Former Fellow Highlight


Santosh Saraf, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Divison of Hematology/Oncology

Santosh Saraf, MD, fellow at UIC from 2009-2012 and Chief Fellow 2011-20122, is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology at UIC. During his fellowship Dr. Saraf pursued ancillary training in research methodology in UIC’s School of Public Health. He became very involved in multiple studies of sickle cell anemia under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph DeSimone.

As a fellow, in collaboration with Dr. Damiano Rondelli, Dr. Saraf developed a highly innovative and successful “chemotherapy-free conditioning regimen” for allogeneic transplantation of patients with advanced sickle cell disease. Dr. Saraf has gone on to establish a successful research program with the guidance and support of Dr. Victor Gorduek. Dr. Saraf recently was awarded an NIH grant to continue his research and continues to receive increasing recognition for his pioneering efforts in stem cell transplantation for sickle cell patients.

Former Fellows & Fellowship Locations

Manoj Agarwal, MD  San Jose, CA

Mohammed Milhem, MD  U Iowa

Samarth Reddy, MD  Boca Raton, FL

Suman Kambhampati, MD  U Kansas

Sunil Yadov, MD  Kankankee, IL

Elena Theodosiou, MD  Portsmouth , NH

Mark Agulnik, MD  NWMH

Laura Horvath, MD  Alliance

Jessica Lee, MD  Berlin, MD

Sarah Katta George, MD  Orlando, FL

Sigrun Hallmeyer, MD  LGH Park Ridge, IL

Stephan Huang, MD  Lakewood, CA

Fariborz Mortazavi, MD  UCLA, CA

Bijal Modi, MD  Dallas, TX

Janet Chin, MD  Dupage,IL

Stefan Ciurea, MD  MDACC, TX

Young Choi, MD  Racine, WI

John Maciejewski, MD  Rush, IL

Piernicola Boccuni, MD, PhD  Deceased

Yolande Chen, MD  NWMH, IL

Robinson Ortiz, MD  Barrington, IL

Syed Abutalib, MD  CTCA Zion

Sandeep Chunduri, MD  Northshore, IL

Ticiana Leal, MD  U Wisconsin

Irim Yasin, MD  U Nebraska

Nina Yedavalli, MD  West Suburban, IL

Paul Rubinstein, MD  Stroger, IL

Tara Seery, MD  UC Irvine, CA

Faisal Saghir, MD  Hinsdale, IL

Sangeetha Nimmagadda, MD  Illinois Masonic

Binay Shah, MD  Bellingham WA

Habib Shaikh, MD,PhD  DeKalb, IL

Abdur Shakir, MD  Sara Bush, IL

Pritesh Patel, MD  UIC

Irene Ma, MD  MacNeal, Berwyn IL

Michael Ojelabi, MD  La Crosse, WI

Yunfei Wei, MD  Victorville, CA

Oana Danciu, MD  UIC

Santosh Saraf, MD  UIC

Kevin Dawravoo, MD  DuPage, IL

Sudhir Hansalia, MD  Saint Petersburg, FL

Ignatius Nandini , MD  Princeton NJ

Yusuf Qamruzzaman, MD  Dearborn, MI

Shayan Ryani, MD  Racine, WI

Amber Seba, MD  Chicago, IL

Ping Hu, MD  Downey, CA

Kelley Kozma, DO  LGH, IL

Anitha Nallari, MD  Columbus, OH

Annie Oh, MD  UIC

Stanley Borowicz, MD  Loyola Maywood, IL

Gowri Ramadas, MD  NW Indiana

Rozina Chowdhery, MD  UIC

Amer Sidani, MD  NW Indiana

Gelenis Domingo , MD  Aventura, FL

Chintan Gandhi , MD  Tamarac, FL

Maryam Zia, MD  University of Kentucky

Hiral Shah, MD  Northwestern University

Ardaman Shergill, MD  University of Chicago

Katherine Exten, MD Ohio Health, Mansfield OH

R. Alejandro Sica, MD BMT Fellowship, Stanford University

Rongrong Ge, MD, PhD Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg PA

Mylene Remo, MD Palos Health, Palos Heights, IL

Christopher Sequeira, MD Florida Cancer Specialists, Orlando Florida

Nandini Kalakota, MD Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, IL

Basharath Khan, MD Medical Oncology of Northshore, IL

Ignatius Nyatsanza, MD Advocate Aurora Health, IL

Jalal Baig, MD Cancer Treatment Centers of America, IL

Sonia Christian, MD Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, IL

Krishna Ghimire, MD Upstate University Hospital, NY

Vinod Kondragunta, MD Goshen General Hospital, IN

Vincent Yuankai Lin, MD

Ivy Abraham, MD University of Chicago, at Ingalls Hospital, IL

Anne Meier, MD Private Practice, IN

Vijeyaluxmy Motilal Nehru, MD Mcleod Health, SC

Saud Rana, MD Franciscan Health, IN

Naina Singh, MD Franciscan Health, IN

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