Our Residents

Our residents are a diverse, talented, compassionate, and inspiring group of physicians who we believe will change the world of women’s health for the better. We are incredibly proud of the work they do, including clinical work, research, advocacy, community engagement and patient safety initiatives. 

In This Section:


Postgraduate Year 4

Kedeja Williams, M.D.

Medical School: The University of North Carolina

Kedeja Williams

Joy Davis, M.D.

Medical School: McGovern Medical School at Houston

Joy Davis

Allie Froehlich, M.D.

Medical School: Brown University

Allie Froehlich

Shannon Glynn, M.D.

Medical School: Cornell University

Shannon Glynn

Megan Hadley, M.D.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University

Megan Hadley

Autusa Pahlavan, M.D.

Medical School: University of Maryland

Autusa Pahlavan

Claudina Tami, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio

Claudina Tami

Breanna Valcarcel, M.D.

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University

Breanna Valcarcel

Julia Wainger, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University

Julia Wainger

Postgraduate Year 3

Emily Adams, M.D.

Medical School: Harvard University

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Larisa Breden, M.D.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University

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Courtney Connolly, M.D.

Medical School: Icahn, Mt. Sinai

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Debra Eluobaju, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: University of Illinois

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Anna Jarvis, M.D.

Medical School: University of California, Irvine

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Angela Lin Liang, M.D.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University

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Stephanie Nwagwu, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: University of Colorado

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Kayla Paulosky, M.D.

Medical School: University of Maryland

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Arielle Valdez-Sinon, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: Emory University

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Postgraduate Year 2

Caroline Ayinon, M.D.

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Caroline Ayinon
Lucy Brown, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Lucy Brown
Laura Fuhr, M.D.

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Laura Fuhr
Adrianna Gorniak, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Adrianna Gorniak
Gabrielle Jude, M.D.

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gabrielle Jude
Deepika Khanna, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Deepika Khanna
Ryan A. King, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

Ryan King
Sydney Olson, M.D.

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Sydney Olson
Emily Stock, M.D.

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Emily Stock

Postgraduate Year 1

Ore Afon, M.D.

Medical School: University of Toledo
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: As I researched (and applied to) OB/GYN residency programs, there were a few priorities that very quickly became non-negotiable for me. Specifically, I was, and still am, intent on receiving excellent, evidence-based clinical and surgical training; serving populations that look like me, while being trained by faculty who do, as well; and feeling nurtured and supported as I learn, grow, teach, advocate, and advance this remarkable field. Hopkins is the only program that checked every single box for me and very clearly prioritizes the same things that I do. Beyond that, Hopkins’ Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics is home to scholars and innovators, trailblazers and researchers, up-standers and leaders, who are united by a common mission of equitable healthcare delivery, robust medical education, and needle-pushing research. I am so grateful—and even more honored—to train here at Hopkins, and I look forward to seeing the kind of physician I will emerge as four years from now

Pegah Blustein, M.D.

Medical School: Hofstra University/Northwell Health
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: During my visiting Sub-I, I quickly understood the unparalleled opportunities available for Ob/Gyn training at Johns Hopkins, including continuous gynecological surgical exposure, invested mentorship both from co-residents and attendings, and prioritization of research infrastructure to support my long-term career goals. My interview day further reinforced that the Gyn/OB program at Hopkins is supportive, close-knit, and committed to advocating for the entire Baltimore community and beyond. I am so grateful to be training alongside this inspiring group of faculty and co-residents!

Steven Carlisle, M.D.

Medical School: McGovern Medical School
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for many reasons - the program’s commitment to education and excellence, training in a wide range of sub-specialties, and dedication to serving the Baltimore community. Johns Hopkins also has a robust medical genetics program which I’m eager to explore in the context of reproductive sciences. Above all, the residents and faculty left me with the impression that the Gyn/Ob department is a family - a family which I am proud to have joined.

Asmita Gathoo, M.D.

Medical School: Emory University
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: One of my top priorities when choosing a residency program was a commitment to building and empowering their community, both inside the hospital and beyond. I wanted to be taught by providers who work to know and appropriately advocate for their diverse patient population, and everyone I spoke to at Hopkins on my interview day shared that view. I also really resonated with the “physician and” ethos at Hopkins that empowers residents to strive for excellence in spaces both inside and outside the hospital. I wanted to be surrounded by colleagues with their drive, who empower me to further develop my passions outside the hospital, while being the best clinician I can be. Finally, I felt very at home while speaking to the faculty and residents on my interview day. Everyone I met was warm and easygoing, and it was clear that they truly cared to know me and bolster my success. There was such a strong sense of camaraderie and genuine support, and I want to be a part of that.

Alyssa Kretz, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University 
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: I attended medical school at Johns Hopkins and fell in love with Baltimore, so I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue training in a city and institution I call home. The faculty, residents, and staff provide a supportive and encouraging learning environment, and I felt immediately welcomed into the family. The opportunities here are also unparalleled. During my interview day, I was particularly impressed by the emphasis on medical education and advocacy as core values, as well as a curriculum structure that provides early and frequent exposure to subspecialties. I chose Hopkins for residency because I am confident that the excellent training offered here will prepare me to provide the best care possible to my patients, incorporating medical education and advocacy with direct patient care.

Kelsey Mumford, M.D., M.P.A.

Medical School: University of Texas, Austin 
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Hopkins for a multitude of reasons, including its incredible clinical and surgical training, plentiful research opportunities, and the program's focus on advocacy efforts and giving back to the Baltimore community. I knew that training here would prepare me to be an advocate for my patients at both the level of the individual patient encounter and the level of broader policy landscapes. Additionally, its location in a state with expanded abortion access so close to the nation's capital made it an ideal choice for my next step in training as someone hoping to influence policymaking to promote reproductive justice in my career.

Mel Rosen, M.D.

Medical School: Duke University
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Hopkins because I knew the program's commitment to excellent surgical education, renowned faculty providing exceptional clinical and research mentorship, and unparalleled opportunities to care for a complex and diverse patient population would prepare me to become a leader in the field, no matter where my career takes me. On interview day, I was blown away by the department's dedication to education, resident research, and community engagement—all priorities at the top of my residency wish list. Most importantly, it was clear to me that this was a supportive community of residents who truly love one another and value kindness and equity. I am thrilled to train alongside such inspiring co-residents and faculty and honored to return to a community that I hold near and dear.

Lizzie Torrez, M.D.

Medical School: Georgetown University
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: I was on a mission to go to Hopkins after my interview day when I heard “if you are passionate about health justice and community partnership, there is no better place to be”. It was critically important for me to find a program that was dedicated to diversity, justice, and community empowerment, and Hopkins' integrates all of these values into its core mission and across all areas of education for its residents. Additionally, as cliché as it is, I chose Hopkins for the people. Everyone I've met is so passionate, accomplished, and empowering and it truly feels like joining a family.

Melinique Walls, M.D.

Medical School: University of Chicago
Why I Chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins because I am in awe at the program’s longstanding commitment to excellence, the I chose Hopkins because I was most excited about the people! We have world-renowned clinicians and scientists, leaders of national organizations, and textbook authors who are also incredibly humble and down to earth people. I knew I would be able to get the training I wanted to become an exceptional clinician and build lifelong mentors.

Resident Research

View current and past research publications our residents co-authored.