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March 2018

In another very competitive year for New Jersey American College of Physicians (ACP) Scientific Meeting held on March 9, three abstracts from Capital Health Internal Medicine Residents were selected for poster presentation and competition.

Capital Health PGY2 resident Roozbeh Ghavami, MD was awarded 2nd place for his poster “Not All Granuloma’s Are Created Equal: How Disseminated TB Can Hide Under The Cloak of Sarcoidosis”

Other presenters from Capital Health included:

  • 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?”

Only 40 abstracts were selected out of 263 submissions from Residents throughout the state. In total, Capital Health residents have had 22 acceptances to International, National and Regional meetings this academic year.

Saba A. Hasan, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine Program Director, had two national presentations in March.

  • Dr. Hasan’s abstract/poster “One Program’s Experience in Recruitment and Acculturation of High Performing Foreign Medical Graduates” was selected for presentation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)Annual Educational Conference.
  • Dr. Hasan also presented the workshop “Building Lifelong Paths: Utilizing Milestones for Individual Assessment and Growth” in collaboration with John H. Choe, MD, MPH, University of Washington School of Medicine and Isitri Modak, MD, of the Methodist Health System Dallas at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Conference in San Antonio Texas on March 19th.

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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