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Vascular and Interventional Radiology Trainees

Class of 2024

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Shelly Bhanot, MD

Shelly Bhanot, MD

Undergraduate: Knox College

Medical School: George Washington University

Fellowship: Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency

Hometown: Barrington Hills, IL

Formerly a competitive figure skater

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Faris Galambo, MD

Faris Galambo, MD

Undergraduate: The University of Tampa

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Fellowship: Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

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Dustin Gulizia, MD

Dustin Gulizia, MD

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston Medical School

Fellowship: Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Has three animals. Loves listening to music and going to shows, cooking and grilling for friends

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Anel Yakupovich, MD

Anel Yakupovich, MD

Undergraduate: Arizona State University

Medical School: Rush University

Fellowship: Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Has an 11-year-old brother

 

Class of 2025

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James Thomas Ford

James Ford, MD

Undergraduate: St. John’s University

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Stevens Point, WI

Oldest of 4 siblings. Former college football player. Loves golf and fishing

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Jeffrey Ross Hirsh

Jeff Hirsh, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: University of Virginia

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Enjoys traveling, camping, skiing, playing tennis

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Ryan Hoogmoed

Ryan Hoogmoed, MD

Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University

Medical School: University of Michigan

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Likes pick-up sports, traveling, and visiting new restaurants and coffee shops

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Noam Kupfer

Noam Kupfer, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan

Class of 2026

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Sabina Cashin, MD

Sabina Cashin, MD

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Medical School: Chicago Medical School

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Wadsworth, IL

Enjoys racing in triathlons, beekeeping, training lifeguards and instructing swimming lessons

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Murat Osman, MD

Murat Osman, MD

Undergraduate: George Washington University

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Mclean, VA

Enjoys:
Ceramics: For five years, I have practiced my wheel throwing technique and fired pieces using handmade glazes.
Kickboxing: During medical school, I have recreationally kickboxed at my school gym and local boxing clubs.
Hiking: I enjoy hiking local trails with friends and family and exploring mountains whenever I travel abroad. My most difficult hike was when I completed a day trip to the summit of Mt. Fuji.

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Aesha Patel, MD

Aesha Patel, MD

Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey 

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Edison, NJ

Enjoys: Painting and crafting/ event planning, travel photography/ traveling,  NBA basketball, reading autobiographies, science fiction, or self-help books

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Ricky Patel, MD

Ricky Patel, MD

Undergraduate: 

Medical School:  University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

 

Hometown: Bloomingdale, IL

Enjoys:
Drumming, exploring different genres of music, and producing drum covers
Obedience dog training 
Longboarding
Backpacking to different countries and learning about their respective histories and cultures
Playing and watching soccer, baseball, and football
Formula 1 racing

Class of 2027

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John Howell, MD

John Howell, MD

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown:  Fredericksburg, TX

Enjoys basketball, national parks, painting, and finding good food in Chicago

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Kabeer Masih, MD

Kabeer Masih, MD

 Undergraduate: The University of Texas at El Paso

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Enjoys playing the guitar, grilling, and exploring Chicago’s restaurant scene

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Sherayar Orakzai, MD

Sherayar Orakzai, MD

Undergraduate: University of Georgia

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA; Glendale, AZ

On a search to find the best coffee and sushi in Chicago. Enjoys electronic music and fishing. 

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Mark Rupasinghe, MD

Mark Rupasinghe, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

Medical School:  University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Folsom, CA

Has scuba dived in North America’s largest alpine lake, and makes an excellent garlic/onion focaccia. 

Class of 2028

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Adam Khayat, MDAdam Khayat, MD
 

Undergraduate: University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky

Medical School: New York University Long Island School of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown:  Louisville, Kentucky

 

Akshita Pillai, MDAkshita Pillai, MD

 Undergraduate: University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Naperville IL, Dallas TX

 

Jarren Takaki, MDJarren Takaki, MD
 

Undergraduate: University of Portland Portland, OR

Medical School: University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

 

Ravi Tyagi, MD
Ravi Tyagi, MD
 

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: N/A

 

 

Class of 2029

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John Acheson, MD
John Acheson, MD

Undergraduate: Yale University

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown:  New York. NY

 

Shivraj GrewalShivraj Grewal, MD
 

 Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

 

Subhash Gutti, MDSubhash Gutti, MD

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Pikeville, Kentucky

Cassidy Williams, DOCassidy Williams, DO

Undergraduate: Springfield College

Medical School:  University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Intern Year: Rush General Surgery

Hometown: Auburn, MA