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PGY-3 Residents

Hector Barrezueta, M.D.
My Clinical Interests are...Hematology-Oncology and Pulmonology. I think our program is very competitive in these areas and you have the opportunity as a resident to round with different fellows throughout your residency training.
My Hobbies are...During my free time I like to go to the movies, and exercise at the gym. I also like to try new restaurants and hanging out with my peers!
One Person I would like to meet is...There are too many interesting personalities I would like to meet. however if I had to choose one I would select John F. Kennedy. It was so sad that such a great personality couldn't finish his presidential period.
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... I always dreamed about becoming a great pediatrician and enjoying life with my family. I would like to work in private practice in a city where I can enjoy great weather and nature.
Something you would never guess about me is...I don't think I have anything to hide; I like to be very up front and honest, because that's the only way to be successful in every day of life!
Favorite Place to eat in El Paso is...Ole, if you like seafood and the tasty Spanish cuisine this is the best place to go.
David Chanwook Chung, M.D.
My clinical interests are..Anything that will help me be a better doctor.
My hobbies are... I like to read books and watch movies although most of my free time is spent raising my kids.
One person I would like to meet is... The person who invented bacon... I need to shake his hand!
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Everything is still up in the air. Right now I am debating if I want to move back to Korea or stay in the U.S.
Something you would never guess about me is... I love riding motorcycles.
Favorite Place to eat in El Paso is... UMC cafeteria, of course but if I had to choose a second place it would b e Cattleman's Restaurant.
Allan M. Damian, M.D.
My clinical interests are...Health-seeking behavior, medical anthropology, primary care, food as medicine….. and also people-watching.
My hobbies are... On one of those little trips to that far far away land, I sat on a bench inside a decrepit airport terminal, overlooking the runway. I saw an ageing DC-10 taxi its way to the end of the runway. I ran to the windowpane, pressed my forehead and palms against it, wanting to get a closer look. Engines spooled…roared…and that metal tube started ramming its way to the other direction. The glass panel vibrated. My heart raced. The plane's nose began to tilt upwards and its wheels then lifted. In an instant, 200 people were airborne, on their way to another far away land. And Leonardo da Vinci's prophecy was fulfilled “..for once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your head turned skywards…” Every time I see a plane take off, I would always relive the moment I first cruised above the clouds! All that happened while enjoying my bowl of sticky rice with mango! And so began my love affair with planes, travel and food!
One person I would like to meet is... Hopefully a wife, if this profession doesn't marry me first (or perhaps kill me in a few years' time...)
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Open my own Thai restaurant…it will have its own garden, pond, traditional music, and the best pad thai on the face of the earth…and I'd like to resume traveling – I am running low on Royal Orchid miles…
Something you would never guess about me... My age? The number of diecast planes I own? Well, even I don't know because I stopped counting at 300…and that was four years ago.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... …my kitchen…ahem, have you ever seen the best adobo, tom yum goong, beef rendang and black pepper crab all in one place??? Oh, and did I mention the tiramisu from scratch?
Diba Farah, M.D.
My clinical interest are...Neonatology and Global Health.
My hobbies are...I love hanging out with my family and friends, movies, shopping and traveling to new places.
One person I would like to meet is...
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...I will likely be doing a fellowship in NICU and continue to remain active in academic settings. I am looking forward to pursuing my interest in global health.
Something you would never guess about me is... I love to dance though I do not know how to dance but I enjoy the rhythm of the music.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is...
Deepthi Kesanapalli, M.D.
My clinical interests are... Diabetic Keto Acidosis in children and seizure disorders.
My hobbies are...
Hiking and watching musical programs.
One person I would like to meet is...
Tennis player Steffi Graf.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...
A general pediatrician in an outpatient clinic.
Something you would never guess about me is...
I am a very determined person.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is...
Garufa.
Michael W. Lee, M.D.
My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics
My hobbies are...
Fishing, snowboarding and fantasy football.
One person I would like to meet is... Pak Ji Sung (Korean soccer player from Manchester United)
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...
Be my own boss and run my own practice.
Something you would never guess about me is..
. I can speak spanish.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is...
Taco Cabana; I eat there at least once a week.
Plans after residency:

Davina Lopes de Menezes, M.D.
My clinical interests are... Infectious diseases, hospital medicine and Hematology/Oncology.
My hobbies are... Playing the piano, choir singing,aerobics, hiking, biking, road trips, over sea missions and experimenting cuisine
One person I would like to meet is... Gahdi, Mother Teresa and maybe Nelson Mandela.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... A fellowship but undecided as of yet.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... there are too many nice places to choose from!
Aniqa S. Malik, M.D.
My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics, GI and Hematology/Oncology.
My hobbies are... Listening to music, watching TV and cooking.
One person I would like to meet is... Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Academic practice in a University teaching hospital.
Something you would never guess about me is... I never quit until I succeed.
My favorite place to eat in El Paso is... At home with my family.
Marvi M. Montano, M.D.
My clinical interests are... Hematology/Oncology.
My hobbies are... Dining out, wine tasting, hiking and kayaking
One person I would like to meet is... Chiarra Ferragni
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Hopefully back in California and have a least one child
Something you would never guess about me is... I do not cook but love to eat.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Amuse (for now!)
Telema Nga, M.D.
My clinical interest are... Cardiology and Gastroenterology
My hobbies are... Having fun with my family and basketball.
One person I would like to meet is...
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Get into a fellowship and be the best pediatrician I can be.
Something you would never guess about me is... I do not act on people;'s views on someone, I study people for myself.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Tara Thai.
Francis T. Ostrea, M.D.
My clinical interests are... Learning Disabilities.
My hobbies are... Sleeping, cars, food, trips, hiking and pool.
One person I would like to meet is... Hugh Laurie, Jessica Alba and Adam Sandler.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Developmental and Behavioral Fellowship.
Something you would never guess about me is... I am actually dieting right now.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Carnitas Queretaro, Five Guys, Chicos Tacos and Menchis.
Christina M. Pabustan, M.D.
My clinical interests are...I've always loved playing with kids! That's why I'm in Pediatrics. As far as clinical interest goes I like Gen Peds Clinics. I've enjoyed my Floor Rotations too- I love the variety of cases that we see in El Paso.
My Hobbies are… Traveling! I love to travel and explore different countries and places. Wish I had more time to do it. I like to have fun and hang out with my family, co –residents and dear friends as well. Pretty much anything under the sun as long as I'm with people I adore.
One person I would like to meet is… Hmmm … my future husband? Kidding aside..umm… maybe our National Hero Dr Jose Rizal. He was an artist, MD,
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)… For now I am interested in doing Gen Pediatrics. I want to work in out patient clinics. Maybe that will change this year.
Something you would never guess about me is… This is tough… I dunno.. umm.. I'd have to get back to you on this one.
Favorite Place to eat in El Paso is… Koze Grill would have to be my favorite spot so far. I LOVE JAPANESE food so this is my best bet for best sushi place in El Paso. Plus its always fun to do the teppanyaki grill. For steaks and stuff, I like Ardovinos too.
Vaidehi Panchal, M.D.
My clinical interests are... Hematology/Oncology.
My hobbies are... Talking to my hubby, watching movies, songs and painting.
One person I would like to meet is... Dr. A.P.J. Abdulkalam (a nuclear scientist and former president of India.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... I want to pursue a career in Hematology/Oncology.
Something you would never guess about me is... Keep guessing!!!
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Tara Thai and Carlos and Mickeys
Pratikkumar Patel, M.D.
My clinical interests are... Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology,Hospital Medicine, Endocrinology
My hobbies are... Music-Singing,Fusion & Jamming western and Indian classical music,Spiritual music, table tennis, cricket,tennis, computers, chess and pool.
One person I would like to meet is.. Still searching!
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... wil be completing a fellowship at University of Texas, Houston in Gastroenterology.
Something you would never guess about me is... Why do I walk so fast!!!
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Home and Koze Teppan Grill.
Preeti Singh, M.D.
My clinical interests are... Neonatology.
My hobbies are... Shopping, eating sometimes cooking, traveling and adventures.
One person I would like to meet is... Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood legend.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Go on a long world tour.
Something you would never guess about me is... My age.
Favorite place to eat in El Paso is... Koze Grill, Mi Piaci, Italians Kitchen, Zino's but the best is at home.
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