Research Experience


Clinical Research Coordinator

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston, Atlanta

Duration: July 2015 - Current

Department: Involved with the international SPLIT (Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation) Registry and with clinical trials run by NIH-supported ChiLDREN consortium (Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network)

Mentor: Dr. Nitika Gupta, M.D., D.C.H., D.N.B., M.R.C.P.C.H.; Pediatric Hepatologist Director, Adolescent Transplant Program; Assistant Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Emory University School of Medicine

Conference: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting 2016
-- Poster: “A Single Center Long-Term Experience with Pediatric Autoimmune Hepatitis: Racial Disparities, Steroid Use and Clinical Outcomes”
-- Poster: “Interventional Radiological Treatment for Portal Vein Stenosis after Pediatric Liver Transplantation: A Single Center Experience”




Research Assistant

Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Duration: March 2015 - Current

Topic: Evaluating survival outcomes in esophageal cancer using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)


Mentor: Dr. Michael Goodman, MD, MPH; Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Mentor: Dr. Nabil F. Saba, MD, FACP; ‎Chief of Head and Neck Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute and Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

Conference: American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2016
-- Poster: “Effect of definitive concurrent therapy with or without surgery on resectable esophageal cancer survival: An analysis of the National Cancer Data Base”



Data Analyst

Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine

Duration: Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Topic: Evaluating clinical outcomes among patients with movement disorders

Mentor: Vibhash Sharma MD.Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine



Research Assistant

Grady Memorial Hospital

Duration: Mar 2015 - Jul 2015

Topic: An analysis of the association between admission BNP values and clinical outcomes among heart failure patients

Mentor: Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Assistant Medical Director, Grady Heart Failure Program, Emory University School of Medicine



Research Assistant

The Emory Program in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Epidemiology ("EPICORE")

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Duration: March 2015 - Current

Topic: Involvement in NIH-funded MIMS clinical trial assessing effects of mental and
physical stress on the myocardial ischemia in women.

Mentor: Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD. Wilton Looney Chair of Cardiovascular Research, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine.



Medical (Research) Officer


Department Of Clinical Pharmacology, Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital

Duration: June 2013 – July 2013 (2 months)

Topic: Adverse Drug Event Monitoring

Mentor: Dr. Nithya Gogtay MD, DNB(Pharma), DNB(ClinPharma); Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacology, SGSMC-KEMH; Associate Editor of Journal of Postgraduate Medicine

Functions: Clinical Research, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Phase 2/3 Clinical Trials, Tropical Diseases, Adverse Drug Reactions Monitoring, Drug Delivery Systems, Liposomal Drug Delivery, Pharmacogenetics, Journal Club, Critical appraisal of research papers 

Research: Screening, patient recruitment, informed consent, active surveillance and follow up of participants in the following phase 2/3 studies:
(1) Safety and neutralizing activity of a human monoclonal antibody to Rabies (Phase II/III)(2) Safety and immunogenicity of meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccine (Phase III)
(3) Evaluation of a novel non-invasive hemoglobin measuring tool compared to standard invasive and laboratory methods (4) Study host immune response & parasite proteome evaluation in patients with severe malaria

Research Assistant

Department Of Clinical Pharmacology, Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital

Duration: May 2009 – July 2009 (3 months)

Topic: Adverse Drug Event Monitoring

Mentor: Dr. Nithya Gogtay MD, DNB(Pharma), DNB(ClinPharma); Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacology, SGSMC-KEMH; Associate Editor of Journal of Postgraduate Medicine


Research Assistant

Department Of Medicine, Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital

Duration: May 2009 – July 2009 (3 months)

Topic: Clinical Outcomes Research In Critical Care

Mentor: Dr. Dilip Karnad  MD, DNB (Med), FACP, FRCP; (
Ex) Professor at Department of Medicine, SGSMC-KEMH; Head of the Medical and Neurosurgical ICU, SGSMC-KEMH; (Ex) Intensivist, SevenHills Hospital Mumbai; Intensivist at Jupiter Hospital Thane; Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine

Research Project

ICU related adverse events: Assessment of preventability, causality and outcomes of adverse events (adverse clinical occurrences) in critical care

Duration: May 2009 to July 2009


An oral presentation about this study was done at ‘Illuminati 2010’ the national conference at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. 

An 
oral presentation about this study was done at 3rd International Conference by South Asian Chapter (SAC) of American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) & Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India in collaboration with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) Nashik, India, Mumbai University & Indian Drugs Manufacturers Association (IDMA)


The project won the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Scholarship for undergraduate medical students funded by the Department of Science and Technology, India in the year 2010.

Won 3rd prize in poster presentation at the 46th Annual Conference of the Drug Information Association at Washington DC, USA. 



Research Project


Evaluation of adherence to national drug policy on malaria (2010) among general practitioners and hospital staff of tertiary referral centers

Duration: July 2011 to December 2011



Research Project


Passive Euthanasia in India: A critique of the new law

Ongoing