Internal Medicine Residents

PGY I

AdhikariRabin Adhikari, MD

Hometown: Pokhara,Nepal
Undergraduate School: Gandaki Boarding School
Medical School: Manipal College of Medical Sciences
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I was drawn to internal medicine because of my natural curiosity, love for team work, effective and long term relationships with patients. Internal medicine involves complex interactions of systems ,diversity of patients and their  various presentations, broad thinking ,satisfies thirst for knowledge and desire for strong patient relationships.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love traveling, hiking, kayaking and other adventure sports. I enjoy playing and watching soccer.

 

AleemMuhammad Aleem, MD

Hometown: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan​​​​​​​
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The diversity of pathology that I can see as an internist, the process of reaching a diagnosis, and formulating a comprehensive patient-centric management plan. Internal Medicine also offers an opportunity to practice in a diversity of settings, from acute in-patient medicine to out-patient medicine where I get to develop a long-term relationship with my patients and help them improve their quality of life. This diversity of pathology, settings, and patients provides an ideal environment for life-long learning.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my family, cooking, watching TV shows, or playing board or video games. I like to hike and explore scenic landscapes. I also enjoy swimming.

 

BajracharyaCharu Bajracharya, MD

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Undergraduate School: Mayo College Girls School, India
Medical School: Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal
What drew me to Internal Medicine: My desire to pursue a career in internal medicine is largely attributed to the vast variety of conditions and cases we tackle on a daily basis, while also providing us with a platform to train under subspecialties. 
What do I like to do in my free time: Outdoor activities, reading, watching movies and spending time with my dogs. 

 

Bhatta

Ghanshyam Bhatta, MD

Hometown: Dipayal Silgadhi 
Undergraduate School: Himalayan White House International College
Medical School: Institute of Medicine (IOM)
What drew me to Internal Medicine: During my medical school, I found Internal Medicine intellectually challenging. Detailed history taking, physical examinations, deductive reasoning to reach a diagnosis, critical analysis, complexities of diseases, and holistic treatment approach were really interesting experiences for me. |After graduation from medical school, I worked in one of the remote parts of my country. At that time, I realized that a lot of contributions can be made to the community through early diagnosis and preventive medicines. The complicated cases I had to treat solidified my desire to pursue a residency in Internal Medicine. 
What do I like to do in my free time: During my spare time, I love to watch and play soccer games, spend time with friends and family, and go for short hiking.

 

Bhattarai

Shashank Bhattarai, MD

Hometown: Bharatpur
Undergraduate School: BPKIHS
Medical School: BPKIHS
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I choose internal medicine because in internal medicine we don't only treat the disease but we treat patients as a whole. We keep in mind their other aspects like their family aspect and sociocultural aspects. Internal medicine is a multidisciplinary field where we learn to treat the patient in the inpatient ward, outpatient clinic as well as in critical care.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, i love playing outdoor sports, traveling, listening to music, and trekking.

 

DukhnychNadiya Dukhnych, MD



 

 


 

FatimaNoor E Fatima, MD

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan​​​​​​​
Undergraduate School: Kinnaird College For Women​​​​​​​
Medical School: C.M.H Lahore Medical College​​​​​​​
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine provides me intellectual satisfaction, the multidisciplinary linkage makes it more challenging and provides opportunity to experience different specialties to treat the patients.  My true passion is complex interactions of systems, broad thinking and the longitudinal relationships I am privileged to develop with my patients.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with family, cooking.

 

Jagan

Suchetha Jagan, MD

Hometown: Kerala, India​​​​​​​
Undergraduate School: Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala​​​​​​​
Medical School: MOSC Medical College​​​​​​​
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The complex nature and diverse variety of cases that we get to see in Internal Medicine. There is always scope to learn more and grow everyday. You also have the opportunity to bond with your patients which I believe is special.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: I love hanging out with my friends and family. I enjoy dancing, playing badminton, travelling and trying out new food. But when I'm feeling lazy I would probably be  binge watching a series with snacks! 

 

Jaisawal

Pooja Jaisawal, MD

Hometown: Kaudena-03, Sarlahi, Nepal​​​​​​​
Undergraduate School: Capital College and Research Center, Kathmandu, Nepal​​​​​​​
Medical School: Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar, Nepal​​​​​​​
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I am Interested in Internal Medicine because it has always fascinated me since my medical school as it combines clinical evaluation and logical thinking. We can apply our skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide variety of pathology. It gives the opportunity of building the long-term doctor-patient relationship. Also, it has a wide scope of subspecialty to choose from. ​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I like to cook new dishes, mostly Nepali and Indian cuisines. I love dancing and singing. I enjoy travelling to new places. 

 

Muhammad Khan, MD

Hometown: Layyah, Pakistan​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Undergraduate School: Allama Iqbal Medical College​​​​​​​
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College​​​​​​​
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I like internal medicine because I found it very challenging and mentally stimulating. It is a remarkably diverse and vibrant field. Working with patients presenting with diverse complaints ranging from pain to complex manifestations of the oncologic disease, and the reasoning-based approach coupled with the vastness of the field instilled in me a sense of belonging to this field. In IM, Physicians are directly involved in patient care. They develop a long-term relationship with patients even after discharging them, and they are the main advocate for them when patients need a referral to other sub-specialties. There is exposure to a very wide variety of pathologies. Also, multiple career opportunities are available after completing your residency.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I love spending time with my family.  I also love watching and playing sports. I like traveling very much to scenic places. Listening to music makes me feel better.

 

Lamichhane

Bikal Lamichhane, MD

Hometown: Matepani. Pokhara-12 , Kaski, Gandaki​​​​​​​
Undergraduate School: Gandaki  Boarding School, Pokhara​​​​​​​
Medical School:  Kathmandu University, Nobel Medical College​​​​​​​
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Interest in pathophysiology and willingness to make meaningful connections to help people attracted me toward Internal medicine.  The necessity of smart thinking and intellectual decision-making in medicine is really challenging which further heightens my interest.  The art of arriving at a diagnosis that ends with the satisfaction of helping people enticed me toward IM. It helps me develop meaningful connections and  I consider IM as a powerful tool to develop my intellectual as well Emotional intelligence.|I consider myself an avid learner eager to learn new things. Internal medicine hits me rock-bottom just to realize that I know nothing and there is so much to learn. Wider scope, daily updated clinical approaches, treatment challenges, and the need for new research to cure human suffering is what keeps me persistent in this field.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: -  Making happy conversations with my parents and friends.|-  Watching Series in a new language without subtitles, deducing with visual clues.|- Outdoor, I am fond of trekking, hiking, cycling, and kayaking.|- Medical Camps and  Social work.|- Developing and practicing my own modified version of pranayam and easy to do "" Lazy yogas"".|- Shopping out the latest gadget and selling the old one.

 

Shabih

Sohaib Shabih, MD

Hometown: Karachi​​​​​​​
Undergraduate School: Army Public Intermediate College​​​​​​​
Medical School: Dow Medical College​​​​​​​
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The exciting combination of Intellectual satisfaction ( that comes from dealing with a wide array of complex illnesses) plus the sense of fulfilment that comes from building effective and longitudinal relationship with the patients, is what drew me to internal medicine. ​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: Playing Tennis, movies, spending quality time with friends and family, cooking ( though the love is newly found :D) 


PGY II

Dhillon_PremjeetPremjeet Dhillon, MD

Hometown: Singapore
Undergraduate School: TP Junior College, Singapore
Medical School: Manipal Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I strongly believe that Internal Medicine will offer me the opportunity to apply an advanced understanding of the interrelated factors which affect a patient's overall health while upholding humanistic approaches to patient care. At every juncture, the pursuit of internal medicine has not only quelled my intellectual appetite, but satiated my desire to connect with my patients on a personal level. The more patients I encounter, the more I begin to understand; behind every preeminent complaint, is a person with perspective; a different story to tell.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my downtime, I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my family and refining my culinary arts.
I also believe that a healthy mind and body helps you do your best work hence I actively try to engage in as much physical activity as possible such as hiking, biking, swimming and running.
 

Gupta_TanyaTanya Gupta, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate School: University of Toronto
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Internal medicine is amazing because essentially you are piecing together a puzzle. Using your patient's history, physical exam findings, labs, and imaging, you get to work with a multi-disciplinary team of individuals to diagnose and treat the patient. It is really rewarding to work in a fast paced environment, one in which you are constantly learning new things on a daily basis.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading books (trying to veer away from textbooks and read more novels in my spare time), writing, exercising and I have a new found love for cooking! :)
 

Hu_JunfeiJunfei Hu, MD

Hometown: Hubei, China
Undergraduate School: Sichuan University
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The complexity of medicine makes it a challenging and exciting career for me. It is a great privilege to practice medicine and care for people.
What do I like to do in my free time: Hiking, fishing, cooking, museums and restaurants, traveling and writing.
 

Kim_MijiMiji Kim, MD

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea
Undergraduate School: St. George's Univeristy
Medical School: St. George's University
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I feel that by responding to human needs with my medical knowledge and everything that I have I would become a better person and contribute to a better community.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my family after work keeps me fully charged everyday.
 

Malviya_BalkishanBalkishan Malviya, MD

Hometown: Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Graduate School: R.K.Home school
Medical School: Government Medical College, Bhavnagar
What drew me to Internal Medicine: For me, I like the concept of Continuity of care of medicine. Medicine gives you the opportunity to take care of patients acutely in the hospital and after that, you can follow the patient for a certain period of time longitudinally to build a relationship. That's what I like about medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I like to spend my time with my family and I like swimming and table tennis.
 

ManasFNU Manas, MD

Hometown: Amritsar/Toronto
Medical School: Government Medical College, Amritsar, India
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The combination of patient interactions and intellectual puzzle solving makes Internal Medicine extremely appealing to me. I love the challenges of Internal Medicine, each patient is unique which allows for growth as a physician. I will also have an opportunity for integrating preventive medicine with lifelong continuity of care.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love travelling to new places and participating in outdoor activities with friends and family. I also enjoy my gym time and the time spent playing with my cat, Badshah.
 

Pasham_SudhirSudhir Pasham, MD

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate School: Vikas Junior college
Medical School: Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I wanted to train in Internal Medicine because of the high quality training, comprehensive clinical as well as research exposure, and an adequate balance between work and life outside of the hospital.
What do I like to do in my free time: My hobbies include going to the gym, PS4, playing the guitar and cricket, and sleeping.
 

Paudel_SanjaySanjay Paudel, MD

Hometown: Bharatpur, Nepal
Undergraduate School: Whitehouse International College, Kathmandu
Medical School: B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I was fascinated by the perfect blend of art and science in internal medicine- art of holistic treatment and ever evolving science of medial biology. Moreover, opportunities like exposure to multiple subspecialites, doctor-patient bonding, scholarly activities are always fulfilling.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love outdoor activities like hiking, travelling, photography, table tennis, backyard bonfire, outing with friends. However, movies, music with good food is equally relaxing while inside home.
 

PonnekantI_SravanSravan Ponnekanti, MD

Hometown: Guntur, India
Undergraduate School: Loyola Public School, India
Medical School: Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, India
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I chose to train in Internal Medicine because of its variety and vibrancy. The comprehensive approach to my patients, at times, not only treating the cause of the disease but also identify, counsel, and as we work together to control/ prevent the disease. Most of all, the continual longitudinal relationship with my patients, which I feel privileged to have.
What do I like to do in my free time: Involving with the community, Philately, playing basketball, reading- inclined towards biographies and spending time with friends & family.

Priyadarshini_ShistaShista Priyadarshini, MD

Hometown: Patna, India
Undergraduate School: DAV Public School, MCL, Talcher, Odisha
Medical School: Patna Medical College, India
What drew me to Internal Medicine: My love for the pathophysiology of diseases, the long term patient-physician relationship and being able to decipher the panoramic array of diseases drew me to Internal Medicine. I am really excited for it, not just because I like it, but because I believe it will bring out the best in me!
What do I like to do in my free time: Hiking, biking and exploring new places, spending time with family and trying to bring new cuisine to my kitchen!
 

Sanauliah_OneebOneeb Sanaullah, MD

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Lahore Grammar School
Medical School: CMH Lahore Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The focus on providing compassionate care through problem-solving.
What do I like to do in my free time: Watching The Learning Channel and playing Fifa
 

Singh_SnehaSneha Singh, MD

Hometown: Surat, India
Undergraduate School: Government Medical College, Surat
Medical School: Government Medical College, Surat
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine embraces the excitement and rigors of life-long scholarship and offers diverse clinical opportunities. I have always enjoyed how the fundamental building blocks of physiology, pharmacology and pathology are intertwined to form management plans in this comprehensive specialty. As a specialty, it offers twin attention to the pathophysiologic and personal, a unique schema and a powerful recipe for a life-long invigorating career, which drew my interest towards it.
What do I like to do in my free time: Running/jogging, reading, cooking, travelling, yoga, meditation, listening to music


PGY III

Anwar_MuhammadMuhammad Anwar, MD

Hometown: Karachi
Undergraduate School: Beaconhouse School System
Medical School: Dow Medical College (DUHS)
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Internal medicine provides the opportunity to not only develop a sound understanding of a broad spectrum of medical concepts, but also to apply deductive skills for diagnosing and curing the diseases. This exciting combination of knowledge and reasoning for providing better healthcare for the patients drew me to Internal Medicine
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my family. I make sure to always allow me some time during the day to play with my kids. I also enjoy exercising and watching movies.
 

 Anam Aqeel, MDAnam Aqeel, MD

Hometown: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Punjab College
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
What drew me to Internal Medicine: During my internship, I realized how deeply ingrained in me was the interest in Internal Medicine as it encompasses and overlaps several specialties of medicine and gives practitioner a chance to develop a more global approach.
What do I like to do in my free time: Hanging out with friends and trying new restaurants.
 

 Amlish Gondal, MDAmlish Gondal, MD

Hometown: Pakistan
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The breadth and depth of knowledge encompassed by Internal Medicine and the ability to navigate complex medical and social issues is what drew to me to medicine. However, it is the the patients and the people I work with that has continued to sustain my drive for knowledge and proficiency.
What do I like to do in my free time: Hiking, running and probably finding a cozy restaurant that serves delicious food.
 

Haider_TaimoorTaimoor Haider, MD

Hometown: Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Punjab college
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Because medicine is resonant with my values.
What do I like to do in my free time: Mostly I just sit on the couch, but otherwise play/watch soccer, movies, road trips, and would love to own a horse someday.

Sushmita Khadka, MDSushmita Khadka, MD

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Undergraduate School: St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu
Medical School: College Of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I believe Internal Medicine is the heart of Medicine. Bringing the medical history and examination together to help the patient with the diagnosis and management is fulfilling to me. And the bond you form with your patient is rewarding.
What do I like to do in my free time: Watching movies, traveling, listening to music.
 

 Pushpa Khanal, MDPushpa Khanal, MD

Hometown: Bharatpur, India
Undergraduate School: KIST Medical College
Medical School: KIST Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Opportunity to learn varied and complex medical situations and develop analytical approach towards the problem solving drew me to Internal Medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Traveling, watching movies, hanging out with friends.
 

Jagdesh Kumar, MD Jagdesh Kumar, MD

Hometown: Jamshoro Sindh
Undergraduate School: Public School Hyderabad
Medical School: Isra University Hospital
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I love to solve complex problem especially when we need our deep thinking and vast knowledge. To me medicine needs analytical thinking to solve the complex problems. Off course, to solve complex problem we need to read a lot and learn from our patients. I trust this field has it all for me, the intellectual challenges, the unique patient interactions and the extreme sanctification.
What do I like to do in my free time: In free time I love to watch movies, comedy shows, aerobic exercise, read quality generals and play with my children.
 

David Lucero, MDDavid Lucero, MD

Hometown: Denver, CO
Undergraduate School: University of Colorado at Boulder
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The patient interaction.
What do I like to do in my free time: Going to the gym, leather tooling, painting, drawing, playing some guitar.

Tejaswini Maganti, MDTejaswini Maganti, MD

Hometown: India
Undergraduate School: Narayana College
Medical School: NTR University Health Sciences
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I like the continuity of care that we can provide to the patients and also that we can deal with multiple systems in Internal Medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love to spend my free time with my family. I also enjoy running and watching Netflix series and movies.
 

Shobha Mandal, MDShobha Mandal, MD

Hometown: Janakpur, Nepal
Undergraduate School: Kathmandu Model College
Medical School: Nepal Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The long term relationship with a patient, a wide range of specialty opportunities, learning the disease conditions from root to the prognosis, and treating it as a primary provider. Every thing about the specialty drew me to Internal Medicine!
What do I like to do in my free time: I love to spend time with family and to travel to new places with family and friends. Music and movies have also always been my favorite thing in my free time.
 

 Najma Nawaz, MDNajma Nawaz, MD

Hometown: Morgantown, WV
Undergraduate School: FEF, Pakistan
Medical School: Khyber Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I chose Internal Medicine because Internal Medicine is called QUEEN of medicine for a reason. It's not only about treating the patient as a whole, but creating a long time rapport and relationship with the patient over time. It gives me an internal satisfaction which I really enjoy..
What do I like to do in my free time: Dress designing.
 

Manisha Raikar, MDManisha Raikar, MD

Hometown: Bangalore, India
Undergraduate School: MES, Sirsi, Karnataka, India
Medical School: Mysore Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I love being a classic and well rounded doctor whose expertise is applicable to vast variety of pathologies. Patients come to us during their toughest times and I love being able to help and guide patients in making life-saving decisions.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love cooking (and have few amazing tricks under my sleeves), playing volleyball. One of my newest and best hobbies is spending time with my little one and my husband.