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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Family and Community Medicine


Our Residents

3rd Year Resident Physicians
Josh Starr

Josh Starr, M.D.

Interests: Acute Care, Sports Medicine, Community Medicine, Teaching

Lauren Fore

Lauren Fore, M.D.

Interests: Practicing Family Medicine in a rural community in Central Illinois, Women's Health

Mira Dvivedi

Mira Dvivedi, M.D.

Interests: Preventive Medicine, Community Medicine, and Women's Health

Roshan Patel

Roshan Patel, M.D.

Interests: Medical Education, Medical Technology, Health Policy, Patient Education

Samitha Chandraratne

Samitha Chandraratne, M.D.

Interests: Primary Care in Underserved Areas, Preventive Medicine, Urgent Care.

2nd Year Resident Physicians
Jarrett Gillette

Jarrett Gillette, M.D.

Interests: Nutrition, Preventive Health

David Ibrahim

David Ibrahim, M.D.

Interests: Preventive Medicine, Rural Medicine, Women's Health

Christopher Martinek

Christopher Martinek, M.D.

Interests: Acute Care, Medical Inpatient, Antibiotic and Narcotic Prescribing Stewardship

Vanessa Ramal

Vanessa Ramlal, M.D.

Interests: Preventive Medicine, Women's Health

Zachary Shipp

Zachary Shipp, M.D.

Interests: Urgent Emergency Care

1st Year Resident Physicians
Zeerak Batool

Zeerak Batool, M.D.

Interests: Preventative care, women's health

Naeem Patel

Naeem Patel, M.D.

Interests: Traditional Family Medicine, Both Inpatient and Outpatient settings.

Pranav Patel

Pranav Patel, M.D.

Interests: Preventative Medicine, Rural Medicine

Vijay Sharma

Vijay Sharma, M.D.

Interests: Preventative health and rural medicine.

Sujiththa Suntharalingam

Sujiththa Suntharalingam, M.D.

Interests: Hospital medicine, acute care, preventative medicine


The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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