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PGY1 (Class of 2024)

Ali Abdulsahib, MBChBAli Abdulsahib, MBChB

Dr. Abdulsahib graduated from Al-Kindy College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon graduating, he completed an intern year, followed by seven months of neurosurgery training and one year of Internal Medicine Training in Baghdad. He worked as a general practitioner in Iraq prior to relocating to the United States where Dr. Abdulsahib has held several clinical externships. Prior to his current training, he worked as a Registered Medical Assistant.

Dr. Abdulsahib is fluent in Arabic and English. In his free time, he enjoys watching Italian League soccer, watching Netflix and Amazon Prime, and spending time with his family.

 

Mohammad Abu-Abaa, MBChBMohammad Abu-Abaa, MBChB

Dr. Abu-Abaa graduated from the University Of Basrah College Of Medicine in Iraq in the top 5% of his class. Following graduation, he completed a Transitional Year of training followed by two years of Internal Medicine and six months of neurology training experiences. Dr Abu-Abaa also volunteered in underserved areas with the Iraqi Ministry of Health. Since moving to the United States, he has held a number of externships and observerships.

Dr. Abu-Abaa speaks Arabic and English. He enjoys music, watching movies and TV shows (especially documentaries), and is an avid soccer player.

 

Amani Al-Hazaymeh, MBBSAmani Al-Hazaymeh, MBBS

Dr. Al-Hazaymeh received her medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine. She completed twelve months of Transitional Year training followed by an Ophthalmology residency in Jordan. During her Ophthalmology training, she relocated to the United States. In the U.S., she worked as a researcher at University of Virginia and has made several oral presentations and co-authored journal articles.

Dr. Al-Hazaymeh is fluent in Arabic and English. She loves outdoor activities and enjoys landscape and portrait photography. She also enjoys baking and being with friends.

 

Doaa Yaseen Taha Ali, MBChBDoaa Yaseen Taha Ali, MBChB

Dr. Ali received her degree from the University of Al-Mustansiriyah College of Medicine in Iraq. She is the recipient of honors from Ministry of Higher Education and Dean of University during medical school. After completing her internship, Dr. Ali served as a House Officer in Iraq. Since moving to the United States, she has completed a number of extern and observerships. Prior to her Internal Medicine training, she worked as a medical assistant and research volunteer.

Dr. Ali speaks Arabic and English. She enjoys cooking, kid-friendly activities, traveling and listening to music.

 

Hassaan Bin Arshad, MBBSHassaan Bin Arshad, MBBS

Dr. Arshad graduated from Baqai Medical College in Pakistan in the top 10% of his class with several distinctions. Upon graduating and completing an intern year, Dr. Arshad worked as a medical officer in Pakistan. After moving to the United States and completing observerships, he went back to Pakistan to teach Forensic Medicine at Baqai Medical College. He has since relocated back to the U.S. where he continued to complete a number of observerships prior to starting his training.

Dr. Arshad is fluent in English and Urdu. He enjoys cooking traditional Pakistani fare, reading, and onomastics.

 

Kudret Arslan, MDKudret Arslan, MD

Dr. Arslan graduated from Instanbul Universitesi, Cerrahpasa Tip Fakultesi in Turkey. Following her intern year, Dr. Arslan worked as an emergency physician in underserved areas of Turkey. Prior to her Internal Medicine training, Dr. Arslan completed an ACGME-accredited Preliminary Surgery year in Bronx, NY.

Dr. Arslan speaks Turkish and English. Her interests include theatre, swimming and reading.

 

 

Gozde Cain, MDGozde Cain, MD

Dr. Cain received her degree from Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi in Turkey. After completing her intern year, Dr. Cain worked as a general practitioner in Turkey. She has completed a number of extern and observerships in the United States. Prior to her Internal Medicine training at Capital Health, Dr. Cain worked as a primary care provider in a family medicine clinic in Turkey.

Dr. Cain speaks English and Turkish. Her hobbies include chess, traveling, swimming and skating.

 

Sindhu Chadalawada, MBBSSindhu Chadalawada, MBBS

Dr. Chadalawada graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute in India. Following her internship, she worked as a medical officer in India. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Chadalawada has completed extern and observerships.

Dr. Chadalawada speaks English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. She enjoys indoor gardening, DIY projects, hiking, high intensity interval training and public speaking.

 

Kateryna Chepenko, MDKateryna Chepenko, MD

Dr. Chepenko graduated from Kharkiv National Medical University in Ukraine. Following graduation and her residency in Ukraine, Dr. Chepenko worked as an Infectious Disease physician for six years. After moving to the United States, she worked as a medical assistant at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia as well as a research volunteer at Fox Chase Center in PA.

Dr. Chepenko speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian. She enjoys hiking, biking, knitting and time with friends and family.

 

Adedeji Cole, MBBSAdedeji Cole, MBBS

Dr. Cole graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine in Nigeria. Following his intern year, Dr. Cole worked as a medical doctor at Lagoon Hospitals in Nigeria for more than five years. After migrating to the United States, he has worked as a Clinical Care Coordinator, Assistant Case Manager, and a Clinical Educator and Cardiology Research Coordinator in Georgia.

Dr. Cole speaks English. He enjoys playing and watching soccer, chess, reading and stock trading.

 

Ghassan Dawood, MBChBGhassan Dawood, MBChB

Dr. Dawood received his degree from Al-Kindy College of Medicine in Iraq. Following his graduation from medical school and completing his internship, Dr. Dawood served as a general practitioner in Iraq. He then served as a Senior House Officer in pediatrics as well as Chief Resident before relocating to Duabi. While in Dubai, Dr. Dawood served as a general practitioner in an ER department for five years. Since moving to the United States, he has completed a number observerships.

Dr. Dawood speaks Arabic, English, French, German and Malayalam. He enjoys cooking, table tennis and dominos.

 

Damaris Figueroa, MDDamaris Figueroa, MD

Dr. Remon received her MD from Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Holgun in Cuba. After graduating, she worked as a primary care physician in Cuba before moving to Venezuela to work as a critical care physician. Dr. Remon then moved to Colombia where she worked as a primary care physician once more. After relocating to the United States, she worked as a medical assistant before becoming a faculty member a Fortis College in Florida where she taught in the program of Nursing and Medical Assistant.

Dr. Remon speaks English and Spanish. Her hobbies and interest include staying fit, spending time with family, and friends and watching movies, series, and documentaries.

 

Ahmed Gana, MBBCHAhmed Gana, MBBCH

Dr. Gana graduated from Menoufia University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Following graduation, Dr. Gana worked as a primary care physician in Egypt before taking on a neuropsychiatry residency. Since moving to the United States, Dr. Gana has completed extern and observerships. He also shows an interest in scholarly activities, as Dr. Gana has had peer reviewed journal articles and has been a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Gana is fluent in Arabic and English. He enjoys running, playing soccer, socializing with family and friends, and traveling.

 

Gilareh Hedayati Emam, MDGilareh Hedayati Emam, MD

Dr. Hedayati Emam earned her degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine in Iran. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Hedayati Emam worked as an assistant in an OB/GYN office in Iran before relocating to the United States. She has completed several externships and worked as a BLS and AHA Instructor in the Washington, DC area.

Dr. Hedayati Emam speaks Arabic, English, and Persian. She enjoys creating digital collages, visiting art museums, reading, boxing, and traveling.

 

Tigran Kakhktsyan, MDTigran Kakhktsyan, MD

Dr. Kakhktsyan graduated from First Moscow State Medical University in Russia. After graduating, Dr. Kakhktsyan completed a Cardiovascular Surgery residency program in Russia. After moving to the United States to become a permanent resident, he has completed an observership in California.

Dr. Kakhktsyan speaks Armenian, English and Russian. He enjoys traveling, electronics, movies, cooking, bicycling, walking along nature trails, and reading.

 

 

Mina Kamel, MBBCHMina Kamel, MBBCH

Dr. Kamel graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt. Following graduation, he completed three years of Internal Medicine Training and worked as a general practitioner in Egypt. After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Kamel has served as a college tutor and Clinical Research Coordinator in California.

Dr. Kamel speaks Arabic and English. His hobbies include swimming, diving, horseback riding, biking, weight lifting, traveling, playing guitar and piano, wood carpentering, and pyrography.

 

Aliaa Mousa, MBBCHAliaa Mousa, MBBCH

Dr. Mousa received her degree from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt. After finishing her intern year, Dr. Mousa worked as a general practitioner in Egypt. Following her move to the United States, Dr. Mousa became a Medical Interpreter and Patient Care Coordinator at Johns Hopkins International where she also successfully completed a clinical rotation. Prior to staring her training, Dr. Mousa worked as a medical assistant in Maryland.

Dr. Mousa is fluent in Arabic and English. She enjoys movie direction and editing, script writing, graphic design, pottery, and reading.

 

Nazia Nawreen, MBBSNazia Nawreen, MBBS

Dr. Nawreen graduated from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in Bangladesh. After completing her intern year, Dr. Nawreen worked as a Medical Officer in Bangladesh. Upon immigrating to the United States, she became a clinical assistant in Brooklyn. Prior to training, Dr. Nawreen was a Case Investigator tracing COVID-19 patients in New York City as well as a research associate at Georgetown University.

Dr. Nawreen speaks Bengali, English and Hindi. She likes to watch documentaries, listen to podcasts and lectures, and exercise.

 

Halyna Pylypiv, MDHalyna Pylypiv, MD

Dr. Pylypiv graduated from Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University in Ukraine. After graduating, Dr. Pylypiv served as a Pediatrician/Pediatric Ophthalmologist for over six years in Ukraine. She then moved to the United States where she worked as a medical assistant before completed numerous externships. Before beginning her training, she worked at a Family Medicine practice as a medical assistant in New York.

Dr. Pylypiv speaks English, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Her hobbies include traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Ruofeng Qiu, MMEDRuofeng Qiu, MMED

Dr. Qiu graduated from Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University in China. Following graduation, Dr. Qiu worked as a Clinical Account Specialist for Johnson & Johnson in China. After receiving a job offer in the United States, he moved on to become a research assistant. Dr. Qiu then obtained a new job at Johnson & Johnson in Boston. Dr. Qiu takes a great interest in scholarly activities and has numerous published peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts.

Dr. Qiu is fluent in Chinese and English. He enjoys hiking, swimming, and boating.