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Current Residents

Get to know our current chief residents and housestaff. Find out more about each resident by clicking on their name below.

Assistant Chiefs of Service (Chief Residents)

Emily Insetta

Emily Insetta Hometown
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh


What are your career goals?
I am interested in academic general internal medicine, medical education, primary care and women's health.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Running along the harbor, going to spin class, trying new restaurants and traveling.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people. I am constantly inspired by my co-residents and attendings. They truly care about patients as people and treat their colleagues like family.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The quaint charm of the row homes in my Canton neighborhood.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Penn State University.

Francoise Marvel

Francoise Marvel Hometown
Alexandria, Virginia

Medical School
Florida State University College of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Preventive cardiology, mobile health innovation, healthcare transformation (systems change), healthcare policy.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Family, travel, water sports, mountain biking, technology.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Innovative spirit.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The community and people of Baltimore.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Virginia.

Kerry Sheets

Kerry Sheets Hometown
St. Paul, Minnesota

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Geriatrics.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Hiking, baking and yoga.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people. They are kind, caring and passionate about medicine. I am constantly impressed and inspired by my colleagues as they go the "extra mile" for their patients.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The walking/running paths around the harbor. They are a great way to get outside and de-stress.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Chicago.

 
Senior Residents (PGY-3)

Abhishek Agnihotri

Abhishek AgnihotriHometown
Jaipur, India

Medical School
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
 
 
What are your career goals?

Gastroenterology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Photography, hiking, travel.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Excellent teaching and housestaff-run services.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Hanging out in Fells Point.

Mays Ali

Mays Ali Hometown
Guelph, Ontario

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Geriatric cardiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Baking, cooking, hiking.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
A strong commitment to patient-centered care and resident wellness is what makes Johns Hopkins Bayview a very special place to work.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Exploring the food scene (so many delicious restaurants!) and the wonderful parks that are within walking and driving distance!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Duke University.

Tamara Ashvetiya

Tamara Ashvetiya Hometown
Rochester, Michigan

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Cardiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Ballet, painting, reading.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
It's a wonderful learning environment that gives every resident the flexibility to tailor their experience to their interests.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The inner harbor is beautiful at sunrise.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The Johns Hopkins University.

Karan Desai

Karan Desai Hometown
Voorhees, New Jersey

Medical School
Albany Medical College


What are your career goals?
Academic cardiology, medical education.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Philadelphia Eagles and Sixers, the NBA, politics, traveling.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Happy hour on the harbor.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Northwestern University.

Ashley Ingolia

Ashley Ingolia Hometown
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Medical School
Louisiana State University, New Orleans


What are your career goals?
Private internal medicine practice in my hometown.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I love spending time with my family, friends and fiancé. I'm a huge Saints and LSU football fan! Geaux Tigers and Who Dat!

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Hopkins education in a personable environment.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The eclectic blend of people and personalities that reminds me of New Orleans.

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Southeastern Louisiana University.

Amanda Kovacich

Amanda Kovacich Hometown
Palm Harbor, Florida

Medical School
Florida State University


What are your career goals?
Pulmonology and critical care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Running, hiking, cooking, baking.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Evidence-based care provided with a patient-centered focus.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Lots of lovely running trails and SO much good food!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Florida.

Helaine Kwong

Helaine Kwong Hometown
San Francisco, California

Medical School
The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences


What are your career goals?
Cardiac critical care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Cooking, travel.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The individual attention given to each resident to ensure we achieve all of our academic and personal goals.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The fabulous, fresh seafood!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of California, Davis.

Kyrstin Lane

Kyrstin Lane Hometown
Hampton, Virginia

Medical School
University of Virginia


What are your career goals?
Endocrinology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Tennis, traveling, spending time with my family.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I enjoy working with the other residents.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
There are lots of great places to eat.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
College of William and Mary.

Michael Melgar

Michael Melgar Hometown
New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical School
University of California, San Francisco


What are your career goals?
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), epidemiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Track and field, maps.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The residency program is small and the residents are close-knit.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The benches say it's the Greatest City in America.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joseph Nwadiuko

Joseph Nwadiuko Hometown
All over! NYC, NC, TX

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh


What are your career goals?
International medical education, health system strengthening.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Public health, hiking, soccer, writing, Mr. Robot!

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
A community of talented clinicians who are fun, kind and passionate about affecting some sort of change.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Baltimore is like your favorite high school teacher: always willing to teach you something new and let you have a lot of fun, too. Check out Fells Point if you ever come by!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Amherst College.

Carolyn Park

Carolyn Park Hometown
Baltimore, Maryland

Medical School
Drexel University, Philadelphia


What are your career goals?
Cardiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Piano.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people!

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The harbor and good food.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The Johns Hopkins University.

Jarratt Pytell

Jarratt Pytell Hometown
Denver, Colorado

Medical School
Louisiana State University, New Orleans


What are your career goals?
I plan to stay in academic internal medicine. My clinical interests are in urban healthcare, including HIV and substance abuse. My research interests are in the social determinants of health, specifically the intersection of education and health.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Exploring the region. Hiking, camping, visiting major cities and beaches.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The program leadership and attendings know us personally and help us tailor our residency to meet our individual goals. We are a smaller, tight community within Hopkins Medicine. The opportunities for clinical care, professional development and research are endless, and our attendings and program leaders advocate to make sure we are aware and taking full advantage of the opportunities available.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Baltimore Bike Party. A monthly bike ride of ridiculousness.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Colorado, Boulder.

Mariah Robertson

Mariah Robertson Hometown
Jefferson City, Missouri

Medical School
University of Missouri


What are your career goals?
Geriatrics and palliative care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Spending time with my husband and son, stealing away on short trips to catch up with my best friends, seeking out live music and independent films, experimenting with different foods, being active (outdoors and in the gym) and traveling to new places.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I feel like I am always being pushed to be a better physician and person. Whether it be through responsible ordering, compassionate care or evidence-based practice, everyone around me is constantly working to improve upon themselves, and that in turn pushes me to do the same.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
It is a city that has been through a lot, but it keeps rising up. I think that is because it's a city of great pride and passion for all things Baltimore. We as a family have fallen in love with this passion, so much so that we have begun to wear purple on Sundays.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Westminster College.

Christine Royer

Christine Royer Hometown
Falmouth, Maine

Medical School
The George Washington School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Leading global health initiatives and serving unprivileged and vulnerable communities at home and abroad.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Family and friends, travel, dance, cooking.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The faculty, staff, encouragement and structure that all help us to become excellent and caring providers.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The amazing cost of living.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Asa Tapley

Asa Tapley Hometown
Augusta, Maine

Medical School
University of California, San Francisco


What are your career goals?
I hope to pursue a career in academic medicine, teaching and practicing internal medicine and infectious diseases, while also engaging in public health research and advocacy focused on the health of the under-served.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Rock climbing, running, hiking, camping, traveling and living abroad.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
So many of the attendings are tremendous clinician educators, and just fantastic, down-to-earth people.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Great housing options in prime locations.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Dartmouth College.

 
Junior Residents (PGY-2)

Fahid Alghanim

Fahid Alghanim Hometown
Amman, Jordan

Medical School
LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Academic palliative medicine.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Watching old sitcoms, reading, hiking, attempting to cook.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Patient-centered care and community outreach.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The great food scene.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
American University of Beirut.

Michael Brady

Michael Brady Hometown
Durham, North Carolina

Medical School
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Primary care, global and community health, mentoring and education.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Statistics, health economics and policy, local history, community activism, sports, swimming, hiking.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The Medical Center's history as a community hospital and proximity to several neighborhoods.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Ethnic diversity and diverse communities.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Campbell Cross

Campbell Cross Hometown
New Haven, Connecticut

Medical School
Oregon Health & Science University


What are your career goals?
Hospital medicine or primary care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Soccer, tennis, squash, movies, video games, restaurants.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Friendly and supportive atmosphere.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Camden Yards.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Brown University.

Eric Dein

Eric Dein Hometown
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
I'm still undecided.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Golf, skiing, football, history.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people! It's a great environment in which to be a resident.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Living and eating in Fells Point.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Pennsylvania.

Cynthia Eleanya

Cynthia Eleanya Hometown
Union, New Jersey

Medical School
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


What are your career goals?
Primary care and general internal medicine.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Running, traveling, reading.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Everyone here is very passionate about providing excellent care to patients.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
It's a very diverse city.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Brown University.

Zain Gowani

Zain Gowani Hometown
Orlando, Florida

Medical School
Vanderbilt University


What are your career goals?
Becoming a community leader, focusing on organizational practice, medical ethics and ​community engagement.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Exploring the city as a flock with my co-interns, schooling Hopkins undergraduates on the basketball court with Pranav Patel, superfluous smack-talking in my fantasy football leagues, conducting unofficial pizza tastings around Baltimore (eating pizza by yourself can totally be a hobby), binge-reading crime novels while on vacation.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Johns Hopkins Bayview is situated at this intersection between these two worlds of academic and personal practice. This is more than rhetoric. For me a resident, it defines the lens through which I am exposed and learn to navigate the science and practicalities of delivering medical care. What I appreciate most about Johns Hopkins Bayview is that this is represented in both its macro- and micro-environments, and that this is reflected in my experience as a trainee. From a programmatic and faculty standpoint, there is an intentional cultural expression of this intersection. When combined with the program's focus on resident wellness, it's really been a refreshing way to experience medical training.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Charmery—go there!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Chicago.

Jonathan Hayman

Jonathan Hayman Hometown
New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical School
Louisiana State University, New Orleans


What are your career goals?
Oncology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Finance, business, movies, board games with family, playing with my dog.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Patterson Park.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas Laskow

Thomas Laskow Hometown
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medical School
Tulane University


What are your career goals?
Educator and researcher.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Art and writing.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love the supportive community.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love the museums and old buildings.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Carnegie Mellon University.

Adam Nadler

Adam Nadler Hometown
Marlboro, New Jersey

Medical School
University of California, San Francisco


What are your career goals?
Cardiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Travel, hiking, live music.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love that Johns Hopkins Bayview puts so much emphasis on getting to know the individuals and communities we serve rather than viewing our patients solely in terms of their medical conditions.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The constant supply of live music in Fells Point.

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Washington University in St. Louis.

Pranav Patel

Pranav Patel Hometown
Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Medical School
Saint Louis University


What are your career goals?
Cardiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Playing sports, traveling, going out with friends.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Fun, friendly environment with great faculty and residents that is great for learning and improving patient care.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I enjoy being next to the harbor. There are great restaurants and lots of activities, as well as rich cultural history.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jacob Sama

Jacob Sama Hometown
Bafut, Cameroon

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Cardiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
International health policy and research.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I really love the commitment to patient-centered medicine and the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in medicine.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Best crab cakes ever.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Maryland, College Park.

Olutomi Sodeke

Olutomi Sodeke Hometown
Union, New Jersey

Medical School
Temple University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
International health policy.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Traveling (I've been to over 15 countries), trying new foods, yoga.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I have a very strong support system at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Everyone here genuinely cares about my life outside of medicine as much as they care about helping me achieve my professional goals.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Crabfest!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Rutgers University.

Kavya Sreevalsan

Kavya Sreevalsan Hometown
West Chester, Ohio

Medical School
Northeast Ohio Medical University


What are your career goals?
Geriatrics.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Dancing, traveling, food.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Everyone is so supportive and wonderful to work with!

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Walking along the promenade and enjoying the harbor view.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Youngstown State University.

Avesh Thuluvath

Avesh Kamali Hometown
Baltimore, Maryland

Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
After residency, I plan to pursue a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology. I hope to remain in academic medicine after fellowship, with a strong commitment to clinical research.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Outside of medicine, I also have a passion for history. I actually majored in European history in college, and still read a lot about French history in my free time. I am also a huge sports fan. Having grown up in Baltimore, I love the Orioles and the Ravens, and try to go to as many games as possible in my free time.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love the tightknit community within the residency program. Everyone is incredibly friendly and willing to help others out whenever needed. While the program definitely has an intimate feel to it, all the resources of a large academic institution are still very much available through the Johns Hopkins system.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The pride that Baltimoreans have in the city and the state of Maryland. Whether it’s the crabs, the state flag or the sports teams, this area has a unique energy and identity that I have not found anywhere else in the country.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Northwestern University.

William Yang

William Yang Hometown
Fairfax, Virginia

Medical School
Duke University


What are your career goals?
Cardiology and informatics.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Being involved in a church community, keeping up with friends, checking out restaurants, playing the piano.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
That there are so many things to love about Johns Hopkins Bayview! But okay, I'll pick one. Everyone here is invested not only in training you to be a great doctor, but also in supporting you as a person. I feel very well-supported here and look forward to what the next three years will bring.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
It's a small big city. Kind of like Johns Hopkins Bayview. Big enough to have everything you could want, yet small enough to keep it personal.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The Johns Hopkins University.

Michael Yu

Michael Yu Hometown
Las Vegas, Nevada

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


What are your career goals?
Cardiology and heart failure.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Tennis, swimming, rock climbing, traveling.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love the friendly atmosphere! It's a congenial workplace. You get excellent teaching by world class faculty and access to amazing research opportunities.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Excellent variety of things to do with amazing access to all of the Northeast.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Vanderbilt University.

 
Interns (PGY-1)

Ishrat Ahmed

Ishrat Ahmed Hometown
Chesterfield, Missouri

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
I would like to become a clinician-scientist in ophthalmology with a strong foundation in medicine.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Running, hiking, kayaking and being outdoors in general.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love the people and the emphasis on patient-centered care.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The murals.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The Johns Hopkins University.

Karissa Arthur

Karissa Arthur Hometown
Carbondale, Pennsylvania

Medical School
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
I will be completing a neurology residency at Johns Hopkins. My career goal is to become a physician-scientist with strong interests in Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Reading, traveling, trying new and exotic foods, and taking scenic hikes with my husband and puppy.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Johns Hopkins Bayview has a strong focus on community medicine, and I love that we are given the time to truly get to know our patients.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love visiting Fells Point and Canton for the views, food and lively atmosphere.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Penn State University.

Anirudh Arun

Anirudh Arun Hometown
Medfield, Massachusetts

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Interventional radiology, device development and entrepreneurship.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Aviation, classical piano and travel.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Johns Hopkins Bayview supports a very collegial and friendly environment that fosters not only a high degree of academic excellence, but also a strong sense of community and belonging amongst its residents and interns.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Baltimore is truly a city of neighborhoods, and the unique charm of each of these areas creates so many places to explore and experience unique cultures.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Srishti Bhagat

Srishti Bhagat Hometown
Media, Pennsylvania

Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Physician-scientist.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Dancing, storytelling and food.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The culture is incredibly supportive and educational.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The varied and delicious food scene.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Georgia Tech University.

Evans Brown

Evans Brown Hometown
Charlottesville, Virginia

Medical School
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


What are your career goals?
I haven't decided yet. Possibly a sub-specialty.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Playing and listening to music, cooking and biking.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The patients.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
All the different neighborhoods to explore.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Macalester College.

Turja Chakrabarti

Turja Chakrabarti Hometown
Kolkata, India

Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School


What are your career goals?
Global health and cardiology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Aviation and food.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Everyone makes an effort to go beyond the medical record and have a face-to-face discussion about patient care. It creates an atmosphere of camaraderie and a house of healing.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The view of the harbor from the top of Federal Hill park.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Pennsylvania.

Kavita Chapla

Kavita Chapla Hometown
Titusville, Florida

Medical School
University of Florida


What are your career goals?
Academic general internal medicine.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Having great conversations, cooking and eating, film making, rock climbing and being outdoors.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The beautiful, respectful, good-hearted people with whom I work.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The "diamond-in-the-rough" vibe.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Duke University.

Deborah Freeland

Deborah Freeland Hometown
Austin, Texas

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas


What are your career goals?
I have been excited about becoming a geriatrician ever since working in a nursing home as a CNA in college. I am also considering a palliative care fellowship, because it complements geriatric medicine so well. 

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I love reading, running, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The core values of patient-centered care and humanism in medicine are so strong at Johns Hopkins Bayview; it has truly blown me away. Everyone is wonderfully supportive, and I feel as though the Medical Center has concentrated so many kind, intelligent, and passionate people in one place.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
It has been quite an adventure moving from Dallas to Baltimore, but I have already found several wonderful restaurants (Samos, The Helmand, DiPasquales). I am sure I will discover many more over the next three years!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Southwestern University.

Jashalynn German

Jashalynn German Hometown
Douglasville, Georgia

Medical School
Morehouse School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
My career goals are to play an active role in decreasing health disparities, especially those related to cardiovascular disease.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I enjoy cooking ALL things pasta.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love the familial environment. The camaraderie among the housestaff is great. All the faculty are approachable and love to teach!

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love the seafood!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Spelman College.

Jillian Irwin

Jillian Irwin Hometown
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medical School
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
I plan to work in the health policy sphere. I am especially interested in facilitating the integration of mental health into primary care for vulnerable populations with a high burden of PTSD, such as veterans and refugees. I would also like to play a role in shaping healthcare financing legislation. 

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I moonlight as a political activist. I also love Halloween.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
We value the patient's personal story, and everyone (including staff) is treated with respect.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Baltimore left turn.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Harvard University.

Karla Kendrick

Karla Kendrick Hometown
Washington, D.C.

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh


What are your career goals?
To provide quality primary care to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. To open and run a community wellness center.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Food, cooking and music.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love how supportive the faculty and staff are.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Lots of good food.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Pittsburgh.

Darya Koenig

Darya Koenig Hometown
Baltimore, Maryland

Medical School
University of Maryland


What are your career goals?
Allergy and immunology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Medical education.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The autonomy you have early in the year, while always feeling supported.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
It's hard to pick just one! It's a city of neighborhoods and each has really unique characteristics.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Virginia.

Lingsheng Li

Lingsheng Li Hometown
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Medical School
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Geriatrics and palliative care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Traveling, and visiting used bookstores and bubble tea shops.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The incredible support system that can make your toughest days a little brighter.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Sunday Farmer's Market under the bridge.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The Johns Hopkins University.

Minhal Makshood

Minhal Makshood Hometown
Albany, New York

Medical School
Albany Medical College


What are your career goals?
To become a pulmonary and critical care physician.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I love to cook. I also enjoy travelling, exploring other cultures and eating great food. Additionally, I love staying active, mostly by dancing, a good run at the gym or being outside.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
To me, Johns Hopkins Bayview is family. It is now my home away from home. This place is the epitome of compassion and kindness. There are so many amazing people that are ready to help and will go that extra mile for you. This place is truly special!

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love the Inner Harbor, history, art and, most of all, the amazing restaurants.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
State University of New York, Albany.

Cyrus Mazidi

Cyrus Mazidi Hometown
Berkeley, California

Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Academic medicine with an interest in the field of immune therapies.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Sailing, hiking, backpacking, theatre and poetry.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The incredible camaraderie among the residents and how it feels like one happy family all in the setting of the infinite resources of Hopkins as a whole.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
All the quircky festivals and live shows that happen throughout the city, like Artscape.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of California, Berkeley.

Bipasha Mukherjee-Clavin

Bipasha Mukherjee-Clavin Hometown
Davis, California

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University


What are your career goals?
To become an academic neurologist who helps patients through both clinical care and translational research.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Spending time with my husband and daughter, exploring the local food scene and baking fancy desserts.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The amazing faculty. There are a number of faculty members with an interest in medical education, and consequently the teaching is superb.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The food scene! For a smaller city, there are a lot of high quality restaurants that are also more reasonably priced than other larger cities. The public markets and local hole-in-the-walls are really fun to explore as well.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of California, Berkeley.

Samuel Rosner

Samuel Rosner Hometown
Yonkers, New York

Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Undecided.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Food, family and friends.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The emphasis of community activism and engagement.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The city's character.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Stony Brook University.

Jennifer Shiroky

Jennifer Shiroky Hometown
Boca Raton, Florida

Medical School
University of Miami


What are your career goals?
Academic general internal medicine and public health research.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Arts and crafts, chocolate and outdoor adventures.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Collegiality.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Unique neighborhoods.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Vassar College.

Alexandra Simpson

Alexandra Simpson Hometown
Sykesville, Maryland

Medical School
University of Maryland, Baltimore


What are your career goals?
I am currently a preliminary medicine intern and will be entering my neurology residency next year. My goal is to be an academic neurologist and I am interested in clinical research.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Snowboarding, travel, the outdoors and reading.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people. Everyone is so welcoming, encouraging and enthusiastic.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The sense of a tight-knit community, while still having the amenities of city life.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Maryland, College Park.

Stephanie Sison

Stephanie Sison Hometown
Manilla, Philippines

Medical School
Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health


What are your career goals?
To be a geriatrician and involved in global health.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Watching and playing sports, especially volleyball and basketball, yoga, reading books and theater.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
How the program is able to merge excellence with humanistic and patient-centered medicine.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The friendliness of the people.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Ateneo de Manila University.

Ana Tucker

Ana Tucker Hometown
Richmond, Virginia

Medical School
University of Virginia


What are your career goals?
Hematology and oncology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I love hiking, reading novels, running half-marathons and traveling.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I have been amazed by the depth of support, teamwork and camaraderie I have enjoyed at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love being so close to the water! Baltimore has an amazing trail that circles the harbor, making it very easy to soak in the beautiful views after work.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Virginia.

Frances Wang

Frances Wang Hometown
Sunnyvale, Missouri

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Minimizing polypharmacy and reinforcing treatment adherence; integrating medication management into primary care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Pottery (making teapots and vases on potter's wheel), and baking cakes and cookies (Anzac biscuits are one of my favorites).

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people, the collegiality and seamless team work in a truly multidisciplinary environment.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The food scene. From crab cakes to ramen, you name it, we've got it.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Washington University, St. Louis.