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Meet the current residents of the Southwest Internal Medicine Residency program at IU School of Medicine.

Current Residents

PGY 1

  • Junaid Akhter, DO

    Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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  • Abdulqader Alsaed Issa, MB BS
    Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine
  • Ashton Ausbrooks, MD
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Muhammad Yafaa Chaudhary, MB ChB
    University of Manchester School of Medicine
  • Nicholas Clough, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Sean Flannagan, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
  • Karla Geisse, DO
    Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bryce Gibson, DO
    Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Muhammad Ismail, MD
    St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Zaraq Khan, MB ChB

    University of Birmingham Medical School
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    I completed my medical degree at the University of Birmingham Medical School in the United Kingdom in 2022, taking a year out to complete further research in the History of Medicine for which I received a BMedSci in 2020. It gave me the chance to write a dissertation on the changes in anti-smoking agenda and campaigns throughout the 20th century in the UK, and lit up an interest in delving into further clinical projects. Throughout my time in medical school, I had a growing passion for teaching. Not only is it fulfilling being able to pass on your own knowledge, but it helps expand your own thinking in ways you may otherwise have not had the chance. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to educate colleagues on BLS early on during my studies; following this, I was able to pursue my joy for educating by forming bi-weekly clinical teaching sessions for juniors to aid their understanding on a wide array of medical topics.

    Personal interest and hobbies: 
    Hailing from the United Kingdom, it's normal for me to be a huge fan of soccer. Formula 1 is another growing interest of mine, with karting becoming a new interest that I'd like to put more time and effort into. Road tripping around Europe is one of the most fun things I have had the chance to do. A blast of different food, people and cultures over a short time frame is exciting and mind-opening, made better enjoying it with family. I would love to get the chance to do something similar in the US.

  • Charles Lamberton, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Colin MacKay, MD
    St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Niamh McKee, MB ChB
    NUI Galway School of Medicine
  • Romaric Mukuna, MD
    University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle
  • Karan Paralkar, DO
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Aatmiya Patel, MA, DO
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Prit Patel, DO
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • James Pischke, MD
    University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
  • David Poldneff, MD
    St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Samah Raheem, DO

    Athens School of Health Sciences

  • Carly Jane Robinson, MD

    Indiana University School of Medicine

  • Cody Ross, MD

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

  • Georgios Tavoulareas, MD

    Athens School of Health Sciences

  • Lindsey Valdiviez, DO

    Kansas City University of Medicine

PGY 2

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • Jesse Doyle, MD
  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Kiran Vedantam, MD
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Categorical Internal Medicine
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PGY 3

  • 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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  • Spencer Bonnerup, MD
  • 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. 

  • Shawn Gill, MD
  • Jared Micho, MD
    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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  • Billy Powell, MD
  • 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.

Southwest Indiana Residency Alumni

Our residency leaders work closely with our residents to help them prepare and optimize their applications and every year our residents match into competitive fellowships and hospitals both here in Indiana and across the country. 

Fellowship Matches

  • 2023 Matches

    Geriatrics
    Usha Pasupaleti - Loyola Medicine/Loyola University Health System

    Nephrology
    Elizabeth Cho - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Christopher Shrack - Indiana University School of Medicine

    Pulmonary/Critical Care
    Anthony El-Khoury - University of Massachusetts Baystate Medical Center
    Ana Salabasheva - Geisinger's Medicine Institute

  • 2024 Matches

    Infectious Disease
    Shawn Gill - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Preventative Medicine
    Chelsea Benmessaoud - UCLA

    Pulmonary/Critical Care
    Rouchi Bachar - Cleveland Clinic
    Jared Micho - University of Kentucky-Bowling Green

    Rheumatology
    Eric Chan - Brooke Army Medical Center

Alumni

  • Class of 2022

    Adrian Lugo, MD
    Adam Lundy, MD

  • Class of 2023

    Alexander J. Broady, MD
    Michael Carson, MD
    Swetha Chenna, MB BS
    Elizabeth Cho, MD
    Sung Bin Cho, MD
    Neil Corbett, DO
    Robert Denney, MD
    Anthony El Khoury, MB BS
    Scott Fraser, MD
    Suhail Khokhar, MD
    Keir MacKay, MB B CH
    John Robert "JR" Majewski, MD
    Colin Martyn, MD
    Usha Pasupuleti, MD
    Ana Salabasheva, MD
    Christopher Shrack, DO
    Kengo Soghoyan, MS MD
    Jacob Weinzapfel, MD