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PGY-1 Residents

 Dr. Arias
Anita Arias, M.D.
My Clinical Interests are...As of now Emergency Medicine, but Pediatrics has many interesting subspecialties I plan to explore.
My Hobbies are...What I like the most is traveling and experiencing different cultures, besides enjoying the different flavors tht the international cuisine has to offer!
One Person I would like to meet is...Too many to name, but if I have to choose one, it would have to be Leonardo da Vinci, he was an inventor .
When I grow up (Plans after Residency)... Fellowship in Emergency Medicine.
Something you would never guess about me is...I love to read Dystopian novels since they bring to our attention many real world issues regarding our society.                                 If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is...It would have to be a private jet so that I could fly anywhere and anytime I wanted with my family.
 Dr. Cordes
William Cordes, M.D.
My clinical interests are.. General Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology
My hobbies are...  spending time with my nephews, soccer, running, traveling, and going to concerts.
One person I would like to meet is...  Zlatan Ibrahimovic
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  I see myself in general pediatrics and seeing my family as much as possible.
Something you would never guess about me is...  I love dessert (especially baklava).
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is...  An amusement park.
  Dr. Cortes
Leslie N. Cortes, M.D.

My clinical interests are.. General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
My hobbies are...  the usual:  dancing, singing (karaoke), drawing/painting, cooking, basically, anything creative.  Lately, I also enjoy driving anywhere.
One person I would like to meet is...  Lea Salonga, the broadway actress and singer.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  I want to start my own pediatric clinic (maybe group) and be active in community improvement through kids.
Something you would never guess about me is... I can solve a 4x4 Rubik's cube and I'm a mom.  
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is... a luxury income property.                                          

 Dr. Ejjigani
Anila Ejjigani, M.D.
My clinical interest are... in General Pediatrics, Hem/Onc and Cardiology.
My hobbies are... gardening and listening to traditional Indian music.
One person I would like to meet is... President Barack Obama.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... pursuing a fellowship in subspecialty.
Something you would never guess about me is...  I am scared to death watching paranormal movies.
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is...  a world tour for my parents.
  Dr. George
Jessy George, M.D.
My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics, Cardiology & Adolescent Medicine  
My hobbies are...
 Cooking, reading, pencil sketching, music and traveling 
One person I would like to meet is...
 Dr. T.H. Somervell, Surgeon, Mountaineer, Painter and Medical Missionary, after whom my medical school is named. 
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...
 I hope to work as a general pediatrician in an academic institution
Something you would never guess about me is...
 I started cooking when I was 10. 
If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy is...
 A world tour for my entire family. 
 Dr. Iqbal
Rida J. Iqbal, M.D.
My clinical interests are...  Infectious Diseases, Adolescent Medicine
My hobbies are...
  Spending time with family and friends, reading, Zumba
One person I would like to meet is... My grandfather.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...
   General Pediatrics
Something you would never guess about me is..
.  LOVE fireworks
If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy is...
  a mall :)

 Dr. Malbas
Diana Malbas, M.D.
My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Critical Care 
My hobbies are...  Reading books, watching movies, cooking, listening to music, taking photos, spending time with my family and friends.
One person I would like to meet is... Lady Diana.  It would have been great to have met her.  
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  After residency, my plan is to start practicing as a general pediatrician.
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is...  a lot of things.  The goal is to spoil my family and get them whatever they want; sky's the limit.
 Dr. Mansi
Sherief Mansi, M.D.
My clinical interests are...  Cardiology and gastroenterology.. I love working with my hands.
My hobbies are... working out, going to the movies, reading (Ilove reading history, philosophy and comparative religion), learning new languages (currently working on Spanish then French), playig guitar, traveling and going out with friends and family. 
One person I would like to meet is...  Dr. Lawrence Brown, an ophthalmologist in the US air force and a public speaker.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  work in a big educational institution, teach students and residents and attend conferences all around the world.  I love Texas already, but friends have been luring me to go to California.
Something you would never guess about me is... I am a martial artist.
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is...  a gift for my mom and brothers.
Dr. Natique
Kiran Natique, M.D.

My clinical interest are...  GI and Emergency Medicine
My hobbies are...  travel, photography and art.
One person I would like to meet is... Ellen DeGeneres
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  I would like to do a fellowship in GI and eventually start my own practice
Something you would never guess about me is...  I want to become a pilot 
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is...  A Virgin Galactic ticket to outer space.  

 Dr. Rai
Pukraj Rai, M.D.
My clinical interest are...  General Pediatrics and Adolescent Pediatrics
My hobbies are...  Traveling, trekking, spending time with family and friends.
One person I would like to meet is... Mother Teresa
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  Work in General Pediatrics
Something you would never guess about me is... I am Asian
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is...  A private island.
 Dr. Rodriguez-Valencia
Rocio Rodriguez-Valencia, M.D.
My clinical interests are... General Pediatrics, Neonatology & Genetics 
My hobbies are... walking, watching movies, swimming, taking photos of landscapes and people, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. 
One person I would like to meet is...  Mahatma Gandhi
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  doing a fellowship and helping children as much as I can; while also enjoying my family
Something you would never guess about me is... I love writing poetry
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is... a home.  
Dr. Sandhu
Sanjeet Sandhu, M.D.
My clinical interests are...  Generalized Pediatrics and Pediatric ER
My hobbies are...  playing basketball, physical fitness, good movies/music, and making you laugh.
One person I would like to meet is...  Charles Barkley.  He is my favorite athlete ever and seems like he knows how to have a good time.
When I grow up (Plans after residency)...  I hope to be a true gentleman, who gives his family the same amount of love and support that my family has given me throughout my life.
Something you would never guess about me is... I write great poetry and can write a poem at the drop of a hat; especially to cheer someone up.    
Dr. Shaban
Mohamed Shaban, M.D.
My clinical interest are... Research & Development, International Healthcare and Preventative Medicine.
My hobbies are... Computer programming and repair, photography, hiking, ATVing, building and construction, RC helicopter pilot and traveling
One person I would like to meet is... Lana del Ray
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... I want to integrate biomedical engineering and medicine and invent a device that would lead to better medical management.
Something you would never guess about me is...  I have an accessory navicular bone.
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is... a helicopter.
Dr. Valentine
Vinod Valentine, M.D.
My clinical interests are... to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology.
My hobbies are... playing cricket and video games.
One person I would like to meet is.. Sachin Tendulkar
When I grow up (Plans after residency)... Not yet decided as of now!!
Something you would never guess about me is... Keep guessing!!!
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is... An IPL team and produce a Bollywood movie.
   
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