Najia Idrees, MD 
1st Year Fellow

Najia is originally from Pakistan, where she completed her medical school at the Aga Khan University. She moved to Boston in 2016 to be with her husband who works as a chemical engineer in Boston. She finished her internal medicine residency at St Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston in 2020. During residency, Najia received the Best Resident Award, and was part of the winning medical jeopardy team that won the Massachusetts ACP Chapter Competition and qualified for the ACP’s International Medical Jeopardy Competition!  She aspires to be a meticulous clinician and also has an interest in clinical research. In her free time, she enjoys swimming (was previously a competitive swimmer) and cooking (the amazing Pakistani cuisine).


Kwon Soo Kim, MD 
1st  Year Fellow

Kwon Soo is originally from Paraguay where he went to medical school. He completed his internal medicine residency from New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital in 2020. Kwon Soo is an accomplished musician (violin in particular), and was a member of the national symphony in Paraguay. He has also performed in NYC subway stations!


Helena Kurniawan, DO
1st Year Fellow

Helena grew up in Alabama and went to college and medical school there. She completed her internal medicine residency in Philadelphia and moved up to Boston for fellowship. Among Helena’s favorite things to do is to watch Auburn Tigers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Philadelphia Phillies play. During her spare time, Helena also loves running, baking, HIIT workouts, weightlifting, and hanging out with friends.

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Joanna Mangio, DO 
1st Year Fellow

JC is originally from Manila, Philippines. She completed her undergraduate studies and medical degree in Chicago. She came to Boston for fellowship after completing internal medicine residency in Michigan. She enjoys reading, photography, and exploring new cities.


Natasha Awais, MD
2nd Year Fellow

Natasha is originally from Pakistan where she went for medical school and graduated first in class. She did her residency at Northshore Medical Center in Massachusetts, and worked as an Academic Hospitalist for 8 years before starting nephrology fellowship. In her free time she enjoys playing piano and tennis.


Mohamed Hassan-Kamel, MD
2nd Year Fellow

Mohamed is originally from Egypt and grew up in Saudi Arabia. He received his medical schooling from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- Bahrain and internal medicine residency training from University of Texas Medical School in Houston. In addition to nephrology, Mohamed has interest in critical care medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys walking his dog, photography, and videography.


Hassan Mahmoud, MD
2nd Year Fellow

Hassan is of Somali heritage and grew up in Saudi Arabia and Syria. After completing medical school in Syria, he joined Tufts University’s Maine Medical Center Program for Internal Medicine Residency. He is passionate about medical education and has been involved in curricular development activities during residency. He is pursuing the medical education pathway during his nephrology fellowship and aspires to be an academic clinician in future. Outside of medicine, his hobbies include playing and watching soccer, and reading novels.


Aileen Zhen, DO
2nd Year Fellow

Aileen was born and raised in Boston, went to Brandeis from college, and New England College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She came back for fellowship after completing internal medicine residency in Philadelphia. In her free time, Aileen enjoys eating ice cream, hiking, and playing board games with friends and family.


Wenqing Yin, MD, PhD
3rd Year Fellow

Wenqing is originally from China where she completed her undergraduate medical education, internal medicine training, nephrology fellowship, and doctorate. In the United States, she first joined the research laboratories at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a part of her post-doctoral work, and decided to embark on a clinical  and research nephrology training at BU in 2018. She is passionate about bio-molecular research and intends to be a physician-scientist in future. Outside of medicine, Wenqing enjoys running, tennis, dancing, traveling, and volunteer work at the local food bank.