Our Residents

Chief Residents
Georges El Hasbani
Medical School: Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Hobbies/Interests: Exercising, reading, and exploring new places
Future Plans: Becoming a rheumatologist and engaging in clinical and research activities
Ian Guillen Alvarez
Medical School: Facultad de Ciencias Médicas , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras
Hobbies/Interests: Financial literacy, running, road trips, and discovering new places to eat with my wife and son. I am also passionate about medical education, clinical reasoning, and rounding. Additionally, I advocate for continuing the art of diagnosing at the bedside, especially with the latest techniques of medical technology.
Future Plans: Hospitalist and eventually adventure into internal medicine academics

Ana Graciela Azueta
Medical School: Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
Hobbies/Interests: I love to travel; explore new places and learn about different cultures. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, yoga, playing sports (especially soccer), listening to music, and dancing. I also love simple days, relaxing at home, and watching a good movie or documentary. My academic interests are Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Primary Care.
Future Plans: Continue to grow as a physician so I can be able to help my patients, especially in underserved communities.


Aditya Saholi
Medical School: Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Hobbies/Interests: Music - Singing/Guitar, meeting new people and knowing their life experiences, love to Dance, and Travel!
Future Plans: Academic Hospitalist / Critical care medicine

Cristina Vander Woude
Medical School: Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela
Hobbies/Interests: I love to spend time with my family. I enjoy cooking international food. I like going to church to learn more about Jesus Christ.
Future Plans: To become an excellent hospitalist and to have a family

Eiman Ibrahim
Medical School: Alexandria University School of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
Hobbies/Interests: Painting, reading historical fiction and biographies, and embroidery
Future Plans: Primary care

Toochukwu Lilian Okafor
Medical School: Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading and traveling in my spare time. I am also an avid fan of the outdoors. I find it very relaxing to explore nature and what it has to offer.
Future Plans: My future plans are to sub-specialize and begin a Cardiology fellowship after my residency. I also hope to work on various research projects that would have a positive impact on patient care.

Martin Vanek
Medical School: Jagiellonian University Medical School, Kraków, Poland
Hobbies/Interests: Surfing, scuba diving, skiing,  and hiking
Future Plans: Work as a hospitalist, maybe specialize eventually

Obiora Ezeudemba
Medical School: Odessa National Medical University, Odesa, Ukraine
Hobbies/Interests: Sky diving, flying drones, cooking, and traveling
Future Plans: Become a gastroenterologist

Francis Ihionu
Medical School: St. George’s University, True Blue, Grenada
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, music, hangout, soccer, hiking, biking, and fitness
Future Plans: Hospitalist

Laura Cardenas
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Hobbies/Interests: Exercising, reading a good book, and spending quality time with my loved ones
Future Plans: Addiction medicine

Joshua Ho
Medical School: University College Dublin, Ireland
Hobbies/Interests: Guitar, singing & rock-climbing
Muhammad Hamza Akhtar
Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
Hobbies/Interests: UFC, boxing, NBA, and Formula 1 fan. Dota 2 is love. Big Anime/manga enjoyer
Future Plans: Leaning hospitalist for now and spending quality time with my family

Phanidhar Mogga, MD
Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India
Hobbies/Interests: Naked eye astronomy, camping, cooking, soccer, and basketball
Future Plans: Cardiology

Delores "Dee" Bani
Medical School: Washington University of Health and Sciences, San Pedro, Belize
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, barbering, and traveling
Future Plans: Hematology and Oncology, Endocrinology, or Addiction Medicine

Prutha Shah
Medical School: Medical College Baroda, Vadodara, India
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and exploring new places
Future Plans: Hospital medicine

Taylor Reed
Medical School: University of Miami, FL, USA
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my dogs, cooking, watching movies and series, and reading
Future Plans: Leaning hospitalist but keeping an open mind.

Vaidarshi Abbagoni
Medical School: Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Telangana, India
Hobbies/Interests: Carnatic singing, exploring new places and meeting people, free-style dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Future Plans: Critical care, pulmonology, or hematology/Oncology

Hisham Mushtaq
Medical School: MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital Dandupalya, Karnataka, India
Hobbies/Interests: Formula 1 Enthusiast, enjoy playing Tennis, and I love CrossFit
Future Plans: I plan to pursue my interests in Critical Care medicine/Hem-Oncology either through research or clinical practice

Karanrajsinh Raol
Medical School: G.M.E.R.S. Medical College and General Hospital, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, cooking, and music
Future Plans: Cardiology fellowship

Herman Santos
Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer and working out
Future Plans: GI or ID fellowship

Andres Applewhite
Medical School: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Hobbies/Interests: Learning new things, traveling to new countries with my wife, and pretty much anything outdoors: hiking, backpacking, camping, off-road trips, scuba diving, and spearfishing.
Future Plans: Finding a good work/travel balance, and living on a few acres of land.

Jahnavi Mundluru
Medical School: Jagiellonian University Medical School, Kraków, Poland
Hobbies/Interests: Singing, playing musical instruments, reading a good book, hiking, and traveling
Future Plans: Hematology & Oncology
Shashwat Singh
Medical School: Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, India
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, web series, and working out
Future Plans: Cardiology or Hematology & Oncology
Sushrut Ingawale
Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Hobbies/Interests: Quizzing, videography, photography, bicycling, drama, music, and enjoying food
Future Plans: Still exploring internal medicine currently, but looking forward to specialize
Aryak Singh
Medical School: SSR Medical College, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius
Hobbies/Interests: Specialty coffee, minimalism, and supporting Manchester United
Future Plans: Academic hospitalist
Stephanie Lainez
Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, listening to music, reading, working out, and spending time with my loved ones
Future Plans: Have not decided yet

Pujitha Vallivedu Chennakesavulu
Medical School: Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Hyderabad, India
Hobbies/Interests: I am an avid Harry Potter fan, and find my joy in baking, mountain and beach hiking, and love to play badminton.
Future Plans: Gastroenterology or hospital medicine

Laila Tul Qadar
Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Hobbies/Interests: Making innovative hairstyles, giving public speeches, scuba diving, gardening, planting vegetables, watching thriller and comedy series. I am a huge fan of Squid Game, Friends, and The Good Doctor. I also enjoy playing basketball and badminton. Additionally, I find joy in making necklaces from Arabian jasmine flowers.
Future Plans: Will have a better idea after first year of residency
Greeshma Kambam
Medical School: Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa, India
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, exploring new cuisines, music, and outdoor activities
Future Plans: Pulmonology and critical care, clinical research
Nidhi Anchan
Medical School: RAK College of Medical Sciences, Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Hobbies/Interests: Watching light-hearted movies, dancing, and spending time with friends and family
Future Plans: Critical care or cardiology, but keeping an open mind
Oscar Pena
Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, chess, and home barista; espresso and latte art. I also enjoy time with my family.
Future Plans: Nephrology and medical education
Michelle Xiong
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI, USA
Hobbies/Interests: Workout classes, wheel poetry, baking, and trying new restaurants
Future Plans: Dermatology
Shivaansh Aggarwal
Medical School: Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching crime mysteries, chess, and cricket
Future Plans: Neurology
Mahima Sukumar
Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, CT, USA
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy hiking around in New England with my partner and dog. I also enjoy writing short stories.
Future Plans: Neurology
Scott Pardo
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI, USA Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, skiing, and spending time with my family
Future Plans: Anesthesiology
Nicholas Martinez
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, TX, USA
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, video games, and fostering kittens. I am also a foodie.
Future Plans: Visit Japan. Start my own practice back in my hometown of Weslaco, TX. Run a marathon

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