Postgraduate Year 3

Juan Alvarez Posada, MD

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina

Hometown: Barranquilla, Colombia

Hobbies: playing soccer, guitar playing, cooking, playing with my children, travel to new places

Interesting Fact(s): I am married, couples matched with my wife, who will join the pediatrics department. I’m also the First physician in my family

Darryl Chang, MD

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Hometown: Burke, VA

Hobbies: tennis, running, singing, playing the guitar, cooking, gardening, photography

Interesting Fact(s): Has run in multiple races including half marathons, 10 milers, and 10k’s.

Ouassim Derbal, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Hometown: La Marsa, Tunisia

Hobbies: tennis, soccer, music, reading, traveling

Interesting Fact(s): former davis cup player of Tunisia (tennis), member of the national tennis team from 2001-2013, also speaks Arabic and French

Oghenesusvwe Eboh, MD

Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine

Hometown: Eket, Nigeria

Hobbies: singing, listening to music, watching Netflix, cooking

Interesting Fact(s): won a bible knowledge competition in high school

Rebecca Hunt, DO

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Birmingham, England

Hobbies: crochet, board games, crafting, puzzles, yoga

Interesting Fact(s): I am half French. I can hold my breath under water for over two minutes.

Jaffer Hussain, MD

Medical School: Government Medical College Jammu, India

Hometown: Doda, Jammu & Kashmir India

Hobbies: cooking, trying new eat outs, cycling, watching movies, hanging out with friends and family

Interesting Fact(s): I have done internal medicine residency back home and also completed Infectious diseases fellowship training here at ECU.

Shailee Jain, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University

Hometown: Mendham, NJ

Hobbies: Tennis, traveling, photography, baking, yoga, board games

Interesting Fact(s): went skydiving after I was accepted to medical school

Francois Kaleta, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Alsip, IL

Hobbies: running, lifting weights, hiking, swimming, cooking, reading classic novels

Interesting Fact(s): I placed 3rd in my age group in my first half marathon during 4th year of medical school. I once canoed in a river full of alligators in Florida. I can still run under a 6 minute mile.

Kyaw Khant, MD

Medical School: University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Hometown: Oakpho, Bago, Myanmar (Burma)

Hobbies: Cooking, Watching movies, hiking, travelling, reading, singing, trying new things

Interesting Fact(s): Took a transcontinental train ride across the U.S. (incredibly long), INFJ, foodie, afraid of heights and ghost movies

Gianna Mercogliano, MD

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Hometown: Smithtown (Long Island), NY

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, Netflix, playing with my puppy, family time, sports

Interesting Fact(s): I have watched Jurassic Park so many times, I can quote the whole movie

Ahmed Nabil Mohammad, MD

Medical School: University of Khartoum

Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan

Hobbies: working out, swimming, cooking, power lifting

Interesting Fact(s): worked as a research fellow in Mayo Clinic in clinical genomics department for a year

Victor Okunrintemi, MD

Medical School: Usmanu Danfodiyo University College of Health Sciences

Hometown: Kogi State, Kabba

Hobbies: Soccer

Interesting Fact(s): I speak 5 different languages, 4 of which are local Nigerian languages and I got into acting as a kid and was going to make a career out of it

Durga Pemmaraju, MD

Medical School: Xavier University School of Medicine

Hometown: Houston, TX

Hobbies: Working out, watching Houston Sports Teams (NFL, Basketball) & spending time with family

Interesting Fact(s): shared an elevator ride with Allen Iverson; went rope jumping in the Caribbean without any swimming experience

Luis Rauseo, MD

Medical School: Universidad de Carabobo

Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela

Hobbies: playing soccer, working out, spending time with family, watching sports

Interesting Fact(s): black belt in karate, used to play the flute growing up

Jennifer Udom, MD

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Hobbies: shopping, reading, writing short stories, and volunteering

Interesting Fact(s): One of my ultimate goals is to be a television or podcast host of a show about healthy living and healthy life hacks.