Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases

Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases at ACG 2015

October 25, 2015 - The Montefiore Einstein Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases was well represented at the 2015 American College of Gastroenterology meeting this past week, with faculty members delivering over thirty presentations and posters.

Of special note this year were three 2015 ACG Presidential Poster Award recipients. Fewer than five percent of accepted abstracts receive this distinction for high quality, novel, unique and interesting research.

Dr. Sammy Ho Gastroenterology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health Systems Bronx NY
Sammy Ho, MD

ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipients

  1. P656. Can Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C) Predict the Severity of Gastroparesis in Diabetic Patients?
    Manhal Izzy, MD, Steve Beckoff, Krysta Johns-Harris, Mindy W. Lee, Farag Kargoli, Aaron Tokayer, MD 
  2. P744. Your Bile Ducts Are What You Eat: A Rare Etiology of Cholangitis
    Soohwan Chun, MD, Adam C. Lessne, MD, Sammy Ho, MD 
  3. P1307. Abdominal Pain: An Omental Occasion
    Eugenia Tsai, MD, Ningyuan Ding, MD, Dustin Pardo, MD, Philip Leif, MD 

Dr. Aaron Tokayer Gastroenterology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health Systems Bronx NY
Aaron Tokayer, MD

Posters & Presentations

Sunday, October 18, 2015  

  1. P66. A Rare Cause of Pancreatitis: Inferior Vena Cava Filter Migration
    Clara Tow, MD, Aurada Cholapranee, MD, Sammy Ho, MD, Harmit Kalia, DO
  2. P183. Novel Use of Fully Covered Self-Expandable Metal Stent (SEMS) for Drainage of Perirectal Abscesses
    Manhal Izzy, MD, Mindy W. Lee, Larry Siu, MD, Sammy Ho, MD
  3. P471. Budd Chiari Syndrome in an Atypical Patient
    Annu Gupta, MD, Swathi Gopalakrishnan, MD, Harmit Kalia, DO
  4. P500. Herpes Simplex Hepatitis: Is Mickie Mouse Infectious?
    George Cholankeril, MD, Adam C. Lessne, MD, William Bivin, MD, Qiang Liu, MD, Harmit Kalia, DO
  5. P523. Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia: A Case of Rare Prognosis
    Mindy W. Lee, Manhal Izzy, MD, Harmit Kalia, DO
  6. P598. A Case of Wandering Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor
    Harish Guddati, MD, Kamran Zahid, MD, Damodar Pandey, MD, Hilary I. Hertan, MD, FACG
  7. P662. Benign Gastric Emphysema in the Setting of Malignant Gastric Outlet Obstruction
    Clara Tow, MD, Joann Kwah, MD

Dr. Philip Lief Nephrology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health Systems Bronx NY
Philip Lief, MD

Monday, October 19, 2015  

  1. P735. An Unusual Presentation of a Mediastinal Pseudocyst
    Mindy W. Lee, Srinivas G. Gunturu, MD, Sammy Ho, MD
  2. P763. Giant Pancreatic Pseudocyst With Mediastinal Extension and Large Pleural Effusion
    Damodar Pandey, MD, Anand Kumar, Kamran Zahid, MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG
  3. P779. Chronic Rifaximin (Rfx) Use in Cirrhotic Patients Is Associated With Decreased Rate of C. difficile Infection (CDI)
    Simon J. Hong, MD, Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
  4. P840. The Occupational Hazards of Being a Lumberjack
    Clara Tow, MD, Joann Kwah, MD
  5. P1106. MELD Is the Only Predictor of the Increased Short-term Mortality of Cirrhotic Patients With C. difficile Infection (CDI)
    Simon J. Hong, MD, Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
  6. P1242. Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Consistent With Best Practice Guidelines: Addressing Inappropriate Use Through a Performance Improvement Initiative
    Anand Kumar, MD, Milica Jovanovic, MD, Mohammed Rahman, MD, T.S. Dharmarajan, MD
  7. P1268. Choledocholithiasis: A Rare Entity in Children With a Rare Presentation
    Wendy Rabbenou, Sammy Ho, MD
  8. P1296. A Case of Rapidly Recurring GIST
    Kamran Zahid, MD, Pranav Patel, MD, Damodar Pandey, MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG
  9. P1340. A Case of Mistaken Identity: Gastroparesis or Retroperitoneal Fibrosis?
    Michal Gross, MD, Dhvani Shah, MD, Aaron Tokayer, MD
  10. P1371. Gastric Emptying Parameters in Symptomatic Patients With Suspected Gastroparesis: Are Current Diagnostic Thresholds Valid and Can Symptoms Predict Study Outcome?
    Mindy W. Lee, Manhal Izzy, MD, Anna Platovsky, Kwang Chun, Hong Y. Ma, Moonseong Heo, Aaron Tokayer, MD
  11. P1372. Rapid Gastric Emptying: An Alternative and Frequent Form of Gastric Dysmotility
    Mindy W. Lee, Manhal Izzy, MD, Kwang Chun, Hong Y. Ma, Moonseong Heo, Aaron Tokayer, MD
  12. P1389. Ischemic Gastric Ulcer: A Previously Undescribed Complication of TACE
    Jennifer Katz, Kristina Chacko, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
  13. P1398. Myasthenia Gravis Presenting as Dysphagia in an Octogenarian
    Harish Guddati, MD, Srinivas G. Gunturu, MD, Hilary I. Hertan, MD, FACG

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  

  1. P1527. A Case of Bleeding Rectal Ulcer Caused by Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AIDS Patient
    Annu Gupta, MD, Kamran Sajid Zahid, MD, Damodar Pandey, MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG
  2. P1530. Endoscopic Evaluation of a Malignant Coloduodenal Fistula
    Krysta Johns-Harris, MD, MPH, Akiva J. Marcus, MD, PhD, Daniel Berkowitz, MD, MD, FACG
  3. P1626. Erosive Iron Pill Gastritis
    Tatiana Teslova, MD, Aaron Tokayer, MD, Swathi Gopalakrishnan, MD
  4. P1647. EUS-Guided Trans-rectal Drainage Using a Novel Lumenapposing Covered Metal Stent
    Xiomara Cruz, Manhal Izzy, MD, Mindy W. Lee, Sammy Ho, MD
  5. P1897. A Rare Case of Hepatoduodenal Abscess With Fistula
    Damodar Pandey, MD, Didem Uzunaslan, Kamran Zahid, MD, Nejat Kiyici, MD
  6. P1898. Herbalife Induced Autoimmune Hepatitis With Cholestatic Pattern
    Damodar Pandey, MD, Venu Gopal Kankani, MD, Kamran Zahid, MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG
  7. P1899. Giant Intrahepatic Biliary Cystadenoma
    Harish Guddati, MD, Damodar Pandey, MD, Kamran Zahid, MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG
  8. P1995. Extensive Portomesenteric Venous Thrombosis as an Initial Presentation in Myeloproliferative Neoplasia With JAK-2 Mutation
    Anand Kumar, MD, Damodar Pandey, MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG

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