2021-22 CA-2 Class

Hassan Ali, MD

Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: The versatility and diversity of the training. A large network of successful alumni all over the country. Family-friendly culture.

 

Hobbies: Running, swimming, hiking
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Too many to choose from: Palio for special dates, Joe’s Pizza for get-togethers with friends (this is a branch of the NYC Joe’s Pizza that was featured in the Spider-Man movie)
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Love to go on nature walks with my wife and daughter. There are plenty of trails, playgrounds, and parks to explore. My favorite spot is the botanical garden.

Dominick Alton, DO

Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan

Undergraduate School: University of Detroit Mercy
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: I chose the University of Michigan because I wanted to be at a program where I could learn how to safely anesthetize the sickest patients. With our heavy exposure to critical care medicine, our high volume of patients requiring transplant or mechanical circulatory support, and our early exposure to the subspecialties of anesthesia (i.e. cardiac, peds and OB during CA-1 year), it made for the best fit.

 

Hobbies: Traveling with my spouse, playing basketball, playing with my dog, and trying new pizza
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: As a pizza lover, I have recognized that Joe's Pizza has become the spotlight of this city and it is really good, but I really enjoy NeoPapalis for their take on Neapolitan-style pizza.
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: The Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Tyler Beute, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Undergraduate School: Ferris State University School of Nursing
Medical School: Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: I chose the University of Michigan because of its great reputation, exposure to a large variety of cases, and their dedication to wellness — with a good work/life balance. In addition, the people (both the anesthesiology and surgery departments) were all so down-to-earth and approachable. I have never been disappointed with my decision!

 

Hobbies: Hunting — archery mostly (whitetail and elk), boating (skiing/surfing), running, and spending as much time with my wife and two boys as possible.
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: NeoPapalis
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor has so much to do, including multiple, well-maintained public parks and pools. I also appreciate that it's a smaller city that is so much more accessible than most. Lastly, we love the church that we attend in downtown Ann Arbor!

Zach Blackstun, MD

Hometown: Missoula, Montana

Undergraduate School: Creighton University
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: It is a top-notch program with an amazing culture among residents and attendings.

 

Hobbies: Golf, biking, hanging out with friends
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Salt Springs Brewery (Not in Ann Arbor but pretty close)
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Small Town feel with big city things to do. You can't beat the fall here.

Nicholas “Nick” Cardillo, MD

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Veronica del Calvo, MD

Veronica del Calvo, MD

Hometown: Loxahatchee, Florida

Undergraduate School: University of Florida
Medical School: Florida State University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Great teaching and training

 

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, kayaking/paddleboarding
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Cosa Sabrosa
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Experiencing four seasons

Andrew Hallmark, MD

Hometown: Leesburg, Florida

Undergraduate School: University of South Florida
Medical School: University of Florida

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: After growing up in Florida I wanted to see a different part of the country for residency. I interviewed here and instantly knew this department and university could be a second home. Despite its large size, the department has been incredibly welcoming and personal throughout my time here.

 

Hobbies: Cooking, snowboarding, tubing on the Huron River, exploring the craft beer scene in southeast Michigan
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Tup Tim Thai
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor has a small town feel, but it provides a great downtown experience with a number of restaurants and places to hangout. There are year-round activities in and around Ann Arbor, which has been really fun to explore. Detroit and Chicago are both close enough for weekend outings. But my favorite has to be tubing down the Huron River with a bunch of friends when the weather is nice!

Ryan Hoffmann, MD

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University
Medical School: Texas A&M University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Ultimately it was the amazing people (residents, faculty) that I met on my interview day at U-M that made me come here all the way from Texas! It was clear that U-M Anesthesia was a supportive environment for training with a great sense of camaraderie, in addition to top-notch clinical training with great case diversity and complexity.

 

Hobbies: Traveling, music festivals/EDM, Netflix, craft beer, spending time with friends/family
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Sava's
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Summer outdoor activities and bar/restaurant scene!

Alexis Holman, MD

The University of Toledo College of Medicine

Jeffrey Houghton, MD

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Fariha Kamal, MD

Hometown: Edison, New Jersey

Undergraduate School: Rutgers University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: This was the program where I felt like I meshed the most with the residents, attendings, and other applicants. Overall, I got the impression that I would get to do a wide breadth of cases, get graduated responsibility, and come out with really strong clinical skills, all while having a good time surrounded by people whose company I enjoyed.

 

Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, reading, hiking, and watching lots of garbage TV
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Mani Osteria in AA, although Lan City in nearby Ypsi is my ultimate go-to
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: I love the greenery in the summer, going on walks and bike rides on the trails along the river, going tubing and kayaking during the beautiful summers here. I also love having lots of breweries and coffee shops where we can hang out during our free time.

Reed Kamyszek, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Undergraduate School: Syracuse University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Full breadth of clinical experience, an amazing research infrastructure, approachable faculty, and a family-friendly environment!

 

Hobbies: Running. I run-commute to work nearly every day, and there are plenty of great trail systems in Ann Arbor to explore.

Trishul Kapoor, MD

Trishul Kapoor, MD

Hometown: San Jose, California

Undergraduate School: Boston University
Medical School: University of Vermont

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Incredible reputation in training, humility of attendings, and amazing location!

 

Hobbies: Golf, weight-lifting, cooking, wine tasting, and restaurant hopping
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Madras Masala
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Sunny Singh

Nate Lundy, MD

Hometown: Stow, Ohio

Undergraduate School: University of Dayton
Medical School: Ohio State University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: When my wife and I came up to Ann Arbor for interview weekend we were absolutely blown away by everything! The people, the program, the department, and the culture were (and continue to be) incredibly impressive. The residents seemed happy and all got along well with one another and with the interviewees. Furthermore, the faculty really demonstrated their commitment to education and support of the residents. Now, halfway through my training here, I still am truly honored and beyond thankful to be a part of the Michigan Anesthesiology family (even if my game-day loyalty is still to the Buckeyes!)

 

Hobbies: Baseball, football, golf, biking, hiking, trying new restaurants and breweries, spending time with family and friends
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Salt Springs Brewery (Saline)
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: It's a nice college town that is easy to get around and has great food/drink/activity options. You don't need to spend a fortune to have a fun afternoon/evening/weekend!

Alex Morrison-Nozik, DO/PhD

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

Undergraduate School: University at Buffalo
Graduate School: University at Buffalo
Medical School: Ohio University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Was hands-down my favorite place I interviewed.

 

Hobbies: Hiking in the mountains, biking, traveling, camping, snowshoeing, skiing, reading
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: There are so many good places, too hard to pick one
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Tons of places to bike, restaurant/bar scene

JM Muller, MD

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Graduate School: Yale University
Medical School: University of Michigan

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Great faculty, the chance to work with really sick patients, a terrific HOA for the residents, all in a family-friendly city.

 

Hobbies: Violin, distance running, Mandarin Chinese
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Aventura
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Great music and arts year-round

Mike Nguyen, DO

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Undergraduate School: Grand Valley State University
Medical School: Michigan State University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Complexity of cases and close to home

 

Hobbies: Watching movies and puzzles
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Macheko Grill
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: The atmosphere

Sahil Patel, MD

University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita

Nitya Reddy, MD

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Jonathan Roberts, MD

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Minnesota

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: I was lucky enough to have such a great program in a geographic location where all my family is as well. I always planned on coming back to SE Michigan after I went away for medical school. My interview day confirmed what I had known from my undergraduate days. Specifically, it was the breadth of cases and working with all the anesthesiologists that are so specialized to learn a wide array of skills.

 

Hobbies: Hanging out with my dog Chance, traveling, reading historical books, watching Michigan sports, and playing basketball
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Chop House
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Michigan Football and Michigan Basketball

Jay Saggu, DMD

Jay Saggu, MD/DMD

Hometown: Santa Rosa, California

Undergraduate School: University of California Berkeley
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Loma Linda University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: University of Michigan is a great place to learn! From medicine and health to science and humanities, set in the quaint but happening city that is Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers the best mix of city and the Midwest! A great anesthesia department in a wonderful health system — U-M is a great place to be!

 

Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, stand up paddling, admiring other people's dogs, exploring the many lakes around us!
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Jolly Pumpkin
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Nichols Arboretum 

Joshua Shafquat, MD

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Harkamal “Sunny” Singh, MD

Hometown: Wayland, Michigan

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Solid program. Proximity to family.

 

Hobbies: Golf, pickleball, working out, hiking, video games
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Aventura
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: Fall colors

Daniel “Danny” Soliman, MD

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Michael Stolarczyk, MD

Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan

Undergraduate School: Michigan State University
Medical School: Indiana University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Great program, great city, near family and friends

 

Hobbies: Golf, road cycling, mountain biking, disc golf, fishkeeping, cars
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Frita Batidos
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: You can always find something to do.

Vitaliy Studeny, MD

Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Sandy Tadros, MD

Hometown: Chesterfield, Missouri

Undergraduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: University of Toledo

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: I couples matched here with my husband (IM resident)! We both loved the culture of the university and small-town feel of Ann Arbor.

 

Hobbies: Lifting, yoga, reading
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: Kouzina
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: All the local coffee shops

Zander Tu, MD

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Undergraduate School: Albion College
Medical School: Wayne State University

 

Why I chose U-M Anesthesiology: Faculty commitment to resident education.

 

Hobbies: Hockey, running, cooking
Favorite Ann Arbor restaurant: The Boro
Favorite thing about life in Ann Arbor: My co-residents! I am so lucky to work alongside such an incredible group.

Tyler Unsicker, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Brian Waldman, MD

Wayne State University School of Medicine