Department of Internal Medicine
Current Residents

Department of Internal Medicine

2018 – 2019
All Residents

Abubaker AbdallaAbubaker Abdalla M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Marines Acevedo Rodriguez M.D.Marines Acevedo Rodriguez M.D. (PGY2)

  • 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

Pydi Akella M.D.Pydi Akella M.D. (PGY3)

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

Solaiman AlgharbiSolaiman Algharbi M.D. (PGY3)

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

Jaafar Al-KhafajiJaafar Al-Khafaji M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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 AluruVijay Aluru M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY2)

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

Shaifali BatraShaifali Batra M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Margaret Beckwith Preliminary
Margaret Beckwith M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: St. George’s University
  • Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
  • Career Goals: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Hobbies: Adaptive ski, One World One Health, playing with all the puppies, soccer, environmental sustainability, regenerative medicine

Justin-BumgardnerJustin Bumgardner M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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

Malcolm Carson Preliminary
Malcolm Carson M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Richmond, CA
  • Career Goals: Sports Medicine
  • Hobbies: (basketball, football, skiing, soccer), Movies (Action/Comedy/Mystery), Music (Hip Hop/R&B)

Deepthi Ciddi Primary Care Track
Deepthi Ciddi (PGY2)

  • 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.

Tania DhawanTania Dhawan M.D. (PGY1)

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

Kleitia DidaKleitia Dida M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Rajkumar DoshiRajkumar Doshi M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY2)

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

Brent FordBrent Ford M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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

Habeeb HabeebHabeeb Habeeb M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Rachael HarrisonRachael Harrison M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Tarik HusseinTarik Hussein M.D. (PGY3)

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

Irtqa IlyasIrtqa Ilyas D.O. (PGY1)

  • 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

Arpana Jaiswal M.D. Primary Care Track
Arpana Jaiswal M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Jandu JagmohanJagmohan Jandu M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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

Dhammi JayathilakaDhammi Jayathilaka M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Erik JensenErik Jensen M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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.

Deepak KapoorDeepak Kapoor M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Jasmine KellyJasmine Kelly M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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

John Lilly Preliminary
John Lilly M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Park City, UT
  • Career Goals: I am going to Radiology residency. I am unsure of fellowship/ subspecialty at this time.
  • Hobbies: Hobbies: Everything that Reno has to offer: great microbreweries, music, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, climbing, etc... also Netflix.

Vania LinVania Lin M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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

Eric LuEric Lu M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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

Patrick McNerney D.O.Patrick McNerney D.O. (PGY2)

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

Zahara MeghjiZahara Meghji M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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!

Sudha NandalaSudha Nandala M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Sai NaralaSai Narala M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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

Khazi Nayeemuddin Primary Care Track
Khazi Nayeemuddin M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Chioma Ogala M.D.Chioma Ogala M.D. (PGY3)

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

Keerti Pakala M.D. Primary Care Track
Keerti Pakala M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Pawel ParafianowiczPawel Parafianowicz M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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. (PGY2)

  • 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

Swapna PatelSwapna Patel M.D. (PGY3)

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

Wut Yi Phoo M.D.Wut Yi Phoo M.D. (PGY2)

  • 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. (PGY1)

  • 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 (PGY2)

  • 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 

Tyler PrimaveraTyler Primavera D.O. (PGY3)

  • 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

Elena Proshkina M.D. Primary Care Track
Elena Proshkina M.D. (PGY3)

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

Abhinaya Rao M.D.Abhinaya Rao M.D. (PGY2)

  • 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

Casey Rendon M.D.Casey Rendon M.D. (PGY2)

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

Mohit RishiMohit Rishi M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Sara Robertson M.D.Sara Robertson M.D. (PGY2)

  • 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! 

Jose RoigJose Roig M.D. (PGY1)

  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Career Goals: Underserved Medicine, gastroenterology
  • Hobbies: Computers, Bicycling, Music

Anjleen SaundAnjleen Saund M.D. (PGY1)

  • 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. (PGY2)


Mokshya SharmaMokshya Sharma M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Joanne Soliman M.D.Joanne Soliman M.D. (PGY2)

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

Mohamed TahaMohamed Taha M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Michael Ting M.D.Michael Ting M.D. (PGY2)

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

Mark Ulanja M.D. Primary Care Track
Mark Ulanja M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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.

Brittni Usera Preliminary
Brittni Usera (PGY1)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Medford, Oregon
  • Career Goals: Radiation Oncology
  • Hobbies: Anything outdoors: hiking, camping, running, swimming, biking, skiing, snow shoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, rafting, and extreme sledding to name a few. I love spending as much quality time with friends and family as I can, eating my husband's wonderful cooking, drinking wine, and taking long walks on the beach.

Spencer Van DyckSpencer Van Dyck M.D. (PGY3)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Carson City, NV
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Legos

Seshagiri Veerapaneni M.D.Seshagiri Veerapaneni M.D. (PGY2)

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

Shashank Vemala Chief Resident
Shashank Vemala M.D.


Charles WillyardCharles Willyard D.O. (PGY1)

  • 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.


Thi Thi WinThi Thi Win M.D. (PGY3)

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

Andrew YatteauAndrew Yatteau (PGY1)

  • 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

Htwe Htwe YinHtwe Yin M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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