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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Check Out the Jobs Some of Our Grads Are Getting

September 17, 2015

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduates are practicing around the United States in a wide variety of medical specialties and disciplines. Want a snapshot of what just some of our grads are up to in the career world? Check out our roundup below. 

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  • Kamran Tasharofi, MD, Class of 2000, has been named senior medical director at Ascend Hospice, an in-home healthcare provided serving Massachusetts and New Jersey. Dr. Tasharofi, who is also president of Pioneer Health Group, medical director/president at Union County Health Care Associates, and an attending physician at several NJ hospitals, will facilitate health care for hospice patients in their own homes. He completed his residency at Seton Hall University in internal medicine.
  • Alain R. Elian, MD, Class of 2008, has joined Borgess Surgical Specialties, Kalamazoo, MI. A board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Dr. Elian completed a fellowship in his specialty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a surgery residency at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
  • Lonnie E. Perryman, Jr., MD, Class of 2007, has joined Jackson County Memorial Hospital (JCMH), Atlus, OK, as a family practice physician. Dr. Perryman will staff JCMH’s medical clinic and offer care for children and adults of all ages. Special interests include working with patients to control diabetes and high blood pressure. Dr. Perryman completed his family practice residency at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College Station.
  • Seth Jelinek, MD, Class of 2012, has joined the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System as the internal medicine residency program assistant director for ambulatory and outpatient education. Dr. Jelinek comes to Athens from the University of Texas Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where he recently completed his internal medicine residency.
  • Dr. Raul Raudales, Jr., Class of 2010, has joined Adena Bone and Joint Center, Ohio, and will specialize in sports medicine. Dr. Raudales completed his family medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center, and his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
  • Shahzad Khan, MD, Class of 2012, has joined UMass Memorial Medical Group. Dr. Khan, who completed his residency training at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, is specializing in hospital medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center—University Campus, Worcester, MA.
  • Prince Philip, MD, Class of 2011, also has joined UMass Memorial Medical Group. Dr. Philip completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is specializing in hospitalist medicine at Marlborough Hospital, MA.
  • Tiffany Kim, MD, Class of 2012, has joined the team of providers at Bothwell OB/GYN Associates, Missouri. Dr. Kim completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Central Michigan University College of Medicine in Saginaw, Michigan, and was an attending physician for Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, Michigan, and a member of the obstetrics and gynecology faculty at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
  • Michael Marchese, MD, Class of 2009, has joined Phelps Medical Associates, the primary and specialty care medical group of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, NY. Dr. Marchese is board certified in internal medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Stamford Hospital, CT, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Albany Medical Center.
  • Jasmine M. Reese, MD, Class of 2009, has joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida as a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine. Dr. Reese completed her residency in pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Reese is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and the American College Health Association.
  • Joshua Alweiss, MD, Class of 2012, has joined Harris Pediatric Care, a pediatrics practice located at Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park in Alabama. Dr. Alweiss completed his pediatrics residency at the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile.
  • Kunal Agarwal, MD, Class of 2011, has joined the Nanticoke Physician Network, DE. A family medicine/sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Agarwal completed a family medicine residency at Western Michigan University School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan and a fellowship in sleep medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Agarwal will also be serving as the Medical Director of the Sleep Disorder Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He is board-certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Medical Association and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

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