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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

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
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-2

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-3

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




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