Department of Internal Medicine
Current Residents

Department of Internal Medicine

2019 – 2020
All Residents

Marines Acevedo Rodriguez M.D.Marines Acevedo Rodriguez M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Magin AlexanderMagin Alexander M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Government Medical College, Kozhikode
  • Hometown: Kerala, India
  • Career Goals: Fellowship/Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Reading, Music, Astronomy

Jaafar Al-Khafaji Chief Resident
Jaafar Al-Khafaji M.D.

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

Mohammed Al-Khayyat M.D. Primary Care Track
Mohammed Al-Khayyat M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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.

Deepti Alluri M.D.Deepti Alluri M.D. (PGY3)

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

Arshad Al-Mashhadani M.D. Primary Care Track
Arshad Al-Mashhadani M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Vijay Aluru Chief Resident
Vijay Aluru M.D.

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

Daniel Antwi-AmoabengDaniel Antwi-Amoabeng M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: American University of Antigua.
  • Hometown: Toase, Ghana
  • Career Goals: Cardiology vs Critical Care vs Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Watching documentaries, fishing, road trips, studying philosophy, and social justice activism

Munadel Awad M.D.Munadel Awad M.D. (PGY3)

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

Brittni UseraBryce Beutler M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Career Goals: Radiology
  • Hobbies: Reading, Movies

Sri Harsha BoppanaSri Harsha Boppana M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Dr. PSI Medical College
  • Hometown: Mountain House, CA
  • Career Goals: Primary Care/Hospitalist/Fellowship
  • Hobbies: Bowling, Watching Movies, Board Games

Justin-BumgardnerJustin Bumgardner M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Earth, Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Career Goals: Wilderness Medicine, Rural Medicine, Academic Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Alpine Mountaineering, cycling/running, Reno Chamber Orchestra, good food, drink, and company

Magin AlexanderVincent Chuang M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
  • Hometown: Pomona, CA
  • Career Goals: Primary Care
  • Hobbies: Jogging, Food Adventures, Cooking

Deepthi Ciddi Primary Care Track
Deepthi Ciddi (PGY3)

  • 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.

Mihir G. DaveMihir G. Dave M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: M.P. Shah Government Medical College
  • Hometown: Gujarat, India
  • Career Goals: Primary Interest in Cardiology and Gastroenterology
  • Hobbies: Outdoor activities, exploring new places, watching movies

Tania DhawanTania Dhawan M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: GW SMHS
  • Career Goals: still deciding!
  • Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, music, shows, movies

Anita DhulipalliAnita Dhulipalli M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Kasturba Medical College
  • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist or Endocrinology Fellowship
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Board Games, Adventure Sports, Cooking

Rajkumar DoshiRajkumar Doshi M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Medical College Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
  • Hometown: Lunawada, Gujarat, India
  • Career Goals: To become a caring, compassionate and competent Interventional Cardiologist
  • Hobbies: Tennis, Badminton, Spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, Eating new "vegetarian" food

Mohamed ElnaggarMohamed Elnaggar M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Tanta school of Medicine, Egypt
  • Hometown: Tanta-Egypt
  • Career Goals: to be a compassionate and exceptional physician.
  • Hobbies: Traveling, working out, Video games, TV and movies

Enrique Fiallo Machado M.D.Enrique Fiallo Machado M.D. (PGY3)

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

Brent FordBrent Ford M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Hometown: Frisco, TX
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Video games, Hiking, Biking, TV/Netflix, Anything with Friends

Ricardo Franco M.D.Ricardo Franco M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Jasmine GhumanJasmine Ghuman M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: M.G.M. Medical College, Aurangabad
  • Hometown: Patiala
  • Career Goals: To be a compassionate and skillful physician, learning and serving one day at a time
  • Hobbies: Travelling, Music, Spending time with my family and dogs

Jennifer GianopulosJennifer Gianopulos M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Hometown: Reno, NV
  • Career Goals: Critical Care, Community Support
  • Hobbies: Cooking, baking, kayaking, travel-all with my son Benjamin.

Vadim GladwillVadim Gladwill M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
  • Hometown: Volgograd, Russia-Dayton, NV
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist or Fellowship
  • Hobbies: Hiking, working out, spending time with family and friends, sporting events and concerts, traveling and cooking.

Ahmed HanfyAhmed Hanfy M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Ain Shams University
  • Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
  • Career Goals: To become and exceptional caring physician
  • Hobbies: Hiking, soccer, taking long road trips

Syed Abbas HasanSyed Hasan M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Khyber Medical College
  • Hometown: Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Career Goals: Want to be a compassionate Physician. Exploring different fellowship options.
  • Hobbies: To be a compassionate Physician. Exploring different fellowship options.

Anna HollenAnna Hollen M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: UNR Med
  • Hometown: Reno, NV
  • Career Goals: Radiology
  • Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, video games

Irtqa IlyasIrtqa Ilyas D.O. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
  • Career Goals: to be a competent physician
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, hiking and cooking

Jandu JagmohanJagmohan Jandu M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Newark, CA
  • Career Goals: To provide the best patient care possible and become an integral part of the community. Will consider a fellowship that I can apply to an outpatient primary care setting and also maintain some inpatient exposure.
  • Hobbies: Golf, basketball, playing the Punjabi drum called the “dhol”, immersing myself in outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends

Erik JensenErik Jensen M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Reno
  • Career Goals: Infectious Disease, hopefully.
  • Hobbies: Ocean kayaking, cooking, being a nerd on the internet.

Tee M. JeterTee M. Jeter M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. George’s University
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Career Goals: Primary Care, Aerospace Medicine
  • Hobbies: Hiking, Kayaking, Motorcycles and weight-lifting

Jasmine KellyJasmine Kelly M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
  • Hometown: Honolulu, HI
  • Career Goals: to start a Primary Care Group Practice
  • Hobbies: hiking, cooking, Netflixing, traveling

Anam Khan M.D. Primary Care Track
Anam Khan M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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. 

Robert Kim M.D.Robert Kim M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Hima KondraguntaHima Kondragunta M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: B.L.D.E.A.'s Shri B. M. Patil Medical College
  • Hometown: Vijayawada, India
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist or Primary care
  • Hobbies: Reading mystery novels, watching thrillers, road trips, spending time with family

Sandhya Kota M.D.Sandhya Kota M.D. (PGY3)

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

Rohee KrishanRohee Krishan M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. George’s University
  • Hometown: Green Valley, CA
  • Career Goals: Considering a fellowship
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family and dogs, jigsaw puzzles, traveling

Rajeswar KunchakuriRajeswar Kunchakuri M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Gandhi Medical College
  • Hometown: Hyderabad
  • Career Goals: Internist/Primary Care
  • Hobbies: Swimming, Snorkeling, spending time with family and friends.

Vania LinVania Lin M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Career Goals: To become the best physician I can be
  • Hobbies: Enjoying music, reading books, watching movies, traveling, trying new foods

Nikita LopezNikita Lopez M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Hometown: Cochin, Kerala
  • Career Goals: Fellowship in Endocrinology
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, Bicycling

Eric LuEric Lu M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Fudan University
  • Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Basketball, road trips, memes, long romantic walks on the beach

Sumaiya MahboobSumaiya Mahboob M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College
  • Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist for now, open to explore options
  • Hobbies: Finding new restaurants to try for new food, binge watching TV series, hiking, running, making personalized handmade gifts.. and oh, Harry Potter

Konstantin MalleyKonstantin Malley M.D., Ph.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Fresno, CA
  • Career Goals: Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Hobbies: Hiking, Snowboarding, Tennis, Cycling, Travel

Patrick McNerney D.O.Patrick McNerney D.O. (PGY3)

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

Zahara MeghjiZahara Meghji M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: International Medical and Technological University
  • Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Career Goals: Fellowship in Cardiology
  • Hobbies: Travelling, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends

Jennifer MoshmanJennifer Moshman M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Hometown: Portland, Oregon
  • Career Goals: Primary care and preventive health
  • Hobbies: Hiking, going to concerts, reading books for pleasure (book clubs are my jam)

Manvi NagamManvi Nagam M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
  • Career Goals: Still exploring, though I have always been very interested in Gastroenterology
  • Hobbies: Crafts & Recycling used articles, Board games, and recently started experimenting with cooking!

Sai NaralaSai Narala M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: American University of Caribbean
  • Hometown: Reno but originally from India
  • Career Goals: Cardiology or Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: spending time with friends/family, Netflix and working out

Kavitha NutakkiKavitha Nutakki M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Siddhartha Medical College
  • Hometown: Gudivada, AP, India
  • Career Goals: Competent and compassionate physician providing quality of care for my patient.
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, trying out new restaurants, cooking.

Juan L PalaciosJuan L. Palacios M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa
  • Hometown: Jahuara, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Career Goals: Hospital Medicine/Primary Care
  • Hobbies: Running, Road cycling, Backpacking, Hiking, spending time with my family

Pawel ParafianowiczPawel Parafianowicz M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Las Vegas
  • Career Goals: academic medicine
  • Hobbies: sleeping, traveling, cruising, ethnic cuisines, swimming, teaching

Paul Park M.D.Paul Park M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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.

Rajeshwar Parmar M.D.Rajeshwar Parmar M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Wut Yi Phoo M.D.Wut Yi Phoo M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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.

Steven PintoSteven Pinto M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
  • Hometown: Bombay, India
  • Career Goals: Fellowship in Infectious Diseases / Rheumatology / Endocrinology / Geriatrics or Hospitalist medicine / Primary Care
  • Hobbies: Exploring my surroundings, hanging with friends, trying out new cuisine, cooking, reading, sleeping, playing really amateur guitar, fishing, long drives with music

Sailaja Pisipati M.D., F.R.C.SSailaja Pisipati M.D., F.R.C.S (PGY3)

  • 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 

Terrence PrasadTerrence Prasad M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Career Goals: 50% Hospitalist, 50% Specialty TBD
  • Hobbies: Hiking, Cooking, Golfing, Video Games, Football – Especially College USC Trojans!

Abhinaya Rao M.D.Abhinaya Rao M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Pooja ReddyPooja Reddy M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Katuri Medical College, India
  • Hometown: Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist/Primary Care Physician
  • Hobbies: Watching TV shows, spending time with family, Reading Novels and Traveling

Casey Rendon M.D.Casey Rendon M.D. (PGY3)

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

Sara Robertson M.D.Sara Robertson M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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! 

Nick RoseNick Rose M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University Of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
  • Career Goals: To be a compassionate Radiologist
  • Hobbies: Big game hunting, Disciple of the church of gains and long walks on the beach

Haritha Sri Sai GaddipatiHaritha Sri Sai Gaddipati M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Hometown: Hyderbad, India
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist, Endocrinology Fellowship
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Hiking, travelling, watching Movies

Anjleen SaundAnjleen Saund M.D. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Toronto, Canada
  • Career Goals: Primary Care, Preventative Medicine
  • Hobbies: Dancing, interior design & DIY projects, cooking, baking, travelling, spending quality time with friends & family

J. Scott M.D. (PGY3)


Mohammad SheikhMohammad Sheikh M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: St. George’s University
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Career Goals: Cardiac Critical Care
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids

Joanne Soliman M.D.Joanne Soliman M.D. (PGY3)

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

Deepak SoorDeepak Soor M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: St. George’s University
  • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
  • Career Goals: Want to provide best care possible to my patients by building strong physician-patient relationship
  • Hobbies: I love to travel, playing cricket and volleyball, also like to spend time with family and friends

Kashmala SyedKashmala Syed M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Frontier Medical College
  • Hometown: Pakistan
  • Career Goals: Primary Care Physician
  • Hobbies: Swimming, Hiking

Moutaz TahaMoutaz Taha M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Gezira, Sudan
  • Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan
  • Career Goals: Pul/Critical Care vs. Cardiology
  • Hobbies: Real Football (Soccer), Vollyball

Michael Ting M.D.Michael Ting M.D. (PGY3)

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

Mark Joseph TorresMark Joseph Torres M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Washington
  • Hometown: Manila, Philippines
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Reading

Mark Ulanja M.D. Primary Care Track
Chief Resident
Mark Ulanja M.D.

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

Jacqueline ValadezJacqueline Valadez D.O. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
  • Career Goals: Undecided
  • Hobbies: Cooking, Travel, Yoga

Naresh Kumar VeerabattiniNaresh Kumar Veerabattini M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
  • Career Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Hobbies: Cricket, Soccer, Badminton, Hiking, Chess, Movies

Seshagiri Veerapaneni M.D.Seshagiri Veerapaneni M.D. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College
  • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist/Fellowship
  • Hobbies: Watching TV shows, Spending time with family, Snorkeling

Adriana WalshAdriana Walsh M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Chandler, AZ
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist Medicine
  • Hobbies: Aerobics, Dancing, Traveling, Learning new languages, Qigong, Bonding with family and my dog.

Charles WillyardCharles Willyard D.O. (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Touro University Nevada
  • Hometown: Barstow, California
  • Career Goals: Gastroenterology Fellowship
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar, recording music, reading, hiking, running, and traveling.

Playing guitar, recording music, reading, hiking, running, and traveling.


Sakshi YadavSakshi Yadav M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
  • Hometown: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Career Goals: Inclined towards Gastroenterology
  • Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Swimming, Organizing, DIY Projects

Andrew YatteauAndrew Yatteau (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
  • Career Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
  • Hobbies: Cooking, Guitar & Ukulele, Karaoke, Snowboarding, The Great Outdoors

Sakshi YadavOmer F. Yavuz M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Hacettepe Faculty of Medicine
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Career Goals: Gastroenterology
  • Hobbies: Electric-Acoustic and Bass player. Basketball, web development