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Fellows - Third Year

Cohn.jpgName: Michael Haddadin, MD
 Amman, Jordan
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)
Residency: State University of New York, Downstate Health Science Center, Brooklyn, New York
Personal interests: Cooking, hiking, traveling and good food

Nandi.jpgName: Minesh Nandi, MD
Hometown: New Jersey
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Residency: Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, New Jersey
Personal interests: Cooking, constructing things, hiking, travelling, music and good food

Wilks.jpegName: Andrew Wilks, MD
Hometown: West Newbury, Massachusetts
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
Residency: University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont
Hobbies: Snowboarding, fly-fishing, concerts, reading/audiobooks, New England sports, and rugby

Fellows - Second Year

Caffrey.jpgName: Erdem Altunel, MD
Hometown: Turkey
Medical School: Ankara Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi, Turkey
Residency: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
Hobbies: Cooking and spending quality time with friends

Puthawala.jpegName: Taruna Altunel, MD
Hometown: India
Medical School: Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India
Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts
Hobbies: Sketching, painting, running, hiking, baking and traveling

Winokur.jpgName: Wallace (Ned) Jones, MD
Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado
Residency: Tulane University New Orleans Louisiana
Hobbies: Cooking for friends and family, traveling, spending time with family

Name: Sohaip Kabashneh, MD
Hometown: Irbid, Jordan
Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Residency: Wayne State University – Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, soccer and playing chess

Fellows - First Year

Haddadin.jpgName: Tien- Chan Hsieh, MD
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Medical School: National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine Taiwan, Province of China
Residency: Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut
Hobbies: Sports- primarily basketball and blogging

Nandi.jpgName: Vera Kazakova, MD
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Medical School: Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Medicine Moscow, Russia
Residency: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center - Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts
Hobbies: Traveling, dancing, hiking and camping


Name: Ritika Walia, MD
Hometown: Westborough, Massachusetts
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, New York
Residency: UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate Medical Center Springfield, Masssachusetts
Hobbies: Reading and writing

Wilks.jpegName: Mohammed Wazir, MD
Hometown: Iraq
Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Residency: AdventHealth Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital Orlando) Orlando, Florida
Hobbies: Squash, tennis, movies, and any outdoor activity with family

Name: Yiyu Xie, MD
Hometown: Changzhou, China
Medical School: Soochow University Medical College Suzhou, China
Residency: Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport Hospital Bridgeport, Connecticut
Hobbies: Board Games- Go