Research and publication are important components of the educational process and a key mission of the Internal Medicine Program. As a result, many of our residents publish in peer-reviewed journals or present their work at national professional meetings.

Program News

2017 Scholarly Activity


  • Doherty B, Nambudiri V, Palmer W. (2017). Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 19:2, 1-8. DOI 10.1007/s11894-017-0542-4.
  • Jehle D, Johnson D, Martel T, Molnar J, Lark MC, Falkowitz J, Short R, Plexousakis M, Schmitt R, Nambudiri V. Severe diabetic ketoacidosis presenting with negative serum ketones. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan; 35(1):196.e3-196.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.07.009

Posters & Presentations

Digestive Disease Week Conference - May 2017, Chicago IL

  • Doherty B, Nambudiri V, Hart L, Palmer WC. “A Comparison of Hepatitis C Knowledge and Practices between a Community-Based Hospital and a Tertiary Medical Center with a Web-Based Educational Intervention.”

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Annual Meeting - May 2017, New Orleans LA

  • Nambudiri V and Diez C. “Take Two: Matching the PGY1 Resident without a PGY2 Position.”
  • Diez C and Nambudiri V. “Rethinking Resident Recruitment: A Novel Regional Recruitment Roadshow.”

Association for Hospital Medical Education Institute - May 2017, New Orleans LA

  • Diez C and Hayes T. “Recruitment 101: Back to Basics.”

Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting - April 2017, Washington DC

  • Doherty B. “A Rare Case of an Isolated Distal Metastatic Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.”
  • Doherty B, Uzoegwu A. “Successful Treatment of Severe Immune Thrombocytopenia as an Extrahepatic Manifestation of Hepatitis C.”
  • Nambudiri N, Eagerton D. “Skin Darkening as an Enlightening Clue: An 18 Year Old Male with Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2.”
  • Worsham C, Doherty B, Frost C, Pearson A, Kodali B, Nambudiri VE. “Hark the Herald GI Bleed: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleed requiring emergent surgical intervention.”

Society for General Internal Medicine - Southern Regional Meeting - Feb 2017, New Orleans LA

  • Chris-Olaiya A, Alwine I, Duff R, Balanchivadze N. “New Onset Type 1 Diabetes and Hypothyroidism presenting as constipation and diabetic ketoacidosis in a patient on Nivolumab therapy.”
  • Nambudiri N, Eagerton D. “A 30 year woman with an uncommon breast mass.”
  • Yao Y, Durst C, Balanchivadze N. “Acquired Hepatocerebral Degeneration: An underdiagnosed clinical entity presenting as generalized seizure.”


  • Dr. Bryan Doherty was invited to attend the 2017 National Pancreas Foundation Fellows Symposium April 2017 in Grapevine, TX.

2015 - 2016 Scholarly Activity


  • Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Vinod E Nambudiri, Alexander J Stratigos: Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology, Third Edition. McGraw Hill Professional, 2016
  • Timerman D, McEnery-Stonelake M, Joyce CJ, Nambudiri VE, Hodi FS, Claus EB, Ibrahim N, Lin JY. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a worse prognosis in metastatic melanoma. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 28. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.14316. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28036288
  • Nahmias Z, Nambudiri VE, Vleugels RA. Thalidomide and lenalidomide for the treatment of refractory dermatologic conditions. J Am Acad Dermatol.2016 Jul; 75(1): 210-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.03.022.
  • Kagha KC, Miller IA, Davis LS. A wheal on the forearm and pruritus. J Am Acad Dermatol.2016 Jul; 75(1):e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.09.072.
  • Bae GH, Nambudiri VE, Garibyan L, Sanford S, Huang SJ. Topical Steroid Therapy Educational Video for Eczema. Dermatitis. 2016 May-Jun; 27(3):157-8.

Posters & Presentations

South Carolina American College of Physicians Meeting - Oct 2016, Charleston SC

  • Nambudiri VE. “Skinternal Medicine: Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease.” Oral Presentation.

American College of Physicians Associate and Student Abstract Competition- Oct 2016, Charleston SC

  • Blackman W, Collier V. “Systolic Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Thrombus Presenting as Abdominal Pain.”
  • Doherty B, Devenyi ZJ, Nambuduri VE. "Pancreatitis in a Recent Immigrant: A Diagnosis to Make You Squirm." (Winner 2nd place, Clinical Vignette Presentations)
  • Frost C, Collier V, Bujanda D, Powers J, Nambudiri VE. “A Case of Urethral Fistula and Reoccurring Abscess.”
  • Frost C, Balanchivadze N, Coni R, Nambudiri VE. “Notch Your Average Headache: A 43 Year Old Male with a Constellation of Neurologic Symptoms.”
  • Herschel A, Eagerton D: "A Therapeutic Seesaw in Male Hypogonadism: Can Hematocrit and Testosterone Levels Achieve Lasting Balance?"
  • Moccia D, Sansbury J, Uzoegwu A. "Guillain-Barre Syndrome Variant with Incidental Markers for Mixed Connective Tissue Disease."
  • Nambudiri N, Eagerton D. "A 30 year women with an uncommon breast mass."
  • Nambudiri N, Eagerton D. “Chvostek's chin: Chronic postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy.”
  • Pham T, Becker G, Grinman M, Durst C, Everman A. "The PFO Paradox of a Cryptogenic Stroke."
  • Sandoval B, Balanchivadze N. “An Unusual Cause of Acute Stroke-Cerebral Air Embolism from Spontaneous Gastric Fundus Perforation.”
  • Smith III TJ, Nambudiri VE, Mangano A, Balanchivadze N, Patel B, Powers JN, Webb J. “Beyond the Surface: A Case of All Three Stages of Syphilis Presenting Simultaneously.”
  • Worsham C, Nambudiri VE, Gelfand S. "All's Swell That Ends Well: A Case of RS3PE Syndrome."
  • Yosef A, Doherty B, Patel B, Frost C Nambudiri V, Mangano A. "End Stage Liver Disease Due to Autoimmune Hepatitis."

Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting Poster Presentations - May 2016, Hollywood FL

  • Frost C, Nambudiri N, Pearson A, Glover A, Sahoo DR. “Jaundice, Pruritus, and a ‘Nagging Feeling’: A Case of Klatskin Tumor.”
  • Webb J, Nambudiri VE. “A Total Loss: Alopecia universalis presenting in association with Addison’s disease.”

South Carolina Medical Association Annual Meeting Poster Presentations - May 2016, Myrtle Beach SC

  • Blackman W, Frost C, Powers J, Head D, Wunder R, Duff R. “TB or Not TB? That Is The Question.”
  • Frost C, Nambudiri V, Goldsteen R, Brown J. “A Bleeding Pain: Sepsis to Stromal Sarcoma.”
  • Kanoy M, Coni R, Goldsteen R, Balanchivadze N. “Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Complicating Hyperemesis Gravidarum: An Under-Recognized Clinical Entity.”
  • Myers J, Balanchivadze N. “Delayed Cardiac Tamponade Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Flutter.”
  • Sandoval B, Balanchivadze N. “Spontaneous Gastric Fundus Perforation: An Unusual Cause of Acute Stroke.”
  • Smith T, Pearson A, Raynor K. “A Clip of a Case: GI Bleed Due To A Dislodged Hemostasis Clip.”
  • Uzoegwu A, Frost C, Nambudiri V, Sherertz R, Grinman M. “Antiphospholipid Syndrome Presenting as TIA: Recognizing A Varied Presentation Based On Location Of Clot Burden.”

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Workshop Session - April 2016, Las Vegas NV

  • Nambudiri VE. "The Chief Residents Mini-MBA: Case-Based Lessons in Leadership, Negotiation, and Strategy."

National Cardiovascular Data Registry Annual Meeting Poster Presentation - April 2016, Chicago IL

  • Nambudiri VE, Kirkman D, Pappas L, Sotak H, Martel T. “Successful Improvement in Door-To-Balloon Time Following EMS Activation of Interventional Cardiology Laboratory for STEMI Patients.”

AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs Regional Meeting Poster Presentations - April 2016, Austin TX

  • Nambudiri VE, Glover AF, Bujanda D, Sansbury J, Goldsteen R. "Show and Tell: Developing a Multidisciplinary Longitudinal Visual Diagnosis Curriculum for First Year Internal Medicine Residents."
  • Sansbury J, Nambudiri VE, Bujanda D, Goldsteen R. "A Year in the Life: The Role of Staff Chief in a New Internal Medicine Residency Program."

American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting - Mar 2016, Washington DC

  • Nambudiri VE. “Venture Capital in Dermatology.” Oral presentation at national meeting.
  • Nambudiri VE. "Cutaneous Sarcomas." Oral presentation at national meeting.

Society for General Internal Medicine Southern Regional Meeting Workshop Session - February 2016, Atlanta GA

  • Nambudiri VE, Goldsteen R. "Teaching the Difficult Resident - Acknowledging, Addressing, and Adapting To Challenging/Difficult Learners"

Society for General Internal Medicine Southern Regional Meeting Poster Presentations - February 2016, Atlanta GA

  • Alwine I, Nambudiri N, Mangano A, Balanchivadze N. "Evaluating An Occult GI Bleed: Getting the GIST of the Case."
  • Blackman W, Glover A, Karavan M, Goebel E. "A 38 year old African-American male with complete heart block: Cardiac Sarcoidosis."
  • Smith III T, Doherty B, Alwine I, Blackman W, Powers NJ, Mangano A, Glover A, Nambudiri V, Balanchivadze N. "A Cryptic Cause of Illness: A Case of Cryptococcoma in an Immunocompetent Individual."

South Carolina American College of Physicians Meeting Poster Presentations - October 2015, Charleston SC

  • Alwine I, Dineen K, Becker G, Sansbury J. "The Great Imitator: A Case of Hepatic Hydrothorax Masked by COPD And Right Heart Failure."
  • Frost C, Powers J, Sansbury J, Everman D. "Beware of Dog: A Case of Vibrio Alginolyticus in a Dog Bite Wound."

Infectious Disease Society of America Annual Meeting Poster Presentations - November 2015, San Diego CA

  • Balanchivadze Nino et al. "Modified Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score as a surrogate tool to guide antibiotic de-escalation in patients with hospital-acquired, healthcare-associated and ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units."
  • Smith III, Thomas et al. "Antimicrobial Stewardship and Rapid Diagnostic Testing Bundle for Local Management of Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infections."

South Carolina American College of Physicians Meeting Oral Presentation - October 2015, Charleston SC

  • Doherty B, Balanchivadze N, Raynor K. "Acute exacerbation of Crohn’s Disease Refractory to Tacrolimus therapy."