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Azhar Atika
Azhar Atika, MBBS
Year: First Year
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Personal Interests: My hobbies include dance and weightlifting. I enjoy creative expression through dancing. I began with modern dance and also do jazz. I find dancing peaceful and rewarding. I also enjoy weightlifting because I can measure my progress and enjoy seeing myself improve. My interests include researching and learning about financial economics and nutritional science. Most recently, I've been learning about dietary
Languages: Urdu
Philip Chebaya
Philip Chebaya, MBBS
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Vancouver BC
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Personal Interests: I am very active in fitness and athletics. I continue to play and coach hockey, soccer, and football regularly during my residency training. I love to cook and dine out at multiple restaurants of variable cuisine. I have been very fortunate to have dined in many incredible restaurants around the world and travel to many countries.
Languages: Arabic, French
Meet Patel
Meet Patel, MBBS
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Gandhinagar
Medical School: Odessa National Medical University
Internship: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
Residency: Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Board Certification: ABIM
Personal Interests: ricket (cricket team captain during my medical school years). Chess, Swimming, reading, cooking, music
Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi
Vishal Phogat
Vishal Phogat, MBBS
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Leesburg (VA), Glendale (CA), Rohtak (India)
Medical School: S.G.T. Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute
Internship: S.G.T. Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute, India
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: S.G.T. Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute
Personal Interests: Physical fitness: swimming, cycling, and strength training. Participated in annual sports meets at SGT Medical College, India. Member of hockey and soccer teams in MDN Public School, India.
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi
Harneet Bhatti
Harneet Bhatti, MBBS
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Syracuse Univeristy, Syracuse, NY
Personal Interests: Composing tunes for hymns; Singing and performing on the harmonium and tabla (indian drums); Reading; Interested in scientific history
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi
Syed Huda
Syed Huda, MD
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: King Edward Medical University
Personal Interests: Pets, Cricket, field hockey, current affairs
Languages: Punjabi, Urdu
Bilal Malik
Bilal Malik, MBBS
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Port Chester, NY. White Plains, NY
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Personal Interests: Fitness, Tennis, Golf, motorcycles, cars
Languages: Urdu
Niranjan Ojha
Niranjan Ojha, MBBS
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Nepal
Medical School: B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Personal Interests: love cooking food. I like to play and watch soccer in my spare time.
Languages: hindi, Nepali, Spanish/Spanish Creole, Urdu
Sean Byrnes
Sean Byrnes, MBBS
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: St. George's University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Scuba diving, sailing, baking, cooking, carpentry, camping, hiking, gardening, video games
Future Plan: Electrophysiology
Languages: Spanish/Spanish Creole
Shweta Paulraj
Shweta Paulraj, MBBS
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Perambalur, India
Medical School: P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences and Researc
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences and Researc
Personal Interests: Playing the piano, I enjoy classical and contemporary pieces. -Reading books the old-fashioned way. Favorite books are Naive.super, Sapiens, A gentleman in Moscow. -Hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and wildlife enthusiast. -Dancing, trained in bharatnatyam (an Indian dance form). Participated in the annual residency talent shows. -Traveling and exploring different places and cultures.
Future Plan: Electrophysiology
Languages: Tamil, Telugu
Ronald Russo
Ronald Russo, MBBS
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Davenport University Grand Rapids MI
Personal Interests: Outside of medicine I have always been a huge sports fan and even played college football. I like to stay competitive by playing golf regularly (sometimes to regularly). Besides watching Syracuse sports I can usually be found cheering on the Chicago Cubs. Cooking and trying new recipes including different types of wine is something my wife and I extremely enjoy.
Future Plan: Interventional
Mostafa Vasigh
Mostafa Vasigh, MBBS
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Lebanon
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medic
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medic
Personal Interests: I like spending my free time with family and friends. I'm very outgoing and I particularly like going to the movies. I also enjoy working out at the gym and playing basketball and tennis. Travelling around the world and seeing different countries and getting familiar with different cultures is one of my other interests.
Future Plan: Interventional
Languages: Persian

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