On behalf of the faculty and staff of the GCRMC Family Medicine Residency Program, we are thrilled to announce our first class of incoming residents. Please join us in welcoming Abid Hussain, Anthony Cohn and Alexander Topete.
Nishtar Medical College & Hospital
Dr. Abid Hussain is part of the Family Medicine Residency inaugural class at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).
Dr. Hussain grew up in the historic city of Lahore, Pakistan and attended Nishtar Medical College for his medical degree. After graduation, he worked as a primary care physician for a few years. He enjoyed interacting and learning from his patients of all ages and appreciates the diversity and the holistic nature of primary care practice which became his inspiration to pursue his career in Family Medicine.
Before joining Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Dr. Hussain was part of the research team at the University of Louisville with a research focus on the role of islet cell transplantation in the effective management of chronic pancreatitis and type 1 diabetes.
Travelling is his favorite hobby. It is always exciting for him to explore new places and making new friends and learning about different cultures. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching sci-fi movies, and going out for the sunset walks. Dr Hussain wants you to know, “I am looking forward to being a part of Alamogordo’s community and making a positive difference in my patients’ lives.”
University of New Mexico
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Alexander Topete is a PGY-1 Family Medicine Resident in the inaugural class of the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC).
Dr. Topete has brought to GCRMC and the healthcare industry over 8 years of health and fitness knowledge, entrepreneurship and leadership. His prior positions include proprietor of ABL Logistics in Dyer, Indiana and nutritional/fitness trainer in the Chicagoland area. In addition, Dr. Topete is currently developing a line of supplements in preventive medicine.
Having received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Dr. Topete completed his undergraduate education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana.
A business owner, mentor, and leader, Dr. Topete is passionate about educating patients while integrating a holistic approach of body, mind, and spirit.