University of Nebraska Medical Center

Our Fellows

First-Year Fellows

Dana Awad, MBBS

Medical School: University of Sharjah College of Medicine
Residency: Creighton University

Dana Awad, MBBS
Jonathan Heckart, DO

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: MercyOne Medical Center

Jonathan Heckart, DO
Srujana Pachigolla, MBBS

Medical School: Andhra Medical College, India
Residency: Bassett Medical Center, Columbia University

Srujana Pachigolla, MBBS

Second-Year Fellows

Ilia Bernstein, BMBS*

Medical School: University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School
Residency: UPMC Medical Education (UPMC ME)

Ilia Bernstein, BMBS*
Clifton Davis, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine

Clifton Davis, MD
Sandeep Kunwar, MBBS

Medical School: Universal College of Medical Sciences
Residency: Creighton University

Sandeep Kunwar, MBBS

Past fellows

Our fellows have gone on to successful academic and private practice careers in locations across the country and the world.


  • Noor Addasi, MD - CHI Health Clinic, Omaha
  • Diego Alcaraz, MD - Geisinger Health, Pennsylvania
  • Emily Silverman, MD - Barnabas Health Medical Group- United Medical, New Jersey


  • Madeline Jones-Ryan, DO - Private practice, Nebraska
  • Preethi Polavarapu, MBBS - Faculty, UNMC
  • Sapna Raghunathan, MBBS - Private practice, Pennsylvania


  • Ameena Madan Paramasivan, MBBS – Private practice, New Mexico
  • Archana Purushothaman, MBBS – Private practice, India
  • Thiyagarajan Thangavelu, MBBS – Private practice, India


  • Kaitlin Brau, MD – Private practice, Nebraska
  • Meghan Rush, MD – Private practice, Colorado
  • Kajalben Buddhdev, MBBS – Private practice, Arizona


  • Padmaja Akkireddy, MBBS – Faculty, UNMC
  • Meredith Ross, MD – Private practice, Montana


  • Rohit Kedia, DO – Private practice, California
  • Supriya Kulkarni, MBBS – Private practice, Connecticut
  • Anery Patel, MBBS – Private practice, Rhode Island


  • Namita Gupta, MBBS – Private practice, Missouri
  • Christian Mangrum, DO – Private practice, Oklahoma


  • Leslie Eiland, MD – Faculty, UNMC
  • Sana Hasan, DO – Faculty, Cleveland Clinic
  • Chayya Makhija, MBBS – Private practice, California


  • Jay Patel, MBBS – Private practice, Ohio
  • Ossama Al-Taher, MD – in memoriam


  • Umasankari Sundram, MBBS – Private practice, Nebraska


  • Brian Boerner, MD – Faculty, UNMC
  • Kara Meinke Baehr, MD – Private practice, Nebraska


  • Lindsey Rentschler, MD – Private practice, Colorado
  • Shannon Wakeley, MD – Private practice, Nebraska