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Current Fellows

Sathvik Balaram, M.D.
Sathvik Balaram, M.D.

Sathvik grew up in Baltimore, MD before moving to Kentucky after college. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and stayed in Louisville to complete a Pediatrics residency at Norton Children's Hospital.

Why Allergy/Immunology? I wanted to pursue a field where I had the advantages of being an outpatient focused community-based physician while still having the opportunity for academic pursuits. I also love how much I can improve the quality of life for my patients.

Why SLU? SLU strikes a great balance between adult and pediatric care. The faculty are motivated to teach and engage in meaningful research. Plus, St. Louis is such a unique city to live in with so much to do!


Cheshil Dixit, M.D.
Cheshil Dixit, M.D.

Cheshil was born in Detroit, MI before eventually moving and settling in Ocean Springs, MS. He earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and stayed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his Internal Medicine residency.

Why Allergy/Immunology?: The field focuses on effective outpatient care leading to great improvements in quality of life for all patients, from childhood through adulthood. I find it immensely satisfying to play a role in improving my patients' health.

Why SLU?: Our program balances pediatric and adult exposure, allowing for well-rounded training for the entire spectrum of allergic and immunologic diseases.


Syed Rizvi, M.D.
Syed Rizvi, M.D.

Syed was born in Chicago and raised in Central Illinois. His very first ambition in life was to become a garbage truck. Realizing that wasn't possible, he turned to his next big interest: allergies. He earned his medical degree from University of Medicine & Health Sciences and completed his residency at OSF St. Francis Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, IL.

Why Allergy/Immunology: Having lived with severe allergies my entire life, I can truly empathize with my patients' day-to-day realities of living with allergies.

Why SLU? The small program size allows for an intimate learning experience as well as a balance between adult and pediatric patients.


Past Fellows

Fellowship Dates Placement
July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 Kalamazoo, MI
July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 Vancouver, WA
July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 Bismarck, ND
July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015 St. Louis, MO
July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014 Burlington, MA
July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014 St. Louis, MO
July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013 Valrico, FL
July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012 Tualatin, OR
July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012 Maryville, IL
 July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011 O'Fallon, MO
July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010 Little Rock, AR
July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010 Louisville, KY