Our Fellows

Our cardiology fellows come to Marshall University from medical schools and residency programs across the globe. Caring for the people of Appalachia provides our fellows a rigorous, diverse training program experience.

Rodrigo Aguilar

Medical School: Universidad Privada del Valle Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Residency: Marshall University

Mackenzie Hamilton

Medical School: Pikeville College School of Osteoapathic Medicine
Residency: Marshall University

Noor Rabbani

Medical School: AllamaIqbal Medical College
Residency: Marshall University

Adeniyi Ajenifuja

Medical School: Lagos State Univeristy College of Medicine
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Adee Elhamdani

Medical School: Marshall Univeristy School of Medicine
Residency: Allegheny Health Network

Olatunde Ola

Medical School: University of Ilorin, College of Medicine
Residency: New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center

Izza Saeed

Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Demilade Soji-Ayoade

Medical School: Obafemi Awolowo University
Residency: North Alabama Medical Center

Angela Torres- Torres

Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Science, Saint Kitts
Residency: Hospital Damas, Ponce

Oscar Zamudio

Medical School: Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia
Residency: University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Gayatri Bondi

Medical School: Andhra Medical College
Residency: Bassett Medical Center/Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Etuk Aniekeme

Medical School: University of Calabar College of Medical Sciences
Residency: Thomas Hospital

Alec Fletcher

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic

Benjamin Frear

Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Residency: Marshall University - Internal Medicine

Davinder Singh

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Residency: Marshall University - Internal Medicine


Recent Program Alumni

Marshall University prepares its cardiology fellows to pursue a variety of career paths--from academic medicine to private practice to subspecialty training in a variety of areas.

Olalekan Olanipekun

Medical School: Oba Okunade Sijuade College of Health Sciences, Igbinedion University
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Mohamed Suliman

Medical School: Avalon University School of Medicine
Residency: Marshall University

Mohamed Tashani

Medical School: Univeristy of Tripoli
Residency: Marshall University

Amrit Thakur

Medical School: St. Georges University of Medicine
Residency: Danbury Hospital

Zachary Curtis, MD

Marshall Cardiology
Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine
Residency: Marshall University
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease

Kanaan Mansoor, MD

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College
Residency: Marshall University
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease – Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University

Olusola Olubowale, MD

Hometown: Nigeria
Medical School: Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University
Residency: Harlem Hospital Medical Center/College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University    
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease

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Utsab Panta, MD

Hometown: Dang, Nepal
Medical School: Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University
Residency: East Tennessee State
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease

Benjamin Dao, MD

Hometown: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Residency: Bassett Medical Center
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University – Cardiovascular Disease & Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University – Interventional Cardiology

Hisham Hirzallah, MD

KDMC, Kentucky – Interventional Cardiology
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Marshall University
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & Allegheny Health Network – Interventional Cardiology

George Koromia, MD

Firelands Regional Medical Center, Ohio – Advanced Imaging
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Medical School: University of Nairobi
Residency: East Carolina University               
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & University of Kentucky – Advanced Imaging 

Nadew Sebro, MD

CAMC – Advanced Imaging
Hometown: Goba, Ethiopia
Medical School: Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: East Virginia Medical School       
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & Emory Hospital – Advanced Imaging 

Kelechukwu (Uzo) Okoro, MD
Chief Fellow, 2020-2021

Archbold Medical Center, Georgia – Interventional Cardiologist
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Medical School: St. Matthew’s University
Residency: Virginia Tech University
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University – Interventional Cardiology

Abdelrahman Aljadi, MD

Iowa Heart Center
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: Tripoli University
Residency: Marshall University
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease



Linda Njoroge, MD

Firelands Regional Medical Center, Ohio – Advanced Heart Failure
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Medical School: University of Nairobi
Residency: East Carolina University
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & University of Kentucky – Advance Heart Failure and Transplant

Daniel Vilchez, MD

HIMG – Interventional Cardiology
Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Medical School: Universidad del Zulia
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University – Interventional Cardiology

Giancarlo Acosta-Baez, MD
Chief Fellow, 2019-2020

Texas Heart Institute - Advanced Heart Failure
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo
Residency: Morristown Medical Center/Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & : Baylor College of Medicine – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant

Ahmed Amro, MD

Richmond Cardiology Associates – Interventional Cardiology
Hometown: Palestine
Medical School: University of Jordan
Residency: Marshall University
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease

Basel Edris, MD

University of Massachusetts - Electrophysiology
Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Medical School: Damascus University
Residency: University of Miami
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease

Jerry R. "JR" White, DO

Private Practice
Hometown: Logan, WV
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Ohio University, Doctor’s Hospital
Fellowship: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University - Cardiovascular Disease & University of Massachusetts - Electrophysiology