Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Current Fellows
Xuan Ge, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematology and Medical Oncology ACGME Fellow - 3 years Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Hometown: Nanjing, China Medical School: Nanjing Medical University, China Residency (for fellows): Jacobi/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY Why did you choose City of Hope? City of Hope is an excellent training program where I can see diverse patients, and integrate my research expertise with clinical care. Why did you choose your specialty? Hematology and oncology is a rewarding, challenging and rapidly-evolving field. I look forward to the challenge of treating cancer, and would be honored to be one of the professionals making dramatic advances in new drug development and using these in clinical practice.
Saro Kasparian, M.D.
Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship ACGME Fellow - 3 Years Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; also spent many years in New York City, NY, and Houston, TX Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Saint Maarten Residency (for fellows): Houston Methodist Hospital Why did you choose City of Hope? City of Hope is one of the preeminent cancer hospitals in the country, held in high regards amongst the cancer community. The resources, training, and connections available at City of Hope will be be truly invaluable for the future. Furthermore, being a part of City of Hope allows me to return home, nearly a decade after leaving family and friends. Why did you choose your specialty? I have been involved with hematologic research for many years and majored in immunology and molecular genetics in college. I also experienced cancer intimately with my mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. Helping patients get through this life-changing experience is why I got into medicine and I hope to help them with their cancer diagnosis as much as possible.
Michael Rainone, M.D.
Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship ACGME Fellow - 3 years Hometown: New York / Dublin Medical School: University College Dublin School of Medicine Residency (for fellows): Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West Why Did You Choose City of Hope: As a fellow I seek to develop clinical expertise in hematology and medical oncology and learn the skills required of a clinical investigator. I was optimistic about City of Hope's ability to help me achieve those goals. Why Did You Choose Your Specialty: I felt that hematology and medical oncology suited me best of all the sub-specialties of internal medicine. To work with individuals and help guide them through uncertainty to reach milestones is highly rewarding. Also, the fields are constantly evolving which appeals to my curiosity.
Jorge Ramos Perez, M.D
Hematology and Medical Oncology ACGME Fellow - 3 years Hometown: Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo Residency (for fellows): Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Why did you choose City of Hope? Robust malignant hematology patient population and opportunity for research. Why did you choose your specialty? Nothing else speaks to my brain and my heart in any similar way.
Neal Chawla, M.D.
Hematology and Medical Oncology ACGME Fellow - 3 years Hometown: Los Angeles, California Medical School: MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India Residency (for fellows): Illinois Masonic Medical Center Why Did You Choose City of Hope: City of Hope is a place where leading-edge cancer research meets compassionate patient care. Why did you choose your specialty: Being a medical oncologist has been a lifelong dream. I want to dedicate my career to helping my patients in their battle with cancer.
Jingran Ji, M.D.
Hematology and Medical Oncology ACGME Fellow - 3 years Hometown: Millbrae, California Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Residency (for fellows): University of California Davis Why did you choose City of Hope? Leading-edge hematology/oncology therapies, collegial environment, potential for excellent mentorship, mentor recommendation Why did you choose your specialty? High volume of translational research, quickly evolving field, satisfying patient care and patient interactions, interesting topic matter
Ramya Muddasani, D.O.
Hematology and Medical Oncology ACGME Fellow - 3 years Hometown: Austin, Texas Medical School: The University of North Texas Health Science Center Residency (for fellows): New York University Winthrop Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program Why did you choose City of Hope? I believe, with the rapid influx of state-of-the-art medicines being added to our arsenal in the battle against cancer, there is hope that we can shift the current paradigm in the decades to come. I chose City of Hope because it is an institution at the forefront of this research. Why did you choose your specialty? I discovered my passion lies in the field of hematology/oncology during my tenure at MD Anderson Cancer Center. As a researcher, I realized the power of pioneering technologies that can improve upon the existing standard of care. During fellowship, I hope to build upon my prior clinical experiences and research background to achieve my goal of pursuing a career as an independent investigator and clinical researcher.
Leah Naghi, M.D.
Hematology and Medical Oncology ACGME Fellow - 3 years Hometown: Los Angeles, California Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC Residency (for fellows): Montefiore Medical Center, Moses and Weiler Division, Bronx, New York Why did you choose City of Hope? I chose City of Hope for the depth and quality of the leading- edge training I will receive, the research opportunities and the mentorship. Why did you choose your specialty? I chose hematology and oncology because I enjoy thinking about these subject matters, and I derive great satisfaction from working with and helping cancer patients. I also have a specific interest in medical genetics and recognize the massive applications in the fields of hematology and oncology.