Alumni (Class of 2013)


Dr. Omar Ahmad received his medical degree from Baqai Medical & Dental College, Pakistan in 2007. He graduated with a distinction in biochemistry, pathology and ophthalmology.

During residency, Dr. Ahmad gave an oral presentation at SGIM National Conference, entitled “Silent Squeeze: Abdominal Obstruction from Repeated Paracentesis.”

Dr. Ahmad is board certified in internal medicine and is currently working as a hospitalist.


Dr. Jasmine Ahuja graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, India in 2007. She is a recipient of multiple awards and gold medals during her medical school. Additionally, she was awarded an eight-week clinical clerkship scholarship at Harvard Medical School in 2007.

While at Capital Health, Dr. Ahuja was selected to give a poster presentation at SGIM National Conference on her abstract, “Right Atrial Thrombus Associated with Indwelling Dialysis Catheters.” Each year, she was voted Best Medical Resident by nursing staff and the program’s medical staff. Dr. Ahuja is currently at the State University of New York in Buffalo, NY where she is an infectious disease fellow. She is board certified in internal medicine.  


Dr. Rajan Garg graduated from Dayanand Medical College, India in 2007.

Dr. Garg was honored to be selected to give an oral presentation at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference in Hawaii during his final year of residency. He also received an award for Outstanding Resident Research Project. Dr. Garg is currently furthering his training as a fellow in critical care at the University of Miami and is board certified in internal medicine. 

Sergey Gerasim 

Dr. Gerasim joined the Capital Health Residency Program in 2011 as a second year medical resident. He finished his intern year at Brookdale University Medical Center, and obtained his medical degree from Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Prior to starting his residency, Dr. Gerasim completed training in both general surgery and orthopedic surgery in Russia. His interest in the rheumatology aspect of medicine led him to pursue training in internal medicine in the United States. During his residency at Capital Health, Dr. Gerasim was voted Best Medical Resident by his peers in both of his years with the program.

Dr. Gerasim served as Chief Resident and Junior Faculty member for the program for the 2013 – 2014 Academic Year. He is board certified in internal medicine and is currently working as a hospitalist.

Raul Ebran-Gonzalez 

Dr. Ebran-Gonzalez started his medicine studies in the High Institute of Medical Sciences of Santiago the Cuba, Holguin Faculty, and graduated from Central America Health Sciences University in 2007. He joined Capital Health after completing his internship in the University Hospital Ramon Ruiz Arnau in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He is interested in outpatient management.

Dr. Ebran-Gonzalez was recognized in his third year for his outstanding medical knowledge as evidenced by his score on the In-Training Exam. Upon graduation, Dr. Gonzalez has gone to work in an outpatient setting in Florida.

Dr. Gonzalez is board certified in internal medicine.


Dr. Marta Herrera graduated from Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de la Havana, Cuba in 1987. She completed residency in ophthalmology and worked as an ophthalmologist in Venezuela and Cuba for several years. In 2000, she became the Chief of the Oculoplastic Surgery Department at the Instituto de Oftalmologia in Havana, Cuba. She also conducted research in the field of ophthalmology and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Herrera has gone on to work in primary care in an outpatient setting in Orlando, Florida.  

Abigail Lomarda 

Dr. Abigail Lomarda graduated from Dr. Jose P. Rizal College of Medicine, Philippines in 2007. During her undergraduate education, she was on the Honorâ’s list and received the Best Research Presenter Award.

Dr. Lomarda completed the Geriatric Program at the University of Miami where she is currently continuing her training. She is board certified in internal medicine.


Dr. Kalpana Nagarkar graduated from the Government Medical College, Nagpur, India in 1985. She brought with her several years of teaching, research and work experience to the program. Prior to relocating to the US, Kalpana rose to the level of associate professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She has a keen interest in research and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in India.

During her residency, she was very active in submitting abstracts, three of which were accepted in her third year to both SGIM and ACP national conferences.

Dr. Nagarkar is currently at the University of California, Los Angeles where she completed geriatric fellowship training. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Nadereh Nasserhelali 

Dr. Nadereh Nasserhelali graduated from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran in 1992. She completed her residency training in nuclear medicine in Iran and ranked first in the Board Examination for Nuclear Medicine in her university and ranked third all over Iran. She worked as a nuclear medicine specialist in a teaching hospital and rose to the rank of director of the Nuclear Medicine Department.

Dr. Nasserhelali completed geriatric fellowship training at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts. She is board certified in internal medicine.


Dr. Alireza Nejad graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran in 1995. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from Michigan State University in 2006. As of 2007, he has held the position of assistant professor at Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem in North Carolina. Additionally, he has several years of work experience as a general practitioner in Iran. He has received multiple awards and is widely published in United States in peer review journals.

Dr. Nejad is currently a fellow in Johns Hopkins’ Allergy and Immunology Program in Maryland. He is board certified in internal medicine.


Dr. Binzhi Zhang graduated from Jiamusi University, China in 1993. He worked as an attending surgeon in China prior to relocating to the United States. More recently, Binzhi worked as a research assistant at Penn State University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania. He has a keen interest in nephrology and is extensively published in peer review journals.

After graduation, Dr. Zhang went to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware to work as a hospitalist. He is board certified in internal medicine.


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