Ivana Okor, DO
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Undergrad School: Georgia Southern University
Medical School: Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New orleans, LA
What drew me to Cardiology: I find that cardiology is an ever-evolving field with intriguing pathology and physiology. Learning over time about the burden of cardiovascular disease and the opportunities to make a profound clinical impact through prevention, research, and technological advances makes the field very exciting. I love the high acuity in cardiac critical care, and I find rewarding moments in interacting with critically ill patients and their families. In addition, I have an interest in advocating for women's heart health, cardiovascular disease prevention, and equitable health care.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy trying new food/restaurants, dancing, and binge-watching TV shows. Generally living the good life on vacation is also at the top of my enjoyment agenda.
Hammad Ur Rahman, MD
Hometown: Sialkot, Pakistan
Undergrad School: GC University Lahore
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
Residency: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA
What drew me to Cardiology: Since medical school, my cardiology mentors impressed me the most. I always feel thrilled while studying cardiovascular disease and taking care of patients with heart disease. So I decided to become a cardiologist.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I enjoy being outdoor and exploring new places with my family and friends. I also like to follow vlogs on YouTube, current affairs, and cricket.
Priyanka Ghosh, DO
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrad School: Temple University
Medical School: A. T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Allegheny Health Network
What drew me to Cardiology: The heart is the most important organ! Cardiac physiology and pathology has always fascinated me and had a close place in my heart (no pun intended). The more I continue to learn, the more I appreciate how much I don't know and how much there is yet to learn. The constantly evolving field of cardiology drives me to always ask why and seek further understanding. My personal interests within the field are in interventional cardiology and advancing #WomenInCardiology!
What do I like to do in my free time: Being outside - you can find me at the beach or doing water sports in the summer, skiing in the winter, or hiking national parks in the fall and spring. My biggest stress relievers are running and lifting weights. I also have the best niece and nephews who make life so fun!
Ahmad Naeem Lone, MD
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Residency: Robert Packer Hospital
What drew me to Cardiology: The fact that reduction in cardiovascular mortality leads to tangible reduction in all cause mortality.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading, playing on my PS4, spending time with family, outdoors
Rajdeep Chana, DO
Hometown: Manassas, Virginia
Undergrad School: Pitzer College
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
What drew me to Cardiology: The science of cardiology has always felt very intuitive to me since medical school. I had the great privilege to do my Internal Medicine training at the Cleveland Clinic where, under the mentorship and guidance of renowned cardiologists, I took care of patients with complex and sometimes critical cardiac diseases. It was truly amazing to see how physiology of the disease process informs medical decision making. I am equally impressed by the abundance of clinical trials that support most of the decisions made in cardiology, which continues to be an evolving field on the cutting edge.
What do I like to do in my free time: Going for a walk, reading, watching movies, eating out at different restaurants.
Ryan Murphy, DO
Hometown: North Wales, PA
Undergrad School: Villanova University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lehigh Valley Health Network
What drew me to Cardiology: I enjoy Cardiology as it is as challenging as it is rewarding. It is a constantly evolving specialty that requires excellent procedural and clinical skillsets with many interesting subspecialties to pursue. I am particularly interested in Cardiac Critical Care and enjoy observing real-time improvements in a patient's hemodynamics because of my interventions.
What do I like to do in my free time: Going to the gym, reading Sci-fi/Fantasy novels, cooking, exploring the outdoors and finding new restaurants to enjoy.