Department of Internal Medicine

Residents’ Research


Success in Internal Medicine: Is our current process of resident selection and performance predictors effective in choosing successful residents?
Nadine Aboul-Magd, MD / Orson Bangert, MD / Kristin Gillenwater, DO

Safety and Utility of Emergent or Urgent Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in patients with GI bleeding in the setting of Acute Myocardial
InfarctionKhalil Abuamr, MD

Resistin – the link from fatty inflammation to macrophages
Ahmad Alhariri, MD

Meta-analysis of effect of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors on cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Hamza Alshami, MD

Efficacy of steroids, trental, or both in the treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis at our institution
Heather Andrews, DO

Using simulated and standardized patient encounters to increase autopsy requests and enhance resident confidence in breaking bad news.
Allen Davied, MD / Sumit Mukherjee, MD

Screening for Diabetic Neuropathy in the Med-Peds Resident Clinic: A Quality Improvement Study
Emily Haury, MD / Chris Fitzgerald, MD

EKG Lead Misplacement
Siva Marri, MD

Quality Improvement Project: Identifying barriers to faculty attendance at Internal Medicine resident morning report at Truman Medical Center
Ashley Mathews, MD

Platinum Hypertension: Is Hypertension a Complication of Platinum-Based Chemotherapy?”
Sumit Mukherjee, MD

ECG Findings Resulting in Inappropriate STEMI Activation at a New PCI Center
Shariq Shamim, MD

ITE scores and how they relate to work hour restrictions
Carmen Storm, MD

“Racial disparities and survival with NSCLC”
Kristen Strasser, MD

Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Adult Patients Admitted with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Exacerbation
Hassan Taha, MD

Resident Work Hour Satisfaction Study
Megan Varma, MD / Luciana Law, DO

Quality Improvement: Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates Among Diabetics in The Center for Family Health”
Casey Willimann, MD / Matt Schmitt, MD


Risk of Bleeding After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
Syed Ahmed, MD

Clinical Factors Associated with Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Disparity in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing multimodality imaging.
Salman Bhatti, MD

Efficacy and Complications of IVC Filter: A Ten Year Experience
Salman Bhatti, MD

Congenital Heart Disease
Adrian Chen, MD

Ventilator management during the first 72 hours of life in neonates < 800 grams among infants admitted at TMC.
Hon Dang, MD

The Right Match
Anna Grodzinsky, MD & Rebecca Crawford, DO

Improving Vitamin D Supplementation in Infants within UMKC Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident Clinic
Samantha Hatfield, MD

Improvement in Handoffs Among Internal Medicine and Med/Peds Residents at UMKC Internal Medicine Program
Clara Hill, DO

Effect of metformin on the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in Diabetes Mellitus type 2.
Asad Kabir, MD

“The Truth about Anaphylaxis: Are our Kids Safe at School?”
Rex Liu, MD

Clinical Referral Patterns for Carotid Artery Stenting Versus Carotid Endarterectomy: Results from the Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy Registry
Ryan Longmore, DO

Does employment status of a cardiovascular group influence the frequency of cardiovascular procedures?
Ashley Moser, DO

Follow up of lung nodules found incidentally by chest CT
Jack Shenouda, MD

Phase Two of Resident Satisfaction with Educational Conferences
Jack Shenouda, MD

A retrospective analysis of unusual breast cancer and an emphasis on a rare malignancy: neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast.
Cameron Smith, DO

Resident Satisfaction with Educational Conferences
Byron Thornton, MD

30 day Readmission for UTI at St Luke’s
Devon Weprich, DO

Comparing of the effects of adolescent obesity on cardiac functioning to known congenital heart disease
Heath Wilt, DO


Sleep Apnea Is Associated With Silent Ischemic Brain Lesions in Stroke Patients
Mohammed Al-Amoodi, MD

Rapid Pulmonary Eosinophilia Following Lung Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes: an In Vivo Model
Ammar Alkhazna, MD

Racial Differences in the Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome
Ammar Alkhazna, MD

Race as a Predictor of OSA Severity: A Comparison of African Americans and Caucasians Patients
Ammar Alkhazna, MD

Increase Patient Communication Related to Outpatient Lab Results
Neal Anson, MD

Pre and Post Outcomes on Implementation of Electronic Medication Administration Records
Alan Chan, MD

The Effect of Removing Drug Reps from the Hospitals on Resident Medical Education Regarding New Drugs and Therapies
Matt Garrison, MD

Clostrididium Difficile Associated Diarrhea in Patients Admitted Under the DX Community Acquired Pneumonia
Heidi Huseth, MD

Telemedicine Echo Lab Would Help Local Providers and Patients
Seiji Ito, MD

Technical Adequacy of Transthoracic Echocardiography and Role of Ultrasound Contrast Agents in Patients with Grade III Obesity
Harshal Patil, MD

Appropriate Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography
Harshal Patil, MD

Temporal Obesity Trends in Patients Hospitalized with Cardiovascular Disease in 2002-2009
Harshal Patil, MD & Gopi Astik, MD

Review of the Use of Sildenafil in Term Infants Less Than One Year of Age at CMH
Nicole Poppinga, MD

Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis…Where Are We Going Wrong?
Nurbanu Pirani, MD

Renal Abnormalities among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Anwaar Saeed, MD

Dissecting the Link between Nanoparticle Lung Effects and Tumor Markers with CD24 Measurements
Anwaar Saeed, MD

Congestive Heart Failure: The Disposition of Patients on Discharge and Readmission Rates
Sanaz Sakiani, MD

Change We Can Believe In? A Transition to EHR
David Smock, MD

Residents as Teachers
Blake Spencer, DO