Miguel Alvarez, MD
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Miguel has interests in hematopathology and cytopathology.
When not studying, Miguel likes photography and music.
On why he chose UIC: “An academic center with diverse learning environment."
Dereen Duhoki, MBChB
Hometown: Duhok, Iraq
Medical School: University of Duhok College of Medicine, Duhok, Iraq
Dereen is interested in oncologic surgical pathology and gynecologic pathology.
In her spare time, Dereen enjoys Zumba, cooking, traveling, and trying new restaurants and food in Chicago.
On why she chose UIC: “Because of the academic strength of the program, particularly the anatomic pathology components, the program’s diversity and lots of research opportunity."
Mohamed Hassan, MBBCh
Hometown: Monufia Governorate, Egypt
Medical School: Ain Shams Medical School, Cairo, Egypt
Mohamed is interested in FNA performance technique, oncologic surgical pathology and When not studying, Mohamed enjoys summer outside activities, while in the winter novels are his best friend. He’s active on most social media platforms. Although he likes to stay healthy and active food is his weakness. Hopefully you’ll get the chance to meet his spoiled cat.
On why he chose UIC: "Beside the fact that Chicago is a great city, UIC has a lot of diversity and friendly work environment."
Ammar Karo, MD
Hometown: Qamishli, Syria
Medical School: University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
Ammar is interested in cytopathology, general surgical pathology, and hematopathology.
Ammar enjoys playing soccer, chess, swimming, traveling and computers.
On why he chose UIC: "During my interview, I found the program to have an excellent curriculum, lots of research opportunities as well as a welcoming environment for people from all type of backgrounds. Excellent number of diverse cases, balanced life style. It was obvious that the residents were happy and they worked well as group.”
Robert Post, DO
Hometown: Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NYC, New York
Rob has interests in artificial intelligence, informatics cytopathology, and surgical pathology.
Outside of UIC Rob enjoys painting, reading, exploring different neighborhoods in the city, and spending time in nature.
On why he chose UIC: " I chose the pathology residency program at UIC because it is well organized, has a great location, and offers ample research opportunities."
Tracy Wadsworth, MD
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten.
Tracy has interests in forensics, autopsy, neuropathology and pediatric pathology.
When not studying, Tracy likes sports, festivals, farmers markets and urban hiking.
On why she chose UIC: “Great program in a large diverse city."
Shaun Webb, DO
Hometown: Kaysville, Utah
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences Program, Pomona, California
Shaun is interested in hematopathology and general surgical pathology.
Outside of UIC Shaun likes basketball, biking, movies and napping.
On why he chose UIC: “I wanted good general training in a major urban area. I also like the collegial atmosphere at UIC.”
Batool Huzaifa Husain, MBBS
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Batool interests include general surgical pathology and GI.
When not studying, Batool likes watching TV, traveling and spending time with family.
On why he chose UIC: "During my interview, I liked the program, faculty, and Program Director."
Saman Karimi, MD, MS
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Saman is our Co-Chief Resident and is interested in GI.
Outside of UIC, Saman likes photography and spending time with family and friends.
On why she chose UIC: "Excellent faculty, residents and staff with many opportunities to learn and conduct research."
Pouyan Kheirkhah, MD
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Medical School: Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Pouyan is interested in surgical pathology and cytopathology.
Pouyan likes working out, watching movies, playing video games and hanging out with friends.
On why he chose UIC: "Because of the patient population, educational opportunities and professional environment."
Bartlomiej 'Bart' Radzik MD
Hometown: Norridge, Illinois
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford
Bart has interests in forensics, informatics, teaching medical students, and apple-green birefringence in polarized light.
Bart’s interests include biking, hiking, photography, exploring Chicago, coaching high school debate, and enjoying sunrises/ sunsets.
Why Bart chose UIC: "Great location (Chicago has the best downtown in the world), great faculty, staff, the residents spend time together after work. More than anything, UIC listens to their residents and works to constantly improve the program."
Ujalla Sheikh, MBBS
Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois
Medical School: Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamsharo, Pakistan
Ujalla is interested in cytopathology and surgical pathology.
Outside of UIC Ujalla enjoys cooking and spending time with family.
On why Ujalla chose UIC: “I had already worked with some faculty members here on a few Pathology related research projects and I really enjoyed the working atmosphere and the great level of teaching provided.”
Abdul Mohammed, MBBS
Hometown: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Medical School: Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Abdul is interested in Clinical Informatics.
Outside of UIC Abdul likes soccer, tennis and cricket.
Suhalika Sahni, MBBS
Hometown: Chandigarh, India
Medical School: Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Suhalika is interested in general surgical pathology.
When not studying, Suhalika likes table tennis, listening to live bands and dancing.
On why she chose UIC: "Great academic institute with excellent faculty."
Saul Turcios Escobar, MD
Hometown: San Miguel, El Salvador
Medical School: Dr. Jose Matias Delgado, El Salvador
Saul has interests in dermatopathology, breast pathology, bone and soft tissue.
When Saul is not studying, he likes to go to the movie theater, try Chicago's famous restaurants and hang out with friends.
On why he chose UIC: "I currently have friends living in Chicago and heard good comments about the program along with the Chicago Pathology Society. On the day of my interview, the Program Director and faculty were very enthusiastic."
Busra Bacik Goksu,MD
Medical School: Dokuz Eylul University, Konak, Turkey
Busra is interested in surgical pathology.
When not at UIC, Busra loves singing, baking and spending time with her little one.
On why she chose UIC: "The Pathology program offers a diverse and collegial learning environment. Faculty members are very friendly and dedicated to teaching."
Michael Stone, DO
Hometown: Rockford, Illinois
Medical School: Midwestern University CCOM, Downers Grove, Illinois
Michael loves all aspects of Pathology and continues to explore all that it has to offer.
Outside of UIC, Michael likes to hang out with friends.
On why he chose UIC: "The residents and faculty."
Ayesha Zaidi, MBBS
Hometown: Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Ayesha is interested in surgical pathology.
Ayesha enjoys exploring new places and restaurants throughout Chicago, attending Broadway performances and spending time with family.
Ayesha chose UIC because: "Work environment is very resident friendly and faculty members are very approachable. UIC Pathology is an academic center. The training period covers variety of subspecialities."