Medical School: Lebanese American University: Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Why SVH Rad: SVH has an excellent learning and teaching environment with a solid program and realistic resident expectations from day 1. Friendly, down to earth staff and absolutely beautiful hospital just top it off!
Most Memorable Job before SVH: Nuclear medicine PGY1 residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Having learned from world renowned pioneers in the field will always be something I am extremely grateful for
Favorite Movie: Schindler's List
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cars, fitness/boxing, Onewheeling, soccer, travelling, spending time with family and friends
Favorite Food: Mante (armenian) is a type of meat stuffed crispy dough served with yoghurt based sauce.
Full Name: Leonardo Pisani, MD
Internship: Georgetown University Hospital/WHC, Washington DC
Medical School: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Why SVH Rad: Great program support for academic and scholarly activities. Hands-on approach due to lack of fellows. Amazing environment for training.
Most Memorable Job before SVH: NeuroIR Research Fellowship at Emory University
Favorite Movie/TV Shows: City of God
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Travelling, reading, sports
Favorite Food: Shrimp Pumpkin (Camarao na Moranga)
Full Name: David Zezoff, DO
Internship: Transitional Year at St. Joseph's Medical Center - Stockton, CA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences - Pomona, CA
Hometown: Folsom, CA
Why SVH Rad: Got the feeling attendings are extremely welcoming and encouraging. Long retention of radiology doctors was a big plus for me. Unimposed IR opportunities with ESIR track. Dr. Bader was the coolest, but most professional PD I've come across.
Most Memorable Job before SVH: Sleep Technician (polysomnograms and CPAP titrations) in San Diego.
Favorite Movie: Most Wes Anderson movies, but I'd say The Royal Tenenbaums or The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Befriending dogs, fútbol, tennis, hiking and avoiding ticks, Chelsea FC, eating burritos, spending too much time at Trader Joe's.
Favorite Food: Oscar's Tacos and most all California burritos (carne asada burrito with fries) in San Diego.
Full Name: Esha Kothekar, MD
Internship: Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Medical School: Government Medical College, Nagpur
Hometown: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Why SVH Rad: Great work environment, and most importantly, amazing people. The attendings and upper levels care about your well-being and progress. They are dedicated to teaching and excellence.
Most Memorable Job before SVH: Preliminary medicine year. Particularly working in the Bronx. I got to see a lot of things, and they were....bizarre.
Favorite Movie: So many. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Do, The Terminal, Argo, A Separation, The Crown, Friends, Game of Thrones.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Playing badminton, travelling with my husband, trying new cuisines and petting every dog that comes my way.
Favorite Food: Hands down home-made Indian food (Marathi: gharcha jevan). I have tried many other cuisines, and each culture has something to offer. My other top five: 1. Japanese 2. Peruvian 3. Greek 4. Mexican 5. Ethiopian.