Med-Peds Publications and Presentations

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Our residents are activily improving child health care by participating in local and national conferences. Their cutting-edge work is published in magazines and their contributions to research are recognized on a national level. Below you can review the presentations, publications and scientific awards of our current and past residents in the past five years.

  • Kwei Akuete, MD
    Akuete K, et al. “Ethnic Variability in Persistent Asthma after In Utero Tobacco Exposure.” Pediatrics 2011; 128:e623-e630.
  • Mike Koniarczyk, MD
    Koniarczyk M, Bacevice A. “Barriers to Sick Visits at a Primary Medical Home: A Survey of Non-emergent Pediatric Emergency Department Visits”. Slide presentation given at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Annual Science Day, June 2011
  • Ted Mathew, MD
    Akuete K, Mathew T, O’Riordan M, Campbell A, Bokar J. “A Survey of Pain Perception”. Slide presentation given at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Annual Science Day, June 2011
  • Justin Uhl, MD
    Uhl J, O’Riordan M, Fiutem J, Lai N, Ashwath R. “Evaluation of Exercise Capacity in Tetralogy of Fallot Using a Bruce Ramp Protocol”. Oral Presentation given at UH Rainbow Babies &a Children's Hospital Annual Science Day, June 2011
  • Abraham Abernathy, MD
    Abernethy AD, Ruiz-Rodriguez E, Krasuski RA. "Migraine Headaches after Mitral Valvuloplasty: Koch’s Postulates Finally Satisfied?" J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 June; 25(6): E120-123
    Abernethy AD, Krasuski RA. "Adult congenital heart disease in The Cleveland Clinic." Intensive Review of Internal Medicine, 6th edition. Michota FA, Mandell BF, ed. 2013; In Press
    Abernethy AD, Devendra G, Krasuski RA. "Cor pulmonale in First Consult: Evidence based answers for the point of care." Carey W, Grasso A ed. 2013; In Press.
  • Babak Moini, MD
    First place award for poster presentation at the annual AAP conference, Boston, Oct 2011. “Cystic fibrosis: a forgotten diagnosis.”
    First place research award for quality improvement project, University Hospitals Research Day, April 2013. “ECG: an analysis of competency of internal medicine residence in an old but essential diagnostic tool.”
    Poster presentation, April 2013, University Hospitals Research Day. “Rheumatic Heart Disease: Promoting primary prevention of rheumatic heart disease in Uganda; a qualitative study of strep pharyngitis awareness in urban and rural communities.
  • Navin Vij, MD
    Vij, Navin. "Influenza A/H1N1/09-10 Infections in a NICU During the 2009−2010 H1N1 Pandemic." Pediatrics. Oct 2011.
    2013 Recipient of the Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA)
  • Mellisa Morello, MD
    First place award for poster presentation at the annual AAP conference, New Orleans Oct 2012: Revisiting the Red Herring: A Young Man with Chest pain and Shortness of Breath. AAP annual conference, Oct 2012
    Poster presentation to international meeting of Heart Rhythm Society in Denver, Colorado, May 2013, "Pediatric Post-Operative Complete Atrioventricular Block Meets Obamacare: A New Strategy for Management"
  • Seth Rotz, MD
    Rotz S, Sopirala MM. "Assessment beyond central line bundle: Audits for line necessity in infected central lines in a surgical intensive care unit." Am J Infect Control. 2011 Sept (epub ahead of print)
    Rotz SR, Podas PV. "Follow Up of cerebral vascular events in pediatric patients with Sickle Cell Disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplant: A review of the Literature." Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Annual Convention, September 2011, Memphis, TN
  • Rose Lee, MD
    Recipient of AAP Shot@Life Grant in 2013
    Rose Lee“ Not just another IgA nephropathy.” American College of Physicians – Ohio Chapter Meeting. Oct 22 2015.
  • Nate Stehouwer, MD
    Poster presentation. "Development and Validation of a Teaching Module on Echocardiographic Scoring of Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis." Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Cleveland, OH
    Poster: Stehouwer N, Okello E, Josephson R, Madan-Mohan S, Osman M, Longenecker C. Development and Validation of a Teaching Module on Echocardiographic Scoring of Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis. Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Cleveland, OH. March 6, 2014.
    Poster: Stehouwer N, Park B, Li H, Piccone, C, Little J. Acute Care in the Emergency Department Differs before and after Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research. Hollywood, FL. April 12, 2015
    Poster: Stehouwer N, Park B, Edge P, Li H, Piccone, C, Little J. Acute Care in the Emergency Department Differs before and after Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Orlando, FL. Dec 6, 2015.
    Poster: Stehouwer N, Yan D, Bream E, Posluszny G, Myers R, Ponitz K. Incorporation of Literature Review into Resident Morning Report to Enhance Training in Evidence-Based Medicine. American Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Apr 1, 2016.
    Poster: Edge P, Castelein C, Alin T, Stehouwer N, Miano W, Little J. Management of Pain in an adult SCD population after the Initiation of a Dedicated Acute Care Clinic Department of Medicine Research Day, Cleveland, OH. May 6, 2016.
  • Sara Kleinman, MD
    Kleinman, Jhaveri D, Caimi P, Cameron R, Lemonovich T, Meyerson H, Hostoffer R, Tcheuredkdjian H. A rare presentation of epstein-barr virus positive mucocutaneous ulcer leading to a diagnosis of hypogammaglobulinemia. JACI: In Practice. 2014 Jul.
  • Sejal Danawala, MD
    Danawala S, Tate PJ, Irvin C, Boutry M. “Impact of Effective Physician Communication and Parental Understanding of Care on Parental Satisfaction with Hospitalization for Bronchiolitis.”
    Oral presentation: RB&C Science Day, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH. May 2014. Accepted for presentation at the 2015 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, in the Section on Hospital Medicine Scientific Abstract Program. Washington, D.C. October 2015.
  • Erika Lundgrin, MD
    Poster presentation. Lundgrin E, May R, Nikore V, Zeltzer S, Bradke A, Krishna S. "24-hour dietary survey of children and adolescentsin the Sacred Valley and Chincha, Peru. American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP National Conference and Exhibition."
    Maternal & Child Health Scholarship Recipient, AAP National Conference and Exhibition, 10/2013.
  • Chris Peluso, MD
    Poster presentation at Society for Hospitalist Medicine - Baltimore, MD, 2014 - "Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: It's Not Just in the Genes."
    Oral presentation at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting - Breckenridge, CO, 2015 - "7 Year Old Suffering Blunt Cardiac Injury After Fall From Ski Lift: Use of EAST Guidelines in Children."
    Marla R. C., Mount M., Sharma S., Peluso C., Gallagher J., & Shein S. L.. Effects of intrapulmonary percussive ventilation in mechanically ventilated children. SCCM Annual Submission. 2016, Aug; Pub Status: Accepted at Critical Care Conference (SCCM) 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    Peluso CF, Dingeldein M. (2015). Seven-Yea- Old Suffering Blunt Cardiac Injury After Fall From Ski Lift: Use of EAST Guidelines in Children Oral Presentation presented at: Wilderness Medicine Society Annual Summer Meeting; Breckenridge, CO. Oral Presentation.
  • Paul Shaniuk, MD
    Shaniuk P, Thabet S, Younes A, AlKindi S, Ginwalla M, Madan Mohan S. "Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions by House Staff Education: A Quality Improvement Project." (Presented at University Hospitals Department of Medicine Research Day, May 2, 2014, Cleveland, OH.)
    Younes A, AlKindi S, Shaniuk P, Thabet S, Ginwalla M, Madan Mohan S. "Is There a “July Effect” in Heart Failure Readmissions?" [abstract]. J Card Fail. 2014;20(8 Suppl):S105.
    (Presented at Department of Medicine Research Day, May 2, 2014, Cleveland, OH, and also at the Heart Failure Society of America Meeting in September, 2014, Las Vegas, NV)
    Shaniuk P, Moini M, Danawala S. "Zocor No More: Reducing Resident Prescriptions of Brand Name Drugs Through Educational Intervention."(Awarded Best Resident Quality Project at Department of Medicine Research Day, May 6, 2016. Accepted for Presentation at the Ohio ACP Conference, October 14, 2016, Columbus, OH).
    Shaniuk P, Stephans A. "Disseminated Varicella Zoster Virus Leading to a Diagnosis of Late Presentation of Congenitally Acquired HIV Infection."(Presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 in July 24 ,2015, San Antonio, TX.)