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February 2018

Congratulations to our Internal Medicine Residents for the acceptances of their abstracts for Poster Presentation at National and Regional Conferences:

American College of Physicians (ACP) National Conference
S. Aliyeva MD PGY3 – Unrecognized Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in Hyperthyroidism
A. Choudhry MD PGY2 – Persistent Diarrhea with Theophylline Toxicity: Looking in All the Wrong Places
N. Jafar MD PGY3 – Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis Management: A Community-Based Teaching Hospital Experience and Raise the Awareness, Cardiac Arrest: An Unusual Presentation of Cannabinoid Use
K. Zarkua MD PGY2 – The Reverse Side of ICD

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunoligy/World Allergy Organization
A. Daley MD PGY3 – A Case of Shnitzler Syndrome that Responded to Tocilzumab

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
R. Alavi MD PGY3 – A Deformed Knee in a Motorcycle Racer

Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) National Meeting
A. Daley MD PGY3 – Cardiac Tamponade as a Late and Unusual Presentation of Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
N. Jafar MD PGY3 – Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis Management, A Community-Based Teaching Hospital Experience
J. Malik MD PGY3 – Wasting Syndrome from Autoimmune Phenomena and Hypertensive Crisis from Hematologic Phenomena
B. Saleem MD PGY3 – A Cranial Nerve Palsy caused by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure?
S. Yelamanchili MD PGY3 – Salicylate Toxicity - When Intubation Becomes Necessary and Recurrent Cardiac Arrest - An Unexpected Cause
K. Zarkua MD PGY2 – Hormones and Bone Marrow: The Hidden Connection

ACP New Jersey Chapter Regional Conference
S. Chaudhry MD PGY3 – Out of Mind, Out of Sight; Keeping the Differential Diagnosis Open 
B. Saleem MD PGY3 – A Cranial Nerve Palsy Caused by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure?

Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
A. Fakayode MD PGY3 – Staphylococcus Caprae Infection - Not Always in Prosthetic Joints!
S. Bokhari MD PGY2 – Post Cardiac Arrest Anoxic Brain Injury: Lance Adams Syndrome vs. Status Myoclonic Epilepticus

Northern NJ Chapter SHM 2017
N. Jafar MD PGY3 – A Case of Downhill Veresis Caused by AICD Wires: First Time Reported in Literature
B. Saleem MD PGY3 – Tamponade from Autoimmune Phenomenon

January 2018

2018-2019 Fellowship Matches are in!

Our soon-to-be 2018 graduates:

  • Sevil Aliyeva, MD – Endocrinology/Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Aparna Daley, MD – Allergy Immunology/Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • LeAnn Jafar, MD – Critical Care, prematched/ Baystate Medical Center (affiliate of Tufts University), Springfield MA
  • Reza Alavi, MD – Sports Medicine, Bayfront Health System, St. Petersburg, FLA

Our previous graduates:

  • Natalia Plotskaya, MD – Current PGY4 Chief Resident, Class 2017/Nephrology/Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hossein Sadrzadeh, MD – PGY3 Chief Resident , Class 2017/Hematology/Oncology /Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Jawad Babar, MD – Class 2011, Endocrinology/Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Fellowship Facts (from NRMP statistics):

  • Allergy/Immunology – Of 123 applicants matched to A/I programs this year, only 13 IMGs matched, congratulations Dr. Daley!
  • Endocrinology and Nephrology – 38% of matched applicants this year are IMGs – 3 from Capital Health!
  • Hematology/Oncology – Approximately ¼ of matched applicants are IMGs, congratulations to our former Chief, Dr. Sadrzadeh!
  • Critical Care at Baystate accepts 2 Fellows each year – Dr. Jafar will follow Dr. Lindita Shehu (2016 grad) to this excellent program.

Congratulations to all!

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