Internal Medicine Residents

PGY I

Pushpa 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.

Sushmita 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.

David 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.

Najma 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.

Shobha 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.

Anam 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.

Tejaswini 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.

Manisha 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.

Amlish 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.

PGY II

Aisha Abdul Khaliq, MD

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate School: 
LCWU
Medical School: 
Allama Iqbal Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I will quote Lisa Sanders here " A lot of the appeal of internal medicine is Sherlockian-solving the case from the clues. We are detectives, we revel in the process of figuring it all out. it's what doctors most love to do."
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading novels and watching movies and TV shows.

Nirajan Adhikari, MD

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Undergraduate School:
B.P. Korirala Institute of Health Sciences
Medical School: 
B.P. Korirala Institute of Health Sciences
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The fun of practicing the noble profession.
What do I like to do in my free time: Working out at gym!!!

Ahman Fred Alzoubi, DO

Hometown: Horseheads, NY
Undergraduate School:
SUNY Geneseo
Medical School:
LECOM
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The ability to care for patients in multiple clinical settings.
What do I like to do in my free time: Playing tennis and cooking.

Chandrakala Dadeboyina, MD

Pravash Kumar Dhakal, MD

Nasir Hameed, MD

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: 
Allama Iqbal Medical College

Mahin Rehman, MD

Hometown: Horseheads, NY
Undergraduate School:
Cornell University
Medical School:
NYCOM
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The fact that I want to do cardiology!
What do I like to do in my free time: Sleeping and dreaming of code-free life :) but I play guitar, love horology, play video games and exercising.

Kriti Suwal, MD

Litty Thomas, MD

PGY III

Mariam Avetisova, MD

Hometown: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Undergraduate School:
David Tvildidani Medical University
Medical School:
Aieti Medical School
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I chose Internal Medicine as a field because it gives me the opportunity to provide comprehensive care to many different patient with wide range of diseases.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my family.

Binita Dahal, MD

Hometown: Birendranagar Surkhet, Nepal
Undergraduate School:
Kathmandu Model College
Medical School:
Nepal Medical College
What drew me to Internal Medicine:Internal Medicine was always my first choice as a specialty. The thought process involved in making differential diagnosis, the variety of the patient population and work environment settings on the ICU, floor, outpatient clinic and integrated patient physician
relationship drew me to IM.
What do I like to do in my free time: Shopping, listening to music, cooking, reading non fiction books and I love to go out with my family and friends.

Osama Ismail, MD

Hometown: Bonifay, FL
Undergraduate School:
University of Florida
Medical School:
Windsor University School of Medicine, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
What drew me to Internal Medicine: What drew me to Internal Medicine was the variety of cases and how it provides a life long experience of challenging clinical medicine. Another big consideration was the opportunity to experience different specialties and pursue a fellowship.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy spending times outdoors and traveling to different destinations. My favorite way to relax is to spend time with family and friends.

Salman Khan, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate School:
City College of New York
Medical School:
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I was not good at Organic Chemistry and it seems like Internal Medicine is the farthest thing from it. But seriously, Internal Medicine has the coolest sub specialties that really challenge you to think.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I can be found dodging responsibilities. Plus I am a coffee enthusiast.

Vrushali Pachpande, MD

Hometown: Thane, India
Graduate School:
University of Houston
Medical School:
Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, India
What drew me to Internal Medicine: A real opportunity to develop meaningful doctor-patient relationships that is offered by Internal Medicine along with the numerous fellowship options that are available attracted me towards this specialty.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my family, listening to music.

Jasleena Peliya, MD

Hometown: Jammu, India
Undergraduate School:
Government Medical College, Jammu, India
Medical School:
Government Medical College, Jammu, India
What drew me to Internal Medicine: The wide array of patients and medical conditions and the ability to interact with them in both inpatient and outpatient setting made me choose Internal Medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Catching up on sleep, cooking and exploring new places.

Arqam Salam, MD

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate School:
Beaconhouse School System
Medical School:
Nishtar Medical College and Hospital, Multan, Pakistan
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.

Harshil Shah, MD

Hometown: Godhra, Gujarat, India
Medical School: Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
What drew me to Internal Medicine: Internal medicine always fascinated me as I can diagnose and treat difficult symptoms that don’t have an easy explanation. It was also the ability of dealing with these sorts of issues that I found compelling. Moreover, required rotations through the medical subspecialties helps to bolster my knowledge about rarer diseases and complications I may confront, and improve my facility with physical-exam and history-taking skills in specialist areas.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy socializing with my friends and colleagues, traveling, watching movies, listening to music and reading books.

Abhinay Theli, MD

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate School:
S.V.S Medical College, India
Medical School:
S.V.S Medical College, India
What drew me to Internal Medicine: I chose Internal Medicine because I get to treat patients with complicated multi-system disease processes, helping me mature in dealing with the basic and complicated medical issues while I clear my path towards fellowship in the future.
What do I like to do in my free time: Going out on long drives, playing football and Ping pong, binge watching movies and TV series and cooking and baking. The rest of the time, I have music playing in the background.