Mercy Graduate Medical Education - Internal Medicine Scholarly Activity

Mercy St Louis Internal Medicine residency program encourages scholarly activity during all years of training.  Every resident is required to participate in a Quality Improvement Project which is closely tracked by faculty throughout the residency with a final presentation of the project either with a verbal presentation or poster at the annual Robert Taylor research colloquium at the end of the third year.

Mercy takes part in the annual Missouri American College of Physicians poster competition where residents are encouraged to present both clinical vignettes and safety posters.  There is also an opportunity to present clinical research as the annual Mercy Research Colloquium.

Mercy has an outstanding Institutional Review Board (IRB) department who is involved in helping residents with research projects.

Dedicated elective rotations are offered in order to provide residents time to formulate, develop and publish ongoing research.

Scholarly Activity 2018-2019

Chris Coriasso, DO (PGY2)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Cardiac Pseudoaneurysm-An Unusual Presentation of Autoimmune Disease”
  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP)
    • “Septic Shock-A “Smoking” Gun?”

Bhargavi Donepudi, MD (PGY3)

  • Presented 2 posters at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Stress Electrocardiogram Testing-Are We Choosing Wisely?”
    • “A Missed Opportunity-Disseminated Kaposi’s Sarcoma”
  • Presented 2 oral presentations at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Vitamin C in Septic Shock-Propensity Matched Retrospective Analysis”
    • “Atypical HUS”
  • Presented 2 Case Presentations at Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 2019
    • “Vitamin C in Septic Shock-Propensity Matched Retrospective Analysis”
    • “Atypical HUS”

Ayesha Farrukh, MD (PGY1)

  • Presented 1 oral presentation/poster at ATS International Conference 2019
    • “Severe Delirium Tremens: An Unusual Cause of Rhabdomyolysis with Extreme Serum Creatine Kinase Elevation”

Katie Hoffmann, DO (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Do Registered Dietician Visits Improve Diabetic Outcomes?”

Madhura Joag, MD (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Advanced Care Planning-Don’t Wait Until The End”

Steve Biko Onyambu, MD (PGY4 Chief)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Teaching Medical Students-Effective and Smart”

Abdul Rishi, MD (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) in a Continuity Care Clinic”

Erica Rosen, DO (PGY2)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Domestic Violence Screening in the John F Kennedy Clinic”
  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP)

Ayesha Soomro, MD (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • An Assessment of Prescribing Practices of Benzodiazepines in JFK Clinic”
  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP)
    • “The Great Imposter-A Testicle, Aorta and Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Walk Into a Bar…”

Varsha Venkataraman, MD (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Do Registered Dietician Visits Improve Diabetic Outcomes?”
  • Presented 1 oral presentation at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Sepsis Diastolic Dysfunction”
  • Presented 1 oral presentation at Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 2019
    • “Sepsis Diastolic Dysfunction”

Jenna Wolfe, DO (PGY3)

  • Presented 2 posters at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium
    • “Impact of an Automated Antibiotic Time-out Alert on the De-Escalation of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics”
    • Monitoring of Unfractionated Heparin Infusions-Is New Really Better?”

Scholarly Activity 2017-2018

Coriasso-RQ-2018 Chris Coriasso

Basma Shahid

  • Poster - Too Many B Cells. Basma Shahid, Michelle Schulz, Jacqueline Fairchild. (RQ 2018)

Abdul Rishi

  • When Foreign Bodies Get into Blood Vessels. Abdul Rishi, John Finne, Ketan Desai, Jacqueline Fairchild. (RQ 2018)

Catherine Ash

  • Poster - Osteoporosis Screening in Female JFK Patients. Catherine Ash, Nickole Forget. (RQ 2018)

Ayesha Soomro

  • Hypercalcemia Due to Urothelial Cancer - A Marker of Agressive Disease. Ayesha Soomro, Katherine Garland. (ACP 2017)
  • Not All Masses Are Cancer. (RQ 2018)

Manisha Shastry

  • Poster - Respiratory Rate Discrepancy in Non-Monitored Patients. Manisha Shastry, Jonnathan Rodriquez, Katherine Garland. (RQ 2018)
  • Barriers Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening. Manisha Shastry. (RQ 2018)
  • Hashimoto Lends His Name To More Than Thyroiditis. (ACP 2017)
  • Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Masquerading In The Gut. (SGIM 2017)
donepudi-rq-2018 Bhargavi Donepudi

Melissa Hager
Jake Wolf

  • Poster - Improvind Safe Opiod Prescribing in JFK Clinic. Melissa Hager, Jacob Wolf, Daniel Rey. (RQ 2018)

Ivan Borbon

  • Lung Cancer Screening in JFK Clinic. Ivan Borbon, Jamie Pitlick, Daniel Rey. 

Bhargavi Donepudi

  • A Dye Load, a Seizure and a Stroke - Understanding Contrast Induced Encephalopathy. (ACP 2017/ICU Conference)
  • A Missed Opportunity - Disseminated Kaposi's Sarcoma. (and Katy Hoffman) (RQ 2018)

Jenna Wolfe

  • Calciphylaxis Mimicking Giant Cell Arteritis. (RQ 2018)

Chris Coriasso

  • Brain Death Secondary to Massive Cerebral Fat Embolism. (RQ 2018)

Varsha Venkataraman

  • Hemodialysis Graft Preciptating Acute Coronary Syndrome - A Real Paradox. (ACP 2017)

 

Rishi-RQ-2018 Abdul Rishi

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