St. Joseph’s Health announces winners of its 13th annual Research Day 

The St. Joseph’s Health Research Committee recently announced the winners of its 13th annual Research Day, an event that highlights the innovative clinical and academic research conducted within the organization.

During this year’s program, 15 finalists presented their abstracts and case reports to a panel of judges with topics that ranged from the introduction of donor breast milk in infants less than 32 weeks, evaluation of sickle cell medication management and cases of Lyme carditis mimicking a heart attack.

“Every year, the research presented at St. Joseph’s Health is even more inspiring, more cutting-edge and continually raises the bar to drive excellence and innovation,” Kevin Slavin, CEO and president, St. Joseph’s Health, said. “These widespread efforts and intellectual curiosities are what enable us to continue providing our patients with the most innovative and groundbreaking medical treatments.”

This year’s winners included:

1st Place: Open Versus Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of Two-Level Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Presenter: Dr. Dan Coban, PGY-2
  • Authors: Dr. Dan Coban, PGY-2; Dr. Stuart Changoor, PGY-3; Dr. Neil Patel; Dr. Kumar Sinha; Dr. Ki Hwang; Dr. Arash Emami.
  • Department of Orthopedics

2nd Place: Causes of 30-Day Readmission in Patients with COVID-19 and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United States: A Nationwide Readmission Database Analysis

  • Presenter: Dr. Rajkumar Doshi, PGY-5
  • Authors: Dr. Rajkumar Doshi, MPH, PGY-5; Dr. Kalpeshkumar Shah, PGY-6; Dr. Prem Patel, PGY-6; Dr. Rahul Vasudev; Dr. Fayez Shamoon.
  • Department of Cardiology

3rd place: Improved Outcomes After the Introduction of Donor Breast Milk in the Infants Less Than 32 Weeks or Less Than 1,500 Grams

  • Dr. Somia Shaheen, PGY-3
  • Authors: Dr. Somia Shaheen, PGY-3; Dr. Hadia Asif, PGY-3; Dr. Faiza Javed; Dr. Germaine Neh; Dr. Kiran Bhat.
  • Department of Pediatrics​

Case reports

1st Place: Cholera Infection Concurrent to High-Dose Methotrexate Administration in An American Child

  • Presenter: Dr. Sameera Faiz, PGY-4
  • Authors: Dr. Saloni Trivedi, PGY-2; Dr. Sameera Faiz, PGY-4; Dr.  Jill S. Menell; Dr. John Norko; Dr. Alissa Kahn; Dr. William C. Woolbright; Dr. Leya Schwartz.
  • Department of Pediatrics

2nd Place: The Great Imitator: A Case of Lyme Carditis Mimicking STEMI

  • Presenter: Dr. Sacide S. Ozgur, PGY-1
  • Authors: Dr. Sacide S. Ozgur, PGY-1; Dr. Muhammad A. Afzal, PGY-3; Dr. Dhruv Patel, PGY-2; Dr. Nida Ansari, PGY-1; Dr. Yezin Shamoon, PGY-4; Dr. Rachel Abboud, PGY-5; Dr. Fayez Shamoon.
  • Department of Cardiology

Inter-professional presenter

Evaluation of Sickle Cell Medication Management

  • Presenter: Dr. Hannah Cho, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
  • Authors: Dr. Neli Attas, AE-C; Dr. Christopher Malaban, BCPS; Dr. Lynette Richards, BCPS.
  • Department of Pharmacy