Career Updates

Ali Kimyaghalam, MD

Class of 2016

Dr. Ali Kimyaghalam completed his fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital in New York and his residency at Western Reserve Health Education in Ohio. He has recently started his position in Vascular Surgery in Trumbull, Ohio.

Swaiman Singh, MD
Class of 2015

Dr. Swaiman Singh is now Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Tara Knisely, MD
Class of 2022

Dr. Tara Knisely assumes role of President of Emergency Medicine Residents Association of Michigan. 

Philip Stone, MD
Class of 2022

Dr. Philip Stone assumes role of Treasurer of Emergency Medicine Residents Association of Michigan. 

Alberto Marcelin, MD
Class of 2011

Dr. Marcelin is currently Assistant Dean of College of Medicine at University of Nebraska.

Jasmine Marcelin, MD
Class of 2011

Dr. Marcelin is an Assistant Professor,  Infectious Diseases and Associate Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at University of Nebraska. 

 

Dhaval Pau, MD
Class of 2014

Dr. Pau is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah.  He has been serving as a commissioned officer in the US Army at the rank of Major since February 2023. 

Mandeep Chatha, MD
Class of 2020

Dr. Chatha has completed her residency in Family Medicine at Tuscaloosa College of Community Health Sciences Program and has returned to Canada to start her practice.

Kevin Brown, MD
Class of 2016

Dr. Brown has matched into Surgery at the Mayo clinic. He attained fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery / Bariatric Surgery at Yale, New Haven and is now joining as Assistant Professor of Robotic and Bariatric surgery at Loyola University, Chicago.

Gautham K. Upadhya, MD, MPH
Class of 2014

Dr. Upadhya is now a member of the Cardiovascular Department at the Richmond Health Network. He completed his Internal medicine residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn where he also served his final year as Chief Resident. Dr. Upadhya completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center rotating through Richmond University Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Department.

Thara Nazerath, MD
Class of 2016

Dr. Nazerath has completed her residency in Psychiatry and is now with the California Correctional Health Care Services, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, CA. 

Kevin Haas, MD
Class of 2009

Dr. Haas is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is also involved with human and animal studies related to the early diagnosis of lung cancer and pulmonary nodules.

Nathalie Van der Rijst, MD
Class of 2017

Dr. Van der Rijst is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ.

Swaiman Singh, MD
Class of 2015

Dr. Singh has been selflessly serving his home village in India during the pandemic. He returned this year to continue his fellowship, and has been accepted to Mayo Clinic, Rochester as a 3rd year fellow in Cardiology.

Dr. Singh has been offered a position to be an advanced fellow in their heart failure and transplant team. He is also clinical instructor for medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Parija Sharedalal, MD
Class of 2016

Dr. Sharedalal recently completed her cardiology fellowship and is now an interventional cardiology attending at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.

 

Anjan Marella, MD
Class of 2015

Dr. Marella is now Department Chair of Saratoga Hospital with a university affiliation with Albany Medical College.

 

Nuwan Gunawardhana, MD
Class of 2017

Dr. Gunawardhana is now Assistant Professor at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Hospital Epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

 

Tani Malhotra, MD
Class of 2013

Dr. Malhotra is now double certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspeciality by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

 

Kirill Alekseyev, MD
Class of 2014

Dr. Alekseyev has recently become certified in Brain Injury Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is now Medical Director of PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover in Delaware.

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Robert Macek, MD
Class of 2015

Dr. Macek has recently become the Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency at University at Buffalo. He is also Family Medicine Chief of Service for Kaleida Health organization.

Raghda Bchech, MD
Class of 2018

Bayhealth recently announced the addition of Raghda Bchech, MD, to Bayhealth Family Medicine, Dover. She joins a talented team that includes family medicine physicians.

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Melanie Nukala, MD
Class of 2012

Dr. Nukala is now Chair of Vascular Surgery at Advent Health North Pinellas in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Zachary Fallon, MD
Class of 2016

Dr. Fallon joined Advanced Bone & Joint in 2022. He is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, who completed a North American Spine Society accredited fellowship in interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine.

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Mayank Gonga, MD
Class of 2017

Dr. Gogan is now a Cardiac Attending and General Anesthesiologist at Yuma General Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona. 

Jason Nehmad, MD
Class of 2010

Dr. Nehmad had been promoted to VP/Chief Medical Officer of Southern Ocean Medical Center (Hackensack Medical System).

Eugene Perepada, MD
Class of 2011

Dr. Perepada is moving to Assistant Director of ER at Richmond University Medical Center in New York. 

W. Tyler Whitmire, MD
Class of 2018

New York Health (NYHealth) welcomes W. Tyler Whitmire, MD. NYHealth, the premier practice of primary and specialty care, is proud to announce the addition of W. Tyler Whitmire, MD.

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Nicklaus Bradley, MD
Class of 2013

Dr. Bradley is Chief of Staff for Harbor Beach Community Hospital System, as well as a physician in the extended care unit.

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Harish Devineni, MD
Class of 2014

Dr. Devineni, Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston answered some frequently asked  questions.

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Frantz E. Felix, MD
Class of 2009

Dr. Frantz E. Felix, FAAFP has been included in Marquis Who’s Who.

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Khushwant Kaur, MD
Class of 2018

The Parkview Physicians Group and the Family Medicine team in South Whitley has welcomed a new physician to the office.

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Laurianne Haynes, MD
Class of 2017

Family medicine physician Dr. Laurianne Haynes is the newest addition to the Bay health Primary Care Smyrna team

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Regina Krel, MD
Class of 2010

Dr. Regina Krel comes to Hackensack University Medical Center after previously directing headache care in a neurological group practice in Boston

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Harithsa S. Asuri, MD
Class of 2016

Dr. Asuri was recognized by Continental Who’s Who for his work in the medical field and in acknowledgment of his work at BrightView Health. 

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