Pathology Housestaff PGY-4


PGY-4 I PGY-3 I PGY-1 I Fellows

   Alex Clavijo

Name:

Alex Clavijo, MD

Medical Degree:

American University of the Caribbean

Undergraduate Degree:

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ

Hometown:

Palisades Park, NJ

Hobbies:

Tabletop, computers and outdoors

Accepted Fellowship:

Cytopathology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Reason you chose Augusta University: Great atmosphere, residents and mentors

Posters/Presentations:

Clavijo A, Homlar K, Sharma S. Role of NKX2.2 Immunopositivity in the diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma and Ewing-like sarcoma. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

Clavijo A, Heneidi S, Lee W, Ameri A, Savage NM. Anterior Mediastinal Myeloid Sarcoma: A Rare Presentation and Possible Prognostic Indicator. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

Ryan NE, Clavijo A, Savage NM, Toscano M, Kleven D, Pantin J, Kavuri S. You Don’t Always Get What You “Pap” For: A Rare Presentation of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

Vyas SG, Clavijo A, Singh G. Recording the location of monoclonal immunoglobulin for delta check and oligoclonal pattern identification. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

The Role of the Hypothalamus in Pair Bonding Among Ring Doves. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Poster Presentation (field of Psychology/Neurobiology). 2009.

Rates of Neurogenesis following lesions to the Ventromedial Nucleus of the Hypothalamus. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Poster Presentation. 2008.

Clavijo A, Homlar K, Sharma S. Role of NKX2.2 Immunopositivity in the diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma and Ewing-like sarcoma. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

Clavijo A, Heneidi S, Lee W, Ameri A, Savage NM. Anterior Mediastinal Myeloid Sarcoma: A Rare Presentation and Possible Prognostic Indicator. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

Ryan NE, Clavijo A, Savage NM, Toscano M, Kleven D, Pantin J, Kavuri S. You Don’t Always Get What You “Pap” For: A Rare Presentation of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

Vyas SG, Clavijo A, Singh G. Recording the location of monoclonal immunoglobulin for delta check and oligoclonal pattern identification. College of American Pathologists. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. October, 2017.

The Role of the Hypothalamus in Pair Bonding Among Ring Doves. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Poster Presentation (field of Psychology/Neurobiology). 2009.

Rates of Neurogenesis following lesions to the Ventromedial Nucleus of the Hypothalamus. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Poster Presentation. 2008.

Publications: 

Patel S, Walker K, Clavijo, A, Melenevsky Y, Rotem E, Keshavamurthy J. Eurorad; June, 2017. Epithelioid Hemangioma (online). http://www.eurorad.org/eurorad/case.php?id=14995&lang=en (10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.14995).

Pathology Housestaff PGY-2 Clavijo, M. F. Cheng. The Role of the Hypothalamus in Pair Bonding.  2007 ABRCMS abstract book.

Clavijo, M. F. Cheng. The Role of the Hypothalamus in Pair Bonding Among Ring Doves. 2009 ABRCMS abstract book.

Patel S, Walker K, Clavijo, A, Melenevsky Y, Rotem E, Keshavamurthy J. Eurorad; June, 2017. Epithelioid Hemangioma (online). http://www.eurorad.org/eurorad/case.php?id=14995&lang=en (10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.14995).

Pathology Housestaff PGY-2 Clavijo, M. F. Cheng. The Role of the Hypothalamus in Pair Bonding.  2007 ABRCMS abstract book.

Clavijo, M. F. Cheng. The Role of the Hypothalamus in Pair Bonding Among Ring Doves. 2009 ABRCMS abstract book.

Email Address:  aclavijo@augusta.edu

 Rebecca Kunak

Name:

Rebecca Kunak, DO

Residency:

Preliminary General Surgery
Conemaugh Memorial Hospital
Johnstown, PA

Medical Degree:

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Spartanburg, SC

Undergraduate Degree:

University of Tampa
Tampa, FL

Hometown:

Hudsonville, MI

Hobbies:

Cooking hiking, kayaking, running and spending time with my family

Accepted Fellowship:

Hematopathology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Reason you chose Augusta University: Location, one-on-one attending instruction, attendings and co-residents

Posters/Presentations: 

Larsen RL, Kleven D, Ghamande S, Chaubey A, Mondal A, Pundkar C, Kolhe R. Utility of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Microarray (SNPM) and Targeted Mutation Analysis in Resolving the Dilemma of Synchronous vs. Metastatic Carcinomas of the Endometrium and Ovary/Fallopian tube. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Vancouver, BC, Canada. March, 2018.

Larsen RL, Thompson TZ, Kutlar A, Shikle JF, Savage NM. Potential Reduction in Exchange Frequency with Hydroxyurea in Hemoglobin Mizuho. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Larsen RL, Patel N, McDonough CH, Johnson TS, Savage NM. Mixed Phenotypic Acute Leukemia, T/Myeloid, NOS Presenting as a Mediastinal Mass in a Child. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Larsen RL, Toscano MP, Bryan LJ, Savage NM. A Rare Case of Richter Transformation to Two Different Types of High Grade Lymphoma during the Course of the Disease. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Thompson TZ, Larsen RL, Savage NM, Shikle JF. A Case of Mixed-Type Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia with a complex Autoantibody Specificity including a Ficin Sensitive Cold Agglutinin and a Warm Autoanti-e Treated with Therapeutic Plasma Exchange. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Urias DS, Lotton E, Larsen RL, Shayesteh K. Evaluation and Management of Metacarpal and Phalanx Fractures at a Community Hospital. Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium. Scottsdale, Arizona. November, 2015.

Favortie Things:

♫ Sprinkles on ice cream
And winning race medals ♪
Color coded bookshelves and bright flower petals
Blue colored stones in all of my rings
These are a few of my favorite things
♫ Holiday decorations and freshly washed sheets
Swimming and Hiking
And baking sweet treats ♪
Planting a garden that grows in the spring
These are a few of my favorite things♫

 Nathan Ryan

Name:

Nathan Ryan, MD

Medical Degree:

St. George's University
Grenada, West Indies

Undergraduate Degree:

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Hometown:

Slidell, LA

Hobbies:

Weightlifting, reading sci-fi stories and fishing

Accepted Fellowship:

Cytopathology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Reason you chose Augusta University:  Great small program feel to it with welcoming faculty

Posters/Presentations:

Ryan NE, Savage NM, Toscano M, Kleven D, Pantin J, Kavuri S. You Don’t Always Get What You “Pap” For: A Rare Presentation of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

Favorite Shampoo: 'Johnson & Johnson No more tears' because it doesn't burn my eyes when I cry in the shower.

Email Address:  nryan@augusta.edu

 

Zach Thompson

Name:

Zach Thompson, MD

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Undergraduate:

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Hometown:

Marietta, GA

Hobbies:

Brewing beer, cooking and reading

Accepted Fellowship:

Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Reason you chose AU: I chose AU for the faculty and culture presence here. I really enjoy the atmosphere of Augusta and the opportunities for a great work and life balance within the city and program.

Posters/Presentations:

Jajosky, R., Thompson, T.Z., Floyd, M., Shikle, J. 2017 Retrospective Analysis of PLASMIC in Diagnosing (RAPID) TTP. American Society of Apheresis. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Thompson, T.Z, Jajosky, R., Floyd, M., Shikle, J. 2017 Validation of the PLASMIC Score at a University Medical Center: Retrospective Analysis of PLASMIC in Diagnosing (RAPID) TTP. Resident Research Day. Augusta, GA.

Thompson, T.Z., Larsen, R., Savage, N.M., Shikle, J. 2017 A Case of Mixed-Type Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia with a Complex Autoantibody Specificity including a Ficin Sensitive Cold Agglutinin and a Warm Autoanti-e Treated with Therapeutic Plasma Exchange. College of American Pathologists. Washington, DC.

Larsen, R., Thompson, T.Z., Kutlar, A., Shikle J.F., Savage N.M., 2017 Potential Reduction in Exchange Frequency with Hydroxyurea in Hemoglobin Mizuho. College of American Pathologists. Washington, DC.

Vyas, S.G., Thompson, T.Z., Sportes, C., Savage, N.M. 2017 Erdheim-Chester Disease: A Unique Case with Long Term Follow-up and Subsequent Development of Concurrent Trisomy 8 and Lymphoma. College of American Pathologists. Washington, DC.

Vyas, S.G., Thompson, T.Z., Kleven, D., Sharma, S. 2017 Peculiar Staining In Embryoid Bodies: A Case of Mixed Germ Cell Tumor with Polyembryoma-like Pattern. College of American Pathologists. Washington, DC.

Thompson, T.Z., Focht, K.L., Martin-Harris, B., Pearson, W.G. 2014 Morphometric Analysis of Hyolaryngeal Mechanics. Dysphagia Research Society 2014. Nashville, TN.

Publications:

Stephens, A., Street, L., Thompson, T., Madamangalam, A., Browne, L. A. 2017 Siltuximab in Treatment of Multicentric Castleman Disease during Pregnancy. Immunotherapy Research Journal 1(16): 1-4.

Jajosky, R., Floyd, M., Thompson, T.Z, Shikle, J. 2017 Validation of the PLASMIC Score at a University Medical Center. Transfusion and Apheresis Science. Aug;56(4):591-594.

Thompson, T.Z., Obeidin, F., Davidoff, A. A., Hightower, C. L., Johnson, C. Z., Rice, S. L., et al. 2014 Coordinate Mapping of Hyolaryngeal Mechanics in Swallowing. J. Vis. Exp. (87), e51476, doi:10.3791/51476.

Wang, Y., Merchen, T.D., Fang, X., Lassiter, R., Ho, C., Jajosky, R., Kleven, D., Thompson, T., Mohammed, E., Yu, M., Waller, J., Nahman, N.S. 2017 Indoleamine 2, 3 dioxygenase expression in a porcine model of kidney transplant rejection. Pending Acceptance to Kidney International.

Stephens, A., Thompson, T., Street, L., Browne, L., Madamangalam, A. 2017 Immunotherapy for Castleman Disease in Pregnancy. Pending Acceptance to Journal of Hematology & Oncology.

Favorite Beard Style: In my dreams, I'd have a bushy beard that is finely braided beneath my chin with a small swing draped between the braids such that a canary could rest comfortably there as I descend into the mines to be the epitome of manliness.

Email Address: ththompson@augusta.edu