Fellows

VCU Cardiology: Fellows Perspective

Fellows

Class of 2022

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Rajiv Kabadi, MD, MS
Medical School:  New York Medical College
Residency:  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


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Dinesh Kadariya, MBBS
Medical School:  Nalanda Medical College
Residency:  Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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Joseph Nicolazzi, DO
Medical School:  Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
Residency:  Wake Forest University School of Medicine 


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Sumon Roy, MA, MD
Medical School:  Boston University School of Medicine
Residency:  Rochester General Hospital 


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Anna Tomdio, MD
Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine
Residency:  Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University 


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Xin Wei, MBBS
Medical School:  Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Residency:  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Class of 2021

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Amar Doshi, MD
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine - WF Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


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Ajay Pillai, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Residency: Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta GA


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Jaideep Patel, MD
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua and Barbuda
Residency: Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center – University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


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Aaron Schatz, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 
Residency: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA


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Zachary Tushak, DO
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Residency: University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT


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Chau Vo, MD
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam
Residency: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA


Class of 2020

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Justin Heizer, MD
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, SC


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Arehzo Jahangiri, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 
Residency: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA


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Pranav Mankad, MD
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 
Residency: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA


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Kunal Sangal, MD
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA 
Residency: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Chief Resident: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC


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April Shewmake, DO
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA 
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA


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Todd Teigeler, MD
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 
Residency: Brown University, Providence, RI


Class of 2019

Cassandra Buto-Colletti, DO
Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Post-Fellowship:  Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


Vinh Chau, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship:  Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship, Mount Sinai, New York 


Sampath Gunda, MBBS
Medical School: Osmania Medical College, IND, India
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Post-Fellowship:  Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Narayan “Guru” Kowlgi, MBBS 
Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College
Residency: University of Connecticut/Internal Medicine (Categorical)
Chief Resident: University of Connecticut/Internal Medicine (Categorical)
Post-Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Jonah Pozen, MD
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, NJ
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship: Faculty at VCU Health and VA McGuire, Richmond, VA


Cory Trankle, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post Fellowship: Cardiac Imaging (MRI, echocardiography) and Research, VCU, Richmond, VA


Class of 2018

Sanah Christopher, MD
Medical School: The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology fellowship, VCU


Jonathan Isaac, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center Program, Jackson, MS
Post-Fellowship: Private practice at Vancouver Clinic, Seattle, Washington


Vivak Master, MD
Medical School: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
Residency: University of Louisville Program
Post-Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, VCU


Michael P. O’Quinn, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
PhD: University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Post-Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC


Mohammad Rajab, MD
Medical School: Kursk State Medical University
Residency: Tufts Medical Center
Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology fellowship, VCU


Vikram Raje, DO
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship: Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship, Baylor School of Medicine, Dallas, TX


Edward Sawey, MD
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Post-Fellowship: Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship, VCU


Class of 2017

Ricardo Cardona Guarache, MD
Medical School: Universdad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti, Venezuela
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Post-Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, University of
California San Francisco, CA


Imran S. Farooq, MD
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha
Residency: Chief Resident | VCU, Richmond, Virginia
Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine


John Troy Owens, DO
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


Dhavalkumar Patel, MD
Medical School: Medical College Baroda, India
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Post-Fellowship: Private practice, South Carolina


Ali Yassen, MB, ChB
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine, Ireland
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Post-Fellowship: Int. Cardiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH


Class of 2016

Nayef Abouzaki, MD
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


Ryan Melchior, MD
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


Harsimran Saini, MD
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Post-Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, VCU


Christopher Thomas, MD
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University


Jeremy Turlington, MD
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Post-Fellowship: Critical Care Fellowship, VCU