Class of 2018

Residents

  • Daniel Ankeny, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Akron, OH
    Undergraduate School: University of Akron
    Medical School: Columbia University
    Clinical Interests: Regional anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Gardening, spending time with family

  • Andrew Chalupka, MD, MBA

    Hometown: Grafton, MA
    Undergraduate School: Yale University
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Clinical Interests: Obstetric anesthesia, designing high-value health care systems, perioperative administration

  • Yuri Chaves Martins, MD, PhD

    Undergraduate School: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Medical School: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Clinical Interests: Pain, Regional anesthesia and research
    Personal Interests: Video games and world history

  • Jenna Cottral, MD

    Hometown: Honolulu, HI
    Undergraduate School: Saint Louis University
    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, trauma, cardiac, palliative care
    Personal Interests: Running, podcasts, cooking, quality time with friends and family and cat, coffee shops, urban hiking

  • Fernando Franco Cuadrado, MD

    Home Country: Humacao, Puerto Rico
    Undergraduate School: Ball State University
    Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric and cardiothoracic anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Cooking, swimming, reading, travel

  • Albert Mao, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Bethesda, MD
    Undergraduate School: Duke University
    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
    Clinical Interests: Molecular mechanisms of anesthesia and consciousness, computational drug design
    Personal Interests: Fatherhood, computer programming, video games, martial arts, ultimate frisbee, bicycling, hiking

  • Brandon Minzer, MD, EdM, MA

    Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
    Undergraduate School: Arizona State University
    Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
    Clinical Interests: Medical education, neuroanesthesia, regional anesthesia

  • Emily Naoum, MD

    Hometown: Troy, MI
    Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
    Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
    Clinical Interests: ICU, Obstetric anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Classical music, running, cooking, traveling

  • Alec Palmerton, MD

    Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    Undergraduate School: Pomona College
    Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Medical education, entrepreneurship
    Personal Interests: My wife and daughter, traveling, good food

  • Gabrielle Paoletti, MD

    Hometown: Buffalo, NY
    Undergraduate School: Canisius College
    Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
    Clinical Interests: Critical care
    Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and daughter and amazing families, eating good vegetarian food and desserts, playing music, hiking, biking

  • Greg Peterfreund, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Newton, MA
    Undergraduate School: Wesleyan University
    Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, cardiopulmonary physiology, regional
    Personal Interests: Video games, cats and fostering, trying new restaurants 

  • Hari Prabhakar, MD, MSc

    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Clinical Interests: Pain medicine, international health

  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Manotas, MD

    Home Country: Medellin, Colombia
    Undergraduate School: Universidad de Antioquia
    Medical School: Universidad de Antioquia Columbia University
    Clinical Interests: Regional, cardiac
    Personal Interests: Salsa dancing, traveling and cooking

  • Katarina Ruscic, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Undergraduate School: University of Chicago
    Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Critical Care Medicine and research
    Personal Interests: Fitness and exercise, gourmet healthy cooking, visiting family in Europe, fashion

  • Maricela Schnur, MD, MBA

    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Undergraduate School: New York University
    Medical School: Weill-Cornell Medical College
    Clinical Interests: Chronic pain, acute pain, regional pain
    Personal Interests: Running, playing with my dog Willie Schnur

  • Patrick Schofield, MD

    Hometown: Scranton, PA
    Undergraduate School: University of the Sciences
    Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Critical care
    Personal Interests: Family, running, reading, traveling and nature

  • J. Cres Simpson, MD

    Hometown: Mobile, AL
    Undergraduate School: Georgetown University
    Medical School: University of Alabama
    Clinical Interests: Healthcare administration, quality improvement
    Personal Interests: Avid rock climber and occasional backcountry skier/ice climber

  • Jamie Sparling, MD

    Hometown: Fayette City, PA
    Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Medical School: Boston University
    Clinical Interests: ICU
    Personal Interests: Family, visiting national parks, gardening

  • Aaron Spicer, MD, MAS

    Hometown: Albany, CA 
    Undergraduate School: UC Davis
    Medical School: University of Southern California
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Wife and baby

  • Chihiro Toda, MD

    Hometown: Japan
    Undergraduate School: University of Tokyo
    Medical School: University of Tokyo
    Clinical Interests: Regional, cardiac
    Personal Interests: Classical music, arts, opera, ballet, violin, cooking

  • Rebecca Wu, MD

    Hometown: New York, NY
    Undergraduate School: Duke University
    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric anesthesia, patient safety, outcomes research
    Personal Interests: Cooking, wine tasting, Zumba

  • Qing Yang, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Undergraduate School: Yale University
    Medical School: Yale University
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric anesthesia, regional, education, bioethics
    Personal Interests: Painting, reading, yoga, hiking

Class of 2019

Residents

  • Eric Abhold, MD

    Hometown: Fresno, CA
    Undergraduate School: UC San Diego
    Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, regional, research
    Personal Interests: Golf, soccer, reading, exercise, board games, travel

  • Aditi Balakrishna, MD

    Hometown: Memphis, TN
    Undergraduate School: Harvard College
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, all types of operative anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Spending time with friends/family, cooking/eating, tennis, reading

  • David Combs, MD, PhD

    Undergraduate School: UC Santa Cruz
    Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Interests: OB anesthesia, research
    Personal Interests: Husband and child, cooking, travel

  • Nikki Davis, DO

    Hometown: Sacramento, CA
    Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
    Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Regional, pain, pediatrics, QA, Global health 
    Personal Interests: Scuba diving, travel, running, cooking, music, hanging out on my rooftop

  • Hassan Farhan, MD

    Hometown: London, United Kingdom
    Undergraduate School: Imperial College of London
    Medical School: Imperial College of London
    Clinical Interests: Outcomes research, cardiac and OB anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Boxing, cycling, tennis, urban and landscape photography, FIFA (online matches only!), Arsenal Football Club

     

  • Jaleesa Jackson, MD

    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
    Undergraduate School: University of Florida
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Chronic pain, regional, critical care
    Personal Interests: Traveling

  • Rabeea Khan, MD

    Hometown: Duluth, GA
    Undergraduate School: Emory University
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: MedEd, quality improvement
    Personal Interests: International travel, running, yoga

  • Shu (Denis) Lu, MD

    Hometown: West Haverstraw, NY
    Undergraduate School: Cornell University
    Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac, ICU, outcomes research
    Personal Interests: Cooking, trying new restaurants around Boston, working out, playing video games, Netflix, skiing

  • Ben MacDougall, MD

    Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
    Undergraduate School: University of Ottawa
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Pain, pediatrics
    Personal Interests: Hockey, golf

  • Gibran Minero, MD, MBA

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Undergraduate School: Harvard College
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesia, critical care, value based healthcare
    Personal Interests: Movies, eating, dancing, traveling, personal finance and investing

  • Matthieu Newton, MD, DPT

    Hometown: Somerset, NJ
    Undergraduate School: Northeastern University
    Medical School: University of Rochester
    Clinical Interests: Medical ethics, healthcare policy
    Personal Interests: Cooking, staying active

  • Bruna Maria Castro de Oliveira, MD

    Hometown: Fortaleza, Brazil
    Medical School: Universidade Federal do Ceara, Faculdade de Medicina
    Clinical Interests: Pain, regional and pediatrics
    Personal Interests: Traveling, running, indoor cycling, cooking, spending time with family and friends

  • Allie Plichta, MD

    Hometown: Somers, NY
    Undergraduate School: Cornell University
    Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: RICUs, cardiac anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Spoiling her cat children (Mac and Miller), spending time in the sunshine, cheering on the NY Giants, drinking Diet Sunkist

  • Christopher Rosicki, MD

    Hometown: Stony Brook, NY
    Undergraduate School: Stony Brook University
    Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Cooking, mountain biking, PC building

  • Aaron Rudin, MD, MS

    Hometown: Boulder, CO
    Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Medical School: Washington University in St Louis
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac, critical care, OB
    Personal Interests: Physical activities outdoors (mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, etc), my wife, emerging technology & finance

  • David Rudnick, MD

    Hometown: Hershey, PA
    Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University
    Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesia, critical care, global health
    Personal Interests: Traveling, photography, computers and technology, brewing beer

  • Kendrick Shaw, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University
    Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, cardiac, research
    Personal Interests: 3D printing, open-source software and hardware, hiking

  • Ben Shields, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Undergraduate School: Rice University
    Medical School: UT Southwestern
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac, pediatrics
    Personal Interests: Reading, soccer, travel

  • Lauren Smith, MD, MPH

    Hometown: West Covina, CA
    Undergraduate School:California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
    Clinical Interests: Regional, pediatrics, APS

  • Corey Spiro, MD

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH
    Undergraduate School: Oberlin College
    Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic anesthesia, medical education
    Personal Interests: Running, swimming, biking, reading fiction, guitar, camping, hiking

  • Rachel Steinhorn, MD

    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Undergraduate School: Bard College
    Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, opioid-sparing analgesia, delirium
    Personal Interests: Speculative fiction, rock climbing, knitting, calligraphy

  • Yasmine Tameze, MD

    Hometown: Miami, FL
    Undergraduate School: Duke University
    Medical School: Duke University
    Clinical Interests: Critical care
    Personal Interests: HGTV

  • Amanda Xi, MD, MSE

    Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
    Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
    Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, cardiac
    Personal Interests: AMWA, blogging, food

  • Howard Zee, MD

    Hometown: Honolulu, HI
    Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
    Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
    Personal Interests: Traveling, sports, cooking, spending time with family and friends

  • Alyssa Zhu, MD

    Hometown: Springfield, VA
    Undergraduate School: Duke University
    Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
    Clinical Interests: Research
    Personal Interests: Online gaming, music

Class of 2020

Residents

  • Diana Barragan-Bradford, MD

    Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
    Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Bogota
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, research
    Personal Interests: Professional eater, singer enthusiast, music lover

  • Richard Boyer, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Cooper City, FL
    Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
    Medical School: Vanderbilt University
    Clinical Interests: Medical devices (infusion pumps and hemodynamics monitors), Peripheral nerve injury, MR Neurography, Diffusion tensor imaging
    Personal Interests: Wife, Bean (the cat), and Walter (the dog), traveling, trying new restaurants around Boston, climbing and hiking 

  • Stephen Campbell, MD

    Hometown: Akron, OH
    Undergraduate School: The University of Akron
    Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
    Clinical Interests: General anesthesiology
    Personal Interests: Competitive basketball, classical piano, and table tennis

  • Kelly Chen, MD

    Hometown: Nashville, TN
    Undergraduate School: Emory University
    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Medical education and research
    Personal Interests: Playing and watching tennis, trying new food, exploring new places

  • Kayla Florio, MD

    Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
    Undergraduate School: University of Florida
    Medical School: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine 
    Clinical Interests: Regional anesthesia
    Personal Interests: hiking, yoga, dancing

  • Christine Haddad, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Syria
    Undergraduate School: University of Iowa
    Medical School: University of Illinois-Chicago
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Working out, running, hiking, traveling, cooking

  • Kellie Jaremko, MD, PhD

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH
    Undergraduate School: Ohio Wesleyan University
    Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
    Clinical Interests:  Regional, pain, neuro
    Personal Interests: Sports fan, yoga, baking, board games, animals & traveling with my husband and friends

  • Benjamin Katz, MD, MBA

    Hometown: Sarasota, FL
    Undergraduate School: Florida State University
    Medical School: Florida Atlantic University
    Clinical Interests: Healthcare Administration, Regional
    Personal Interests: Hiking, camping, aviation, travel

  • Jason Kung, MD

    Hometown: San Francisco, CA
    Undergraduate School: University of San Francisco
    Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: IT, medical devices
    Personal Interests: 80s rock, grilling, cars

  • Daewoong "DW" Lee, MD

    Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
    Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
    Medical School: Columbia University
    Clinical Interests: Building an international bridge to South Korea through research/med ed 
    Personal Interests:
    Travel, camping/outdoors, swimming, playing with my awesome three kids, anime, making curry

  • Lizbeeth Lopez, MD

    Hometown: Sacramento, CA
    Undergraduate School: Swarthmore College
    Medical School: UC Davis Medical School
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric anesthesia
    Personal Interests:
    Happily engaged. When I am not in the hospital, I love to hike, run and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

  • Sarah Low, MD

    Hometown: Tucson, AZ
    Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
    Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Chronic pain, research
    Personal Interests:
    Baking and cooking, cycling, traveling, yoga, camping, hiking, science, piano, catching critters

  • Lathan McCall, MD

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL
    Undergraduate School: Middlebury College
    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Intensive care, technology in medicine, and clinical research
    Personal Interests:
    My lovely wife and my silly baby boy, cars and motorycles, board games and video games

  • Richard Missett, DO

    Hometown: Exeter, PA
    Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University
    Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Global health, including anesthesia disparities in the developing world
    Personal Interests:
    Spending time with my wife and dog, Penn State football, traveling, camping, hiking, golf

  • Meryl Paul, MD

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Undergraduate School: Temple University
    Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, Global Health
    Personal Interests:
    Being outdoors, trying new things, seeing old friends, and exploring this incredible planet

  • Aubrey Samost-Williams, MD, MS

    Hometown: North Reading, MA
    Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, patient safety, system engineering and modeling
    Personal Interests:
    Figure skating, cooking, brewing beer

  • Lauren Schergen, MD

    Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
    Undergraduate School: University of Washington
    Medical School: New York Medical College
    Personal Interests: Roasting and drinking coffee, people watching, tinkering around, culturing yogurt and kombucha tea

  • Christina Shin, MD

    Hometown: Lisle, IL
    Undergraduate School: Wellesley College
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Clinical Interests: Critical care, medical education
    Personal Interests: Husband and one baby boy, traveling, watching movies, cooking and baking, eating

  • Valerie Tainsh, MD

    Hometown: Winter Park, FL
    Undergraduate School: University of Florida
    Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic
    Personal Interests: Paddle boarding, the beach, reading, old school N64, traveling

  • Kimberly Ting, MD, MS

    Hometown: Hicksville, NY
    Undergraduate School: Carnegie Mellon University
    Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Undecided
    Personal Interests: Running, kayaking, drinking copious amounts of coffee, spending time with friends

  • Kelly Tseng, MD

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School: New York Medical College
    Clinical Interests: Acute and chronic pain, research, quality improvement and patient safety
    Personal Interests: Hiking, working out, running along scenic routes, international travel, Laker games, concerts, Food Network, cooking healthy recipes, wineries

  • Jonathan M. Weimer, MD, MS

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
    Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
    Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Outcomes Research, Neuroanesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia
    Personal Interests: Running, Biking, Golfing, Eating, Napping, Discovering local microbrews

  • Jared Wortzman, MD

    Hometown: Stoughton, MA
    Undergraduate School: Harvard University
    Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: ICU, medical education
    Personal Interests: Recently married, enjoy cooking, jokes, hiking, and sports

  • Nancy Wu, MD

    Hometown: Beijing, China
    Undergraduate School: Tufts University
    Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, medical education
    Personal Interests: Gardening, traveling, music, spending time with family and friends

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