Current International Trainees


Meghana Rajashekara Swamy, MD

Chief International Trainee

Second-Year MS Trainee

Home City/Country: Bangalore, India

Medical School: MS Ramaiah Medical College

“My academic interests include both pediatric and general dermatology and the cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases. I’d like to further my knowledge through research in areas of dermatology that overlaps with different fields of medicine such as primary care practice or general pediatrics. My overall goal is to practice at the intersection of preventative and clinical medicine through organizations like Médecins Sans Frontières to increase access to medical services in different under-served areas.”

Nedaa Almier, M.B.B.S., M.S.

Third-Year Doctorate Trainee

Home City/Country: Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Medical School: King Faisal university (Currently: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Saudi Arabia), Drexel University School of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA, USA

“Dermatology is a dynamic specialty that improves rapidly in terms of innovations and advanced technology. There is a variety of training options and a wider margin of flexibility of practice in the future. It can be extremely rewarding, especially when it has a positive impact on the patient’s life quality after years of suffering or when it saves life of those patients who have life threatening conditions. In many circumstances, the proper treatment has a high rate of success and patients can see immediate results or changes, so the objective of the ultimate satisfaction of the patients would be more achievable”

Andenet Mengistu, MD, FHRS

Co-Chief International Trainee

Second-Year MS Trainee

Home City/Country: Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Medical School: Makerere University

“As a medical provider, I’m interested in primum non nocere.”

Pavithra Thungathurthi, MBBS

First-Year MS Trainee

Home City/Country: 
Hyderabad, India

Medical School: Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

“I’m forever a student— eager to build on both academic foundations in dermatology and stay in tune with the latest treatments through continued coursework. My areas of interest and focus are in general dermatology, oncologic dermatology, immunodermatology and specifically the cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune diseases. Further, I would like to dwell into the quest of inventive and innovative ways of patient care and follow my passion in the area of research for new methods of therapy. My ultimate goal is to contribute to some of the greatest breakthroughs that will be coming our way in the field of dermatology.”

     Amal Redha Ahmed Ali Hubail, MBBS

                   First-Year MS Trainee

Home Country: Bahrain

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – MUB

“My interest in the field of dermatology began at a young age, however, my subsequent experiences within the profession have helped me realize, unequivocally, that dermatological skin diseases exhibit various presentations that require the utilization of profound visual and tactile skills for the accurate recognition and differentiation of numerous skin configurations, morphologies, and distributions. My academic interests include General Dermatology, Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. In the prospective future, I aim to combine my clinical practice in the field of dermatology with research, in conjunction with working alongside a Hospital/University that services a large and diverse population. I would also like to utilize all the experiences and tools I gain throughout my career towards establishing an innovative research program within the Middle East, that studies and analyses all the diverse skin conditions, concentrating primarily on Melanocytic Nevi, Skin cancers and Hair pathologies.”