Fellows

Current Fellows

Megan Acho, MD

Dr. Megan Acho graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature. She moved to New York City to study medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and graduated in 2013. Dr. Acho remained in New York at the Mount Sinai Hospital for her Internal Medicine residency, where she also served as a Chief Resident. She completed her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 2020 as part of the Medical Education Track. During her PACCM fellowship, she worked under the mentorship of Dr. Burton Lee studying mechanical ventilation and the ways in which complex concepts are taught to novice learners. Her primary clinical interests include invasive and non-invasive ventilation. In her spare time, Dr. Acho enjoys baking, traveling, and exploring new cities with her husband and two pugs.

Arslan Ahmad, MD

Dr. Arslan Ahmad obtained his M.B;B.S degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in 2011. He explored his passion for medical education by teaching anatomy at a medical school in Pakistan for 2 years. He came to United States to pursue further training. Before starting his residency, he volunteered at Drexel University as a Research Associate. He completed his residency from Abington Jefferson Health. During his residency, he was actively involved in leadership roles at multiple levels. He was awarded Lana K. Lehman Award for excellence in Ambulatory Medicine. While serving as a Chief Resident, he initiated the Chest X-ray Club for the residents. He was an active member of core curriculum committee, resident recruitment committee and POCUS team. He is fluent in English, Urdu and Punjabi. He likes to spend his spare time teaching cricket to his children.

Fellows’ Perspective

Alumni

2020

Mauro Alberto Mendez Baylon, MD

Internal Medicine Residency, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, New York

Jennifer Newitt, MD

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Indiana School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2019

Samira Bahagry, MD

Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Hospital and Sleep Medicine, VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA 

Asad Khan, MD

Internal Medicine, Rush University
Post-training: Hospital and Sleep Medicine, Private Practice, Pittsburgh, PA

2018

Amy Schell, MD           

Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Sleep Surgery, University Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

2017

Julia Barton, MD

Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Staff Physician, Baptist Memorial Medical Group, Memphis, TN

Isabella Soreca, MD

Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Sleep Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA

2016

Ailia Ali, MD

Internal Medicine, West Virginia University
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Post-training: Staff Physician, Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland, MD

2015

Naveed Hasan, MD

Internal Medicine, SUNY Upstate
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Post-training: Staff Physician, Union Pulmonology, Elkton, MD

2014

Ehab Dayyat, MD

Pediatrics, University of Louisville
Child Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Robert Stansbury, MD

Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, West Virginia University
Post-training: Associate Professor, West Virginia University

2013

Christian Castillo, MD

Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University
Post-training: Staff Physician, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Santa Rosa, CA

John Coleman, MD

Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Assistant Professor, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

2012

Deepa Burman, MD

Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Caris Fitzgerald, MD

Psychiatry, University of Arkansas
Post-training: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas

2011

Naishadh Brahmbhatt, MD

Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University
Pulmonary Medicine, Southern Illinois University
Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Staff Physician, PCS Solutions LLC, Sycamore, IL

Simin Khavandgar, MD

Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Thomas Rice, MD

Internal Medicine, Temple University
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Staff Physician, Pulmonary Partners – UPMC, Cranberry, PA

2010

Ryan Soose, MD

Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
Post-training: Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

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