PGY3 (Class of 2018)

Dr. Sayedmajidreza Alavidehkordi   
 

SAYEDMAJIDREZA ALAVIDEHKORDI, MD
Dr. 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 Department of Surgery at Imame Ali Hospital in 2012.

During his PG2 year, Dr. Alavidehkordi’s abstract titled “Reverse Takotsubo Associated with Suicide Attempt by Drug Overdose” was accepted as a poster presentation to the 2017 National ACP Meeting.

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

   
Dr. Sevil Aliyeva
 

SEVIL ALIYEVA, MD
Dr. Aliyeva received her MD 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. Her clinical experience in the United States includes observerships and volunteer work from 2013 until the beginning of her residency. Dr. Aliyeva has participated in special volunteer services for the NIH since August 2014.

During her PG2 year, Dr. Aliyeva’s abstract titled “How to Prevent Life Threatening Outcomes of HIT Induced Thrombosis” was accepted as a poster presentation to the 2017 National ACP Meeting.

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
 

SOFIA CHAUDHRY, MD
Dr. 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 the New Jersey Area, including the Sisters Network of Central NJ Breast Cancer Awareness and Rutgers Douglass Asian Women’s Association.

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 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
 

APARNA DALEY, MBChB
Dr. 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. Since graduation, Dr. Daley has worked as a medical officer after completing a two-year internship in several medical fields. She worked as a medical professional associate in South Africa from April 2014 until her residency training.

Dr. Daley’s abstract titled “Lithium Toxicity in a Patient with a Congenital Solitary Kidney-Avoiding Pitfalls” was accepted as a poster presentation during her PG2 year to the 2017 National SGIM Meeting.

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

   
Dr. Abisoye Fakayode
 

ABISOYE FAKAYODE, MB, BS
Dr. Fakayode graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine in Nigeria. 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 1-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 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, Kru, Ibo, and Yoruba. Her interests include volunteering, reading, tennis, traveling, and sightseeing.

   
Dr. N. LeAnne Jafar 

N. LEANNE JAFAR, MBChB
Dr. 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. 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, Michigan, as well as the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. 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, Texas area in the time leading up to her residency. Dr. Jafar has had several publications in peer-reviewed journal articles in 2013 and 2014.

During her PG2 year, Dr. Jafar’s abstract titled “When is Imaging the Right Answer for Syncope?” was accepted as a poster presentation to the 2017 ACP NJ Chapter meeting. This poster came in 2nd place at the meeting’s poster competition, out of several hundred other submissions.

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
 

JAWAD MALIK, MD
Dr. 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 is a member of the American Medical Student Association and Students for Health. During medical school, Dr. Malik worked as a physiology tutor. He has done several clinical rotations in the United States. Since August 2014, Dr. Malik has been working as a senior research volunteer at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

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
 

NOORAIN MAZHAR, MB, BS
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 associated and clinical extern at Temple University Hospital 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.

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. Bushra Saleem
 

BUSHRA SALEEM, MB, BS
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, where she was in charge of 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 from June through September 2014.

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

   
Dr. Maryam Siddiqui
 

MARYAM SIDDIQUI, MB, BS
Dr. 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 worked as an extern student 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.

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
 

SREE TEJA YELAMANCHILI, MB, BS
Dr. 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. She has also worked as a clinical trainee and volunteer at several institutions before her residency training.

During her PG2 year, Dr. Yelamanchili’s abstract titled “Pitfalls of Immune Therapy: A Case Report of Mycobacterium Kansasii in a Patient on Azathioprine for Glomerulonephritis” was accepted as a poster presentation to both the 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting and the 2017 11th Annual North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum. Also accepted to this Rheumatology Forum as a poster presentation was her abstract titled “Tamponade Associated with Autoimmune Phenomenon”.

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

 

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