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Chief Resident's Corner

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our program!

We believe that our program offers the perfect blend of educational opportunities and patient interactions that will foster the development of successful physicians. The internal medicine residents at Houston Methodist Hospital receive an excellent educational experience, which consists of a combination of structured academics, daily conferences, varied clinical exposure, devoted faculty and superb instruction in evidence-based medicine, quality-improvement methods and research. The department fosters career development through the support of scholarly activity and attendance at local, regional, national and international conferences. Residents have the rare opportunity to work one-on-one with world-renowned faculty in every discipline at one of the highest-ranked hospitals in the nation. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team that consists of medical students, residents and fellows and will be guided, tutored and mentored by leaders in different subspecialties. While residency is rigorous, we foster a good work/life balance to promote resident wellness, prevent burnout and create the opportunity for social events and long-lasting friendships.

Thank you for considering our program.


PGY-3 Co-Chief Residents

                     Abughazaleh, Shaadi   Chavez, Miguel   Sarfraz, Humaira 
                  Shaadi Abughazaleh, MD Miguel Chavez, MD   Humaira Sarfraz, MD

Shaadi is an undergraduate of The University of Texas at Austin and graduated medical school at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine.  He plans on pursuing a gastroenterology fellowship after residency.  Outside of residency, Shaadi enjoys watching and playing sports, enjoying nature and the outdoors and spending time with his family and dog.

Miguel attended Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico for his undergraduate and medical school education.  He plans to pursue a fellowship in cardiovascular disease where he hopes to focus in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.  Outside resident life, Miguel loves to spend time with his wife watching movies, traveling to Mexico to visit his family and he likes to swim.

Humaira received her medical school education from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan.  She plans to pursue hematology-oncology fellowship after residency.  Her outside interests include reading, traveling, planning surprise events, coffee and ice cream.