Current Fellows


Third Year Fellows


Gregory Haidemenos, M.D.

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship: UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hometown: Warwick, Rhode Island
Why MUSC: We were looking for a top-notch program in a beautiful city and when it comes to Charleston, there are few that can come close. The people truly make this program unique and was a major draw for us. The state of South Carolina has something to offer any and all who wish to call it home from the ocean to the mountains.
Favorite things about Charleston: 
The snow! And the ever-changing and world-class restaurant and brewery selections
Hobbies: Hiking, spending time with my wife and standard poodles (Lola and Penny), traveling to fun locales including Asheville, Bluffton, and Savannah, enjoying rides in a car or on a motorcycle through Francis Marion National Forest, traveling to Formula One races, and concerts.


Reena Patel, M.D.

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Residency: Medical College at Georgia

Hometown: Bainbridge, GA
Why MUSC: Charleston is a great city to live in and also the program was exactly what I was looking for when deciding where to go for fellowship.
Favorite things about Charleston: The beach!
Hobbies: Painting, calligraphy, traveling, and spending time with my family.


Shalin Shah, M.D.

Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
Residency: University of Chicago (NorthShore)

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Why MUSC: When I came for my interview, everyone was so friendly and I was excited about the opportunities fellows were given.
Favorite things about Charleston: Coming from the Midwest, the weather is gorgeous year-round. There is always some festival going on every week.
Hobbies: When I'm not at work, you will likely find me playing golf or trying out a new restaurant.


Maggie Stafford, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Why MUSC: I knew MUSC would provide great training in a friendly environment. The people who work at MUSC really support each other.
Favorite things about Charleston: The food and beautiful scenery. Friends and family always want to come visit!
Hobbies: Spending time with my fiancé and dog, cooking, trying new restaurants and breweries, reading, working out at HY/LO, going to the movies, and watching TV series.



Second Year Fellows


Sarah Mushtaq, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: University of South Florida

Hometown: Irmo, SC
Why MUSC: I loved the atmosphere when I interviewed at MUSC and how close the fellows and faculty were, I also wanted to be close to family and back home after residency.
Favorite things about Charleston: Restaurant week and having the chance to try out new restaurants!
Hobbies: Cooking, learning new air fryer recipes, baking, reading novels, taking care of my plants, and spending time with family and friends.


Mal Prophet, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina


Christopher Rangel, M.D.

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Hometown: Clifton, VA
Why MUSC: I loved the friendly, caring, and cooperative spirit of almost everyone that I interacted with during my medicine residency, and felt the intelligent and driven clinicians and researchers here would help me grow and improve in my fellowship.
Favorite things about Charleston: There’s always something fun to do in my time off!


Kiran Uppaluru, M.B.B.S.

Medical School: Katuri Medical College
Residency: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Preventative Medicine Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Why MUSC: NCI designated cancer center. Great co- fellows & faculty. Excellent clinical exposure and a lovely City.
Favorite things about Charleston: The weather and the beaches!
Hobbies: Long walks, painting, cooking, trekking & hiking, biking, reading.

First-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