Scholarly Projects

Transitional Year Residents - Scholarly Projects 2020-2021




Dr. Sarah Ferree 1. Rice SM, Ferree SD, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Shadi Kourosh A. The Art of Prevention: COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness for the Dermatologist. International Journal of Women's Dermatology. 2021 Jan DOI: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2021.01.007 1. Published
2. Pollock SE, Ferree SD, Kourosh AS. Xanthelasmata secondary to underlying vasculopathy: A mystery case report. International Journal of Women's Dermatology. 2020 Jun;6(3):234. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2020.03.032 2. Published
3. Pollock SE, Rice S, Ferree S, Friedstat J, Eberlin K, Kourosh AS. Lower Extremity Salvage in the setting of Bullous Pemphigoid Exacerbation: A Case Report. Submitted, 2020 3. Published
4. Ferree SD, Charrow A, Kourosh AS. Ethically Dealing with Differences: Cultural and Religious determinants of healthcare; Extreme political views and bigotry. In: Bercovitch L, Perlis C, Stoff B, Grant-Kels JM, editors. Dermatoethics: Contemporary Ethics and Professionalism in Dermatology, Second Edition. Springer; 2021. [In Press] 4. Published
5. Pollock SE, Ferree S, Kourosh A.S. "Chapter 1: What is Scarring?" Facing Scarring. Copyright 2020. Octal Publishing, 13 Partridge Cir, Salem, NH 03079. 5. Published
6. Ferree S, Pollock SE, Kourosh A.S. "Chapter 6: Which is the Management of Keloids?" Facing Scarring. Copyright 2020. Octal Publishing, 13 Partridge Cir, Salem, NH 03079 6. Published
Dr. Jesi Kim 1. Poster at the Society for Pediatric Radiology 2020 (virtual this year) 1. Poster
2. Working with DeepHealth to study the characteristics of breast imaging that leads to inappropriate detection by artificial intelligence. 2. Research
Dr. Nicholas Love 1. Language and Mnemonics During the Pandemic Era: A Virtual, Mixed-media Exhibition 1. JAMA (in 2nd review)
Dr. Yifan Lu 1. Comparison of widefield swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography with ultra-widefield colour fundus photography and fluorescein angiography for detection of lesions in diabetic retinopathy. PMID# 32591347 1. Published
2. Widefield Sweft-Source OCTA in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease. PMID# 32706899 2. Published
Dr. Marta Stevanovic 1. Stevanovic Marta, Piotter Elena, McClements, Michelle E., and MacLaren, Robert E. Submitted April 2021. CRISPR Systems Suitable for Single AAV Vector Delivery. Current Gene Therapy 1. Submitted
2. Fry Lewis E., Peddle Caroline F., Stevanovic Marta, Barnard Alun R., McClements Michelle E., MacLaren Robert E. August 2020. Promoter Orientation within an AAV-CRISPR Vector Affects Cas9 Expression and Gene Editing Efficiency. The CRISPR Journal. PMID# 32833533 2. Published
3. Jiang Mei, Stevanovic Marta, Foltz Leah P, Zhu Xinyue, Lopes Vanda S, Nadar Vignesh, Pham Katie, Hirata Roli K, Funk Sarah E, Russell David W, Humayun Mark S, Clegg Dennis O. Submitted. Class I HLA Proteins are Important for Phagocytosis of Photoreceptor Outer Segments by Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells. Cell Reports. 3. Submitted
4. Lin Tai-Chi, Stevanovic Marta, Foltz Leah, Clegg Dennis O., and Humayun Mark S. (in press). "Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Cells for Transplantation." 2020. In Macular Surgery, Current Trends and Controversies. Springer International Publishing AG. 4. Published
Dr. Jennifer Tran 1. Tran JA, Jurkunas UV, Yin J, et al. Netarsudil-associated reticular honeycomb edema (rhoedema) of the cornea. AJO Case ReportsUnder review 1. Case Report
Dr. Sean Wang 1. Microglia modulation by TGF-β1 protects cones in mouse models of retinal degeneration. PMID# 32352930 1. Published
2. In Situ Detection of Adeno-associated Viral Vector Genomes with SABER-FISH. PMID# 33209963 2. Published
3. Nrf2 overexpression rescues the RPE in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa. PMID# 33491671 3. Published
4. Engineering adeno-associated viral vectors to evade innate immune and inflammatory responses. PMID# 33568518 4. Published
5. AAV-Txnip prolongs cone survival and vision in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa. PMID# 33847261 5. Published

Transitional Year Residents - Scholarly Projects 2019-2020




Dr. Nathan Bombardier 1 Punch Biops Basics, Presented at CHA Tuesday School on 5/26/2020 1. Presentation
Dr. Eun Young Choi Sex-Specific Differences in Circumpapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness. PMID31732228 1. Published
2. Choi EY, Li D, Wang M, Li Y, Hall N, Wong R, Wang H, Jing Q, Sobrin L, Miller JW, Lorch A, Elze T. Comorbidity risk of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma from the IRIS registry. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. May 6, 2020 2. Research
3. Choi EY, Wong R, Thein T, Pasquale LR, Shen LQ, Wang M, Li D, Jin Q, Wang H, Baniasadi N, Boland MV, Yousefi S, Wellik SR, De Moraes CG, Myers JS, Bex PJ, Elze T. The Effect of Ametropia on Glaucomatous Visual Field Loss. Manuscript submitted – in review 3. Manuscript
Dr. Gerald Hefferman 1. Application of a Metal Artifact Reduction Algorithm for C-Arm Cone-Beam CT: Impact on Image Quality and Diagnostic Confidence for Bronchial Artery Embolization. Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology. PMID201931321481 1. Published
2. Quantitative Evaluation of Peripheral Arterial Blood Flow Using Peri-Interventional Fluoroscopic Parameters: An In Vivo Study Evaluating Feasibility and Clinical Utility. Biomed Research International. 2020 PMID32190691 2. Published
3. MRI-guided percutaneous thermoablation in combination with hepatic resection as parenchyma-sparing approach in patients with primary and secondary hepatic malignancies: Single center long-term experience. Cancer Imaging. 2020 PMID32460898 3. Published
4. Quantitative Evaluation of Multiphase Versus Single Phase Computed Tomography Angiography for the Detection of Distal Ischemic Stroke, RSNA 2019, Chicago, IL, December 1, 2019 4. Conference Presentation (National/International Meeting)
5. Chemosaturation mit perkutaner Leberperfusion von Melphalan bei Leber-dominant metastasiertem Aderhautmelanom. RöFo - Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren 5. Conference Abstract (National International Meeting)
6. Towards Optimal Fluid Management of Patients with COVID-19. Weekly Hospitalist Meeting, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance 6. Departmental Presentation
7. A case of inhalation-induced acute lung injury mimicking COVID-19 pneumonia 7. Case Presentation
Dr. Daniel Liebman 1. To Save Staff And Supplies, Designate Specialized COVID-19 Referral Centers (health affairs blog) 1. Publication
2. Recognizing the Need to Move Beyond Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance" - Resolution presented/passed at American Medical Association - Residents/Fellows Section Interim National Meeting, Nov 14-16, San Diego, CA 2. Research Project
3. Quantifying the resident learning curve for cataract surgery (@Mass Eye and Ear, PI Carolyn Kloek, MD) 3. Research Project
Dr. Eugene Vaios 1. Defining Treatment-Related Adverse Effects in Patients With Glioma: Distinctive Features of Pseudoprogression and Treatment-Induced Necrosis. PMID #32488924 1. Published
2. Eosinophil and lymphocyte counts predict bevacizumab response and survival in recurrent glioblastoma 2. Pending
Dr. Zihao Yan 1. "Liver tumor FDG activity on PET images before and immediately after microwave ablation enables visualization and quantification of metabolic tumor tissue contraction". Submitted to Journal to Nuclear Medicine on April 16th, 2020 1. Research Project
Transitional Year Residents - Scholarly Projects 2018-2019




Dr. Ricardo Guerra

1. Stump Pemphigoid demonstrating Circulating Anti-BP180 and BP230 Antibodies. Manuscript Number 18--119

1. Published 

Dr. Ryan Karmouta

1. Friable Erythema and Erosions on the Mouth PMID30235371

1. Published

2. Erythematous Periumbilical Papules and Plaques PMID30758342

2. Published

Dr. Steven Krueger

1. Morphology and More for the Skinternist, CHA Tuesday School 4/09/19 (60 minutes)

1. Lecture

Dr. Mihan Lee

1. A role for Imaging in the Detection of Physical Elder Abuse PMID30017624

1. Published

2. I wish I had known Sooner: Stratified Reproduction as a Consequence of Disparities in Infertility Awareness, Diagnosis and Management PMID30908284

2. Published

3. A New Role for Imaging in the Diagnosis of Physical Elder Abuse: Results of A Qualitative Study with Radiologists and Frontline Providers PMID30741114

3. Published

Dr. Nakul Singh

1. The Amazon Ocular Oncology Center: The first three years. PMID30698230

1. Published

2. Ophthalmic Oncology Outreach: Harnessing the Power of Social Media PMID 30908284

2. Published

Dr. Zujaja Tauqeer

1. The Impact of Prefilled Syringes on Endophthalmitis Following Intravitreal Injection of Ranibizumab. PMID30552891

1. Published

2. Orbital Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma Following Radiotherapy: A Report of 2 Cases. PMID 29319640

2. Published

Dr. Debra Whorms

1. Clinical Impact of Second Opinion Radiology Consultation for patients with Breast Cancer. PMID 30579707

1. Published 

2. Analysis of a patient-centered ridesharing program to overcome transportation barriers in access to advanced imaging care , Abstract ID 19018114

2. Abstract submission RSNA 





Dr.Tedi Begaj

1. Sunlight and ultraviolet radiation-pertinent retinal implications and current management. PMID# 28923583

1. Published 

2. Characterization of key enzymes of glycogen metabolism in the mouse retina. 

2. Abstract

3. The Online Face of U.S. Academic Ophthalmology.

3. Abstract

Dr. Allison Dobry

1. Dobry AS, Quesenberry CP, Ray GT, Geier JL, Asgari MM. Serious infections among a large cohort of subjects with systemically treated psoriasis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2017 Nov 1;77(5):838-44. PMID# 28917384

1. Published 

2. Ko LN, Raff AB, Garza-Mayers AC, Dobry AS, Ortega-Martinez A, Anderson RR, Kroshinsky D. Skin surface temperatures measured by thermal imaging aid in the diagnosis of cellulitis. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2017 Sep 23. PMID# 28951240

2. Published

3. Dobry AS, Ko LN, St John J, Sloan JM, Nigwekar S, Kroshinsky D. Association Between Hypercoagulable Conditions and Calciphylaxis in Patients With Renal Disease: A Case-Control Study. JAMA dermatology. 2017 Dec 13. PMID# 29238798

3. Published

4. Dobry AS, Quesenberry CP, Asgari MM. Reply. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2017 Dec 14; pii: S0190-9622(17)32817-7. PMID# 29380862

4. Published

Dr. Jenny Dohlman

1. Microbiological Profile of Various Arnica Cream Formulations: Abstract accepted to Millennial Eye 2017 in Nashville, TN (9/8/17 – 9/10/17) 

1. Abstract/ Digital Poster

2. Data Analysis of "Microbiological Profile of Various Arnica Cream Formulations" project from Yale School of Medicine with PI Dr. Michael Ehrlich 

2. Research Project

Dr. Rebecca Droms

1. Impact of Teledermatology on the Triage of Dermatology Patients- poster presentation at the 2018 CHA Academic Poster Session at Cambridge Hospital on April 10, 2018

1. Poster

2. CLER grant recipient to support participation in clinical research project on teledermatology at CHA during 2017-2018 academic year

2. Clinical Research

Dr. Rachel Dunlap

1. Initial validation of the Burden of Disease in Atopic Eczema instrument, a quality of life measure for adult atopic dermatitis PMID# 29380862

1. Published

2. Impact of Teledermatology on the Triage of Dermatology Patients – Cambridge Poster Night, April 10th 2018 (QI project) 

2. Poster

Dr. Clifford Kim

1. Cytochrome P450 monooxygenase lipid metabolites are significant second messengers in the resolution of choroidal neovascularization PMID# 28827330

1. Published 

2. Published paper journal: PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

2. Research Project

3. Submitted paper journal: FASEB J (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal)

3. Research Project 

Dr. Sumi Sinha

1. Association of Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Thromboembolic Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PMID# 29352986

1. Published 

2. Characteristics and national trends of patients receiving treatment of the primary tumor for metastatic prostate cancer PMID# 28828351

2. Published 

3. Association of androgen deprivation therapy and depression in the treatment of prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PMID# 28803700

3. Published 

4. Locally Advanced Cervical Carcinoma Management", currently accepted (undergoing editing for publication) in InTechOpen

4. Book Chapter





Dr. Joshua Agranat

1. Treatment for Complications After LASIK. Eye Contact Lens 2016 PMID# 27466722

1. Published

2. Access to portable chairs for MDs to increase patient satisfaction and compliance

2. Quality Improvement project

3. Contact Lens-Related Complications

3. Handbook Chapter

Dr. Jacob Duker

Retinal Artery Obstruction

Chapter in publication

Dr. Samantha Harrington

1. Doctors Explain Why Donald Trump’s Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Vaccines Are So Troublesome. 

1. Article in "Teen Vogel Magazine"

2. Donald Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Is Dangerous for Women and LGBTQ People

2. Article in "Teen Vogel Magazine"

3. Intern Guide

3. Quality Improvement Project

4. Association between sarcopenia and functional status in liver transplant patients

4. Research publication

Dr. Olivia Linden

1. The Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Journal

1. Research publication

2. Intern Guide

2. Quality Improvement Project

Dr. Clara Men

Reproducibility of SD-OCT parameters.


Dr. Leslie Modlin

International Journal of Radiation Oncology• Biology• Physics

Text book chapter

Dr. Edith Reshef

1. Management of Open Globe Injuries

1. Research publication

2. Teaching session-ophthalmology for the primary care physician

2. Quality Improvement Project





Dr. Grayson Armstrong

1. How Residents in one State are Fighting the Opioid Epidemic 

1. AMA News Article 

2. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography to Assess Pigment Epithelial Detachment

2. Research publication 

3. Political Activism for Residents

3. Tuesday School presentation

Dr. Justin Besen

1. The Skin Cancer Objective Structured Clinical Examination (SCOSCE): A multi-institutional collaboration to develop and validate a clinical skills assessment for melanoma 

1. Research publication 

2. Factors associated with Point-of-Care Treatment Decisions for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

2. Research publication

Dr. Patrick Burke

Ophtho for the PCP

Tuesday School presentation, May 24, 2016

Dr. Gibran Minero

First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK, Ninth Edition

Manual chapter 

Dr. Christine Nguyen

1. Opportunities to improve the value of Outpatient Surgical Care

1. Research publication

2. Reducing Hospital Resources can safely Lower Costs for Breast Reconstruction 

2. Research publication

Dr. Vanessa Pascoe

1. Nephrocutaneous diseases & Medications Affecting both the kidneys & the skin 

1. Research publication

2. Dermatology for the PCP

2. Tuesday School presentation

Dr. Tyler Wilhite

Site-specific Symptom Management: Palliative radiotherapy for advanced and metastatic head and neck cancers and skin metastases

Handbook chapter





Dr. Alexandra Adler

Case presentation at Tuesday School (IVIG)

Tuesday School Case conference

Dr. Andrew Chalupka

CHA House Officer Procedure Improvement Project

Quality Improvement project

Dr. Katrina Chu

Portrayal of Breast Cancer in Popular Women's Magazines

Article in "Women's Magazine"

Dr. Emily Holick

Clear as Mud: Making Decisions in Medicine

Medical Ethics Lecture at CHA

Dr. Lisa Ratanaprasatporn

Reducing Inappropriate Telemetry Usage

Quality Improvement project

Dr. Michael Schecht

Teaching Radiology to Internal Medicine Residents

Poster presentation

Dr. Swarup Swaminathan

Effect of SPARC Overexpression on Gremlin and Proteoglycans 

Research publication

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