Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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  • Abdalla, Abubaker, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Abubaker AbdallaAbubaker Abdalla M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Khartoum
    • Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan
    • Career Goals: Currently considering fellowship option in interventional medicine
    • Hobbies: Watching sports (soccer) and movies, outdoor activities and willing to try anything new

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Acevedo Rodriguez, Marines, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Marines Acevedo Rodriguez M.D.Marines Acevedo Rodriguez M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus
    • Hometown: Arecibo, Puerto Rico
    • Career Goals: Considering Endocrinology but open to other opportunities
    • Hobbies: Watch movies and tv series, watch sports, and explore new places

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Agarwal, Anubhav, M.D. (Fellow): Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Anubhav AgarwalAnubhav Agarwal M.D. (Fellow)

    • Completed Residency Programs: South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
    • Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
    • Career Goals: Establish an integrated private practice
    • Hobbies: Playing basketball, snooker, working out, watching movies

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Fellowship? The importance of excellent fellowship training was important to me while choosing a fellowship. I found that the sports medicine fellowship was the best fit for me. This fellowship provides fellows with a well-rounded exposure in traditional training and additionally offers training in rodeo, scuba diving, wilderness medicine and marathon medicine which is ideal for me.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Akella, Pydi (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Pydi AkellaPydi Akella (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Texas A&M University
    • Hometown: Houston, TX
    • Career Goals: Critical Care Medicine
    • Hobbies: Hiking, swimming, cooking, learning to backpack, meeting new people :)

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Algharbi, Solaiman, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Solaiman AlgharbiSolaiman Algharbi M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Damascus University
    • Hometown: Homs/Syria
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist or Geriatrics
    • Hobbies: Soccer, painting, searching for fun

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Al-Hasnawi, Hadi, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Hadi Al-Hasnawi M.D.Hadi Al-Hasnawi M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Al-Nahrain University
    • Hometown: Thiqar/Iraq
    • Career Goals: To be a Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Watching tennis and soccer games, spending time with family, and fishing

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Ali, Mohamed, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Mohamed Ali M.D.Mohamed Ali M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Juba
    • Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan
    • Career Goals: to be an outstanding physician and to pursue a fellowship
    • Hobbies: Soccer, Table Tennis and playing music on organ keyboard

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Al-Khafaji, Jaafar, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Jaafar Al-KhafajiJaafar Al-Khafaji M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Baghdad
    • Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
    • Career Goals: Cardiology Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Fixing things, cooking and fishing

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Al-Khayyat, Mohammed, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Mohammed Al-Khayyat M.D. Primary Care Track
    Mohammed Al-Khayyat M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Baghdad University, School of Medicine 
    • Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
    • Career Goals: Primary care/ aesthetic medicine/ geriatrics or palliative care
    • Hobbies: Quality family time, playing soccer, fixing and upgrading cars, Iraqi BBQ, Kayaking and swimming.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Alluri, Deepti, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Deepti Alluri M.D.Deepti Alluri M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College
    • Hometown: Aurora, IL
    • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, road trips and traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Al-Mashhadani, Arshad, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Arshad Al-Mashhadani M.D. Primary Care Track
    Arshad Al-Mashhadani M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Baghdad, College of Medicine
    • Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
    • Career Goals: Chronic disease management, Indigent / Vulnerable population.
    • Hobbies: Computers programming, foreign language learning, spending time with family and friends, bowling, table tennis and watching movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Aluru, Vijay, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Vijay AluruVijay Aluru M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Andhra Medical College
    • Hometown: Vizag, India
    • Career Goals: To become a competent clinician
    • Hobbies: Biking, hiking, sports, binge watching TV shows

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Amundsen, Chris, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Chris AmundsenChris Amundsen M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
    • Undergraduate College: University of Utah
    • Career Goals: Taking care of patients from cradle to grave, adolescent medicine, Hispanic healthcare
    • Hobbies: If I'm not in the hospital then I am outside riding bikes, hiking, skiing, camping, you name it.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I chose Family Medicine at the UNR because of the people. From the moment I was offered an interview I felt wanted and part of the family. I learn best when I feel comfortable and comfortable is what I feel in Reno. Also, playing no small part, is the opportunity to be in Reno, with the chance to play in the Sierra Nevada's and not have to live in California. It doesn't get any better.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Awad, Munadel, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Munadel Awad M.D.Munadel Awad M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe
    • Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey
    • Career Goals: To become an exceptional physician
    • Hobbies: Watching soccer, playing FIFA, food

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Balkhaa, Bilegsaikhan, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Bilegsaikhan Balkhaa M.D.Bilegsaikhan Balkhaa M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Ross University
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    • Hobbies: Dining out, Movies, Spending time with family and friends, Outdoor activities, and going to the beach

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Batra, Shaifali, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Shaifali BatraShaifali Batra M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: St. George's University, Grenada
    • Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
    • Career Goals: Either Hospitalist or fellowship
    • Hobbies: Spending time with family/friends, cooking, hiking, shopping and above all traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Berrett, Brian, M.D., M.P.H. (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Brian Berrett M.D., M.P.H. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: UT Houston Medical School (McGovern Medical School)
    • Graduate College: UT Houston School of Public Health
    • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. with dual Major in Public Health and Nutritional Science, Minor in Psychology
    • Research Interests: Electronic medical records in developing countries, social determinants of health, economics of consumer's health care decisions
    • Hobbies: Mountain biking, snowboarding, backpacking, hiking, kayaking, playing with my kids, and though it may sound nerdy, I love Excel and spreadsheets.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Boga, Madhavi, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Madhavi BogaMadhavi Boga M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Osmania Medical College
    • Hometown: India
    • Career Goals: Primary care
    • Hobbies: Family, Music, Travelling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Bowman, Kelly, M.D. (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Kelly Bowman M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Mercer University College of Liberal Arts
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Research Interests: Integrated healthcare
    • Hobbies: Science fiction/fantasy movies, reading novels, and travel

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Bruner, Katelyn, M.D. (PGY4): Family Medicine

    Katelyn BrunerKatelyn Bruner M.D. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Undergraduate Degree: Psychology
    • Career Goals: I chose family medicine because I love seeing patients of all ages and the continuity of care. I also feel very strongly about preventive medicine which is why I have chosen to participate in the Length of Training program and get my Master's in public health. After residency, I will likely practice outpatient family medicine and at some point I think I would like to participate in health policy or administration which is the focus of my Master's degree.
    • Hobbies: Being a mom, mountaineering, downhill skiing, all things Lake Tahoe and anything outside

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine: Going to medical school here gave me an insider's view of the people in the residency, especially the attendings and I realized that I genuinely enjoyed coming to my clerkship and my sub-internship here. The people and atmosphere were a huge reason for my choice. I have also been interested in getting my Master’s in Public Health for some time now and this is one of the very few programs that offers that. I also, of course, love the mountains, the lake and all the outdoor activities available here.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Cavalli Daneshvar, Scarlett, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Scarlett Cavalli DaneshvarScarlett Cavalli Daneshvar M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Medicine & Health Sciences
    • Undergraduate College: La Sierra University, Fine Arts
    • Career Goals: Full Spectrum Family Medicine, Urgent Care
    • Hobbies: Painting, travelling and planting (orchids)

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? After my interview choosing UNR was easy. Besides the excellent program they offer and their wonderful staff and faculty, Reno’s location is a rarity. The city offers pretty much everything. Beautiful Lake Tahoe and the best ski facilities are only miles away.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Chandrashekar, Jahnavi, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Jahnavi Chandrashekar M.D.Jahnavi Chandrashekar M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: M.S. Ramaiah Medical College
    • Hometown: Whitesburg, KY
    • Hobbies: Reading, Tennis, Binge-watching TV Shows

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Childs, Robert, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Robert Childs M.D. Preliminary
    Robert Childs M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Reno, NV
    • Career Goals: Anesthesiology
    • Hobbies: Spending time with my family, soccer, mountain biking, fly fishing, archery, and skiing

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Ciddi, Deepthi (PGY1): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Deepthi Ciddi Primary Care Track
    Deepthi Ciddi (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Navodaya Medical College
    • Hometown: Queens, NY. Originally from Hyderabad, India.
    • Career Goals: Interest in Endocrinology / Preventative Medicine Fellowship.
    • Hobbies: Cooking, Painting, Swimming, Watching movies.

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Dennis, Debbie, D.O. (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Debbie Dennis D.O. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
    • Graduate College: University of Southern California
    • Graduate Degree: M.S. in Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering, M.S. in Regulatory Science
    • Undergraduate College: Arizona State University
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering
    • Research Interests: Pet and equine therapy
    • Hobbies: Horses, chickens, shopping, leatherworking

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Dida, Kleitia, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Kleitia Dida Preliminary
    Kleitia Dida M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: International University of the Health Sciences
    • Hometown: Prishtina, Kosovo
    • Career Goals: Critical Care or Cardiology
    • Hobbies: Sitting in front of a fire place enjoying good company or a good book

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Dieringer, Aaron, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Aaron DieringerAaron Dieringer M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
    • Career Goals: Unsure where I will ultimately end up in family medicine since I currently have many interests ranging from academic to rural medicine. Where ever I end up I would like to practice full spectrum family medicine.
    • Hobbies: Hiking, camping, skiing, glider and hot air balloon flying

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? It was an easy choice for me to decided to stay at my home program following medical school. After interviewing at several other family medicine programs I found that everything I wanted from a program was right here in Reno. I will be able to learn full spectrum family medicine, be involved with educating and mentoring medical students, work in a supportive environment with the amazing attending physicians, residents, and support staff, and become a leader in family medicine through the new 4 year program.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Farahi, Jessica, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Jessica Farahi M.D. Preliminary
    Jessica Farahi M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
    • Career Goals: Dermatology at the University of Colorado Hospital
    • Hobbies: Yoga, running, hiking, cooking, outdoors activities, and spending time with friends and family

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Ferrara, Bonnie, M.D. (PGY4): Family Medicine

    Bonnie FerraraBonnie Ferrara M.D. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: UC Riverside
    • Career Goals: Work in an outpatient setting in a smaller town and get to know that community well.
    • Hobbies: Reading, travel, Netflix, music, movies, all levels of baseball, eating, and did I mention reading?

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency: Being raised rurally in northern California I instantly gravitated to the small town “feel” of Reno and the proximity and beauty of its surrounding mountains. But more importantly I felt welcome by everyone I met. People make the program and this program has exceptional people.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Fiallo Machado, Enrique, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Enrique Fiallo Machado M.D.Enrique Fiallo Machado M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine 
    • Hometown: Weston, FL
    • Hobbies: Going for runs and dominoes 

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Franco, Ricardo, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Ricardo Franco M.D.Ricardo Franco M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 
    • Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
    • Career Goals: Possibly seek a fellowship in pulmonary critical care, participate Medical mission trips
    • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, anything outdoors, sports, watching movies, and cooking. #coolestpersonever

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Fung, Brian, M.D., D.C. (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Brian Fung M.D., D.C. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
    • Graduate College: Life Chiropractic College West
    • Graduate Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Davis
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Exercise Biology
    • Research Interests: Neuroscience of addiction, effects of substance use on adolescent brain development
    • Hobbies: Reading, playing piano, billiards, hiking, adventure sports

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Goyal, Dharmendra, M.D. (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Dharmendra Goyal M.D. (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University
    • Research Interests: Adolescent addiction, TMS use in addiction, and First episode psychosis
    • Hobbies: Hiking, water sports, listening music, watching football, teaching, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Graham, Charles, D.O. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Charles Graham D.O.Charles Graham D.O. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    • Hometown: Los Osos, CA
    • Career Goals: either cardiology, gastroenterology, hospitalist, or critical care
    • Hobbies: Anything educational with my daughters, getting some sun, riding my motorcycle, traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Habeeb, Habeeb, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Habeeb HabeebHabeeb Habeeb M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Duhok College of Medicine
    • Hometown: Duhok/Kurdistan/Iraq
    • Career Goals: Still deciding between hospitalist and fellowship
    • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, soccer and hiking

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Hall, Zuzana, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Zuzana HallZuzana Hall M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague
    • Career Goals: To practice full-spectrum family medicine in an outpatient setting
    • Hobbies: Traveling and visiting new countries, outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, swimming, skiing and camping. Listening to podcasts and drawing

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? My attraction to the UNR Family Medicine Residency began with the exceptional sports and wilderness medicine training offered. I was certain this program was the place I wanted to be after interviewing. I felt immediately at home and comfortable, and discovered so much more about the people and the program. The Reno area and access to all of the outdoor activities is also a treasure.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Hand, Sarah, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Sarah HandSarah Hand M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Outpatient Family Medicine
    • Hobbies: Powerlifting, cooking (and eating!), spending time with friends and family

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency?I chose this program for a lot of different reasons. I found the pediatric experience to be unique compared to many other family medicine programs in that we have such a large volume of pediatric patients that I felt doing my residency here would make me exceptionally prepared to care for children in my future practice. I also found the different backgrounds of the attendings and other residents to be an important part of my decision because I would be able to learn a lot from the people I saw and worked with every day. Plus, Reno is home to me and I see myself practicing here in the future. It made a lot of sense to me to train where I would like to practice so I will have a good handle on the resources available for my patients.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Harrison, Rachael, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Rachael HarrisonRachael Harrison M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
    • Hometown: Reno, Nevada
    • Career Goals: Infectious Disease fellowship
    • Hobbies: : I love spending time with family, going to the beach, eating good food, and traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Harter, Aimee, M.D. (PGY4): Family Medicine

    Aimee HarterAimee Harter M.D. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: Loma Linda University
    • Undergraduate College: Pacific Union College
    • Career Goals: Patient Centered Medical Home, Preventative Medicine, Outpatient Family Medicine
    • Hobbies: Getting outside: hiking, snowboarding, Lake Tahoe, but mostly spending time with my family.

    Why did you chose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency: Three reasons: one, the Reno area is home for me and I have wonderful family and friends close by. Secondly, the program and hospitals here are excellent and I knew I would get a top-tier education. Last and most important, I fit in well with the people at Reno Family Medicine since we are passionate about patient care, about being well-rounded as people, and about the future of family medicine.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Hawthorne, Shane, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Shane HawthorneShane Hawthorne M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Utah (Go Utes!)
    • Career Goals: Sports Medicine and Family Medicine
    • Hobbies: Training horses, helping wife with barrel racing, snowboarding, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, traveling.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I knew Reno would offer a great environment for sports medicine opportunities and unopposed training for family medicine. Additionally, I was impressed with the faculty and resident relationships I witnessed while interviewing. I feel that I choose a program where the faculty are supportive of my educational and career goals.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Hollister, Nicholas, M.D. (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Nicholas Hollister M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. In Psychology
    • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
    • Hobbies: Snowboarding, Music, Motorcycles

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Hsu, Chia-Yang, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Chia-Yang Hsu M.D.Chia-Yang Hsu M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: National Yang-Ming University
    • Hometown: Taiwan
    • Career Goals: Internist
    • Hobbies: Soccer, sports, fishing

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Hugdal, Stephen, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Stephen Hugdal M.D. Preliminary
    Stephen Hugdal M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Reno, NV
    • Career Goals: Interventional Radiology
    • Hobbies: Mildly outdoorsy things, brewpubs, 49ers, Netflix/HBO, and drums

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Hussein, Tarik, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Tarik HusseinTarik Hussein M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Baghdad College of Medicine
    • Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Soccer and badminton

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Ingle, Matt, M.D., M.B.A. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Matt IngleMatt Ingle M.D., M.B.A. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Rural Full Spectrum Practice
    • Hobbies: Fly-fishing, playing guitar, and drinking good scotch

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency?The faculty at UNR have continually been supportive of my pursuit of a full spectrum practice. The relatively unopposed nature of the program creates opportunities for increased exposure to specialty care, and it’s hard to beat having the Truckee River, Pyramid Lake and Lake Tahoe in your back yard!

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Jaiswal, Arpana, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Arpana Jaiswal M.D. Primary Care Track
    Arpana Jaiswal M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Mata Gujari Memorial Medical College, India
    • Hometown: Allahabad, India
    • Career Goals: Well rounded Internist
    • Hobbies: Spending time with family, fitness, Yoga, Zumba, biking, traveling and vacationing, shopping, Broadways, Bollywood movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Jayathilaka, Dhammi, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Dhammi JayathilakaDhammi Jayathilaka M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    • Hometown: Kandy, Sri Lanka
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist or Primary care
    • Hobbies: Watching movies/TV series, travelling and spending time with my family

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Jorgensen, Steven, D.O. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Steven JorgensenSteven Jorgensen D.O. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Western University of Health Science, COMP-NW
    • Undergraduate College: Oregon State University
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum family medicine
    • Hobbies: Family, Beekeeping, Fly-fishing, Woodworking

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency? I knew about this program because my father graduated from this residency over 20 years ago. When I started to look for a program, I was only mildly considering it. After I came to town for an interview, I decided to come here. The area is great for my young family and the program will provide the education I need to become a competent physician.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Kaokaf, Kazi, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Kazi Kaokaf M.D.Kazi Kaokaf M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College
    • Hometown: Dhaka
    • Career Goals: I have interest in Endocrinology, but I am open to other specialties
    • Hobbies: I like to spend time with my friends and family members, and enjoy travelling to beautiful places

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kapoor, Deepak, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Deepak KapoorDeepak Kapoor M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
    • Hometown: Presently, Tracy, CA. Originally from Delhi, India
    • Career Goals: Primary Care or Hospitalist. Will keep an open mind for fellowship opportunities.
    • Hobbies: Great outdoors, spending time with family and friends, reading tech blogs, movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kato, Nicole, D.O. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Nicole KatoNicole Kato D.O. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Touro-California
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Career Goals: Urgent care at the bottom of a ski hill
    • Hobbies: Mountain biking and snowboarding

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency?The people and the location. I fell in love with the Eastern Sierras when I was ski bumming around in Mammoth Lakes, CA after finishing undergrad. I always meant to move back there, but now, I have to say that I like Reno better. The city itself is actually quite awesome and very livable. The mountain biking around here is simply mind-blowing. The snow scene is obviously not too shabby either. Find me on Strava if you have any doubts. The other things that sealed the deal for me were that the program is well respected, essentially unopposed and filled with great people.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Kaur, Jaskarin, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Jaskarin Kaur M.D.Jaskarin Kaur M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Dayanand Medical College
    • Hometown: Fresno, CA
    • Career Goals: currently interested in becoming a hospitalist but keeping my options open for a fellowship
    • Hobbies: I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or something adventurous

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Khan, Anam, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Anam Khan M.D. Primary Care Track
    Anam Khan M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Medical College
    • Hometown: Sacramento, CA 
    • Career Goals: Become a competent physician and an integral part of my community by being more involved and caring. 
    • Hobbies: Horse riding, sleeping :), spending time with family and friends, and binge watching TV shows and movies. 

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kim, Robert, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Robert Kim M.D.Robert Kim M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Chicago Medical School
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    • Career Goals: Hospital medicine, to be a compassionate physician!
    • Hobbies: Movies, TV, trying new restaurants, intermittent exercise

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kota, Sandhya, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Sandhya Kota M.D.Sandhya Kota M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: S.V.S Medical college
    • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
    • Career Goals: Cardiology 
    • Hobbies: Cooking, spending time with my family

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kudaravalli, Praneeth, M.D. (Chief Resident): Internal Medicine

    Praneeth Kudaravalli M.D. Chief Resident
    Praneeth Kudaravalli M.D.

    • Medical School: J.J.M Medical College, Davangere
    • Hometown: Bellary, India
    • Career Goals: Gastroenterology Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Cricket, biking, hiking, crossfit

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kumaresan, Janani, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Janani Kumaresan M.D.Janani Kumaresan M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Chengalpattu Medical College
    • Hometown: Tirunelveli, India
    • Career Goals: To continually learn and assess healthcare from patient's point-of-view so I can provide meaningful improvements in patient care
    • Hobbies: My passion is to run. One of my goals is to run a marathon. I love to hike and travel

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kurtmen, David, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    David KurtmenDavid Kurtmen M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of California Santa Barbara
    • Career Goals: Start or join a Rural/Full Scope practice with my wife, Wilderness medicine, Work Internationally
    • Hobbies: Running, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Fishing, Sailing, Free diving, Hunting

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? My wife and I couples’ matched and for us, a good fit with faculty, staff and residents was a must. We immediately felt welcomed when we came to visit Reno and are overjoyed to have matched here. I felt UNR had the best of both worlds in a Family Medicine program with both full scope training as well as the support of an academic institution. UNR’s strengths in Obstetrics, Wilderness medicine and Sports medicine were important to me. I am also interested in different forms of healthcare delivery and would like to work to improve access and reduce the costs associated with healthcare. We love the outdoors and having the Sierras and Tahoe in our backyard was definitely a bonus.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Latt, Htun, M.D. (Chief Resident): Internal Medicine

    Htun Latt M.D. Chief Resident
    Htun Latt M.D.

    • Medical School: University of Medicine Mandalay
    • Hometown: Kachin, Myanmar
    • Career Goals: Interventional Cardiology
    • Hobbies: Swimming, tai-chi, hiking and comedy films

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Li, Betty, M.D. (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Betty Li M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    • Graduate Degree: M.A. in Bioethics
    • Undergraduate College: University of Washington
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry and Neurobiology
    • Research Interests: Mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, ethics in psychiatry
    • Hobbies: Singing and recording, audio mixing, cats, shopping

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Lin, Tsung-Hsien, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Tsung-Hsien Justin Lin M.D.Tsung-Hsien Justin Lin M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Shanghai Medical College
    • Hometown: Taipei
    • Career Goals: General Internist
    • Hobbies: hiking, traveling, badminton, music and reading

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Mackey, Amber, D.O. (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Amber Mackey D.O. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Missouri Southern State University
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biology
    • Research Interests: Rural psychiatry, mindfulness and psychotherapy
    • Hobbies: Teaching yoga, playing guitar/singing, cooking/baking for friends, running, or rock-climbing/hiking/skiing the Sierras

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Magnuson, Marja, D.O. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Marja-Liisa MagnusonMarja Magnuson D.O. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Touro University, California
    • Graduate College: UC Davis
    • Undergraduate College: UC Davis
    • Career Goals: Small town, rural, full scope family medicine
    • Hobbies: Mountain biking, running, backpacking, being outside, being in the mountains, cooking, spending time with friends and family

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I chose UNR because of the people and passion they had for the program. I was amazed at the general feeling I had for the program just by meeting the residents and faculty the night before my interview. I was also drawn to the program because of the ability to spend additional time in sports medicine. Lastly, of course the proximity to the mountains and the endless outdoor opportunities was a definite factor in choosing UNR!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Mahboob, Hafiz, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Hafiz Mahboob M.D.Hafiz Mahboob M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Nishtar Medical College
    • Hometown: Vehoa, Dera Ghazi Khan Pakistan
    • Career Goals: Gastroenterology and Research
    • Hobbies: Cooking, Movies, Badminton and Cricket

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • McKinney, Brian, M.D. (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Brian McKinney M.D. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska
    • Graduate College: California State University, Fullerton
    • Undergraduate College: Chapman University in Orange, California
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Economics and Film Analysis
    • Research Interests: Child Psychiatry and Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
    • Hobbies: Playing his guitar, running along the Truckee River, hiking/backpacking in the Sierra or watching baseball (Go Dodgers)

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • McLean, Benjamin, M.D. (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Benjamin McLean M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of North Dakota
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Psychology
    • Research Interests: Emergency Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
    • Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, hockey, soccer, reading, painting, running

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • McNerney, Patrick, D.O. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Patrick McNerney D.O.Patrick McNerney D.O. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: LECOM
    • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, Interpretive dance, Extreme hopscotch, Beetle fighting

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Melone, Amanda, M.D. (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Amanda Melone M.D. (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Psychology
    • Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry
    • Hobbies: Seeing live music, swimming, hiking, board games, and spending time with family and friends.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Merchant, Faraaz, D.O. (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Faraaz Merchant D.O. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Central Florida
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Molecular and Microbiology
    • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neuropsychology
    • Hobbies: Checking out local restaurants and cafes, working out at his local CrossFit gym, walking his dogs with his wife, occasionally hiking, longboarding, and tubing down the Truckee River in the summer

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Moody, Catriona, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Catriona Moody M.D. Preliminary
    Catriona Moody M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Reno, NV
    • Career Goals: Anesthesiology
    • Hobbies: Swimming, working out, Game of Thrones, and being Basic

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Murray, Kathleen, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Kathleen MurrayKathleen Murray M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Berkeley
    • Career Goals: I hope to return to the rural community in which I was born to practice full spectrum, cradle to grave, rural family medicine. Home visits are a must! Remaining actively engaged in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is also very important to me; I enjoy teaching and would love to integrate medical student and resident education into my future practice. Lastly, I see wilderness medicine as the perfect coalescence of my love of rural medicine and the outdoors and thus aim to weave wilderness medicine into my residency training and career.
    • Hobbies: Growing up in rural northern California in the Sierra Nevadas, a mountain to explore or a pristine lake to dip in was out my back door. Consequently, my happiness and wellbeing are directly related to the outdoor landscape in which I live. Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, backpacking, and camping are a few of my favorite activities. I also enjoy playing any rec league sport, gardening, cooking and spending as much time as possible with my family.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency? The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program is defined by a culture of camaraderie and excellence in educating both residents and medical students. Having the privilege of working with the faculty my first-fourth years of medical school provided an intimate understanding of how the department creates a supportive and positive learning environment. It is not surprising the medical students have voted the program as the “Outstanding Clinical Department” for over a decade. The faculty and staff are approachable, passionate and extremely dedicated to teaching. Beyond the people, the program’s curriculum and educational opportunities in inpatient, OB, wilderness and sports medicine will prepare me well for a rural practice. Additionally, the pediatric and newborn experience surpasses that of all other programs at which I interviewed. Lastly, the location, nestled against the mountains, makes this program a perfect fit for me.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Mutasher, Asem, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Asem Mutasher M.D.Asem Mutasher M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Baghdad
    • Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Soccer, Swimming, Electronic Circuits Design and Assembly

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Namballa, Lavanya, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Lavanya Namballa M.D.Lavanya Namballa M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Gandhi Medical College
    • Hometown: India
    • Career Goals: Cardiology, hospitalist or primary care
    • Hobbies: Painting and photography

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Nandala, Sudha, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Sudha NandalaSudha Nandala M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, India
    • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
    • Career Goals: To provide best quality, patient-centered care in the settings I work in, inpatient/outpatient
    • Hobbies: Listening to music, singing, spending time with family and friends

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Nayeemuddin, Khazi, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Khazi Nayeemuddin Primary Care Track
    Khazi Nayeemuddin M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Mysore Medical College
    • Hometown: Bombay (Mumbai)-India
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist with further options of fellowship
    • Hobbies: I enjoy painting in my leisure time, cricket and soccer

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Norton, David, D.O. (PGY3): Psychiatry

    David Norton D.O. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Utah
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in English
    • Research Interests: Psychopharmacology and Psychoneuroimmunology
    • Hobbies: Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Football, and Traveling

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • O’Donnell, Patrick, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Primary Care Track
    Patrick O’Donnell M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Career Goals: Primary Care

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Ogala, Chioma (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Chioma Ogala (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nigeria
    • Hometown: Anambra, Nigeria
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist then fellowship. 
    • Hobbies: Travelling / visiting new places, watching movies, shopping

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Ogundimu, Lola, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Lola Ogundimu M.D. Preliminary
    Lola Ogundimu M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
    • Hometown: Reno, NV
    • Career Goals: Anesthesiology with plans to pursue fellowship in Regional or Chronic Pain Anesthesiology
    • Hobbies: Window shopping, listening to church sermons, watching movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Owens, Stephen, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Stephen OwensStephen Owens M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Outpatient Family Practice, Considering Sports Medicine Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Climbing, Snowboarding, Surfing, Fishing

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I chose the University of Nevada[, Reno] School of Medicine because of the cohesive group of senior residents who I interacted with on a consistent basis as a medical student. This residency felt like I was joining a family and that I would have all the support I could possibly need to make the transition from student to physician. I also really like the significant inpatient pediatric training that we get in this residency. I feel that this experience is unique to Reno and not something that was common during my interviews at other schools. Finally I love the Reno-Tahoe area. There are a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities within 30 minutes in all directions. There are not many other places that I would rather call home.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Pakala, Keerti, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Keerti Pakala M.D. Primary Care Track
    Keerti Pakala M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Osmania medical college, Hyderabad, India
    • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
    • Career Goals: Primary care
    • Hobbies: Spending quality time with family and friends, cooking, watching tennis, traveling and gardening

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Park, Paul, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Paul Park M.D.Paul Park M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Reno, Nevada
    • Career Goals: Currently undecided but has Interests in functional and preventative medicine
    • Hobbies: Cycling, hiking, skiing, and CrossFit.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Parmar, Rajeshwar, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Rajeshwar Parmar M.D.Rajeshwar Parmar M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Toronto, Canada
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist with a possible Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship
    • Hobbies: Working out, playing/watching sports, watching movies, bragging about Canada

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Patel, Swapna, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Swapna PatelSwapna Patel M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences
    • Hometown: Bellary, Karnataka, India
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Painting, Cooking

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Phoo, Wut Yi, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Wut Yi Phoo M.D.Wut Yi Phoo M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Medicine 1, Yangon
    • Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist and also considering Fellowship after the Residency 
    • Hobbies: Yoga , Meditation , Happy Hours With Friends & Family , Reading Psychological Thriller Novels.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Pisipati, Sailaja, M.D., F.R.C.S (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Sailaja Pisipati M.D., F.R.C.SSailaja Pisipati M.D., F.R.C.S (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Andhra Medical College
    • Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
    • Career Goals: Interventional medicine with academic interest
    • Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, quality time with family and friends 

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Primavera, Tyler, D.O. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Tyler PrimaveraTyler Primavera D.O. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    • Hometown: Provo, UT
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist, considering a fellowship in Pulm/Critical Care
    • Hobbies: Soccer, dirt biking, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, taming sloths and crafting with glitter

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Proshkina, Elena, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

    Elena Proshkina M.D. Primary Care Track
    Elena Proshkina M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Kharkiv National Medical University
    • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
    • Career Goals: Considering fellowship in an outpatient specialty.
    • Hobbies: Trying new food, music, and art.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Psoinos, Daniel, D.O. (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Daniel Psoinos D.O. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
    • Graduate College: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Graduate Degree: M.S. in Safety Science
    • Undergraduate College: University of Montana
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Psychology
    • Research Interests: social and cultural aspects in mental health, PTSD, veteran’s care
    • Hobbies: family, traveling, exploring the outdoors, fly fishing, road trips

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Quasim, Hina, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Hina QuasimHina Quasim M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: International American University-COM
    • Undergraduate College: University of Connecticut
    • Career Goals: Start my own family practice
    • Hobbies: Baking, tennis, and shopping!

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? The Reno Family Medicine Program is a very free spirited program and I was drawn towards that atmosphere! The physicians and staff alike are amazing people and I was very keen to work with them now and in the future!

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Rao, Abhinaya, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Abhinaya Rao M.D.Abhinaya Rao M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore
    • Hometown: Udupi, India
    • Career Goals: Primary care/hospitalist or endocrinology fellowship
    • Hobbies: Hiking, DIY projects, reading books and binge watching shows on Netflix

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Reddy, Nikhil, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Nikhil Reddy M.D.Nikhil Reddy M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Ross University
    • Hometown: La Verna, California
    • Hobbies: Sports, history, politics and watching movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Reinhardt, Jason, M.D., MPH (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Jason Reinhardt M.D., MPH (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
    • Graduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Graduate Degree: Master of Public Health
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Integrative Organismal Biology
    • Research Interests: Adolescent and young adult psychiatry, as well as addiction psychiatry
    • Hobbies: Being a dedicated Manchester United fan and enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, hiking with his dogs, woodworking, and learning to play guitar

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Rendon, Casey, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Casey Rendon M.D.Casey Rendon M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    • Career Goals: Still deciding
    • Hobbies: Traveling, working out, swimming, snowboarding, TV, and movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Reno, Adam, D.O., MPH (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Adam RenoAdam Reno D.O., MPH (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
    • Graduate College: University of New England
    • Undergraduate College: Idaho State University
    • Career Goals: Outpatient and inpatient medicine, population health, and sports medicine. I am also interested in academic medicine.
    • Hobbies: Reading a good book, traveling, hiking/backpacking with my wife and three daughters, weightlifting/bodybuilding, and public health.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? The Reno Family Medicine Residency really impressed me during my interview with their program. It is a very respected residency and the preceptors seem to really enjoy working with residents. The program’s community and population health focus, as well as its close ties with the Sports Medicine fellowship is also intriguing. I know that my education in family medicine will flourish in such a remarkable area! In addition, the location of the residency couldn’t be better (I will be close to family, both in Idaho and California).

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Rezaie, Aida, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Aida Rezaie M.D.Aida Rezaie M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Utah
    • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
    • Hobbies: Trail running, swimming and hiking

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Rishi, Mohit, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Mohit RishiMohit Rishi M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: D.Y. Patil Medical College
    • Hometown: Chicago, IL
    • Career Goals: Either cardiology, gastroenterology, or rheumatology
    • Hobbies: Traveling, basketball, running, swimming and anything that gets my HR above 100 bpm

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Robertson, Sara, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Sara Robertson M.D.Sara Robertson M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 
    • Hometown: Reno, Nevada
    • Career Goals: I am thinking possibly hospital medicine at this time, only time will tell :-)
    • Hobbies: Spending time with beautiful family and reading a good book! 

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Rogers, Stephanie, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Stephanie RogersStephanie Rogers M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Outpatient Family Medicine in the Reno area. I am also interested in providing care to underserved populations.
    • Hobbies: Reading, cooking, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I chose the UNRSOM Family Medicine Residency for many reasons but mainly because of the great attendings, residents and staff. I had the opportunity to work with many of them during medical school and was impressed with the caring, supportive and positive environment of this program. There is a great sense of camaraderie and desire to see everyone succeed. I also knew that I would receive an outstanding education and benefit from the diverse clinical experiences of the attending physicians. Finally, this program would also allow me to remain in Reno close to family and friends while training and serving the population I hope to work with after completing residency.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Scott, J., M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    J. Scott M.D. (PGY1)

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Shah, Sunny, M.D. (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Sunny Shah M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Irvine
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biological Sciences
    • Research Interests: The complexities of the human brain and the art of patient interaction
    • Hobbies: Intramural softball, football, avid interests in movies, gym, and Bollywood and Hip-Hop dancing

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Sharma, Mokshya, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Mokshya SharmaMokshya Sharma M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Queensland
    • Hometown: Elkridge, Maryland
    • Career Goals: Undecided but being passionate about whatever field I choose
    • Hobbies: Traveling, foodie, cooking and hanging out with friends and family

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Singh, Nittu, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Nittu SinghNittu Singh M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: American University of Antigua
    • Undergraduate College: Manipal University
    • Career Goals: I am interested in full spectrum family medicine with a special interest in Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. One day I would like to start my own practice.
    • Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, hot yoga, decorating, I love cooking but I’m a terrible baker.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I wanted a residency program that provided a strong foundation of full spectrum medicine while I embarked on my journey of becoming a well-trained and talented physician. I grew up in a very small town near Santa Barbara, California so I find it important to develop meaningful long-term relationships with my patients, especially with those in rural and underserved populations, and this is exactly what the program provides. This residency program pays particular attention to my specific goals and provides the necessary grounds to attain more clinical experience in that area. Most importantly, what really attracted me to this program was the welcoming nature of the residents and faculty. Everyone makes you feel right at home!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Sirisinahal, Swetha, D.O. (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Swetha Sirisinahal D.O. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Touro University Nevada, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Irvine
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biological Sciences
    • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Hobbies: Hiking, Bowling, Cross-stitch, Sports

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Soliman, Joanne, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Joanne Soliman M.D.Joanne Soliman M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
    • Hometown: San Diego, CA
    • Hobbies: Reading

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Solomon, Jared, M.D. (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Jared Solomon M.D. (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Chemistry
    • Research Interests: Psychopharmacology and Healthcare security
    • Hobbies: Barbecuing, running, cycling, skiing

    Prior to medical school, Jared worked in the pharmaceutical research and production field as well as serving as an enlisted medic in the US Army Reserves where he ran a simulation lab and was an ACLS instructor and platoon sergeant. His interest in psychiatry began when he noticed how much of primary care has a psychiatric component.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Stockton, James, M.D. (PGY2): Psychiatry

    James Stockton M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Music
    • Research Interests: Primary care psychiatry, psychopharmacology
    • Hobbies: Making music, painting, hanging out with the family

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Stroup, Laura, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Laura StroupLaura Stroup M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: I plan on doing mostly outpatient medicine but I enjoy almost every aspect of medicine. I also have interests in academic and sports medicine. After residency I would love to be able to work in a clinic in the Reno-area.
    • Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, camping, curling, swimming, going to baseball games, target shooting and most importantly, spending time with my husband, our dogs and the rest of my friends and family.

    Why Did You Choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I chose this residency program primarily because of the people involved. The residents, faculty and staff are all wonderful and there is a tremendous feeling of being part of a family and community here. I also chose this program because I grew up in Reno and both my and my husband’s families are still in the area.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Suggs, Trent, M.D. (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Trent Suggs M.D. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Clemson University in South Carolina
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biological Sciences
    • Hobbies: Sport climbing outdoors, hiking, and running, traveling around the world learning about new cultures, and scuba diving when he finds the opportunity

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Taha, Mohamed, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Mohamed TahaMohamed Taha M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Khartoum
    • Hometown: Al Jazeera, Sudan
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist followed by fellowship. Still deciding between Gastroenterology or Cardiology.
    • Hobbies: Traveling, soccer and going to the movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Tartakoff, Joshua, D.O. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Joshua TartakoffJoshua Tartakoff D.O. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Rocky Vista University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Vassar College and Brigham Young University - Idaho
    • Career Goals: I have lots of interests and with them lots of goals. I love the Latino community and am really interested in helping these great people meet their healthcare and wellness needs. I would love to do lots of continuity OB and Peds. Finally, along with my love of the outdoors comes the goal of trying to find a way to combine it with medicine. I would love to be involved in wilderness medicine, whether through education, search and rescue, or some form of expedition medicine.
    • Hobbies: Playing with my family, hiking, climbing, running, skiing, backpacking, reading, cooking, painting, answering my daughter’s endless questions and reminding her what she cannot put in her baby brother’s mouth.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? First and foremost, UNR Family medicine was on our radar because of the location by the mountains and the average days of sun each year. However, my wife and I decided without reservation that it was our number one program because of the vibe from the people here. We heard about how happy many residents were, the resident driven changes, the supportive collegial faculty and were really impressed. We also feel that the big/little city nestled against the mountains is just the right kind of place for us to raise our kids.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Thiele, Karen, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Karen ThieleKaren Thiele M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Graduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Undergraduate College: McGill University, Montreal Quebec BSc.(N)
    • Career Goals: I see myself moving into academic medicine at some point because I really enjoy working with students and love the combination of hospital and clinic work. Some of my favorite areas of medicine are the primary care of women, rational health screening, lactation support and care of the geriatric population. I hope to revive the home visit. I really enjoy emergency medicine and would like to spend some time in the rural hospitals in Northern Nevada doing that. I have a special interest in wilderness and high altitude medicine, having worked in helicopter EMS for a long time and also having been a rock, ice and mountain climber for many years. My pipe dream is to be the base camp doctor for a mountaineering expedition in the Karakoram.
    • Hobbies: I love the mountains around here so I hike them as often as I can. I enjoy Lake Tahoe anywhere near, on, or in the water. I’m a really awful runner but I do it anyways. My husband Jon, my son Ryan and I have weekly Monopoly games, which are cutthroat, loud, and sometimes played for real money bets. We also enjoy playing golf. We have a golden retriever couch potato named Brodie who can usually be found asleep in a lap. I’ve been in a book club with the same women for 16 years now. Thanks to my Bay-area raised husband we are 49er and Giants fans. My son is becoming an accomplished trumpet player. We play duets together. I play classical piano and trumpet as well.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency? Two reasons: The people; and the place. The people are what attracted me to the specialty of family medicine; and specifically, the faculty and residents at FM in Reno. I don’t think there is a better faculty/resident group to be with. After the first two days of my FM clerkship during third year, I realized I hadn’t laughed that much in months. I felt welcomed, supported and encouraged. It was a wonderful atmosphere to be in—I had found my people, and my practice. A big shout-out to my fellow classmates who will be joining me in this year’s intern class—you were a big part of “my peeps” that made me want to stay! The place: Reno-Tahoe, has been my home for 22 years now. I’ve built many professional and personal relationships here. I love this city that is not too big and not too small. I know all my neighbors. The most gorgeous place in the West, Lake Tahoe, is a short drive from my home. The airport is easy to get in and out of. There is almost no traffic. It’s a great place to raise a kid with lots of stuff to do. I can’t imagine being anywhere else!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Ting, Michael, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

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    Michael Ting M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Texas Tech El Paso
    • Hometown: Houston, TX
    • Career Goals: Physical medicine and rehabilitation
    • Hobbies: Hiking, biking, and walking my dogs

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Todd, Brooke, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Brooke ToddBrooke Todd M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Texas at Austin
    • Career Goals: Opening a practice in a small town, broad-based family medicine training, high levels of comfort in obstetrics and women’s health, sports medicine and procedures.
    • Hobbies: Reading, writing short stories, backpacking, salsa dancing, piano.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? During the interview process, UNR FMR stuck out as a program where I could get the best and broadest training in family medicine, with the added benefits of being part of a university. Participating in the couples match opened the possibility that my husband and I would be drawn to different programs; we found in Reno, however, the combination of a small town feel with a larger population size and we both love the outdoors. It was important to us that we have ample OB/GYN training, sports medicine experience and a faculty invested in seeing the residents succeed. We found all of this at UNR as well as a group of residents who felt like people we would want to work with and build lasting friendships.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Torres, Anna, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Anna TorresAnna Torres M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: I aspire to become an excellent and empathetic family medicine physician. In addition, I would like to become a leader in my field and help to shape the path of how family medicine is delivered in order to best serve our patients needs.
    • Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my husband and three dogs. I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and running. I also enjoy watching movies, going to concerts and salsa dancing.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency? I chose this program because of its strong reputation for training skilled and competent family medicine physicians. In addition, the camaraderie among the faculty and staff is palpable and lends to an extremely comfortable training environment. I am honored to have been chosen as a resident and I look forward to what lies ahead.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Ulanja, Mark, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track)

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    Mark Ulanja M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Ghana Medical School
    • Hometown: Accra, Ghana
    • Career Goals: Primary care practice, considering fellowship in heme/onc or GI
    • Hobbies: Watching and playing soccer, watching Hockey (my recent hobby), watching movies.

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Walker, Travis, M.D. (PGY4): Family Medicine

    Travis WalkerTravis Walker M.D. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada; Universidad de Chile
    • Career Goals: Full Spectrum Family Medicine (House Calls to OB and Surgery)
    • Hobbies: Beer Brewing, Hiking, Traveling, Snowboarding, Beach lounging

    Why did you chose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency: I wanted a program that could provide me the breadth of training needed to practice full spectrum care. After long conversations with the program director and the unveiling of the four-year FM track, I found this residency to be the most flexible and capable of providing me with the training I needed. Being in a nearly unopposed program was incredibly important to me as well, I never wanted to worry about fighting for pediatric or OB patients with other residents, so I could work directly with other specialties' attendings. Lastly, I felt like I was choosing a residency run by residents for residents, a place where I could pursue my educational goals and have the faculty support and guide me with their experience.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Wartgow, Kaleb, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Kaleb WartgowKaleb Wartgow M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Rural Family Medicine Outpatient and Rural Emergency Care
    • Hobbies: I enjoy anything outside for the most part. I particularly love to fly fish, hunt, backpack and generally explore the west. I am fortunate enough to have an incredible wife and young son that I get to share those many adventures with. An ideal day for me would be hiking in to some remote mountain lake or stream and introducing myself to some wild trout.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I am a fourth-generation Nevadan and plan to keep this my home forever. I am particularly interested in serving some of the more rural communities in the state and the School of Medicine Family Medicine program is ideally suited to giving me the training and education to meet those goals. I also am a graduate of the School of Medicine and my interaction with the faculty and residents during my clerkships and sub-internship really cemented my desire to stay with my home program. All of the physicians that are part of the department went above and beyond to teach, mentor and guide me during medical school and I can’t imagine doing residency anywhere else.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Watson, Alexandra (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Alexandra WatsonAlexandra Watson (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: I am most interested in academic, LGBT+, rural, and women’s medicine. My most current career goal is to survive residency.
    • Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my close family and friends. This includes traveling, trying new bars and restaurants, being a member of a feminist book club, and teaching myself how to cook (in order to feed myself and my husband without going broke). I am also a self-professed crazy cat lady and will talk about my pets to anyone who will listen.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? I made the switch to Family Medicine late in medical school and one of the main reasons was my experience with the Reno residents. I get along with everyone well and it’s a great learning environment. The faculty are extremely supportive of all of my educational goals. Additionally, I enjoy working with medical students and knew that there would be many opportunities here. I grew up in Lake Tahoe and wanted to remain in Nevada as my husband and I both love it here. There is so much to do, whether you like festivals, concerts, trying local breweries, or outdoor activities; plus there is an airport in town, which makes traveling that much easier! I feel extremely lucky to have been chosen by such an awesome program.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Win, Thi Thi, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Thi Thi WinThi Thi Win M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Medicine 1, Yangon
    • Hometown: Aungban, Shan, Myanmar
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist/fellowship
    • Hobbies: Reading, meditation, hiking and traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Wright, Demara, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Demara WrightDemara Wright M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Career Goals: Open to several career opportunities in family medicine; small suburban private practice with a focus on community involvement, acute care clinic with the opportunity to do frequent minor procedures, or a larger hospital/medical center with a focus on public health issues, research, or academia.
    • Hobbies: Avid movie goer and movie quoter; some of my favorites are “Hot Fuzz” and “Tucker and Dale vs Evil.” Professional fireworks- the 4th of July is never the same after you’ve been directly underneath a fireworks show. Local and global travel; in the past nine years my husband and I have been through more than 30 of the United States (and lived in seven). I also enjoy hiking, outdoor running, photography, puzzles, reading, home cooking, long walks on the beach and naps (if napping was an Olympic sport, I’d place somewhere in the top 10).

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency? Most importantly, the School of Medicine’s Family Medicine chose me! This program was my first choice for a myriad of reasons, the friendliness of staff and residents being top of that list. I am looking forward to volunteering at the student run clinic, learning more about community medicine, working with experts in the field of sports medicine and the opportunity to earn a master’s degree with the four-year program. The variety of outdoor activities offered in Reno and the surrounding area (skiing, camping, hiking, running and visiting Lake Tahoe/Virginia City) as well as the proximity of Reno to my immediate family were also a particular draw for me.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Yan, Nancy, D.O. (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Nancy Yan D.O. (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Graduate College: Columbia University
    • Graduate Degree: M.S. in Nutrition Science
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, San Diego
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience
    • Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Yin, Htwe Htwe, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Htwe Htwe YinHtwe Htwe Yin M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Institute of Medicine Mandalay, Myanmar
    • Hometown: Shan, Myanmar
    • Career Goals: To be a primary care physician
    • Hobbies: Swimming, cooking, playing basketball and badminton, watching comedy films

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Younus, Muhammad, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Muhammad F. Younus M.D.Muhammad F. Younus M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Hamdard College
    • Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
    • Career Goals: Still deciding between medicine hospitalist and gastroenterology fellowship
    • Hobbies: I love to travel and eat out with friends

    Department of Internal Medicine