Meet Our Residents

PGY-1

Rashid Ahmed, MD
Rashid Ahmed, MD
Medical School: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College
Professional Interests: Neuro-critical care,Vascular neurology.I love teaching too.
Personal Interests: Soccer,cricket,tennis,marathons,hiking,basketball,formula one,anything outdoor!live music ,music, movies,travelling,spending time with friends and family! Passionate about community work/volunteering with a focus on children's health.
Golshan Fahimi, MD
Golshan Fahimi, MD
Medical School: Urmia University of Medical Sciences Faculty of Medicine
Professional Interests: Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, Cognitive and behavioral Neurology
Personal Interests: Watching movies, Dancing, Yoga, Traveling and Hiking
Kimberly Laxton, MD
Kimberly Laxton, MD
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine
College: LeMoyne College
Professional Interests: Neuroimmunology, Stroke
Personal Interests: whitewater rafting, skydiving, distance running, concerts, spending time with friends, volleyball and kickball
Ekene Nwoye, MD
Ekene Nwoye, MD
Medical School: New York Medical College
College: University of Nebraska
Professional Interests: Stroke and epilepsy management in women
Personal Interests: Cooking, playing sports, movies
Neil Suryadevara, MD
Neil Suryadevara, MD
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
College: University of Rochester
Professional Interests: General neurology, vascular neurology
Personal Interests: The outdoors, reading, movies, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Syed Shah, MD
Syed Shah, MBBS
Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine
Irine Siraj, MD
Irine Siraj, MBBS
Medical School: Jahurul Islam Medical College & Hospital
Professional Interests: Neuro-hospitalist, but I am keeping an open mind.
Personal Interests: oil painting, cooking, organic gardening, reading, exploring new places and cultures, and my absolute favorite--a fun conversation over a cup of hot coffee!

PGY-2

Sherif Elwan, MD
Sherif Elwan, MBBCH
Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
College: Ain Shams University
Amr Ewida, MD
Amr Ewida, MBBCH
Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Professional Interests: Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: Music, sports, reading, charity work, traveling and exploring different cultures
Hesham  Ghonim, MD
Hesham Ghonim, MBBCH
Medical School: University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
Professional Interests: Neurocritical Care, Cerebrovascular diseases, Neuroscience
Personal Interests: Astronomy, physics, movies, traveling, adventures, flying
Hussaini Sharmeen, MD
Hussaini Sharmeen, MBBS
Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College
Carlos Ynigo Lopez, MD
Carlos Ynigo Lopez, MD
Medical School: St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial
College: University of Philippines
Professional Interests: Interventional Neuroradiology; Neurohospitalist
Personal Interests: Video Gaming, Muay Thai, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer
Phuong Thao Quan, MD
Phuong Thao Quan, MD
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
College: University of California Los Angeles
Husitha Vanguru, MD
Husitha Vanguru, MBBS
Medical School: Osmania Medical College

PGY-3

Jessica  Ahlum, MD
Jessica Ahlum, MD
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
College: The Pennsylvania State Univesity, State College, PA
Rahul  Chandak, MD
Rahul Chandak, MBBS
Medical School: Topiwala National Medical College, India
Aashrai Gudlavalleti, MD
Aashrai Gudlavalleti, MBBS
Medical School: Kilpauk Medical College, India
Professional Interests: Neurology and Epidemiology
Personal Interests: hiking, music, traveling and reading (fiction and non-fiction)
Bakhtier Nurmukhamedov, MD
Bakhtier Nurmukhamedov, MD
Medical School: Tashkent Medical Academy, Uzbekistan
Professional Interests: Epilepsy, Neurocritical Care
Personal Interests: Travel, cooking, photography, stargazing, playing soccer, spending time with my family and friends.
Rohit Swarnkar, MD
Rohit Swarnkar, MD
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago, IL
College: Columbia University, New York, NY
Professional Interests: General neurology, process improvements
Personal Interests: Playing the guitar, going outside occasionally
Claribel Wee, MD
Claribel Wee, MD
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago, IL
College: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Professional Interests: Neurocritical Care, Stroke, Research
Personal Interests: hiking, kayaking, hanging out with my dog and trying new foods.
Taqi Zafar, MD
Taqi Zafar, MBBS
Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine, Pakistan

PGY-4

Ruham Alshiekh-Nasany, MD
Ruham Alshiekh-Nasany, MD
Medical School: University of Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic
Professional Interests: Neuro-oncology and Neuro-critical care
Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, painting and dancing
Seyedali Hejazi, MD
Seyedali Hejazi, MD
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Professional Interests: clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
Personal Interests: traveling, hiking, watching movies
Armin Maghsoudlou, MD
Armin Maghsoudlou, MD
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Professional Interests: Neuroophthalmology, Pain, Stroke and NeuroICU
Personal Interests: Movies, live music, hiking, hang out with friends
Varada Nair, MD
Varada Nair, MBBS
Medical School: J.S.S. Medical College, India
Professional Interests: cognitive and behavioural/ movement disorders
Personal Interests: spending time with friends and family, traveling and watching movies
Aiga Rakhesh, MD
Aiga Rakhesh, MBBS
Medical School: Cochin Medical College, India
Professional Interests: Stroke ,Movement disorders and Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: reading,cooking and traveling. Spending time with my family.
Avani Shah, MD
Avani Shah, MD
Medical School: Medical University of Lublin, Poland
College: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Professional Interests: Neuro-oncology or Neurophysiology
Personal Interests: Tennis, swimming, NFL football, traveling,dancing, photography
Gobind Singh, MD
Gobind Singh, MBBS
Medical School: Government Medical College, India
Professional Interests: neurophysiology, pain medicine and Vascular neurology
Personal Interests: traveling, hiking and eating out.