Fellowship ProgramPulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine


Fellows

  • Al-Ani, Ahmed, MD

    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Baig, Mirza, MD

    Baig, Mirza, MD
    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Chacko, Jay, MD

    Chacko, Jay, MD
    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Fahmy, Mohamed, MBBCH

    Fahmy, Mohamed, MBBCH
    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Galang, Kristine, MD

    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Ibrahim, Mahmoud, MD

    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Malik, Salik, MD

    Malik, Salik, MD
    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Nada, Khaled, MD

    Nada, Khaled, MD
    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
  • Watts, Abigail, MD

    Watts, Abigail, MD
    Fellow

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine
Manuscript Co-Authored By Fellows
2020
  • Puebla Neira DA, Hsu ES, Kuo YF, Ottenbacher KJ, Sharma G. Readmissions Reduction Program, Mortality and Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 1]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;10.1164/rccm.202002-0310OC. doi:10.1164/rccm.202002-0310OC
  • Seashore J, Nishi SPE. Ice Capades: Skating Around Current Practice of Cryobiopsy for ILD.  J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Jun 24. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000692. Online ahead of print.J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020. PMID: 32604319.
  • Imam JS, Duarte AG.  Non-CF bronchiectasis: Orphan disease no longer. Respir Med. 2020 May; 166:105940. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2020.105940. Epub 2020 Mar 27. Respir Med. 2020. PMID: 32250872.
  • Puebla Neira D, Tambra S, Bhasin V, Nawgiri R, Duarte AG.  Discordant bilateral bronchoalveolar lavage findings in a patient with acute eosinophilic pneumonia associated with counterfeit tetrahydrocannabinol oil vaping.  Respir Med Case Rep. 2020 Feb 3; 29:101015. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101015. eCollection 2020.Respir Med Case Rep. 2020. PMID: 32071854. 
  • Singh M, Duarte AG, Hsu ES, Kuo YF, Sharma G. Trends and Factors Associated with Nebulized Therapy Prescription in Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from 2008 to 2015. J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv. 2020 Jun;33(3):161-169. doi: 10.1089/jamp.2019.1582. Epub 2020 Feb 4.J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv. 2020. PMID: 32017642.
  • Nada, Khaled M. MD; Lombard, Gisele BSN, AE-C; Nishi, Shawn P.E. MD. Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction: Implementation and Practical Considerations. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine: January 2020 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 21-25. doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000345.
2019
2018
2017
  • Aggarwal S, Papani R, Roumia M, Bannon S. Demographic Patterns Associated With Compliance in Pain Contract Patients: A Residency Clinic Experience.  Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2017 Dec 1;1(3):248-249. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2017.10.001. eCollection 2017 Dec.Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2017. PMID: 30225424.
  • R. Bishwakarma, SK Shah, W. Zhang, J. Valle, J Terasaki, SP Nishi. Mixing It Up: Concurrent Administration of TPA and DNase in Complex Parapneumonic Effusions. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Jan;24(1):40-47. PMID: 27984384.
  • R. Bishwakarma, W. Zhang, YF. Kuo, G. Sharma. Role of Long-acting Bronchodilators and Inhaled Corticosteroids in 30 Days Readmission after Index Hospitalization for COPD. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Jan 31;12:477-486. PMID: 28203071.
  • Papani R, Duarte AG, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Sharma G. Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with interferon therapy: a population-based study. Multidiscip Respir Med. 2017 Jan 17;12:1. doi: 10.1186/s40248-016-0082-z. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28105332.
2016
  • Aljaafareh A, Valle JR, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Sharma G. Risk of cardiovascular events after initiation of long acting bronchodilators in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease-A population-based study. SAGE Open Medicine 2016;4(1). DOI: 10.1177/2050312116671337. PMID: 27757229.
  • Agarwal A, MD; Zhang W, MS; Kuo FY, PhD; Sharma G, MD, MPH. Process and Outcome Measures among COPD Patients with a Hospitalization Cared for by an Advance Practice Provider or Primary Care Physician. PLoS ONE, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148522; 2016.PMID:26910566
  • Gurinder Singh MD, Wei Zhang MS, Yong-Fang Kuo PhD, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH. Association of Psychosocial disorders with 30 - day readmission rates in Medicare beneficiaries with COPD. Chest. 2015 Jul 23. doi: 10.1378/chest.15-0449. PMID: 26204260.
2015
  • Aggarwal S, Papani R, Gupta V.  The role of thyroid in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Jun 1; 188:34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.402. Epub 2015 Mar 30. Int J Cardiol. 2015. PMID: 25880578.
  • Waters, R., Eltorky, M., Singh, G., & Nishi, S. (2015, February). Anatomic Distribution of Smoking-Related Interstitial Fibrosis (SRIF) in Lung Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy Specimens. In LABORATORY INVESTIGATION (Vol. 95, pp. 492A-492A). 75 VARICK ST, 9TH FLR, NEW YORK, NY 10013-1917 USA: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP.
  • Agarwal A, Kollars A, Duarte AG. Successful treatment of aortic root abscess in a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation. 2015; 5(4):726-9. PMID:26697181
  • Terasaki, J., Singh, G., Zhang, W., Wagner, P., & Sharma, G. (2015). Using EMR to improve compliance with clinical practice guidelines for management of stable COPD. Respiratory medicine, 109(11), 1423-1429. PMID:26475055
  • Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH; Ragai Meena, MD; James Goodwin, MD; Wei Zhang; Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD; Alexander G. Duarte, MD. Burn Injury Associated With Domiciliary Oxygen Use In Patients With COPD. Mayo Clin. Proc. 2015; 90(4):492-499.
  • Shah SK, Hicks C, De Los Santos M, Valentine V. Muddying the water for a clear diagnosis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2015;22:178-9. PMID: 25887021
2014
  • Jordan Terasaki MD, Shawn P.E. Nishi MD. Bill T. Ameredes PhD, Gulshan Sharma MD. Arformoterol: Rationale for use in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Clinical Investigation. 2014; 4(5):429-439.
  • Terasaki JM, Shah SK, Schnadig VJ, Valentine VG. Airway complication contributing to disseminated fusariosis after lung transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis. 2014 Aug; 16(4):621-4, PMID: 24890670
  • Pillai RA, Calhoun WJ. Introduction to asthma and phenotyping. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014; 795:5-15. Review. PMID: 24162899
  • Shah S, Sharma G. Current clinical diagnostic tests for asthma. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014; 795:75-80. Review. PMID: 24162903
2013
  • Duarte A, Thomas S, Safdar Z, Torres F, Pacheco L, Feldman J, deBoisblanc B: Management of pregnancy and pulmonary arterial hypertension; a multicenter experience. Chest 143:1330-1336, 2013.
2012
  • Pillai RR, Divekar R, Brasier A, Bhavnani S, Calhoun WJ. Strategies for molecular classification of asthma using bipartite network analysis of cytokine expression. Curr Allergy Asthma rep. 2012 Oct:12(5):388-95. PMID 22777399
  • Duarte AG, Thomas S, Safdar Z, Torres F, Pacheco LD, Feldman J, Deboisblanc B. Management of pulmonary arterial hypertension during pregnancy: a retrospective, multicenter experience. Chest. 2012 Oct 22. PMID 23100080
  • Prys-Picard CO, Shah SK, Williams BD, Cardenas V Jr, Sharma G. Outcomes of Patients on Multiple Vasoactive Drugs for Shock. J Intensive Care Med. 2012 June 24. PMID 22733722
  • Shah SK, Parto P, Lombard GA, James MA, Beckles DL, Lick S, Valentine VG. Probable phaeacremonium parasiticum infection as a cause of cavitary native lung nodules after single lung transplantation. Transplant Infectious Disease, 12/2012, Epub, PMID: 23279754
  • Shah SK, Goswami SK, Babu RV, Sharma G, Duarte AG. Management of calcium channel antagonist overdose with hyperinsulinemia-euglycemia therapy: case series and review of the literature. Case Rep Crit Care. 2012;2012:927040. doi: 10.1155/2012/927040. Epub 2012 Feb 14. PMID: 24826345.
2011
  • Bhavnani SK, Victor S, Calhoun WJ, Busse WW, Bleecker E, Castro M, Ju H, Pillai R, Oezguen N, Bellala G, Brasier AR. How cytokines co-occur across asthma patients: from bipartite network analysis to a molecular-based classification. J Biomed Inform. 2011 dec;44 Suppl 1:S24-30. Epub 2011 Oct 1. PMID: 21986291
  • Shah SK, Cardenas V, Kuo YF, Sharma G. Rapid Response Team in an Academic Institution-Does it make a Difference? Chest 2011:139;1361-1367. PMID20864618
  • Pillai, R. Molecular Immunology of Asthma: Understanding the Respiratory Immune System. Respiratory Report: Selected Reports from the 75th Annual Meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. Oct 2011 Vol. 6.1:11-16.
2010
  • Boroumand N, Cooke R, Prys-Picard C, Palacio DM, Eltorky M. Idiopathic bronchiolitis with features of diffuse panbronchiolitis in an African-American patient with hepatitis C virus infection. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2010 Dec;14(6):443-6. PMID 21074694
  • Shah S, Phan NB, Goyal G, Sharma G. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a 67 year old women with Wegener's Granulomatosis. J Gen Int Med. 2010; 25(10):1105-1108. PMID20623200 PMC2955465
  • Nishi SP, Valentine VG, Duncan S. Emerging bacterial, fungal, and viral respiratory infections in transplantation. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2010 Sep; 24(3):541-55. PMID 20674791
  • Cabada MM, Nishi SP, Lea AS, Schnadig V, Lombard GA, Lick SD, Valentine VG. Concomitant pulmonary infection with Nocardia transvalensis and Aspergillus ustus in lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Aug; 29(8):900-3. Epub 2010 Jun 11. PMID 20541440
2009
  • Martinez, JD, Babu R, Sharma, G. Case Report: Escherichia coli Septic Shock Masquerading as ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Postgrad Med 2009; 121(2): 102-105. PMID19332967
  • Murugan A, Prys-Picard C, Calhoun W. Biomarkers in asthma. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2009 Jan;15(1):12-8. PMID 19077700

Book Chapter
2017
  • Zaidan M, Duarte AG. Pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy. In: Critical Care Obstetrics. 6th edition. Ed. M. Foley 2019. pages 755-790.

Presentations/Abstracts by Fellows

2020

  • Singh M, Duarte AG, Hsu E, Kuo Y, Sharma G. Trends and factors associated with nebulized therapy prescription in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from 2008 to 2015. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020
  • Singh M, Duarte AG, Hsu E, Kuo Y, Sharma G. Maintenance therapy trends in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from 2008 to 2015. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020.
  • Puebla D, Tambra S, Duarte AG. Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure associated with marijuana vaping. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020.
  • Haslam S, Puebla DA, Seashore J. Empirical Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Interstitial Pneumonia. Abstract accepted for American Thoracic Society 2020 International Conference: Philadelphia, PA. May 2020.
  • Imam JS, Seashore J, Hazra T, Tapryal N, Sur S, Cardenas V. DNA Base Excision Repair and Inflammation In COPD. Abstract accepted for American Thoracic Society 2020 International Conference: Philadelphia, PA. May 2020.

2019

  • J. Seashore, S. Nishi: Current Practice of Cryobiopsy procedures for evaluation of interstitial lung disease. Poster Presentation at CHEST Conference October 23, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Seashore J., Hazra T, Tapryal N, Sur S, Cardenas V: NEIL2 Activity a Sign of Oxidative Stress in COPD? Poster presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference 2019, Dallas, TX.
  • M. Singh, A. G. Duarte, P. Wagner, E. S. Hsu, Y. Kuo, G. Sharma: Assessment of COPD Assessment Test (CAT) Scores in Stable Ambulatory Patients with COPD. American Thoracic Society B44. COPD: TREATMENT AND OTHER TOPICS, pgs. A3295-A3295. Poster presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference 2019, Dallas, TX.

2018

  • M. Singh, S. Merwat, J. Fair, E. Angelova, A. G. Duarte: Liver transplant recipient presenting with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and short telomere syndrome. Presentation at the Advanced Lung Disease Conference Sponsored by the Texas Heart Institute, December 7, 2018, Houston, TX.
  • Singh M, Duarte AG. Progressive respiratory failure in a liver transplant recipient. Advanced Lung Disease Conference. 12-2018. Houston, TX. 
  • M. Singh. A Case of Chronic Cough and Dyspnea. Presented at the Koppa Conference, August 2018, Hunt, TX.
  • Papani R, Sharma G, Chan WJ, Kuo Y-F, Agarwal A, Duarte AG. Development of Administrative-Claims Based Algorithms to Identify Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Am J Crit Care Med 2018. 

2017

  • Keith Sacco, Scott Helgeson, J Saadi Imam, M Caroline Burton: Penicillin Skin Testing in the Intensive Care Unit is associated with a Greater Change to Narrow-spectrum Antibiotics. CHEST 152: A13(4), 2017. Presentation at CHEST Conference, November 1, 2017.
  • Divya Menon, Jordan Ray, J Colt Cowdell, Taryn Smith, J Saadi Imam, Carolyn Landolfo, Pragnesh Parikh, Dong Chen, Joseph Blackshear, Peter Pollak: Resolution of GI Bleeding After Percutaneous Plugging of Perimitral Leaks in a Patient with Acquired von Willebrand Syndrome.  CHEST 152: A95(4), 2017. Presentation at CHEST Conference, October 2017.
  • R Papani, G Sharma, A Agarwal, WJ Chan, YF Kuo, AG Duarte. Development of Administrative Algorithms for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Single Center Perspective. Accepted for poster presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference 2017, Washington DC.
  • L.L. Tung, A. Duarte, J. Mills, J. Martinez, G. Sharma; Prevalence of Low Peak Inspiratory Flow Rate Ambulatory Patients with COPD: Poster presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference 2017, Washington DC.
  • Jacques Baillargeon PhD, Randall J. Urban MD, Wei Zhang, MS, Mohammed F. Zaiden MD, Zulqarnain Javed MBBS MPH, Melinda Sheffield Moore PhD, Yong-Fang Kuo PhD, Gulshan Sharma MD, MPH. Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Hospitalization Rates in Men with COPD.  Poster presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference 2017, Washington DC.
2016
  • Wagner, Penny; Zaidan, Mohammed; Nishi, Shawn; Sharma, G. Profile of Frequent Emergency Department Users Among Patients Diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California.
  • R. Bishwakarma, Y. Lin, Y. Kuo, G. Sharma. Metformin and Health Utilization in Patient with Coexisting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Diabetes. CHEST, 2016, 150(4_S:)896A.
  • R. Bishwakarma, W. Zhang, Y.F. Kuo, G. Sharma. Role of Long-Acting Bronchodilators and Inhaled Corticosteroids in 30 Days Readmission After Index Hospitalization for COPD, Accepted for ATS international Conference, May 13-18, 2016 San Francisco.
  • R. Bishwakarma, S.K. Shah, M.D. Bailey, R. Papani, R.S. Nawgiri, V. Valentine, S.P. Nishi. Rare Association of Anti-Threonyl tRNA (PL-7) Antisynthetase Syndrome and Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis, Accepted for ATS international Conference, May 13-18, 2016 San Francisco.
  • R. Bishwakarma, S.K. Shah, W. Zhang, J. Valle, J. Terasaki, S.P. Nishi . Mixing It Up: Concurrent Administration of TPA and DNase in Complex Parapneumonic Effusions, Accepted for ATS international Conference, May 13-18, 2016 San Francisco.
  • R. Bishwakarma, R. Papani, V.G. Valentine. Healing and Hardening: Focal Fibrosing Mediastinitis Due to Histoplasmosis, Accepted for ATS international Conference, May 13-18,2016 San Francisco.
  • Ravikanth Papani , Alexander Duarte. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Associated with Interferon Beta 1B: A Case Report. Accepted for ATS international Conference, May 13-18, 2016 San Francisco.
  • Ravikanth Papani, Alexander Duarte, Yu-Li Lin, Gulshan Sharma. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) associated with Interferon (IFN) Therapy: A population based study. Accepted for ATS international Conference, May 13-18, 2016 San Francisco.
  • Gurinder Singh MD, Wei Zhang MS, Yong-Fang Kuo PhD, Rizwana Sultana, MD, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH. Impact of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure use on hospitalization rates in Medicare beneficiaries with coexisting COPD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Overlap syndrome. Accepted for ATS international Conference, May 13-18, 2016 San Francisco.
2015
  • ED. Chan, R. Bishwakarma, A. Ovrutsky, J. Honda, X. Bai, A. Bai, W. Kinney. Acanthamoeba Castellanii Cysts Protect Intracellular Mycobacterium Avium from High Temperatures. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 191; 2015: A5267.
  • Gurinder Singh MD, Wei Zhang MS, Yong-Fang Kuo PhD, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH. Association of Psychosocial factors with 30–day readmission rates in Medicare beneficiaries with COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015/ COPD 9 USA Mtg. Chicago.
  • Amitesh Agarwal MD, Wei Zhang MS, Yong-Fang Kuo PhD, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH. Process and Outcome measures for COPD patients under different Care Models. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015 / COPD 9 USA Mtg. Chicago.
  • Terasaki J, Valle J, Hicks C, Meena R, Singh G, Agarwal A, Wagner P, Sharma G. Using EMR to Improve Compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines for Outpatient Management of Stable COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015/ COPD 9 USA Mtg. Chicago.
  • Carrete L, Valle JR, Shah SK, Valentine VG. Drying up Chylous Pleural Effusions and Improving Lung Mechanics with Sirolimus in a Patient with LAM. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 191:A1404, 2015. (ATS International Conference, May 2015, Denver).
  • Galindo M, Valle JR, Peffley S, Shah SK, Valentine VG. The Micromegalic Studs of Tuberculous Pleuritis: Diagnosis by "Open" Pleuroscopy. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 191:A3013, 2015. (ATS International Conference, May 2015, Denver).
  • Rebecca E Waters DO, Gurinder Singh MD, Shawn Nishi MD, Mahmoud Eltorky MD, PhD. Anatomic Distribution of Smoking Related Interstitial Fibrosis (SRIF) in Lung Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy Specimens. Mar 2015. (United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Conference, Boston, MA).
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Campos MD, Manivel K. Eswaran MD, Gurinder Singh MD, Alexander Indrikovas MD, Shawn Nishi MD, and Maria Belacazar. Rapid Correctin of Severe Hypertriglyceridemia in the Setting of Acute Pancreatitis: Treatment of a Metabolic Emergency with Plasma Exchange. Mar 2015. (2015 Annual ENDO Meeting, San Diego, CA).
2014
  • Hicks CJ, Singh GP, Nishi SP. If you look, you may find and EBUS story. (2014 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA).
  • Meena R, Boroumond N, Haque A, Duarte AG. Comparison of pulmonary vascular receptor profile in cirrhotic subjects with and without pulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care 2014
  • Ragai Meena, MD; Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH; Wei Zhang; Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD; Shawn Nishi, MD; Alexander G. Duarte, MD. Burn Injury Associated With Domiciliary Oxygen Use In Patients With COPD. Am J Respir Care Med 189;2014:A3057.
  • A Agarwal, J Valle, G Sharma, S Nishi; Overlooked Entity: Bronchial Anthracofibrosis (BAF). Chest 145, 481A-481A, Madrid, Spain 2014
  • A Agarwal, A Duarte. Successful Treatment of Clostridial Aortic Root Abscess in a Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.. CHEST Journal 145 169A-169A, Madrid, Spain 2014
  • Gurinder Singh MD, Wei Zhang MS., Yong-Fang Kuo PhD., Gulshan Sharma MD., MPH. Trends in 30-day readmission rates in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with COPD: 2001-2009. (2014 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA).
  • A. Aljaafareh, Jose R. Valle, Anita C. Mercado. Atypical Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Manifestation: Large Pleural Based Mass. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Poster presentation ACP National Meeting, Orlando, 4/11/14.
  • Almotasembellah Aljaafareh MD, Jose R. Valle MD, Karen Pierson MA , Yong-Fang Kuo PhD, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH. Risk of cardiovascular events after initiation of long acting bronchodilators in patients with Chronic Obstructive Lung disease. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Oral presentation ATS, San Diego, 5/14.
  • Jose R. Valle, A. Aljaafareh, K. Low, K. Kislingbury, P. Wagner, G. Lombard, M. James, S.K. Shah, S. Lick, V.G. Valentine . A Year of Infections From Nontuberculous Mycobacteria In Thoracic Organ Transplantation: A Single Center Report. University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX/US. Oral presentation ATS, San Diego, 5/14.
  • Aljaafareh, Jose R. Valle, Shawn Nishi. Lung Mass Invading The Thoracic Spine And Causing Paraplegia. If Not Cancer Then What? Poster presentation ATS, San Diego 5/14.
  • Gurinder Singh. Clinical impact of Point of care Ultrasonography in critically ill patients. Poster Presentation, ATS San Diego 5/27/2014.
  • Gurinder Singh MD, Wei Zhang MS, Yong-Fang Kuo PhD, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH. Trends in 30-day readmission rates in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with COPD: 2001-2009, 5/20/2014 ATS 2014 International Conference ,San Diego
  • Hicks CJ, Shah SK, Nishi SP. Sustainability Of Improvement After Central Line Agarwal A, Valle JR, Sharma GS, and Nishi SN. Overlooked Entity: Bronchial Anthracofibrosis (2014 Chest World Congress).
2013
  • Patel S., Terasaki J., Shah S.K., Lick, S., Valentine, V.G. Geriatric Lung Transplant. 2013 CHEST Conference Poster Presentation
  • Terasaki, J., Shah, S.K., Schnadig, V.N. and Valentine, V.G. Airway Complication Contributing To Disseminated Fusariosis After Lung Transplantation. 2013 International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Annual Conference Poster Presentation.
  • Hicks CJ, Shah SK, Nishi SP. Resident Preference of Long Versus Short Axis for Ultrasound Guided Central Line Placement. Critical Care Medicine. 40(12):1-328, December 2012 (Society of Critical Care Medicine, 42nd Critical Care Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 19-23, 2013).
  • Garza-Gutierrez G, Shah SK, Loeffelholz M, Sharma G. Risk factors for community acquired MRSA pneumonia and outcomes. Chest 136(4): i-5S.
  • Patel SD, Shah SK, Boroumand N, Lick S, Valentine VG. Obliterative Bronchiolitis after Heart Transplantation: Bug or Drug. J Heart Lung Transplant 32(4S):S272, 2013. (ISHLT 33nd Annual Meeting, April 2013, Montreal CA).
  • Meena Regai, Sharma G. Iatrogenic pneumothorax. A single center perspective. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187;2013:A3901.
  • Meena R, Haque A, Boroumond N, Boor P, Duarte AG. Pulmonary vascular receptor profile in subjects with portopulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187: A2553, 2013.
  • Hoang V, Meena R, White G, Gregonis E, Boroumond N, Haque A, Duarte AG. A Cardiopulmonary findings in subjects with and without portopulmonary hypertension: an autopsy study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187: A4685, 2013. Parekh T, Gowda A; Shah S; Nishi, SP. Adherence To Clinical Practice Guidelines For Weight Based Dosing Of Vancomycin: Where Do We Stand? (2013 ATS International Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Simulation Training. (2013 ATS International Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
2012
  • De Los Santos M, Shah SK, Valentine VG, Sharma G. Innocent Bystander or Partner in Crime. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 185: A6117, 2012. (ATS International Conference, May 2012, San Francisco)
  • De Los Santos M, Shah SK, Hicks C, Valentine VG. Muddying the Water for a Clear Diagnosis. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 185: A6109, 2012. (ATS International Conference, May 2012, San Francisco)
  • De Los Santos M, Shah S, Meena R. Lessons learned for the larva. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. (ATS International Conference, May 2012, San Francisco)
  • Shah SK, Parham P, Lombard GA, James MA, Valentine VG. Phaeoacremonium parasiticum as a Cause of Cavitary Native Lung Nodules after Single Lung Transplantation. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 185: A5828, 2012. (ATS International Conference, May 2012, San Francisco)
  • Shah SK, Farber A, Sharma G. The use of diagnostic tests in patients with community acquired pneumonia. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 185:A1503, 2012 (ATS International Conference, May 2012, San Francisco)
  • Shah SK, Pillai R, Sharma G. Improving central line competence - is a culture shift required? Am J Resp Crit care Med 185:A2895, 2012 (ATS International Conference, May 2012, San Francisco)
  • Nishi SP, Shah SK, Lombard GA, James MA, Beckles DL, Lick S, Valentine VG. Phaeoacremonium parasiticum as a Cause of Cavitary Native Lung Nodules after Single Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 31(4S):S285, 2012. (ISHLT 32nd Annual Meeting, April 2012, Prague CZ)
  • Divekar R, Pillai R, Calhoun W, Bhavnani S. Asthma Internet Searching: A Surveillance and Rapid Response Opportunity? 2012 AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics
  • Bhavnani S, Farroni J, Crowder J, McKinney E, Pillai R, Rose RM, Carter M. The Role of Method Intuition in Translational Ethics. 2012 AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics.
2011
  • Ubhayaker KM, G Garza, V Cardenas, Sharma G. The effectiveness of focused educational activities on reducing the use of routine chest radiographs in mechanically ventilated patients. Chest 2011
  • Hoang-Edwards TQ, Sharma G. Surveillance following curative intent surgery for non-small cell lung cancer. A systematic review. Chest 2011
  • E.L. Gregonis, G.R. White, A.G. Duarte, N. Boroumand, A. Haque. Prevalence of portopulmonary hypertension-a clinicopathologic assessment. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183: A1922, 2011 (ATS International Conference, May 2011, Denver, CO)
  • Pillai R, Pazdrak R, Nair P, Wong W, Efthimiadis A, Radford K, Jamaluddin M, Victor S, Ju H, Brasier A, Calhoun WJ. A Pilot Study to Investigate the Proteomics Profile of Asthmatic Patients with Varying Types of Bronchitis.(ATS International Conference, May 2011, Denver, CO)
  • Broussard B, Valentine VG, Nishi S, Lick S, Lombard G, LaPlace S, Seoane L, Dhillon G, Rampolla R:  Analysis of Non-Cutaneous Cancer after Lung Transplantation.  J Heart Lung Transplant 30(4S):S149, 2011. (ISHLT 31st Annual Meeting, April 2011, San Diego CA)
2010
  • Prys-Picard C, Williams B, Cardenas V, Sharma G. Outcomes of critically ill patients on multiple vasopressor therapy (ERS2010).
  • Pillai R, Valentine VG, Lick SD, Lombard GA, LaPlace SG, McAnally KJ, Seoane L. Analysis of nontuberculous mycobacteria respiratory tract infections in lung transplantation. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 181;A2568, 2010 (ATS International Conference, May 2010, New Orleans)
  • Nishi SP, Cabada MM, Lea AS, Lick SD, Valentine VG. Rare concomitant respiratory infection with Aspergillus ustus and Nocardia transvalensis in a lung recipient. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 181;A3854, 2010 (ATS International Conference, May 2010, New Orleans)
  • Nishi SP, Valentine VG, Lombard GA, Lea AS, Lick SD. Lobectomy for focal bronchiectasis: A bridge to lung transplantation for a cystic fibrosis patient. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 181;A5895, 2010 (ATS International Conference, May 2010, New Orleans)
  • Valentine VG, Nishi SP, Lick SD, Duarte AG, Lombard GA, LaPlace SG, McAnally KJ, Seoane L. Extending critical pathways into the operating room lengthens life for cystic fibrosis lung recipients. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 181;A4322, 2010 (ATS International Conference, May 2010, New Orleans)
  • Pillai RR, Valentine VG, Lick SD, Lombard GA, LaPlace SG, McAnally KJ, Seoane L. Analysis of nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant 29(2S):S138, 2010. (ISHLT 30h Annual Meeting, April 2010, Chicago)
2009
  • Garza-Gutierrez, Shah S, Sharma G. Risk factors for community acquired MRSA and outcomes. ACCP San Diego 2009. (oral presentation)
  • Broussard BA, Nguyen AN, Nishi SP, Gupta MR, Lombard GA, LaPlace SG, Raper B, Seoane L, Dhillon GS, Valentine VG:  Effect of Fluoroquinolones on Development of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Infections In Lung Recipients.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med 179: A1740, 2009 (ATS International Conference May 2009, San Diego)
  • Sharma G, Garza-Gutierrez G, Cardenas V, Baillargeon G, Murray O, Williams B, Baillargeon J. Use of Intensive Care during the End-of-Life among a State Prison Population.  ATS San Diego 2009.
  • Nishi SP, Gupta MR, Lombard GA, LaPlace SG, Seoane L, Dhillon GS, Valentine VG:  Bone Mineral Density in Lung Transplantation.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med 179: A4601, 2009 (ATS International Conference May 2009, San Diego)
  • Raza A, Nishi SP, Gupta MR, Lombard GA, LaPlace SG, Dhillon GS, Seoane L, Valentine VG:  Determinants of Best FEV1 after Lung Transplantation.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med 179; A4608, 2009 (ATS International Conference May 2009, San Diego)
  • Thomas S, Duarte AG, Safdar Z, duBoisblanc B, Romaine C, Feldman J, Oeschlager K, Chin K, Torres F. Management of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy; a multicenter experience. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 179;A3361, 2009. (ATS International Conference, May 2009, San Diego)
  • Valentine VG, Raza A, Nishi SP, Gupta MR, Seoane L, Lombard GA, Dhillon GS:  Determinants of Time to Peak FEV1 after Lung Transplantation.  J Heart Lung Transplant 28(2S):S107, 2009. (ISHLT 29th Annual Meeting, April 2009, Paris)
  • Bulayeva NN, Murugan TA, Ameredes BT, Calhoun WJ. Effect of sex steroids on eicosanoid receptor expression on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 179: A3741, 2009.
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