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Meet Our Fellows

Our fellows come from medical schools around the U.S. and outside the country. See what a few of them have to say about our program.

Hiroshi Hikida, D.O.

Hiroshi Hikida, D.O.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training?

Thinking about which fellowship program to attend, the most important factors for me were the depth of training, the environment of training, and the distance from my family. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, was the winner in all three of these areas and has been a wonderful place to train.

The variety and quantity of both common and rare cases are truly unique to Mayo Clinic. The attending physicians, nursing staff, and techs are excellent and are all wonderful to work with, to the point where training here feels like being with a second family. Finally, being closer to my parents who live in Tampa was a huge plus!

Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Merit Health Wesley

Ayesha Khan, M.B.B.S.

Ayesha Khan, M.B.B.S.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training?

The fact that it lives by its guiding principle "the needs of the patient come first." This is made manifest by the actual patient population themselves who are deeply appreciative of the holistic treatment they receive. Not only that but I was also attracted to Mayo because the people here are leaders in their respective fields on a global scale. It's an honor and a dream for me to learn and work with them so closely. 

I'm proud to say that I'm part of a team that embodies its core principles (patient care, research, and education) so effectively every single day. It's truly an incredible feeling to work with such immensely smart people who also go out of their way to help me and wish to see me succeed. 

Medical school: Ziauddin Medical College

Residency: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Abdul Basit, M.D.

Abdul Basit, M.D.

Medical school: La Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM)

Residency: Coney Island Hospital

Leanna Ritchie, M.D.

Leanna Ritchie, M.D.

Medical school: University of Medicine and Health Sciences - St. Kitts & Nevis

Residency: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital