​Shafia Beg, M.D.

Abhishek Bhandiwad, M.D.

Abhishek Bhandiwad, MD

Medical School: JSS Medical College, India
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "After medical school, I did a clerkship here at St Mary's and absolutely loved the city. Affordable cost of living, ease of commuting and innumerable outdoor recreational activities makes Saginaw a great place to live in. Northern Michigan is often known as the Switzerland of America and being able to travel around the area is the best part of living here."
What are your career goals? "Short term - Fellowship in Oncology and eventually specialize in Lung and Breast cancer and try to make an impact on patients battling with a cancer diagnosis. Long term- Retire at 50 and travel the world!"

Madline Chembola, M.D.

Madline Chembola, MD

Medical School: T.D Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "All my family is from Michigan. It's a small town with the functionality and facilities of a big city. Very less traffic, and hence driving is very efficacious.  Lots of scenic beauty and fun. The CMU program is smaller which offers more interaction and personal relationship with each other.  It offers adequate autonomy at the same time with good supervising. This program will definitely make me a confident doctor and help me succeed where ever I go. "
What are your career goals? "Hospitalist for 2 years. Later, I will decide on which fellowship to do after becoming a well-rounded physician in general internal medicine before I focus on a fellowship."


Michael Fazzini, D.O.

Michael Fazzini, DO

Medical School: Edward Via college of Osteopathic Medicine. Blacksburg, Virginia        
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "You get great hands on experience doing procedures and the working environment is extremely conducive to learning. Close enough to big cities, but far enough away where you can relax and enjoy the scenery without constant traffic and high prices!"
What are your career goals? "Cardiology fellowship. Interventional fellowship."

Ali Hachem, M.D.

Ali Hachem, MD

Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Biological Sciences, University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan
Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "Saginaw is perfectly located in the Great Lakes Bay region, approximately 2 hrs from most metro areas in Michigan as well as the Upper Pennisula. As a metro-Detroit native, it was close to home, there are plenty of opportunities for fun outdoor activities as well as local sporting events.  Being a part of the inaugural class at CMU, I wanted to be able to continue my education here while taking part in the ongoing positive changes being made. In addition to that, the IM program here at CMU exposes you to a broad pathology base while maintaining a safe training environment with plenty of supervised autonomy. The faculty and leadership are dedicated and passionate about teaching residents and supporting their career goals."
What are your career goals? "Pursuing a Cardiology fellowship."

Albert Linden, M.D.

Albert Linden, MD

Undergraduate School: B.S. in Chemistry from University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas.
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "I chose CMU because I wanted a program where the residents have more independence and responsibility, and because I wanted to live somewhere in close proximity to the great outdoors." 
What are your career goals? "I plan to do a mixture of clinical work and research in the future. I will be applying for a fellowship, possibly in Hem/Onc or Nephrology."

Chandramouli Mandalaparty, D.O.

Chandramouli Mandalaparty, DO

Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Wayne State University
Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "Saginaw offers the perfect balance between professional and personal life. As a longtime Michigan resident, the Great Lakes Bay region allows me to enjoy my career while being close to my family. While Michigan is widely known for its immense amount of snowfall and chilly weather, the abundance of outdoor activities (biking, skiing, hiking and etc.) is highly profitable. CMU cultivates a homely and friendly atmosphere for all of us that come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. This includes the faculty, residents, nursing, and even the patients. The importance of resident wellness is emphasized from day one. The faculty strives to make the experience as stress-free as possible for all the residents."
What are your career goals? "Short term – Pursue a career in hospitalist medicine. Long term vision – visit all 50 states in the USA (currently at 28) and travel to as many countries as possible."

Matthew Newman, M.D.

Natthew Newman, MD

Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Albion College
Graudate School: Masters of Arts in Medical Science, Loyola University Chicago.
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "It's a good place to raise my family and there is plenty of things to do in Saginaw and the surrounding cities. Small program that allows me to get to enough every resident and hospital staff. We also get to do more, procedures for examples, in this program compared to bigger ones."
What are your career goals? "Still deciding."

Zhilwan Rahim, D.O.

Zhilwan Rahim, DO

Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Parkville University, Missouri
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "I love that you're only two or so hours away from just about anywhere in Michigan! To your south is Detroit, northwest is the beautiful Traverse City and you can't forget about the breathtaking Mackinac Island to your north. CMU offers a solid program with lots of autonomy that lets you develop into a competent physician. There are many opportunities for procedures! It is a small program with great residents and a very supportive PD!" 
What are your career goals? "Short-term - Critical Care fellowship. Long-term - save lives and enjoy life!"

Venkataramana Somisetty, M.D.

​Venkataramana Somisetty, MD

Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) - Alluri Sitaram Raju Academy of Medical Sciences / NTR University of Health Sciences, India
Medical School: Master of Science in Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology (Paused) - Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "Saginaw is a nice and beautiful town with low cost of living and less traffic. I am greatly impressed with the friendly learning environment, strong teaching faculty and very helpful, friendly colleagues. Exposure to diverse patient population with wide range of clinical pathology. Truly committed, dedicated and supportive Program Director who is always there to motivate and help residents to achieve their goals, is a huge bonus."
What are your career goals? "To become a very strong clinician.  Planning for Fellowship in Hematology Oncology."

Haritha Yedla, D.O.

Haritha Yedla, DO

Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Science, Duquesne University
Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville college of osteopathic medicine
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "I was always interested in community based medicine. CMU IM residency divides our time between community, academic, and VA hospitals with an extra emphasis on community. This program prioritizes care to those who need it the most."
What are your career goals? "Critical Care fellowship"


Shakeel Jamal, M.D.

Shakeel Jamal, M.D.

Nancy Elizabeth Joy, M.D.

Nancy Joy, M.D.

Undergraduate School: 
Medical School: Three Gorges University, China.
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "I wanted to be trained in an academic-affiliated hospital with strong emphasis on teaching. The collaborate way of working and learning under the guidance of great faculty and residents will help me to grow into an efficient physician. Michigan is the best place to live during residency training as I have my family around for support with ample career opportunities for my family members."
What are your career goals? "I am interested in the primary care; with that as my priority, Saginaw is the right place to find opportunities to reach out to the underserved patient population."

Muhammad Khan, M.D.

Muhammad Khan, M.D. Undergraduate School:  
Medical School: Ayub Medical College, Pakistan 
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? " Saginaw is a nice place to live. I chose to stay in Saginaw as I had some of my rotations prior. Moreover, our program makes you feel at home. The people know and care about each other. You’ve got exposure to a diverse patient population and there are loads of learning opportunities, including research. This program was indeed a perfect match for me. 
What are your career goals? "To master the skills needed to serve the patient population in an effective and compassionate manner".

Christopher Osterbauer, D.O.

Christopher Osterbauer, D.O.

Jared Steinberger, M.D.

Jared Steinberger, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Jamestown
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "CMU provides a ton of opportunities for procedures and hands-on managing your patients. The Saginaw bay area has many outdoor opportunities and this program has a great group of residents."
What are your career goals? Undecided 

Khine Swe, M.D.

Khine Swe, M.D.

Graduate School: Masters' of Biotechnology and Chemical Science, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
Medical School: University of Medicine 2, Yangon, Myanmar 
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "I chose Saginaw for my residency because of its friendly and collegial environment among the residents and faculty. Here, we have lots of hands-on experience for procedures and patient care." 
What are your career goals? "To become a competent physician who can successfully manage any kind of medical problem and save lives." 

Brett Vanderbaan, M.D.

Brett Vanderbaan, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Calvin College 
Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine 
Why did you choose Saginaw for your residency? "Being a Michigan native, I wanted to continue my training in Michigan to remain close to family. I have been living in the Saginaw area for the past 4 years attending medical school at CMU and over that period of time I got the chance to rotate with CMU's Internal Medicine residents as a student. I was impressed by the level of training and the amount of autonomy that residents receive in this program and how well rounded they are as physicians. Furthermore, staying in this area allows my wife to continue pursuing her own career goals."  
What are your career goals?  Cardiology fellowship

Navya Vipparla, M.D.

Navya Vipparla, M.D.