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Residents

Internal Medicine PGY-3's

Moujin Adebayo, MD

Moujin Adebayo, MD

Undergraduate Education: Undergraduate Education: University of Washington
Medical School: Ross University, School of Medicine

Hadi Ali, MDHadi Ali, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkley, Integrative Biology B.S.
Medical School: Ross University, School of Medicine
Hobbies: playing basketball competitively, going hiking, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

Chien-Wai Chiu, MD

Chien-Wai Chiu, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology, B.S.
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Hobbies: reading mystery books and watching movies

Ratha Kulasingam, MDRatha Kulasingam, MD

Undergraduate Education: California State University Fullerton, Health Science B.S.
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua and Barbuda
Hobbies: spending time with family/friends, being spontaneous and everything Harry Potter.

Hobart Lai, DO

Hobart Lai, DO

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley, Psychology, B.A.
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California
About: Student, tutor, and now, doctor. Efficient, empathic education is my life's mission.

Nishan Mangat, MDNishan Mangat, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean

Vishal Narang, MD

Vishal Narang, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, B.S.
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua and Barbuda
Hobbies: spending time with friends and family, cooking, and playing basketball

Samantha Ratnayake, MDSamantha Ratnayake, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Riverside, Psychology
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: landscape photography, reading, cooking, rescuing dogs, fitness, hiking, tennis, classic cars, watching basketball games, and spending time with family and friends

Harleen Sandhu, MD

Harleen Sandhu, MD

Undergraduate Education: Ohlone College and UC Davis
Medical School: Dayanand Medial College, India

Marah Sukkar, MDMarah Sukkar, MD

Medical School: Al-Baath University, Syria
Hobbies: Dancing, poem and literature, meeting new people, event planning

Internal Medicine PGY-2's

Akriti Chaudhry, MD

Akriti Chaudhry, MD

Undergraduate Education: Eastern Washington University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Elaine Deemer, DO

Elaine Deemer, DO

Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Watching TV, cooking, lounging with my two couch potato dogs, and traveling

Gurpal Singh, MD, MD

Gurpal Singh, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Anki, basketball, and music

Haidar Hajeh, MD

Haidar Hajeh, MD

Medical School: Tanta University Faculty of Medicine - Egypt
Hobbies: Playing piano, learning new languages and watching Friends for the hundredth time

Jesslin Abraham, MD

Jesslin Abraham, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Arlington
Medical School: American University of Antigua
Hobbies: Gym, Sports, Playing Music, Painting

Jigar Patel, MD

Jigar Patel, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of the Pacific
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hobbies: Basketball, Soccer, Hiking, Dancing, watching TV/Movies

Ngon Trang, MD

Ngon Trang, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of the Pacific
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Movies, Sleep, Travel, Hiking, Soccer, Badminton, and Volleyball

Shatha Aboaid, MD

Shatha Aboaid, MD

Medical School: Al-Baath University Faculty of Medicine
Hobbies: Enjoy discovering new places with family and friends, watching TV series and movies

Tatum Jestila, MD

Tatum Jestila, MD

Undergraduate Education: The Citadel Military School of South Carolina
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Timothy Yanni

Timothy Yanni

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Basketball, golf, music, video games

Valerie Espinoza, MD

Valerie Espinoza, MD

Undergraduate Education: The Citadel Military School of South Carolina
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Hobbies: Baking, Event Planning, Traveling, Reading, Pilates, Cooking

Internal Medicine PGY-1's

Cesar Manuel Aranguri, MD

Cesar Manuel Aranguri, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Centro de Estudios Universitarios Xochicalco, Escuela de Medicina Ensenada
Hobbies: Weight lifting, running, rock climbing

Colby Kulyn, MD

Colby Kulyn, MD

Undergraduate Education: Southern Oregon University
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Hobbies: Rock climbing, taking my dog to the river

Edvard Davtyan, MD

Edvard Davtyan, MD

Undergraduate Education: California State University of Northridge
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Hobbies: MMA, outdoor activities, vacations that become adventures and time with family and friends.

Elias Inga Jaco, MDElias Inga Jaco, MD

Undergraduate Education: Brigham Young University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hobbies: Travel, soccer, movies, family.

Lawrence Matsuo Okumoto, MD

Lawrence Matsuo Okumoto, MD

Undergraduate Education: San Francisco State University
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Mahum Zahid, MDMahum Zahid, MD

Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College, Pakistan
Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking, Cycling, Hiking.

Melanie Pattraphone Khamlong, MD

Melanie Pattraphone Khamlong, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family, traveling, reading nonfiction, Bangtan Seonyeondan, listening to podcasts on history and current events

Michael Clarence Salzle, MDMichael Clarence Salzle, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas, St. Kitts & Nevis
Hobbies: EDM Festivals, Sports, Reading, Bodybuilding, Yoga, Travel, Hiking, Podcasting

Nihad Ahmad Al-Yousfi, MD

Nihad Ahmad Al-Yousfi, MD

Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology
Hobbies: I love all sports, especially Pittsburgh teams since that's my hometown. My favorite sport is Soccer (the real Football) and my favorite team, as well as the best club in the world, is FC Barcelona. I used to be very involved in CrossFit, trying to get back into it. In my free time, I like to watch series, anything Marvel, Sci-Fi or fantasy related, explore new areas, go site-seeing, and eat good food. I'm very interested in research, especially in the world of Pulmonology. I'm a nice guy, come up and say hi!

Rohini Bilagi, MD
Rohini Bilagi, MD

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Hobbies: Reading fantasy/sci-fi & medical non-fiction, traveling, crosswords, crocheting, & spending quality time with friends & family.

Rupam Sharma, MD

Rupam Sharma, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of Florida
Medical School: American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine, Barbados
Hobbies: Singing, Traveling, Amateur Photography, Cooking, Water Activities, Spending time with Family & Friends

Syed Saad Uddin, MD

Syed Saad Uddin, MD

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Powerlifting, MMA, Philosophy, Video games

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