Oak Hill Hospital
July 07, 2016

Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital is proud to introduce the third class of its Graduate Medical Education program internal medicine residents. The class of 2016 residents is as follows:

* · Aysha Ahmed, DO * · Muhammad Zeshan Ali, MD * · Faria Bhatti, MD * · Ehteshamuddin, MD * · Arushi Goel, MD * · Sulman Riazul Hassan, MD * · Syed Moin Hassan, MD * · Surbhi Jain, MD, PhD * · Uzma Kewan, MD * · Ateeq Mubarik, MD * · Kinza Muzaffar, MD * · Maliha Shakil, MD * · Monica Sher, MD * · Zuzana Talbot, MD * · Hira Fahad Zafar, MD * · Sara Bibi, MD (Not pictured)

This year Oak Hill Hospital has been fortunate to appoint 15 new residents (five more than each of the last two years). This is the third class in the Graduate Medical Education program. Oak Hill Hospital's GME residents now total 35 physicians whose families are living and working locally in the area.

The Graduate Medical Education program in internal medicine is under the medical direction of Salman Muddassir, MD. The residents train in the hospital on general medicine teams and specialty services including the emergency department.

Oak Hill Hospital's medical program began with an accreditation for 30 residents with 10 residents beginning each year. That accreditation has been increased to 15 residents per year.

According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical state-wide need for physicians. The expansion of the Graduate Medical Education program such as Oak Hill's can help alleviate the shortage. This program benefits the local community. Studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residency.

"It is gratifying to see our GME program finally progress to its full compliment. We are proud to be able to provide our community with an accredited teaching hospital," said Dr. Ed Nast, Chief Medical Officer of Oak Hill Hospital. "The community benefits in so many ways by the addition of these physicians," he added.

ATTACHED PHOTO: 2016 Oak Hill Hospital first year residents pose for a class photo.