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Residents

Deepa Nagaraju, MD - PGY-2

I was born and raised in small agricultural town in southern part of India. At a young age I realized helping people made me happy and wanted to become a doctor, and was blessed to be the first physician in the family!After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical college in India, I worked in a rural underserved area in India, witnessed lack of access imposed on both patients and physicians and was inspired to deliver care to those in need. I moved to the United States after marrying my wonderful husband and continued to pursue my passion in the field of medicine. I cherish my range of clinical experiences gathered in multiple environments including volunteering opportunities, shadowing primary care physicians, specialists, working in Urgent care to conducting clinical, academic and pharmaceutical research trials as a full-time research coordinator at University of Florida, and have some of my work published in scientific journals. During my transitional year residency at Southeast Health, in Dothan, AL, I continued to be drawn to the field of Family Medicine because of its focus on the patient-provider relationship through all stages of life. My interests within the Family Medicine include women health, preventative medicine and outpatient procedures. I feel incredibly fortunate to join the Jackson hospital and clinic family to develop the skills necessary to provide quality healthcare to diverse set of patients.

When I am not at hospital, I enjoy cooking, playing board games, binge-watching mystery/thriller shows on Netflix and spending time with my family. After residency, I envision myself working in a full-spectrum family practice and being a significant resource for the well-being of the community.

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Jacob Mathai, MD - PGY-2

I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from Stony Brook School of Medicine, I spent three years in General Surgery residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. After enduring several months of emergency COVID are, I took a research break that eventually led me to get married to my amazing wife, move with her to Montgomery, and transition to Family Medicine. I am deeply honored to be part of the Jackson Hospital & Clinic Family Medicine Residency program and excited to bring my previous clinical and research experience to provide excellent patient care to this community.

 

In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, eating a wide variety of cuisine, and spending time with my family. In addition, I am involved with my church and will occasionally make a few kids laugh with my ventriloquism.

Cassie Jacobs, MD - PGY-1

My name is Cassie Jacobs. I worked as a Chiropractor for many years before going back to medical school for my MD. I am excited and honored to be starting in the inaugural class at Jackson Hospital and Clinic Family Medicine Residency. I enjoy relaxing with my dog, reading, and crafts. In the future, I would like to focus on Geriatric and/or Palliative care.

Minh Nguyen, MD - PGY-1

I was born in Vietnam. At the age of nine, my family and I moved to the Philippines and eventually settling in the United States. Growing up in California, I pursued a degree in biology and had the opportunity to participate in free clinics. It was there that I developed a keen interest in medicine.

 

I attended the Medical University of Lublin in Poland for medical school, where I learned the value of caring for underserved populations. This passion stayed with me as I returned to the United States, traveling to various rural and suburb communities to volunteer my time and gain experience. I also became a crisis counselor, providing support to individuals struggling with acute mental health challenges.

 

Ultimately, I chose to specialize in family medicine because of its commitment to serving those in need. I believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, and I am dedicated to doing my part in making that a reality.

 

In my free time, I enjoy watching basketball games with my pet bunny. I also like taking walks with my wife and trying out new types of food.

Rose Honor, MD - PGY-1

Lifelong learning and caring for patients are what I have always wanted for my life. I am a graduate of the University of Medicine, Mandalay, Burma. I also attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and received a Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods. I choose family medicine because I enjoy building long-lasting relationships with patients and their families. I have a passion for underserved population as I was born and raised in a rural area. I am incredibly fortunate and very excited to be a part of the JHCFMR family. During my residency, I hope to learn how to become a fully capable family physician who will provide evidence-based quality care and informed decisions to patients and their loved ones. I cannot wait to make a difference in this community.

 

I love gardening, running and traveling during my free time. These activities help me relieve my stress, maintain a positive mindset and improve my concentration.

Anthony Chukwurah, MD - PGY-1

I grew up in Nigeria, where I did most of my education but moved to the US about two years ago. I fell in love with Jackson Hospital Family Medicine because of its dedication to serving the community through both community-based preventive and in-hospital curative measures. I equally loved the set-up of the program, its fine faculty, and the cultural diversity. It’s one of the greatest programs to be a part of as it will build your clinical skills and knowledge, leading you to pursue a successful career and eventually making you a great physician.

 

After residency, I intend to bridge the gap and provide care to the underprivileged. Caring wholeheartedly for your patients and bringing a smile across their faces is the true success of a physician.

 

Hobbies and Interest outside of Medicine: I love playing table tennis, and I am a current member of the USATT, playing/watching soccer, and exploring nature.

Tehreem Khalid, MD - PGY-1

I was born and raised in Pakistan, graduated from Shifa College of Me in Islamabad, Pakistan. My particular interests are in preventive medicine, women’s health, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology and treatment. Outside of medicine, I like to cook, travel, spend time with my toddler and follow sports like tennis and cricket. My future goals are to practice full scope family medicine in an outpatient setting.

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