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Ahmed Badran, MD - PGY 3

Hometown: Mansoura, Egypt
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine Mansoura University

Pediatric Residency: Mansoura University Children hospital, Egypt

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship: SUNY Downstate health and science University, USA

Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, Cooking, PlayStation

Future Goals: To work as pediatric endocrinologist

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV: No traffic or rush hours, nice nature and friendly community.

Strengths of our program: The program is flexible and continually searches for new and better ways to teach. Very strong academics through morning reports and protected time for didactics. very supportive to residents.

Benjamin Benzing, DO - PGL 1

Benjamin Benzing, DO - PGY 3

Chief Resident
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Medical School: Campbell University SOM

Interests/Hobbies: Board Games, Ultimate Frisbee

Future Goals:  Outpatient General Pediatrics

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV:  The People

Strengths of our program: Community

Alexandria Carter, DO - PGL 1

Alexandria Carter, DO - PGY 3

Hometown: Chapmanville, WV
Medical School: WVSOM

Interests/Hobbies: Travel, Coffee, and spending time with my dog.

Future Goals: To practice general pediatrics in WV

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV: It's a beautiful state with lots of great people. 

Strengths of our program: We have many compassionate attendings and residents who all work together for the simple reason that we love the health and wellbeing of kids! 

Umer Muhammad, MD - PGL 1

Umer Muhammad, MD - PGY 3

Hometown: Toronto, ON Canada
Medical School: Dow International Medical College (DIMC)

Interests/Hobbies: Sneaker-head, cooking, music and movies

Future Goals: Hospital Medicine

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV: The community we serve, the people we work with, and no traffic.

Strengths of our program: The autonomy we get as residents when it comes to providing patient care. The close bond that residents share with each other. Our attendings are easily accessible all the time is a major bonus.

Rutvi Shah, MD - PGL 1

Rutvi Shah, MD - PGY 3

Chief Resident
Hometown: Watseka, Illinois
Medical School: Pramukh Swami Medical College, India

Interests/Hobbies: Baking, Reading, TV show and Movie Buff, Harry Potter, Beginner Plant Mom

Future Goals: Neonatology

Best part(s) of life in Charleston/WV: The food, the close-knit community, abundant resources, short commute, and the friendly people.

Strengths of our program: We have a very good range of specialists, very close-knit community, with all the residents willing to help each other out.

Shikha Sharma, DO - PGL 1

Shikha Sharma, DO - PGY 3

Hometown: Deltona, FL
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests/Hobbies: Baking, traveling

Future Goals: Practice general Pediatrics 

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV: I made some really great friends while I’m Charleston. And you really can’t beat how beautiful the mountains are in West Virginia!

Lyndsey Weatherly, MD - PGL 1

Lyndsey Weatherly, MD - PGY 3

Hometown: Kellysville, WV
Medical School: West Virginia University

Interests/Hobbies: Netflix, naps, and shopping 

Future Goals: General Pediatrics 

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV: Being close to family 

Strengths of our program: Great group of residents to work with! 

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Zeina Almajthoub, MD - PGY 2

Hometown: Jordan
Medical School: Jordan University of Science & Technology

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Hiking 

Future Goals: I am planning to apply for a fellowship

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV: It is a small city that has a great potential. I love how quiet it is with the beauty of the nature & mountains.  Also, the people here are very friendly. 

Strengths of our program: Protected teaching for the residents with good balance between education & service responsibilities. The leadership is very flexible and considerate when they put the residents’ monthly schedules. The hospital is a referral center for whole southern West Virginia and that exposes us to a very diverse level of pathology. 

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Nirali Borad, MD - PGY 2

Hometown: Rajkot, India
Medical School: I M Sechenonva MMA

Interests/Hobbies: Art & Craft, Painting

Future Goals: General Pediatrics

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV: Charleston is a beautiful city with very less pollution as it is located amidst hills. It has less traffic and so it’s very easy to reach anywhere in the city in 15-20 minutes. Overall, Charleston is a not so big town yet it has everything one may want.

Strengths of our program: All the faculty members are very approachable; seniors have always helped and guided me since the first day of my residency.

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Jackson Casto, DO - PGY 2

Hometown: Milford, OH
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests/Hobbies: Coffee brewing/drinking, snowboarding, golfing

Future Goals: Serve the pediatric population of WV

Best part(s) of life in Charleston/WV: Great food and many outdoor activities

Strengths of our program: Unopposed working with sub-specialists, working so closely with attendings.

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Meredith Garst, DO - PGY 2

Hometown: Bowling Green, KY
Medical School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Interest/Hobbies: crocheting, cooking, puzzles

Future Goals: Hospitalist or NICU

Best parts of life in Charleston and/or WV: The Food Scene! Many outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, hiking

Strengths of our program: Autonomy, patient case exposure, well-being initiatives 

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Zahra Jabeen Sarfaraz, MD - PGY 2

Hometown: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Medical School: Dow University of Health Sciences

Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Traveling

Future Goals: Gen Peds/Neonatology

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV:  A beautiful small town with mountains and no traffic!

Strengths of our program: We have the best attendings who always go out of their way to make sure that we are getting the best training.

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Adam Whiteley, MD - PGY 2

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Interests/Hobbies:  Trumpet playing, soccer, volleyball, scuba diving, sailing, traveling, eating, sometimes cooking

Future Goals:  PICU, NICU, or PEM

Best part(s) of life in Charleston and/or WV:  Access to nature, food scene, cost of living, no traffic

Strengths of our program:   Strong faculty-to-resident teaching and face-time, high level of autonomy/responsibility, great co-residents

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Rojin Arefi, MD - PGY 1

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Akash Daswaney, MD - PGY 1

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Lucas Ryan, MD - PGY 1

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Megha Suri, MD - PGY 1

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Katelyn Wampler, MD - PGY 1

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Samantha Westbrook, DO - PGY 1

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Kristi Wu, DO - PGY 1