Meet Our Fellows

Mahmoud Abdelghany, MD
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Giza, Egypt
Medical School: Cairo University, Cairo Egypt
Internship: Cairo University, Cairo Egypt
Professional Interests: Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome
Personal Interests: Playing Soccer, Reading, Swimming
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Rajiv Bartaula, MD
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Bharatpur, Nepal
Medical School: BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Internship: Staten Island University Hospital, New York
Board Certification: ABIM
College: BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Personal Interests: Listening to music, cooking
Future Plan: either General Cardiology or Electrophysiology
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Arbind Chaudhary, MD
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Birgurj, Nepal
Medical School: BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
College: BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Personal Interests: Playing soccer, cricket and basketball. Enjoy movies
Future Plan: Either Interventinal Cardiology or Electrophysiology
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Syed Haider Imam, MD
Year: First Year
Birth Place: Sheikhupura, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
College: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Professional Interests: Adult Congenital
Personal Interests: Playing sports, movies going out to eat
Future Plan: Interventional; adult congenital
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Natalia Hernandez, MD
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Khodinino, Russian Federation
Medical School: Ryazan State Medical University, Ryazan, Russia
Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Ryazan State Medical University, Ryazan, Russia
Professional Interests: Cardiovascular Outcomes, Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Personal Interests: Outdoors, animals, traveling
Future Plan: General Cardiology
About Me: I was born and raised in Russia. After immigration to the United States, my husband and I settled in San Antonio, Texas. After 5 years in Texas, we moved to Syracuse, NY for my position as a Chief Resident in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at SUNY Upstate Medical University. We added twins to our family in March 2015, Alexander and Isabella. My life philosophy is if you believe in something, you will be able to achieve it. I always try to look at life through a positive lens as, in the end, life is what we think about it.
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Peyman Naji, MD
Year: Second Year
Birth Place: Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Internship: Wright State Univeristy Dayton, OH
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Professional Interests: Valvular heart disease
Personal Interests: Photography, Car and auto industry, Biking, Movies, Aviation
Future Plan: Pursue subspecialty training
About Me: I finished my medical school in Iran and moved to the United States to pursue advanced training. After spending several years in Ohio for my residency, my wife and I came to Upstate Medical University.
Why I Chose Cardiology at Upstate Medical University: I chose Upstate for it's strength in clinical cardiology and the wide variety of pathology.
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Pahul Singh, MD
Year: Third Year
Birth Place: Jalandhar, India
Medical School: Dayanand Medical College
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certification: ABIM
College: Apeejay School
Professional Interests: Role of strain analysis in detecting subclinical cardiomyopathy in patients with diabetes mellitus
Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, adventurous sports, listening to music, watching movies
Future Plan: Interventional Cardiology
About Me: I am an easy going person with a love for travelling and adventure sports.
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