Meet Our Residents

PGY-1

Sherif Elwan, MD
Sherif Elwan,
Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
College: Ain Shams University
Amr Ewida, MD
Amr Ewida,
Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Professional Interests: Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: Music, sports, reading, charity work, traveling and exploring different cultures
Hesham  Ghonim, MD
Hesham Ghonim,
Medical School: University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
Professional Interests: Neurocritical Care, Cerebrovascular diseases, Neuroscience
Personal Interests: Astronomy, physics, movies, traveling, adventures, flying
Haris Iftikhar, MD
Haris Iftikhar,
Medical School: Rawalpindi Medical College
College: University of Punjab
Carlos Ynigo Lopez, MD
Carlos Ynigo Lopez,
Medical School: St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial
College: University of Philippines
Professional Interests: Interventional Neuroradiology; Neurohospitalist
Personal Interests: Video Gaming, Muay Thai, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer
Phuong Thao Quan, MD
Phuong Thao Quan,
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
College: University of California Los Angeles
Husitha Vanguru, MD
Husitha Vanguru,
Medical School: Osmania Medical College

PGY-2

Jessica  Ahlum, MD
Jessica Ahlum,
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
College: The Pennsylvania State Univesity, State College, PA
Rahul  Chandak, MD
Rahul Chandak,
Medical School: Topiwala National Medical College, India
Aashrai Gudlavalleti, MD
Aashrai Gudlavalleti,
Medical School: Kilpauk Medical College, India
Professional Interests: Neurology and Epidemiology
Personal Interests: hiking, music, traveling and reading (fiction and non-fiction)
Bakhtier Nurmukhamedov, MD
Bakhtier Nurmukhamedov,
Medical School: Tashkent Medical Academy, Uzbekistan
Professional Interests: Epilepsy, Neurocritical Care
Personal Interests: Travel, cooking, photography, stargazing, playing soccer, spending time with my family and friends.
Rohit Swarnkar, MD
Rohit Swarnkar,
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago, IL
College: Columbia University, New York, NY
Claribel Wee, MD
Claribel Wee,
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago, IL
College: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Professional Interests: Neurocritical Care, Stroke, Research
Personal Interests: hiking, kayaking, hanging out with my dog and trying new foods.
Taqi Zafar, MD
Taqi Zafar,
Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine, Pakistan

PGY-3

Ruham Alshiekh-Nasany, MD
Ruham Alshiekh-Nasany,
Medical School: University of Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic
Professional Interests: Neuro-oncology and Neuro-critical care
Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, painting and dancing
Seyedali Hejazi, MD
Seyedali Hejazi,
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Professional Interests: pain management and headache
Personal Interests: traveling, hiking, watching movies
Armin Maghsoudlou, MD
Armin Maghsoudlou,
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Professional Interests: Neuroophthalmology, Pain, Stroke and NeuroICU
Personal Interests: Movies, live music, hiking, hang out with friends
Varada Nair, MD
Varada Nair,
Medical School: J.S.S. Medical College, India
Professional Interests: cognitive and behavioural/ movement disorders
Personal Interests: spending time with friends and family, traveling and watching movies
Aiga Rakhesh, MD
Aiga Rakhesh,
Medical School: Cochin Medical College, India
Professional Interests: Stroke ,Movement disorders and Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: reading,cooking and traveling. Spending time with my family.
Avani Shah, MD
Avani Shah,
Medical School: Medical University of Lublin, Poland
College: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Professional Interests: Neuro-oncology or Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: Tennis, swimming, NFL football, traveling,dancing, photography
Gobind Singh, MD
Gobind Singh,
Medical School: Government Medical College, India
Professional Interests: neurophysiology, pain medicine and Vascular neurology
Personal Interests: traveling, hiking and eating out.

PGY-4

Sanam  Anwer, MD
Sanam Anwer,
Medical School: Dow Medical College, Pakistan
Professional Interests: stroke and neuro critical care
Personal Interests: cooking,reading and traveling
Puneet  Kapur, MD
Puneet Kapur,
Medical School: Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Professional Interests: General neurology, Dementia, Pain
Personal Interests: Watching movies & news, Hanging out with friends, Cooking
Gurmeen Kaur, MD
Gurmeen Kaur,
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Professional Interests: Stroke
Personal Interests: swimming, painting, photography
Khalid Khalid, MD
Khalid Khalid,
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Professional Interests: Stroke
Apoorv  Prasad, MD
Apoorv Prasad,
Medical School: Grant Medical Colllege, India
Professional Interests: Spinal Cord Injury, Neuro-critical Care, Stroke
Personal Interests: Playing acoustic guitar, traveling, EDM music, gym
Vishal  Shah, MD
Vishal Shah,
Medical School: Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education Research, India
Professional Interests: Neuro ICU / Movement Disorders / Neuroradiology
Personal Interests: Soccer, Movies, Traveling, Cars