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Program Coordinator: Ashlea Worner

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Meet The Fellows

Third-Year Fellows

Christopher Chan, D.O.

Christopher Chan, D.O.
  • Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
  • Residency: Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals, Dayton, OH
  • About Chris: I enjoy working with residents to help patients in their time of need with evidence based practice. In my free time, I can be found cooking, in the gym or exploring different parts of Louisville.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Chick'n & Mi
  • Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, lifting/running
  • Research interests: Eosinophilic Lung Disease, Resident Education, Delirium

Arjun R. Ghodasara, M.D.

Arjun R. Ghodasara , M.D.
  • Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Coolidge, Antigua
  • Residency: University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK
  • About Arjun: I was born in India and grew up in Atlanta, GA. I am very laid back and easy to work with. I am a huge Atlanta Falcons/Hawks/Braves fan.
  • Hobbies: Traveling abroad, playing basketball and golf, binge watching Netflix
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Chick'n & Mi
  • Research interests: COPD, Sepsis


Hassan Zeb, M.D.

Hassan Zeb, M.D.
  • Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Residency: Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Johnstown, PA
  • About Hassan: I was born in Swat, a valley in Northern Pakistan known for its beauty and tourism. After 13 years of schooling at Burn Hall College, it was an honor to go to Aga Khan University for Medical School that was followed by the dream to train in the U.S. I finished residency in Pennsylvania and moved to Louisville for fellowship. It is a great city with lots to offer. I have been enjoying my life here with friendly people, better weather and amazing food in a well-balanced city.
  • Hobbies:Watching and playing soccer, lawn tennis, table tennis, cricket and, of course, FIFA! Listening to music
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Game and Charim
  • Research interests: Shock, Pleural diseases


Second-Year Fellows

Sravya Brahmandam, M.D.

Sravya Brahmandam, M.D.
  • Medical school: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH
  • ResidencyWright State University Affiliated Hospitals, Dayton, OH
  • About SravyaBorn in Illinois, brought up in Ohio, and now in Kentucky for fellowship. As a tennis player, one might find me with a tennis racket at nearby tennis courts. I enjoy watching sports especially tennis, basketball, and football. In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy watching various language movies together with my family. I plan to improve my culinary skills while I do my fellowship at UoL.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville‘yet to figure out delicious Indian, Italian, and Mexican food in town’
  • Hobbies: Gardening, puzzles, classical dance, singing, reading books
  • Research interests: COPD, Sleep, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension

Christina D. Salmon , M.D.

Christina D. Salmon , M.D.
  • Medical School: Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Residency: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY
  • About Christina: I was born and raised in Guayaquil, largest city on the west coast of Ecuador. I moved to the US fouryears ago and lived in New York City for residency and now Louisville! I like to watch movies/Broadway shows, outdoor activities and sports. I like to cook, eat and travel!
  • Hobbies: Photography, heater/ballet, soccer
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Still trying them out!
  • Research interests: PAH, Point-of-Care Ultrasound


Matthew J Taylor, D.O.

Matthew J Taylor, D.O.
  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
  • Residency: University of Iowa-Des Moines/UnityPoint Health Affiliated Hospitals, Des Moines, IA
  • About Matthew: I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and spent the last several years in Des Moines, IA. I got married in medical school to my lovely wife who is also a family practice doctor, and we try our best not to be nerdy. I am a big Chicago spots fan including the Cubs and Bears! I am very excited to join a soccer league in Louisville.
  • Hobbies: Road biking, board games, travel (27 countries and counting), and soccer
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: I am still looking for my favorite Chicago style pizza place
  • Research interests: High flow nasal cannula and infectious disease in the ICU

Benadin "Dino" Varajic, M.D.

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY

First-Year Fellows

Sruti Brahmandam, M.D.

Sruti Brahmandam, M.D.
  • Medical school: Northeast Ohio Medical School, Rootstown, OH
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • About William: Originally from Ohio and came to Louisville for residency. I have been enjoying the vibrant culture of Louisville, and I am excited to continue my training here. I love experimenting in the kitchen and hope to create new recipes. I also enjoy watching movies and spending time with my family.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: El Mundo, Time for Thai, Grapeleaf
  • Hobbies: Sketching, tennis, cooking, experimental baking, classical Indian arts
  • Research interests: COPD, Ultrasound, Sleep, Lung Cancer, Health Disparities

William C. Linville, D.O.

William C. Linville, D.O.
  • Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • About William: I grew up in a small town in Ohio, completed med school in Pennsylvania, and came to Kentucky for residency and fellowship. If I'm not working then you can find me spending time with my wife, dog, or video games. I love ICU and look forward to teaching the residents during my time at UofL.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Game - you have to try the kangaroo burger!
  • Hobbies: Video games, lifting, hiking, and cars/motorcycles
  • Research interests: COPD, Sepsis


Belissa M. Ramos-Chaves, M.D.

Belissa Ramos-Chaves, M.D.
  • Medical school: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Residency: Florida State University/Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL
  • About Belissa: I was born and raised in Puerto Rico but I have grown up in so many places. I did Medical School in the Dominican Republic, moved to Florida for residency, and am now in Kentucky for the best fellowship in the world, pulmonary and critical care. I consider myself a very calm person with a lot of energy if that makes sense.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Yet to figure out, but La Bodeguita de Mima makes me feel at home
  • Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, road biking, gym, and Netflix
  • Research interests: Interventional Pulmonology, ICU, Pulmonary Hypertension and Lung Cancer

Sleep Medicine Fellow

Quang L. Nguyuen , M.D.

Quang L. Nguyuen , M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • About Quang: I am a Vietnamese-American and a Kentucky native, moving to the States when I was 8 years old. I have been in Louisville for medical school and residency; so as an alumni, I enjoy working with the UofL medical students and residents. Outside of work, I consider myself to be an avid music listener and food enthusiast (especially when it comes to pastry and ice cream).
  • Hobbies: Travel (especially road trips), checking out new coffee shops and restaurants, music collector (CDs and vinyls), attending live concerts, trying out different breweries.
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Hammerheads, Taco Luchador, The Post, and so many others.
  • Research interests: Sleep-disordered breathing and COPD overlap syndrome