Class of 2021

Mike Abadier, DOMike Abadier, DONAME: Michael J. Abadier

HOMETOWN: East Greenwich, RI

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: University of Rhode Island

 WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent hospital because Rhode Island is home for me. This is where I grew up and it has always been a professional goal of mine to return and serve my community. Rhode Island is great place filled with amazing people and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to train here. 

 HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Golf, hiking, going to the park with my dog!

Shereen Abdel, DOShereen Abdel, DO

NAME: Shereen Abdel

HOMETOWN: League City, TX

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine


WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent because during my interview the resident comradery, teamwork, and sense of family was unmatched by anywhere I had been during my interview season. I knew by coming to Kent I would be exposed to diverse pathology and patient populations, which would ultimately allow me to feel comfortable working anywhere post residency. The program has strong didactics, faculty support and ample opportunity to be exposed to different subspecialties. I knew by coming to this program I would walk out with incredible training, be a top knotch physician and enjoy my residency experience at the same time.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Figure skating, hiking with my husky and traveling.


Yasin Abul, MDYasin Abul, MD

NAME: Yasin Abul 


MEDICAL SCHOOL: Marmara Medical School


WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I have chosen Kent Hosptial Program because this program is Brown University affiliated program with diverse educational activities and strong curriculum with enthusiastic attendings, preceptors, and mentors providing strong, well established Internal Medicine Residency Training.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Plays harmonica, intersected in cultural folk music.


Kevin Arao, MDKevin Arao, MD

NAME: Kevin Arao

HOMETOWN: Manila, Phillipines

MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Santo Tomas

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: University of the Phillipines - Manila

WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent because of the program's emphasis on exvellent patient care, resident education, and resident well-being which align well with my thoughts on what a residency program should be. And I think training in Kent is the best decision because the programhas proven track record of placing graduates in competitive fellowhips. I am excited about starting a new chapter of my life in a passionate program located in a vibrant and beautiful city.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I love music. I play the guitar and enjoy to concerts and gigs. I enjoy outdoor activities like running, hiking, surfing, and basketball. I also enjoy watching movies and NBA games. And when time allows, I love to travel with my family and friends too. 



Deeksha Bakshi, MDDeeksha Bakshi, MD

NAME: Deeksha Bakshi

HOMETOWN: Vancouver, British Columbia

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Saint George's University


WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose this program due to its strong focus on teaching, and the diverse exposure it provides by caring for various patient populations at multiple hospital sites.  I also appreciated how well the residents worked together as a team.  The program’s affiliation with Brown University, and its excellent faculty members were also very appealing. 

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also like traveling to explore different parts of the world.



Jenny Bello Ramos, MDJenny Bello Ramos, MD

NAME: Jenny Bello Ramos

HOMETOWN: Valencia, Venezuela

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Universidad de Corabobo

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: U. E. Colegio San Gabriel Arcangel

WHY KENT HOSPITAL: Kent Hospital/Brown University Program is well-recognized Institutions with an excellent balance between Academic and Clinical activities. When I was applying to residency, I was looking for a place that offered a good education but also an adequate environment for learning. During my visit to Kent Hospital, I had the opportunigy to spend time with some of the faculty members and residents which are devoted to maintain the high standards of quality at Kent Hospital. They have an exemplary ABIM passing rate that is testimony to the strength of the program's learning experience. Nevertheless, Kent Hospital also offers a friendly work environment with outstanding human quality. 

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I treasure time I spend with friends and family, love to dance and I used to take Flamenco classes in my spare time. I also like to paint and take picture of nature. 



Martin Cotti, MDMartin Cotti, MD

NAME: Martin Cotti

HOMETOWN: Blanford, MA

MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Massachusetts Medical School

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

WHY KENT HOSPITAL: When I visited Kent for the first time, I felt at home. The residents and physicians at Kent are kind caring people who are easy to get along with, and the internal medicine program places a strong emphasis on academic excellence and great patient care. Rhode Island is a beautiful place to live, especially if you like the ocean! My goal is to be the best physician I can be, and I look forward to achieving that at Kent.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I like running, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, playing golf and raquetball, pretty much anything that gets me outside. When I'm not playing sports, you'll find me buried in a book - I am a huge literature and movie buff.



Farha Ebadi, DOFarha Ebadi, DO

NAME: Farha Ebadi

HOMETOWN: Hayward, California

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Touro University Nevada

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: University of California, Davis

WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I felt the people working here all had a passion for their job, and that had a profound impact on me and my decision. The residents and attending physicians had such kind and friendly dispositions. I quickly realized how dedicated and supportive the medical team were of one another, while simultaneously establishing a family-friendly environment for their patients. Additionally, the level of enthusiasm and effort put into didactics and morning report was equally impressive and refreshing. I knew then that I needed to be a part of this diverse group of physicians.I feel that this is an environment that not only prioritizes the health and well-being of its patients, but also emphasizes the importance of resident heath, which I find very encouraging. I also feel that Kent has a unique balance of cutting edge cases, well-rounded residents, as well as its fair share of interesting pathology. I am elated to be part of such a progressive program.”

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Enjoys watching movies, reading favorite books, and recently started painting in my free time. Also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and bicycling. Very outgoing and willing to try any activity that will allow her to spend more time with family and friends.



Edwige Nzugang Noutonsi, MDEdwige Nzugang Noutonsi, MD

NAME: Christelle Nzugang-Noutonsi

HOMETOWN: Douala, Cameroon

MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Bordeaux, France


WHY KENT HOSPITAL: In addition to be excellent training program with a strong curriculum in a supportive environment, the people I met during the visit were the deciding factor. The housestaff was friendly and caring. The residents seemed very confident in their skills with a strong sense of comradery. Moreover my family recently moved to New England and I fell in love with the region. I am looking forward to starting this new journey at Kent Hospital.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: My hobbies include reading, cooking, swimming, volunteering in different types of organizations, hanging out with family and friends and travelling all over the world.



Niailah Ochai, DONiailah Ochai, DO

NAME: Niailah Ochai

HOMETOWN: Columbia, MD

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Case Western Reserve University

WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent Hospital because of the welcoming and friendly atmosphere that I experienced during the interview process. The residents seemed genuinely happy and the faculty that I had the pleasure of meeting seemed to be genuinely investedin helping residents succeed. I immediately felt comfortable and sensed that the enviroment would be one which encourages residents to learn and grow. 

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy all sports, but basketball is my favorite. I like outdoor activities, eating and working out to strictly offset my eating habits. I am a big fan of horror movies, which is likely unrelated to my interest in cardiology.



Merve Postalcioglu, MDMerve Postalcioglu, MD

NAME: Merve Postalcioglu 

HOMETOWN: Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Hacettepe University School of Medicine


WHY KENT HOSPITAL: When interviewing at Kent Hospital, I felt comfortable and happy because of it's friendly envrionment. I decided to do my residency in a program where people respect eachother and accept differences as a precious feature. Kent was the right program that I want to be a part of. In addition to its supportive environment, it's strong faculty background and well-rounded curriculum made me believe that I can become a competent internist when I graduate from this program. It's location and beauty of Rhode Island make it even better place.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I like spending time with family and friends, building 3D models and traveling.



Zeenat Shameem, DOZeenat Shameem, DO

NAME: Zeenat Shameem 


MEDICAL SCHOOL:  Lincold Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine


WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I did a two-week rotation and during that time, I was attracted to the camaraderie between the residents, faculty, and other staff. The lectures were very interactive and I always learned something new at the end of the day. But above all, despite the hard work, I saw how happy the residents are. This hospital had everything I was looking for in a residency, and it's in a great location. I look forward to working with everyone. 

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I am a bif foodie and yelper. I also enjoy cooking and meal prepping different types of cuisines as well as baking, hiking and yoga sometimes.



Tyler Weisberger, DOTyler Weisberger, DO

NAME: Tyler Weisberger 

HOMETOWN: Jonesport, ME

MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: University of New England





Hui Zhang, MDHui Zhang, MDNAME: Hui Zhang

HOMETOWN: Ottowa, Canada

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Saint George's University


WHY KENT HOSPITAL: Kent Hosptial is located in a coastal community similar to where I was raised. The staff and fellow residents are courteous and professional. It's affiliation with Brown University allows me to access to an enriched academic experience. 

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy basketball, as well as many winter sports.