Pouya Aghajafari MD
St. Matthew's University School of Medicine (Grand Cayman)
Blake Hansen MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Angelica Patino MD
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Facultad de Medicina
Stanislav Ryndin DO
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California
Anish Sureshkumar DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
Christina Duffin, MD
Ross University School of Medicine
I was born and raised in California. I majored in neuroscience at UCLA and then went to Ross University School of Medicine where I did various research projects in neurosurgery. My preliminary year was at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
My hobbies include playing the piano, swimming, and hiking.
Daniel Hynes, MD
NUI Galway School of Medicine
I was born and raised in Galway Ireland. I attended medical school at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Following medical school I completed my internship at Galway University Hospital. I then went on to complete basic surgical training with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During this time I also obtained a master’s in surgery at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Participation in cancer multidisciplinary meetings spurred my interest in radiology. I completed my preliminary medicine year at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse NY.
I have a keen interest in sports and music and actively partake in lacrosse, ice hockey, skiing, soccer and Gaelic Athletic Association sports; football and hurling. I am excited to commence training with UMMS-Baystate radiology.
Ivan Jambor, MD
Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave
I was born and raised in Slovakia. My passion for mathematics and physics began in childhood, and I regularly participated in national competitions. I eventually decided to study medicine, and soon became interested in imaging research. Beginning in the anatomy department, I continued with PET/MRI research in the radiology department, where I became fascinated with methods for modifying and manipulating tissue contrast in MR.
While still in medical school I began working on my PhD at the University of Turku in Turku, Finland. I graduated summa cum laude from medical school at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, and worked in Turku on my PhD thesis in PET/MRI, which I expect to defend this coming summer. During the past 8 years I have become more familiar with PET/MRI physics and have gradually established a research group in Finland focused on cancer imaging, especially of prostate cancer. I am currently completing my transitional year at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and am thrilled to start my clinical training in radiology.
In my free time I like to play tennis, work out at the gym, and cook.
Nicolas Vassel, DO
Rocky Vista University College
I was born and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. I attended Ohio State for undergrad, Boston University for grad school, and went to Rocky Vista University for my medical school training. I am currently doing my internship in Jefferson City, Missouri at Capital Region Medical Center.
Outside of work, I am a huge sports fan, especially college/pro football. I also enjoy working out, traveling, watching movies, and attempting to golf. I am excited to be starting the radiology residency at Baystate and I look forward to moving back to Massachusetts.
Seth Andrews DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
I was born in Maine and grew up in South Carolina. I attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. During that time I enjoyed participating in medical aid work in rural
Bolivia. My preliminary year was at Carillon Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. My hobbies include drawing, roasting coffee, traveling, and being outside through backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, and snowboarding. I live with my wife, Cody, and our three animals. I am looking forward to starting the Radiology program at Baystate, and enjoying all that Western Massachusetts has to offer.
Kaiser Hussain MD
Baqai Medical College
I was born in Chicago, Illinois where I spent the early part of my childhood. My family and I moved while I was in the fourth grade and after a brief stint in Texas, we settled in New Jersey. After I graduated high school I decided to go abroad for my medical education and ultimately received my MD from Baqai Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan. Shortly after returning home, I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and along with the help of family and friends, built a startup that I am still avidly involved in today. Prior to starting my residency I was a researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. I did my preliminary year in internal medicine at the Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island. Outside of work I enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and website development.
Edward Mtui MD
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College
I was born and grew up in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. After high school, I joined the rest of my family after they immigrated to Long Island, New York. I majored in Chemistry and Africana studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After undergraduate studies I returned to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania where my parents originated and attended medical school at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. I had the pleasure of waking up every day to the sight of Mount Kilimanjaro. After medical school, I was involved in cerebrovascular imaging research for risk stratification and early diagnosis of stroke at the Weill Cornell Medical College. I was privileged to do my preliminary medicine internship at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. My extracurricular interests include music, teaching, fitness and spending time with family.
Prem Thanaratnam MD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
I grew up in Los Angeles California. At a young age my interest in math and science, drew me to pursue a career in medicine. I graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2013. Upon graduation I conducted a year of research in Interventional Radiology, before conducting a medial surgical internship in Dublin Ireland. I completed my preliminary surgery year at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx New York. Aside from my professional career, I enjoy working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I am also an avid sports fan who loves spending time with my lovely wife, and two dogs. I am excited to start the next stage of my career, and am thrilled that it is with Baystate.
Jed Hollingsworth, DO
Arizona College of Osteo Med of Midwestern Univ
I was born and raised in Kingman, Arizona, which is a small town about 100 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating from high school, I spent my freshman year of undergraduate studies at CU in Boulder, Colorado. I then returned to Arizona and completed my Bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. I received my DO from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. My preliminary year was spent at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
My wife, Jordyn, is just starting her fourth year of dental school at Midwestern University and then she will be joining me in Massachusetts next summer. I enjoy hiking, trail running, fishing and spending time with my wife and black Lab. We are greatly looking forward to exploring the Northeast over the next several years and we are excited to meet new people from the program!
Nikhil Madhuripan, MD
Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
I grew up in the lush green Trivandrum, a beautiful city in the Indian state of Kerala. After finishing the entirety of schooling right up to med school in the city, I decided to pack my bags and chase the academic dreams I had been nurturing as a student. An interest sparked off, oddly enough on an internal medicine rotation, made me decide to pursue radiology as a career. I rotated as a visiting student in radiology at Northwestern University, Chicago where I also spent quality time doing clinical research. After that came a year of internship in internal medicine at Fairview Hospital- Cleveland clinic.
I now have the pleasure of being a part of the Radiology family here at Baystate. Outside of work I have an ever changing array of interests, which currently includes indoor rock climbing, volleyball, ping pong, cooking and streaming Netflix on every screen in my home. I have met wonderful people along the way, who in addition to bolstering my creativity let me envision future in a wholesome way. I look forward to having many more such experiences here at Baystate
Parthiv Mehta, MD
Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education & Research (MIMER)
I was born in India and have spent most of my life in the city of Bombay. I received my MBBS from the Mimer Medical College. I completed my transitional year at St. Mary Mercy, Livonia, Michigan and have studied clinical hypnotherapy. I have been involved in research projects in the fields of nuclear, MSK and interventional radiology. Apart from academic pursuits, I am an avid traveler and take keen interest in charitable initiatives with a focus on rural healthcare.
Sahar Mirpour MD
Azad University, Tehran Branch Faculty of Medicine
I was born and raised in Iran. I received my MD from Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Also I achieved my Nuclear Medicine board certification from Tehran University at my home country. I conducted research at Johns Hopkins/ IR department and co-authored peer-reviewed publications. I completed my internship in surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland and afterward I had one-year Nuclear Medicine residency training at Johns Hopkins. When not at work, I enjoy photography, exercising, reading, watching movies, learning new languages and spending time with my husband.