2013-2014 PGY-3 Class
Lina Cardona, M.D.
Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia
-Medical Topics of Interest: clinical research, public, international and women’s
-Non-Medical Interests: spending time with family and outdoors activities
Eshamumerne Esin, M.D.
University of Benin
-Medical Topics of Interest: Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension
-Non-Medical Interests: traveling, exploring places , music, spending time with family and friends
-Favorite Book(s): The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon
Yulie Hadi, M.D.
Universitas Trisakti, Fakultas Kedokteran
-Computer assisted intervention to facilitate chlamydia screening in at risk young adult women during urgent/emergency health visits.
-Multi method study to examine parental knowledge and attitudes towards confidential health services for teens.
-Medical Topics of Interest: Women's health
-Non-Medical Interests: Ballroom dancing, music, foodie
-Favorite Quotation: “It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing”
-Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter series, Jane Austen's works
-Favorite Movie(s): Indiana Jones series, the Bourne series, Catch Me if You Can
-"I am a Family Physician because...family physicians reflect the true traditional physician, who is the first one to encounter any health problem arising in communities, in any age and any gender."
-"I chose this residency program because...TTUHSC Family Medicine of El Paso offers a unique and exotic blend of diseases/pathologies from a developing country and developed country due to its geography."
Amir Hendiani, M.D.
Ross University, DominicaLamar
University, Beaumont, Texas
-Research Assistant at University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Department of Neurology, as well as the Division of Rheumatology
-Hillcroft Family Physicians, Houston, Texas
-Medical Topics of Interest: Arthropathies and Musculoskeletal Injuries, Pathophysiology and Management of Chronic Pain, Improving Health Outcomes in Under served Communities, the Business of Medicine, Psychomedicine of Non-Adherence.
-Non-Medical Interests: Volunteerism, hiking, soccer, winter sports, spending time with family and friends, BBQ, comedy and foreign movies, traveling and hosting parties
-Favorite Quotation: “A man's behavior is the index of his mind.”
-Favorite Book(s): That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman
-Favorite Movie(s): The Godfather series
-"I am a Family Physician because...simply because I feel really happy, deeply satisfied and never feel bored of taking care of all age groups and a wide range of diseases and conditions."
-"I chose this residency program because...of the people who make up the program. Then, the range of pathology and the quality of education, and of course my love for the people of El Paso who are the nicest and friendliest people in the world."
David Hernandez, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
University of Texas at El Paso
-Medical Topics of Interest: Inpatient Medical Care
-Non-Medical Interests: Sports, outdoor activities, grilling
-Favorite Quotation: “If you wait to do something until the last minute, it only takes a minute.”
-Favorite Book(s): I don't read books, I just wait for the movie to come out instead.
Liz Hernandez, M.D.
Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia
-University of California, San Francisco, CA
-Research Associate, Division of Adolescent Medicine
-Research Associate, Internal Medicine Department
-Research Associate, Institute for Health Policy Studies
-University of Pittsburgh, PA: Consultant, General Internal Medicine
-Mission Neighborhood Health Center, San Francisco, CA
-Medical Topics of Interest: Women’s Health, International Health Care, Urgent Care
-Non-Medical Interests: dancing, enjoying a nice sunset, and reading a good book
-Favorite Quotation: “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine
-Favorite Book(s): The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Waseem Shahid, M.D. .
Anisha Virani, M.D.
Windsor University, St. Kitts, WI
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
-Medical Topics of Interest: Women’s health and aesthetic medicine
-Non-Medical Interests: traveling to new places with my family and tasting new cuisine