Medical School: Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, India
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Why SVH Rad: Close proximity to friends and family in the Boston and Shrewsbury areas
Most Memorable Job before SVH: My transitional year in Michigan
Favorite Movie/TV Show: Lakshya
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Biking and Reading Comics
Favorite Food: Mexican
Full Name: Lauren Graham, MD
Internship: Preliminary Medicine Yale, Waterbury, Connecticut
Medical School: New York Medical College
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
Why SVH Rad: When I came here there was a great community vibe. While being a smaller program, it doesn’t matter what level you are because we get to hang out and have a good time. I like that it is hands on and you get to work your way up from plain films to MRI
Most Memorable Job before SVH: Working at a group home with teenage girls
Favorite Movie/TV Show: Anything Madea
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Wall and Rock climbing. Hiking, video and board games.
Favorite Food: Seafood and particularly lobster rolls (buttered not mayo).
Full Name: Nazanin Asvadi, MD
Internship: Medicine Preliminary Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Why SVH Rad: Learned about the program from prior residents who loved the program. Location wise it is great to be so close to other big cities like Boston, New York. Attendings are very friendly.
Most Memorable Job before SVH: Working in the emergency room of a small city. A lot of times I was on my own, a bit scary but a great learning experience.
Favorite Movie: Braveheart, Queen’s Gambit.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Going out for dinner in Worcester and Boston, Hiking at Wachusset Mountain, Skiing Pats Peak (New Hampshire), Reading (Six Pillars of Self Esteem).
Favorite Food: Love all food but favorite has to be Sushi (anything with raw salmon).
Full Name: Baran Umut Vardar, MD
Internship: Saint Louis University Preliminary Surgery, Missouri
Medical School: Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
Hometown: Izmir, Turkey
Why SVH Rad: Rigorous and structured exposure to fundamentals of radiology, one-on-one case reviews and procedures with great attendings, supportive and friendly academic environment. Also, Worcester is a great city to live in where you can enjoy four seasons of nature.
Most Memorable Job before SVH: Another radiology residency. Yes, I love being a radiology resident!
Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Sailing, swimming, fishing, hiking.