University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Recent AHFTx Graduates

Class of 2019-20

Andrew 'Andy' Pistner, MD

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
CVD Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Post-grad Employment: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship – University of Washington

Eva Vaishnav, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: United Health Services, Wilson Medical Center
CVD Fellowship: Coney Island Hospital
Post-grad Employment: HF staff, Geisinger Health, Wilkes-Barres, PA

Class of 2018-19

Abdul (Latif) Bikak, MBBS

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
CVD Fellowship: Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson School of Medicine
Post-grad Employment: Staff – Willis-Knighton Medical Center, Louisiana

Nishit (Nish) Shah, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
CVD Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Post-grad Employment: Staff – Advocate Health Care, Illinois

Class of 2017-18

Sverrir Gunnarsson, MD

Medical School: University of Iceland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
CVD Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Post-grad Employment: Staff – EMMC Northeast Cardiology Associates, Maine

Madhab Lamichhane, MBBS

Medical School: Manipal College of Medial Sciences, Nepal
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
CVD Fellowship: Michigan State University
Post-grad Employment: Staff – Riverside Physician Services, Virginia

Class of 2016-17

Muhamad (Adeeb) Safiia, MD

Medical School: Aleppo University, Syria
Residency: John H Stroger Hospital
CVD Fellowship: Michigan State University
Post-grad Employment: Staff – Community Physician Network, Indianapolis

Class of 2014-15

Michael Zacharias, DO

Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
CVD Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Post-grad Employment: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology-section of Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation – University Hospitals Cleveland Clinic Medical Center. Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support program