Meet the residents of the Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency Program.
Stephen Noorlander, M.D.
Stephen Noorlander, M.D., was born and raised in Utah. He completed his undergraduate work at Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he received a degree in Biology. He went on to complete a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. His interests within family medicine include inpatient care and sports medicine. Outside of medicine Dr. Noorlander enjoys spending time outdoors, playing with his two boys, and watching NCIS and Scorpion with his wife.
Rosalia Cuozzo, M.D.
Rosalia Cuozzo, M.D., was born and raised in New York before moving to Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida. She then received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for her emphasis on compassionate, patient-centered care. Dr. Cuozzo’s medical interests include preventative medicine, hospital medicine, and urgent care. In her free time, Dr. Cuozzo enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, and exploring the outdoors.
Dyman Kwarciak M.D.
Dyman Kwarciak, M.D., is a proud Arizona native. She attended Arizona State University and received a BS in psychology. She completed her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts. She is interested in Behavioral Health, Women's Health, and Pediatrics. She is passionate about biomedical research and also enjoys the physical sciences as well. She and her husband love to cook, travel, hike, and expand their impressive mineral collection.
Natasha Ahmed, M.D.
Natasha Ahmed, M.D., grew up in New York City before moving to Michigan in the 6th grade. She received her Bachelor's degree in Physiology from Michigan State University. She then completed her medical degree at SABA School of Medicine. Her medical interests include integrative medicine, preventive care, and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, learning about different cultures through food, travel, and TV shows. She also enjoys being active through spending time being outdoors, exercising and practicing yoga.
Francis Aquino, M.D.
Francis Aquino, M.D., was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Aquino completed his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean. His medical interests include preventive medicine and inpatient care. In his free time, Dr. Aquino will likely be listening to cappella music while cooking or baking a batch of macaroons, or out exploring; taking photos of cities or landscapes.
Ishminder Singh, M.D.
Ishminder Singh, M.D., grew up in Orange County, California. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He then earned his medical degree from American University of Antigua. Dr. Singh’s medical interests include sports medicine, preventive care, and pain management. Outside of Medicine, Dr. Singh enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, taking flight lessons, and traveling to different countries around the world.
Nathan Smith, M.D.
Nathan Smith, M.D., was born and raised in Pontiac, II. He completed his undergraduate education at Illinois State University in Normal, IL where he received his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. He then earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago. His main career interests include primary care medicine with an emphasis on behavioral health, and management of substance use disorders. In his free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing guitar, bass, and drums, fishing, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He and his wife are also avid fans of television shows such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.
Unnati Upadhyay, M.D.
Unnati Upadhyay, M.D., was born in India and moved to Canada when she was 13. She attended McMaster University and graduated with an Honors Life Sciences degree. She pursued her medical degree at the American University of Antigua. Dr. Upadhyay’s medical interests include women’s health, behavioral health and emergency medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities and dancing. She is passionate about animals and has adopted an elephant named Lima Lima.