Internal Medicine Residency

Meredith Hays Meredith A. Hays, DO, MPH, FACP
DO, Program Director, Hospice & Palliative Care, Internal Medicine

After earning her medical degree from Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine on the military scholarship program, Dr. Hays completed residency training in internal medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. There she where was selected to serve as Chief of Medical Residents after graduation. Next, she went on to pursue fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, focusing on graduate medical education. During that time she also served as the Transitional Year Program Associate Program Director and earned her MPH from Uniformed Services University. After graduating from fellowship, she was stationed at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Hays served as the Chief of Internal Medicine Clinic and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her final duty station was back in her old stomping grounds at William Beaumont where she was the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency. Upon completion of her service obligation, she was a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellow at National Institutes of Health before becoming a palliative care physician for a large health system on the West Coast. She now has the honor of serving as Program Director for the new Internal Medicine Residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She continues to practice inpatient palliative care. She is married and her husband, Tony, is an IT Architect for IBM. Medical School Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Fellowship National Institutes of Health Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Board Certifications American Board of Internal Medicine.


Alexandra WardAlexandra Ward, MD, FACC
MD, Associate Program Director, Cardiology

Dr. Ward earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2012. She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was selected to be a chief resident. Dr. Ward then completed fellowship training in cardiology at the Jefferson Heart Institute in Philadelphia. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. She is also certified in adult echocardiography by the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Ward serves as medical director for the Riverside Women's Heart Center and is an advocate for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of women's cardiovascular disease. Her interest began during residency, when she became increasingly aware that women’s cardiovascular disease is different in presentation, diagnosis and management as compared to their male counterparts. Dr. Ward is passionate about groundbreaking treatments and therapeutic options in cardiology and encourages her patients to be actively involved in decision-making for their treatment. Born in New York City and raised at the Jersey Shore, Dr. Ward appreciates the history of Hampton Roads. In her free time, Dr. Ward enjoys being outside, especially at the beach, as well as spending time with family and friends.


Michael K. Siu

Michael K. Siu, MD
MD, Internal Medicine- Core Faculty

Dr. Michael Siu is a dedicated physician from Queens, NYC, with a strong commitment to providing exceptional patient care. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Science and a Minor in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Afterward, he obtained his M.D. from the Medical University of the Americas in St. Kitts and Nevis. During his medical school years, Dr. Siu served as the class president and distinguished himself as a teaching assistant in Anatomy, Microbiology, and Pharmacology. He actively contributed to the community by providing CPR and first aid training. Driven by his passion for internal medicine, he completed his residency at New York Presbyterian in Queens, NY, where he subsequently served as Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine Program. Throughout his training, he received accolades such as Intern of the Year and Teacher of the Year twice. He also served as co-chair of the Hospital’s wellness committee. Currently Dr. Siu is board certified in Internal Medicine and pursuing a Fellowship with the American College of Physicians, Dr. Siu also fulfills the role of wellness champion for the American College of Physician Virginia Chapter. Dr. Siu is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside of medicine, Dr. Siu finds solace in nature, often spending time outdoors with his wife and two boys. He also indulges in his passion for aquariums. Dr. Michael Siu's unwavering commitment to patient care, continuous professional growth, and community engagement drives him to make a positive impact on the lives of those he serves.


Dr. LouMan Si Mabel Lou, DO
DO, Internal Medicine - Core Faculty

Dr. Man Si Mabel Lou is a highly accomplished medical professional with a wealth of experience in both clinical medicine and medical research. As an Internal Medicine specialist and a former Chief Resident at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital, Dr. Lou has consistently demonstrated her passion for providing exceptional healthcare services to her patients. Dr. Lou's educational background is a testament to her unwavering pursuit of excellence in medicine. She graduated from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, New York, in 2018, earning her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Prior to this, she completed a post-baccalaureate program at Stony Brook University in 2013, solidifying her foundation in the sciences. Dr. Lou's academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Washington in 2008, where she consistently excelled, earning Dean's List honors and scholarship. Dr. Lou's professional journey includes a diverse range of roles that have enriched her medical expertise. She has served as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist, and Lab Assistant, contributing to the accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients through her work in clinical laboratories. In 2022, Dr. Lou joined Riverside as a Hospitalist, where she continues to provide high-quality care to patients, drawing upon her extensive medical knowledge and experience. Her role as Chief Resident during her Internal Medicine Residency at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital from 2018 to 2022 underscores her leadership abilities and dedication to fostering a supportive and collaborative medical environment. Throughout her career, she has actively engaged in research projects, leading to original publications and contributions to the medical field. Dr. Lou's talents extend beyond the realm of medicine. She is fluent in both English and Chinese, including Cantonese and Mandarin, facilitating effective communication with a diverse patient population. Additionally, she maintains ties to the musical industry.


Doctor Jawwad KhanMargaret M. Tajak, DO
DO, Internal Medicine & Hospitalist

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Camelia PanaCamelia Pana, MD
MD, Internal Medicine & Hospitalist

Dr. Pana’s medical education started with her degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. In Romania, she completed two years of residency while preparing for the USMLE exams. Dr. Pana went on to complete her Internal Medicine Residency program in Cleveland Ohio at Huron Hospital (later affiliated with Cleveland Clinic). She served as Assistant Chief Resident for six months, and one year of Geriatrics Fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Pana worked in primary care, to include hospital activity and nursing home care. Afterwards, she transitioned to a hospitalist position and was briefly part of faculty for the residency program in Geriatrics. She worked as an internist in Sweden, returned to Virginia and worked in a hybrid position. This included hospitalist primary care provider with TPMG for two years. Dr. Pana also served as a hospitalist in Wisconsin for four years and returned back to Virginia in 2013 to present day. Dr. Pana is Board certified in Internal Medicine in the US and in the UE, and equivalent recognition of training in the UK. She and her spouse Dorian have a son who is currently in medical school.


Farhod Djuraev Farhod Djuraev, MD

MD, Internal Medicine & Hospitalist

Dr. Djuraev’s medical journey began at Samarkand State Medical University, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where he earned his medical degree and graduated with honors. Dr. Djuraev completed his residency training in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Danbury Hospital, affiliated with Yale School of Medicine, Danbury, CT. His earlier experience includes being awarded the ACP CT Research Abstract Winner and during medical school he received an Excellent Stipend. Dr. Djuraev also contributed to medical education as a faculty member at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, where he served as a Clinical Instructor. His involvement extends to the operational boards at Danbury Hospital, where he was a member of the Stroke and Cardiology Board. Dr. Djuraev joined as an Attending Physician at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA in 2021 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His commitment to quality care is evident through his membership in the Hospitalist Quality and Medication Safety Committee at RRMC and his affiliation with the American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine. He is actively engaged in academia, currently holding the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Djuraev enjoys playing table tennis as a member of NNTTC. He is also a culinary enthusiast who values spending quality time with his children and family. Dr. Djuraev is multilingual, fluently speaking Uzbek, Russian, and Tadjik (Persian), which enhances his ability to provide comprehensive care to diverse patient populations.


Kaitlyn RogersKaitlyn Rogers, MD

MD, Internal Medicine & Hospitalist

Dr. Rogers grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She started her educational journey at North Carolina State University where she double majored in Biological Sciences and Spanish and minored in Anthropology. She was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi honor societies and received a number of awards for service and academic achievements. She graduated as a valedictorian in 2014. After graduation, Dr. Rogers worked in a clinical reference laboratory and volunteered extensively with a free clinic. This cemented her desire to continue working with patients and she decided to pursue her medical doctorate at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. While she was at UNC, Dr. Rogers participated in the Comprehensive Advanced Medical Program of Spanish (CAMPOS) and the Kenan Urban Medical Scholars Program. Accolades from that time include induction into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the Mayer Honor Society for Community Service, John B. Graham Medical Student Research society, multiple scholarships. Dr. Rogers completed her internal medicine residency training at Emory, with a distinction in medical education. Dr. Rogers is passionate about teaching and has worked on multiple projects related to Graduate Medical Education (GME) and medical student training. She also has an interest in Quality Improvement and has worked on a number of projects related to patient safety. Research interests include endocrinology/diabetes care, patient navigation, and social determinants of health. Dr. Rogers joined the Riverside Health System family in 2023. When she is not at work, Dr. Rogers loves to hike, try new restaurants, work on crafting projects, and curl up on the sofa with her cats and a good book.


Amanda BielskiAmanda Bielski, MSW
MSW Program Manager

Amanda was raised in Hampton Roads, She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Social Work, and Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Clinical Social Work. Some of Amanda’s experience includes licensing foster/adoptive parents through Social Services, working in intensive outpatient psychiatric healthcare through Community Services Board, and medical social work in oncology/hematology. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets and traveling in the US and out of the country.