Department of Internal Medicine
Current Residents

Department of Internal Medicine

2021 – 2022
All Residents

Magin AlexanderMagin Alexander M.D. (PGY3)

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

Dr Sekani J. Allen, MDSekani J. Allen MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison WI
  • Hometown: Racine, WI
  • Career Goals: Hematology/Oncology
  • Hobbies: Music, Spoken Word Poetry, Cooking, Video Games, Movie/Game Nights, Drawing, Weight Lifting, Social Activism

Dr. Munadel Awad Chief Resident
Munadel Awad MD

  • Completed Residency Programs: Internal Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno NV
  • Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe
  • Undergraduate College: Montclair State University, Montclaire NJ
  • Undergraduate Degree: Biology
  • Hometown: Wayne NJ
  • Hobbies: Silverback Gorilla Wrangling, thinking of new hobbies, alchemy

Valery C. Batimba Bessi, MDValery C. Batimba Bessi MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville TN
  • Hometown: Yaounde, CMR / Huntsville, AL
  • Career Goals: Hospital / Critical Care
  • Hobbies: Plane spotting, Tennis, Traveling, Soccer (PSG fan)

Brittni UseraBryce Beutler M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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. (PGY3)

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

Tyson Burningham, MDTyson Burningham MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN
  • Hometown: Polson, MT
  • Career Goals: Connect with, and care for, patients and families with compassion; Advance the health of Native populations
  • Hobbies: Napping, hiking, polar dips

Gayathri Chalikonda, MDGayathri Chalikonda MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown OH
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Career Goals: To become a great physician
  • Hobbies: Running, reading

Magin AlexanderVincent Chuang M.D. (PGY3)

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

Mihir G. DaveMihir G. Dave M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Anita DhulipalliAnita Dhulipalli M.D. (PGY3)

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

Jasmine GhumanJasmine Ghuman M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Vadim GladwillVadim Gladwill M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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.

Liron Gokovski, MDLiron Gokovski MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City UT
  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Career Goals: Intensive-Care/cardiology
  • Hobbies: Alpinism, Paragliding, Backpacking, and Reading

Ahmed HanfyAhmed Hanfy M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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. (PGY3)

  • 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. (PGY3)

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

Fahd Hussain, MDFahd Hussain MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX
  • Hometown: Roscoe, IL
  • Career Goals: Primary care vs hospital medicine vs fellowship TBD, involvement in global health; teaching medical students and residents
  • Hobbies: Learning languages, playing basketball, running, swimming, eating delicious food

Ryan Johnson, MDRyan Johnson MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Hometown: Vancouver, WA
  • Career Goals: Anesthesiology
  • Hobbies: Exploring Tahoe, skiing, snowboarding, recreational softball, basketball, foreign languages

Yo Sup Keum, MDYo Sup Keum MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan TX
  • Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
  • Career Goals: still deciding
  • Hobbies: skiing, hiking, traveling, weight training

Sultan Khan, MDSultan Khan MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia MO
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Career Goals: Still deciding
  • Hobbies: Reading, watching soccer, and board games.

Rajeswar KunchakuriRajeswar Kunchakuri M.D. (PGY3)

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

Nikita LopezNikita Lopez M.D. (PGY3)

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

John Lung, MDJohn Lung MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock TX
  • Hometown: Wilmington, DE
  • Career Goals: Undecided
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, exploring the great outdoors, reading nonfiction, cooking, traveling

Robert Luong, MDRobert Luong MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO
  • Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
  • Career Goals: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Hobbies: Electric guitar, Bodybuilding, Archery, Surfing

Konstantin MalleyKonstantin Malley M.D., Ph.D. (PGY3)

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

Ishan Naik, MDIshan Naik MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH
  • Hometown: Riverside, CA
  • Career Goals: Hematology / Oncology
  • Hobbies: Gardening, Martial Arts, Astronomy, Meditation, Vegetarian Cuisine

Sylvia Nicholis, MDSylvia Nicholis MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, West Indies, Grenada
  • Hometown: Bayside, NY
  • Career Goals: Undecided, possibly lifestyle medicine
  • Hobbies: hiking, tennis, cooking,

Kavitha NutakkiKavitha Nutakki M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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.

Shawn Pakravan, MDShawn Pakravan MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School, North Chicago IL
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Career Goals: Undecided
  • Hobbies: Shopping, cooking, traveling, yoga, working out

Juan L PalaciosJuan L. Palacios M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Dr Michael Philippone DO Chief Resident
Michael Philippone DO

  • Completed Residency Programs: Internal Medicine, Unity Health, Searcy AR
  • Medical School: Touro University, Vallejo CA
  • Undergraduate College: Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
  • Undergraduate Degree: Computer Science
  • Research Interests: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Mechanical Ventilation, Sepsis, Fluid Rescuscitation
  • Hometown: Rochester NY
  • Career Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Hobbies: Cycling, Beer Snobbery, Podcasts (RadioLab, EMCrit, IBCC, Curbsiders), Hiking

Lucy Potter, MDLucy Potter MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist/Transplant Hospitalist
  • Hobbies: Home renovations, playing video games, playing with my cat

Terrence PrasadTerrence Prasad M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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!

Pooja ReddyPooja Reddy M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Nick RoseNick Rose M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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. (PGY3)

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

Ramamahesh Seeni, MDRamamahesh Seeni MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Hometown: Milpitas, CA
  • Career Goals: Hospitalist, Hospital Administrator
  • Hobbies: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, DC and Marvel comics/TV shows

Mohammad SheikhMohammad Sheikh M.D. (PGY3)

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

Deepak SoorDeepak Soor M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Sachin Sreenivasan, MDSachin Sreenivasan MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso TX
  • Hometown: Amarillo, TX
  • Career Goals: Fellowship, undecided specialty
  • Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Hiking, Trying New Restaurants

Sruthi Sundaram, MDSruthi Sundaram MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH
  • Hometown: Stow, OH
  • Career Goals: global health, hospital medicine, academic medicine, teaching
  • Hobbies: Hiking, singing, producing music

Kashmala SyedKashmala Syed M.D. (PGY3)

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

Moutaz TahaMoutaz Taha M.D. (PGY3)

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

Mark Joseph TorresMark Joseph Torres M.D. (PGY3)

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

MDNgoc Khuyen Tran MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
  • Hometown: Memphis TN
  • Career Goals: Primary Care, Addiction Medicine
  • Hobbies: Spending time in the sun meandering through the nooks and crannies of a city; Plants

Adam Tsen, MDAdam Tsen MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock TX
  • Hometown: Seguin, Texas
  • Career Goals: Considering a fellowship
  • Hobbies: Meme master, video games, Pokemon master, nap enthusiast, eating food, playing with ALL dogs, and hanging with friends

Jacqueline ValadezJacqueline Valadez D.O. (PGY3)

  • 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. (PGY3)

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

George Velasco M.D.George Velasco MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
  • Hometown: Long Beach, CA
  • Career Goals: Underserved Populations, Medical Education, Ringside Medicine
  • Hobbies: Boxing, Punk Rock, Ribeye

Adriana WalshAdriana Walsh M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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.

George Wennerberg Jr, MDGeorge Wennerberg MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
  • Career Goals: Unsure, but open to anything. Considering a fellowship.
  • Hobbies: Road biking, running, swimming, hiking, chess, reading history books, watching movies, and spending time with my wife.

Sakshi YadavSakshi Yadav M.D. (PGY3)

  • 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

Sakshi YadavOmer F. Yavuz M.D. (PGY3)

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

Richard Xiran YuRichard Xiran Yu MD (PGY2)

  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN
  • Hometown: Honolulu, HI
  • Career Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Hobbies: Hiking, US National Parks, tennis, video games, skiing, and food!