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Our Fellows

Get to know our current Johns Hopkins Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellows.

What Our Fellows Say
 

Erica Nakajima

"This is a special place. In the beginning the COVID-19 pandemic, as our entire program was trying to make and cope with rapid changes, we started using the phrase “One Fellowship, One Family.” This sums up my experience in the program well before COVID-19 broke out."
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What Our Fellows Say
 

Jackie Zimmerman

"I continue to be overwhelmed by the supportive and collaborative environment and the diverse educational opportunities. Moreover, her mentorship and the additional expertise of my mentorship committee are guiding a training experience that is unique to my interests and training goals."
More on Dr. Zimmerman
What Our Fellows Say
 

Naj Waseem

"The 12 of us first years are all extremely close and given the nature of our work it doesn't take long to become family. We see patients at their worst and sometimes it is shattering. There's not another group of 11 people I would want to put the pieces back together, not to mention the support from all of the upper year fellows, chiefs, and program leadership."
More on Dr. Waseem
What Our Fellows Say
 

Ramy Sedhom

"I can proudly say I’ve grown as a person and a doctor at Hopkins, and my only regret is leaving my co-fellows, who have become my extended family."
Read more about Ramy Sedhom, M.D.
 

#1Fellowship1Family (Slideshow)

Fellows around the dinner table together
Fellows on a birthday facetime group call
Fellows together on and around a couch
Fellows standing around a table for winter holiday.

#1Fellowship1Family (Slideshow)

Fellows around the dinner table together
Fellows on a birthday facetime group call
Fellows together on and around a couch
Fellows standing around a table for winter holiday.
  • Arjun GuptaArjun Gupta, M.D.

    Medical School: All India Institute
    Residency: UT Southwestern, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Daniel Laheru, M.D.

     Marcus MessmerMarcus Messmer, M.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Nina Wagner-Johnston, M.D.

    Laura SenaLaura Sena, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: Northwestern University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Research Interest: Basic Science/Translational
    Primary Mentor: Sam Denmeade, M.D.

  • Arjun Gupta, MDArjun Gupta, M.D.

    Medical School: All India Institute
    Residency: UT Southwestern, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Daniel Laheru, M.D.

    Melinda Hsu, M.D.Melinda Hsu, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Cincinnati
    Residency: Indiana University, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Jarushka Naidoo, M.B.B.Ch.

    Christopher Jakubowski, M.D.

    Christopher Jakubowski, M.D.

    Medical School: Rutgers University
    Residency: Weill Cornell New York-Presbyterian
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Nilofer Azad, M.D.

    Amanda Kagan, M.D.

    Amanda Kagan, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Vermont
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Hematology
    Academic Interest: Leukemia
    Research Interest: Basic Science/Translational
    Primary Mentor: Cynthia Wolberger, Ph.D.

    Andrew Marple, MD

    Andrew Marple, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: Rutgers University
    Residency: Yale University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Academic Interest: Leukemia, Immunotherapy
    Research Interest: Basic Science/Translational
    Primary Mentor: Challice Bonifant, M.D., Ph.D.

    Theodoros Karantanos, MD, PhD

    Theodoros Karantanos, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: University of Athens
    Residency: Boston University, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Academic Interest: Chronic myeloid neoplasms, Leukemia, Stem cell biology
    Research Interest: Basic Science/Translational
    Primary Mentor: Richard Jones, MD

    Marcus Messmer, MD

    Marcus Messmer, M.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Nina Wagner-Johnston, M.D.

    Joseph Murray, MD

    Joseph Murray, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: Georgetown University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Research Interest: Basic Science/Translational
    Primary Mentor: Valsamo Anagnostou, M.D., Ph.D.

    Erica Nakajima, M.D.

    Erica Nakajima, M.D. 

    Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
    Residency: Vanderbilt University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Patrick Forde, M.B.B.Ch.

    Laura Sena, M.D., Ph.D.

    Laura Sena, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: Northwestern University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Research Interest: Basic Science/Translational
    Primary Mentor: Sam Denmeade, M.D.

    Evan Wu, M.D.

    Evan Wu, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Miami
    Residency: Baylor University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Tanguy Lim-Seiwert, M.D.

    Jackie Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Jackie Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: University of Alabama
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Research Interest: Basic Science/Translational
    Primary Mentor: Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D.

  • Parul Agarwal, M.D.Parul Agarwal, M.D.

    Medical School: Boston University
    Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology and Hematology
    Primary Mentor: Dan Laheru, MD

    Marina Baretti, M.D.

    Marina Baretti, M.D.

    Medical School: Universita di Pisa
    Residency: University of Milan
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Nilo Azad, MD

    Jenna Canzoniero, M.D.

    Jenna Canzoniero, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Michigan
    Residency: University of Maryland, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Valsamo Anagnostou, MD, PhD

    Gloria Gerber, M.D.

    Gloria Gerber, M.D.

    Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
    Residency: Cornell University
    Track: Hematology
    Primary Mentor: Robert Brodsky, MD

    Thatcher Heumann, M.D., M.P.H.

    Thatcher Heumann, M.D., M.P.H.

    Medical School: Emory University
    Residency: New York University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Nilo Azad, MD

    Michael Hwang, M.D.

    Michael Hwang, M.D.

    Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey
    Residency: Mount Sinai
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Tanguy Seiwart, MD

    Jennifer Jones, M.D.

    Jennifer Jones, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Chicago
    Residency: University of California, Los Angeles, Chief Resident
    Track: Hematology
    Primary Mentor: Sophie Lanzkron, MD, MHS

    Emily Nizialek, M.D., Ph.D.

    Emily Nizialek, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: Case Western Reserve
    Residency: Case Western Reserve
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentors: Emmanuel Antonarakis, MBBChVasan Yegnasubramanian, MD, PhD

    Katherine (KC) Rappazzo, M.D.

    Katherine (KC) Rappazzo, M.D.

    Medical School: University of California, San Diego
    Residency: Vanderbilt University
    Track: Medical Oncology and Hematology
    Primary Mentor: Richard Ambinder, MD

    Susan Scott, M.D.

    Susan Scott, M.D.

    Medical School: Yale University
    Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Chief Resident
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentor: Christine Hann, MD, PhD

    Najeff Waseem, M.D.

    Najeff Waseem, M.D.

    Medical School: George Washington University
    Residency: Stanford University
    Track: Medical Oncology and Hematology
    Primary Mentor: Josephine Feliciano, MD

    Daniel Zabransky, M.D., Ph.D.

    Daniel Zabransky, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology
    Primary Mentors: Ashani Weeraratna, PhD and Elizabeth Jaffee, MD

  • Yosra (Yusi) Aljawai, M.D.Yosra (Yusi) Aljawai, M.D.

    Medical School: St. George's University, Grenada
    Residency: Mt. Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine
    Track: Hematology

     Jesse Handler, M.D., Ph.D.

    Jesse Handler, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: New York University
    Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess
    Track: Medical Oncology

     Michael Hochman, M.D.

    Michael Hochman, M.D.

    Medical School: Duke University
    Residency: University of Washington
    Track: Hematology

    Syed (Qasim) Hussaini, M.D.

    Syed (Qasim) Hussaini, M.D.

    Medical School: Duke - NUS Med School, Singapore
    Residency: Duke University
    Track: Medical Oncology

    Joseph Rimando, M.D.

    Joseph Rimando, M.D.

    Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
    Residency: Washington University, St. Louis
    Research Fellow/Instructor: Washington University, St. Louis
    Track: Medical Oncology

    Samuel Rosner, M.D.

    Samuel Rosner, M.D.

    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview
    Track: Medical Oncology

    Khaled Sanber, M.D., Ph.D.

    Khaled Sanber, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School (MD): University of Jordan
    Medical School (PhD): University College, London
    Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
    Track: Medical Oncology

    Matthew Scarlotta, M.D.

    Matthew Scarlotta, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology

    Kara Schenk, M.D.

    Kara Schenk, M.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Med Consultant: Amer. Int'l School, Bucharest
    Track: Medical Oncology

    Daniel Shu, M.D.

    Daniel Shu, M.D.

    Medical School: Temple University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology

     Cole Sterling, M.D.

    Cole Sterling, M.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology

    Yuxuan Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Yuxuan Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Residency: Johns Hopkins University
    Track: Medical Oncology

 

Fellows Class Pictures (Slideshow)

1st year fellows
1st Year Fellows
2nd year fellows
2nd Year Fellows
3rd year fellows
3rd Year Fellows

Fellows Class Pictures (Slideshow)

1st year fellows
1st Year Fellows
2nd year fellows
2nd Year Fellows
3rd year fellows
3rd Year Fellows
  
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