School of Medicine Coronavirus Update:
Read for more details specific to medical students and School of Medicine events.

Our Residents

Bisrat Nigussie, DO
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Undergraduate Education: George Mason University
Medical School: Ross University Medical School
Personal Interests: Soccer, Medical Mission, Science, Spending time with family
Future Goals: Cardiology Fellowship

Rania Al Asmar, MBBS, Chief Resident
Hometown: United Arab Emirates
Medical School: University of Sharjah
Personal Interests: Traveling, swimming, outdoor activities
Future Goals: Hospitalist, education, ultrasound guided procedures

Abdul Rana, MD, Chief Resident
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate: The City School, Islamabad
Medical School: CMH Lahore Medical College
Personal Interests: Soccer, tennis, spending time with family, cricket, table tennis, playing video games, traveling
Future Goals: Interventional Cardiology

Mahmoud Abouzid, MBBCh
Hometown: Tripoli
Medical School: Tripoli University
Personal Interests: Playing soccer, hanging out with friends, spending time with family.
Future Goals: Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Ahmad Abu-hashyeh, MBBS
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: Mu’tah University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Watching the NBA, reading, hiking
Future Goals: To be better tomorrow than I am today, pulmonologist to be

Catherine Adams, MD
Hometown: Axtell, KS
Undergraduate: Kansas State University
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and two dogs, camping, hiking, traveling and long distance running
Future Goals: Interventional Cardiology

Mohammad Alhousani, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Hiking, playing music, reading, spending time with family
Future Goals: Fellowship

Korey Brammell, DO
Hometown: Grayson, Kentucky
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing tennis, watching basketball, tv shows, spending time with friends and family
Future Goals: To become a hospitalist and deliver excellent patient care to my patients

Sofanit Dessie, MD
Hometown: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Medical School: Gondar University
Personal Interests: Painting, singing, enjoying time with family & friends
Future Goals: Cardiology Fellowship, To be a great wife & mother

Stephanie Harter, DO
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Undergraduate: The State University of New York
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Long distance cycling, cooking, traveling, watching movies
Future Goals: Gastroenterology

Abdulrahman Katabi, MBBCh
Hometown: Damascus
Medical School: Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
Personal Interests: Ping pong, tennis, swimming, and traveling
Future Goals: Hospitalist/Fellowship

Isna Khan, MBBS
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate: Kinnaird College for Women
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Personal Interests: Cooking, traveling, watching tv, painting
Future Goals: Internist

Tariq Latif, MD
Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Basketball, soccer, hiking, spending time with family and friends
Future Goals: Fellowship

Mahmoud Abdallah, MD
Hometown: Jordan
Medical School: Mu'tah University School of Medicine of Jordan
Personal Interests: Oriental music, interior plants, outdoor activities, and poverty.
Future Goals: Fellowship

Rodrigo Aguilar, MD
Hometown: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Medical School: Universidad Privada del Valle - Cochabamba, Bolivia
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, triathalons, and traveling.
Future Goals: Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Leesah Al-Qawasmi, MD
Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Painting, running, jigsaw puzzles, spending time with family.
Future Goals: TBD

Joseph Barbera, MD
Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Martial arts, soccer, reading, traveling
Future Goals: Fellowship in GI

Layana Biglow, MBBS
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: St. George's University of London
Personal Interests: Traveling, film, reading, singing karaoke
Future Goals: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Amro Daoud, MD
Hometown: Jerusalem, Palestine
Undergraduate Education: Al-Quds University School of Medicine
Medical School: Windsor Al-Quds University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Poetry, Reading, Football
Future Goals: Finishing residency, fellowship, and to become someone who can make a difference.

Brittany Gilbert, DO
Hometown: Pikeville, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: University of Pikeville
Medical School: KYCOM
Personal Interests: spending time with my family and dogs.
Future Goals: Hem/Onc Fellowship

Mackenzie Hamilton, DO
Hometown: Dana, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: Morehead State University
Medical School: University of Pikeville Kentucky School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Weight lifting, running, hunting, family
Future Goals: Structural/Interventional Cardiology

Christopher Lipinski, MD
Hometown: Hurricane, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Cycling, disc golf, board games, cooking
Future Goals: Cardiology

Ahmad Mahdi, MBBS
Hometown: Abu Dhabi / Basra, Iraq 
Medical School: University of Sharjah 
Personal Interests: History, classical music, hiking
Future Goals: Fellowship in Intensive Care and Pulmonology

Mahmoud Masoudi, MBBS
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Undergraduate Education: M.B.B.S
Medical School: Mu’tah University
Personal Interests: Formula 1
Future Goals: Academic Teaching

Milad Modarresi, MD
Hometown: Toronto
Undergraduate Education: York University, kinesiology and health sciences
Medical School: American University of Integration Sciences (AVIS)
Personal Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Exercising
Future Goals: Fellowship

Kemnasom Nwanwene, MD
Hometown: Delta State, Nigeria
Undergraduate Education: Windsor University School of Medicine
Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Biographical movies, interior décor and design.
Future Goals: Pursue a Fellowship

Yasmeen Obeidat, MD
Hometown: Jordan
Undergraduate Education: Medical Doctor (MD)
Medical School: The Hashemite University
Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, tennis
Future Goals: Gastroenterology

Noah Poznanski, MD
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Medical School: Jagiellonion University Medical College, Krakow Poland
Personal Interests: Cooking, Creative writing, Game Development, Football
Future Goals: Manifest all the potential and see from there as opportunities arise.

Kyle Smith, MD
Hometown: Gilbert, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Fly fishing, wood working, old-time fiddle playing and bowery
Future Goals: Internal Medicine practice, family, kids, and a dog.

Noor Ul Ann Rabbani, MBBS
Hometown: Pakistan
Undergraduate Education: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. Pakistan
Personal Interests: Reading, hiking, traveling, cooking.
Future Goals: Cardiology Fellowship

Aman Naim Ajmeri, MBBS
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Medical School: Baqai Medical University
Personal Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Working out, Meditation
Future Goals: Hospitalist or Fellowship, to be a great physician, husband, son, and father.

Saba’ Basem Al Tarawneh, MD
Hometown: Al-Karak, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Swimming, Hiking, and Traveling
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship in Gastroenterology or Cardiology

Taysir Bsiso, MD
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Personal Interests: Traveling, Soccer, and Video Games
Future Goals: Fellowship

Belete Desimmie, MD
Hometown: Wolkitie, Ethiopia
Undergraduate Education: Gondar College of Medicine Sciences
Medical School: Gondar College of Medical Sciences
Personal Interests: Infectious Disease/Critical Care
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Ebubechukwu Ezeh, MBBS
Hometown: Isuochi in Abia State, Nigeria
Undergraduate Education: Abia State University Uturu Nigeria
Medical School: Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Abia Eria
Personal Interests: Soccer, Basketball, Cooking, Volunteering, and Music
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Ahmed Hmidat, MD
Hometown: Ramallah, Palenstine
Medical School: Al-Quds University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing Soccer, Watching Sports, and Movies
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Yury Kachynski, MD
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
Medical School: Belarusian State Medical University
Personal Interests: Medicine, Music, Dancing
Future Goals: Cardiology, Pulmonology/Critical Care, Hospital Career

Walter Kusiak, MD
Hometown: London, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: University of Cumberlands
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Personal Interests: 3D Printing, Cooking, Computer Sciences
Future Goals: Rural Medicine

Stephanie Lipscomb, MD
Hometown: Oak Hill, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University, BS in Biochemistry
Medical School: Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Fishing, Hunting, Camping, and Spending time with my husband and family.
Future Goals: Hospitalist/Primary Care, but still open to ideas.

Saad Ullah Malik, MBBS
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Army Medical College, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Biking, Kickboxing, Learning new Languages, Research methodologies
Future Goals: Academic Medicine (Fellowship), Evidence Synthesis

Kelsey Marshall, DO
Hometown: Ashland, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: Lindsey Wilson College
Medical School: KYCOM
Personal Interests: Kayaking, Hiking, Reading, Napping, and Hanging out with my family and dog.
Future Goals: Hematology/Oncology

Russell Nogot, MD
Hometown: Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Undergraduate Education: BS Physical Therapy
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas
Personal Interests: Music, Weight Lifting, Table Tennis, Badminton, Technology
Future Goals: Primary Care or Future Fellowship Particularly Nephrology, Rheumatology, or Hematology/Oncology

Ameer Quadri, DO
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Undergraduate Education: Florida International University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Basketball, Swimming, Cooking
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

John Saylor, MD
Hometown: Brodhead, Kentucky
Undergraduate Education: Eastern Kentucky University
Medical School: University of Louisville
Personal Interests: Hunting, Fishing, and Sports
Future Goals: I wish to finish residency, specialize in pulmonary medicine, and work in my hometown hospital.

Joseph Simmons, MD
Hometown: Shinnston, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Fairmont State University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Tennis, Cooking, Table Tennis, Music, Spending time with my wife and family, academics, video games.
Future Goals: Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Academic Medicine

Abraham Titus, MD
Hometown: Brampton. Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Avalon University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Playing/Watching Basketball, Traveling, and Teaching
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Justin Addicks, MD
Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan c. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Movies, Video Games, Skiing
Future Goals: Radiology

Amina Awan, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate: York University
Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Traveling, Art, Photography, Spending Time with Family
Future Goals: Pursue Fellowship

Rebecca Barnes, MD
Hometown: Wheeling, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Liberty University, West Liberty West Virginia
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Adore Dogs, Spending time with my husband and our 2 dogs.  Baking and Cooking, Traveling, SCUBA Diving, Outdoor Activities, Working out- especially Les Mills formats.
Future Goals: Neurology, particular interests in the fields of neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis as well as headache.

Varun Dobariya, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Aureus University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, movies meditation, horseback riding.
Future Goals: Open to Fellowships or Hospitalist

Howide Eldib, MBBCh
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Medical School: University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and my kids, outdoor activities, reading, camping, and cooking
Future Goals: Being a Great Mom! Caring for the elderly patients with kidney disease: Geriatrician-Nephrologist.

Jonathan Hanson, MD
Hometown: Kernersville, NC
Undergraduate Education: University of Charleston
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Running, Playing guitar, Video Games, Traveling
Future Goals: General Neurology

Asad Khawaja, MD
Hometown: Teays Valley, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine 
Personal Interests: Football, Video games, Cars, Hanging out with friends
Future Goals: To be an excellent Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Cameron Killmer, MD
Hometown: Beckley, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, Cooking, Hiking
Future Goals: Anesthesiology

Julia Poe, MD
Hometown: Clear Brook, Virginia
Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, Animals, Cooking, Piano, Gardening
Future Goals: Radiology

Jordan Preston, MD
Hometown: Wayne, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Cooking
Future Goals: Neurology

Alexander Schlarb, MD
Hometown: Charleston, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: BS Animal and Nutrition Sciences, West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Traveling and Golfing
Future Goals: Radiology Fellowship

Davinder Singh, MD
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Temple University, Pennsylvania
Medical School: AUC School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Basketball, Football, Traveling
Future Goals: Fellowship

Chase Warner, MD
Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: West Virginia University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine 
Personal Interests: Drums, Skiing, Concerts
Future Goals: Anesthesiology

Ali Yousaf, DO
Hometown: Charleston, West Virginia
Undergraduate Education: University of Charleston
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Music and Fitness
Future Goals: Cardiology