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Senior Assistant Residents

Ravi Gupta

Ravi Gupta
Hometown:
 Dayton, OH
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
For fun I: Travel, cook, dance, read
Favorite things about Baltimore: The harbor, food gems
Career interests: General internal medicine, health policy, health services research
Email: ravigupta@jhmi.edu

Meron Hirpa

Meron Hirpa

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Jacksonville, FL
Medical School: University of Florida
For fun I: I enjoy painting, spending time with family and friends, playing with my dogs, traveling, hiking
Favorite things about Baltimore: the incredible people I work with every day and the inspiring and vibrant people I get to take care of, walking around the Inner Harbor and Patterson Park, proximity to DC, amazing food, diversity
Career interests: immigrant health, women's health, global health, diversity and inclusion, health systems, primary care
Email: mhirpa1@jhmi.edu

 Julius Ho

Julius Ho
Hometown: Lexington MA
Medical School: Brown University
For fun I: rock climb, find hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurants, dote on my cat Gracie
Favorite things about Baltimore: the rich history of neighborhoods, resilience and sense of local pride among residents, small town feel with proximity to DC amenities
Career interests: community organizing for health equity, physician civic engagement
Email: Julius@JHMI.edu

Arcadia Paine

Arcadia Paine
Hometown:
Durango, CO
Medical School: University of Colorado SOM
For fun I: Hike, read and sew
Favorite things about Baltimore: There are so many people here with so much passion for Baltimore and working with them is inspiring. I also love the beautiful summer nights when you can sit outside in the evening to enjoy a meal at one of the many great restaurants.
Career interests: Primary care, still deciding my focus
Email: apaine1@jhmi.edu

Ashish Thakrar

Ashish Thakrar
Hometown:
Bethlehem, PA
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
For fun I: Play piano, read, and step-parent Gladys, the gladdest dog in Baltimore
Favorite things about Baltimore: The people! They are kind, welcoming, generous, and warm-hearted
Career interests: Addiction medicine and primary care.
Email: apthakrar@jhmi.edu

Junior Assistant Residents

Maria Bellantoni

Maria Bellantoni
Hometown:
Bel Air, Maryland
Medical School: Uniformed Services University
For fun I: enjoy exploring Baltimore's restaurant scene with friends, heated card games with my family and ballroom dancing
Favorite things about Baltimore: our foundational role in America's history that can still be explored today--for example, our maritime industry, the Star Spangled Banner and Frederick Douglas; also, the Os!
Career interests: I'm currently an active duty officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; I look forward to pursing a career that combines primary care of complex, underserved patients and leadership in health systems policy & quality improvement
Email: mariabellantoni@jhmi.edu

Tuyet-Nhung Nguyen

Tuyet-Nhung Nguyen
Hometown: Georgetown, DE
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
For fun I: sleep and/or make snide remarks
Favorite things about Baltimore: widespread love for Old Bay, Baltimore Aquarium, HOPKINS!!!
Career interests: something in Urban Health; maybe high utilizer clinic
Email: tnguy163@jhmi.edu

 Talia Robledo-Gil

Talia Robledo-Gil
Hometown:
Miami, Florida
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
For fun I: enjoy going to workout classes (from HIIT to yoga), exploring art museums, pretending to be a foodie in the Baltimore and DC food scene, traveling and going to dance classes (jazz, modern, hip hop).
Favorite things about Baltimore: the city of neighborhoods feel, access to art/museums for free, fun diverse foodie spots, the strong sense of community amongst Baltimoreans (both native and transplanted)
Career interests: Barriers to care amongst Latino populations; physician advocacy to better address barriers to care; medical education; primary care access; optimizing health care communication/patient friendly language; leadership in addressing health systems disparities through programmatic interventions both locally and federally
Email: talia@jhmi.edu

Lea Selitsky

Lea Selitsky
Hometown:
Detroit, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University
For fun I: hike, camp, read fiction
Favorite things about Baltimore: Patterson Park, some excellent book stores, very good pizza
Career interests: primary care, addiction medicine, healthcare for incarcerated populations, health policy and advocacy
Email: leaselitsky@jhmi.edu

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