Current Fellows


Aaiza Aamer, MD

MD, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center affiliated with Weil Cornell , Bronx, NY

Born in Pakistan, raised in Qatar, she completed her medical school in Turkey. During her training, Aaiza found that the her most memorable patients were her Geriatric patients and she recognized that there would be a huge need for trained geriatricians to provide quality care of an aging population. Elder adults have multiple comorbidities which makes treating them challenging yet fulfilling.


Ilia Bernstein, MD

BSc (Hons), University of Toronto, ON, Canada
BMBS, University of Limerick, Ireland

Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati

Coming from Toronto, Ilia moved to Pittsburgh to train at UPMC and enhance his knowledge and ability to provide optimal care for older adults. Having the perspective of training in multiple health systems he identified the universal need of managing the increasing needs of a growing senior population.  He hopes the comprehensive training provided at UPMC will allow him to become a more versatile physician. 

Outside of his medial training Ilia is an avid hockey fan and enjoys traveling. His favorite author is James Joyce.


Anita Chandra, MD

BA Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
MD, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, WI

Internal Medicine, Allegheny Health Network

Anita was born and raised in Pittsburgh but left the city for college and medical school. She was excited to finally return home after a decade for residency and now fellowship.

Growing up, Anita spent most summers in Bangalore, India with her grandfather who ran a foundation for older adults that focused on allowing senior citizens to lead active lives. This experience led to Anita’s special interest in caring for the geriatric population during medical school and residency. Anita has a special interest in in-hospital delirium and fall prevention.

Anita enjoys dancing, international travel, Pittsburgh sports and spending time with her husband and son.


Ravneet Sandhu, MD

Bsc. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MD Saba University, Dutch Caribbean

Internal Medicine, MedStar Internal Medicine Baltimore

Ravneet was born in India and raised in Toronto, Canada. He studied biochemistry and human biology at University of Toronto and medicine at Saba University. He completed his Internal medicine training in Baltimore where he developed a keen interest in care for the elderly.  While working with various geriatricians, he saw firsthand the clinical skills and knowledge that is required to take care of patients with high degree of medical complexity.  He was attracted to UPMC due to its strong academic faculty and balance of inpatient and outpatient rotations. Furthermore, he was drawn to the city of Pittsburgh due to its warm and vibrant nature.  Ravneet’s interests in geriatrics include acute care, polypharmacy and rehabilitation.

Outside of medicine, Ravneet is an avid hockey fan and enjoys running and watching movies.

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