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Our Fellows

Our cardiology fellows come to Marshall University from medical schools and residency programs across the globe. Caring for the people of Appalachia provides our fellows a rigorous, diverse training program experience.

Kelechukwu (Uzo) Okoro, MD
Chief Fellow, 2020-2021

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Medical School: St. Matthew’s University
Residency: Virginia Tech University
Future Plans: Interventional Cardiology

Abdelrahman Aljadi, MD

Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: Tripoli University
Residency: Marshall University
Future Plans: Interventional Cardiology

Linda Njoroge, MD

Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Medical School: University of Nairobi
Residency: East Carolina University
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Future Plans: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Daniel Vilchez, MD

Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Medical School: Universidad del Zulia
Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Future Plans: Interventional Cardiology

Benjamin Dao, MD

Hometown: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Residency: Bassett Medical Center

Hisham Hirzallah, MD

Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Marshall University

George Koromia, MD

Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Medical School: University of Nairobi
Residency: East Carolina University               

Nadew Sebro, MD

Hometown: Goba, Ethiopia
Medical School: Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: East Virginia Medical School       

Zachary Curtis, MD

Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine
Residency: Marshall University

Kanaan Mansoor, MD

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College
Residency: Marshall University

Olusola Olubowale, MD

Hometown: Nigeria
Medical School: Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University
Residency: Harlem Hospital Medical Center/ Columbia University                    

Utsab Panta, MD

Hometown: Dang, Nepal
Medical School: Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University
Residency: East Tennessee State University


Recent Program Alumni

Marshall University prepares its cardiology fellows to pursue a variety of career paths--from academic medicine to private practice to subspecialty training in a variety of areas.

Giancarlo Acosta-Baez, MD
Chief Fellow, 2019-2020

Texas Heart Institute - Advanced Heart Failure
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo
Residency: Morristown Medical Center/Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Ahmed Amro, MD

Marshall University  - Interventional Cardiology
Hometown: Palestine
Medical School: University of Jordan
Residency: Marshall University

Basel Edris, MD

University of Massachusetts - Electrophysiology
Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Medical School: Damascus University
Residency: University of Miami

Jerry R. "JR" White, DO

Private Practice
Hometown: Logan, WV
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Ohio University, Doctor’s Hospital