UArizona Internal Medicine Resident Wins at ArMA Conference for Clinical Vignette

Image ArMA displayed in announcing first place for Clinical Vignettes going to Dr. Pallabi Shrestha, an internal medicine resident at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.Pallabi Shrestha, MBBS, a second-year resident with the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus, has been named winner of the Clinical Vignette portion of the Arizona Medical Association Annual Meeting.

The event was held April 21-22 at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the Health Sciences Education Building. With the theme, “More than a LeaDr,” it included the ArMA Second Annual Poster Symposium, featuring work of more than 30 residents, fellows and medical students who presented on their research.

Dr. Shrestha took first place in the ArMA Poster Symposium for her poster as first author – with coauthors third-year medical student Gaudalupe “Lupita” Molina; Swathi Jothi, MBBS (PGY-2); Soumiya Ravi, MBBS (PGY-1); and Anil Potharaju, MD – on “An Insidious Onset of Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) in a Critically Ill Patient.” It involved a case of a 77-year-old woman with pancreatic cancer.

Poster for "clinical vignette" of 77-year-old woman with pancreatic cancer presented by University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson internal medicine residents at the Arizona Medical Association 2023 Annual MeetingSenior author for the poster (click image at left to view full size), Dr. Potharaju is associate chief of the Division of Inpatient Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the College of Medicine – Tucson and medical director for inpatient medicine at Banner – University Medical Center South.

Dr. Shrestha earned her medical degree at the Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Nepal in 2018. Afterward, she was a medical officer at Alka Hospital and Sumeru Hospital in Lalitpur, Nepal. Then, she joined San Jose’s California Institute for Medical Research as a research assistant and, later, Mayo Clinic Rochester as a research trainee, before her residency.

For all abstracts presented at the ArMA 2023 Annual Conference, see this link. Dr. Shrestha’s full abstract can be found on page 23.

Release Date: 
04/26/2023 - 3:45pm