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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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Ariel Biggs, MD

    • Chief Resident
    • MD: West Virginia University School of Medicine
    • BS: Denison University, Major: Biology, Minor: English, Chemistry
    • Medical Special Interests: International Medicine/Global Health, Medical Spanish, Infectious Diseases
    • Outside Interests: Soccer, Food Adventures, Travel, Fishing, Skiing, Farming
    • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: Extremely personable, intelligent, and welcoming residents and Program Director, supportive environment in which to complete residency and pursue career opportunities. You will love it here!
Mount Carmel Residents discuss why they chose Mount Carmel over other Columbus, Ohio, healthcare systems for their residency.
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Christina Chan, DO

  • DO: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • BS: The Ohio State University, Major: Molecular Genetics, Minor: English
  • Medical Special Interest: General Medicine
  • Outside Interests: Japanese animation, comic books, swimming, writing fiction
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: Good program with a nice teaching atmosphere, diverse patient population.
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Genevieve DeKiel, MD

  • MD: Ross University School of Medicine
  • BS: Florida State University, Biology
  • Medical Special Interest: Geriatrics
  • Outside Interests: Cooking, anything outdoors, college football, traveling, working out
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: During my interview every single person I passed in the hallways smiled and said Hello. Everyone is extremely happy working at Mount Carmel, and it certainly shows.
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Ali Imani, MD

  • MD: Marshall University School of Medicine
  • BS: Marshall University, Physiology & Molecular Biology
  • Northern Tehran Azad University, General Biology
  • Medical Special Interests: General Medicine/Rheumatology
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with family and friends, swimming, playing soccer
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: This program and Mount Carmel in its entirety are truly dedicated to providing outstanding education for residents and the best care for patients.
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Pramod Kakarala, MD

  • MD: St. Matthews University School of Medicine
  • BS: The University of Michigan, Industrial & Operations Engineering
  • Medical Special Interests: Pulmonary/Sleep Medicine, Intensive Care
  • Outside Interests: Spending time with my family, dog Siva & friends, traveling, food, drawing, sports.
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: Great atmosphere filled with friendly people and diversity, quality of education.
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Srikanth Kesari, MD

  • MD: Windsor University
  • BS: George Mason University, Finance
  • Medical Special Interests: General Medicine, Critical Care
  • Outside Interests: Music, sports, art
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: The environment is conducive to learning and fostering relationships.
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Caleb Wagner, MD

  • MD: St. Matthews University School of Medicine
  • BS: The Ohio State University, Biology
  • Medical Special Interests: Nephrology, Cardiology
  • Outside Interests: Sports, Cooking, Politics
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: Friendly atmosphere, great city to live in.
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Charles Ware, MD

  • Chief Resident
  • MD: Windsor University
  • MBA: Davenport University, Health Care Management
  • BS: The Ohio State University, Psychology
  • Medical Special Interest: Sports Medicine
  • Outside Interests: OSU Buckeyes, sports, working out, hunting, fishing, spending time with family & friends
  • Why I chose Mount Carmel for my Residency Program: I enjoy the team camaraderie of the residents and the attending physicians’ love for teaching.

Second Year Residents

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Caitlin Booth, MD

  • 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

  • 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.

First 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.
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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.

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