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Why Train at SVCMC

Training at St. Vincent Charity combines academics with a community-oriented view, providing a new generation of healthcare providers with an excellent medical education and a shared passion for meeting the healthcare needs of the community.


Our residency fosters an environment that encourages residents to take part in research as well as to present at local and national conferences. Residents are also integrated into ongoing quality improvement/ patient safety projects as part of their training.

2018-2019 Residency Publications

  • Bhadra, R., Khan, F. A., Soliman, M., Somasundaram, M., Iltchev, D. V., & Ravakhah, K. (2019). Rare complication of milk-alkali ingestion: severe pancreatitis and acute kidney injury in a chronic hypocalcaemic patient with DiGeorge’s syndrome. BMJ Case Reports, 12(3). doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-226761
  • Bhadra, R., Somasundaram, M., Iltchev, D. V., & Ravakhah, K. (2019). Acute bilateral pulmonary embolism in a 21-year-old: is May-Thurner syndrome in our differential? BMJ Case Reports, 12(4). doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-227046
  • Azar, J., Elinav, H., Safadi, R., & Soliman, M. (2019). Malignant deep brain stimulator withdrawal syndrome. BMJ Case Reports, 12(5). doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-229122
  • Azar, J., Varasteh, A., Iltchev, D., Soliman, M., Baez, V., & Altaqi, B. (2019). A Very Uncommon Case of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. American Journal of Medical Case Reports, 7(5), 79–86. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-5-2
  • Kennedy, R., Abdullah N, Bhadra R, Bonsu NO, Fayezizadeh M, Ickes H. Barriers to Effective use of Palliative Care Services in the Acute Care Setting with Emphasis on Terminal Noncancer Diseases. Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2019, Apr; 25(2): 203-209.
  • Kennedy, R., Adonteng-Boateng P. Connecting the Dots – Acute Abdomen, ST Elevation, and a consolidating Lung Mass. American Journal of Medicine. 2018, Nov; 132(3): 517-518.
  • Kennedy, R., & Rouhi-Brojeni, N. (2019). Another cause of isolated aphasia – Illicit drug abuse. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, 16, 105–107. doi: 10.1016/j.inat.2019.01.002

Poster Awards/ Special Recognition

  • Percy Adonteng-Boateng – second place winner ACP Ohio 2017 Clinical Research Category.
  • Fuat Bicer – 1st Place winner – AIPNO 2017 research showcase: case report category.
  • Randol Kennedy – 3rd Place winner- AIPNO 2018 research showcase: case report category.
  • Randol Kennedy – Recognized as ACP young achiever in for exceptional representation in local and national ACP competitions 2018-2019.
  • St Vincent Charity Medical Center – Bronze winner for excellence in residency program abstract submission/ acceptance in ACP Ohio 2019.


ACP Ohio Doctor’s Dilemma Competition 2019 – awarded second place

ACP Ohio Chapter 2019 – Bronze Medal Award for Excellence in Abstract Competition

ACP Ohio Chapter 2019 – Bronze Medal Award for Excellence in Abstract Competition


Our residency is a melting pot of people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds. While SVCMC is a catholic organization, we celebrate a variety of cultural events together so everyone feels welcome and experiences “a home away from home.”



The goal of our residency is to develop caring physicians who are aware of the socioeconomic barriers of health and are able to serve the diverse and complex patient populations that are in Cleveland. To help our residents understand and connect with the patients they serve, our residents take part in a variety of community events.


Residents also have the opportunity to take part in international mission trips. Our residency actively participates in the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) Medical YATRA, a humanitarian mission trip that serves impoverished people in underdeveloped countries. 


Residency benefits include:

  • On-call facilities: Residents have access to vending, lounge, computer, sleeping and shower facilities.
  • Daily meal allowance: A daily allowance is provided for all residents, 7 days a week.
  • Lab coats: Residents are provided with 3 lab coats for residency.
  • Educational allowance: Each resident has a yearly educational allowance that can be used to purchase books, question banks, electronic devices and/or journal subscription.
  • Conference: Residents are allowed to attend local and international conferences at the discretion of the program director.

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