Meet Our Fellows

​Graduated 2018-2019
Dr. Modhia Falgun Modhia, MD 
2018-2019 Chief Fellow

Dr. Modhia finished his medical school in India. He did residency in Internal Medicine at Marshfield clinics and hospitals, and joined as a Hospitalist at University of Wisconsin for few years and moved to Oklahoma City in the Veterans Hospital as Hospitalist. He has been working on research on clinical outcome of the AML patients at the VA hospital, Oklahoma City. He started fellowship at hematology-oncology at the University of Oklahoma in July, 2016. He loves to spend time with his lovely son and wife and travel. He is looking forward to pursue an academic career in Hematology and Oncology.

Dr. Jones Shari Jones, MD, PhD  

Dr. Jones completed her undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego. She then returned to her native Oklahoma and completed her PhD in Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma followed by a postdoctoral fellowship. She pursued her medical degree at OUHSC and completed her residency in internal medicine here at OU. She joined the Stephenson Cancer Center in 2016 and is now in her second year of hematology/oncology fellowship. Her research interests include both basic science and clinical research. Her clinical interests are focused mainly in malignant hematology. She is currently working on several projects in malignant hematology.



Dr. Malla Midhun Malla, MD 


Dr. Malla joined as a fellow in hematology-oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in July 2016. He obtained his medical degree from Guntur Medical College, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Arizona and is board certified in Internal Medicine. His clinical interests are focused on Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is actively involved in clinical research. He is an author of a book chapter and published peer reviewed journals in Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary malignancies. In his free time, he would like to travel, listen to music, and play outdoor games like cricket, volleyball, and tennis.


 PGY 6
Dr. Arulkumer

Raisa Arulkumar, MD 

          

Dr. Arulkumar completed her medical school in India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport. Prior to starting her Hematology/Oncology fellowship here at OU, she completed a fellowship in Lymphoma and Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX  and a Stem Cell Transplant/Bone Marrow Transplant fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Her clinical interests and research is focused on malignant hematology and stem cell transplant. She has had several research and clinical poster presentations at national meetings.

Dr. Assi

Hussein Assi, MD
2019-2020 Chief Fellow

Dr. Assi graduated from medical school at The American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. He recently jointed the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for his Hematology/Oncology Fellowship. Dr. Assi has been involved in clinical research throughout his training, and is looking forward to pursuing an academic career in medical oncology.


Dr. Feisal JK Feisal, MD
2019-2020 Chief Fellow

Dr. Feisal was born and raised in the Oklahoma City area. He attended Southern Nazarene University followed by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency at OU including a year as Chief Resident for the program. Dr. Feisal chose to continue his medical training in Hematology/Oncology because he enjoys working with oncology patients. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, traveling, and cheering on his favorite OKC sports teams.


 PGY 5
 
  Amany Keruakous,  MD

Dr. Keruakous graduated from medical school at University of Alexandria, Egypt. She then joined the Breast Cancer Research Department of Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Afterwards, she completed the Internal Residency program at University of Toledo, OH and went on to join the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship. Dr. Keruakous has been an accomplishing researcher with numerous publications in high impact peer reviewed journals. She is looking forward to pursuing an academic career in Hematology/Oncology. She is a proud mother of 2 young children and likes to travel with her family.

Azra Borogovac Azra Borogovac, MD


Dr. Borogovac completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University with majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Psychology. She then received her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she also stayed for her Internal Medicine residency. She joined the University of Oklahoma Heath Sciences Center to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology with a specific interest in malignant hematology. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, playing basketball, and exploring new cuisines.

Pragathi Balakrishna, MD

Dr. Balakrishna graduated from JJM Medical School in India. She then completed the Internal Medicine residency at Orange Park Medical Center in Florida. After she completed her residency, she went on to join the Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her clinical interests include solid tumor malignancies with a special focus on phase 1 clinical trials. Outside of work, Dr. Balakrishna enjoys spending time with family and traveling.


PGY4

Rabia Saleem, MD

Dr. Rabia Saleem graduated from the University of Health Sciences in Pakistan. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency training at OU, followed by a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at OU. She has been actively involved in various scholarly pursuits and clinical research throughout her training and has publications in high impact journals. She has a special interest in integrating Palliative and supportive care with Oncology and improving quality of life of cancer patients. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, photography and is an avid music lover.

Sufana Shikdar, MD

Dr. Shikdar was born and raised in Dhaka Bangladesh.  She attended Dhaka University for her bachelors and Medical degree (MBBS).  On coming to the United States, she obtained a MPH in Epidemiology from University of North Texas.  In Texas she discovered her love of Hematology/Oncology.  She started her internal medicine residency in Mercy Catholic Medical Center and pursued multiple research projects in health outcome research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care.  When in Dhaka and in the United States she spent time in free clinics to help the underserved. Outside of work, she likes to read classic literature and travel with her family.

Yuan Ying, MD

Dr. Ying completed his medical school in China. He then joined University of Nebraska Medical Center for his PhD study in physiology. He finished his internal medicine residency program at Yale new heaven health/Bridgeport hospital, Bridgeport, CT. He then went on to join the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is particularly interested in targeted therapy and immunotherapy in various cancer diseases. Dr. Ying enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with his family and friends.