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Interns 2017-2018 


saneea almas, MD


Medical EducationSaneea Almas, MD
Shifa College of Medicine, Pakistan

Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX

I was actively involved in taking art class and painting. I have even sold some paintings when I was an undergrad student. I enjoy reading fiction mystery and crime novels. I love to travel and visit new places all over the world. I went on a Europe trip last year spanning London (UK), Rome, Milan, Bologna (Italy), and Lausanne (Switzerland). I love exploring new cities within the US and finding new restaurants to try!

Abbey, J. Almas, S. (2015). Insect Bites and Repellant Sprays for Pregnant Women.

Almas, S. (2015). Folic Acid: An Overview of Metabolism, Dosages, and Benefits of Optimal Periconception Supplementation. -supplementation.

Almas, S. (2015). An Overview of the Safety of Skin Care Products During Pregnancy.

Almas, S. (2015). E-Cigarettes: A Review on Composition, Safety, and Efficacy as Smoking Cessation Aids.

Almas, S. (2015). E Coli Infections.

Almas, S. Abbey, J. Shoukat, S. (2015). Breastfeeding May Reduce The Risk Of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Almas, S. Hale, T. Muscianese, L. (2015). The Safety of Alternative Treatments and Herbal Supplements During Pregnancy and

Almas, S. Muscianese, L. (2015). Aluminum in Antiperspirants: A Potential Hazard for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women.

Almas, S. Rowe, H. (2015). MRSA and Your Baby.

Almas, S. Shoukat, S. (2015). Breastfeeding Protects Against Ear Infections.

Almas, S. Shoukat, S. Hale, T. (2015). Breastfeeding Reduces Type 2 Diabetes.

Chandamuri, S. Vance, J. Abbey, J. Almas, S. (2015). Vitamin D Supplements.

Daniella bello germino, MD

Medical EducationDaniella Bello Germino, MD
Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti Venezuela, Repulic of Venezuela

Research, Rush University, Chicago, IL


Music, specially singing and playing different instruments like the Violin, Viola, drums, and some others. Exercising, Weight lifting and Nutrition; playing and training dogs; playing with kids; scuba diving; gardening

Poster Presentations
Bello Daniela.A, Peñaloza Eduardo. L, Angulo Jonathan, Cardenas Gabriela.. (2009). “PANCREATIC PSEUDOCYST”.CASE REPORT. Poster presented at: XXIV international scientific congress FELSOCEM “LATIN AMERICA UNITED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND INTERCULTURAL HEALTH”.; La Paz


Eduardo Peñaloza Martìnez; Bello Daniella A, Angulo Jonathan, Mila de la Roca Alba.. (2009). “LEO BUERGER


Peñaloza. Eduardo; Bello Daniella, Angulo Jonathan, Mila de la Roca Alba.. (2009). “MOST FREQUENT ACCIDENTS AND DISEASES IN CHILDREN”. Poster presented at: XXIV international scientific congress FELSOCEM “LATINAMERICA UNITED FOR ENVIROMENTAL AND INTERCULTURAL HEALTH”.; La Paz


parth bhatt, MD

Medical EducationParth Bhatt, MD
SBKS Medical Institute and Research Centre, India

Research, New Orleans, LA

I love travelling and exploring new places, I love watching Inspirational movies and American Football. I also enjoy cooking Indian food.

Badheka A, Singh V, Patel NJ, Arora S, Patel N, Thakkar B, Jhamnani S, Pant S, Chothani A, Macon C, Panaich SS, Patel J, Manvar S, Savani C, Bhatt P, Panchal V, Patel N, Patel A, Patel D, Lahewala S, Deshmukh A, Mohamad T, Mangi AA, Cleman M, Forrest JK. Trends of Hospitalizations in the United States from 2000 to 2012 of Patients >60 Years With Aortic Valve Disease. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2015, Jul; 116(1): 132-141. PMID: 25983278

Chothani A, Shah N, Patel NJ, Deshmukh A., Singh V, Patel N, Panaich SS, Arora S, Patel A, Savani C, Thakkar B, Bhatt P, Cohen MG, Grines C, Forrest JK & Badheka AO. Vaccination Serology Status and Cardiovascular Mortality: Insight from NHANES III and Continuous NHANES. Postgraduate medicine. 2015, Aug; 127(6): 561-564. PMID: 26174358

Panaich SS, Arora S, Patel N, Patel NJ, Lahewala S, Solanki S, Manvar S, Savani C, Singh V, Thakkar B, Deshmukh A, Chothani A, Bhatt P, Mavani K, Bhimani R, Mohamad T, Remetz MS, Curtis JP, Attaran RR, Grines C, Mena CI, Cleman M, Forrest JK, & Badheka AO. Comparison of Inhospital Outcomes and Hospitalization Costs of Peripheral Angioplasty and Endovascular Stenting. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2015, Aug; 116(4): 634-641. PMID: 26096999

Patel A, Patel A, Bhatt P, Savani C, Thakkar B, Sonani R, Patel NJ, Arora S, Panaich S, Singh V, Patel S, Pant S, Ansari MM, Deshmukh A, Patel N, Dave A, Grines C, Cleman M, Forrest JK & Badheka AO. Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation: A cross-sectional US experience. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015, Jul; 199(1): 186-188. PMID: 26197405

Poster Presentations
Bhatt P, Patel A, Thakkar B & Desai P. (2015). Inhaled Nitric Oxide Administration for Neonates with Cardiac and
Circulatory Congenital Anomalies on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Poster presented at: Louisiana State
University Pediatric Research Day; New Orleans, LA

Bhatt P, Patel A, Thakkar B & Desai P. (2015). Inhaled Nitric Oxide Administration for Neonates with Cardiac and
Circulatory Congenital Anomalies on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Poster presented at: American
Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC

Bhatt P, Patel A, Thakkar B & Savani C. (2015). Utilization of Neonatal ECMO and Outcomes a 9 Year US
Experience Poster presented at: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC

Bhatt P, Singh D, Akingbola O, Chavada D & Patel A. (2015). Retrospective Cohort Study Comparing the Effect of
Obesity in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Poster presented at: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC

Bhatt P; Singh D, Akingbola O & Srivastav S. (2015). Significant increased Base Deficit (>-20) on presentation is
associated with severe course of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in children Poster presented at: Southern Society for
Pediatric Research; New Orleans, LA

Singh D, Bhatt P, Akingbola O & Srivastav S. (2015). Increased cumulative fluid requirement in children admitted
to PICU with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is associated with lower age & body mass index (BMI) Poster presented
at: Southern Society for Pediatric Research; New Orleans, LA 

rebecca fink, MD

Medical EducationRebecca Fink, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada

Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Swimming pool workouts, ocean rough water swimming races, surfing, and kayaking. Hiking lake and mountain trails, hashing challenging courses, and running on the beach and cross-country trails. Fostering animal shelter kittens. Traveling internationally.


anita gupta, MD

Medical EducationAnita Gupta, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada

Volunteer,  Physicians for Human Rights, Grenada

In my spare time I like to bake, play the piano, explore nearby cities and historical sites, and hike. I also enjoy reading and am currently working on writing a novel.



vijay linga, MD

Medical EducationVijay Linga, MD
JSS Medical College, India

Research,  University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN

Taking part in leisure sports like Cricket, Ping Pong and Badminton. Finds interest in non-fiction, autobiography and history books. Keeping updated to current affairs. Volunteering at disadvantage childrens home. Cancer and Blood donation advocacy and fundraising.

Bhushanam TV, Rajesh A, Linga VG, Uppin MS, Malik M. Primary intramedullary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in an immunocompetent child. Spinal Cord. 2014, Aug; 52(Suppl 2): S21-3. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25082378.

Kagita S, Jiwtani S, Uppalapati S, Linga VG, Gundeti S, Digumarti R.. Early molecular response in chronic myeloid leukemia patients predicts future response status. Tumour Biology. 2014, May; 35(5): 4443-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24414484.

Kagita S, Uppalapati S, Jiwatani S, Linga VG, Gundeti S, Nagesh N, Digumarti R.. Incidence of Bcr-Abl kinase domain mutations in imatinib refractory chronic myeloid leukemia patients from South India. Tumour Biology. 2014, Jul; 35(7): 7187-93. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24763825.

Kalpathi Krishnamani · Thota Narender Kumar · Linga Vijay Gandhi · Digumarti Raghunadharao · Gundeti Sadashivudu · Uppin Megha. Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the cranium: Case series and review of literature.. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2014, Apr; 10(2): 377-80. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25022398.

Kalpathi V Krishnamani · Thota Narender Kumar · Linga Vijay Gandhi · Gundeti Sadashivudu · Digumarti Raghunadharao · Ashwani Tandon. Parasagittal hemangiopericytoma with late presentation of liver metastases: Case report and review of literature. South Asian Journal of Cancer. 2013, Jul; 2(3): 131. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24455586.

Krishnamani Kalpathi · Vijay Gandhi Linga · Raghunadharao Digumarti · Sadashivudu Gundeti · Shantveer Uppin. Primary pleuropulmonary synovial sarcoma: A report of two cases and review of literature. South Asian Journal of Cancer. 2013, Oct; 2(4): 231. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24455645.

Kumar TN, Krishnamani K, Gandhi LV, Sadashivudu G, Raghunadharao D. Plasma Cell Leukaemia Masquerading as Hairy Cell Leukaemia: A Case Report. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfusion. 2014, Sep; 30(Supp 1): 33-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25332528.

Linga VG, Patchva DB, Mallavarapu KM, Tulasi V, Kalpathi KI, Pillai A, Gundeti S, Rajappa SJ, Digumarti R.. Thiopurine methyltransferase polymorphisms in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncology. 2014, Oct; 35(4): 276-80. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25538405.

Linga VG, Shreedhara AK, Rau AT, Rau A.. Nutritional assessment of children with hematological malignancies and their subsequent tolerance to chemotherapy. Ochsner Journal. 2012, Nov; 12(3): 197-201. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23049455.

Monalisa Hui · Shantveer Uppin · Jay Mehta · Kalpathi Krishnamani · Linga Vijay Gandhi. An unusual case of clear cell sarcoma presenting as multiple abdominal masses confirmed by RT-PCR. South Asian Journal of Cancer. 2013, Jul; 2(3): 152.
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24455604.

Patchva Dorababu · Narayana Nagesh · Vijay Gandhi Linga · Sadashivudu Gundeti · Vijay Kumar Kutala · Pallu Reddanna · Raghunadharao Digumarti. Epistatic interactions between thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) and inosine triphosphate pyrophosphatase (ITPA) variations determine 6-mercaptopurine toxicity in Indian children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2012, Apr; 68(4): 379-87. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22009189.

Patchva Dorababu · Shaik Mohammad Naushad · Vijay Gandhi Linga · Sadashivudu Gundeti · Narayana Nagesh · Vijay Kumar Kutala · Pallu Reddanna · Raghunadharao Digumarti. Genetic variants of thiopurine and folate metabolic pathways determine 6-MP-mediated hematological toxicity in childhood ALL. Pharmacogenomics. 2012, Jul; 13(9): 1001-8. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22838948.

T N Kumar · Krishnamani Kalpathi · L V Gandhi · D Raghunadharao · G Sadashivudu. Therapy-related acute promyelocytic leukemia following etoposide-based chemotherapy in non-seminomatous germ cell tumor.. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. 2014, Jan; 60(1): 84-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24625948.

Thota NK, Gundeti S, Linga VG, Coca P, Tara RP; Raghunadharao.. Imatinib mesylate as first-line therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in accelerated phase and blast phase: a retrospective analysis.. Indian Journal of Cancer. 2014, Jan; 51(1): 5-9.
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24947087.

Vijay Gandhi Linga · Raghunadharao Digumati. Is rituximab approved in pediatric non Hodgkin lymphoma?. Indian Paediatrics. 2012, May; 49(5): 419-20. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22700674.

Vijay Gandhi Linga · Ranga Raman Ganta · Krishnamani Iyer Kalpathi · Sadashivudu Gundeti · Senthil J Rajappa · Raghunadharao Digumarti · Tara Roshni Paul · Ashwani Tandon. Response to imatinib mesylate in childhood chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase. South Asian J Cancer. 2014, Oct; 3(4): 203-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25422804.

Yang CH, Pfeffer SR, Sims M, Yue J, Wang Y, Linga VG, Paulus E, Davidoff AM, Pfeffer LM. The oncogenic microRNA-21 inhibits the tumor suppressive activity of FBXO11 to promote tumorigenesis.. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2015, Mar; 290(10): 6037-46.
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25589783. 

Other Articles 
Kalpathi Krishnamani · Linga Vijay Gandhi · Narender Kumar Thota · Gundeti Sadashivudu · Digumarti Raghunadharao · N. Rama Kumari. (2013). Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, 


thu tran, do

Thu Tran, DOMedical Education
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS

Research,  Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Tennis, cooking, sightseeing, watching movies

Poster Presentations
Hunter, W., Rosell R., & Tran, T. (2012). Developing a suitable cell culture medium for the establishment and maintenance of a cell line from the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Poster presented at: Baylor College of Medicine REACH IRACDA; Houston, TX

Meigs L., Rosell R., & Tran, T. (2010). Developing procedures to establish and maintain a cell line from the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Poster presented at: University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Research Symposium; Houston, TX

Rosell R. & Tran, T. (2011). Developing a suitable cell culture medium for the establishment and maintenance of a cell line from the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Poster presented at: University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Research Symposium; Houston, TX

Rosell R., & Tran, T. (2012). Developing a suitable cell culture medium for the establishment and maintenance of a cell line from the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. Poster presented at: University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Research Symposium; Houston, TX



Alya Abuhantesh, MD  

Alya Abuhantesh, MDMedical Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX

Pediatrics Interest Group, Amarillo, TX
Interdisciplinary Health Fair, Amarillo, TX
Docs4Kids, Amarillo, TX
Student Run Free Clinic Women’s Health Day, Lubbock, TX
Student National Medical Association, Lubbock, TX

Poster Presentation
Abuhantesh, A., Abdulhussain, M., Satyavada, S., Siddiqi, S. (2012, January). Understanding Asthma in Children. Poster presented at: Early Clinical Experience Poster Presentations; Lubbock, TX.

Abuhantesh, A., Acosta, J., Aguas, C., Berk, J., Berry, J., Blasingame, J., Cao, K., Chauncey, M., Chen, J. (2013, January). MS2 Aging Block: Texas Tech MedCast Reynolds Geriatrics Series USMLE Step 1 Video Project. Poster presented at: TTUHSC-SOM Small Group Video Project; Lubbock, TX.

I love to read, I like many different genres of books but the books I tend to gravitate towards are mysteries, fantasy, and books with humor.  I also really enjoy crafting and I enjoy working on scrapbooks. I like to cook, I like trying out new recipes and inviting my friends over to try them out. I like to do Zumba for exercise.

Amita Ghosh, MD  


Amita Ghosh, MDMedical Education
Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Harrington Observership Program, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami in May 2014.
Boston Children’s Hospital NICU, Harvard teaching hospital, June 2014.
Clinical Observership, Congenital Heart Center, Shands Children’s Hospital, University of Florida- Gainesville, August 2014.

Reading, painting, cooking, traveling 


Mehar Hoda, MD  

Mehar Hoda, MDMedical Education
Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Research Associate, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Coordinator for “Student’s Relief Fund” a student-organization that raised over Rs 100,000 in cash and kind, which was donated to the Sri Lankan Consulate towards Tsunami relief in 2004 and again in 2005 towards Earthquake relief in Pakistan.

Haque A, Sher G, Hoda M, Moiz B. Feasibility of Pediatric Plasma Apheresis in Intensive Care Settings. Ther Apher Dial. 2014 Mar 27. doi: 10.1111/1744-9987.12173.
Atiq M. , Hoda M, Aslam, N. (2014) Effect of intravenous gamma globulin on short- and mid-term clinical outcome in acute viral myocarditis in children. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 4, 39-44. doi:10.4236/wjcd.2014.42007.
Fatimi SH, Khawaja A, Ali Khawaja RD, Hoda M, Bhimani SA. Benign granulomatous polyp obstructing the bronchus. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2013 Jul;23(7):519-21.
Haque A, Siddiqui NR, Hoda M, Lakahni G, Huda K. Cost of Care in a PICU of a Developing Country. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 2014 Jun; Publication Status: Accepted.
Haque A, Siddiqui NR, Jafri SK, Hoda M, Bano S. Clinical Profiles and Outcomes of Children Admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from the Emergency Department. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. 2014 May; Publication Status: Accepted.
Hoda M, Haque A, Aijaz F, Akhtar M, Rehmat A, Amanullah MM, Hasan BS. On Table Extubation after Open Heart Surgery in Children: an experience from a tertiary care hospital in a developing country. Congenital Heart Disease Journal. March 2015. Submitted.
Hassan RU, Hoda M, Khan SA, Shaheryar A, Enam SA. (2009). An audit of patterns, presentations and patterns of Naegleria fowleri cases at the Aga Khan University Hospital 1989-2009. Poster presented at: Aga Khan University Research Assembly; Karachi, Pakistan.

Public Speaking, Performing Arts, Baking

Surya Jacob, MD 

Surya Jacob, MDMedical Education
Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Thiruvalla, Karala, India

Clinical Observer - Pulmonology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , PA
Clinical Observer - Internal Medicine- Drexel University College of Medicine /Hanhemann University Hospital, PA
Clinical Observer - Pediatrics - Valley Baptist Hospital - Harlingen, TX
Clinical Observer - Pediatrics - Park slope Physician Associates / Newyork Methodist Hospital , NY
Clinical Observer - Internal Medicine - King's County Hospital , Brooklyn, NY
Clinical Observer - Pediatrics - Park Plaza Pediatrics / Children's Memorial, Hermann, TX

Hobbies & Interests
Reading (fiction & non-fiction); Vegetable gardening; Learning new languages; Making handicrafts; Meditation; Yoga; Listening to music; Watching movies; Writing Personal Journal; Traveling; Creative writing; Spending time with friends and family; Interested in Teaching

Arline Kandathiparampil, MD 

Arline Kandathiparampil, MDMedical School
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada

Social Work Intern, Christus - St Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont, TX
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Beaumont, TX
Teacher Assistant, St Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, Port Arthur, TX
Student Research Assistant, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Research Assistant, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Wang X, Kandathiparampil AJ, Bohanon FJ, Crowell W, Rastellini C, Zhou J, Radhakrishnan RS. Suppressive Effects of Luteolin on Extracellular Matrix Protein Expression in Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells. Digestive Disease Week, Washington, DC. May 2015. (And oral).

Wang X, Bohanon FJ, Kandathiparampil AJ, Graham BM, Rastellini C, Ding C, Ding Y, Zhou J, Radhakrishnan RS. Suppressive Effects of Novel Oridonin Derivative CYD0625 on Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells. Experimental Biology 2015 Meeting. March 28-April 2, 2015.

Kandathiparampil AJ, Wang X, Bohanon FJ, Zhou J, Radhakrishnan RS. Luteolin Attenuates Fibrogenesis and Affects the Cell Cycle in Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells. [Abstract] The 10th Annual American Surgical Congress. Feb 2015.

Poster Presentation
Kandathiparampil AJ, Bohanon FJ, Wang X, Rastellini C, Zhou J, Radhakrishnan RS. Luteolin Attenuates Fibrogenesis and Affects the Cell Cycle in Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells. 56th Annual Meeting of National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX. April 23, 2015.

Kandathiparampil AJ, Bohanon FJ, Wang X, Rastellini C, Zhou J, Radhakrishnan RS. Luteolin Attenuates Fibrogenesis and Affects the Cell Cycle in Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells. 3rd Annual Clinical & Translational Research Forum, Galveston, TX. March 11, 2015.

Hobbies & Interests
Reading mystery novels and classic novels, cooking and experimenting with different cuisines, hiking, and traveling.


Maria Victoria Salguero, MD  

Maria Victoria Salguero, MDMedical School
Universidad de Antioquia Facultad de Medicina, Colombia

Clinical Observer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Med, Boston, MA
Clinical Observer, Pediatric Cardiology, Miller School of Medicine - University of Miami, Miami, FL
Clinical Observer, Pediatric Nephrology, Miller School of Medicine - University of Miami, Miami, FL
Clinical Research, Harvard Medical School / Dresden International University, Boston, MA / Dresden, Germany
Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Physician, Fundacion Virgilio Barco, Cucuta, Colombia
Physician, PAHO-WHO, Gramalote, Colombia
Director, Prevention and Promotion Program, Cucuta, Colombia
Volunteer, City of Cucuta, Cucuta, Colombia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medicine, Neonatology and Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Med, Boston, MA
Research Student, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia

Martin CR, Zaman MM, Gilkey C, Salguero MV, Hasturk H, Kantarci A, Van Dyke TE, Freedman SD. Resolvin D1 and Lipoxin A4 Improve Alveolarization and Normalize Septal Wall Thickness in a Neonatal Murine Model of Hyperoxia-Induced Lung Injury. PLOS ONE. 2014 Jun; 9(6): e98773. PMID: 24892762. 

Yepes Delgado CE, Montoya Jaramillo M, Orrego Orozco BE, Cuéllar Santaella MH, Yepes Nuñez JJ, López Muñoz JP, Salguero Bermonth MV, Gómez Arias RD. Quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease without dialysis or transplant: a random sample from two insurance companies. Medellín, Colombia, 2008. Nefrología: publicación official de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia. 2009 Jul; 29(6): 548-56. PMID: 19935999. 

Poster Presentation
Cuéllar Santaella MH, Peralta Durango JM, Salguero Bermonth MV. (2005, January). Evaluation of the outcomes of the intravascular catheter-related bacteremia in three intensive care units at the Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul. Poster presented at: Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases Department Annual Meeting; Medellin, Colombia.

Hobbies & Interests
Promotion of research culture in developing countries, Public Health, Psychology, Latin American Literature, Poetry, Swimming, and Traveling.  



Husam Ghawi, MD

Husam Ghawi, MDMedical School
Jordan University of Science and Technology

Pediatric Resident, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
Observership, Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Intern, Ministry Of Health (Al-Nadeem Hospital), Amman, Jordan
Intern, Jordan Hospital, Amman, Jordan
Elective student, Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Volunteer, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Amman, Jordan
Research trainee, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Tassneem Abdel Karim, MD

Tassneem Karim, MDMedical School

University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Khartoum

Research Assistant, Dr. Thomas Hale, Infant Risk Center, Texas Tech University, Amarillo, TX
Research Assistant, Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf, Reproductive and Child Health Research Unit, Khartoum, Sudan

Abdel Karim T, Hale TW. (Aug. 2013). Cyclospora Infections.

Abdel Karim T, Hale TW. (July 2013). Perinatal Use of Bath Salts.


Shang Li "Jesse" Lian, MD

Shang Medical School
PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
MD, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Interpreter Volunteer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Volunteer Hematology clinic, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Postdoctoral research fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Fukuda Y, Lian S, Schuetz JD. Leukemia and ABC transporters. Adv Cancer Res. 2015; 125:171-96 (PMID:25640270)

Pillai, MR, Lian S, Bix M. Mina: a Th2 response regulator meets TGFb. Curr Opin Immunol 2014 Dec; 31:38-43 (PMID:25282476)

Lian S, Potula HH, Pillai MR, Van Stry M, Koyanagi M, Chung L, Watanabe M, Bix M. Transcriptional activation of Mina by Sp1/3 factors. PLOS ONE. 2013 Dec 4;8(12):e80638.

Yao B, Li S, Jung HM, Lian SL, Abadal GX, Han F, Fritzler MJ, Chan EK.. Divergent GW182 functional domains in the regulation of translational silencing. Nucleic Acid Research.2010 Dec; 39(7): 2534-2547. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 21131274.

Lian SL, Li S, Abadal GX, Pauley BA, Fritzler MJ, and Chan EKL. C-terminal half of Ago2 binds to multiple GW-rich regions of GW182 and requires GW182 to mediate silencing. RNA.2009 May; 15(5): 804-813. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19324964.

Lian S, Jakymiw A, Eystathioy T, Hamel JC, Fritzler MJ, Chan EKL. GW bodies, microRNAs and the cell cycle. Cell Cycle.2006 Feb; 5(3): 242 - 245. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 16418578.

Li S, Lian SL, Moser JJ, Satoh M, Fritzler MJ, and Chan EKL. Identification of GW182 and its novel isoform TNGW1 as translational repressor in Ago2-mediated gene silencing. Journal of Cell Science.2008 Dec; 121(24): 4134-4144. PMID: 19056672.

Jakymiw A, Pauley KM, Li S, Ikeda K, Lian S, Eystathioy T, Satoh M, Fritzler MJ, Chan EKL. The role of GW/P bodies in RNA processing and silencing. Journal of Cell Science.2007 Apr; 120(8): 1317-1323. PMID: 17401112.

Lian S, Fritzler MJ, Katz J, Hamazaki T, Terada N, Satoh M, Chan EKL. Small interfering RNA-mediated silencing induces target-dependent assembly of GW bodies. Molecular Biology of the Cell.2007 Sep; 18(9): 3375-3387 PMID: 17596515.

Jakymiw A, Lian S, Eystathioy T, Li S, Satoh M, Hamel JC, Fritzler MJ, Chan EKL. Disruption of GW bodies impairs mammalian RNA interference. Nature Cell Biology.2005 Nov; 7(12): 1267 - 1274. PMID: 16284622. 

Peer Review Book Chapter
Yao B, Li S, Lian SL, Fritzler MJ, Chan EKL. (2011). Mapping of Ago2-GW182 functional interactions. In Hobman TC, Duchaine TF (Ed.), Argonaute Proteins: Methods and Protocols (pp. 45-62). New York: Humana Press.

Raphael Mattamal, MD

Raphael Mattamal, MDMedical School

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo

Student Researcher, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Docs4Kids, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Preceptorship, Pediatric Associates of Lubbock, Lubbock, TX
Research Technician, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Emergency Room Volunteer, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Katy, TX
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Boston, MA
Emergency Room Volunteer, Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, New Orleans, LA
Summer Camp Volunteer, St. Michael Special School, New Orleans, LA

Petit CJ, Maskatia SA, Justino H, Mattamal RJ, Crystal MA, Ing FF. Repeat Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Effectively Delays Surgical Intervention in Children with Recurrent Aortic Stenosis. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2012 Jul; 0(0): 1-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22815228.

Petit CJ, Ing FF, Mattamal RJ, Pignatelli RH, Mullins CE, Justino H.. Diminished Left Ventricular Function is Associated with Poor Mid-Term Outcomes in Neonates after Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty.. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2012 Dec; 80(7): 1190-1199. PMID: 22511546.

Petit CJ, Fraser CD, Mattamal RJ, Slesnick TC, Cephus CE, Ocampo EC.. The Impact of a Dedicated Single- Ventricle Home-Monitoring Program on Interstage Somatic Growth, Interstage Attrition, and 1-Year Survival.. The Journal of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery. 2011 Dec; 142(6): 1358-1366. PMID: 21703635.

Moffett BS, Mattamal RJ, Ocampo EC, Petit CJ.. Impact of Pharmacotherapy on Interstage Outcomes in Single Ventricle Infants.. Congenital Heart Disease. 2011 Jul; 6(4): 286-293. PMID: 21696551. 

Maskatia SA, Justino H, Ing FF, Crystal MA, Mattamal RJ, Petit CJ.. Aortic Valve Morphology is Associated with Outcomes Following Balloon Valvuloplasty for Congenital Aortic Stenosis.. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2013 Jan; 81(1): 90-95. PMID: 23044747.

Maskatia SA, Justino H, Crystal MA, Mullins CE, Mattamal RJ, O'Brian Smith E, Petit CJ.. Twenty-Five Year Experience with Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty for Congenital Aortic Stenosis.. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2011 Oct; 108(7): 1024-1028. PMID: 21791328.

Dimas VV, Takao C, Ing FF, Mattamal RJ, Nugent AW, Grifka RG, Mullins CE, Justino H. Outcomes of Transcatheter Occlusion of
Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Infants Weighing < 6 Kg.. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2010 Dec; 3(12): 1295-1299. PMID: 21232725. 

Sana Mohiuddin, MD

Sana Mohiuddin, MDMedical School

Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India

Get Well Clinic, India
Observership, Children's Hospital, Colorado
Observership,Longmont Clinic, Colorado
Observership, Genesys Integrated Group Practice, Michigan
Research Coordinator and Assistant, Child Maltreatment Among Children with Disabilities, Children's ospital Colorado

Human Milk Banking - Medical and Islamic Perspectives, Journal of Islamic Medical Association 


Arushi Verma, MD

Arushi Verma, MDMedical School

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Clinical Genetics at Mass General Hospital for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Pediatric Cardiology & Obesity at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Research Volunteer, India
National Association for the Blind, New Delhi, India
National Literacy Mission, New Delhi, India

Bhutia E, Maria A, Verma A, Sethi SK. Lethal progressive thoracic insufficiency in a neoate with jarcho levin syndrome. J Clin Neonataol 2014; 3:49-50.

Gupta AK, Maria A, Goyal D, Verma A. Intractable diarrhea caused by cyotmegalovirus enterocolitis in an immunocompetent term neonate. J Trop Pediatr 2013; 59(6):509-11.