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Fellows PGY4

  Name: Arun Chutani, MD
  Medical School: Mahatma Ghandi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur
  Residency: Mercy St Vincent Medical Center, Toledo OH

 Name: Satyaki Chakrabarty, MD
 Medical School: Calcutta National Medical College, India
 Residency: St Elizabeth Medical Center Tufts School of Medical Boston MA
Why UMass?:

I grew up in the city of Calcutta, famous for its food, cinema and colonial charm. I have always been passionate about internal medicine and nephrology. The physiology behind renal medicine and its various intricacies is particularly fascinating for me. In my spare time, I enjoy soccer, photography and traveling. I look forward to exploring New England during my stay in Worcester. This has been a great experience so far. The collegial atmosphere along with an intellectually stimulating environment is what makes this program stand out. I could not be more excited about continuing my fellowship here at UMass.”

 Name: Michelle Thomas, MD
 Medical School: UNV of the West Indies faculty of Medical Sciences, Jamaica
 Residency: Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY

Fellows PGY5

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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 the 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 sciences and clinical research projects in the 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.