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Internal Medicine Current Residents

Chief Residents

Hi! The Indiana University Internal Medicine Chiefs would like to welcome you to our program. We want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to get to know us. We know this year’s application process is quite different from previous years, but we hope you are able to discover all the unique aspects of our program. Our goal is for you to grow not only as a physician, but as a person through both mentorship and clinical duties. By viewing our website, resident testimonial videos and segments, Twitter and Instagram, we hope you are able to have an inside view of what it would be like to be a resident here at Indiana University. Changes we are most proud of and want to highlight are implementing a pregnancy policy protecting third trimester residents, reducing the amount of 24-hour call for our residents, investing time into an anti-racism curriculum, and much more. Thank you again for taking the time to get to know our program. We hope to meet you this application cycle!

Current PGY3 Residents

Wassim Abdallah, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Universite Saint-Joseph

Reem Akel, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
American University of Beirut

Chase A. Baxter, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
AT Still Un Of Hlth Sc., Col Of Ost Med, Kirksv'e

Sam Brooks, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ben Byriel, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Nova Southeastern College Of Osteo Medicine

Shahd Duzdar, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
University of Toledo College of Medicine

Willy Frick, MD, MS

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Devika Gandhi, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine

Matthew Glick, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Samantha M. Kay, MD, MS

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
University of Toledo College of Medicine

Ahmed Z. Kiani, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Jason Kippenbrock, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Jonathan W. Koons, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Sam Lampe, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Des Moines Un, Col Of Osteopathic Med & Surgery

David Lopez, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Jared A. Ludlow, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Joe Ma, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
State Un Of NY Upstate Medical University

Jonathan C. McCollum, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Andrew McDonald, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Rush Medical College of Rush University

Zachary S. Meyer, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Rami Naaman, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
American University of Beirut

Kutaiba Nazif, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie

Ayo Ositelu, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Med

Sue Paul, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

William N. Plunk, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Ohio University, College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Omar Salman, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
University Of Miami LM Miller School Of Medicine

Travis J. Scott, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Sarah Seyffert, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Trinity School of Medicine

Daanish A. Siddique, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Un of Illinois Col of Med (chi/Peor/Rock/Chm-urb)

Carson Smith, MD, MS

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
University of Toledo College of Medicine

Matthew Stack, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Karthik Subbu, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Zunera Tariq, MBBS

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Aga Khan Medical College

Samuel Urrutia Argueta, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras

Josue Villegas Galaviz

Internal Medicine, PGY 3

Hanna T. Webb, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Kevin Zhang, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 3
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Current PGY2 Residents

Jonathan J. Acra, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
JC Edwards School Of Medicine, Marshall Univ

Rawan Aljaras, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
University of Jordan

Vivianne L. Andersen, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Rody G. Bou Chaaya, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Universite Saint-Joseph

Craig D. Bullington, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
University of Tennessee, Hsc, College of Medicine

Gerardo Calderon Manrique, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos

Matthew Coghlan, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

James E. Collins, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Edward El-Am, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
American University of Beirut

Madeline M. Grondalski, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Un of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine

Denghui Guo, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
University of California (San Francisco) Medical Center/San Francisco

Mazin N. Habhab, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dagan K. Hammar, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Western Michigan Un Homer Stryker School of Med

Matthew E. Hodge, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Midwestern Un, Chicago College Of Osteopathic Med

Cody M. Jinnette, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Edward Via Col of Osteo Medicine-Alabama Campus

Aimee Kabala, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Harleen Kaur, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Ahmed B. Khalid, MBBS

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Aga Khan University

Svetlana Kleyman, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Benjamin D. Krempley, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Florida Atlantic University, College Of Medicine

Christine W. Lucky, MPH, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
University of Miami

Daniel McDougle, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Un of Illinois Col of Med (chi/Peor/Rock/Chm-urb)

Kawthar A. Mohamed, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Michigan State Un College of Human Medicine

David Montgomery, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Lauren Pavlik, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

David Pisarcik, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Philadelphia Col of Osteo Med, Philadelphia

Joshua B. Rager, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Noah H. Richardson, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
University of Tennessee, Hsc, College of Medicine

Collin M. Rush, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Leo Song, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ethan B. Tope, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Med

Allison Williams, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Indiana University School of Medicine

Leanne M. Woiewodski, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Commonwealth Medical College

Christopher Z. Yang, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Current PGY1 Residents

Abid A. Ahmad, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Saad A. Ali, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Huseyin E. Arman, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Damilola T. Awonusi, MS, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Arzina Aziz Ali, MBBS

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Aga Khan Medical College

Nick J. Berg, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Jeffrey J. Chapa, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
University of Florida College of Medicine

Martha Chodaba, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Mary C. Christy, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Peter Conrad, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Nihanth S. Damera, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Daniel J. Edwards, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Hussein I. Elsemesmani, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
American University of Beirut

Nathaniel Elsner, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Edward Via Col of Osteo Medicine-Virginia Campus

Mark E. Fraser, MD, MS, PhD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Eric D. Frontera, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Michigan State Un College of Osteopathic Medicine

Zachary S. Koehler, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elie Kozaily, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Universite Saint-Joseph

Molly Lee, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine

Isaac G. Leon Acuna, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Universidad de Sonora Departmento de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud

Ajay D. Makwana, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Ross D. McCauley, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Haseeb Mohideen, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Abdulrahman Nazif, DO

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Jordan M. Rogers, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Sebastian Ruiz, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Parth K. Savsani, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Un of Illinois Col of Med (chi/Peor/Rock/Chm-urb)

Mert Sevgi, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Trakya Universitesi

Chirag D. Shah, MD, MS, MS

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Hani Shamseddeen, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
American University of Beirut

Kevin A. Smith, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Erica L. Swanson, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Un of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine

Hisham Wehbe, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
American University of Beirut

Astin R. Worden, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
Indiana University School of Medicine

Zhilan Xiao, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
West China College of Medicine, Sichuan University

Alan J. Xing, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 1
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Current Resident Testimonials

Chirag Shah  Chirag Shah

I had the opportunity to interview at a number of wonderful programs but the one that singularly stood out to me was the first one I interviewed at and the one I matched at. Much like how Indianapolis is a big city with a small city vibe, Indiana University is a great sized program without it feeling like you'll get lost in the crowd. The residents are a perfect blend of smart and competent while also being down-to-earth and kind. The warmth and confidence of the program sold me immediately and I knew matching here would be the best option for my career

 

 

 

Allison Williams                                                                  Allison Williams

As an Indiana native and an Indiana University grad, I already knew that Indiana University's Internal Medicine program had a strong reputation for academic excellence and for caring residents within the medical school. I had a baby just before I started intern year and I received so much support from my co-interns, upper level residents, attendings, and program leaders. A policy was also passed that provides more protections for expecting mothers within the program and I am so proud that future residents will benefit from this. During my intern year we also faced the challenge of being on the front lines of a pandemic, and I was impressed by how quickly leadership addressed our concerns and made changes so that our program could be as prepared as possible. I am so thankful that I stayed at Indiana University for my residency and I look forward to continuing to grow in this program.

 

 

Noah RichardsonNoah Richardson

Residency so far has been a very rewarding and gratifying experience. My wife and I moved here without knowing anyone or the area and have loved getting to know the city and my co-residents. At the end of any long days or tough rotations is always the opportunity to relax at a restaurant or event downtown. The program has been great with not just training but also wellness, we’ve enjoyed the free membership to the local art museum and other amenities Indiana University has worked to give while in training. I have felt supported throughout training and the faculty mentors I have are always willing to offer support and guidance. Receiving training at the different hospitals has exposed me to many different practice settings and prepared me for any future setting. I am confident I will achieve all the goals I have while completing my training here.

 

 

Andrew McDonaldAndrew McDonald

I initially came to Indiana University for internal medicine because I believed that Indiana University would be a good launch pad for my career into oncology. However, when I got here I realized that Indiana University had much more to offer. The education you receive from the faculty here at Indiana University is stellar. Your colleagues have a true, strong connection to one another not only as medical providers but as friends. The opportunities for research or other scholarly activities are plentiful. As a first year you have ample amounts of support from your upper levels and faculty. As an upper level you have the perfect amount of autonomy as a provider while still having assistance whenever needed. As a whole, Indiana University is a perfect program not only to develop into a specialist of your choosing but also to develop as a internal medicine clinician.

 

 

Erica SwansonErica Swanson

On my interview day, I was met with the most down-to-earth people I know, and I left thinking it would be such an honor to be a part of the Indiana University School of Medicine's team of residents. This has proven to be true in my short time here so far. The transition to intern year is tough, and I have found that the people around me have been what have helped me the most so far, whether that be my fellow co-interns, upper year residents, chiefs, attendings, nurses/support staff, and administration. Beyond the people, I was drawn here for the unique global health opportunities with AMPATH, ambulatory block education with training in nutrition, exercise, and wellness, as well as diverse training sites to serve the underserved population in Eskenazi, veterans at the VA, and more of a private sector at Methodist/Indiana University Health. Indianapolis itself is an affordable, midwest city with much to offer, from multiple food choices and outdoor parks without the hassle of long commutes. I am happy to call it home for the next three years!

 

 

Daniel McDougleDaniel McDougle

My favorite thing about internal medicine training at the Indiana University School of Medicine is the combination of working in a high-volume medical center coupled with accomplished leadership and faculty that promote a strong learning environment. This is commonly referred to as the “Midwest Nice” culture, that values respect, justice, work ethic and mutual support among our members. This collegial and team-oriented learning environment is ideal for trainees to thrive and grow as we learn the many nuances of internal medicine. Our strong culture permeates throughout the program from our leadership to the faculty, as well as the ancillary services that work hard to provide the best possible care for our patient population.

 

 

Nihanth DameraNihanth Damera

I attended Indiana University School of Medicine for medical school, and what that allowed me to do was firsthand see how special of a program Indiana University Internal Medicine is. What stuck out to me the most was how comfortable the residents felt practicing and learning medicine everyday. It seemed like everybody knew each other, and everybody genuinely enjoyed coming to work and growing as physicians.  No matter what rotation I would be on, the faculty and staff were always so encouraging with residents, providing goal-oriented and constructive feedback but also giving them the autonomy and space to learn and grow into their own as physicians. Not only did I love the diversity in patients that we got to see at Indiana University, and with 4 different hospital systems that variety in patient load was truly valuable, but I felt that by doing my residency here I would giving myself countless opportunities to grow as a doctor and get to learn from some of the most humble, kind and selfless people I have met. One of the truly telling features of our program is how many people continue to stay at Indiana University throughout their training, and having people who have been here for residency, fellowship and as attendings creates a community where you really feel cared for by those who have already taken the path you are on right now. 

 

Ahmed KhalidAhmed Khalid

I actually had no idea I wanted to be a part of Indiana University Internal Medicine really badly until I had my pre-interview dinner and my interview day. I was blown away by how nice and friendly the people were including the residents, the coordinators and the program directors. Even though I spent less than 24 hours in the city, it felt like a nice cozy place to be at. Having spent a year in the program now, I am so glad and thankful I came here and that this place chose to have me. The greatest asset this program has are its people. Everyone from the program director down to the residents has been very approachable, friendly and easy to work with. I imagine intern year is not easy anywhere but the people here made sure I never felt overwhelmed and that I had all the help I needed. Perhaps most importantly, I feel like this program has instilled in me the value of always helping or offering help to your colleagues, interns or medical students. This culture of always having people to count on and never ever feeling like you're alone is what makes this program a cut above the rest. 10/10, love this place.