Physicians

sundaresanSundaresan T. Sambandam, MD

EDUCATION

  • University of Madras, Madras, Tamilnadu, India
  • MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois
  • St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois
  • Bronx VA Hospital, Bronx, New York
  • St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois
  • Coney Island Hospital, SUNY Downstate, N.Y.
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

AWARDS

  • Excellence in Teaching, Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence RI   1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993
  • Brown University Medical School-Dept. of Medicine Chairmen’s Award for Outstanding Teaching 2003
  • Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University – Outstanding Physician of the Year 2007
  • Rhode Island Hospital, The Milton Hamolsky MD – Physician of the year 2007
  • Top Doctor: Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, May 2002, May 2008

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
    • Sub-Specialty: Hematology
    • Sub-Specialty: Medical Oncology

ACADEMIC & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 1993 – Present: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University, Providence RI
  • Kent County Hospital, Warwick RI
  • Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence RI
  • Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES

  • Rhode Island Medical Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Medical Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • “ A Multinstitutional, Concurrent Chemoradiation Trial of Strontium-89, Estramustine and Vinblastine for Hormone-Refractory Prostate Carcinoma Involving Bone. “ W. Akerley, J. Butera, T. Wehbe, R. Noto, B. Stein, H. Safran, F. Cummings, S. Sambandam, J. Maynard, G. DiRienzo and L. Leone, Cancer, March 15, 2002/Volume 94/ Number 6.

ABSTRACTS

  • “Weekly Paclitaxel for Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) : A Phase I Trial”, W. Akerley, H. Choy, M. Glantz, V. Rege, S. Sambandam, L.Yee, B. Rodrigues, and L. Leone, abstract, ASCO 199
  • “Neoadjuvant Paclitaxel, Cisplatin and Radiaiton for Esophageal Carcinoma: A Phase II Study”, H. Safran, H. Gaissert, P.J. Hesketh, S. Graziano, M. Akhtar, S. Triedman, G. Masko, C. Cicchetti, J. Koness, J. Bogart, S. Sambandam, W. Sikov, B. Cole, H. Wanebo,  abstract, ASCO 1997.
  • “Phase II Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), “W. Akerley, H. Choy, M. Glantz, H. Safran, W. Sikov, V. Rege, S. Sambandam, J. Joseph, E. Wittels, abstract ASCO 1997.
  • “Strontium-89, Estramustine and Vinblastine (SEV) in Hormone-Refractory Prostate Carcinoma (HRP_C): Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy”, T. Wehbe, W. Akerley, Bl Stein, H. Saftran, F. Cummings, V. Rege, S. Sambandam, J. Maynard, L. Leone, abstract ASCO 1997.
  • “Phase I Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel and Carboplatin”, W. Akerley, L. Leone, H. Safran, W. Sikov, S. Sambandam, J. Joseph, and T. Kennedy, abstract ASCO 1998.
  • “Strontium-89, Estramustine and Vinblastine (SEV) in Hormone-Refractory Prostate Carcinoma (HRPC): Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy”, T. Wehbe, W. Akerley, R, Noto, B. Stein, H. Safran. F. Cummings, V. Rege, S. Sambandam, J. Maynard and L. Leone, abstract ASCO 1998.


Plakyil J. Joseph, MD, MRCP(I)

EDUCATION

  • Kuriakose Eliase College, Kerala, India, B.Sc. Chemistry
  • Medical College Kottayam, Kerala, India, MBBS
  • Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland

POST GRADUATE TRAINING/EXPERIENCE

  • Internal Medicine, National Health Service United Kingdom
  • Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis Missouri
  • Medical Oncology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Hematology & Oncology Associates of RI, Cranston Rhode Island

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • MRCP (I)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Specialty: Internal Medicine
    • Sub-Specialty: Medical Oncology

ACADEMIC & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University, Providence RI
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI
  • Kent County Hospital, Warwick RI
  • Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence RI
  • Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES

    • Rhode Island Medical Society
    • American Medical Association
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Faculty of Anesthesiologists of the Royal College of Surgeon, Dublin, Ireland

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Benign Chronic Neutropenia With Abnormalities Involving 16q22, Affecting Mother and Daughter”, L. Glasser, A. Meloni-Ehrig, P. Joseph, and Jennifer Mendiola, American Journal of Hematology 81:262-270, 2006.

ABSTRACTS

  • “Phase II Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), “W. Akerley, H. Choy, M. Glantz, H. Safran, W. Sikov, V. Rege, S. Sambandam, P. Joseph, E. Wittels, abstract ASCO 1997.
  • “Phase I Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel and Carboplatin”, W. Akerley, L. Leone, H. Safran, W. Sikov, S. Sambandam, P. Joseph, and T. Kennedy, abstract ASCO 1998.
  • “A Phase II Study of Neoadjuvant Paclitaxel and Radiation, Followed by Surgical Resection for Gastric Carcinoma”, H. Safran, P.J. Hesketh, P. Akerman, H. Gaissert, D. Iannitti, W. Cioffi, T. DePetrillo, J. Koness, K. Radie-Keane, P. Joseph, A. Mega, R. McAnaw, H. Wanebo. The Brown University Oncology Group, Providence RI and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston MA, abstract ASCO 1999.


Peter B. Rintels, MD

EDUCATION

  • Religion and Biology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA – BA
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – M.D.
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT

POSTGRADUATE HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Brown University Hematology Fellows Teaching Award, 1998.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Specialty: Internal Medicine
    • Sub-Specialty: Hematology

ACADEMIC & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 1990 – Instructor, Department of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven CT
  • 1991-1994 – Instructor, Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence RI
  • 1994-2001 – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Kent County Hospital, Warwick, RI
  • Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI

MEMBERSHIPS IN SOCIETIES

  • The American Society of Hematology
  • The Rhode Island Medical Society
  • American Medical Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Johnston JJ, Rintels PB, Chung J, et al: Lactoferrin gene promoter: Structural integrity and nonexpression in HL60 cells. Blood 79(11):2998-3006, 1992
  • Rintels PB, and Crowley JP. Autmoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. In Conn’s Current Therapy, ed Rakel R, W.B. Saunders Company, pages 332-334, 1994.
  • Rintels PB, Kenney R and Crowley JP: Therapeutic support of the patient with thrombocytopenia. Hematol Oncol CLin of North American. Transfusion
    Medicine 8(6)1131-1157, 1994.
  • Glantz L, Rintels PB, Samoszuk M and Medeiros LJ: Plasma cell myeloma associated with eosinophilia. Am J Clin Pathol 103:583-87, 1995.
  • Wu CW, Medeiros LJ, Miranda RN, Mark HFL and Rintels PB: Chronic myeloid leukemia presenting in megakaryoblastic crisis. South Med J.

Dr. Valentina Moirangthem

EDUCATION

  • University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

POSTGRADUATE

  • Internship
    Lady Hardinge Medical College
    New Delhi, India
  • Junior Residency (Radiation Oncology)
    Regional Institute of Medical Sciences
    Imphal, India
  • Junior Residency
    Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology
    Lok Nayak Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College
    New Delhi, India
  • Graduate Study
    Dept of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology
    University of Kentucky
  • Observership
    Dept of Medicine, Hematology & Oncology
    Bone Marrow Transplantation
    University of Kentucky – Markey Cancer Center
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Kentucky
  • Hematology/Oncology/BMT Fellowship
    University of Kentucky – Markey Cancer Center

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
    • Sub-Specialty: Hematology
    • Sub-Specialty: Medical Oncology

ACADEMIC & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Kent County Hospital, Warwick, RI
  • Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI
  • Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES

  • American medical Association
  • Association of Radiation Oncologists of India

PUBLICATIONS

  • Peer Reviewed Publications, Villano JL< Durbin EB, Normandeau C, Thakkar JP, Moirangthem V and Davis FG. Incidence of brain metastasis at initial presentation of lung cancer. Neuro-Oncology 2015 Jan; 17(1):122-8. PMID: 24891450
  • Moirangthem V*, Katz WS*, Su W, Choi EY, Dingle RW, Zeigler GM, Everson WV, Jennings CD, Gong M, Swanson HI. Impact of 2,3,7,8 Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on cutaneous wound healing. Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology 2013; 65(1-2):61-67. *Equal authorship. PMID:21726989
  • Moirangthem V, Ouseph MM. Atypical presentations of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A case report. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences2011;23(3): 362-364. PMID: 21948899
  • Ouseph MM, Moirangthem V, Rathi AK, Mohanta PK, Singh K, Bahadur AK. Palliative thoracic Radiotherapy in advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer patients with poor performance status: Results of a randomized control trial comparing single fraction of 10 Gy to a protracted regimen of 30 Gy/ 10 fractions. Educational Book and Souvenir of 26th Annual Conference of Association of Radiation Oncologist of India 2004: p50-69.

ABSTRACTS

  • Villano JL, Moirangthem V, Pittman T and Durbin EB. EP-11: Analyzing incidence of brain metastasis using the Kentucky Cancer Registry, a population-based NCI/SEER registry. Neuro-Oncology 2012; 14(suppl 6):vi21-vi24.
  • Moiranghtem V, Ouseph MM, Rathi AK, Mohanta PK, Singh K, Bahadur AK. A comparative study of Radical Radiotherapy (ARM-1) versus concomitant Chemo-radiotherapy using weekly cisplatin (ARM-11) or Gemcitabine (ARM-111) in advanced cancer of base of tongue. AROICON-2004, Ludhiana, India, November 25-28, 2004.

 


Dr. Veena Balakrishnan Iyer

EDUCATION

  • Thrissur Medical College India

POSTGRADUATE

  • Internship Trichur Medical College Thrissur, India
  • Residency Chicago medical School – Finch University, North Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, OH

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Sub-Specialty: Hematology
  • Sub-Specialty: Medical Oncology

ACADEMIC & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Kent County Hospital, Warwick, RI
  • Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES

  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Medical Association [ECFMG membership}
  • American College of Physicians

 PUBLICATIONS

  • Blocking the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway in glioma: a potential new treatment strategy S Xue, M Hu, V Iyer, J Yu Journal of Hematology & Oncology 10 (1), 81, 2017 Conditional survival estimates for patients with plasma cell leukemia: An analysis of the SEER database.
  • V Iyer, A Bagchi, D Hamouda, Q Nai, H Hakim, C Verghese Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (15_suppl), e19533-e19533, 2017, ASCO annual meeting, 2017 Temporal trend in the use of surgery in the management of state 111a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between 2000-2013: A SEER analysis
  • V Iyer, H Hakim, A Bagchi, Q Nai, D Hamouda, W Barnett, RT Skeel Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (15_suppl), 8524-8524, 2017, ASCO annual meeting, 2017
  • Prophylactic anticoagulation to benefit younger patients under 65 years of age with metastatic lung cancer: An analysis of the 2013 Healthcare Cost and utilization Project (HCUP) data. A Bagchi, V Iyer, D hamouda, Q Nai, S Khuder, C Verghese Journal of Clinical Oncology 35 (15_suppl), 6581-6581, 2017, ASCO ANNUAL MEETING, 2017
  • Mood Disorders and Asthma control , V Iyer, B Co, S Subramaniam CHEST 146 (4), 14a, 2014

ABSTRACT

  •  Sridhar, P, Iyer, V, Gupta, A and Barsano, CP. Rates and Patterns of Growth of Benign Thyroid Nodules Monitored Ultrasonographically.  8th Annual All School Research Consortium, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Mar. 20, 2013,
  • Abstract 77. Hines Veteran Hospital/Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Research Day, May 14, 2013
  • Gupta, A, Iyer, V, Sridhar, P and Barsano, CP. The Predictive Value of the Dimensional Ratios of Thyroid Nodules Determined Ultrasonographically.  Hines Veterans Hospital/Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Research Day, May 142013, Abstract 1.
  • Sidhu, S, Nellaiappan, V, Gupta, A, Iyer, V, Sridhar, P, Theckedath, B and Barsano, CP. The Significance of Reported Changes in the Size of Benign Thyroid Nodules on Consecutive Ultrasonograms (USG’s).  96th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Jun. 23, 2014, Chicago.
  • Nellaiappan, V, Sidhu, S, Gupta, A, Iyer, V, Sridhar, P, Theckedath, B and Barsano, CP. The Predictive Value of Ultrasonographically Determined Dimensional Ratios of Benign and Malignant Thyroid Nodules.  96th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society, Jun. 23, 2014, Chicago.
  • The Significance of Reported Changes in the Size of Benign Thyroid Nodules On Consecutive Ultrasonograms (USG’s) – An Update, 2nd Annual Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Research Poster Day 2014 S. Sidhu, MD1, V. Nellaiappan, MD1, A. Gupta, MD V, Iyer, MD1, P. Sridhar, MD2, M. Alsayed, MD1, A. Banjo, MD1 B. Theckedath, and C.P. Barsano, MD, PhD1
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