Chizobam O. Ani, MD
Title Assistant Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Internal Medicine
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Telephone (310) 761-4735
My primary area of research has focused on cardio-metabolic diseases and cancer prevention for the underserved, minority communities. Since being appointed as a junior research faculty member at CDU, I have participated in several research studies, and authored/co-authored a number of research articles concerning the prevention and improvement of primary care services for under-privileged patients suffering from chronic diseases.
Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
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1. Banta JE, Ani C, Bvute KM, Lloren JIC, Darnell TA. Pulmonary vs. extra-pulmonary tuberculosis hospitalizations in the US [1998-2014]. J Infect Public Health. 2020 Jan; 13(1):131-139.
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2. Yi M, Sherzai AZ, Ani C, Shavlik D, Ghamsary M, Lazar E, Sherzai D. Strong Association Between Migraine and Transient Global Amnesia: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2019; 31(1):43-48.
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3. Patel AB, Ani C, Feeney C. Cuff leak test and laryngeal survey for predicting post-extubation stridor. Indian J Anaesth. 2015 Feb; 59(2):96-102.
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4. Ani C, Farshidpanah S, Bellinghausen Stewart A, Nguyen HB. Variations in organism-specific severe sepsis mortality in the United States: 1999-2008. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan; 43(1):65-77.
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5. Pearce D, Ani C, Espinosa-Silva Y, Clark R, Fatima K, Rahman M, Diebolt E, Ovbiagele B. Comparison of in-hospital mortality from acute myocardial infarction in HIV sero-positive versus sero-negative individuals. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Oct 15; 110(8):1078-84.
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6. Lekic T, Ani C. Posterior circulation stroke: animal models and mechanism of disease. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2012; 2012:587590.
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7. Feeney C, Ani C, Sharma N, Frohlich T. Morphine-induced cardiogenic shock. Ann Pharmacother. 2011 Jun; 45(6):e30.
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8. Ani C, Pan D, Martins D, Ovbiagele B. Age- and sex-specific in-hospital mortality after myocardial infarction in routine clinical practice. Cardiol Res Pract. 2010 Dec 28; 2010:752765.
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9. Feeney C, Vu J, Ani C. Acute agitated delirious state associated with Taser exposure. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Dec; 102(12):1254-7.
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10. Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ani C, Gaines T, Ahmadi A, Bazargan M. Alcohol misuse and depression symptoms among males and females. Arch Iran Med. 2010 Jul; 13(4):324-32.
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11. Martins D, Ani C, Pan D, Ogunyemi O, Norris K. Renal dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease mortality. J Nutr Metab. 2010; 2010.
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12. Abramowitz S, Ani C. GPs good at ruling out depression in primary care, but false positives common. Evid Based Med. 2010 Feb; 15(1):29-30.
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13. Ogunyemi O, Mukherjee S, Ani C, Hindman D, George S, Ilapakurthi R, Verma M, Dayrit M. CEDRIC: a computerized chronic disease management system for urban, safety net clinics. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010; 160(Pt 1):208-12.
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14. Ani C, Ovbiagele B. Relation of baseline presence and severity of renal disease to long-term mortality in persons with known stroke. J Neurol Sci. 2010 Jan 15; 288(1-2):123-8.
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15. Bazargan M, Makar M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ani C, Wolf KE. Preventive, lifestyle, and personal health behaviors among physicians. Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Jul-Aug; 33(4):289-95.
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16. Ani C, Bazargan M, Hindman D, Bell D, Rodriguez M, Baker RS. Comorbid chronic illness and the diagnosis and treatment of depression in safety net primary care settings. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Mar-Apr; 22(2):123-35.
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17. Bazargan M, Ani C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS, Bastani R. Colorectal cancer screening among underserved minority population: discrepancy between physicians' recommended, scheduled, and completed tests. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Aug; 76(2):240-7.
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18. Ani C, Ovbiagele B. Elevated red blood cell distribution width predicts mortality in persons with known stroke. J Neurol Sci. 2009 Feb 15; 277(1-2):103-8.
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19. Bazargan M, Ani CO, Hindman DW, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS, Bell D, Rodriquez M. Correlates of complementary and alternative medicine utilization in depressed, underserved african american and Hispanic patients in primary care settings. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jun; 14(5):537-44.
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20. Ani C, Bazargan M, Hindman D, Bell D, Farooq MA, Akhanjee L, Yemofio F, Baker R, Rodriguez M. Depression symptomatology and diagnosis: discordance between patients and physicians in primary care settings. BMC Fam Pract. 2008 Jan 03; 9:1.
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21. Antelo F, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ani C, Bazargan M. Correlates of readiness to change problem drinking among a sample of problem drinkers receiving care from an inner-city emergency department. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-93-8.
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22. Ani C, Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Andersen RM, Hindman DW, Baker RS. Correlates of self-diagnosis of chronic medical and mental health conditions in under-served African American and Latino populations. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-105-11.
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23. Galvan FH, Bluthenthal RN, Ani C, Bing EG. Increasing HIV testing among latinos by bundling HIV testing with other tests. J Urban Health. 2006 Sep; 83(5):849-59.
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24. Bazargan M, Lindstrom RW, Dakak A, Ani C, Wolf KE, Edelstein RA. Impact of desire to work in underserved communities on selection of specialty among fourth-year medical students. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Sep; 98(9):1460-5.
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