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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)

Mays Ali

Mays AliHometown
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.

Karan Desai

Karan DesaiHometown
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.

Mariah Robertson

Mariah RobertsonHometown
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.


Senior Residents (PGY-3)

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.

 
Junior Residents (PGY-2)

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.

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.

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.

Interns (PGY 1)

Rafael S. Arias

Rafael AriasHometown
Hyattsville, Maryland

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
I plan to pursue a career in global health.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I love to travel and learn as much as possible about different cultures.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love the patient population and people of Johns Hopkins Bayview.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love Dundalk. It has the feel of a suburb with easy accessiblity to the city.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Scott Binder

Scott BinderHometown
Yorktown, Virginia

Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School


What are your career goals?
I am interested in cardiology and gastrointestinal, and am also passionate about medical education!

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Running through Patterson Park, playing tennis and traveling to new places!

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
In the short time that I've been here, I've been so surprised already at how supportive and caring the faculty are. From dinners with the program director to meetings on Dr. Ghanem's couch, it's very easy to see the personal approach they take here!

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
My first visit to Baltimore was for interview day, and what surprised me the most is how Baltimore doesn't feel like a big city at all. I live right next to Patterson Park, and have loved how much greenery and open space there is, and how it seems like there's something fun to do every weekend!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Christopher Newport University

Hannah Brown

Hannah BrownHometown
Southlake, Texas

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Developing health systems in low-resource settings.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Trail running, watching Chopped and traveling to new places.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
How such an outstanding academic program can truly maintain its focus on the community and patient-centered care, through both formal initiatives and the underlying ethos that permeates the program.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Strolling along the waterfront at sunset.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Duke University

Garrett Conyers

Garrett ConyersHometown
Atlanta, Georgia

Medical School
Harvard Medical School


What are your career goals?
Academic neuro-oncology. I would also like to work on increasing healthcare value in underserved populations by using behavioral nudges.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Spending time with my family, cooking, hiking and listening to old-school R&B and hip-hop.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people! Johns Hopkins Bayview has an awesome mix of folks interested in academic medicine and community health.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The food, the people and the spirit of the city!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Morehouse College

Juan Camilo Cortés

Juan Camilo CortésHometown
Bucaramanga, Colombia

Medical School
Universidad Industrial de Santander


What are your career goals?
Academic neurology and education.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Salsa dancing, playing soccer and tennis, and elucidating the sartorial basis of ballroom etiquette.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The drive to keep improving medical care and education.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
 

April Ehrlich

April EhrlichHometown
Yuma, Arizona

Medical School
University of Arizona College of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Become a well-rounded general or hospital medicine practitioner, with a research emphasis in care for the elder adult and paliative care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Hiking, camping and country two step dancing.

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

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

Elizabeth Fracica

Elizabeth FracicaHometown
St. Joseph, Missouri

Medical School
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
To become an outstanding academic neurologist and physician leader at the state and federal level to drive healthcare payment and delivery system reform efforts, focusing on rewarding improved health outcomes and apply lessons from behavioral economics to design smarter systems for our patients.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Exercising (yoga, spinning, running), vegetarian cooking, listening to live music and meeting people in other careers and from all walks of life.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love caring for such a diverse patient population.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love all the festivals and concerts in the summer and the friendly neighborhood feel of this charming city!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Missouri

Sachin Gadani

Sachin GadaniHometown
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Medical School
University of Virginia


What are your career goals?
Academic neurology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Playing music, reading and insects.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The incredibly supportive environment!

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Carry out steamed crabs from Gaffney's.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Case Western Reserve University

Janelle Ho

Janelle HoHometown
Hong Kong

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University


What are your career goals?
Public health program creation and implementation and policy making.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Gardening, hanging out with my (or any) dogs, hiking and discovering new restaurants.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
How much people here care about their patients and the communities they come from.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Coffee shops: from fancy to hipster to hole in the wall, you never run out of caffeine and places to hang out.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Johns Hopkins University

Audrey Hopkins

Audrey HopkinsHometown
Newark, Delaware

Medical School
University of South Florida


What are your career goals?
Academic rheumatology.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Cooking and baking, gardening, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, spin class and yoga.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I felt immediately welcomed and inspired. The attendings and fellows are brilliant and well-published, but, more importantly, they are approachable and commited to teaching and mentorship.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Charmery.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Delaware

George Hung

George HungHometown
Livingston, New Jersey

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania


What are your career goals?
Academic cardiovascular medicine.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Cooking, music, television and reading.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love the warm and supportive family of colleagues and mentors.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The list is too long. Favorites include the waterfront promenade and the seafood.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Princeton University

Ruth Jobarteh

Ruth JobartehHometown
Nigeria

Medical School
Howard University College of Medicine


What are your career goals?
My career goal is to have my own dermatology practice in Maryland or DC.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Photography, exploring new cities and biking.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love that everybody is always willing to help.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love the beautiful brunch spots in my neighborhood.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Koushik Kasanagottu

Koushik KasanagottuHometown
Birmingham, Alabama

Medical School
UAB School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
General internal medicine, healthcare policy and preventive health.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Exploring the city, playing tennis and binge watching episodes of Friends.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
Johns Hopkins Bayview has a culture of compassion and clinical excellence while placing patient care at the center of everything.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Harbor!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Alabama

Kellen Knowles

Kellen KnowlesHometown
Nassau, Bahamas

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University


What are your career goals?
I'm interested in cardiology, possibly EP or heart failure. My background is in engineering, so I'm interested in how technology and devices can improve healthcare delivery and treatments. Academic medicine most likely; I love to teach.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I'm currently training for a sprint triathlon! I also really enjoy traveling, playing tennis, going to beaches, snowboarding, rollercoasters and cooking/baking. Ask me and I'll make you some homemade cinnamon rolls one day.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love that everyone here is so approachable and patient-centered. It's been a wonderful learning environment.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
Ekiben (Asian fusion fast food place).
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Kamini Kuchinad

Kamini KuchinadHometown
Portland, Oregon

Medical School
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Geriatrics.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Yoga, theater and reading.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The people and the spirit of advocacy that they embody.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The charm and the small town spirit.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Occidental College

Milad Memari

Milad MemariHometown
Miami, Florida

Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine


What are your career goals?
Academic general internal medicine.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Playing soccer, hiking, cooking and reading.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love being part of the amazing, vibrant atmosphere at Johns Hopkins Bayview, based in a sincere appreciation and respect for the humanity in our colleagues and patients.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love exploring historic Mount Vernon, and being able to experience the amazing outdoor sights near the city.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Boston College

Ekene Ojukwu

Ekene OjukwuHometown
Memphis, Tennessee.

Medical School
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


What are your career goals?
I’m still not sure, but I know that I want to serve the underserved and to be provide compassionate patient- and family-centered care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Hanging out with my family and friends, hiking, traveling, visiting cool museums, shopping, writing poetry, eating cookies and being involved with church community.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The deep commitment to compassionate care that everyone has here!

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Harbor! I love being near the water and being able to take walks around the water with family and friends!
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
Harvard College

Robert Okyere

Robert OkyereHometown
Kumasi, Ghana

Medical School
Howard University College of Medicine


What are your career goals?
To help in treating cardiovascular disease and reducing its prevalence.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
I love watching/reading/visiting anything related to history and spending time with my family and friends.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The incredible environment of friendly, respectful and professional people.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The Inner Harbor and great food options.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The Ohio State University.

Emily Peng

Emily PengHometown
Lilburn, Georgia

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia


What are your career goals?
Undecided.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Working out, cooking, reading, exploring the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
My inspiring co-residents, the supportive faculty, the culture of camaraderie and the emphasis on delivering medicine as a public trust.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The waterfront promenade, excellent food and ice cream scene and walkable neighborhoods along the harbor.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The University of Georgia.

Maddie Rodriguez

Maddie RodriguezHometown
Dallas, Texas

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


What are your career goals?
Medical education and primary care.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Poetry and running.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
The collaborative and caring community.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
The farmers' markets.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
The University of Texas at Austin.

Talia Sobel

Talia SobelHometown
Washington, D.C.

Medical School
Georgetown University


What are your career goals?
Geriatrics and women's health.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Knitting, baking and exploring new cities.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
I love how supportive everyone is and how everyone makes me feel like part of the Johns Hopkins Bayview family.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
All of the delicious seafood and getting to live by the water.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Michigan.

Hannah Ward

Hannah WardHometown
Rochester, New York

Medical School
University of Rochester.


What are your career goals?
Geriatrics, primary care or hospital medicine.

What are some of your main interests outside of medicine?
Trying to keep my very needy beagle happy, hiking, skiing and finding new restaurants.

What is one thing you love about Johns Hopkins Bayview?
So many things! Number one would be the people. Everyone from the faculty to administrative staff to nurses and others are amazingly friendly, kind and passionate about their work. Honorable mention would be the campus. It is truly beautiful and has great views of the city.

What is one thing you love about Baltimore?
I love that it has all of the "big city" amenities but it still has plenty of green space, and it is easy to get out into nature without traveling too far.
 
Where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
University of Rochester.