Dilruba Khanam, DO
Year of Completion: 2022
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie
Residency: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - Pediatric
When I applied to PEM fellowship programs, I had hoped to train alongside with very talented PEM physicians at a busy Pediatric ED where I can take care of acutely ill or injured children with a wide range of pathology and trauma. At Baystate, I found the perfect environment and met some amazing people! The PEM faculty is supportive and honest. They are dedicated to teaching fellows, and helping each fellow grow as a physician. There is a culture of Baystate. People become your friends, and genuinely care about your dreams and aspirations. It is a great place to explore my interests and eventually find my niche. I am curious to explore bedside ultrasound, child abuse, simulation education, and international medicine.
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and then I have lived in 4 different states including Massachusetts! My parents and my younger sister still reside in Brooklyn. I completed my undergraduate studies in biochemistry and graduate studies in Masters in Public Health/Public Policy at Stony Brook University. I completed my Pediatrics residency in Camden, NJ. In my spare time, I like to go hiking (especially to see waterfalls), walking in the woods, camping, going to concerts or music festivals, running, traveling, finding beautiful small towns, going to farmers’ markets, eating a variety of international cuisine, drinking wine and reading non-fiction, and watching comedy or documentaries. I cannot wait to get out into the outdoors in Western Mass.
Andrew Tang, DO
Year of Completion: 2022
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Coney Island Hospital Program - Internal Medicine
Born and bred in sunny Southern California, I am an unabashed In-n-Out fanatic and burrito connoisseur. After going to college at UCLA, I moved to the East Coast to pursue a career in medicine, gorge on cheesesteaks, and eventually swear my allegiance to “Fly Eagles Fly.” Intoxicated with the swashbuckling charm of the Northeast, I decided to spend the past 3 years in Brooklyn for my pediatric residency whilst of course, searching for the perfect dollar slice.
Besides an obvious obsession with food, I am a lover of embarrassing dance moves, traveling the globe, and being a devout follower of all things basketball. My happy place is the beach and my free time revolves around the perpetual quest for sunshine. Professionally, I am an advocate for providing immediate care in underserved areas and I aspire to use my training for a future in international medicine and disaster relief.
I chose Baystate because of the immediate warm welcome that I received. Everyone was genuinely kind, friendly, and made a distinct effort to know me as a person as well as a physician. Coupled with a state of the art emergency department and expansive encatchment area with high volume and acuity, it was an easy choice to move to Springfield and I am beyond excited to start my fellowship at Baystate!
Ryan Paranal, MD
Year of Completion: 2023
Residency: Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Pediatrics
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
I was born and raised in NJ before attending Providence College in Rhode Island for undergrad. After graduation, I obtained my medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. From here, I went on to complete my residency in pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center in NY, and am now a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Baystate. I have a wide variety of clinical interests, including medical education, toxicology, trauma, and ultrasound; however, I'm looking forward to exploring the different opportunities PEM has to offer. In my free time, I like working out, spending time outdoors, and playing basketball and volleyball.
Baystate stood out to me because I was looking for a place that complimented my experience as a resident. This program produces well-rounded clinicians, has a variety of pathology, and cares for a large volume of sick patients requiring acute care. It prioritizes trainee education, and there is a supportive environment amongst faculty and staff that naturally fosters a collaborative atmosphere.
Lauren McNickle, MD
Year of Completion: 2024
Medical School: Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT
Residency: Penn State University/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
A native of New England, I completed my undergraduate and medical school training at Quinnipiac University. I ventured to the sweetest place on earth (Penn State Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA) to complete my pediatric residency and am looking forward to being back in New England for fellowship!
I chose Baystate as I was extremely impressed by the faculty’s dedication and support for their fellows. Baystate will provide me with the opportunity to train in a state-of-the art facility and work with a variety of learners. My interests include toxicology, medical education, and ultrasound.
In my spare time I enjoy bike riding, knitting, listening to audio books, and long walks in nature. I am looking forward to new adventures in the outdoors of Western Massachusetts!