Class of 2025

Welcome to the Class of 2025

Shaen Deimling, MD


Shaen is a local graduate who attended Collins Hill High School in nearby Suwanee. After high school, he pursued degrees in cellular biology and computer science at the University of Georgia. After college, he worked as a software engineer and as a pharmacy technician on weekends. Shaen completed his medical education at the Medical College of Georgia and has interests in internal medicine and imaging.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as programming, disc golf and going to the gym. He is excited to be back near Atlanta in close proximity to his family.

Farhan Choudhury, DO

Farhan Choudhry

Farhan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has lived for most of his life. He attended Santa Clara University as an Economics major before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. He completed his post-baccalaureate program at UC Berkeley and attended Western U COMP in Southern California for Medical School. His professional interests include hospital medicine, critical care, and global outreach medicine.

Outside of work, Farhan enjoys watching the NBA (specifically the Golden State Warriors), weightlifting, playing pickup basketball, music production, and hiking.

Dori Drakhshandeh, DO

Dr. Drakhshandeh attended State University of New York at Buffalo for her bachelors in biomedical sciences and psychology.   She then completed her medical education at University of New England.  In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and loves to explore new towns and cities. 

Briana Ford, DO


Briana was born in Seoul, South Korea and arrived to the U.S. at 2 years of age where she moved to various states, including Georgia, before her family settled in Kentucky. Having family affected directly by healthcare disparities in rural Kentucky was a driving force for her to become a physician. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University after completing her honor’s thesis with a bachelor’s in Biology, (concentration in pre-medicine). After graduating, she continued working in neuroscience research before attending medical school at Lincoln-Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

As she comes from a military family and a rural area in Kentucky, she is passionate about working with medically underserved populations. She has career interests in hospital medicine, academic medicine, and hematology-oncology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, working out at the gym, watching Korean dramas and anime, listening to music, cooking, and shopping.

Walid Hmissa, DO


Walid was born in Ukraine and is of Moroccan descent. He immigrated to and grew up in Bradenton, Florida. After graduating from the State College of Florida Collegiate High School, he studied Clinical Laboratory Science at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he developed a strong passion for community outreach and service. Following his undergraduate education, Dr. Hmissa attended the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2022. He looks forward to practicing and honing his skills as an internist in Georgia! His medical interests include infectious disease, critical care and preventative medicine.

In his free time, he enjoys basketball, composing music and spending time with family and friends.

Kiara Jamison, DO


Kiara was born and raised in Delaware. She had an early curiosity in how things worked and after witnessing her great-grandmother experience a stroke and her younger sister suffer from severe asthma, she decided to pursue a career in health care. Consequently, Kiara attended Conrad Schools of Science for high school where she was offered the Erastus Milo Cravath Presidential Scholarship to attend Fisk University in Nashville, TN, a year early. She proceeded to earn her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sociology while volunteering at local safety-net hospitals and food banks. Kiara also worked at Maggie Moo’s before landing a job as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. The summer before her senior year, she participated in the Summer Institute on Health Policy at Meharry Medical College. Kiara graduated Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Sociology, as well as membership in several honor societies including Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, and Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. Next, she completed a master’s degree in Biomolecular Science at Lipscomb University and simultaneously conducted breast cancer research that would later go on to be published.

At long last, Kiara achieved her dream of becoming a physician and matriculated into Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN. During her time in medical school, she served as chapter treasurer and later regional treasurer for the Student National Medical Association, a student run organization committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students. They addressed the needs of underserved communities, and increased the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians. She also served as a peer mentor, peer tutor, teaching assistant, and ultimately, chief medical student. Finally, she completed a Transitional Year residency at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center before starting her Internal Medicine training at Northside Hospital – Gwinnett in 2022.

Kiara has interests that include healthy policy, social medicine, ambulatory medicine, osteopathic manipulation, preventative medicine, and endocrinology. In her spare time, Kiara likes to crochet, travel, dance, bake, try new recipes on Pinterest, read, bowl, watch basketball, spend time with her dog, Spike Lee, and watch tennis.

Ken Johnson, DO


Kenny is a Gwinnett native, who grew up in Lawrenceville and went to Peachtree Ridge High School. He would go on to The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where he majored in Spanish. Afterwards he stayed in Athens working on an ambulance, before eventually finding his way to medical school.

Outside the hospital, he can usually be found pouring himself some coffee, cooking, or daydreaming about traveling.

Bryan Kamalaker, DO


Although he was born in New York City, Bryan was raised in Gwinnett County in nearby Loganville. He attended the University of Georgia where he double majored in Biology and Microbiology. He completed his medical school at the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is excited to stay here in Gwinnett for residency and looks forward to treating the community he has called home for many years!

Bryan enjoys all fields of internal medicine and discovered a passion for teaching and medical education while serving as a tutor during medical school. He is also interested in incorporating evidence based medicine in his everyday care for patients.

Outside of the hospital, Bryan enjoys dance, sports, video games, and catching up with old friends. He plans on being a hospitalist upon completing his residency training.

Richard Khanal, MBBS


Born in Bhaluwaikhor, Nepal, a small village in the middle of a tropical forest full of greeneries and wildlife, Dr. Khanal sees the world as an interconnected network governed by unknown mysteries of nature. He considers life and consciousness as the epitome of all the secrets in the universe.

Seeking an opportunity to explore the basis of human life, health, and diseases, Dr. Khanal joined National Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal, as a first-year medical student. After graduation, he moved to the USA with a desire to practice in a top health care system in the world. He is fascinated with Internal Medicine's comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to managing various cases involving many organ systems. He has interests in primary care, cardiology and endocrinology.

Dr. Khanal is an active sportsperson. He likes to play soccer and cricket. Besides these, he loves trekking and watching movies.

Ryan Kim, MD

Ryan Kim, MD

Ryan was born in Baltimore, Maryland in the U.S. but he moved to South Korea at the age of 5 months and spent most of his childhood there. Graduating from Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, he went on to attend Washington University of Health and Science to study medicine. Prior to pursuing medicine, Ryan was an English teacher for a few years and had experience running his own education business by creating an Android application that helps Korean students learn English vocabulary. His clinical interests are in primary care and hospital medicine.

In his free time, he enjoys doing Origami, spending time with his family, and traveling.

Catrina Kure, DO


Catrina is an Atlanta native. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, where she majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Shortly after, she attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia where received her medical degree.

Before medical school, she worked as a clinical research assistant at a clinical trial facility in an underserved community in Georgia. It is here where she developed an appreciation for the availability of community resources and cultural competency, which has helped influence her to provide compassionate care. She is happy to continue her career in medicine at one of the most diverse places in the state, while making meaningful contributions to academic research. She has an interest in hematology and oncology, but is excited to explore other areas of medicine.

Her hobbies and passions include trying new coffee roaster companies, catching up with friends, and nature. She has been an avid runner for 10+ years, so on her breaks she spends time at local Lawrenceville parks!

Aidan Petrovich, MD

Aidan is originally from ON, Canada however grew up in Tampa, FL where he did both his undergraduate and medical school at USF.  He has an interest in clinical informatics and hopes to pursue a fellowship in that.  In his free time he likes walking, reading, and teaching his cat new tricks.

Neisha Rougely, MD


Neisha was born and raised in Southern California and later moved to Atlanta in 2000 making it her new home. She received a B.S. in Biology from Tuskegee University, an M.S. in Molecular Cell Biology from Georgia State University and completed medical school at Saba University School of Medicine.

Neisha has a passion for serving the medically underserved. Her professional interests are Hospital Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering within various Metro Atlanta communities, engaging in fun-filled activities with her family, running, watching movies and event planning.

Srijana Sharma, MBBS


Srijana was born and raised in Nepal. She graduated from the Universal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal. After graduation, she worked as a physician in various parts of Nepal, both in rural and urban settings. Her work experience in Nepal, coupled with some personal and family incidents, guided her passion for internal medicine with special interest in endocrinology and rheumatology.

Besides medicine, she loves traveling, hiking, watching thriller movies, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. She hopes to travel to 100 countries before she turns 50.

Thomas Skelton, DO

Thomas was born and raised in Georgia. He went to college at The Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL majoring in Exercise Physiology. He then went on to medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 2021. In his free time, Thomas loves to exercise, cook, and go hiking. After completing his training, Thomas would like to go on to be a hospitalist.

Nicholas Trum, MD


Nicholas is a Georgia native who was born at Northside Hospital. He is excited to come back home to train in and serve his community. He was raised in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia for most of his life and has since moved around, including getting his BS from UC San Diego. Nick is a graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in Israel. Nick has published research with the City of Hope in Los Angeles, CA on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

His research at the City of Hope has inspired him to pursue both internal medicine and dermatology. Outside of medicine, his interests include a wide range of activities, including meditation, travel, cooking, concerts, and finding good breweries/wineries. He loves to stay active through running, skiing, and resistance training.