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Our Residents

Mahmoud Abouzid, MBBCh, ICU Chief
Hometown: Tripoli
Medical School: Tripoli University
Personal Interests: Playing soccer, hanging out with friends, spending time with family.
Future Goals: Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Mahmoud Abdallah, MD
Hometown: Jordan
Medical School: Mu'tah University School of Medicine of Jordan
Personal Interests: Oriental music, interior plants, outdoor activities, and poverty.
Future Goals: Fellowship

Rodrigo Aguilar, MD
Hometown: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Medical School: Universidad Privada del Valle - Cochabamba, Bolivia
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, triathalons, and traveling.
Future Goals: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Leesah Al-Qawasmi, MD
Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Painting, running, jigsaw puzzles, spending time with family.
Future Goals: TBD

Joseph Barbera, MD
Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Martial arts, soccer, reading, traveling
Future Goals: Fellowship in GI

Layana Biglow, MBBS
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: St. George's University of London
Personal Interests: Traveling, film, reading, singing karaoke
Future Goals: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Amro Daoud, MD, Chief Resident
Hometown: Jerusalem, Palestine
Medical School: Al-Quds University Faculty of Medicine
Personal Interests: Poetry, Reading, Football
Future Goals: Finishing residency, fellowship, and to become someone who can make a difference.

Brittany Gilbert, DO
Hometown: Pikeville, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: University of Pikeville
Medical School: KYCOM
Personal Interests: spending time with my family and dogs.
Future Goals: Hem/Onc Fellowship

Mackenzie Hamilton, DO
Hometown: Dana, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: Morehead State University
Medical School: University of Pikeville Kentucky School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Weight lifting, running, hunting, family
Future Goals: Structural/Interventional Cardiology

Christopher Lipinski, MD
Hometown: Hurricane, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Cycling, disc golf, board games, cooking
Future Goals: Cardiology

Ahmad Mahdi, MBBS, Chief Resident
Hometown: Abu Dhabi / Basra, Iraq 
Medical School: University of Sharjah 
Personal Interests: History, classical music, hiking
Future Goals: Fellowship in Intensive Care and Pulmonology

Mahmoud Masoudi, MBBS
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: Mu’tah University
Personal Interests: Formula 1
Future Goals: Academic Teaching

Milad Modarresi, MD
Hometown: Toronto
Undergraduate Education: York University, kinesiology and health sciences
Medical School: American University of Integration Sciences (AVIS)
Personal Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Exercising
Future Goals: Fellowship

Kemnasom Nwanwene, MD
Hometown: Delta State, Nigeria
Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Biographical movies, interior décor and design.
Future Goals: Pursue a Fellowship

Yasmeen Obeidat, MD
Hometown: Jordan
Medical School: The Hashemite University
Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, tennis
Future Goals: Gastroenterology

Noah Poznanski, MD, VAMC Chief
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Medical School: Jagiellonion University Medical College, Krakow Poland
Personal Interests: Cooking, Creative writing, Game Development, Football
Future Goals: Manifest all the potential and see from there as opportunities arise.

Noor Ul Ann Rabbani, MBBS
Hometown: Pakistan
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. Pakistan
Personal Interests: Reading, hiking, traveling, cooking.
Future Goals: Cardiology Fellowship

Kyle Smith, MD
Hometown: Gilbert, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Fly fishing, wood working, old-time fiddle playing and bowery
Future Goals: Internal Medicine practice, family, kids, and a dog.

Aman Naim Ajmeri, MBBS
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Medical School: Baqai Medical University
Personal Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Working out, Meditation
Future Goals: Hospitalist or Fellowship, to be a great physician, husband, son, and father.

Saba’ Basem Altarawneh, MD
Hometown: Al-Karak, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Swimming, Hiking, and Traveling
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship in Gastroenterology or Cardiology

Taysir Bsiso, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Traveling, Soccer, and Video Games
Future Goals: Fellowship

Belete Desimmie, MD
Hometown: Wolkitie, Ethiopia
Medical School: Gondar College of Medical Sciences
Personal Interests: Infectious Disease/Critical Care
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Ebubechukwu Ezeh, MBBS
Hometown: Isuochi in Abia State, Nigeria
Medical School: Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Abia Eria
Personal Interests: Soccer, Basketball, Cooking, Volunteering, and Music
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Ahmed Hmidat, MD
Hometown: Ramallah, Palenstine
Medical School: Al-Quds University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing Soccer, Watching Sports, and Movies
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Yury Kachynski, MD
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
Medical School: Belarusian State Medical University
Personal Interests: Medicine, Music, Dancing
Future Goals: Cardiology, Pulmonology/Critical Care, Hospital Career

Walter Kusiak, MD
Hometown: London, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: University of Cumberlands
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Personal Interests: 3D Printing, Cooking, Computer Sciences
Future Goals: Rural Medicine

Stephanie Lipscomb, MD
Hometown: Oak Hill, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University, BS in Biochemistry
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Fishing, Hunting, Camping, and Spending time with my husband and family.
Future Goals: Hospitalist/Primary Care, but still open to ideas.

Saad Ullah Malik, MBBS
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Army Medical College, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Biking, Kickboxing, Learning new Languages, Research methodologies
Future Goals: Academic Medicine (Fellowship), Evidence Synthesis

Kelsey Marshall, DO
Hometown: Ashland, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: Lindsey Wilson College
Medical School: KYCOM
Personal Interests: Kayaking, Hiking, Reading, Napping, and Hanging out with my family and dog.
Future Goals: Hematology/Oncology

Russell Nogot, MD
Hometown: Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas
Personal Interests: Music, Weight Lifting, Table Tennis, Badminton, Technology
Future Goals: Primary Care or Future Fellowship Particularly Nephrology, Rheumatology, or Hematology/Oncology

Ameer Quadri, DO
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Undergraduate Education: Florida International University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Basketball, Swimming, Cooking
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

John Saylor, MD
Hometown: Brodhead, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: Eastern Kentucky University
Medical School: University of Louisville
Personal Interests: Hunting, Fishing, and Sports
Future Goals: I wish to finish residency, specialize in pulmonary medicine, and work in my hometown hospital.

Joseph Simmons, MD
Hometown: Shinnston, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Fairmont State University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Tennis, Cooking, Table Tennis, Music, Spending time with my wife and family, academics, video games.
Future Goals: Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Academic Medicine

Abraham Titus, MD
Hometown: Brampton. Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Avalon University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing/Watching Basketball, Traveling, and Teaching
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Howide Eldib, MBBCh
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and my kids, outdoor activities, reading, camping, and cooking
Future Goals: Being a Great Mom! Caring for the elderly patients with kidney disease: Geriatrician-Nephrologist.

Khaled Al-Baqain, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Basketball, soccer, and traveling
Future Goals: Nephrology.

Mohammed Al-Hiari, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: Hashemite University, Jordan
Personal Interests: Cooking, Traveling, and Table tennis
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship in Cardiology

Corey Alley, MD
Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Being “Super Dad”, Gaming, Lifting, and Sports
Future Goals: Pulm/Crit Fellowship

Amina Awan, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate Education: York University

Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine
Personal Interests:Traveling, Art, Photography, Spending Time with Family
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Tewodros Tsegaye Ayele, MD
Hometown: Gondar, Ethiopia
Medical School: University of Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Personal Interests: Meditation, Physical exercise, Music, and Reading
Future Goals: Self Discovery, Pursue Fellowship in Gastroenterology or Cardiology

Shaden Muftah Daloub, MD
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing Soccer, Swimming, and Spending time with family
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Benjamin Frear, MD
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Auburn University –Biomedical Sciences B.S, West Virginia University –Clinical Exercise Physiology M.S

Medical School: Marshall University School Of Medicine M.D
Personal Interests: Auburn athletics, and Golf, Watching college football
Future Goals: Cardiology

Teseir Nawaf Hamdani, MBBCh
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: Tripoli University
Personal Interests: Soccer, and Cooking
Future Goals: Complete my residency and pursue a Fellowship

Hafiz Zarsham Ali Ikram, MBBS
Hometown: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Personal Interests:Cricket, Football, Traveling, and Music
Future Goals: Gastroenterology

Moh’d Obeidah Mah’d Masoudi, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Traveling and Video Games
Future Goals: Pursue a Fellowship

Christopher J. Mays, MD
Hometown: Ashland, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: University of Kentucky

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Gardening, Spending time with family, and Reading
Future Goals: Hospitalist​

Jared Reed, MD
Hometown: Morristown, Tennessee
Undergraduate Education: Education: Carson-Newman University
Medical School: Quillen College of Medicine
Personal Interests: Tennis, Running, and Walking
Future Goals: Hospitalist or Cardiology fellowship

Davinder Singh, MD
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Temple University
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Basketball, Football, Traveling
Future Goals: Fellowship

Ihab Tahboub, MD
Hometown: Palestine
Medical School: An-Najah National University
Personal Interests: Soccer, Chess, and Swimming
Future Goals: To become a hematologist/oncologist.

Ghadah Thiab, MBBS
Hometown: Canada
Medical School: University of Sharjah
Personal Interests: Traveling, Fitness, and Jogging
Future Goals: Endocrinology

Onyine Ugonabo, MBBS
Hometown: Anambra State, Nigeria
Medical School: Igbinedion University Okada
Personal Interests: Sports, and Traveling
Future Goals: Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Xiaoliang Wang, MD
Hometown: Bejing, China
Medical School: Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Personal Interests: Workout, Cooking, and Reading
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Chase Warner, MD
Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Personal Interests: Drums, Skiing, Concerts
Future Goals: Anesthesiology

Nader Alwifati, MBBCh
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine
Personal Interests: Walking and Playing Soccer
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Nathan Baisden, MD
Hometown: Cross Lanes, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: B.S in Biology at Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, Skiing, Being outdoors
Future Goals: To practice neurology in West Virginia

Fahim Barmak, MD
Hometown: Concord, California
Medical School: Kabul Medical University – Loma Linda University
Personal Interests: Tennis
Future Goals: Fellowship in Neuromodulation

Syed M. Bukhari, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate Education: University of Toronto
Medical School: Taishan Medical University
Personal Interests: Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Gabrielle Conway, DO
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Undergraduate Education: Indiana University – Purdue University
Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Puzzles, Games, Painting, and Kayaking
Future Goals: General Neurology

Muntasir Chowdhury, MD
Hometown: Charleston, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Swimming, Running, Traveling, and Cooking
Future Goals: To be an excellent Doctor

Mohamed Hammad, MBBCh
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: Tripoli University College of Medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, Boxing, and Cooking
Future Goals: Pursue a Fellowship

Syed Hashim Ali Inam, MBBS
Hometown: Sialkot, Pakistan
Medical School: Army Medical College – Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Soccer, Guitar & Drums, Tennis, and Movies
Future Goals: Interventional Neurology

Muhammed Jumani, MBBS
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
Medical School: Dow International Medical College – Karachi, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Traveling, Basketball, Swimming, Web Design, and Mixing music
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Andenet Mengistu, MBBS
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethopia
Medical School: Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda
Personal Interests: Swimming, Chess, and Music
Future Goals: Dermatology and Primary Care

Shane Musick, MD
Hometown: Princeton, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Bluefield State College – Bluefield, West Virginia
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine – Huntington, WV
Personal Interests: Weight lifting, Video Games, and Podcasts
Future Goals: Neurology

Said Sharawi, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan.
Personal Interests: Badminton, Barbeques, Traveling, and Soccer
Future Goals: To be an excellent Doctor

Dominic Thomas, MD
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Undergraduate Education: John Hopkins University – Baltimore, Maryland
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine – Huntington, WVa
Personal Interests: Weight lifting, Lacrosse, Cooking, and Video Games
Future Goals: Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Malinda Walford, MD
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Undergraduate Education: Sarah Lawrence College – Bronxville, New York
Medical School: Caribbean Medical University
Personal Interests: Traveling, and Reading
Future Goals: Pursue a Fellowship