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Justin Berk, MD
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
For fun I: spend time with friends, read, run along the harbor, drink diet mountain dew
Favorite things about Baltimore: tangible feel of community, the ease of getting around, relentless pride in the Orioles, Old Bay seasoning, lower-tier beer, and chocolate covered Berger cookies
Career interests: working with underserved populations, medical education, public health policy, clinic management, becoming Lenny Feldman
|Zachary Gitlin, MD|
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
For fun I: spend too much time cooking, try to impress my wife, try to get my dog to like other dogs, ride my bike and liberally wear bike shorts, pretend I understand gardening, write my thoughts and rarely read them, crossfit too much, never finish a book I start
Favorite things about Baltimore: roof decks, backyards, holes in the wall, sincerity, neighborhood flavors, farmer's markets
Career interests: integrative medicine for underserved communities, mind-body medicine, physician fulfillment & burnout, coping with chronic disease, rural primary care
|Seffy Muller, MD|
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
For fun I: play basketball/volleyball, watch basketball/volleyball, play board games, bar trivia
Favorite things about Baltimore: the aquarium! Playing pick up in Patterson Park
Career interests: Med-Peds Urban Health Primary Care wasn't enough, huh? I want to work in the community health clinic. I'm going to take advantage of the MPH program and I may pursue health system management.
Robin Ortiz, MD
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
For fun I: dance, cook, enjoy the sun and outdoors (biking, hiking, beach), spend time with friends and family near and far (I also love to travel), and do any of the above with my dog by my side
Favorite things about Baltimore: the diversity of people, neighborhoods and sometimes quirky events, the opportunities for community partnerships, how dog friendly it is, the manageability of the city, the awesome farmer's market, and the proximity to other east coast cities and highlights
Career interests: preventive, lifestyle and integrative medicine through primary care, public health research and initiatives, and academic medicine all under the umbrella of understanding and optimizing biopsychosocial influences on health and disease (psychoneuroimmunology research)
Assistant Residents (PGY-2)
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 in' 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
Senior Assistant Residents (PGY-3)
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'am 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
Super Senior Assistant Residents (PGY-4)
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