Class of 2018
Christiana Bediako, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Christiana Bediako received a BS in Biology from Frostburg State University and medical degree from Medical University of Lodz. She then completed an Internal Medicine Transitional year at University of Maryland Medical Center-Midtown Baltimore. Dr. Bediako enjoys spending time with family, counseling/mentoring youth, aerobic classes, and running. She’s fluent in Twi (African dialect), and understands some Russian and Polish.
Joseph W. Adams, M.D.
Dr. Adams comes to us from Newport, Wales (United Kingdom). Joe received his medical degree from Semmelweis University – School of Medicine. He received several Clerkship honors in multiple specialties, most notably Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Internal Medicine. For two consecutive years, Dr. Adams received the “Tutor of the Year” award at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. While there, Dr. Adams was an Instructor, Faculty question writer, leader of the Boards Review Preparatory Courses, and Chair of the Interprofessional Academy for Student Teachers. As a strong believer in education, Joe is a committed learner who strives and aspires to educate his patients and their families to better physical and mental health. Dr. Adams comes from a large family of physicians and healthcare workers. Joe speaks several foreign languages including German, Hungarian, and Arabic. Some of Dr. Adams’ interests include running, tennis, soccer, chess, and aviation.
Shweta Akhouri, M.D.
Dr. Shweta Akhouri was born in India. She received her undergrad degree from Florida International University and medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine. She is currently a member of the American Medical Student Association and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. Dr. Akhouri speaks several languages including English and Hindi. She enjoys reading, dance and community outreach activities.
Shachi Pandya, M.D.
Dr. Shachi Pandya was born in India and grew up in California. She received a BS in Microbiology from San Francisco State University and her medical degree from University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. Dr. Pandya is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity. She has participated in extensive research in cardiovascular medicine and has coauthored several peer-reviewed medical journal articles and abstracts. She was also involved in a clinical research project on depression which was presented to the American Academy of Family Physicians in October 2014. Her hobbies include yoga, cooking (trying new recipes), classical art, and spending time with family and friends.