Department of Medicine

Fellows

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Chief Fellows

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Jing

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Jing Liu, M.D.

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Administrative Chief Fellow, PGY-6

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interest: Interventional cardiology
Hobbies: Travel, food, painting, collecting houseplants

June

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June K. Pickett, M.D.

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Academic Chief Fellow, PGY-5

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Chief Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Electrophysiology, cardio-oncology, quality improvement, clinical education
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, traveling, floral arrangements, tennis

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PGY-6

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Gilad

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Gilad Birnbaum, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interest: Electrophysiology
Hobbies: Cooking, eating, board games

Maygen

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Maygen del Castillo, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: University of Buffalo
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interest: Non-invasive cardiology
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, cooking, indoor cycling, volleyball

Charles

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Charles (Charlie) Howard, M.D.

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Medical School: Texas A&M
Residency: Baylor University
Career Interest: Interventional cardiology
Hobbies: Basketball, hiking, traveling

Stephen

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Stephen Pickett, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interest: Interventional cardiology
Hobbies: Golf, playing with son

Yang

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Yang Yang, M.D.

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Medical School: University of California San Diego
Residency: Cedars-Sinai
Career Interest: Electrophysiology
Hobbies: Basketball, hiking, climbing

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PGY-5

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Mahmoud

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Mahmoud Al Rifai, M.D., M.P.H.

Item Definition

Medical School: American University of Beirut
M.P.H.: Johns Hopkins University
Residency: University of Kansas – Wichita
Career Interests: Academic cardiology, imaging, risk prediction, cardiovascular disease prevention
Hobbies: Healthy lifestyle, reading, coffee making

Xiaoming

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Xiaoming (Ming) Jia, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: University of Florida
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Research Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine (Atherosclerosis)
Career Interests: Cardiovascular disease prevention, precision medicine
Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, basketball, cooking

Khurrum

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Khurrum Khan, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Electrophysiology, interventional cardiology
Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, playing basketball, watching NFL/NBA, streaming TV shows

Stephanie

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Stephanie Koh, M.D.

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Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern
Residency: University of California San Diego
Career Interests: Imaging, interventional cardiology
Hobbies: Photography, traveling, hiking, snowboarding, crocheting

Chayakrit

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Chayakrit Krittanawong, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: Royal Thai Army-Affiliated Phramongkutklao College of Medicine
Research Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic
Residency: Mount Sinai/St. Luke’s Roosevelt
Career Interests: Preventive cardiology, interventional cardiology, multi-omics technologies, clinical bioinformatics, machine intelligence
Hobbies: Running, traveling to new places

John

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John Suffredini, D.O.

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Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia
Residency: University of Kentucky
Career Interest: Interventional Cardiology
Hobbies: College football, trying new restaurants, scuba diving

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PGY-4

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Jeffrey

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Jeffrey Berman, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Chief Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Interventional cardiology, medical education
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife, baby daughter, and dog; travel; investing

Luis

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Luis Dlouhy, M.D.

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Medical School: Texas A&M
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine (Med-Peds)
Career Interests: Adult congenital heart disease, structural heart disease
Hobbies: Tennis, guitar, reading

Faris

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Faris Haddadin, M.D.

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Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai/St. Luke's West
Career Interests: Clinical electrophysiology, atrial fibrillation, resistant hypertension
Hobbies: Watching documentaries, PlayStation, drawing

Aliza

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Aliza Hussain, M.D.

Item Definition

Medical School: The Aga Khan University Medical Collegez
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Research Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine (Atherosclerosis)
Career Interests: Preventive cardiology, imaging
Hobbies: Swimming, cooking, movies

Sina

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Sina Kianoush, M.D., M.P.H.

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Medical School: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
M.P.H. in Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology: Yale University
Research Fellowship: Johns Hopkins (Preventive Cardiology)
Residency: Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Waterbury Program
Career Interests: Preventive cardiology, CVD risk stratification, biomarkers, cardiovascular imaging
Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, playing soccer and tennis

Jamal

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Jamal H. Mahar, M.D., M.Ed.

Item Definition

Medical School: The Aga Khan University Medical College
M.Ed. in Health Profession Education: Cleveland State University
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Chief Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Career Interests: Critical care cardiology, medical education, anticoagulation strategies, pulmonary embolism, space cardiology
Hobbies: Astrophotography, tennis, sailing, paddle boarding

Dhruv

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Dhruv Mahtta, D.O., M.B.A.

Item Definition

Medical School: Kansas City University
M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration: Rockhurst University
Residency: University of Florida – Gainesville
Research Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine (Health Services)
Career Interests: Interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, outcomes research
Hobbies: Cooking, aviation, hiking

Henry

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Henry Zheng, M.D.

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Medical School: Tufts University
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardio-oncology, electrophysiology
Hobbies: Running, skiing, CrossFit, anything outdoors

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Research Fellows

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Michelle

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Michelle Lee, M.D.

Item Definition

Health Services Research Fellow

Medical School: University of Texas Houston
Residency: University of Texas Houston
Career Interest: Non-invasive cardiology
Hobbies: Farmers market, photography, Peloton workout

Ali

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Ali Agha, M.D.

Item Definition

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Research Fellow

Medical School: University of Central Florida
Residency: University of Texas Houston
Career Interests: Cardiovascular disease prevention, cardio-oncology, imaging
Hobbies: Weight lifting, long-distance running

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