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Internal Medicine Residency

Internal Medicine Residency

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program has been in existence for over 50 years and offers you an outstanding environment in which to become a well-rounded internist.

Through a flexible curriculum structure, we offer residents the opportunity to focus their training in specific areas that are of most interest to you, such as Primary Care, Hospitalist Medicine, or Subspecialty Fellowship areas.


  • Well-balanced curriculum focused on academics with a strong emphasis on caring for the critically ill
  • Strong balance between clinical experience, didactic learning, and outstanding quality of life
  • A socio-economically, ethnically, and culturally diverse patient population with a wide range of clinical pathology
  • Flexible elective scheduling in PGY-3 lets you explore areas of special interest
  • Osteopathic Recognition Accreditation by the ACGME is available for all interested residents
  • A team approach to floor medicine, offering the best environment for learning and practice
  • Ambulatory training provided at modern, state-of-the-art facilities
  • Gain competency performing board-required procedures, and extensive training with ultrasound guided procedures
  • Opportunities in clinical research activities including participation in regional poster sessions
  • A wide range of core faculty including teaching hospitalists, intensivists, subspecialists, and primary care
  • Eligible for a faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Instructor of Upstate Medical University
  • Comprehensive board certification preparation
  • Ambulatory training provided at modern, state-of-the-art facilities including telemedicine 
  • A 4+1 continuity clinic schedule that allows for more consistent outpatient care and no overlap of inpatient and clinic responsibilities
Fellowships After Residency
2023 Fellowship
Farid Khan, MD Cardiovascular Disease, UHS Hospitals
Altif Muneeb, MD Cardiovascular Disease, UHS Hospitals
Hatem Najar, MD Nephrology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Gowthami Ramar, MD Gastroenterology, UHS Hospitals
Usama Sakhawat, MD Gastroenterology, UHS Hospitals
Laurene Tuider, MD Nephrology, UT Health Houston McGovern Medical School
2022 Fellowship
Maie Abdullah, MD Hospice & Palliative Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Towfiqul Chowdhury, MD Nephrology, University of Rochester Medical Center
Kareem Ebeid, MD Pulmonary/Critical Care, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
Sadia Hussaini, MD Nephrology, University of Rochester Medical Center
Alyssa Raghu, MD Nephrology, Rutgers University Hospital
M’Hamed Turki, MD Gastroenterology, Marshall University School of Medicine
Khadija Raza, MD Gastroenterology, UHS Hospitals
Aasiya Haroon, MD Geriatrics, UHS Hospitals
2021 Fellowship
Minhaz Ahmad, MD Gastroenterology, UHS Hospitals
Sirri Atanga, MD Infectious Disease, Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida
Christine Del Prado-Rico, MD Pulmonary/Critical Care, West Virginia University
2020 Fellowship
Pranava Ganesh, MD Cardiovascular Disease, UHS Hospitals
Maliha Ahmed, MD Nephrology, University of Rochester Medical Center
2019 Fellowship
Nabil Braiteh, MD Cardiovascular Disease, UHS Hospitals
Nada Mohamed, MD Pulmonary & Critial Care, West Virginia University
Jeffrey Rico, MD Endocrinology, Marshall University Medical Center
Vincent Skovira, MD Cardiovascular Disease, UHS Hospitals
2018 Fellowship
Bilal Ahmed, MD Cardiovascular Disease, United Health Services Hospitals
Nazif Chowdhury, MD Gastroenterology, United Health Services Hospitals
Saif Bella, MD Gastroenterology, United Health Services Hospitals
2017 Fellowship
Robert Borowski, DO Endocrinology, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Nazia Mashriqi, MD Critical Care, Mt. Sinai, New York, NY
Mouhamed Amr Sabouni, MD Cardiovascular Disease, United Health Services Hospitals, Johnson City, NY
2016 Fellowship
Noor Al-Asady, DO Vascular Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Nick Changizzadeh, MD Hematology Oncology, Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI
Eva Vaishnav, DO Cardiology, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Fellowship
Wojciech Blonski, MD Gastroenterology, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
2014 Fellowship
Jenna Cooley, DO Rheumatology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Spencer Eisenberg, DO Geriatrics, United Health Services Hospitals, Johnson City, NY
Jerry Pudusseri, DO Cardiology, Arnot Health, Horseheads, NY
David Wisa, MD Pulmonary and Critical Care, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
2013 Fellowship
Bridget Akel, DO Endocrinology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Scott Legunn, MD Rheumatology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2012 Fellowship
Ari Frenklel, MD Infectious Disease, Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2011 Fellowship
Andrea DellaValle, DO Cardiology, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY
Nassar Hajar, MD Gastroenterology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Ngozi Mezu-Patel, MD Infectious Disease, Louisiana State University Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Shivani Purohit, MD Rheumatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Program Directors

Muhammad Imran Ali, MD

Title: Program Director, Internal Medicine
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Residency: Mercy Hospital St. Louis, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Specialty Areas: Critical Care / Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Ali earned his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in 2004. After working for some time in Pakistan, he did his Internal Medicine residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical center in Paterson NJ from 2007 to 2010. In 2012 he completed his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine from Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences Program in Paterson, NJ followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine from Mercy Medical - St. Louis University, MO in 2013. During this time, he was a two-time recipient of the St. Joseph's Excellence in Research Award.

From 2013 to 2017 he provided pulmonary and critical care services at Faith Regional Hospital Norfolk, NE where he was the co-chair of the Critical Care Committee. During this time, he taught Family Practice residents from the University of Omaha. In 2017 he joined UHS Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, NY as a pulmonary and critical care attending and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Binghamton University campus of SUNY upstate. 

Dr. Ali has a keen interest in teaching activities. In 2020 he was appointed as faculty at UHS Internal Medicine Residency and became a member of the UHS Medical Executive Committee. In 2021 he became the Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care and the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency at UHS. In September 2023, he took the office of the Program Director of Internal Medicine.

His hobbies include sports such as tennis, soccer and cricket.


Abdelhamid Ben-Selma, MD

Title: Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Medical School: Faculte de Medecine de Sousse
Residency: United Health Services
Specialty: Hospitalist Medicine



Shahid Mughal, MD

Title: Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College
Residency: Raritan Bay Medical Center
Fellowship: Health Partners in Hospital Medicine
Specialty: Hospitalist Medicine



Karen Avgush, MD

Title: Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine   
Residency: Wellspan York Hospital 
Specialty: Outpatient & Hospitalist Medicine


Michael W. Chisdak, MD
 Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: Hahnemann Medical College - Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic - Sayre, PA
Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine - Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH
Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care




Amine Hila, MD
 Internal Medicine Faculty, Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Medical School: Faculty de Medecine de Tunis - Tunis, Tunisia
Residency: Graduate Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty: Gastroenterology




Domingo Jimenez, MD
 Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: University of East R. Magsaysay, Philippines
Residency: United Health Services, Johnson City, NY
Specialty Areas: Primary Care





Afzal ur Rehman, MD
 Director, Cardiology Rotation, VP Infomatics, Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: King Edward Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: United Health Services, Johnson City, NY
Cardiology Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia - Augusta, GA
Specialty Areas: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology




Mark Speicher, DO
Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Rochester, NY
Specialty: Hospitalist Medicine 





Olyainka Wilhelm, MD
 Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: Ogun State University - Nigeria
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical School - Jersey City Program
Endocrinology Fellowship: Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri
Specialty Areas: Endocrinology and Metabolism



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Yasir Ahmed, MD
 Internal Medicine Faculty and Didactics Coordinator
Medical School: Khyber Medical College
Internship: Aga Khan Medical College
Residency: University of South Alabama
Specialty Areas: Primary Care and Public Health



Oneeb Ahmad, MD
 Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College
Residency: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Specialty Areas: Hospitalist Medicine






Purushothaman Muthukanagaraj, MD
 Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: K.A.P. Vishwanathan Government Medical College
Residency: Vidant Medical Center
Specialty Areas: Internal Medicine and Psychiatry



Jeffrey Gray, MD 
Title: Internal Medicine Faculty
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: University of Arizona




Inpatient General Medicine 20 weeks
Night Float 8 weeks
ICU 8 weeks
Emergency Medicine 2 weeks
Elective 4 weeks
Outpatient Clinic 9-10 weeks
Inpatient General Medicine 16 weeks
Night Float 4 weeks
ICU 8 weeks
Elective 14 weeks
Outpatient Clinic 9-10 weeks
Inpatient General Medicine 12 weeks
ICU 4 weeks
Elective 26 weeks
Outpatient Clinic 9-10 weeks


Each resident is expected to participate in didactic learning opportunities including morning report, noon conferences (including board reviews), weekly clinical grand rounds and special teaching days, as well as Research/Scholarly Activities.

Required subspecialty electives include: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary, and Rheumatology.

Other non-medicine elective options: Anesthesiology, OMM, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Procedures, etc.

Special Emphasis Tracks

The Internal Medicine Residency allows the senior resident to tailor their educational needs. Some examples include: 

Hospitalist Medicine: Focus on additional training in hospital medicine and is ideal prep for those pursuing a career as a hospitalist physician, with additional blocks on in-patient rotations including Hospitalist Medicine electives as well as ICU and/or CCU.
Advisor: Jeffrey Gray, MD

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: The hospital is accredited with Osteopathic Recognition, all of our residents have the opportunity to learn Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy techniques. In addition to weekly lectures, you will also participate in multiple weekly outpatient clinics and our in-patient referral service.
Advisor: Marita Powell, DO

Geriatric Medicine: Participate in one focused block rotation in your second year and two blocks in your third year working exclusively with Geriatric patients and physicians certified in Geriatric Medicine.
Advisor: Rana Ahmad, MD

Outpatient Medicine: Rotations in ambulatory medicine, rural health, preventative care and telemedicine are available for those interested in Primary Care.
Advisor: Daniel Chin, MD


United Health Services Internal Medicine House Staff

PGY-1 Residents

Israr Ahmed
Hometown: Madyan Swat
Medical School: Saidu Medical College in KPK, Pakistan
Professional interest: Primary care
Hobby: Hiking, listening to music, long drive, and playing soccer
Fun fact about me: I have spent my whole life in Canada (Ontario) and went to Pakistan for medical school; my college was taught in URDU but I only speak English and Pashto- so basically, I had to learn everything myself. 


Joseph Jones
Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
Medical School: St George's University
Professional Interests:  I enjoy managing high acuity patients and am interested in exploring subspecialties that will best allow me to foster this interest.
Hobbies: I love food and all things culinary, I am a self-taught musician, I've recently learned to crochet, and I try to run.
Fun Fact:  Before pursuing Medicine, I toured much of the U.S. as a musician.


Fateh Ali Bajwah
Hometown: Rabwah, Pakistan
Medical School: The Aga Khan University
Professional Interest: Cardiology
Hobbies: Playing video games and badminton
Fun Fact: I am 6' 5" and I do NOT play basketball/



Lal Muhammad
Hometown: Quetta, Pakistan
Medical School: Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi
Professional interest: Rheumatology
Hobbies: Cricket, Football
Fun Fact: Predominantly left handed but I can write with right hand as well



Moheudin Khan
Hometown: Quetta, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga khan University Karachi
Professional Interests: Research and innovative medicine, Gastroenterology
Hobbies: Playing cricket, Hiking and horse riding



Maria Khalid
Hometown: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Medical School: Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan 
Professional Interest: Hospitalist Medicine 
Hobbies: Painting, photography 
Fun Fact: I love to cook, my signature dish is a take-out




Muhammed Ahmed
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Dow Medical College
Professional Interests: Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease 
Hobbies: Playing Cricket, watching different sports and spending time with my family
Fun Fact: I never say no to long road trips with my friends and family.



Frank Mulindwa
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda
Medical School: Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Hobbies: Watching movies and soccer
Fun Fact: I always have a story to tell. I am also a good chef so people who hang around me long enough get away with a well cooked meal.



Maheen Irshad
Hometown: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Medical School: Shandong First Medical University, China
Professional Interests: Professionally I am interested in pursuing a career in primary care with an organization based practice that mirrors my passion to serve the people of the community and lay emphasis on preventive health. I rejoice in developing a long term relationship with my patients.
Hobbies: Book Reading, Traveling, Baking
Fun Fact: Going to China for education, learning in cross cultural environment


Hammad Qadri
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences (KCUMB)
Professional Interests: Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine
Hobbies: Watching movies and T.V. shows
Fun Fact: Both my nieces were born at UHS Wilson Medical Center




Maryam Sardar
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan 
Medical School: Akhtar Saeed medical and dental college 
Professional Interest: Hospital Medicine
Hobbies: badminton, reading, watching documentaries and spending quality time with my family
Fun Fact: I'm an avid animal lover with two cats and a dog.



Adarsh Ramesh
Hometown: Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Medical School: Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, India
Professional Interest: I became interested in Internal medicine because of my love for physiology and applying basic science concepts in clinical practice. My goals as a physician are to provide personalized, high-quality care to my patients while being sensitive to their cultural beliefs. Eventually, I hope to pursue a fellowship that reflects my core values and strengths as a physician.
Hobbies: Love creating music and playing guitar. Tennis is another favorite pastime (Big Nadal fan!).
Fun Fact: Science fiction enthusiast who feels aliens are coming.


Sadia Tabassum
Hometown: Faisalabad, Pakistan
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore
Professional Interest: Pulmonology
Hobbies: Interior designing, painting, sketching
Fun Fact: I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and cooking.


Preliminary Residents

Mithun Bhumik
Hometown: Sylhet, Bangladesh
Medical School: Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh
Professional Interest: I would like to grow as a Physician to give back to the community and also to form a long-term relationship with the patients while treating their illness.
Hobbies: Reading books, listening to music and traveling
Fun Fact: I am fascinated by travel because I learn about new cultures and meet people. I especially love visiting historical landmarks everywhere I go.



Chukwuezugo Oranu
Hometown: Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Medical School: Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Professional Interest: Hospitalist Medicine
Hobby: Daydreaming




Hanan Iftikhar
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Foundation Univ. Medical College
Professional Interests: Hospitalist, Critical Care
Hobbies: Painting and drawing
Fun Fact: "Jack of All Trades"



Gegin George
Hometown: Bangalore
Medical School: Navodaya Medical College
Professional Interests: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Sports Medicine
Hobby: Motorcycling
Fun Fact: I spin my pen around my fingers while listening to lectures



Akhila Reddy
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal
Professional Interest: Still exploring 
Hobbies: Playing sports - Table tennis and Badminton, watching movies and anime



PGY-2 Residents

Yassine Mahjouibi
Hometown: La Marsa, Tunisia
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine of Tunis
Professional Interests: Bedside procedures, POCUS, innovative technologies
Hobbies: Hiking, playing soccer, Diving, trying out new restaurants
Fun Fact: I used to practice 3 different sports in parallel 



Kanza Ahmed
Hometown: Vestal, NY 
Medical School: American University at Antigua 
Professional Interest: Endocrinology 
Hobbies: I love to travel and experience different cultures, shopping, interior designing 
Fun Fact: I've been to 12 different countries 



Varun Rajagopallan
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Professional Interest: Cardiology
Hobbies: Cricket, music
Fun Fact: I like mosh pits!



Ali Shaikh
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Dow Medical College
Professional Interest: Hospitalist Medicine and Procedures
Hobbies: Gaming, working out
Fun Fact: I put way too much thought into the socks I wear



Wajiha Ali
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Professional Interest: Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Hobby: Reading autobiographies 
Fun Fact: I enjoy figure skating and hiking with my puppy during my free time. 



Neelam Asghar
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College
Interest: Endocrinology
Hobby: Watching movies
Fun Fact: Adopted a plant (peace Lily) and managed to keep it alive for 2 months during intern year.


Nacir Dhouibi
Hometown: Tunisia
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine of Tunis 
Professional Interest: Internist career
Hobbies: Cooking, soccer
Fun Fact: I have my own rating system for restaurants, I take it seriously xD



Zainab Imtiaz
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
Professional Interest: Cardiology
Hobbies: Going to the gym, staying fit, eating Unhealthy 
Fun Fact: I like to do Karaoke nights at my house, whenever I get a chance.



Rabia Malik
Hometown: Kashmir, Pakistan
Medical School: C.M.H
Professional Interests: Rheumatology
Hobbies: Hiking, cleaning and gardening
Fun Fact: I used to play basketball, volley ball, love traveling, foodie and love to be in nature



Priyanka Singh
Hometown: Mumbai, India 
Medical School: Smolensk State Medical University, Russia
Professional Interest: Cardiology 
Hobby: Traveling 
Fun Fact: I can make the room dance, lol



Anaba Jajja
Hometown: Pakistan
Medical School: Quaid-e-Azam Medical college Bahawalpur, Pakistan 
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, spending time with family
Professional Interest: Internal Medicine 
Fun Fact: As a food lover, I love to try different recipes and I can travel anywhere for good food.



Assad Marwat
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan 
Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine  
Professional Interest: Cardiology 
Hobbies: Car enthusiast, golf 
Fun Fact: I played golf at state level before getting into medicine.



Afsha Aurshina
Hometown: India/Dubai
Medical School: Andhra Medical College, India
Professional Interest: Keeping an open mind! 
Hobbies: Baking, gardening, planning the next big party  
Fun Fact: Was too quiet growing up, and now cannot stop talking



Ali Javed
Hometown: Sialkot, Pakistan
Medical School: Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad
Professional Interest: Inpatient Medicine 
Hobbies: Cricket and Chess




Pooneh Farhangi
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: American University of Antigua
Professional Interest: Critical Care
Hobbies: Depends on the season, I enjoy Hula-hooping in the summer and in winter I prefer to sleep whenever I can
Fun Fact: I'm in Medicine, but my Math is strong



PGY-3 Residents

Owais Gul
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Dow University of Health Sciences
Professional Interest: Hospitalist Medicine
Hobbies: Discussing/reading about current & political affairs, Meteorology & Climatology
Fun Fact: Can listen to gossip even during sleep



Mark Silva
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine (spent two years in St. Vincent & the Grenadines and clerkships in Chicago, IL)
Professional Interests: Hospital Medicine, Primary Care 
Hobbies: I enjoy fitness, outdoor activities (hiking, exploring trails in Upstate) and traveling to new places whenever I'm on PTO or it's a "golden weekend".
Fun Fact: I've worked as an ER nurse for five years before embarking this long and humbling journey in medicine.


Nadia Chaudhary
Hometown: Sheikhupura, Pakistan
Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Professional Interest: Hospital Medicine
Hobbies: I absolutely love cooking, enjoy reading, playing badminton, and watching thriller movies.
Fun Fact: I have simultaneously cooked 8 dishes although it was a frantic few hours, in the end, I managed to pull it off!


Syed Ali Mehdi 
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan Medical College
Professional Interest: Academic hospitalist
Hobbies: Soccer, painting, singing
Fun Fact: Most talkative person in the room



Tooba Ali
Hometown: Gujrat, Pakistan
Medical School: Gujranwala medical college, Pakistan
Professional Interest: Internal Medicine 
Hobbies: Music, painting, sketching, travel & fitness
Fun Fact: I tend to act insane when caffeinated!!! Some find it pretty funny and they're probably right. 



Ibrar Atiq
Hometown: Faisalabad, Pakistan
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College
Professional Interest: Gastroenterology
Hobbies: Quality time with family and friends, Hiking, Exploring new places and Bowling
Fun Fact: A master at infusing humor and warmth into serious situations, effortlessly easing the navigation of challenges for everyone.



Sana Chaudhary
Hometown: Multan, Pakistan
Medical School: CMH Lahore Medical College
Professional Interest: Hospitalist Medicine, Academics and leadership roles
Hobbies: Traveling and exploring new places, watching critically acclaimed movies and seasons, photography, playing table tennis and volleyball
Fun Fact: I can fall asleep anytime, anywhere!



Rafshan Amin
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergrad: Biology
Medical School: American University of Caribbean SOM
I was born and raised in Bangladesh, and immigrated at 13 years old. Attended University at Buffalo for undergrad, and after college, spent one year working as an EMT. Followed by attending AUC SOM, to pursue my interest in internal medicine. 
Hobbies: During my spare time, I enjoy playing video games, table tennis, or brushing up on my guitar skills.


Kedar Bajwa
Hometown: Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan
Medical School: Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad
Hobbies: Playing tennis, traveling




Mubbashir Sheikh
Hometown: Multan, Pakistan
Medical School: Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
Professional Interest: Critical care/Heme-Onc
Hobbies: Videogames, watching docuseries, cricket, spending time with family and friends



Faraaz Rahman
Medical School: RAK College of Medical Sciences





PGY-4 Residents

Khandokar Talib, MD
Hometown: Sylhet, Bangladesh 
Medical School: Sylhet M.A.G Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Professional Interest: Gastroenterology
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, watching movies and TV shows

Stipends & Benefits

Salary: $60,890 (PGY-1)

Insurance Coverage:

  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO).  UHSH covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy or through mail order.
  • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
  • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Vision Insurance:  Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Direct Deposit

Personal Time Off: (vacations, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses): 18 days (PGY-1), 25 days (PGY-2), 27 days (PGY-3). National holidays and Board exams are not deducted from Personal Time Off.

Moving Allowance: A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.

Professional Development Fund:  1st and 2nd year residents are allotted $750/year to be used toward conferences, books, and/or other education expenses (i.e. PDA's, software, stethoscopes, etc.). Required programmatic dues will be paid for out of the fund. This allotment increases to $1,500 in your third year of residency which is designated for board review fees.

Academic Appointments:  All residents receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.

Resident Wellness / Fatigue Management:  The hospital sponsors various activities through the House Staff Association for resident wellness.

Pharmacy: On-site pharmacy is location on the Wilson campus and is open 24/7. 

Osteopathic Medicine

Few teaching hospitals embrace and support the principles of Osteopathic Medicine as well as United Health Services (UHS).

At UHS, you are given the opportunity to participate in the Osteopathic Recognition (OR) program in addition to your IM residency. This experience includes the following:

  • Multiple weekly OMT clinics
  • OMM lectures every week
  • OMM inpatient service
  • Our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine programs are accredited by the ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition, so you can become boarded by both the AOA and ABFM or ABIM.
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To Apply

Applications are accepted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). Deadline to apply is December 31. Completed application includes:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript from your medical school
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three letters of recommendation – one from your Dean
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC's ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

Application Criteria: 

  • We prefer applicants who have graduated from Medical School within the last five years, or who have not been away from clinical medicine for more than 5 years and /or who have had observerships in the U.S.
  • Test Scores Preferred minimum:
    • USMLE Step 1 (220) and Step 2: (230)
    • COMLEX Levels 1 and 2: 550
    • First time pass is required. Applicants need to have passed Steps 1 and 2 (both parts) prior to the Rank Order List deadline.
  • Have applied for and received or are soon to receive ECFMG certification, if applicable.