Naveen Gnanabakthan
Naveen Gnanabakthan

Naveen Gnanabakthan (Nav)

Hometown/place of birth: Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Medical school and location: Saba University, School of Medicine, Dutch Caribbean

Special interests and future plans: I have always been interested in Gastroenterology. However, I have not ruled out other fields of medicine and will allow my experience at SUNY Upstate to help determine my future sub-specialty training. I would also like to be heavily involved in research and teaching.

Interests/hobbies outside of medicine: Cooking, working out, watching the Montreal Canadiens (hockey) and other sports, Scrabble, photography

Languages spoken, other than English: French

Why you decided to come to our program: This program has everything I was looking for in an Internal Medicine residency program, including great clinical training, research opportunities, and an impressive fellowship match record. Furthermore, I felt a positive vibe from the house staff during my interview and the residents seemed to be very satisfied with their training at SUNY Upstate. Lastly, I’ve heard great things about the city of Syracuse.