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RUSM is proud to recognize the following RUSM graduates who have been named chief residents and fellows for the 2022-2023 year.

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Antony Irungu, MD ’18 – Chief Resident, New Jersey Medical School - University Hospital, Newark, NJ

Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

Atul Bali, MD ’16 – Chief Fellow, Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Peter Barrale, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA

Avery Carter, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, TX

Francisco Ujueta, MD’ 14 – Chief Fellow, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL


Giana Dalben, MD ’18,   Chief Fellow, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

Diagnostic Radiology

Danny Reyes, MD ’18 – Chief Resident, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Angela Cheriyan, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, University of Tennessee, Jackson TN

Jeffrey Ebin, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, HCA Healthcare Kingwood, Humble, TX

Jonathan Gomez, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, New York City, NY

Samuel Ghencian, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital, Monroe, MI

Nushin Nataneli, MD’ 18 – Chief Fellow, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Dane Nickel, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Family Medicine

Matias Ballesteros, MD ’16 – Chief Resident, UAMS North Central, Batesville, AR

Ria Patel, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Vorhees, NJ

Priscilla Tutu, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, LSU Heath Science Center- University Hospital & Clinics, Lafayette, LA

Elizabeth Bogaty, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital, Orange Park, FL

Joseph Hinojosa, MD ’18 – Chief Resident, Prisma Health Family Medicine Residency-Greer, Greer, SC

Timothy Hollowed, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Creighton University, Phoenix, AZ

Nadine Grace-Abraham, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Emanate Health, West Covina, CA

Desmond Rowe, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Khurram Surani, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens, NY

Bea Sheridan Lucas, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Henry Ford Jackson Hospital Center, Jackson, MI

Nazira Mojadidi, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Houston Healthcare, Warner Robins, GA

Monika Shenouda, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Horawski, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC

Joshua Kaminski, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Adventist La Grange, La Grange, IL

Cassandra Butt, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME

Lia Cesar, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ

Christina Sugirtharaj, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA

Ana Maria Mejia, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Altamed Health Services, Los Angeles, CA

William Founds, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Trisha Parab, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, University of Michigan Health, Midland, MI

General Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Jinal Desai, MD’18 – Chief Resident, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, ND

Mustafa Hakami, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

Akash Jaggi, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Sadiah Khan, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Cassaundra Lewis, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, University of Central Florida/HCA Florida Healthcare GME, Gainesville, FL

Jose Perez Martell, MD ’19Chief Resident, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

William (Bill) Salmon, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

Prisa M. Zachariah, MD ’17 – Chief Fellow, Citrus Health Network Inc., Miami, FL               

General Surgery, Surgical Care

Lindsay Howe MD’ 17 – Chief Fellow, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Nahstajia Pinnock, MD ’17 – Chief Resident, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Hospice and Palliative Care, Geriatrics

Hesham Hassan, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

LaTora Williams , MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, Mercer University & Atrium Health Navicent, Macon, GA

Infectious Disease

Shobhit Keswani, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA

Kali Maniam, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Internal Medicine

Danny Ram, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Kipson Charles, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, University of Central Florida/HCA Florida Healthcare GME, Gainesville, FL

Tonia Gooden, MD ’18 – Chief Resident, Loyola Medicine MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

Christopher Wagner, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Atlee Baker, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA

Ariana Goldstein, MD ’20 – Chief Resident, Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC

Skylar Hartmann, MD ’18 – Chief Resident, UCONN Primary Care, New Britain, CT

Nanak Rai, MD ’18 – Chief Resident, Trinity Health West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI

Kenji Yoshino, MD ’18 – Chief Resident, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Gilda-Rae Grell, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, One Brooklyn Health - Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Morris Kopyt, MD ’19 –  Chief Resident, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Azadeh Ghassemi, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, CIFC/Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT

Lifestyle Medicine 

Taunya Kiefer, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, Baylor Scott & White Health, Round Rock, AR


Danisette Torres, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, JFK Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, NJ

Nutrition and Weight Management

Danial Nadeem, MD ’19 – Chief Fellow, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rochelle Johns, MD ’19  – Chief Resident, Lincoln Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bronx, NY

Srijita Sarkar, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA

Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Neonatology

Matthew Boucek, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow , University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Fiorella Castillo, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, Children's Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Karla Ortiz, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, University of Southern California Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Lauren Rothe, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ

Pulmonary Critical Care

Selvin Jacob, MD ’17 – Chief Fellow, University of Texas PCCM, Houston, TX

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Preventive Medicine/Public Health

Robert  Lombard, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, ECU Health/ Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

Bill Christian, MD ’19 – Chief Resident, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA

Sports Medicine

Cher Chang, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Alex Mafdali, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, West Kendall Baptist / FIU, Coral Gables, FL

Preya Patel, MD’ 18 – Chief Fellow, Intermountain Healthcare Valley, Provo, UT

Pooja Sharma, MD ’18 – Chief Fellow, Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute, Atlanta, GA

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2022-2023, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 97% first-time residency attainment rate* thus far. Located on the island of Barbados and with a network of more than 15,000 alumni, RUSM is one of the largest providers of doctors for the U.S. healthcare system. RUSM graduates practice in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.