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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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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."
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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."
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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.

Chief Fellows

Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta, M.D.

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

Marcus Messmer

Marcus Messmer, M.D.

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

Laura Sena

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.
 

3rd Year Fellows

Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta, M.D.

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

Melinda Hsu

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

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

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

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

Theodoros Karantanos, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

Evan Wu, M.D.

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

Jackie Zimmerman

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.

2nd Year Fellows

Parul Agarwal

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

Marina Baretti, M.D.

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

Jenna Canzoniero

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

Gloria Gerber, M.D.

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

Thatcher Heumann

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

Michael Hwang, M.D.

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

Jennifer Jones

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

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

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

Katherine (KC) Rappazzo

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

Susan Scott, M.D.

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

Najeff Waseem

Najeff Waseem, M.D.

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

Daniel Zabransky

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
 

1st Year Fellows

Yosra Aljawai

Yosra (Yusi) Aljawai, M.D.

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

Jesse Handler

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

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

Michael Hochman

Michael Hochman, M.D.

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

Syed (Qasim) Hussaini

Syed (Qasim) Hussaini, M.D.

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

Joseph Rimando

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

Samuel Rosner, M.D.

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

Khaled Sanber

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

Matthew Scarlotta, M.D.

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

Kara Schenk

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

Daniel Shu, M.D.

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

Cole Sterling

Cole Sterling, M.D.

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

Yuxuan Wang

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
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