Current Pathology Residents

Fourth Year Residents

Photo of Gabriela Gonzalez, MCGabriela Gonzalez, MD


Medical School: Universidad de Monterrey Facultad de Medicina Mexico, 2011
Hometown: Piedras Negras, Coahuila, México
About me: I enjoy Pathology because of the complexity and variety of cases. It amazes me how each organ system has distinctive features and details.



Photo of Eric Hirsch, MB, ChBEric Hirsch, MB, ChB


Medical School: Trinity College of Dublin School of Medicine, Ireland, 2014
Undergraduate School: McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada


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Third Year Residents

Photo of Apeksha AgarwalApeksha Agarwal, MB BS


Medical School: Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India  2007
Undergraduate School: Ramnivas Ruia College, Mumbai, India.
Hometown: Mumbai, India
About me: I have always liked basic sciences. In order to pursue the same I underwent training in Medical Microbiology. As I advanced my training, I was drawn towards cytology. My further exposure in the field reinforced my interest in pathology. Besides academics, I like painting, music and travelling.


Photo of David Kim, MCDavid Kim, DO


Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2016
Undergraduate School: Rice University, Houston, TX 2009.
Hometown: Plano, TX
About me: My previous work in discovering new targetable pathways of mesothelioma first sparked my passion for pathology. My interests beyond residency include hematopathology and molecular pathology. Transitioning from Houston to Ft. Lauderdale and now San Antonio, I have encountered diverse cultures, driven colleagues, and captivating stories that have influenced my professional journey. In my free time, I enjoy cycling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to the new experiences yet to come.


Photo of Lianqun QiuLianqun Qiu, MD, PhD


Medical School: Shanghai Medical University, China 1993 MD
Graduate School: National University of Singapore, Singapore 2005 PhD Shanghai Medical University, China 1999 M. Med
Hometown: Shanghai, China
About me: Pathology has always been a fascinating specialty to me due to its active involvement in almost all the aspects of clinical medicine. It is also at the forefront of biomedicine that allows the incorporation of the state-of-the-art technology developed from laboratory benches into daily diagnosis. While learning the pattern recognition patterns in organ systems as a whole, I am particularly interested in cytopathology, hematopathology, and immunopathology. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities, watching sports, and cooking. 


Photo of Annapurna SaksenaAnnapurna Saksena, MB BS


Medical School: Pt. B.D.S. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India 2010
Previous Residency: National Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India (2011-2014)
Hometown: New Delhi, India
About me: I love pathology as I feel Pathology is the backbone of medicine. I like solving real life puzzles and it is suffice to say Pathology is full of them. My primary research interests are Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology. I like spending time with my husband and family, cooking, watching movies and TV shows, hiking in wilderness, swimming and playing badminton and table tennis. 


Photo of Hamza TariqHamza Tariq, MB BS


Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan 2013
Undergraduate School: Rangers Public School, graduated in 2007
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
About me: There is nothing more exciting than taking up the challenge of unraveling the mysteries of human body on a daily basis. For me pathology is the most reliable cornerstone in patient management. It is the most definitive and honest way of diagnosing a disease. Currently I am leaning towards hematopathology and molecular/genetics but I want to keep my options open. Outside of pathology I like to read history, watch Netflix, work out, travel and explore the artist in me from time to me.


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Second Year Residents

Photo of Andrea Agualimpia GarciaAndrea Agualimpia Garcia, MD


Medical School: Universidad Del Valle, Escuela de Medicina, Cali, Colombia, 2009
Hometown: Cali, Colombia
About me: I like pathology because it allows me to blend clinical medicine, pattern recognition and fascinating research in order to provide accurate diagnoses, which finally will become the base for the most appropriate management of our patients. Currently I am interested in renal, transplant and molecular pathology; but I know pathology is a very wide field and this is just the beginning of my journey. Outside work, I like to spend time with my family, reading, jigsaw puzzles, dancing, and traveling.


Photo of Rahaf AlkhatebRahaf Alkhateb, MD


Medical School: University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria, 2007
Graduate School: Master of Science in Medicine (MSc), clinical epidemiology with focus in forensic medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, 2016
Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada
About me: My interest to dig deep into medicine and discover the human body directed me to choose pathology as a medical specialty. I have a strong interest in research especially in the forensic medicine. After residency I hope to pursue a fellowship in forensic pathology or surgical pathology, however, I enjoy all aspects of pathology. In my free time, I prefer to be with my husband and my two sons. I enjoy walking, playing sports, traveling, shopping and cooking.


Photo of Preethi MenonPreethi Menon, MD


Medical School: Amrita School of Medicine, India
Hometown: Vytilla Kochi, India
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Photo of Sulakshana RanjanSulakshana Ranjan, MD


Medical School: All Saints University School of Medicine, 2014
Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada
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Photo of Diane-Ngan TrangDiane Trang, MD


Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, 2016
Hometown: Arlington, TX
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First Year Residents

Photo of MennatAllah EwaisMennatAllah Ewais, MD


Medical School: Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt, 2011
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
About me: What I love about Pathology is that, it is the core of Medicine, it bridges the gap between basic and clinical sciences. I am a visual person by nature, and I always enjoyed the idea of applying my medical knowledge and observational skills to solve disease problems.
Outside medicine I love photography, swimming, walking and spending time with family and friends.


Photo of Jonathan GalassiJonathan Galassi, MD


Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, 2018
Underraduate School: UC San Diego, La Jolla, 2012
Hometown: Orinda, CA
About me: I find pathology scientifically stimulating and aesthetically beautiful. My fellowships interests include hematopathology, cytology, and molecular genetics.


Photo of Fatemeh Ghazanfari AmlashiFatemeh Ghazanfari Amlashi, MD


Medical School: Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 2009
Hometown: Rasht, Iran
About me: Pathology for me is a long-term opportunity to see the beauty of the life and the fragile nature of reality at the same time. Amazingly, the more we look down in this field, the further our horizons would be..… In my spare time, I enjoy taking a pause to connect more to the present moment! I also enjoy my husband’s company in my every-day life and it is much more joyful when we go for walk, watch movies, and go to the gym together. Finally, if I have a little bit more spare time, I like playing with colors and expressing myself through art!


Photo of Amresh KumarAmresh Kumar, MD


Medical School: Liaquat University of Medical & Health Science, Jamshoro, 2012
Hometown: Kunri, Sindh Pakistan
About me: During my medical school I liked to read the subject of Pathology more than any other subject and became more interested in the field of Pathology during 1 and 1/2 years of basic research experience on Polycystic Kidney Disease and Barrett's Esophagus in a lab at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During my residency training, I will explore different subspecialities of Pathology and will go for fellowship in one of the field. Besides academics, I love reading, watching cricket, travelling and like to explore different cultures and food.


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