PGY1 (Class of 2018)

Dr. Sayedmajidreza Alavidehkordi   

Dr. Alavidehkordi received his medical degree from Shahr-E-Kord University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 1998, ranking fourth among all students admitted in his year. After graduating, he completed an orthopedic surgery residency in Iran from 2001 – 2005. Following his residency, Dr. Alavidehkordi served as an orthopedic surgeon in Iran before becoming the Head of Department of Surgery at Imame Ali Hospital in 2012.

Dr. Alavidehkordi is fluent in English and Persian. He also speaks Arabic and Turkish.

Dr. Sevil Aliyeva

Dr. Aliyeva graduated from Azerbaijan Medical University, receiving her medical degree in June 2005. She received a full six-year scholarship through her medical school training. Following medical school, Dr. Aliyeva worked as a physician intern, before earning her board certification in cardiology and working as a cardiologist until relocating to the United States in 2009. Her clinical experience in the United States includes observerships and volunteer work from 2013 until beginning her residency. Dr. Aliyeva has participated in special volunteer services for the NIH since August 2014.

Dr. Aliyeva is fluent in English and Turkish, and conversationally speaks Russian. She also enjoys swimming, jogging, cooking, and spending time with her husband and children.

Dr. Sofia Chaudhry

Dr. Chaudhry received her degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in October 2014, where she graduated with honors. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public health with a minor in psychology from Rutgers University in May 2015, where she graduated with high honors. Dr. Chaudhry has participated in several volunteer and research opportunities in the New Jersey area, including the Sisters Network of Central NJ Breast Cancer Awareness and Rutgers Douglass Asian Women’s Association.

Dr. Chaudhry is fluent in English, Punjabi, and Urdu. She enjoys baking, taking scenic walks, event decorating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Aparna Daley

Dr. Daley graduated from the University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in South Africa in December 2008. During medical school, she received several awards and honors, including the Senior Merit Award and being one of eight students to earn the opportunity to perform an elective in pediatrics at Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam in 2006. Since graduation, Dr. Daley has worked as a medical officer after completing a two-year internship in several medical fields. She has been working as a medical professional associate since April 2014 in South Africa.

Dr. Daley is fluent in English and Malayalam. She enjoys writing, chess, traveling, music, and crafts.

Dr. Abisoye Fakayode

Dr. Fakayode graduated from the University Of Lagos College Of Medicine in Nigeria in September 2008. During her schooling, she received the National Merit Awards Scholarship and the Ogun State Scholarship. Also during medical school, Dr. Fakayode worked as a researcher, studying the “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Contraceptive Use Amongst Women of Reproductive Age in an Under-Served Area.” Following graduation, Dr. Fakayode had a one-year internship at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. After her internship, she worked as a medical officer for several organizations and hospitals, before relocating to the United States in 2011. Since moving to the United States, Dr. Fakayode has worked as a volunteer and a medical observer in New Jersey. She also commenced a Masters in the Public Health Program at Thomas Jefferson School of Population Health in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Fakayode is fluent in English and Kru, Ibo, Yoruba. Her interests include volunteering, reading, tennis, traveling, and sightseeing.

Dr. N. LeAnne Jafar 

Dr. Jafar graduated from the University Of Basrah College Of Medicine in Iraq in June 2001. During medical school, she received Student of the Year in 1995, and was recognized for an Outstanding Performance in Internal Medicine Clerkship in 2000. Since graduation from medical school, Dr. Jafar worked as a house officer in the Emergency Department and MICU, until becoming a cardiology house officer in 2010. After relocating to the United States in 2013, she worked as an observer at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. In April 2014, Dr. Jafar began working as a research assistant at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and has had several observerships in the Lubbock, TX area in the time leading up to her residency. Dr. Jafar has had several publications in peer-reviewed journal articles in 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Jafar is fluent in Arabic and English. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, playing piano, cooking, baking, swimming, and crafts.

Dr. Jawad Malik

Dr. Malik graduated from Windsor University School of Medicine in Saint Kitts and Nevis in April 2014. He was ranked in the top five in his class in basic sciences. Dr. Malik is a member of the American Medical Student Association and Students for Health. During medical school, Dr. Malik worked as a physiology tutor, and has done several clinical rotations in the United States. Since August 2014, Dr. Malik has been working as a research volunteer at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Malik is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. He enjoys playing and watching sports and reading medical journals and abstracts.

Dr. Noorain Mazhar

Dr. Mazhar is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, located in Bangalore, India. After relocating to the United States, she worked as a clinical observer in internal medicine, rheumatology, and nephrology in several different hospitals including the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining the program in June 2015, Dr. Mazhar worked as a research associate and clinical extern at Temple University Hospital from April 2014 in the Pulmonary Department.

Dr. Mazhar is fluent in English and Hindi. She enjoys traveling, swimming, volleyball, and cooking. She has also received several awards in javelin throw, volleyball, and running.

Dr. Maryam Siddiqui

Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Dow Medical College in Pakistan in May 2013. During medical school, she received honors in biochemistry, forensic medicine, ENT, and ophthalmology. Throughout her schooling, Dr. Siddiqui participated in volunteer work for the Patients Welfare Association and the World Health Organization in Pakistan. She was also awarded a five-year merit scholarship from Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission for exceptional performance in medical school from 2008-2013. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Siddiqui worked as an extern student in Arizona and Texas since July 2014.

Dr. Siddiqui is fluent in English, Hindi, and Urdu. Her hobbies and interests include reading, cooking, coin collecting, gardening, and competing in badminton.

Dr. Sree Teja Yelamanchili

Dr. Yelamanchili graduated from S.R.M. Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in India in December 2012. She graduated with first class in her final year of MBBS examinations. During medical school, Dr. Yelamanchili worked as an intern for several different departments, and as a research volunteer. After relocating to the United States, she worked as an extern at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida, gaining hands-on experience in medical oncology and hematology. She has also worked as a clinical trainee and volunteer at several institutions before her residency training.

Dr. Yelamanchili is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Her hobbies and interest include playing badminton, aquatics, spending time with family, and music.

Dr. Bushra Zaheer

Dr. Zaheer graduated from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan in June 2010, graduating in the top 15% of her class. During her schooling, Dr. Zaheer was trained and certified in management of trauma. She also participated in a community medical research project during her fourth year of medical school. Following graduation, she worked as a medical officer at Aziz Fatima Trust Hospital in Pakistan in charge of the Internal Medicine Unit. Dr. Zaheer worked as a medical officer at several institutions throughout Pakistan. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Zaheer worked at Wahid Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY from June through September 2014.

Dr. Zaheer is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. She enjoys cooking, playing badminton, and listening to music.


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