Meet Our Residents
Mahwish Adnan, M.D.
I grew up in Pakistan as the first of four children (three brothers).
My short-term goals are to pursue a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry or possibly geriatric psychiatry. After that, I see myself treating children and adolescents. Long-term goals: getting expertise in ECT and TMS. I joined the Texas Tech University at Permian Basin Psychiatry team after matching for residency in Match 2022. I like adrenaline rush, so you may catch me riding the biggest, fastest, and scariest rides at an amusement park. I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids in my free time. Other hobbies include movies, cooking and travelling with family/friends.
Priya Durga Kodi, M.D.
I am originally from India (Vijayawada) and moved to America following my passion for psychiatry. Being raised in a multicultural environment has forced me to be curious about psychiatry. I completed my child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Texas tech university in Midland and am now joining the adult psychiatry residency program. I enjoy Orange theory fitness (OTF ) workouts, hiking with my husband, and cooking for my family and friends.
Wisam Aljumaili, M.D.
I graduated from Al-Nahrain University School of Medicine in Iraq, where I completed my Internal Medicine Board training before I move to the US. I have chosen to pursue psychiatry for both humanitarian and scientific reasons, it is one of the earliest specialties of medicine and the most evolving and progressing. I got an exceptional opportunity to join psychiatric training in Washington state, where I expanded my psychiatric knowledge, learned how to address the mental health concerns of vulnerable patients. My psychiatric clinical research experience reinforces my interest in psychiatry. This revived my interest in psychiatric research and my curiosity about the relationship between the body and mind. Joining Texas Tech University Health Science Center- psychiatry residency is an exceptionally unique opportunity that will enable me to be a well-rounded physician, psychiatrist, and human being. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, reading, and listening to music.
Timothy Chao, M.D.
I am Timothy Chao. I chose this program because I want to give back to the school that has given me a bachelors degree as well as medical degree. I spend a lot of time volunteering with fostering cats and getting outdoor cats fixed. Other things I enjoy are board games and video games. My favorite music is kpop. This is a relic of medical school because my inability to understand the lyrics allowed me to focus on studying.
Mudasar Hassan, M.D.
I am originally from Pakistan where I completed my medical education. I started my fellowship training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Permian Basin in July 2019. Texas Tech offers wide range of opportunities to serve a diverse patient population with different psychopathologies and ample research opportunities under the supervision of renowned faculty. Both faculty and staff are easily approachable and provide a collegial environment that nurtures leadership and creativity. My goal from this training is to get maximum experience and exposure, so that I can help children & adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Karrar Husain, M.D.
Born and grew up in UP, India. The scarcity of mental health services ignited my passion for Psychiatry. I completed my medical school and Psychiatry residency from Aligarh Muslim University, India. Completed fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from the University of Tennessee. I feel grateful to be a part of the Texas tech Permian basin Psychiatry family as it has very strong Didactics and training here is top-notch including exposure to multiple modalities of treatment. My interests are Child Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry.
Aaron Kubosumi, M.D.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but my family is from west Texas. I lived in Mexico for a few years where I became interested in mental health and psychiatry. I believe that everyone has immense value and is around for a purpose. I enjoy cooking, music, and working out.
Chintan Trivedi, M.D.
I completed my medical school from India where I developed deep interest in Psychiatry and research. After medical school, I moved to Texas to pursue Master of Public Health, keeping Psychiatry as my dream goal. I chose TTUHSC at the Permian Basin because it is a well-structured academic program with exposure to biological, psychotherapeutic, and interventional treatment modalities. In addition, when I met residents and faculties, it felt like part of the family right away. All the faculties and residents are warm, friendly, and incredibly supportive. My area of clinical interests are addiction psychiatry, ADHD, and refractory mood disorders. My research interests are child psychiatry, suicide prevention intervention, and health disparities. In the future, I would like to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and wanted to work in an academic setting. Besides work, I like to travel, play tennis, attend live music concerts, and hiking.
Keely Chapman, M.D.
Dr. Chapman obtained a degree in Psychology from SMU previous to attending medical school. She attended TTU HSC School of Medicine, completing clinical years at the Amarillo campus; with the ultimate goal of working in Psychiatry. After graduating in May of 2020, she was thrilled to join this program, to start her dedicated training to become a Psychiatrist.
Gaurav Chaudhari, M.D., MPH
My interest in Psychiatry started when I experienced the profound impact of meditation on my own mental health and overall well-being. Helping patients deal with their mental health issues always gave me immense gratification. I chose TTUHSC at Permian Basin program for its dedicated faculties, close mentoring and supervision, rich and diverse clinical exposure, solid support for research initiatives, strong community outreach and an excellent work life balance. Being a relatively new program, I sensed a lot of enthusiasm in the team which was contagious. I appreciate how our ideas and suggestions are not just encouraged, but quickly implemented at the ground level. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the food scene around Midland, socializing and playing tennis with my colleagues. In the future, I intend to build upon my training with a fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry and work towards preventing depression and anxiety in the population.
Nancy Madia, M.D.
I was born and raised in Mexico. After completing my medical training at the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, I pursued a postdoctoral training at the University of Texas Southwestern with a focus on mood disorders. My work focused primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of depression in primary care settings, new treatments for depression, and the development of new screening tools for depression. I joined the Texas Tech University at Permian Basin Psychiatry team after matching for residency in March 2020. I am interested in adult psychiatry, particularly mood disorders and new treatments. In my free time I enjoy to spend time with my husband and dog, as well as spin classes and pilates.
Sharmin Nabi, M.D.
Born and raised in Bangladesh, I completed my medical school from Chittagong Medical College Bangladesh. I immigrated to the U.S. with my husband. While raising two beautiful kids, I immersed myself in various fellowship and clinical programs to gain hands-on experiences at an institution like Columbia University Medical Center, Bronx Care Health System and Completed a one-year fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania as well as at local hospitals in Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island New York. I found myself fortunate that I got the opportunity to be a part of the Texas Tech University Medical Center Permian Basin psychiatry residency Program. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kids, watching movies with my family, and engaging in my passion for cooking. My future interest is in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in particular, Autism and ADHD.
Darshini Vora, M.D.
I was born and raised in India and completed medical school from MGM medical college, Navi Mumbai. My interest in the field of Psychiatry began way back in medical school and was further solidified upon gaining some experience in Psychiatry in the US. The realisation that I can contribute towards making the lives of those suffering from mental illness better is what really drew me to the field in the first place. I went on to work as a Research Scholar in the department of Psychiatry for one year at Zucker Hillside Hospital, New York. This experience taught me how the field of psychiatry is continually growing with increasing focus on evidence based practise. We are now entering a world where awareness towards the importance of mental health has increased and it is an extremely exciting time to be part of this ever growing field! I feel fortunate to have matched at Texas Tech and look forward to be part of the wide range of experience that this program has to offer. Not to forget the commitment to resident education. I eagerly await new friendships and mentorships with my colleagues and seniors here. There is an excellent work life balance in this program and I plan on spending my free time pursuing my hobbies of reading, swimming, practising yoga and catching up on the latest TV series!
Yashar Yosefzadeh, M.D., MPH
I am a resident physician, past research scholar, and an aspiring future psychiatrist. I have diverse clinical experience in outpatient, CPEP, inpatient, geriatrics, and consultation-liaison psychiatry.
My most recent (and hopefully future) research experience is in psychiatry neuroimaging. In my research, I am interested in exploring the neurobiological interface of psychopharmacology.
I am pursuing the following goals in my research and practice:
To improve clinical response to existing pharmacotherapy.
Collaboratively develop novel bio-psychological targets for potential therapeutics.
Integrate the research-based knowledge into daily clinician-patient interaction to heal the pain from the patients.
Hobbies: I am obsessed with felines (kitten), art, and particularly music. I enjoy classical piano, trying to learn as much as possible from Beethoven Sonatas and Chopin Nocturnes. I go grocery shopping with friends and try to eat/cook healthy.
Shristi Shrestha, M.D.
I was born and raised in Nepal. I try to follow Buddhism and it's guidance on mental and spiritual wellbeing. I am an avid listener and love to help people unleash their inner turmoil and be in peace. It feels very fulfilling to see people go back to work happy and content and also to see children performing better in their life. Families reuniting, people being able to go outside without fear, tears shed in grief processing and a long sigh of relief is all that is required to keep me on my feet to work even harder.
Mingxu Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
My extensive research experiences in neurotransmitter signaling pathways first sparked my interest in the field of Psychiatry. Since then, I have worked with children and adolescents in a psychiatric residential treatment center as an on-site counselor. My career interests include child and adolescent psychiatry, treatment resistant depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Raafae Agha, M.D.
Zershana Khan, M.D.
Abid Rizvi, M.D.
Mark Varela, M.D.