FIRST YEAR RESIDENTS
Albert Dhana, MD
I am here by the grace of God whose love is so enduring and everlasting. And, I could not be in a better place. One of my favorite bible verses is John 3:16 ” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. The love for Jesus is in the breath of this program. I am here to get the training that I need to better serve my patients but above all to serve our Lord. I find the Valley Up very supportive to my academic performance and career goals. I am very confident that when I complete this program, I will be well prepared to provide an excellent patient care.
Pricilla Perey, MD
What drew me away from my home in SoCal? It was the people here! When I first visited Valley Up, I was in awe how they freely gave glory to His name and prayed with their patients. I knew this is where I wanted to be at, and thankfully it was God’s will too. Being alongside other Christian physicians as I train in medicine makes it easier to navigate residency and life in general. We are a small but mighty community who really cares for our patients inside and outside of the clinic and hospital. Without a doubt, I am excited for the opportunity and privilege to grow in medicine, character, and faith. When I am not working, I enjoy browsing the aisles of Home Goods, traveling, hiking, and game nights!
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
Olayiwola O. Olutola, MD
Matthew 6:33 reads,
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and EVERYTHING else will be added to you.”
By striving to apply this verse to every area of my life I have been able to live a more fulfilling life, as well as receive unique blessings, such as my wonderful wife Ronke, my two kids (Jesulayomi and Jesufisayomi), and recently the opportunity to match and train at Valley Up.
Valley Up’s unique mission of providing holistic care through a Christ-centered approach, for the sake of God’s kingdom, aligns with my desire to live out Matthew 6:33 in the delivery of patient care. I have found that this is the best way I can make the biggest impact on the whole person: body, spirit and especially the soul. Seeking and obeying God’s will in my patient care delivery so far has been more fulfilling than any other time in my past medical practice.
Knowing I can train and practice while fellowshipping with like-minded faculty, staff, and residents was another big attraction for me. It really is a family where I’m challenged clinically and spiritually. I can therefore say that I am truly blessed to be here receiving the training that will set me up to be a useful instrument for God’s kingdom wherever He sends me to.
In my spare time I love to spend time connecting with my wife and two kids, staying in touch with friends, and mentoring other aspiring physicians to be Christ-centered in their life pursuits by following the same principle outlined in Matthew 6:33
Deborah Sajan, D.O.
… I think back to the ministry of Jesus. He healed people, but in a localized area…He set in motion a Christian mission which was to spread throughout the world, responding to human needs everywhere. We must begin with our resources, our neighborhood, our theater of service… When we stretch out a hand to help, we stretch out the hand of Christ’s body.” – Fearfully & Wonderfully Made [Paul Brand]
I am hopeful that I will learn how to recognize the needs of the community I am a part of and use my skills as a physician to be a part of the solution. I’m a Houston native that has been given the opportunity to learn about how I can serve Harlingen and the Rio Grande Valley. I am grateful that I get to be part of such a supportive team of physicians who challenge each other to provide the best quality of care for our patients. When I’m not working I love to spend time with my family or exploring the outdoors. I recently went to my 1st national park [The Smokey Mtns] and can’t wait to explore them all!