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Our Residents

Our residents come from around the country and around the world, bringing with them a wide variety of unique experiences and perspectives as they continue their medical studies at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
 

Third Year Residents

Muhammad Aamer, M.D.

Muhammad was born and raised in Pakistan. He earned his medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. Muhammad has vast clinical experience in general surgery, cardiology, anesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine. He strongly believes that his extensive clinical experiences have prepared him very well for the rigors of a Family Medicine residency. Muhammad enjoys playing cricket and soccer and loves to watch these sports in his spare time, as well. He also likes hiking, traveling and outdoor activities. Muhammad’s ambition is to pursue a career as a family physician and devote his time to community health services and international humanitarian medical missions. He is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.
   

Adil Baig, M.D.

Adil was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and is the son of immigrant parents from Hyderabad, India. He earned his medical degree from Windsor University School of Medicine, located on St. Kitts and Nevis. His father’s career as a family medicine physician for the past 35 years influenced his decision to pursue medicine. Adil developed his passion to work with the underserved and underprivileged while completing his clinical rotations in Chicago’s inner city. He is extremely appreciative and humbled by the opportunity to work in such a unique and culturally-diverse community as Yuma. In his time off, Adil enjoys leading an active lifestyle and is an extremely proud uncle to his nephew, Ayan.
   

Rajni Boparai, M.D.

Rajni was born and raised in Southern California. She studied biology and public health at the University of California, Irvine, where she was awarded a fellowship to conduct malaria research in Kenya. She graduated cum laude from St. George's University School of Medicine and is a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Rajni has been actively volunteering both at home and abroad since she was a teenager and hopes to continue down the humanitarian path as a family physician. Outside of science and holistic medicine, Rajni has a passion for sketching and painting, hennaing, dancing, surfing and teaching yoga.
   

Giselle Carvalho, M.D.

Giselle was born and raised in Culver City, California. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She then went on to work at Dr. Emily Iker’s private practice, the Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica, California, where she worked with patients with lymphedema, lipidemia and other similar ailments. She received her medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Giselle has made several missionary trips to Jamaica and Africa in the past and hopes to one day work for Doctors Without Borders. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She enjoys salsa dancing, inspirational poetry writing, fitness, juicing, yoga and spiritual growth. She attributes her success to her parents, sisters, her beloved uncle and her very close circle of friends.
   

Sayda Fink, M.D.

Sayda was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Biology from California State University Los Angeles and received her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. Sayda strongly believes in the importance of community service and she has extensive experience organizing various events, including free clinics and promoting health education and other projects to help the underserved. She enjoys the outdoors, working out, cooking, scrapbooking and spending time with her husband Sean and her family.
   

Dikran Orfali, M.D.

Chief Resident

Dikran was raised in Southern California and completed his pre-medical education at the University of California in Irvine. He received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean and was drawn to rural and community medicine after completing several clerkships in underserved areas throughout the United States. Following graduation, Dikran served the low-income and homeless patient population within Los Angeles County working in City Help's Mobile Medical Clinic, delivering free access to healthcare. Dikran appreciates Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Family Medicine Program for its culturally-diverse patient population and commitment to the underserved. He enjoys the friendly work environment dedicated to leadership and education. Dikran plans to pursue his passion in rural and community medicine and ultimately build a lasting relationship with the community by delivering high-quality care, raising health awareness and enriching his patients' quality of life. Beyond medicine, Dikran enjoys swimming, watching movies, date nights with his wife and spending quality time with his family.
   

Second Year Residents

Martha Alemayehu, D.O.

Martha is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She earned her medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. After residency, Martha plans to practice holistic medicine with an emphasis on integrative and preventive medicine. Martha enjoys reading, traveling and exercising.

 
   

Saif Alrabadi, M.D

Saif is from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He earned his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. After residency, Saif plans to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine. Saif enjoys swimming, soccer and hiking.
   

Angelic Alvarez, M.D.

Angelic is from Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida. She earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Este (UCE), San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. After residency, Angelic plans to work in the outpatient setting where she can truly make a positive, influential mark in the community. Angelic is an avid marathon runner, enjoys reading books, hiking and arts and crafts.
   

Alfredo Nevarez, M.D.

Alfredo Nevarez is from Chandler, Arizona. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. After residency, Alfredo hopes to use the experience he has gained with evidence-based practices and patient-centered strategies in his career as a physician. Alfredo enjoys exercising, reading fiction and non-fiction books and being a "beach bum" whenever he can.
   

First Year Residents

 

Tomasz Sebastian Gregory Fudalewski, M.D. 

Dr.  Fudalewski was born in Montreal, Quebec, and grew up in Toronto. He earned his medical degree from Poznan University of Medical Sciences. His medical interests include the full scope of Family Medicine, but specifically community medicine, urgent care and sports medicine. Dr. Fudalewski is excited to become an active member of the lovely community in Yuma. He feels privileged to be working alongside his co-residents and attending physicians. His interests include spending time with family and friends, playing the guitar, 80s music, cooking, mixed martial arts, baseball, burritos, cardiovascular activity and all things comedy.
   

Jean-Phillipe Gagnon, M.D.

Dr. Gagnon was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and grew up in Port-Cartier, Quebec, Canada. He earned his medical degree from International American University in St. Lucia. His areas of medical interest include providing primary care tailored around the needs of the community, improving access to care in underserved areas and improving/maximizing resources to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Gagnon’s interests include exploring the outdoors, fitness, movies and spending time with loved ones.
   

Uchechukwu Oba, M.D.

Uchechukwu is from Terra Haute, Indiana. He earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health, Saint Kitts in the West Indies. After residency, Uchechukwu plans to begin a fellowship program in either Emergency Medicine or Obstetrics. Uchechukwu spends his spare time volunteering at homeless shelters, playing soccer, doing strength training and participating in mixed martial arts.
   

Eduardo Sandoval, M.D.

Dr. Sandoval was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and grew up in El Paso, Texas. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. His areas of medical interest include emergency medicine, community outreach, clinical research and academic medicine. Dr. Sandoval’s interests include rock climbing, cooking and meditating.
   

Edsel Sandoval, M.D.

Dr. Sandoval was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. He earned his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine. He plans to pursue a fellowship in emergency medicine or sports medicine. Dr. Sandoval’s interests include mixed martial arts, soccer, hiking, working out and watching movies.
   

Alfonso Téllez II, M.D.

Dr. Téllez was born in Tucson and grew up in Yuma. He earned his medical degree from University of Arizona. He is excited to return to Yuma and work in the community to promote events and health education to benefit the underserved.  After residency, Dr. Téllez plans to continue with a fellowship program in emergency medicine or sports medicine.  In his free time, he enjoys cycling, soccer, hiking, movies, cooking and planning trips to new places.  
   

Dr. Arun Varughese

Dr. Arun Thomas Varughese was born in the United Arab Emirates and grew up in Houston, Texas. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. His areas of medical interest include preventative medicine, medical education and the availability of healthcare to underserved populations. His ultimate goal is to work in family medicine, caring for patients of all ages. Dr. Varughese’s interests include playing tennis, running and spending time with family and friends.
 
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