Internal Medicine Residents
Imran Amer, MD
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Beaconhouse School System
Medical School: Nishtar Medical University
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I followed my father into this profession. But I started warming up to Internal Medicine during my internship year. For me, it was the naturalness of it, uniform & regular at times, but also intuitive & involuntary at others, much like life itself. To be able to have those long-lasting and meaningful connections with your patients, while truly making a difference in their lives is what keeps me going. It also encompasses a wide array of sub-specialties which offer diverse experience and promote interest building for future prospects.
What do I like to do in my free time: Free time is family time first, then everything else; which, for me would be running, hitting the gym, catching up or meet up with friends, exploring new places and cuisines, and occasionally, cooking.
Ayesha Anwar, MD
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Kinnaird College for Women
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I always appreciated how internists gather clues, learn to ask the right questions, and critically analyse each piece of information that makes up a challenging case. Finding the link between biology, physiology, and diverse anatomical functions is incredibly satisfying to my detective core. Equally important, the patient-physician relationship in the internal medicine helps me to remember that, behind every diagnosis, is a person with a unique story, worldview, belief system, and core values. This gives me a privilege to learn to provide patient management as a whole.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading books, Painting, Interior designing and Travelling with friends and family.
Shraddha Bhattarai, MD
Undergraduate School: S.O.S Hermann Gmeiner Higher Secondary School
Medical School: Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine is like solving puzzle. we can see varieties of cases in Internal Medicine, some of them are challenging and needs deep knowledge to treat before coming to the conclusion. I like the challenges this field confers upon me.
What do I like to do in my free time: Travel, work in garden, Knit, decorate room, listen to music.
Lavanya Dondapati, MD
Hometown: Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Undergraduate School: A.P.P.M Model High School, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Medical School: Siddhartha Medical College, NTR University, Andhra Pradesh, India.
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I identified myself with internal medicine due to its diverse case presentations, along with the wisdom and meticulous investigation it takes to arrive at the probable diagnosis and my ability to connect risk factors and pathophysiology behind symptom manifestation, and my attentiveness when listening to patients, providing care with empathy rather than sympathy. Knowing that prescription is just one side of the coin and patient care does not stop with prescription is an invaluable lesson I also learned as an intern that has guided me to date.
What do I like to do in my free time: I experience great delight in cooking traditional food. I would love to go for long drives and spend time with family and friends.
Khwaja Hasan, MD
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Baqai Medical University
Medical School: Baqai Medical University
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I have always been intrigued by Internal Medicine. Internal Medicine is extremely vast and offers a challenge to an aspiring clinician. Patients presenting with complex clinical problems appear like a puzzle and each symptom, sign and diagnostic investigation offers a clue to solving that puzzle.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spend time with family, watch movies, read books.
Daebin Im, MD
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate School: St. George's University School of Arts and Sciences
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
What drew me to Internal Medicine: William Osler, in an article for the historical investigation of Internal Medicine, emphasized the indispensability of the certain length of time needed to become a doctor versed generally well in all aspects of human health and disease. After reading it, I felt today's super sub-specialization of medicine less exciting. With the millennial's beloved work-life balance excised from the selection equation, it had to be Internal Medicine. Whatever it is that can be gained after the long training that will enable me to see through the human suffering seemed more fulfilling in Internal Medicine than in other specialties.
What do I like to do in my free time: Music
Asnia Kauser, DO
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate School: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Midwestern University AZCOM
What drew me to Internal Medicine: As an all-encompassing field, Internal Medicine has always stimulated my intellectual curiosity and I take pride in the fact that to be a successful internist is to be a lifelong learner. Using this knowledge to provide longitudinal care for my patients is the role I hope to play in my community and what I believe to be my purpose.
What do I like to do in my free time: Napping, playing chess, watching TV/movies, and browsing Zillow.
Mahathi Kunduru, MD
Hometown: Hanamkonda, Telangana, India
Undergraduate School: Sri Sai Chaitanya Mahila Junior Kalasala, Vijayawada, India
Medical School: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I like Internal Medicine because it includes a broad range of medical knowledge. To diagnose and manage each patient, I need to understand why it occurred in the first place( pathophysiology) for each disease and then manage it accordingly. It needs a lot of critical reasoning and deep thinking. I also like the branch because of the regular patient interaction it provides.
What do I like to do in my free time: I like to sing, dance, play badminton.
Bijay Phuyal, MD
Hometown: Sundarharaicha-9, Biratchowk, Morang, NepalB
Undergraduate School: Vishwa Adarsha Higher Secondary School
Medical School: B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I have always wanted to be confident while taking care of patients with co-morbidity and complexity. Internal Medicine residency training will help me to build a strong foundation and will make me better able to individualize the care plans for my patients. Also, it has a diverse options after residency like being a hospitalist or primary care or pursuing sub specialty fellowship.
What do I like to do in my free time: Playing guitar, ukulele, soccer, ping-pong, hiking.
Nimmi Ravindranath, MD
Hometown: Thrissur, Kerala, India
Undergraduate School: Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thrissur.
Medical School: Government Medical College, Thrissur, India.
What drew me to Internal Medicine: As someone who thoroughly enjoys the process of learning, teaching, and loves to be challenged, I have always been drawn to the field of Internal Medicine. The vast variety of pathology we see on a daily basis and the multi-system approach to it, is gratifying to say the least. I find myself in awe of how each patient encounter is unique despite the same pathology, and how I learn something new each day! I believe it takes a specially-trained eye to focus on the big picture, to treat the whole person. IM would give me the satisfaction of being a good diagnostician whilst focusing on building great connection with my patients!
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy a little bit of everything! I enjoy long scenic drives with good music, trying new restaurants, swimming, kayaking, walking outdoors, watching Stand up comedy etc. I find singing, dancing and cooking to be therapeutic! Experimenting sustainable healthy lifestyle choices is a new found interest of mine these days.. Nevertheless, watching an exciting TV series would be a quick lazy mood booster after a tiring day!
Rashmi Subramani, MD
Hometown: Chinnalapatti, Tamilnadu, India
Undergraduate School: SRV HSS Rasipuram
Medical School: Saveetha Medical College and Hospital
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I believe internal medicine is broad and the only specialty where I can take care of an 18-year-old stable patient in the outpatient clinic and, at the same time, sick declining elderly in the intensive care unit. I love the cognitive challenge of thinking through the complex pathophysiology of the underlying diseases, their presentations, and coming up with comprehensive care plans.
What do I like to do in my free time: Numismatics - currency coin collection, group workouts like Zumba, and spending quality time with my family.
Sundas Zahra, MD
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: Beaconhouse School System
Medical School: Liaquat National Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine allows doctors to have a longitudinal look at their patients when they are sick and also when they are well. Practicing Internal Medicine will allow me to work with a diverse range of patients and their diseases in the community. I enjoy caring for the patients and thrive on the clinical and diagnostic challenges of treating them with a personalized approach.
What do I like to do in my free time: I relax by doing yoga and meditating. I enjoy listening to audiobooks and watching sitcoms.
Rabin Adhikari, MD
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.
Muhammad 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.
Charu 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.
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.
Shashank Bhattarai, MD
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.
Nadiya Dukhnych, MD
Noor 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.
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!
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.
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.
Sudhir 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.
Sohaib Shabih, MD
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)
Premjeet Dhillon, MD
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.
Tanya 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! :)
Junfei 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.
Miji 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.
Balkishan 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.
FNU Manas, MD
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.
Sanjay 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.
Sravan 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.
Shista 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!
Oneeb 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
Sneha 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