Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

 

Fellows

Class of 2019

Jennifer Carter
Residency: Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Arushi Khurana
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Additional Training: Chief Resident of Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

David (Jared) Kobulnicky
Residency: Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Lin Mei
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY



Class of 2018

Nicholas Drake
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy, Richmond, VA

Nemer El Mouallem
Residency: Internal Medicine at University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

Prashant Joshi
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA

Yuesheng (James) Qu
Residency: Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Decauter, GA



Class of 2017

Priya Gopie, MBBSPriya Gopie, MBBS
Residency: Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Joshua Morales, MDJoshua Morales, MD
Residency: Chief Resident | Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Masey Ross, MD, MSMasey Ross, MD, MS
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Naheed Velji, MDNaheed Velji, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Program, Bronx, NY



Class of 2016

Omar Castaneda Puglianini, MDOmar Castaneda Puglianini, MD
2016
Residency: Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Program, Bronx, NY

Fellowship: Blood and Marrow Transplant, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and research Institute, Tampa, FL

Sarah Gordon, DOSarah Gordon, DO
2016
Residency: Internal Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Additional Training: Chief Resident of Internal Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Post Fellowship: Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Gary Simmons, DOGary Simmons, DO
2016
Residency: Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Post Fellowship: Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Fellows' Perspectives on the Program

"The camaraderie between the fellows is one of the program’s best assets. We’re a very close knit group, both inside and outside the hospital."

Vikrant Brar, MD
Class of 2015

“The other fellows are without a doubt among the most supportive group of people I have ever worked with.”

Tony Vu, MD
Class of 2014



Class of 2015

Michael Batalo, MD
2015
Residency: West Virginia School of Medicine
Post-Fellowship: Private Practice, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Angela Cochran, MD
2015
Residency: University of Louisville
Post-Fellowship: Private Practice, Newport News, Virginia

Vikrant (Shekhu) Brar, MD
2015
Residency: VCU School of Medicine
Post-Fellowship: Hampton Veterans Hospital, Hampton, Virginia

Bonny Moore, MD
2015
Residency: Carilion Clinic
Post-Fellowship: Faculty, McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond VA



Class of 2014

Erin Alesi, MD
2014
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Medicine at VCU School of Medicine
Post-Fellowship: Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Faculty, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Haeseong Park, MD, MPH
2014
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Doc Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center 2014-2015 Faculty, Washington University Saint Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Saint Louis, MO

Radhika Thorn, MD
2014
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post Fellowship: Private Practice, Baton Rouge

Duy Toan (Tony) Vu, MD
2014
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Jennifer Myers, MD
2014
Residency: VCU School of Medicine
Post-Fellowship: Faculty, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



Class of 2013

Hui Lin, BM
2013
Residency: East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
Post-Fellowship Placement: Faculty, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



Class of 2012

Shejal Patel, DO
2012
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Additiona Training: Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship: Faculty, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



Class of 2011

Farn Chan, MD
2011
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship Placement: Private Practice in Faifax, VA

Pareshkumar Patel, MBBS
2011
Residency: Internal Medicine at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
Additional Training: Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-fellowship placement: Private Practice in Tallahhasee, FL

Andrew Poklepovic, MD
2011
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Additional Training: Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship Placement: Faculty, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care,  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Hetal Vachhani, MBBS
2011
Residency: Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Post-Fellowship Placement: Faculty, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care,  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



Class of 2010

John Miller, MD
2010
Residency: Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship Placement: Private Practice in Williamsburg, VA

Alison Rome, MD
2010
Residency: Internal Medicine at University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Post-Fellowship Placement: Private Practice in Covington, LA

Fellow Quotes

  • "It’s very apparent that the leadership strongly believes in program improvement and education is the priority." James Qu, Class of 2018
  • "The attendings are always available for any type of support and they care about our education." James Qu, Class of 2018
  • "I moved to Richmond from Chicago 5 years ago just before starting residency at VCUHS. It didn't take long for me to proudly call Richmond my new home." Masey Ross, Class of 2017
  • "The faculty offer a diverse expertise and are easily accessible and genuinely invested in the fellows' successes." Masey Ross, Class of 2017
  • "Having continuity clinics (at both VCUHS and Mcguire VA hospital) allows the fellow to take ownership of management decisions in a supportive atmosphere." Masey Ross, Class of 2017
  • "The faculty are great teachers and have a wealth of knowledge and are approachable and supportive." Josh Morales, Class of 2017
  • "Simply put, you will get a fantastic education from faculty who truly care about you and you see a wide array of cases from benign hematology to advanced malignancy all in one day." Josh Morales, Class of 2017
  • "Being responsible for our own patient panels in our continuity clinics helps to prepare us well for independent practice" Priya Gopie, Class of 2017
  • "Our program gives you exposure to a wide variety of clinical situations, while still tailoring the curriculum to your individual aspirations whether it may be to become a bone marrow transplant doctor or a basic researcher." Priya Gopie, Class of 2017
  • “We have great faculty who care not only about your education, but also about you as a person.” Michael Batalo, Class of 2015
  • "There are so many outdoor activities available within or close to Richmond.” Michael Batalo, Class of 2015
  • "The camaraderie between the fellows is one of the program’s best assets. We’re a very close knit group, both inside and outside the hospital." Vikrant Brar, Class of 2015
  • “I was pleasantly surprised with Richmond’s restaurant scene and culture. As a bonus, I can find parking anywhere and anytime!” Radhika Thorn, Class of 2014
  • "VCU’s Hematology-Oncology program offers opportunities to develop both clinical and research interests with excellent support from faculty.” Erin Alesi, Class of 2014
  • “The other fellows are without a doubt among the most supportive group of people I have ever worked with.” Tony Vu, Class of 2014