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Graduate Testimonials


Name: Muhammad Owais Malik, MD (2019 Graduate)

"I was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan and moved south to undergo medical education at Aga Khan University, Karachi. I moved to the United States in 2015 and undertook my Internal Medicine Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.My first exposure to UMass came during my residency when I completed an elective in Renal Medicine here, and this experience made it easy for me to select UMass for my Nephrology Fellowship Training. I have enjoyed my time at UMass and the fellowship has been a great learning experience mainly due to faculty who not only excel in their respective fields but are also fantastic clinical educators."

"I am also grateful for the varied pathology I experienced during my training and look forward to applying the skills I have learnt as I move into private practice."

Name: Kyrstin Alexander, DO (2019 Graduate)

"I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and then headed east to Lubbock, Texas and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in exercise science. I completed medical school in Fort Worth at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. I then completed internal medicine residency at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where I served as a chief resident. When I applied for nephrology fellowship, I wanted to relocate near my husband who was already at UMass for residency. The nephrology program has been an excellent experience. Every attending is incredibly knowledgeable in the field of nephrology and has a passion for teaching. There is a true balance between service and education that facilitates learning and mastery of each aspect of clinical nephrology. It was a privilege to complete my training here, and I am looking forward to entering private practice!"