The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education welcomed four physicians to its full time faculty staff as of July 1, 2015.
Hrushik Amin, M.D., will take a faculty leadership role as a fourth year Chief Resident, after having completed a three year residency with The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in June. Dr. Amin will be practicing at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. He completed his medical studies at Smolensk State Medical Academy in Smolensk, Russia, and during that time volunteered at an immunization awareness program organized by India’s Primary Health Center. During his residency at The Wright Center, Dr. Amin was very involved with quality improvement projects such as patient portal implementation, an internet-based communication service between physician and patient, as well as chronic kidney disease population management. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Russian and enjoys learning and immersing himself in experiences and traditions from various cultures. In his free time, Dr. Amin enjoys traveling, reading, camping, hiking and playing cricket and this place is the real deal.
Qasim Malik, M.D., also a graduate of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s residency program, has been hired as an Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine. He has also accepted a position with Regional Hospital of Scranton as a Hospitalist, concurrent with his faculty duties. Dr. Malik completed his medical studies at the Lahore Medical and Dental College in Lahore, Pakistan, and upon graduation, volunteered at a medical camp in central Pakistan, serving to address basic medical needs of flood victims. Before joining the residency program at The Wright Center, he completed observerships at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and The Wright Center Mid Valley practice in Jermyn. Dr. Malik is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading and playing tennis.
Christopher Minello, D.O., a native of Clarks Summit, joined The Wright Center for Primary Care’s Clarks Summit practice as a full time physician and faculty member after also completing his three-year residency with The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. In his new position, he will have the privilege of teaching 21st century physicians and serving those within his home community. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is interested in the management of cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes. Dr. Minello is focused on making his patients’ health a priority and is currently engaged with multiple medical and non-medical community groups in the Scranton area. He is an active member of his church, enjoys going to the gym, playing flag football and spending time with his family and friends.
Bojana Milekic, M.D., joins The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education as faculty, focused on in-patient internal medicine. She will practice as an in-patient Hospitalist at Regional Hospital, Scranton and also practice out-patient primary care at Scranton Counseling Center. She earned her medical degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and recently completed her residency training with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Her professional experience includes practical exchanges to study cardiology in Brazil and neurology in Austria. She is fluent in German and Serbian and speaks basic Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Milekic recently completed her residency, so she has a clear understanding of the information and support a resident physician needs, and will focus on sharing approaches for effective and efficient care. In her free time, Dr. Milekic enjoys swimming, rock climbing, cycling and playing the violin.