Meet Our Fellows
3rd Year Fellows
Aravind Pothineni, MD
I was born in Ongole, India and attended medical school at Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. I’m interested in Interventional Pulmonology and am fluent in 3 languages: Telugu, Hindi and Tamil. I chose to do my fellowship at Upstate because of their strong clinical orientation and nice community.
Pankaj Mehta, MD
I was Born in New Delhi, India and attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi. My interests are in “good medicine” and love to travel. My decision to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care at Upstate started when I interviewed for the medicine residency program. I found the program to be very dynamic with an excellent opportunity to learn and practice great medicine. The program was extremely friendly with great academics and excellent faculty. I love the Upstate NY area, with lots to do outdoors both in winter and summer. Looking back, I am glad I chose Upstate for residency and feel honored to have been accepted into the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship.
2nd Year Fellow
Vikas Jain, MD
I graduated from Interfaith Medical Center and subsequently joined the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at SUNY Upstate. My experience as a fellow at the SUNY Upstate Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship could be described as the most constructive years of my early professional life. The program is very well balanced with emphasis on the specialized care. You get a good share of high-risk patients and ample procedures and fellows play a pivotal role in making management decisions for these patients. The program gives plenty of opportunities to learn administrative skills. In the end, you will graduate from the program as a confident budding pulmonologist and intensivist.
Ghanshyam Shastri, MD
Born in Mumbai, India, I attended medical school at Grant Medical College Mumbai, India. I completed my residency in Internal medicine at UMDNJ Robertwood Johnson- Cooper Hospital, NJ. I'm interested in Ultrasound use in ICU and interventional Pulmonology. I decided to come to SUNY Upstate for the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship because the attending physicians are excellent teachers, a very collegial environment and ample of hands on & clinical experience.
Manmeet Gujral, MD
Born in Chandigarh, India, I attended medical school at B J Medical College, in Pune, India. Other than English, I am fluent in Hindi and Marathi. I never planned on leaving New Jersey, but after I interviewed here, had no hesitation in accepting this fellowship. Very collegial atmosphere, great faculty, happy fellows made me choose Upstate. I am truly glad I will be Upstate alumni in the future.