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Muhammad Iqbal, MD - PGL 6

Hometown: Peshawar, Pakistan 
Medical School: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Interests: Riding my motorcycle and enjoying music. 
Future Goals: Working in a community hospital setting practicing critical care. 
Strengths of CAMC: Diverse patient population, good environment for learning. 

 

Syed Mahmood MD

Syed Mahmood, MD - PGL 6

Chief Fellow - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Hometown: Panama City, Florida 
Medical School: St. Matthew's University
Interests: Spending time with my wife and two daughters, tennis, golf and the Florida Gators
Future Goals: Practicing PCCM in Northern Virginia
Life in Charleston: Small town vibe in the heart of Appalachia with an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor activities.
Strengths of CAMC: CAMC has state-of-the-art ICU's where students, residents and fellows are taught the most up-to-date, evidenced-based therapies in critical care. The combination of serving as a tertiary care center with the ability to perform advanced bronchoscopic procedures makes it an ideal place to train as a fellow in Pulmonary & Critical Care. 

Mark Radow MD

Mark Radow, MD - PGL 6

Hometown: Charleston, WV 
Medical School: WVU School of Medicine
Interests: Outdoor activities, WVU sports and spending time with my family.
Future Goals: Practice Pulmonary/Critical Care medicine in an academic setting.
Life in Charleston: Small city with a good sense of community and numerous outdoor activities. Great place to raise a family.
Strengths of CAMC: Tertiary medical center that serves a diverse population of complex patients. Great faculty that enjoy teaching and are highly motivated in training the future of medicine.

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Benjamin Bale, DO - PGL 5

Hometown: Knoxville, TN 
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DCOM
Interests: Music (guitar, singing), tennis, Tennessee sports (pro and college), the outdoors and travel.
Future Goals: Pulmonology and critical care practice with teaching involvement.
Life in Charleston: Moves a little slower. Excellent people who will stop and actually take the time to talk to you.
Strengths of CAMC: Large multi-hospital system with renewed investment into academic education with variety of pathology.

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Lyudmila Burkart, DO - PGL 5

Hometown: Spokane, WA
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences SOM
Interests: Spending time with my amazing husband and two boisterous boys. Exploring the outdoors, music and art.
Future Goals: Community/Academic Critical Care/Pulmonology/Sleep practice
Life in Charleston: Nature and outdoors - great people.
Strengths of CAMC: Excellent faculty and diverse pathology.

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Dany Tager, MD - PGL 5

Hometown: Damascus, Syria 
Medical School: Damascus University School of Medicine
Interests: Music, soccer and tennis
Future Goals: Practice medicine
Life in Charleston: Charleston is a beautiful city. The people are very nice and the outdoor is stunning. It's a small city but there's a lot to do, and you don't have the traffic.
Strengths of CAMC: The people! Everybody here is nice and wants to help. You will feel that everyone is like a big family. The pathology is great.

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Lucas Hamrick, DO - PGL 4

Hometown: Maysel, WV 
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: All manner of outdoor activities. I enjoy kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing. I love to exercise, and enjoy the occasional Lord of the Rings marathon, extended versions of course
Future Goals: Practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care ideally in an Academic setting that will allow me to continue Global Health work.
Life in Charleston: I went to college here, I love the city, so I was definitely excited to come back. Charleston is a city but also has some small town vibes. People are incredibly friendly and there's so much in and just outside of the town to do!
Strengths of CAMC: CAMC is a tertiary care center with a multitude of pathologies and specialties. It has an environment of collaboration and the faculty are very invested in teaching and scholarly activities.

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Divya Kalluru, MD - PGL 4

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Medical School: Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences
Interests: I love outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, camping. I also enjoy gardening, painting and just binge watching Netflix.
Future Goals: Practice pulmonary and critical care in an academic setting.
Life in Charleston: Charleston is a great city with less than 3-4 hours driving distance to major cities if you wish to enjoy party vibes. It also offers scenic waterfalls, numerous hiking and camping spots within one hour. Just a great blend of nature and city.
Strengths of CAMC: Exposure to diverse patient population with different pathologies unique to West Virginia especially occupational lung disease, infective endocarditis. Extremely dedicated faculty towards fellow and resident teaching.

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Natalie Kandinata, DO - PGL 4

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: My pup, traveling the globe, crossing off bucket list adventure things, expanding my palate, CrossFit, tennis, dabbling with the piano...pretty much down for almost anything, really!
Future Goals: I would love to practice a good mix of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Ideally I'd still like to have time to do a lot of traveling and/or go on mission trips once I'm finished with fellowship, so we'll see what kind of opportunities come my way in the next three years.
Life in Charleston: I have literally met some of the nicest people here. There's a certain hometown charm you feel once you're in Charleston.
Strengths of CAMC: Great pathology (especially for lungs) + excellent teaching faculty + friendly, considerate culture in the program...personally I think all of those things make a great combo.