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PGY-2 Residents

 

Marwa Abdou, M.D.

My clinical interests are...Neonatology and Hematology Oncology.
My hobbies are... Volleyball, walking, trips and cooking.
One person I would like to meet is... Dr. Ahmed Zewail.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... to take care of as wide a variety of sick children as much as I can.
Something you would never guess about me is...My happiest moments are when I help people around me to be happy.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Al-Zaituna.

Neelofar Abdullah, M.D.

My clinical interests are...Gastroenterology, specifically failure to thrive in children
My hobbies are... Cooking and outdoor activities
One person I would like to meet is... Barack Obama
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Gastroenterology Fellowsip
Something you would never guess about me is... I have a copy of me; I am a twin
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Five Guys Burger and Fries

Leina Alrabadi, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Pediatric Gastroenterology.
My hobbies are... I love to travel! Enjoy visiting countries and experiencing different cultures! I also love shopping, going to the movies, cooking and spending time with family!
One person I would like to meet is... Narrowing it down to 'one' is pretty difficult but if I had to choose, probably the Pope.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Lots of traveling around the world! Plan is to become a Pediatric Gastroenterologist living in my hometown of Los Angeles, hopefully close to the beach.
Something you would never guess about me is... I absolutely hate cats, won't get anywhere near them!
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Koze Teppan Grill and Landry's Seafood House.

Sarah Cheema, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology.
My hobbies are... Spending time with my family.
One person I would like to meet is...
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Be successful at my job.
Something you would never guess about me is...
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Haven't had an opportunity to go to many places, still investigating!

Yohaimi E. Cosme-Ayala, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Clinical prediction rules, diagnostic testing and medical informatics.
My hobbies are... Archery, baseball, watching movies and playing Xbox games.
One person I would like to meet is... Stephen Hawking.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship and Clinical Research.
Something you would never guess about me is... I am a video games collector (Atari, Colecovision, Neo-Geo, Sega Genesis, etc)
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Square Cow (love their burgers!)

Rahul Kataria, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Neonatology and Hematology/Oncology.
My hobbies are... Mountain Hiking, Swimming, Cricket, Trying different cuisines.
One person I would like to meet is... Sachin Tendulkar- God of Cricket.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Fellowship in Neonatology.
Something you would never guess about me is... I am a good cook.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... yet to find.

Samuel A. Levin, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Making children and families smile while helping them.
My hobbies are... Cooking, basketball, football and site-seeing.
One person I would like to meet is... Benjamin Franklin, Conan O'Brien, Barack Obama.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Undecided but I have interest in NICU and Endocrinology. I'm a native El Pasoan and hope to continue to contribute to border health.
Something you would never guess about me is... My favorite show is the Simpsons
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Cattleman's, Chico's Tacos, State Line,Moe's Restaurant, Great American, Peter Piper Pizza.

Altangerel Manal, M.D.

My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics in global health perspectives.
My hobbies are... I have many, some of them are foreign movies, international cuisine, opera, ballet, swimming and tennis.
One person I would like to meet is... Bernardo Bertolucci, an Italian movie director. By the way, we share the same birthday day.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Joining international health organizations/groups, which provide clinical service to under served regions around the world.
Something you would never guess about me is... I am the grand x9 son of Chinggis Khaan
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Too many it is hard to choose just one!

Sandra Macias McBride, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Neonatology and Hematology/Oncology
My hobbies are... Spending time with family, photography and scrapbooking.
One person I would like to meet is... Dwayne Johnson.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Fellowship in either Neonatology or Hematology/Oncology.
Something you would never guess about me is... I enjoy baseball and martial arts (I used to compete)
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Forti's

Amr Morsi, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Childhood Obesity
My hobbies are...My number one hobby is fishing (especially at the River Nile in Egypt). and my second favorite hobby is Origami which is the art of paper folding.
One person I would like to meet is... Professional Origami artist : Jo Nakashima.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... My plans after residency is to join a Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship and continue my research in the field of Diabetes and Obesity.
Something you would never guess about me is...I can actually do a full Origami Kawasaki Rose in less than 10 minutes.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... I am still exploring.

Imran Sayed, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Intensive care , Gastroenterology & Neonatology
My hobbies are... I like watching movies, reading books, traveling, long drives, swimming, playing sports like cricket, table tennis and pool.
One person I would like to meet is... Al Pacino( I have always admired his acting and his persistence starting from God Father to The Son of no one ) He is a versatile actor with an amazing screen presence and ability to get involved with any character he plays has always impressed me.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... I would like see myself as a good pediatrician, involved with academic and doing a fellowship of my choice, having a good balance in between my work and personal life and be able to contribute to the society on a whole.
Something you would never guess about me is... Keep guessing...
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Villa del Mar

Ferdinand J. Shamiyeh, M.D.

My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Adolescent Medicine.
My hobbies are... Technology, snowboarding, swimming, music, cinema, traveling, and international cuisine.
One person I would like to meet is... Queen Rania
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... I plan to serve the community of El Paso.
Something you would never guess about me is... I was a member of the school choir.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... El Taco Tote Mexican Grill

Alok Singla, M.D.

My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics, Pediatric Otolaryngology
My hobbies are... Cricket, site-seeing, Running, Painting, Cooking, Computer applications (Windows, Microsoft Office & Excel)
One Person I would like to meet is... My father
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)....
I would like to continue my training as a Pediatrician after residency, and strive to be an active in clinical, research and medical education.
Something you would never guess about me is
...I am claustrophobic
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Olive Garden.

Estevan D. Solarte, M.D.

My clinical interests are...I am fascinated with Cardiology, Neonatology and Emergency Medicine. It will be fun to tie all these interests together as my professional career progresses.
My hobbies are... I love to play all sports, work on cars in my spare time and have a couple automotive inventions I would like to see in production one day.
One person I would like to meet is... Sir Isaac Newton, I would like to know what conclusion he came to with the whole alchemy deal…
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... I plan on completing a fellowship in Neonatology and eventually work alongside my father in Southern California.
Something you would never guess about me is... I have two beautiful boys and delivered the second one while in medical school.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Home,nothing beats a home-cooked meal!

Deepak Yadav, M.D.

My clinical interests are... Inpatient Pediatrics and Intensive Care
My hobbies are... Pets, movies, music, traveling, swimming, photography, cricket, shopping and outdoor activities.
One person I would like to meet is... Mother Teresa
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... To be a Neonatologist, working at an academic center, with equal emphasis on intensive care and clinical research!
Something you would never guess about me is... Being a vegetarian, I am a very good cook!
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Koze Tepan Grill

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