HIGHLIGHTS OF MY CONTRIBUTIONS

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: 

  • I am a physician scientist, specialize in outcomes research – systematic reviews & meta-analysis. Unique combination of complex research abilities and clinical skills as an internal medicine physician.

  • Author of >80 peer review publications in top ranked international peer reviewed journals including but not limited to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). 

  • I am the Principal Investigator (PI) of >70 of these peer review publications.

  • >55 research poster presentations at top ranked international medical conferences, I am primary presenter in >90% of these posters.

  • >10 oral podium presentations at internationally renowned medical conferences.

IMPACT OF MY WORK: 

  • My research on Ebola viral disease (EVD) was incorporated into U.S Department of Health and Human Services – ASPR TRACIE (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response – Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) as a technical resource to improve preparedness and response of the U.S Health Systems in dealing with EVD.

  • The same Ebola research paper was cited by a research paper from NHS – NIHR (National Health System is the name of public health services of England, Scotland and Wales; The National Institute for Health Research is the largest national clinical research funder in Europe)

  • I am an co-author of a research paper published in the 

  • Contributing to Guidelines – My research work on pancreatic cysts and chronic pancreatitis was incorporated into European and American medical guidelines. Chronic pancreatitis research work has been cited by UpToDate.

  • >30,000 views/downloads of all my research work, this is a very high number considering that all my research is very recently published only in the last 2-3 years.

  • Total citations of my peer reviewed research work are >100, of which >60 are independent citations. >90% are first author citations. This is a very high number considering that all my research is very recently published only in the last 2-3 years.

  • My research paper on diabetes has been cited by a patented technology of diabetes bench research, signifying the importance of my work.

  • ResearchGate metrics of my profile: ‘Most read’ author of my department on ResearchGate. RG Score is >40. This score is higher than 95% of ResearchGate members i.e >95 percentile. (The RG Score is a metric that measures scientific reputation based on how both your published research and contributions on ResearchGate are received by your peers)

  • Google scholar H index: 8. The h-index an author-level metric that measures your research output and its citation impact. It is based on a set of your most cited work and the number of citations it’s received.

  • Three of my research papers (on chronic pancreatitis, use of ultrasound in bile duct cancer, and bile duct stents in biliary cancer) were incorporated into Harvard University’s online research sharing websites – ‘Harvard Catalyst’ and ‘DASH (Digital access to scholarship at Harvard).’ Only high quality peer reviewed work get this privilege

  • My research paper on Clindamycin antibiotic related liver failure, was the 5th ever case of Clindamycin related liver injury, in the entire world. The research paper was published in ‘American Journal of Gastroenterology’ (8% acceptance rate, 24000 circulation), and presented at ‘American College of Gastroenterology’ Annual conference (around 5000 visitors)

CLINICAL WORK:

  • Average Length of Stay (ALOS) of patients treated by me (2016-2018) in hospital was 2.5days, which is significantly better than the ALOS of the Genesis Health system (3.5days) and the national average ALOS (4.5days). My ALOS number was the most impressive ALOS among the peers working at Genesis Health System, Iowa. Based on these stats, I have potentially created a substantial saving of up to $9.5million Medicare & Medicaid dollars exclusively.

  • As an internal medicine hospitalist working for Apogee physicians group (2016-2018), I took care of 3000-3500 patients per year, of which 1500-1750 are Medicare and Medicaid patients, approximately 300 veteran patients.

  • Substantial financial impact on the US healthcare cost savings, by superior quality care of heart failure and diabetes patients (up to $320 million, and $90 million healthcare spending respectively)

AWARDS & ACCOLADES:

  • Award - Outstanding House Staff Intern of University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOMP) 2014. Given to the best of the best house staff interns of UICOMP. One person is selected among 35 house staff interns by voting. Around 100 members (faculty physicians, house staff, medical students) participate in voting.

  • Award - Outstanding House Staff Resident of University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOMP) 2015. Given to the best of the best house staff members of UICOMP. One person is selected among 72 house staff interns by voting. More than 100 members (faculty physicians, house staff, medical students) participate in voting.

  • Award – Best Resident Teacher Award – UICOMP residency program – 2015. The best house staff member with the most influential and impactful teaching abilities, among all the 72 house staff members of UICOMP residency program is selected to win this award. The selection is by voting of 100-120 Medical students of UICOMP.

  • Award – All Star Award – UICOMP residency program – The best house staff member among all the 72 house staff members of the UICOMP residency program is selected by a group of Academic faculty of UICOMP. The qualities required to get this award are multidisciplinary: clinical and research excellence, teaching, leadership roles in quality improvement projects.

  • UICOMP Internal Medicine House Staff representative; and PGY-3 class representative 2014-2016: I was one of the two representatives, elected by voting, by 36 house staff members of UICOMP residency. I was responsible to represent internal medicine house staff at the University level policy meetings.

  • Research awards – American College of Physicians (ACP) Best research posters in Illinois Conference 2015:  1st place won by my paper on preoperative biliary drainage, and 3rd place won by my paper on cystic fibrosis. Won the 1st place among more than 100 posters presented at the conference, was attended by at least 400 physicians, winners are selected by a 10-member peer review committee of physician scientists. Online Newsletter Publications About this Award-Winning Research by ACP (American College of Physicians) In Their ACP Illinois Southern Region “The Downstate Dialouge” Nov 2015. Same work was published in ‘Gastroenterology’ – 1st ranked gastroenterology journal in the US. (10% acceptance rate, Impact factor 18.2). The breakthrough findings were presented as a poster, at Digestive Diseases Week International peer reviewed conference (>15000 visitors every year, considered as the top gastroenterology conference in the world).

  • ACP Doctor’s Dilemma® Winning Team 2013 and 2015. Medical Jeopardy quiz competition, competing against rest of the medical universities in Southern Illinois region. I was the team lead of a three-member team representing UICOMP. 3 most intellectual members are selected among 72 house staff members, by the academic chiefs and faculty of UICOMP. ACP published several online newsletters highlighting these achievements.

  • Accolades from world renowned professors (Dr. Alfonso Masi, Dr. James Graumlich, Dr. Janet Jokela etc.) and physicians, via email, that my research work on chronic pancreatitis, esophageal cancer, and biliary cancer, was outstanding, and that it would benefit patient outcomes.

  • Accolades from families of sick patients that my research work was outstanding and that it gave them hope.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS: 

  • Principal investigator of two papers (on chronic pancreatitis and esophageal motility disorders) which for the first time showed the efficacy of ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy) and POEM (Per-oral endoscopic myotomy). The breakthrough findings were recognized by being selected for podium presentations at Digestive Diseases Week International peer reviewed conference (less than 14% acceptance rate, >15000 visitors every year, considered as the top gastroenterology conference in the world) with distinguished audience of >300 physicians and scientists from around the world. Same work was published in ‘Gastroenterology’ – 1st ranked gastroenterology journal in the US. (10% acceptance rate, Impact factor 18.2)

  • Invited as a speaker for more than 50 distinguished international conference talks, podium presentations

IN MEDIA:

  • My publication on chronic pancreatitis published in ‘Pancreas’ journal, was the most popular article of the issue, as mentioned by the Pancreas journal in their twitter account.

  • During Ebola viral epidemic in 2015, when the entire world was in a state of shock due to the limited knowledge humanity had regarding this deadly virus, my research work on Ebola was the first systematic review and meta-analysis in the world, to help answer key questions about symptom based patient triage, allocation of resources, provide direction for future research. This work was recognized by publication in an international peer reviewed journal ‘JCHIMP’, podium presentation at UICOMP annual research symposium 2015 (<10% acceptance, >500 eminent visitors). Prolific online presence ( >2500 online reads, tweets, Facebook, citations)

  • Online newsletter publications about my research awards and achievements, by American College of Physicians (ACP) – several publications.

  • Creator and Editor in Chief of online education blog: Chronicles of my residency. Web address: uicompim.blogspot.com. The blog posts all the basic/curious/interesting internal medicine encounters at UICOMP. The online blog page has more than 4002 views since the time of incorporation in 2015.

 

CREDENTIALS:

  • Distinguished achievement in EAMCET Test, India (equivalent of MCAT in USA). I ranked 332 among 52,972 test takers. News paper article was published this news in an Indian National newspaper. Superior score 91.75% in Undergrad in India, Kakatiya Co-op College, passing score is 40%.

  • Superior scores in USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam)- Step 1: 262 (passing score was 188, mean score of all test takers 222); Step 2CK; 259 (passing score was 189, mean score of all test takers 233); Step 3: 235 (passing score was 190, mean score of all test takers 219)

  • Certified Diplomate of ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) – My Score 574 (standardized passing score of 370. Mean score of a reference group 472)

  • ECFMG certified (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)

  • Illinois, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa State Medical Licensed Physician. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life support) and BLS (Basic life support) certified.

FUNDING & FACULTY POSITION: 

  • Funding for my research/Grants: University of Illinois ROAAP (Research Open Access Article Publishing Fund) $10,982 so far to support my research. American College of Physicians granted $800.

  • Voluntary Faculty position - Clinical associate at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP). UICOMP is one of four campuses that make up the nation's largest public medical school. Ranked 11th in the US: A 2013 Academic Medicine study ranked the UICOMP residency programs 11th in the nation for producing primary care physicians.

  • Internal Medicine House Staff at University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2013. I was one of the 12 house staff members selected to this program, among >3000 applicants in 2013. Fiercely competitive. A 2013 Academic Medicine study ranked the UICOMP residency programs 11th in the nation for producing primary care physicians.

  • Currently working as a hospitalist in one of the busiest hospitals in Kansas state.

MISCELLANEOUS: 

  • Editor and reviewer for >30 distinguished international peer reviewed journals. I have reviewed (judged) the research work for these journals.

  • Previous or current member of prestigious research societies and organizations: American Physician Scientists Association (APSA); Society For Epidemiologic Research (SER).

  • Previous or current member of prestigious medical societies and organizations: Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), American College of Physicians (ACP), Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Andhra Pradesh State Medical Council (APMC). Peoria Medical society, Illinois State Medical Society.

  • Lead member of Quality Improvement Project at UICOMP – Outlying Hospital transfers – 2014. With the goal of ensuring safe patient transfers from satellite hospitals to UICOMP, I worked with a team of 15 house staff members, 3 faculty physicians, created a Sign-out Template.

  • Created a CODE BLUE PATIENT REPORT at UICOMP – 2016. I am the also the leadership sponsor for this project. This patient information reporting system will soon be integrated into medical practice at >400 bed hospital, with the potential to improve outcomes of patient who suffered a cardiac arrest. Currently passed the UICOMP SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) evaluation successfully, and is being evaluated for implementation at Stormont Vail Hospital.

  • UICOMP – UHATS Improvement Program, Peoria, Illinois – 2015. UHATS is the University Hospitalist And Teaching Service. I was a part of 10 member team selected to make it more efficient. I was selected among 72 house staff members, by the Program director of the UICOMP residency program. Selection criteria include distinguished leadership skills, communicative skills, teaching skills, ability to understand the work flow of medical service.

  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Facebook Clean Grey
  • Twitter Clean Grey
  • LinkedIn Clean Grey
  • Grey Pinterest Icon

- Opinions are my own and not the views of my employer -