Residents – PGY2

Agura Afiari, M.D.

Agura Afiari, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Undergraduate School: The University of Manchester
Medical School: St. George's University
Hobbies: Exercising, Listening to Music, and Cooking
Academic Interests: Nephrology

Hassan Bin Attique, M.B.B.S.

Hassan Bin Attique M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Cadet College Hasanabdal
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Hobbies: National Affairs, Cooking, Teaching
Academic Interests: Education, Research, and Quality improvement

Ayesha Azmeen, M.B.B.S.

Ayesha Azmeen, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate School: Gandhi Medical College
Medical School: Gandhi Medical College
Hobbies: I love to write, I always make time for my blog. I enjoy dancing, traveling, learning new languages, and star-gazing. Hartford’s a great place for sky watching!
Academic Interests: Cardiology, Pulmonology

Giancarlo Lima, M.D.

Gian Carlo Castor, M.D.

Hometown: Campina Grande, Brazil
Undergraduate School: University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Medical School: University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Hobbies: Writing, soccer and movies. I also appreciate good wines as well.
Academic Interests: Cardiology, especially coronary artery disease and electrophysiology

Tanya Chandra, M.D.

Tanya Chandra, M.B.B.S.

Hometown: Noida, U.P., India
Undergraduate School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Singing
Academic Interests: Rheumatology, Hematology/Oncology

 

Juan Chango, M.D.

Juan Chango, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Cuenca, Ecuador
Undergraduate School: Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador
Medical School: Universidad Católica de Cuenca - Ecuador
Hobbies: I love sports such as soccer, martial arts (especially Tae Kwon Do that I have practiced since childhood) tennis, and swimming. I enjoy writing, teaching, technology (health technology and blogging), music (almost all kinds, especially Andean) and food (Ecuadorian cuisine is wonderful).
Academic Interests: Hospital Medicine, Primary Care, Hematology/Oncology, Cardiology

Daniel Condit, M.D.

Daniel Condit, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Avon, CT
Undergraduate School: Dickinson College
Medical School: UConn School of Medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with friends, movies, music-radio 104.5 in Philadelphia, hiking, baseball, reading, going out to eat
Academic Interests: Critical Care Medicine, Treatment of Sepsis, Cardiology

Frank DeLorenzo, D.O.

Frank DeLorenzo, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Elmsford, NY
Undergraduate School: Binghamton University/Empire State College
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with family, hiking, reading
Academic Interests: Undecided

Ian Limuel Dimaandal, M.D.

Ian Limuel Dimaandal, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Sacramento, California; Manila, Philippines
Undergraduate School: University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine (INTARMED)
Medical School: University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine
Hobbies: Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Tennis
Academic Interests: Undecided, Possibly Endocrine or Geriatrics

Ismail Elkhattib, M.B.B.S.

Ismail Elkhattib, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Cairo, Eygpt
Undergraduate School: Ainshams university
Medical School: Ainshams university
Hobbies: Reading, Soccer, Cards, and Movies
Academic Interests: Cardiology and Academic Medicine

Javid Ghomashi, MB BCh BAO

Javid Ghomashi, MB BCh BAO

Hometown/Birthplace: Tehran, Iran; London, UK
Undergraduate School: Chelsea Independent College, London
Medical School: National University of Ireland, Galway
Hobbies: Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Bowling
Academic Interests: Cardiology

Karthik Gonuguntla, M.B.B.S.

Karthik Gonuguntla, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Bellary, Karnataka, India
Undergraduate School: Not Applicable
Medical School: Navodaya Medical College
Hobbies: Cricket, Football, Cooking, Exercise
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology, Hematology and Oncology

Conor Grey, D.O.

Conor Grey, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Smyrna, TN
Undergraduate School: Gannon University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Hobbies: Foreign Language, Linguistics, Running, Swimming, Violin
Academic Interests: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Hematology and Oncology

Matthew Hadfield, D.O.

Matthew Hadfield, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Gouverneur, NY
Undergraduate School: Clarkson University
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Skiing, Cooking, Reading
Academic Interests: Hematology/Oncology

Meagan R. Hajjar, M.D.

Meagan R. Hajjar, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Weston, MA
Undergraduate School: B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Georgetown University
Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
Hobbies: Instructing and Practicing Yoga, with a Focus on Vinyasa and Restorative; Boating, Fishing, Skiing, Travel, Creative and Costume Makeup Artistry
Academic Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Physician Wellness, and Medical Education

Lucie Frey Henry, D.O.

Lucie Frey Henry, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Honesdale, PA
Undergraduate School: The University of Scranton
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Running, Rock Climbing, Traveling and Antiquing
Academic Interests: Cardiology, Critical Care, Preventive Medicine

Philip Krupka, D.O.

Philip Krupka, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate School: Marist College
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Running, Golfing, Cooking
Academic Interests: Pulm-ICU, Academic Hospitalist

Yitzchok Lederman, M.D.

Yitzchok Lederman, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Woodmere, NY
Undergraduate School: CUNY, Queens College
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Hobbies: Guitar, Surfing, Hockey, Hiking
Academic Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Cardiology

Anantha Sriharsha Madgula, M.B.B.S.

Anantha Sriharsha Madgula, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Medical School: Osmania Medical College
Hobbies: Soccer, NBA, Music
Academic Interests: Cardiology

Sheena Mago, D.O.

Sheena Mago, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Long Island, NY
Undergraduate School: Stony Brook University
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, Photography, Gastronomy
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology

Jamie Mahfood, M.D.

Jamie Mahfood, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Undergraduate School: Villanova University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, cooking/baking
Academic Interests: Undecided

Adriana Matutino, M.D.

Adriana Matutino, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Salvador, BA, Brazil
Undergraduate School: Universidade Federal da Bahia
Medical School: Universidade Federal da Bahia
Hobbies: Traveling, eating, picnicking, hiking, biking, kayaking, scuba diving and snowshoeing with my family and friends
Academic Interests: Medical Oncology and Clinical Research

Offdan D. Narvaez-Guerra, M.D.

Offdan D. Narvaez-Guerra, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Arequipa, Peru
Undergraduate School: Universidad Católica de Santa María Facultad de Medicina Humana
Medical School: Universidad Católica de Santa María Facultad de Medicina Humana
Hobbies: Playing Guitar and Drums, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer
Academic Interests: Cardiology, High-Altitude Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Myra Nasir, M.B.B.S.

Myra Nasir, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Not Applicable
Medical School: Aga Khan University
Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, and Food
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology and Hospital Medicine

Donna Megan Nolan, D.O.

Donna Megan Nolan, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Niskayuna, NY
Undergraduate School: Arizona State University
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Traveling, Spending Time with Family and Friends
Academic Interests: Undecided

Shivaraj Patil, M.B.B.S.

Shivaraj Patil, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Undergraduate School: Not Applicable
Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Hobbies: I enjoy watching and playing tennis (big time Roger fan!), swimming and cricket
Academic Interests: Undecided

Samaneh Rabiei, M.D.

Samaneh Rabiei, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Undergraduate School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Hobbies: Travel, Music, Movies, Pilates
Academic Interests: Endocrinology, Cardiology

Rudra Ramanathan, M.B.B.S.

Rudra Ramanathan, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Manjeri, India
Undergraduate School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Hobbies: Hiking, Travelling, Reading, and Working Out
Academic Interests: Undecided with an inclination towards critical care or oncology

Sarah Rawi, M.D.

Sarah Rawi, M.D.

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate University: University of California San Diego
Medical School: University of South Florida, MCOM, SELECT Program
Hobbies/Interests: Love playing soccer and running! I really enjoy cooking with blue apron, shopping, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology and Quality Improvement Projects/Research

Mildred D. Rivera, M.D.

Mildred D. Rivera, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Undergraduate School: Universidad Central del Este
Medical School: Universidad Central del Este
Hobbies: Volunteer Work, Traveling, Acting, Singing
Academic Interests: Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Public Health

Courtenay Ryan-Fisher, M.B.B.Ch.

Courtenay Ryan-Fisher, M.B.B.Ch.

Hometown/Birthplace: Cardiff University, UK
Undergraduate School: Cardiff University, UK
Medical School: Cardiff University, UK
Hobbies: Hiking, Being Outdoors, Playing the Cello, Eating Out, Watching M Favorite Rugby Team (Wales)
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology

Alifaiz Saiyed, M.B.B.S.

Alifaiz Saiyed, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Ocilla, Georgia
Undergraduate School: N.H.L. Municipal Medical College
Medical School: N.H.L. Municipal Medical College
Hobbies: Hiking, Basketball, History, Political Science, Skydiving, Spicy foods, and Traveling
Academic Interests: Pulmonary Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, Cardiology, and Hospitalist Medicine

Ayesha Afreen Shaik, M.B.B.S.

Ayesha Afreen Shaik, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate School: St. Ann’s High School
Medical School: Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad
Hobbies: I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, going on long drives. I enjoy watching documentaries. I’m also exploring few untested territories like cooking!
Academic Interests: For now I’d like to focus on internal medicine and keep my options open and decide as I move through my intern year.

Khalid Shalaby, M.B.B.Ch.

Khalid Shalaby, M.B.B.Ch.

Hometown/Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate School: Not Applicable
Medical School: Ain Shams University
Hobbies: Soccer, Hiking, Traveling, Cooking, Reading
Academic Interests: Hematology/Oncology

Meghana Singh, M.B.B.S.

Meghana Singh, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate School: Not Applicable
Medical School: Osmania Medical college
Hobbies: Reading, Dancing
Academic Interests: Hematology/Oncology

Meghan Snuckel, M.D.

Meghan Snuckel, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Munster, Indiana
Undergraduate School: Indiana University
Medical School: Ross University
Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, camping, spending time with family and of course my miniature dachshund, Lola
Academic Interests: Cardiology

Jonathan Steinmetz, D.O.

Jonathan Steinmetz, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate School: Brooklyn College
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Baseball, Cooking
Academic Interests: Hematology/Oncology

Bryan Stringer, M.D.

Bryan Stringer, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Orillia, Ontario
Undergraduate School: University of Western Ontario
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Hobbies: Playing Guitar, Golf, Hockey (Go Leafs), Cooking
Academic Interests: Cardiology

Varshitha Thanikonda, M.B.B.S.

Varshitha Thanikonda, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Bangalore, India
Undergraduate School: Sri Kumaran's Pre University College
Medical School: Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
Hobbies: Painting, Singing, Reading Novels
Academic Interests: Hospitalist position soon after residency

Asha Tipirneni, M.D./M.P.H.

Asha Tipirneni, M.D./M.P.H.

Hometown/Birthplace: Saunderstown, RI
Undergraduate School: Wake Forest University
Medical School: St. George's University
Hobbies: Playing Tennis, Puppy Sitting, Shopping, Bravo TV, and Baking
Academic Interests: Hematology and Oncology, Academic Medicine

Jaimy Villavicencio Kim, M.D.

Jaimy Villavicencio Kim, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Undergraduate School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
Hobbies: Traveling, Painting, Reading Novels, Swimming, and Any Outdoor Activity
Academic Interests: Education, Undecided Fellowship