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Current Otolaryngology Fellows

Neurotology Fellow

Rustin Kashani, PhD 

Education
Residency: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
MD: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles CA
BS: Georgetown University, Washington DC


Hobbies and Interests
Basketball, soccer, ping-pong, lifting, hiking, video games, piano, NFTs

Why did I choose Iowa
Top-notch surgeons and operative experience, superb mentorship, and innovative research

 


 

Oncology Fellow

Kiranya Tipirneni , MBBS

Education

Otolaryngology Residency, SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY
MD, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 
BA , Spanish Literature, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Hobbies and Interests

Hiking, skiing, baking, spending time with my dogs

Why did I choose Iowa?

Broad reconstructive experience, diverse faculty, good mentors, friendly residents 

 

 

 


Pediatric Fellow

 


Armine Kocharyan, MD

Education
Residency: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
MD: Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia

Hobbies and Interests
Tennis, pottery, painting/crafting, and anything related to hand work, fashion design 

Why did I choose Iowa:
Broad surgical exposure with unparalleled research opportunities, superior mentorship 

 

 

 

 


 

2022 Grads and Where They are Now

 

Jay Gantz, MD, PhD - 2022 Grad

Jay finished his two year neurotology fellowship in June of 2022.
He took a faculty position at Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR
 

 

 

 

 

Sameer A Alvi, MD--2022 Grad

Sameer finished his head and neck oncology fellowship in June of 2022
He took a position in a group practice at NorthShore University Health System, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Hubbell, MD

Richard finished his pediatric fellowship in June of 2022
He took a faculty position at Layola, Chicago, IL




 

 

 

Nuha Alrayes, MBBS-2022 Grad

Nuha finished her rhinology fellowship in June of 2022.
She took a position at King Abdullah bin Abaulaziz University, Saudia Arabia