Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering
Minor: Entrepreneurship, Family, and Small Business
Summa Cum Laude
2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
Awarded by my mother annually for being her favorite child
"The phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) is a collection of diseases stemming from mutations in the PTEN tumor suppressor gene and is characterized by variable expressivity and abnormal overgrowth in multiple body systems. This case report describes a five-year-old patient with a history of autism and macrocephaly who presented to the emergency department with right lower quadrant (RLQ). Workup revealed hemihypertrophy, recurrent unilateral lipomas, a benign follicular thyroid nodule, vision changes, and a confirmed PTEN mutation. All these findings are consistent with a diagnosis of Proteus-like syndrome, a rare subtype of PHTS."
"In multidisciplinary education, different perspectives from more than one discipline are used to illustrate a certain topic. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an online, multidisciplinary radiology curriculum to teach radiology to medical students in Egypt. We found that an online radiology curriculum with a multidisciplinary approach can be implemented successfully to reach a large group of medical students and meet their educational objectives."
"We report a rare anatomical variant of the hepatic vasculature. The significance of this variant must be considered during preoperative planning and the intra-arterial infusion of targeted drugs. This case further emphasizes the importance of proper medical imaging and documentation to ensure the best course of treatment for each patient. Given that this variant has only so far been identified in 2 post-mortem subjects, further work should include attempts at characterizing its physiologic effects in a living patient."
"In this article, we introduce a novel method to diagnose cystic duct patency in the acute setting thus effectively ruling out acute cholecystitis, during MPI. Our method can potentially improve patient outcomes by reducing the volume of imaging needed to exclude a diagnosis of acute gallbladder pathology. This in turn, keeps in line with decreasing the cost for the patient, leading to a more sound value-based care."
"We present evidence-based design principles for three different UV-C based decontamination systems for N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) within the context of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak of 2019–2020. The approaches used here were created with consideration for the needs of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and other under-resourced facilities. As such, a particular emphasis is placed on providing cost-effective solutions that can be implemented in short order using generally available components and subsystems."
"The current study showed overreporting of disc herniation in lumbar spine MRI scans performed for patients with established spondylolisthesis. The majority of disc pathology at the level of spondylolisthesis are pseudo disc rather than a true disc herniation. An accurate diagnosis is vital in planning surgical intervention."
"Myofibroblastoma of the breast is a rare, benign mass that is difficult to distinguish from other differentials such as a benign fibroadenoma or carcinoma. It's more common in old males and postmenopausal females. It’s appearance on mammography and ultrasound are inconclusive, and a core biopsy tissue sample is needed to confirm this benign finding. Surgical excision is recommended, however, there have been no reports of malignant transformation. Therefore, follow-up studies may be performed to confirm stability for two years."
"In a cross sectional review of radiology trainees from 2011-2020 the proportion of under represented minorities increased at 0.48% per year. The proportion of trainees identifying as females did not significantly change, and may in fact be decreasing at -0.19% per year."
"Knowing the Gerota's fascia and perinephric anatomy is not only helpful in diagnosing and staging the various conditions that might involve the Gerota's fascia but also helps in planing procedures and radiation therapy. Cross-sectional imaging facilitates the diagnosis and management of Gerota's fascia/perinephric tumors and understanding the radiological and pathological aspects of the different neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions involving the Gerota's fascia/perinephric space can definitely narrow down the differential diagnosis."
"The current study showed over-reporting of disc herniation in lumbar spine MRI's performed for patients with established spondylolisthesis. The majority of disc pathology at the level of spondylolisthesis are pseudodisc rather than a true disc herniation. An accurate diagnosis is vital in planning surgical intervention."
"Results thus far support further application of next generation sequencing]in studies to assess normal bronchial epithelial cells somatic mutation prevalence as a biomarker for cancer risk with a theoretical limit of detection of approximately 1 in 4x10^7 nucleotides"