Clinical Research Alumni Theses













  • Amer Alshekhlee, MD, MS, Hospital mortality and utilization in Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Eric Blum, MD, MS, Transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the U.S. from 1995-2005: outcomes and risk factors from the UNOS database
  • Linda Cummings, MD, MS, Laparoscopic versus open colectomy for colon cancer: a population-based study
  • Natasha Frost, MD, MS, The relationship of retinal nerve fiber layer thinning to subjective visual symptoms and visual function following optic neuritis
  • Layla Hajjafar, MD, MS, The cost-effectiveness of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt vs. repeated large volume paracentesis in the treatment  of refractory ascites
  • Robert Kalayjian, MD, MS, The association between viral suppression and renal function changes in HIV-1 infected subjects on highly active antiretroviral therapy
  • Curry Koening, MD, MS, Renal graft survival and patient mortality in Wegener's granulomatosis: a case/control study
  • Tyler Stevens, MD, MS, The validation of endoscopic ultrasound criteria for diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis using pancreatic function testing as reference standard


  • John Carey, MD, MS, Reliability of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry generated Z-scores in young adults
  • Gary Falk, MD, MS, Genomic profiling of nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus: progressors versus nonprogressors to esophageal cancer
  • Myla Goldman, MD, MS, A study of a motor fatigue outcome measure in multiple sclerosis patients
  • Evelyn Mentari, MD, MS, Paying for quality: Medicare policy and the nephrologist
  • Thomas P., Stern, MD, MS, Computerized decision support for the treatment of asthma
  • Biju, Thomas, MD, MS, Methionine metabolism in the newborn infant


  • Richard Del Rio, MD, MBA, MS, The cost-effectiveness of epoetin alpha for anemia occurring during hepatitis C combination therapy
  • Chad, Jacobsen, MD, MS, CXCR2 expression in oligodendrogliomas: a clinicopathologic correlation study
  • Bryan Kapella, MD, MS, The utility of gram stains and cultures of endocervical swabs in the era of DNA amplification technology
  • Loreto, Sulit, MD, MS, Identification of optimal polysomnography indices for OSA related outcomes


  • Krishnapriya Anchala, MD, MS, Predictors, patterns and outcomes associated with use of written pediatric asthma treatment plans
  • Reena Mehra, MD, MS, Association of nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias with sleep-disordered breathing: Sleep Heart Health Study-2
  • Sigal Peter-Wohl, MD, MS, Total parenteral nutrition cycling in premature infants


  • Robert Fox, MD, MS, The short-term effects of intravenous Methylprednisolone on brain MRS measures in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Tina Rodrigue, MD, MS, Early outcome following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in adults: risk factors and treatment effects
  • Osama Zaidat, MD, MS, Reliability and validity of multi-slice electrocardiogram-gated spiral computerized tomography and transesophageal echocardiography in evaluating aortic atheroma in acute ischemic stroke patients

*Theses from 2003 to 2007 were not submitted digitally. To obtain a hard copy through interlibrary loan, please contact your local library.