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Meet Our Fellows

Sean Byrnes, MD
Sean Byrnes, MD
Year: First 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
College: Boston University, Boston, MA
Personal Interests: Gardening, baking, carpentry, sailing, scuba diving and camping, along with spending time with my family.
About Me: I was born in Brooklyn, NY. I was so happy to match at SUNY Upstate for residency and then fellowship. I love gardening, baking, camping and hiking which is very easy to do in Syracuse.
Rajat Dhungana, MD
Rajat Dhungana, MBBS
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Kathmandu, Nepal
Medical School: Kathmandu University School of Medicine
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Kathmandu University School of Medicine
Languages: English, Hindi, Nepali
Alisha Khan, MD
Alisha Khan, MBBS
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Montreal, QC
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
College: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Personal Interests: Running, hiking, swimming, reading, watching TV, sleeping and spending time with family.
Languages: Spanish/Spanish, Creole, Urdu
About Me: Hardworking, very interested in leering as much as possible about cardiology. Striving to keep a work-life balance.
Fidel Martinez, MD
Fidel Martinez, MD
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: New York, NY
Medical School: Upstate Medical School, Syracuse, NY
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Columbia University, New York, NY
Personal Interests: traveling, meeting people from diverse backgrounds, and learning new languages
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
About Me: I served in the US Navy and studied Economics at Penn State before I had a career in medicine. I try to keep the good habits I learned in the Navy, exercising and discipline and I am interested in current events in the social sciences, particularly macroeconomics.
Emad Mogadam, MD
Emad Mogadam, MD, M.Sc
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Abadan
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Internship: Huntington Hospital, Affiliate of University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Huntington Hospital, Affiliate of University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Board Certification: ABIM
College: University of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Iran
Personal Interests: Kayaking, Canoe polo, Skiing, Basketball.
Languages: English, French, Persian
Zachariah Nealy, MD
Zachariah Nealy, MD
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Sellersville, PA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Internship: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Residency: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Board Certification: ABIM
College: College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
Personal Interests: Weight lifting, kung Fu, Video games, climbing, programming, reading and volunteering
Languages: English
About Me: I grew up mostly in Virginia Beach, VA and started developing an interest in Cardiology when my father was diagnosed with CAD. Because money was somewhat tight growing up, we tried to focus on lifestyle changes to help treat his disease, which is what prompted my initial interest. When he passed of sudden cardiac death, it solidified my career goals. Since then, I focused my career around trying to prevent this from happening to other families. On a lighter note, I used to compete and still do internationally in Kung Fu
Subash Nepal, MD
Subash Nepal, MBBS
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Tansen, Palpa, Nepal
Medical School: Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS)
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
College: National School of Sciences, Lainchour, Kathmandu, Nepal
Personal Interests: I love traveling, Trekking and hiking.
Languages: English
About Me: I love teaching and sharing my knowledge. I am hardworking. I believe in team work and believe that desired outcome can be achieved with collective efforts.
Teni Olatunde, MD
Teni Olatunde, MBBS
Year: Second Year
Medical School: Ross University of Medicine School
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
College: McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Personal Interests: enjoy traveling to new places. I have travelled around the Caribbean, Africa and some parts of Europe but my favorite place is Dubai, UAE. I hope to travel to Asia someday. I enjoy fashion/styling, watching Netflix, spending time with family and friends
Languages: English
About Me: I am an introverted extrovert. I am obsesses with my family and fashion. I sing a lot when I'm alone. I am also a foodie.
Anojan Pathmanathan, MD
Anojan Pathmanathan, MBBS
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
College: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Personal Interests: Music, Hockey and Basketball
Languages: English, French, Tamil
About Me: I grew up in Toronto loving the city. I love all their sports teams. Glad to be in Syracuse and grateful for all my experiences here!
Shweta Paulraj, MD
Shweta Paulraj, MBBS
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Perambalur, India
Medical School: P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Personal Interests: I enjoy playing the piano, learning the ukulele, reading novels. I enjoy hiking with my husband and being outdoors
Languages: English, Tamil, Telugu
About Me: I was born and raised in India, moved to Syracuse for my residency and fell in love with Upstate New York. I enjoy travelling and new experiences.
Ronald Russo, MD
Ronald Russo, MD
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Manlius, NY
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
College: Davenport University, Grand Rapids MI
Personal Interests: Syracuse sports, golf, cooking and wine tasting
Languages: English
About Me: Born and raised in Syracuse, NY. I am excited to continue my training here and serve the population in my hometown as a cardiologist.
Mostafa Vasigh, MD
Mostafa Vasigh, MBBS
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Abadan, Iran
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Personal Interests: Sports and movies
Languages: English, Persian
About Me: I'm originally Persian, but have all my family here in the US. My family lives in Atlanta and LA. I moved to Syracuse for residency, loved the opportunities here and fortunately got a chance to pursue cardiology fellowship here.

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