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Manasa Velagapudi, MB, BS

Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor

Manasa Velagapudi

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School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Divisions
Infectious Diseases Fellowships
Secondary Clinical Research

Manasa Velagapudi, MB, BS

Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: HIV, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis
Fellowship: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center North Division
Medical School: Mamata Medical College
Awards: James F. Sullivan Award - Department of Medicine, Dedicated Teacher Award - Creighton University School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Rajendraprasad S , Cheriyan A , Renna S , Goodman M , Destache C , Velagapudi M. Clinical Features and Outcomes of COVID-19 in People Living with HIV: A Single-Center, Age-Matched Cohort Study of Hospitalized and Clinic Patients. J HIV AIDS Infect Dis 2021(8):102.  
  2. Qasim A, Mansour M, Kousa O, Awad D, Abuhazeem B, Millner P, Velagapudi M. A case of coronavirus disease 2019 in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patient: a case report and review of the literature. Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2020 Nov;9(4):256-259. doi: 10.5582/irdr.2020.03081. PMID: 33139986
  3. Nguyen M, Bendi VS, Guduru M, Olson E, Vivekanandan R , Foral, Velagapudi M. Postpartum Inavsive Group A Streptococcus infection: A Mini review. Cureus 2018 August 22;10(8). doi:10.7759/cureus.3184.PMID: 30364777
  4. Velagapudi M, Onaiwu C ,Gupta V, Anthone J, Bricker L,Vivekanandan R. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Encephalitis in HIV Patients .J Neurol Disord 2016, 4:8 DOI: 10.4172/2329-6895.1000314 
  5. Velagapudi M, Ratnaraj F, Krishnan M, Gujjula NR, Gorby G, Foral PA, Bendi VS and Vivekanandan R. Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess: A Mini review. J Spine Neurosurg 2016, 5:6 doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000271.

Department

Medicine

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
    Velagapudi, Manasa, Velagapudi M, Sanley MJ, Ased S, Destache C, Malesker MA. Pharmacotherapy for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021 Nov 11:zxab422. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab422. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34788375. 2021
  • Chest
    , Ian J, Jardeh H, Aurit S, Narechania S, Velagapudi M.Procalcitonin as a predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19.. Chest. 2021;160(4):A541. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2021.07.528
    160 2021
  • Chest
    , Rajendra Prasad S, Kenny D, Cruz Torres R, Velagapudi M. Aortic abscess: A rare complication of staph epidermidis prosthetic valve endocarditis Chest Infections.October 2021; 160( 4,) supplement , A295.
    160 2021
  • The American Journal of Gastroenterology
    , Incidence of COVID-19 in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C in an Outpatient Clinic. The American Journal of Gastroenterology: 2021;116 ( p S1404) doi: 10.14309/01.ajg.0000787200.97275.2
    116 2021
  • Cureus
    , Ahmad F, Brubaker M, Rajendraprasad SS, Hoeynck B, Clyde BL, Velagapudi M. Challenges in the Management of Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections in Patients With Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt. Cureus. 2021;13(8):e17035. Published 2021 Aug 9. doi:10.7759/cureus.1703 2021
  • Wisconsin Medical Journal
    , Koop L, Garg R, Nguyen T, Gujjula NR, Velagapudi M. Bacillus cereus: Beyond Gastroenteritis. WMJ. 2021 Jul;120(2):145-147. PMID: 34255956.
    120 2021
  • International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
    , Ahmad F, Ahmed A, Rajendraprasad SS, Loranger A, Gupta S, Velagapudi M, Vivekanandan R, Nahas JA, Plambeck R, Moore D. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults: A rare sequela of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Jul;108:209-211. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.05.050. Epub 2021 May 24. PMID: 34044140; PMCID: PMC8142712. 2021
  • 5 Minute Clinical Consult
    Velagapudi, Manasa, Velagapudi M. The 5 -minute Clinical Consult 2021.Chapter on Q fever: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins June 2020 2021
  • Journal of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Diseases
    , Rajendraprasad S , Cheriyan A , Renna S , Goodman M , Destache C , Velagapudi M. Clinical Features and Outcomes of COVID-19 in People Living with HIV: A Single-Center, Age- Matched Cohort Study of Hospitalized and Clinic Patients. J HIV AIDS Infect Dis 2021(8):102. 2021
  • Cambridge University Press
    Velagapudi, Manasa, Velagapudi M, Laurel C Preheim .Clinical Infectious Disease ,3 rd edition ,chapter 91 Infections in patients with Alcohol Use Disorders: Cambridge University Press. 2021
  • 5 Minute Clinical Consult
    , Dehal N, Velagapudi M. The 5 -minute Clinical Consult 2021.Chapter on Aspergillosis : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2021
  • PubMed
    , Qasim A, Mansour M, Kousa O, Awad D, Abuhazeem B, Millner P, Velagapudi M. A case of coronavirus disease 2019 in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patient: a case report and review of the literature. Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2020 Nov;9(4):256-259. doi: 10.5582/irdr.2020.03081. PMID: 33139986 2020
  • The American Journal of Gastroenterology
    , Yazan A , Megan A, Nguyen A; Hajiannasab R; Andukuri G; Velagapudi M; Rangray R S2183 Mucormycosis: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in an Immunocompetent Host, The American Journal of Gastroenterology: October 2020 - Volume 115 - Issue - p S1153-S1154 doi: 10.14309/01.ajg.0000710780.75182.f1
    115 2020
  • International Journal of Dermatology
    , Nelson R, Luu L, Silberstein P, Velagapudi M, Huerter C. Novel treatment of locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with cemiplimab: a case report. Int J Dermatol. 2021 Feb;60(2):233-235. doi: 10.1111/ijd.15176. Epub 2020 Sep 21. PMID: 32955136. 2020
  • Hindawi
    , Esaa A, Macaraeg J, Jagan N, Kwon D, Randhawa S, Kruse M, Thomas, Velagapudi M, Horne J, Narechania S, Kaster M,etal. Review of Cases of E-Cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) and Brief Review of the Literature. Case reports in Pulmonology.2020 Jun. PMID: 32607271 2020
  • Infectious Diseases Consultant
    , Bhatty O, Pinjala AB, Garg R, Nookathota M, Velagapudi M. Disseminated histoplasmosis as a complication of infliximab use [published online November 27, 2019]. Infectious Diseases Consultant. 2019
  • Cureus
    Smith HZ, Paguia R, Horne J, Velagapudi M. A Case Report of Human Herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) Meningitis Masquerading as Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in an Immunocompetent Patient.  doi: 10.7759/cureus.4636. PubMed PMID: 31312562; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6623995. 
    11(5), p. e4636 2019
  • Neurology Consultant 360
    , Adam DR, Kiefer LE, Mudugal D, Velagapudi M. Fulminant Herpes simplex encephalitis with normal initial MRI findings [published January 28, 2019]. Neurology Consultant. 2019
  • Cureus
    Nguyen M, Bendi VS, Guduru M, Olson E, Vivekanandan R , Foral Velagapudi M. Postpartum Inavsive Group A Streptococcus infection:A Mini review. doi:10.7759/cureus.3184
    2018 August 22, p. 10(8) 2018
  • Cureus
    Onaiwu CO, Velagapudi M, Sarsam L, Utley L, Bricker L, Bendi VS, Vivekanandan R. Rare Multidrug-Resistant Pulmonary Nocardiosis in AIDS.  11;:e1839. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1839.
    2017 Nov 11, p. 9(11) 2017
  • Cureus
    Krantz AM, Ratnaraj F, Velagapudi M, Krishnan M, Gujjula NR, Foral PA, Preheim L. Streptococcus Gordonii Empyema: A Case Report and Review of Empyema. 
    Apr 12, p. 9(4) 2017
  • Journal of Internal Medicine
    Krishnan M, Ratnaraj F, Velagapudi M, Vivekanandan R. Anomic Aphasia: An Uncommon Presentation Of Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess.
    2016 May ;31, p. S560-S560 2016
  • J Spine Neurosurgery
    Velagapudi M, Ratnaraj F, Krishnan M, Gujjula NR, Gorby G,Foral PA, Bendi VS and Vivekanandan R. Otogenic Temporal LobeAbscess: A Mini-review.  doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000271.
    2016, p. 5-6 2016
  • Journal of Neurological Disorders
    Velagapudi M, Onaiwu C ,Gupta V, Anthone J, Bricker L,Vivekanandan R. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Encephalitis in HIV Patients.  DOI: 10.4172/2329-6895.1000314.
    2016, p. 4:8 2016
  • The Breast Journal
    Nandipati KC, Nerker H, Satterfield J, Velagapudi M, Ruder U and Sung KJ. Pleomorphic Liposarcoma Of The Breast Mimicking Breast Abscess In a 19 Years Old Postpartum Female: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. 
    2010 June; 16, p. 537–540 2010
  • Acad Emerg Med
    Garg N, Suarez AE, Velagapudi M, Adoeye SP, Sreeram R, Radeos MS. Insufficient clinician documentation of significant electrocardiographic findings in adults presenting to the emergency department with dysrhythmias or conduction disorders.. 
    2010 May; 17(5), p. 99-100 2010

Editing and Reviews

  • Elsevier Doody's Review Service (online).
    Velagapudi, Manasa, Velagapudi M .Review of Vaccinations, 1st Edition, Elsevier Doody's Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com/dr 2020
  • Doody’s Review Service (online)
    Velagapudi, Manasa, Velagapudi M. Online review for CDC travel medicine book 2020 Doody's Review Service (online). Available: http://www.doody.com/dr 2020

Presentations

  • Ian J, Jardeh H, Aurit S, Narechania S, Velagapudi M. Procalcitonin as a predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19. Poster presented at Chest Annual meeting October 2021- virtual meeting 2021
  • Azeem A, Velagapudi M.A fatal case of pulmonary hemorrhage: rare manifestation of Leptospirosis. Poster presented at Chest Annual meeting October 2021- virtual meeting 2021
  • Rajendra Prasad S, Kenny D, Cruz Torres R, Velagapudi M. Aortic abscess: A rare complication of staph epidermidis prosthetic valve endocarditis. Poster presented at Chest Annual meeting October 2021- virtual meeting 2021
  • Maxwell T, Orban, III J, Kufel W, Destache C, Williams K, Velagupudi M, Bookstaver B, Tatem L, McCracken J, Carpenter B, Sharma R. Outcomes of daptomycin dosing regimens in hemodialysis patients. Poster presented at 2021 IDWeek San Diego, CA. 2021
  • Azeem A, Ahmad F, Velagapudi M. Infliximab for treatment of Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS ) in TB meningitis: a treatment paradox. Poster presented at 2021 IDWeek San Diego, CA. 2021
  • An unnerving side of Hepatitis C – Randhawa A, Kedakar M, Chen Y, Velagapudi M- Poster presented at American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting October 2021 , Las Vegas, USA. 2021
  • Sam Martin, Ahad Azeem, Velagapudi M (October 2021) .Gut to heart: a rare case of bacterial myocarditis. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska ,Omaha, NE. 2021
  • Christian Patterson, Julie Jerabek, Sam Martin, Velagapudi M (October 2021). Cardiac implantable electronic device infection, a are complication of Serratia bacteremia. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska ,Omaha, NE. 2021
  • Cooper S,Azeem A, Velagapudi M (October 2021).Menacing Meningitidis, Fulminant Disease in a Derelict Male. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska ,Omaha, NE. 2021
  • Swaney R, Velagapudi M (October 2021). Drug induced Hemolytic Anemia in patient with Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska ,Omaha, NE 2021
  • Stevenson M, Velagapudi M (October 2021). A fatal case of Ecthyma gangrenosum in a AML patient. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska,Omaha, NE 2021
  • Muazzam M, Velagapudi M (October 2021) . Not all ground glass opacities are caused by SARS-Cov-2.A case of histoplasmosis mimicking COVID-19 pneumonia. Presented at ACP Nebraska 2020 2021
  • Rajendraprasad S, Addula M, Mendoza N, Velagapudi M.A case of Burkholderia gladioli ventilator-associated pneumonia in a patient with COVID-19. SCCM Annual Meeting 2020. Crit Care Med.2021:49(1) :96 doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000726776.39138.75. 2021
  • Rajendraprasad S; Ahmad F; Loranger A; Pruett W; Kessel B; Jagan N; Boldt D; Schmidt D; Hayes S; Anthone J; Vivekanandan R; Quimby D; Velagapudi M; Krajicek B; Destache C. COVID-19 Therapeutics: What Works? SCCM Annual Meeting 2020. Crit Care Med. 2021; 49(1):93doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000726752.78687.16 2021
  • 12. Ahmad F; Rajendraprasad S; Loranger A; Pruett W; Kessel B; Jagan N; Boldt D; Schmidt D; Hayes S; Anthone J; Vivekanandan R; Quimby D; Velagapudi M; Krajicek B; Destache C. Influence of Health Disparities on COVID-19 Critical Care Admission. SCCM Annual Meeting 2020. Crit Care Med 2021;49(1): 101doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000726812.53135.52 2021
  • Anthone j, Abbas A, Alexander B, Boldt D, Carroll C, Ased S, Cavalieri S, Horn J, Velagapudi M,,Destache CJ, Vivekanandan R ( October 2018). New Robust Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Results in Reduction of Clostridium difficile 30-Day Readmission. 2018 ID Week, San Francisco, CA.  2020
  • Gummadi P, Aurit S, Destache C, Walters R, George E, Vivekanandan R, Velagapudi M ( October 2019). Comparison of Incidence and Mortality of Kaposi's Sarcoma Amongst Solid Organ Transplant Recipients poster presented at ID week, Washington DC. 2020
  • Pajjuru V, Dick M, Velegapudi M, Gujjula N, Mahmound A(October 2018) Cutibacterium acnes: is cute enough to get to Your heart?- Oral presentation at ACP Nebraska-presented on 10/26/2018 2020
  • Velagapudi M, Ratnaraj F MD, Krishnan M, nm Gujjula N MD, Preheim L. ( October 2016)A case of Streptococcusgordonii ( S. gordonii) empyee complicated by splenic abscess._Poster presented at CHEST Los Angeles, CA. 2020
  • Mandal S, Ph. D, Prathipati P, Ph. D, Velagapudi, M, Chris Destache, Pharm. D (March 2019). CCR5 targeted ARV loaded nanoparticle; Dual protection for HIV functional cure. Poster presented at CROI Conference at Seattle.  2020
  • KIrshnan M, Ratnaraj F , Velagapudi M, Vivekanandan R (2016). Anomic aphasia: an uncommon presentation of otogenic temporal love abscess" Poster presented at 39 th Annual Society of General Internal Medicine;Florida. 2020
  • Kousa O, Awad D, Thompson B, Gbadamosi M, Velagapudi m. Tooth to blood: rare cause of anaerobicbacteremia in an afebrile neutropenic patient. Poster accepted for presentation at Midwest Society of Gen. Internal medicine meeting 2019, Minneapolis , USA. 2020
  • Denise Majorant, Velagapudi M, Trevor Vanschooneveld. Unity of fungal blood cultures in the clinical car. Poster presented at UNMC Research Day.  2020
  • Ahmad F, Ahmad M, Velagapudi M ,Marvin Bittner .Legionella Antigen Testing in Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia.ID Week 2020 Won Fellow award 2020
  • Ahmad F, Mendoza N, Vivekanandan R, Velagapudi M.ID week 2020 case: A headache that persists may have a fungus that exists.ID week 2020 –presented at Fellow workshop 2020
  • Kalian K, Gastelum A, Lavenant.W, Velagapudi M. A case of Histoplasma pericarditis with tamponade. Chest 2020 . DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2020.08.466 2020
  • S Randhawa, F. Ahmad, A. Essa1, S. Thomas, J. Taylor, M. Velagapudi . What Caused This Crazy Paving Lung? - Think Before You Vape Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020;201:A6669 2020
  • Addasi Y,Megan A, Anny N,Hajiannasab R, Andukuri V, Velagapudi M,Rangray R. Mucormycosis: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in an Immunocompetent Host. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 2020;115 doi: 10.14309/01.ajg.0000710780.75182.f1 2020
  • Randhawa A, Chen,Velagapudi M. If left untreated, Hepatitis C may get on your nerves. Presented at ACP Nebraska 2020 2020
  • Azeem A, Ahmad F, Velagapudi M . Homonymous hemianopsia- a rare complication of TB meningitis.. Presented at ACP Nebraska 2020
  • Invited speaker: TB meningitis can be a real headache: presented at MCM meeting at Heartland TB Center,(November 2019) San Antonio, Texas 2019
  • Ragendraprasad, S., Velagapudi, M. A case of fluid overload-that was viral? ACP Nebraska 2019. Omaha, NE.  2019
  • Abulaimon S, Jaradeh H, Katz H, Abushalha K, Velagapudi M( October 2019). Breathing Bowels: A case of Primary Pneumococcal Peritonitis. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska, Omaha, NE.  2019
  • Essa A, Ahma F, Rhandawa S, Stanley T, Taylor J, Velagapudi M. What Caused This Crazy Paving Lung? ( October 2019).Think Before You Vape! Poster presented at ACP Nebraska, Omaha, NE. 2019
  • Pinjala A, Velagapudi m, Millner P (October 2019).A case of Scrub typhus in a returning traveler. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska, Omaha,NE.  2019
  • Wittenberg Z, Kumar M, Velagapudi (October 2018). Sour milk is bad for bones. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska, Omaha, Ne. Won 2nd prize at DOM Research Day June 2019. 2019
  • Smith H, Paguia R, Horne J, Velagapudi M (October 2018) . From Suspected Pseudotumor Cerebri to Confirmed HHV-6 Meningitis in an Immuncompetent Host. Poster presented at ACP Nebraska, Omaha NE. Won 2 nd prize at DOM Research Day (June 2019). 2019
  • Awad D, Kousa O, Qasim A, Velagapudi M (May 2019). A rare case of primary pneumococcal pericarditis in an immunocompetent host resulting in pericardial tamponade and death. Oral presentation at Midwest Society of Gen. Internal medicine meeting, Minneapolis, USA 2019
  • Sanu R, Velagapudi M. A case of fluid overload-that was viral?(October 2019). Poster presented at ACP Nebraska, Omaha NE.  2019
  • Kalian, K., Velagapudi, M. Fireflies aren't the only bugs that can light up: Acute ischemia on MRI from West Nile Virus. ACP Nebraska 2018. Omaha, NE.  2018
  • Kiblinger, S., Magliulo, E., Parekh, J., Paguia, R., Velagapudi, M., Preheim, L. It pays to probe: Diagnostic challanges in a case of miliary TB. ACP Nebraska 2018. Omaha, NE.  2018
  • Munir, A., Rakhra, A., Landeen, C., Velagapudi, M., Vivekanandan, R., Plambeck, R. HIV with disseminated tularemia: A Rare Presentation. CHEST 2018. San Antonio, TX.  2018
  • Kalian K, Velagapudi M, ( October 2018). Fireflies aren't the only bugs that light up: Acute ischemia on MRI from West Nile Virus. Poster presented ACP Nebraska, Omaha Ne. 2018
  • Kunwar S, Velagapudi M, (October 2018). An uncommon disease mimicjking vertebral osteomyelitis: primary pyomyositis of Iliopsoas. Poster presented atr ACP Nebraska, Omaha Ne.  2018
  • Kiblinger S, Magliulo E, Parekh J, Paguia R, Velagapudi M , Preheim L (October 2018). It pays to probe : Diagnostic challenges in a case of military TB. Poster presented on at ACP Nebraksa, Omaha Ne.  2018
  • Cherry O,Velagapudi M, Sarsam L, Utley L, Vivekanandan R (2017).A Rare Case of Pulmonary Nocardia in a patient with AIDS. Poster presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; Washington DC 2017
  • Velagapudi M, Ratnaraj F MD, Krishnan M, N Gujjula N MD, Preheim L . ( October 2016)A case of Streptococcusgordonii (S.gordonii) empyema complicated by splenic abscess. Poster presented at CHEST Los Angeles, CA. 2016
  • Krishnan M, Ratnaraj F, Velagapudi M, Vivekanandan R (2016). Anomic aphasia: an uncommon presentation of otogenic temporal lobe abscess"  Poster presented at 39 th Annual Society of General Internal Medicine ;Florida. 2016
  • Suarez AE,Garg N, Velagapudi M, Adoeye SP, Sreera, R, Radeos MS. Concordance of Emergency Physician ECG Interpretation of Dysrhythmias and Conduction Disorders with that of  Cardiology Interpretation. Poster Presented at :2010 New York ACEP Scientific Assembly; Lake George, NY; Lake George, NY. 2010
  • Alghoula F, Velagapudi M, Nayfeh A, Vivekanandan R ( May 2018). A case of Community Acguired Acinetobacter baumannii Pneumonia, Poster presented at American Thoraci Society International Conference; Sandiego, CA.

Awards

  • Dedicated Teacher Award
    Creighton University School of Medicine
  • James Sullivan Teaching award
    James Sullivan Teaching award -Excellence in resident education-From IM Department June 12,2020
    Internal Medicine
  • Teaching excellence for Non-Family Medicine faculty award
    Teaching excellence for Non-Family Medicine faculty award from Department of Family Medicine- 6/21/2019
    Department of Family Medicine
  • Magis in Action award
  • Nominated for Golden Apple Awards
    One of the three nominated Finalists for Creighton School of Medicine Golden Apple Awards 2018- nominated by class of 2018
    Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Team Excellence Award
    Team Excellence Award for Excellent performance Interdisciplinary rounds 2010-at Montefiore Medical Center
    Montefiore Medical Center