Shaza Khalid, MD
Medical school: Sindh Medical College, Pakistan
Residency program: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, PA
Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, hanging out with friends, going out to eat at restaurants (I didn’t realize how much I liked that until COVID hit), exploring new places
Sowminya Arikapudi, MD
Medical school: Guntur medical College, India
Residency program: East Tennessee State University, TN.
Research Interests: Virology
I chose an Infectious Diseases Fellowship because I am intrigued by the diversity and unpredictability of patients, and the impact on their health is incredibly rewarding.
Carlos Nuñez, MD
Medical school: St George's University, Grenada
Residency program: Norwalk Hospital/Yale University, CT
Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, HIV, LGBTQ+ Health
Hobbies: Video games, hiking, traveling
Hernando Salazar Nossa, MD
Medical school: Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
Residency program: St. Barnabas Hospital, NY
Research Interests: Infections in immunocompromised hosts
Dariel Irizarry, MD
Medical school: Universidad Central del Este, Facultad de Medicina, Dominican Republic
Residency program: Damas Hospital, Puerto Rico
Research Interests: Hepatitis C
Favorite Food: Rice and beans with chicken
I consider myself an introverted, calm person, who is very hardworking and honest. I am from Puerto Rico, where I completed my college and residency training. I always wanted to become an Infectious Disease specialist because I believe we have a very important role in medicine and in the care of our patients.
Abraham Wei, DO
Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Maine
Residency program: Wright State University, OH
Research Interests: Emerging infectious diseases and infection prevention
Hobbies: Exercising and running, watching and playing football and other sports
I grew up in New Jersey and completed my internal medicine residency at Wright State University. I returned to NJ to start an infectious diseases fellowship in Rutgers NJMS for the opportunity to experience and learn from the variety of ID cases encountered in this diverse patient population. Getting to live in a bustling, culturally diverse, historical area is a plus.
Why I chose ID: I love learning about the different fascinating "bugs" and the diseases they cause. I enjoy problem-solving unusual and challenging cases as well as learning about the fascinating and complex variety of problems seen in the field of infectious disease.
Hardeep Grewal, MD
Medical school: Armed Forces Medical College, India.
Residency program: State University of New York at Buffalo, NY
Hobbies: Hiking, grilling