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Fellows PGY4

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  Name: Saad Khan, MD
  Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College
  Residency: Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY
Why UMass?: “I grew up in Lahore, a city in Pakistan most famous for its food and urban lifestyle. I have always had a passion for Nephrology. Following my interview with Dr. Abramov, the program director, I was convinced UMass was the right place for me to get the best training in this specialty. So far, my experience has been really good. The faculty and colleagues are amazing: very helpful and considerate of your comfort and confidence level. I am looking forward to enjoying my time here and learning as much as I can in this intellectually stimulating environment.”

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 Name: Jose Henao, MD
 Medical School: Caribbean Medical University
 Residency: Brandon Regional Hospital

Why UMass?: Raised in the small town of Bartow, Florida. Baseball was a passion that lead me to playing varsity at Warner University while earning my Bachelor degree. Then furthering my education in Master degree in Medical sciences, my journey took me to Caribbean Medical University for Medical School. While focusing on my professionalism, compassion and tenacity at Brandon Regional Hospital for my internal medicine training, it gave me knowledge into life and work balance. Pursuing my clinical interest into Critical care Nephrology at Umass Memorial. When not focusing on the renal physiology my hobbies are watching baseball, golf and walking my dog to new places. "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it" Ferris Bueller

 Name: Kirti Basil, DO
 Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
 Residency: Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Why UMass?: I was born in India and moved to the United States at the age of 16 years. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biology with premedical concentration from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. During my last two undergraduate years, I was also working as a research assistant for several basic science and clinical research projects in Department of Orthopedics at UMass Medical Center. I am now starting as a Nephrology Fellow at UMass Medical Center. My current interests in Nephrology are critical care Nephrology and transplant that I wish to explore further during my two years of fellowship.

Fellows PGY5

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  Name: Katherine Davoren, MD, PharmD
  Medical School: Ross University
  Residency: Roger Williams in Providence, RI
Why UMass?: "I was born and raised in Connecticut and received my pharmacy degree from UCONN. After I completed my residency, I did a 2-year Hypertension and Vascular Biology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where I examined the effects of electronic cigarettes on the heart. UMass renal fellowship is an overall good fit for me. Here I have had a large exposure to a variety ofrenal pathology and have enjoyed working with the various members of the faculty. At the same time I enjoy living back in New England, where I am close to my family."

 Name: Mwangi Kamau, MD
 Medical School: St Georges Medical School
 Residency: Monmouth Medical Center
Why UMass?: I am a 2nd year Nephrology fellow at Umass. Nairobi, Kenya is where I call home but I have truly embraced the New England region as a close second contender. My medical journey has continued on the heading North by North east which has afforded me the ability to continue my hobbies of snowboarding, hiking and other outdoor activities. UMass Nephrology fellowship has been an amazing experience, not only for the beauty of the region, the diverse demographic but also the department attendings. All of whom are humanistic in their approach to patient care whilst applying evidence based medicine. The true value of the program is the vast experience accrued in scenarios where there is no right answer or hard evidence to base decision making and at which point the art of medicine shines through.

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 Name: Rajarshi Bhadra, MD
 Medical School: NRS Medical College, India
 Residency: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Why UMass?: Born in Siliguri and raised in Kolkata, India, I started my medical education in one of the premier state-run medical colleges in India. The decision to opt for UMass for Nephrology was based on two reasons mainly: excellent work-life balance and world-class tutoring. Attendings are incredibly friendly, appreciative, and respectful to fellows and residents. Senior attendings often voluntarily express their willingness to share the burden of patient work with fellows, which has been a never-before experience for me. Attendings are enormously knowledgeable and equipped with different areas of expertise, which makes the learning experience wholesome and satisfactory. Sufficient number of didactics, fellow talks, conferences, and grand rounds all complement the learning experience. This journey has been an incredibly fulfilling experience for me so far. I wish I can continue working in this wonderful place in the years to come!