Program Year 3
Christina Avila, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: El Paso, TX/UT Southwestern Medical School
About Me: I love being a family medicine doctor, but when I am not at work, I love spending time with my husband and beautiful son. I enjoy playing tennis, running, going out to eat, and just hanging out with friends.
Why UTSW Family Medicine? It was an easy decision to stay at UTSW for residency. I knew the faculty were great, the residents were friendly and great doctors, and Parkland Memorial Hospital is an incredible place to get your training.
Post-Residency Plans: After graduation, I want to work primarily in an outpatient setting, either in a clinic or an urgent care center. We’ll see what the future holds!
Sandeep Bodige, D.O.
Hometown/Medical School: Arlington, TX/University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Residency Plans: Interested in urgent care
Michael Huang, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: I was born and raised in Wichita Falls, TX and went to American University of the Caribbean for medical school.
About Me: I went to high school in New Jersey and did my undergrad at DePaul University. I wasn’t sure what career path I wanted to take; it was either become a fighter pilot or become a doctor. I didn’t want to kill anyone, so I applied for med school.
Why UTSW Family Medicine? UTSW was my top choice because it is a huge center for academics. There are specialists in every field imaginable and we are always learning from the very best.
Post-Residency Plans: I plan on pursuing a sports medicine fellowship.
Jason Johnson, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Salt Lake City, Utah/St. George’s University School of Medicine
About Me: I grew up skiing and rock climbing but love to read when I get the chance.
Post-Residency Plans: When I finish with residency I hope to be accepted into a fellowship to further my training.
Adam Khadbai, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Scarborough, Canada; raised mostly in Plano, TX/Ross University School of Medicine
About Me: I enjoy watching football (both NCAA and NFL) and basketball in my spare time. I have lived in eight different cities in my life. I enjoy traveling.
Why UTSW Family Medicine? I chose UTSW Family Medicine because I grew up in the Dallas area and wanted to come back to do residency and practice here. I like family medicine because of the diversity of cases and the relationships you build with continuity.
Post-Residency Plans: I am planning on either inpatient or urgent care upon graduation from residency.
Tabasum Nazir, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Baramulla, J&K, India/Government Medical College Srinagar, Kashmir
About Me: I was born and raised in Kashmir, the northern most part of India. I received my medical education from Government Medical College in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Why UTSW Family Medicine? I am very fortunate to have matched into UTSW Family Medicine Residency Program as it offers a supportive work environment, strong and well-structured curriculum, exposure to diverse patient population, and many elective opportunities.
Post-Residency Plans: After graduation, I anticipate to work in a clinical settings and provide excellent care to my patients.
Amrutha Pavle, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Gulbarga, India/BLDEA’s Shri B M Patil Medical College India
About Me: My hobbies include cooking, traveling, meditation, and yoga.
Why UTSW Family Medicine? I chose UTSW Family Medicine because of its unique blend of academic and community-based experiences that would help me develop a broad approach to patient care and also because I could totally see myself being a resident here after meeting with the faculty and residents on my first visit.
Post-Residency Plans: After I finish my residency I would like to work in an outpatient based group practice while pursuing fellowship opportunities.
Rebecca Romack, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Texas Tech University
About Me: I was born in Dallas, TX, and attended the University of Texas at Austin where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in three years through the Dean’s Scholars Science Honors Program. From there I moved to Lubbock for the first two years of medical school at Texas Tech, then to Midland for the third and fourth years of medical school.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I love Dallas and I love the academic atmosphere at UT Southwestern.
Post-Residency Plans: I plan to do urgent care.