Marconi Abreu, M.D.
Marconi was born and raised in Brazil. After finishing medical school, he completed his residency and also served as a Chief Resident at University of Connecticut. During residency he was honored with the Pamela Kisluk Spirit Award 2006-2007 for unparalleled ability to spread contagious enthusiasm, passion, happiness, and positive attitude toward patients and peers. From 2008 through 2012 Marconi worked in private practice in Fall River, MA, focusing on diabetes. In his free time, Marconi loves to travel with his wife and spend time with friends either entertaining at home, watching live concerts, or trying out new places in Dallas. He also enjoys singing, playing guitar, cooking, and studying the stock market.
Samata Basani, M.B.B.S.
Samata is from India where she went to medical school, and completed her residency at Atlanta Medical Center. During high school, she witnessed the ill-effects of most common endocrine disorders like diabetes and the less common ones like pheochromocytoma on her family members, which inspired her to go into medicine and particularly endocrinology. Her research experience with Dr. Umpierrez at Grady Memorial helped her to enhance learning. While working at UT Southwestern, she would like to focus her research on metabolic syndromes and reproductive endocrinology.
Amy DeGueme, M.D.
Amy was born and raised in Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Then she moved back to Milwaukee to complete medical school and internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After finishing residency, she worked for two years doing perioperative medicine. She is excited to be in Dallas to see all that Texas has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, especially to Las Vegas, home redecorating and remodeling, shopping, and hanging out with her family.
Jorge Figueroa Flores, M.D.
Jorge is originally from Puerto Rico where he completed his internal medicine residency.
He helped implement new intensive care unit protocols for hyperglycemia management as well as other projects in the hospitalized patient in noncritical care setting along with his attendings. His personal interests in fellowship include: diabetes management, especially in high-intensity sports, nutrition, metabolic syndrome, lipid managment, and transplant endocrinology. He plans to do research in various aspects of endocrinology following solid organ transplant.
Iram Hussain, M.D.
Iram was born in England, and raised in Scotland, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. She moved to the U.S. after graduating from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, and completed her internal medicine residency at UT Southwestern in Austin. Halfway through residency she realized that she wanted to be an endocrinologist, so she ended up at UT Southwestern in Dallas. She would like to focus her research on metabolic syndromes, diabetes mellitus, and associated cardiovascular disease. She enjoys reading fiction, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Markey McNutt, M.D.
Markey graduated summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He has been a “Southwesterner” ever since. He earned a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree studying PCSK9 in Jay Horton, M.D.’s, laboratory and completed his two-year internal medicine residency. He is currently doing research on Angptl8 in the laboratory of Drs. Helen Hobbs and Jonathan Cohen. He wants to “grow up” to be a scientist! He is married and has two sons.
Olivia Papacostea, M.D.
Olivia was born in Romania and went to medical school in Bucharest. She met her husband in medical school and came to the U.S. to join him and his family. Before starting residency, she worked for a private endocrinologist in California and really loved it! Olivia trained in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY, and prior to coming to UT Southwestern she worked as a hospitalist in Connecticut. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, reading, and watching good movies.
Shilpa Shetty, M.B.B.S.
Shilpa was raised in England and India. After medical school she trained in England for two years prior to beginning internal medicine residency training at Griffin Hospital, a Yale-New Haven affiliated hospital in CT. It was during residency that her interest in endocrinology and in particular diabetes was piqued and has continued to grow. She continued at Griffin as an academic hospitalist for a few years prior to starting her fellowship in endocrinology at UT Southwestern. She plans to focus her research on obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes management. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and reading.
Muhammad Siddiqui, M.B.B.S.
Muhammad was born in the Pakistan and attended medical school at Sindh Medical University in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.
Anna Tumyan, M.D.
Anna was born in Armenia and completed residency in internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Medical University of South Carolina.
Anna VanderHeiden, M.D.
Anna was born in Poland, but grew up and studied medicine in the Ukraine. She is fully trained in adult and pediatric neurology in her home country – yet fell in love with endocrinology while completing her internal medicine residency at Texas Tech Odessa. Her interest is diabetes care and currently she is working on a research project with Ildiko Lingvay, M.D., on "Adding liraglutide to high-dose insulin: Breaking the cycle." Anna is married and has two children, 10- and 11-year-old boys. She is a talented oil painter, and she likes to travel, ice skate, and cook.