(2016-2018) - MENTOR: Ankit Bharat, MD
Dr. Fernandez' research is primarily focused on the role of autoimmunity in lung transplantation. Under the guidance of his mentor, Dr. Ankit Bharat, Dr. Fernandez is studying the mechanisms by which lung recipients develop autoantibodies to self antigens expressed in the lung. These non-HLA antibodies have been linked to Primary Graft Dysfunction (PGD) and chronic rejection in lung allografts. Hence, we are also studying how these antibodies may promote development of primary graft dysfunction and chronic rejection in a mouse model of lung transplantation. Dr. Fernandez is a T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University.
Fernandez R, Misra R, Nalini R, Hampe CS, Ozer K, Balasubramanyam A. Characteristics of patients with ketosis-prone diabetes (KPD) presenting with acute pancreatitis: implications for the natural history and etiology of a KPD subgroup. Endocr Pract. 2013 Mar-Apr;19(2):243-51.
Fernandez R, Anaya DA, Li LT, Orcutt S, Awad SA, Berger DH, Albo DA, Artinyan A. Laparoscopic versus robotic rectal resection for rectal cancer in a veteran population. Am J Surg. 2013 Oct;206(4):509-17.
Fernandez R, Bharat A. Pleural gas analysis for the identification of alveolopleural fistulae. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2016 Jul;22(4):362-6.
Fernandez R, Chiu S, Subramanian V, Sun H, DeCamp MM, Kreisel D, Perlman H, Budinger GRS, Mohanakumar T , Bharat A. Lung injury combined with loss of regulatory T cells leads to de novo lung-restricted autoimmunity. J Immunol. 2016 Jul 1;197(1):51-7.
Fernandez R, Chiu S, Raparia K, Garcha P, Farver C, Budev M, Tambur AR, DeCamp MM, Budinger S, Perlman H, Mohanakumar T, Bharat A. Humoral Human Lung Allograft Rejection by Tissue-Restricted Non-HLA Antibodies. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct;102(4):e339-41.
Fernandez R, Edgren D, Bharat A. Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct 27.
Fernandez R, Crabb D, Waites KB, Bharat A. Ureaplasma transmitted from donor lungs is pathogenic after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb;103(2):670-671.
Fernandez R, Tomasko JM, Edgren D, Bharat A. Lobar necrosis from pulmonary embolism. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar 1;195(5):685-686.
Fernandez R, Chi M, Ison MG, Waites KB, Crabb D, Ratliff AE, Caijigas H, DeCamp MM, Odell D, Budinger GRS, Bharat, A.Sequelae of Donor-Derived Mollicute Transmission in Lung Recipients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar 1;195(5): 687-689.
Zheng Z, Chiu S, Akbarpour M, Sun H, Reyfman PA, Anekalla K, Abdala-Valencia H, Edgre D, Li W, Kreisel D, Korobova FV, Fernandez R, McQuattie-Pimentel A, Zhang ZJ, Perlman H, Misharin AV, Budinger GRS, Bharat A. Donor pulmonary intravascular nonclassical monocytes recruit recipient neutrophils and mediate primary lung allograft dysfunction. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jun 14;9(394).
Fernandez R, Malaisrie SC, Hoel A, Bharat A. Aortoesophageal fistula resulting from aortic endograft migration. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 22.
Fernandez R, Safaeinili N, Odell DD, Jain M, Budinger GRS, DeCamp MM, Bharat A. Association of body mass index with lung transplant survival in the United States following implementation of the lung allocation score. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017
Fernandez R, DeCamp MM, Bharat A. A novel strategy for cardiopulmonary support during lung transplantation. JTD.
Fernandez R, Pappas SG, Bentrem DJ. Clinical Features of Metastatic Hepatic Malignancies. In: Bentrem D, Benson AB, editors. Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 185-202.
Fernandez R, Pimpalwar AP, Taylor DJ, Scott BG, Mazziotti MV, Brandt ML, Rosengart TK, Artinyan A. Baylor College of Medicine MASTER Program: Implementation and Acceptance of a Minimally-Invasive Surgery Intern Bootcamp. Milwaukee, WI. April 2013
Fernandez R, DeCamp MM, Odell DD, Bharat A. Sequelae of Donor-Derived Ureaplasma Transmission in Lung Recipients. 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV, February 2017.
Mohammed S, Fernandez R, Salmans Lacross J, Lassinger B, Bonefas E, Liscum K, Silberfein EJ. Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Justified in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy for DCIS?
Poster presented at the Society of Surgical Oncology, 67th Annual Cancer Symposium. Pheonix, AZ. March 2014.
Fernandez R, Misra R, Nalini R, Hampe C, Ozer K, Balasubramanyam A. Characteristics of Patients with Ketosis-Prone Diabetes (KPD) Presenting with Acute Pancreatitis: Implications for the Natural History and Etiology of a KPD Subgroup. Poster presented at: Department of Medicine House staff Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, TX. March 2012.
Fernandez R, Nalini R, Hampe C, Balasubramanyam A, Ozer K. Characteristics of Patients with Ketosis-Prone Diabetes (KPD) Presenting with Acute Pancreatitis: Implications for the Natural History and Etiology of a KPD Subgroup. Poster presented at: American Diabetes Association, 71st Scientific Sessions; San Diego, CA. June 2011.
Fernandez R, Nalini R, Hampe C, Balasubramanyam A, Ozer K. Characteristics of Patients with Ketosis-Prone Diabetes (KPD) Presenting with Acute Pancreatitis: Implications for the Natural History and Etiology of a KPD Subgroup. Poster presented at: J.K. Alexander Research Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. March 2011.
Fernandez R, Safaeinili N, Chiu S, Odell DD, DeCamp MM, Bharat A. Impact of Body Mass Index on Lung Transplant Survival in the United States Following Implementation of the Lung Allocation Score. American Association for Thoracic Surgery Centennial, Boston, MA, April 2017.