Current Fellows

Group Picture of 2017 GI Fellows
From Left to Right: Zhuo "Zoe" Geng, Umar Hayat, Alyssa Anderson, Mauricio Torrealba Alonso, and Nabeel Azeem

First Year (Started July 2018)

Chimaobi Anugwom

Chimaobi Anugwom

GI Fellow Chimaobi Anugwom

Hometown:
Lagos, Nigeria

Medical School:
College of Medicine, University of Lagos


Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Try out steaks, play football

Favorite book/author:
The Day of The Jackal (by Frederick Forsyth)

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Telekinesis

James Campbell

James Campbell

GI Fellow James Campbell

Hometown:
Madison, WI

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin


Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Running near the lakes and river

Favorite book/author:
The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Invulnerability to extreme cold during Minnesota winters

Ahmed Dirweesh

Ahmed Dirweesh

GI Fellow Ahmed Dirweesh

Hometown:
Khartoum- Sudan

Medical School:
University of Khartoum


Residency:
Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, NJ

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Visiting US Bank stadium for a soccer game. Experiencing American history at the National Historic Landmark

Favorite book/author:
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Krista Newman

Krista Newman

GI Fellow Krista Newman

Hometown:
Rochester, MN

Medical School:
University of Minnesota


Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Anything around the lakes- run, bike, kayak, paddle board

Favorite book/author:
C.S Lewis

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I would fly, an incredible way to see the world from another perspective

Second Year (Started July 2017)

Alyssa Anderson, MD

Alyssa Anderson, MD

Portrait of Alyssa Anderson

Hometown:
Marquette, Michigan 

Medical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Residency:
University of Minnesota 

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Getting outside when it’s nice – walking around the lakes/parks, Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota Zoo, brewery patios, state parks, etc. 

Favorite book/author:
Debated admitting this, but fiction, mindless thriller mysteries by James Patterson are my favorite vacation reads. 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation – no traffic and being able to take a weekend trip to the beach on Bora Bora without travel time would be awesome!

Zhuo "Zoe" Geng, MD

Zhuo "Zoe" Geng, MD

Portrait of Zoe Geng

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Residency:
Case Western – MetroHealth Medical Center

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
My favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities is to eat out at exotic restaurants and hiking in the state parks.

Favorite book/author:
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would choose time traveling.

Umar Hayat, MBBS

Umar Hayat, MBBS

Portrait of Umar Hayat

Hometown:
Gujranwala, Pakistan

Medical School:
AGA Khan University, Pakistan

Residency:
Cleveland Click Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Eating out – amazing restaurants and ethnic cuisine in the Twin Cities.

Favorite book/author:
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Talk to and communicate with animals.

Mauricio Torrealba Alonso, MD

Mauricio Torrealba Alonso, MD

Portrait of Mauricio Torrealba Alonso

Hometown:
Costa Rica

Medical School:
UCIMED Costa Rica

Residency:
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Minnesota United soccer games and running.

Favorite book/author:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Predict the future.

Third Year (Started July 2016)

Andrew Henn, MD

Andrew Henn, MD

Portrait of Andrew Henn

Hometown:
Hudson, Wisconsin

Medical School:
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Residency:
Abbott Northwestern Internal Medicine Residency Program

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Going to concerts, Twins baseball games and Wild hockey games.

Favorite book/author:
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? by Dr. Seuss.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To heal people.

Nabiha Shamsi, MD

Nabiha Shamsi, MD

Portrait of Nabiha Shamsi

Hometown:
Naperville, IL

Medical School:
University of Illinois at Chicago

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
walk and bike around the lakes, and also seeing shows and the Orpheum.

Favorite book/author:
Sarah J. Maas

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation

Tyson Sievers, MD

Tyson Sievers, MD

Portrait of Tyson Sievers

Hometown:
Park Rapids, MN

Medical School:
University of Minnesota

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Trying new restaurants.

Favorite book/author:
Cider House Rules by John Irving

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation to avoid traffic and stairs.

Dupinder Singh, MBBS

Dupinder Singh, MBBS

Portrait of Dupinder Singh

Hometown:
New Delhi, India

Medical School:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Residency:
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oar, Michigan

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Visit Mall of America and try different restaurants.

Favorite book/author:
Harry Potter series

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Super Healer – heal people with touch.