Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Healthcare Disparities

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Department of Medicine Research Symposium Award, Stanford University (2021)
  • Department of Medicine Senior Graduate Award, UCSD School of Medicine (2019)
  • Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement, UCSD School of Medicine (2019)
  • Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (2016)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2022)
  • Board Certification, ABIM (2022)
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2022) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (2019) CA

All Publications

  • Healthcare Disparities Among Homeless Patients Hospitalized With Gastrointestinal Bleeding A Propensity-Matched, State-Level Analysis2 Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology Subramanian, K., Alayo, Q., Sedarous, M., Nwaiwu, O., Okafor, P. 2022
  • Reactivation of Chagas Disease in a Patient With an Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open forum infectious diseases Czech, M. M., Nayak, A. K., Subramanian, K. n., Suarez, J. F., Ferguson, J. n., Jacobson, K. B., Montgomery, S. P., Chang, M. n., Bae, G. H., Raghavan, S. S., Wang, H. n., Miranti, E. n., Budvytiene, I. n., Shoor, S. M., Banaei, N. n., Rieger, K. n., Deresinski, S. n., Holubar, M. n., Blackburn, B. G. 2021; 8 (2): ofaa642


    Reactivation of Chagas disease has been described in immunosuppressed patients, but there is a paucity of literature describing reactivation in patients on immunosuppressive therapies for the treatment of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. We describe a case of Chagas disease reactivation in a woman taking azathioprine and prednisone for limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc). Reactivation manifested as indurated and erythematous cutaneous nodules. Sequencing of a skin biopsy specimen confirmed the diagnosis of Chagas disease. She was treated with benznidazole with clinical improvement in the cutaneous lesions. However, her clinical course was complicated and included disseminated CMV disease and subsequent septic shock due to bacteremia. Our case and review of the literature highlight that screening for Chagas disease should be strongly considered for patients who will undergo immunosuppression for treatment of autoimmune disease if epidemiologically indicated.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/ofid/ofaa642

    View details for PubMedID 33575423

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC7863873

  • Outcomes Following Inter-Hospital Transfer in Patients Admitted With Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the United States Alayo, Q. A., Sedarous, M., Nwaiwu, O., Subramanian, K., Dinh, P., Amini, A., Okafor, P. N. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2020: S368–S369
  • Time Trends and Outcomes of Inter-Hospital Transfer in Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Nationwide Analysis Sedarous, M., Alayo, Q. A., Nwaiwu, O., Dinh, P., Subramanian, K., Okafor, P. N. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2020: S311–S312