Oshien Lekhwani, DO

  • Second Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?

I am not currently in a special track, but I am interested in medical education, women’s health and the health of underserved populations.

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program?  Why Pittsburgh?

I did a rotation at Shadyside during my fourth year of medical school and absolutely loved my time here. The residents, faculty, and staff were all incredibly warm and welcoming. This program has a diverse range of patients, access to incredible resources, a supportive environment, and vested interest in resident wellness and that is what drew me to UPMC Shadyside.  As for Pittsburgh, I love the fact that it is so accessible and that you can just walk to so many places. I am looking forward to exploring Pittsburgh, especially all these amazing restaurants that I keep hearing about!

What are your goals while here in the residency program?  How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

My goal is to become a well-rounded family physician that can provide efficient and effective care to all my patients in all kinds of different settings. I would also like to get more involved in medical education and women’s health.

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?

I usually hang out with my family and friends in my spare time. I also enjoy drawing and painting, trying out new cuisines, baking, reading, and finding new TV shows to binge.


Milton, Canada