Our Residents

PGY-3

Name: Abdelrahman Aljadi
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Undergraduate: Tripoli University
Medical School: Tripoli University
Personal Interests: Travel, Reading Novels, Spending Time With Family
Future Goals: Cardiology

Name: Hani Al Salti Al Krad
Hometown: Daraa, Syria
Medical School: Damascus University
Personal Interests: Swimming, Watching Movies, Walking Out in Nature
Future Goals: Interventional Cardiology

Name: Elise Sturm Anderson
Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Chemistry (B.S.) – Marshall University & Exercise Physiology (M.S.) – Marshall University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Equestrian, Tennis, Travel, Target Shooting
Future Goals: Interventional Cardiology

Name: Hesham Awadh
Hometown: Aden, Yemen
Undergraduate: Azal Haddah Modern School
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Cinema/Soccer/Literature
Future Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care

Name: Hassaan Raza Jafri
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Travelling, Swimming, Music
Future Goals: Fellowship

Name: Emhemmid Karem
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoli
Personal Interests: Travel, soccer and outdoor activities
Future Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship

Name: Mohammed Amer Megri
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: Tripoli University Medical School
Personal Interests: Basketball, Drawing
Future Goals: Cardiology/Gastroenterology 

Name: Haitem M.G. Mezughi
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Undergraduate Education: University of Tripoli
Medical School: University of Tripoli
Personal Interests: Playing squash, soccer, traveling and meeting new people
Future Goals: Pulmonary/ICU fellowship

Name: Kristen M. Payne
Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University (B.S. in Biology)
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Running, Playing Tennis, Spending Time with my Husband and Step kids, Watching Movies, Cooking
Future Goals: Primary Care

Name: Amjad Sattout
Hometown: Syria
Medical School: University of Aleppo
Personal Interests: Photography
Future Goals: TBD

Name: Brandon Shiflett
Hometown: Shady Spring, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Concord University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Movies, Technology, Home Improvement
Future Goals: TBD

Name: Justin Smith
Hometown: Dorton, Kentucky
Undergraduate: University of Pikeville
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Golfing, Running
Future Goals: Fellowship

Name: Mohamed Tashani
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoli
Personal Interests: Camping, outdoor activities, swimming and bowling
Future Goals: Cardiology Fellowship

Name: Haresh Visweshwar
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Undergraduate: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Swimming, Rock Climbing
Future Goals: Fellowship - Undecided

Name: Emnet A. Wassie
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Undergraduate: Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine
Medical School: Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending Time with my Family, Running, Singing and Gospel Music
Future Goals: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship then Academician

PGY-2

Name: Simon Abdallah
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate: University of Balamand Faculty of Sciences (B.S. Biology)
Medical School: University of Balamand School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing the Piano, Playing Basketball, Watching Scientific Documentaries
Future Goals: To become a physician scientist in the field of endocrinology or gastroenterology

Name: Waiel Abusnina
Hometown: Zliten, Libya
Medical School: Tripoli University
Personal Interests: Motorcycling, chess, and traveling
Future Goals: Interventional Cardiology

Name: Nabil Al Zaeim
Hometown: Syria
Undergraduate: Egypt
Medical School: 6th of October University, School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Biking, Picnics, Table Tennis
Future Goals: TBD

Name: Obadah S. Aqtash
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Traveling, sports, and cooking
Future Goals: To pursue a fellowship

Name: Lonnie Berry
Hometown: Chapmanville, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, sports, and church.
Future Goals: Fellowship or Hospitalist

Name: Yoseph Elala
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Medical School: Addis Ababa University Medical Faculty
Personal Interests: Playing and watching soccer

Name: Hisham Hirzallah
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Biking and video games
Future Goals: To pursue a fellowship

Name: Yasir Jawaid
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate: Baqai Medical University, Karachi Pakistan
Medical School: Baqai Medical University, Karachi Pakistan
Personal Interests: In my free time I like playing soccer and listening to music
Future Goals: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Name: Damir Kusmic
Hometown: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Undergraduate: Western Kentucky University
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Personal Interests: Movies, guitar, and weight lifting

Name: Sammy Nassri
Hometown: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Undergraduate: Wofford College
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Science fiction, classical music, languages, and cooking.
Future Goals: I plan to be active in international medical relief and refugee advocacy. I hope to be involved in student and resident education.

Name: Yazan Nu’man
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: Hashemite University –Ibn-Sina Medical School
Personal Interests: Artificial intelligence and genetics
Future Goals: Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship

Name: Xiaoliang Qiu
Hometown: Shandong, China
Undergraduate: Jining Medical College
Medical School: Peking University Health Science Center
Personal Interests: Badminton, history, soccer
Future Goals: Fellowship

Name: Rahoma Elharari Saad
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine
Personal Interests: If I am not in the hospital, you can find me playing my favorite sport, soccer. I also enjoy playing tennis, running, grilling out, and trying new restaurants. Since I grew up in Tripoli, I am not used to these hills and forests so I want to explore the natural areas in West Virginia.
Future Goals: My plan is to pursue a career in Gastroenterology.

Name: Mena Shehata
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate: Qasr Al-Aini University
Medical School: Qasr Al-Aini Faculty of Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, reading and biking
Future Goals: Fellowship

Name: Laurie Suzanne Wilson
Hometown: Griffin, Georgia
Undergraduate: State University of West Georgia (B.S. in Biology) & Tulane University School of Medicine (M.S. in Clinical Research)
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Drawing, Painting, Movies, Motorcycles
Future Goals: General Internal Medicine, Medical Missionary Work

PGY-1

Name: Jason Adams
Hometown: Chesapeake, OH
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Boxing, basketball, football, the outdoors and music
Future Goals: To finish my training and serve my community. To do my part to make Huntington, WV a role model city.y

Name: Jason Ballengee
Hometown: West Portsmouth, OH
Undergraduate: Miami University (of OH)
Medical School: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Running, soccer
Future Goals: Pulmonary / Critical Care

Name: Ryan Carroll
Hometown: Proctorville, OH
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
Personals Interests: Playing saxophone and bass guitar, running, and traveling
Future Goals: Infectious Disease or Critical Care Fellowship

Name: Zachary Curtis
Hometown: Morgantown, WV
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Snowboarding, traveling, hiking, photography
Future Goals: Cardiology

Name: Matthew Laroe
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
Personal Interests: Golf, tennis, working out, exploring WV, family, and my black lab named Char.
Future Goals: Endocrinology or Primary Care

Name: Kanaan Mansoor
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate:
Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College
Personal Interests: Traveling, video games
Future Goals: Hospitalist

Name: Greg Parkins
Hometown: Boone County, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Golfing, bass fishing,
Future Goals: Gastroenterology

Name: Julia Parsons
Hometown: Prestonsburg, KY
Undergraduate: University of Pikeville
Medical School: University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, kayaking, hiking, crafting
Future Goals: Hospitalist

Name: Yonas Raru
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Undergraduate: Gondar College of Medical Sciences
Medical School: Gondar College of Medical Sciences
Personal Interests: Soccer and tennis
Future Goals: Be a great husband, father, and hospitalist

Name: Maira Rizwan
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate: Dow Medical College
Medical School: Dow Medical College
Personal Interests: Reading, watching movies, running
Future Goals: Undecided

Name: Gaurav Sahay
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario
Medical School: American University of Antingua
Personal Interests: Tennis, soccer, cooking, reading, traveling/backpacking, surfing
Future Goals: Pulmonary / Critical Care, Cardiology

Name: Samir Shah
Hometown: Point Pleasant, WV
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Travel, tennis, music, movies, and exercise
Future Goals: Be a fantastic physician serving the West Virginia area.

Name: Brent Thornhill
Hometown: Pecks Mills, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and dogs, riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing
Future Goals: Cardiology Fellowship and practice in WV

Name: Anthony Thorpe
Hometown: Vienna, WV
Undergraduate: Alderson Broaddus College
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and son named Simon
Future Goals: Primary Care/Hospitalist

Name: Bhavana Vemula
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Medical School: BLDEU’s SHRI B.M. PATIL Medical College
Personal Interests: Badminton, swimming, movies, spending time with family.
Future Goals: Fellowship

PGY-1 (Preliminary Residents)

Name: Oksana Bailiff
Hometown: Odessa, Ukraine
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
Personal Interests: Travel, skiing, scuba diving, Nascar
Future Goals: Dermatology

Name: Jason Childress
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
Personal Interests: Spending time with wife & kids, golf, fishing, basketball
Future Goals: Radiology

Name: Frank Fofie
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD, Tema, Ghana
Undergraduate: Howard University
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
Personal Interests: Cycling, basketball, classical music, rock n’ roll, running, travel, being with wife & son
Future Goals: Radiology

Name: Ian Guerrero
Hometown:
Undergraduate: Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Personal Interests: Hiking, trail running, half and full marathons, swimming, playing basketball
Future Goals: Primary Care or Hospitalist; also open to Sub-specialization/Fellowship

Name: Eamonn Maher
Hometown: Charleston, WV
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, trail running, half and full marathons, swimming, playing basketball
Future Goals: Primary Care or Hospitalist; also open to Sub-specialization/Fellowship

Name: Vivian Minkemeyer
Hometown: Wheeling, WV
Undergraduate: West Virginia Weslyan College
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
Personal Interests: Yoga, Cooking, my dog
Future Goals: Radiology – Possibly Peds or Mammography

Name: Dipali Nemade
Hometown :Mumbai, India
Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical School: MGM Medical Colege & Hospital, Navi - Mumbai
Personal Interests: Watching movies, comedy, spending time with family
Future Goals: Neurology

Name: Kevat Patel
Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: American University of Integrative Sciences
Personal Interests: Basketball, bowling, reading non-fiction novels, music
Future Goals: Nephrology Fellowship

Name: Cherah Pryce
Hometown: Virgie, KY
Undergraduate: Eastern Kentucky University
Medical School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Crafting, reading, anything outdoors, spending time with family
Future Goals: Radiology

Name: Madhulika Urella
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate:
Medical School: Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences
Personal Interests: Spending time with my son & watching movies
Future Goals: To be remembered by patients as a caring and good physician

Recent Alumni

Name: Ahlim Al.Sanani
Hometown: Benghazi, Libya
Undergraduate: Garyounis University
Medical School: Garyounis University
Personal Interests: Having fun with my Family
Post Residency: Nephrology Fellowship, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Name: Fathia Alfakeri
Hometown: Libya
Undergraduate Education: Garyounis University
Medical School: Garyounis University
Personal Interests: Cooking, Fine Arts, and Socializing
Post Residency: Hospitalist, Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH

Name: Emad Alkhankan
Hometown: Homs, Syria
Medical School: Albaath University
Personal Interests: Electronics and Swimming
Post Residency: Pulmonary Fellowship, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Name: Ahmed Amro
Hometown: Palestine
Medical School: Jordan University
Personal Interests: Swimming, Traveling, Soccer, Riding Horses, Reading, and Teaching
Post Residency: Cardiology Fellowship, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Name: Shada Attraplsi
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Undergraduate: University of Tripoli
Medical School: University of Tripoli
Personal Interests: Tennis, piano, swimming and reading
Post Residency: Hospitalist, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA

Name: Michael Banks
Hometown: Point Marion, PA
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University
Personal Interests: Meditation, Training, and Martial Arts
Post Residency: Hospitalist, Our Lady of Bellefonte, Bellefonte, KY

Name: Hazim Bukamar
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoloi
Personal Interests: Soccer, Traveling, and Swimming
Post Residency: Pulmonary Fellowship, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Name: Fikirte Feleke
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Undergraduate: Addis Ababa University
Medical School: Addis Ababa University
Personal Interests: Reading books, exercising, visiting places
Post Residency: Hospitalist, Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH

Name: Teshome Gebrmichael
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Undergraduate: Jimma University Medical School: Addis Ababa University
Personal Interests: Watching Soccer
Post Residency: Hospitalist, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, TX

Name: Binyam Gebremedhin
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopa
Medical School: Addis Ababa University, Medical Faculty
Personal Interests: Playing Soccer and Traveling
Post Residency: Hospitalist, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Name: Murad Kheetan
Hometown: Jordan
Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology
Personal Interests: Sports and Hiking
Post Residency: Nephrology Fellowship, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Name: Ashwini Mallad
Hometown: Dandeli, India
Medical School: Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences
Personal Interests: Art, Socializing, and Dancing
Post Residency: Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Name: Munthir Mansour
Hometown: Jerusalem
Personal Interests: Reading, gardening, sightseeing and traveling
Post Residency: Academic Hospitalist, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas

Name: Elizabeth Mott, MD
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, canoeing, spending time with family
Post Residency: Brigade Surgeon, US Army

Name: Mina Shenouda
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
Medical School: University of Alexandria
Personal Interests: Running, swimming, reading, spending time with family and friends, meditation, and watching television
Post Residency: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Marshall University, Huntington, WV