Fellows who matched our program and will join us on July 1, 2020.
Angad Deengar, M.D.
Angad was born in India and did his early schooling in Mumbai before moving to Toronto during middle school. He completed his undergraduate studies at York University in Toronto, including one extremely rewarding year abroad at La Autónoma in Madrid, where he learned to speak Spanish. He went to medical school in the Dutch Caribbean, on the idyllic island called Saba, and rotated through 8 different cities for his clinical rotations. In 2017, he joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Norwalk Hospital. His goals include improving patient access to preventative medicine and improving his skills both as a procedurals and educator in the critical-care setting. While not in the hospital, Angad continues to play hockey or ski in the winter, and hike mountains in the summer. He hopes to continue traveling to new lands with his wife & soon-to-be-born child.
Simrina Sabharwal, M.B.B.S.
Simrina was born and raised in Punjab, India and attended Government Medical College, Patiala, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, and is currently training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Simrina’s career interests include obstructive lung disease, interstitial lung disease, and medical education. In her free time, she likes to travel, hike, read fiction, and explore new cuisines.
Katherine Stettmeier, M.D.
Kate was raised in Kensington, CT. She received her B.S. in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, and attended Ross University for her medical school training. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Connecticut, where she also remained for her Pulmonary and Critical Care training. Her career interests include sleep medicine, COPD, and shock. Outside of medicine, she enjoys traveling, fashion, and riding motorcycles.
Soontharee Congrete, M.D.
Soontharee was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She went to Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University In Bangkok, Thailand for her medical school training. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA. Soontharee has an interest in obesity-related lung physiology and pulmonary hypertension. Outside of medicine, Soontharee is a foodie and enjoys cooking ethnic recipes. She also enjoys yoga, pilates, and barre.
Nasheena Jiwa, M.D.
Nasheena was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and also lived and grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas and double majored in Human Biology and French. She was also involved with university symphony orchestra and vocal performance in concert choir at KU. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital/Yale affiliate in Waterbury, CT where she also a completed a chief resident year. In terms of career and research aspirations, she is still exploring ideas. She has research and career interests in pulmonary arterial hypertension, asthma and ILD. Outside of medicine, she enjoys yoga, ice skating and cycling.
Anil Magge, M.D.
Anil was born and raised in South Windsor, Connecticut. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Haverford College, PA. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended medical school at the University of Connecticut Medical School. He then remained at the University of Connecticut where he completed his Internal Medicine residency, Chief residency and is currently enrolled in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. Anil hopes to pursue an advanced fellowship in interventional pulmonology. He has career interests in pleural lung disease, thoracic oncology, and academic medicine. Outside of medicine, Anil is an avid traveler and tennis player.
Hira Shahzad, M.B.B.S.
Hira was raised in Islamabad, Pakistan. She attended Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan for her medical school training. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut where she also remained for her Pulmonary and Critical Care training. Hira’s current career interests include pulmonary vascular disease, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, and septic shock. Outside of medicine she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Evan Nadler, M.D.
Evan was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He pursued his undergraduate education at McGill University in Montreal, where he majored in Finance and Accounting. Evan then completed two years in the science program at McGill University before attending medical school at the American University of the Caribbean. Following medical school, he joined the University of Connecticut where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He continued at UConn as a chief resident and is currently completing his fellowship in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine program. His career interests include quality improvement, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary manifestations of rheumatologic diseases. His interests outside of medicine include hockey, golf, traveling and spending time with family.
Carissa Monterroso, M.D.
Carissa was born and raised in the Central Valley of California where she cultivated a love for the outdoors. She went to UC Davis where she completed her B.S. in Exercise Biology. After her undergraduate training, she moved to Boston where she worked as a research assistant at a small biotech company. During her time there, she worked on clinical trials for an immunotherapy in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and glioblastoma. She went to the American University of Caribbean where she completed her medical school training. She had the opportunity to do part of her clinical training in London which provided a unique clinical and cultural experience. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Connecticut. She continued her training at UConn in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She has developed an interest in thoracic oncology, interstitial lung diseases, education and critical care. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and trail running during her free time.
Jose Soriano, M.D.
Jose was born and raised in Queens, New York. He remained in New York for his undergraduate degree at St. Johns University. He then completed his medical school education at St. George’s University. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Connecticut. Prior to starting his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at UConn he worked for a number of years as an academic hospitalist. He worked closely with medical residents, interns and students and found his teaching experience to be very rewarding. Career interests include pulmonary hypertension and sleep medicine. Outside of medicine he plays guitar, runs, and spends time with his family.