Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

 

What Makes Us Unique

Our Philosophy — Balancing education & service to optimize your learning experience

We are especially proud of the many unique features that make our program stand out.  Our optimally sized program (30 categorial residents) thrives in a nationally recognized hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, where education and service responsibilities are balanced.  Throughout their training, our residents are exposed to the full gamut of medical patients during times spent on the University Teaching Service (UTS), subspecialty rotations, intensive care unit, and ambulatory clinics. The size of the program allows for significant interaction with nationally-recognized faculty with excellence in teaching and research. The Methodist Hospital Research Institute provides a wide array of research opportunities in a state-of the-art facility physically attached to The Methodist Hospital.  Simulation training at The Methodist Institute of Technology and Innovative Education (MITIESM) lab is also available to enhance your educational experience. Excellence in teaching, research, and patient care are just some of the many features that make The Methodist Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program stand apart.  Other notable features are mentioned below.

Boot Camp

In addition to the institution's general orientation, all new residents will participate in an intense week-long, educationally-based orientation lovingly referred to as "Boot Camp." This experience not only reaffirms basic skills and knowledge learned in medical school, but also prepares residents for clinical duties. It provides new residents with the tools necessary to excel as they embark on their new journey at The Methodist Hospital.  Through carefully selected didactic sessions and hands on experiences, residents are exposed to the essentials of patient care and procedures that they will soon be encountering on the hospital wards.

For several weeks following Boot Camp, the Core Lecture Series (Emergency Lecture Series) will be held daily during noon conference and will cover other important topics managed frequently by medical residents. 

Mentorship Program

Key faculty members serve as mentors for each Internal Medicine resident. They routinely meet on a quarterly basis, but the mentor is available to the resident at any time to discuss issues ranging from career or fellowship advice to personal problems. The goal of this program is to develop and maintain a long-term mentoring relationship to provide support in all areas of career and professional development. The mentor is frequently called upon to provide guidance in obtaining research experience, to assist the resident in preparation for fellowship applications, or to support with other career goals.

MITIE Lab and Simulation

The Methodist Institute of Technology and Innovative Education (MITIE) is an educational skills laboratory used for training residents in a variety of clinical procedures and scenarios.  Our residents are first exposed to simulation during Bootcamp where they spend ½ day practicing skills including ultra-sound guided line placement, EKG interpretation, pelvic/Pap smears, arthrocentesis, arterial blood gas draw, peripheral blood smears, and critical decision making using a high tech SimMan.  Later in their training, residents return to the MITIE lab intermittently to practice code training in preparation for running the Code Blue Team.

Research Opportunities

Residents can spend up to two months during their residency training participating in research projects of their own selection.  As mentioned above, The Research Institute offers an ideal environment for scientists and clinicians to come together with common goals of discover and improving patient care.  Over 690 clinical trials spread throughout nine departments (cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation & epigenetics, diabetes & metabolic disease, infectious disease, neurosciences, transplantation biology, genomic medicine, and tissue engineering & regenerative medicine) are ongoing within the Institute.  A list of Research Mentors was compiled to help residents find opportunities in areas that most closely match their interests.

Excellence in Teaching

Internal Medicine residents at The Methodist Hospital are privileged to work with many of the leaders in their respective fields.  During many rotations residents have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced educators, (hyperlink to faculty teaching awards) many of whom have been teaching residents and students for more than twenty years!  We also have an Academic Hospitalist Team whose main focus is on teaching inpatient medicine while attending on the University Teaching Service.  The availability of these hospitalists really makes a difference when teaching procedures, leading family discussions, and improving length of stay.  Whether our residents go on to become subspecialists, hospitalists, or primary care physicians, they all need to graduate as top-notch internists, and Methodist is committed to providing an excellent education.

 

Educational Conferences

We provide a variety of interactive conferences including Morning Report, Morbidity/Mortality, Business of Medicine/Virtual Practice, Autopsy, Board Review, Medical Jeopardy Game, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety, Journal Club and Evidence Based Medicine Conferences. Many of these conferences utilize audience response technology to improve the interaction and make learning more enjoyable and efficient. As a resident, you will be able to demonstrate and polish your presentation skills, developing confidence in your presentation abilities.

Scholarly Activities

We are a teaching hospital and research including publications and presentations are emphasized in our program. Many of our residents are able to present their work at important meetings and have been very successful in having their work published while working with some of our well-recognized research mentors on a variety of projects. Our residents have been very productive in publishing their work.

Resident Scholarly Activity (2011-2013)

Papers:

(2013 publication in process) Chaikriangkrai K, Polsani V, Wei L, Kleiman N, Chang SM. Stenting of a Left Main Coronary Artery Compressed by a Dilated Main Pulmonary Artery. Paper accepted for publication in the Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

(2013 May) Hannawi Y, Hannawi B, Rao CP, Suarez JI, Bershad EM.  Stroke-Associated Pneumonia: Major Advances and Obstacles. Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 May 31;35(5):430-443 [Epub ahead of print].

(2013 February) Gillman J, Davila J, Sansgiry S, Parkinson-Windross D, Miertschin N, Mitts B, Henley C, Giordano TP.  The Effect of Conspiracy Beliefs and Trust on HIV Diagnosis, Linkage, and Retention in Young MSM with HIV. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(1):36-45. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0012.

 (2012 November) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid RR, Trevino AR, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian JJ. Does quantifying epicardial and intrathoracic fat with noncontrast computed tomography improve risk stratification beyond calcium scoring alone? Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jan 1;6(1):58-66. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.112.976316. Epub 2012 Nov 27

(2012 October) Habibi D, Jalili RB, Forouzandeh F, Ong CJ, Ghahary A. Differential Expression of IMPACT protein promotes resistance to indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-induced cell death. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 2010 Oct; 225(1):196-205.

(2012 June) Muhyieddeen K, Polsani VR, Chang SM. Single right coronary artery with apical ischaemia. european heart journal cardiovascular imaging. 2012 Jun; 13(6): 533

(2012 May) Muhyieddeen K, Forouzandeh F. Diaphragmatic paralysis after cardiac surgery. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2012 May 1;59(18):e35.

(2012 May) Muhyieddeen K, Forouzandeh F. Diaphragmatic paralysis after cardiac surgery. Journal of the american college of cardiology. 2012 May; 59(18): 35

(2012 May) Muhyieddeen K, Chen WC, Varon J. A case of IVC filter thrombosis. Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis. 2012 May; Epub ahead of print

(2012 May) Chen, Wei-Chung, Kassi, Mahwash, Saeed, Umair, Frenette, Catherine T.  A Rare Case of Amatoxin Poisoning in the State of Texas.   Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2012 May;6(2):350-7. Epub 2012 Jun 7.

(2012 April) Forouzandeh F, Krim SR, Bhatt R, Chang SM. Giant Pericardial Cyst Presenting as Pneumonia. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2012 April;2:296-7.

(2012 April) Muhyieddeen K, Forouzandeh F, Cruz JD, Chang SM. A Case of Three pulmonary veins stenosis. Eur J Echocardiography. 2012 Apr;13(4):361.

(2012 April) Muhyieddeen K, Forouzandeh F, Dela Cruz J, Chang SM. A case of three pulmonary vein stenoses. European heart journal cardiovascular imaging. 2012 Apr; 13(4): 361

(2012 April) Muhyieddeen K, Natelson E. Atypical ringed sideroblasts in association with trisomy 19 and myelodysplasia. Comparative Clinical Pathology. 2012 Apr; 21(2): 223-225

(2012 February) Ibrahim H, Nadipalli S, Delao T, Guthikonda S, Kleiman NS. Immature platelet fraction (IPF) determined with an automated method predicts clopidogrel hyporesponsiveness.J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2012 Feb;33(2):137-42.

(2012 February) Forouzandeh F, Muhyieddeen K, Seethamraju H, Shah D. Utility of CMR in identification of post lung transplant cardiovascular complications. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2012 Feb; 14(1): 84

(2012) Baher A, Shah DJ, Valderrabano M. Coronary venous ethanol infusion for the treatment of refractory ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Oct;9(10):1637-9. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.06.003. Epub 2012 Jun 6. No abstract available. PMID: 22683748 [PubMed - in process] 

(2012) Forouzandeh F, Muhyieddeen K, Seethamraju H, Shah DJ. Utility of CMR in identification of post lung transplant cardiovascular complications. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2012, 14(Suppl 1):P84.

(2012) Chavez-Munoz C, Hartwell R, Rahmani-Neishabour E, Forouzandeh F, Jalili RB, Jafarnejad M, Boyce ST, Ghahary A. Application of an Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygeanse (IDO)expressing skin substitute improves scar formation in a fibrotic animal model. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2012;132(5):1501-5.

(2012) Rice L, Jung M. "Chapter 46. Neutrophilic Leukocytosis, Neutropenia, Monocytosis and Monocytopenia" Hoffman Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, 6th edition. In press.

(2012) Masoom Kassi, Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, Abaseen Khan Afghan, Shah Mohammad Marri, Mahwash Kassi, and Iqbal Tareen, “The Role of Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma,” ISRN Dermatology, vol. 2012, Article ID 132196, 2 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/132196

(2012) Venkatshwar Polsani, Angela Wright, Kamil Muhyieddeen, Faisal Nabi, Dipan Shah. Giant aneurysm of the ascending aorta. Methodist Debakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2012: In-Press

(2011 November) Soltero L, Carbajal H, Adrogue HJ, Jiaqiong X, McCarthy J, Suki W, Gaber O, Adrogue H. (IN PRESS)  Initial Survival Data of Kidney Transplant Patients with Pre-transplant Monoclonal Gammopathy.  Clin Transplant. 2012 Mar-Apr;26(2):300-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2011.01539.x. Epub 2011 Nov 2.

(2011 October) Mahrukh Fatima, Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, Shahnaz Naseer Baloch, Masoom Kassi, Shah Muhammad Marri, and Mahwash Kassi, “Incidence, Management, and Outcome of Molar Pregnancies at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan,” ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 2011, Article ID 925316, 5 pages, 2011. doi:10.5402/2011/925316.

(2011 Oct-Dec) McCarthy J, Szeto J. Thrombosis in cardiovascular medicine: a review of pathophysiology, mechanisms of drug action, and the "alphabet" of established and emerging therapies.  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2011 Oct-Dec;7(4):2-5.

(2011 August) Forouzandeh F, Krim SR, Chang SM. A Case of All Three Coronary to Bronchial Arteries Fistulas. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2011 Aug 23;58(9):987.8).

(2011 August) Syed Nabeel Zafar, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Rushna Raza, Muhammad N Khan, Mahwash Kassi, Ammar Rafiq and Omer H Jamy Early Complications after Biliary Enteric Anastomosis for Benign Diseases: A Retropective Analysis. BMC Surgery 2011, 11:19doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-19.  Published 25 August 2011.

(2011 June) Jung M, Karanchi H, Sadhu A, Hamilton D. “Use of Teriparatide for Symptomatic Hypocalcemia from Hypoparathyroidism.”  The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting & Expo, Boston, MA, 2011 June.

(2011 April) Baher A, et al. Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia: ping pong in the His-Purkinje system. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Apr; 8(4): 599-605   This publication was accompanied with the following editorial commentary:  Backx PH. Serving up the ping pong mechanisms of bidirectional ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Apr; 8(4): 606-607

(2011) Trevino AR, Anwar NS, Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Mahmarian JJ, Chang SM. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a strong predictor of coronary atherosclerosis burden in patients presenting with acute chest pain. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2011;5 (Suppl 4S):S46.

(2011) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J. Does quantification of Epicardial Adipose Tissue (EATv) and Intrathoracic Fat (ITFv) volume with noncontrast Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) improve Coronary Events (CE) prediction over clinical information and Coronary Calcium Score (CACS)? Circulation. 2011:124:A9612.

(2011) Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Pratt CM , Mahmarian JJ, Chang SM. Influence of coronary calcium scoring on medical management of patients with acute chest pain syndrome and normal myocardial perfusion imaging. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2011;5 (Suppl 4S):S15.

(2011) Trevino AR, Anwar NS, Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Mahmarian JJ, Chang SM. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a strong predictor of coronary atherosclerosis burden in patients presenting with acute chest pain. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2011;5 (Suppl 4S):S46.

(2011) Kim K, Jung M, et al. “Antitumor effects of imatinib mesylate and synergistic cytotoxicity with an arsenic compound in neuroblastoma cell lines,” Experimental and therapeutic medicine, 2011 2:557-561.

(2011) Jung M, Rice L. “Surgical Abdomen in a Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Case of Acquired Angioedema,” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2011 June;11:suppl :S10-13.

(2011) Jung M, Rice L. “Unusual Autoimmune Non-Hematologic Complications in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia,” Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia, 2011 Dec;15(12):2262-6.

(2011) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J. Does quantification of Epicardial Adipose Tissue (EATv) and Intrathoracic Fat (ITFv) volume with noncontrast Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) improve Coronary Events (CE) prediction over clinical information and Coronary Calcium Score (CACS)? Circulation 2011:124:A9612

(2011) Hakeem A, Bhatti S, Trevino AR, Samad Z, Chang, SM. Non-Invasive Risk Assessment in patienst with Chronic Kidney Disease.  J Nucl Cardiol. 2011 May.

(2011) Trevino AR, Anwar NS, Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Mahmarian JJ, Chang SM. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a strong predictor of coronary atherosclerosis burden in patients presenting with acute chest pain. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2011;5 (Suppl 4S):S46.

 

Presentations:

(2013 May) Kassi M, Chaikriangkrai K, Chang SM. Is There A Relationship Between Platelet Count And Atherosclerosis Determined By Calcium Score In Patient With Acute Chest Pain? Paper presented at: the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions; 2013 May 1-3; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

(2013 September) Chaikriangkrai K, Kassi M, Khaleel bala S, Chang SM. Obesity Paradox In Coronary Artery Disease In Patients With Acute Chest Pain. Paper presented at: the High Blood Pressure Resarch 2013 Scientific Sessions; 2013 Sep 11-14; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

(2013 September) Chaikriangkrai K, Kassi M, Khaleel bala S, Chang SM. Relationship Between Blood Pressure Lowering Medication Profiles And Coronary Artery Disease In Patients With Acute Chest Pain. Paper presented at: the High Blood Pressure Resarch 2013 Scientific Sessions; 2013 Sep 11-14; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

(2013 September) Chaikriangkrai K, Kassi M, Khaleel bala S, Chang SM. Relationship Between Leukocyte Count And Platelet Count As Markers Of Inflammation And Obesity In Patients With Acute Chest Pain. Paper presented at: the High Blood Pressure Resarch 2013 Scientific Sessions; 2013 Sep 11-14; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

(2013 March) Velankar P K, El-Ferjani B, Khaleel-Bala S, Chaikriangkrai K, Khan Z, Polsani V, Nabi F, Chang SM. Prognostic Value of Coronary CT Angiography with Prospective ECG gating. Paper presented at: the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific session; 2013 March 9-11; San Francisco, California, USA.

(2013 May) Chaikriangkrai K, Kassi M, Polsani V, Chang SM. Single Coronary Artery. Paper presented at: the National American College of Physician 2013 Scientific Sessions; 2013 May 1-3; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

(2012) Lombo B, Ibrahim H, Diez J, R Fish D, Prolonged Bivalirudin infusion during PCI, safety and efficacy. Poster presented at would cardiology congress 2012, Dubai UAE.

(2012) Chen, Wei-Chung, Kassi, Mahwash, Saeed, Umair, Frenette, Catherine T.  A Rare Case of Amatoxin Poisoning in the State of Texas. Case Rep Gatroenterol 2012;6:350-357.

(2012) Baher A, Mowla A, Kodali S, Shah DJ, Volpi J. Utility of cardiac MRI in evaluation of stroke subtypes. Oral presentation at American Academy of Neurology, 2012.

(2012) Baher A, Mowla A, Kodali S, Shah DJ, Volpi J. Utility of cardiac MRI in evaluation of stroke subtypes. Oral presentation at American Academy of Neurology, 2012.

(2012 June) Homam Ibrahim. “Can Thromboelastography (TEG) Predict Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Continuous Flow Pumps?” Oral presentation at ASAIO 58th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

(2012 May) Polsani V, Muhyieddeen K, Shaikhi K, Nabi F, Shah D.  Prevalence of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection in Adult Patients undergoing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance for Evaluation of Atrial Septal Defect. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter – American College of Cardiology; Dallas, TX.

(2012 May) Homam Ibrahim, Drew Hall.  Can Thromboelastography (TEG) Predict Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Continuous Flow Pumps?  Presented at ASAIO annual conference.

(2012 May) Barrow, Sandra. Insulin Requirements in Diabetic Patients with Heart Failure Before and After LVAD. Presented at AACE 21st Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress 05/2012 and oral presentation Grand Rounds TMH with Dale Hamilton 11/2011.

(2012 May) Baher, A, Vaderrabano M. Coronary venous alcohol ablation for treatment of refractory ventricular tachycardias. Abstract accepted to the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific sessions, May 2012.

(2012 April/2011 November) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J.  (2012, April) Utility of non-contrast cardiac CT in predicting coronary events. Abstract presented and won the first prize in Texas Chapter of the American College of Physician (ACP) Research Associate Competition in Austin, TX (2011, November) and selected for presentation in National ACP meeting in New Orleans, LO.

(2012 April/2011 November) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J.  (2012, April) Utility of non-contrast cardiac CT in predicting coronary events. Abstracted presented and won the first prize in Texas Chapter of the American College of Physician (ACP) Research Associate Competition in Austin, TX (2011, November) and selected for presentation in National ACP meeting in New Orleans, LO.

(2012 April) Chaikriangkrai K, Jhun HY, Rouk A, Zimmerman J. Uterine Ewing Sarcoma. Paper presented at: the American College of Physician Associate Day; 2012 ; Houston, Texas, USA

(2012 April) Trevino, Alejandro.  Evidence of Anti-Cardiac Antibody Deposition in End-Stage Failing Myocardium: A Potential Contributor to Disease Progression.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Trevino, Alejandro.  An Uncommon Cause of Jaundice & Acidosis.  Oral presentation at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Muhyieddeen K, Polsani V, Chang SM. (2012, April). Single coronary artery with apical ischemia. Poster presented at: National American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting; New Orleans, LA.

(2012 April) Kim, Myung Sun.  HER2 Positive Gastric Adenocarcinoma Treated with Trastuzumab.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Kim, Myung Sun, Perez, Jose A. Discerning the Origin of Bone Marrow Blast Cells, a 59-year-old Caucasian Male with Pancytopenia.  Presenting at Internal Medicine 2012 (ACP), New Orleans, April 2012.

(2012 April) Kassi, M. Linezoid Causing Serotonin Syndrome.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Kassi, M.  Lung Adenocarcinoma: An Unusual Case of Military Pattern on Chest Imaging.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Kassi, M, Chen, WC, Saeed, U. 2 Cases of Mushroom Poisoning with Amanita Species.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Kassi M, Trevino AR, Anwar NS, Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Chang SM.  Relationship of white blood cell count with coronary atherosclerosis by calcium scores and epicardial fat burden in patients acute chest pain. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis Vascular Biology (ATVB) meeting; Chicago, IL.

(2012 April) Kassi M, Trevino AR, Anwar NS, Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Chang SM. (April 2012) Relationship of  white blood cell count  with coronary  atherosclerosis by calcium scores and epicardial fat burden in patients acute chest pain. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis Vascular Biology (ATVB); Chicago, IL.

(2012 April) Hye Yeon Jhun.  Disseminated Histoplasmosis Disguised as Sarcoidosis.  Poster presentation ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Hall, Drew.  A Man with Hydronephrosis & Splenomegaly.  Oral presentation ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J. (2012, April). Utility of non-contrast cardiac CT in predicting coronary events. Poster presented at: NationalAmerican College of Physicians (ACP) meeting; New Orleans, LA.

(2012 April) Baher, A.  Coronary Venous Ethanol Injection for the Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Baher, A, Kodali, S. Cardiac MRI is Safe in Patients with Pacemakers and Defibrillators.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April) Baher, A, Kodali, S. Cardiac MRI Improves Identification of Etiology of Ischemic Stroke.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.  First place Research.

(2012 April) Arvind Bhimaraj, Drew Hall. Maintaining Pulsatility or Not with Intermittent Aortic Valve Opening Does Not Appear to Contribute to Formation of AV Malformation in patients with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices.  Presented at ISHLT Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.

(2012 April) Anwar, Naveed.   Acquired Functionality of a Metastatic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day, Houston, TX.

(2012 April & November) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J. (2012, April) Utility of non-contrast cardiac CT in predicting coronary events. Abstracted presented and won the first prize in Texas Chapter of the American College of Physician (ACP) Research Associate Competition in Austin, TX (2011, November) and selected for presentation at National ACP meeting in New Orleans, LO (2012, April).

(2012 March) Saeed U, Chiu D, Forouzandeh F. Bilateral Carotid Body Tumors Presenting as Amaurosis Fugax. South Texas Annual ACP Meeting; Houston, TX.

(2012 February) Forouzandeh F, Muhyieddeen K, Seethamraju H, Shah D. (2012, February). Utility of CMR in identification of post lung transplant cardiovascular complications. Poster presented at: SCMR Scientific Sessions; Orlando, FL

(2012 February) Baher A, Mowla A, Kodali S, Volpi D, Shah DJ.  Cardiac MRS is effective in differentiating causes of ischemic stroke. Poster presentation at Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SCMR), February 2012.

(2012 February) Baher A, Mowla A, Kodali S, Volpi D, Shah DJ.  Cardiac MRS is effective in differentiating causes of ischemic stroke. Poster presentation at Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SCMR), February 2012.

(2012 February) Baher A, Kodali S, Zogbi, W, Valderrabano, M, Shah DJ. Cardiac MRI can be safely performed in patients with cardiac devices. Oral presentation at Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), February 2012.

(2012 February) Baher A, Kodali S, Zogbi, W, Valderrabano, M, Shah DJ. Cardiac MRI can be safely performed in patients with cardiac devices. Oral presentation at Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), February 2012.

(2011) Mowla A, Baher A, Shah DJ, Volpi J. Cardiac sources of embolic stroke with cardia MRA. Poster presented at the American Stroke Association Scientific Sessions, 2011.

(2011) Jose H. Flores-Arredondo  MD, Andrea M. Cordero-Reyes  MD, Alejandro Trevino  MD, Keith A. Youker PhD, Carlos M. Orrego MD, Jerry D. Estep MD, Guillermo Torre-Amione MD, PhD,Cardiac Fibrosis Induced by Angiotensin II Is Dependenton a Radiation Sensitive or Bone Marrow Derived Cell. HFSA 2011 Poster Presentation.

(2011) Hector Carbajal, Lindsay Waters, Jovan Popovich, Milton Boniuk, Patricia Chevez-Barrios, Sandra Sessoms. IgG4 Related Cardiac Disease.  The First International Conference On IgG4-Related Disease, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011

(2011) Hector Carbajal, Leah Folb, Noli Baldeo,  Dale Hamilton.  Factors Associated With Severe Hypoglycemia In Hospitalized Patients, 2011 NMRI Meeting of The National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Of The National Institute Of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, 2011

(2011) Andrea Cordero-Reyes MD , Keith A. Youker PhD, Jose Flores- Arredondo MD, Alejandro Trevino MD, Jerry D. Estep  MD, Carlos M. Orrego MD, Guillermo Torre-Amione MD, PhD.Intact T and B Cell Responses are Required for Full Expression of Acute Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. HFSA 2011.

(2011) Alejandro Trevino, MD; Jose H Flores-Arredondo, MD; Roberto Barrios, MD; Keith A Youker, PhD; Andrea M Cordero-Reyes, MD; Jerry D Estep, MD; Carlos M Orrego, MD; and Guillermo Torre-Amione, MD, PhD. Evidence of anti-cardiac antibody deposition in end-stage failing myocardium: A potential contributor to disease progression. HFSA 2011 Poster Presentation.

(2011 December) Jung M, McCarthy J, Baker K, Rice L.  “Safety of IVC Filters with Heparin-Induced Thromboctyopenia: A Retrospective Study.” American Society of Hematology, the 53rd Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA 2011 December.  Received Abstract Achievement Award.

(2011 November) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J. Does quantification of Epicardial Adipose Tissue (EATv) and Intrathoracic Fat (ITFv) volume with noncontrast Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) improve Coronary Events (CE) prediction over clinical information and Coronary Calcium Score (CACS)? Oral presentation at American Heart Association (AHA) meeting; Orlando, FL.

(2011 November) Forouzandeh F, Chang SM, Muhyieddeen K, Zaid R, Trevino A, Xu J, Nabi F, Mahmarian J. Utility of non-contrast cardiac CT in predicting coronary events. Submitted to Texas Chapter of the American College of Physician (ACP); Austin, TX.

(2011 April) Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Pratt CM, Mahmarian JJ, Chang SM.  Coronary Calcium Score as an Independent Factor in Management of Non-Ischemic Coronary Artery Disease. Abstract presented and won the first prize in Texas Chapter of the American College of Physician (ACP) Research Associate Competition in Houston, TX (2010, November) and selected for presentation at National ACP meeting in San Diego, CA (2011, April).

(2011 April) Forouzandeh F and Perez J. Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis Presenting with Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Events. South Texas Annual ACP Meeting; Houston, TX.

(2011 April) Barrow, Sandra. Refractory Hypokalemia as a Manifestation of Ectopic Acth Syndrome.  AACE 20th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress San Diego 04/2011, poster presentation

(2011 April) Barrow, Sandra.  Myocardial Infarction with Normal Coronary Arteries.  AACE 20th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress San Diego 04/2011, poster presentation

(2011 March) Baher A, et al. Discordant Alternans and Arrhythmogenesis in HF.  Poster presented at ACP Associates Day March 2011 and won best poster

(2011 July) Trevino AR, Anwar NS, Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Mahmarian JJ, Chang SM. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a Strong Predictor of Coronary Atherosclerosis Burden in Patients Presenting with Acute Chest Pain. Scientific Meeting of Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography     (SCCT ); Denver, CO.

(2011 July) Jung M, Rice L. “IVC Filter in Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is associated with increased risk of thrombosis.” International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis 57th Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, 2011 July.

(2011 July) Forouzandeh F, Nabi F, Pratt CM , Mahmarian JJ, Chang SM. Influence of Coronary Calcium Scoring on Medical Management of Patients with Acute Chest Pain Syndrome and Normal Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Scientific Meeting of Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT); Denver, CO.

(2011 June) Jung M, Karanchi H, Sadhu A, Hamilton D. “Use of Teriparatide for Symptomatic Hypocalcemia from Hypoparathyroidism.” The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting & Expo, Boston, MA, 2011 June.

(2011 February) Jung M. “Surgical Abdomen in a Patient with CLL”. Oral presentation at Citywide Hematology Grand Round, February 2011.

(2011 February) Forouzandeh F, Muhyieddeen K, Seethamraju, H, Shah DJ. Utility of CMR in Identification of Post Lung Transplant Cardiovascular Complications. Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Scientific Sessions; Orlando, FL.