PGY-1s


Aditi Abraham
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University 
Hobbies: Playing with my dog, running, biking and going to Disney
Future Career goals: General Pediatrics
Favorite thing about the program: The atmosphere of the program and the friendless of the residents.

 

Chantell Albert
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, playing with my dog, spending time with family, trying new restaurants. 
Future Career goals: Pursuing a career in outpatient general pediatrics
Favorite thing about the Program: Close to family, it’s warm year round, friendly residents

Alexandria Dixon
Hometown: Elkin, NC
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Hobbies: I enjoy baking. My husband and I enjoy going to the theme parks. I also have a dog and I enjoy spending days with her.
Future Career goals:  I plan on going into pediatric hematology and oncology. 
Favorite thing about the Program: The best things about the program are the people I get to work with and working with attending physicians. I was initially attracted to the program because Orlando is a wonderful place to live and I knew I would see enough patients and enough variety to receive an excellent training in pediatrics.

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Ashley Bedner
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 
Hobbies: Zumba, puzzles, theme parks, my dogs. 
Future Career goals: Pursuing a career in critical care medicine
Favorite thing about the Program: my co-residents are amazing and the variable pathology exposure. We have a high volume of patients and learn how to feel comfortable with patient management early on. Also we have a pirate ship!

Katie Golembieski
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Enjoy nature trails, painting, and my pets, exploring new restaurants and traveling. 
Future Career goals: General pediatrics or specializing in GI with an emphasis on nutrition and weight management.
Favorite thing about the Program: The supportive and welcoming atmosphere of the program and the diversity of patients and conditions seen here attracted me to APH.  Also, the location is hard to beat!

Megan Graeter
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine 
Hobbies: Travel, golf, outdoors, trivia and Disney. 
Career Goals: Pursuing a career in Outpatient General Pediatrics 
Favorite thing about the Program:  Location, friendliness of residents, hospital

Robby Hedrick
Hometown: Madison, AL
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Hobbies:  Watching movies, going to concerts/music festivals, running obstacle courses, theme parks, and dogs! 
Future Career goals: Pursuing career in ER or Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
Favorite thing about the program: I enjoy that we get to work with a wide variety of patients as Orlando is a large tourist destination that increases our exposure. As a rotating student, I enjoyed working with all the faculty and residents.

Claire Kim 
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Medical School: University of Virginia
Hobbies: Swing Dance, Painting and soccer
Favorite thing about the program: Everyone is very friendly and we work well together

Swetha Mandaloju
Hometown: Dallas-Forth Worth, TX 
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Hobbies: Taking walks & cooking
Future career goals: Undecided
Favorite thing about the program: Friendly people, great patient exposure, and city-life.

Shruti Nabar
Hometown: Plano, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, playing with my cats
Future career goals: Considering NICU at this time
Favorite thing about the program: I love my intern class, and we get along really well. I really enjoy working with my co-residents especially since they're really helpful and take time to teach me.

Liz Nguyen
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine
Hobbies: Dallas cowboys, Fighting Irish and bacon
Future career goals: Undecided
Favorite thing about the program: The people, the location, very friendly residents, the food stipend

Madiha Noor 
Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Hobbies: Theme parks, Wekiva Springs and Cruises
Future career goals: Outpatient pediatrician
Favorite thing about the program: Program Director, living in Florida, Disney world, being near family, all of my wonderful co-residents

Sanila (Dinah) Sarkar
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Music concerts, adult coloring, cooking/baking 
Future Career goals: Future Hematologist/Oncologist
Favorite Thing about the program: My co-residents, Make a Wish Foundation, Disney/Universal

Amanda Soza
Hometown: Fulshear, TX
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine
Hobbies: Salsa and Zumba. 
Future Career goals: Pursuing a career in Outpatient general pediatrics
Favorite thing about the program: The people at this program quickly become family