Meet our Residents

Fifth Year Residents


Full Name: Joshua Russell, DO

Nickname: Josh

Internship: Preliminary Medicine Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine

Hometown: Stoneham, MA

Why SVH Rad: Felt like a close-knit family of residents and attendings. Wanted the opportunity to take independent night call and get a great group of skills to make me a confident Radiologist.

Most Memorable Job before SVH: Semi-Professional Poker Player, unfortunately I was richer as an 18 year old than I am today.

Favorite Movie/TV Show: Game of Thrones except the final two seasons. Anything Tarantino directs.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Pug walking, rolling on the floor with puppies, hiking, sports, poker, jig-saw puzzle enthusiast, cooking.

Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs, Pizza, Oysters, Hot Brown Buttered Lobster Rolls, Steak (Ribeye).


Full Name: Sharif Darwish, MD

Internship: Preliminary Surgery Nassau University Medical Center, Long Island New York

Medical School: King’s College London School of Medicine, London, UK

Hometown: London, UK

Why SVH Rad: Small program with a family feel, friendly. Great training, well supported, and great funding from the program for research and academics.

Most Memorable Job before SVH: Practice aesthetic medicine in London.

Favorite Movie/TV Show: F1 Drive to Survive, Breaking Bad, Inception.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, if I didn’t do medicine I would be a chef. Coming up with excuses to not go to the gym.

Favorite Food: Deserts including Carrot Cake, Tiramisu, Chicken Parmesan, Hibachi special with steak, chicken, shrimp and add the fried rice.


Full Name: Fatema Bhinderwala, MD

Internship: Preliminary Surgery Harbor California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Medical School: Ross University, Dominica

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Why SVH Rad: Well rounded program, feel like I will be very well prepared for a career in Radiology.

Most Memorable Job before SVH: Teaching clinical skills to medical students at my medical school after graduating

Favorite Movie: Battlestar Galactica, The Office (Dwight Schrute)

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Tennis, Video Games (but not tennis video games).

Favorite Food: Mutton Biryani, Sushi Rolls, Bubble Tea


Full Name: Varsha Kumar, MD

Internship: Medicine Preliminary Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Hometown: Houston, Tx

Why SVH Rad: Nice that the program cares about us. Don’t mistreat residents. Actually care about well-being and come up with a work-study plan that works for you. Want you to succeed. Nice relationships between staff and residents.

Most Memorable Job before SVH: Tutored at-risk elementary children in Houston.

Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Expanse.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Apartment Gardening (it’s a thing), Attempting to Cook, Dogs, Travelling (bucket list to visit as many national parks as possible).

Favorite Food: Queso with chips, Palak Paneer.

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