Our Housestaff

Interns (PGY-1)

Intern class of 2023

Elizabeth Abou Diwan, MD

Hometown: Falougha, Lebanon
Undergraduate: American University of Beirut
Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Career Interests: Medical Oncology
Firm: Barker
Elizabeth is originally from Falougha, a peaceful village of Mount Lebanon, but grew up in the suburbs of Beirut. After graduating from medical school, she moved to Baltimore to pursue a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Her research was focused on the screening and early detection of pancreatic cancer, which furthered her interest in a career in Oncology. Outside of medicine, Elizabeth is very passionate about music and will attend any concert she can, always in the company of her partner Ralph (an Osler co-intern). You can otherwise find her taking walks by the harbor, catching up with friends, petting dogs and exploring new bars and restaurants. Elizabeth is really looking forward to starting her journey in the Osler Residency Program, where she's particularly excited about the learning culture and collaborative atmosphere.

Elizabeth Abou Diwan

Akwasi Aduboffour, MD

Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Career Interests: Preventative/general cardiology, health disparities, mentorship
Firm: Barker
I was born in Atlanta and grew up in Kumasi, Ghana the first few years of my life before returning to Georgia. During my time in college, an early volunteer experience at Grady Memorial shifted my focus towards medicine. I was fortunate to partake in opportunities that fostered my interests in healthcare disparities including screening initiatives, public health projects at the CDC, and community clinics. Medical school gave me an outlet to continue pursuing these interests and I am fortunate to now bring them to Johns Hopkins. In my free time you can catch me playing pick-up soccer in Patterson Park or exploring all the amazing restaurants Baltimore has to offer.

Hilary Bediako, MD, MBE

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Undergraduate: Amherst College
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Career Interests: Cardiology, Medical Ethics, Health Policy
Firm: Thayer
Hilary was born in Accra, Ghana where she spent her early childhood before moving to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She studied biophysics at Amherst College prior to attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. In medical school she explored her interests in cardiology, medical ethics (received a Master of Bioethics), health policy and patient advocacy. She enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones, dancing, and trying new restaurants and museums. She is looking forward to serving the city’s vulnerable population, exploring Charm City, and forming meaningful bonds with her kind and brilliant co-residents.

Hilary Bediako

Cameron Blazoski, MD

Hometown: Chatham, NJ
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Career Interests: Cardiology, Health Policy
Firm: Barker
Cam was born and raised in Chatham, N.J. He studied Economics and Medicine, Health, & Society at Vanderbilt University (Go 'Dores) and attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University. He is interested in cardiology and has focused his medical research at Jefferson and Hopkins on cardiovascular intensive and preventative care. Cam is also passionate about health policy; he has conducted research on Medicaid and mental health care in addition to working with voting rights and policy groups in Philadelphia and Washington. Outside of work, he loves to camp, hike, and run. He's looking forward to discovering the best margaritas and ice cream in Charm City.

 Cameron Blazoski

Khalifa Bshesh, MD

Hometown: Tripoli, Libya
Undergraduate: NA
Medical School: Weill Corell Medicine - Qatar
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Longscope
Khalifa was born in Ohio and spent his early childhood in the midwest before moving across the globe to the middle east. He spent high school moving back and forth between Qatar and Indiana before choosing to pursue medical school in Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar. He enjoys diagnostic reasoning and medical education with a interest in cardiovascular medicine. When not in the hospital, Khalifa spends his time scoring hattricks on the soccer pitch, weight lifting, and exploring different food scenes.

Khalifa Bshesh

Jack Buyske, MD

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Undergraduate: Pomona College
Medical School: Columbia University VP&S
Career Interests: Addiction Medicine, Primary Care, Infectious Diseases
Firm: Janeway
Jack grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and did his undergrad at Pomona College, where he majored in Public Policy Analysis. He then spent a year working at a syringe exchange in Washington, D.C. before moving to New York where he attended medical school at Columbia University. He is a member of the Urban Health Primary Care track and is interested in a career in addiction medicine. Outside the hospital, you can likely find him getting ice cream at Bmore Licks and going for a walk in Patterson Park.

Jack Buyske

John Connolly, MD

Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Health Policy
Firm: Barker
John attended the University of Virginia where he studied history and politics, then became interested in medicine towards the end of college. He completed a post-bac program to finish his pre-med requirements, then worked at a healthcare startup prior to going to Penn for medical school. He is thrilled to be a member of the Osler Housestaff, and is excited to explore Baltimore with his wife, Gillean, a pediatrics intern at Hopkins!

 John Connolly

Liam Coyne, MD, PhD

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: SUNY Upstate
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Firm: Thayer
Liam was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He studied Biochemistry at Cornell University before moving to Syracuse, NY for his MD and PhD training in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SUNY Upstate. As part of the Osler Physician Scientist Pathway, he is exploring novel molecular pathways by which mitochondria contribute to chronic pulmonary diseases. Liam is also a proud husband and father and loves spending time with his family going for walks at Patterson Park and enjoying everything Baltimore has to offer.

Liam Coyne

Wyn Dobbs, MD, MPH

Hometown: Laurel, MS
Undergraduate: The George Washington University; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Medical School: The George Washington University
Career Interests: Health Policy, Health Innovation
Firm: Longcope
Wyn (he/him) grew up in Laurel, MS, and attended The George Washington University (GW) where he majored in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Public Health. While earning his MD at GW, Wyn became enamored with the impact of medicine at a systemic level and decided to pursue an MPH at Johns Hopkins. He and his wife, Laura, are thrilled to be in Baltimore and look forward to exploring the city’s vibrant culinary scene and to taking part in Charm City’s sports culture. Outside of medicine, you can find Wyn biking around the city, running along the harbor, losing to his wife in tennis, or recording his podcast, Health TechTalks, which he cohosts with Laura. Wyn is also fluent in Spanish and French and is always looking for an excuse to practice!

Wyn Dobbs

Matthew Dong, MD, PhD

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate: University of Calidornia, Berkeley
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Rheumatology/Medical Oncology
Firm: Janeway
Matthew grew up in San Francisco and majored in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Immunology at UC Berkeley. Matthew then went to Yale School of Medicine where he pursued his medical degree and PhD in Immunolobiology. His research interest include cell-based immunotherapy, systems immunology, and immunogenetics. In his free time, he and his wife like to bike around Baltimore City and explore the DMV area for new places to eat.

Matthew Dong

Sophia Emetu, MD

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Undergraduate: College of Charleston
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Career Interests: Promoting health equity
Firm: Janeway
I am Nigerian! Lived there for a couple of years. I studied English in college and am interested in the humanities. I am really interested in promoting equitable healthcare in all healthcare settings. I am looking forward to working with this diverse community to make health more accessible. I’m looking forward to learning about different cultures and expanding my understanding of what it means to be human. You might find me strolling through Patterson park or at a plant shop or in our local library!

 Sophia Emetu

Erik Faber, MD, PhD

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Career Interests: Oncology
Firm: Longcope
Erik (he/him) grew up in a rural community outside of Rochester, NY before attending Dartmouth College, where he majored in biophysical chemistry and minored in English, developing a love for late Victorian literature. Afterwards, he was a high school science teacher in New York City before entering the MD/PhD program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His PhD in medicinal chemistry focused on developing an allosteric kinase inhibitor for both cancer and male contraceptive indications. While in medical school, he fell in love with the subfield of GI oncology and hopes to explore this further as part of the Physician Scientist Pathway in the Osler residency. Outside of work, you can find Erik walking with his husband and their English bulldog, Conrad, in their quest to find the best ice cream in Baltimore.

Erik Faber

Ruiyi Gao, MD

Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Career Interests: Gastroenterology, Quality Improvement, Health Economics
Firm: Thayer
Ruiyi Gao was born in Beijing, China and grew up in a suburb outside of Boston. She attended Yale University where she double majored in Economics and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. She then spent a research year in NYC before making her way further south to Baltimore. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has enjoyed working with community organizations dedicated to improving access to healthcare locally in Baltimore. She is interested in gastroenterology, health systems and health economics. She is thrilled to be staying in Charm City for her residency training. Outside of the hospital, you can find her exploring all the DMV has to offer and can always offer a good itinerary for your day off.

Geyner Gaona, MD, MBA

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Undergraduate: St. Mary's University
Medical School: The University of Texas at Houston (Mcgovern)
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Longcope
I was born & raised in the border city of El Paso, TX. I come from a family that's 1/2 Colombian (father), 1/2 (Mexican) mother. During college I started a small company that motivated me to pursue an MBA during medical school. Otherwise, some of my favorite hobbies include rock climbing, rebuilding old cars, classical piano, and outdoor hiking.

Geyner Gaona

Alessio Gasperetti, MD, PhD

Hometown: Milan, Italy
Medical School: University of Milan
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Barker
I was born and raised in Milan, Italy. In 2018 I graduated from the University of Milan Medical School. Since then, I have been involved in the field of cardiology. My research interests lie in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiomyopathies (Sudden Cardiac Death, ARVC, Desmoplakin, ICDs). Prior to my intern year, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a subsequent three-year ARVC fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Dr. Hugh Calkins. Main interest outside of medicine are football, pasta making, and breweries.

Alessio Gasperetti

Charbel Gharios, MD

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate: American University of Beirut
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Career Interests: Hospitalist, Cardiology
Firm: Barker
Charbel grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, where he attended college and medical school. He was involved early on in community efforts aiming to prevent sudden cardiac death in Lebanese youth. During and after medical school, Charbel expanded on his interest in medical prevention by conducting clinical research on cardiovascular disease risk factors, with a special focus on biological pathways that mediate the effect of psychosocial stress on disease. Outside of medicine, Charbel loves to travel, garden, and explore Baltimore’s many homey cafes. You’ll probably find him walking along the Baltimore waterfront promenade or sipping coffee/a drink at Pitango’s!

Charbel Gharios

Vrinda Gupta, MD

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School: George Washington University
Career Interests: Medical Education, Refugee Health
Firm: Thayer
Vrinda was born in Philly, soon moved to the Bay Area in California, and then spent a few years in Bangalore, India before returning to the east coast. She went to Emory University and majored in Biology and Global Health, where she developed an interest in refugee health while working with the IRC. She then moved up to DC to attend medical school at George Washington. Vrinda has been amazed by the more than generous teaching from her residents and faculty in the Osler Program and is excited to get to know the warm and brilliant people here. She enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, and watching all kinds of TV shows and movies.

Vrinda Gupta

Stephanie Hawkins, MD

Hometown: Reisterstown MD
Undergraduate: Ursinus College
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Ethics, Health Equity, Global Health
Firm: Longcope
Stephanie (she/her) was born in Baltimore and grew up in Reisterstown MD. She went to undergrad at Ursinus College where she majored in both Biochemistry and Ethics, then completed her medical school training at Penn State. Stephanie is very grateful to be close to family again, to be reunited with the city of Baltimore, and to have the opportunity to train in the Osler program. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading, podcasts, cooking, biking/hiking outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat Michi!

Stephanie Hawkins

David Hutto, MD

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Thayer
David grew up north of Houston in the Woodlands, TX. He then made his way to Austin, TX to study biomedical engineering at UT (Hook 'Em!) before heading to Dallas, TX to attend medical school at UT Southwestern. David has a passion for teaching and mentorship and ultimately plans to pursue a fellowship in cardiology with varied interests in EP, interventional, and cardiac critical care. Outside of medicine, David can be found enjoying music, playing guitar, watching Formula 1, playing golf, and exploring Baltimore!

David Hutto

Allen Jo, MD

Hometown: Springfield, Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Career Interests: Undecided
Firm: Barker
Allen was born and raised in Northern Virginia to Korean immigrant parents. He obtained a degree in biology at the University of Virginia. Before going to medical school, he worked in a research lab studying Huntington's disease and was a high school science teacher. He entered medicine hoping to help underserved communities. In his free time, you can find him at the local game store, tinkering with watches, or watching horror movies.

Allen Jo

Rohan Kankaria, MD

Hometown: Leonardtown, Maryland
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Medical Education
Firm: Thayer
Rohan was raised in a small town in Southern Maryland with his twin brother and younger sister. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He then moved up to the Bronx and completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he spent an additional year pursuing a research fellowship with an interventional cardiologist. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, playing the viola, watching Bollywood movies, and spending time with family and friends. He looks forward to spending time getting to know his brilliant co-residents in the Osler Internal Medicine Residency Program!

Rohan Kankaria

Suraj Kannan, MD, PhD

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergraduate: University of Louisville
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Barker
Born in India and somehow also an Australian citizen, Suraj spent most of grade school in Louisville, Kentucky. He went to medical school at Johns Hopkins, where he was a proud member of the Daniel Nathans college (3x college olympics champs). His PhD work focused on using stem cell-derived cardiac tissues for regenerative medicine and disease modeling applications. After having spent M3 and M4 marveling at the Osler residents in action up close, he is thrilled to join the ranks of the legendary tie/scarf-wearers! Suraj hopes to eventually pursue a career developing new therapies for heart failure and transplant. In his free time, Suraj enjoys checking out blues bars in Baltimore (Cat's Eye is a fave!), working on his deadlift at Cooley gym, and gently reminding everyone else why Barker is obviously the best firm (who let the dogs out?!?!).

Suraj Kannan

Maham Karatela, MD

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate: Barnard College of Columbia University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Longcope
Maham was born in Rochester, NY and grew up in West Palm Beach, FL. She studied Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College in NYC before attending medical school at Duke. She has an interest in cardiology and has explored research in how the neuro-cardiac axis relates to atrial fibrillation, as well as research in cardiac mapping for ablation procedures. She enjoys running, listening to music + going to concerts, and appreciating art.

Maham Karatela

Dustin Kee, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Career Interests: Urban Health Primary Care, General Internal Medicine
Firm: Thayer
Dustin grew up in Los Angeles. He studied biology and anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis before spending a gap year working at a community health center. He attended Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he was involved in the asylum clinic and population health work. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing basketball, trying out new recipes, and jogging around the harbor.

Dustin Kee

Sreeja Kodali, MD

Hometown: Morganville, NJ
Undergraduate: Yale College
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Career Interests: Med/peds, primary care, substance use, gender-affirming care, mental health
Firm: Janeway
Sreeja (she/her) grew up in New Jersey before pursuing her undergraduate studies in biochemistry/biophysics and medical school at Yale. In medical school, she was a lead organizer of RebPsych, a psychiatry and social justice conference, and participated in the Committee of Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice and Disability Studies Working Group. She finally ventures beyond the tristate area to Baltimore to pursue combined internal medicine and pediatrics training in the Urban Health program. Sreeja enjoys cooking, makeup, and watching cooking and makeup videos on YouTube. Sreeja is excited to explore and learn more about the history of Baltimore's distinct and diverse neighborhoods and to care for patients in East Baltimore.

Sreeja Kodali

Idris Kosoko, MD, MHS

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Undergraduate: Tennessee State University
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Career Interests: Hospital Medicine, Medical Education, Primary Care
Firm: Longcope
Idris was raised in Nashville, TN. He attended Tennessee State University, where he majored in Biology. He then attended Meharry Medical College for his Master's in Health Sciences and for medical school, and while there he developed a passion for medical education. Idris is very excited to continue his career at the Osler program. Outside of medicine, he enjoys running and is looking forward to exploring Baltimore's food scene.

Idris Kosoko

Lexie Mansour, MD

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Career Interests: Cardiology, Health Equity, Quality Improvement
Firm: Thayer
Lexie grew up in Lake Orion, MI, and attended the University of Michigan, where she studied Biochemistry and attended medical school. During medical school, she served on the leadership board of the student-run free clinic, where she helped un/underinsured patients enroll in health insurance and financial assistance programs to receive reduced-cost specialty care. She went on to develop a love for cardiac physiology and clinical research focused on improving cardiac rehabilitation participation and equitable access to rehabilitative services. She chose the Osler medical residency for its excellent clinical training within a supportive, collegial environment. In her free time, she loves to run, spend time with family, and bake Greek desserts.

Lexie Mansour

Max McGredy, MD

Hometown: New York City
Undergraduate: Harvard
Medical School: Columbia
Career Interests: Nephrology, Infectious Diseases
Firm: Longcope
Max grew up in Queens, New York and studied developmental biology at Harvard University. After graduating, she moved back to New York to work as a patient navigator at a syringe exchange in Brooklyn, before switching boroughs to attend Columbia Medical School in northern Manhattan. Since coming to Hopkins for residency, she has been excited to learn from her patients, co-residents, and attendings. She can be found running along the waterfront or getting Ekiben takeout as many nights a week as she can.

Max McGredy

Colin McLeish, MD, MBA

Hometown: Manchester, Vermont
Undergraduate: Swarthmore College
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, Systems Innovation, Global Health, Ethics
Firm: Thayer
Colin grew up in the town of Manchester, Vermont. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating with a BA in biology and English literature. His interest in systems innovation and global health led him to pursue an MD/MBA at the Geisel School of Medicine and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. During his time there, he completed an internship with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in their global health practice area. He chose the Osler Medical Residency for the excellent clinical training offered by the firm system and ACS model. In his spare time, Colin enjoys reading, making ceramics, playing hockey, and trying to learn squash.

Colin McLeish

David Meyer, MD

Hometown: Summerfield, NC
Undergraduate: Marist College
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Career Interests: Oncology
Firm: Janeway
David grew up in Summerfield, North Carolina and has a younger brother, Jake. David went to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he majored in biomedical sciences and played Division I lacrosse. Also at Marist he met his now wife, Stefanie, who also played Division I lacrosse. David returned to North Carolina for medical school where he attended the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. David is interested in oncology and clinical trial research. David and his wife look forward to attending Ravens/Orioles games, trying new restaurants, and enjoying all Baltimore has to offer.

David Meyer

Nada Mhaimeed, MD

Hometown: Syria
Undergraduate: Weill Cornell Medicine- Qatar
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine- Qatar
Career Interests:
Firm: Longcope
Nada was born in Detroit, Michigan to Syrian immigrant parents and lived most of her life in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She attended Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar to obtain her medical degree. She’s passionate about serving those with the greatest barriers to healthcare both locally and globally and feels privileged enough to be able to work with, and become a part of the Baltimore community. Outside of medicine, Nada enjoys going to the movies, eating candy, and playing sports.

Nada Mhaimeed

Narjis Mhaimeed, MD

Hometown: Busra al-Sham, Syria
Undergraduate: None
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Career Interests: Undecided
Firm: Janeway
Narjis was born in Detroit, Michigan to Syrian parents. She grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and then moved to Doha, Qatar where she attended Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar to obtain her medical degree. Narjis feels privileged to be part of the Osler family and care for the patients of Baltimore. Outside of academics, you can find Narjis by the beach, on an outdoor adventure, or devouring the birthday cake ice cream from Bmore Licks!

Narjis Mhaimeed

Anna Preston, MD

Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Firm: Longcope

Anna Preston

Henry Pronovost, MD, MSPH

Hometown: Easton, CT
Undergraduate: Tulane University
Medical School: Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Education
Firm: Janeway
I grew in up in a small town in Connecticut and went to undergrad at Tulane University. After undergrad, I completed my Masters in Public Health in the department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane. I then moved to Philadelphia with my now fiancée to attend Temple University for medical school. Although undecided as to which clinical specialty to pursue, I'm passionate about medical education. Outside of the hospital, I love going for runs, playing chess, and going to see whatever new Spiderman movie is out. I'm so excited to be an Osler intern and find out what fun things Baltimore has to offer!

Henry Pronovost

Muhammed Rahim, MD

Hometown: Edison, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Career Interests: Academic Medicine, Cardiology
Firm: Thayer
Muhammed grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers with a degree in genetics. He then attended medical school at Penn State where he developed a strong interest in academic medicine and cardiology. He is excited to be part of the Osler Medical Residency because of the unique firm system and emphasis on rigorous clinical training. Outside of medicine, Muhammed is a huge baseball fan and has 2 cats, Simba and Dexter. He is looking forward to attending Orioles games at Camden Yards and exploring the many restaurants in Baltimore.

Muhammed Rahim

Jennia Rajaei Rizi, MD, MS

Hometown: Esfahan, Iran
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Stanford University
Career Interests: Primary Care, DCT, Precision Medicine
Firm: Longcope
Jennia was born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and spent most of her transformative time during childhood in Esfahan, Iran - witnessing many loved ones with complex medical needs go under cared for due to sanctions prohibiting access to advanced therapies. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Biophysics and Chemistry and a master's in Bioengineering before attending Stanford School of Medicine where she was a SCPKU Digital Health Fellow, and selected to the Stanford Ventures Technology Program - prior to becoming a founding team member for a biotechnology company developing noninvasive diagnostics for lung cancer patients with limited access to academic center molecular sequencing advancements. She chose the Osler Medical Residency for the people, its clinically rigorous training and to be able to care for highly complex chronic care patients who often experience many systemic barriers to advanced care. In her free time Jennia enjoys traveling with her family and friends, as well as enjoying anything art and/or faith related.

Jennia Rajaei Rizi

Harrine Ramesh, MD, MS

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Med-Peds Primary Care, Obesity Medicine, School-based primary care
Firm: Barker
After having moved 14 times across India and the Midwest, Harrine’s family finally decided to call Columbus, OH home when she was in the 7th grade and they haven’t left since. She kept up the tradition though - moving to Baltimore to complete her Molecular and Cellular Biology degree at Hopkins, where she also stayed two more years to work as an AmeriCorps K-3 literacy tutor and on a research project trying to teach urban Black Americans how to adopt the DASH diet to manage early CKD. She moved back to OH to attend Case Western Reserve University SOM where she also got her MS in Nutrition and continued to work on projects to improve health literacy and obesity care in her community. She is thrilled to be back in Baltimore - the city that inspired her to be a primary care provider in the first place; she is looking forward to continue learning how to treat obesity and other chronic diseases in low income and marginalized families and explore how care can be delivered at schools. When she’s not at EBMC or the hospital, you can find her working out at the Cooley Center (so sad, it’s closing!) or her apartment gym, spending way too much time at Giant and Safeway reading nutrition labels, FaceTiming her husband (who lives in Vancouver) or attending church/Bible studies both virtually and around town.

Harrine Ramesh

Jeffrey Rappaport, MD, PhD

Hometown: Olney, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland - College Park
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Career Interests: Heme-Onc
Firm: Janeway
Jeff grew up in Olney, Maryland. He studied bioengineering at the University of Maryland then completed his MD and PhD at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His PhD thesis explored the role of intestinal hormone dysfunction in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer, the genetic basis for these changes, and new therapeutic approaches involving hormone replacement. He remains deeply interested in cancer genetics and the development of new computational and molecular technologies to prevent these diseases. Jeff has been absolutely floored by the collegiality of the Osler residents and faculty, and he is excited to begin this adventure with his amazing co-interns. In his free time, Jeff loves trying new restaurants and new board games with his wife, Hanum. Their collection of pets - Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby, Walrus, and Father McKenzie - are always available for therapy for the Osler residents.

 Jeffrey Rappaport

Nicole Roberson, MD, MPH

Hometown: Alexandria, KY
Undergraduate: University of Louisville
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Global Rural Health, Health Equity, Research
Firm: Janeway
Nicole grew up in Alexandria, KY. She attended the University of Louisville for her undergraduate degree where she studied public health and biology. To further pursue her interest in global rural health, she earned her Master in Public Health with a concentration in global epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She returned to Kentucky and attended medical school at the University of Kentucky where she further pursued her passion for rural, Appalachian health and health equity. She was drawn to the Osler Medical Residency for the strong positive support system among residents and leadership along with the focus on patient-centered care and bedside medicine. In her free time she enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, running in Patterson Park, and trialing new Pinterest recipes with her partner.

 Nicole Robertson

Lauren Rosas, MD, MEd

Hometown: Pico Rivera, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford
Medical School: UCLA
Career Interests: Med-Peds Primary Care
Firm: Thayer
Lauren (she/her) grew up in Southern California. She studied international relations at Stanford University. After undergrad, Lauren decided to pursue a career in education and completed a teacher education program at UCLA, receiving a Master of Education. She taught elementary and high school-aged students. After witnessing many health inequities in her community, Lauren made the difficult decision to leave teaching and pursue a career in healthcare. She completed a post-baccalaureate at CSU Fullerton and attended UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Lauren is looking forward to getting to know Baltimore and living on the East Coast. In her free time, Lauren loves spending time with her husband and pets and being near the water.

Lauren Rosas

Lynette Sequeira, MD

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Georgetown University
Career Interests: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Medical Education
Firm: Barker
Lynette grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended the University of Virginia for college, where she studied Biomedical Engineering and minored in Health & Wellbeing. Here, she developed an interest in the intersection of technology & innovation and nutrition & wellbeing with medicine. In medical school at Georgetown, Lynette found an interest in gastroenterology and hepatology, and is particularly interested in the implementation of new technology in the field. She is incredibly excited to move to Baltimore and join the Osler Medicine family. Outside of medicine, Lynette loves to cook, play tennis, bike/walk along the harbor and various trails of Baltimore, and try new restaurants & coffee shops.

Lynette Sequeira

Jalene Shim, MD

Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Career Interests: Quality improvement, health equity, hospital medicine
Firm: Barker
Jalene was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Howard County, Maryland. She graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) with a degree in Integrative Biology. Afterwards, she completed a two year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. She returned to California to attend UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she fostered her interests in advocacy and quality improvement. Though she will miss surfing and the sunny beaches of California, she is very excited to be back in Maryland! Outside of medicine, Jalene enjoys being outdoors, playing board games, trying new recipes or restaurants, and raving about the water taxi (the best form of public transportation).

 Jalene Shim

Mark Sokolsky, MD

Hometown: Rockville
Undergraduate: University of Maryland
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology
Firm: Janeway
I grew up in Rockville, a suburb 45 min from Baltimore. Went to undergrad at university of Maryland and then conducted translational research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda on Hairy Cell Leukemia patients, before heading down to NC for medical school. I am interested in Cardiology, specifically improving access to cardiovascular care in minority and disenfranchised populations. Outside of the hospital, I love exploring the food scene with my wife, playing and watching sports, and collecting shoes. I have over 100 pairs of Air Jordan’s!

Mark Sokolsky

Lynn Stanwyck, MD

Hometown: Lemont, IL
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Career Interests: Aerospace Medicine, Women's Health, Public Health, Translational Research
Firm: Barker
Lynn grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and received her undergraduate degree in physics from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to medical school, she conducted translational research where she fostered her passion for innovation. She completed her medical degree at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA. During this time, she further developed her interest in aerospace medicine and helped develop medical policy for pilots with the FAA. She is excited to return to Baltimore to care for the community where she first developed her interest in medicine and where she and her fiancé first met. Outside of the clinic, Lynn enjoys spending time outdoors (especially swimming and camping), playing board games and gardening.

Lynn Stanwyck

Linh Tran, MD

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Career Interests: Cardiology, Medical technology, Bioinformatics, Medical Education
Firm: Janeway
Linh (she/her) grew up in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam before moving to the United States. She studied biomedical engineering and applied mathematics at Johns Hopkins (go Blue Jays!) While in college and medical school, her engineering background and passion for healthcare innovations has allowed her to develop a new brain retraction system and several AI applications to improve stroke and COVID-19 care. She is eager to further explore her interests in cardiology, innovation, and medical education during residency. In her free time, Linh enjoys watching soccer, testing new recipes, and exploring all the unique quirks of Baltimore neighborhoods.

Linh Tran

Karen Tachi Udoh, MD

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Undergraduate: University of Louisville
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Career Interests: Environmental and Food Justice, Gun Violence Prevention, Global Health, Heme/Onc, Palliative
Firm: Janeway
Karen Tachi Udoh was originally born in Erlangen, Germany before immigrating alongside her Nigerian family to the U.S. She has lived in several cities in the South and Midwest before settling in to Louisville, Kentucky for her higher education. During her undergraduate years at UofL, she spent much of her time conducting lung cancer research and working alongside local activists as a MLK and Muhammad Ali scholar. Prior to matriculating into medical school, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Greece where she did microbiology and cancer research. She additionally worked with local NGOs to assist with education for refugees and unaccompanied minors that arrived in Alexandroupoli. Her activism and advocacy continued on in medical school where she worked on several projects improving food insecurity in Louisville as well as starting a gun violence prevention program called Future Healers. She graduated UofL School of Medicine with a distinction in Public and Global Health. Outside of her work, Tachi loves to listen to Afrobeats/Reggaeton, enjoys cooking, painting and making compilation videos on social media. She is eager to explore the diverse culture here in Baltimore, especially the food!

Karen Tachi Udoh

Rohan Verma, MD, MsE

Hometown: Naperville IL
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Career Interests: Technology in Medicine
Firm: Janeway
My family moved around almost every other year until settling down in Illinois where I went to boarding school and college. After this I took a gap year to do bioinformatics work at the Feinberg in Chicago. During this time I gained a strong interest in translational science and have been trying to thread that interest into my education ever since, even taking time in medical school to do my MsE through Hopkins’ CBID program. Outside of medicine I’m a big fan of video games, love running and trying to make music.

Rohan Verma

Tiffany Wang, MD

Hometown: Germantown, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Career Interests: Urban primary care, refugee health, health equity
Firm: Barker
Tiffany was born in California but has lived in Maryland since elementary school. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park for undergrad where she studied anthropology and neurobiology/physiology with minors in Spanish, Chinese, and piano performance. During a gap year in medical school she worked in refugee resettlement at the International Refugee Committee. She lived in the Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown for 5 years in med school before moving to Canton for residency, and she loves talking about what to do and what’s new in the different neighborhoods of Baltimore City. Outside of medicine, Tiffany enjoys reading, thrifting, hiking, eating good food, and taking care of her houseplants.

Tiffany Wang

Grant Wilson, MD

Hometown: Denver, CO
Undergraduate: Azusa Pacific University
Medical School: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Hospital Medicine, Medical Education, Quality Improvement
Firm: Thayer
Grant was born and raised in Colorado with his younger brother before moving to the West Coast for college at Azusa Pacific University. While there, he met his now-wife, enjoyed medical service trips to Mexico, and earned a major in Biochemistry and minors in Honors Humanities and Spanish. He then bounced across the country to the East Coast for medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While there, he confirmed his enjoyment of tackling complex problems and building connections with patients in the field of Internal Medicine and discovered his passion for medical education. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring new places, restaurants, and coffee shops in Baltimore with his wife and church friends, cheering on the Ravens, running through Patterson Park, and traveling with his camera at the ready.

Grant Wilson

Diborah Yimer, MD

Hometown: Harar, Ethiopia
Undergraduate: Denison University
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Career Interests: Cardiology & Global Health
Firm: Thayer
Diborah was born and raised in Harar, Ethiopia. After moving to the United States at the age of 14, she completed her high school education in Orange, New Jersey. She then attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Before starting medical school at Meharry Medical College, she worked as a researcher at the NIH. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Diborah Yimer

Andrew Zale, MD

Hometown: Westfield, New Jersey
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Artificial intelligence and technology in medicine
Firm: Longcope
Andrew is from New Jersey and studied molecular biology during his undergraduate time at the University of Pittsburgh. He came to Baltimore for medical school and is very excited to be staying at Johns Hopkins for residency. He is interested in the development of new artificial intelligence tools to help improve patient safety and outcomes. Outside of medicine, Andrew enjoys listening to music, going on runs, cooking for friends, and watching sports.

Andrew Zale

Ralph Zeitoun, MD

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate: University of Balamand
Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Career Interests: Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging
Firm: Janeway
Ralph was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He attended the University of Balamand to study Medical Laboratory Sciences, then went to medical school at the American University of Beirut. After graduating, he moved to Baltimore to complete a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in Cardiac Imaging at Hopkins. He is primarily interested in looking at lifestyle determinants of myocardial fibrosis measured by cardiac MRI at a population level. He chose the Osler Program for the rigorous training which promotes autonomy, and the supportive culture. Outside of medicine, Ralph enjoys spending time with his partner Elizabeth (an Osler co-intern), cooking, playing the guitar and ukulele, going to concerts and exploring the local food scene with friends.

Ralph Zeitoun

Dylan Zerjav, MD

Hometown: Monroe, CT
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Career Interests: Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care, Device Development
Firm: Longcope
Dylan hails from a small town in Connecticut and attended Johns Hopkins University for undergrad where he studied Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. After graduating, he conducted research in cancer prevention and novel imaging techniques prior to obtaining his medical degree at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has an interest in the intersection of medicine and engineering. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing squash, mountain biking, discovering new board games and spending time with his fiancé. He is excited to be back in Baltimore for its amazing food, eclectic neighborhoods, and great people.

Dylan Zerjav