conventional Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – A Meta-analysis.  Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Orlando, FL, May 4-7, 2016.   

23.  Wes O’Neal - Prolonged P-wave Duration is Associated with Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.  2016 Heart Rhythm Society’s 37th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA, May 2016.

24.  Alex Bonnecaze - The Adrenally Insufficient Endurance Athlete: Improving Performance and Recovery.  Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society (ENDO) 2016, April 1-4 in Boston, MA.

25.  Wes O’Neal - Electrocardiographic Versus Echocardiographic Left Ventricular Hypertrophy as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Events in the General Population. 2016 American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention, Lifestyle, and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions, Baltimore, MD, March 2016.

26.  Matthew Wilson - An Unusual Presentation of Sarcoidosis With Significant  Bilateral Orbital Involvement.  Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Meeting (Vignettes category), San Diego, CA, March 6-9, 2016.

27.  Wes O’Neal - The Interaction Between the Prognostic Value of Chronotropic Incompetence and Cardiorespiratory Fitness: The Henry Ford Exercise Testing (FIT) Project.  2015 American Heart Association General Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL, November 2015.

28.  Wes O’Neal - Short and Long-term Air Pollution Exposure and the Risk for Premature Atrial Contractions and Atrial Fibrillation: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study.  2015 American Heart Association General Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL, November 2015.

29.  Wes O’Neal - Electrocardiographic Intrinsicoid Deflection and Incident Congestive Heart Failure: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  2015 American Heart Association General Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL, November 2015.

30.  Jennifer Wellington - Effect of Endoscopic Pyloric Therapies for Patients with Obstructive Gastroparesis.  Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting Conference 2015, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, October 23-24, 2015. 

31.  Jason Jones -Incidental Diagnosis of MEN1 Syndrome in a Pediatric Patient Presenting with Obstructive Jaundice and Abdominal Pain. The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Honolulu, HI, October 16-21, 2015.

32.  Jason Jones -Endoscopic Repair of Gastrogastric Fistulas after Roux en Y Gastric Bypass. The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Honolulu, HI, October 16-21, 2015.

33.  Jason Jones -Painful Purple Papules: An Interesting Case of Visceral Kaposi Sarcoma. The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Honolulu, HI, October 16-21, 2015.

34.  Jonathan Pan -Altered Serotonergic Signaling and Immune Activation in the Duodenum Are Not Features of Functional Dyspepsia.  The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Honolulu, HI, October 16-21, 2015. 

35.  Kris Hansen and Ryan Hughes - Robotic Thoracic Surgery for Elderly Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Denver, CO, September 6-9, 2015.

36.  Augustus Caine -Racial Differences in Left Ventricular Trabeculations by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  American College of Cardiology 64th Annual Scientific Session, March 14-16, 2015.


Regional/State


1.  Colin Burke and Kunal Sangal – One in the nec is Worth Two in the Brain: A Case Report on Fusobacterium Necrophorum and Lemierre’s Disease.   NC ACP Presentation, 2016. 

2.  Jessie Bowers – QTc Prolongation Following Overdose of Iloperidone.  NC ACP Presentation, 2016. 

3.  Jessie Bowers - Cutaneous Manifestations of an Aggressive Lymphoma. NC ACP Presentation, 2016. 

4.  Leslie Alexander - A 25 Year Old Male Presents with One Day of Abdominal Pain. NC ACP Presentation, 2016. 

5.  Matthew Gorris - A Curious Case of Calciphylaxis in a Non-ESRD Patient. NC ACP Presentation, 2016. 

6.  Erinda Stefi and Charles Choi - Not Just Lupus?  A Case of Hydroxychlorquine-Induced Cardiomyopathy.  NC ACP Presentation, 2016.  

7.  Lauren Barnes - Common Reasons Why Acne Patients Call the Office.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.  

8.  Alex Bonnecaze - "Eat Your [Marrow] Out!"  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

9.  Kip Byrum - Effect of Anticoagulation Strategy on Bleeding Complications with Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

10.  Dave Dobrzynski - So Sweet It Is:  A Unique Case Presentation of Bullous Sweet Syndrome.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

11.  John Dorsey - Primary Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Presenting as Fever and Splenomegaly.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

12.  Jodie Franzil - Cavitary Lung Lesions Caused By Nontuberculous Mycobacterium In An Immunocompetent Host.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

13.  Kris Hansen - Molecular Histological Subtyping In Advanced Non-Small Cell Carcinoma, An Advantageous Tool In An Era Of Personalized and Genetic Driven Medicine.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

14.  Tom Lycan - Beware Boat Engines and Fish Tanks: The Diagnostic Challenges of Mycobacterium Marinum Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

15.  Nihar Mathur - "Wait, So It's Not Cancer?"  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

16.  Megan Rau - Barriers to Holding End of Life Discussions Among Internal Medicine Residents.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

17.  Jared Rejeski - A Proposed "Modified Criteria" for EUS Can Accurately Identify Patients Best Suited for Either Endoscopic Ampullectomy or Surgical Excisions.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

18.  Kunal Sangal - Comparison of Outcomes with Surgical Cutdown Versus Percutaneous Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

19.  Wes Willeford - Anal Dysplasia Screening and Treatment in a Southern HIV Clinic: A Descriptive Analysis.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

20.  Wes Willeford - Spots to Seizures.  NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

21.  Wes Willeford - "Friends With Low Platelets". NC ACP Presentation, 2015.

    Local

    2016

    1.  Catherine Price – Dangers of Typecasting Obese Young Adults.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016. 

    2.Catherine Price and Ashley Liou – Sexual Practices Increasing the Risk of Uncommon Parasitic Infections.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    3.  Colin Burke and Kunal Sangal – One in the nec is Worth Two in the Brain: A Case Report on Fusobacterium Necrophorum and Lemierre’s Disease.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    4.  Stephen Broughton and Wesley O’Neal – Normal Cardiac Findings on Noninvasive Cardiac Assessment and the Prediction of Heart Failure: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    5.  Matthew Gorris – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency and Myasthenia Gravis: An Unusual Case of Autoimmunity.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    6.  Donald Vile – Imatinib or Imatinib in the Treatment of Myeloproliferative Neoplasm.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    7.  Donald Vile – Efficacy of Salvage Cyclophosphamide and Etoposide (CyVP) Chemotherapy in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.        

    8.  Jane Ellison – Application of a Practice Assessment Tool for Rehabilitation of Critically Ill Patients.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    9.  Erinda Stefi and Charles Choi – Not Just Lupus.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    10.  Ryan Hughes – Robotic Thoracic Surgery for Elderly Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    11.Jason Jones and Joshua Matrachisia – Step-Up Approach Versus Surgical Necrosectomy in the Management of Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Experience in a Large Cohort of Patients at a US Academic Medical Center.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    12.  Jason Jones – Demographic and System-Based Factors Which Predict No-Shows in an Outpatient Academic Gastroenterology Consultation Practice.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    13.  Abby Koch – Safety, Feasibility, and Cellular Recovery of Serial Bronchoscopic Alveolar Lavage in Patients with ARDS in the Modern Era.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    14.  Sanjay Venkatesh, Wesley O’Neal and Stephen Broughton – Clinical Utility of Normal Findings on Non-Invasive Cardiac Assessment in a Population-Based Study of Older Adults.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    15.  Matthew Wilson and Alex Bonnecaze – An Analysis of Intensive Care Unit Admission and Sequela in Patients Intravenously Abusing Oral Opana-ER: A Case Review.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    16.  Patrick Kuhlman – People Caring for People: An Innovative Approach to Outpatient Scheduling.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    17.  Patrick Kuhlman – An Eye to Neurofibromatosis Type 2.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    18.  Matthew Wilson and Blair Brown – A Multicomponent Intervention To Improve Pneumococcal Vaccination Knowledge Among Internal Medicine Residents.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    19.  Alex Bonnecaze – Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Patterns for Testosterone Deficiency in an Academic Medical Center.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    20.  Jodie Franzil – Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in a Patient with Deep Brain Stimulator.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    21.  Jessie Bowers – Cutaneous Manifestation of an Aggressive Lymphoma.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.      

    22.  Jessie Bowers – QTc Prolongation Following Overdose of Iloperidone.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    23.  John Dorsey – Trichobezoar: An Unknown Cause of Upper GI Bleed.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

    34.  Joshua Ramsey – Big Fish in a Pleural Pond.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.  

    2015

    1.  Graham V. Byrum, III – Cardiac-Cycle Related Changes in Trabeculated Left Ventricular Volume in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    2.  Augustus L. Caine – Racial Differences in Left Ventricular Trabeculations by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    3.  Kristopher Hansen – Molecular Subtyping in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, A Minimally Invasive Strategy with Fine Needle Aspirates.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    4.  Kryt Chattrabhuti – Decreased Donor Multidrug Resistance Protein 1 and CAV1 Gene Variants May Influence Allograft Survival in Kidney Transplantation.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    5.  Christine S. Ahn – The Role of the Dermatology Consultant:  A Retrospective Analysis of Inpatient Consults to the Dermatology Service Over Five Years.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    6.  Abby L. Koch – Retrospective Analysis of Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Undergoing Induction Chemotherapy Who Were Transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    7.  Anjuli K. Luthra – Small bowel Capsule Endoscopy in Patients With Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and Permanent Pacemakers.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    8.  Thomas W. Lycan – Beware Boat Engines and Fish Tanks:  The Diagnostic Challenges of Mycobacterium Marinum Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    9.  Eric E. McClendon – Diabetes Status Modifies the Association Between Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Incident Heart Failure:  The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    10.  Megan E. Rau – Barriers to Holding End of Life Discussions Among Internal Medicine Residents.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    11.  Paz J. Vellanki – Retrospective Analysis of the Sensitivity of Nadir Bone Marrow Biopsies in Predicting the Ability to Obtain a Complete Remission in Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    12.  Wesley G. Willeford – Anal Dysplasia Screening and Treatment in a Southern HIV Clinic:  A Descriptive Analysis.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    13.  Lauren E. Barnes – Common Reasons Why Acne Patients Call the Office.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015.

    14.  Kopriva M. Marshall – Continuity in Resident Clinics.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    15.  Alex Bonnecaze – Eat Your Marrow Out!  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015.  

    16.  Brent T. Cengia – Not Meshing Well.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    17.  Mark V. Guido – Nafcillin-Induced Hypersensitivity Eosinophilic Cholestatic Hepatitis:  Report of a Case and Review of Relevant World Literature.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    18.  Jason A. Hopper – What’s On the Differential?  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    19.  Nihar M. Mathur – Wait, So It’s Not Cancer?  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    20.  Sarah J. Pozniak – Polymicrobial Endocarditis Due to an Anaerobic Organism in an Intravenous Oxymorphone User.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    21.  Wesley G. Willeford – Friends with Low Platelets.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    22.  Wesley G. Willeford – Spots to Seizures.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    23.  Matthew W. Wilson – Acute Renal Thrombosis and Nephrotic Syndrome in the Setting of Retroperitoneal Fibrosis.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015. 

    24.  Matthew W. Wilson – An Unusual Presentation of Sarcoidosis with Significant Bilateral Orbital Involvement.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC, 2015.   

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