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Punjan Patel, MD

Punjan Patel, MD

2024-Present

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical School: American University of Antigua
Residency: HCA Medical City Arlington
Personal Interests: exploring new restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries, traveling, road trips, hiking, playing poker

Why Infectious Diseases?
I loved my microbiology class and lab as an undergraduate, especially on topics such as bacteria and tropical diseases. I also like the fact that in infectious diseases, the diagnosis is not always obvious because the field is vast and has a lot of variety so you must use critical and analytical thinking to find the diagnosis and create appropriate treatment plans.

Why Ochsner?
A major and well-respected academic center of excellence, well-versed faculty, the patient population it serves, and the work-life balance which allows time to explore New Orleans.

Sruthi Bonda, MD

Sruthi Bonda, DO

2023-Present

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Undergraduate: St. Louis University
Medical School: Touro University California
Residency: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Personal Interests: dance, cooking (and eating), hiking, yoga, painting

Why Infectious Diseases?
I love the variety of cases you can see in infectious disease and the amount of detective work that is involved in those cases. I enjoy being able to have a combination of patients that are followed for a long period of time (HIV) and others that have acute infections that improve quickly. I have also always been interested in micro, so this is the perfect field for me.

Why Ochsner?
The welcoming faculty, the patient population, the great education, the schedule that allows for work-life balance, and of course the exciting city of New Orleans.

Selected Publications

Shobit Keswani, MD

2022-2024

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: Stephen F. Austin State University
Medical School: Ross University
Residency: Sunrise GME Consortium-Mountainview Hospital Las Vegas, NV
Current Position: Hospital Medicine in Tennessee with plans to start private practice in Texas
Selected Publications

Daniel Shapiro, DO

2021-2023

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Fordham University
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina Health Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Current Position: Ochsner Health, Baton Rouge, LA

Andrew Tran, MD

2021-2023

Hometown: Fremont, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Medical School: St. George's University
Residency: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Current Position: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Hind H. Alrowais, MBBS

2020-2022

Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Residency: Ochsner Health
Current Position: Minister of Interior Medical City of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sonya I. Bonnin-Serrallés, MD

2020-2022

Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Residency: Ochsner Health
Current Position: Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA

Geoffrey Casimir, MD

2019-2021

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: Ochsner Health
Current Position: ProHEALTH Care Associates, Long Island, New York

Abby Cocco, DO

2018-2020

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Current Position: Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA

Cariane Morales-Matos, MD

2017-2019

Hometown: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
Residency: Damas Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center

Harry Marty Vigo, MD

2016-2018

Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Medical School: Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Residency: Damas Hospital, Ponce, PR
Current Position: Baptist Health, Jacksonville, FL

Karla Rivera Rivera, MD

2013-2015 General ID
2015-2016 Immunocompromised ID

Hometown: Villalba, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Medical School: Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital de la Concepcion, San German, Puerto Rico
Current Position: Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA