Meet the BLFM Residents

Chief Residents

Areej Aldossary
 M.D. from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Women's health, Geriatrics 
Camille Dunkley B.A. in Biology from Greenville College
M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from Columbia University
M.D. from Ross University

Research Interests: Diabetes, obesity 
Fernando Hernandez
 
B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami
M.D. from Universidad Central Del Caribe

Research Interests: Sports Medicine, cardiovascular endurance, heart failure, musculoskeletal pathology


PGY 3

 
Hussain Alkhadra
 
M.D. from King Faisal University; Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interests: Sport medicine, toxicology
 
Angela Azor
 
B.S. in Medical Microbiology & Immunology from University of Wisconsin, Madison 
M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Obesity and obesity related illnesses
 
Alex Chekhov
 
M.D. from Gomel Medical University; Gomel, Belarus.

Research Interests: Wound care
 
Aniqa Gorgani
 
B.S. in Psychology from Stony Brook University
M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Liver cancer, blood-borne illnesses
 
Tasmeer Hassan
 
B.S. in Health Education and Behavior from University of Florida
M.D. from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Research Interests: Burn injury prevention and education, community outreach health education 
 
Michelle Micheo
 
B.S. in Natural Sciences from University of Puerto Rico
M.D. from Universidad Central del Casibe; Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Research Interests: Integrative medicine
 
Zohreh Saadabadi
 
 
Mehrdad Soleimani
 
M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Tehran, Iran.

Research Interests: Primary care
 
Freddie Versoza

B.S. in Biology from Stony Brook University 
M.P.H. from Boston University
M.D. from New York Medical College 

Research Interests: international health, provision of medical care in medically under-served populations
 
Sam Wiley
 
B.S. in Biology from Texas Tech University 
M.S. in Biology from Texas Tech University
M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine
 

Research Interests: Animal personality and behavior
 
Jamar Williams
 
B.S. in Human Biology from State University of New York, Albany
M.P.H. from State University of New York, Albany
M.D. from University of Medical Sciences of Havana

Research Interests: Effect of poverty/socioeconomic status on health


PGY 2

 
Kristie Adebayo
 
B.A. in Psychology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.S.W. from Howard University
M.D. from Ross University

Research Interests: Psychological stressors and their effect on obesity and overall health among girls 8-13
 
Mohammed Ahmed

 M.D. from Dow Medical University; Karachi, Pakistan

Research Interests: Early detection and treatment of dementia

 
Asma Alghamdi
 
 
Welisane Bebe
 
B.S. in Biology from Kentucky State University
M.P.H. from Capella University
M.D. from Ross University

Research Interests: Childhood obesity


 
Consuelo FelizMendez
 
M.D. from Universidad Iberoamericana; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Research Interests: Dermatologic issues and effects of toxicities and medication
 
Nawras Harsouni
 
B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from St. John's University
M.D. from American University of Antigua

Research Interests: Diabetes mellitus type 2 and obesity
 
Harlene Mand
 
B.S. in Chemistry and Earth and Ocean Sciences from the University of British Columbia
M.D. from Ross University

Research Interests: HIV, hepatitis C and women's health
 
Maryem Manzoor
 
M.D. from King Edward Medical University; Lahore, Pakistan

Research Interests: Artificial intelligence
 
Oluwafunmike Ojewoye
 
B.S. in Biological Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.D. from Temple University, School of Medicine

Research Interests: Health disparities among minority populations, women's health
 
Roy Sheinerman
 
B.S. in Kinesiology from York University; Toronto, Canada
M.D. from Ross University 

Research Interests: Sports medicine, HIV and Hep-C, Poverty and its effects on healthcare

 
Lourdes Taveras
 
M.D. from Universidad Catolica Nordestana; San Francisco de Marcoris, Dominican Republic

Research Interests: To be determined
 
Eduardo Travieso Alvarez
 
M.D. from Universidad Ciencias Medicas de la Habana

Research Interests: Emergency care


PGY 1
Saurabh Arya

B.S. in Cellular Biology and Genetics from University of British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada

M.D. from Ross University 

Research Interests: Geriatrics, sports medicine
Ravilya Caine

M.D. Andizhan State Medical Institute

Research Interests: Addiction medicine 
Mahdi Al Ikhwan

M.D. from University of Dammam; Dammam, Saudi Arabia  

Research Interests: Non-alcohol fatty liver disease
Cheryl Martin

B.A. in Biology from Washington University; St. Louis, Missouri

M.A. in Regional Studies: East Asia, Harvard University
M.D. from University of Kansas


Research Interests: GI motility, nutrition,  translational research from bench to bedside
Raphael Odekunle
 
M.P.H. from University of Ilorin; Ilorin, Nigeria
M.D. from Obafemi Awolowo University College of HISC; Ile-Ife, Nigeria


Research Interests: Disparities in cervical and prostate cancers
Indira Reyes
 
 Arghavan Sadeghi

M.D. from Hormozgon University of Medical Science; Bandar Abbas, Iran
 
Research Interests: Dementia, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations
Michael Setareh
 
B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University; San Diego, California
M.D. from Ross University

Research Interests: Chronic pain and sports medicine
Syed Asim Ali Shah

M.D. from Universidad Iberoamericana

Research Interests: Non-compliance with treatment
Roohi Siraj

Lahore College for Womens University
M.D. from Tver State Medical Academy

Research Interests: Hep-C
Robert Tabrizi
 
B.A. in Psychology from University of California- Los Angeles; Los Angeles, California

M.D. from St. Georges University

Research Interests: Breast and esophageal cancer
Justin Timperio

HB.S. in Biochemistry from Brock University; St. Catharines, Canada 
M.D. from American University of the Caribbean

Research Interests: Addiction, Integrative Medicine, Palliative Care, Preventative Medicine, Universal Health Care Systems
Jamie Verastehgui

B.S. in Allied Health Sciences from University of Connecticut; Storrs, Connecticut 
M.D. from Ross University 

Research Interests: Emergency care, infectious disease, sports medicine