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PY-1

Sridevi Alapati, MD

Sridevi Alapati, MDMedical School
Guntur Medical College, India

Experience
Observership, Outpatient Medical Centre Inc, Louisiana
Visitorship, University of Texas, Texas
Externship, East Gate Medical Associates, New Jersey








Rachel Anderson, MD

Rachel Anderson, MDMedical School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Experience
The Incidence and Reliability of Self-Reported Penicillin Allergies, Co-Investigator, First place at TTUHSC Amarillo 6th Annual Research Day in the category of student research
Case Report: Osteomyelitis Leading to Amputation in a Four-Year-Old Female, Co-Author, Poster Displayed at TTUHSC Amarillo 6th Annual Research Day
Pediatric Presentations: Vitamin K and Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn; Jaundice in the Newborn Patient; Pediatric Endocrinology Overview
Surgery Presentation: Evidence Based Medicine. Appendicitis: Best Test for Diagnosis
Integration Seminar: Autoimmune Hepatitis and the Mechanism Behind the Disease, Designed to establish a link between clinical and basic science


Swetha Reddy Kandula, MD

Swetha Kandula, MDMedical School
Osmania Medical College, India

Experience
Observer, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Duty Medical Officer, Department of Nephrology, Kamineni Hospitals
Volunteered, as a physician in clinics, medical camps in rural areas, and mobile medical checkups, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization, India







Nidhi Shah, MD

Nidhi Shah, MDMedical School
Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, India


Experience
Medical Officer, Department of Pediatrics, Ami-Sagar Children's Hospital, India

Research Assistant and Observer, Department of Child Neurology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Pennsylvania

Observer, Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University Hospital, New Jersey
Research Assistant, Department of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Observer, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts

Publications
Goldenthal MJ, Kuruvilla T, Damle S, Salganicoff L, Sheth S, Shah N, Marks H, Khurana D, Valencia I, Legido A. Non-invasive evaluation of buccal respiratory chain enzyme dysfunction in mitochondrial disease: comparison with studies in muscle biopsy. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 2012 Mar; 105(3): 457-462. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22189081.

Goldenthal MJ, Shah N, Sheth S, Marks HG, Hardison HH, Khurana DS, Grant M, Legido A. Buccal swab analysis reveals a high prevalence of mitochondrial respiratory chain defects in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Annals of Neurology. 2011 Oct; 70(S15): A3-A8.

Poster Presentation: ‘Non-invasive evaluation of mitochondrial defects in children by buccal swab.’ Poster presented at: United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), Mitochondrial Medicine 2011; Chicago, IL.

Sudip Sheth, MD

Sudip Sheth, MDMedical School
Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, India
Masters in Public Health (MPH), West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

Experience
Graduate Assistant, Department of Health, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania


Research Assistant and Observer, Department of Child Neurology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Pennsylvania

Observer, Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University Hospital, New Jersey

Research Assistant and Observer, Department of Endocrinology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Observer, Department of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publications
Goldenthal MJ, Kuruvilla T, Damle S, Salganicoff L, Sheth S, Shah N, Marks H, Khurana D, Valencia I, Legido A. Non-invasive evaluation of buccal respiratory chain enzyme dysfunction in mitochondrial disease: comparison with studies in muscle biopsy. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 2012 Mar; 105(3): 457-462. PMID: 22189081.

Yorns WR Jr, Valencia I, Jayaraman A, Sheth S, Legido A, Goldenthal MJ. Buccal swab analysis of mitochondrial enzyme deficiency and DNA defects in a child with suspected myoclonic epilepsy and ragged red fibers (MERRF). Journal of Child Neurology. 2012 Mar; 27(3): 398-401. PMID: 22114216.

Goldenthal MJ, Shah N, Sheth S, Marks HG, Hardison HH, Khurana DS, Grant M, Legido A. Buccal swab analysis reveals a high prevalence of mitochondrial respiratory chain defects in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Annals of Neurology. 2011 Oct; 70(S15): A3-A8.
Yorns WR, Valencia I, Jayaraman A, Sheth S, Legido A, Goldenthal MJ. Mitochondrial respiratory chain complex deficiencies and DNA deletions assessed by buccal swab in patients with epilepsy. Annals of Neurology. 2011 Oct; 70(S15): A3-A8.

Poster Presentation: ‘Non-invasive evaluation of mitochondrial defects in children by buccal swab.’ Poster presented at: United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), Mitochondrial Medicine 2011; Chicago, IL.


Matthew Turrie, MD

Matthew Turrie, MDMedical School
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Experience
Junior medical physicist at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, TX (January-July 2009 and summer of 2010)
Summer internship at Allergy and Asthma Care of Indiana (2006)
Support technician in Surgical Services for Community Heath Network in Indianapolis, IN (2006)
Employed as crew member at Space Center Houston (2003)




 

PY-2

Aljabari, Salim A. S.

Salim Aljabari, MDMedical School
Al Quds University, Jerusalem

Experience
Pediatric Resident, PRCS Hospital, Hebron, Palestinian Territory Intern, Hebron Government Hospital, Hebron, Palestinian Territory
Volunteer, Al Quds School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory







Apurv Barche, MD

Apurv Barche, MDMedical School
Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Mangalore
Medical Student, State University of New York, New York, NY

Experience
Founding Member, St. Jude’s Hr Secondary School Alumni Association, Khargone, India
Volunteer, Sanjeevani, Mangalore, India
Fellowship in Emergency Medicine,  Massachusetts General Hospital, Teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Bedside Teaching: Rediscovering a Lost Art; Skyler McLaurin, Apurv Barche, MD, Mubariz Naqvi, MD. AAMC 2013 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.
Institutional Grand Rounds - Immunization in Adults, 2012 ; Presented by Vinod Sethi, MD and Apurv Barche, MD

Research Posters
The microcirculation is preserved in sepsis patients without organ dysfunction or shock (Abstract). Filbin M, Hou P, Barche A, et al. Poster presentation. New England Research Director's SAEM. March 2012

Early Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Prematurely Born Children and Adolescents - Apurv Barche, Sudha P. Chennasamudram, Christopher Sheehan, Tetyana L. Vasylyeva. Research Day at Texas Tech University Amarillo, TX

Bedside Teaching: Rediscovering a Lost Art ; Skyler McLaurin, Apurv Barche, MD, Mubariz Naqvi, MD. Texas Tech University (Amarillo) Research Day 

Oral Presentations
The microcirculation is preserved in sepsis patients without organ dysfunction or shock (Abstract). Filbin M, Hou P, Barche A, et al. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2012

Publications

Sepsis Visits and Antibiotic Utilization in U.S. Emergency Departments. Michael R Filbin, Sarah A Arias, Carlos A Camargo, Apurv Barche, Daniel J Pallin. Critical Care Medicine 2013 Nov 6; PMID: 24201179

The Microcirculation is Preserved in Emergency Department Low-Acuity Sepsis Patients without Hypotension. Michael R. Filbin, MD; Peter C. Hou, MD; Michael Massey, PhD; Apurv Barche, MBBS et al. Acad Emerg Med 2014, in press

Obesity in Prematurely Born Children and Adolescents: Follow up in Pediatric Clinic. Tetyana L. Vasylyeva, Apurv Barche, et al. Nutrition Journal November 2013. PMID: 24252330

 


Premnath Chinnaiyan, MD

Premnath Chinnaiyan, MDMedical School
Stanley Medical College, India
Kilpauk Medical College, India

Experience
Specialty Registrar Pediatrics, Warwick Hospital, UK
PICU Fellow, St. Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
Trainee registrar in Peds Neurology, Royal Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Registrar in Pediatrics, Russell Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK
Senior House Officer, Level 3 NICU, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
Senior House Officer, Level 2 NICU, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, MA
Senior House Officer, Level 2 NICU, University Hospitals, Leicester, UK
Senior House Officer, Level 2 NICU, Calderdale Royal  Hospital, Halifax, UK
Honorary Medical Officer/Volunteer, Om Sri Sastha Seva Samaj, Chennai, India



Catalina Jaramillo, MD

Catalina Jaramillo, MD

Medical School
Universidad De Los Andes (Columbia), Santa Fe De Bogota

Experience
General MD, Fundacion Dispensario Santa Francisca Romana, Bogota, Columbia
Volunteer Observer, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Volunteer Medical Student, Shriners Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Volunteer Medical Student, Saint Paul Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
Research Assistant, HospitalUniversitario Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Bogota, Columbia





Tetiana Litvinchuk, MD

Tetiana Litvinchuk, MDMedical School
Danylo Halytsky Lviv State Medical University, Ukraine
Vinnica Medical University, Ukraine
Rivne Medical College, Ukraine

Experience
Rivne Regional Children’s Hospital, Rivne, Ukraine
Volunteer Extern, Elliot Pediatrics, Londonderry, NH
Volunteer Extern, Elliot Senior Primary Care, Manchester, NH
Volunteer Extern, Elliot Family Medicine, Bedford, NH
Volunteer Extern, Elliot Hospital NICU, Manchester, NH
Research, Lviv Danylo Halytskiy State Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
Research, Kiev Medical University Post Graduate Education, Keiv, Ukraine



Geronimo Mendoza Urias, MD

Geronimo Mendoza, MDMedical School
Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico

Experience
Primary Care Physician, Mexican Red Cross, Chihuahua, Mexico
Observership, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Texas HSC, Houston, TX
Pediatric Externship, Pediatric Associates, Houston, TX
Nephrology Externship, University General Hospitals, Houston, TX
Primary Care Physicians, Chihuahua Deptartment of State Health Services, Chihuahua Mexico





PY-3

Gunjan Banga, MD

Gunjan Banga, MDMedical School
Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, India

Experience
Junior Resident, Deen Dayal Uphadaya Hospital, New Delhi, India
Visiting Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Intern, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Hospital, New Delhi, India
Research Volunteer, University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Montefiore, Pittsburg, PA







Sana Khizer, MD

Sana Khizer, MDMedical School
FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, Pakistan
Shifa College of Medicine, Pakistan

Experience
Medical Officer, Hameed Latif Hospital, Arif Laboratories, Lahore, Pakistan
House Physician, District Head Quarter Hospital, Jhang, Pakistan
House Physician, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Clinical Electives: Surgical Oncology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Volunteer Worker, Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan





Claudia Neugebauer, MD

Claudia Neugebauer, MDMedical School
Emst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet, Germany

Experience
Practical Year Student, Emst-Moritz-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
Clinical Elective Student, Achenbach-Krankenhaus Konigs Wusterhausen, Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany
Chief Secretary, DRK Kliniken Berlin – Mark Brandenburg, Berlin, Germany
Chief Secretary, St. Joseph Krankenhaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Clinical Elective Student, Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany








Taha Saif, MD

Taha Saif, MDMedical School
King Edward Medical University, Lahore

Research
Strain GW, Saif T, Gagner M, Rossidis M, Dakin G, Pomp A. “Cross-sectional review of effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.” Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Nov-Dec;7(6):714-9. Epub 2011 Sep 16. (PMID: 22014484)

Strain GW, Gagner M, Pomp A, Dakin G, Inabnet WB, Saif T.  “Comparison of fat-free mass in super obesity (BMI ≥50 kg/m2) and morbid obesity (BMI <50 kg/m2) in response to different weight loss surgeries.” Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Oct. (PMID: 22118843) In press.

Poster Presentation: “A cross-sectional Evaluation of Nutrient Status after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.” Obesity 2011 - the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society. Orlando, FL Oct. 1-5, 2011.

Abstract Presentation: “A cross-sectional analysis of the effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 1, 3, and 5 years after surgery.” Third International Consensus Summit on Sleeve Gastrectomy, New York, NY. Dec 2-4, 2010.




Firas Salim, MD

Firas Salim, MDMedical School
University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Iraq

Experience
Pediatric Mobile Application Development, Pleasant Hill, CA
Specialist Pediatrician, Mafraq Hospital – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates
Pediatric Program Coordinator and Lecturer, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Publications
Tarpara A, Salim F,  Naqvi M Late Pre-term & Early Term Infants, Annual Abstract, TTUHSC Amarillo, April 2012
Salim F, Johnson AOK, “Neocube” Magnets Ingestion Annual Abstract, TTUHSC Amarillo, April 2012
Salim FA, Varma SK. Congenital Hypothyroidism and the importance of newborn screening. Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Jan;81(1)


 

Rikin K Shah, MD

Rikin Shah, MDMedical School
Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, India

Experience
Observer, University of North Texas Primary Care Center, Fort Worth, TX
Contractual Physician, Zydus Cadila, Clinical Research Dept., Ahmedabad, India
Intern, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India|
Student Researcher, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Fort Worth, TX

Publications
Shah R, Veerapandiyan A, Winchester S, Gallentine W,Mikati MA. Two patients with an anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibody syndrome-like presentation and negative results of testing for autoantibodies.. Pediatric Neurology. 2011 Dec; 45(6): 412-416. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22115008.

Shah RK, Uddin M, Fatunde OJ. Onychomadesis Secondary to Penicillin Allergy in a Child.. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 161(1): 166. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22424947.

Shah R K, Sethi V K, Walter B J, Abiodun J O. Multiple liver abscesses in a child.. Open Journal of Pediatrics. 2012 Oct.

Shah RK, Regueira O, Curtis TW, Vasylyeva VL.. (2012, October 10). N-Acetyl Cysteine in Management of Methotrexate Induced Kidney Damage. http://www.abstracts2view.com/asn_2012/view.php?nu=4417&type=abstract

Oral presentation:  Shah, R., Singh R.,Regueira, O., Curtis, T., Vasylyeva, V. (2013, February). N-ACETYL CYSTEINE IN MANAGEMENT OF METHOTRAXATE INDUCED KIDNEY DAMAGE.. Oral Presentation presented at: Southern Regional Meeting, AFMR; New Orleans, LA.

Awards:
First place in resident research category, Research day TTUHSC ( April 2013).
Dean scholarly award, April 2013.
Dean scholarly award, April 2012.

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