Research

While training at Cooper University Hospital, fellows are given an opportunity to participate in clinical and basic translation research. With the help of faculty mentors, fellows develop IRB proposals, and write grants and manuscripts for publication. There are vast resources which are available to facilitate scholarly pursuits.

Cooper Research Institute

Through basic and clinical research, faculty at Cooper University Hospital are bringing scientific discoveries to life with access to cutting-edge treatments in fields such as oncology, cardiology, critical care, diabetes, and gene therapy. Cooper faculty members currently conduct over 400 National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry-sponsored clinical trials each year. In South Jersey, many of these are only available at Cooper. The campus now holds about 46 NIH and federal grants and nearly $30,000,000 in aggregate research funding, making it number one among the regional medical campuses in the country. Past research by Cooper faculty has led to new standards of care and novel therapies in fields such as oncology, cardiology, surgery and orthopaedics.

Coriell Institute of Medical Research

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is an independent, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to understanding human genetic diseases and providing the highest quality genetic resources. Its affiliation with Cooper University Hospital provides an excellent opportunity to our residents to participate in a variety of basic science research.

Recent Interventional Pulmonary Scholarly Activity

Nikhil Meena; Wissam Abouzgheib; Ziad Aboujaoude; Thaddeus Bartter. EndosonographyEndoscopic Ultrasound Is Superior: Esophagus Is Better! Chest. 2015;148(4):e129. doi:10.1378/chest.15-1262

Meena N, Abouzgheib W, Patolia S, Rosenheck J, Boujaoude Z, Bartter T. EBUS-TBNA and EUS-FNA: Risk Assessment for Patients Receiving Clopidogrel. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol  2016 October ;22(3):237-43

Gaspard D, Bartter T, Boujaoude Z, Raja H, Arya R, Meena N, Abouzgheib W. Endobronchial valves for bronchopleural fistula: pitfalls and principles. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2017 Jan;11(1):3-8. doi: 10.1177/1753465816672132. Epub 2016 Oct 15.

Peterson J, Niles C, Patel A, Boujaoude Z,Abouzgheib W, Goldsmith B, Asbell S, Xu Q, Khrizman P, Kubicek GJ. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Large (> 5 cm) Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 Jul;18(4):396-400. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2016.11.020.

Abouzgheib W, Arya R, Cruz-Morel K, Koleman D, Kass J, Boujaoude Z, DelGiacco E, Bartter T. The Impact of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure upon Pleural Fluid Pressures during Thoracentesis. Respiration. 2019 Apr 17:1-5

Patel B, Abi-Fadel D, Rosenheck J, Bartter T, Boujaoude Z, Abouzgheib W. Endobronchial Valves for Treatment of Hemoptysis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 Apr;26(2):e22-e24.

Boujaoude Z, Arya R, Shrivastava A,Pratter M, Abouzgheib W, “Impact of Moderate Sedation versus Monitored Anesthesia Care on Outcomes and Cost of Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration,” Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 2019, Article ID 4347852, 6 pages, 2019.

Chest Tube Thoracostomy Chapter 15. Ziad Boujaoude, David Shersher. Critical Care Medicine Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult, 5E Joseph E. Parrillo and R. Phillip Dellinger.

Boujaoude Z, Bartter T, Abboud M, Pratter M, Abouzgheib W. Pleurodesis Combined With Tunneled Pleural Catheter for Management of Malignant Pleural Effusion: A Prospective Observational Study. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015 Jul;22(3):237-43

Perwaiz M, Boujaoude Z, Ranasuriya G, Raja H, Gaspard D, Abouzgheib W. Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma: a diagnostic dilemma. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015 Apr;22(2):183

Arya R, Boujaoude Z, Gratz I, Akers S, Abouzgheib W. Bronchial stenosis secondary to epidermolysis bullosa successfully treated with bronchoscopic balloon dilatation. Respirol Case Rep. 2015 Mar;3(1):33-5

Gaspard D, Raja H, Arya R, Abouzgheib W, Boujaoude Z. A case report on the diagnosis of a rare pleural tumor with endobronchial ultrasound: breaking new boundaries. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Mar;94(10):e561. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000561.

Ranasuriya G, Mian A, Boujaoude Z, Tsigrelis C. Pulmonary toxocariasis: a case report and literature review. Infection. 2014 Jun;42(3):575-8

Abouzgheib W, Meena N, Jagtap P, Schorr C, Boujaoude Z, Bartter T. Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in patients receiving antiplatelet therapy: is it safe? J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Oct;20(4):322-5.

Boujaoude Z, Pratter M, Abouzgheib W. Transpulmonary artery needle aspiration of hilar masses with endobronchial ultrasound: a necessary evil. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Oct;20(4):349-51

Boujaoude Z, Young D, Lotano R, Abouzgheib W. Cryosurgery for the immediate treatment of acute central airway obstruction J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Jan;20(1):45-7.

Dammert P, Pratter M, Boujaoude Z. Safety of ultrasound-guided small-bore chest tube insertion in patients on clopidogrel.J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Jan;20(1):16-20

Pedro Dammert, Ziad Boujaoude, William Rafferty, Jonathan Kass. Fever of unknown origin and pancytopenia caused by culture-proven delayed onset disseminated bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) infection after intravesical instillation BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-008949

Boujaoude Z, Arya R, Rafferty W, Dammert P. Organising pneumonia in common variable immunodeficiency. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jun 7;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013008905. 10.1136/bcr-2013-008905.

Boujaoude, Ziad ; Dahdel, Maher ; Pratter, Melvin ; Kass, Jonathan : Endobronchial Ultrasound With Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Bilateral Hilar and Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy.: J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2012 ; Volume 19, issue 1: 19–23

Abouzgheib W, Shweihat YR, Meena N, Bartter T. Is chest tube insertion with ultrasound guidance safe in patients using clopidogrel? Respirology. 2012 Nov;17(8):1222-4.

Boujaoude Z, Malin J, Abouzgheib W. Hodgkin Disease of the Trachea. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2012 Jul;19(3):200-2. Abouzgheib W, Gaspard D, Boujaoude Z. Migrating tumor: a serious complication of use of endobronchial snare loop.J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2012 Jul;19(3):262-3

Boujaoude, Ziad ; Raja, Haroon ; Dammert, Pedro; Aortobronchial Fistula Successfully Treated with TEVAR . BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5622

Kalra A, Abouzgheib W, Gajera M, Palaniswamy C, Puri N, Dellinger RP. Excessive dynamic airway collapse for the internist: new nomenclature or different entity? Postgrad Med J. 2011 Jul;87(1029):482-6

Pratter MR, Abouzgheib W, Akers S, Kass J, Bartter T. An algorithmic approach to chronic dyspnea Respir Med. 2011 Jul;105(7):1014-21

Abouzgheib W, Shweihat Y, Bartter T. Oesophageal applications of the convex curvilinear ultrasound bronchoscope; an illustrative case series. Respirology. 2011 Aug;16(6):965-8

Ziad Boujaoude and Melvin Pratter; Clinical Approach to Acute Cough, Lung 2010;Volume 188, Supplement 1: 41-46

Abouzgheib W, Bartter T, Kanaan R, Rodman D. Low-dose Talc Plus Low-dose Doxycycline for Pleuroscopic Pleurodesis: Initial Experience. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2009 Apr;16(2):91-4

Abouzgheib W, Bartter T, Dagher H, Pratter M, Klump W. A prospective study of the volume of pleural fluid required for accurate diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion. Chest. 2009 Apr;135(4):999-1001

Abstracts and case reports:
M. Abboud, M. Pratter, Z. Boujaoude, W. Abouzgheib, Rapid Pleurodesis In Patients With Symptomatic Malignant Effusions Using Tunneled Pleural Catheters: A Pilot Study Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187;2013:A4307

R. Arya, P. Dammert, Z. Boujaoude, S. Akers, W. Abouzgheib, Bronchial Stenosis Secondary To Epidermolysis Bullosa Successfully Treated With Bronchoscopic Balloon Dilatation Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187;2013:A2769

P. Jagtap, P. Dammert, Z. Boujaoude, J. Camacho, W. Abouzgheib, Successful Bronchoscopic Removal Of A Large Polypoid Endobronchial Granular Cell Tumor Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187;2013:A5799

H. Raja, D. Gaspard, Z. Boujaoude, W. Abouzgheib, Clinical Suspicion Plays A Role In Endobronchial Valve Deployment Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187;2013:A5806

A. Bhat, H. Shingala, N. Lerman, Z. Boujaoude; Placental Metastasis As Initial Presentation Of Lung Cancer Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181;2010:A5881

P. Dammert, Z. Boujaoude, Upper Airway Obstruction Secondary To A Variant Nasogastric Tube Syndrome With Delayed Presentation And Mass-Like Appearance. ATS meeting 2012 p.A4612