Research/Scholarly Activity

All residents must participate in scholarly activity during their training. Projects may involve basic or clinical research, quality improvement projects, case reviews, epidemiological studies or clinico-pathological conferences. One of Sinai’s most publicized research successes was the development of the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Basic research laboratories exist on campus in a variety of areas. All residents are assigned a mentor and can participate in research during dedicated block rotations and throughout training. Preliminary residents can choose to do research as part of their continuity experience. Residents are encouraged to present their research at the regional American College of Physicians’ scientific session and at national meetings.

Examples of recent resident research include:

  • Poster Presentation - “Bacteremia with Clostridium Difficile Infection”
  • Poster Presentation - “Thyroid Storm in Moya-Moya disease”
  • Sinai Medical Grand Rounds Presentation - “High Altitude and Hypertension Review and INTERVENCION Trial”
  • Journal of Clinical Hypertension - “Influence of Altitude on Hypertension Phenotypes and Responses to Antihypertensive Therapy: Review of the Literature and Design of the INTERVENCION Trial”
  • High Altitude Medicine & Biology - “Urbanization and Altitude Are Associated with Low Kidney Function in Peru”
  • American Journal of Cardiology - “Meta-Analysis of the Usefulness of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest”
  • CHEST Congress - “Use of cisatracurium in acute respiratory distress syndrome: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” 
  • Poster Presentation - “Typical Presentation of an Atypical Pneumonia”
  • Poster Presentation - “Colchicine in coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials”
  • Sinai Medicine Grand Rounds Presentation - “Role of Vitamin D supplementation in critically ill patients: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” 
  • American Thoracic Society - “Focal Bronchiectasis Due to a Lung Neuroendocrine Tumor”
  • Curr Probl Cardiol - “Drug-eluting Stents Versus Bare-metal Stents for Saphenous Vein Graft Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Studies With Longer Follow-up”
  • Journal of Atrial Fibrillation - “Yet Another Collateral Damage of Cryoablation”
  • Circ Cardiovasc Imaging - “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in a Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm” 
  • J Hematol - “Incidental Finding of Right Atrial Mass in a Patient with Hodgkin Lymphoma: Utilization of Multimodal Cardiac Imaging in Diagnosis”
  • Cardiology - “Recurrent Stroke Reduction with Patent Foramen Ovale Closure versus Medical Therapy Based on Patent Foramen Ovale Characteristics: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”
  • J Thromb Thrombolysis - “Gender differences in thrombogenicity among patients with angina and non-obstructive coronary artery disease”
  • Expert Opin Investig Drugs - “Investigational drugs in phase II clinical trials for acute coronary syndromes”
  • Expert Rev Cardiovasc Therapy - “Assessing platelet reactivity after drug eluting stent implantation: state of the art”
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings - “Obesity is Associated with More Critical Illness in COVID-19”
  • J Clin Med Res - “Use of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte and Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratios in COVID-19”
  • Catheter Cardiovasc Interv - “Comparison of Resource Utilization and Survival on Weekend versus Weekday Admissions in Patients with Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest”
  • JNCCN - “Use of Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool in Cancer Patients: A Validity Study”
  • CHEST - “Bradycardia Renal Failure AV Nodal Blockade Shock Hyperkalemia (BRASH) Syndrome: A Deadly Combination of Av Nodal Blockers In The Setting Of Hypertensive Crisis”