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Alya Abuhantesh, MD  

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

Experience
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.


Hobbies

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

Experience
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.

Hobbies
Reading, painting, cooking, traveling 

 

Mehar Hoda, MD  


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

Experience
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.

Publications
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.

Hobbies
Public Speaking, Performing Arts, Baking
 

Surya Jacob, MD 


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

Experience
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

Experience
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

Publications
Kandathiparampil AJ, Wang X, Bohanon FJ, Rastellini C, Zhou J, Radhakrishnan RS,. Luteolin Attenuates Fibrogenesis and Affects the Cell Cycle in Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells. The 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. 2014 Aug; Pub Status: Submitted.

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

Experience
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

Publications
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. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24892762. Pub Status: Published.
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. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19935999. Pub Status: Published.

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.  

 

PY-2

Husam Ghawi, MD



Husam Ghawi, MDMedical School
Jordan University of Science and Technology

Experience
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

Experience
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

Publications
Abdel Karim T, Hale TW. (Aug. 2013). Cyclospora Infections. http://www.infantrisk.com/content/cyclosporainfections:

Abdel Karim T, Hale TW. (July 2013). Perinatal Use of Bath Salts. http://www.infantrisk.com/content/perinatal-usebath-
salts 

 

Shang Li "Jesse" Lian, MD


Shang "Jesse" Lian, MDMedical School
PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
MD, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Experience
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

Publications
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.
Cited in PubMed; 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. Cited in PubMed; 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. Cited in
PubMed; 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. Cited in PubMed; 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

Experience
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

Publications
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. Cited in PubMed; 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. Cited in PubMed; 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. Cited in PubMed; 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. Cited in PubMed; 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. Cited in PubMed; 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. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 21232725. 


Sana Mohiuddin, MD



Sana Mohiuddin, MDMedical School

Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India

Experience
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 Hospital Colorado

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

 

Arushi Verma, MD


Arushi Verma, MDMedical School

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

Experience
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

Publications
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.  

 

PY-3

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)




 

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