AUA Alumni

The AUA Alumni Association’s mission is to establish a lifelong link between members of the alumni community, and between the alumni and student communities. The Association will address the needs of its members by offering opportunities to help advance their medical careers, and by attempting to connect them with other medical professionals, political leaders, and speakers bureaus.

Join the AUA Alumni Association

Take advantage of its many benefits.


  • Network for residencies and fellowships
  • Network for full-time job opportunities
  • Exclusive educational and social events
  • Awards for post-graduate excellence
  • Professional development workshops


  • Obtain AUA-Sponsored and Referrals for Outside Speaking Engagements
  • Mentor AUA students
  • Consult AUA faculty on curriculum
  • Join the AUA Alumni Advisory Board
  • Become political ambassadors for AUA
  • Help Build AUA’s extensive clinical network

Alumni Friends & Family Grant

The Alumni Friends & Family Grant is awarded to entering students who are referred to attend AUA by an alumnus/alumna of either AUA or of a Manipal MBBS program.

Award Amount

$5,000, awarded $1,000 per payment period (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students need to be referred to attend AUA by someone who has graduated either from AUA or from a Manipal MBBS program (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal; Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore; or Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim)
  • For a student applying to AUA to qualify for this grant, the referring alumnus/alumna must submit an Alumni Referral Form when the student is accepted.
  • An individual alumnus or alumna can only refer two potential enrollments per academic period

Alumni in the News

Dr. Nicklaus Bradley may wear a few different hats at his current job, but nothing beats getting to know patients in order to better help them.

SAVOY, IL, February 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dr. Frantz E. Felix, MD, FAAFP has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on current reference value.

Dr. Devineni was originally born in India and moved to The United States at a young age. He spent most part of his childhood years in Chicago, IL.

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Resident Videos

Listen to what our Alumni have to say about their journey towards becoming successful doctors. Inspiring stories of students who strived and succeeded with AUA.

Alumni Updates

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Alumni Addressing Incoming Class

Dr. Fredrick Acquah (Class of 2020), Dr. Jake Allison (Class of 2021), and Dr. Joel Dey (Class of 2016) address new incoming students at the Fall 2022 Orientation.
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AUA Surgery Interest Group Newsletter

Check out the SIG (AUA’s Surgery Interest Group) February/March newsletter here.
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Doctors In Love

Check out this article in SEEMA magazine featuring AUA alumni Dr. Brian Zachariah and Dr. Shervy Xavier.
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Peter Sayegh

MD, Interventional Cardiology

Class of 2016

“I chose to go to AUA because I knew it was the challenge I needed—it’s what helped me become the doctor I am today. I am finishing my Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where I am proud to bring in that experience and background. I am grateful to the AUA professors, who continue to guide me and provide me with the resources I need on my path. American University of Antigua will always hold a special place in my heart.”


Alumni Testimonials

“AUA helped pave the way for my success. It set high standards, and ensured that students met rigorous challenges head on. Through a comprehensive network of clinical sites, students are afforded the opportunity to work with a plethora of specialists, and build an invaluable fund of knowledge. The critical thinking, and skills, that my time at AUA helped me to develop, continue to aid me in my care of patients to this day.”


Srikant Sivaraman, is a board certified General, and Vascular Surgeon. He graduated from AUA in 2012. He completed his General Surgery training at the University to Maryland, and Vascular Surgery training at Wayne State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery. He is passionate about Vascular Surgery, and Trauma.

Srikant Sivaraman, MD, RPVI, FACS, FSVS
Class of 2012

If it wasn’t for AUA I would not be realizing my dream today as a surgeon. They gave me the opportunity to learn medicine equal to the states and achieve a position that is usually reserved for American graduates.

Dr. Carollo

It has definitely been a long journey! I am however grateful and humble to start the next chapter in my career in Internal Medicine! I am thankful and forever in debt for my family and loved ones who’s helped and supported me along the way. I thank the AUA family for preparing me for this rewarding career. My childhood dream is finally here!

Jaafar Ali Hamdan, MD
Class of 2020

I came to Antigua in 2009 and lived in Jolly Harbor, which was tucked away from most places and a great place to unwind. During free time, I definitely enjoyed what the island had to offer. In particular, I remember going to La Bussola for amazing food, followed by Connor’s to play pool (not sure if it is still around). I chose AUA because of the milestones it achieved in such a short period of time. They also finished construction of the new campus while I was there, which was impressive; though our class never got to fully enjoy it. Basic science and clinical rotations geared me towards board preparation, but it was the extended hours of self-study and staying disciplined that put things into perspective. Developing these traits at AUA really helped me achieve each milestone during medical school, residency and beyond. It has been 6 years since graduation, and I am working on a second fellowship sub-specializing in interventional neuroradiology. Best of all, I continue training in my home state of Texas, as a board certified neurologist. In retrospect, AUA was the initial “stepping stone” I needed to jumpstart my journey into medicine. And for that I am truly grateful.

Imran Farooqui, MD
Class of 2013

I want to start off by saying that I am very thankful to AUA for these last 10 years. I started with premed in 2011 at AICASA, followed by AUA from there. I had one of the best experiences in residency at UIUC at Carle Foundation Hospital, which allowed me to continue following my dreams and currently be at University of Miami for Critical Care Fellowship. I have been both privileged and humbled with taking care and watching the progression of COVID-19 since March 2020 and currently working in strictly COVID MICU.

Riddhi Upadhaya, MD
Class of 2017

AUA is dedicated to the success and well-being of their students and will provide you all the tools you need to become successful and establish your career, just as they have provided me. I am grateful to AUA for giving me a chance when nobody else would.

Peter Sayegh, MD
Class of 2016