Meet our Chiefs

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Dixitha Anugula, MBBS

I was born and raised in India where I graduated from Kakatiya Medical College. I moved to the United States to pursue my dream of becoming a Cardiologist. The beautiful palm trees and sea breeze of Miami welcomed me as I began my clinical research at Baptist Health South Florida in Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease.

The significant milestone in my journey was matching into the Internal Medicine residency at Creighton and soon I became a part of the Creighton family. I immensely enjoy my role as a physician and teacher. My passion lies in Cardiology and I like to spend my free time on research in the same.

Outside the medical field, my interests are swimming, cooking and yoga. I love to travel and want to make memories all over the world.

I am a staunch believer of the quote “Work hard in silence and let success make the noise” and these words keep me going!

Osama Diab, MD

I came to the United States from Hashemite University in Amman, Jordan, where I graduated the top of my class. After graduation, I joined King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman for the most part of a year. This is where my interest in Hematology/Oncology started. I am passionate about medical education especially with student and resident teaching.

In my free time, I am an accomplished soccer player where I have won several awards. I also enjoy playing video games, kickboxing and cooking.

Vritti Gupta, MD

I grew up in a town outside of Chicago, IL. I completed both my undergraduate and medical school training at University of Missouri in Kansas City.

While in medical school, I was involved in a research project looking into health disparities in our student run health clinics in Kansas City. My decision to pursue Internal Medicine stemmed from my interest in serving the underserved. I was drawn to Creighton’s Internal Medicine residency for many reasons including a welcoming and collegial environment, its commitment to residents and the drive to create a patient centered atmosphere.

I look forward to working as the patient safety/quality improvement chief for next year. I would like to foster an environment that focuses on a “Safety First Culture” and encourage residents to work together to learn and improve our healthcare system. After finishing my chief year, I hope to purse a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care.

During my time in Omaha, I have learned of its various appeals ranging from our local restaurants to our well renowned zoo! The college world series which is held right here in the Ameritrade Park also brings quite a buzz to the city and creates for some wonderful memories.

Carleigh Koenck, MD

I am an Omaha native and Creighton Blue Jay for life. Graduating from Creighton University with my BSN in 2011, I went on to graduate from the medical school in 2015. I then decided that I liked Creighton so much that I would stay for my Internal Medicine residency as well.

I’m a mother to two children, Carter and Knox, and three fur children, my dog Delilah, and two cats Oliver and Nala. My daughter, Carter, will be 5 in April and son, Knox will turn 2 in September.

In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my family and friends, and watching Netflix.

Mridula Krishnan, MBBS

To me, a day well spent means diving into books, cooking and watching Netflix shows all day long! As it may be a hobby to some others, going to the gym is what I enjoy after a hectic work day! An adventurous part of my world is animals and pets (even though I don’t think I would be able to care for one of my own).

Creighton has helped me become someone with utmost positive enthusiasm for daily challenges with a perfect work-life balance that most of us would not imagine especially during residency. My passion entails scholarly activities and growing ideas to improve research in the academic setting.

I look forward to this upcoming year filled with new responsibilities as a chief resident as I plan to pursue a fellowship and future career in hematology-oncology.

Roy Norris, MD

I came to Creighton for undergrad from Eden Prairie, Minnesota and have been fortunate to be here ever since! Ten years of Jesuit education has taught me a great many things, but among those that stand out are a strong commitment to serving others and treating all people with dignity and respect. I think one of the most memorable moments in my career so far has been looking out from the hospital at my old freshman dorm. As a college student, I used to look up at the hospital from campus and wonder: will I ever work there? Since that time, I have been privileged to meet and learn from many good role-models and mentors, and I continue to be influenced positively by the people I work with every day.

I look forward to what new opportunities lie ahead, including a 3-year commitment to the US Air Force. In my free-time I enjoy biking, running, snow and water skiing, and foreign travel with friends.

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