First Year Fellows

Steven Borson, MD
Education: BS – Washington University in St Louis
MD – Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
Kristine Gade, MD
Education: BS – University of Virginia
MD – University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Max Jameson Lee, MD, PhD
Education: BS – University of Florida
Post-Bac – National Institute of Health Rocky Mountain Labs (Montana)
PhD – University of Virginia
MD – Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Lilit Karapetyan, MD
Education: MD – Yerevan State Medical University
Master – University of Michigan
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital        
Rachel Rosenblum, MD
Education: BSc – McGill University
MD – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Saba Shaikh, MD
Education: BS – University of Texas at Dallas
MD – Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University


Second Year Fellows

Zara Kelly, DO
Education: BS – Georgetown University
DO – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UPMC
Nicoletta Machin, DO
Education: BA/BS – Allegheny College
DO – University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UPMC
William Maguire, MD, PhD
Education: BA – Princeton University
MD – Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD – Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency: UPMC
Monica Malhotra, MD
Education: MBChB – All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Kevin Quann, MD, PhD
Education: BS – Drexel University
MD – Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PhD – Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: UPMC
Anjali Rohatgi, MD, PhD
Education: BS – Michigan State University
MD – Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
PhD – Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Residency: York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Third Year Fellows

Charlie Kuang, MD, PhD
Education: BS – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD – University of Michigan
PhD – University of Michigan
Residency: UPMC
Konstantinos Lontos, MD
Education: MD – University of Athens School of Health Sciences Greece
Residency: UPMC
Azadeh Nasrazadani, PhD, MD
Education: BS – University of Texas at Austin
PhD – University of Texas at Austin
MD – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Residency: UPMC
Asha Ricciuti, MD
Education: BS – University of Florida
MD – University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Residency: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Neal Spada, MD
Education: BS – The Pennsylvania State University
MD – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: UPMC


Meet Our Chief Fellows

Asha Ricciuti, MD
Chief Fellow, 2019-2020

Even though I was born and raised in Florida, my fellowship search drew me to the Pittsburgh region primarily for family reasons. After starting my fellowship, I realized how incredibly fortunate I am to train at UPMC and take advantage of the unique opportunities the program offers. My favorite aspect of the program is the immense diversity of clinical experiences at our multiple sites allowing exposure to both common diseases and very rare cases. Fellows rotate with experts in specialty oncology at the Hillman outpatient clinics, malignant hematology on the inpatient BMT/Leukemia services at Shadyside, bleeding disorders at the Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania, hemoglobinopathies on the dedicated sickle cell consult service, and serve as a consultant for complex inpatient hematologic and oncologic issues at a major tertiary referral center. My favorite clinical experience as a fellow is caring for my personal patient panel of veterans during our continuity clinic at the VA, where fellows practice as patients’ primary hematology/oncology physicians and make key evidence-based clinical decisions with appropriate faculty supervision.

My personal interests are to develop a career as a clinician educator working with medical students, residents, and fellows with a focus on curriculum development research. Despite following a non-traditional research pathway, UPMC has been immensely supportive of my personal career development goals and are helping me in pursuing a master’s degree in medical education through the University of Pittsburgh ICRE during my fellowship. Pittsburgh living is vastly underrated, and I have found it to be an incredibly welcoming city with amazing restaurants, cultural events, frequent festivals, weekend markets, unique neighborhoods, and kind neighbors.


Neal Spada, MD
Chief Fellow, 2019-2020

As a native Pittsburgher, I have always dreamed of being able to serve the community that has treated me so warmly over the years as a physician. Fortunately, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC offer world-class medical training in my backyard. That is why, after completing medical school at Pitt and my internal medicine residency at UPMC, it was an easy decision to complete my training in hematology/oncology at UPMC as well. The hub-and-satellite model of cancer care that UPMC has implemented so well offers me and other fellows the opportunity to see an incredible breadth of cases, including everything from bread-and-butter solid tumor oncology to complex patients with challenging malignant hematology diagnoses to thought-provoking, diagnostic mysteries in benign hematology. In the same week, I see my own panel of general hematology/oncology patients in our VA continuity clinic, work on my health outcomes research, and see patients with and learn from one of the dozens of experts that practice hematology/oncology at UPMC in their clinic or on an inpatient service.
Meanwhile, I get to live in Pittsburgh, where I can catch a Pirates game at PNC Park, dine on Mount Washington with a beautiful view of the downtown skyline, and catch a show in the vibrant Cultural District all in the same weekend. Despite having all the amenities of a larger city, Pittsburgh still has the welcoming charm of a smaller city, and its affordability too. All in all, I could not imagine a better place to live and train than right here, and I am thrilled that I will be continuing my career at UPMC Passavant just north of the city when I complete my training next year.

Meet some of our fellows. 

Former fellows: where are they now?