Meet Our Residents
Payal Ahuja, PGY 3
Hometown: Delhi, India
Education & Training: Kasturba Medical School, Manglore
Why I chose MetroHealth: It had friendly people with a good learning environment
Professional Interests: OB/women’s health
Hobbies/Interests: cooking, fine dining, spending time with family and friends
Jeff Brown, PGY 3
Hometown: Sharon, Massachusetts
Education & Training: University of New England
Why I chose MetroHealth: It offered an incredible variety and volume of pathology, while having the feel of a very family oriented, nurturing environment. I was right on both accounts
Professional Interests: Resident Teaching, Narrative Medicine, Patient Education, Cardiology, Child Life
Hobbies/Interests: Playing with my family, Golf, Cooking, Wine, Writing, Canada
Amer G. Haddad, PGY 3
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Education & Training: University of Balamand/St. George
Why I chose Metro Hospital: My goal was to work with underserved patients. Metro is a great place to get a full family medicine experience both in-patient and out-patient.
Professional Interests: Public health and community medicine
Hobbies/Interests: dining out, movies, reading, TV series, hiking, traveling
Geetu Pahlajani, PGY 3
Hometown: Raipur, India
Education & Training: Pt. JNM Medical College
Why I chose MetroHealth: It’s a friendly and educative environment, with excellent teaching staff and diversity
Professional Interests: women’s health, urgent care
Hobbies/Interests: reading, traveling, music
Tanvir Singh, PGY 3
Hometown: Malout, Punjab, India
Education & Training: Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
Why I chose MetroHealth: It provides an intensive residency training (which prepares you well for the future) and serving the under-served patient population, has an excellent EMR system, and Cleveland gives a good feel for both big city and small town environment
Professional Interests: chronic disease management, urgent care
Hobbies/Interests: Listening to good old punjabi folk music, movies, eating, making plans to learn new languages (I hope to learn Spanish — which will help both personally and professionally)
Nish Sooriyapalan, PGY 3
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Education & Training: Saba University School of Medicine
Why I chose MetroHealth: It provided both inpatient and outpatient exposure, and I could never find a more friendly and educative environment than what was offered at Metro.
Professional Interests: urgent care, rural medicine, teaching
Hobbies/Interests: traveling, watching movies, spending time with family & friends, and writing novels.
Xiaozhou Sher Tang, PGY3
Hometown: Canton, China
Education & Training: Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences
Why I chose MetroHealth: It’s a great hospital with a good reputation in terms of patient care.
Professional Interests: sports medicine
Hobbies/Interests: cooking, swimming
Dipali Desai, PGY2
Hometown: Surat, India
Education & Training: Government Medical College of India
Why I chose MetroHealth: It had outstanding and very friendly faculty members, thorough and broad base patient care experience and close proximity to my family. Cleveland, the city itself has a lot to give including art/culture, Metroparks, water sports and variety of restaurants.
Professional Interests: continuity of care, OB, newborn care, research in women’s health
Hobbies/Interests: dancing, art/drama, travelling, singing
Minal Patil- Desai, PGY 2
Hometown: Karad, India
Education & Training: D Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur
Why I chose MetroHealth: It provided a good work environment, great learning opportunities, dedication and enthusiasm of the program director, excellent faculty members who are easily approachable and genuinely concerned about the welfare of every resident, friendly administrative staff; and most important was, multi-ethnic, diverse patient population where residents are prepared for whomever and whatever walks through the door.
Professional Interests: Full spectrum family medicine, geriatrics, pediatric
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Music and travelling
Kristen M. Haase, PGY 2
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
Education & Training: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why I chose MetroHealth: It offers a high volume, diverse population with great attendings who provide a nurturing and educational learning environment.
Professional Interests: Pediatric, OB, nutritional, geriatric and preventative medicine.
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, coffee, art, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family.
Asritha Pulimi, PGY 2
Education & Training: PES Institute of Medical Sciences, Kuppam
Why I chose MetroHealth: It has a great blend of excellent faculty, wonderful work environment, and great exposure to a variety of patient population and disease conditions, which is challenging as well as a great learning experience.
Professional Interests: primary care
Hobbies/Interests: volunteering, traveling, spending time with family, dancing, and badminton
Fnu Rajesh, PGY 2
Education & Training: Government Medical College, Thirovanantaporam
Why I chose MetroHealth: It has the greatest bunch of people I have ever met.
Interests/Hobbies: Ping Pong
Ramya M Sarva, PGY2
Education and Training: Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, India
Why I chose MetroHealth: It provided extensive primary care exposure and reasonable in-patient exposure, with balanced professional and personal life and supportive co-residents and faculty.
Professional Interests: Inpatient care
Interests/Hobbies: Listening to music and watching movies