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Shashi K Bellam , MD

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Department of Medicine

Program Director, Transitional Year
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
University of Chicago (NorthShore) Residency Programs

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Contact Information

 847.570.2714
 847.733.5109 Fax

Education

  • Medical School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997
  • Internship:  Internal Medicine, University of Alabama Hospitals, 1998
  • Residency:  Internal Medicine, University of Alabama Hospitals, 2000
  • Fellowship:  Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago, 2003

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine, ABIM
  • Pulmonary, ABIM
  • Critical Care, ABIM

Research and Academic Interests

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [COPD]
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Asthma
  • Critical Care

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow

Scholarly Work

Peer-reviewed publications exclusive of abstracts:

  1. Forsythe S, Kogut P, McConville J, Fu Y, McCauley J, Halayklo A, Liu H, Kao A, Fernandes D, Bellam S, Fuchs E, Sinha S, Bell G, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J. 2002.   “Structure and Transcription of the Human M3 Muscarinic Receptor Gene”, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 2002 March; 26(3): 298-305.
  2. Solway J, Bellam S, Dowell M, Camoretti-Mercado B, Dulin N, Fernandes D, Halayko A, Kocieniewski P, Kogut P, Lakser O, Liu HW, McCauley J, McConville J, and Mitchell R. 2003.  “Actin Dynamics:  A Potential Integrator of Smooth Muscle (Dys-)Function and Contractile Apparatus Gene Expression in Asthma (Parker B. Francis Lecture)”, Chest, 2003 Mar; 123(3Suppl): 392S-398S.
  3. Dulin N, Fernandes D, Dowell M, Bellam S, McConville J, Lakser O, Mitchell R, Camoretti-Mercado B, Kogut P, and Solway J. 2003.  “What Evidence Implicates Airway Smooth Muscle in the Cause of BHR?”,Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, 2003; 24(1): 73-84.
  4. Liu H, Halayko A, Fernandes D, Harmon G, McCauley J, Kocieniewski P, McConville J, Fu Y, Forsythe S, Kogut P, Bellam S, Dowell M, Churchill J, Lesso H, Kassiri K, Mitchell R, Hershenson M, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J. 2003. “The RhoA/Rho kinase Pathway Regulates Nuclear Localization of Serum Response Factor”, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 2003; 29(1): 39-47.
  5. McCarthy D and Bellam S. 2010.  “Fatal spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma in a patient with cirrhosis,” Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock, 2010; 3(3): 300-302.
  6. McConville J, Fernandes D, Churchill J, Dewundara S, Kogut P, Shah S, Fuchs G, Kedainis D, Bellam S, Patel NM, McCauley J, Dulin NO, Gupta MP, Adam S, Yoneda Y, Camoretti-Mercardo B and Solway J. 2011.  “Nuclear Import of Serum Response Factor in Airway Smooth Muscle,” American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 2011; 45(3): 453-8.
  7. Farnan J, O’Leary K, Didwania A, Icayan L, Saathoff M, Bellam S, Anderson A, Reddy S, Humphrey H, Wayne D, and Arora A. 2013. “Promoting Professionalism via a Video-Based Educational Workshop for Academic Hospitalists and Housestaff,” Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2013; 8: 386-9.
  8. Chan D, Ward E, Lapin B, Marschke M, Thomas M, Lund A, Chandar M, Glunz C, Anderson V, Ochoa P, Davidson J, Icayan L, Wang E, Bellam S, and Obel J. 2016. “Outpatient Advance Care Planning Internal Medicine Resident Curriculum: Valuing Our Patients’ Wishes,” Journal of Palliative Medicine, June 2016; 19(7): 734-45.
  9. Didwania A, Farnan J, Icayan L, O’Leary K, Saathoff M, Bellam S, Humphrey H, Wayne B, and Arora V. 2017.  “Impact of a Video-Based Interactive Workshop on Unprofessional Behaviors Among Internal Medicine Residents,” Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Apr 2017; 9(2): 241-244.
  10. A Chenq Q, Juen J, Bellam S, Fulara N, Close D, Silverstein J, and Schatz B. 2017. “Predicting Pulmonary Function from Phone Sensors,” Telemed J E Health, Nov 2017; 23(11): 913-919.
  11. Biblowitz K, Bellam S, and Mosnaim G. 2018. “Improving Asthma Outcomes in the Digital Era:  A Systematic Review,” Pharm Med, June 2018; 32(3): 173-187.
  12. Adegunsoye A, Oldham JM, Bellam SK, et al. 2018. “African-American race and mortality in interstitial lung disease: a multicentre propensity-matched analysis,” Eur Respir J, 17 May 2018 ; 51: 1800255.
  13. Adegunsoye A, Oldham JM, Bonham C, Hrusch C, Nolan P, Klejch W, Bellam S, Mehta U, Thakrar K, Pugashetti JV, Husain AN, Montner SM, Straus CM, Vij R, Sperling AI, Noth I, Strek ME, Chung JH. 2018.  “Prognosticating Outcomes in Interstitial Lung Disease by Mediastinal Lymph Node Assessment: An Observational Cohort Study with Independent Validation” Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep 14. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201804-0761OC. [Epub ahead of print].
  14. Adegunsoye A, Oldham JM, Bellam SK, Montner S, Churpek MM, Noth I, Vij R, Strek ME, Chung JH. 2019.  “CT Honeycombing Identifies a Progressive Fibrotic Phenotype with Increased Mortality Across Diverse Interstitial Lung Diseases” Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jan 17. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201807-443OC. [Epub ahead of print].

 

 

Peer-reviewed abstracts:

  1. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation:  “Importin alpha1 Binds Serum Response Factor (SRF) In Vitro”, McConville J, Fernandes D, Bellam S, Kogut P, McCauley J, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2001 April; 163(5): A778.
  2. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “TGF-Beta1 Dependent Stimulation of SM22 Promoter Activity in Tracheal myocytes is Insensitive to Mutations within the Putative TGB Beta Control Element (TCE)”, Camoretti-Mercado B, Liu H, Fernandes D, Kogut P, McConville J, McCauley J, Bellam S, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2001 April; 163(5): A777.
  3. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Expression of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)1 or TSC2 increases SM22 Promoter Activity in Cultured Airway Smooth Muscle Cells (SMC)”, Carmetti-Mercado B, Khare L, Liu H, Kogut P, McConville J, Fernandes D, McCauley J, Bellam S, Kocienewski P, Henske E, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2001 April; 163(5): A707.
  4. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Evidence For A Nuclear Export Signal In The Dimerization Domain Of SRF”, Fernandes D, McConville J, Kogut P, Dulin N, Bellam S, Mitchell R, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2002 April; 165(8): B41.
  5. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Exon Splicing in the Coding Region of Human GABAB2 Receptor”, Kogut P, Fernandes D, McConville J, Camoretti-Mercado B, Mitchell R, Bellam S, Churchill J, Patel N, Dowell M, Ober C, and Solway J.
  6. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Feasibility of Protein and RNA Quantification from Human Airway Smooth Muscle (ASM) Obtained by Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM)”, Bellam S, Mitchell R, Chakir J, Laviolette M, McConville J, Fernandes D, Kogut P, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2002 April; 165(8): A715.
  7. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Mutation of a Putative 14-3-3 Binding Site in Serum Response Factor Does Not Alter its Subcellular Distribution”, Fernandes D, McConville J, Dulin N, Kogut P, Bellam S, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2002 April; 165(8): A348.
  8. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Statins Inhibit Serum Response Factor (SRF) – Dependent Gene Expression in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells (ASMC)”, Camoretti-Mercado B, Kocienewski P, McCauley J, Mitchell R, Fernandes D, Kogut P, McConville J, Bellam S, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2002 April; 165(8): A670.
  9. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation:  “Mutation within the Serum Response Factor Dimerization Domain causes Accumulation of SRF in Nuclear Inclusions”, McConville J, Fernandes D, Kogut P, Bellam S, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2002 April; 165(8): A672.
  10. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Functional Differences in Human M3 Muscarinic Receptor Promoter Activity within Three Haplotypes”, Kogut P, Donfack J, Fernandes D,  Bellam S, McConville K, Mitchell R, Camoretti-Mercado B, Ting N, Ober C, and Solway J.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2002 April; 165(8): A717.
  11. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Analysis of Gene Expression in Asthmatic Smooth Muscle”, Bellam S, Patel N, Laviolette M, Chakir J, Tretiakova M, and Solway J, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2003 May.
  12. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Nuclear Trafficking of Serum Response Factor in Airway Smooth Muscle: Interaction with P300/CBP”, Whitfield R, Fernandes D, McConville J, Kogut P, Bellam S, Camoretti-Mercado B, and Solway J, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2003 April.
  13. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine: “A Fiberoptic Intubation Course for Emergency Airway Management Training”, Korley F, Vozenilek J, Bellam S, Pribaz P, and Wang W, Academic Emergency Medicine, 2006 May; 13(5S1):  S209-S210.
  14. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Effect of Fluticasone/Salmeterol on Gene Expression in Asthmatic Smooth Muscle”, Ruiz L, Kogut P, Bellam S, Tretiakova M, Martin L, Solway J, and McConville J, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2008 May; 177: A498.
  15. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Discussion: “Extramedullary hematopoiesis presenting as an unilateral pleural effusion treated with radiation therapy”, Kovalsky A, Kuhlmann E, Witt B, and Bellam S, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2010 May; 181: A6681.
  16. Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Fall Meeting 2012: “Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Resident Education Initiative”, Chan D, Obel J, Marschke M, Icayan L, and Bellam S.  Awarded First Place, Programmatic Innovation Division.
  17. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Discussion: “Hookah, An Unexpected Precipitant of Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia”, Hilts J, Skinner A, and Bellam S, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 189; 2014: A6487.
  18. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Atropine Use in Cardiac Arrest:  Effect of 2010 Changes in ACLS Guidelines”, Chang G and Bellam S, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 189; 2014: A4495.
  19. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Discussion: “Observational Study of Therapeutic Response to Immunosuppression of CTD-ILD Versus AIF-ILD”, Parikh R, Chung P, Vij R, and Bellam S, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 193; 2016: A1141.
  20. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Discussion: “Comparison of CTD-ILD, Autoimmune Featured ILD, and ILD with a positive Autoimmune Serological Marker”, Chung P, Parikh R, Vij R, and Bellam S, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 193; 2016: A1148.
  21. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Rituximab-Induced Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Masked by Concomitant Corticosteroid Therapy”, Kahn M and Bellam S, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 193; 2016: A1604.
  22. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Comparison of Arterial and Venous Blood Gases:  Correlation in a General Patient Population”, Scavone T, Ahmed A and Bellam S, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 193; 2016: A1809.
  23. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium 2016: “Classification Models for Pulmonary Function using Motion Analysis from Phone Sensors”, Cheng Q, Juen J, Bellam S, Fulara N, Close D, Silverstein J, and Schatz B, AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10; 2016: 401-410.
  24. American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting 2017: "Effect on Mortality with the Use of Beta Blockers in COPD patients on Long Term Oxygen Therapy", Matera J, Mahmood S, Bellam S, Chest 2017; 152 (4): A813.
  25. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “CT Honeycombing Fibrosis Is Prevalent and Associated with Mortality Across Diverse Interstitial Lung Diseases”, Adegunsoye AO, Chung JH, Bellam SK, Oldham J, Montner S, Churpek MM, Noth I, Vij R, Strek ME, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 197; 2018: A2536.
  26. American Thoracic Society International Conference Poster Presentation: “Antinuclear Antibody Seropositivity Is Associated with Inhalational Environmental Exposures in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease”, Biblowitz K, Vij R, Noth I, Strek ME, Bellam SK, Adegunsoye AO, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 197; 2018: A1672.

Non-peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Bellam S. 2008.  “Invited Commentary - Integrated Monitoring Systems and Patient Safety:  A Need for Further Study”, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2008; 168(22): 2404.
  2. Abrams R, Arora V, Bellam S,  Ekpenyong A, Icayan L, McConville J, and Oyler J. 2015.  “Chicagoland Program Directors Collaborative”, SGIM Forum, 2015 June; 38(6): 10.                          

Book Chapters:

  1. Bellam S. 2007.  Chapters 34: Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury, 42: Inhalation Injuries, 52: Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia, 84: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura-Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, 88: Acute Leukemia, 99: Thyroid Disease, 100: Adrenal Insufficiency and 116: Pelvic and Extremity Trauma, In:  Critical Care Medicine: just the facts, Hall J and Schmidt G ed., McGraw-Hill; 2007.
  2. Mahajan N, Jaleel M, and Bellam S. 2008.  Chapter 10:  Respiratory and Critical Care Unit Issues, In:  Toxico-Terrorism:  Emergency Response and Clinical Approach to Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents, McFee R and Leikin J ed., McGraw-Hill; 2008.

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