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Current Residents

PGY-2

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Emad Alghazo, MD

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Sarah Ganji, MD

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Hunter Mitchell, MD

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Caitlin Moran, MD

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Christopher Nance, MD

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Nariman Noorbakhsh Sabet, MD

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Chetan Saini, MD

PGY-3

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Diana Alsbrook, MD

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Leila Gachechiladze, MD

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Brittany Kasturiarachi , DO

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Eswardass Prasanna, MD

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Omar Saeed, MD

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Savdeep Singh, MD

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Ghaida Zaid, MD

PGY-4

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Teena Bajpayee, MD
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Dr. Bajpayee's Bio
Medical School:
St. Matthew’s University – Grand Cayman Islands
What do you enjoy in your free time?
cooking, gardening, scrap-booking, watching movies, playing with puppies, traveling
What are your career goals?
I am very interested in stroke and epilepsy.

Also, having been involved in medical education, I would like to continue that path and work in an academic medical center, along with hospital administration.
Why did you choose UTHSC for your residency?
I chose UT for its optimized resident-to-faculty ratio, diverse Neurological patient population given its location in America’s Stroke Alley, and for its well-structured and integrative Neurology curriculum.
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Juan Goyanes, MD
CV

Dr. Goyanes's Bio
Medical School:
Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA) Dr. Pablo Acosta Ortiz School of Medicine, Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela
What do you enjoy in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and family. I love traveling, outdoor activities, exploring restaurants with diverse gastronomy, working out (if time allows), and watching different series/movies.
What are your career goals?
I would like to pursue fellowships in neurocritical care/epilepsy and interventional neurology.
Why did you choose UTHSC for your residency?
I chose UTHSC for my residency because it offers a broad spectrum of diverse pathologies in multiple settings (public and private practice), which provide great learning opportunities. Stroke and vascular pathologies are very common in our diverse population, which make the program particularly strong in these areas. However, there are plenty opportunities for development in other fields such as neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, neuroncology, etc. The work environment is busy, but at the same time friendly with well renown faculty. In addition, Memphis is very affordable to live and offers a good life style compare with other big cities, which are more expensive.
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Carolina Harbert, MD 
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Ana Maleki, MD
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Igal Mirman, MD
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Mona Rezaei Mirghaed, MD
CV

Dr. Rezaei's Bio
Medical School:
Shahid Beheshti Mesical Uni (SBMU)
What do you enjoy in your free time?
I enjoy hiking and boating, which is very easy to do in Memphis. I also love going on road trips with my family and friends, which we are able to do on weekends.
What are your career goals?
I want to specialize in a specific Neurology area; however, I am still exploring my options by starting research in different fields. We have very helpful and forthcoming attendings to guide us through this process and believe I will soon reach my decision.
Why did you choose UTHSC for your residency?
I chose UTHSC Neurology program because of its diverse exposure.  The program is famous for its educational opportunities and great staff attending whom provide the best setting of education along with its patient exposure. Residents get to work in different inpatient and outpatient settings in great referral centers such as St. Jude and MUH stroke center. This will allow me to become a confident and well-educated Neurologist.
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Cesar Sanchez Padron, MD
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Dr. Padron's Bio
Medical School:
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
What do you enjoy in your free time?
Going out with my wife to know important landmarks in TN and USA. Seeing movies, series, and playing at home, and spending time with my family.
What are your career goals?
Been able to contribute in the Vascular Neurology field in my country with the experience gained in my program, and to help to improve my program.
Why did you choose UTHSC for your residency?
I am really interested in stroke and vascular pathology. As the center of the “Stroke Belt”, UTHSC program have the experience and the organization to train me as the best in the vascular field.

Last Published: Jul 13, 2020