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Robbie Bahl, MD

I grew up in Princeton, NJ and went to Ross University School of Medicine for medical school. I completed my intern year in a residency program an Iowa, and then transferred to Wyoming Valley Family Medicine to be closer to home and the east coast. The unopposed residency program here really aids in the learning process and will allow me to become a well-rounded general practitioner. I enjoy biking, tennis, music, and trips to NYC in my spare time.

 

Abha Kadam, MD

Dr. Kadam is a University of Florida graduate with a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science. After finishing some postgraduate work, she attended Ross University School of Medicine. Wyoming Valley FMRP offers a great education and training opportunity in family primary care physician. She also maintains a strong commitment to community service. As a volunteer with AmeriCorps/Health Corps in Miami she saw the needs of the disadvantaged and applied her passion and commitment to making a difference.

 

Matthew Kozicki, MD

Born and raised in nearby Plains, PA, Dr. Kozicki attended University of Scranton for his undergraduate education. He graduated from St. Matthew's University in the Cayman Islands in 2010. He currently lives in Wilkes-Barre, PA with his family. He enjoys watching the Phillies and is avid Penn State fan. He chose Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency because he felt the faculty were committed to education and would provide him with great training.

 

Jimi Oluwole, DO

I grew up in Lawrenceville GA, and received my undergraduate degree at Georgia State University. I graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, GA Campus and completed my transitional intern year at Altoona Regional Family Physician Program. I enjoy the simpler things in life such as spending time with family and friends, hanging outdoors, soft music, and exploring great attractions. I chose Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency because of the unopposed program allowing a broad clinical experience with a solid teaching foundation by both faculty and senior residents.

 

Angela Mount, DO

I was born in Woodbury NJ but was raised in Lindon/Orem Utah and Auckland New Zealand. I received my undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University where I studied marine biology. I was a volunteer EMT during medical school and graduated from Touro University in Henderson NV in 2009. I started my residency in Wheeling WV in a combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Program. I currently live in Swoyersville, PA with my dog. Besides medicine my passions are for cooking and animals. I chose Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency because of the friendly environment, strong educational emphasis and because of the opportunity and encouragement to develop and practice osteopathic medicine.

 

Shilpa Patel, MD, Chief Resident

Born in Benghazi, Libya, Dr. Patel came to Florida when she was a baby. She received her bachelor's degree in Molecular and Microbiology at the University of Central Florida and then attended St. Matthews University in the Cayman Islands where she attained her medical degree. Her hobbies include traveling and cooking. She chose Wyoming Family Medicine Residency because it has a well-rounded faculty, which will support her in becoming a thorough family physician.

 

Christina Raguckas, DO, Chief Resident

Dr. Raguckas grew up in Daleville, PA and attended Franklin and Marshall College for her undergraduate education. She then graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She enjoys hiking, basketball and volleyball. She chose Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program because the program has many educational opportunities in a supportive environment to foster her skills as an osteopathic physician.

 

Ruchika Saini, MD

I moved from India to the states in high school and received my undergraduate degree in economics from University of Virginia. I graduated from Ross University in 2008. I have spent time in an occupational medicine residency and received my MPH from University of Kentucky. I enjoy swimming, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends. I believe that the unopposed Wyoming Valley Family Medicine program will be a facilitating environment to develop knowledge and skills as a primary care physician.

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Isteaq Ahmed, MD

I was born in India and raised in Rome, Italy. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and then went to St George's University for medical school. During my spare time, I enjoy trying out new restaurants with my wife, playing soccer and watching reality cooking shows. I chose Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency because their unopposed program will provide me with diverse clinical exposure to become a well-rounded family physician.

 

Robyn Wirsing Black, MD

I was born and raised in Augusta, GA and received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Emory University and my M.B.A. from Augusta State University. I graduated from St. Matthews School of Medicine in 2007. Since then I have trained in Family Medicine and been involved in medical research. I now live in Swoyersville, PA with my husband and seven month old son. In our spare time we enjoy travel, the outdoors, and church activities. I chose Wyoming Valley Family Medicine because it was a highly respected, unopposed, community-based program and will prepare me well to practice primary care at home and medical missions abroad.

 

Simon Grinshteyn, MD

I was raised in the Washington Heights section of New York City. I graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and I have been fortunate enough to have been in the medical field for the past decade. I started my career as a Registered Cardiovascular Interventional Specialist at the prestigious St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. I then moved on to become the Education Coordinator for the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory at Clearlake Regional Medical Center. While in medical school, I volunteered at a student-run, medical free clinic as well as the geriatrics unit at Mary Immaculate Hospital. I set up "ECG clinics," tutored other students, and gave lectures to nurses on a variety of medical topics. My goal after residency is to work in an urban setting. In order to provide the best care to an extremely diverse population, I need the training that will enable me to expand my knowledge in a nurturing environment—the Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program is the obvious choice. When not immersed in the rigors of medicine, I spend time with my wonderful wife and daughter. In the summer, barbequing with friends and family is my idea of heaven.

 

Sherin Philip, MD

I was born and raised in New York. I graduated from the University of Szeged in Szeged, Hungary. I am currently living in Kingston, PA. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, and I also love to bake. I chose Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency because as an unopposed program I felt that I would receive more personalized, well-rounded training as well as greater opportunities for hands-on clinical experience.

 

Mark Samii, MD

I was born and raised in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. I studied medicine in Cambridge England and after receiving my medical degree, I continued my academic interests by completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience. My research was focused on epilepsy and my work was published in internationally recognized scientific journals. As a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, I'm very excited to be back in my hometown and to train at the Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program. I chose this program because of its collegial environment and commitment to the resident's education and future. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family and volunteering at SPCA shelters. My hobbies include traveling, skiing, and mountain biking.

 

Daanish Shaikh, MD

I was born in Bombay, and spent part of my childhood watching Bollywood movies and dreaming of being a Bollywood actor. In the mid-1980's my family moved to the Middle East to make a better living and that's when I saw both my parents work as doctors. Seeing the passion they had for medicine, and the gratitude of the patients they were able to help inspired my own dreams of becoming a doctor. In the early 1990's our family moved to Toronto where I completed my high school and university years. After that I went to Medical University of the Americas for medical school, completing my basic science courses at their campus in Nevis and doing most of my clinical rotations in the Chicago area. I completed my intern year in Family Medicine at AHEC in Fort Smith, Arkansas and transferred to Wyoming Valley Family Medicine as it was a culturally more diverse area and I could see myself spending the rest of my years in this area. My path has taken many turns but my motto through it all has been "Labor Omnia Vincit" which is Latin for "Hard Work Conquers All." On a lighter note, I love playing sports, working out, dancing, taking my dog Bella for walks and being a proud husband and soon-to-be father.

 

Millicent Owusu Tiwaah DO, MS

I was born and raised in Ghana until I was 15 years old and then travelled to United States for a better education. I attended Dewitt Clinton High School and then SUNY Binghamton where I attained a BS in Biology. I went back to my home country after college to join a team in Ghana researching immunization for Malaria. After several encounters with the sick children I discovered my true calling was to be a physician. I applied to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for my Masters in Biomedical sciences and then went onto to complete my medical degree there. I applied to Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency because it provides an atmosphere for learning and growth.

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Kwaku Nyame Boakye, MD

I was born and raised in Ghana and moved with my family to the Bronx, NY when I was 16. I did my undergraduate education at State University of New York College at Old Westbury where I attained a BS in Biological Sciences and Mathematics. I then studied medicine at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. While in medical school, my brother and I started the Gold Coast Medical Foundation, a non-profit organization. It provides support to hospitals, clinics, schools, and orphanages in developing countries. I chose Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program because of two reasons: I felt the unopposed aspect of the program would provide me with extensive hands-on clinical experience, and also because of the strong emphasis on education. I enjoy giving community talks on health and playing sports in my free time.

 

Yaroslav, Dvorskyy, MD

I was born and raised in the western part of Ukraine, graduated with my medical degree from Ternopil Medical University and completed a pediatric surgery residency after graduation. At age 27 I moved to the US to continue to further my medical training. I completed a year of surgical training at the University of Illinois, Chicago and then decided to continue my training in family medicine. I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and little Sophia. I also like hanging outdoors with friends, travelling, soccer, tennis, skiing, fishing, and would like to learn hunting. I believe that the highly respected Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program will be the perfect "alma mater" to develop the knowledge and skill of a primary care physician.

 

Nagina Farida, MD

I graduated from Quaid -e-azam Medical College of Punjab, Pakistan and then completed training in anesthesiology at Nishter Medical College (a well-renowned hospital in Pakistan). It was my aim to become the best primary care physician that lead me to pursue other medical training opportunities and planted the seed of going abroad. When I came to the United States for my USMLE exams, I saw primary care physicians and their holistic approach towards patient care. I felt dedicated towards the field of family medicine and worked in Brooklyn hospital as well as 2 clinics increasing my exposure to primary care. It was an extremely positive experience that encouraged my pursuit of specialty of becoming one of the best primary care physicians. Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program is the place where I believe I can fulfill my dream of becoming a great primary physician, who can make a difference.

 

Shaista Hussain, MD

I was born in Pakistan, raised in New York, and attended medical school in the Caribbean. During my studies at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, I rotated through several hospitals across the U.S. I enjoy cooking, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering in community activities. I also love to travel and would some day like to visit each continent. I chose family medicine because it is a broad-spectrum field that offers numerous career opportunities to work with diverse patients from infants to adults. I chose Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine because it is an unopposed program that provides a great learning environment with exceptional faculty, staff, and fellow residents that will help me to become an excellent family physician.

 

Neha Janakiraman, MD

I was born and raised in central India and went to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College for medical education. After graduation I completed an internship at Government Medical Hospital, Jabalpur. This included 6 months of a rural community medicine program. I was intrigued with patient care and being their advocate navigating through prevention and disease ailments. I relocated to United States and worked at UPENN honing my clinical research skills. I chose Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program because I found the program which will provide me the higher education with compassion and dignity towards community. Additionally being an outdoor enthusiast, I fell in love with Northeastern PA. I also enjoy dance, music, traveling and flipping through pages of older books in the library.

 

Kalyan Mallela, MD

I was born and raised in southern India and graduated from Rangaraya Medical College in Kakinada. After graduation I worked as a physician in India until my move to the US. Prior to starting residency, I was a research assistant in critical care at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey. I enjoy teaching and was a senior lecturer in Spartan Health Sciences University, St Lucia. I enjoy watching movies, running and spending time with friends and family. I chose Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program for its unopposed nature, great educational opportunities and well-rounded faculty.

 

Razveen Shamsedeen, MD

I hail from the tiny island nation of Srilanka. Following my primary education there, I accepted a scholarship to study medicine in Shanghai, China which gave me the added advantage of being fluent in Chinese, in addition to 3 other languages. I chose family medicine because it is the only specialty that offers comprehensive medical care across the board to adults, adolescents and children as well as obstetrics and gynecological care. Prior to starting residency I worked at Yale University and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as a researcher in embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. I chose Wilkes-Barre Family Medicine Residency Program due to its great education, unopposed program and excellent faculty which I am sure will help me achieve my goals of being an excellent family physician.

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