Internal Medicine Third-Year Residents

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Dr. Faith Ajayi

Faith Ajayi, M.D.

Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria
Undergraduate Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Medical School: Georgetown University
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Hiking, reading, movies, travel, cooking

Dr. Daniel Arteaga

Daniel N. Arteaga, M.D., M.B.A.

Birthplace: Nashville, TN
Undergraduate Degree: Biology, Art History & Archeology
Medical School: Columbia University
Career Interests: Geriatrics, Palliative Care
Personal Interests: Fitness, golf, travel, grilling, fishing, home improvement

Dr. Christian Beyer

Christian Beyer, M.D.

Birthplace: Williamsburg, VA
Undergraduate Degree: Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Medical School: UNC - Chapel Hill
Career Interests: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Basketball, board games, hiking & camping, eating competitions

Dr. Kia Byrd

Kia Byrd, M.D., M.P.H.

Birthplace: Jackson, MS
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: Harvard
Career Interests: Cardiology, GI
Personal Interests: Singing, the symphony, karaoke, & chess

Dr. Mark Chilton

Mark Chilton, M.D.

Birthplace: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Degree: Psychology
Medical School: UTMB - Galveston
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Travel, kayaking, baseball, exercising, cooking, nature

Dr. Nico Chong Lugon

Nicolas Chong Lugon, M.D.

Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Undergraduate Degree:
Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Career Interests: GI, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, playing guitar and ukulele, gardening, cooking

Dr. Nivan Chowattukunnel

Nivan Chowattukunnel, M.D.

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
Undergraduate Degree: Chemistry and Economics
Medical School: Indiana University
Career Interests: Heme/Onc
Personal Interests: Soccer, exercising, guitar, watching new movies

Dr. Aakash Deshpande

Aakash Deshpande, M.D.

Birthplace: Robbinsdale, MN
Undergraduate Degree: Chemical Engineering
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Career Interests: Evolving
Personal Interests: Board games, rock climbing, swimming, reading

Dr. Graham Ellington

Graham Ellington, M.D.

Birthplace: Nacogdoches, TX
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Pulm/CC
Personal Interests: Hiking, lifting weights, cooking, computer building, tennis

Dr. Emily Hoff

Emily Hoff, M.D.

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate Degree: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Medical School: Yale University
Career Interests: Infectious Disease
Personal Interests: Running, skiing, cooking and playing with my dog

Dr. Kevin Huynh

Kevin Huynh, M.D.

Birthplace: Bremerton, WA
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Strength training, tennis, podcasts, reading

Dr. Jenny Jan

Jenny Jan, M.D.

Birthplace: Boston, MA
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: Wayne State University
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: DIY projects, spin classes, reading, my dog Clancy

Dr. Tsuzumi Kanaoka

Tsuzumi Kanaoka, M.D.

Birthplace: Tottori, Japan
Undergraduate Degree: Integrative Physiology
Medical School: Dartmouth
Career Interests: General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Personal Interests: Japanese fiction reading/writing, interior design, digital art

Dr. Samuel Kelly

Samuel Kelly, M.D., M.B.E.

Birthplace: New York, NY
Undergraduate Degree: Spanish
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Career Interests: Cardiology, Medical Ethics
Personal Interests: Cooking, playing tennis, watching soccer, writing, travel

Dr. Anne Kerchberger

Anne Marie Kerchberger, M.D., M.Eng.

Birthplace: Barrington, IL
Undergraduate Degree: Biology & Religion Studies
Medical School: Emory University
Career Interests: Cardiology including Prevention and Women's Cardiovascular Health
Personal Interests: Exploring national parks, gardening, and running

Dr. Vivek Koshti

Vivek Koshti, M.D.

Birthplace: Bellflower, CA
Undergraduate Degree: Biomedical Science
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Playing the guitar, piano, tabla, & sitar, tennis & basketball

Dr. Hannah Lehrenbaum

Hannah Lehrenbaum, M.D.

Birthplace: Rockville, MD
Undergraduate Degree: Neuroscience, Economics
Medical School: Georgetown University
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Hiking, running, homebrewing

Dr. Bailey Lindenmaier

L. Bailey Lindenmaier, M.D.

Birthplace: Bend, OR
Undergraduate Degree: Biochemistry & Biophysics
Medical School: University of Miami
Career Interests: GI, Academic Medicine, Research
Personal Interests: Running, playing guitar, skiing, reading, rock climbing, gardening

Dr. Jerry Liu

Jerry Liu, M.D.

Birthplace: Lebanon, NH
Undergraduate Degree: Biology, Mathematics
Medical School: University of Michigan
Career Interests: Pulm/CC, ID
Personal Interests: Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, skiing, and cliff jumping, playing basketball

Dr. Niraj Madhani

Niraj Madhani, M.D.

Birthplace: Chula Vista, CA
Undergraduate Degree: Liberal Arts
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Career Interests: Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing basketball, learning to play the ukelele, skiing

Dr. Mireille Mbipeh

Mireille Mbah, M.D.

Birthplace: Bamenda, Cameroon
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: Howard University
Career Interests: Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Teaching, basketball, braiding hair

Dr. Marcela Mendez

Denisse Mendez, M.D., M.P.H.

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Undergraduate Degree: Neuroscience, Healthcare Studies
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Painting, running, going on walks with my dogs

Dr. Vicente Morales Oyarvide

Vicente Morales Oyarvide, M.D., M.P.H.

Birthplace: Ciudad Valles, Mexico
Medical School: Tecnológico de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina
Career Interests: Hem/Onc
Personal Interests: Cooking, baking French pastries, dancing, soccer, stand-up comedy
PSTP Program

Dr. Anna Moscowitz

Anna Moscowitz, M.D.

Birthplace: South Miami, FL
Undergraduate Degree: Political Science, Cell & Molecular Biology
Medical School: University of Miami
Career Interests: ID, CC, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Cooking, eating, Jeopardy, gardening

Dr. Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen, M.D.

Birthplace: Vietnam
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Cardiology, GI, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Book reviewing, cooking, origami, painting, calligraphy

Dr. Kristeen Onyirioha

Kristeen Onyirioha, M.D.

Birthplace: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Degree: Chemistry
Medical School: UT-San Antonio
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Basketball & volleyball, sewing, hair styling, photography

Dr. Azeez Osho, M.D.

Azeez Osho, M.D.

Birthplace: New York, NY
Undergraduate Degree: Biological Sciences
Medical School: Howard University
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Mentoring, weightlifting, sneaker collecting, NBA, NFL

Dr. Mauricio Ostrosky Frid

Mauricio Ostrosky Frid, M.D.

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Career Interests: Nephrology
Personal Interests: Running, playing squash, cooking, classical music, travel
PSTP Program

Dr. David Osula

David Osula, M.D.

Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate Degree: Biochemistry
Medical School: University of Alabama
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Playing soccer, Alabama football, youth mentorship, travel

Dr. Chandni Patel

Chandni Patel, M.D.

Birthplace: Rahway, NJ
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Career Interests: Cardiology, Critical Care, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Reading, sports, dancing

Dr. Viral Patel

Viral Patel, M.D.

Birthplace: New York, NY
Undergraduate Degree: Sports Medicine, Biochemistry
Medical School: University of Miami
Career Interests: Evolving
Personal Interests: Fitness, hiking, reading, podcasts, Rice & Tampa Bay teams

Dr. Dalton Patterson

Dalton Patterson, M.D.

Birthplace: Anniston, AL
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Career Interests: Pulm/CC, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Reading, hiking, kayaking, football, soccer, brewing beer, travel

Dr. Saikripa Radhakrishnan

Saikripa Radhakrishnan, M.D.

Birthplace: Denver, CO
Undergraduate Degree: Chemical & Biological Engineering
Medical School: University of Colorado
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Hiking, singing, playing tennis, reading

Dr. Srinidhi Radhakrishnan, M.D.

Srinidhi Radhakrishnan, M.D.

Birthplace: Denver, CO
Undergraduate Degree: Chemical & Biological Engineering
Medical School: University of Colorado
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Board games, playing cards, hiking, tennis, singing Carnatic music

Dr. James Reneau

James Reneau, M.D., M.S.

Birthplace: Porterville, CA
Undergraduate Degree: Clinical and Translational Science
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Career Interests: Endocrinology
Personal Interests: Reading books, exercising, attending church
PSTP Program

Dr. Matthew Robson

Matthew Robson, M.D.

Birthplace: Kissimmee, FL
Undergraduate Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Career Interests: Allergy and Immunology, General Internal Medicine, and Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Travel, scuba diving, reading, board & computer games

Dr. Amit Saha

Amit Saha, M.D.

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, NY
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: Columbia University
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Crochet, Russian literature, yoga, weight training

Dr. Haley Schoenberger

Haley Schoenberger, M.D.

Birthplace: Oshkosh, WI
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Career Interests: Gastroenterology, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Jigsaw puzzles, cycling, DIY projects, reading

Dr. Scott Schwartzman

W. Scott Schwartzman, M.D.

Birthplace: Harbor City, CA
Undergraduate Degree: Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Medical School: Univ of Southern California
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Personal Interests: Hiking, golfing, surfing, ice hockey

Dr. Musa Shakoor

Musa Shakoor, M.D.

Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Undergraduate Degree: Biological Sciences
Medical School: University of Virginia
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Basketball, cooking, hiking

Dr. Hollie Sheffield

Hollie Sheffield, M.D.

Birthplace: Lubbock, TX
Undergraduate Degree: Biochemistry
Medical School: Texas A&M
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Personal Interests: Walking my dog, listening to podcasts, and baking

Dr. Rahul Sheth

Rahul Sheth, M.D.

Birthplace: Hollywood, FL
Undergraduate Degree: Economics
Medical School: University of Miami
Career Interests: Evolving
Personal Interests: Cleaning, running, making pizza

Dr. Shruti Singh

Shruti Singh, M.D.

Birthplace: Baroda, India
Undergraduate Degree: Human Biology
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Cardiology, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Writing, reading, social dancing, painting, food, coffee, dogs

Dr. Edward Stephens

Edward Stephens, M.D.

Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: Indiana University
Career Interests: Evolving
Personal Interests: Volleyball, travel, graphic design

Dr. Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart, M.D.

Birthplace: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Undergraduate Degree: Biomedical Science
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Basketball, football (Ravens Fan), Spanish

Dr. Joslyn Strebe

Joslyn Strebe, M.D.

Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Undergraduate Degree: Neurobiology
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Career Interests: Infectious Disease
Personal Interests: Reading sci fi and fantasy, hiking with my dog, cooking

Dr. Belal Suleiman

Belal Suleiman, M.D.

Birthplace: Lexington, KY
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Languages (Arabic, Spanish), soccer, car & engine repairs

Dr. Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun, M.D.

Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
Undergraduate Degree: Human Biology
Medical School: UT Houston
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Cooking, eating, travel, hiking, karaoke

Dr. Emil Thyssen

Emil Thyssen, M.D.

Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate Degree: Neuroscience
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia
Career Interests: Gastroenterology and Medical Innovation
Personal Interests: Travel, soccer, chess, cooking, fantasy sports, drones, dogs

Dr. Renuka Tripu

Renuka Tripu, M.D.

Birthplace: Westchester, PA
Undergraduate Degree: Neurobiology & Physiology
Medical School: University of Maryland
Career Interests: Evolving
Personal Interests: Cooking, music, stand-up comedy, theater, playing violin, guitar

Dr. Lakshya Trivedi

Lakshya Trivedi, M.D.

Birthplace: Banswara, Rajasthan, India
Undergraduate Degree: Neuroscience
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Cardiology, Outpatient Medicine
Personal Interests: Writing and teaching, singing, sports & fitness (basketball & football)

Dr. Tuna Ustunkaya

Tuna Ustunkaya, M.D., Ph.D.

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Medical School: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi (Turkey)
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: History, board games, fountain pens, basketball, tennis

Dr. Suchith Vuppala

Suchith Vuppala, M.D.

Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate Degree: Computational Biology
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Cardiology, Academic Medicine
Personal Interests: Basketball, tennis, Dallas Cowboys, movies, skiing

Dr. Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward, M.D.

Birthplace: Harrisburg, PA
Undergraduate Degree: Chemistry
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Personal Interests: Baking, running, rock-climbing, trivia competitions

Dr. Emily Wong

Emily Wong, M.B., B.Ch., BAO

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Undergraduate Degree: Human Kinetics
Medical School: University College Cork
Career Interests: Evolving
Personal Interests: Classical piano, acoustic guitar, competitive badminton, writing

Dr. Shuyao Zhang

Shuyao Zhang, M.D.

Birthplace: Beijing, China
Undergraduate Degree: Microbiology/Cell Science, Statistics
Medical School: University of Florida
Career Interests: Evolving
Personal Interests: Visiting national parks, hiking, travel, new restaurants