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2017 marked our 52nd Annual Academic Competition. This contest is a scholarly competition designed primarily to encourage and stimulate the writing of professional papers and the presentation of professional posters. An added purpose is to promote the awareness of the role of the Health Sciences Library in support of patient care, continuing professional development and research.

The contest is open to residents, fellows, post-doctoral trainees, doctoral students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell or the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine as well as nurses and allied health professionals in student programs.

The subject of the paper or poster is at the discretion of the author, but should be based on activities at Northwell Health, the Zucker School of Medicine or the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies. The form of presentation should be similar to that of articles in professional journals or posters exhibited at National Meetings. Although a contestant may confer with senior staff during the preparation of the paper or poster, the entry presented must be written by the contestant as the first author.

Abstracts submitted for papers or posters are reviewed by at least three judges who are instructed to use a uniform system of grading. The papers and posters are judged according to excellence of the introduction, methods (or description for case reports), results, and conclusion. Authors of paper abstracts that are selected in the first round of judging are asked to prepare full length papers. These papers are then submitted to a second round of judging. First and Second place papers are selected in each category. Authors of poster abstracts that are selected in the first round of judging are asked to submit full poster exhibits to be shown to the public at the Academic Competition. A panel of judges will review each of these posters and a first and second place will be awarded in each of the categories.

Since we value each contribution, every paper and poster receives meticulous attention and review. In order to provide equal competition, the categories chosen reflect the types of submissions and the academic achievement of the contestants. These categories are divided into basic science researchcase reportsclinical science researcheducation outcomes research, and literature reviews. Nursing, Allied Health, and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine students each have a separate category under poster and paper presentations.

The Annual Academic Competition Committee extends their appreciation to all the participants for their effort, work and writings.

Committee members

The Academic Competition is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. 

Chair

Stephen Barone, MD—Poster Competition, Program Director, Department of Pediatrics, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Barbara and Donald Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Co-chairpersons

Michael Esposito, MD—Program Director, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health; Assistant Professor of Pathology, Zucker School of Medicine

Daniel Grande, PhD—Paper Competition, Director, Orthopaedic Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health; Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine

Debra Rand, MS, AHIP—Corporate Director of Libraries, Northwell Health; Assistant Professor Science Education, Zucker School of Medicine

Planning committee

Parswa Ansari, MD—Program Director, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

Alice Fornari, EdD, RD—Assistant Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health; Associate Dean of Medical Education Skills Development and Professor of Science Education, Occupational Medicine and Family Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine

Swapna Ghanta, MD—Surgery Resident, Chair, Resident Fellow Forum

Mitchell Izower, MD—Internal Medicine Resident, Social Chair, Resident Fellow Forum

Gregory Kapinos, MD—Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Northwell Health 

Martin Morales, PA, MHA—Corporate Director, Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Noah Rosen, MD—Program Director, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health 

Barbara Sacks, MS—Specialist, Medical Education, Office of Academic Affairs, Northwell Health

Lily Thomas, PhD, RN—Vice President, System Nursing Research, Northwell Health

Venice VanHuse, MPA—Assistant Vice President, Graduate Medical Education, Northwell Health

2017 paper award winners

Basic science research

1st (tie)

Gopal Kumar, MBBS
Elmezzi Scholar, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
Magnesium (Mg) Supplementation Reverses Cisplatin-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Following Mg Deficiency and Improves Cisplatin’s Efficacy in a Colon Cancer-Bearing Mouse Model

Jolanta Norelli, BA
MD/PhD Program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine
Enhancement of Surgical Repair of Achilles Tendon with Blockade of Matrix Metalloproteinases

2nd

Amrit Chiluwal, MD
Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Northwell Health
Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Attenuates Injuries Associated with Polytrauma by Increasing Systemic Blood Pressure and Cerebral Blood Flow

Case reports

1st 

Ahmed Mahgoub, MD
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
A Case of Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease Causing Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade

2nd 

Nupur Uppal, MD
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
Acute Parvovirus B19-Associated Nephrotic Syndrome in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease

Clinical science research

1st 

Sarah Pearlstein, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
Outcomes after Laparoscopic Conversion of Failed Adjustable Gastric Banding to Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) or Modified Duodenal Switch (MDS) – A Three Year Multicenter Matched Cohort

2nd 

Abhinav Agrawal, MBBS
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
Leukemic Bronchopulmonary Infiltrates in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: The Culprit or a Bystander?

Educational outcomes research

1st 

Ekta Patel, MD & Veena Muthusamy MD, Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Advancing Resident Education and Hospital Performance in Patient Safety: Results from a Novel Patient Safety Rotation

2nd 

Tiffany Cao, MD
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Sadness is a Pearl: Fostering Empathy Towards the Mentally Ill Through the Music of Lana Del Rey

Literature review

1st 

Jose Rubio, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Efficacy of 42 Pharmacologic Co-Treatment Strategies Added to Antipsychotic Monotherapy in Schizophrenia: Systematic Overview and Quality Appraisal of the Meta-Analytic Evidence

2nd 

Kevin Chou, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Suicidality Rates, Risk Factors, and Recommendations in the Gender Nonconforming Patient

Nursing

1st 

Kristy Loewenstein, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Parental Distress in Mothers and Fathers of Infants Hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

2nd 

Kerlene Richards, DNP (c), MSN, RN, CCRN
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Valley Stream
The Use of Evidence-Based Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention Processes to Improve Nurses’ Knowledge and Documentation Practices

Allied health

1st 

William Heuser, Pharmacist
Allied Health Professional, Department of Pharmacy Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Cocaine Body Packer with Status Epilepticus Necessitating Emergent Gastrectomy for Removal of 38 Cocaine Packets

2nd 

Megan Vebber, PA-S
Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College
What’s the Risk? A Comparison of Venous Thromboembolism Prevalence in Anterior and Anterolateral Total Hip Arthroplasties

Medical students—Basic science & clinical science research

1st (tie)

Toni Lurcotta, BA
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
Patterns and Outcomes of Traumatic Pancreatic Injuries: A Retrospective Review from a Large Multi-Institutional Healthcare System

Tie Jonathan Tam, BS
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
The Role of Decreased Mitochondria Phospholipid and Impaired Electron Transport Chain for Brain Damage in Cardiac Arrest

2nd 

Josephine Coury, BA
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
Evaluation of TRB-N0224, a Chemically Modified Curcumin for Osteoarthritis Treatment

Medical students—Case reports & literature reviews

1st 

Josephine Coury, BA
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
Histopathological and Molecular Predictors of Growth Patterns and Recurrence in Craniopharyngiomas: A Systematic Review

2nd 

Amrita Balgobind, BA
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine      
Vulvar Recurrence of Endometrial Cancer

2017 poster award winners

Basic science research

1st 

Alexandra Bolognese, MD
Resident, Department of Surgery & Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
Inhibition of Necroptosis Attenuates Lung Injury and Improves Survival in Neonatal Sepsis

2nd (tie)

Jorge Lopez Da Re, MD
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase (EC-SOD) Reverses Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension

Joaquin Cagliani, MD
Graduate Student, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
Release of Cell-free DNA after Hemorrhagic Shock Induces Organ Damage.

Case reports

1st 

Jeanie Lee, MD
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
The Stakes are High:  Pleural Tuberculosis Poses a Diagnostic Challenge

Ahmed Mahgoub, MD
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
Bidirectional Ventricular Tachycardia in Critically-ill Patients on Vasopressors: Unique and Unreported Case

Natasha Mendez, MD
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Isolated Perianal Abscess in an Adolescent: Is it Always Crohn’s Disease?

Fady G. Haddad, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
Retrograde Jejuno-Jejunal Intussusception after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Potential à la Mode Complication

2nd 

Lay Queen Ng, MD
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Hepatopulmonary Syndrome associated with Abernethy Malformation

Clinical science research

1st (tie)

Kristine Karkoska, MD
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Management of Vaso-Occlusive Episode in the Emergency Department vs Hematology/Oncology Day Hospital at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Isabel Preeshagul, DO
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
The Utilization of Pre-treatment Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictive Marker for Efficacy of Immunotherapy in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

2nd (tie)

Lauren Jarchin, MD
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Long Term Efficacy and Safety of Low Dose Thiopurine-Allopurinol Combination Therapy (TP/AP) In Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Wissam Mansour, MD
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
Relevance of B-lines on Lung Ultrasound in Volume Overload and Pulmonary Congestion: Clinical Correlations and Outcomes in Patients on Hemodialysis

Educational outcomes research

1st 

Luis Quintero, DO, MPH
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
Feasibility and Utility of Competency Based Testing Using Video Recording of Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellows in Performance of Thoracentesis

2nd 

Erin Hanft, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through (IMPACT) Simulation

Allied health

1st 

Teny Odaimi
Student Volunteer, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
Improving Teenage Knowledge of HPV Infection and Vaccination with a New Peer-To-Peer Educational Model

2nd (tie)

Tara Feld, MS, PA-C
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
Evaluating Blunt Splenic Injury Management of Trauma Patients with Pre-existing Bleeding Disorders

Nathalie Philips, RN, PA-S
Physician Assistant Student, New York Institue of Technology
Denying the Grim Reaper: Why Do the Elderly Choose to Get Vaccinated

Medical students

1st 

Benson Ku, BA
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
Measurement of Formal Thought Disorder in Schizophrenia with Computational Linguistic Analysis

2nd 

Amrita Balgobind, BA
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
Secondary Malignancies in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Radiotherapy

Dr. Seymour Cohen memorial lecture

Dr. Samuel Cohen was Vice President for Education and Research at Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1981 until his retirement in January 2000. During his more than 18 years as Vice President of Education and Research at Long Island Jewish, he was an effective leader—especially in the area of medical education. In the fall of 2006 we lost Dr. Cohen and in June 2007 Northwell Health introduced a memorial lecture as a living tribute to Dr. Cohen’s many contributions to education and research with the presentation of the Dr. Cohen Memorial Lecture.

Dr. Cohen was actively involved in the negotiations that led to the Medical Center’s affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he became an assistant dean. During his tenure, the medical center’s graduate medical education program grew and the accredited programs were recognized for their high quality. Many of the independent programs successfully sought formal recognition and eventually received accreditation from national bodies including the ACGME, CODME and AOA. 

Dr. Cohen was also instrumental in growing and strengthening the Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity. Under his leadership, the Medical Center received and maintained ACCME accreditation for its many CME programs. The Medical Center sponsored many highly successful local, national and international programs attracting noted experts in medicine to participate as guest lecturers.

The Medical Center’s research programs also grew and flourished under Dr. Cohen’s leadership, attracting many young and promising researchers who have gone on to become recognized leaders in their fields.

Judges

Syed Ahmad, MD Joanne Gottridge, MD Myrta Rabinowitz, PhD, RN
Robert Andrews, MD Daniel Grande, PhD John Raimo, MD
Parswa Ansari, MD Michael Greenspan, MD Patricia Regan, DMD
Jane Ellen Barr, DNP, RN Dorota Gruber, DHSc, MS, CGC William Rennie, MD
Henry Bernstein, DO John Hallowell, PA-C, MBA Joshua A Rocker, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Tawfiqual Bhuiya, MD Claudine Higdon, MD Noah Rosen, MD
Lionel Blanc, PhD John Hines, MD Philip Roth, MD, PhD
Thomas Bradley, MD Diane Horowitz, MD Maria Ruggieri, PhD
Judith Brenner, MD Matthew Hurford, MD Stephen Sachs, DDS
Lior Brimberg, PhD Jared Huston, MD Indira Sahdev, MD
Brian J. Burke, MD Vivian Kafantaris, MD Jennifer M. Saleta, EdD, MBA
Alfio Carroccio, MD Gregory Kapinos, MD Maria Teresa Santiago, MD
Michael Cassara, DO, MSEd Kyle Katona, MD Vishal Sarwahi, MD
David Chan, MD Robert Kelsch, DDS Steven Savona, MD
Stephen M. Cohn, MD Myriam Kline, PhD Elisabeth Schlegel, MSc, PhD, MBA
Jennifer Darcy, PhD, RN, PNP-BC Nina Kohn, MBA MA Julie Schwartzman-Morris, MD
Timir Datta-Chaudhuri PhD Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD Nagashree Seetharamu, MD, MBBS
Clifford Deutschman, MS, MD Jordan Laser, MD Linda Siegel, MD
Barbara A. DeVoe, DNP, FNP-BC Sean Lavine, MD Peter Silver, MD, MBA, FCCM
Rebecca H. Dougherty, MD David Lee, MD Pravin Singhal, MD
Margaret Duffy, PhD, RN, NEA-BC Martin Lesser, PhD Liron Sinvani, MD
Morris Edelman, MD Michael E. Lessin, DDS Marianne Smith, MD
Suzanne El-Sayegh, MD Aaron M. Lipskar, MD, FAAP, FACS Jonathan Sobel, PA
Michael Esposito, MD Li Ma, MD, PhD Jacqueline Sobota, DMD
Yana Etkin, MD Amgad Makaryus, MD Arya Soman, MD
Gino Farina, MD Shilpa Malhotra, MD, FAAP Andrew Steele, MD
Michael Feuerstein, MD Johanna Martinez, MD Joel Stern, PhD
Elizabeth K. Fiorino, MD Rebecca Mazurkiewicz, MD Margo Straka, PhD
Martin Fisher, MD Carl Mealie, MD Michal Tamuz, PhD
Carmel Foley, MD Andrew Menzin, MD David Teng, MD
Alice Fornari, EdD, RD David B. Meyer, MD Lily Thomas, PhD RN
Lily Thomas, PhD RN Nilanjana Misra, MD Rebecca Thomas, MBBS
Ethan Fried, MD Martin Morales, PA, MHA Frank Tuminelli, DDS
Karen Friedman, MD James Mumford, MD Christina Ventura-DiPersia, MPH
Richard A. Friedman, MD John Nabagiez, MD Stuart Weinerman, MD
Richard Furie, MD Kate Nellans, MD Joanne Willey, PhD
Nagaraj Gabbur MD Nancy Palumbo, MD Giselle Wolf-Klein, MD
Dominick Gadaleta, MD Sudha Parashar, MD Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC
Cristina Ghiuzeli, MD Vincent Parnell Jr., MD Weng Lang Yang, PhD
Samara Ginzburg, MD José M. Prince, MD Tara Zahtila, MD
Gabrielle Goldberg, MD Jill Rabin, MD  
Mera Goodman, MD, FAAP    

2017 participants papers

Basic science research

  • Michael Bruno, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Amrit Chiluwal, MD - Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Northwell Health
  • Myra Jehangir, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Gopal Kumar, MBBS - Elmezzi Scholar, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Jolanta Norelli, BA - MD/PhD Program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine

Case report

  • Irina Abramova, DPM - Resident, Division of Podiatry, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Carolina  Acevedo Yapur, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Vishaal Agrawal, DDS, MD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Robert Bacigalupo, DDS - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Peter Balacky, DDS - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Valerie Barta, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Aaron Brinster, DDS, MD - Chief Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Lauren Buchheim, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Andrew Curiale, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Damon Duckworth, DDS - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Yonah Esterson, MD, MS - Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health 
  • Juliana Ginsberg, DDS - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Jeffrey Greco, MD - Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Victor Huang, MD - Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Kristine Karkoska, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Shachar Kenan, MD - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Mahmuda  Khan, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Yuriy Khanin, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Vasilios Kostakis, DDS - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Huei-Wen  Lim, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Ahmed Mahgoub, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Yael Marks, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Seth Matton, DMD, MD - Chief Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Fergie Ross Montero-Cruz, DO - Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health
  • Shamik Mukherji, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Jermaine  Myers, MD, MPH - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Maxine Owusu, MD - Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Rukma  Parthvi, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Fayola Peters, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Alexandra Reens, MD - Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Brittany Schorr, DDS - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Michelle Sewnarine, MD - Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Bhakti Shah, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Anam Siddiqui, MBBS - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Tristan Tham, MD - Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Nupur  Uppal, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Mariel  Webber, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Sara  Wilensky, DDS, MA - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Kelvin Wong, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Ji Can Yang, DO - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health 

Clinical Science Research

  • Abhinav Agrawal, MBBS - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Nicol Awadalla, MD - Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Christine Bakhoum, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Sari Bar, DO - Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Emad Barsoum, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Brian Bassiri-Tehrani, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Christine Charles, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Varun Chowdhary, MD - Resident, Department of Radiology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Yonah Esterson, MD, MS - Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health 
  • David Faltys, DDS - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Fred Fefer, MD - Chairman, Department of Cardiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Valley Stream, & MHA Candidate Hofstra University
  • Marzena Gieniusz, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Chun Kit Hung, MD - Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Jonathan Lawless, DO - Fellow, Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Plainview Hospital
  • Sutapa Maiti, MD - Fellow, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Cheryl Mensah, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Sandeep Pandit, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health 
  • Karishma Patel, MD - Fellow, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Sarah Pearlstein, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Alex Peyser, MD - Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health 
  • Lauren Shikowitz-Behr, MD - Resident, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health 
  • Evan Shlofmitz, DO - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health 
  • Tristan Tham, MD - Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Wayland Wu, MD - Resident, Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Ji Can Yang, DO - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health 

Educational Outcomes Research

  • Tiffany Cao, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Ekta Patel, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Literature Reviews

  • Touba Abdyan, DDS - Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Matej Bajzer, MD, PhD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Catalina Cardona, DMD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Kevin Chou, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Collin Fuller, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Hillary Khodari, DMD - Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Daniel Kim, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Susie Ko, DDS, MS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Eva Kolb, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Valerie Levrant, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Elizabeth Moriarty, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Jonathan Peri, DDS, MD - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • James Pezzollo, DMD - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Jose Rubio, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Atef Shaikh, DO - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Douglas Sheahan, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Fatima Siddiqui, MD - Fellow, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Katherine Soletic, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Joanna Walska, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jason Wong, DMD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 

Nursing

  • Maira Barnes, RN-BC, CNE - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Susan  Fitzgerald, MSN RN - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Alisa Forrest, RN MS PhD candidate - Nurse, Risk Management, Corporate Northwell Health
  • Tywanna James-Rouse, DNP, RN-BC - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Valley Stream
  • Kristy Loewenstein, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Jean O'Connor, BSN, RN - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Kerlene Richards, DNP (c), MSN, RN, CCRN - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Valley Stream
  • Cecelia Valentin, RN - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Southside Hospital
  • Mark Winkler, RN - Nurse, Institute for Nursing/Office Chief Nurse Executive, Corporate-Northwell Health

Allied Health

  • Yesenia  Gonzalez, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Pace University
  • William Heuser, Pharmacist - Allied Health Professional, Department of Pharmacy Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Kelsey Taylor, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Pace University
  • Megan Vebber, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College

Medical Students

  • Poppy Addison, BS - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Amrita Balgobind, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Josephine Coury, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Toni Iurcotta, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Benson Ku, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Giovanna Manzano, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Jonathan Tam, BS - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Emily Zucker, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

2017 participant posters

Basic science research

  • Alexandra Bolognese, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, and Elmezzi Scholar, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Joaquin Cagliani, MD - Elmezzi Scholar, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Shachar Kenan, MD - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health 
  • Roger  Li, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Jorge Lopez Da Re, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Caroline Maloney, MD - Elmezzi Scholar, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Lathan McCall, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, and Post-Doctoral Research Trainee, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Jolanta Norelli, BA - MD/PhD Program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Danielle O'Shaughnessy, MD - Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health 
  • Maryann Vlahos, DMD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Avery Wright, DO - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Case reports

  • Waseem Amjad, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Forest Hills
  • Shwe Aung, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Alice Chau, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Yan Rong Chou, DPM - Resident, Division of Podiatry, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health 
  • Diana Dreyer, MD - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Youssef El Douaihy, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Fred Fefer, MD - Chairman, Department of Cardiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Valley Stream, & MHA Candidate Hofstra University
  • Jonathan Gong, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Neha Gupta, MBBS - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Yoseph Gurevich , MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastro-enterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Fady G. Haddad, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Natalie Hyppolite, DO - Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health 
  • Jonathan Jafari, DO - Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Pallavi Joshi, DO, MA - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Nina Kello, MD - Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Salma Khatoon, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Tara Kim, MD - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Kinga Kiszko, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Daniel Kornberg, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Roshini Kuriakose, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Jeanie Lee, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jason Ling, MD - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Thomas Lione, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health 
  • Ying Liu, MD, PhD - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Ahmed Mahgoub, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Marguerite McCarthy, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Khurram Mehtabdin, DO - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Aleksandr Melamud, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Natasha Mendez, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Cheryl Mensah, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Lay Queen Ng, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Marc Olshan, MD - Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Sarah  Ordonez, DDS - Chief Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Roxanne Oriel, MD - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Atul Palkar, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Rukma Parthvi, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Christina Pentlow, DO - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Claire Popplewell, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Lubaina Presswala, DO - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Asma Qayyum, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Craig Raphael, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Juliana  Rosentsveyg, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Samer Saouma, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Deepika Savant, MD - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Evan Schloss, MD - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health 
  • Dev Shah, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Ronak Shah, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Janice Shen, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Abdul Hasan Siddiqui, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Dana Sutton, MD - Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health 
  • Rabih Tabet, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Richard Tan, MD - Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Umair Tariq, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Omar Waqar, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Warda Zaman, DO - Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Clinical Science Research

  • Sina Aghaie, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Claire Carrazco, DO - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
  • Kader Cetin Gedik, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Nicholas Ciotola, DPM - Chief Resident, Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Michael  Dolinger, MD, MBA - Resident, Departmet of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Lara El Khoury, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Katherine Farner, MD - Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health 
  • Karina Fatakhova, MD - Research Associate, Department of Surgery/ Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Maytal Firnberg, MD - Resident, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Grace Fisler, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Suhas Ganguli, MD, DCH - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Neha Gupta, MBBS - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Fady  G. Haddad, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Mary Haggerty, DO - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Stella  Hahn, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Yasmin Hamzavi Abedi, MD - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Ayelet  Hilewitz, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Amy Hua, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health 
  • Gabriella Inczedy Farkas, MD PhD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Lauren Jarchin, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Asmita Jina, DO - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Kristine Karkoska, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Aysha Khan, MD - Clinical Research Fellow, Biomechanics-Bioengineering Laboratory, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Alexandra Kilinsky, DO - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Dong Uk Kim, DPM - Resident, Division of Podiatry, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health 
  • Kinga Kiszko, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Roshini Kuriakose, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Huei-Wen  Lim, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Yonathan Litwok, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Swetha Madhavarapu, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Chinedu Madu, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Sidrah Mahmud, MD - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health 
  • Wissam Mansour, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Sandeep Mehta, MD - Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health 
  • Bradley Morganstern, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Jacquelyn Nestor, BA - MD/PhD Program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Roxanne Oriel, MD - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Radha Padhy, MD - Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Alex Peyser, MD - Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health 
  • Claire Popplewell, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Isabel Preeshagul, DO - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jessica Reissig, DO - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plainview Hospital
  • Saleha Riaz, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Jacob Rube, MD - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health 
  • Patrick Samson, MD - Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health
  • Evan Schloss, MD - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health 
  • Sarav Shah, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Dikshya Sharma, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Abdul Hasan Siddiqui, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Lauren Sparber, MS MD - Fellow, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Carmine Suppa, DO - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Alexander Volodarskiy, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health 
  • Elias Youssef, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Maria Zhadina, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Educational Outcomes Research

  • Erik Anderson, MD - Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
  • Elana Clark, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Youssef EL Douaihy, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Erin Hanft, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Melissa Hershman, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Mitchell  Izower, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jorge Lopez Da Re, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Kruti Mehta, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Luis Quintero, DO, MPH - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Zarna Shah, DO - Fellow, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Allied Health

  • Nidha Azam, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
  • Christina Baglivo, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College
  • Nataliya Bilan, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Pace University
  • Christopher Brooks, MS, PA-C - Physician Assistant, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
  • Farah Doxey, MS, PA-C - Physician Assistant, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
  • Tara Feld, MS, PA-C - Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
  • Julia Galea, PharMD - Resident, Department of Pharmacy Services, North Shore University Hospital
  • Emma Konieczny, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College
  • Candice Manetta, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College
  • Bejoy Maniara, PharMD - Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Bradey Marcinek, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology
  • Matthew  Mason, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College
  • Teny Odaimi
  • Student Volunteer, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Jenna Pearsall, MS, PA-C - Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
  • Christal Perez, MS, PA-C - Physician Assistant, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
  • Nathalie Philips, RN, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology
  • Tracy Riedinger, PT, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology
  • Amandip Singh, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, St. Johns University
  • Kleedy  St. Surin, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College
  • Emma Ungureanu, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology
  • Mehreen Yasin - Technical Specialist, Blood Bank, North Shore University Hospital

Medical Students

  • Amrita Balgobind, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Kan  Chen, BS - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Daniel Hart, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Toni Iurcotta, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Benson Ku, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Sara Mozayan, BS - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Peter Nauka, BS - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Elena Thompson, BA - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Benny Wong, BS - Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine