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Senior Assistant Residents (PGY-3)

Senior Assistant Residents


Fatimah Alkhunaizi, MD

Fatimah Alkhunaizi

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Janeway

Fatimah's favorite part of the Osler program is having the privilege to train alongside and learn from some of the most incredible, smart, and passionate doctors who always go the extra mile for their patients. She believes the firm system makes this program particularly special, and she will always feel grateful for the bonds she has formed. Some of her favorite things to do in Baltimore are long runs around the harbor and B'More Licks on a warm summer night.

Kassandra Allbright, MD

Kassandra Allbright

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Undergraduate: Northeastern University 
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Career Interests: PCCM, Academia/Clinical research
Firm: Janeway

Kassandra was born in Indianapolis and grew up in New Jersey before moving to Boston for undergrad, where she lived and worked for several years before attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Though she started out life in higher education as an art school drop out, she’s found a home in academic medicine and translational and clinical research. The MICU is her favorite place in the hospital, so wish her luck on her PCCM application this year. Outside of the hospital, you can find her with her husband, toddler, and big shaggy dog spending time outdoors in the Maryland woods and sunny brewery porches in her Hampden neighborhood.

Adi Ashok, MD, MSc

Adi Ashok

Hometown: Nashua, NH
Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Career Interests: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Firm: Janeway

Aditya was born in New York. He attended Boston College where he double-majored in biology and history and then pursued an MSc at King's College London on a Marshall Scholarship. He then attended Harvard for medical school. Outside of medicine, he enjoys tennis, running, and coffee-shop hoping. At Hopkins, he has truly appreciated the collaborative learning environment and the amazing faculty mentors who are committed to his growth. He has loved exploring Baltimore's numerous coffee shops, local breweries, and the many incredible (and affordable) restaurants.

Maria Bellantoni, MD

Maria Bellantoni

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania 
Medical School: Uniformed Services University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care, Patient Safety and Quality Pathway, Primary Care & Health Policy Leadership, Quality Improvement, Health Systems
Firm: Janeway

Maria Bellantoni was born and raised in the Baltimore area and is a proud Baltimore sports fan (Go O’s!). She studied Health Policy & Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and, after graduation, completed a Robert A. Fox Leadership Fellowship working with the medical director of Catholic Charities New Orleans. As a medical student at the Uniformed Services University, she commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and pursued interests in federal health policy, bedside ultrasound, and disaster response medicine. She loves the Osler program for its superior clinical training and its specialized education in the care of underserved populations and quality improvement science. She looks forward to pursuing a career as a leader in primary care and healthcare delivery. Her favorite part of Baltimore is its foundational role in America's history that can still be explored today—for example, its maritime industry, the Star Spangled Banner, and Frederick Douglas!

Colin Blumenthal, MD, MS

Colin Blumenthal

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Undergrad and Masters at The Ohio State University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, electrophysiology, EP translational medical devices, Med Ed 
Firm: Barker

Colin was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but lived most of his life in Cleveland Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) where he earned a BS and MS in electrical and computer engineering. He then went on to medical school at Case Western Reserve University where he also worked in a lab creating a novel RF ablation catheter and developed an interest in electrophysiology. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, 1 year old son, and dog as well as nature and wildlife photography. His favorite thing about the Osler Medical Residency is the amazing people, who are incredibly nice, supportive, and down to earth. He also loves the autonomy and emphasis on resident education. In Baltimore, he enjoys the large number of state parks and wildlife areas and the good ice cream.

Adam Brownstein, MD

Adam Brownstein

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Firm: Janeway

Adam grew up in Westchester County, NY as an only child. He enjoyed playing sports growing up, including baseball, soccer, and skiing. He attended Cornell University, where he earned a BA in Government. After graduation, he worked for 2 years in NYC at Rockefeller University in a research lab studying drug addiction. He then attended Yale School of Medicine where he spent an extra year doing research on aortic disease. He was thrilled to match at Johns Hopkins with three of his good friends from medical school. Outside of medicine, he enjoys running, traveling, reading, and watching the Yankees. Since coming to Baltimore, he has loved driving to the Eastern shore of Maryland for vacation and exploring the various neighborhoods in the city. In particular, he enjoys eating at Alma Cocina, Clavel, and Blue Moon, running on different trails in and outside of the city, and going to Bmore Licks for ice cream (which is amazing) with his co-residents. He has found the Osler Medical Residency program to be an incredible place to train. The leadership fosters a very supportive environment and he has had the fortune of learning from and working with extraordinary co-residents.

Martha Brucato, MD

Martha Brucato

Hometown: Sterling, VA
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Sickle Cell Disease, medical education, transitions between pediatric to adult care and care across the lifespan, critical care, addiction medicine
Firm: Barker

Martha grew up in Northern Virginia. She went to Duke University for undergrad, where she majored in biology and Japanese. She made the tough decision not to pursue an academic career in anthropology and Japanese, but instead to go to Hopkins for medical and graduate school. She decided to stay at JHH for the combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency to focus on care across the lifespan for complex patients, like patients with sickle cell disease. Along the way she has found a love of critical care medicine. She adores her co-residents, who are creative, thoughtful, fun, inspiring, and passionate. She enjoys lifting heavy weights in her free time and exploring Baltimore’s myriad neighborhoods.

Nora Burdis, MD

Nora Burdis

Hometown: Austin, TX
Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Palliative Care, Pulmonary/Critical Care
Firm: Thayer

Nora grew up in Austin, Texas.  She attended Rice University in Houston for undergrad and Washington University in St. Louis for medical school.  She is interested in the overlap between palliative care and pulmonary/critical care.  Her favorite aspect about the Osler Medical Residency is the amazing people she has met and worked with in the program.  She enjoys hiking and reading in her free time as well as exploring Baltimore neighborhoods and trying local restaurants. 

Jessica Calihan, MD, MS

Jessica Calihan

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: Brown University, University of Colorado
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Urban health & primary care, addiction medicine
Firm: Thayer

Jessie was born in Rochester, NY. Inspired by the many doctors in her family, she knew she wanted to pursue medicine from early on. She attended Brown University, where she earned a BA in History and was on the varsity crew team. During medical school at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, she became interested in intersections of medicine and social justice and decided to become a Med/Peds primary care physician. As an Osler Med/Peds resident she has appreciated the supportive and inspiring resident culture, Urban Health curriculum, and emphasis on excellent patient care. When not in the hospital she loves being outdoors running, hiking, or skiing, and exploring the many amazing Baltimore restaurants and coffee shops (Pitango!). Other favorite Baltimore things include the city's resilient communities, Berger cookies, and the waterfront walk/parks.

Erin Chew, MD

Erin Chew

Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Rheumatology
Firm: Longcope

Erin Chew is from Winter Park, Florida. She's a Tarheel alum and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She couples matched with her now husband Bibin Varghese in the Barker firm. Her favorite part of the Osler program is the camaraderie and friendships she has formed over the last 2 years. She enjoys family vacations at the beach, watching British dramas, and cooking meals with her co-residents. 

Michael Cole, MD, DPhil

Michael Cole

Hometown: New Castle, IN
Undergraduate: US Air Force Academy, CO and Oxford University, UK
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Physician Scientist Pathway, Heme/Onc
Firm: Longcope

Michael is originally from New Castle, Indiana (home to the largest high school fieldhouse in the world) and went on to attend the US Air Force Academy.  He was the 2006 Alberta Bart Holaday scholar to Oxford University where he completed his Doctor of Philosophy on the biochemistry of the complement system. He completed 8 years in the Air Force and was recognized with the Meritorious Service Medal and the AF Commendation Medal for his service working as a fuels chemist and deploying for Operation New Dawn/Enduring Freedom.  He returned to the US Air Force Academy to teach chemistry and biochemistry.  Finally he came to Johns Hopkins University to complete both medical school and residency where he has enjoyed working with cool co-residents who are also committed to "service before self."  He loves Patterson Park in the city and appreciates how easy it is to escape to rolling countryside for bike rides/hikes on his off call days.

Tommy Das, MD

Tommy Das

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Career Interests: Medical Education Pathway, Cardiology
Firm: Barker

Tommy was born and raised in Houston, TX, where he developed a deep appreciation for pecan pie, barbeque, and the occasionally-successful local sports teams. He then studied Biology and English at Dartmouth College, before attending UT Southwestern Medical School to earn his MD with Distinction in Medical Education. As he enters his senior year in the Osler Medicine Residency, he is thankful for the opportunity to care for patients alongside a group of truly inspiring co-residents. When not at the hospital, he enjoys jogging on Baltimore’s waterfront promenade, and exploring the wide array of culinary options that the Charm City has to offer.  

Eamon Duffy, MD, MBA

Eamon Duffy

Hometown: New Haven, CT
Undergraduate: Middlebury College
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Patient Safety and Quality Pathway, Cardiology fellowship
Firm: Longcope

Eamon grew up in New Haven Connecticut and went to college in Vermont where I studied economics and political science. Before medical school, Eamon worked in a lab in South Africa studying TB. Throughout medical school I worked on a vaccine clinical trial and a number of health policy projects. While getting his MBA I worked for Butterfly Network Inc on their tele-guidance platform. At Hopkins, Eamon most enjoys the wonderful co-residents and the wide variety of patients they care for on a daily basis. The program leadership is very responsive and it's been exciting to see the program develop over the last several years, particularly in response to COVID. Baltimore is a great city, very affordable and an easy place to live during these busy years. On days off Eamon most enjoy tubing on Gun Powder Falls and walking my dog around Baltimore.

Eunice Dugan, MD

Eunice Dugan

Hometown: Madison, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Career Interests: Medical Education Pathway, Cardiology
Firm: Longcope

Eunice was born in India and her family moved to Wisconsin when she was 12. She completed her undergrad as a vocal performance major, and medical school in Wisconsin before moving to Baltimore with her husband, Zak, and two cockapoos, Moose and Bucky. She feels very fortunate to train at the Osler Program with excellent clinical education, supportive administrators and attendings, and fun co-residents. She plans to pursue a career in Cardiology Critical Care. In Baltimore, she enjoys happy hours by the water, playing in recreational leagues (volleyball, ultimate frisbee), and walks with her dogs.

Rick Ferraro, MD, MEd

Rick Ferrero

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Career Interests: Global Health Pathway, Cardiovascular prevention and imaging, global health
Firm: Barker

Midwest raised, spent two years as a Teach For America Corps member teaching science in Milwaukee before heading to medical school at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC.  Big fan of the 90’s Bulls and Chicago sports in general. The Osler program is the best place to train out there, the ACS system in particular is unique and incredible. I still talk to my previous senior residents and ACS nearly every week. It’s a true privilege to train and grow here as a physician.

Robbie Flick, III, MD

Robbie Flick, III

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: Union College
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Career Interests: Global Health Pathway, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Global Health
Firm: Thayer

Robbie was born in Baltimore, and despite being born at Hopkins, his path to medicine was circuitous. After college, he joined Americorps in Baltimore, and also worked for several years with international non-governmental organizations in Cambodia and Malawi. He went to University of Colorado for medical school. During residency has developed an interest in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and is now applying for fellowship. His wife, Ruth, hails from New Zealand, and together they enjoy hiking and biking in the beautiful forests surrounding Baltimore. While he loves many aspects of the Osler Residency, it is his coresidents that stand out as they are a constant source of inspiration, fun, challenge, and laughter. This year as a Senior Assistant Resident, he is particularly looking forward to honing his skills as a leader and a teacher.

Talia Robledo-Gil, MD

Talia Robledo-Gil

Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care, GIM, Primary Care, Barriers to care of Latinx population
Firm: Thayer

Talia was born in Miami Beach, FL to Peruvian parents. She went to Dartmouth College, where she majored in Art History and minored in Biology, after which she spent a year helping to develop global health partnerships between Dartmouth and various health care institutions in Peru. She then went on to pursue medical school at Yale, where she continued to explore her interests in social determinants of health, medical education, and Latinx community care. She chose the Urban Health track within the Osler Medical Residency, to continue developing her interests in comprehensively addressing health care disparities. During her down time, she enjoys teaching Zumba, doing yoga, exploring new recipes, and going on local and global adventures with her wife, who she met in medical school. She also recently got a new dog, who has quickly become an exciting part of coming home post-call. 

Julie Gonzalez, MD

Julie Gonzalez

Hometown: Rancho Mirage, CA
Medical School:
Harvard Medical School
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Primary care for children/adults with disabilities and/or complex health care needs, health disparities and social determinants of health, family-centered primary care, health systems, health policy and advocacy, medical education
Firm: Janeway

Julie was born and raised in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. Growing up with two older brothers, she enjoyed various sports including golf, surfing, snowboarding, and boxing. She studied Chemistry with a concentration in pharmacology at Duke University, where she graduated in 2013. She then attended Harvard Medical School, where she spent an extra year working on a systems-level program to prevent obesity and reduce health disparities among vulnerable children and families. As a internal medicine/pediatrics resident, she is excited to pursue a career that will allow her to: navigate the nuances and distinct challenges that come with illness, pain, disability, and death across the life spectrum; help patients learn how to age through conditions; and capitalize on the knowledge, skills, experience of training in both fields to direct structural healthcare change and innovation. The Osler program has been the perfect place for her to gain superior clinical training while also having the opportunity to receive formal education on caring for underserved populations. While in Baltimore, Julie has enjoyed exploring amazing restaurants, coffee shops, hiking trails, day-trips to DC, doing DIY home improvement projects, and easily visiting nearby family and friends.

Daniel Haldar, MD

Daniel Haldar

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Harvard College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Career Interests: Physician Scientist Pathway, Hematology/Oncology
Firm: Barker

Daniel was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH. He attended Harvard College where he earned a dual A.B/A.M degree in Chemistry and Chemical Biology magna cum laude. He went on to attend the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program and earned an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. During medical school, he spent a year in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Ebert studying the molecular mechanisms of thalidomide derivatives. His favorite part of the Osler Medical Residency is getting the opportunity to work alongside the most exceptional group of co-residents who have now become lifelong friends. In his free time, Daniel enjoys spending time by the waterfront in Fells Point and searching for the newest bubble tea shop in Baltimore.

Katie Hesselton, MD

Katie Hesselton

Hometown: Perry Hall, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, undecided
Firm: Thayer

Katie grew up in Baltimore and stayed in Maryland for college, majoring in history and English with a focus in medieval studies at the University of Maryland. Upon realizing she wanted to be a doctor, she worked for several years as a clinical tech in an ICU while completing pre-requisite science courses. She completed medical school in Chicago before returning home to Baltimore to pursue primary care with underserved populations in the Hopkins med peds program. She loves the camaraderie among the residents in the Osler program, and after many great teaching and clinical experiences throughout residency, she is now considering fellowship training. When not at work, she particularly enjoys baking and gardening. She loves being back home in Baltimore, close to the ocean, with friendly people and plenty of festivals and activities.

Alan Jacobsen, MB BCh, BAO

Alan Jacobsen

Hometown: Galway, Ireland
Undergraduate: National University of Ireland, Galway
Medical School: National University of Ireland, Galway
Career Interests: Cardiovascular Medicine
Firm: Thayer

Alan was born in Galway on the west coast of Ireland. He attended medical school at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He developed an interest in Cardiology while in Ireland and was fortunate to be welcomed by members the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease while completing residency at Johns Hopkins. He appreciates the expectation that you as the resident get the first opportunity to determine management strategies and perform procedures for your patients with the appropriate supervision that is typical of the Osler Medical Residency. He enjoys drinking coffee at Charmed Kitchen and running in Patterson Park.

Ting-Lia Lorigiano, MD, MBA

Ting-Lia Lorigiano

Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Undergraduate: McGill University, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (MBA)
Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Career Interests: Patient Safety and Quality Pathway, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Administration
Firm: Janeway

Ting-Jia is originally from Montreal, Canada and worked in China on behalf of the Canadian Government prior to receiving her MD-MDA at Dartmouth Medical School and Tuck Business School. She is currently a 3rd year Internal Medicine Resident, with plans for a career as an academic clinician and hospital administration. She is also the current Johns Hopkins Housestaff Council Chairperson. She couples matched to Johns Hopkins with her husband, Tito, a current Neurosurgery resident. Ting-Jia speaks French, Italian, and Chinese and loves cooking, art and running. She is gratetful to the Osler program for the wonderful mentorship from faculty, staff and the tremendous support of her co-residents and her Janeway family. She is also especially proud of directing 2 of the last 5 consecutive Janeway victories for Turkey Rounds.

Heather Kagan, MD

Heather Kagan

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine (Temple)
Career Interests: General Internal Medicine, Health Humanities Pathway
Firm: Barker

Heather was born in Boston but bopped around a bunch as a kid and ultimately calls Raleigh, NC home. She studied economics in undergrad at UNC-Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!) and took 2 years off before starting medical school-- 1 year she worked, and the other she completed a post-baccalaureate at Temple, where she continued on for medical school. She is interested in general medicine, the intersection of arts and medicine, and medical education, and is planning on working as an academic hospitalist after residency. In her free time you might find her hiking in a local state park, making pour-over coffee in her kitchen, or hanging out with her co-residents at the Canton Waterfront Park. One of her favorite things about the Osler Medical Residency is the close-knit community of colleagues who have become family (who better to take snack breaks at Balducci's with for mochi or affogato?). She loves the down-to-earth vibe in Baltimore, its small-town but big-city feel, its arts scene, food scene, and its bike-ability (she recently started biking to work).

Hannah Kaizer, MD

Hannah Kaizer

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: Bucknell University
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Career Interests: Physician Scientist Pathway, Hematology/Oncology 

Hannah was born in Baltimore, MD, and was raised in Baltimore her entire life. She attended Bucknell University, where she earned a BA in philosophy with a minor in mathematics. She then attended Columbia University’s postbaccalaureate premedical program before attending University of Maryland for medical school. Outside of medicine, Hannah enjoys cooking, playing tennis, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and two French bulldogs.  Hannah is grateful for all she has learned while in the Osler Medical Residency, and especially loves the dedication to clinical excellence and supportive learning environment. Some of Hannah’s favorite things to do in Baltimore are getting tacos from Clavel and walking with her dogs.    

Kavin Kanthasamy, MD

Kavin Kanthasamy

Hometown: Ames, IA 
Undergraduate: Rice University 
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine 
Career Interests: Gastroenterology 

Kavin was raised in Irvine, California but calls the state of Iowa home. He completed a B.S. in biochemistry at Rice University and completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Kavin plans to pursue GI fellowship. He enjoys basketball, trying new restaurants (ask me about great Korean food here), and enjoying drinks on the water. What he loves about the Osler program is the deep culture of resident autonomy, mentorship, and working with the coolest co-residents in the country. Baltimore still never fails to surprise him with a new quality food spot to exploit and he loves the unique vibe of each neighborhood. 

Sam Kim, MD

Sam Kim

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Career Interests: Gastroenterology
Firm: Longcope

Sam is originally from Queens, New York and grew up with his family in the suburbs. After completing a degree in biology during college, he went onto medical school where he developed an interest in gastrointestinal oncology and subsequently started residency training in internal medicine at Hopkins. He is an avid cook, often making dishes from many different ethnic cuisines. He enjoys hanging out with his fellow co-residents in and out of the hospital and sampling the large array of restaurants in the city.

Kevin Klembczyk, MD

Kevin Klembczyk

Hometown: Voorheesville, NY
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Primary care
Firm: Janeway

Kevin grew up in New York with his parents and older brother, who helped him develop passions for science, giving back, and losing at sports. He studied biomedical engineering, worked for Engineering World Health, then  volunteered in clinics while in medical school. He loves working at East Baltimore Medical Center and Hopkins Hospital while training to be a primary care doctor dedicated to equity.

Christine Krueger, MD

Christine Krueger

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins, Boston University
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School (Brown)
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Patient Safety and Quality Pathway, Urban Health
Firm: Barker

Christine was born and raised in Baltimore and stayed in Charm City to study Biomedical Engineering at Hopkins. She moved to the Bay area to work in medical devices, and eventually found herself back on the best coast in Boston, MA. While there, she obtained a Master's Degree at BU and met her now-hubby, Adam. They relocated to Providence where Christine found her interest in urban health at Brown. After getting married on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Christine and Adam bought and renovated a historic house in College Hill (1850s Greek Revival!) and had their first daughter. Christine was thrilled to return home to Baltimore for med-peds residency at Hopkins, where she has continued to work with underserved adolescent youth. She loves combining the intensity of the Osler training with the incredible electives and outpatient clinical experience offered by the Urban Health track. Christine has stayed busy in residency by adding another daughter to the mix; she enjoys how Baltimore is family friendly and affordable with easy access to the great outdoors.

Jaime La Charite, MD, MPH

Jaime La Charite

Hometown: Corona, CA
Undergraduate: Pomona College
Medical School: University of California, Irvine 
Career Interests:
Medicine/Pediatrics, Academic primary care, public health
Firm: Longcope

Jaime La Charite was born in Corona, California. She is a third generation Mexican-American and the first in her family to pursue a healthcare career. She attended Pomona college (one of the Claremont Colleges) and participated in smoking-cessation research post graduation. She went on to obtain her medical degree from University of California, Irvine. While there, she obtained her Master in Public Health degree from University of California, Los Angeles and completed the Program in Medical Education from the Latino Community (PRIME-LC). She is currently an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics resident in the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Primary Care Program. She is hoping to pursue an academic primary care career. Outside of work, she cares for her two children (age 16 months and 5 years) and enjoys photography and hiking. She has appreciated the relationships with her fellow residents, faculty, and patients. The learning environment is a rich one with so many opportunities. She loves Baltimore and the community. It is easy to get around and explore nearby cities and national parks as well as the harbor. She has enjoyed partnering with community organizations to try to give back and improve the lives of her patients. 

Kaleb Lambeth, MD

Kaleb Lambeth

Hometown: Mesquite, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: University of Texas at Houston (McGovern)
Career Interests: Currently applying into a general cardiology fellowship, but will most likely pursue a career in advanced heart failure or critical care cardiology. 
Firm: Thayer

Kaleb was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in a rural area. He attended the University of Texas at Dallas where he earned his BS in Biology and studied cellular reprogramming with Dr. Eric Olson where he developed a passion for Cardiology. He attended medical school at the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and is currently in the midst of applying for a cardiology fellowship. Outside of medicine he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing especially at his parents pond, hiking, and exploring the city. Kaleb enjoys the comradery of the Osler Housestaff, and learning from all of his amazing co-residents, fellows, and world renowned faculty. Kaleb was amazed by how resilient the program was and how his co-residents answered the call to provide excellent direct patient care for patients during the COVID pandemic which speaks to the nature of the Osler Residents.

Beau Landry-Wegener, MD

Beau Landry-Wegener

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Columbia University for Post-Bac
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans
Career Interests: Medical Education Pathway, GIM Hospitalist
Firm: Longcope

Beau was raised in New Orleans, LA. He attended the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati for musical theatre and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Following a career as an actor, he returned home for medical school at LSU. He is applying for positions as an academic hospitalist with an interest in the medical humanities and communications training. He most enjoys the ownership over patient care that the Osler program incorporates into the training from day one. In terms of Baltimore, coming from the south, Beau loves the diversity of food and drink around Baltimore.

Angela Liu, MD

Angela Liu

Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Health Disparities
Firm: Longcope

Angela grew up in Queens, NY and majored in Environmental Engineering. She transitioned to medicine after caring for a sick family member. She went to Cleveland for medical school during the Lebron James years and it was epic. The best part of the Osler residency is the emphasis on teaching and clinical reasoning. In her free time, she enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, and going outside. Her favorite parts of Baltimore are the food (Food market, Zaatar, Blue Moon Cafe, Jumbo Jumbo), the outdoors (Fells Point/Inner harbor, Patapsco State park), and of course, her co-residents (who are awesome)!

Paul Loeser, MD

Paul Loeser

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Primary care, HIV primary care 
Firm: Longcope

Paul grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, and went to college in his hometown at Wake Forest University. He taught high school science and coached track and cross country in El Dorado, AR for two years after college. In medical school, he developed his interest in primary care and vulnerable populations, and plans to work in primary care in an urban underserved clinic after residency. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and baby, roasting coffee, and following premier league soccer. He has loved the clinical teaching of the Osler program, learning from amazing co-residents, and the urban health specific electives. He loves Baltimore because of Patterson park, his home in Highlandtown, his church downtown, and Ekiben.

Angela Ma, MD

Angela Ma

Hometown: Carmel, IN
Undergraduate: MIT
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Firm: Thayer

Angela grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She attended MIT where she majored in biology and then attended Johns Hopkins for medical school. She is applying into pulmonary and critical care medicine this year. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys cooking/baking, desperately trying to keep her growing collection of house plants and herbs alive, attending (virtual) barre classes, and listening to podcasts. She enjoys Baltimore's low cost of living, beautiful mid-Atlantic autumns/cherry blossoms in the spring, and many fantastic local restaurants. Over the past 2 years, she has appreciated the tight-knit community and unparalleled clinical training found in the Osler program. 

Rebecca Meredith, MD

Rebecca Meredith

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: Wesleyan University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Career Interests: Hospitalist medicine, critical care medicine
Firm: Thayer

Rebecca was born and raised in the Baltimore area. She attended Wesleyan University, where she majored in Art and Art History. She traveled and worked in the field of Art Conservation before finding her true passion in medicine. Rebecca was thrilled to return to Baltimore to join the Osler Internal Medicine Residency. She enjoys the comradery amongst her co-residents and the strong emphasis on teaching.  Rebecca enjoys spending time with family, including her Husband and two year-old daughter, Lily, as well as listening to music and catching up with friends. 

Rachel Mittlestaedt, MD

Rachel Mittlestaedt

Hometown: Springfield, IL 
Undergraduate: University of Chicago 
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Infectious Disease 
Firm: Thayer

Rachel grew up in central Illinois, and moved a few hours north to attend the University of Chicago for undergrad. While she was there, she met her fiancé (who is currently a Hopkins anesthesia resident), who she'll hopefully get to marry at some point post-pandemic. She moved to Baltimore for medical school, where she continued to pursue her interests in infectious disease and working with underserved communities. The best part of the Osler Medicine Program has been getting to work with her truly incredible co-residents, who have stayed up with her through harrowing calls and brought her countless cups of coffee in that crucial hour right before rounds. She enjoys many things about Baltimore, but her number one favorite thing is probably eating post-call chicken and waffles from Iron Rooster, preferably with post-call friends. 

Amanda Moale, MD

Amanda Moale

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Palliative Medicine
Firm: Longcope

Amanda was born in Falls Church, VA but spent the majority of her childhood in Jacksonville, FL.  She attended University of Florida (go gators!) where she earned her Bachelor of Science and minor in Nutrition, developed an interest in hospice care and met her husband. She attended the University of South Florida for medical school and subsequently matched to Johns Hopkins for residency. Outside of medicine, she enjoys yoga, hiking and playing with her two dogs. As an Osler Medicine Resident, she greatly appreciates the daily opportunity to work with experts in clinical reasoning and on various diseases, and the program’s priority on teaching residents how to become great clinicians, teachers and leaders. In Baltimore, she enjoys walking and running in Patterson Park, eating at restaurants on the waterfront in Fell’s Point, and frequent walks to Bmore Licks for homemade ice cream.

Tuyet Nguyen, MD

Tuyet Nguyen

Hometown: Georgetown, DE
Undergraduate: Drexel University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care Track, Interested in High Utilizer Primary Care
Firm: Barker

Tuyet grew up on an Oriental vegetable farm in Georgetown, Delaware, to first-generation Vietnamese immigrants.  She first experienced the big city when she attended Drexel University in Philadelphia where she majored in Biology and minored in Business Administration.  For medical school, she went to Johns Hopkins, where she decided to stay for residency.  She is interested taking care of underserved populations and providing intensive primary care.  Tuyet is honored to be a part of the Osler Medical Residency, where she gets to learn from the world experts in the medical field.  Her favorite part of Baltimore is walking along the water in the Inner Harbor and Fells Point.  Her favorite restaurant is Mi & Yu Noodle Bar. 

Daria Nikolaeva, MD, PhD

Daria Nikolaeva

Career Interests: Physician Scientist Pathway



Andrew Pellatt, MD

Andrew Pellatt

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate: Tulane University 
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Oncology
Firm: Janeway

Andrew was born and raised in Salt Lake City where he enjoyed playing sports, hiking and snowboarding.  In college he earned a BA in history and a minor in classical studies at Tulane.  Throughout both college and medical school he did research in genetic epidemiology, focusing on risk factors associated with cancer and cancer epigenetics.  Since moving to Baltimore he has enjoyed the rigorous training and the sense of ownership and autonomy imbued by the Osler Residency Program.  As well as the strong sense of collegiality with his co-residents.  He looks forward to pursuing a career in medical oncology. Outside of work he enjoys exploring the restaurants around the city and hanging out with his co-residents.  He also enjoys hiking outside of the city and exploring the various historical sites and museums around the area (especially The Walters Art Museum). 

Tatiana Policarpo, MD

Tatiana Policarpo

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Patient Safety and Quality Pathway, Gastroenterology
Firm: Barker

Tatiana was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and grew up in South Florida. She attended undergrad at MIT where she studied chemistry. She went to medical school at Boston University where she developed an interest in quality improvement. Outside of medicine, Tatiana enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, hiking, and cooking. In regards to the Osler residency program, she loves spending time with her co-residents, and that they encourage each other to be continuous learners. Her favorite thing about Baltimore is being able to enjoy many outdoor day hikes within driving distance. 

Aparna Sajja, MD

Aparna Sajja

Hometown: Leonardtown, MD 
George Washington University
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Career Interests: Cardiology 

Aparna grew up in Southern Maryland, where she developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors. She enjoyed playing tennis, basketball, and running. She attended GW’s seven year combined B.A./M.D. program, where she earned a BA in Philosophy and BS in Biology. During medical school, she spent time at the NHLBI, NIH doing research related to the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease. She loves the Osler Program for its commitment to exceptional clinical training, terrific mentorship, and research opportunities. Her favorite parts of Baltimore are her co-residents, who have made it feel like going to work amongst family, running along the Harbor, and Bmore Licks for ice cream. 

Lea Selitsky, MD, MPH

Lea Selitsky

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care Track, Addiction medicine
Firm: Longcope

Lea was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in the nearby suburb of Huntington Woods. She attended the University of Michigan where she earned a BS in cellular biology with a minor in Spanish language and literature. She earned her medical degree and MPH at Wayne State University, before joining the Urban Health/Primary Care track of the Osler Medical residency. She is pursuing a fellowship in addiction medicine, and plans for a career in primary care and public health. She is married and welcomed her new baby in June of her PGY-2. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, gardening, and reading fiction. In Baltimore she enjoys walking her dog and baby in Patterson Park. She loves learning from the brilliant faculty and her wonderful colleagues at Hopkins. 

Andi Shahu, MD, MHS

Andi Shahu

Hometown: Tirana, Albania / Washington, DC
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Health Policy, Health Equity
Firm: Barker

Andi was born in Tirana, Albania and immigrated to the U.S. with his family at the age of eight (Washington, D.C. is his American hometown). He attended Johns Hopkins University where he double majored in Molecular & Cellular Biology and French. He attended the Yale School of Medicine, where he became interested in cardiovascular disease, health policy, advocacy and health disparities. His hobbies outside of medicine include running, writing, music and traveling. His favorite aspect of the Osler Medical Residency is the Firm System (he especially loves being in Barker, the Firm of Choice!) and the camaraderie that it fosters within the program. His favorite things about Charm City include its diversity, affordability and its underrated food/bar scene.

Evelyn Song, MD

Evelyn Song

Hometown: China; Madison, WI
Undergraduate: MIT
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardio-Onc
Firm: Barker

Evelyn was born in China and moved to Madison, WI when she was 11 years old. She majored in Biology at MIT and went to Penn State for medical school. During medical school, she also took a year off to focus on leukemia research as a HHMI Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She's applying to Cardiology this year and is interested in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardio-Oncology.  Her favorite part about the Osler program is the camaraderie among residents, the top-notch clinical training, and supportive PD and faculty members. Evelyn enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, looking at the harbor from her 15th floor apartment, and trying out different restaurants in Baltimore.

Amanda Su, MD

Amanda Su

Hometown: Lexington, MA
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Career Interests: Global Health Pathway, Hepatology
Firm: Longcope

Amanda grew up in the suburbs outside of Boston. She studied Biomedical Engineering in college, and spent a year volunteering in Ecuador before medical school. She became interested in Hepatology during residency, working with incredible GI fellows and faculty here! The best part of the Osler Medical Residency is her co-residents - always supportive and encouraging, ready to laugh or cry with you whenever needed! She loves Baltimore's warm weather and walks along the waterfront. She is learning how to bake - current favorite is peach cobbler.

Rohit Thummalapalli, MD

Rohit Thummalapalli

Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Career Interests: Physician Scientist Pathway, Hematology/Oncology
Firm: Thayer

Rohit was born in Miami, FL. He attended Yale University where he earned a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and a certificate in global health. He went on to Harvard Medical School where he was in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program and did a year of research as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute medical research fellow. He is interested in a career in solid tumors and clinical/translational research in genomics and immunotherapy. He is a big NBA basketball and Miami sports fan and is growing as an amateur chef. When not cooking, his favorite places in Baltimore are Limoncello, Miss Shirley’s, and Rye Street Tavern. He has loved working with his Osler co-residents these past few years – the best part of this residency is how we have all become family.

Eva Valilis, MD, MPH

Eva Valilis

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin 
Medical School: University of Texas at Houston (McGovern)
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Firm: Longcope

Eva grew up in El Paso, TX and spent most of her childhood summers visiting her extended family in Greece. She attended UT Austin for undergrad majoring in public health. In medical school, she became more interested in oncology and pursuing a career in academic medicine. She searched for a clinically rigorous internal medicine program with friendly co-residents, and the Osler program offered just that. She has enjoyed the opportunity caring for Baltimore's indigent population on general wards while caring for patients enrolled in clinical trials in the cancer center. In her free time, Eva enjoys shopping, traveling, working out and exploring restaurants. Coming from Texas, she loves the walkability of Baltimore and enjoys strolls along the harbor. Philly, DC, NYC and charming towns of MD and VA are easily accessible from Baltimore, so she and her husband Tahseen try to explore new places on their days off. 

Bibin Varghese, MD

Bibin Varghese

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Barker

Bibin was born and raised in Dubai. He moved to Houston, Texas when he was a teenager and thereafter did his undergraduate and medical school training in Texas. He is currently PGY3 in the Barker firm applying for Cardiology fellowship. His hobbies include watching TV, exercising, and hanging out with his wife and co-resident Erin Chew. Bibin loves the collegiality and the support within the Osler Residency. He also appreciates the response to resident feedback. Regarding what he enjoys about Baltimore, he loves the seafood, access to local parks, and day trips to neighboring states!

Morgan Warren, MD

Morgan Warren

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Undergraduate: The University of Alabama (Roll Tide)
Medical School: The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Career Interests: Patient Safety and Quality Pathway, Gastroenterology, Research
Firm: Thayer

Morgan Warren is from Scottsdale, Arizona. She grew up with a younger brother and sister, and innumerable pets (mostly dogs...lots of dogs). She spent time pursuing research in college, but enjoyed attending football games as well. In her free time she enjoys hiking and playing with her two VERY ACTIVE dogs. She is also a big fan of the Ice Cream Trail here in Maryland. She would like to pursue gastroenterology and clinical research in the future. She loves the caring, friendly culture of the Osler Medical Residency but also notes that the patients and the variety of cases at The Johns Hopkins Hospital are highlights as well.

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