Presentations

Research and Education > TriHealth Hatton Research Institute

Residents and fellows have been invited to present their scholarly work at multiple national conferences.

2015

Bethesda Family Medicine

Improvement of Interprofessional Communication and Team-Based Care with Implementation of Huddles: A Quality Improvement Project
Kimberly Grueneisen DO, Theresa Lengerich PsyD, Angela N Fellner PhD CCRP
Presented at American Association of Communication in Healthcare 2015 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare

Work Flow Modification to Improve Referrals for Tobacco Cessation Groups
Stephen Zitelli MD, Michael Bruner MA, Theresa Lengerich PsyD, Angela Fellner PhD, Holly Ait Taouit MA, Sailee Teredesai MA, Rebekah Pershing PsyD, Constance Zimmer, KayCee Bailey, Chandra Dean, June Phelps
Presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement

When Football Stadiums Attack
Emily E. Dixon DO
Presented at American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting

Traumatic Thoracic Disc Herniation in a Pediatric Patient
Amanda Farrell DO, Charles Mehlman DO, Emily Dixon DO
Presented at American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting

Shoulder Pain in an MMA Fighter
Brian Fuller MD, Emily Dixon DO
Presented at American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting

External Lower Limb Pain in Collegiate Football Player
Mark Shoreman MD, Emily Dixon DO, Richard Okragly MD
Presented at American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting

General Surgery Residency

Rate of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for T2 and T3 Cutaneous Melanoma at an Independent Academic Medical Center: Observations and Lessons Learned as Part Of a Quality Improvement Project
Katherine M. Meister MD, William P. Main DO, Lala R. Hussain MSc, Kevin J. Grannan MD
Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC)

Novel Use of N-acetyl-cysteine for the Management of Recurrent Small Bowel Pseudo-obstruction in a Patient with Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy
Shahryar Tork MD, Scott R. Kelley MD, Kevin M. Tymitz MD
Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC)

Assessing Resident-Patient Communication Skills among General Surgery Residents through Patient Feedback
Kathleen M. Raque MD, Kevin J. Grannan MD, Lala R. Hussain MSc, Alexander K. Saba MD
Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC)

Hybrid Technique for Excluding Large Femoral Anastomotic Pseudoaneurysms after Aortobifemoral Bypass
Ashley M. Tameron MD, Sophia G. Afridi MD, Nessa E. Miller MD, Patrick E. Muck MD, Matthew H. Recht, MD
Presented at Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS)

Evaluating postoperative outcomes with resident involvement in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: Analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
Amy Murphy DO, Ashley Tameron MD, Lala R. Hussain MSc, Kevin J. Grannan MD
Podium presentation at the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference,
Chicago, IL. July 25-28, 2015

A systematic Review of Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Variant of Primary Rectal Lymphoma: Is there an Optimal Treatment?
Melissa M. Felinski DO, Lala R. Hussain MSc, Scott R. Kelley MD
Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Western Surgical Association

Internal Medicine Residency

Diabetic Muscle Infarction: A Diagnostic Challenge Leading to Unnecessary and Expensive Testing.
Francis Edeani MD, Kateryna Bertuch MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD
Presented at 2015 American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter

Two Cases of Fanconi Syndrome in Patients Taking Canagliflozin for Diabetes: A Previously Unreported Catastrophic Adverse Effect
Khaled Shawwa MD, Francis Edeani MD, Kateryna Bertuch MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD
Presented at 2015 American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter

An Unusual Case of a Young Man with Obstructive Jaundice
Ashirf AlGhanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Alan Putrus MD
Presented at 2015 American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter

Crohn’s Disease and Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS): A Relationship Yet to be Proven!
Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Andrew Chun MD
Presented at 2015 American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter

Necrotizing pneumonia in a immune-competent seronagative patient- unusual delayed recurrence of histoplasmosis
Ria Kundu MD, Abhimanyu Ghose MD, Shala Mallick MD
Presented at 2015 American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter

Use of Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Refractory Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia
Alan Putrus MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD, MPH, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Robert Kindel MD
Presented at 2015 American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter

Catastrophic Hemorrhage Due to Dieulafoy's Lesion (DL) Treated Successfully With Sengstaken-Blakemore (SB) Tube Placement and Angiographic Embolization
Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD, MPH, Khaled Shawwa MD, Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Alan Putrus MD, Francis Edeani MD, Joshua Max MD
Presented at 2015 American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) and Biopsy (EUS-FNB) for Evaluation of Mediastinal Masses Causing Esophageal Obstruction: A Case Series
Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Alan Putrus MD, Francis Edeani MD, Joshua Max, MD
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Lichen Planus: Esophageal Involvement
Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD, MPH, Khaled Shawwa MD, Mohd Amer Alsamman, MD, Alan Putrus MD, Francis Edeani, MD
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

A Dramatic Case of Incidental Ischemic Colitis Discovered at a Surveillance Colonoscopy
Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Alan Putrus MD, Francis Edeani MD, Joshua Max, MD
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

An Unusual Case of a Young Man With Obstructive Jaundice: Mirizzi Syndrome
Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman, MD, Alan Putrus, MD, Francis Edeani MD, Joshua Max, MD
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Sleeve gastrectomy complicated by Wernicke encephalopathy
Alan Putrus MD, Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Ashirf AlGhanoudi MD MPH, Francis Edeani MD, David Wiltse MD
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Mediastinal histoplasmosis diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy
Alan Putrus MD, Francis Edeani MD, Ashirf AlGhanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Joshua Max MD
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Acute Esophageal Necrosis: A Very Rare but Potentially Fatal Medical Condition
Francis Edeani MD, Alan Putrus MD, Amer Alsamman MD, Ashirf Alghanoudi MD
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

An Uncommon Subepithelial Lesion of the Esophagus
Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Ashirf AlGhanoudi MD, Alan Putrus MD, Joshua Max MD, FACG
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Pancreatic Cyst in Male Patient
Mohd Amer Alsamman MD, Alan Putrus MD, Ashirf AlGhanoudi MD, Joshua Max MD, FACG
Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Epidemiology of Community-Onset Versus Nosocomial Fungemia- A Comparative Study
Francis Edeani MD, Kateryna Bertuch MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
Presented at IDWeek 2015

An Unusual Case of Headaches and Ophthalmoplegia in a Patient with Hepatitis C Cirrhosis
Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Francis Edeani MD, Alan Putrus MD, Joshua Max MD, Michel Ghastine MD
Presented at Digestive Disease
Gastric mucormycosis: A Devastating Fungal Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient
Alan Putrus MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MS MPH, Ashirf, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Manuel Castro-Borobio MD, Muhammad B Khan MD, Silvania Ng MD
Presented at Digestive Disease  

Procalcitonin Kinetics as an Early Predictor for Extended Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia
Ryan Pack MD, Nicholas Pleat MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Scott Friedstrom MD, Yury Gonzales MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
Presented at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring Conference
Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Elderly Patients: Characteristics, Manifestations, and Outcomes
Giselle Racho MD, Stephen Blatt MD, John Bertrand MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
Presented at Hospital Medicine Meeting

ICU Admission Patterns in Patients with DKA, Stroke and GI Bleed: Do They All Need ICU?
Samer AlSamman MD, Mohd A AlSamman MD, Manuel Castro MD, Helen Koselka MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
Presented at Hospital Medicine Meeting

An Unusual Case of Recurrent Nausea and Vomiting in a Patient with Mesenteric Vascular Disease
Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Joshua Max MD, Robert Kindel MD
Presented at Hospital Medicine Meeting

A Challenging Diagnosis of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener Granulomatosis)
Kateryna Bertuch MD, Scott Friedstrom MD, Shahla Mallick MD, Francis Edeani MD
Presented at Hospital Medicine Meeting

An Unusual Case of Sloughing Esophaagitis Due to Histoplasmosis in an Immune Competent Patient
Alan Putrus MD, Mohd Amer AlSamman MD, Ashirf Al-Ghanoudi MD MPH, John Bertrand MD, Stephen Blatt MD, Joshua Max MD
Presented at Hospital Medicine Meeting

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Gomco versus Mogen Clamp Circumcision: Which is associated with less neonatal pain and stress? A randomized controlled trial: The GoMo Study
Rachel G. Sinkey MD, Michaela A. Eschenbacher MPH, Peggy M. Walsh RN, Rita G. Doerger RN, Donna S. Lambers MD, Baha M. Sibai MD, Mounira A. Habli MD

Growth Discordance and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Treated with Laser
Mallory Hoffman MD, Rana Jawish MDFoong-Yen Lim MD, William Polzin MD, Mounira Habli MD
Presented at Society for Reproductive Investigation

Timing of induction of labor and association with night-time delivery: a retrospective cohort
Joseph Franzese MD, Michaela Eschenbacher MPH, Devin Namaky MD
Presented at ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

Urogynecology Fellowship

To pack or not to pack? A randomized trial of vaginal packing following pelvic reconstructive surgery
Lauren Westermann DO, Donna Mazloomdoost MD, Vivian Ghodsi RN, Donna Lambers MD, Steven D. Kleeman MD, Catrina Crisp MD, Rachel N. Pauls MD
Presented at Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Attitudes and Experiences of Urogynecologists and Pediatric Gynecologists regarding Genitoplasty: a National Survey
Lauren Westermann DO, Donna Mazloomdoost MD, Vivian Ghodsi RN, Steven D. Kleeman MD, Catrina Crisp MD MSc, Rachel N. Pauls MD
Presented at Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

What do men really want?  A survey of male perceptions regarding the vulva
Donna Mazloomdoost MD, Rachel Pauls MD, Steven D. Kleeman MD, Catrina Crisp MD MSc
Presented at Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Initial Experiences Utilizing Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Crossing Femoropopliteal Chronic Total Occlusions
Christopher M. Paprzycki MD, Sophia G. Afridi MD, Nessa E. Miller MD, Lala R. Hussain MSc, Matthew H. Recht MD, Patrick E. Muck MD
Presented at 43rd Annual Symposium on Vascular Surgery

2014

Family Medicine Residency

Chronic Wrist Pain: An Occupational Hazard
Brandon S. Kakos MD, Henry A. Stiene MD, Richard A. Okragly MD
Presented at American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Recurrent Arm and Neck Pain in a High School Football Athlete
Pamela Rizza MD, Andrew Islam MD, Richard Okragly MD, Emily Dixon DO
Presented American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

General Surgery Residency

Functional Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis Who Had Abnormal Pouchography Prior to Ileostomy Reversal
Scott R. Kelley MD, Seung Joon Baek MD, Eric J Dozois MD
Presented at American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Meeting

Mini-thoracotomy for Mitral Valve Repair Improves Inpatient and Post Discharge Economic Savings
Eugene A. Grossi, Scott Goldman, Alan Wolfe, John Mehall, J Michael Smith, Gorav Ailawadi, Arash Salemi, Matt Moore, Alison Ward, Candace Gunnarsson
Presented at American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Resident Quality, Safety & Service Council Focuses on SCIP Education to Improve Resident and Institution Quality Measure Outcomes
Anna L. Uebele MD, Mark J. Broering MD, William P. Main, MD, Katie M. Raque MD, Richard E. Welling MD
Presented at Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) Annual Meeting

Laparoscopic Subtotal Gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y Gastrojejunostomy for Massive Fundic Gland Polyposis
William P. Main DO & Kevin M. Tymitz MD
Presented at Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Annual Meeting & Endo Expo.

Barriers to Managing Obesity: Primary Care Physicians’ Perceptions about Bariatric Surgery
Shahryar Tork MD, Lala R. Hussain MSc, Katherine M. Meister MD, Anna L. Uebele MD, Kevin M. Tymitz MD, George M. Kerlakian MD
Presented at Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Annual Meeting & Endo Expo.

Internal Medicine Residency

Association of Hemoglobin A1C and Nontraumatic Osteoporotic Fractures in Diabetic Patients
Zhenchao Wang MD, Temitope Shodunke MD, Michelle Louis MD, Jenni Steinbrunner BS
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

A Primary Retroperitoneal Extranodal/Extranasal EBV Negative NK/T-Cell Lymphoma with Bone Marrow Metastasis:  A Rapidly Progressive & Fatal Case Report
Nicholas B. Pleat MD, Mark T. Andolina MD, Thomas W. Panke MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Hypercalcemia-induced Asystole: Do We Underestimate the Shortened QT-Interval?
Sasan Raeissi MD, Emile Daoud MD, Steven Kalbfleisch MD, Hiro Kawata MD John Wilson MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Pet Ownership and Automated Peritoneal Dialysis: When the Issue of Safety Really Matters
Sasan Raeissi MD, Maryam Pourpaki MD, Antoine Samaha MD, Stephen Blatt MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Invasive Nocardiosis in an Immune-competent Patient with an Implanted Pacemaker
Samer AlSamman MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Flavocoxide (Limbrel) induced Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Samer AlSamman MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Severe Atopic Dermatitis with Elevated IgG Levels Masquerading Job’s Syndrome: A Case Report
Muhammad Ali Haider Bajwa MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Hydrochloric Acid Therapy Can Be Life Saver in Baking Soda Induced Life Threatening Acute Onset Metabolic Alkalosis
Muhammad Ali Haider Bajwa MD, Amita Buddhdev MD, Aaron Young MD, Christopher Hayner MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Thinking Outside the Box for Dyspnea. Pulmonary Chemodectomas are not as Rare as We Think: A Case Report
Muhammad Ali Haider Bajwa MD, Jacqueline Angles
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Lemierre’s Syndrome Due to MRSA: An Old Disease with an Emerging Pathogen in the Post-antibiotic Era
Bilal Khan MD, Galen Chun MD, Steve Blatt MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Unusual Neurologic Findings in a Patient with SLE; Shouldn’t We Think out of the Box when the Findings are not Satisfying?
Maryam Pourpaki MD, Giselle Racho MD, Jooyeon Hong MD, Sasan Raeissi MD
Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

Aerococcus Viridans: A Unifying Diagnosis for a Multi-organ System Infection
Giselle Racho MD, Ama Sadaka MD, Hamid Emamakhoo MD, Scott Friedstrom MD
Presented at the American College of Physicians – National Conference

Miller Fisher Syndrome; Variant of Guillain-Barré
Mohd Amer AlSamman MD
Presented at the American College of Physicians – National Conference

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Fetal Lung Maturation in Twin Gestations based on Birth Order, Gender, and Weight Discordance
Donna S. Lambers MD, Stepanida Freeman MD, Michaela Eschenbacher MPH, Mounira Habli MD
Presented at Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 34th Annual Meeting

Use of Sonographic Markers to Predict Adverse Neonatal Outcomes in Fetuses with Gastroschisis
Rachel Sinkey MD, Carri Warshak MD, Mounira Habli MD, Wei Gibler MD MPH, Patricia Burns, Kevin Stutey MD, Andrew South MD MPH
Presented at the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 34th Annual Meeting

Can a Composite Prognostic Index Predict Spontaneous Labor Onset in Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes?
Yelena Feldman DO, Michaela Eschenbacher MPH, William Polzin MD
Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical Meeting

In High Risk Patients Undergoing Combined Breast/Gyn Surgery it is Safe to Perform Gyn Surgery First
Rachel Sinkey MD, James C Pavelka MD, J Michael Guenther MD, Jack Basil MD
Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical Meeting

Educational Interventions for Ob/Gyn Residents Caring for Opiate Addicted Pregnant Women
Heather Phillips DO, Yelena Feldman DO, Michaela Eschenbacher MPH, Erin Hanson DO, Michael Holbert MD, Amita Kumar MD, Rachel Sinkey MD, Casandra Spreen MD, Erin Tuemler MD, Jennifer Yeung DO, Donna Lambers MD
Presented at Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) Annual Meeting

The Prevalence of Nuchal Cords during Nuchal Translucency Screens and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Amita Kumar MD MPH, Michaela Eschenbacher MPH, Mounira Habli MD, Donna Lambers MD
Presented at American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention

Neonatal Hypertension and Antenatal Exposure to NSAIDS
Mounira Habli MD, Emily A. DeFranco DO, Zahidee Rodriguez MD, Michaela Eschenbacher MPH, M Wu MD, J Gresh MD, Beena D. Kamath-Rayne MD
Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting

Urogynecology Fellowship

Caregiver Burden following Urogynecologic Surgery in Geriatric Patients: A Prospective Cohort
Susan H. Oakley MD, Lauren B. Westermann DO, Catrina C. Crisp MD MSc, Vivian Ghodsi RN CCRC, Maria V. Estañol MD, Steven D. Kleeman MD, Rachel N. Pauls MD
Presented at Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting

Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship

Initial Experiences with Tibial Vein Access for Catheter-directed Lysis of Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: Is It Safe and Effective
Alison Kinning MD, Sophie Afridi MD, E. Neville, Patrick Neville MD, Chris Paprzycki MD, Nessa Miller MD, Joann M. Lohr MD, Patrick Muck MD
Presented at American Venous Forum (AVF) 26th Annual Meeting

Delayed Presentation of Portal Vein Thrombosis after Splenectomy
Sophia Afridi MD, Patrick Neville MD, Nessa Miller MD, Joann Lohr MD, Patrick Muck MD
Presented at American Venous Forum (AVF) 26th Annual Meeting

Duplex Findings of Symptomatic Internal Carotid Artery Fenestration and Literature Review
Nessa E. Miller MD, Don Bosway RVT, Joann M. Lohr MD
Presented at Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) 42nd Annual Symposium

Creative Use of Zenith® Converters for Endovascular Iliac Interventions
Nessa E. Miller, MD, Brian A. Kuhn MD, Matthew H. Recht, MD
Presented at Vascular and Endovascular Issues, Techniques, Horizons (VEITHsymposium)

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