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Current Residents

PGY 1

  • Marcos Alberto, Jr., MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine 
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  • Ashok Biju, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    I chose Internal Medicine because I liked the idea of treating patients with a holistic approach where you address every issue they have going on. The idea of managing medically complex patients and formulating plans that take into account the interplay between their different disease processes fascinates me. 

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    I have lived in Indiana for eight years and I consider it home for me now. I would like to contribute to the overall welfare of the community I live in, and I felt that the IU Evansville program and I aligned in those interests.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    In my free time, I like to play/watch basketball (particularly the NBA) and tennis. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and visiting new places.  

  • Brian Cheng, MD
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia
    Preliminary Internal Medicine - Dermatology
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  • Nicholas Clough, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine 
    Preliminary Medicine - Neurology
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  • Aladdin Dahbour, MD

    University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    Being able to solve the mystery of a clinical presentation by looking at how an illness has manifested itself in terms of signs, symptoms, laboratory changes, and radiological findings is highly congruent with my investigative persona. Additionally, seeing patients improve once a correct diagnosis has been reached and the right treatment has been administered is highly rewarding. I also like the diversity in career options that this field offers whether to be a PCP to choosing a certain sub specialty. For these reasons, I found that specializing in internal medicine was the best fit for me.

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    I chose this program because it combines best of both worlds  of training in an Academic (Indiana University based) and community settings. Program's faculty and their commitment and focus on teaching residents was a major factor as well. On a spiritual level I also liked the idea of being a part of answering the call of need of primary care physicians in Vinccence due to their shortage which is really very rewarding especially after knowing how this program impacted patients in this special community.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    I really enjoy talking to people and getting to know them and their cultural backgrounds. In my free time I like reading, free writing, playing video games, analyzing poems and song lyrics. I'm also interested in technology, religions, linguistics, and trying different dishes from around the world.

  • Henrique Doria de Vasconcellos, MD
    Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE) Recife
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Jesse Doyle, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Joshua Gonzales, DO
    A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Kyle Hagen, DO
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Sara Hassan, MD

    Ross University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    In internal medicine you get to spend more time with your patients than with other specialties. Formation of these trusting, valued, and unique relationships with our patients make up the beauty and strength of internal medicine. Taking care of people with complex medical problems requires a holistic approach to patient care with an emphasis on critical thinking and reasoning skills to provide my patients with the optimal care that they deserve.

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    IUSM Internal Medicine Southwest program is a program that opened up to help address the physician shortage in the southwest Indiana region. Not only do I get to fulfill my dream of becoming a physician, but I'm also honored to offer my services in this community to help close the health disparities in this area. The program also runs across two hospitals that serve a tristate area which exposes you to a rural and urban setting, so you get to see a wide range of pathologies from a diverse patient pool, both as a primary care physician in an ambulatory continuity clinic and as a hospitalist.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    Karate, traveling, swimming, enjoy spending time with family and friends 

  • Bryan Hummel-Price, DO
    Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
    Preliminary Medicine - Anesthesiology
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  • Nathan Lambert-Cheatham, DO
    Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Preliminary Medicine - Ophthalmology
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    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:

    I chose IUSM Southwest for the supportive environment and the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to patient care. One of my hobbies is running XC/track. I have run many races over the years and even ran the Boston Marathon a few years ago. 

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    One of my hobbies is running XC/track. I have run many races over the years and even ran the Boston Marathon a few years ago.  Another one of my hobbies is technology. My undergraduate degree is in engineering. I have taken part in several projects involving machines, coding and digital graphics design. 

  • Ahmad Malik, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    Coming from a prior background in Human Physiology, I have always enjoyed learning and teaching concepts of multi-organ systems. Internal medicine offers a broad range of knowledge and pathologies. I appreciate this aspect of internal medicine as I believe that having comprehensive knowledge provides the tools to troubleshoot complex disease processes that may involve multiple organ systems. As an internal medicine physician, I must know the complete story of my patient. This field allows me to connect with my patients on a deeper level and build amazing doctor-patient relationships. To hear the complete story of every patient I see is a lucrative gift offered by internal medicine that motivates me to pursue this field.

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    IU southwest internal medicine residency program is innovative, resourceful, supportive, constantly improving, and open to change. I wanted to become a part of a program where the voice of residents is heard. Program leadership takes residents feedback into consideration to support the need for further improvements in GME.  Faculty and leadership are very well experienced, dedicated, and accomplished in the field of GME. I knew I would get world-class medical training with this residency. The program location is very ideal, neighboring five or six major cities within a few hours distance, so there are a lot of opportunities in the future to live and continue to work in southwest Indiana and next-door cities/states. Having the opportunity to rotate through rural and urban settings in one single program was one of the main reasons I chose this program.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    Whenever I have some free time during my routine, I enjoy long-distance running and prefer hiking if there is natural terrain nearby. There is nothing I find more refreshing or exciting than traveling and discovering something new! I love meeting people from various backgrounds, hearing their stories, and sharing their unique experiences and culture. My recent interest also includes aerial photo-videography. I enjoy capturing scenic routes and nature. Apart from these, I am passionate about personal fitness and bodybuilding.

  • Veronica Mark, MD

    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Preliminary Medicine
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    Internal medicine is a uniquely comprehensive field. We have the privilege of caring for patients in many healthcare settings, including the ED, the floors, the ICU, and the clinic. Our training lends itself to a deeper knowledge of the complexity and breadth of medical issues that our communities face. Ultimately, I seek to apply my medical training to advocate for patients on a large-scale, population level.

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    This program is a hidden gem. When I was choosing a residency program, I looked for two things: a supportive, friendly culture and a well-balanced curriculum that encompasses a broad base of medical knowledge. The IUSM Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Program hit the mark on both points! Our faculty and leadership have decades of experience and are achieving things that have never been done before in the world of medical education - it’s an honor to be a part of that journey while caring for the communities of Indiana and our neighboring states.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    I enjoy the piano and flute, running and hiking, attempting 80s-style workouts, reading senseless romance novels, & learning languages.

  • Robert Morris, DO

    Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Preliminary Medicine - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine:
    I am a preliminary intern with an interest in PM&R.

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    When I interviewed, I noticed a passion for teaching the full spectrum, from the pathophysiology to the clinical medicine.  The program also has an excellent mix of primary care medicine and subspecialties. 

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    I am married with 3 kids and we especially love going to the beach. I also love fishing.

  • Sagar Patel, DO
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Sonali Paul, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Cody Ross, MD
    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
    Preliminary Medicine - Anesthesiology
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  • Harmeet Sohal, MBBCh
    University College Cork School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Jessica Sosio, DO
    Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
  • Samyuth Subramanian, MD
    St. George's University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Rajashree Thirumeni, DO
    Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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  • Andre Thomas, Jr, MD
    University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford
    Preliminary Medicine - Radiology
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  • Kiran Vedantam, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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PGY 2

  • Nosher Ali, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
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  • Roudi Bachar, MD, BS
    St. George's University of London/Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
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  • Chelsea Benmessaoud, MD
    University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
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  • Eric Chan, DO
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
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  • Everett Cooper, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
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  • Ibinabo Dede, MD, BCh, BAO
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
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  • Devon Fetters, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
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  • Gustavo Fontenele, MD

    Federal University of Piauí
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    I like the intellectual challenges involved in internal medicine, especially differential diagnosis. The possibility of continuing a relationship with the patients is another good aspect. 

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    I choose the IU School of Medicine IM southwest program because is a unique possibility combining all resources of a high-level academic program with the learning opportunities of training in a smaller city/underserved population can provide. I think it is an excellent choice for those who want a solid general internal medicine training.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    I am interested in reflexive thinking, philosophy and learning about different point of views. I like singing, Chinese food and spending time with my family. 

  • Dennis Jilka, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin
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  • Jared Micho, MD
    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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  • Stanley Raptis, MD, BCh, BAO
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
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  • Sumender Sharma, MD
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
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  • Taboh Sieni, MD
    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    To begin with, I love the intellectual challenge and satisfaction that come with thinking broadly about the complex interaction of systems in the whole patient as opposed to just thinking about one organ system. Furthermore, as a people person, I love how taking care of patients as a primary care doctor in outpatient setting enables me to form ongoing relationships with them. 

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    I chose this program for three reasons. Firstly, as an Indiana University expansion program, it provides the academic culture that reinforces the lifelong commitment to learning involved in medicine. Secondly, the program runs across two hospitals that serve a tristate area (IN, IL, KY) thus exposing one to a wide range of pathologies from a diverse patient pool both as a primary care physician in ambulatory continuity clinic and as a hospitalist with hospitalized patients. Thirdly, I loved the spirit of collegiality that I could sense from the residents and faculty during the interview process.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    I love soccer – watching, playing and coaching. I also love science fiction books, and music as well as traveling and discovering new places/cultures.

PGY 3

  • Alexander J. Broady, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine 
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  • Michael I. Carson, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
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  • Swetha Chenna, MBBS
    Swetha Chenna, MBBS S.V.S. Medical College
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  • Elizabeth L. Cho, MD, MS
    University of Queensland
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  • Sung Bin Cho, MD
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
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  • Neil P. Corbett, DO, MS
    Touro University Nevada
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  • Robert P. Denney, MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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  • Anthony El Khoury, MBBS

    St. George's Hospital Medical School - London
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    love internal medicine and the large scope of practice it offers. I wanted a specialty that would allow me to maintain an exposure to a wide-array of practice while I decide what I’d like to sub-specialize in or whether I’d like to pursue the hospitalist route. I’m really happy I chose internal medicine. Seeing patients both in the hospital and in the clinic is a fantastic learning experience.

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    I chose SWINRES because of the full sponsorship by Indiana University, which means that I am a resident in an academic program.  The fact that it was based in a rural setting was even more appealing: it exposes me to a population in need for primary care physicians as well as quality inpatient care. Furthermore, the program’s core faculty is world class: Drs Beliveau, Ficalora, Singson, Sash, and McKinley are fantastic educators with decades of experience: they know what it takes to run a top-notch program and get their residents where they need to be.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    I have a decent amount of hobbies and thankfully live in an area that allows me to partake in most of them: I love to cook, I tend to cook and grill a whole lot for my friends and colleagues. I enjoy the outdoors, be it hikes in nearby forests or walks alongside the Evansville waterfront. I workout and game, and finally enjoy going out to bars/parties/concerts. 

  • Scott J. Fraser, MD
    St. Georges University
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  • Suhail A. Khokhar, MD
    University of Illinois College or Medicine
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  • Keir F. MacKay, MPH, MB B CH

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
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    Why I chose Internal Medicine: 
    I desired my emphasis of practice to be preventing, diagnosing and treating adults with a variety of diseases requiring complex medical management. I also loved the variety of pathology in general internal medicine that I was exposed to as a medical student, requiring constant in-depth problem-solving. Lastly, I had several mentors in internal medicine that were excellent diagnosticians who inspired me in their practices. 

    Why I chose the Indiana University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Southwest program:
    The program leadership, the collaborative and supportive work environment, the enjoyment of the interview process and feeling that I would fit in well, the repute of the program, and the location.

    Personal interests and hobbies:
    I enjoy outdoor activities such as running, hiking, golfing, swimming, camping, snorkeling and scuba diving. I also enjoy reading, going to church, and spending time with my wife and traveling. 

  • JR Majewski, MD
    Saba University School of Medicine
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  • Colin P. Martyn, MD
    Rush Medical College of Rush University
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  • Usha C. Pasupuleti, MD
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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  • Ana I. Salabasheva, MD
    University of Queensland
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  • Chris Shrack, DO
    Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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  • Kengo Z. Soghoyan, MBBCH, BAO, MS

    University College Dublin School of Medicine
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  • Jacob Weinzapfel, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
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Alumni

  • Class of 2022

    Adrian Lugo, MD

    Adam Lundy, MD