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Current Residents

First-Year Resident Physicians

Second-Year Resident Physicians

Third-Year Resident Physicians

2013 Graduating Resident Physicians

 

First-Year Resident Physicians

Mitalee Dharwadkar

Mitalee Dharwadkar, M.D.

Dr. Dharwadkar graduated from Ross University in 2013. Her undergraduate education was completed at Michigan State University.

Kayla Egli

Kayla Egli, D.O.

Dr. Egli graduated from Des Moines University in 2013.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Dr. Egli completed a student rotation at Mercy FMRP.

Kristin Gisselman

Kristin Gisselman, D.O.

Dr. Gisselman graduated from Des Moines University in 2013.  She received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX.  Dr. Gisselman completed a student rotation at Mercy FMRP.

Arvind Kakani

Arvind Kakani, M.D.

Dr. Kakani graduated from Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College in 2005.  He completed an observership at Mercy FMRP.

Jenna Ridlen

Jenna Ridlen, D.O.

Dr. Ridlen graduated from Des Moines University in 2013.  Her undergraduate degree was obtained from Drake University.  Dr. Ridlen completed a student rotation at Mercy FMRP.

Matthew Skeens

Matthew Skeens, D.O.

Dr. Skeens graduated from Des Moines University in 2013.  His undergraduate degree was obtained from Minneapolis College of Art & Design.  Dr. Skeens completed a student rotation at Mercy FMRP.

Clarissa Zafirov

Clarissa Zafirov, M.D.

Dr. Zafirov graduated from the Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria in 2012.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Nebraska.
 
Bulland Zaman

Bulland Zaman, M.D.

Dr. Zaman graduated from the University of Sint Eustatius in 2013.  His undergraduate studies were completed at the Medical University of the Americas.

 

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Second-Year Resident Physicians

Laura Abels

Laura Abels, D.O.

Dr. Abels graduated from Des Moines University in 2012.  She received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dr. Abels completed a student rotation at Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program.

Keith Bratulich

Keith Bratulich, M.D.

Dr. Bratulich graduated from Ross University in 2012. His undergraduate education was completed at Minnesota State University. Dr. Bratulich was a paramedic for several years before going to medical school.

Devi Dunker

Devi Dunker, D.O.

Dr. Dunker graduated from Des Moines University in 2012.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at Kansas State University. Dr. Dunker completed a student rotation at Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program.

Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik, M.D.

Dr. Malik graduated from the Medical University of the Americas in Nevis in 2011.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University.  Dr. Malik has been working as a research assistant at the JFK Medical Center Neurological Sciences Department in New Jersey prior to joining the residency program.

Samyuktha Muralidhara

Samyuktha Muralidhara, M.D.

Dr. Muralidhara graduated from the University of Sint Eustatius in Netherlands Antilles in 2012.  Her undergraduate degree was obtained from Michigan State University. 

Tabassym Sharif

Tabassum Sharif, M.D.

Dr. Sharif graduated from Dow Medical College in Pakistan in 1985.  She has worked at several clinics in Texas, most recently as a medical assistant at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston prior to joining the residency program.

Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson, D.O.

Dr. Wilson graduated from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012.  His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Iowa.

Nicole Wilson

Nicole Wilson, D.O.

Dr. Wilson graduated from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Iowa. 

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Third-Year Resident Physicians

Trevor Bond

Trevor Bond, D.O.

Dr. Bond graduated from Des Moines University in 2010. His undergraduate education was completed at Kansas State University. Dr. Bond completed a rotation as a student at the Mercy program.  He spent time at a traditional osteopathic internship at Henry Ford Health Systems in Clinton Township, MI.

Kareem Cooper

Kareem Cooper, M.D.

Dr. Cooper graduated from Medical University of the Americas in Nevis in 2011.  His undergraduate studies were completed at Rutgers University.  Dr. Cooper’s previous experience includes work as an adult education instructor and teacher for middle school students.

Jessica Kennedy

Jessica Kennedy, D.O.

Dr. Kennedy graduated from Des Moines University in 2011.  She received her undergraduate degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA, where she graduated Cum Laude.

Juby Joseph

Juby Joseph, M.D.

Dr. Joseph graduated from St. Matthews University in 2011.  His undergraduate degree was obtained from the University of Texas-Arlington. Dr. Joseph was a certified pharmacy technician prior to medical school.

Paul Martis

Paul Martis, M.D.

Dr. Martis graduated from the Medical University of the Americas in 2011.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto.  Dr. Martis worked as an AML analyst at a bank in Toronto prior to medical school.

Summera Qamar

Summera Qamar, M.D.

Dr. Qamar graduated from Xavier University in Aruba in 2008.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Qamar worked as a health care aide since completing medical school.

Ojash Raval

Ojash Raval, D.O.

Dr. Raval is joining the program as a second year resident.  He graduated from Des Moines University in 2011.  Dr. Raval completed a rotating internship at St. Petersburg General Hospital in Florida in 2012. 

Shelly Soltis

Shelly Soltis, D.O.

Dr. Soltis graduated from Des Moines University in 2011.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at Concordia College in Minnesota. Dr. Soltis completed a student rotation here at the Mercy program.

 

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2013 Graduating Resident Physicians

These program graduates will be practicing in the following locations.


Jonathan Crosbie, D.O.

Iowa Clinic, Altoona, Iowa

Anna Eason, M.D.

Mercy Family Medicine of Urbandale, Urbandale, Iowa

Iffat Jahan, M.D.

Mercy Campus Clinic, Des Moines, Iowa

Gregory Jasinski, M.D.

University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program, Baltimore, Md.

Michael Nicholson, D.O.

Iowa Clinic

Trent Peterson, M.D.

Mercy East Family Practice, Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Maria Shue, D.O.

Audubon County Memorial Hospital, Audubon, Iowa

Margaret Vitiritto-Khan, D.O.

Mercy Beaverdale Medical Clinic, Des Moines, Iowa

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