Northeast Georgia Medical Center introduces first class of resident physicians

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
NGMC Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is thrilled to introduce its first class of resident physicians. A total of 20 Internal Medicine and six General Surgery residents will begin their training at NGMC on July 1.

Internal Medicine Residents

  • Alex Adams, DO, Harrogate, Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Moaz Ahmad, MBBS, Faisalabad, Pakistan, King Edward Medical University
  • Nayab Ahmed, MBBS, Lahore, Pakistan, Aga Khan University Medical College
  • Yusuf Alimi, MD, Ontario, Canada, St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Vidya Baleguli, MBBS, Mangalore, India, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
  • Ryan Berry, MD, Corvallis, Oregon, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Young Min Cho, MD, Seoul, Korea, Universidad de Buenos Aires Facultad de Medicina
  • Hasan Choudhury, DO, San Marino, California, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Shivang Danak, MD, Northville, Michigan, St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Ahmer Festok, DO, Chicago, Illinois, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Wesley Field, MD, Lexington, Kentucky, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Martin Herrera, DO, Plantation, Florida, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Aman Kaur, DO, Jacksonville, Florida, Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Riaz Mahmood, DO, Raleigh, North Carolina, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Robert Oberman, DO, Kansas City, Missouri, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tariq Odeh, MBBS, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Gulf Medical University
  • Shahraiz Rizvi, MBBS, Karachi, Pakistan, Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • William Russell, DO, Tullahoma, Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sameena Salcin, MD, Atlanta, Georgia, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • Swhaeb Shubair, MD, Amman, Jordan, Ross University School of Medicine

General Surgery Residents

  • Maurice Asouzu, MD, Montgomery, AL, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Elaine Mirabile, MD, Camden, NJ, St. George’s University School of Medicine Grenada
  • Harper Niver, DO, Raleigh, NC, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Niki Redenius, DO, Peoria, IL, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn Campus
  • Cash Sterling, MD, Enid, OK, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Michael Stolz, MD, Montgomery, AL, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Resident physicians are licensed doctors training in a specialty. They train for three to 10 years after medical school, providing patient care and performing procedures under appropriate supervision. They can write orders and prescribe medication. Residents also have educational, testing and evaluation requirements. Their training is overseen by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

“We believe that when residents have a good experience in training, they are more likely to stay to practice in this area,” said John Delzell, MD, vice president of Medical Education for Northeast Georgia Health System and Designated Institutional Official for NGMC. “After finishing residency training, they will become the medical staff of the future – hopefully here at NGMC.”

NGMC is working to expand to as many as 178 residents across six specialties – internal medicine, family medicine, general surgery, OB/GYN, psychiatry, and emergency medicine – by 2023. That would make NGMC one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the state, with a goal to keep the physician leaders of tomorrow in Hall County, the region and the state.

Research conducted by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government found NGMC’s residency programs will also have a tremendous impact on Hall County’s economy – with a projected economic output of $66 million from 2019 to 2023, with an additional $18 million local economic impact for each year after. Similarly, the program will generate more than 90 incremental community jobs in 2019, rising to as many as 300 jobs by 2023.

Learn more about NGMC’s residency programs at