Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellows

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2017 - 2020 Fellows

Benjamin Henkle, MD

Benjamin Henkle, MD

Medical School:  Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine, Twin Cities

Muhammad Hayat Syed, MBBS

Muhammad Hayat Syed, MBBS

Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
Residency: Columbia University at Harlem, New York

Michael Thorp, MD

Michael Thorp, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency: New York University Internal Medicine

Jennifer Wong, MD

Jennifer Wong, MD

Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine

2016 - 2019 Fellows

William Amundson, MD

William Amundson, MD

Portrait of William AmundsonMedical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Rochester Internal Medicine, Rochester, NY
Research Mentor: Hyun Kim, MD, University of Minnesota
Primary Research: Using Precision Medicine and pharmacogenomics in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis to Guide Treatment
Research Mentor: Christine Wendt, MD, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Primary Research: Peri-nodular Emphysema as a Risk Factor for Malignant Lung Nodules

Andrew Caraganis, MD

Andrew Caraganis, MD

Portrait of Andrew CaraganisMedical School: America University of the Caribbean
Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center Internal Medicine, Providence, RI
Research Mentor: Matthew Prekker, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center

Katherine Janssen, MD

Katherine Janssen, MD

Portrait of Katherine JanssenMedical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota - Internal Medicine
Research Mentor: Hyun Kim, MD, University of Minnesota

 

 

Abstracts

  • ATS May 14, 2017, Washington, DC "Gender Gap in Critical Care Literature Authorship and Task Force Participation." Oral Presentation. PI: Dr. Sara Erickson.
  • ATS May 17, 2016, San Francisco, CA "Assessing the Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis." Poster Presentation. PI: Dr. Hyun Kim

Presentations:

  • Janssen, K, Allen, T, Taylor, A, and Begnaud, A. "Incidental Findings in Lung Cancer Screening: A Narrative Review."

Kathleen Mahan, MD

Kathleen Mahan, MD

Portrait of Kathleen MahanMedical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center Internal Medicine, Minneapolis MN
Research Mentor: Mikael Elias, PhD, University of Minnesota 
Primary Research: I am working to characterize the ability of engineered quorum quenching lactonases to control some of the most problematic bacterial pathogens affecting CF patients, namely Pseudomonas sp.and Burkholderia sp. in order to coordinate and regulate the formation of biofilms and the expression of virulence factors.
Grant Award: Investigating the efficacy of potent quorum quenching inhibitors on human pathogens relevant to CF patients. Second Year Clinical Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2017 - 2018.

2015 - 2018 Fellows

Arianne Baldomero, MD

Arianne Baldomero, MD

Portait of Arianna BaldomeroMedical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medical and Public Health, Madison, WI
Residency: University of Minnesota - Internal Medicine
Primary Research: NHLBI T32 Training Program The Relationship between Oral Health Status and COPD Exacerbations
Primary Research Mentor: Christine Wendt, MD
Abstracts: ATS 2017 poster presentation: A Woman with Celiac Disease and Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage, Washington DC.

Oksana Bohn, MD

Oksana Bohn, MD

Portrait of Oksana BohnMedical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine
Primary Research: Translating Research into Practice: COPD Health Coaching for Hospitalized Patients
Primary Research Mentor: Charlene McEvoy, MD
 


Abstracts:

  • ATS 2017 poster presentation: A Case of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Transformation to Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of The Lung, Washington DC
  • ATS 2016 poster presentation. A Case of Hypercalcemia due to Granulomatous Inflammation in Acute Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. San Francisco, CA.

Publications: Ken M. Kunisaki, Oksana A. Bohn, Erin E. Wetherbee, Thomas S. Rector. High-resolution wristworn overnight oximetry has high positive predictive value for obstructive sleep apnea in a sleep study referral population. Sleep Breath (2016) 20:583; doi 10.1007/s11325-015-1251-6

Grants: Red Fund Grant via Health Partners Research Institute (funded)

Steve Skolasinski, MD

Steve Skolasinski, MD

Portrait of Steve SkolasinksiMedical School: Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
Residency: University of Minnesota - Internal Medicine
Primary Research: NHLBI T32 Training Program Novel Cell Sprayer Device for Lung Bioengineering and Directed Cell Therapy
Primary Research Mentor: Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari PhD
Grant Submitted: F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service "Pulmonary Bioengineering: New methods for recellularizing and assessing lung scaffolds using a novel cell sprayer device and MRI airflow mapping"

Abstracts

  • ATS 2016 poster presentation "Hyperammonemia in the ICU", San Francisco, CA
  • American College of Physicians 2013 poster presentation "Compressive Subcutaneous Emphysema", Minneapolis, MN

Takehide Umeda, MD

Takehide Umeda, MD

Portrait of Takehide UmedaMedical School: Akita University, Akita, JAPAN
Residency: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University Internal Medicine, Pawtucket RI
Primary Research: Candida Colonization Improves Survival after Lung Transplant; Pronton Pump Inhibitor Treatment in IPF Patient (Mentor: Rade Tomic, MD); Successful Weaning and Extubation Parameter (Mentor: John Marini, MD)

Abstracts

  • ATS 2017 case report "Dendriform Pulmonary Ossification" Tomic R, Umeda T
  • ATS 2017 poster presentation "Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis"
  • ISHLT 2017 "Candida Colonization Improves Survival after Lung Transplant?" Green J, Brown R, Umeda T, Rudser K, Hertz M, Loor G, Young J, and Tomic R

2014 - 2017 Fellows

Andrew Kennan, MD

Andrew Kennan, MD

Portrait of Andrew KeenanMedical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Residency: University of Minnesota Medicine-Pediatrics
Primary Research: Integration of Portfolio Review into Critical Care Ultrasound Education
Primary Research Mentor: Petr Bachan, MD

 

Abstracts

  • ATS 2017 Quality Improvement in Ultrasound Education, Washington DC
  • Keenan A, Tomic R, et al. April 2016. "Impact of Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Outcomes after Lung Transplantation." Abstract presentation, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Keenan A, Dincer HE. May, 2015. "The Utility and Safety of Cryoprobe Lung Biopsy in Patients with ARDS." Abstract presentation, American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, CO.

Publications

  • Keenan A, Bachan P, King-Biggs M. (May, 2016). "Quality Assurance and Improvement in Ultrasound Education." Innovations in Fellowship Education 2016 Book, American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Keenan A, Browne W, Bhargava M., Diffuse Subcutaneous Emphysema Following Tracheal Perforation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar 17. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201611-2394IM. PMID:28306325

Jonathan Shelver, MD

Jonathan Shelver, MD

Portrait of Jonathan ShelverMedical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine
Primary Research: Use of an Automated Nodule Tracking System Reduces Loss to Follow Up
Primary Research Mentor: Christine Wendt, M.D. and Kathryn Rice, M.D. (retired)
Abstracts: 2017 ATS, An Automated Tracking System Improves Management of Lung Nodules Jon Shelver, MD Medical/PCC Fellow Mentor: Kathryn Rice, MD Professor of Medicine, VA Medical Center
Publications: Submitted, An Automated Tracking System Improves Management of Lung Nodules

Eric Swanson, DO

Eric Swanson, DO

Portrait of Eric SwansonMedical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine
Primary Research Interests: Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Care in Urban versus Rural Veterans Affair Clinics (Mentor: Peter Duane, MD); Peri-nodular Emphysema as a Risk Factor for Malignant Lung Nodules (Mentor: Christine Wendt, MD)

Abstracts

  • Swanson, E.J., Rice, K.L., Rector, T.S., Westanmo A.D., Duane P.G. (2016). Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Care in Urban versus Rural Veterans Affairs Clinics. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 193: A1503.
  • Swanson, E.J., Kunisaki, K.M., Mesa, H.A., Silva, J.J. (2016). Tracheal MALT Lymphoma as a Cause of Chronic Cough and Prandial Dyspnea. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 193: A7755.
  • Dincer, H.E., Swanson, E.J., Arndt, P.G. (2015). An Uncommon Cause of Intrathoracic Fluid Collection. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 191: A2980.

Publications

  • Swanson, E.J., Kunisaki, K.M., Mesa, H.A., Silva, J.J. (2017). CD5-Positive Tracheal Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma Presenting with Prandial Dyspnea. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. January; 195 (1) e1-e3.
  • Swanson, E.J., Mahgoub, A., MacDonald, R., Shaukat, A. (2014) Medical and Endoscopic Therapies for Angiodysplasia and Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia: A Systematic Review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. April; 12 (4) 571-8

Annual Fellows' Recognition

2017

2017

2017 Fellows Recognition Cover

2016

2016

2016 Critical Care Fellowship PACCS IMAGE  

2015

2015

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