Residents Leadership

Residents Leadership

Chief Residents

Sami Al Ampnti, MD
Sami Al Ampnti, MD
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Syria

Adil Vural, MD
Adil Vural, MD
Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpasa Tip, Turkey

Wellness Officers

Tarini Gunaratne
Tarini Gunaratne, MD - Senior Wellness Officer
Univ. College Dublin School of Medicine, Ireland

Eduard Krishtopaytis, MD
Eduard Krishtopaytis, MD
Rostov State Medical University, Russia

Academic Officer

Sachin Kumar, MD
Sachin Kumar, MD
Sawai Man Singh Medical College, India

Quality and Scholarly Officer

Marcos Garcia, MD
Marcos Garcia, MD
Faculdade de Medicina de Marília (FAMEMA), Brazil

Meet Our Residents

Meet Our Residents

PGY-3

Sami Al Ampnti, MD
Sami Al Ampnti, MD
Medical school – University of Damascus, Syria
Prior clinical research/experience – Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Respiratory Institute (2019-2020)
Hobbies – Watching Soccer “Big fan of FC Barcelona”, Comic books reading, and traveling
Career interest – Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, particularly Pulmonary Hypertension and iCPET

Dina Alayan, MD
Dina Alayan, MD

Medical School - University of Damascus, Syria
Hobbies - Listening to music, spending time with family, cooking and reading
Career interest - Pulmonary and Critical Care

Feras Alkhalaileh, MD
Feras Alkhalaileh, MD

Medical school - University Of Jordan, Jordan
Prior clinical research/experience - 1 year residency in King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan. 1 year Medical Science Liaison at AstraZeneca
Hobbies – Soccer, poetry
Career interest - Cardiovascular Medicine, particularly valvular diseases

Bindesh Ghimire, MD
Bindesh Ghimire, MD

Medical school - Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine, Nepal
Hobbies - Interested in literally everything, traveling, hiking
Career interest – Electrophysiology

Tarini Gunaratne
Tarini Gunaratne, MD

Medical school – University College Dublin, Ireland
Hobbies - Eating gulab jaman and kanafe, singing, listening to music, biking, travelling and exploring new places, and making people smile
Career interest – Hospital Medicine

Sachin Kumar, MD
Sachin Kumar, MD

Medical school - Sawai Man Singh Medical College, India
Prior clinical research/experience - One-year internship at Sawai Man Singh Hospital as part of graduation, Medical Content Curator at Lecturio
Hobbies - Recording audio lectures, traveling and hiking, cricket, soccer, chess, video gaming
Career interest - Interventional Cardiology, Academic Medicine, part of an innovative start-up targeting the problem of accessibility in healthcare (in USA and in India)

Komal Mushtaq, MD
Komal Mushtaq, MD

Medical school - Quaid e Azam Medical College, Pakistan
Prior clinical research/experience - 1.5 years residency in radiation oncology at Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Pakistan
Hobbies –Islands and desserts
Career interest - Rheumatology

Sarah Rikabi, MD
Sarah Rikabi, MD

Medical school - University of Damascus, Syria
Prior clinical research/experience – Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, investigating genetic causes of Dupuytren’s Disease.  General Practice training in West London
Hobbies - Medical article writer in English and Arabic and publishing them in magazines and electronic journals. Latin and Ballroom dancing. Playing tennis and basketball. Keen reader of psychology and novels
Career interest - Hospital medicine, open to pursuing fellowship in the future

Hassan Shaheen, MD
Hassan Shaheen, MD

Medical School - Ain Shams University School of Medicine, Egypt
Prior Clinical Experience - Resident physician, Egyptian Ministry of Health
Hobbies - Traveling new places, Foodie, cooking, reading random articles on Wikipedia, music
Career Interest - Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General Internal Medicine

Neel Tapryal, MD
Neel Tapryal, MD

Medical school - BVP University Medical School, India
Prior clinical research/experience –Internal medicine rotation at the University of Texas Health Houston, TX
Hobbies - Playing and watching Ice Hockey, working out/fitness enthusiast, hiking, beach, snowboarding, and playing poker
Career interest – Rheumatology

Anoosha Tauquir, MD
Anoosha Tauquir, MD

Medical School - Dow Medical College, Pakistan
Prior Clinical Experience - Medical officer in Pakistan
Hobbies – Binge watching shows, biking, travelling
Career Interest - Pulmonary and Critical Care

Adil Vural, MD
Adil Vural, MD

Medical school – Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Turkey
Prior clinical research/experience – Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Dasarathy lab (2019-2020).
Hobbies – Love spending time with my family/wife. Avid fan of Fenerbahce, (best) Turkish sports club. Haptodysphoric (fuzzy fruit phobia, can’t eat peaches)
Career interest – Rheumatology, particularly Vasculitis

PGY-2

Antoine Boustany, MD
Antoine Boustany, MD

Medical School - Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Prior clinical/research experience - GI research assistant at McGill University, Canada & Master in Public Health, Master in e-Health Management
Hobbies - Travelling and backpacking, Cooking, Reading, Biking, F1, Music enthusiast
Career interest - Gastroenterology, Research and Public Health, Academic medicine

Muhammad Furqan, MD
Muhammad Furqan, MD

Medical School - Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Pakistan
Research Experience - Research Fellowships at Johns Hopkins, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies - Exploring Cuyahoga parks, watching biographical movies/documentaries, learning web development
Career Interests - Cardiovascular Medicine

Marcos Garcia, MD
Marcos Vinicius F. Garcia, MD

Medical School - Faculdade de Medicina de Marilia, Brazil
Prior Clinical experience - Previous training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School in Brazil. Currently completing PhD studies at the University of Sao Paulo
Hobbies - Outdoor activities in the Metro parks, hiking and biking
Career interest - Critical Care and Quality Improvement Projects

Arpan Karki, MD
Arpan Karki, MD

Medical School - Armed Forces Medical College, India
Prior clinical /research experience – Military Hospital at Dehradun
Hobbies- Playing soccer
Career interest – Cardiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Shrouq Khazaaleh, MD
Shrouq Khazaaleh, MD

Medical School- Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Prior clinical experience - 1 year of radiology residency in Jordan and 2 years of research in Gastroenterology
Hobbies - Drawing, crafts, spending time with family
Career interest - Gastroenterology, Rheumatology

Eduard Krishtopaytis, MD
Eduard Krishtopaytis, MD

Medical school - Rostov State Medical University, Russia
Prior Experience -Physician in COVID-19 Hospital of Rostov on Don
Hobbies - Jazz Music School graduate in class of Drums and Percussion, learning to play guitar. In my free time I play music, cook, and watch of old movies
Career Interest - Pulmonary and Critical Care

Prabhat Kumar, MD
Prabhat Kumar, MD

Medical School - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, India
Prior Clinical Research - 1-year research fellow in gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies - Apart from cricket and movies, I enjoy exploring music and food, photographic writing, origami and making memories on my free days
Career interest - Gastroenterology and Academic Medicine

Miguel Mejia Morales, MD
Miguel Mejia Morales, MD

Medical School - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Honduras
Prior clinical experience - Primary Care Physician, Honduras
Hobbies - Music and Arts: Guitar and violin student. Former tango student. Sports: Amateur Golf Player, Amateur Soccer Player. Reading: History of Medicine, World History and Archeology
Carrier Interest - Cardiology, Academic Medicine

Olisaemeka Ogbue, MD
Olisaemeka Ogbue, MD

Medical school - University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Prior experience - Kubwa District Hospital
Hobbies - Video games, soccer, golf
Career interest – Hematology & Oncology, Academic Medicine

Somtochukwu Onwuzo, MD
Somtochukwu Onwuzo, MD

Medical school - Windsor University School of Medicine, West Indies
Hobbies - Basketball
Career interest - Gastroenterology

Mohannad Seif, MD
Mohannad Seif, MD

Medical school - University of Jordan, Jordan
Prior clinical/research experience - House Physician at Arab Medical Center. House Physician at Abdulhadi General Hospital. General Practitioner with International Medical Corps at Azraq Refugee Camp
Hobbies- Internet surfing, reading about history, and watching soccer
Career interest - Interventional and Structural Cardiology

Wenqing Yin
Wenqing Yin

Medical school - University of South China
Prior clinical research/experience - have almost 10 years’ experience on basic, translational and clinical research. Major in AKI, CKD, and cardiovascular disease. Mentor for multiple students. Currently I am a PI with an active research grant
Hobbies - Foodie, shopping and traveling
Career interest Nephrology, Critical Care

PGY-1

Fatima Abdeljaleel, MD
Fatima Abdeljaleel, MD

Medical school – An-Najah National University, Palestine
Hobbies – Drawing and painting, love spending time with my family, watching horror movies
Career interest – Hematology & Oncology, Infectious Diseases

Walaa Abu Alya, MD
Walaa Abu Alya, MD

Medical school– An-Najah National University, Palestine
Prior clinical research/experience:  1 year General practitioner at Ministry of Health clinics, Palestine 
Hobbies - Learning new things, current hobby is Squash
Career interest– Endocrinology, Rheumatology but still exploring

Abubakr Alfaouri, MD
Abubakr Alfaouri, MD

Medical school – Avalon University School of Medicine, Cuaçao
Prior clinical research/experience – COVID test team member, and Staff Educator for Infection Control, Scribe and Assistant at Aqel Medical Center and Wound Care Institute, Co-founder of Mobile Community Health
Hobbies – Watching NFL football, Dallas Cowboys fan, Martial arts (Brazilian Jujutsu), chess, drone flying, love spending time with my family, hiking, enjoying nature
Career interest – Hospital Medicine, Ringside Medicine, Primary Care, Community health

Abhishek Ramgir Giri, MD
Abhishek Ramgir Giri, MD

Medical school – Government Medical College, Akola, Maharashtra, India
Prior clinical research/experience – Research at the Department Of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Florida
Hobbies – Cooking Indian cuisine, singing, Indian classical music, watching movies with friends, trekking
Career interest – Lifelong learner of Medicine

Katrina Henderson, DO
Katrina Henderson, DO

Medical school – Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio
Hobbies – Spending time with my family, exploring new places, biking, and gardening
Career interest – Primary Care, Hospital Medicine

Joya-Rita Hindy, MD
Joya-Rita Hindy, MD

Medical school – Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
Prior clinical/research experience – Research in Infectious Diseases at American University of Beirut, Lebanon & Mayo Clinic
Hobbies –Traveling around the world, outdoor cycling, reading thriller & non-fiction books, baking pastries
Career interest – Infectious Diseases

Kent Nakamoto, MD
Kent Nakamoto, MD

Medical school – The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Ohio
Hobbies – F1, Anime, Soccer, and hiking
Career interest – Radiology/Body Imaging

Abdel Rahman Nanah, MD
Abdel Rahman Nanah, MD

Medical School– Bahcesehir University School of Medicine, Turkey
Hobbies– Watching cat videos, Basketball, Ping-Pong, Video games
Career Interest– Cardiology, Hematology & Oncology

Mohammed Obeidat, MD
Mohammed Obeidat, MD

Medical School - University of Jordan, Jordan
Hobbies - Soccer, Badminton and traveling
Future career interest - Pulmonary and Critical Care

Kelly Pannikodu, MD
Kelly Pannikodu, MD

Medical school – Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Science and Research Center, India
Prior clinical research/experience – Research coordinator at Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies – Trail running, exploring national parks, traveling, baking (especially brownies!)
Career interest – Primary care, still exploring

Noor Ramahi, DO
Noor Ramahi, DO

Medical school – Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio
Prior clinical research/experience – MPH in Epidemiology, MBA in Healthcare administration, COPD/CHF readmissions, MRSA, health literacy in underserved patients
Hobbies – Kayaking, altitude hikes, traveling and baking
Career interest – Hospitalist, Physician Advisor. Also interested in global health and how hospital systems are run and improving quality within them

Amalraj Siva, MD
Amalraj Siva, MD

Medical school – Saba University School of Medicine, Dutch Caribbean
Hobbies – Basketball, Toronto Raptors. Working out, Traveling and spending time with family and friends
Career interest – Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine

Sharmeen Sorathia, MD
Sharmeen Sorathia, MD

Medical school – Ziauddin Medical College Karachi, Pakistan
Prior experience – Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Internship/House officer at Aga Khan Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Hobbies – Trying new recipes, organizing events, singing, morning walks by the sea, and spending fun time with family and friends
Career interest – Hematology & Oncology

Serhan Unlu, MD
Serhan Unlu, MD

Medical School– Koc University School of Medicine, Turkey
Prior Research Experience– Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology Department, Yale University School of Medicine, Kang Lab
Hobbies– Traveling, especially if I can try new food, motorsports, especially since F1 is exciting again!
Career Interest– Hematology & Oncology, Immuno-Oncology