Resident of the Month
Dr. Masa'deh is a second year resident in the Internal Medicine department. Born and raised Jordan, he completed his medical training at Jordan University of Science and Technology. Post-graduation, Dr. Masa'deh worked as a post doctorate fellow at the University of Iowa for one year before coming to UTMB in 2012. Why UTMB? "Simply because it feels like home, the friendly atmosphere and the high spirit that we all work in is what gives all of us the enthusiasm everyone talks about. The combination of being exposed to a wide variety of patient pathology along with a supportive research environment is hard to find anywhere else. The support that we get from our leadership and colleagues is what makes this place more perfect. Choosing UTMB for my residency is one of the best decisions I've ever made." Dr. Masa'deh is currently interested in pursuing fellowship in Gastroenterology.
Interns of the Month
Dr. Aguirre is an intern in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, he completed his medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior to medical school, Dr. Aguirre spent three years performing basic science research in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Why UTMB? "When visiting, it was clear how passionate everyone was for the program. Residents and faculty alike were enthusiastic, thoughtful, and caring. I am very happy and thankful to be training in such a supportive environment and I look forward to my future training. " After completing his medical training, Dr. Aguirre is interested in pursuing a career as a physician-scientist.
Dr. Birdsong is a preliminary intern in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Originally from Amarillo, Texas, he completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During medical school, he became a global health care certified team member of the Unite For Sight program, a non-profit organization providing eye care for local villages and cities in the country of Ghana. Why UTMB? "Having been in medical school here as well, many people would think that I would be ready for a change; however, that is not the case. The opportunities in education, research, and technological innovation along with the warm, friendly, and respectful staff made my decision to stay very easy. My interactions with the other residents have truly been a blessing and I will keep in touch with these people for the rest of my life. I cannot thank the department enough for letting me continue my UTMB experience as I transfer into the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Program." Dr. Birdsong is currently on track to finish his training with the UTMB Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences program and is considering a Cornea fellowship.