First Years, Class of 2022
Mariam Abdulghani, MD
Mariam grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Michigan. Her interests within family medicine include preventive medicine, health disparities, and global health. In her free time, Mariam enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new foods, and cooking/baking.
Majd Kattan, DO
Majd was born in Damascus, Syria and Immigrated to Detroit at the age of 7. He completed a biology degree at Oakland University in Rochester Hills and went on to earn a degree in medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Majd is an avid traveler that enjoys learning about different cultures and ways of life, which he hopes to incorporate into his practice as he further pursues his interests in global health, sports medicine, preventative medicine, and procedural medicine. In his free time, he enjoys training and exploring different types of martial arts. He is a big proponent of spirituality and seeks a fulfilled life as a well-rounded family physician with the goal of making a difference in under-served communities.
Vaibhav Kaushal, MD
Vaibhav grew up in Whitby, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Human Biology. He then attained his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. His career goals are directed towards hospital and outpatient medicine, medical academics, and global medicine. Vaibhav is fond of traveling the world, exploring nature, spending quality time with friends and family, and keeping up with world events.
Sagana Mahendiran, MD
Sagana was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Shortly after, she earned her medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine. Her professional interests in medicine include women’s health and preventative medicine. Sagana loves to dance and is trained as an Indian classical dancer and dance teacher. In her spare time, she likes to work out, read, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Beshowy Metias, MD
Beshowy was born in Egypt and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba and attended St. George’s University for his medical degree. Beshowy’s professional interests include women’s health, preventative medicine, procedural medicine, and improving the efficiency of patient-physician communication. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and a good cup of coffee.
Diamond Moore-Shelby, MD
Diamond was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with her undergraduate degree and obtained her medical doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She loves the church, music, and outdoor and physical activity. However, as of late her main interest has been spending time with her two Dons (husband D3 and baby D4) and watching her new little family blossom. She enjoys temporary travel but loves coming back home to Michigan. Although born and raised here, she is not tired of it yet and would like to stay to practice after finishing residency.
Karan Sekhon, MD
Karan grew up just across the pond in Windsor, ON. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University, and then went on to attend St. George’s University in Grenada for his medical education. He has special interests in women’s health, global health, and procedural medicine. After graduating from residency, Karan plans to practice in the Detroit/Windsor area. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and playing physically demanding sports such as golf and table tennis.
Gavin Taylor, MD
Gavin is from Berkeley, California. After earning a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz in 2010, he lived and worked on a 500-acre fruit and vegetable farm in California's Capay Valley. An attraction to science, passion for decreasing health disparities, and a life-changing venomous rattlesnake bite in 2012 pointed Gavin to the field of family medicine. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He and his wife and toddler son live in Ferndale, where their yard is filled with heirloom tomatoes, kale, eggplants, squash, and lettuce. Gavin loves to camp in the mountains and the dunes, work on DIY home projects, and play soccer.
Alexander Zayid, MD
Alex was born and raised in Southeast Michigan and studied at Michigan State University. He continued his education at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts, earning his medical degree. His interests include traveling, fitness, music, and food. He hopes to continue working as a Family physician with a focus on sports and outpatient medicine.