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About Our Residents

Pediatric Residency
Meet our Current Residents
Aiman Altaqi, MD International American University, Saint Lucia
Mary Ayers, MD University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Edward Beatty, DO Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Antonio Belda, MD St. George’s University
Sarah Davidson, MD St. George’s University
Stephannie Davies, MD St. George’s University
Vedant Gupta, DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Zahra Hudda, MD St. George’s University
Amy Porter, MD Harvard Medical School
Bijina Shrestha, MD Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal
Sana Siddiqui, MD St. George’s University
Jessica Smith, DO Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anthony Staples, DO Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Madeleine Townsend, MD St. George’s University

Zeyad Abdulkader, MD Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Kelsey Bertrand, MD University of Queensland, Australia
Niyati Bondale, MD Wright State University
Aditi Dhir, MD Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Kamalvir Gill, MD Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Desiree Levyim, MD St. George’s University
Chetan Mandelia, MD Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Haley Masterson, MD Columbia University College of Medicine
Dipika Menon, MD M.S. Ramiah Medical College, India
Jesse Mortimore, DO Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edouard Sayad, MD LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury, Lebanon
Senthuran Vijayarajah, MD St. George’s University
Yamini Yamini, MD Katurba Medical College, Mangolore
Ei Ye Mon, MD Medical College of Georgia

Sara Akhtar, MD St. George's University
Michelle Bahar, MD Ross University School of Medicine
Marwan Bakhach, MD American University of Beirut
Jessica Barry, MD University of Vermont College of Medicine
M. True Beck Hooper, DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Natalie Bhesania, MD Windsor University
Amena Dossul, MD Ziauddin Medical College, Pakistan
Iqbal El-Assaad, MD Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Simone Jhaveri, MD Topiwala National Medical College, India
Heidi Ochs, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Aman Wadhwa, MD M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, India

Chief Residents
Raidour Ahmed, MD University of Aleppo, Syria
Lauren Mientkiewicz, DO Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Life

Just a few other things we’re proud of…

Residency Representative

Two residents from each class are selected early in the year to act as members of our Pediatric Residency Education Committee. The Committee which also consists of our Program Director, associate program directors, chief residents and assistant chief residents, and core teaching faculty members from all clinical departments meets monthly to review the curriculum of the program and to ensure that the goals and objectives for each rotation meets our standards.

Intern Retreat Bowling

Intern Retreat

One day in the fall, the intern class is excused from afternoon clinical duties for an afternoon of fun and frolic! The retreat offers the interns a chance to relax and get to know each other in a more social setting.

Resident Retreat

Each spring the program hosts an all-resident retreat. All residents participate in a team building educational program that provides resident professional growth and development. And of course. . . after the work time comes some playtime!

Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Our annual graduation ceremony includes a wonderful evening of dinner and entertainment, in the form of a video presentation presented by the second year class. This is an event to celebrate the end of a great year and to say goodbye and good luck to our graduating seniors.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities available include the Relay-for-Life, fund-raising for school supplies for local school children, pediatric literacy campaign, annual hydrocephalus race/walk, Health Fair participation, blood donation drives, participating in the annual Oncology Remembrance Day and more!

Former Resident Testimonials

“I cannot say enough about Cleveland Clinic. I am very proud to have trained there. I feel that my pediatric portion was a perfect blend of primary & tertiary care that prepped me well for specialty pediatrics without missing out on the "bread & butter" issues. Peds GI fellowship was a superb experience. I was comfortable picking up my new practice from, literally, day 1."

"Cleveland Clinic was never short on great mentors, dedicated professionals and teachers. Besides my training, I walked out of Cleveland Clinic with a clear understanding of what sets a high standard for medical care, service and education. For all of that, I am grateful.”

“My training has prepared me well to work in both a tertiary care center and community private practice. I had an excellent inpatient experience with a very broad exposure to both very common and more complex medical diagnosis. Teaching staff are top notch, personable, knowledgeable and approachable.”

Cleveland Clinic Children's Pediatric Training Program Alumni Listing
Resident Graduate Year Fellowship or Practice
Raidour Ahmed, MD 2015 Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Rukshana Ahmed, MD 2015 General Pediatric at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio
Shankar Baskar, MD 2015 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s
Melissa Domis, MD 2015 Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at CHOP
Noha Eltawil, MD 2015 Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition Fellowship
Catherine Heith, MD 2015 Pediatric Intensivist Fellowship at University of Minnesota
Shrinidi Mani, MD 2015 General Pediatrician in New Jersey
Sana Mansoor, MD 2015 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at duPont Children’s, PA
Lauren Mientkiewicz, DO 2015 Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Lina Patel, MD 2015 Pediatric Hospitalist Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA
Vaishal Shah, MD 2015 Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic
Nandita Sharma, MD 2015 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Hershey Medical Center
Susan Tucker, MD 2015 Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at University of Chicago
Ana Catalina Arce Clachar, MD 2014 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's
Areeba Basit, MD 2014 Pediatric Neurology at Seattle, Washington
Heather Daniels, DO 2014 Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD 2013 General Pediatrician
Lileth Mondok, MD 2014 Pediatric Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Children's
Asif Padiyath, MD 2014 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship in Arkansas
Fouseena Pazheri, MD 2014 Allergy Fellow at CCF
Benjamin Reed, MD 2014 Neonatology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's
Nina Shojayi, MD 2014 Pediatric Hospitalist
Heidi Szugye, DO 2014 Chief Resident, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Roopa Thakur, MD 2014 General Pediatrician
Qamar Zaman, MD 2014 Neonatology Fellowship at St. Louis, MO
Anthony Anani, MD 2013 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at CCF
Amrit Bhardwaj, MD 2013 Completing Pediatric Residency in PA
Meghan Drayton Jackson, DO 2013 Pediatric Hem Onc Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio
Afshan Jabeen, MD 2013 General Pediatrician in Indianapolis
M. Nasser Kabbany, MD 2013 General Pediatrician in Parma, Ohio
Matthew Lisi, MD 2013 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship in Georgia
Jeffrey Moore, MD 2013 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio
Charina Reyes, MD 2013 Pediatric Behavioral Fellowship at Rainbow Babies & Children
Ibrahim Sammour, MD 2013 Neonatology Fellowship in Miami, FL
G. Nicole Sinclair, MD 2013 Pediatric Intensivist Fellowship in Detroit, MI
Jeein Yoon, MD 2013 Pediatric Psychology Fellowship in Philadelphia
Angela Zamarripa, MD 2013 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Detroit, MI
Arnaldo Zayas-Santiago, MD 2013 Pediatric Hospitalist at Cleveland Clinic Children's
Sophia Ali, MD 2012 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Danielle Bellotti, MD 2012 General Pediatrician in Seattle, WA
Arielle Bokisa, MD 2012 Neonatology Fellowship in Columbus
Karine Guerrier, DO 2012 Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Wasim Khasawneh, MD 2012 Staff, Neonatologist at Fairview Hospital
Jamie Kistler, MD 2012 Neonatology Fellowship at MetroHealth
Zachary Leibson, MD 2012 General Pediatrics
Stephen Mac, MD 2012 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in South Carolina
Vera Okwu, MD 2012 Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Marc Ricks, MD 2012 Pediatrician in North Dakota
Helen Tewelde, MD 2012 General Pediatrician at Community Health Center in Chicago
Stefanie Thomas, MD 2012 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Children's
Carla Torres-Zegarra, MD 2012 Pediatric Dermatology Resident in Denver, CO