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Meet our Internal Medicine Residents!

Amel Basheer Saad, MBBS

Amel Basheer Saad, MBBS

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Khartoum, Sudan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Bahri College of Medicine (Upper Nile University)
HOBBIES: Travelling, hand-made jewelry, gardening and cooking
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Critical care and hospitalist medicine

Bilal Makhdoom, MD

Bilal Makhdoom, MD

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Carbondale, IL
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Ross University School of Medicine
HOBBIES: Basketball, computers and eating food
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Gastroenterology

Gagandeep Singh, MBBS

Gagandeep Singh, MBBS

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Jalandhar, Punjab, India
MEDICAL SCHOOL: GMC Amritsar
HOBBIES: reading, tennis, current events, travelling, history and so much more!
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Cardiology fellowship

Madiha Fathima, MBBCh

Madiha Fathima, MBBCh

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Dubai Medical College
HOBBIES: I love spending time with my family and friends; I unwind with a cup (or two) of coffee; I like to bake/paint in my free time; I love traveling and photography; I enjoy hiking and spending time in nature.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: I aspire to further develop my skills and knowledge as an internist and medical educator with an aim to provide compassionate patient centered care.  I am also interested in gaining clinical expertise in evaluating and treating conditions in endocrinology.

Michael Botros, MBBCh

Michael Botros, MBBCh

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Egypt
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Faculty of Medicine Cairo University
HOBBIES: My hobbies are hiking, pickleball, and ping pong, complemented by my dedication to spending quality time with family.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: During my residency, I want to enjoy every moment and keep exploring, aiming for personal growth and success.

Muhammad Asif Saleem, MBBS

Muhammad Asif Saleem, MBBS

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Nishtar Medical University, Multan
HOBBIES: Sports, gym, cooking, hiking, snooker
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Critical Care

Raghu Halappa Nagaraj, MD

Raghu Halappa Nagaraj, MD

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Bengaluru, Karnataka
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Avalon University School of Medicine
HOBBIES: I love travelling and exploring new places. So far I have travelled to 11 states in the USA, and I am hoping to cover more during my free time in residency. I enjoy cooking various South Indian cuisines and desserts, with my favorites being dosas and idlis. Additionally, I like listening to songs and jogging along the lakefront.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: During my 3 years of residency training, my goal is to master my core clinical skills and emerge as an outstanding internist, equipped with the competence and confidence to handle any patient in the real world. Beyond residency, I envision pursuing a fellowship. However, I acknowledge that with time and experience, priorities may shift. Therefore, I aim to make this decision based on firsthand experience, immersing myself in various subspecialties during my residency. This journey promises not just professional growth, but also a personal discovery as I navigate the diverse challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Resham, MBBS

Resham, MBBS

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Karachi, Pakistan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College
HOBBIES: I like to write poetry, travel, and cook different types of cuisines.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: wants to do the fellowship.

Rimsha Akhter, MBBS

Rimsha Akhter, MBBS

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Karachi, Pakistan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Dow Medical College
HOBBIES: I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, trying out new food places and watching movies
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Fellowship in rheumatology

Santhosh James Kottoor, MD

Santhosh James Kottoor, MD

PGY 1

HOMETOWN: Ernakulam, Kerala, India
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Davao Medical School
HOBBIES: Singing, dancing, public speaking and playing soccer
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Become a clinically competent physician, get involved in research, publish articles in renowned journals and present in international conferences.

Aamirhusen Tirmijisaiyed, MD

Aamirhusen Tirmijisaiyed, MD

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Kenosha, WI
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Tver State medical University, Russian Federation
HOBBIES: Traveling, learning different languages and cultures
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Centered around developing new skills and continuous growth in professional and personal life

Christopher Ojemiega Iruolagbe, MBBS

Christopher Ojemiega Iruolagbe, MBBS

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Ihievbe, Owan East, Edo State, Nigeria
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Benin Medical School
HOBBIES: Watching live games, movies and driving
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Cardiac electrophysiologist or invasive cardiologist

Juwariah Abdul, MD

Juwariah Abdul, MD

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Fremont, California
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Ross University School of Medicine
HOBBIES: Reading, travelling, art
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Gastroenterology or Critical Care Medicine

Khaled Ali, MBBCh

Khaled Ali, MBBCh

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Cairo, Egypt
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
HOBBIES: Running, swimming, watching  movies and soccer games
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Cardiology and medical education

Manoj Kumar, MBBS

Manoj Kumar, MBBS

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Kashmore, Sindh, Pakistan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Chandka Medical College
HOBBIES: reading mythological and motivational books, listening to poetry and music, teaching 
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: constant growth and skill enhancement. I am interested in Hematology/Oncology fellowship

Neeta Muddasani Reddy, DO

Neeta Muddasani Reddy, DO

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Lake Bluff, IL
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
HOBBIES: Running, spending time with friends/family, trying new restaurants
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Hematology Oncology, Cardiology or Hospitalist

Nicolette Celia, MD

Nicolette Celia, MD

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Whitesboro, NY
MEDICAL SCHOOL: American University of Antigua College of Medicine
HOBBIES: Downhill skiing, travelling, cooking, spending time with family (and my chocolate lab Charles) in Adirondacks
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Critical Care or Gastroenterology

Simranjit, MBBS

Simranjit, MBBS

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Pathankot, India
MEDICAL SCHOOL: SGRD Amritsar
HOBBIES: watching science fiction, going to national parks and reserves, cooking fusion foods
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Gastroenterology and hepatology

Syed Fazal Rizvi, MBBS

Syed Fazal Rizvi, MBBS

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Mumbai, India
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Peoples College of Medical Sciences and Research Center
HOBBIES: Soccer, archery, writing poems, reading theological and astronomy books and articles
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Interventional Cardiology

Uzma Urooj Ahmed, MBBCh

Uzma Urooj Ahmed, MBBCh

PGY 2

HOMETOWN: Lombard, Illinois
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Bahrain
HOBBIES: Cooking, reading, watercolor painting
CAREER ASPIRATIONS:  Infectious disease fellowship

Anahita Ghazi, MD

Anahita Ghazi, MD

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Tehran, Iran
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Islamic Azad University Tehran Faculty of Medicine
HOBBIES: exploring local parks and hiking trails, cycling and swimming
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Endocrinology

Azka Ali, MBBS

Azka Ali, MBBS

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Islamabad, Pakistan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: King Edward Medical University, Lahore
HOBBIES: Reading fiction, watching science fiction movies, cooking
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Hematology Oncology

Induja Rajendran, MBBS

Induja Rajendran, MBBS

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Dubai, UAE
MEDICAL SCHOOL: RAK Medical and Health Sciences University
HOBBIES: Dancing, playing the piano and travelling
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Cardiology

Manisha Devi, MBBS

Manisha Devi, MBBS

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Karachi, Pakistan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Ziauddin Medical College
HOBBIES: cycling, playing badminton, exploring adventure parks, hanging out with friends.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: aspiring cardiologist (want to make sure that Fragile Hearts don’t skip a beat)  😛

Mubbashira Aziz, MD

Mubbashira Aziz, MD

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Chicago
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Avalon University school of Medicine
HOBBIES: Cooking, travelling, and spending time with family
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Interventional Pulmonology

Sarah Rabbani, MBBS

Sarah Rabbani, MBBS

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Chicago
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Bahria Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
HOBBIES: Reading, painting, cooking and hiking
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: fellowship

Vian Taqi, MBChB

Vian Taqi, MBChB

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Iraq
MEDICAL SCHOOL: College of Medicine, University of Baghdad
HOBBIES: Cooking, swimming and travel
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Endocrinologist

Zakaria Maat, MD

Zakaria Maat, MD

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Aleppo, Syria
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Aleppo, Faculty of Medicine
HOBBIES: Soccer, cooking, and travelling
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

 

Chief Residents

Hekmat Khoukaz, MD

Hekmat Khoukaz, MD

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Aleppo, Syria
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Balamand, Lebanon
HOBBIES: Nature hikes, home automation projects, visiting local breweries, reminiscing about missed stock market opportunities
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: to pursue a physician-scientist track in Cardiology

Neda Svrakic, MD

Neda Svrakic, MD

PGY 3

HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Medicine & Health Sciences – Saint Kitts
HOBBIES: Fun in the city with my friends, going on adventures with my dog Golda, interior design, and art
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: Rheumatology or eating disorder medicine