Third Year Residents
Jeffrey A. Glant, MD
I am a lifelong Hoosier originally from Indianapolis. I am a graduate of Indiana University receiving both my BA and MD from its respective schools, and previously published two large clinical studies on diagnosis and management of pancreas cancer. I am undecided on plans following residency but am considering hospital medicine or oncology fellowship training. My hobbies and interests are numerous, but I mostly appreciate the time with friends and family (and always a good joke.)
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital's program in Internal Medicine Residency impressed me during my interview, and I was excited to have matched here. My goals during residency are to not only become an experienced competent clinician, but to better myself as a scientist and leader. The small size of the Internal Medicine program and commitment by the hospital to focus on two residency tracts provides the opportunities and individual attention for such. Muncie, Indiana is a great town supporting a major university, some wonderful entertainment and arts, and plenty of opportunities to make friends.
Romana N. Malik, MD
I graduated from medical school in Pakistan and moved to the USA with my husband who also wanted to pursue his career in medicine here. After having lived in different parts of US including the East coast and the Southeast, we decided to settle in the Indianapolis area.
I was attracted to the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program due to the excellent faculty and friendly environment of the program. Also, I wanted to work in a hospital environment that provided rich teaching opportunities but was situated in a smaller community setting.
The faculty here are exceptional educators and passionate about teaching. They are friendly, considerate and always available. Graduates of this program are some of the best physicians in their field. I know that this is the program which will give me the learning opportunities that I need to develop into the physician I want to be - compassionate, knowledgeable and able to practice both the science and the art of medicine with excellence.
My husband practices pulmonology, critical care and sleep medicine in Anderson and Noblesville and my son just finished his freshman year. My hobbies are traveling around the world, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.
Vineet S. Sandhu
Despite a New York City birthplace, I spent the majority of my child and young adulthood in the small farming town of Long Valley, New Jersey. This meant I grew up riding horses, hiking in the local parks, and making lifelong friendships over neighborhood cookouts.
After high school, I went on to attend George Washington University in Washington D.C., where I completed my pre-med coursework and achieved a BS/BA in Biological Anthropology. During one Spring break, much to my parents chagrin, I took a solo journey to India where I was introduced to the charity work of Mother Teresa. I spent my days volunteering at her Ashram and local clinics around Calcutta; it was a life-changing experience. My passion to become a physician was then further ignited and led me to Ross University in Dominica. Known as the "Nature Island", I survived the grueling environment and finished my training within 16 months. After completing my USMLE exams, I accepted a Transitional Year position at Maryland General Hospital; an undoubtedly inner city hospital where I was able to gain a tremendous amount of clinical and social knowledge from an underserved patient population riddled with diverse pathology. It was then that I made the decision to pursue a fulfilling career in Internal Medicine.
As a resident of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, I look forward to taking advantage of the International Medicine Rotation Program in furtherance of my lifelong ambition to serve and open basic healthcare clinics around the world. Muncie is located in a beautiful area of the United States and I welcome the opportunity to add to its Midwestern charm.
Karna Sarin, MD
It's so great to be home! I was raised in Muncie and graduated from Burris Laboratory School. I went on to attend Washington University in St. Louis, where I completed my pre-med coursework while majoring in Anthropology. During my undergraduate years at WashU, I was able to befriend and study with students from all over the world. Meeting people from different backgrounds really opened my mind up to diversity and I quickly learned how to appreciate and respect the cultural values and beliefs held by others.
I went on to attend graduate school at Syracuse University, where I participated in the MS Neuroscience program. In addition to pursuing my research interests, I helped to develop and implement a computerized animal model for studying cauda equina lesions and I also enhanced my snow-shoveling skills!
My pursuit for higher education then took me 2,230 miles away to Ross University School of Medicine, where I completed the first 16 months of basic medical sciences on the beautiful island of Dominica. During my time there, I also experienced an earthquake, survived the waves and winds of a tropical storm, and explored rainforests and waterfalls untouched by the modern world! In addition to studying and imbibing both medical knowledge and mango juice, I had my first experience with healthcare advocacy as I united the local dialysis patients into a group named Dialysis of Dominica and worked with them to increase awareness and provide education on kidney failure. I finished medical school by returning home and completing the clinical sciences portion of the curriculum with rotations in Chicago, Baltimore, New Hampshire, and New York.
During my medical school career, I encountered diverse patient populations in two different countries. Through these interactions, I gained a profound respect and appreciation for the complex interconnections of culture, religion and individual experience that shaped each person. The ability to quickly forge meaningful relationships, share an accumulated knowledge with those who seek answers, and advocate for causes that I believe in, all attract me to a career in medicine. I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to train at IU Health, where the attending physicians and staff are very approachable and the overall environment fosters learning and encourages teamwork. I look forward to learning from my seniors while forming friendships with my co-residents.
Studying aside, some of my others hobbies include working out at the gym and playing tennis. I used to practice Tae-Kwon-Do several years ago, and it is my goal to start classes again this year. During medical school, I was proud to represent my class by playing defensive line on the IM football team. I also enjoy replacing switches and other miscellaneous parts that routinely stop functioning on my ancient Volvo and spending time with my family and friends.
Adrian B. Singson, MD
I am originally from Bettendorf, Iowa, before moving to Loyola University Chicago for undergraduate education and University of Illinois Chicago-Rockford for medical school. I have a particular interest in international medicine and joining medical missions overseas.
I'm a passionate learner, and I supplement my medical education with a variety of other hobbies: fencing, drawing, boxing, hapkido, running, scuba diving, playing the piano and ocarina, Renaissance literature, and military history.
Kathryn R. Yuhico, MD
Doctors are extensions of God's healing hands. Being a physician is not easy yet it is the most noble thing to do.
I grew up in the Philippines and completed my medical education at Cebu Institute of Medicine. I worked as an assistant to an anesthesiologist in our school campus's hospital for almost two years.
I migrated to the United States in 2002 with my husband. We were then blessed with our son Isaiah John, and had the first-hand experience on parenthood. At the same time, I was preparing for my USMLE tests while working as an emergency room RN in Chicago.
Being a first-hand observer at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital through my husband (3rd year Internal Medicine resident Rodney Yuhico), I am very impressed with how the attendings and residents interact with each other. The emphasis they put on the quality of learning , the support they give to each other and the camaraderie among them is very palpable and extraordinary. I believe being a part of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital will help me become a great doctor.
In the near future, I am going to do mission works in the Philippines as my way of giving back.