Former Hematology/Oncology Fellows

Notable Alumni Achievements

Here are a few recent accomplishments of some of our fellowship graduates:

Three former Hem/Onc Fellows, Diwakar Davar, MD (’16), Yana Najjar, MD (’17), and Roby Thomas, MD (’18) were nominated and selected as the 2020 Top Physicians under 40 by the Pennsylvania Medical Society
Congratulations to the 2020 Top Physicians Under 40!
Pennsylvania Medical Society (5/6/2020)

Former fellow, Hussein Tawbi, MD (’08) was named to the President’s Council on Science and Technology
Hussein Tawbi named to President’s Council on Science and Technology
MD Anderson Cancer Center (1/28/2020)

Alumni Placement After Graduation

Here is a list of our alumni placements immediately following fellowship training:


Steven Borson VA Boston Healthcare System
Max Jameson Lee  UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology
Lilit Karapetyan  University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center 
Kristine Reed  Shenandoah Oncology, Winchester VA 
Rachel Rosenblum  Allegheny Health Network 
Saba Shaikh  Temple University, Fox Chase Cancer Center 


Zahra Kelly UPMC Hematology Oncology Associates
Nicoletta Machin UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology
Will Maguire UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology, T32 Training Grant
Monica Malhotra UPMC Hematology Oncology Associates
Kevin Quann UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology, T32 Training Grant
Anjali Rohatgi Washington University St. Louis


Charlie Kuang UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology, T32 Training Grant
Konstantinos Lontos UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology
Azadeh Nasrazadani UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology
Asha Ricciuti VA Western New York Healthcare, Buffalo NY
Neal Spada UPMC Hematology Oncology Associates


Tala Achkar UPMC Hematology Oncology Associates
Christine Garcia UPMC Oncology Hematology Associates
Ryan Massa University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Kathan Mehta University of Kansas, Kansas City KS
Apurva Pandey Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR
Arisha Patel Genentech, San Franscisco CA
Richard Wu UPMC Division of Hematology and Oncology


Katerina Ancevski Hunter UPMC Hematology Oncology Associates
Ananth Arjunan Private Practice, Dallas, Texas
Arpita Gandhi BMT Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Swathi Namburi Private Practice, Tacoma, Washington
Ashwin Somasundaram UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Roby Thomas UPMC, Oncology Hematology Associates


Saveri Bhattacharya Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Yana Najjar UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Krishna Patel Private Practice, Austin, Texas
Rahim Remtulla UPMC Oncology Hematology Associates
Janet Retseck Private Practice, Indiana
Shelley Sahu Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, National Cancer Institute


Tadeu Ambros Essential Health, Fargo, North Dakota
Kirsten Boughan BMT Fellowship, MSKCC, New York, New York
Diwakar Davar UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Jessica Geiger Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
Khanh Nguyen Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Care Center, Derby, Connecticut
Hooman Parsi Private Practice, California
Vitor Hugo Pastorini Filho Quincy Medical Group, Quincy, Illinois
Emily Whitman-Purves The Mark H. Zangmeister Center, Columbus, Ohio
Melissa Yee Dana Farber Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, Massachusetts


Ali Amjad Private practice, Allegheny Health Network and UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Melissa Burgess UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Taewoong Choi BMT Fellowship, Stanford University
Gaurav Goel University of Kentucky
Aju Mathew University of Kentucky
Shalu Pahuja University of Oklahoma
Anuj Patel Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Amy Soni Palo Alto Medical Foundation


Private Practice, Virginia
Vikram Gorantla Cancer Treatment Services International – Hyderabad, India
Aparna Kalyan Fellowship – Northwestern
Catherine Lee BMT Fellowship – Stanford University
Pablo Leone University of Iowa – Faculty
Rohtesh Mehta BMT Fellowship – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Craig Seaman UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology


Kathleen Dorritie UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Annie Im UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Yang Liu Private Practice, Pennsylvania
Jorge Rios Perez University of Louisville Cancer Center
Robert VanderWeele UPMC Hillman Cancer Center – Hematology/Oncology Associates
Peng Wang University of Kentucky
Victor Youssef Yazbeck Virginia Commonwealth University


Rushir Choksi Private Practice
Lijun Dai Private Practice
Moon Fenton University of Tennessee
Michal Krauze UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Mercy
Brian McLaughlin UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant
Rahul Parikh UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
An Tran Private Practice


Ajlan Atasoy Practicing in Turkey
Lamia Boric Private Practice
Navkiranjit Gill Private Practice
Usha Malhotra Roswell
Dhaval Mehta UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC East
Rebecca Silbermann Indiana University
Liza Villaruz UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology


Benedito Carneiro Practicing in Brazil
Timothy Gillison Private Practice
Bruce Hough Private Practice
Christopher Marsh Private Practice
Jennifer Reeder Private Practice
Robert Schillo UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Sewickley Medical Oncology
Lily Shah Private Practice


Trevor Feinstein Private Practice
Rachel Jankowitz UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Patricia Kropf Temple University
Wassim McHayleh Private Practice
Vida Passero UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology/VA Pittsburgh Health Care System
Rajesh Sehgal Marshall University
Hashem Younes Private Practice


Flavia Esteve Private Practice
Lanie Francis UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Hongmei Liang UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC St. Margaret
Michael McNamara Case Western Reserve
Enrico Novelli UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Taofeek Owonikoko Emory
Hussein Tawbi UPMC, Division of Hematology/Oncology