Current Fellows, Hematology and Medical Oncology

Second-Year Fellows
Simran Sindhu, DO
Internal Medicine Residency: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY.
Medical Degree: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, Calif.
Personal history: I was born in New Delhi, India. My family immigrated to the United States in 1988 and I grew up in Los Angeles. I'm looking forward to hopefully settling down in Southern California once I am done with my training since most of my family is still there.

Third-Year Fellows
Utkarsh Acharya, DO
Internal Medicine Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Internship: University of South Florida Hospitals, Tampa, Fla.
Medical Degree: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Personal history: Dr. Acharya grew up near Cleveland, where his family remains. His primary interest is hematologic malignancy.

Hani Babiker, MD, Chief Fellow
Internal Medicine Residency: New York Hospital of Queens-Cornell medical program, New York, NY.
Geriatric fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, New York, NY.
Medical Degree: Univerzita Komenskeho, Slovakia.
Personal history: Dr. Babiker has lived in many countries, but his family is now predominantly in the Phoenix area. His primary interests are GI oncology, geriatric oncology, and phase I trials/drug development.

Josephine Taverna, MD
Internal Medicine Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass. 
Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio.
Skin Oncology Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Medical Degree: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Personal history: Dr. Taverna grew up in New York City, where her family still lives. Her primary interest is hematologic malignancy.