Class of 2014

Omar Al Ustwani, MD

Education and Training
University of Damascus, Syria

Residency
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Publications
Multiple cranial nerves palsies as the initial presentations of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Guy Weiss, Omar Al Ustwani, Regina Makdissi. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: Sep 2012, Vol 10, Issue 9.

Detection of circulating tumor cells in cancers of biliary origin. Omar Al Ustwani, Dan Iancu, Rabi Yacoub, Renuka Iyer. The Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (JGO): Jun 2012; 3(2): 97-104.

Treating meylodysplastic syndrome improves an accompanying autoimmune disease along with a reduction in regulatory T-cells. Omar Al Ustwani, Jawad Francis, Paul Wallace, Julian Ambrus, Meir Wetzler. Leukemia Research: May 2011; 35(5): e35-6.

Homoharringtonine and G-CSF priming in acute myeloid leukemia, is it ready for prime time? Omar Al Ustwani, Meir Wetzler. Leukemia Lymphoma: March 27 2013, epub ahead of print.

Myelodysplastic syndromes and autoimmune diseases; case series and review of literature. Omar Al Ustwani, Laurie Ford, Sheila Sait, AnneMarie Block, Maurice Barcos, Carlos Vigil, Elizabeth Griffiths, James Thompson, Eunice Wang, Julian Ambrus, Meir Wetzler. Leukemia Research: May 20, 2013, epub ahead of print.

The use of low dose protracted oral clofarabine in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome after failing 5-azacitidine. Omar Al Ustwani, Jessica Green, Meir Wetzler. Leukemia Research Reports: Volume 2, issue 1, 2013, pages 34-35.

Non-goblet columnar epithelium in distal esophagus: Review of recent advances in understanding the origin and neoplastic potential. Fateh Bazerbachi, Omar Al Ustwani, Taher Reza Kermanchachi. Translational Gastrointestinal Cancer (TCG). April 25, 2013.

Eculizumab therapy for gemcitabine induced hemolytic uremia syndrome: case series and concise review. Omar Al Ustwani, James Lohr, Grace Dy, Charles LeVea, Gregory Connolly, Pradeep Arora, Renuka Iyer. The Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (JGO). Publish ahead of print. July 22, 2013.

Al Ustwani O, Francis J, Wallace PK, Ambrus J Jr, Wetzler M.Treating myelodysplatic syndrome improves an accompanying autoimmune disease along with reduction in Regulatory T- cells. Leuk Res 2011 Jan 17

Nisarg Desai, MD

Education and Training
Smt N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, India

Residency
Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY

Publication
Sher T, Bhat Seema, Jitawatarat P, Desai Nisarg, Qui J, Ma W: Multiple myeloma mimicking metastatic pancreatic cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology (In press)

Mouradi R, Desai N, Erdemir A, Agarwal A (2012): The use of FDTD in establishing in vitro experimentation conditions representative of lifelike cell phone radiation on the spermatozoa. Health Phys. 2012 Jan; 102(1)

Desai NR, Gupta S, Said R, Dai Q (2010). Choriocarcinoma in a 73 year old woman: A case report and review of literature. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2010 Nov 25; 4

Abi Fadel F, Desai NR, Vatandoust G, Said R, Gottesman A, Terenig T (2010). Monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance with amyloid deposition in the lung and non-amyloid eosinophilic deposition in the brain: A case report. Case Report Med. 2010 Mar 14

Desai NR, Mahfouz R, Sharma R, Gupta S, Agarwal A (2010). Reactive oxygen species levels are independent of sperm concentration, motility and abstinence in normal , healthy proven fertile man- A longitudinal study. Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep; 94 (4).

Mouradi M, Desai N, Erdemir A, Agarwal A. The use of FDTD in establishing in vitro experimentation conditions representative of lifelike cell phone radiation on the spermatozoa. Healthy Phys. 2012; 102(1): 54-62.

Desai NR, Mahfouz R, Sharma R, Gupta S, Agarwal A. Reactive oxygen species levels are independent of sperm concentration, motility, and abstinence in a normal, healthy, fertile man: a longitudinal study. Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep;94(4):1541-3.

Desai N, Sabanegh E Jr, Kim T, Agarwal A. Free radical theory of aging: implications in male fertility. Urology. 2010 Jan;75(1):14-9.

Agarwal A, Sharma RK, Desai NR, Prabakaran S, Tavares A, Sabanegh E. Role of oxidative stress in pathogenesis of varicocele and infertility. Urology. 2009 Mar;73(3):461-9.

Makker K, Varghese A, Desai NR, Mouradi R, Agarwal A. Cell phones: modern man's nemesis? Reprod Biomed Online. 2009 Jan;18(1):148-57.

Desai N, Sharma R, Makker K, Sabanegh E, Agarwal A. Physiologic and pathologic levels of reactive oxygen species in neat semen of infertile men. Fertil Steril. 2009 Nov;92(5):1626-31.

Agarwal A, Desai NR, Makker K, Varghese A, Mouradi R, Sabanegh E, Sharma R. Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (RF-EMW) from cellular phones on human ejaculated semen: an in vitro pilot study. Fertil Steril. 2009 Oct;92(4):1318-25.

Desai NR, Kesari KK, Agarwal A. Pathophysiology of cell phone radiation: oxidative stress and carcinogenesis with focus on male reproductive system. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2009 Oct 22;7:114.

French DB, Desai NR, Agarwal A. Varicocele repair: does it still have a role in infertility treatment? Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun;20(3):269-74.

Agarwal A, Desai NR, Ruffoli R, Carpi A. Lifestyle and testicular dysfunction: a brief update. Biomed Pharmacother. 2008 Oct;62(8):550-3.

Potjana Jitawatanarat, MD

Education and Training
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Thailand

Residency
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY

Publications
Sher T, Bhat S, Jitawatanarat P, Desai N, Qiu J, Ma WW: J Clin Oncol 2013, Multiple myeloma mimicking metastatic pancreas cancer; June 20;31(18): e297-9.

Jitawatanarat P, Kossoff E, Riebandt G, Levine EG, O’Connor T, Chittawatanarat K, Ngamphaiboon N. J Clin Oncol: Tolerability and cardiac safety of neo/adjuvant trastuzumab-based chemotherapy regimens for HER-2+ breast cancer: A single institution experience; 31,2013 (Suppl; abstr e11508).

Jitawatanarat P, Ma W: J Gastrointest oncol 2013, Update on antiangiogenic therapy in colorectal cancer: aflibercept and regorafenib; June;4(2):231-238.

Jitawatanarat P, Desai A, Sharda P, Liu H, Ross M, Hernandez-Llizaliturri FJ, McCarthy PL, Chen GL: J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2012, Progressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation; Oct 1;10 (10): 1203-6.

Jitawatanarat P., Prasidthrathsint K., Suksaranjit P. Consultant Live 2011: Photoclinic, Intracranial bleeding from Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy; June 8,2011.

Jitawatanarat P.,Tingpej B., Deringer P. British journal of medical practitioner 2011, Tumefactive Multiple sclerosis; Volume 4(2):a419

Wu J., Tirrell P., Wu S., Jitawatanarat P., Dauchy R., Dauchy E., Blask D., Greene M. Cancer Research 2011, Light at night-induced circadian disruption activates IGF-1R/PDK1 signaling and accelerates tumor growth in human breast cancer xenografts, 71(7):2622-31.

Wu J, Dauchy RT, Tirrell PC, Wu SS, Lynch DT, Jitawatanarat P, Burrington CM, Dauchy EM, Blask DE, Greene MW. Light at night activates IGF-1R/PDK1 signaling and accelerates tumor growth in human breast cancer xenografts. Cancer Res 71(7): 2622-31, 2011.

Chittawatanarat K, Jitawatanarat P. Review: Fiber diet in enteral feeding (Thai edition). Thai Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2006 17(3): 124-142.

Chittawatanarat K, Jitawatanarat P. Best practice in enteral nutrition. In T. Nimmanwudhipong (Ed), Manual of annual congress of Society of parenteral and enteral nutrition of Thailand 2006 (pp 137-151). Bankok, Thailand, 2006.

Ritesh Patil, MD

Education and Training
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Residency
Temple University/Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, PA

Publications
Gu JJ, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Mavis C, Czuczman NM, Deeb G, Gibbs J, Skitzki J, Patil R, Czuczman MS. "MLN2238, a proteasome inhibitor, induces caspase-dependent cell death, cell-cycle arrest, and potentiates the cytotoxic activity of chemotherapy agents in rituximab-chemotherapy sensitive or resistant B-cell lymphoma pre-clinical models." Accepted for presentation in " Anti Cancer Drugs"

Mittendorf EA, Clifton GT, Holmes JP, Clive KS, Patil R, Benavides LC, Gates JD, Sears AK, Stojadinovic A, Ponniah S, Peoples GE. Clinical trial results of the HER-2/neu (E75) vaccine to prevent breast cancer recurrence in high-risk patients: From US Military Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Group Study I-01 and I-02. Cancer. 2011 Oct 11, [Epub ahead of print].

Patil R, Patil T, Schenfeld L, Massoud S.Mycobacterium Porcinum Peritonitis in a Patient on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Mar;26(3):346-8.

Holmes JP, Clifton GT, Patil R, Benavides LH, Gates JD, Stojadinovic A, Mittendorf EA, Ponniah S, Peoples GE. Use of booster Inoculations to sustain the clinical effect of an adjuvant Breast Cancer Vaccine: From U. S. Military Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Group Study I-01 and I-02. Cancer 2011 Feb 1; 117(3):463-71.

Patil R, Patil T, Hussain KMA. Staphylococcus lugdunensis native tricuspid valve endocarditis: A case report and review of literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Oct;26(10):1209-11.

Patil R, Clifton GT, Holmes JP, Amin A, Carmichael MG, Gates JD, Benavides LH, Hueman MT, Ponniah S, Peoples GE. Clinical and immunologic responses of HLA-A3+ breast cancer patients vaccinated with the HER2/neu-derived peptide vaccine, E75, in a phase I/II clinical trial. J Am Coll Surg 2010 210(2): 140-7.

Depriest JL, Patil R, Patil T. The Code Blue 2-min drill. Resuscitation 2010 81(1): 140-1.

Patil R, Depriest JL. Visual hallucinations in a patients with adult onset acid maltase-deficiency disorder. J Gen Intern Med 2009 24(5): 683-6.

Benavides LC, Gates JD, Carmichael MG, Patil R, Holmes JP, Hueman MT, Mittendorf EA, Craig D, Stojadinovic A, Ponniah S, Peoples CE. The impact of HER2/neu expression level on response to the E75 vaccine: from U.S. Military Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Group Study I-01 and I-02. Clin Cancer Res 2009 15(8): 2895-904.

Holmes JP, Gates JD, Benavides LC, Hueman MT, Carmichael MG, Patil R, Craig D, Mittendorf EA, Stojadinovic A, Ponniah S, Peoples GE. Optimal dose and schedule of an HER2/neu (E75) peptide vaccine to prevent breast cancer recurrence: from US Military Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Group Study I-01 and I-02. Cancer 2008 113(7):1666-75.