Program Year 3
Munawar Hayat, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Brooklyn, NY/St. George's University
About Me: I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and went to Brooklyn College for undergraduate and St. George’s University for medical school. When I'm not in the hospital, I like to explore Dallas, pump some iron, enjoy the Uptown scene with friends, and cook something new! I also do a little karate and kickboxing.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UTSW because of how committed the faculty is to resident education and success. The program also shares my passion and commitment to community medicine. For me, it was the perfect match.
Post-Residency Plan: I don't know what the future holds, but after graduation I would love to work with different communities to increase health awareness through eating healthy and exercise. Maybe even have my own practice one day.
Shane Jhooty, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Vancouver, BC, Canada
About Me: I like traveling, good company, good music, and good times. I am currently debating whether I should adopt a dog, a cat, or some other creature.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UT Southwestern because of the great learning environment, the faculty/residents, the well-rounded curriculum, and the city of Dallas.
Post-Residency Plan: I am interested in integrated outpatient group practice, concierge medicine, and practicing medicine abroad.
William Nutting, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Edinburg, TX/University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
About Me: I was born and raised in South Texas, graduating from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in biomedical science in 2008 and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth with a M.S. in medical sciences in 2009. Prior to starting medical school, I worked as an EMT-B. In my free time, you'll find me at the gym, dog park, Netflix binging, or exploring D/FW. I tend to spend my vacations near a beach or hiking trails.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UT Southwestern because I felt training at a strong academic institution and large community hospital, like Parkland, would best prepare me for my practice of medicine. The training and choice of electives at UTSW provides the opportunity to become a competent, well-rounded family physician. During the interview, the faculty, residents, and staff were extremely welcoming and enthusiastic about family medicine. Frankly, it just felt like home.
Priya Sahai, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Lucknow, India/Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University)
About Me: I was born in Monrovia, Liberia, but had my formal education in India where I went to medical school as well. I moved to the United States after getting married, and have been here ever since. I started my Family Medicine residency in Bismarck, ND, and transferred to UTSW at the beginning of the second year. I enjoy traveling, reading, good food, and dancing.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I was looking to transfer to a program in the south to be closer to my spouse, who lives and works in OKC. This is a very strong residency program with an excellent reputation; the faculty here is amazing, and the clinical exposure is really diverse. I am very happy to be here!
Post-Residency Plan: I plan to work in the outpatient setting and also pursue academic opportunities.
Marwa Saleh, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Hbouch, Lebanon/Weill Cornell Medical College at Qatar
About Me: I grew up in Lebanon, so between the busy city by the sea and easy small town in the mountains, I had the best of both lifestyles. After I graduated high school, I spent six years in an accelerated M.D. program in Qatar. Since entering the medical field, I have been passionate about population health and understanding social determinants of health as a keystone to comprehensive health care. Family medicine offered me the opportunity to further explore these aspects of medicine. When I'm not too busy with global health, community medicine, and now residency, I enjoy chocolate, yoga, and green mountains.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: UTSW offers a great curriculum in community medicine and allows you the independence of pursuing your interests while supporting new initiatives. Family medicine residents are very lucky to rotate in several different and unique places from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Children's Medical Center to Presbyterian. Dallas is a perfect, exciting place to live with great diversity and many neighborhoods that keep you intrigued.
Post-Residency Plan: I am still undecided, with family medicine as a starting point, there are many paths to choose from. I may continue on with fellowship, join a practice, set up my own practice, or dive back into the world of public health and emergencies.
LaDocia Schuetz, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: La Jolla, CA/American University of the Caribbean
About Me: I was born and raised in La Jolla, CA, and graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in biology and a minor in psychology. I moved to the Caribbean for the first two years of medical school and completed my two years of clinical rotations in Miami, New York, and London. Some of my favorite activities include surfing (not so much in Dallas), camping, hiking, traveling, and just hanging out with my husband and our dog, Suerte Beast!
Why UTSW Family Medicine: UTSW Family Medicine provides a fantastic learning environment with faculty, residents, and staff who are always there to help, support, and teach each other.
Post-Residency Plan: I am still considering my options.
Zubair Siddiqui, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Karachi, Pakistan, and Atlanta, GA/American University of the Caribbean
About Me: I was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and moved to the United States 16 years ago. After completing my undergraduate work in electrical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, I worked as an engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, program manager, and systems safety manager. I always had a deep desire to be in a field that is not only challenging, but has elements of serving humanity as an active healer. I felt that medicine was the best match and I believe that family medicine is the best medical field to fulfill my goals. In my free time, I enjoy photography, traveling, cricket, and soccer.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UTSW Family Medicine because of its top-notch faculty, the leadership’s positive attitude toward learning, approachable faculty, prestigious reputation, friendly environment, ample learning opportunities, and a diverse training curriculum.
Post-Residency Plan: I am considering doing a fellowship either in geriatrics or hospitalist medicine.
Christopher Weiss, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Walnut, CA/St. George's University School of Medicine
About Me: I attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate, then trained as a EMT-B, and later earned a paramedic license in 2005 before going to St. George’s for medical school. I enjoy the finer things in life like working on my car, camping, construction, and adrenaline. Gold mining is fun, too.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: UTSW is an incredible institution. The experience at Parkland Memorial Hospital provides endless learning experiences and opportunities. The faculty and staff of this program are very approachable, supportive, and committed to my development as a family physician.
Post-Residency Plan: Emergency medicine fellowship.
Olivia Yun, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Austin, TX/UT Southwestern Medical Center
About Me: I was born in South Korea and moved to United States with my family when I was 13. I've been living in Texas ever since. I graduated from UT Austin with a major in biochemistry, then moved to Dallas to attend UT Southwestern Medical School. When I'm not studying or working in the hospital/clinic, I love to relax at home reading fantasy novels or watching movies. I also go to Taekwondo class to work out regularly and hang out with friends and family who are in town. In my spare time, I also volunteer at my church to translate Korean/English.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I chose UTSW Family Medicine because being a student at UTSW, I experienced first-hand how great the program and residents are. The program provides a nurturing, supportive, yet intellectually challenging environment for me to become the physician I aspire to be. The program directors, faculty, and residents were also very welcoming, open, and supportive which was the main reason that led me to decide on UTSW.
Post-Residency Plan: I may purse a fellowship after the residency either in women's health or geriatrics before settling into a general primary care practice in Austin or Dallas.
Ashley Zuern, M.D.
Hometown/Medical School: Erie, PA (one of the snowiest cities in the country)/Ross University School of Medicine
About Me: I was born and raised in Erie, PA. I attended college in Erie and my first big move away from home was out of the country. Dominica, West Indies, to be exact. I lived in the Caribbean, attending Ross University School of Medicine for 16 months, while doing basic sciences. It was a great life experience! I love to travel both internationally and here in U.S., and I have been visiting my brother and his family in Dallas for the last 10+ years. I fell in love with the city of Dallas the first time I visited and jumped at the first chance to make Dallas my home. Outside of medicine, I love to be active whether its working out, playing sports, or just enjoying the beautiful Dallas sunshine.
Why UTSW Family Medicine: I knew I wanted to move to Dallas, and UTSW was my perfect opportunity. I love family medicine for all of its variety and opportunities. Being able to work at top hospitals like UTSW, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children's Medical Center was very appealing, and I knew that the variety of experiences would make me a well-rounded family physician. During interviews, the residents were friendly, happy, and seemed like pretty cool people all around. The faculty is all extremely supportive. I couldn't be happier with my choice!
Post-Residency Plan: At this time I'm very open-minded. I'm only now really getting to see all the different facets of family medicine. Possibly a fellowship in emergency medicine...