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Sarah Ayad


  • Faculty, Hurley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, Flint, Mich.

Dr. Sarah Ayad was a welcome addition to the Internal Medicine faculty team when she joined Hurley in October 2022. She has a lot of experience in research, with a long list of publications and poster and oral presentations, as well as teaching experience, and multiple awards.


  • Bachelor-of-science degree in biomedical engineering (summa cum laude), Virginia Commonwelath University, Richmond, Va.
  • Medical degree: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
  • Internal medicine residency: Rutgers Health-New Jersey Medical School/Trinitas, Elizabeth, N.J.

Scholarly Activity


  • Reviewer for Cureus Journal of Medical Science, Elizabeth, N.J.

Research positions

  • Subinvestigator, Comprehensive Cancer Center, assessing the response of convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 on specific minority patients.
  • QI project, Implementation of federal fund program to provide non-vitamin K oral anticoagulation at the charity clinic.
  • QI project, Improving compliance with screening of diabetic complications in the resident clinic.
  • Research assistant, Department of Tissue Engineering, Richmond, Va.
  • Clincial research assistant, Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Richmond, Val.
  • Research assistant, Massy Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.


  1. Ayad, S., Alyacoub, R., Gergis, K., Grossman, D., Salamera, J. (2021, Feb). Invasive Pneumococcal
    Disease in a Patient With COVID-19: A Case Report. Cureus, 13(2), e13559.
  2. Ayad, S., Ejiofor, E.M., Gergis, K., Do, H., Baerga, S., Levinson, B. (2018, Sep). Splenomegaly and
    Chronic Pain in an Adult Female with Sickle Cell Disease: A Case Report. JSNMA Fall 2018 Filling the
    Gaps with Socially Conscious Physicians, 23(1), 31–34.
  3. Ayad, S., Elkattawy, S., Ejikeme, C., Al-Nasseri, A., Reddy, A. (2021, Feb). Acute Renal Failure in a
    Patient with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. Cureus, 13(2), e13406.
  4. Ayad, S. Gergis, K., Elkattawy, S., Mirza, N., Abdelazeem, B., Patel, K., Remolina, C. (2021, Jun).
    Loculated Empyema and SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A report of two case series and review of literature.
    European journal of case reports in internal medic.
  5. Ayad, S., Gergis, K., Mirza, N., Rayad, M.N., Salamera, J. (2021, Jun). Graves’ Disease in a Patient
    with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection as an Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory
    Syndrome. Cureus, 13(6), e15377.
  6. Cedano, J., Fabian Corona, E., Gonzalez-Lara, M., Santana, M., Younes, I., Ayad, S., Kossack, A.,
    Purewal, A., & Pullatt, R. (2021, Jan). Characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 in an
    intensive care unit of a community hospital; retrospective cohort study. Journal of community
    hospital internal medicine perspectives, 11(1), 27–32. Cited in PubMed; PMID:
  7. Ejikeme, C., Elkattawy, S., Kayode-Ajala F., Ayad S., Al-Nasseri A., Kessler, W. (2021, Jul). Reactive
    Thrombocytosis after Splenectomy in Hereditary Spherocytosis: Case Report and Literature Review.
    European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1(3), 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID: Doi:
  8. Elkattawy, S., Alyacoub, R., Ayad, S., Pandya, M., Eckman, A. (2020, Aug). A Novel Case of
    Hypoparathyroidism Secondary to SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Cureus, 12(8), e10097.
  9. Elkattawy, S., Ayad, S., Younes, I., Singh, Z., Alyacoub, R., Brescia, M. L. (2021, Apr). COVID-Induced
    Spontaneous Pneumothoraxes: Case Series. Cureus, 13(4), e14567.
  10. Elkattawy, S., Alyacoub, R., Al-Nassarei, A., Younes, I., Ayad, S., Habib, M. (2021, Jun). Cocaine
    induced heart failure: report and literature review. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine
    Perspectives, 11(4), 547-550. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 10.1080/20009666.202.
  11. Singh, B., Ayad, S., Kaur, P., Kumar, V., Gupta, S., & Maroules, M. (2021, Jan). COVID-19-Induced
    Pancytopenia in a Major Molecular Response CML Patient on Dasatinib: A Case Report and Review
    of the Literature. European journal of case reports in internal medicine, 8(1), 002233. Cited in
    PubMed; PMID: 10.12890/2021_002233.
  12. Singh, B., Ayad, S., Kaur, P., Reid, R. J., Gupta, S., & Maroules, M. (2021, Jan). COVID-19-Induced
    Hyperleukocytosis in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. European journal of case reports in internal
    medicine, 8(3), 002348. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 10.12890/2021_002233.
  13. Singh, B., Fasulo, S., Kaur, P., Faheen, B., Ayad, S., Gupta, S., & Maroules, M. (2021, Mar). Pancreatic
    cancer presenting with pulmonary cannonball lesions. Radiology case reports, 16(5), 1179–1182.
    Cited in PubMed; PMID: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.
  14. Singh, B., Kaur, P., Patel, P., Nabati, C., Ayad, S., Shamoon, F., & Maroules, M. (2021, Mar). COVID-19
    and Arterial Thrombosis: Report of 2 Cases. Radiology case report, 16(7), 1603–1607. Cited in
    PubMed; PMID: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.
  15. Patel L, Ayad S, Rayad M, et al. (August 05, 2021) A Case of New Onset Diabetes and Severe
    Diabetes Ketoacidosis in a Patient With COVID-19. Cureus 13(8): e16923. doi:10.7759/cureus.16923.
  16. Abdelazeem B, Eurick-Bering K, Ayad S, et al. (July 27, 2021) A Case Report of Brown Recluse Spider
    Bite. Cureus 13(7): e16663. doi:10.7759/cureus.16663.
  17. Jesani S, Elkattawy S, Noori M, Ayad S, et al. (July 23, 2021) Vasopressor-Induced Digital Ischemia.
    Cureus 13(7): e16595. doi:10.7759/cureus.16595.
  18. Elkattawy S, Ayad S, Williams N, Radakrishnan A, Joy J, Elkattawy O, Gergis K, Narbut SJ. A Case of
    Neutropenia Associated with COVID-19. J Health Care and Research. 2021 Jul 19;2(2):133-36.
  19. Jesani, S., Elkattawy, S., Ayad, S., El-Feki, I., Chapla, R., Patel, H., & Garg, V. (2021, Jun). A Rare Yet
    Morbid Complication of Endotracheal Intubation: Tracheal Rupture. EJCRIM 2021; 8 (7)
  20. Abdelazeem B, Ayad S, Osman A, et al. (August 08, 2021) An Unusual Presentation of Cholesterol
    Embolization Syndrome. Cureus 13(8): e16993. doi:10.7759/cureus.16993
  21. Ejikeme, C., Nwachukwu, O., Ayad, S., Rath, P., Ejikeme, I., & Salamera, J. (2021). Hepatosplenic
    Abscess From Klebsiella pneumoniae in Poorly Controlled Diabetic. Journal of investigative medicine
    high impact case reports, 9, 23247096211033046. https://doi.org/10.1177/232470...
  22. Elkattawy S, Ayad S, El-Feki I, et al. (August 26, 2021) 5q Deletion Myelodysplastic Syndrome in a
    Young Male Patient. Cureus 13(8): e17466. doi:10.7759/cureus.17466
  23. Elkattawy S, Mohammadian M, Williams N, Ayad, S., et al. (August 21, 2021) Serratia marcescens
    Endocarditis. Cureus 13(8): e17346. doi:10.7759/cureus.17346
  24. Abdelazeem B, Hollander R M, Ayad S, et al. (August 08, 2021) Azithromycin-Induced Bradycardia.
    Cureus 13(8): e16995. doi:10.7759/cureus.16995
  25. Abdelazeem B, Revere T A, Ayad S, et al. (July 22, 2021) Magnetic Resonance Features of a Recent
    Catheter Ablation of Left Posterior Fascicular Ventricular Tachycardia. Cureus 13(7): e16555.
  26. Bendaram, S., Elkattawy, S., Atif Masood Noori, M., Fichadiya, H., Ayad, S., Kaur, P., Pullatt, R., &
    Shamoon, F. (2021). Management of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a patient with peripartum
    cardiomyopathy. Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives, 11(6), 839–842.
  27. Ayad, S., Alyacoub, R., Gergis, K., Noori, M., Elkattawy, S., Abdelazeem, B., & Pullatt, R. (2021). Fever
    and Hyponatremia Unmasking Brugada Pattern Electrocardiogram in a Patient With SARS-CoV-2
    Infection. Cureus, 13(10), e18578. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus...
  28. Ayad,S., Sah,A., Gergis,K., Cholankeril,M. (2022). Rare incidence of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
    (DLBCL) with bilateral breast and testicular involvement in a male patient: A case report and review
    of the literature, Current Problems in Cancer: Case Reports, 5.

Hobbies & Interests

During my free time, I greatly enjoy cooking different cuisines from different cultures. I also enjoy hiking
and exploring the beautiful scenery. I also enjoy traveling, reading, watching movies, running.

~Sarah Ayad MD