These are the NYMC faculty publications published between January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

NYMC Faculty Publications are combined annually with the research of the entire Touro College & University System to produce the 2020 Faculty Publications Book.


Deposits from 2020

Novel Cytokine-Antibody Fusion Protein, N-820, to Enhance the Functions of Ex Vivo Expanded Natural Killer Cells Against Burkitt Lymphoma, Yaya Chu, Gaurav Nayyar, Nang Kham Su, Jeremy M. Rosenblum, Patrick Soon-Shiong, John Lee, Jeffrey T. Safrit, Matthew Barth, Dean Lee, and Mitchell S. Cairo (Article)

Targeting Cardiac Stem Cell Senescence to Treat Cardiac Aging and Disease, Eleonora Cianflone, Michele Torella, Flavia Biamonte, Antonella De Angelis, Konrad Urbanek, Francesco S. Costanzo, Marcello Rota, Georgina M. Ellison-Hughes, and Daniele Torella (Review Article)

Release of Updated International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative Framework (IDDSI 2.0), Julie AY Cichero, Peter TL Lam, Jianshe Chen, Roberto O. Dantas, Janice Duivestein, Ben Hanson, Jun Kayashita, Mershen Pillay, Luis F. Riquelme, Catriona M. Steele, and Jan Vanderwegen (Article)

Discharge and Role of GABA Pontomesencephalic Neurons in Cortical Activity and Sleep-Wake States Examined by Optogenetics and Juxtacellular Recordings in Mice, Youssouf Cissé, Masaru Ishibashi, Josefa Jost, Hanieh Toossi, Lynda Mainville, Antoine Adamantidis, Christopher S. Leonard, and Barbara E. Jones (Article)

Consider Clinical Therapeutics for Your Next Psychiatry Submission, Leslie Citrome (Editorial)

Food and Drug Administration-Approved Treatments for Acute Bipolar Depression: What We Have and What We Need, Leslie Citrome (Editorial)

Appraising Esketamine Nasal Spray for the Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults: Number Needed to Treat, Number Needed to Harm, and Likelihood to be Helped or Harmed, Leslie Citrome, Allitia DiBernardo, and Jaskaran Singh (Article)

Medication Options and Clinical Strategies for Treating Tardive Dyskinesia, Leslie L. Citrome (Article)

Revisiting Tardive Dyskinesia: Focusing on the Basics of Identification and Treatment, Leslie Citrome and Stephen R. Saklad (Article)

Rhythm Dynamics of the Aging Heart: an Experimental Study Using Conscious, Restrained Mice, Martina Comelli, Marianna Meo, Daniel O. Cervantes, Emanuele Pizzo, Aaron Plosker, Peter J. Mohler, Thomas J. Hund, Jason T. Jacobson, Olivier Meste, and Marcello Rota (Article)

Lack of Diversity in Simulation Technology: An Educational Limitation?, Rosemarie L. Conigliaro, Kerstin D. Peterson, and Terry D. Stratton (Article)

A Novel Tool to Evaluate Bias in Literature on Use of Biologic Mesh in Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair, J Con, L Zarain, S Gogna, D J. Samson, K Prabhakaran, S Gashi, E Tilley, and R Latifi (Review Article)

Getting Ready for the Next Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic, George W. Contreras (Editorial)


Nueve Meses Después de la Declaración de la OMS; la Experiencia del COVID-19 en la Ciudad de Nueva York [Nine Months after the WHO Declaration: The New York City COVID-19 Experience], George W. Contreras (Article)


COVID-19 en Nueva York: Un Paramédico Reflexiona Desde Primera Línea, George W. Contreras (Commentary)

Getting Ready for the Next Pandemic COVID-19: Why We Need to be More Prepared and Less Scared, George W. Contreras (Article)


EEUU: La Educacion Sanitaria Durante el COVID-19, George W. Contreras and Lenel Caze (Article)


New York Medical College School of Health Science and Practice's Response to COVID-19, George W. Contreras and Mark J. Kittleson (Article)

Recommendations for Physician White Coats and Clothing Practices for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission, Jade Conway and Shari R. Lipner (Letter to the Editor)

Guidance on Hand Jewelry for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission in Healthcare Settings, Jade Conway, Albert G. Wu, and Shari R. Lipner (Letter to the Editor)

In Defense of our Patients: Indirect Negative Neurological Consequences of SARS-CoV-2 in the New York Epicenter., Jared B. Cooper, Anubhav G. Amin, Michael G. Kim, Alan A. Stein, Jose Dominquez, Krishna Amuluru, Rachana Tyagi, Stephan Mayer, Chirag D. Ghandi, and Fawaz Al-Mufti (Letter to the Editor)

Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome and dissection in the setting of COVID-19 infection., Katarina Dakay, Gurmeen Kaur, Edwin Gulko, Justin Santarelli, Christian Bowers, Stephan A. Mayer, Chirag D. Gandhi, and Fawaz Al-Mufti (Case Report)

Cerebral Herniation Secondary to Stroke-Associated Hemorrhagic Transformation, Fulminant Cerebral Edema in Setting of COVID-19 Associated ARDS and Active Malignancy, Katarina Dakay, Gurmeen Kaur, Stephan A. Mayer, Justin Santarelli, Chirag Gandhi, and Fawaz Al-Mufti (Case Report)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Stroke: Clinical Manifestations and Pathophysiological Insights, Afshin A. Divani, Sasan Andalib, Mario Di Napoli, Simona Lattanzi, M Shazam Hussain, José Biller, Louise D. McCullough, M. Reza Azarpazhooh, Alina Seletska, Stephan A. Mayer, and Michel Torbey (Article)

Bioethics and COVID-19: The Tension of Quarantine and Civil Liberties, Jeffrey H. Dobken (Commentary)

Management of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated With COVID-19: A Survey From the International Kawasaki Disease Registry, Matthew D. Elias, Brian W. McCrindle, Guillermo Larios, Nadine F. Choueiter, Nagib Dahdah, Ashraf S. Harahsheh, Supriya Jain, Cedric Manlhiot, Michael A. Portman, Geetha Raghuveer, Therese M. Giglia, and Audrey Dionne (Article)

Intrauterine Transmission of COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Case Report and Review of Literature, Deena Elkafrawi, Julie Joseph, Antonio Schiattarella, Brian Rodriguez, and Giovanni Sisti (Case Report)

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Training and Learner Well-Being: Report of a Survey of General Surgery and Other Surgical Specialty Educators, E. Christopher Ellison, Kathryn Spanknebel, Steven C. Stain, Mohsen M. Shabahang, Jeffrey B. Matthews, Haile T. Debas, Alisa Nagler, Patrice Gabler Blair, Timothy J. Eberlein, Diana L. Farmer, Richard Sloane, L. D. Britt, and Ajit K. Sachdeva (Article)

Autopsy Findings and Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With COVID-19, Oleg Epelbaum (Response or Comment)

In Defence of Extrapolation but not Improvisation in SARS-CoV-2 Lung Disease, Oleg Epelbaum and Irene Galperin (Editorial)

Genetic Polymorphisms Complicate COVID-19 Therapy: Pivotal Role of HO-1 in Cytokine Storm, Eddie W. Fakhouri, Stephen J. Peterson, Janish Kothari, Ragin Alex, Joseph I. Shapiro, and Nader G. Abraham (Article)

A Rare Case of Co-Occurrence of Pulmonary Embolism and Left Ventricular Thrombus in a Patient with COVID-19., Iyad Farouji, Kok Hoe Chan, Rushdy Abanoub, Gunwant Guron, Jihad Slim, and Addi Suleiman (Case Report)

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in U.S. Children and Adolescents, Leora R. Feldstein, Aalok R. Singh, Simon Li, and Adrienne G. Randolph (Article)

Considerations on Robotic Colorectal Surgery During a COVID-19 Pandemic, Daniel M. Felsenreich, Mahir Gachabayov, Xiang D. Dong, Fabio Cianchi, and Roberto Bergamaschi (Editorial)

Stercoraceous Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus), Daniel M. Felsenreich, Hanjoo Lee, Mahir Gachabayov, Anila Kumar, and Roberto Bergamaschi (Editorial)

COVID-19 Psychosis: A Potential New Neuropsychiatric Condition Triggered by Novel Coronavirus Infection and the Inflammatory Response?, Stephen J. Ferrando, Lidia Klepacz, Sean Lynch, Mohammad Tavakkoli, Rhea Dornbush, Reena Baharani, Yvette Smolin, and Abraham Bartell (Case Report)

The 11th Trial of a Cardiovascular Clinical Trialist: Coronavirus-2: Part 1, William H. Frishman (Editorial)

The 11th Trial of a Cardiovascular Clinical Trialist : Coronavirus-2: Part 2, William H. Frishman (Editorial)

The 11th Trial of a Cardiovascular Clinical Trialist-Coronavirus-2, Part 3, William H. Frishman (Editorial)

COVID-19 and HELLP: Overlapping Clinical Pictures in Two Gravid Patients, Itamar Futterman, Miriam Toaff, Liel Navi, and Camille A. Clare (Case Report)

Considerations on Colorectal Cancer Care in a COVID-19 Pandemic Epicenter, Mahir Gachabayov, Xiang Da Dong, Rifat Latifi, and Roberto Bergamaschi (Editorial)

Current State and Future Perspectives of Telemedicine Use in Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review Protocol, Mahir Gachabayov, Lulejeta A. Latifi, Afshin Parsikia, and Rifat Latifi (Article)

Stroke Care Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic in Zanjan Province, Iran. From the CASCADE Initiative: Statistical Analysis Plan and Preliminary Results., Abdoreza Ghoreishi, Stephan A. Mayer, and M. Reza Azarpazhooh (Article)

The Danger of Neglecting Melanoma During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tamar Gomolin, Abigail Cline, and Marc Zachary Handler (Article)

A Guide for Urogynecologic Patient Care Utilizing Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Review of Existing Evidence, Cara L. Grimes, Ethan M. Balk, Catrina C. Crisp, Danielle D. Antosh, Miles Murphy, Gabriela E. Halder, Peter C. Jeppson, Emily E. Weber LeBrun, Sonali Raman, Shunaha Kim-Fine, Cheryl Iglesia, Alexis A. Dieter, Ladin Yurteri-Kaplan, Gaelen Adam, and Kate V. Meriwether (Article)

Guidance for Gynecologists Utilizing Telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic Based on Expert Consensus and Rapid Literature Reviews, Cara L. Grimes, Ethan M. Balk, Alexis A. Dieter, Ruchira Singh, Cecilia K. Wieslander, Peter C. Jeppson, Sarit O. Aschkenazi, Jin Hee Kim, Mireille D. Truong, Ankita S. Gupta, Julia G. Keltz, Deslyn T.G. Hobson, David Sheyn, Sara E. Petruska, Gaelen Adam, and Kate V. Meriwether (Article)

MRI Brain Findings in 126 Patients with COVID-19: Initial Observations from a Descriptive Literature Review, Edwin Gulko, M. L. Oleksk, W. Gomes, S. Ali, H. Mehta, Philip Overby, Fawaz Al-Mufti, and Anna Rozenshtein (Article)

in Utero Vertical Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Severely Ill 29-Week Preterm Infant, Arpit Gupta, Yogangi Malhotra, Uday Patil, Ana R. Muradas, William T. Lee, Florian Krammer, Fatima Amanat, Camille A. Clare, Suja Vinod, and Emad Ghaly (Case Report)

COVID-19-Induced Neurovascular Injury: a Case Series with Emphasis on Pathophysiological Mechanisms, Jose Manuel Gutierrez Amezcua, Rajan Jain, George Kleinman, Carrie R. Muh, Melissa Guzzetta, Rebecca Folkerth, Matija Snuderl, Dimitris G. Placantonakis, Steven L. Galetta, Sarah Hochman, and David Zagzag (Article)

Management of Thrombotic Complications in COVID-19: An Update, Adrija Hajra, Sheetal Vasundara Mathai, Somedeb Ball, Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Sandipan Chakraborty, Carl J. Lavie, and Wilbert S. Aronow (Article)

Eruption as a clinical manifestation of COVID-19: photographs of a patient., Leonard J. Hoenig and Frederick A. Pereira (Case Report)

The Psychodynamic Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Care in the Era of COVID-19, Douglas H. Ingram and Kimberly Best (Article)

Stroke in Critical COVID-19 Patients: A Cautionary Tale from the Frontlines, Anant Jain, Firas Jafri, Ravi Manglani, Fawaz Al-Mufti, Wilbert S. Aronow, and Dipak Chandy (Article)

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Myocarditis Related to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19, Supriya Jain, Sheila Nolan, Rachel Biller, Alan Pinto, Anthon Fuisz, and Michael Gewitz (Article)

Myocarditis in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019, Supriya Jain, Sheila M. Nolan, Aalok R. Singh, Leif Lovig, Rachel Biller, Aditi Kamat, Mary H. Brennan, Markus Erb, Erin Rescoe, Gary Tatz, and Michael H. Gewitz (Article)

Myocarditis in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019, Supriya Jain, Sheila M. Nolan, Aalok R. Singh, Leif Lovig, Rachel Biller, Aditi Kamat, Mary H. Brennan, Markus Erb, Erin Rescoe, Gary Tatz, and Michael H. Gewitz (Article)

The Role of Psychiatry in Treating Burnout Among Nurses During the Covid-19 Pandemic, David Janeway (Article)

Effect and Reach of Medical Articles Posted on Preprint Servers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ye Eun Grace Jung, Yifei Sun, and Neil W. Schluger (Article)

Acute Upper Limb Ischemia in a Patient with COVID-19, Parminder Kaur, Firas Qaqa, Amr Ramahi, Yezin Shamoon, Monisha Singhal, Fayez Shamoon, Michael Maroules, and Balraj Singh (Case Report)

Can Charcoal Improve Outcomes in COVID-19 Infections?, Zeid J. Khitan, Imran Khawaja, Maurice A. Mufson, Juan R. Sanabria, Nader G. Abraham, Stephen J. Peterson, Uma Sundaram, and Joseph I Shapiro (Article)

Response of an Obstetric Unit During the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: Experiences from a Tertiary Care Center, Sangeeta Kumaraswami, Tana S. Pradhan, Sorana Vrabie-Wolf, Sadaf Lodhi, Geetha P. Rajendran, Sean S. Tedjarati, and Cara L. Grimes (Case Report)

Rapidly Scalable Mechanical Ventilator for the COVID-19 Pandemic, Albert H. Kwon, Alexander H. Slocum, Dirk Varelmann, and Christoph GS Nabzdyk (Letter to the Editor)

Surgical Critical Care at the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rifat Latifi (Article)

Perspective on COVID-19: Finally, Telemedicine at Center Stage, Rifat Latifi and Charles R. Doarn (Response or Comment)

Characterization of COVID-19 Disease in Pediatric Oncology Patients: The New York-New Jersey Regional Experience, P. Pallavi Madhusoodhan, Joanna Pierro, Jordan Musante, Prachi Kothari, Bradley Gampel, Burton Appel, Adam Levy, Adit Tal, Laura Hogan, Archana Sharma, Shari Feinberg, Alissa Kahn, Ashley Pinchinat, Teena Bhatla, Chana L. Glasser, Prakash Satwani, Elizabeth A. Raetz, Kenan Onel, and William L. Carroll (Article)

Efficacy of Corticosteroids in Non-Intensive Care Unit Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia from the New York Metropolitan Region, Monil Majmundar, Tikal Kansara, Joanna Marta Lenik, Hansang Park, Kuldeep Ghosh, Rajkumar Doshi, Palak Shah, Ashish Kumar, Hossam Amin, Shobhana Chaudhari, and Imnett Habtes (Article)

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A View from New York City, Domenick J. Masiello (Commentary)

Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum: A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Anna Miles, Nadine P. Connor, Rinki Varindani Desai, Sudarshan Jadcherla, Jacqui Allen, Martin Brodsky, Kendrea L. Garand, Georgia A. Malandraki, Timothy M. McCulloch, Marc Moss, Joseph Murray, Michael Pulia, Luis F. Riquelme, and Susan E. Langmore (Article)

Anogenital Human Papillomavirus and HIV Infection in Rwandan Men Who Have Sex with Men, Gad Murenzi, Hae-Young Kim, and Joel Palefsky (Article)

Sex Differences in the Neuropeptide Y System and Implications for Stress Related Disorders, Roxanna J. Nahvi and Esther L. Sabban (Article)

Speech-Language Pathology Management for Adults With COVID-19 in the Acute Hospital Setting: Initial Recommendations to Guide Clinical Practice, Ashwini M. Namasivayam-MacDonald and Luis F. Riquelme (Article)

A Brief Overview of Neurological Manifestations in COVID-19 Infections Involving Children, Robert A. Ollar (Editorial)

A Brief Overview of Neurological Ramifications Observed in Patients with Coronavirus COVID-19 Infection, Robert A. Ollar (Response or Comment)

A Newly Emerging Deadly Duo Scenario of Tick Borne Neuropathogenic Powassan Virus Plus Coronavirus COVID-19, Robert A. Ollar (Response or Comment)

A Practical Approach to Testing for Coronavirus COVID-19 should Include both Rapid Immunological Assays, as Well as, Virological Realtime RT-PCR Assays, Robert A. Ollar (Response or Comment)

Herd Immunity and the Dangers Posed by Embracing this Concept in Order to Control the Spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 Infections, Robert A. Ollar (Editorial)

The Potential Role for the Application of UV Germicidal Illumination to Destroy Airborne COVID-19 Particles, Robert A. Ollar (Response or Comment)

Urgent Need for Polymerase Chain Reaction Protocols to be Adapted for use in Small Or Rural Hospitals to Expand Abilities to Test for Coronavirus COVID-19, Robert A. Ollar (Response or Comment)

Alzheimer’s Disease Patients in Areas Endemic for Lyme and Related Tick Borne Diseases are Now Also Being Exposed to the New Risk, of Infection with Coronavirus COVID-19, Robert A. Ollar (Article)

The Heightened Risk of Acquiring a Deadlier Coronavirus COVID-19 Respiratory Infection in Individuals with Pre-Existing Lyme and Related Tick Borne Infections, Robert A. Ollar (Article)

A Study Monitoring COVID-19 in Patients from Positive to Negative Viral Pathogen Carriage Via RT-PCR and Appearance of Immunological Markers, Lisa Pathak, Robert A. Ollar, and Megan Smith (Article)

COVID-19: Is There a Role for Western Blots and Skin Testing for Determining Immunity and Development of a Vaccine?, Charles S. Pavia and Gary P. Wormser (Editorial)

Open Tracheostomy for COVID-19-Positive Patients: A Method to Minimize Aerosolization and Reduce Risk of Exposure, Kartik Prabhakaran, Ryan Malcom, James Choi, Alexandra Chudner, Augustine Moscatello, Peter Panzica, Rifat Latifi, and Peter Rhee (Article)

COVID-19 in Cancer Patients From New York City: A Comparative Single Center Retrospective Analysis., Preethi Ramachandran, Balachandar Kathirvelu, Abhishek Chakraborti, Mahesh Gajendran, Umar Zhahid, Snigdha Ghanta, Ifeanyichkwu Onukogu, Joshua Tetteh Narh, Jen C. Wang, and Faiz Anwer (Article)

Authors' Reply: Open Tracheostomy for COVID-19-Positive Patients: A Method to Minimize Aerosolization and Reduce Risk of Exposure, Peter Rhee (Response or Comment)

Protocol for a Systematic Review Assessing Surgery versus Primary Endocrine Therapy in Operable Breast Cancer. Prep for Pandemic, Sacha Roberts, Aram Rojas, Mahir Gachabayov, and Maria Castaldi (Article)

Tetralogy of Fallot Palliation in a COVID-19 Positive Neonate, Irim Salik and Bhupen Mehta (Commentary)

Tetralogy of Fallot Palliation in a COVID-19 Positive Neonate, Irim Salik and Bhupen Mehta (Response or Comment)

Myasthenic Crisis in the Setting of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Irim Salik, Heather Brosnan Rodhouse, and Samuel Barst (Case Report)

A Review of the Characteristics and Outcomes of 900 COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at a Tertiary Care Medical Center in New Jersey, USA., Anish Samuel, Ashesha Mechineni, Wilbert S. Aronow, Mourad Ismail, and Rajapriya Manickam (Article)

The Saga of Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19: A Cautionary Tale, Neil W. Schluger (Editorial)

Characterization of Patients with COVID-19 Admitted to a Community Hospital of East Harlem in New York City, Ahmed Shady, Ajay P. Singh, Ejiro Gbaje, Marlon Oliva, Samantha Golden-Espinal, Dylan Macciola, Dyanna Soto, William E. Eddy, Anusha Adkoli, and Nora V. Bergasa (Article)

Multiple Thrombotic Events in a 67-Year-Old Man 2 Weeks After Testing Positive for SARS-CoV-2: A Case Report, Ahmed Shawkat, Eric T. Merrell, Ghada A. Fadel, Ioana Amzuta, Hossam Amin, Amish J. Shah, Hanan Habeb, and Hani Aiash (Case Report)

Considerations for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic Perspectives from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Emerging Leader Mentorship (SCAI ELM) Members and Graduates, Molly Szerlip and Srihari S. Naidu (Article)

The Surgeon and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Roberto Verzaro and Seigo Nishida (Article)

Targeting the Heme-Heme Oxygenase System to Prevent Severe Complications Following COVID-19 Infections, Frank A.D.T.G Wagener, Peter Pickkers, Stephen J. Peterson, Stephan Immenschuh, and Nader G. Abraham (Article)

COVID-19 Impact on Research, Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Research, Implications for Pediatric Research, Debra L Weiner, Vivek Balasubramaniam, Shetal I. Shah, Joyce R Javier, and Pediatric Policy Council (Article)

COVID-19 Impact on Research, Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Research, Implications for Pediatric Research, Debra L. Weiner, Vivek Balasubramaniam, Shetal I. Shah, Joyce R. Javier, and Pediatric Policy Council (Response or Comment)

COVID-19: Understanding the Science of Antibody Testing and Lessons from the HIV Epidemic, Stanley H. Weiss and Gary P. Wormser (Article)

Use of Disposable Clear Plastic Elastic Band-Rimmed Bag to Limit Infectious Aerosol during Airway Instrumentation, Cynthia M. Wong and Apolonia E. Abramowicz (Article)