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Class of 2018

Sayedmajidreza Alavidehkordi, MD

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

Dr. Alavi’s abstract, “Deformed Knee in a Motorcycle Racer” was accepted by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Conference in 2018. During his PG2 year, his abstract “Reverse Takotsubo Associated with Suicide Attempt by Drug Overdose” presented as a poster at the 2017 National ACP Meeting.

Dr. Alavidehkordi is currently a Sports Medicine Fellow at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, University of South Florida.

Sevil Aliyeva, MD

AliyevaDr. Aliyeva received her medical degree from Azerbaijan Medical University. 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.

In 2018, Dr. Aliyeva presented “Unrecognized Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in Hyperthyroidism” as a poster at the National ACP Conference. During her PG2 year, Dr. Aliyeva’s abstract, “How to Prevent Life Threatening Outcomes of HIT Induced Thrombosis” was accepted as a poster presentation, also to ACP National Conference (2017).

Dr. Aliyeva is currently in fellowship training in clinical endocrinology at Union Memorial Hospital in Maryland.

Sofia Chaudhry, MD

ChaudhryDr. Chaudhry received her degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, where she graduated with honors. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public health with a minor in psychology from Rutgers in New Jersey, where she graduated with high honors. Dr. Chaudhry has participated in several volunteer and research opportunities in New Jersey.

In 2018, Dr. Chaudhry presented “Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Keeping the Differential Diagnosis Open”at the NJ Chapter ACP conference. During the 2016-17 academic year, Dr. Chaudhry’s abstract titled “Clinical Picture of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES)” was accepted to the 2017 ACP NJ Chapter Meeting as a poster presentation.

Dr. Chaudhry will continue her career as core clinical faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

Aparna Daley, MBChB

DaleyDr. Daley graduated from the University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in South Africa. 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.

Dr. Daley had numerous poster presentations in her PGY3 including “Case of Schnitzler Syndrome that Responded to Tocilizumab” presented at the America Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology /World Allergy Organization Conference. In 2017, she presented “Lithium Toxicity in a Patient with a Congenital Solitary Kidney-Avoiding Pitfalls” to the 2017 National SGIM Meeting.

Dr. Daley is currently an Allergy & Immunology Fellow at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Abisoye Fakayode, MBBS

FakayodeDr. Fakayode graduated from the University Of Lagos College Of Medicine in Nigeria where she received the National Merit Awards Scholarship and the Ogun State Scholarship. 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.

Dr. Fakayode presented the poster “Staphylococcus Caprae Infection – Not Always in Prosthetic Joints”as a poster at the SGIM Mid Atlantic Conference in 2017.

Dr. Fakayode is continuing her career at South Jersey Family Medical Center as a primary care physician in New Jersey.

N. Leanne Jafar, MBChB

JafarDr. Jafar graduated from the University of Basrah College of Medicine in Iraq. During medical school, she received Student of the Year and was recognized for an Outstanding Performance in Internal Medicine Clerkship. After graduation, Dr. Jafar worked as a house officer in the Emergency Department and MICU until becoming a cardiology house officer in 2010. Dr. Jafar relocated to the United States in 2013 and in April 2014, began working as a research assistant at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Jafar had several publications in peer-reviewed journal articles in 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Jafar had numerous poster presentations during her residency training including “Hypertriglyceridemia-induced Pancreatitis Management – A Community-Based Teaching Hospital Experience”at the ACP National Conference in 2018 and “When is Imaging the Right Answer for Syncope?” at the 2017 ACP NJ Chapter meeting, which was awarded second place in the poster competition, out of several hundred submissions.

Dr. Jafar is currently a Critical Care Fellow at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA.

Jawad Malik, MD

MalikDr. Malik graduated from Windsor University School of Medicine in Saint Kitts and Nevis. He was ranked in the top five in his class in basic sciences. Dr. Malik was a member of the American Medical Student Association and Students for Health and worked as a physiology tutor during medical school. Prior to joining the residency program, Dr. Malik was as a senior research volunteer at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

During his residency, Dr. Malik had several poster presentations including “Wasting Syndrome from Autoimmune Phenomena” at the Society of Hospital Medicine Conference in 2018.

Dr. Malik is continuing his career as a hospitalist at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Maryland.

Noorain Mazhar, MBBS

MazharDr. Mazhar is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, located in Bangalore, India. Prior to joining the program in June 2015, Dr. Mazhar worked as a research associate and clinical extern at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia PA, in the Pulmonary Department.

Dr. Mazhar’s abstract titled “Not Every Orthopnea Means Heart Failure” was accepted as a poster presentation to the 2017 National ACP Meeting during her PG2 year.

Bushra Saleem, MBBS

Bushra Saleem, MBBS

Dr. Saleem graduated from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan, graduating in the top 15% of her class. During her schooling, Dr. Saleem 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, running the Internal Medicine Unit. Dr. Saleem worked as a medical officer at several institutions throughout Pakistan. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Saleem worked at Wahid Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

During her training, Dr. Saleem had several poster presentations including, “A Cranial Nerve Palsy Caused by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure” at the Society of Hospital Medicine Conference in 2018 and “Tamponade from Autoimmune Phenomenon at the ACP NJ Chapter Conference in 2017.

Dr. Saleem is currently the Chief Resident/Junior Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency at Capital Health for academic year 2018-2019.

Maryam Siddiqui, MBBS

SiddiquiDr. Siddiqui graduated from Dow Medical College in Pakistan. 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. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Siddiqui was an extern in Arizona and Texas.

During her PG2 year, Dr. Siddiqui’s abstract titled “Pain: An Overlooked Presentation of Multiple Sclerosis” was accepted as a poster presentation to both the 2017 National and ACP NJ Chapter Meetings.

Sree Teja Yelamanchili, MBBS

YelamanchiliDr. Yelamanchili graduated from S.R.M. Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in India. 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 hematology and oncology.

Dr. Yelamanchili had numerous poster presentations during her residency including, “Pitfalls of Immune Therapy: A Case Report of Mycobacterium Kansasii in a Patient on Azathioprine for Glomerulonephritis” at both the 2017 11th Annual North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum and the 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting and “Tamponade Associated with Autoimmune Phenomenon” also at the Rheumatology Forum.

Dr. Yelamanchili is currently a hospitalist at Yale- New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.