Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellows

1st Year

Shital Oli, MDShital Oli, MD

Hometown: Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
Undergrad School: Nobel Medical College
Medical School: Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar, Nepal​​​​​​​
Residency: Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, New York​​​​​​​
What drew me to  Pulmonology: The multidisciplinary approach to working as a team for the best outcome in critical patients is one of the things that attracted me to this specialty. Seeing patients who initially come to the ICU in complex situations leaving the ICU with improvement is very satisfying. Also, working during the COVID period was really a great experience that motivated me further toward critical care.|The interesting part of pulmonology is that we can see ICU patients in the pulmonary clinic after discharge, from which we can learn the course of the diseases, and maintain continuity of care which ultimately helps achieve better outcomes.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: Watching movies with my family, and playing soccer, cricket, and tennis with my friends. I love to hike and am learning to ski.

Harshil Shah, MDHarshil Shah, MD

Hometown: Godhra, Gujarat, India​​​​​​​
Undergrad School: Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China​​​​​​​
Medical School: Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China​​​​​​​
Residency: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA​​​​​​​
What drew me to Pulmonology: My passion for Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine began during my residency training at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and I yearn to augment my skills and knowledge as a Pulmonary/Critical care physician. The fast paced, quick thinking is what attracted me to this field. You get to be great at procedures, save lives when able, use critical thinking skills and treat and find what others may not think of. ​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my friends and family, Hiking, Workout and watching movies and TV shows

2nd Year

AlshemierKatie Alsheimer, DO

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergrad School: D'Youville College
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University at Buffalo - Catholic Health
What drew me to  Pulmonology: I thoroughly enjoy all aspects but to name a few specifics, the team based approach of the icu and the delicate intricacy of pulmonology are among the traits that attracted me to pulmonology and critical care.
What do I like to do in my free time: Running, yoga, row climbing, hiking, and kayaking.

BurgeiJonathan Burgei, DO

Hometown: Delphos, OH
Undergrad School: Xavier University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Summa Health Akron City Hospital
What drew me to Pulmonology: I enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team to help tackle pretty complex patient care. It is very rewarding to help patients and their loved ones through a difficult time in their life. I enjoy learning all of the physiology and the procedures that come with the specialty!
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time I enjoy traveling, running, hiking, playing volleyball and watching Xavier basketball.

3rd Year

LantryJulia Lantry, MD

Hometown: Akron, OH
Undergrad School: Kent State University
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine - Summa Health Akron City Hospital
What drew me to  Pulmonology: I enjoy the complex decision making involved in caring for the sickest patients in the hospital, as well as watching those patients improve and recover. I am excited to combine an in-depth knowledge of pulmonary disease with critical care training to provide the best possible care for every patient I encounter.
What do I like to do in my free time: I'm a big fan of reading, particularly fiction and anything by Stephen King. I also enjoy yoga and going out to eat.

SwalihMohamed Swalih, DO

Hometown: Ridgewood, New York
Undergrad School: CUNY Hunter College
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Northwell Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
What drew me to Pulmonology: There were these qualities I grew to admire during my medical training in the ICU and then I realized what I strive to become - a compassionate communicator who is specialized in the careful interpretation of bedside, laboratory, and imaging information, along with constant reassessments, and who is ultimately prepared to intervene swiftly on patients that are deteriorating. It was always love at first sight since my medical school days and I could not be happier to begin this part of my career. Now pulmonary medicine? Fascinating field and there is nothing more satisfying in relieving another's dyspnea. 
What do I like to do in my free time: Resting; spending time with my loved ones; reading stories; looking into the idea of exercising, because it is a great idea; figuring out how to fix broken things; window shopping; and playing sports like handball and basketball.