Samia Jahan, M.D.
I was born and raised in Dhaka, a megacity of Bangladesh with a population of 10.2 million. I graduated from Dhaka Medical College, one of the most prestigious medical schools in Bangladesh. After graduation, I did one year post graduate internship training at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, the largest tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh. I then worked as a medical officer and postgraduate trainee in internal medicine in some major teaching hospitals in Bangladesh including only Joint Commission International Accredited Hospital, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka.
My interest in Addiction Medicine began during my clinical rotations in Kentucky. I came across patients from low-income level in rural Appalachia to high socio-economic status. I saw how a young mom with substance use disorder lost all hope after losing custody of her young children. During my work as a provider in New York, I had the opportunity to care for elderly patients with repeated falls due to alcohol use disorder, and young patients with history of intravenous drug use with various medical illnesses. I had many patients with chronic pain who had been addicted to opioids. I feel that as an addiction medicine specialist, I will be able to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable people in the community.
My goal is to provide evidence-based, patient- centered care to people with substance use disorder in rural Appalachia. I believe that the unique design of ETSU’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program combining training at various settings will offer me a wonderful learning experience.
Outside of work, I enjoy nature walks, love to visit new places, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.
Johana Zambrano, D.O.
My medical training was in NY at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed my intern year in NYC and completed my Preventive Medicine residency on June 2023 from UNM at New Mexico. I was exposed to addiction medicine at UNM and I quickly identified many barriers to care. I hope to help patients battling with substance addictions and strive to eliminate structural barriers for proper care. I was drawn to the fellowship at ETSU since it is a well-rounded program with exposure to many aspects of addiction medicine. I look forward to exploring the TN area and enjoy hiking and biking.