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Meet Our Trainees

The Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residents and faculty foster a collegial environment and education-focused culture that provides an inclusive learning experience. Our residency draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our trainees have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests.

Meet our current residents and learn about their experience in the program.

Amanda Nguyen, M.D.

Amanda Nguyen, M.D.

What has been most rewarding about your training so far?

It has been so rewarding to reflect on my time in this program and recognize how much I have learned. Things that were incredibly challenging for me at the beginning of residency are much more approachable now. Also, while I enjoyed pathology as a medical student, I love it even more as a resident. It has been fun to rotate through different fields and discover which areas of pathology are most interesting to me.

Philip Hurst, M.D.

Philip Hurst, M.D.

Why did you choose Mayo Clinic?

When I interviewed here at Mayo Clinic, I was blown away by how kind, humble, and welcoming everyone was. I had been afraid that the culture at a place with as big a reputation as Mayo would be one of arrogance and condescension, but it was immediately apparent to me that that was not the case. In the months following my interview, I couldn't stop thinking about the impact that the great conversations I'd had with my interviewers had left on me. I knew it was the place I wanted to train.

Ryan Kendziora, M.D.

Ryan Kendziora, M.D.

Is there anything that surprised you about Rochester MN?

I was surprised at how easy it is to live here! It seems like everything in Rochester is no more than a 10-minute drive away and being able to easily park at work was refreshing to somebody who lived in an urban setting for almost a decade before coming here. My wife (who is also a resident) and I were able to buy our home when we moved here, and we love being Rochester homeowners!

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

What has been most rewarding about your training so far?

Pathology is extremely diverse and each day of training is full of learning a vast amount of information and performing a wide array of tasks. It is an honor to work with and learn from members of the field who are passionate about their jobs and work with a true sense that the ultimate goal is to assist patients and clinicians reach appropriate diagnoses so that proper treatments can be initiated.

Graduating Class of 2022

Farah Baban, M.B., Ch.B.

Farah Baban, M.B., Ch.B.

Home country: Iraq

Medical school: University of Baghdad

Holly Berg, D.O.

Holly Berg, D.O.

Home state: Montana

Medical school: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Sara Cook, M.D., Ph.D. 

Sara Cook, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Iowa

Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Urbana

Casey Gleue, M.D.

Casey Gleue, M.D.

Home state: Kansas

Medical school: University of Kansas

Rachel Horton, D.O.

Rachel Horton, D.O.

Home state: Utah

Medical school: Pacific NW University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mazen Osman, M.B., Ch.B.

Mazen Osman, M.B., Ch.B.

Home country: Egypt

Medical school: Ain Shams University

Krasimira Rozenova, M.D.

Krasimira Rozenova, M.D.

Home country: Bulgaria

Medical school: St. George's Hospital

Kathryn Eschbacher, M.D.

Kathryn Eschbacher, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology Pathway

Home state: Texas

Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

 

Class of 2023

Mazen Atiq, M.B., B.S.

Mazen Atiq, M.B., B.S.

Home country: Pakistan

Medical school: Ziauddin Medical College

Clinical Pathology

Nicholas Boire, M.D.

Nicholas Boire, M.D.

Home state: New York

Medical school: St. George's University, Grenada

Ryan Kendziora, M.D. 

Ryan Kendziora, M.D.

Home state: Illinois

Medical school: University of Illinois

Michael McCarthy, M.D.

Michael McCarthy, M.D.

Home state: California

Medical school: Loma Linda University

Fabiola Righi, D.O.

Fabiola Righi, D.O.

Home country: Brazil

Medical school: University of North Texas

Burak Tekin, M.D.

Burak Tekin, M.D.

Home country: Turkey

Medical school: Istanbul University

 

Class of 2024

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

Belinda Galeano, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Arizona

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Clarissa Jordan, M.D. 

Clarissa Jordan, M.D.

Home state: New Mexico

Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine

Ameya Patil, M.B.B.S.

Ameya Patil, M.B.B.S.

Home country: India

Medical school: Topiwala National Medical College

Luisa Ricaurte Archila, M.D.

Luisa Ricaurte Archila, M.D.

Home country: Colombia

Medical school: Universidad de Los Andes Facultad de Medica

Nadarra Stokes, M.D.

Nadarra Stokes, M.D.

Home state: Illinois

Medical school: University of Illinois

 

Class of 2025

Philip Hurst, M.D.

Philip Hurst, M.D.

Home state: West Virginia

Medical school: West Virginia University

Allison Kerper, M.D.

Allison Kerper, M.D.

Home state: Illinois

Medical school:University of Illinois

Peter Kundert, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Kundert, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Minnesota

Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine

Edwin Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Edwin Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: California

Medical school: University of Utah

Amanda Nguyen, M.D.

Amanda Nguyen, M.D.

Home state: Nevada

Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine

Aswath Padmanabhan Chandrasekar, M.B.B.S.

Aswath Padmanabhan Chandrasekar, M.B.B.S.

Home country: India

Medical school: K.S. Hedge Medical Academy

 

Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology

David Cook, M.D.

David Cook, M.D.

Home state: Michigan

Medical school: Michigan State University

Class of 2026

Amir Nazem, M.D., Ph.D.

Amir Nazem, M.D., Ph.D.

Home country: Iran

Medical school: Mashhad University

Class of 2025

Blake Ebner, M.D., Ph.D.

Blake Ebner, M.D., Ph.D.

Home state: Minnesota

Medical school: University of Kansas

Class of 2024

Maria Adelita Vizcaino Villalobos, M.D.

Maria Adelita Vizcaino Vilalobos, M.D.

Home country: Mexico

Medical school: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Facultad de Medicina

Class of 2023