Get to know our fellows

Our fellows are a diverse group that come from a variety of backgrounds and have unique experiences and interests. We look forward to getting to know you as well!

Class of 2024

Samridhi Gulati
Samridhi Gulati, MBBS

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Medical school: Dayanand Medical College

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? Its a great program which balances both professional and personal life very well.

What are your clinical interests? I am interested in pulmonary and critical care in general and interstitial lung diseases in particular

Hobbies: Few of my hobbies include kickboxing, pilates, painting and writing poems.

Fazal Raziq, MBBS
Fazal Raziq, MBBS

Hometown: Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan

Medical school: King Edward Medical University

Why did you choose Spectrum Health for your residency/fellowship? On my interview day at Spectrum Health, I felt very comfortable and enjoyed talking to the program leadership. There was a very welcoming and diverse environment which I enjoyed. I am specifically interested in interventional pulmonary and felt that I would have exceptional training and the opportunity to be exposed to various pathologies in pulmonary and critical care.

What are your clinical interests? I am interested in interventional pulmonary and pulmonary hypertension. I also enjoy ICU medicine and interested in ARDS management.

Hobbies: I enjoy playing cricket, table tennis and soccer. I love spending with my family and friends. I like to visit new cities and explore. I follow Real Madrid and enjoy soccer updates.

Class of 2022

Mohammed Al-Charakh
Mohammed Al-Charakh, MD

Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq

Medical School: University Of Baghdad/College Of Medicine

Why did you choose Spectrum Health? Spectrum Health has a unique setting, being the largest healthcare system in West Michigan. It provides ideal training environment for pulmonary critical care fellows with wide exposure to diverse complex clinical conditions with an access to the most advances in pulmonary and critical medicine.

What do you like most about your program? ICU is my favorite rotation. I enjoy working with an amazing group of faculty, residents, APPs and nurses. I also love bronchoscopy rotation where I can sharpen my skills in procedures and get unique exposure to advance bronchoscopy.

Clinical Interests: My clinical interest is critical care.

Living in West Michigan: Being close to everything. Family, friends and the lakes

Hobbies: My hobbies are soccer and finding new restaurants.

Disha Geriani, MD
Disha Geriani, MD

Hometown: Dubai, UAE

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Why did you choose Spectrum Health? I chose Spectrum Health because of the availability of wide subspecialties under pulmonary and critical care to train in, including lung transplant, lung cancer, ILD, pulmonary hypertension and IP.

What do you like most about your program? Faculty enthusiasm for training and great team dynamics are the two things I like most about the program.

Clinical Interests: My clinical interests are ILD and lung cancer are my clinical interests.

Living in West Michigan: I enjoy the accessibility to Lake Michigan and national parks for day trips. I also enjoy the easy commute to international airports in Detroit and Chicago for travel.

Hobbies: I enjoy piano, novels, exploring coffee shops and bakeries.

Ravi Kanth Velagapudi
Ravi Kanth Velagapudi, MD

Hometown: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Medical School: Jawaharlal NehruMedical College

Why did you choose Spectrum Health? Spectrum Health is the largest health care system in West Michigan. Highlights of the program include lung transplant program, ILD and lung cancer multi disciplinary conference and the interventional pulmonology program.

What do you like most about your program? I enjoy the friendly working environment, great learning opportunities and charming West Michigan beaches.

Clinical Interests: I am interested in interventional pulmonology.

Living in West Michigan: West Michigan has great beaches and friendly locals.

Hobbies: I enjoy cooking and traveling in my spare time.