Department of Internal Medicine
Current Residents: PGY2

Department of Internal Medicine

2021 – 2022

Dr Sekani J. Allen, MDSekani J. Allen MD

  • 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

Valery C. Batimba Bessi, MDValery C. Batimba Bessi MD

  • 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)

Tyson Burningham, MDTyson Burningham MD

  • 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

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

Liron Gokovski, MDLiron Gokovski MD

  • 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

Fahd Hussain, MDFahd Hussain MD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

John Lung, MDJohn Lung MD

  • 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

  • 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

Ishan Naik, MDIshan Naik MD

  • 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

  • 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,

Shawn Pakravan, MDShawn Pakravan MD

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

Lucy Potter, MDLucy Potter MD

  • 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

Ramamahesh Seeni, MDRamamahesh Seeni MD

  • 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

Sachin Sreenivasan, MDSachin Sreenivasan MD

  • 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

  • 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

MDNgoc Khuyen Tran MD

  • 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

  • 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

George Velasco M.D.George Velasco MD

  • 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

George Wennerberg Jr, MDGeorge Wennerberg MD

  • 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.

Richard Xiran YuRichard Xiran Yu MD

  • 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!