Research

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine has a long history of research. All of our faculty are involved in research endeavors and our expectation is that fellows will participate in a meaningful research project or scholarly activity during their three year fellowship. For faculty research please see associated faculty pages and PubMed.

Examples of recent fellow led research projects are below:

Haber EN, Jamieson DB: Updates on eosinophilia in asthma. Pulmonary Perspectives. Chest Physician. June 13th, 2022

Orr L, Krochmal R, Sonti R, DeBrito P, Anderson E. Comparison of the GenCut Core Biopsy System to Transbronchial Biopsy Forceps for Flexible Bronchoscopic Lung Biopsy. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2022;29(2):140-145.

Mokhtari N, Drassinower D, Orr L, Cobb N, Mims O, Landy H. Expectant Management of Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia in. Late Preterm Pregnant and Subsequent Cholecystitis: Lessons Learned. Am J Perinatol Rep 2021;11:e29–e33.

Gupta B, Jamieson DB, Sonti R: Physiologic Nonutility of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. Neth j Crit Care. Vol 29;4. July 2021

Varipapa R, Anderson E. Endobronchial actinomyces associated with aspiration of vegetable material: Diagnosis and debridement with ION Robotic Bronchoscopy. Submitted to Journal of Bronchology June 2021

Varipapa RJ, Sonti R. Predicting success of high-flow nasal cannula in covid-19. Respir Care. 2021;66(6):1044-1045.

Varipapa RJ, DiGiacomo E, Jamieson DB, Desale S, Sonti R. Fluid balance predicts need for intubation in subjects with respiratory failure initiated on high-flow nasal cannula. Respir Care. 2021;66(4):566-572.

Griffith N, Lance DOS, Orr L, Vinayak A. Concern for Pericarditis in a COVID-19 Positive Patient. Austin Cardiol. 2020; 5(1): 1022.

Cobb N, Solanki J. E-Cigarettes, Vaping Devices and Acute Lung Injury. Respiratory Care. 2020 May; 65(5): 713-18. 

Burke E, Haber E, Pike CW, Sonti R. Outcomes of renal replacement therapy in the critically ill with COVID-19. Med Intensiva (Engl Ed). 2021 Aug-Sep;45(6):325-331.

Varipapa RJ Jr, DiGiacomo E, Jamieson DB, Desale S, Sonti R. Fluid Balance Predicts Need for Intubation in Subjects With Respiratory Failure Initiated on High-Flow Nasal Cannula. Respir Care. 2021 Apr;66(4):566-572.

Sonti R, Gersten RA, Barnett S, Brown AW, Nathan SD. Multimodal noninvasive prediction of pulmonary hypertension in IPF. Clin Respir J. 2019 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/crj.13059.

Sonti R, Sanley M, Vinayak A. Using a Laryngeal Mask Airway During Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy is Safe and Obviates the Need for Paralytics. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 Jul;26(3):179-183.

Sonti R, Sanley M, Vinayak A. Using a laryngeal mask airway during percutaneous tracheostomy is safe and obviates need for paralytics. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 Feb 6.

Stephenson B, Roberts A, Read CA: Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage: in Critically Ill Cancer Patients   Nates & Price :Oncologic Critical Care   Springer doi:10.1007/978-3-319-74698-2_49-1)

McGarvey S, Levine M, Gupta P, Cowley RA, Shin J, DeBrito P, Liu S & Anderson ED.  Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Molecular Testing in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients. Poster.  DC Thoracic Society, Fairfax, VA.  April 2019.

Gupta P, Fried J, Liu S, DeBrito P & Anderson ED.  A novel Use of Neoadjuvant Crizotinib for a Rare ALK Positive Endobronchial Tumor.  Poster.  Department of Medicine Research Day, Georgetown University, May 7, 2019.

Welt E, Gross R. A case of giant cell arteritis related interstitial lung disease.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2018;19:1558 (Poster session at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA)

S. Srinivas, A. Ratwani, K. Davison, SR O’Brien, D. Jamieson. Teaching the Intangible: Implementation of a Simulation Program to Improve Communication and Teamwork During Code Blue Responses at an Academic Medical Center (abstract). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2018;197:A4515

Carson S, Fried J, Krishnan P, Bergquist PJ, Steen V, Reichner C.  CT findings in Patient with Interstitial Pneumonia with Autoimmune features.   ATS 2018, San Diego, CA.

Fried J, Commins,R, Sonti R, Steen V, Reichner C.  Heart rate recovery in patients with scleroderma.  ATS 2019, Dallas, TX.

Huapaya JA, Culotta B, Fried J, Bergquist P, Krishnan P, Wang H, Reichner C, Steen V.  Long-term evaluation of pulmonary function tests in subgroups of patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features.  ATS 2019, Dallas, TX.

Srivinas SV, Ratwani A, Davison K, O’Brien SR, Jamieson DB: Teaching the intangible: Implementation of a Simulation Program to Improve Communication and Teamwork During Code Blue Responses at an Academic Medical Center.  Presented at the American Thoracic Society Meeting, 2018

Burke E and Krochmal R. A Rare Case of Transudative Chylothorax. American College of Chest Physicians, New Orleans, LA, October, 2019. 

Burke E and Krochmal R.  Rheumatoid Arthritis Presenting with Mucus Plugs and Bronchiectasis.  American Thoracic Society, Philadelphia, PA, May 2020.

McGarvey S and Krochmal R. Unusual Presentations of Mycobacterial Infections.  American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA, May 2018.

Stephenson B, Read CA:  Bilateral Primary Endobronchial Leiomyosarcoma: ATS 2018 San Diego

Bell J, William Pike C, Kreisel C, Sonti R, Cobb N. Predicting Impact of Prone Position on Oxygenation in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with COVID-19. J Intensive Care Med. 2022 Jul;37(7):883-889.