Postgraduate Year 3

Revanth Bandaru

Medical School: Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

Hobbies: playing tennis and cricket, going on long road trips, working out and motorsports

Interesting Fact(s): first doctor in the family

Alexandru Bradu

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hobbies: anything outdoors, from hiking to going to the beach

Interesting Fact(s): lived in 5 countries, traveled to 14 countries and speaks 4 languages

Edward Lawson Cate

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Hometown: Sumter, South Carolina

Hobbies: hanging out with friends, watching TV, working out, hiking

Interesting Fact(s): lived in 4 countries and 6 states

Graham Dixon

Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina

Hobbies: scuba diving, cooking, traveling and eating pasta

Interesting Fact(s): despite popular belief, I was not named after a cracker; rather, I was named after Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – a popular band in the 60s and 70s

Mariam Dvalishvili

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Hobbies: tennis, painting, cooking and baking, growing plants, jigsaw puzzles, board games, kayaking, hiking

Interesting Fact(s): her family moved from Georgia (the country) to Georgia (the state)

Saeed Graham

Medical school: American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Hometown: Potters Village, Antigua

gym, soccer

Interesting fact:
can do a human flag for about 5 seconds

Dr. Jiaqi Gu

Medical School: Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago

Hometown: Fort Washington, PA

Hobbies: Trying new foods, going to rooftop restaurants, traveling, and EDM music.

Interesting Facts: Eating tasty food is the biggest passion in my life

Akil Kavcar

Medical School: Acibadem University School of Medicine

Hometown: Aydin, Turkey

Hobbies: role-playing and puzzle adventure video games, soccer, basketball, reading the works of Phillip K. Dick

Interesting Fact(s): really interested in etymology and I have been listing etymological origins of Turkish medical terms since medical school. I want to publish them on a website one day

Cameron Lawson

Cameron Lawson

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Hobbies: Running, weightlifting, kayaking all over Eastern NC

Interesting Fact(s): I have run 4 marathons and I’m planning on doing one per year during residency!

Dr. Swethaa Manickam

Swethaa Manickam

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Hometown: Pleasanton, California

Hobbies: running, hiking, cooking and traveling

Interesting Fact(s): enjoys making watercolor and oil paintings

Rana Mohamed

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Hobbies: painting and reading

Interesting Fact(s): has traveled to 11 countries and can play 2 instruments (violin and piano)

Soroush Nomigolzar

Medical School: Ross University

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Hobbies: playing and watching soccer (Manchester United and Barcelona fan), running, cycling, hiking and reading

Interesting Fact(s): started endurance cycling a few months ago and recently completed my first century ride.

Stanley Oghoghorie

Medical School: American International University

Hometown: Delta, Nigeria

Hobbies: weightlifting, driving, anime, gaming, movies, family time and origami

Interesting Fact(s): can deadlift 310 lbs (no sweat), will never lose a game of tic-tac-toe, folds beautiful paper flowers, has watched the entire Naturo anime 3 times (and counting)

Varun Parekh

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India

Hobbies: playing the guitar, swimming and reading fantasy & sci-fi

Interesting Fact(s): my family once had 14 pet dogs

Monica Sharma

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Hobbies: Drawing, painting, playing couch co-op

Interesting Fact(s): I’ve eaten McDonald’s in every country

Dr. Shana Thayanantharajah

Shana Thayanantharajah

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Hobbies: likes Codenames, playing netball, swimming and learning to play the ukulele

Interesting Fact(s): speaks, reads and writes the oldest living language (Tamil)

U. Francis Uwensuyi-Edosomwan

Medical School: Ross University

Hometown: Matthews, North Carolina

Hobbies: working out, playing basketball, cooking and sleeping

Interesting Fact(s): played basketball for ECU from 2011-2015

Meghana Vallabhaneni

Medical School: Dr. P.S.I. Medical College

Hometown: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Hobbies: dog sitting, reading classics

Interesting Fact(s): can recite all the 7 books of Harry Potter

Joshua Zweigle

Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine

Hometown: Rochester, New York

Hobbies: playing golf, reading and watching baseball

Interesting Fact(s): since 1880, my extended family founded and manages Zweigle’s hot dog company