Current Fellows


Third Year Fellows

Dr. Zaheer Ahmed

Zaheer Ahmed, M.B.B.S

Medical School: Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Hometown: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Why MUSC: Everyone in the program was so down to earth and welcoming when I visited, and I felt comfortable immediately. I was very impressed with the faculty, and the rigorous clinical training at the NCI designated Hollings Cancer Center and MUSC. I really liked the supportive, inclusive, learning and collegial environment at MUSC.
Favorite things about Charleston: The city is the perfect size for me, and it has something for everyone. Easy access to beaches and beautiful parks. Historical nature.
Hobbies: Running, reading, traveling with my wife, spending as much time with the family as possible.

Dr. Jonathan Alexander

Jonathan Alexander, M.D.

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Residency: University of Louisville

Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Why MUSC: I felt that the program offered superb training whilst also catering to my personality type. I also wanted to escape snowy winters and be closer to my family!
Favorite things about Charleston: The food scene! Not to mention the weather is incredible, and the city has an energy and beauty to it that are hard to match!
Hobbies: Travel & music (the two often go hand-in-hand for me), fitness, all things tech-related, spending time with my pets, and those who matter most to me.

Dr. James Kalmuk

James Kalmuk, M.D.

Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. McKenzie Sorrell

McKenzie Sorrell, D.O.

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
Residency: Prisma Health/University of South Carolina

Second Year Fellows

Dr. Keegan Bakos 

Jonathan Keegan Bakos, M.D.

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Yadav Pandey 

Yadav Pandey, M.B.B.S.

Medical School: Kathmandu Medical College
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dr. Arash Velayati 

Arash Velayati, M.D.

Medical School: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Sariya Wongsaengsak 

Sariya Wongsaengsak, M.D.

Medical School: Phramongkutklao Medical College
Texas Tech University Health Science Center

First Year Fellows

Abed Aljamal, M.D. 

Abed Aljamal, M.D.

Medical School: Beirut Arab University Faculty of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida

Abed Aljamal, M.D. 

Sushma Pavuluri, D.O.

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Franciscan Health

Aswani Thurlapati, M.D. 

Aswani Thurlapati M.D.

Medical School: Mamata Medical College
Louisiana State University

Shobi Venkatachalam, M.D. 

Shobi Venkatachalam, M.B.B.S

Medical School: Thanjavur Medical College, India
Nazareth Hospital Philadelphia, PA