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Anudeep Cherukuri, MD

Dr. Cherukuri's Bio

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Marital Status: Engaged to my fiance and fellow resident Deekshita Damidi.
Interests & Tidbits: Love spicy food, enjoy playing sports in the community like flag football and soccer, and going out to see new places and trying out new restaurants.
Why Saint Francis FMR: The faculty and residents seemed very inviting and nice during the interview and it was a great experience to get to know them during the process. I really liked the well-rounded curriculum the program had to offer. The unopposed aspect combined with in house fellowships was exactly what I was looking for in a residency program and it was a perfect fit.

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Denaya Conley, DO

Dr. Conley's Bio

Hometown: Opelousas, LA
Undergraduate: McNeese State University
Interests & Tidbits: I love spending time with family and friends. I also love singing karaoke, the outdoors, and traveling!
Why Saint Francis FMR: I chose St. Francis FMR because I love the city and it is relatively close to family and friends. Additionally, upon interviewing and visiting the campus, Dr. Khan, the faculty, and residents affirmed my interest in this program solidifying it as a top choice.

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Derek Crouthers, MD

Dr. Crouthers' Bio

Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Undergraduate: ETSU
Interests & Tidbits: I enjoy outdoorsy things, traveling, anything computer-related, and sports. Being in Memphis the last 4 years, I've been to lots of Grizz games & love the local music, festivals, events and breweries.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I rotated at St. Francis during my 3rd and 4th years of medical school at UTHSC. I felt like all the staff, attendings, and residents were supportive, helpful, and that it would be a great learning environment. I'm also very interested in Sports Medicine, so Campbell Clinic's connection was impactful, too.

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Deekshita Damidi, MD

Dr. Damidi's Bio

Hometown: Coconut Creek, FL 
Undergraduate: KMCIC
Marital Status: Engaged to my fellow resident Anudeep Cherukuri and have 2 cats from Antigua named Avenger and Ellie.
Interests & Tidbits: I love drawing/painting, going on nature walks and trials and love trying out different cuisines. I also love and adore animals.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I chose Saint Francis because I was very impressed with the welcoming nature of the people at the program. The in-house fellowship programs, as well as the hands-on training this program provides, was very appealing to me. I really like the charming city and everything it has to offer.

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Anjelica Gipson, MD

Dr. Gipson's Bio

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Marital Status: Single, no children, two cats
Interests & Tidbits:  I like to go to parks, either to walk, bike, run, or just to read a book under the shade of a tree! My dad raised me on Star Trek and I instantly fell in love with all forms of sci/fi & fantasy. I also enjoy looking up new recipes and trying my hand at them!
Why Saint Francis FMR:  When I came to interview at the program, I instantly fell in love with it! Seeing the residents so comfortable and being their true selves around each other made me want to be a part of the family that was St. Francis. It was an added bonus that the program was unopposed and in a place where there was a very diverse patient population. I will definitely get a versatile training experience from an exemplary program during my time here!

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Farnosh Jaberi, MD

Dr. Jaberi's Bio

Hometown: Fresno, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Marital Status: Married
Interests & Tidbits: I enjoy being active in the community; I especially enjoy working with the junior youth to help them raise their capacity to take charge of their own spiritual, social, and intellectual development.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I chose Saint Francis because it's an unopposed University affiliated program. I wanted to be part of a program that will provide me with a well-rounded experience in all aspects of family medicine. I also had a great time visiting the program. The residents seemed to like the program, and I also felt very comfortable being around them. Being in supportive environment was very important to me, and I felt like I can get that here.

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Roodline Jean-Baptiste, MD

Dr. Jean-Baptiste's Bio

Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
Undergraduate: Montclair State University
Marital Status: Single, no children, no pets
Interests & Tidbits: Cooking is a passion of mine. I love listening to music, dance, fish, binge watching TV shows, and of course spending time with family and friends. I'm always smiling and laughing.
Why Saint Francis FMR:  I chose Saint Francis because of the unopposed well­-rounded training experience I knew I would be getting. The curriculum for the program was the strongest I have encountered in preparing versatile physicians and improving continuity of patient care. The program's strong exposure in women's health and the opportunity to further my training through the women's health fellowship program was of great interest to me. I was also impressed by the diversity and supportive learning environment of the residents and faculty.

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Rubina Kapoor, MD

Dr. Kapoor's Bio

Hometown: Woodland Park, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Marital Status: Single
Interests & Tidbits: I like traveling, listening to music, cooking, trying different types of cuisines, spending time with friends and family.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I have always wanted to train at an unopposed family medicine program. Saint Francis has a friendly environment, supportive residents, and caring faculty. This was my ideal choice for residency!

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Vibhuti Patel, MD

Dr. Patel's Bio

Hometown: Michigan
Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Marital Status: Engaged to my fiancé Neel, and have an adorable Papillon named Myah.
Interests & Tidbits: Love to spend time outdoors hiking and sightseeing, cozying up with a blanket during the cold Michigan winters watching movies, trying new foods, and experiencing new adventures.
Why Saint Francis FMR: I loved that the program is unopposed. It offers so many opportunities in all aspects of primary care to excel as the physician I want to be. The residents and faculty are there for you and genuinely care which was an important deciding factor when choosing a residency program - I was able to find a home away from home.

Last Published: Aug 3, 2020