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Pathology Residency Graduates

Loyola pathology offers fellowships in four specialties: surgical pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology and hematopathology. Many of our residents stay on to continue their fellowship training here while others have pursued further training at some of the nation’s top pathology programs. In the past few years, Loyola residents have been accepted into fellowships at institutions including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Cornell University and Duke University. In the end, graduates of Loyola’s pathology program are prepared for the future whether their goal is to continue in academics or enter private practice.

2020 Pathology Residency Graduates

Shahad Abdulameer, MD

Shahad Abdulameer, MD

Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq

Undergrad: University of Baghdad, College of Medicine 

Medical School: University of Baghdad, College of Medicine 

Shaun Boyes, MD

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL

Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago (Chemistry and Biology)

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Specialty interests: PI-RADS/Prostate Biopsy Correlation, Digital Pathology, HLA, Molecular 

Hobbies: Spending time with family, Music, Movies 

Aaron Muhlbauer, MD
Assistant Chief Resident

Hometown:  Pittsford, NY

Undergrad:  University at Buffalo, Political Science

Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine

Specialty interests: Dermpath, Head/Neck, Genitourinary

Hobbies: Playing tennis, playing guitar, reading

Michael Moravek, MD
Chief Resident

Hometown: Lemont, Illinois

Undergrad: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Specialty interests: Hematopathology

Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, and playing soccer


2018 Pathology Residency Graduates

Monica Alduescu, MD







Monica Alduescu, MD

Reza Eshraghi







Reza Eshragi, MD

Bogdan Isalia, MD






Bogdan Isalia, MD

Nicolas Lopez-Hisijos, MD







Nicolas Lopez-Hisijos, MD

2017 Pathology Residency Graduates

John Biemer, MD
Cytopathology Fellowship
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL




Christina A. Kwong, MD PhD
Medical Microbiology Fellowship
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT




Derek Bumgarner, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellowship
University of Colorado, Denver, CO









2016 Pathology Residency Graduates

Burak Bahar, MD
Yale New Haven Hospital
Tranfusion Medicine Fellowship, 2016-2017




Ian Hughes, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, 2016-2017
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Cytopathology Fellowship, 2017-2018



Hannah Haiyan Chen, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Cytopathology Fellowship, 2016- 2017
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, 2017-2018



Timothy VandenBoom, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago IL
Dermatopathology Fellowship, 2016-2018




Payal Sojitra, MD
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Hematopathology Fellowship, 2016-2017
Staff Pathologist, Advocate Sherman Hospital

2015 Pathology Residency Graduates

Sameer Al Diffalha, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Surgical Pathology, 2015-2016
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, 2016-2017
Current: Assistant Professor UAB, Birmingham, AB


Zhihong Hu, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Hematopathology Fellowship 2015-2017

Woodlyne Roquiz, DO
Zulfia McCroskey, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Cytopathology Fellowship 2015-2016
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Surgical Pathology Fellowship 2016-2017
Current: Brown and Associate Medical Laboratories

Lu Wang, MD
Mohanad Shaar, MD
Duke University Health System
Surgical Pathology fellowship (GI and Liver) 2015-2016
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cytopathology fellowship 2016-2018

Pranav Gandhi, MD
Reeba Omman, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Surgical Pathology fellowship 2015-2016
Hematopathology fellowship 2016-2017
Current: Dermatopathology fellowship 2017-2018









2014 Pathology Residency Graduates

Pranav Gandhi, MD

Pranav Gandhi, MD
Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
Hematopathology fellowship
Current: Pathologist at Dignity Health


Kumaran Mudaliar, MD
Kumaran Mudaliar, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Loyola University Medical Center
Dermatopathology Fellowship
Current: Assistant Professor, Loyola Medical Center

Woodlyne Roquiz, DO

Woodlyne Roquiz, DO
Loyola University Medical Center
Hematopathology fellowship
William Beaumont University, Royal Oak, MI
Molecular/Hempath Fellowship
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IO
Surgical Pathology (GI emphasis) fellowship

Lu Wang, MD
Lu Wang, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Cytopathology fellowship
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Genitourinary Pathology fellowship


2013 Pathology Residency Graduates

Vikas Mehta, MD

Vikas Mehta, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Genitourinary Pathology fellowship
Surgical Pathology fellowship
Current: Pathologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital


Ugur Ozerdem, MD

Ugur Ozerdem, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Breast Pathology fellowship
Current: Pathologist at Yale New Haven Hospital

Jodi Speiser, MD

Jodi Speiser, MD
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Dermatopathology fellowship
Current: Assistant Professor
Director of Dermatopathology, Loyola Medicine

Each year the department of Pathology recognizes a distinguished alumnus for their contribution(s) to academia. Here is a list of some of our accomplished residency program alumni

Outstanding work is being done by our alumni across the world, everyday. Other alumni of our residency program include (incomplete list - still under construction)...