Academic Achievements

Fellows Recognition:

  • Fawzi Abu Rous – Recipient of the 2023 Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award
  • Fawzi Abu Rous – Selected as member of the ASCO Trainee and Early Career Advisory Group 2022-2023
  • Nino Balanchivadze- Selected as member of the ASH Trainee Council 2021-2022
  • Fawzi Abu Rous- Selected for the FDA-ASCO Hematology & Oncology Fellows’ workshop 2022
  • Fawzi Abu Rous- Recipient of the AACR-Doreen J. Putrah Cancer Research Foundation Scholar-in-Training Award 2022
  • Rayli Pichardo- Selected for the FDA-ASCO Hematology & Oncology Fellows’ workshop 2022
  • Sowjanya Vuyyala- Selected for the FDA-ASCO Hematology & Oncology Fellows’ workshop 2023
  • Wei Zhao – Recipient of the AACR- Margaret Foti Foundation Scholar-in-Training Award 2023
  • Luis Gonzalez- Selected for the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Trainee Workshop 2023


Lung Cancer Treatment Advances in 2022.

Abu Rous F, Singhi EK, Sridhar A, Faisal MS, Desai A. Cancer Invest. 2022

Molecular Biomarker Testing and Targeted Therapy Patterns in Patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in Community Health Systems in the United States: A Real-World Data Analysis
Authors: Francesca Coutinho, Zartash Gul, Anna B. Berry, Michael A. Thompson, Christopher A. Willner, et al. Blood 2022

Pembrolizumab in Combination with Chemotherapy in Patients with ERBB2-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Abu Rous F, Gutta R, Li P, Halmos B, Gadgeel S. Target Oncol. 2022

Unusual Presentation of T-cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Abu Rous F, Gutta R, Chacko R, Kuriakose P, Dabak V. Cureus. 2022

Cetuximab and anemia prevention in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.
Maahs L, Ghanem AI, Gutta R, Tang A, Arya S, Al Saheli Z, Ali H, Chang S, Tam S, Wu V, Siddiqui F, Sheqwara J.BMC Cancer. 2022

Association of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors With Neurologic Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Authors: Muhammad Zain Farooq, Sheeba Ba Aqeel, Prasanth Lingamaneni, Rayli Pichardo, Aleeza Jawed, et al. JAMA 2022

COVID-19 vaccination and breakthrough infections in patients with cancer
Authors: A L Schmidt, C Labaki, C-Y Hsu, Z Bakouny, Nino Balanchivadze, et al.
Ann Oncol 2022

Breast Cancer in Geriatric Patients: Current Landscape and Future Prospects.
Abdel-Razeq H, Abu Rous F, Abuhijla F, Abdel-Razeq N, Edaily S. Clin Interv Aging. 2022

Thinking Beyond Bacterial Infection: A Case of Cutaneous Blastomycosis.
Bhatia M, Kak V, Patel P, Slota A.Cureus. 2022

Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes Among Black and White Patients With Cancer.
Fu J, Reid SA, French B, Hennessy C, Hwang C, Gatson NT, Duma N, Mishra S, Nguyen R, Hawley JE, Singh SRK, Chism DD, Venepalli NK, Warner JL, Choueiri TK, Schmidt AL, Fecher LA, Girard JE, Bilen MA, Ravindranathan D, Goyal S, Wise-Draper TM, Park C, Painter CA, McGlown SM, de Lima Lopes G Jr, Serrano OK, Shah DP; COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19).JAMA Netw Open. 2022

Renal infarction and papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome (PPGSS): rare extra-haematological manifestations of acute parvovirus B-19 infection
Authors: Fawzi Abu Rous, Qunfang Li, Yue Guo BMJ 2021

Hyperhemolysis Syndrome in SCD Patient: Reminder of a Rare but Life-Threatening Complication of Blood Transfusion
Authors: Aroob Sweidan, Sowjanya Vuyyala, Peter Xie, Mohammad Alhyari, Vrushali Dabak, et al. Blood 2021

Bilateral breast masses as a presentation for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Authors: Osama Mosalem, Fawzi Abu Rous, Ahmed Elshafie, Daniel Isaac BMJ 2021

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the labium oris with rare metastasis to the pleural cavity
Authors: Osama Mosalem, Anas Alsara, Fawzi Abu Rous, Borys Hrinczenko BMJ 2021

Pembrolizumab-Induced Vitiligo in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patient With Durable Complete Response.
Wilkins MC, Elgamal M, Rybkin II.Cureus. 2021

Hematologic Findings in Pregnancy: A Guide for the Internist.
Patel P, Balanchivadze N.Cureus. 2021

Transient Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies in Two Patients With COVID-19.
Balanchivadze N, Xie P, Kuriakose P, Barthel B, Dabak V.Cureus. 2021

Outcomes of patients with thrombocytopenia evaluated at hematology subspecialty clinics.
Abdel Rahman ZH, Miller KC, Jabbour H, Alkhatib Y, Donthireddy V. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2021

The role of a low erythropoietin level for the polycythemia vera diagnosis.
Lupak O, Han X, Xie P, Mahmood S, Mohammed H, Donthireddy V.

NCDB Analysis of Melanoma 2004-2015: Epidemiology and Outcomes by Subtype, Sociodemographic Factors Impacting Clinical Presentation, and Real-World Survival Benefit of Immunotherapy Approval.
Singh SRK, Malapati SJ, Kumar R, Willner C, Wang D.Cancers (Basel). 2021

Sarcoidosis presenting as massive splenomegaly and severe epistaxis, case report.
Stoelting A, Esperti S, Balanchivadze N, Piacentino V, Mangano A. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2020

A Case of Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia in a Patient With Recurrent Cough, Dyspnea, and Eosinophilia.
Balanchivadze N, Purtell JP, Anderson J, Guo Y, Dobrosotskaya I. Cureus. 2021

A Case of Symptomatic Cerebral Radiation Necrosis for an Extra-Cranial Neoplasm from Conventional Radiotherapy With Concurrent Immunotherapy.
Gutta R, Balanchivadze N, Wang D.Cureus. 2021

Disparities in Utilization of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation as Consolidative Therapy for Multiple Myeloma: A Single Institution Retrospective Review.
Lupak O, Xiaoxia H, Xie P, Thanikachalam K, Jabbour-Aida H, Farhan S, Emole J. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2021

Outcomes of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest in adult patients with metastatic solid cancers: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample database analysis from 2012 to 2014.
Malapati S, Singh SRK, Kumar R, Hadid T.

Acute Plasma Cell Leukemia Presenting as Primary Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy.
Patel D, Mangano A, Moccia D, Esperti S, Udani K, Henderson J, Balanchivadze N.J Med Cases. 2020

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Emergency Restructuring in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic-Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan.
Balanchivadze N, Donthireddy V.JCO Oncol Pract. 2020

Incidence and outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in solid malignancy: an analysis of the National Inpatient Sample Database.
Kumar R, Bhandari S, Singh SRK, Malapati S, Cisak KI.Br J Haematol. 2020

Desperate times, desperate measures: successful use of chemotherapy in treatment of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) due to disseminated histoplasmosis.
Singh SRK, Thanikachalam K, Donthireddy V. BMJ Case Rep. 2020

A Case of Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia in a Patient With Recurrent Cough, Dyspnea, and Eosinophilia
Authors: Nino Balanchivadze, James P. Purtell, Jessica Anderson, Yue Guo, Irina Dobrosotskaya
Cureus 2021

Clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait: A critical appraisal of the literature
Authors: Wouter S. Hoogenboom, Tharun T. Alamuri, Daniel M. McMahon, Nino Balanchivadze, Vrushali Dabak, et al. Blood reviews 2021

NCDB analysis of melanoma 2004–2015: Epidemiology and outcomes by subtype, sociodemographic factors impacting clinical presentation, and real world survival benefit of immunotherapy approval
Authors: Sunny R.K. Singh, Sindhu J. Malapati, Rohit Kumar, Christopher Willner, Ding Wang
Cancers 2021

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Emergency Restructuring in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic—Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan
Authors: Nino Balanchivadze, Vijayalakshmi Donthireddy JCO Oncol Pract 2020

COVID-19 and Cancer: Lessons Learnt from a Michigan Hotspot
Authors: Sunny RK Singh, Kannan Thanikachalam, Hiba Jabbour Aida, Laila M. Poisson, Gazala Khan

Cancers 2020

Impact of COVID-19 Infection on 24 Patients with Sickle Cell Disease One Center Urban Experience, Detroit, MI, USA
Authors: Nino Balanchivadze, Adam A. Kudirka, Sally FK Askar, Khaled Almadhoun, Philip Kuriakose, et al. Hemoglobin 2020

Pulmonary embolism as the primary presentation of IgA vasculitis
Authors: Osama Mosalem, Nora Hernandez Garcilazo, Yehia Saleh, Fawzi Abu Rous BMJ 2020


Abstracts and Posters

Satisfaction of hem/onc patients with video visits during the COVID-19 pandemic at a tertiary care center in Michigan
Authors: Fawzi Abu Rous, Pin Li, Mohamed Elgamal, Hussna Abunafessa, Rebecca Chacko, et al.

Publication: Hematology/Oncology Meeting Abstracts

P10.04 Immunotherapy-Treated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients With Sensitizing Gene Alterations: A Real World Survival Analysis
Authors: Leila Khaddour, C Zhang, Faria Ali, Shirish M. Gadgeel, E Tadesse, et al. J Thorac Oncol 2021

A Tale of Two NETs: A Pheochromocytoma Masquerading as a Pancreatic NET
Authors: Adam A. Kudirka, Nino Balanchivadze 2021

1317P Renal toxicity in black patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer treated with combination platinum-pemetrexed-pembrolizumab therapy
Authors: Nino Balanchivadze, Zeinab Nasser, Muhammad Shahid, Cortney McKay, Pin Li, et al.
Ann Oncol 2021

Taking abdominal pain seriously: a case of aggressive dedifferentiated liposarcoma
Authors: Sally FK Askar, Hiba Jabbour, Philip Kuriakose 2020

Acute MI After First Sipuleucel-T Infusion for Prostate Cancer
Authors: Zaid Al-Saheli, Nino Balanchivadze, Rawan Hammoudeh, Hanan Ibrahim, Clara Hwang

Physician perceptions about goals of care of hospitalized patients with malignancies
Authors: Nino Balanchivadze, Alexander A. Slota, Andrew Mangano DO, Adam Kudirka, Yaser Alkhatib
JCO 2020

Predictive accuracy of the low erythropoietin level for the diagnosis of polycythemia vera
Authors: Oleksandra Lupak, Xiaoxia Han, Peter Xie, Sharmeen Mahmood, Hadi Mohammed, et al.
JCO 2019

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