2021-2022 Chief Residents

Jason Reardon, MD

Jason Reardon, MD

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Jason Reardon, MD

Jason Reardon, MD

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Devils Lake, North Dakota
Undergrad School: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, camping, photography - wildlife and nature, and traveling to new places to see the culture and architecture.

Email: Jason.Reardon@vcuhealth.org

Joseph Gillam, MD

Joseph Gillam, MD

Saint James School of Medicine

Joseph Gillam, MD

Joseph Gillam, MD

Saint James School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Undergrad School: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla/Chicago
Hobbies: Tennis, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, home renovations and riding horses.

Email: Joseph.Gillam@vcuhealth.org

PGY 4 Pathology

Michele Anderson, DO

Michele Anderson, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michele Anderson, DO

Michele Anderson, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: McLean, Virginia
Undergrad School: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Photography, hiking with my dog and tennis.

Email: Michele.Anderson@vcuhealth.org

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Medical College Baroda, India

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Jigisha Chaudhari, MD

Medical College Baroda, India

Pathology

Hometown: Gandhinagar, India
Undergrad school: N/A
Medical School: Medical College Baroda, India
Hobbies: Listening to music, watching movies, Cooking

Email: Jigisha.Chaudhari@vcuhealth.org

Natalie Pula, MD

Natalie Pula, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Natalie Pula, MD

Natalie Pula, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: New York, New York
Undergrad School: CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, running, and bike riding

Email: Natalie.Pula@vcuhealth.org

Jason Reardon, MD

Jason Reardon, MD

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Jason Reardon, MD

Jason Reardon, MD

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Devils Lake, North Dakota
Undergrad School: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, camping, photography - wildlife and nature, and traveling to new places to see the culture and architecture.

Email: Jason.Reardon@vcuhealth.org

Anat Zeidel, MD

Anat Zeidel, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Anat Zeidel, MD

Anat Zeidel, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Petah Tikva, ISR
Undergrad School: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Working out, thinking/strategy games, reading, traveling, soccer, cooking and meditation/yoga.

Email: Anat.Zeidel@vcuhealth.org

PGY 3 Pathology

Michael Castro, MD

Michael Castro, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Michael Castro, MD

Michael Castro, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Union City, New Jersey
Undergrad School: New Jersey City University
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Weight training and reading

Email: Michael.Castro@vcuhealth.org

Joseph Gillam, MD

Joseph Gillam, MD

Saint James School of Medicine

Joseph Gillam, MD

Joseph Gillam, MD

Saint James School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Undergrad School: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla/Chicago
Hobbies: Tennis, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, home renovations and riding horses.

Email: Joseph.Gillam@vcuhealth.org

Kohl Strauss, MD

Kohl Strauss, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Kohl Strauss, MD

Kohl Strauss, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Undergrad School: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Baseball, football, golf, skiing, stargazing and coin collecting.

Email: Kohl.Strauss@vcuhealth.org

Sami Talibi, MD

Sami Talibi, MD

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Sami Talibi, MD

Sami Talibi, MD

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Pathology

Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Undergrad School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hobbies: My pugs, video games, tabletop gaming, running and cycling.

Email: Sami.Talibi@vcuhealth.org

PGY 2 Pathology

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

Ramsey Al Hosri, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. Newport Beach, CA. Redlands, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Strength training and Power-lifting, Exercise science and Bio-mechanics, Health, fitness, and nutrition, Sports - Basketball (Lakers fan), Football (49ers fan), Baseball (Dodgers fan), Academics, teaching, and tutoring, Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Biochemistry and General Chemistry, Astronomy and Space Science, Animals - in particular, playing with my dog, Beach and water activities, American muscle cars.

Email: Ramsey.Alhosri@vcuhealth.org

Justin Chang, MD

Justin Chang, MD

VCU School of Medicine

Justin Chang, MD

Justin Chang, MD

VCU School of Medicine

Pathology

Undergrad School: University of Maryland
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Gardening, bonsai, cycling, photography, traveling, and Judo

Email: Justin.Chang@vcuhealth.org

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

Jonathan Kanakaraj, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Fremont, Ohio
Undergrad School: University of Colorado Denver
Medical School: Saint George's University School Of Medicine, Grenada
Hobbies: attending Live Music concerts, collecting concert posters, collecting books and medical textbooks.

Email: Jonathan.Kanakaraj@vcuhealth.org

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Felix Medrano Garcia, MD

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Pathology

Hometown: Paterson, NJ; Puerto Plata, Dominican Rep.
Undergrad: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Hobbies: Leadership, service-learning, and public speaking. I enjoy reading and listening to TED Talks on these topics and applying the strategies I have learned at work or while volunteering. Cooking: I believe food brings people together. I enjoy trying new recipes from around the world. I have a special interest in Mediterranean, Asian, and vegetarian cuisine. Quality improvement, reverse engineering, and architectural design. Learning how things are made. Sports: Baseball, basketball, and chess.

Email: Felix.MedranoGarcia@vcuhealth.org

PGY 1 Pathology

Bryce Bobb, DO

Bryce Bobb, DO

LMU - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bryce Bobb, DO

Bryce Bobb, DO

LMU - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Greenfield, IN
Undergrad School: Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Participating and watching sports, building and fixing computers, crossword puzzles, reading non-fiction and
autobiographies, traveling to different countries, eating culturally diverse foods, animal care and rescue, research, and national parks.

Email: Bryce.Bobb1@vcuhealth.org

Michael Glass, MD

Michael Glass, MD

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Michael Glass, MD

Michael Glass, MD

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Pathology

Hometown: Lafayette, IN
Undergrad School: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, United States of America
Hobbies: Cycling, long distance running, architecture and construction, aviation, sailing, literature, playing
music and attending concerts, gardening, as well as camping and hiking.

Email: Michael.Glass@vcuhealth.org

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Linnette Arroyo Roldan, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Anasco, Puerto Rico
Undergrad School: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Barbados
Hobbies: I recently began knitting while I studied for the Step 2 CK exam. It was a way for me to unwind between study sessions and I was very proud of my first creation, a beautiful blanket. Gardening is a hobby I had before medical school and haven’t been able to continue due to moving constantly for rotations. Whenever I go back home to Puerto Rico I usually plant fruits trees and germinate seeds. Hopefully I can get back to gardening during residency.

Email: Linnette.ArroyoRoldan@vcuhealth.org

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

University of Medicine & Health Sciences St. Kitts

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

Nicole Winkelmann, MD

University of Medicine & Health Sciences St. Kitts

Pathology

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO, USA
Undergrad School: George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, USA
Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
Hobbies: Reading fanfiction stories, being involved in local LGBTQIA+ groups, hand embroidery and other
sewing crafts, playing the trumpet, and watching TV.

Email: Nicole.Winkelmann@vcuhealth.org

Fellows 

Cytopathology Fellows

Samia Liaquat, MD

Samia Liaquat, MD

Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)

Samia Liaquat, MD

Samia Liaquat, MD

Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)

Pathology

Hometown: Toronto Canada
Undergrad School: University of Toronto
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Hobbies: Cooking and calligraphy

Email: Samia.Liaquat@vcuhealth.org

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MBBS

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MBBS

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MBBS

Umamaheshwari Golconda, MBBS

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College

Pathology

Hometown: Bangalore, India
Undergrad training: in India
Medical School: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College
Residency & GI and Liver Pathology Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
Hobbies: Sports, cooking, traveling, and painting.

Email: Umamaheshwari.Golconda@vcuhealth.org

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellows

Aida Catic, PhD

Aida Catic, PhD

Burch International University in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Aida Catic, PhD

Aida Catic, PhD

Burch International University in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Pathology

Hometown: Gacko (small town) in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Undergrad School: Loyola University
Graduate School: Burch International University in Sarajevo, Bosnia
Hobbies: Running, cooking and baking with my family. Traveling and exploring new cultures.

Email: Aida.Catic@vcuhealth.org

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

University of South Dakota

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

Hannah Wollenzien, PhD

University of South Dakota

Pathology

Hometown: Moorhead, Minnesota
Undergrad School: Concordia College
Graduate School (PhD): University of South Dakota
Hobbies: Yoga, teaching dance, and traveling.

Email: Hannah.Wollenzien@vcuhealth.org

Divya Vinjamur, MSc, PhD

Divya Vinjamur, MSc, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Divya Vinjamur, MSc, PhD

Divya Vinjamur, MSc, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Pathology

Hometown: Pune, India
Undergrad School: Fergusson College, University of Pune, India
Graduate School (MSc): Garden City College, Bangalore University, India
Graduate School (PhD): Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Postdoctoral fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Hobbies: Art, Travel

Email: Divya.Vinjamur@vcuhealth.org

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellows

Jacob Collie, DO

Jacob Collie, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jacob Collie, DO

Jacob Collie, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: Winchester, VA
Undergrad School: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
Hobbies: Piano, reading, hiking, time with wife and four kids (another on the way!).

Email: Jacob.Collie@vcuhealth.org

Hematopathology Fellows

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

UMKC School of Medicine

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

Ifrah Ahmed, MD

UMKC School of Medicine

Pathology

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad School: University of Missouri Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis University AP/CP Pathology Residency
Hobbies: Cooking, listening to K-pop music, spending time with friends and family.

Email: Ifrah.Ahmed@vcuhealth.org

Amit Patel, MD

Amit Patel, MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Amit Patel, MD

Amit Patel, MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Pathology

Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine (MD)
Hobbies and Interests: Basketball, soccer, star gazing, bird feeding, reading novels: fictional/xianxia/international, meditation sessions with breathing exercise.

Email: Amit.Patel@vcuhealth.org

Benjamin Stueben, MD

Benjamin Stueben, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Benjamin Stueben, MD

Benjamin Stueben, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Pathology

Email: Benjamin.Stueben@vcuhealth.org

Where Did Our Graduates Go?

Selected Trainee Publications/Scholarly Contributions