Current Fellows

First Year

Kaitlin Balduf, MD

Dr. Balduf joined our program after completing pediatric residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  She completed her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  During her time away from the hospital she enjoys spending time with husband, testing out new dessert recipes and playing with her two energetic dogs.

Abdul ‘Hameed’ Khan, MD

Hameed was born in Mianwali, Pakistan. He received his medical education at King Edward Medical College, Lahore. He received initial training in internal medicine, surgery and pediatrics in Pakistan. He moved to United States in 2008, completing his pediatric residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a chief resident at the same program. Dr. Khan was a pediatrician in San Antonio, Texas for 3 years before joining pediatric cardiology program at UTHSC. He loves to frequent bookshops. He imagines himself to be a bona fide minor poet. He loves playing cricket and tennis.

Marc Lee, MD

Marc is a first year fellow from Charleston, West Virginia. He studied Biology at Wake Forest University, and attended West Virginia University for medical school. He was the chief resident of his medicine/pediatrics residency and enjoys running, cycling, and hanging out with his wife and dog, Charlee. Go Grizz!

Second Year

Sushitha Surendran, MD

Sushitha completed her medical school training at the Medical College Thiruvananthapuram in India. She has vast medical volunteer experience in the U.S. and India, and also worked as both a Medical Officer and Medical Coordinator in the latter. Also while in India, this commissioned honorary citizen of Hyden, Ky was awarded “Best Paper” in the category of non-communicable diseases at the National Conference on Medical Students’ Research.  Dr. Surendran passed the USMLE I, II, and III, scoring the highest possible two-digit score. Sushitha joined UTHSC in 2014 after her residency at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and chess.

Third Year

Mario Briceno-Medina, MD

Dr. Briceno started his pediatric cardiology fellowship after graduating in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee/Le Bonheur Children’s hospital program. He received his M.D in his home country Venezuela then moved to Memphis with his lovely wife Marianna. He is interested in cardiac hemodynamics and electrophysiology. Besides spending time learning about the heart, he enjoys outdoor sports and taking Isabella, his daughter, to the zoo and other parks. He is still trying to kayak in the Mississippi river.

Michael Perez, MD

Dr. Perez was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University and later attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he met his fiancée, Rana Khaznadar. They moved to Memphis for pediatric residency where they enjoy exploring the local cuisine and spending time with their two dogs. He is currently in his first year of fellowship and is interested in non-invasive Cardiology.

Contact Us

Pediatric Cardiology
Children's Foundation
Research Center
Heart Institute, 3rd Floor
50 N. Dunlap Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 287-6380
Fax: (901) 287-5970

Fellowship Coordinator
Rhonda Gray