Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

VCU Cardiology: Fellows Perspective



Fellows

    Class of 2021

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

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


     Jaideep Patel, MD 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

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

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


     Chau Vo, MD 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

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

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

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


    Kunal Sangal, MDKunal 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

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

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


    Class of 2019

    Cassandra Buto-Colletti, DOCassandra Buto-Colletti, DO
    Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV
    Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago

    Vinh Chau, MDVinh Chau, MD
    Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



    Sampath Gunda, MBBSSampath Gunda, MBBS
    Medical School: Osmania Medical College, IND, India
    Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS



    Narayan “Guru” Kowlgi, MBBSNarayan “Guru” Kowlgi, MBBS
    Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College
    Residency: University of Connecticut/Internal Medicine (Categorical)
    Chief Resident: University of Connecticut/Internal Medicine (Categorical)


    Jonah Pozen, MDJonah Pozen, MD
    Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, NJ
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA



    Cory Trankle, MDCory Trankle, MD
    Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


    Alumni

    Class of 2018

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

    Imran S. Farooq, MDJonathan 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

    Michael P. O’Quinn, MD, PhDVivak 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, PhDMichael 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 RajabMohammad Rajab
    Medical School: Kursk State Medical University
    Residency: Tufts Medical Center
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology fellowship, VCU

    Dhavalkumar Patel, MDVikram 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

    Ali Yassen, M.B. Ch.B.Edward Sawey
    Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medic al School
    Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Post-Fellowship: Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship, VCU


    Class of 2017

    Ricardo Cardona Guarache, MDRicardo 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, MDImran 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, DOJohn 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, MDDhavalkumar 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, M.B. Ch.B.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, MDNayef Abouzaki, MD
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


    Sarah Gordon, DORyan Melchior, MD
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


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


    Sarah Gordon, DOChristopher Thomas, MD
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University



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



    Where Our Fellows Go

      Specialized: 59%
      Private Practice: 26%
      Academics: 7%
      Other: 14%

    Sarah Gordon, DOHammad Aziz, MD
    Residency: Crozer-Chester Medical Center Program
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut

    Sarah Gordon, DOMichael “Luke” Gambill, MD
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Post-Fellowship: Private practice, Newport News, VA


    Brian Lentz, MDBrian Lentz, MD
    Residency: Christiana Care Hospital Systems
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

    Sarah Gordon, DOGeorge Mueller, MD
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology fellowship, VCU


    Sarah Gordon, DOTimothy Phelan, MD
    Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
    Post-Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Case Western University hospital, OH

    Rachit Shah, MDRachit Shah, MD
    Residency: Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago, Medical School
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


    Sarah Gordon, DORahel Alemu, MD
    Residency: Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


    Sarah Gordon, DOYuhning “Linda” Hu, MD
    Residency: University of Cincinnati University Hospital
    Post-Fellowship: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, VCU


    Sarah Gordon, DOAsad Mohmand, MD
    Residency: Michigan State University East Lansing
    Post-Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, VCU


    Sarah Gordon, DOKalpesh Patel, MD
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University



    Sarah Gordon, DOSadia Shafi, M.D
    Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
    Post-Fellowship: Private practice, Northern VA

    Sarah Gordon, DOKristin Thanavaro, MD
    Residency: University of Maryland