- Hussain Azizi, M.D.
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Why ChristianaCare: When I was interviewing, I learned that as a training program, Christiana has everything that a fellow needs to excel. The wide variety of pathology and the complexity of patients is unmatched. Christiana offers a truly comprehensive learning experience for the general fellow in all the advanced cardiology sub specialties and the patient volume here is truly impressive and unlike anything that I have experienced. Most importantly, there is a true sense of collegiality not only among the fellows but the faculty and staff as well. Everyone is just so kind and approachable! As a fellow, scut work is minimal and the focus on the curriculum is high quality experiential learning from outstanding and renowned faculty in a supportive and collaborative environment.
- Noor Chima, M.B.B.S.
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Why ChristianaCare: Christiana’s fellowship offers exposure to a high volume and diverse patient population in a collegial, close-knit, friendly environment with fellows and attendings alike. This is a perfect balance.
- Matthew Langston, D.O.
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Medical School: University of New England COM
Why ChristianaCare: I chose to stay at Christiana for fellowship because of the people, volume of pathology, and training program itself. I got to know our world-class faculty during my residency, and it felt like my second home.
- Shilpa Singh, D.O.
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: ChristianaCare IM
Why ChristianaCare: The camaraderie and opportunity to serve my hometown!
- Mark Vanderland, M.D.
Hometown: Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: St. George’s University, Grenada
Residency: Lankenau Medical Center
Why ChristianaCare: I chose to stay at Christiana because of the people and the inclusive atmosphere. I also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with my former senior and friend, Dr. Shakir.
- Paul Yeung, M.D.
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine Barbados
Residency: Marshfield Clinic Marshfield, WI
Why ChristianaCare: T It’s a high-volume center with a fellowship faculty that is extremely supportive of the fellows.
- Shazia Aziz, M.B.B.S.
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Medical School: Bhaskar Medical College
Residency: New York City Health & Hospitals/Lincoln Medical Center Chief Residency: Carle Foundation Hospital
Why ChristianaCare: I was drawn to the robust clinical exposure, diverse pathology, and the hands-on training opportunity that Christiana’s cardiology program offers. The camaraderie shared between the fellows and faculty is impressive. The program is extremely supportive of fellows’ individual career goals.
- Irfan Gondal, M.D.
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate
Residency: New York University Long Island
Why ChristianaCare: The hallmark of a strong physician is experience. Christiana offers an unparalleled experience in terms of pathology, volume, and diversity of patient population. Christiana will allow me to grow as a cardiologist and hone my skills that will last for the rest of my career.
- Umar Farooq, M.D.
Hometown: South Brunswick. New Jersey
Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine
Residency: St Luke’s University Hospital
Why ChristianaCare: ChristianaCare and Delaware have become home to my wife and I over the past few years. The opportunity to train at a nationally renowned high-volume center with diverse pathology, exceptional camaraderie, and most importantly, an extremely supportive and knowledgeable faculty, in a place we now call home has been a dream come true! There is no place I would rather be.
“One of the best parts of the program is that we see and care for a very comprehensive and wide variety of cardiac pathologies. From prevention to advances heart failure therapies, structural interventions, we see it all!” –Vikash Rambhujun
“You would be hard pressed to find another place that so perfectly blends what a training program requires: a collegial atmosphere among trainees and attendings to facilitate learning and a diversity and volume in pathology to rival the best. An absolute gem!”- M. Abubakar Shakir
“Wonderful place to train in a collegial and academic environment. One aspect that cannot be undermined is how receptive the program leadership and faculty is to fellow feedback. Furthermore, the faculty is very supportive and wants to see all the fellows succeed in their careers after fellowship.”-Hussain Azizi
“The collegiality amongst the fellowship program and cardiology department here at ChristianaCare is truly palpable. The excitement to come into work each day to collaborate with one another and be able to see an manage such a wide variety of pathologies makes our training an incredible experience.”- Shilpa Singh