Where Are They Now?

Recent Graduates

Graduates in the News (Click on the picture to find out more)

Kurt Blake, MD

Kurt Blake, MD

Aliya Safwan, MD

Aliya Safwan, MD

Zola Nlandu, MD

Zola Nlandu, MD

Faisal Fa'ak, MD

Faisal Fa'ak, MD

Neha Naithani, MD

Neha Naithani, MD

Class of 2020

Kwame Affram, MD

Kwame Affram, MD

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Current Position, Hospitalist, Texas

Krystal Alexander, MD

Krystal Alexander, MD

Medical School: University of West Indies, Jamaica

Current Position: Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Fellow, Henry Ford Health System

Bhavna Bali, MD

Bhavna Bali, MD

Medical School: Government Medical College Patiala, India

Current Position: Addiction Medicine Fellow, Penn State Health

Victor Barnor, MD

Victor Barnor, MD

Medical School: University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Current Position: Hospitalist, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, GA

Kurt Blake, MD

Kurt Blake, MD

Medical School: University of West Indies, Jamaica

Current Position: Rheumatology Fellow, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Miguel Carmona Pires, MD

Miguel Carmona Pires, MD

Medical School: University of Austral, Argentina

Current Position: Primary Care, Sylvester, Georiga

Faisal Fa'ak, MD

Faisal Fa'ak, MD

Medical School: Mu’tah University, Jordan

Current Position: Hematology & Oncology Fellow, NYU Winthrop Hospital

Bashar Kadhim, MD

Bashar Kadhim, MD

Medical School: University of Baghdad, Iraq

Current Position: Clinical Informatics Fellow, Yale University

Krupa Karnik, MD

Krupa Karnik, MD

Medical School: Carol Davila Medical University, Romania

Current Position: Infectious Diseases Fellow, NY Presbyterian Hospital

Jaime Ortiz Velez, MD

Jaime Ortiz Velez, MD

Medical School: Pontifical “Madre y Maestra” Catholic University, Dominican Republic

Current Position: Hospitalist, PA

Trista Osantoski, MD

Trista Osantoski, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University, Michigan

Current Position: Primary Care/Wound Care, Minnesota

JP Papadopoulos, MD

JP Papadopoulos, MD

Medical School: Semmelweis University, Hungary

Current Position: Chief Medical Resident, Piedmont Athens Regional

Leah Reid, MD

Leah Reid, MD

Medical School: University of West Indies, Barbados

Current Position: Hospitalist, AL

Diego Vanegas Acosta, MD

Diego Vanegas Acosta, MD

Medical School: University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine, Colombia

Current Position: Academic Hospitalist, FL

Class of 2020

Tejumade Adelore, MD

Tejumade Adelore, MD

Medical School: University of Carol Davila

Current Position: Hospitalist, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hosptial, GA

Eric Afari, MD

Eric Afari, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Current Position: Hospitalist, WellStar Health System, GA

Samantha Avoke, MD

Samantha Avoke, MD

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Current Position: Primary Care, Newton Drive Internal Medicine, Georgia

Priscilla Biney, MD

Priscilla Biney, MD

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Current Position: Hospitalist, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Georgia

Akua Biritwum, MD

Akua Biritwum, MD

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Current Position: Academic Primary Care, Piedmont Athens Regional, Georgia

Ngozi Ifeadi, MD

Ngozi Ifeadi, MD

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Current Position: Academic Hospitalist, Piedmont Athens Regional, Georgia

Malek Mushref, MD

Malek Mushref, MD

Medical School: University of Aleppo, Syria

Current Position: Endocrinology Fellow, University of South Carolina, South Carolina

Neha Naithani, MD

Neha Naithani, MD

Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, India

Current Position: Critical Care Fellow, University of Kentucky, Kentucky

Zola Nlandu, MD

Zola Nlandu, MD

Medical School: University of West Indies, Jamaica

Current Position: Infectious Disease Fellows, University of South Florida, Florida

Courtney Palette, MD

Courtney Palette, MD

Medical School: Medical University of the Americas, Nevis

Current Position: Academic Hospitalist, Piedmont Athens Regional, Athens

Zahraa Rabeeah, MD

Zahraa Rabeeah, MD

Medical School: University of Sharjah College of Medicine, UAE

Current Position: Associate Program Diriector, Piedmont Athens Regional, GA

Tanya Reddy, MD

Tanya Reddy, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University, Dominica

Current Position: Hospitalist, Parkview Medical Center, Colorado

Aliya Safwan, MD

Aliya Safwan, MD

Medical School: University of the Punjab

Current Position: Primary Care, Hawthorne Medical, Georgia

Esther Wallach, MD

Esther Wallach, MD

Medical School: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Current Position: Academic Primary Care, Piedmont Athens Regional, GA

Former Chief Residents & Faculty

Aaron Emmons, MD

Aaron Emmons, MD

Former Chief Resident (2016-2017)

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Georgia

Residency: Emory University, Georgia

Current Position: Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Youssef Garcia-Bengochea, MD

Youssef Garcia-Bengochea, MD

Former Chief Resident (2017-2018)

Medical School: Emory University, Georgia

Residency: Emory University, Georgia

Current Position: Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, NorthShore University Health System

Akhil Reddy, MD

Akhil Reddy, MD

Former Chief Resident (2018-2019)

Medical School: St. George’s Medical University, Grenada

Residency: AU/UGA Medical Partnership, Georgia

Current Position: Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, Parkview Medical Center Colorado

Kofi Osei, MD, MS

Kofi Osei, MD, MS

Former Core Faculty Member

Medical School: University of Ghana, Ghana

Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Connecticut

Current Position: Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, University of Iowa

Abhinav Koul, MD

Abhinav Koul, MD

Former Core Faculty Member

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Kentucky

Residency: Emory University, Georgia

Current Position: Fellow, Gastroenterology, University of California-Davis, California

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