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Scholarly Activity

Resident Quality Improvement Projects, 2021

  1. Protopsaltis, N. “Revision of Resident Resources for Transfusion Medicine”

    Mentors: Drs. David Oh, Ammar Aliuddin

  2. Ikegami, S. “Investigation of effectiveness of low-titer, cold stored, group O whole blood (LTOWB) for hemorrhagic trauma patients”

    Mentor: Dr. David Oh

  3. Yakoub, M. “Validating comprehensive next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for solid tumors using cytology specimens”

    Mentors: Drs. Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, Paul Lee, Catherine Stefaniuk

  4. Reno, M. “Implementation of Microbiology Plate Rounds”

    Mentor: Dr. Eleanor Powell

  5. Agarwal, P. “Validation of EDTA declassification protocol of bone specimens involved by metastatic breast cancer and for which prognostic breast cancer biomarker IHC staining will be performed”

    Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Hinrichs

  6. Gaddam, S. “Improving lymph node yield in Whipple resection specimens using the “Orange Peeling” sampling method”

    Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Hinrichs

  7. Mallikarjuna, V. “Quality of positive control tissues used in IHC in the histology lab”

    Mentor: Dr. Jiang Wang

  8. Zhu, X. “Validation of ARX and PDX1 IHC to predict clinical behavior using a previously identified cohort of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNET)” Mentors: Dr. Divya Sharma, Dr. Jiang Wang


Lipomatous Hypertrophy Of Interatrial Septum In Sudden Cardiac Death: An Incidental Finding Or Cause of death? Esraa Mohamed, MBBCh, Diping Wang, MD, PhD, and Shobha Parajuli, MD.

Ossification with Bone Marrow Formation in Blood Vessel Wall in Peripheral Artery Disease, A Case Report. Mohamed A. Yakoub, MD, PhD, Angel Munoz, MD.

Giant Cell Reaction in Lifting Agent Injection Site in Sigmoid Colon Resection - A Case Report.

Mohamed A. Yakoub, MD, PhD, Steven Gilday, MD, PhD, Angel Munoz, MD.

A Rare Hematologic Finding in a Case of Thymoma. Pari Shelat, MD, Hope Hastings, MD, Ramya Velagapudi, MD, Steven Gilday, MD, PhD. 

A Rare Case of Post-Transfusion Purpura. Pari Shelat, MD, Hope Hastings, David Oh, Jeremy Hart.

A Rare Case of AL Amyloidosis with Acute Liver Failure. Yuan Huang, MD, PhD, Kurt B. Hodges, MD, Jiang Wang, MD, PhD.

A Rare Case of Acute Necrotizing Herpes Simplex Virus Hepatitis at Autopsy. Raheel Ahmed, MD, Kurt Hodges MD, Divya Sharma MD.

Pulmonary Nodular Lymphoid Hyperplasia: A Case of a Rare Benign Mimic of Malignancy.
Steve Gilday, MD PhD, Mohga Ali, MD, Lauren Rosen, MD.

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in the Setting of Transplant Glomerulopathy. Ramya Krishna Velagapudi, MD, Diping Wang, MD, PhD, Simon Tremblay, PharmD, PhD, Paul J. Lee, MD, PhD.

A Variant of Cholangiocarcinoma Mimicking Metastatic Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma to the Liver. Oluwadamilare Ajayi, MD, Jiang Wang, MD, PhD.



Assessment of cell block for panel molecular testing in pancreatic carcinoma specimens improve adequacy rates. Yuan Huang, MD, PhD., Paul Lee, MD.  2020

High susceptibility of histoplasmosis in renal allografts compared with non-renal allografts.  Ramya Krishna Velagapudi, MD, Shuling Zheng, MD, PhD. 2018



Comparison of Transbronchial Forcep Biopsy (TBFB) vs. Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA) in Mediastinal and Thoracic Biopsies for Procuring the Optimal Sample for Diagnosis and Ancillary Studies. Ramya Krishna Velagapudi, MD. 2019


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