University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Current Fellows

First Year

Tala Achkar, MD

Education: BS – University of Toronto
MSc – McGill University
MD – American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine Lebanon
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Christine Garcia, MD

Education: BS – University of Illinois
MPH – University of Illinois
MD – St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Residency: Stony Brook University

Ryan Massa, MD

Education: BA – University of Rochester
MD – University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Kathan Mehta, MD

Education: MB, BS – B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
MPH – Drexel University School of Public Health
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Apurva Pandey, MD

Education: BS – Manipal University/Kasturba Medical College
MD – American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Arisha Patel, MD

Education: BS – Southern Methodist University
MS – Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
MD – Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Richard Wu, MD, PhD

Education: BS – Southern Methodist University
MD – University of Texas Medical School at Houston
PhD – University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Second Year

Katerina Ancevski, MD

Education: BS – University of Michigan
MD – University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Ananth Arjunan, MD

Education: BS – Texas A&M
MD – Texas A&M
Residency: Washington University

Arpita Gandhi, MD

Education: BS – Rutgers University
MD – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Swathi Namburi, MD

Education: BS – University of Pittsburgh
MD – Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: George Washington University

Ashwin Somasundaram, MD

Education: BS – North Carolina State University
MD – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency: UPMC

Roby Thomas, MD

Education: BS – University of Virginia
MD – American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Residency: West Virginia University

Third Year

Saveri Bhattacharya, DO

Education: BA – Cornell University
DO – Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Gloria Minella, MD

Education: BS – University of Pittsburgh
MD – George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Yana Najjar, MD

Education: BS – American University of Beirut
MD – American University of Beirut
Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Krishna Patel, MD

Education: BS – Texas A&M University
MD – Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Rahim Remtulla, MD

Education: BS, MS – University of Florida
MD – Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Janet Retseck, MD

Education: BA – University of Dallas
MA – Indiana University
PhD – Claremont Graduate University
MD – Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin

Shelley Sahu, MD

Education: BA – Northwestern University
MD – Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center