University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Current Fellows

First Year

Tadeu Ambros, MD

Education: MD – Fundacao Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Porto, Brazil
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Fla.

Kirsten Boughan, DO

Education: BS – The Ohio State University, Columbus
DO – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pa.
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University
College of Medicine, Philadelphia

Diwakar Davar, MD

Education: MB, BS – Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
Residency: UPMC

Jessica Geiger, MD

Education: BS – The Ohio State University, Columbus
MD – Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Minn.

Khanh Nguyen, MD

Education: BS – Georgia State University, Atlanta
MD – Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Hooman Parsi, MD, PhD

Education: MD – Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Residency: University of Cincinnati

Vitor Pastorini, MD

Education: MD – Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Fla.

Emily Whitman, MD

Education: BA – University of Pittsburgh
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
Residency: UPMC

Melissa Yee, MD

Education: BS – Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
MS – Boston University, Mass.
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
Residency: UPMC

Second Year

Ali Amjad, MD

Education: MB, BS – Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Residency: UPMC

Melissa Burgess, MD

Education: BS – Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
Residency: UPMC

Taewoong Choi, MD

Education: MD – Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Residency: St. Luke’s University Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo.

Gaurav Goel, MD

Education: MB, BS – University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center North Division, Bronx, N.Y.

Aju Mathew, MD

Education: MB, BS – Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Residency: UPMC

Shalu Pahuja, MD

Education: MB, BS – University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Residency: UPMC

Anuj Patel, MD

Education: BS – Brown University, Providence, R.I.
MD – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: UPMC

Amy Soni, MD

Education: BS – Duke University, Durham, N.C.
MD – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: UPMC

Third Year

Amanda Gillespie-Twardy, MD

Education: BS – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
MD – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Va.
Residency: UPMC

Vikram Gorantla, MD

Education: BS – Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
MD – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Residency: Washington University, St. Louis

Aparna Kalyan, MD

Education: MB, BS – Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
Residency: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland

Catherine Lee, MD

Education: BA – The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
MD – New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, New York

Jose Pablo Leone, MD

Education: MD – Universidad del Salvador, Argentina
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Fla.

Rohtesh Mehta, MD, MPH, MS

Education: MB, BS – Government Medical College, Patiala, India
MPH – University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
MS – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, Pa.
Fellowship: UPMC, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Craig Seaman, MD

Education: BS – West Virginia University, Morgantown
MD – Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.
Residency: UPMC