Clinical Rotations

Clinical Rotations

We provide comprehensive clinical training with our residents rotating in hospital medicine, intensive care unit, cardiac care unit, night float, continuity clinic and a myriad of elective rotations with dedicated teaching faculty at Fairview hospital and Cleveland Clinic. The rotations are designed in 2-week block with a goal of incorporating continuity clinic in a 6 plus 2 model.

Sample PGY-1 Rotation

Consult Services: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, MICU, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary, & Rheumatology
Electives (Second Half of Academic Year - Clinical): Cardiology, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology & Rheumatology
Preliminary Anesthesia, Neurology, & Radiology @ Fairview otherwise @ CCF
6 weeks
Hospital Medicine Day 18 weeks
Hospital Medicine Night Float 4 weeks
ICU Days 8 weeks
Ambulatory/Longitudinal Care Clinic 10 weeks
Infectious Disease
2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

Sample PGY-2 Rotation

CCU 4 weeks
Electives 12 weeks ( Up to 4 weeks of research elective)
Hospital Medicine Day 4 weeks
Hospital Medicine Night Float 4 weeks
ICU Days (Private) 2 weeks
ICU Nights 4 weeks
Infectious Disease 2 weeks
Longitudinal Care Clinic 10 weeks
Rapid Response Team 4 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

Sample PGY-3 Rotation

Electives 12 weeks (Up to 4 weeks of research elective)
Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
Geriatrics 4 weeks
Hospital Medicine Day 8 weeks
ICU Days (CCF) 2 weeks
ICU Days (Private) 2 weeks
CCU 2 weeks
Longitudinal Care Clinic 10 weeks
Rapid Response Team 4 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
Elective Rotations

Elective Rotations

Elective rotations are a significant part of our program's second and third years of training. These are available in all of the different disciplines of Internal Medicine as well as in other related specialties. Our elective rotations add to the skills of the future internist or prepare the resident to an excellent start if a career in an Internal Medicine subspecialty is pursued.

  • Allergy
  • Anesthesia
  • Board Review
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Research
  • Rheumatology
Didactics and Conference Schedules

Didactics and Conference Schedules

Morning Report

Morning Reports are conducted Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. for Hospital Medicine Teams, Hospital Medicine Night Float Teams and Rapid Response Team. Generally, admissions are discussed, identifying problems, discussing appropriate plan for investigation and therapy, high-level evidence-based case discussions along with fun filled medical jeopardy and challenging board review sessions.

Rapid Response Team Presentation

The rapid response team presents once a month. This is an interesting case encountered while on the rapid response rotation and addresses medical knowledge and system-based competencies.

Internal Medicine Didactic Conferences

Hospital Medicine Didactic Conferences are held on every Wednesday at noon for Hospital Medicine Teams.

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds are held on Thursdays. These are high-level presentations by speakers from our own faculty as well as individuals who are well recognized locally and nationally.

Medical Management Conferences

Medical Management Conferences are held on Friday's at noon. Residents discuss interesting cases and their evidence-based management seen during their various rotations. The resident will be working with a mentor from the teaching faculty to help prepare.

  • PGY-1: Medical Management
  • PGY-2: Morbidity & Mortality
  • PGY-3: Residents Journal Club
Mentorship

Mentorship

When residents joint our program, each intern will be assigned an advisor to help them navigate their internship. Going to second and third year, each resident will chose a mentor from a dedicated mentor pool that will help with career forming and decisions.


Mark Angel, MD
Dr. Mark Angel

Cardiology

Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology - University of Virginia Health System - Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency: Internal medicine Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago
Medical Education: University of the Witwatersrand Medical School - Rootstown, OH


Anjili Maroo, MD
Anjili Maroo, MD

Cardiology

Fellowship: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology - Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate: Yale

Hello, prospective mentees!

I am a cardiologist at Fairview, and I am looking forward to working with you on your career goals. My professional interests after training are fairly broad---I enjoy looking after the spectrum of preventive cardiology through complex CAD, I like heart failure and shock, I enjoy cardiac problems during pregnancy, I enjoy the diagnostic potential of cardiac imaging, and I like arrhythmias. Although, I do think someone really ought to find a durable cure for A.fib. We would all be better off without A.fib (at least in our dreams). I especially enjoy cases in which cardiac pathology affects multisystem disease processes--these cases allow ongoing learning and insight into other specialties. For those of you considering a cardiology-related specialty, I hope I will be able to help you!


Anish Kumar Pattisapu, MD
Anish Kumar Pattisapu, MD

Cardiology

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease - Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal medicine - Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine - Rootstown, OH
Undergraduate: The University of Akron Akron, OH


Andrew Sakiewicz, MD
Andrew Sakiewicz, MD

Cardiology

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease. Chief Fellow - MetroHealth Medical Center- Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal medicine - MetroHealth Medical Center
Medical Education: New York Medical College - Valhalla, NY
Medical Education: Karl Franzens Universitaet - Graz, Austria
Interests: General cardiology, Echocardiography.


Gautam Shah, MD
Gautam Shah, MD

Cardiology

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic- Cleveland, OH
Medical Education: Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, India
Interests: Medical education, EKG.


Ossama Lashin, MD, PhD
Ossama Lashin, MD, PhD

Endocrinology

Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism - University Hospitals of Cleveland- Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - University Hospitals of Cleveland - Cleveland, OH
Medical Education: PhD - Case Western Reserve University
Medical Education: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine - Cairo, Egypt


Dorota Whitmer, MD
Dorota Whitmer, MD

Endocrinology

Fellowship: Endocrinology - Georgetown University Hospital - Washington, DC
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Medical Education: Poznan University of Medical Sciences - Poznan, Poland
Undergraduate: Cornell University - Ithaca, NY USA


Ala Abdel-Jalil, MD, FACP
Ala Abdel-Jalil, MD, FACP

Gastroenterology

Fellowship: Advanced Endoscopy - Advent Health, Orlando, FL
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
Fellowship: Esophageal Motility Disorders - Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Internal Medicine - Henry Ford Health Systems
Medical Education: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine - Amman, Jordan

Other training:

  • Graduate School - Harvard Medical School
  • Global Clinical Scholar Research Training Program (Certificate)

Imad Asaad, MD
Imad Asaad, MD

Gastroenterology

Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) Program
Fellowship: Hepatology - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - Newark, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai - St. Luke's-Roosevelt - New York, NY
Medical Education: Aleppo University - Aleppo, Syria


Luke Dogyun Kim, MD
Luke Dogyun Kim, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology - University of Virginia Health System - Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship: Geriatrics - Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Flushing Hospital and Medical Center - Flushing, NY
Medical Education: Korea University College of Medicine - Seoul, Korea

Other training/education:

  • Graduate School - Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH

Hamed Daw, MD
Hamed Daw, MD

Hematology / Oncology

Fellowship: Hematology & Medical Oncology - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Medical Education: Universite Libre de Bruxelles - Brussels
Undergraduate: Central Saida School – Lebanon


Brian Haines, MD
Brian Haines, MD

Hematology / Oncology

Fellowship: Hematology & Medical Oncology - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospitals
Residency: Internal Medicine - Case Western Reserve University / MetroHealth Medical Center
Medical Education: The University of Toledo College of Medicine


Lena Dergham, MD
Lena Dergham, MD

Hospital Medicine

Fellowship: Palliative Medicine - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Marshall University Affiliated Hospitals- Huntington, WV
Medical Education: Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine - Aleppo, Syria


Rama Gajulapalli, MD
Rama Gajulapalli, MD

Hospital Medicine

Residency:
Internal Medicine - Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland - OH
Medical Education: University of Mysore, JJM Medical College Davangere, Karnataka


Amy O'Linn, DO
Amy O'Linn, DO, SFHM FACP

Hospital Medicine

Amy O’Linn DO SFHM FACP has served patients as a Cleveland Clinic hospitalist physician for 14 years in the Cleveland Clinic system, and has had numerous leadership roles, including President of the Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (2011-2014); Site director for hospital medicine at Fairview hospital (2013-2018); and Regional Hospital Medicine Quality Improvement Officer (2018-Present).As physician lead for Enterprise Readmission Reduction since 2018, Dr. O’Linn has led numerous efforts to assure patients a durable discharge, including operationalizing the Discharge Medication Reconciliation hard stop for roughly 170,000 patients across the Enterprise annually (2018/2019); improving the communication from hospital to skilled nursing facility with the Dr. Connect enhancements (2019); expanding the Individualized Care Plan work from a local effort to Enterprise-wise in 2020; and finally leading the Readmission Reduction Team of Teams in 2021. Dr. O’Linn is passionate about maintaining the safety and quality of the hospital experience for our patients and giving patients the best chance at a durable hospital discharge. In addition to her Quality work, Dr. O’Linn serves her peers as an Advanced Peer Coach and has been trained in the Cleveland Clinic’s Emerge Stronger program. Dr. O’Linn currently serves as co-chair for National Quality Forum Admissions and Readmissions committee, which influences decision-making on a national scale.


KV Gopalakrishna, MD, FACP, FIDSA | Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
K.V. Gopalakrishna, MD, FIDSA, FACP

Infectious Disease
Chairman, Internal Medicine
Diplomat in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Interests: Dr. Gopal is a member of many prestigious medical societies and is active in hospital committees. He is the 1999 recipient of the Master Teacher award from ACP-ASIM Ohio Chapter. In 2019, he was a recipient of the American College Physician (ACP) Ohio Laureate Award Winner. Dr. Gopal is an avid baseball fan and serves as a team physician for the Cleveland Indians.


Diane Dietzer, DO
Diane Dietzer, DO

Nephrology

Fellowship: Nephrology and Hypertension - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Medical Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York, NY
Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA


Rhyan Maditz, DO
Rhyan Maditz, DO

Nephrology

Fellowship: Nephrology and Hypertension - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Beaumont Health System - Royal Oak, MI
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie, PA
Undergraduate: University of Maryland - College Park, MD


Matthew McGuire, MD
Matthew McGuire, MD

Nephrology

Fellowship: Nephrology and Hypertension - The University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor, MI
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston- Houston, TX
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie, PA
Undergraduate: Ohio State University College of Medicine - Columbus, OH


Katherine Eilenfeld, DO
Katherine Eilenfeld, DO

Palliative Medicine

Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Medicine - Metro Health Medical Center - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Saint John Medical Center - Westlake, OH
Medical Education: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine - Lewisburg, WV
Undergraduate: Valparaiso University - Valparaiso, IN


Saaima Arshad, MD | Cleveland Clinic
Saaima Arshad, MD, FACP

Primary Care
Associate Program Director
Medical Director, Westown Health Center

Residency: Internal Medicine residency - Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital
Interests: Hospital medicine and rheumatology, Case reports, board review, and doctor’s dilemma.


Henry Ng, MD
Henry Ng, MD

Primary Care 
Head of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Medical Care 

Masters: Public Health Case Western Reserve University
Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Undergraduate: Biochemistry - Michigan State University


Sudhir Dudekonda, MD
Sudhir Dudekonda, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Fellowship: Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine - St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. New York - NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Englewood Hospital. Englewood, NJ
Medical Education: Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College - Davangere, Karwatara, India


Jose Contreras, MD
Jose Contreras, MD

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Fellowship: Sleep Medicine - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – New York, NY
Fellowship: Pulmonary Disease - Brooklyn Hospital Center - Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Brooklyn Hospital Center - Brooklyn, NY
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine - Edison, NJ


Muhammad Nouman Iqbal, MD
Muhammad Nouman Iqbal, MD 

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine 

Fellowship: Sleep Medicine - CWRU/Joint Program with UH & Metro Health
Fellowship: Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine - Metro Health Medical Center - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Fairview Hospital - Cleveland, OH
Medical Education: Rawalpindi Medical College - Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan


Bassam Al-Haddad, MD
Bassam Al-Haddad, MD

Rheumatology

Fellowship: Rheumatology - Metro Health Medical Center - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Fairview Hospital - Cleveland, OH
Medical Education: Al-Baath University Faculty of Medicine – Syria


Kinanah Yaseen, MD
Kinanah Yaseen, MD

Rheumatology

Fellowship: Vasculitis - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Fairview Hospital - Cleveland, OH
Internship: Family Medicine - Al Assad University Hospital - Syria
Medical Education: University of Tishreen - Latakia, Syria

Career highlights:

  • Chief resident Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2020 Adel Askari Memorial Award, honoree of Cleveland Society of Rheumatology 2020 Fellowship Award: Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium and Vasculitis Foundation