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Current Residents

The members of Mount Carmel's Internal Medicine Residency Program are a diverse group of physicians, the breadth of which brings to the program a rich and inspiring variety of perspectives on healthcare and medicine.

Third Year Residents

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Caitlin Booth, MD

  • Chief Resident
  • MD: Northeastern Ohio Medical University
  • Undergrad: Kent State University, Major: Integrated Life Sciences
  • Medical Special Interests: ID, Rheumatology
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with family, home improvement, trying out every bar/restaurant in Columbus.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Warm and welcoming group of people, I knew I would enjoy my time here and learn a lot.
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Rohit Chand, MD

  • MD: Windsor University
  • Medical Special Interests: General Internal Medicine, ID
  • Outside Interests: Basketball, spending time with family & friends, traveling, cooking, working out
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Excellent Program Director, value for community care, friendly & relaxed atmosphere.
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Kevin McAninch, DO

  • Chief Resident
  • MD: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergrad: Wittenberg University Major: Chemistry/East Asian Studies
  • Medical Special Interests: Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Geriatrics
  • Outside Interests: Cooking, video games, comics
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Atmosphere, Faculty/Staff
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Samvel Nersisyan, MD

  • MD: Yerevan State Medical University
  • Medical Special Interest: Nephrology
  • Outside Interests: Soccer, spending time with my family
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Great learning environment. Columbus is a great place for my children.
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Samir Patel, MD

  • MD: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Undergrad: The Ohio State University Major: Biology
  • Medical Special Interests: Sports Medicine, Allergy, Rheumatology
  • Outside Interests: Sports, traveling, trying many different types of food
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Mt. Carmel showed me how everyone is a big family and how everyone is happy. Faculty makes it a perfect teaching environment for residents.
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Zarana Patel, MD

  • MD: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Undergrad: Georgia State University, Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry
  • Medical Special Interests: ID, Rheumatology
  • Outside Interests: Painting, cooking, reading novels
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: I love the people and was attracted by the opportunity to do abroad electives.
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Vahag Zakaryan, MD

  • MD: Yerevan State Medical University
  • Medical Special Interests: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Hospital Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Photography, cooking, soccer, running
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Excellent community hospital, wonderful atmosphere, family-oriented.

Second Year Residents

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Karim Attia, MD

  • MD: Ross University
  • Undergrad: The Ohio State University Major: Medical Technology
  • Medical Special Interest: Hematology/Oncology
  • Outside Interests: Traveling, reading, writing, music
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: I admire the friendly setting, the mission, diversity, and community involvement.
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Luiza Balabanyan, MD

  • MD: Yerevan State Medical University
  • Medical Special Interests: Primary Care, Sleep Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, swimming, reading novels, traveling and exploring new places, trying new foods.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: After my interview I strongly felt that I wanted to get my training here. The faculty is very enthusiastic about education and medicine. The camaraderie amongst the residents is another reason why I liked this program.
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Shilpa Bathini, MD

  • MD: Windsor University
  • Undergrad: Loyola University Major: Psychology
  • Medical Special Interest: Primary Care
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with family, watching sitcoms, watching sports, playing tennis, cooking.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Supportive learning environment, friendly and welcoming people, nice city.
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Katie Bender, MD

  • MD: University of Cincinnati
  • Undergrad: Miami University Major: Biochemistry
  • Medical Special Interest: Cardiology
  • Outside Interests: Traveling, wine, cooking
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Everyone here is happy and friendly. We see a wide variety of pathology and the faculty are all eager to help us learn.
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Jinny James, MD

  • MD: St. Matthew’s University
  • Undergrad: New York Institute of Technology Major: Life Sciences
  • Medical Special Interests: Hospitalist, Critical Care Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, fitness, reading, traveling, dining out and experiencing different types of cuisine.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: The Program Director and faculty seem very much involved in the program providing a great learning environment, there is a very friendly and loving atmosphere, and great city to help balance work and downtime.
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Vihang Patel, MD

  • MD: American University of Antigua
  • Undergrad: The Ohio State University Major: Microbiology
  • Medical Special Interests: GI, Sports Medicine and ID
  • Outside Interests: Cricket, Football, Traveling, Spending time with friends and family.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel:
  • Everyone at Mt. Carmel is very friendly and treats each other like family. Great atmosphere, excellent opportunities, and awesome city to live in.
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Anil Pattisapu, MD

  • MD: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Medical Special Interest: Critical Care Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Sports including basketball, tennis and hanging out with friends.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Friendly atmosphere, residents are great to get along with. Intimately involved with community care.
Brandon Pollak, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Brandon Pollak, MD

  • MD: Wright State University
  • Undergrad: The Ohio State University - Majors: Microbiology, Psychology
  • Medical Special Interests: Academic Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases, Palliative Care
  • Outside Interests: Volleyball, Ohio State Athletics, Traveling and Cooking
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: I chose Mount Carmel because of the outstanding training environment. I had the opportunity to do a majority of my medical school rotations here.
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Liby Varghese, MD

  • MD: Medical University of the Americas
  • Undergrad: SUNY Binghampton
  • Medical Special Interests: Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases
  • Outside Interests: Traveling, cooking and spending time with friends.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Friendly, supportive program with approachable faculty.

First Year Residents

Johanna Asquith, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Johonna Asquith, MD

  • MD: St. George's University
  • Undergrad: University of Central Arkansas - Major: Biology
  • Medical Special Interest: Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with my husband and friends, going to festivals, cooking/baking, gardening, and remodeling/redecorating the house.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Dr. Weiss made a great impression on me. He seemed like a Program Director that really cared about his residents. Also, the residents and staff that I met were all very friendly and happy to be here. Columbus is a great city to live in with plenty of things to do.
Irina Azaryan, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Irina Azaryan, MD

  • MD: Yerevan State Medical University
  • Medical Special Interests: Primary Care, Pulmonology
  • Outside Interests: Family, sports, traveling and reading
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Friendly and collegial environment, very knowledgeable faculty, wonderful city for my family.
Anait Azbekyan, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Anait Azbekyan, MD

  • MD: Russian State Medical University
  • Medical Special Interest: Endocrinology
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with family, going to museums, exploring nature, watching Netflix, social dancing (West Coast Swing)
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Friendly community program with structured teaching and great hands on experience, and a good area to raise a family.
Sydu Bathini, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Sydu Bathini, MD

  • MD: Windsor University
  • Undergrad: Avanthis College - Majors: Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  • Medical Special Interest: Cardiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Endocrinology
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, movies, sports and animals
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: I loved the Program Director and the attendings who interviewed me. Also, I really like the camaraderie among the residents.
Aram Gabrielyan, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Aram Gabrielyan, MD

  • MD: Yeveran State Medical University
  • Medical Special Interests: Cardiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Outside Interests: Hiking, running, soccer, chess, spending time with family and friends
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Everyone is extremely happy working here. Excellent community hospital, friendly atmosphere.
Jason Joykutty, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Jason Joykutty, MD

  • MD: St. Christopher Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine
  • Undergrad: University of Szeged
  • Medical Special Interests: Nephrology, Sports Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Music, baseball, traveling, fantasy sports, food explorations
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: The teaching faculty and staff are very approachable and enthusiastic about education and medicine. The friendly atmosphere is conducive to learning and growth as a medical professional.
Hareesh Singam, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Hareesh Singam, MD

  • MD: Ross University
  • Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University - Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Special Interest: Infectious Diseases and General Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Running, Reading
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: I chose Mount Carmel for the people. The residents and staff were very friendly and happy. There is also a very supportive atmosphere.
Herit Vachhani, internal medicine resident at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.

Herit Vachhani, MD

  • MD: American University of Antigua
  • Undergrad: Penn State University - Major: Biology
  • Medical Special Interests: GI
  • Outside Interests: Listening to music, Dancing, Swimming, Outdoor sports, Traveling, and Keeping up with cars and technology
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel: Friendly and supportive residents and administration, great location, and an academically strong program.

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