Kendika TS Abrams, MD
Hometown: Georgetown, Guyana
Medical School: Faculty of Health Science, University of Guyana, Georgetown Guyana
Career Interests: Geriatric, Medical Education
Personal Interests: Traveling, novice painter, spending time with family and friends, binge watching Hallmark movies and murder/mysteries shows, any and all things Marvel and DC (because why choose a side).
Advice to upcoming residents: “Remember why you’re doing this or your motivation because it will test every fabric of your being. Enjoy the journey and if you fall, because you might; pick yourself up and keep pressing on. Persistence is key!”
Dilanthy Annappah, MD
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Medical School: Aureus School of Medicine, Aruba
Career Interest: Cardiology
Personal Interest: Reading books, hiking, dancing, playing carnatic violin, drawing
Advice to the upcoming residents: "The things most worth having in life always come with challenges. Always remember the passion that led you towards pursuing medicine"
Justin Coles, MD
Hometown: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, The Bottom, Caribbean Netherlands
Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Public Health
Personal Interests: Motor sports, F1, NHL, politics, Space, Video Games
Advice to upcoming residents: "Don’t forget about yourself"
Yan Naung Htay, MD
Hometown: Taungdwingyi, Magway Division, Myanmar (Burma)
Medical School: University of Medicine, Magway, Myanmar
Career Interests: Cardiology
Personal Interests: Photography, hiking, soccer, movies, video games.
Advice to upcoming residents: Give your best, be open-minded. Never stop dreaming and never give up your dream.
Vyshnavi Iswaravaka, MD
Hometown: India/Trinidad and Tobago
Medical School: University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
Career Interest: Gastroenterology/ Hospitalist
Personal Interest: Singing, Reading, Traveling, Painting
Advice to the upcoming residents: “Manage your time well and don’t forget to take care of yourself ! ”
Ami Jani, MD
Hometown: Westminster, Maryland
Medical School: Ross University, Barbados
Career Interests: Pulmonology and Critical care
Personal Interests: My bunny, dancing, reading, exploring new cities, art
Any advice to upcoming residents: Residency can be great if you look out for your co-residents and work together to get through it! Make time for the things that you love to do and always make self care and wellness a priority!
Garrett Oldland, MD
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Medical School: Poznan University of Medical Sciences (Poznan, Poland)
Career Interests: Primary Care
Personal Interests: Swimming, Technology, Football, Polish Culture
Advice to upcoming residents:
Medicine is a team sport, if you embrace this philosophy your patients will get the care they deserve and those you work with will appreciate you.
Samantha Patterson, MD
Hometown: St. Andrew, Jamaica
Medical School: University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica
Other Degree: Masters of Public Health, Nova Southeastern University Davie, Florida
Career Interests: Geriatrics and Public Health
Personal Interests: traveling, dancing, gym training, music
Advice to upcoming residents: You only get this life and body once (as far as we know) take care of yourself!
Show empathy to your patients and colleagues and remember our diversity should only make us stronger!
Varun Victor, MD
Hometown: Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
Medical School: Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Previous Residency [Internal Medicine]: St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India
Career Interests: Cardiac Imaging, Interventional Cardiology
Advice to upcoming residents: Never hesitate to dream high. Being kind, humble and open to learning will take you far. All the best!
Rahul Vojjini, MD
Hometown: Nalgonda, Telangana, India
Medical School: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India.
Career Interests: Academic Hospitalist
Personal Interests: Hanging out with friends, organizing and celebrating events, being updated on current and financial affairs.
Advice to upcoming residents: