University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Current Fellows

First Year

Saveri Bhattacharya, DO

Education: BA – Cornell University
DO – Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Gloria Minella, MD

Education: BS – University of Pittsburgh
MD – George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Yana Najjar, MD

Education: BS – American University of Beirut
MD – American University of Beirut
Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Krishna Patel, MD

Education: BS – Texas A&M University
MD – Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Rahim Remtulla, MD

Education: BS, MS – University of Florida
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Janet Retseck, MD

Education: BA – University of Dallas
MA – Indiana University
PhD – Claremont Graduate University
MD – Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin

Shelley Sahu, MD

Education: BA – Northwestern University
MD – Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center

Second 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

Third 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