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Class of 2027

Affan Ahmed, DOAffan Ahmed, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of North Texas
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Allergy/Immunology, Hospitalist
Hobbies: Sports (NFL, soccer, NBA), working out, cars and spending time with friends
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because of the people and it is a program known for providing excellent medical training. All while being in the great city of Dallas, which is home to me. My interview here was my favorite and showed me how welcoming the faculty and residents are. Additionally, the research and fellowship opportunities are a great plus!

Michael Atwood, MDMichael Atwood, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine
Career Interests: Hospitalist
Hobbies: Cooking, watching sports, spending time with my wife and dog
Why Methodist Dallas: You can feel from the interview at this program that the residents here are well cared for and receive excellent support. The program also provides diverse clinical experiences across various specialties, allowing for a well-rounded education and exposure to different patient populations and cases. Moreover, the Dallas area provides an ideal environment to thrive personally and professionally, making it an attractive choice for residency training and long-term career growth.

Rigel Bacani, DORigel Bacani, DO
Home State: Arizona
Undergraduate: University of Tulsa
Medical School: Oklahoma State University
Career Interests: Pulmonology and Critical Care
Hobbies: Yoga, Travel, Dressmaking, Craft Beer and Mixology, Food Science
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist Dallas impressed me on interview day with their strong academics, attendings who were eager to teach and connect with their trainees, and clear camaraderie amongst their residents.

Farbod Dehmami, MDFarbod Dehmami, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: Texas Tech University
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health and Sciences Center
Career Interests: GI, Pulmonary/Critical care, ID
Hobbies: Evening out with wife and son, trying new restaurants, Traveling, Video games.
Why Methodist Dallas: My decision to select Dallas Methodist for my Internal Medicine residency was profoundly influenced by an exceptional interview and second look encounter. The institution's remarkable diversity in patient demographics, coupled with its comprehensive clinical training program offering a myriad of procedural opportunities, stood out to me. Furthermore, the cutting-edge simulation center added another layer of appeal. The fact that I am from Dallas, with my family rooted in this vibrant city, undoubtedly weighed heavily in my decision-making process, enhancing my sense of belonging and commitment to our community and this esteemed institution.

Daniel Faradji, MDDaniel Faradji, MD
Home State: Tennessee
Undergraduate: The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Medical School: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Primary Care
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Hiking, Programming, Cooking
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because it provides the perfect blend of academic and community medicine while emphasizing resident education. Faculty and residents alike are supportive and really want to see everyone succeed. Being in the DFW area allows exposure to a wide breadth of pathology while living in a major city with plenty of fun activities and great food.

Alexander Frangenberg, DOAlexander Frangenberg, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Integrative Medicine
Hobbies: Finding more hobbies, reading, writing/cinematography, wood carving and woodworking, drawing/painting, anime, musical composition, beer brewing, backpacking, basketball, rock climbing, gardening.
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist Dallas was the first hospital that made me fall in love with the practice and process of internal medicine. The residents, attendings, consulting services, PAs and NPs, nurses, pharmacists, techs, and staff all work hard to make everyone feel welcome, and I frequently have told others I have never been to a hospital where everyone is consistently so happy. Combined with the small resident class size, available fellowships, combination of caring for underserved patients in an academic medicine setting, urban location, and opportunities for procedural and ultrasound mastery, Methodist Dallas is my ideal place to train for residency.

Deitrich Gerlt, DODeitrich Gerlt, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: UT Dallas
Medical School: UNTHSC, TCOM
Career Interests: Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Hobbies: Dallas Stars, Ooni pizzas, Golf
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist Dallas is a long-standing program that has successfully trained many resident physicians. I am particularly drawn to the supportive environment enriched by both faculty and residents. As a community-based program, this program offers impressive research opportunities for those interested.

Devan Govan, MDDevan Govan, MD
Home State: California
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Biotech
Hobbies: Tennis, reading
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist for its diverse patient population, friendly residents, and mix of community/academic medicine.

Carlos Huerta III, DOCarlos Huerta III, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
Medical School: University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Critical Care, Hospitalist
Hobbies: Tennis, golf and weightlifting
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Dallas Methodist because of the camaraderie, culture, and friendliness of the residents and faculty during interviews and second look. I felt extremely welcomed here. Additionally, there is a combination of community and academic training with strong mentorship.

Adil Khetani, DOAdil Khetani, DO
Home State: Arkansas
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Critical Care
Hobbies: Working out, golf, pickleball, bowling
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist Dallas was a great choice for me due to the dual nature of the program that has a community feel with a strong incorporation of academic and evidence based medicine. This was something that I felt was unique to the program. Additionally the supportive nature of faculty and residents alike displayed during the interview, combined with proximity to my friends and family made this a no-brainer for me.

Alex Luong, DOAlex Luong, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Des Moines University
Career Interests: Cardiology, Hospital medicine
Hobbies: Volleyball, tennis, badminton, rock climbing, guitar, dungeons and dragons, movie.
Why Methodist Dallas: I had a great experience during my fourth-year rotations at Methodist Dallas. The residents were friendly and supportive, and the faculty was a wealth of knowledge. Dallas itself is new but familiar feeling to me, home to long-time friends, and close enough to visit my family back in Houston too.

Nicholas Pham, DONicholas Pham, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Arlington
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Stargazing, Fantasy Football
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because they have amazing faculty and a culture that will help me thrive.

Jeevin Sandhu, DO
Home State: California
Undergraduate: Occidental College
Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Gastroenterology/Transplant Hepatology
Hobbies: Basketball, Cooking, Collecting Vinyl Records and Gardening
Why Methodist Dallas: During my interview season, Methodist Dallas stood out to me as the program that made me feel the most at home and the most comfortable within myself and my goals. That combined with the appeal of being able to move to a new city like Dallas, with its diverse culture, history, and amazing food made me confident in my decision. Additionally, I felt that being at a hybrid community and academic program with a smaller class size and a close-knit environment would allow for me to thrive. And as a lifelong Cowboys fan, how could I turn down the opportunity to finally be in the same city as my Boyz!

Class of 2026

Katherine Gonzalez, MDKatherine Gonzalez, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Primary Care
Hobbies: Working out, cooking, baking, and trying new restaurants
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because of the supportive learning environment with friendly faculty and residents. Also, my husband and I wanted to come back home to Dallas!

Holly Haley, DOHolly Haley, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
Medical School: Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn Campus
Career Interests: Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Gastroenterology
Hobbies: Cycling, running, golf, tennis, cooking, and college sports
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist Dallas is the hospital where I was born! Coming home to learn from the patients and physicians who originally gave me my passion for medicine has always been a dream of mine.

Ali Khurram, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: UT Dallas
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Gastroenterologist
Hobbies: Basketball, Boxing, Traveling
Why Methodist Dallas: Dallas Methodist provides an excellent training program in my home city of Dallas. Dallas is such a diverse city providing exposure to a wide variety of patient populations and pathologies. A smaller residency class provides the opportunity to create a supportive learning environment and great mentorship

Colin Ly, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Arlington
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Career Interests: Undecided
Hobbies: Reading, hiking
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist Dallas has incredible faculty to work with and is located in an exciting city.

Sharon Mathai, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at San Antonio
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio- Long School of Medicine
Career Interests: Hospital medicine, Primary Care
Hobbies: Hiking, oil painting, trying new restaurants, traveling
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because it has a good mix of both academic and community medicine. From my interview, I could tell that this program emphasized resident education and training from the full-time faculty designated for teaching to the individualized learning program for each resident.

Shaheen Mehrara, DO
Home State: Hoover, Alabama
Undergraduate: Auburn University
Medical School: Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine- Auburn
Career Interests: Gastroenterology/Electrophysiology
Hobbies: basketball, golf, working out, hiking, food
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist being a hybrid training environment (academic and community) was appealing for my continued training and growth due to the great learning environment and diverse pathology seen here. Also, it was important to come to a program that has multiple fellowships with research opportunities to further expand my learning and interests in a subspecialty. Lastly, moving to a large city like Dallas with plenty of entertainment, amusement and beautiful weather will make it easier to enjoy life outside of work.

Khadyoth Nanneboyina, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Career Interests: Cardiology, Pulm/Crit, Hospitalist
Hobbies: Cooking, painting, conquering escape rooms
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because of how friendly and approachable the residents I worked with were, for the opportunity to train at both Methodist Dallas and the Dallas VA, & because of the smaller cohort size.

Darwin Nguyen, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: Houston Baptist University
Medical School: University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Primary care and hospitalist
Hobbies: Anime, manga, video games, and basketball
Why Methodist Dallas: Hybrid residency program in the DFW metroplex with friendly and supportive faculty and residents.

Ryan Parkinson, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: Baylor University
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Primary Care, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Nephrology
Hobbies: Cooking, Dancing, Performing Magic Tricks
Why Methodist Dallas: Supportive faculty and work culture combined with excellent training and opportunities in Dallas made Methodist's program my top choice.

Ravi Patel, MB
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate:
Medical School: PSMC Medical College
Career Interests: Cardiology, Academic Medicine
Hobbies: Football, basketball, and any outdoor activities
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Dallas Methodist because of its well reputed teaching environment and great sense of camaraderie among the residents and staff. The program is a perfect combination of community and academic training with a strong emphasis on teaching and mentorship.

Kyle Schneider, MD
Home State: Montana
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Burnett School of Medicine at TCU
Career Interests: Heme/Onc, Rheumatology
Hobbies: Soccer, Hiking, Woodworking, Movies
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist has the balance of strong support from faculty while still have good opportunities for research. My interview day set this place apart and moved it to the top. The smaller size and interactions with residents sealed the deal for me.

Prakhar Singal, DO
Home State: Colorado
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Rocky Vista University
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Critical Care
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Skiing, Anime, Science Fiction, Poetry, Denver Broncos fan
Why Methodist Dallas: Enjoyed my interview, especially with the faculty members and meeting the current residents. Interesting balance between community and university aspects. Highlights included emphasis on training to perform procedures, recently built simulation center, variety of rotations/pathology. Have heard many good things about Dallas as a city. Also really cool to see how the program has been continually evolving with new investments and listens to feedback from residents.

Nevin Thomas, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: University of North Texas HSC
Career Interests: Hospitalist
Hobbies: Playing the guitar and cello, photography, biking
Why Methodist Dallas: The culture of Methodist Dallas was what drew me towards the program. The interactions I had with faculty and residents helped solidify my decision. I also wanted to be a part of a program with strong academics which I saw in Methodist Dallas. Dallas in general is great as well and being local to DFW in the past few years, location was prime for me. Excited for what the next few years will bring!

Class of 2025

Kristopher Aten, DOAlla Albonijim, DO
Home State: Michigan
Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Medical School: MSUCOM
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Hobbies: Drawing, working out, reading, and biking
Why Methodist Dallas: Methodist Dallas stood out to me on my interview trail, I found myself comparing most programs to this one. I felt so welcomed, and honestly could see myself thriving here. I wanted to be a part of a community-based program but also focused on academics as well. I have family in Dallas, and I definitely see myself starting my own family/life here.

Kristopher Aten, DOHassan Allahrakha, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Cardiology, GI
Hobbies: Basketball, traveling, cars, sports, foodie
Why Methodist Dallas: Hybrid (academic + community) training environment in a diverse city, collaborative and collegial learning atmosphere, and exposure to vast amount of pathology. Being in Dallas surrounded by good food and friendly people is a major plus.

Kristopher Aten, DOShivani Desai, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: Trinity University
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Hospital medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, nature photography, going on walks, chasing sunsets, trying new foods, watching movies, sleeping
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because of its hybrid community/ academic learning environment, smaller class size, excellent teaching faculty, friendly residents and the general sense of belonging I felt on interview day!

Kristopher Aten, DODillon Drab, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: Texas A&M
Medical School: Texas Tech
Career Interests: Cardiology or astroenterology
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, camping, and watching sports
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas for its program size, research opportunities, and collaborative environment. Methodist has a great mix of academic and community medicine and it was clear during my interview that the program views residents as assets. Additionally, Dallas has a lot to offer as a major city with lots of restaurants, concerts, and major events.

Kristopher Aten, DOWilliam Giesing, M.D.
Home State: Illinois
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Interventional Cardiology
Hobbies: Golf, working out, attending various sports games, evenings out with my wife and friends
Why Methodist Dallas: During the interview day, despite being virtual, I was really able to detect the unusually high sense of camaraderie amongst the residents across all years of training. In addition, I could envision Methodist Health System being the place in which my career develops over the next several years. I am confident that the patient population, multitude of pathologies, and the teaching physicians will all allow me to progress in my medical knowledge and patient care skills.

Kristopher Aten, DODavid Graham, DO
Home State: North Dakota
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Hospital Medicine, Gastroenterology
Hobbies: Cooking, home improvement, trying new restaurants
Why Methodist Dallas: The faculty and residents are welcoming and friendly. The program offers research opportunities and the experience of treating a diverse patient population. I look forward to exploring the entertainment options Dallas has to offer.

Kristopher Aten, DOMadeeha Javed, DO
Home state: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Infectious Disease
Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking, Movie nights, Game nights, Volleyball, Coffee-connoisseur
Why Methodist Dallas: I ranked Methodist Dallas as my #1 program because of the supportive learning environment, diverse pathology and patient population, and camaraderie amongst co-residents. My husband and I also wanted to stay in Dallas to be closer to family.

Kristopher Aten, DOAnup Kotadia, MD
Home State: Illinois
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Career Interests: Critical Care, Medical Device Development
Hobbies: Photography, Latin Dancing, Weightlifting, Astronomy, Hiking/Camping
Why Methodist Dallas: Training in a large urban area like Dallas allows exposure to diverse patient pathology and provides access to numerous activities and culture when not at the hospital. I like that the program emphasizes learning both procedures and medicine. Having just two core hospitals to rotate through allows one to be more familiar with the hospital staff and systems, allowing you to work better with them.

Kristopher Aten, DOSyed Hamaad Rahman, DO
Home State: Florida
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Kansas City University
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Hobbies: Traveling, watching sports (college football, MMA, NBA), trying new foods, board games, and spending time with family and friends
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because of the hybrid academic/community training experience and its long/well-established track record of excellence in training. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming on my interview day, from residents to faculty: Additionally, DFW is an amazing urban location with a diverse population, all kinds of foods, and a perfect location to raise a family.

Kristopher Aten, DOSylvia Riad, MD
Home State: Houston, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch
Career Interests: Primary care, Allergy/Immunology, rheumatology
Hobbies: Swimming, dancing, listening to music
Why Methodist Dallas: I chose Methodist Dallas because everyone from the residency program was very friendly and it felt like home.

Kristopher Aten, DOChamine Robince, DO
Home State: Florida
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Career Interests: Hospitalist
Hobbies: Cooking, dancing, trying new food spots, and hanging out with friends.
Why Methodist Dallas: I was excited to move to a new city like Dallas and Methodist seemed like a great balance between academic and community program. I really enjoyed getting to know the people and the program during my interview as well.

Kristopher Aten, DO Kathan Trivedi, MD
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Career Interests: Gastroenterology/Hospital Medicine
Hobbies: Playing basketball/football/tennis, cooking, traveling, watching NBA/NFL, photography Why Methodist Dallas: One of my favorite interviews. The faculty, residents, and staff were all very amicable. From the various research opportunities to attending physicians who are dedicated to teaching, the program offers a variety of benefits and guidance for residents and their future goals. The program provides a great learning environment and a wonderful blend of community and academic medicine. As a Dallas native, I cannot think of a better city to be in with the growing, diverse population, a plethora of food options, and the greatest sports teams ever! (Go Mavs and Cowboys!)

Kristopher Aten, DOAmy Zheng, DO
Home State: Texas
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Primary Care
Hobbies: Tennis, walking on trails, trying new restaurants
Why Methodist Dallas: Having rotated here since I was a medical student, I've always been amazed by the quality of patient care, mentorship, and education at Methodist. This, combined with my love for Dallas as a city, made Methodist the clear choice for my continuing education.