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Senior Assistant Residents (PGY-3) 

2021 junior assistant resident class

Arielle Abovich, MD, MPH

Arielle Abovich

Hometown: North Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University (MPH)
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Career Interests: Hematology-Oncology or Cardiology, Clinical Research, Public Health
Firm: Thayer

Arielle grew up in South Florida prior to moving to Philadelphia for undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania. She then worked in clinical research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston before attending medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. During medical school, she spent a year at Harvard earning her MPH in Health Management to learn more about the intersection of healthcare systems and public health. Her hobbies include swimming, cooking, and spin classes. She has been enjoying her time in Baltimore and has felt especially supported and welcomed by the Osler Medical Residency program administration and residents during the transition to residency in a new city. Arielle is excited to explore the Baltimore food scene and to get to know more of the amazing residents in the program.   

Wardah Athar, MD

Wardah Athar

Hometown: Houston, TX and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care, General Internal Medicine/Primary Care
Firm: Barker

Wardah was born in Pakistan but spent most of her childhood living between Texas and Saudi Arabia. She attended Georgetown University, where she majored in Neurobiology and minored in Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, after which she was awarded a Mitchell Scholarship for graduate work in Ireland, where she studied Bioengineering with a focus on stem cell therapeutics at Trinity College Dublin. She went to Yale for medical school, where she developed an interest in refugee health and primary care. Outside of the hospital, she loves to spend time gardening with her two-year-old daughter and hiking with her husband. Within the first few weeks of residency it became clear to Wardah that the absolute best thing about the Osler program is the people- her co-interns are incredible to work with, the JARs and SARs are always available and genuinely committed to teaching, and the ACS system is uniquely designed to enhance each intern’s individual growth and development with constant feedback and support. Wardah also loves the numerous parks and trails around Baltimore and is looking forward to spending more time exploring the food scene as the year goes on!

Todd Brenner, MD

Todd Brenner

Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Undergraduate: Williams College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Career Interests: GI/Advanced Endoscopy
Firm: Barker

Todd was born in New York, NY and grew up in Chappaqua, NY. He attended Williams College, graduating with a B.A. in chemistry.  After college, Todd worked at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he developed an interest in translational immunology research. He then attended the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology before couples matching to Johns Hopkins with his partner (psychiatry).  Outside of the hospital, Todd enjoys woodworking, cooking, and exploring the Baltimore food scene.  With respect to the Osler residency, he really appreciates the supportive environment and graduated independence afforded residents, as well as the longitudinal relationship with his ACS.  

Justin Brilliant, MD

Justin Brilliant

Hometown: Mount Airy, MD 
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University 
Medical School: University of Maryland
Career Interests: Undecided for fellowship, Interested in medical education and medical history
Firm: Longcope

Justin was born in the suburbs of Baltimore and grew up in western Maryland.  He attended Johns Hopkins University where he earned a BS in Neuroscience and a minor in music, while performing research in breast and colorectal cancer.  He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and continued his hobbies of piano playing and singing at coffee-house events and local bars.  Justin is a Baltimore sports aficionado and has season tickets for the star-studded, electrifying Baltimore Ravens.  As an intern in the Osler Medical Residency, Justin has been blown away by the knowledge base, clinical acumen, and incisive lectures of his senior residents and faculty.  The level of autonomy and support structure in place as an intern has allowed Justin to grow exponentially as a clinician.  While in Baltimore, he has enjoyed running along the waterfront from Fell's Point to the Inner Harbor, eating ice cream in Patterson Park, and attending art festivals and concerts in Mount Vernon.

Carly Cantilena, MD

Carly Cantilena

Hometown: Potomac, MD
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University 
Medical School: The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Firm: Longcope

Carly was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of DC, and is very excited to be back in her home state for residency training. She spent 14 years at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart for elementary through high school. She then attended Case Western Reserve University where she majored in biochemistry. Thereafter, she spent two years at the National Institutes of Health in their post-baccalaureate research training program, where Carly developed an interest in clinical research. During that time, she was also a member of The Washington Chorus in Washington, DC. Carly then traveled west to her parents’ alma mater, The University of Kansas, for medical school. At Hopkins, she has enjoyed the unique comradery of her residency class. She is delighted to be surrounded by such accomplished peers and mentors. Outside of medicine, Carly likes to cook overly-complex recipes, bake alongside The Great British Bake Off, sing showtunes loudly in the car, walk her two energetic dogs, and relax with her nearby family.

Stephan Castellanos, MD, MBA

Stephan Castellanos

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi (BA); Rice University (MBA)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Hospital Administration, QI
Firm: Longcope

Stephan grew up as the oldest of five siblings in Birmingham, Alabama. Not wanting to stray too far away from SEC football, he attended the University of Mississippi and majored in Economics with an emphasis in game theory. He then went on to pursue a dual degree MD/MBA at Baylor College of Medicine in connection with Rice University-- while there he also completed an internship with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company working in the healthcare sector. Stephan enjoys visiting vineyards and watching reality TV-- mostly reliving the time he won a bike on Slime Time Live in fourth grade. He has really enjoyed his time in the Osler program--primarily thanks to the supportive group of residents and teachers hes has learned from while here. He lives in the Fells Point neighborhood and has his own rooftop deck, which has been nice for catching some sun during quarantine. Baltimore has given him a new love for crab cakes and seasoned fries, so Stephan is grateful that his new attire consists primarily of scrubs. After residency, he plans to pursue hospital medicine and healthcare administration.

Joniqua Ceasar, MD

Joniqua Ceasar

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Primary Care, Racism in Medicine, Health Policy, Community-based Participatory Research
Firm: Thayer

Joniqua was born in Opelousas, Louisiana and raised mostly in Houston, Texas. She attended University of Houston where she earned a BS in Biology, and developed an interest in public health and social justice.  She attended Baylor College of Medicine where she became heavily involved in White Coats for Black Lives, the Student National Medical Association and medical education. She took time off to work as a research fellow at the NIH in a lab focused on the social determinants of health and cardiovascular disease. During her free time you can find her browsing for new houseplants, listening to live jazz, dancing bachata or reading a novel on her apartment rooftop. She is overjoyed to be a part of the Osler Medical Residency and has been so impressed by the incredibly supportive environment and nurturing learning from such humble, brilliant minds.  Since moving to Baltimore, she has enjoyed exploring nearby hiking trails and parks, learning more about the unique identities of its various neighborhoods, and discovering more about the city’s complex history while caring for its wonderful residents.

Rohini Chakravarthy, MD, MBA

Rohini Chakravarthy

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care Track, Quality Improvement
Firm: Longcope

Rohini grew up in Nashville, TN where she learned to love country music and hot chicken. She attended Johns Hopkins University where she earned a BA in Neuroscience, and developed an interest in health equity. She attended Vanderbilt where she earned an MD/MBA to be able to convince providers and payers to invest in the social determinants of health. She picked the Urban Health Track because she would gain a strong inpatient clinical reasoning foundation while also being able to rotate in underserved outpatient settings. In the future, she looks forward to working with her Osler co-residents to empower patients to be their healthiest self. Outside of medicine, she enjoys dancing, exploring new restaurants, and baking. 

Sara Corderman, MD

Sara Corderman

Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Career Interests: Primary care innovation, PSQI and medicine in the federal government
Firm: Janeway

Sara spent her formative years in Upstate New York's Capital District. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Political Science with Honors before working in clinical bioethics. Sara returned to New York and linked directly from the Columbia Postbac Premed program to medical school at SUNY Downstate. During medical school she had the opportunity to rotate at a variety of hospitals and observe different healthcare delivery models in action, which sparked her interest in innovation. When not distracted by the New York Times crossword puzzle, she enjoys discovering Baltimore's finest sour beers. Her greatest achievement of residency has been keeping up a Wordle streak despite the call schedule. The Osler Medical Residency has already been an incredible catalyst for clinical and professional growth, and Sara is delighted to live and work in the same city as her co-residensts, her brother, and Mr. Trash Wheel. 

Julie Coursen, MD

Julie Coursen

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Undergraduate: Davidson College
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Career Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiomyopathy
Firm: Janeway

Julie Coursen was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia in a family of six. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Davidson College, she worked as a Scientific Program Analyst at the NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute for 2 years post-grad. She attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, and she has interests in pulmonary hypertension and cardiomyopathy. Outside of medicine, Julie enjoys reading mysteries, learning to golf, and playing board games with her family. As part of the Osler Medical Residency, she enjoys the tight-knit community through the firm system, the dedicated teaching through ACS rounds, and the strength of the clinical training. Since moving to Baltimore, she has enjoyed eating ice cream at the Charmery in Hampden and trying all the excellent coffee shops like Vent Coffee.

Sophie Crinion, MD

Sophie Crinion

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University
Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Primary Care, Med Ed, Justice in health care, Health disparities
Firm: Janeway

Sophie M. Crinion was born in Paisley, Scotland to Northern Irish parents, and considers herself an Irish American. She immigrated to San Jose, California at a young age. For undergraduate she studied Biology at Loyola Marymount University where she studied spider ecology, decided a career working with humans would be more interesting, and accordingly spent two years after graduation doing education and homeless outreach before beginning medical school at UCSF. With a fierce passion for patient health, happiness, and justice at all ages and income levels, Sophie is a proud member of the joint medicine-pediatrics at JHH.

Erica Crosley, MD, MPH

Erica Crosley

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: Emory University
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Firm: Thayer

Erica is from Atlanta, GA and grew up with three siblings and many pets (including hermit crabs, turtles, birds, cats, you name it!).  She studied chemistry and Spanish at NYU, worked for two years in Nicaragua, and then started medical school at Emory.  She loves to garden and read/watch sci-fi.  Her favorite thing about the Osler residency is its close community and dedication to education.  She lives in the hip neighborhood of Hampden with her husband, Jeff, and her geriatric cat, Sigmund.

Tracy Dodd, MD, PhD

Tracy Dodd

Hometown: Biloxi, MS
Undergraduate: University of South Alabama (Undergrad & PhD in Dept of Biochemistry SOM)
Medical School: Louisiana State University- New Orleans 
Career Interests: Primary Care-Urban Health Track
Firm: Barker

Tracy was born at Fort Bragg Army base in Fayetteville, NC, but grew up on the gulf coast of Mississippi. She majored in Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Alabama and remained to complete a PhD in the Department  of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine. Following graduate school, Tracy worked as a Postdoctoral fellow researcher at LSU health sciences center. After her fellowship, Tracy attended LSU SOM where she was active in many community advocacy organizations and the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). Tracy was happy to match at her top choice for residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is extremely honored to work with the top innovators in Medicine. Particularly, she values the diversity found in the Osler program, as well as, the friendly camaraderie among the residents and faculty. As an intern in Baltimore, you will enjoy great food, amazing indoor and outdoor activities and great proximity to major metropolitan cities. 

Jeffrey Ehmsen, MD, PhD, MPH

Jeffrey Ehmsen

Hometown: Villa Park, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine; University of Oxford
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Internal Medicine/Genetics
Firm: Barker

Jeff grew up in southern California and studied Chemistry & Biology at the University of California, Irvine, then spent two years participating in research on muscular dystrophy therapy in the UK. He moved to Maryland for medical and graduate studies at Johns Hopkins, and hopes to contribute to efforts to expand and personalize medical therapeutics using genetics. He enjoys exploring the history and architecture of Baltimore and its diverse and close-knit neighborhoods, and is thankful to be involved with several music communities here. He is especially grateful to learn from the many patients we are fortunate to care for at JHH, and for the constant and generous teaching, mentorship, and support from every colleague in the program.

Sheila Enoh, MD, MSPH

Sheila Enoh

Hometown: Yaounde, Cameroon
Undergraduate: UNC-Chapel Hill; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MSPH)
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Career Interests: Global Health, General Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Firm: Janeway

Sheila was born and raised in Yaounde, Cameroon, and she has three siblings that she loves dearly. She went to undergrad at UNC-Chapel Hill and went to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to get a Masters of Science in Public Health. She then went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and is interested the intersection between Global Health and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out, catching up with family, spending time with her husband and traveling. She loves the Osler Medical Residency because it is an environment that fosters learning, and her co-residents and attendings have been extremely supportive. She is excited to be back in Baltimore and enjoys the food scene, the inner harbor, the diversity and the fact that it is really close to other big cities (DC, New York and Philly)!

Christine Farrell, MD

Christine Farrell

Hometown: Paoli, PA
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Career Interests: Critical Care
Firm: Longcope

Chris grew up outside of Philadelphia and then attended Duke for undergrad. She is a huge Eagles, Sixers, Phillies, and Duke basketball fan trying to carve out a niche in Ravens/Terps country. She went to medical school at Penn where she became interested in translational research in immunotherapy and epidemiology as well as in global health. When not at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she can be found running/biking at Patterson Park, eating ice cream at B'More Licks, or at her local church. She enjoys that the Osler program gives her tremendous ownership over her patients' care, pushes her every day, and provides amazing mentors and peers to be stuck in the trenches with. If you have time to kill in Baltimore, she recommends visiting the Loch Raven Reservoir. 

Brent Gudenkauf, MD

Brent Gudenkauf

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Undergraduate: Cornell University, Penn
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Career Interests: Cardiovascular Disease, intracoronary imaging
Firm: Thayer

Brent was born in Phoenix, AZ and spent his formative years exploring the Western US. He studied biology at Cornell, which is where he met his wife Franciska. He also studied biomedical science at the University of Pennsylvania and worked in human genome sequencing before graduating from Texas Tech School of Medicine. He is interested in specializing in cardiovascular disease. Outside of the hospital, he likes biking, hiking, and swimming, as well as Texas barbecue, although admittedly this is hard to find in Maryland. Brent and his wife Franciska were thrilled to couples-match at Johns Hopkins. They chose the Osler Residency because of its emphasis on rigorous clinical training. So far, Brent has loved his time in Baltimore, as he lives on the harbor and can walk along the shore on his off days.

Franciska Gudenkauf, MD, MPH

Franciska Gudenkauf

Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Undergraduate: Cornell University, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health (MPH)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Gastroenterology, Public Health, Health Disparities
Firm: Janeway

Franciska was born in Budapest, Hungary, to a family of medical professionals, and she grew up in Houston, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio. For college, she attended Cornell University, where she earned a BS in biological engineering and a minor in biomedical engineering - and where she met her husband Brent. After college, she completed the dual-degree MD/MPH program at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas School of Public Health, where she developed a passion for health disparities research and outreach. Franciska and Brent couples matched to the Osler Medical Residency, and they are excited to continue their medical careers together! Franciska has been incredibly impressed with her Osler co-residents and faculty and loves the camaraderie of the Firm system. Outside the hospital, she enjoys walking along the harbor, exploring Fells Point, and hiking the nearby trails. Her other hobbies include swimming, ballet, and playing with dogs.

Amir Heravi, MD

Amir Heravi

Hometown: Karaj, Iran and San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Academic cardiology and medical education
Firm: Thayer

Amir was born and raised in Iran. After finishing high school, he moved to San Diego, where he obtained a B.S. in mechanical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He developed an interest in medicine while conducting research on the dynamics of blood flow in the heart, and attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to pursue his newfound passion. Amir decided to stay at Johns Hopkins as an internal medicine resident because of the unrivaled emphasis on clinical and research excellence unique to the Osler program. During his free time, he enjoys cooking, watching horror movies, and kayaking in the numerous water trails Maryland has to offer.

Salem Hernandez, MD

Salem Hernandez

Hometown: South Padre Island, TX
Undergraduate: Bowdoin College
Medical School: UConn School of Medicine
Career Interests: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Med Ed Pathway, Narrative Medicine
Firm: Longcope

Salem was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised on South Padre Island, Texas to a multiethnic family – his mother of Mexican descent and his father of African-American heritage. He attended the UConn School of Medicine where he met his wife and they couples-matched to Johns Hopkins. Outside of the hospital, Salem enjoys exploring Latin and Indian culture and dance with his partner. Regarding the Osler Medical Residency, he loves how true the program is toward its motto “Aequanimitas” – on day one you are the doctor and the program rigorously sharpens you toward clinical excellence.

Gloria Hong, MD

Gloria Hong

Hometown: Gwangju, Korea and Amherst, MA
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Clinical/translational research
Firm: Barker

Gloria was born in Michigan, but grew up in South Korea, and moved to Massachusetts when she was ten. She earned a BA in Biology from Columbia University. She then moved to Baltimore to attend Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After third year of medical school, she conducted research at the National Institutes of Health through the Medical Research Scholars Program and she is interested in continuing clinical/translational research in her medical career. She is excited to be part of the Osler Medicine Residency and she enjoys learning with and from such dedicated, compassionate, and supportive residents, faculty, and staff. In Baltimore, she enjoys walking along the waterfront, going hiking, and exploring new restaurants.

Ling Huang, MD

Ling Huang

Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Firm: Barker

Ling grew up in Shenzhen, a coastal city in Southern China and came to Johns Hopkins University to pursue a double degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Applied Mathematics. She developed a strong interest in clinical research while working closely with Parkinson Disease patients at the NIH, and she went to Albert Einstein College of Medicine to complete her medical degree. Her hobbies include watching food videos and cooking. She loves hanging out with Osler residents in her free time and sharing good wines. Since joining the Osler Medical Residency, she has appreciated the collegial spirits of her co-interns and seniors and excellent teachings from world-renowned experts on rounds on the various services she had been on. She enjoys walking on the waterfront and the ease of driving in Baltimore, and she can’t wait to explore more hiking trails in the area and (hopefully) learn to sail during residency!

Robert Hughes, MD, PhD

Robert Hughes

Hometown: New Carrollton, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland in College Park
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Physician Science, Medical Education
Firm: Janeway

Robert is a first-generation physician born in New Carrollton, MD to parents of Italian-Irish and Iranian descent. He attended The University of Maryland in College Park where he earned a BS in biochemistry as a Banneker-Key Scholar. Afterward, he spent a year as a post-baccalaureate researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and a subsequent year as a research technologist at Johns Hopkins before matriculating there in 2012 as an MD-PhD student. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, two-year old son, and two adopted dogs. Robert chose to stay at Hopkins for the Osler Medical Residency Training Program because he was impressed with the amazingly smart and talented yet down-to-earth residents as a medical student.  In addition, he has found the faculty to be inspiring and emulate an equal importance of medicine and science in their careers.  Since he has spent a significant amount of time in Baltimore and Maryland, Robert has many food (e.g. Koco's for the best crab cakes, nearby Ellicott City for amazing Korean food) and day-trip recommendations (e.g. Gunpowder Falls for a scenic hike, Rehobeth beach for a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk), so don't hesitate to ask!

Trish Jefferson, MD, MPH

Trish Jefferson

Hometown: Gifford, FL
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Career Interests: Undecided
Firm: Thayer

Artrish "Trish" Jefferson was born and raised in a small town called Gifford, FL. She received her bachelor's degree in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Central Florida followed by a master's degree in Biomedical Sciences. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical college and there determined that she had a strong interest in Internal Medicine. Although she is undecided about what fellowship she may pursue, she is excited to continue to learn and experience all the subspecialties that medicine has to offer. In her free time, Trish loves to travel, fish, and sing. Trish enjoys so much about the Osler Medical Residency program, "It is a family", she states. She loves how everyone is so very supportive and willing to teach to ensure that you will become the best possible physician that you can be.  In Baltimore, Trish enjoys sitting by the water in the inner harbor, trying new restaurants, and hanging with her friends.

Lauren Johnson, MD, MBE

Lauren Johnson

Hometown: Reisterstown, MD
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Career Interests: Hepatology, Critical Care, Bioethics
Firm: Barker

Lauren was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Bucks County. During her first year of college, her family moved to Reisterstown, MD, which she now claims as home. At Harvard, she earned a BA in evolutionary biology. After graduation, Lauren moved to and fell in love with Madrid, Spain where she worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. She next attended the Perelman School of Medicine, where she also earned a Masters in Bioethics. Outside of medicine, Lauren enjoys investigating new recipes, hosting friends for dinner, Peloton treadmill bootcamps (team Jess Sims), and watching telenovelas on Netflix. Lauren’s favourite things to do in Baltimore include going to brunch (Water for Chocolate is a must!), getting lobster rolls at Thames St Oyster House, grabbing cocktails with friends at Sandlot, and hanging out on rooftop decks.

Trent Johnson, Jr., MD, MS

Trent Johnson, Jr.

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergraduate: Florida State University BS Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve MS Medical Physiology
Medical School: Ohio State University
Career Interests: Cardiovascular Disease
Firm: Thayer

Trent is the oldest of three, born and raised in sunny Orlando, FL. He attended Florida State University where he majored in biochemistry. He then moved, pretty far north, to Cleveland, OH to obtain a Masters in Medical Physiology before taking on a full-time role as a Health Scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  After a few years, he continued his educational studies at The Ohio State University where he obtained his medical degree. His hobbies include bike riding along the harbor, indoor rock climbing, and interior design. Trent says the best part about the Osler Medical Residency is the overwhelming sense of family and everyone's commitment to high-quality patient-centered care. With regards to Baltimore, you can catch Trent soaking up the morning sunshine while journaling at Federal Hill or exploring the latest pescatarian cuisine downtown. 

Brigitte Kazzi, MD

Brigitte Kazzi

Hometown: Damour, Lebanon
Undergraduate: American University of Beirut
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Career Interests: Cardiology, Advanced Imaging, Structural Cardiology
Firm: Thayer

Brigitte was born in Damour, Lebanon, a charming town on the Mediterranean coast. She attended the American University of Beirut where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and worked with advocacy groups on a range of social issues, including women’s rights and refugee health. During medical school at Columbia University, she deepened her interest in precision medicine and structural cardiology. Now at Johns Hopkins, she admires how a large program manages to create a community feel. In her free time, Brigitte enjoys cooking staple Lebanese recipes and hiking.

Elizabeth Kiernan, MD

Elizabeth Kiernan

Hometown: Saunderstown, RI
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine 
Career Interests: Nephrology, Medical Education, Medical Bioinformatics
Firm: Janeway

Liz grew up along the coast of southern Rhode Island, which she will tell you, is wicked pretty. She ventured inland to pursue a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Pennsylvania State University, where she developed a transient appreciation of college sports and an enduring fascination with human physiology. After living in Boston and doing clinical research with inspiring physician-scientists, she enrolled at the Temple University School of Medicine in North Philadelphia. At Temple, Liz came to value grit and clinical reasoning. She spent a year working in melanoma genetics research, sparking her interest in medical bioinformatics. Outside of residency, she enjoys playing soccer at Patterson Park, reading along the Baltimore waterfront and working tirelessly to convince her generation that Spotify is the premier social media platform. She has loved her time in the Osler Medical Residency, and to work alongside a passionate community that sees meaningful connection as the key to great patient care and great learning. 

Ann Kim, MD

Ann Kim

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Case Western/Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Career Interests: Classical Hematology, Medical Education, Translational/Clinical Research
Firm: Barker

Ann grew up in Florida before moving to the midwest for her undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern and Case Western Reserve University. She is interested in classical hematology and hopes to pursue that elusive trifecta of clinical practice, research, and medical education. Ann loves spending time outdoors, reading (fantasy > sci-fi), video games, and British murder mystery television. She was drawn to the Osler program's strong sense of community (Barker firm best firm) and emphasis on learning and growth. She has enjoyed her time in Baltimore exploring local breweries and coffee roasters.

Kristina Klara, MD

 Kristina Klara

Hometown: Cumberland, RI
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: General internal medicine, humanism in medicine, health equity
Firm: Barker

Though Kristina loves B'more Licks, Ekiben, and the Canton Waterfront, she will always have Little Rhody at the center of her heart. She made the terribly long 20-minute journey to attend Brown University for undergrad (which is a long way for Rhode Island standards). Emboldened, she crossed the border to attend Yale School of Medicine after a few gap years doing clinical research. She cultivated interests in humanities in medicine, history of medicine, and health equity/ social determinants of health. Kristina is interested in academic general internal medicine and enjoys cooking new foods with her partner Ryan (pediatrics), writing, and laughing at her very silly cat. She is excited to continue exploring the Baltimore food scene. 

Steven Langerman, MD

Steven Langerman

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: George Washington University
Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, Applied Epidemiology, Public Health
Firm: Janeway

Steven grew up in North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied political science and English. After two years working as an English teacher in the Mississippi Delta with Teach For America, he moved to Baltimore to complete the post-bac pre-med program at Goucher College. He then attended medical school at George Washington University, during which he conducted public health research at NIH  and spent two months working at CDC headquarters as part of the CDC Epidemiology Elective Program. Steven chose the Osler Medical Residency because of its rigorous clinical training, excellent housestaff camaraderie, and unparalleled public health opportunities. In his spare time, Steven enjoys gardening on his rooftop and attempting to train his large, exuberant dog, Banjo. 

Melvin Larker, MD, MS

Melvin Larker

Hometown: Landover, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology 

Melvin was born in Prince George’s County, Maryland (The DMV!). As the only child, he opted to stay close to his mother and grandmother by attending the University of Maryland, College Park where he majored in Neurobiology and Physiology. He then went on to attend Duke University School of Medicine where he fostered his passion of working with vulnerable populations. Most notably, he mentored disenfranchised youth, helping them find their purpose in life and encouraging them never to give up. Melvin plans to pursue a career in cardiology, with a keen interest in interventional and structural heart cardiology. Outside of medicine, you can catch Melvin at the gym or out with his friends and family. In regard to the Osler Medical Residency, he has truly enjoyed his time on “The O”, working with all the amazing residents, and learning from some of the world’s best clinicians. Coming from Washington, DC, Baltimore has taken Melvin by surprise, he really enjoys all of the great restaurants, especially those on the waterfront.

E. Chandler Lee, MD

Chandler Lee

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi 
Medical School: University of Tennessee 
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Firm: Janeway

Chandler was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She studied psychology & neuroscience at the University of Mississippi. She then moved back to her hometown of Memphis to attend medical school at the University of Tennessee. Since moving to Baltimore in June, Chandler has been blown away by the unexpected charm of the city. She enjoys running/walking along the inner harbor, trying new restaurants with her co-interns, and laying out on her rooftop in Fells Point. She is equally amazed by the supportiveness and conviviality of the Osler housestaff and already feels as though she has a family here at Hopkins! 

Leon Mirson, MD

Leon Mirson

Hometown: Newtown, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Career Interests: Med Ed and Pulm/CCM
Firm: Barker

Leon was born in Ukraine, but he came to the U.S. when he was two and grew up in the colloquial "outside of Philly" area. He went to undergrad and med school at Pitt and part of him will always remain a Yinzer. He enjoys playing tennis, piano, and bass guitar, and considers himself something of an amateur poker enthusiast (though unfortunately his financial records indicate he will not be able to quit his day job anytime soon). One of his favorite parts about the Osler Medical Program is the camaraderie and support of all his co-interns and senior residents - despite working hard, it's an incredible environment and that makes it so much more fun to come to work everyday. He is looking forward to exploring even more restaurants and bars in Baltimore as this pandemic (hopefully) winds down - the food scene has been fantastic so far. 

Tammy Nunez, MD

Tammy Nunez

Hometown: Libertyville, IL
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Career Interests: Pulmonary/Critical Care
Firm: Longcope

Tammy was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago with her older brother Luis. She went to Northwestern University and spent the time between undergrad and medical school working as an EMT. She is passionate about caring for the underserved; in medical school, she spent time volunteering at a free clinic and helped to make a community garden on the rooftop of her school's federally qualified health center. She enjoys watching Telenovelas and Korean Dramas on Netflix. Her favorite part about the Osler Medical Residency is telling her patient's stories on ACS rounds. Tammy enjoys spending time with her co-interns, and eating seafood in Baltimore.

Christle Nwora, MD

Christle Nwora

Hometown: Murphy, TX 
University of Texas at Austin 
Medical School: McGovern Medical School 
Career Interests: Primary Care, Adolescent Medicine, Medical Education – Student Affairs, Healthy Equity Research
Firm: Longcope

Christle Nwora (she/her) was born in Texas and naturally cheers for the Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Longhorns. She received her undergraduate degree in Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the University of Texas Houston Medical School. Christle wants to work in primary care with a special focus on adolescents. She enjoys her time at her primary clinic, East Baltimore Medical Center (second only to Disney World for the title of happiest place on Earth). Christle values mentorship and wants a career in medical education focused on Student Affairs and Justice, Equity and Diversity spaces in Medical Education. She serves on national leadership with the Association of American Medical Colleges and is the treasurer for Black Girl White Coat, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of Black and Latinx students in healthcare. When she is not in the clinic or rounding in the hospital, you can find Christle in the gym, watching the newest reality television show on Netflix or napping on a couch.

Puja Panwar, MD

Puja Panwar

Hometown: Allen, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Firm: Janeway

Puja was born in Seattle, WA and grew up mostly in the small suburbs of Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas with the Eugene McDermott Scholarship Program and, after which she spent a research gap year with the post baccalaureate IRTA program at the NIH, where she met her partner for life! She attended Texas A&M University College of Medicine, and she and her partner couples matched to the Osler program. Puja continues her obsessions with gardening, interior design, and traveling. Since intern year, she's continued to furniture flip and has been cultivating a mini urban jungle in her apartment. Puja is constantly impressed by her co-residents capability and feels at home in this city. She’s amazed by how quickly she’s come to love Baltimore and feels a community in place with the smaller city and beautiful waterfront. She loves exploring the area with her partner and co-residents!

Joan Park, MD

Joan Park

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Primary Care
Firm: Thayer

Joan grew up a little bit everywhere- Minnesota, California, Missouri, Illinois. Eventually, she moved back to the Southside of Chicago for college and then to the Bronx for medical school. Both cities taught her the importance of primary care for under-resourced communities. She chose to come to Baltimore in order to learn how to bring quality medicine to such communities. Favorite things to do in Baltimore: hitting up thrift stores, walking through the many neighborhoods, and visiting the weekend farmer's markets.

Keval Patel, MD, PhD

Keval Patel

Hometown: Livonia, MI
Undergraduate: University Michigan, University of Cambridge
Medical School: Washington University
Career Interests: Aerospace Medicine, Cardiology, Physician Science, Biomedical Engineering
Firm: Barker

Keval grew up Livonia, Michigan and was raised by two automotive engineers. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied mechanical engineering and developed an interest in biomedical device design. He then participated in the NIH OxCam Program where completed his MD at Washington University and PhD as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the NIH. Keval enjoys playing/watching soccer, SCUBA diving, and flying planes. As a resident, Keval has enjoyed the combination of the responsibility and support he has been given, and the friendships he has made within the program. Keval enjoys playing pickup soccer at Patterson Park, and spending his free time walking along the waterfront with his wife, Puja, an Osler co-resident.

Jillian Peters, MD

Jillian Peters

Hometown: Hopkinton, NH
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: Brown University
Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Emerging Infections, Global and Public Health, Bioethics
Firm: Thayer

Jillian grew up in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, where she learned to love the outdoors. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Neurobiology, while also pursuing her interest in bioethics. After college, she worked as a consultant for Clarion Healthcare and wrote a dystopian novel. She attended medical school at Brown University. She is passionate about Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infections, and much of her research has been on Ebola Virus Disease. She couples matched to Johns Hopkins with her fiance, Wes Durand (orthopedic surgery). Her hobbies include baking, hiking, gardening, and writing. To Jillian, the biggest highlights of the Osler residency program are the  wonderfully supportive community of colleagues and mentors, and the daily opportunities to learn from leading experts. Jillian is excited to continue exploring Baltimore's excellent restaurant scene, famous seafood, nearby hiking trails, and beautiful harbor.

Neha Rajpal, MD

Neha Rajpal

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology
Firm: Longcope

Neha was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She attended Georgetown University for both undergrad and medical school, where she first developed an interest in cultural competency while working with Latina breast cancer survivors for her Senior Honors Thesis. In her free time, she enjoys Indian cooking, watching horror movies, and spending time with her twin brother. At Hopkins, Neha feels enormously privileged to work alongside residents who share her enthusiasm for internal medicine in an environment that encourages self-improvement. In Baltimore, she loves working out at Patterson Park, and indulging in mojito gelatos at Pitango on the waterfront.

Bernard Rosal, MD

Bernard Rosal

Hometown: Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Undergraduate: University of New Mexico
Medical School: University of New Mexico
Career Interests: Global Health, LGBT+, HIV, Obesity Med
Firm: Janeway

Bernard was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. After immigrating to the US, he became a licensed practical nurse in Colorado and eventually earned a BS in nursing at the University of New Mexico (UNM). After working for a few years as a nurse, he attended UNM School of Medicine, where he continued to pursue his interests in underserved and LGBT+ care through UNM's Rural and Urban Underserved Program (RUUP). At the Osler Medical Residency, he is grateful for the warm and supportive learning environment with caring colleagues and leaders. Outside of medicine, he and his husband love coffee, theatre, music, fast cars, outdoors, cooking for/with friends, and seeing their family in Asia and Europe. In Baltimore, they enjoy THE best crab cakes, hiking the trails at Lake Roland, and humid weather, among others. 

Michael Rose, MD, MPH

Michael Rose

Hometown: Lynchburg, ND
Undergraduate: Concordia College (BA) ; Harvard School of Public Health (MPH)
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Global Health Pathway, Med Ed, Policy
Firm: Longcope

Mike Rose was born and raised on the windswept plains of Lynchburg, North Dakota (population 10!). He attended Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota where he majored in Biology and Chemistry and attained his MPH in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. He enjoys any time outdoors, but his favorite hobbies are fishing and canoeing especially in Northern Minnesota / BWCA. His favorite part of the Osler program is the unique teaching/learning opportunities of the program paired with the supportive culture that allows it to thrive. He loves Baltimore's waterfront and scrumptious seafood - of course the crab cakes, but his pro tip is to tried a crab stuffed soft pretzel (recs for Smalltimore or Nick's Fish House).

Amitte Rosenfeld, MD

Amitte Rosenfeld

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Primary Care, Urban Health, Med-Peds
Firm: Barker

Amitte was born in Pittsburgh, PA, bleeding black and gold from day one. She studied human biology at Brown University and then took a detour for a couple years and worked in management consulting. She attended Yale University for medical school where she was further inspired to pursue a career in primary care and health justice. Outside of medicine she loves creating dishes out of whatever is left in the fridge and getting lost on runs in new neighborhoods. She has loved the camaraderie, collaborative spirit and passion for learning that runs deep in the Osler Medical Residency. Baltimore has become a fast favorite city- with its quirky festivals and museums, charming neighborhoods and plentiful waterside and green spaces for runs and long walks.

Zaid N Safiullah, MD

Zaid Safiullah

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh 
Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Physician Scientist Track 
Firm: Thayer

Zaid, a first generation Indian-American and eldest of three, was brought up in south-central Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Molecular Biology. He then spent two years as a research fellow at the NIH before returning to Pittsburgh for medical school. He plans to become an academic cardiologist, integrating clinical care, research and medical education. He values the wonderful camaraderie between the residents, which makes even the most demanding work enjoyable. Outside of the hospital, Zaid enjoys working out, binging Netflix, and exploring new restaurants in Baltimore with his wife.

Urveel Shah, MD

Urveel Shah

Hometown: Morton Grove, IL 
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, Med Ed, Primary Care
Firm: Barker

Urveel was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and stayed local for undergrad and med school. He spent two years before medical school working with the Government of India on developing smart cities and as a scribe in a primary care clinic. He’s interested in primary care for underserved patients, low cost primary care interventions, patient education, and medical education. Outside of medicine, Urveel loves baseball and making pizza. He enjoys the emphasis on teaching and clinical skill training on the Osler Service and is thrilled to be a Med-Peds resident in the Urban Health Residency. He’s excited to be on a hiatus from the frozen tundra of Chicago and is looking forward to life on the water!  

Sima Sharara, MD

Sima Sharara

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill
Medical School: American University of Beirut Medical Center
Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Research
Firm: Longcope

Sima is from Beirut, Lebanon. She went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a degree in Global Studies and Public Policy. She returned to Lebanon to complete her medical school training at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, where she deepened her interest in public health, infectious disease, and clinical research. At AUBMC, Sima met her husband Majd, and they couples matched into Medicine and Orthopedics Surgery at Hopkins. Sima’s favorite thing about Osler Residency is the amazing family of residents and faculty. Sima enjoys playing volleyball, is very competitive at board games, and loves to try new restaurants and coffee shops. Talk to her about life in Baltimore, research, and all things food and dessert.

Lindsay Sheets, MD, MPH

Lindsay Sheets

Hometown: Mobile, AL
Undergraduate: Birmingham-Southern College; University of Alabama and Birmingham School of Public Health (MPH)
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Career Interests: Medicine/Pediatrics, healthcare for persons experiencing homelessness, street healthcare, primary care for patients with chronic diseases of childhood and complex care needs
Firm: Janeway

Lindsay and her older brother Ryan (also a med-peds doc!) grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky and then moved to the Gulf Coast of Alabama, where moss on tree branches hangs low and shrimp swim abundantly! She then studied religion in undergrad at Birmingham-Southern College before going on to complete med school and public health training at UAB. Lindsay enjoys HIIT workouts, walks with friends, long days at museums (seriously, this girl LOVES museums), wine clubs with monthly shipments, and truly excellent television such as Love Island UK and anything in The Bachelor franchise. She values the camaraderie of her fellow Oslerians, the hilarity of Turkey Rounds, and the classy look of Janeway mustaches. Her favorite parts of Baltimore include but are not limited to the following: Patterson Park; Jasa Kabob, Clavel, and Bmore Licks;l and the American Visionary Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Aarti Thakkar, MD, MPH

Aarti Thakkar

Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Duke University Medical School
Career Interests: Global Health, Cardiology
Firm: Longcope

Aarti Thakkar grew up in North Carolina and spent much of her childhood between Rocky Mount and Raleigh. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Global Health from Duke University. She went on to get an MD from Duke School of Medicine and Masters in Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. During medical school, she took an extra year to complete a Doris Duke Fellowship in Western Kenya. Aarti’s research interests at home and abroad were focused on understanding barriers to care and implementing interventions to improve access to care for patients from underserved regions. At this time, she hopes to combine her interests in public health and non-communicable diseases by pursuing a career in Global Health Cardiology. In her free time, Aarti enjoys playing tennis, hiking, brunching, and really anything that lets her be outside. Her favorite part of residency so far has been her time on the O with her incredibly supportive, down-to-earth, and thoughtful co-interns and the Longcope family. She is looking forward to finding all the best hiking spots in the area and hopefully learning to sail!  

Bhavya Varma, MD

Bhavya Varma

Hometown: Charleston, SC
Undergraduate: Duke University 
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Career Interests: Cardiology, Women’s Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Education
Firm: Barker

Bhavya was born in the vibrant capital city of New Delhi, India. She moved to Toronto, Canada at a young age and developed a devotion to all Cadbury chocolate offerings. Her family then moved to Charleston, SC which was luckily a culinary paradise and she learned the joy of warm biscuits and hushpuppies. She attended Duke University for undergrad where she studied neuroscience and women's studies; despite her best attempts to ignore sports, she will be a Cameron Crazie until the end. She then went to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school and further developed her interests in women's health. Outside of the hospital, Bhavya enjoys bombarding everyone's social calendars with ice cream, wine, and endless pizza dates after long shifts. She also enjoys singing loudly in her car, painting and sketching, and lots and lots of podcasts/documentaries. She has loved her co-residents--the best part of residency.

Laura Walsh, MD

Laura Walsh

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Virginia
Career Interests: Medical Education, Infectious Disease 

Laura grew up in Bethesda, MD and attended both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Virginia (Go Hoos!). It was there that she developed a passion for medical education and an interest in infectious diseases. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her dog, Charlie. She is thrilled to return to Maryland and be a part of the Osler Medical Residency Program. During her time in residency thus far, she has most enjoyed learning from the incredibly diverse and complex patient population served by Johns Hopkins Hospital. Additionally, she has been increasingly impressed by the program’s emphasis on physical exam skills and its dedication to teaching interns during rounds and through structured didactics. On her days off she enjoys going for walks on the harbor, relaxing by the pool, and exploring new restaurants with her co-interns. 

Lawrence Wu, MD, MS

Lawrence Wu

Hometown: Massapequa Park, NY
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Translational Research, Humanism in Medicine
Firm: Janeway

Lawrence was born in Long Island, NY to first generation Chinese immigrant parents. He attended University of Pennsylvania where he earned a BA in biology and a Master in Biotechnology, and developed an interest in translational oncology research. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School where he met his wife (pediatrics) and they couples matched to Johns Hopkins. Outside of medicine, he enjoys acrylic painting, hiking, and rooting for the Patriots. With regards to the Osler Medical Residency, he has truly appreciated the incredibly supportive environment of residents, learning from the world's leading experts on various diseases, and trying to develop into the best clinician possible. So far in Baltimore, he has enjoyed eating at some great local restaurants such as Ekiben, walking through the waterfront at Fell's Point, and learning more about the city's rich history.

Eric Xie, MD

Eric Xie

Hometown: Hudson, OH
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Longcope

Eric grew up all over the place, moving between seven states before heading to Baltimore for college where he has stayed ever since.  Trained as a biomedical engineer, he found his calling in patient care while developing a phobia for equations and the Greek alphabet.  He is grateful for the opportunity to train on the Osler program and serve the residents of Baltimore.  He has deeply enjoyed getting to know his co-interns.  In his free time he enjoys hiking, tending to his sweet potato patch, and writing about himself in the third person.

Fawzi Zghyer, MD

Fawzi Zghyer

Hometown: Ramallah, Palestine
Undergraduate: Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
Career Interests: Cardiology, Medical Education, Biotechnology & Telemedicine
Firm: Janeway

Fawzi Zghyer was born and raised in East Jerusalem. He went to the Ramallah Friends School, and then moved to Qatar where he attended the accelerated premed-med program at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar. Fawzi developed an interest in Medical Education and curricular innovations, biotechnology, and telemedicine to serve the underserved. Outside of medicine, Fawzi enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with friends and exploring new coffee shops. With regards to the Osler Medical Residency, Fawzi appreciates the extremely talented yet super humble faculty and residents supervising his training. Fawzi gets pleasure from the autonomy and trust instilled in him by his colleagues. In Baltimore, Fawzi has been using his free time playing socially distant soccer at Patterson’s Park, walking with friends on the waterfront then cooking home meals, and trying every ice cream flavor BMORE LICKS has to offer. 

Jenny Zhang, MD

Jenny Zhang

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Harvard College
Medical School: Primary care, healthcare delivery and payment reform 
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care, Geriatrics
Firm: Thayer

Jenny grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She attended undergrad at Harvard, where she studied biomedical engineering and developed an interest in primary care through working with Health Leads. Prior to medical school, she worked as a Project Manager for Northwell Health, where she helped implement two CMS bundled payment programs as well as a Community Paramedicine program. She attended the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Outside of medicine, she enjoys going to spin classes, traveling, cooking and baking. At Hopkins, she loves spending time with her amazing co-residents (both in and out of the hospital) and being a part of its incredible Urban Health family. In Baltimore, she enjoys exploring the great food and drink scene and going for walks in the many parks in and out of the city.

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