2013-2014 PGY-3 Class

Graduating Class of 2014

Lina Cardona, M.D.


Undergraduate School Attended: Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia


Medical School Attended:  Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia


Medical Topics of Interest: clinical research, public, international and women’s health


Non-Medical Interests: spending time with family and outdoors activities 


Eshamumerne Esin, M.D.


Medical School Attended: 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.


Medical School Attended: Universitas Trisakti, Fakultas Kedokteran


Prior Research:

  • 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.


Undergraduate School Attended: Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas


Medical School Attended: Ross University, Dominica


Prior Job(s):

  • 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.


Undergraduate School Attended: University of Texas at El Paso


Medical School Attended: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


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.


Medical School Attended:  Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia


Prior Job:

  • 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.


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Anisha Virani, M.D.


Undergraduate School Attended: Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia


Medical School Attended: Windsor University, St. Kitts, WI


Medical Topics of Interest: Women’s health and aesthetic medicine


Non-Medical Interests: traveling to new places with my family and tasting new cuisine