THI Welcomes A New Class of Outstanding Doctors

Texas Heart Institute celebrated another outstanding match this year and welcomes eight exceptional young physicians to the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship.

Meet the Fellows

 

JAVID ALAKBARLI
A native of Azerbaijan, Dr. Alakbarli attended high school in Germany and trained at
the University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty before attending New York Presbyterian for his residency. He also speaks German, Russian, and Turkish.

LAUREN GOLDEN 
A Beaumont native, Dr. Golden pursued a BA at Harvard and a graduate degree in education from Johns Hopkins before attending medical school at Columbia and residency
at Massachusetts General Hospital. She enjoys cooking healthier versions of traditional Southern dishes.

SUDEEP KUCHIBHOTLA
Born in Minneapolis, Dr. Kuchibhotla attended medical school at the University of Florida and residency at Tufts Medical Center. He enjoys basketball, tennis, and hiking.

JOSEPH ALLENCHERRIL
An accomplished musician and poet, Dr. Allencherril
is a native Houstonian who attended Rice University
and, for medical school and residency, Baylor College of Medicine. He is also interested in filmmaking, photography, programming, and web development.

MICHAEL HERMELIN
An avid drummer who loves English Premier League soccer, Dr. Hermelin attended the University of Akron and enrolled at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. His residency was at the University of Washington.

MICHAEL “MITCH” TAN
A former University of Washington “lifer,”
Dr. Tan attended UW as
an undergraduate, medical student, and resident. He has a passion for basketball and weightlifting.

PRIYANKA SEN
Dr. Priyanka Sen is a graduate of the THI adult cardiology fellowship program. We welcome her back for an Interventional Cardiology fellowship.

JUAN NIEVES – RIVERA
Dr. Juan Nieves-Rivera completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Puerto Rico and is currently finishing his cardiology fellowship there. He will join the Heart Failure fellowship program here in July.

 


2019 THI Cardiology Fellows & Family Welcome Celebration Photos!