LOCAL AWARDS

The Pasquale Perillie, MD Award for Outstanding Leadership and Scholarship
2016  Katherine Araque Triana, MD
2015  Darly Connolly, MD
2014  Miguel Alberto Alvarez, MD
2013  Glynne Edwards, MD
2013  Maria Plataki, MD
2012  Fafa Xexemeku, MD
The Raymond Haddad, MD Award for Outstandign Professionalism
2016  Kavitha Gopalratnam, MD
2016  Jose Antonio Rodriquez Arciniega, MD
2015  Angeliki Maria Stamatoulil, MD
2014  Jona Marie Golbin Banzon, MD
2013  Nakeisha Rodgers, MD
2012  Spyridon Fortis, MD
The David Baker, MD Award for Outstanding Compassion in Patient Care
2016  Ruth Haynes, MD
2015  Angeliki Maria Stamatouli, MD
2014  Lia Patricia Suazo Hernandez, MD
2013  Nakeisha Rodgers, MD
2012  Juan Carlos Ravell Aumaitre, MD
The Vincent Adriole, MD Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching of Fellow Residents
2016  Julio Alvarenga Thiebaud, MD
2015  Jianbin Shen, MD
2015  Wei-Teng Yang, MD
2014  Daryl Connolly, MD
2013  Danlie Horowitz, MD
2012  Venkata Chandrakanth Gourineni, MD
The Peter Bartelloni, MD Award*
2016  Kristin Stawiarski, MD
2015  Edwin Jin Su Lee, MD
2015  Gabriel Alejandro Vilchez, MD
2014  Wei-Teng Yang, MD
2013  Tess Thomas Jacob, MD
2012  Jona Marie Patalingjug Golbin, MD

 * This award goes to the PGY-1 who demonstrates dedication and compassion to patients in the Primary Care Center and overall excellence in Ambulatory Medicine.

PRESENTATIONS

Alvarez M, Younus M, Ravell J, Ayala J. Life Threatening Rare Side Effect of rtPA: A Case Report.  Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2011; Southington, CT.

Alvarez M, Ravi S, Gangaraj J, Zarich S. Sinus Valsalva Aneurysm Rupture into the Right Atrium. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2012; Southington, CT.

Bravo C, Yan, L, Kudej R, Vatner DE, Vatner SF. "Adenosine Lite"; a Combination of Adenosine Agonist and Adenylyl Cyclase Type 5 Inhibition Reduces Infarct Size and Ameliorates Heart Failure Preogression Even when Delivered after Coronary Reperfusion. Poster session presented at: HAH Scientific Sessions; 2013; Dallas, TX.

Bravo C, de Lorenzo M, Combination of Anti-Diabetic and Anti-Obesity Drugs Prevents Tumor Progression. Poster session presented at: FASBE; 2013; Boston, MA.

Bravo C, Seonghun Y, Kudej RK, Ah Lee G, Park M, Tian Y, Vatner DE, Yan L, Vanter SF, Adenylyl Cylcase Type 5 Inhibition During Reperfusion Ameliorates Heart Failure Development. Poster session presented at: FASEB; 2013; Boston, MA.

Bravo C, Yoon S, Kudej RK, Tian R, Klowica S jr., Buchholz B, et al. Anti-Viral Drug with Properties of Selective Inhibition of Adenylyl Cyclase Type 5 Reduces Infarct Size More when Delivered after then before Reperfusion. Poster session presented at: AHA Scientific Sessions; 2012; CA.

Bravo C, Kudej RK, Vanter SF, Vanter DE, Yan L. Metabolomic Approach of Ischemic Preconditioning in Second and Third Window. Poster session presented at: FASEE; 2012; CA.

Dakwa, K. Malignang Neurocardiogenic Syncope in a 52 Year Old. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2012; Southington, CT.

Dakwa K. Ventricular Septal and Free Wall Rupture (Double Rupture) Complicating an Acute Myocardial Infarction. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Gangcuangco LM, Vandolah L, Saul Z. A rare case of recurrent urinary tract infection in a post-menopausal woman caused by Raoultella planticola. Poster number: 22. Presented at: 6th International IVI Congress. Alicante, Spain, April 23-25, 2015.

Gangcuangco LM, Wong J, Chow DC, Shikuma CS. Lower peripheral fat persists in HIV-infected subjects despite viral suppression in the era of highly-active antiretroviral therapy. ePoster number: EP-155. Presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology. Dublin, Ireland. May 16-20, 2015.

Gangcuangco LM, Chow DC, Keating S, Norris PJ, L. Nagamine, Ndhlovu L, et al. Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with higher levels of plasma soluble biomarkers in older HIV-infected patients on stable antiretroviral therapy. Presented at the 8th International AIDS society for HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention. July 22, 2015.

Gangcuangco LM, Clark P, Stewart C, Miljkovic G, Saul Z. Persistent bacteremia from Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistant to the novel antibiotics ceftolozane-tazobactam and ceftazidime-avibactam. Presented at the 9th International Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. September 7, 2015. Basel, Switzerland. Poster PS1.356.LB.

George J, Stephen R, Siddiqui S. Endocrine Dysfunctionality Over the Counter. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2012; CT.

Golbin, J. Mycobacterium Mucogenicum Sepsis in an Immunocompetent Host.  Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2012; Southington, CT.

Gopalratnam K, George J Singh A, Kwon J. Case of Toxic Leukoencephalopathy Secondary to Cocaine Use. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Haynes R, Kholi R, Badara M. Miller Fisher Variant of Gullian Barre Syndrome Presenting with Bilateral Abdunces Nerve Palsy.  Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Henien S. Coronary Artery Aneurysms in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Poster session presented at: CC-ACC Annual Meeting; 2014.

Henien S. Excessive Opioid Self-Dosing Unveils Infra-Nodal Conduction Disease. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP; 2013; Southington, CT.

Ho D, Yan L, Zhao X, Bravo C, Stanley W, Vanter DE, Pessin J, Fanter SF. Disruption of Adenylyl Clyclase Type 5, a Novel Target for Obesity, Diabetes and Diabetic Cardiomyopathy. Poster session presented at: AHA Scientific Sessions; 2012; CA.

Jacob, T. INteresting Case of Hypercalcemia (Clinical Vignette). Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Kohli R, Argento V. Donepezil Induced Urticaria. Poster session presented at: American Geriatric Society; 2011; Washington DC.

Kohli R, Argento V, Skudlarska B. Ondines Curse Variant in Elderly. Poster session presented at: American Geriatric Society; 2012; Seattle, WA.

Kohli R, Deepika A, Horowitz M. Role of Immunoglobulin Therapy in  Refractory Polymyositis. Poster session presented at: SGIM Regional Meeting; 2013; New Haven, CT.

Kohli R, Chowdhary. IgG4 Related Pleural Disease. Poster session presented at: American Association of Immunology; 2013; Honolulu, HI.

Kohli R, Mithil C, Argento V, Skudlarska B. Restless Leg Syndrome in Cognitive Impairment.  Poster session presented at: AMDA Annual Conference; 2011; FL.

Kohli R, Mithil C, Argento V, Skudlarska B. Temporal Demential Masked by Major Depressive Disorder. Poster session presented at: 2011 American Geriatrics Society; 2011; Tampa, Fl.

Kohli R, Saul Z. HIV Eosinophilic Folliculitis. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2011; Hartford, CT.

Kohli R, Saul Z. Fulminant Necrotizing Fasciitis due to Aeromonas Hydrophila. Poster session presented at: Annual meeting; 2011; Hartford, CT.

Kohli R, Nascimento J. CV Stroke as an Initial Presentation of Wegeners. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2012; Hartford, CT.

Kohli R, Gupta M. Cocaine Induced Pseudovasculitis. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Hartford, CT.

Kohli R, Haynes R. Miller Fischer Variant of Gullian Barre Syndrome. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Hartford, CT.

Kohli R, Nascimento J. Tongue Necrosis in Temporal Arteritis. Poster session presented at: International Conference of Rheumatology; 2012; Chicago, IL.

Lebastchi J, Akirav EM, Ablamunits V, Herold KC. B cells extinguish insulin gene methylation during progression of Type 1 Diabetes. American Diabetes Association Meeting 2012, Philadelphia, PA

Lebastchi J, Akirav EM, Galvan EM, Henegariu O, Akirav M, Ablamunits V, Lizardi PM, Herold KC. Detection of B cell death in diabetes using differentially methylated circulating DNA. Yale University Department of Immunobiology Retreat, 2011

Lebastchi J, Domfeh A, Cohen P, Geeti A. Hemoptysis as an Unusual Presentation of Metastatic High Grade Epithelioid
Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus. American College of Physician Meeting 2013 Southington, CT

Lebastchi J, Usmani-Brown S, Beam C, Ledizet M, and Herold KC.  Analysis of B cell death in individuals at risk for Type 1 diabetes. Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies 2014 Meeting, Chicago, IL

Lebastchi J, Xexemeku F, Cohen P, Stuart Z. Carcinoid heart disease: Is it too late to treat? American College of Physician Meeting 2014 Southington, CT

Lebastchi J, Ajluni N, Neidert A, Oral EA. A Report of Three Cases with Acquired Generalized Lipodystrophy with Distinct Autoimmune Conditions treated with Metreleptin. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Sep 21:jc20152589. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26390101.

Meleveedu K, Gourineni VC, Juvet T, Kumar Y, Bordea D, Sena K. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in an Immunocompetent woman. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2012; Southington, CT

Meleveedu K, Song W, Stamatouli A, Han L, Lebastchi J, Madhavan P, Witt D. HLH with primary bone marrow lymphoma – An unusual association. American College of Physician Meeting 2014 Southington, CT

Mortensen K, Rudolph V, Lebastchi J, Friedrichs K, Rudolph T, Klinke A, Lau D, Meinertz T, Baldus S. Cardiac resynchronization therapy affects the activation state of polymorphonuclear neutrophils. 76th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Cardiology- Heart and Circulatory Research, 2010

Moore M, DeLorenzo M, Yan L, Chiriceac D, Bravo C, Vanter DE, et al. Chronic Caloric Restriction Improves Locomotor Activity in Aging Female Mice. Poster session presented at: FASEB; 2011.

Morris, D. Choosing Renal Ultrasound Wisely: What Factors cam Predict the Likelihood of Obstructive Uropathy in ICU Patients with Acute Kidney Injury. Poster session presented at: ATS; 2014; San Diego, CA.

Oskuei A, Alvarez M, Ayala J. Acute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia:  A Rare Side Effect of Hypomethylating Agents? Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Pachon R, Bravo C, Niemiera M. Sudden cardiac death as a presentation of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from pulmonary artery in a young adult. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2014 Dec 5. pii: 2048872614562969.
[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25480366.

Paratheepan, K. Unusual Presentation of Hyperglycemic Crises Associated with Pruritic Eruptive Xanothoma. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Romine S, Stephen R, Younus M. Liver Abscesses in a Patient with Primary Myelofibrosis. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2011; CT.

Shen J, O'Keefe K, Webb L, Degirolam A. Lurking Deep, Striking Hard - Multifaceted Acute Prophyria. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Shikuma CM, Ndhlovu LC, Chow DC, Gangcuangco LM, Keating SM, Norris PJ, et al. Peripheral blood mononuclear cell oxidative phosphorylation complex I activity levels are decreased by HIV and correlate with extent of immune dysregulation activities. Poster presentation presented at: 20th International Aids Conference; 2014 July 20-25; Melbourne, Australia.

Siddiqui, S. Recurrent Paraparesis with Stopping Steriod in TB Pachymeningitis. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Singh, A, Murthy A, Schussheim A, Lancaster G. MRI Provokes Recurrent Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP  Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Singh A, Murthy A, Dreisman M. Dual Coronary Artery Perforations Into the Left Ventricle Due to Post Stent Balloon Dilatation; Unique Case & Review of Literature. Poster session presented at: CC-ACC Annual Meeting; 2014; Groton, CT.

Singh A, Murthy A, Schusheim A, Lancaster G. Recurrent Stress Cardiomyopathy Precipitated by MRI. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2014; Groton, CT.

Song WL, Ricciotte E, Fitzgerald GA. L-PGDS but not H-PGDS Deletion Causes Hypertension and Accelerated Thrombogenesis in Mice. Poster session presented at: 13th International Bioactive Lipids Conference in Cancer. San Juan, PR.

Song WL, Dunbar RL, Stubbe J, Ricciotti ER, Radar DJ, FitzGerald GA. Systemic Eicosanoid and Cytokine Response to Niacin: Implications in HPS2-THRIVE Trial and Beyond.  Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2014; Groton, CT.

Stamatouli, A. A Rare Case of Fulminant Eosinophilic Myocarditis in a HIV Patient. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2013; Southington, CT.

Stephen R, George J, Siddiqui S, Saul Z. Renal Failure from Severe Babesiosis in the Immunocompetent Patient. Poster session presented at: CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2012; CT.

Stephen R, Younus M, Majumdar, S. Thyrotoxicosis after CTA in a Patient with Multinodular Goitre.  CC-ACP Annual Meeting; 2011; Ct.

Vudattu N, Waldron-Lynch F, Deng S, Preston-Hurlburt P, Lebastchi J, Torres R, Herold KC. Induction of autoimmune disease with anti-CTLA4 therapy in humanized mice. Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies 2013 Meeting, Boston, MA

Xexemeku F, Singh A, Yaw A, Zarich S. Predictors of Early Readmission in Heart Failure Patients in a Community Hospital. Poster session presented at: CC-ACC Annual Meeting; 2014; Groton, CT.

PUBLICATIONS

Akirav EM, Lebastchi J, Galvan EM, Henegariu O, Akirav M, Ablamunits, Lizardi PM, Herold KC. Detection of B cell death in diabetes using differentially methylated circulating DNA Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2011, Nov 22; 108(47): 19018-23.

Bravo C, Rondon Clavo CM, Oliva P, Altamirano R, Rada G.  Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary-artery bypass grafting for diabetic patients with multivessel coronary disease. Cochrane Systematic Review. 2014. [Protocol accepted]

Bravo C, Kudej RK, Yuan C, Yoon S, Ge, H, Park Y, et al. Metabolomic analysis of the second and third windows of ischemic preconditioning. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. 2013 Feb;55:19-26.

Chanda A, Wolff A, McPherson C, Kwon J. Utility of extended cardiac monitoring to detect atrial fibrillation in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2014 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Charoen P, Ndhlovu L, Gangcuangco LM, Keating S, et al. Albuminuria is associated with elevated acute phase reactants and proinflammatory markers in HIV-infected patients receiving suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Sept 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Clark PA, Brown JL, Si S, Woods AK, Han L, Stones JL. et al. Distal-les 3 haploinsufficiency results in elevated placental oxidative stress and altered fetal growth kinetics in the mouse. Placenta. 2012 Oct;33(10):830-8.

Crystal A. Remote magnetic navigation for catheter ablation of Atrio-ventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2013 Jul;11(7):829-36.

Crystal A. Determinants of pacemaker dependency after coronary and/or mitral or aortic valve surgery with long-term follow-up. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Jan 15;101(2):203-8. [co-author]

Crystal A. Meta-analysis of magnesium therapy for the acute management of rapid atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Jun 15;99(12):1726-32. [collaborator]

Gangcuangco LM, Alejandria M, Henson KE, Alfaraz L, Ata RM, Lopez M, Saniel M.Prevalence and risk factors for trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant Escherichia coli among women with acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection in a developing country. Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 3. pii: S1201-9712(15)00060-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2015.02.022. [Epub ahead of print]

Gangcuangco LM, Saul ZK. A novel case of Raoultella planticola urinary tract infection in a female: comment on 'Nosocomial pneumonia caused by carbapenem-resistant Raoultella planticola: a case report and literature review'.
Infection. 2015 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Gangcuangco LM, Wong J, Chow D, Shikuma C. Lower peripheral fat persists in HIV-infected subjects despite viral suppression in the era of highly-active antiretroviral therapy. Endocrine Abstracts (2015). 37 EP15 DOI:10.1530/endoabs.37.EP155

Gourineni VC, Juvet T, Kumar Y, Bordea D, Sena KN. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a 62-year-old immunocompetent woman. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2014;2014:549271 doi: 10.1155/2014/549271. Epub 2014 Feb 23.

Gysel M, Crystal A, Hancox JC, Methot M, Baranchuk A. Multifactorial QT interval prolongation and takostubo cardiomyopathy. Case Reports in Cardiology. 2014, Article ID 213842.

Han L, Gosain R, Plataki, M. Horowitz, D Bordea D. β-hemolytic group B streptococcus meningitis in a young healthy woman. IJCRI. 2013 4(9):151-17.

Ho D, Umemura M, Bravo C, Iwatsubo K. Recent Advances in isoform-specific regulation of adenylyl cyclase. Current Enzyme Inhibition. 2013 Sept 8(2):170-182.

Inzucchi S, Majumdar S. Glycemic targets: what is the evidence. Medical Clinics of North America. 2015 Jan; 99(1): 47-67.

Iwatsubo K, Bravo C, Masami U, Baljinnyam E, Nakamura T, Umemura M, et al. Prevention of heart failure in mice by an antiviral agent that inhibits type 5 cardiac adenylyl cyclase. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physol. 2012 Jun 15;302(12):H2622-8.

Kohli R, Argento V, Adjepong Y. Obesity associated abdominal elephantitis. Case Reports in Medicine. 2013 Mar; 2013-2016.

Kohli R, Mascimento J,. Giant Cell Arteritis presenting as Tongue necrosis. International Journal of Case Reports. 2013 Nov.

Kohli R, Namek K, Adalimumab (Humira) induced pulmonary edema. American Journal of Case Reports. 2013 May 14;173-175.

Kohli R, Nascimento J. Red nodular sclera in rheumatoid arthritis. Conn Med. 2014 Apr;78(4):231.

Lebastchi J, Deng S, Lebastchi AH, Beshar I, Gitelman S, Willi S, Gottlieb P, Akirav EM, Bluestone JA, Herold KC. Immune therapy and beta cell death in type 1 diabetes. 2013, May; 62(5): 1676-80.

Lebastchi J, Herold KC. Immunologic and Metabolic Biomarkers of ?-Cell Destruction in the Diagnosis of  Type 1 Diabetes Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2012,Jun; 2(6).

Lo L, Yan L, Gao S, Hu CL, Ge H, Bravo C. et al. Type 5 adenylyl cyclase increases oxidative stress by transcriptional regulation of MnSOD via the SIRT1/OoxO3 Pathway. Circulation 2013 Apr 23;127(16):1692-701.

Long T, Khan AM, Henien S, Hass D, Katz MC. Resident and fellow assessment of health policy attitudes and advocacy priorities. Conn Med. 2014 May;78(5):283-7.

Milam AA, Maher SE, Gibson JA, Lebastchi J, Ruddle NH, Herold KC, Bothwell AL A Humanized Mouse Model of Autoimmune Insulitis Diabetes. 2014, May; 63(5): 1712-24.                               

Murthy A, Sigh A, Tuhoy E. Iatrogenic Aorto-coronary dissection successfully treated with IVUS guided unprotected left main stenting - case report and review of literature. Journal of Cardiac Cases, Submission in review, February 2014.

Nash ER, Brand M, Chalkias S. Yellow Fever Vaccination of a Primary Vaccine During Adalimumab Therapy. J Travel Med. 2015 Apr 29. doi: 10.1111/jtm.12209. [Epub ahead of print]

Pachon R, Bravo C, Niemiera M. Sudden cardiac death as a presentation of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from pulmonary artery in a young adult. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2014 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Shen J, O'Keefe K, Webb LB, DeGirolamo A. Acute porphyria in a patient with Arnold Chiari malformation. Am J Case Rep. 2015 Feb 20;16:99-103. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.891079.

Sigh A, Murthy A, Schussheim A, Lancaster G. Recurrent takotsubo cardiomyopathy due to MRI - a case report and review of pathogenesis. BMJ Case Report, Submission in review (Submission ID bcr-2014-204376). February 2014.

Song WL, FitzGerald GA. Nyacin, and old drug with new twist. J Lipid Res. 2013 Oct;54(10):2586-94.

Song WL [collaborating author]. Omega-3 PUFA supplementation and the response to evoked endotoxemia in healthy volunteers. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013 Nov 5.

Stephen R, Jolly Se, Nally JV Jr, Navaneethan SD. Albuminuria: When urine predicts kidney and cardiovascular disease. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2014 Jan;81(1):41-51.

Usmani-Brown S, Lebastchi J, Steck AK, Beam C, Herold KC, Ledizet M. Analysis of beta cell death in Type 1 diabetes by droplet digital PCR Endocrinology. 2014, July en20141150.

Viehmann Milam AA, Maher SE, Gibson JA, Lebastchi J, Wen L, Ruddle NH, Herold  KC, Bothwell AL. A humanized mouse model of autoimmune insulitis. Diabetes. 2014 May;63(5):1712-24. doi: 10.2337/db13-1141. Epub 2014 Jan 29.

Wang R, Ross CA, Cai H, Cong WN, Daimon CM, Carlson OD, Egan JM, Siddiqui S, Maudsley S, Martin B. Metabolic and hormonal signatures in pre-manifest and manifest Huntington's disease patients. Front Physiol. 2014 Jun 23;5:231. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00231. eCollection 2014.

XU Z, Ji G, Shen J, Wang X, Zhou J, Li L. SOX9 and myocardian counteract each other in regulating vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation. Biochem biophys res commun. 2012 Jun 1;422(2):285-90.