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Current Urology Residents

PGY5

Abdulhadi Akhtar

Abdulhadi Akhtar, M.D.

  • Hometown: Austin, TX
  • Undergraduate: University of Texas-Austin
  • Medical School: UT Southwestern
  • Career Interests: General urology
  • Hobbies: Cats, coffee, and Kierkegaard
Ryan Baker, M.D.

Ryan Baker, M.D.

  • Hometown: Norman, OK
  • Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma
  • Medical School: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
  • Clinical Interests: General urology
  • Hobbies: Movies, TV shows, snow/water skiing, hiking, landscaping, my wife and two dogs
Chris Keith, M.D.

Chris Keith, M.D.

  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Undergraduate: Duke University
  • Medical School: Emory University
  • Career Interests: General urology
  • Hobbies: Netflix, food, travel, guitar
Jennifer Tse, M.D.

Jennifer Tse, M.D.

  • Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • Undergraduate: Princeton University
  • Medical School: Northwestern University
  • Career Interests: General urology
  • Hobbies: Baking, dogs, food

PGY4

Vishnu Ganesan, M.D.

Vishnu Ganesan, M.D.

  • Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Career Interests: General urology, stone disease
  • Hobbies: Tennis
Andre Miranda, M.D.

Andre Miranda, M.D.

  • Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Undergraduate: Universidade De Sao Paulo
  • Medical School: Universidade De Sao Paulo
  • Clinical Interests: Global health
  • Hobbies: Kung Fu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, video games, cats
Alex Kenigsberg, M.D.

Alex Kenigsberg, M.D.

  • Hometown: Stony Brook, NY
  • Undergraduate: Yale University
  • Medical School: New York University
  • Clinical Interests: Urologic oncology
  • Hobbies: Tennis, violin, epic walks, traveling
Roger Khouri, M.D.

Roger Khouri, M.D.

  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
  • Medical School: University of Michigan
  • Clinical Interests: Reconstructive urology, peds
  • Hobbies: Weightlifting, spearfishing
Maia VanDyke, M.D.

Maia VanDyke, M.D.

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
  • Medical School: UT Southwestern
  • Career Interests: General urology, reconstructive urology, stone disease
  • Hobbies: Hanging out with my dog, weightlifting, exploring new restaurants, bullet journaling

PGY3

Fady Baky

Fady Baky, M.D.

  • Hometown: Youngstown, OH
  • Undergraduate: Ohio State University
  • Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Career Interests: Urologic oncology, pediatrics, research
  • Hobbies: Running, swimming, coffee
Raj Bhanvadia, M.D.

Raj Bhanvadia, M.D.

  • Hometown: Montebello, CA
  • Undergraduate: Pomona College
  • Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Career Interests: Urologic oncology, reconstructive urology, cost and health care utilization
  • Hobbies: Ethnic food, wine, traveling, football, weight lifting, petting my dog
Kelly Caldwell, M.D.

Kelly Caldwell, M.D.

  • Hometown: Conroe, TX
  • Undergraduate: Baylor University
  • Medical School: UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • Clinical Interests: Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive urology
  • Hobbies: Cycling, foodie, travel, wine, scuba diving
Nathan Chertack, M.D.

Nathan Chertack, M.D.

  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Undergraduate: Cornell University
  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Clinical Interests: Male/female reconstruction, trauma
  • Hobbies: Road trips, photography, playing drums, web design
Linley Diao, M.D.

Linley Diao, M.D.

  • Hometown: Greenwich, CT
  • Undergraduate: Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Reconstruction and general urology
  • Hobbies: Live music, running, traveling, and trying new restaurants

PGY2

Lauren Beeder

Lauren Beeder, M.D.

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate: Brown University
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Clinical Interests: Reconstructive urology, general urology
  • Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, photography, running, trying new restaurants
Gianpaolo Carpinito

Gianpaolo Carpinito, M.D.

  • Hometown: Boston, MA
  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Urologic oncology
  • Hobbies: Ice hockey, piano, reading, weightlifting
Shivani Gaitonde

Shivani Gaitonde, M.D.

  • Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M
  • Medical School: UT Texas Southwestern
  • Career Interests: Reconstructive urology, female pelvic medicine, infertility
  • Hobbies: Running, Pilates, photography, hiking, reading, baking
Ross Gillum

Ross Gillum, M.D.

  • Hometown: Wichita, KS
  • Undergraduate: Cornell University
  • Medical School: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Career Interests: Urologic oncology, general urology
  • Hobbies: Lacrosse, reading, writing exercise programs, watching Oklahoma football
Samuel Gold

Samuel Gold, M.D.

  • Hometown: Ardsley, NY
  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
  • Career Interests: Urologic oncology, public policy
  • Hobbies: Soccer, hiking, American history, New York Yankees, FC Barcelona

PGY1

Caleb Ashbrook, M.D.

Caleb Ashbrook, M.D.

  • Hometown: Fallbrook, Calif.
  • Undergraduate: Texas Christian University
  • Medical School: UT Southwestern
  • Career Interests: General urology, urologic oncology
  • Hobbies: Golf, running, TCU football, hanging out with my dog Duke
Levi Holland, M.D.

Levi Holland, M.D.

  • Hometown: Akron, Ohio
  • Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
  • Medical School: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Career Interests: Urologic oncology, men’s health, infertility, general urology
  • Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, food, craft beer
Blake Johnson, M.D.

Blake Johnson, M.D.

  • Hometown: Asheville, N.C.
  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University
  • Master’s: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Career Interests: Reconstructive urology, FPMRS, global health, LGBT health
  • Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, my geriatric cat, craft breweries
Wes Smith, M.D.

Wes Smith, M.D.

  • Hometown: Peoria, Ariz.
  • Undergraduate: Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Career Interests: Unsure at this point, but possibly a fellowship in oncology, recon, or stones
  • Hobbies: Soccer, running with my pups, fishing
John Sung, M.D.

John Sung, M.D.

  • Hometown: Irving, Texas
  • Undergraduate: University of Texas-Austin
  • Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine
  • Career Interests: Endourology, minimally invasive surgery, robotics, urologic oncology
  • Hobbies: Golf, snowboarding, food