Mount Carmel Health System

Because of You

Print    Email
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+)

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

Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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
Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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

Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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.
Image

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.

©  2014  

Mount Carmel Health System  |  Columbus, Ohio

Follow Mount Carmel on Facebook Follow Mount Carmel on Twitter Follow Mount Carmel on YouTube  Follow Mount Carmel on Pinterest Follow Mount Carmel on LinkedIn  Follow Mount Carmel on Google Plus CB