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Saima Shikari-Dossaji, DO

Saima Shikari-Dossaji, DO
PGY-4 Chief

I completed my undergraduate training at Rutgers University in Newark with a dual bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Biology. After graduating from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017 and completing my internal medicine residency at UMMS-Baystate in Springfield, MA in 2020, I came to Overlook Medical Center this past July to be their PGY-4 chief resident.  I came to Overlook because I truly enjoyed meeting everyone at my interview and felt that I would gain great experience while receiving strong mentorship. As a PGY4 chief resident, I coordinate all resident schedules, didactics and board review series. As a junior faculty member, I supervise residents in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and work several weeks on the hospital medicine service.  I am involved in several hospital committees including the Critical Care Committee and IMCU Committee. My academic interests include medical education, transitions of care especially between ICU and step-down units and the intersection of cardiology and critical care.  My plan is to pursue a fellowship in cardiology and then work in an academic center where I can continue to teach and remain involved with program administration.  I love to cook, bake and travel. 


Nikhita Balabbigari, MD

Nikhita Balabbigari, MD
PGY-3 Chief


I was raised in South Brunswick, New Jersey and attended medical school at American University of Antigua.  I am currently at Overlook Medical Center finishing my third year of internal medicine residency while pursuing a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship.  I hope to continue working in an academic center where I will be able to work alongside and teach resident physicians and medical students.  I enjoy being part of quality improvement initiatives that provide benefit to clinical outcomes and workflow within the intensive care unit.  I chose to come to Overlook Medical Center after having a fantastic interview day experiencing friendly interactions between the residents and administration within the program, with the bonus of being in my home state. Residency at Overlook has given me tremendous experience in the intensive care unit and a broad array of clinical cases. Outside of practicing medicine, I enjoy trail running, hiking, playing the piano, and redecorating my apartment.


Katherine Hager, MD

Katherine Hager, MD
PGY-3 Chief

I grew up in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida with my 3 siblings where I majored in Religious Studies and German Studies at Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  As part of my major in German, I studied abroad in Freiburg for a year braving the cold in the warmest city of Germany!  After college, I continued my education at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia where I earned a Master of Divinity.  I again moved back to the warmth and obtained my medical degree in Dominica at Ross University.  I am currently at Overlook Medical Center finishing my third year of internal medicine residency while applying for a cardiology fellowship.   At Overlook Medical Center, I appreciate the camaraderie amongst the residents and the attendings.  I look forward to going to work because of the relationships I have built over the last two years.  I am happily married with 4 rambunctious guinea pigs.  I look forward to seeing more of the world and the United States in the upcoming future.

PGY-3 Residents

Loba Alam, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Katherine Hager, MD
Ross University School of Medicine

Lavanya Arora, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Rosanne Jagger, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Nikhita Balabbigari, MD
AUA College of Medicine

Alex Maharaj, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Christian Barrera Maldonado, MD
Universidad de Monterrey Facultad de Medicina

Matthew Norris, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Sukhjeet Bedi, MD
Kasturba Medical College

Rajvir Shahi, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Jake Gurland, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

PGY-2 Residents

Hanbyul Choi, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Arun Mathur-Fairfield, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Jennifer Dimond, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Manuel Pereira-Herrera, MD
Universidad de Panama Facultad de Medicina

Adekemi Ebo, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Anthony Russo, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Joseph Hylander, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Christopher Wu, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Asma Jafri, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Hannah Young, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Abdullah Jalal, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

PGY-1 Residents

Brittany Aguh, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Giorgi Khardziani, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Khawaja Bakhtawar, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Shivalika Mehan, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Jacqueline Bobson, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Krishnakanth Mogili, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Tatiana Echeverry, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Odon Nsungu, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Stephen Frank, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Thomas Pustorino, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Sheryl Htoo, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Preliminary Residents

Subhashini Chandrasekaran, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Kevin Spiegler, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Kevin Spiegler, MD Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Constant feedback from senior residents and attendings has helped me to build on my strengths and work on my weaknesses.

Giorgi, PGY-1
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