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Upcoming Events
2020 Poster Competition and Doctor's Dilemma®
October 17, 2020
West Penn Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Past Events

2019 Abstract Competition and Doctor's Dilemma®
October 12, 2019
West Penn Hospital
2019 Doctor's Dilemma® Winning Team
Allegheny Health Network
Chelsea Ledgerwood, DO
Adeel Nasrullah, MD
Sheldon Rao, MD
Deanna Huffman, DO, Alternate
Faculty Advisors: Zaw Min, MD & Divya Venkat, MD
2019 Poster Competition Winners
Category: Clinical Vignette
​First Place
Thejus Jayakrishnan, MD
Allegheny Health Network
"A Schism of Metabolism: Budesonide Induced Hyperosmoloar Hyperglycemic State Following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)"Category: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety; Research
First Place
Sheldon Rao, MD
Allegheny Health Network
"Femoral Central Venous Catheters - Are they really the bane of the Intensivist?"

2018 Abstract Competition and Doctor's Dilemma®
November 3, 2018
UPMC Mercy

2018 Doctor's Dilemma® Winning Team
Allegheny General Hospital
Amulya Yellala, MD
Sheldon Rao, MD
Ekknoor Sahota, MD
Chelsea Ledgerwood, PGY-1
​Faculty Advisor: Zaw Min, MD

2018 Poster Competition Winners
Category: Clinical Vignette
First Place
Navneet Kaur, MD
UPMC Mercy
"A Usual Case of Acute Alcohol Withdrawal Leading to an Unusual Case of Cardiomyopathy"

Category: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety; High Value Care
First Place
Susheel Khetarpal
UPMC
"Mechanisms of PD-1 and TIM-3 Crosstalk of Regulatory T Cells within Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma"