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Class of 2019

Syeda Maha Bokhari, MBBS

BokhariDr. Bokhari received her degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. After graduating, she completed an Internship at Jinnah Hospital in Pakistan, and continued working as a Medical Officer at the same hospital. Dr. Bokhari then worked as a General Practitioner and Teacher in the United Arab Emirates until 2013 before relocating to the United States. She is currently in the process of getting her MPH at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In addition to her work, Dr. Bokhari has made several poster and oral presentations numerous scholarly conferences throughout the US.

During her PG2 year of training, Dr. Bokhari had an accepted poster presentation to the SGIM 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting titled, “Post Cardiac Arrest Anoxic Brain Injury: Lance Adams Syndrome vs. Status Myoclonic Epilepticus”. She also received the Outstanding Resident Research Presentation for her project titled “Utilization of a Health Information Database for Better Triage of Pre-Hospital Stroke Alerts” during our 2019 resident graduation ceremony.

After graduating from residency, Dr. Bokhari is working as an ABIM board-certified Assistant Professor at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.

Amad J. Choudhry, MBBS

ChoudhryDr. Choudhry graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. He then completed several Clinical Sub-Internships in New York until relocating to the United States. He has had several publications in peer-reviewed journal articles/abstracts and presentations at scholarly meetings.

During his second year of training, Dr. Choudhry had an accepted poster presentation to the 2018 National ACP Meeting titled “Persistent Diarrhea with Theophylline Toxicity: Looking in All the Wrong Places”.

Following his residency training, Dr. Choudhry got a position as an ABIM board-certified hospitalist in Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Rahway, NJ.

Zia Ur Rehman Durrani, MBBS

DurraniDr. Durrani received his M.B., B.S. from Khyber Medical College in Pakistan, and after completed an Internship at Khyber Teaching Hospital. He worked as a General Practitioner in Pakistan, and later worked as a Postgraduate Resident at Khyber Teaching Hospital, followed by a Medical Officer/Hospitalist, before relocating to the United States. He has made several oral presentations at conferences in Pakistan.

Dr. Durrani received the Outstanding Resident Research Presentation for his project titled “VKA vs. NOAC in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation; Role of SAMe TT2R2 Score in Decision Making” during our 2019 resident graduation ceremony.

After graduating, Dr. Durrani is working as an ABIM board-certified Clinical Assistant Professor and Hospitalist in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.

Roozbeh Mofid Ghavami, MD

GhavamiDr. Ghavami graduated from St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine in Curacao with his MD. He has done several rotations at hospitals in Maryland and New Jersey. Dr. Ghavami also worked as an EMT-P for a Pennsylvania rescue squad and Nursing Volunteer in Philadelphia, PA. He has research experience at Temple University in Philadelphia, and volunteer experience as a medical student in Austria. Dr. Ghavami has made several scholarly presentations in the United States and Canada.

During his training, Dr. Ghavami had had several poster presentations to scholarly meetings, such as “Not All Granulomas Are Created Equal: How Disseminated TB Can Hide under the Cloak of Sarcoidosis” to ACPNJ 2018 and “Community Outreach Project: Increase Influenza Vaccinations among Individuals with Limited Access to Healthcare” to ACPNJ 2019. He also was accepted to present an oral presentation at ACPNJ 2019 on “Carrots or Sticks – A Not So Novel Way to Dramatically Increase the Immunization Rate”.

After graduating from residency, Dr. Ghavami is working as a hospitalist with Capital Health System.

Thupten Gyaltsen, MBBS

GyaltsenDr. Gyaltsen is a graduate from Maulana Azad Medical College, located in India. After graduating medical school, Dr. Gyaltsen worked as a Primary Care Physician in India at two different hospitals before relocating to the United States. After his relocation, Dr. Gyaltsen worked as an Observer and Research Assistant in Portland, Oregon.

Following his residency training, Dr. Gyaltsen got a position as an ABIM board-certified academic hospitalist at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.

Hardawan Ahmed Hassan, MBChB

HassanDr. Hassan graduated with his M.B.Ch.B. from Sulaimani College of Medicine in Iraq, and with his M.D. from the same college. He was ranked 3RD in the college in the first stage. Dr. Hassan completed an Internship in Iraq, then worked as a General Practitioner. He completed an Internal Medicine fellowship, and then worked as a Physician at Halabja General Hospital in Iraq. Dr. Hassan completed a Cardiology fellowship and after worked as a Cardiologist and Cardiologist Consultant in Iraq until the present. Dr. Hassan has made several presentations at scientific meetings.

Dr. Hassan received the Outstanding Resident Research Presentation for his project titled “Barriers to an Effective Discharge Process: A Resident-Driven Qualitative Study to Address Delays and Improve Discharge Processes” at our 2019 resident graduation ceremony.

After graduating from training, Dr. Hassan got a position as an ABIM board-certified hospitalist at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA.

Hussein Alaa Hussein, MBChB

HusseinDr. Hussein graduated from the University of Al-Mustansiriyah College of Medicine in Iraq. Post-graduation, Dr. Hussein completed an Internal Medicine residency in Iraq. He then completed a General Surgery residency. After completing these programs, Dr. Hussein completed two non-ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care and Cardiothoracic Surgery residencies at UTMB/Shriner Burn Hospital for Children in Texas, following his relocation to the United States.

Dr. Hussein received the Outstanding Resident Research Presentation for his project titled “Utilization of a Health Information Database for Better Triage of Pre-Hospital Stroke Alerts” during our 2019 resident graduation ceremony.

Following graduation, Dr. Hussein got a Nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.

Hannah James, MD

JamesDr. James graduated with her M.D. from Tay Nguyen Universite Ecole de Medecine in Vietnam in, where she had received a full tuition scholarship to her program. Following her graduation, she worked as a general practitioner in Viet Nam, then working as a GI and Hepatology physician. After relocating to the United States, Dr. James worked as a nursing assistant and endoscopy technician in Minnesota.

After graduation, Dr. James is working as an ABIM board-certified physician at Lee Health Physician Group in Cape Coral, FL.

Albana B. Mihali, MD

MihaliDr. Mihali graduated from the University of Medicine of Tirana in Albania. She graduated medical school Summa Cum Laude. After graduating, Dr. Mihali worked as a general physician in Albania before starting as a post graduate cardiology fellow. Following this, she worked as the secretary of Albanian Conference of Cardiology with the Albanian Society of Cardiology. She also worked as a cardiologist before relocating to the United States. Dr. Mihali has had several publications in peer-reviewed journals and poster presentations at scholarly meetings.

Dr. Mihali had several accepted poster presentations to scholarly meetings such as “Recognizing the Unusual Stemi in a 40-Year-Old Pregnant: Stemi in Pregnancy is a Different Entity” and “Recurrent Pancreaticolithiasis in a Young Patient with Idiopathic Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis”, and “Post-Party Syndrome: Old Symptoms Should Always be Revisited” to the 2019 SHM annual meeting. She also had an accepted poster presentation to ACPNJ 2019 titled “Community Outreach Project: Increase Influenza Vaccinations Among Individuals with Limited Access to Healthcare”. Dr. Mihali’s senior research project titled “Barriers to an Effective Discharge Process: A Resident-Driven Qualitative Study to Address Delays and Improve Discharge Processes” was chosen as one of the top 3 resident research presentations at our 2019 resident graduation ceremony.

After graduating residency, Dr. Mihali got a position as an ABIM board-certified academic hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, MA.

Faryal Zehra Nadeem, MBBS

NadeemDr. Nadeem graduated with her degree from Dow Medical College in Pakistan. She is part of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. During med school, Dr. Nadeem was a visiting medical student in Texas, Georgia, and California. Following her graduation from medical school, Dr. Nadeem worked as an intern house officer in Pakistan before relocating to the United States.

During her training, Dr. Nadeem got an accepted poster presentation to the 2019 ACPNJ meeting titled “Community Outreach Project: Increase Influenza Vaccinations Among Individuals with Limited Access to Healthcare”. Her senior research project titled “VKA vs. NOAC in patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation; Role of SAMe TT2R2 Score in Decision Making” was also chosen as one of the top 3 resident presentations at our 2019 annual resident graduation ceremony.

After completing her residency training, Dr. Nadeem is working as an ABIM board-certified physician at Kaiser Permanente in Windsor Mill, MD.

Naziha Slimani, MD

SlimaniDr. Slimani graduated with her degree from Université d'Algers Faculté des Sciences Médicales in Algeria. After graduating medical school, Dr. Slimani completed an Ophthalmology residency. She worked as a general practitioner for a year before working as an Ophthalmologist and assistant professor. Dr. Slimani did observerships in France and Michigan before going back to Algeria to briefly do routine patient checkups. She then came back to the United States as a research fellow. Dr. Slimani has had several presentations at scientific meetings in both Algeria and the United States.

Dr. Slimani had an accepted poster presentation during her training at NJTS Annual Scientific Meeting titled “Role of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest in Neurologic Outcome: Capital Health Experience”.

Aram Srapyan, MBChB

SrapyanDr. Srapyan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yerevan State Medical University Named for Mkhitar Heratsi in Armenia. After graduating, he completed a Urology residency in Armenia, obtaining the status of Chief Resident during his third and final year of training. Dr. Srapyan worked as a Urologist until he migrated to the United States in 2013. Since moving to the US, Dr. Srapyan has held several observership and volunteer positions in California. Prior to residency, he worked as a volunteer at the Glendale Community Health Clinic in Glendale, California, and a Visiting Research Assistant at UCLA. Dr. Srapyan made several scholarly presentations in Armenia and has had several publications in both Armenia and the United States.

After graduating from residency, Dr. Srapyan worked as a hospitalist at Capital Health before relocating to California.

Kristina Zarkua, MD

Kristina Zarkua, MDDr. Zarkua graduated Summa Cum Laude from First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov in the Russian Federation. After her graduation, Dr. Zarkua worked as a medical resident at the University.

During her PG2 year, Dr. Zarkua had two poster acceptances titled, “The Reverse Side of ICD” and “Hormones and Bone Marrow: The Hidden Connection” at the 2018 National ACP Meeting and 2018 Society of Hospital meeting, respectively. Also during her third year of training, she had two poster acceptances titled, “Role of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest in Neurologic Outcome: Capital Health Experience” to the NJTS Annual Scientific Meeting and “Meropenem Induced Hemolytic Anemia” accepted to SHM 2019.

Dr. Zarkua was honored as an “ACP Young Achiever” in 2018 and was the program’s ABIM board-certified Chief Medical Resident/Junior Faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year. Following her Chief year, Dr. Zarkua got a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.