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Dr. Vincent Quagliarello, Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs and Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases

The Yale Department of Internal Medicine’s Research-in-Residency Program was created and is directed by Dr. Vincent Quagliarello, Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs and Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases. Oversight for implementation of this program is provided by core faculty members Dr. Suleyman Felek and Dr. Medhat Ghaly.


The mission of the Research-in-Residency Program is to provide the opportunity for residents to pursue a research project during residency. It is the strong opinion of the Yale Department of Internal Medicine that having this opportunity will enhance the critical thinking skills of the resident as a bedside clinician.


Research mentor relationships with faculty in the 11 academic sections of The Department of Internal Medicine can be established upon starting residency through collaboration with Dr. Quagliarello. Many of our residents have also independently found their own mentor in the academic section of their interest.

Up to 4 weeks per academic year can be dedicated towards research. After a research mentor commits to working with a resident, residents must submit a comprehensive research proposal before having a research block approved.

All residents in the three-year categorical program are required to complete a scholarly activity project during residency. These projects can consist of case reports, literature reviews, curriculum development, or hypothesis-driven research.

Aims of the Program

The primary goals of the resident scholarship requirement are to enhance the critical thinking skills of the residents as bedside clinicians, to facilitate scholarly thinking, creativity, to appreciate the excitement in creating new knowledge in medicine, and to broaden the scholarly sophistication of all elements of the residency program (i.e., morning reports, peer teaching, work rounds, noon conferences, etc.).

Interns will be taught how to write a clinical vignette abstract that they can submit to various local, state, and national conferences. Residents are also encouraged to develop a more in-depth scholarly project during their PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. Projects can be in hypothesis-driven research, curriculum development, or quality improvement.

Please refer to the information below to see some of our residents’ publications since our program’s inception.

2020 Publications

  • Abadie BQ, Hansen B, Walker J, Deyo Z, Biese K, Armbruster T, Sears SF, Tuttle H, Sadaf MI, Gehi AK. An atrial fibrillation transitions of care clinic improves atrial fibrillation quality metrics.JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Jan;6(1):45-52.

  • Shan R, Yanek LR, Silverman-Lloyd LG, Kianoush S, Blaha MJ, German CA, Graham GN, Martin SS. Using mobile health tools to assess physical activity guideline adherence and smoking urges: secondary analysis of mActive-Smoke. JMIR Cardio. 2020 Jan 6;4(1):e14963.

  • Mirbolouk M, Kianoush S, Addario Z, Miedema MD, Shaw LJ, Rumberger JA, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Rozanski A, Al-Mallah MH, McEvoy JW, Nasir K, Blaha MJ.Atherosclerosis. The association of coronary artery calcium score and mortality risk among smokers: the Coronary Artery Calcium Consortium. 2020 Feb;294:33-40.

  • Joodi G, Maradey JA, Bogle B, Mirzaei M, Sadaf MI, Pursell I, Henderson C, Mounsey JP, Simpson RJ Jr. Coronary artery disease and atherosclerotic risk factors in a population-based study of sudden death. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Feb;35(2):531-537.

  • Norman K. Who's in the Hospital Lobby? AMA J Ethics. 2020 Apr 1;22(4):E342-343.

  • Sharp MB, Soufer A, Abdelmessih M, Rosenfeld LE, Baldassarre LA, Miller EJ. Using FDG-PET to guide targeted cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2020 Apr;27(2):688-690.

  • Osei AD, Uddin SMI, Daye O, Chirico MC, Addario ZA, Boisean OH, Kianoush S, Mirbolouk M, Orimoloye OA, Shaw L, Rumberger JA, Berman D, Rozanski A, Miedema MD, Budoff MJ, Vasan RS, Nasir K, Blaha MJ.Atherosclerosis. Predictors of coronary artery calcium among 20-30 year olds: the Coronary Artery Calcium Consortium.2020 May;301:65-68.

  • Singh R, Torre K, Farooq H, Chang V. Large Necrotic Mass in the Small Bowel. ACG Case Rep J. 2020 Jun 11;7(6):e00393.

  • Bhalla A, Attaran R. Mechanical Circulatory Support to Treat Pulmonary Embolism: Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Right Ventricular Assist Devices. Tex Heart Inst J. 2020 Jun 1;47(3):202-206.

  • Singh R, Torre K, Saba M, Stepczynski J. Cannabis-induced Pancreatitis: A New Clinical Entity. Pancreas. 2020 Aug;49(7):e66-e67.

  • Davari D, Mirzaei M, Simpson RJ Jr. Limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility May Increase Sudden Death. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Sep 1;180(9):1259-1260.

  • MA Rifai, S Kianoush, A Saeed, C Krittanawong, AT Merchant, S Virani. Temporal trends in the prevalence of current E-cigarette and cigarette use by annual household income 2016-2018: Am J Cardiol.2020 Oct;16.

  • Rubel A, Kang A, Saleem M. A Case of Thiamine Deficiency Post Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Am J Med. 2020 Sep 12:S0002-9343(20)30783-X.

  • Chernesky M, Jang D, Martin I, Speicher DJ, Clavio A, Lidder R, Ratnam S, Smieja M, Arias M, Shah A. Comparison of Assays for the Diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium and Macrolide Resistance Mutations in Self-Collected Vaginal Swabs and Urine. Sex Transm Dis. 2020 Oct;47(10):705-711.

  • Staziaki PV, Santo IDO, Skobodzinski AA, Park LK, Bedi HS. How to Use YouTube for Radiology Education. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2020 Nov 17:S0363-0188(20)30202-4.

  • Lempel M, Lempel A, Bielory L. Communication: Correlation of Point of Care SARS-CoV-2 Serological Assay with Quantitative ELISA. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2020 Nov;50(6):852-854.

  • Mirzaei M, Mirzaei M, Mirzaei M, Bagheri B. Changes in the prevalence of measures associated with hypertension among Iranian adults according to classification by ACC/AHA guideline 2017. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2020 Dec;20(1):1-9.