See Fellows Match in Internal Medicine Subspecialties Both at, from UA Department of Medicine

UA Department of Medicine internal medicine residents who made Fellowship Match

Residents from UA Internal Medicine Residency Programs at University Campus and South Campus who matched into fellowship programs this year.

With Match Day for medical students into residency training programs fast approaching (March 16*), it’s a good time to announce the current resident physicians who’ve matched into advanced training in internal medicine subspecialties at University of Arizona Department of Medicine fellowship programs—all 17 of them—that start July 1.

In addition, find out where dermatology and internal medicine residents from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson matched into fellowships elsewhere.

“The growing strength of our fellowship programs is reflected in the quality of candidates accepted for advanced training in all internal medicine subspecialties at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson,” said Amy Sussman, MD, vice chair of education and clerkship director, UA Department of Medicine; director, UA Nephrology Fellowship Program, and an associate professor of medicine. “I should point out that's now up to 17 approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education with the addition of two more last year—the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship.”

UA medical students celebrating The Match for residency programs in 2017EXTRA INFO

*NOTE: Match Day activities will NOT be held in DuVal Auditorium this year. Instead, they’re moved to the UA student union to allow greater participation of family & friends.

2018 Match Day Breakfast 
Friday, March 16 | 8 a.m.-Noon
University of Arizona Memorial Student Union – South Ballroom
(Parking available for a fee in Second Street Garage)


In all, 34 physicians matched into UA fellowship programs—10 of them from the UA Internal Medicine Residency Programs—and 17 more internal medicine residents and two dermatology residents matched elsewhere. In addition, two other UA resident physicians outside internal medicine matched into DOM fellowships. Let’s start with where UA internal medicine residents matched into fellowships:

UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – University Campus

UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus

UA Department of Medicine dermatology residents who made Fellowship MatchUA Dermatology Residency Program

  • Jennifer Sawaya, MD (on right at right) – Massachusetts General Hospital: Laser, Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship, Boston
  • Colleen Cotton, MD (chief resident) – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, Philadelphia

All UA Fellowship Matches in Internal Medicine Subspecialties

Here’s what our incoming UA Department of Medicine class of fellows for 2018-19 (starting July 1, 2018) looks like by fellowship:

■ Allergy & Immunology (Pulmonary) — Program Director: Tara Carr, MD

Nora Odisho, DO — Hospitalist, Tucson Medical Center; Residency (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics): Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix; Medical school: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth

■ Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant (Cardiology) — Program Director: Jennifer Cook, MD

No fellows AY 18-19

■ Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology) — Program Director: Julia Indik, MD, PhD

Gary Chan, DO, PhD — Structural heart rotation, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Ala.; Postdoc research fellow (Vascular biology): Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston; Medical school: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Mo.; Postdoc research fellow (Cardiovascular disease): University of Toronto, Canada; Doctorate: Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Cardiovascular disease), University of Toronto, Canada
David Hamilton, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine): Loma Linda University, Calif.; Medical school: University of Utah; Undergraduate Summer Research Program, American Heart Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Sundeep ShenoySundeep Shenoy, MBBS — Assistant Professor (former), Medicine, and 4th Year Medicine Clerkship Director, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; Assistant Professor (Medicine), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Vascular Medicine Fellowship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Residency (Internal Medicine): Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University; MBA: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Medical school: J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India
Steven “Chase” Stroud, MD — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus
Omar Velasco, MD — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus
Omid Yousefian, MD — Faculty, Baha’I Institute for Higher Education, Tehran, Iran; Residency (Internal Medicine): LA County-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles; Medical school: University of California San Diego

Dr. Hyon-He Garza■ Cardiac Electrophysiology (Cardiology) — Program Director: Mathew Hutchinson, MD

Hyon-he Garza, MD — University of Arizona Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

■ Interventional Cardiology (Cardiology) — Program Director: Kapil Lotun, MD

Deepak Acharya, MD, MPH — Assistant Professor (Cardiology), University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB); Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellowship, UAB; Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, UAB; Master’s (Clinical Research/Biostatistics): UAB; Residency (Internal Medicine): Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Chun-Yu Lee, MD — Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco; Residency (Internal Medicine): California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco; Medical school: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University

Dr. Jeremiah Garrison■ Critical Care (Pulmonary) — Program Director: Linda Snyder, MD

D. Jeremiah Garrison, MD — Chief Resident (Emergency Medicine), Banner – University Medical Center Tucson; Medical school: University of Virginia, Charlottesville

■ Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism — Program Directors: Craig Stump, MD, PhD/Juan Galvez, MD

Jayasree Jonnadula, MBBS — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus
Ana Mrkaic, MD, PhD — Residency (Internal Medicine): Mountain View Hospital, Las Vegas; Internship (Internal Medicine): James J. Peters Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Bronx, N.Y.; Research Assistant/Observership, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Robotics, Mount Sinai Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospital, New York; Private practice (OB/GYN), Serbia; Postgrad PhD medical studies, University of Nis, Serbia; Medical school: University of Nis, Serbia
Nicolas Mungo, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine): East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City; Master’s degree (Clinical Psychology): Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.; Medical school: Medical University of Lublin, Poland, and Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao

■ Gastroenterology — Program Director: Bhaskar Banerjee, MD

Laura Bach, DO — Residency (Internal Medicine): Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.; Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University
Veronica Nguyen, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine): Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC; Medical school: Albany Medical College, N.Y.; Research Tech, University of Washington, Seattle; Medical missions: Support for International Change, Babati, Tanzania; Global Medical Brigades, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Eugen Verkhovsky, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine) Chief Resident – Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Mich.; Medical school: Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

■ Geriatric Medicine (Geriatrics, General Internal & Palliative Medicine) — Program Director: Mindy Fain, MD

Tenzin Arya, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine): University of Buffalo, N.Y.; Medical school: St. George’s University, Grenada

■ Hematology & Medical Oncology — Program Directors: Andrew Yeager, MD/Pavani Chalasani, MD

Manas Agastya, MBBS – Residency (Internal Medicine): University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Nev.; Medical school: UNLV
Onyemaechi Okolo, MD — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus
Anmar Yousif, MBChB — Residency (Internal Medicine): University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nev.; Post doc research, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Medical school: University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Iraq
Pei Zhang, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine): Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, Calif.; Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Mo.; Master’s degree (Biology): Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

■ Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Geriatrics, General Internal & Palliative Medicine) — Program Director: Linda Snyder, MD

David Horn, MD — Residency (Emergency Medicine): University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Lab Technician, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson; Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

■ Infectious Diseases — Program Director: John Leander Po, MD, PhD

Matthew Adams, DO — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus
Abaseen Afghan, MBBS — Residency (Internal Medicine): Steward Carney Hospital/Tufts University, Dorchester, Mass; Visiting Resident (Infectious Diseases Elective), Boston Medical Center/Boston University; Visiting Resident (Infectious Diseases Elective), Lemuel Shattuck Hospital/Tufts, Boston; Clinical Trainee, Saleem Medical Complex, Quetta, Pakistan; Medical school: Aga Kahn University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Jose Marquez, MD — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus

■ Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology (Dermatology) — Program Director: Duane C. Whitaker, MD 

No fellows AY 18-19

■ Nephrology — Program Director: Amy Sussman, MD 

Saeed Bidar, MD — Hospitalist, Desert Vista Medical Associates/Oasis Hospital, Phoenix; Residency (Internal Medicine), Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Medical school: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sevag Boyadjian, DO — Residency (Internal Medicine): Canyon Vista Medical Center, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Medical school: Arizona College of Medicine/Midwestern University, Phoenix
Wei Xiang Wong, MD — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus

■ Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (Pulmonary) — Program Director: James Knepler, MD 

Madhuv Chopra, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine) UA College of Medicine Phoenix; Medical school: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Alany Nyquist, MD — Chief Resident (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics), Georgetown University Hospital; Albany Medical College, N.Y.
Kawanjit Surapur, MD — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus
John Vassaur, MD — Residency (Internal Medicine): Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston; Medical school: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas
Kelly Wickstrom, DO — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus

■ Rheumatology — Program Directors: Kent Kwoh, MD/Dominick Sudano, MD

Jawad Bilal, MBBS — UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus
Hani Rashid, DO — Residency (Internal Medicine): Chief Resident, Methodist Health System, Dallas; Medical school: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University, Phoenix

■ Sleep Medicine (Pulmonary) — Program Director: Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

Dr. Omavi BaileyOmavi Bailey, MD, MPH (right – started fellowship in 2017) — UA Family & Community Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus; Medical school: American International School of Medicine, Guyana; Master's in public health: University of South Florida, Tampa
Bhavim Desai, MD — Hospitalist, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, Wash.; Residency (Family Medicine): St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Mich.; Internship: Wayne State University – Crittenton Hospital, Rochester, Mich.; Medical school: University of South Carolina, Columbia

These new additions will bring the number of all fellows in training at the UA Department of Medicine to 83.

"January Match Mix Shows Promise for Incoming Fellows in Advanced Internal Med Training" | Posted March 2, 2017

—David Mogollón

Release Date: 
03/06/2018 - 8:45am