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:

Elena Burke, Erin Haber, C. William Pike, Rajiv Sonti. Characteristics of a Critically Ill Cohort with COVID-19 and Outcomes with Renal Replacement Therapy. In submission 

Robert J Varipapa Jr, Erik DiGiacomo, Daniel B Jamieson, Rajiv Sonti. Fluid Balance Predicts Need for Intubation in Patients with Respiratory Failure Initiated on High Flow Nasal Cannula. In submission.  

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