Residents

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program is designed to provide trainees with clinical and academic skills to prepare for future roles as clinical leaders.

For a list of our residency graduates, please see our Alumni page.

Class of 2021

Durga Acharya, MD

Durga Acharya, MD

Academic Chief
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: hiking soccer, volunteering, yoga, gardening

Heba Ahmed, DO

Heba Ahmed, DO

Recruitment Chief
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Traveling and outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, camping, and rock climbing. Indian fusion dance and Zumba. Food tours and cooking for family and friends. Hosting potlucks and special events. Spending time with my husband, friends, and three-year-old niece.

Jennifer Delgado Felipa, MD

Jennifer Delgado Felipa, MD

Academic Chief
Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado
Interests: Karate Shorin-Ryu Style, yoga, hiking, salsa dancing.

Tomonao Hashimoto, MD

Tomonao Hashimoto, MD

Administrative Chief
Medical School: Tokai University School of Medicine
Interests: Playing lacrosse; a member of Japan national team of under 19 world championship 2003. Enjoying jogging, watching sports games, visiting art museums, and traveling around the world.

Prathayini Muthiah, MD, MPH

Prathayini Muthiah, MD, MPH

OB Chief
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: Music is very important to me. I was classically trained in piano and violin, and still, try to play when I get the chance. I sang with an a cappella group in college and love singing in choirs. I also sang with the school house band during medical school social events. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes with my family and friends. My husband and I love watching sitcoms and rooting for the Green Bay Packers and I really like discussing cheeses (yes, I’m from Wisconsin).

Sibley Strader, MD

Sibley Strader, MD

Clinic Chief
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Interests: Community Outreach and Health Promotion – via local health centers and various City of Cleveland Departments Health and Political Advocacy – via Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum, Organization of Chinese Americans Volunteering and Fundraising for local agencies including Asian Services in Action, Medworks, Cleveland Department of Health, etc. Participating in cultural events e.g. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, performing in annual Cleveland Asian festivals, and Cleveland international community council.

Martik Tahmasian, MD

Martik Tahmasian, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Interests: Martial Arts – yellow belt in Judo and third-degree white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Running races – 2012 Hartford, CT marathon, half marathons, and 20K runs. Baking bread, pastries, and making ice cream.

Karanpreet Takhar, DO

Karanpreet Takhar, DO

Administrative Chief
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia
Interests: Hockey (NHL, AHL, Worlds Winter Olympic Hockey), reading, painting, learning new languages, volunteering in EMS.

Class of 2022

Carla Damia, MD

Carla Damia, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Interests: Traveling, at present I’ve visited 44 states in the US, 9 Canadian provinces, and over 35 countries in 4 different continents with hopes to visit all 50 states, 7 continents, and as many countries as possible (especially by train). Reading, with a preference for fiction both classic and contemporary. Exercise including yoga, bike riding, and hiking. Baking and cooking, especially vegetarian cuisine.

Kendall Des Vignes, MD

Kendall Des Vignes, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Interests: Long-distance running, hiking, photography, health and fitness endeavors, cooking and meal prep, computer repairs, and troubleshooting.

Maria Fam, MD

Maria Fam, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: Traveling, running, recreational kickboxing, singing.

Arshiya Khalid, MD

Arshiya Khalid, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: Reading (mystery novels), baking, donut connoisseur.

Muhammad Adnan Khan, MD

Adnan Khan, MD

Undergraduate/Medical School: Dow Medical School
Interests: Playing chess and table tennis, watch cricket, reading books, cooking, and traveling.

Arne Landwehr, MD

Arne Landwehr, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Interests: Sports (former involvement in varsity rowing team; weight lifting), languages (currently perfecting my Spanish), travel, music (former involvement in orchestras as a violinist).

Lauren Snyder, DO

Lauren Snyder, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Running and working out, playing with my dog, making candles, reading mystery novels, trying new restaurants, becoming more fluent in Spanish, learning about global health, and volunteering.

Prashant Yamajala, MD

Prashant Yamajala, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Interests: Drumming, swimming, and skateboarding.

Class of 2023

Michael Butrey, MD

Michael Butrey, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Interests: Sports, personal fitness, music, and movies.

Heba Elghalban, MD

Heba Elghalban, MD

Medical School: Menoufia University Faculty of Medicine
Interests: Experience new cultures and places, watching TV series, shopping, quality time with my friends and family, skincare knowledge and products.

Niousha Ehsani, MD

Niousha Ehsani, MD

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Interests: Travel – I had the opportunity to travel to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America and have enjoyed the cultural immersion from each experience tremendously. Reading – I have an eclectic taste for writings from Jane Austin’s to Agatha Christie’s novels. Music – I have played violin since high school and enjoy performing greatly when I get the chance. Baking – always interested in learning new recipes and inventing my own. Soccer – following soccer league games has been a childhood tradition of my father and me.

Alex Fu, DO

Alex Fu, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Watching and playing soccer, local and international traveling, and cooking.

Heba Kalaji, MD

Heba Kalaji, MD

Medical School: University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
Interests: Love cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, watching movies, outdoor exercise, and yoga.

Allan Kerandi, MD

Allan Kerandi, MD

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests: Traveling locally, regionally, and internationally. Outdoor activities, fitness, and soccer. Exploring cultures through food, music, and art. Trends in technology and innovation. Mobile application development, informatics/information technology/EMR. Empowering underrepresented students, spending time with family and advocacy, and leadership.

George Matar, MD

George Matar, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Interests: I enjoy gardening, learning about succulent plant species, collecting miniatures, playing the piano by ear, singing Disney song karaoke and Frank Sinatra, playing kickball, and practicing Kyokushin karate. Also, I enjoy dancing traditional Lebanese Dabke and could probably eat Mexican food every day if I had to.

George Umeh, MD

George Umeh, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Interests: Traveling, music, fitness, and playing/watching sports.

Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine Combined Program

Wail Yar, MD, MPH

Wail Yar, MD, MPH

Medical School: King Abdul Aziz University
Interests: His professional interests include biomedical informatics, personalized medicine and integrative medicine. In his free time, Wail develops websites, writes blogs and spends quality time with his kids.