Our Fellows

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

  • Hussain Azizi, M.D.Hussain Azizi, M.D.
    CVF1

    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.Noor Chima, M.B.B.S.
    CVF1

    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.Matthew Langston, D.O.
    CVF1

    Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

    Medical School: University of New England COM

    Residency: ChristianaCare

    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.
  • Nikhil Malhotra, M.D.Nikhil Malhotra, M.D.
    CVF2

    Hometown: Enid, OK

    Medical School: The University of Oklahoma

    Residency: Saint Louis University

    Why ChristianaCare: I applied to Christiana knowing it was a high-volume referral center with diverse pathology and ample resources but what really stuck with me when formulating my rank list was my experience during the interview process. There was such an obvious sense of collegiality and support among fellows and faculty at Christiana. The fellows work well together and have access to well-renowned faculty who are approachable and eager to teach. Most importantly, the graduating classes are well-trained with strong board pass rates and many opportunities for advanced fellowships.
  • Jay Patel, D.O.Jay Patel, D.O.
    CVF2

    Hometown: Elmwood Park, NJ

    Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Residency: West Virginia University

    Why ChristianaCare: Wanting to be a part of an organization looking to serve the society it is a part of directly with high quality patient care.
  • M. Abubakar Shakir, M.D.M. Abubakar Shakir, M.D.
    CVF2

    Hometown: Toronto, Canada

    Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

    Residency: Main Line Health/Lankenau Medical Center

    Why ChristianaCare: 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!
  • Amar Kaneria, M.D.Amar Kaneria, M.D.
    CVF3

    Hometown: Westminster, MD

    Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

    Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine

    Why ChristianaCare: Tons of cardiac disease in the community to treat.
  • Mike Khieu, M.D.Mike Khieu, M.D.
    CVF3

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

    Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine

    Why ChristianaCare: I was looking for a program that provides comprehensive training to help me build a solid foundation in cardiology. The program’s strong and supportive leadership were also an important deciding factor. Now that I am in my second year of fellowship training, I can say that my expectations have not only been met but have been exceeded. The people I get to train with and learn from are one of the best parts of the program. Our faculty are not only distinguished in their field but are also extremely personable and supportive, which creates an ideal training environment.
  • Vikash Rambhujun, M.B.B.S.Vikash Rambhujun, M.B.B.S.
    CVF3

    Hometown: Curepipe Mauritius

    Medical School: SSR Medical College

    Residency: NYU Winthrop

    Why ChristianaCare: During my interview, I really enjoyed the collegiality between the fellows and attendings; Also, the scope of pathology that we are exposed to is very comprehensive and great training in a supportive environment.
  • Dhara Shah, D.O.
    CVF3

    Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

    Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

    Residency: ChristianaCare IM

    Why ChristianaCare: I choose Christiana for the wide range of pathology and training experience!

Fellow Testimonials:

Vikash Rambhujun –
“One of the best parts of our program is that we see and care for a very comprehensive and wide variety of cardiac pathologies. From prevention to advanced heart failure therapies, structural interventions, we see it all!”

Deepti Upparapalli –
“There is a genuine camaraderie among the fellowship that is so transparent! The fellows are treated as a group of junior faculty members among the staff who are truly dedicated to our journey and learning in all aspects.”

M. Abubakar Shakir –
“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!”