Meet Our Fellows

 PGY 6
Arulkumar  Raisa Pinto-Arulkumar, MD    

Dr. Pinto-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.
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. 


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
 
  Keruakous 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.
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. 

Balakrishna 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.
 PGY 4  
 Saleem  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.
 Shikdar  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.
 Ying  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.