Research is an integral part of this residency program.
Apart from research that is done by residents, which they present in local and national meetings, our major research activities include:
- Two or three modules of research under faculty mentors
- Research mandatory for graduation
- Yearly program-sponsored research symposium
- Mandatory oral presentations by PGY III
- Poster presentations (optional for PGY I-II)
In addition to a personal advisor, each resident is assigned a research advisor who has expertise in his or her area of interest.
Your advisor can help to identify and evaluate research opportunities at Catholic Health, the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Buffalo Veterans Medical Center. Your advisor will also review your progress and guide you as your research progresses.
Manasik Abdu. Marwah Bintalib, Raneem Abdulaziz Aljthalin, Manasik Abdu, Muataz Saloum Aldabas, Ahmad Aljumaa. Clinical Profile and Outcomes of Poisonings and Drug Overdose at King Saud Medical City. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Bio-Medical Science. Vol 02, Issue 07, July 2022: 206-210. https://doi.org/10.47191/ijpbms/v2-i7-03
Yu-Che Lee, Ko-Yung Chang, Mehdi Mirsaeidi. Association of County-degree Social Vulnerability with Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality in the United States. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. January 2023, 20(1): 47-57.
Shamim Ejaz. Manoop S. Bhutani, Shamim Ejaz, Irina M. Cazacu, Ben S. Singh, Mehnaz Shafi, John R. Stroehlein, Reza J. Mehran, Garrett Walsh, Ara Vaporciyan, Stephen G. Swisher, and Wayne Hofstetter. Endoscopic Intrapyloric Botulinum Toxin Injection with Pyloric Balloon Dilation for Symptoms of Delayed Gastric Emptying after Distal Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer: A 10- Year Experience. Cancers 2022, 14(23), 5743; https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/14/23/5743
Akash Sharma. Lolita Golemi, Akash Sharma, Alexandra Sarau, Rajiv Varandani, Christopher W. Seder, Tochi M. Okwuosa. Baseline Electrocardiographic Abnormalities in Pre-Treatment Cancer Compared With Non-Cancer Patients: A Propensity Score Analysis. Cardiology Research. 2023; 14(3): 237-239.
Muhammad Edhi. Helen Valsamis, Samah Abdul Baki, Jason Leung, Samer Ghosn, Brittany Lapin, Geetha Chari, Izad-Yar Rasheed, Jaehan Park, Vineet Punia, Ghinwa Masri, Dileep Nair, Ann Marie Kaniecki, Muhammad Edhi & Carl Y. Saab. SARS-CoV-2 alters neural synchronies in the brain with more severe effects in younger individuals. Nature Scientific Reports 13, 2942 (20 Feb 2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-29856-7
Akash Sharma. Grace Alexander, Akash Sharma, Jian H. Chu, Artemis Markopoulos, Gilgamish Maloul, Muhammad Talha Ayub and Tochi M. Okwuosa. Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Myopericardial Disease – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials vs Observational Studies. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2023 Mar, 81 (8_Supplement) 2162 https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/S0735-1097%2823%2902606-2
Akash Sharma, Grace Alexander, Jian H. Chu, Artemis Markopoulos, Gilgamish Maloul and Tochukwu Okwuosa. Myocardial Infarction and Stroke in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2023 Mar, 81 (8_Supplement) 2392 https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/S0735-1097%2823%2902836-X
Yu-Che Lee, Ko-Yun Chang, Mehdi Mirsaeidi. Association of Covid-19 Case-Fatality Rate with State Health Disparity in the United States. Frontiers in Medicine, 29 June 2022. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2022.853059/full
Arslan Inayat, "Traumatic Brain Injury, causing intestinal dysfunction." A review article.
Leili Pourafkari, "Chronic large pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle" (re.no. IAEM-D-19-00557R1) has been accepted for publication in Internal and Emergency Medicine" Internal and Emergency Medicine Journal
Leili Pourafkari, HEART BOWTIE- A case of caseous mitral annular calcification, accepted for publication in Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology.
Leili Pourafkari, CONGENITAL MORGAGNI HERNIA - in a middle-aged woman presenting with chest pain. This is accepted for publication in Archives De Cardiologia.
Leili Pourafkari, "Widespread ST depression and ST elevation in avR in severe hypokalemia". Accepted for publication in Journal of "Acta Cardiologica".
Leili Pourafkari and Numra Bajwa, presented with an interesting case of Argyria. With consent from the patient, they wrote the case and it just published: https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/advancearticle/doi/10.1093/qjmed/hcaa347/6064843?login=true
Leili Pourafkari, “Hammock mitral valve anomaly with patent ductus arteriosus in an adult patient.” Journal of Echocardiography
Leili Pourafkari, " De Winter’ ECG pattern in inferior leads in proximal RCA occlusion" Case report accepted in Archivos de Cardiologia
Shilpi Gupta, Mammen MJ, Lloyd DR, Kumar S, Ahmed AS, Pai V, Kunadharaju R, Gupta S, Nici L, Aaron SD, Alexander PE. Title: Triple Therapy versus Dual or Monotherapy with Long-acting Bronchodilators for COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020
Shilpi Gupta, “Dantrolene-Induced Hepatitis: A Rare Culprit in the PICU” Divij Pasrija1 Shilpi Gupta2 Amanda Hassinger1
Yu-Che Lee, “Association of Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease with County Health Disparities in New York State” Yu-Che Lee, Ko-Yun Chang, Sanjay Sethi https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2786682 Asim Tameez Ud Din, "Clinical case reports" journal. This was an unusual presentation of scabies submitted before starting my residency. https://doi.org/10.22541/au.162506598.84752866/v1
Muhammad Muzzam Edhi, “Automated annotation of epileptiform burden and its association with outcomes”. Journal: Annals of Neurology Article ID: ANA26161 Article DOI: 10.1002/ana.26161 Internal Article ID: 17154673
If you were conducting a research project outside of Western New York, you may qualify to continue your research at that location. This opportunity is available to residents at all stages of residency.
Residents are encouraged to publish their results and to present their findings at regional and national meetings including:
- Austin Flint research Symposium
- UB Scholarly Exchange Day
- The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) state meetings.
- The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) annual academic meeting.
- The American College of Physicians (ACP) National meeting and oral and poster session