Category Archives: Accolades

Cheers to a Great Year!

To the Housestaff, Faculty, Fellows, and Students,
As our year with you ends, we want to take a moment to thank you. Thank you for your dedication, your professionalism, your curiosity, and your commitment to the best quality patient care. Thank you for being expert clinicians, accomplished researchers, and outspoken advocates for your patients. Thank you for helping open a brand new hospital, for being the best recruiters in the world, and for rising to the challenge of potpourri. Thank you for supporting us, for standing by our side, for voting on the case challenges, and for reading this blog! In short, thank you, for an amazing year – we know that next year will be even better!
– Your 2014-2015 Chief Residents (Punag, John, and Kate)

UTSW Intern Publications!

Dr. Arjun Gupta (PGY-01) has published several studies and case reports this year. Click on the links below to read his work! Great job Arjun!

The Impact of Physician Posture During Oncology Patient Encounters

An Unusual Cause of Facial Rash

Everything Points to Myeloma 

Altered mental status: what is the diagnosis?

MYST3/CREBBP Rearranged Acute Myeloid Leukemia after Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Long-term outcome of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis: a cohort study of 260 patients. 

UTSW Residents Present at American College of Cardiology Conference!

This past week, two of our UT Southwestern Internal Medicine residents presented at the American College of Cardiology conference in San Diego, CA. Purav Mody (PGY-03) presented “High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Efflux Capacity as a Novel Risk Marker for Incident Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Independent of Family History or Prevalent Coronary Calcium in a Multi-Ethnic Population-Based Study”. Ahmad Jabbar (PGY-03) presented “Impact of Coronary Revascularization Strategy on Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Chronic Total Occlusions.” Great job by our residents!

Extra-Intestinal Clostridium Difficile Infection

Dr. Arjun Gupta, a former Mayo Clinic Researcher and Resident Physician at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, describes his article appearing in the November 2014 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and summarizes the risk factors, management, and outcomes of these rare, but increasingly identified infections. Available at:

(A note to email subscribers: to access the video presentation, please visit the blog website from the link in the title, above).

QI and Patient Safety Award!

Kudos to second year resident Jeremy (Takashi) Warshauer! He received 2nd place in the Quality Improvement-Patient Safety Category at the Texas ACP Annual Scientific Meeting. The abstract was titled “Six Sigma Application at University of Texas Southwestern Hospital: Implementation of High Risk Osteoporosis Consult (HIROC) for Treatment of Osteoporotic Fractures.”  Other authors included Rajeev Singh, Jason Fish, and Ugis Gruntmanis. Congratulations, Dr. Warshauer!