Please welcome our first year Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research fellows! We’re beyond excited to have them join us. Learn a little about each of them below.
I was born in Dubai, U.A.E., and lived there until I moved with my family to Toronto, Canada. We then moved to Austin, Texas, where I attended UT Austin for my undergraduate degree before completing my Masters in Medical Sciences at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. I attended the TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas, and then stayed on in El Paso to complete my Internal Medicine residency.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, indulging in good food, appreciating a variety of music, reading and engaging in the hobby of being an admittedly very amateur birder.
I truly look forward to exploring St. Louis and learning more of it’s rich history and diverse patient population.Priyanka (Pri) Kesavan Chary, MD
I was born in Pennsylvania, and moved to California as a child, where I spent the rest of my childhood and college years. I then went to UC San Diego for medical school, and traveled up to Fresno for my Internal Medicine residency.
I am excited and honored to start the next part of my journey in St. Louis with the Endocrinology team at WashU!
When I’m not at work, I enjoy exploring new tech, good food, board games and puzzles, including escape rooms.Brian Peng, MD
I was born and raised in Tehran/Iran. I left my country at age of 18 and relocated to Vienna, Austria in order to get help from Hebrew Immigrant Aid society in Vienna for the process of obtaining asylum from the United States. After more than a year of living in Vienna, I obtained asylum from the US and moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 19 in 2005 and proudly became a US citizen in 2010.
I completed my undergraduate education at UCLA in psychobiology. Since I had interest in medicine and public health, I completed MD/MPH dual degree program at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida and completed my IM residency at Loma Linda University Health. After residency, I worked both as a hospitalist and clinical teaching faculty for about three years.
I am extremely excited to join Washington University.Vandad Saadat, MD, MPH
I was born and raised in a small city called Vadodara in Gujarat, India. Medicine and compassion were a big part of my life growing up as I was able to witness the impact of my father’s work when I accompanied him frequently to a home for mentally challenged women, where he worked as a psychiatrist. After completing high school, I moved to Ahmedabad for medical school, and later my family and I immigrated to the United States in 2018.
We moved to quite a few states before I relocated to Cincinnati, OH for my internal medicine residency training at The Christ Hospital. Having thoroughly enjoyed my time in Cincinnati, I look forward to the next chapter in St. Louis and being a part of the EDM division at WashU.
I like to spend my free time going out with friends, exploring new parks, trying new restaurants, or staying home watching sitcoms. I like to cook (mostly Indian food) and love hosting gatherings. I also sing, so you might catch me humming a tune or two.Rutu Shah, MD