Class of 2016

Mohammed Al-Jumayli, MBChB

Al-JumayliDr. Al- Jumayli received his MBChB degree in from the University of Al-Mustansiriyah in Iraq, where he graduated in the top 1 percent of his class. He received training as an ophthalmologist in Bagdad and then relocated to the United States in 2010. Dr. Al-Jumayli worked as a clinical fellow at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in New York City, New York prior to joining the Capital Health Internal Medicine Residency Program. 

Post-residency, Dr. Al-Jumayli completed a one-year geriatrics fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Dr. Al-Jumayli has been accepted as a Hematology/Oncology Fellow at the University of Kansas.

MD Usman Ali, MBBS

AliDr. Ali was born in India and is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Aligarh, India. After receiving his degree, he completed three years of residency training in ophthalmology. He then came to the United States and worked as a research fellow at Beth Israel Medical Center in the Division of Endocrinology and the Division of Infectious Diseases in New York.

During his PG3 year, Dr. Ali had 3 poster presentations accepted as poster presentations to regional and national scholarly meetings. His abstracts titled “Modern-Day Awareness of Zoonotic Diseases and Clinical Implication in their Early Diagnosis” and “Recurrent Hypoglycemia Needs to be Evaluated for Insulinoma” were accepted to the SGIM 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. His abstract titled “Multiple Ring Enhancing Lesions on MRI of the Brain in Transplant Recipient: A Diagnostic Dilemma” was accepted to the 2016 National ACP Meeting.

After graduating from his residency training, Dr. Ali got a position as an oncology hospitalist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anteneh Birru, MD

BirruDr. Birru was born and raised in Ethiopia and came to the US as a young adult. He received his MD from Ross School of Medicine in Dominica. He has worked as a volunteer for the Salybia Mission in Dominica, and also organized a fundraiser to help the mission.

Dr. Birru had two poster acceptances for his abstract titled, “Idiopathic thromboembolism and occult malignancy” during his PG2 year. These acceptances were for the ACP Annual Meeting and the SGIM 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. 

Dr. Birru is currently working as a hospitalist with Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Mohamed Hassanein, MBChB

HassaneinDr. Hassanein is a graduate of Zagazig University in his native country of Egypt. He graduated with many honors and in the top 15 percent of his class. While in school, he co-founded the Ebdaa Teaching Center where he also served as a teacher. After graduating, Dr. Hassanein went on to serve at the Technical Institute of Armed Forces in Egypt. He then moved to the United States and worked as a research fellow in the field of oncology in San Diego, California. He has also completed a year of general surgery residency training in Brooklyn, New York. Mohamed has been involved in numerous poster and oral presentations, and speaks Arabic in addition to English.

During his PG3 year, Dr. Hassanein had several abstract poster acceptances to scholarly meetings. His poster titled “Plasmapheresis as an Effective Modality for Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis” was accepted to the 2016 National ACP Meeting, and his abstract titled “Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in the Setting of Myasthenia Crisis” as accepted to the ATS 2016 International Conference.

Dr. Hassanein is currently working as a hospitalist at Sharp Hospital in San Diego, California.

Uzma Imran, MBBS

ImranDr. Imran was born in Pakistan, where she also attended medical school and earned her MBBS at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. She worked in Pakistan for a few years as a medical officer at Rasheed Hospital before moving to the US in 2012.

Dr. Imran had two poster acceptances for the ACP Annual Meeting and the SGIM 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regiona l Meeting during her PG2 year, for her abstract titled, “Recurrent Abdominal Pain, a Difficult Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease.” 

Arian Majko, MD

MajkoDr. Majko received his medical degree from the Universiteti I Tiranes in Albania, where he ranked in the top three of his graduating class. Before moving to the United States, he worked as a general physician and was a member of the Red Cross in his home country of Albania.

Dr. Majko had his poster titled, “Hearing Loss as Initial Presentation of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura” accepted at the SGIM 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting.

Dr. Majko is currently working as an academic hospitalist at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After residency, Dr. Imran is working in outpatient internal medicine in Michigan.

Djamshed Samiev, MD

SamievDr. Samiev is a graduate of Avicenna Tajik State Medical University in Tajikistan, where he graduated with honors. Since graduating, he relocated to Nebraska and received an undergraduate degree in nursing. He worked as a registered nurse prior to starting his internal medicine residency training.

Dr. Samiev had two abstract acceptances to the SGIM 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and the SGIM 2015 National Meeting for his abstract titled, “Acute Onset Still’s Disease Masquerading as Sepsis: A Case Report.”

Post-residency, Dr. Samiev is working as a critical care fellow at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

Supriya Sekhar, MD

SekharDr. Sekhar graduated from Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in Bangalore, India. While in school, she presented seminars to the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Obstetrics. Since graduating, she worked as a resident duty doctor in Bangalore, where she focused specifically on Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Urology. Supriya speaks Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.

Dr. Sekhar had an acceptance at the ACP Annual Meeting for her abstract titled, “LOOK WHAT I FOUND! Coexistent Ehrlichia chaffeensis infection with Klebsiella pneumonia UTI, bacteremia and liver abscess.”

After graduation, Dr. Sekhar accepted a position as a hospitalist at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

Lindita Shehu, MD

ShehuDr. Shehu graduated from Universiteti I Tiranes, Albania in the top 15% of her class. She practiced as a family physician in Albania prior to relocating to the United States. In the US, she was working as a clinical research coordinator at George Washington University Medical Center, prior to joining Capital Health for her internal medicine residency.

Dr. Shehu had three abstract acceptances during her PG2 year, for the 2015 ATS International Conference, the SGIM 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, and the ACP Annual Meeting. Her accepted abstracts were titled, “Superior Vena Cava Syndrome from Small Cell Lung Cancer—Endovascular Stenting as Primary Treatment Modality,” “Acute onset interstitial lung disease—When to start steroids,” and “Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Associated With Clopidrogel Use—A Case Report,” respectively.

Dr. Shehu is currently attending a critical care fellowship at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Phaniram Sumanam, MD

SumanamDr. Sumanam graduated from American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua. Dr. Sumanam has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. He did graduate work in chemistry at Long Island University in Brooklyn New York, and practiced as a pharmacist, rising to the level of pharmacy manager in the United States prior to attending medical school. He is also certified in autism training.

During his PG2 year, Dr. Sumanam had his abstract titled, “Iodine Induced Acute Hyperthyroidism with Atrial Flutter in an Elderly Patient—Are we overdoing the tests?” accepted to the SGIM 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting.

Dr. Sumanam is currently working as a hospitalist at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Andrei Yankovich, MD

YankovichDr. Yankovich graduated from Belarussian State University, Belarus. Post graduation, he completed residency training in critical care medicine and general surgery. He has several years of experience as anesthesiology/intensive care attending prior to relocating to the United States.

Dr. Yankovich had an abstract titled, “Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Infection in a Non-HIV Patient” accepted to the SGIM 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting during his PG2 year. During his PG3 year, Dr. Yankovich had his abstract titled “Recurrent ‘Delayed TRALI’” accepted as a poster presentation to the ATS 2016 International Conference.

After completion of his internal medicine residency, Dr. Yankovich is working as a pulmonary/critical care fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.