Alejandra Ellison-Barnes, MD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
For fun I: bake chocolate chip cookies, host dinner parties, day trips to the beach, entertain my cat
Favorite things about Baltimore: the giant Sunday farmer's market, the variety of neighborhoods, and the waterfront
Career interests: tobacco control, non-communicable diseases, access to primary care
James Miller, MD
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
For fun I: hike and jog, sample the ethnic cuisine of Baltimore, read, pray, and spend time talking with friends and family
Favorite things about Baltimore: lots of diversity in the city, great places to eat with lots of quality ethnic restaurants. The area around the city has a number of beautiful trails and state parks and the city itself has several large, scenic parks with frequent festivals and events. And the local sports scene isn't too bad either.
Career interests: working with homeless populations, improving access to care for urban underserved groups, researching and developing alternative models of healthcare delivery, and faith-based medical practices.
Angela Orozco, MD
Medical School: UCLA/Drew
For fun I: play board games, cooking with my husband, walking my dog, and figure skating
Favorite things about Baltimore: There is so much green space! Taking a stroll around various parks here is very relaxing. My other two favorite things include how dog-friendly it is around the city, as well as the opportunity to enjoy many delicious brunch places
Career interests: Community-based participatory research, Epidemiology, Health Disparities research, Chronic disease management (Metabolic syndrome & its' contributors)
Jeremy Snyder, MD
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
For fun I: hike, run, cook, try new restaurants, and generally explore the city with my wife and dog.
Favorite things about Baltimore: the diversity of landscapes has been pleasantly surprising. there's the harbor, a few rives, and multiple parks with green space, all close to downtown. That, in addition to the generally laid back attitude of people in the city, has made this a great and welcoming place to be!
Career interests: (currently) General academic med-peds, medical education, infectious disease in vulnerable populations, and community health interventions for refugee populations
Assistant Residents (PGY-2)
Daniel Hindman, MD
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
For fun I: hang out with my wife and daughter, eat, read, hang out with friends
Favorite things about Baltimore: include the architecture, the history, and the people. It's a city with a lot of beauty if you take the time to see it.
Career interests: Primary care, public health, academic medicine, healthcare for the underserved.
Idoreyin Montague, MD
Hometown: Wendell, NC
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
For fun I: like to work-out, read, listen to music.
Favorite things about Baltimore: the food, the people, the different neighborhoods each with something unique and different.
Career Interests: Primary care/hospitalist, prison medicine, social and economic determinants of health.
Candice Nalley, MD, MA
Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
For fun I: run with my dog, watch bad TV with my husband, test out new recipes, and explore my new city!
Favorite things about Baltimore: The harbor! I have always been landlocked, so walking/running around the harbor still makes me feel like I'm on vacation! Also, the city is constantly surprising me. There are so many different neighborhoods, parks, and attractions to explore. I love that you can experience the big city feel of downtown, the touristy hustle and bustle of the inner harbor and the charm of the neighborhoods, with cute corner cafes and friendly neighborhood parks, all within the same day (or in a single car ride home from St Agnes!).
Career Interests: Chronic disease management; patient-centered medical home/multidisciplinary patient care; novel models of delivery of primary care (e.g., group medical visits, use of community health workers); lifelong primary care for patients with congenital /genetic diseases.
Anirudh Ramesh, MD
Hometown: Holtsville, NY
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
For fun I: watch movies, travel, read, wander.
Favorite things about Baltimore: The unique festivals, charming neighborhoods, great food, and lovely people.
Career Interests: Advanced care planning in underserved communities
Senior Assistant Residents (PGY-3)
Nikita Barai, MD
Hometown: Munster, IN
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
For fun I: dance, read, brunch, explore new neighborhoods in Baltimore, spend time with family and friends.
Favorite things about Baltimore: the water and the neighborhoods.
Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Medical School: University of Minnesota
For fun I: spend time with my son and cross country ski.
Favorite thing about Baltimore: the friendly people.
Iris Leviner, MD, MS
Hometown: Flanders, NJ
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
For fun I: see friends, drink coffee, read the paper, bike around the city
Favorite thing about Baltimore: The neighborhoods; there are so many things to discover. My own neighbors--they seem so diverse, but they hang out on their porches together, throw block parties, and generally look out for each other and for me.
Career Interests: Health service delivery quality improvement for an underserved community
Benjamin Oldfield, MD
Hometown: Washington, DC
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
For fun I: garden on my roof, ferment beverages, bike Baltimore's streets, practice my Spanish at the Mexican bar down the street, listen to Otis Redding.
Favorite things about Baltimore: a lack of pretense, a unique mix of pride and shame in the city, the bodegas in my neighborhood, BLTs at my farmer's market, the gossip at my local barber shop.
Career Interests: Primary care, social and economic injustice, addiction, prisons, literature, and medicine
Super Senior Assistant Residents (PGY-4)
Zachary Nayak, MD
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois
For fun I: spend time with my wife, read, sleep and go to church.
Favorite things about Baltimore: The gritty charm of the city and the food.
Jocelyn Ronda, MD
Hometown: Accord, NY
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
For fun I: enjoy eating a great meal with friends.
Favorite things about Baltimore: Baltimore Farmer's Market on Saturday or the row of Indian, Thai, Japanese, and Turkish food down my street.
Katie Shaw, MD
Hometown: Macon, GA
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
For fun I: spend time with my husband, run.
Favorite things about Baltimore: the great neighborhoods and pride people have in the city (everyone loves the Ravens!).
Natalie Spicyn, MD, MHS
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
For fun I: bike down to the Sunday Farmers' Market, catch a live band at Joe Squared Pizza, dance when I can and yoga when I can't, read the paper and an occasional novel, attend murder mystery water ballets with fellow Med-Peds-ers (okay, that was just once).
Favorite things about Baltimore: quirky, diverse neighborhoods with good eats, good arts, and a gritty urban charm totally unique to this city.
Career Interests: primary care delivery innovation and payment reform, addiction medicine, HIV & HCV, integration of primary care and mental health care, communication family-centered care, and promoting resilience/finding ways to mitigate the effects of toxic stress and poverty on child development
What I like about Hopkins: the patient population, the variety of community-based clinical settings available throughout Baltimore, Urban Health noon conference and academic half days, and most of all- my incredible Med-Peds and Urban Health Internal Medicine colleagues!