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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Current Residents

PGY-IV

Dr. Kiley Cameron

Kiley Cameron, MD

Medical school: UNMC Fun fact about me: I have seen my favorite band in concert over 20 times - I came to so many shows, the band gave me their phone numbers so my sister and me could come hang out on their bus beforehand and get free tickets!

Dr. Erin Dennis

Erin Dennis, MD

Medical school: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences What I do when not working: Go to concerts (great venues in the Omaha area!) and hang out with my husband and French bulldogs at Omaha Dog Bar!

Dr. Ismail Fahad

Ismail Fahad, MD

Medical school: Thiruvananthapuram Medical college Fun fact about me: I once got stranded in Brussels with just my phone, a book and 200 euros, after my bag with my passport and cards were stolen.

Dr. Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw, MD

Medical school: Creighton University What I do when not working: Yoga, running, reading, watching crime documentaries, traveling, going to concerts and comedy shows, hang out with friends/family and my dog Bosworth.

Dr. Daniel Zhou

Daniel Zhou, MD

Medical school: UNMC What I do when not working: I like to go on runs in through one of our nice local trails.

PGY-III

Dr. Mohamed Elfil

Mohamed Elfil, MD

Medical school: Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt. Fun fact about me: My last name “Elfil” means “the elephant” in Arabic. I guess this makes me always “the elephant in the room”.

Dr. Leith Hobbs

Leith Hobbs, MD

Medical school: NYIT at Arkansas State Fun fact about me: I won a Jell-O eating competition in the 1st grade.

Dr. Mohammad Sultan Aladawi

Mohammad Sultan Aladawi, MD

Medical school: University of Jordan What I do when not working: I usually go to the gym after work. On weekends I go hiking and sometimes fishing. I enjoy playing video games including league of legends and call of duty. I also do digital art as a hobby. I used to draw anime characters but currently I'm using digital art to make medical illustrations for scientific research.

Dr. Isha Snehal

Isha Snehal, MD

Medical school: Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India Fun fact about me: I published two books of poetry and got featured in the Neurology Today for slam poetry.

Dr. Dmitry Balian

Dmitry Balian, MD

Medical school: Vitebsk State Medical University Fun fact about me: I ran a full marathon in Reykjavik, Iceland.

PGY-II

Dr. Kanchan Kumari

Kanchan Kumari, MD

Medical school: Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan Fun fact: I am a traveler and love to explore new places and cultures. I have lived in three different countries and can speak four languages.

Dr. Nithin Kurra

Nithin Kurra, MD

Medical School: Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada What I do when not working: I watch anime, play badminton and spend quality time with friends and family. I enjoy long drives!

Dr. Yashwanth Reddy Pulluru

Yashwanth Reddy Pulluru

Medical school: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences Fun Fact: I was part of the university cricket and basketball teams in medical school.

Dr. Courtney Venegas

Courtney Venegas, MD

Medical school: UNMC What I do when not working: I like to sing and I am a part of the worship team at my church. I also like to play sports and try to be involved in either intramural volleyball or sometimes soccer if my husband convinces me. And of course, I like to escape reality from time to time and read books.

Dr. Mehar Zahid

Mehar Zahid, MD

Medical school: University College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Fun fact about me: I won many gold medals for the fastest time in 100-meter dash back in the day.

PGY-I

Dr. Joseph Benes

Joseph Benes, MD

Medical school: UNMC Fun fact about me: Although I have lived in Nebraska my whole life, I have visited 16 different countries!

Dr. Hannah Maldonado

Hannah Maldonado, MD

Medical school: UNMC What I do when not working: Run, lake days, anything outdoors with family and friends.

Dr. Zaid Rkh Najdawi

Zaid Rkh Najdawi, MD

Medical school: University of Jordan School of Medicine Fun fact about me: I started my residency at the age of 23.

Dr. Valeria Parra Payano

Valeria Parra Payano, MD

Medical school: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Fun fact about me: I write poetry and participated in a few competitions in Peru. I am also a huge fan of BTS (Army here!)

Dr. Gabriella Rizzo

Gabriella Rizzo, MD

Medical school: UNMC What I do when not working: I spend my free time gardening, biking or finding a new seasonal recipe to cook or bake.

Dr. Sheida Koohsari

Sheida Koohsari, MD

Medical school: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Fun fact about me: I dance Argentine tango.

Neurology Residents and their pets

PGY-IV Resident Jennifer Shaw with her dog Bosworth

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PGY-I Resident Joseph Benes' pets Alfreda and Ghnocchi

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PGY-IV Resident Erin Dennis' pets Rigby and Rita

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PGY-IV Resident Kiley Cameron's pets Tyrion and Bronn

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PGY-IV Resident Kiley Cameron's pet Emilia

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PGY-IV Resident Kiley Cameron's pet Ginger

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