Class of 2020

Resident Brief Bio

Nathanael Adjei-Kyeremeh
Nathanael Adjei-Kyeremeh
 

Undergraduate: University of Ghana
Medical School: University of Ghana
Best Thing About Our Program: Is the people — a faculty that identifies your strengths and weaknesses and work with you with the overarching aim of getting you to be the best you can be; colleagues who are willing to offer a helping hand always; and support staff who show through their deeds that they are about what you care about.
Career Interests: Academic medicine, where I can balance my love for teaching with research and clinical care.

Radhika Babaria
Radhika Babaria
 

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Best Thing About Our Program: Faculty, staff and residents
Career Interests: Hospitalist or GI

Allison Bigeh
Allison Bigeh
 

Undergraduate: University of San Diego
Medical School: AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Best Thing About Our Program: The camaraderie amongst the residents and faculty. Everyone truly supports each other in the midst of both challenging academic and clinical settings.
Career Interest: Cardiology

Lauren Cole
Lauren Cole
 

Undergraduate: University of Denver, Colorado
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Best Thing About Our Program: Level of exposure and diversity of cases
Career Interest: Gastroenterology

Kelvin Dan
Kelvin Dan
 

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Best Thing About Our Program: The camaraderie and mutual respect among the residents and interns. I think banner IM did a wonderful job recruiting residents and interns who are willing to help out others and who want to see their colleagues succeed. The support staff has been excellent. If I have a concern, I can always go to the IM staff and get it resolved.
Career Interest: I would like to pursue a fellowship in nephrology and also work at a Native American health care facility on a tribal reservation. As a physician and a Native American, I would like to be a role model/mentor for the younger generation.

Perry Fuchs
Perry Fuchs
 

Undergraduate: University of Miami
Medical School: Florida International University
Best Thing About Our Program: The culture and the people
Career Interest: Gastroenterology

Paul Gomez
Paul Gomez
 

Undergraduate: James Madison University
Medical School: Drexel University
Best Thing About Our Program: The people; my co-interns are an awesome fun group, and we have great support from upper level residents and program leadership. In addition, Phoenix is a great place to live with a great food scene.
Career Interests: Gastroenterology, pulmonary/critical care

Victor Karikari
Victor Karikari
 

Undergraduate: Fitchburg State University
Medical School: Campbell University
Best Thing About Our Program: One of the best things about this program is the collaborative and positive culture and learning envrionment we get to work in. I am privileged to train and work in a prudently structured internal medicine program, where teamwork and positive collabroation is embraced.
Career Interests: Either a fellowship in cardiology or gastroenterology. I am also interested in international medicine as a component of my practice in the future.

Shayan Khorsandzadeh
Shayan Khorsandzadeh
 

Undergraduate: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Best Thing About Our Program: Very supportive and the focus on teaching
Career Interests: Hospitalist or GI

Erica Levine
Erica Levine
 

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: Midwestern University of Arizona
Best Thing About Our Program: Teamwork amongst the residents and attendings
Career Interest: Cardiology

Yousef Maita
Yousef Maita
 

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: Midwestern University of Arizona
Best Thing About Our Program: The staff and teaching environment. Everyone is extremely friendly from the coordinators to the attendings to the program directors. Residency may be stressful at times, but you have a family to support you, regardless of the circumstances. It is truly a blessing to be here. 
Career Interest: Undecided on fellowsip; I am open to cardiology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology and nehprology. I'm looking for a balanced career with time for religion, family, hobbies and helping the underserved.

Francisco Marquez
Francisco Marquez
 

Undergraduate: Baylor University
Medical School: University of New Mexico
Best Thing About Our Program: Diversity of learning experience
Career Interest: Cardiology

Judd Payne
Judd Payne
 

Undergraduate: University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada
Medical School: Midwestern University of Arizona
Best Thing About Our Program: Lots of sick patients
Career Interests: Rheumatology and hospital medicine

Buschra Rahman
Buschra Rahman
 

Undergraduate: Aligarh University of New Delhi, India
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Best Thing About Our Program: Focus on teaching in a collegial environment
Career Interests: Hematology/oncology, GI


Aida Rezaie

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: University of Utah
Best Thing About Our Program: The attendings and the support provided
Career Interests: Fellowship, GI

Katelyn Rheault
Katelyn Rheault
 

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Best Thing About Our Program: The camaraderie between the residents and attendings
Career Interest: Hospitalist

Amin Seyedkazemi
Amin Seyedkazemi
 

Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Best Thing About Our Program: The people in the program
Career Interests: Hematology/oncology, pulmonary/critical care

Matthew Stuart
Matthew Stuart
 

Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: Des Moines University
Best Thing About Our Program: Location and the great IM family
Career Interests: General internal medicine versus critical care medicine

Elise Sylar
Elise Sylar
 

Undergraduate: University of Wyoming
Medical School: University of Washington
Best Thing About Our Program: All of the amazing co-interns
Career Interests: Hospitalist, dermatology

Amanda Waddell
Amanda Waddell
 

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Best Thing About Our Program: As a third- and fourth-year medical student, I instantly felt that I was part of a team. As a resident, I continue to make great connections with my co-residents and staff that truly enhance my learning experience. Everyone is approachable and open to answer any questions that come up on a daily basis.
Career Interests: I am currently open-minded with the options for my career. I have interests in hematology/oncology, palliative care and infectious disease. I am looking forward to experiencing more rotations in both primary care and the IM subspecialties. 

Matthew Wysocki
Matthew Wysocki
 

Undergraduate: Indiana University/Purdue University
Medical School: Marian University
Best Thing About Our Program: The education and camaraderie
Career Interests: Nephrology, cardiology

Kelly Zucker
Kelly Zucker
 

Undergraduate: Grinnell College
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Best Thing About Our Program: Warm and welcoming faculty and staff
Career Interests: Hospitalist, GI