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Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
For fun I: thrift both clothes and furniture, listen to podcasts (This American Life or true crime or anything NPR), go on long road trips and long walks, make crafty cards and presents
Favorite things about Baltimore: the many quirky neighborhoods, learning about the strange things that Baltimoreans are proud of
Career Interests: primary care to overcome health disparities, immigrant communities, reconciliation
Hometown: Lynchburg, North Dakota
Medical School: University of Minnesota
For fun I: Canoe, fish, hunt, hike, run, write, read, play cards, watch the West Wing, listen to Hamilton, and interact on #medtwitter
Favorite things about Baltimore: Runs along the harbor
Career Interests: Health Policy, Global Health, Primary Care, Clinical Problem Solving, and MedIcal Education
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
For fun I: experiment with new vegetarian recipes, go for runs by the water, play scrabble and other board games, go hiking and camping
Favorite things about Baltimore: Wandering around all the different neighborhoods, quirky museums and festivals, how walkable and bikeable it is, fantastic local restaurants and even better ice cream
Career Interests: Primary care for families in under-resourced communities, advocacy and organizing to reduce health disparities, partnership building to enable healthier communities, medical education
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
For fun I: To illustrate what I like to do for fun, I'll paint a picture of my perfect day. I'd begin with an early morning HIIT group workout class at the gym, followed by a trip to the farmers market with friends. Next, I'd head to a state park or woodsy area for a hike and some sunshine and then swing by an art museum or two for some quiet afternoon hours by myself. After a full day of activities, I'd come home and make a charcuterie board and some adult beverages to enjoy with friends over any of the excellent tv shows included within ABC's The Bachelor franchise. After two hours of drama, laughter, and love, we'd head out as a group to dance to music from the years 2004-2012 until the wee hours of the morning (but not that wee, because 2AM is my absolute limit).
Favorite things about Baltimore: Finally living on the water again! B'More Licks, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, the crazy amount of festivals and local activities going on each weekend, the pristine white steps of the row homes, and (MOST OF ALL) the new friends I've made in med-peds! Shout out to Mike, Amitte, and Joan for quickly becoming my family away from home here in Baltimore!
Career Interests: My two greatest interest at this point are complex care and healthcare for patients experiencing homelessness. However, in true med-peds fashion, I am drawn to many things, and I have the feeling that with each new urban health rotation my heart will again feel tugged in even more directions. The beauty of med-peds is you truly can have it all!
Assistant Residents (PGY-2)
Hometown: Sterling, VA
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
For fun I: powerlift, hike and collect stamps for my National Parks Passport, work on my house, cook
Favorite things about Baltimore: my neighbors, Patterson Park, the Waterfront Promenade, Ekiben, Dooby's, Bmore Licks, Ceremony Coffee, the JFX Farmer's Market, the rowhouses
Career Interests: primary care for patients with chronic disease, transitions from pediatric to adult care, Sickle Cell Disease, medical education, physician wellness
Hometown: Rancho Mirage, CA (Southern California)
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
For fun I: I enjoy being outdoors (sitting in the park, lying by a pool, hiking, hanging on my rooftop deck), hanging out with friends, exploring new restaurants, boxing, painting, taking naps.
Favorite things about Baltimore: Walks around the inner harbor, amazing (and affordable!) restaurants/bars, the diversity of people, incredible street art, being a short walk away from most of my friends’ houses/apartments, and all the rooftop decks.
Career Interests: Primary care for children/adults (and their families) with disabilities and/or complex health care needs, health disparities and social determinants of health, family-centered primary care, health systems, health policy and advocacy, medical education.
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago
For fun I: I enjoy baking, reading, gardening, photography, exploring new places
Favorite things about Baltimore: Being right on the water, the neighborhoods and various festivals, great food, interesting people
Career Interests: Care for medically complex children and adults, primary care, access to care, advocacy
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
For fun I: spend time with my wife, run, play soccer, roast coffee, drink coffee, follow the Premier League, travel
Favorite things about Baltimore: parks, the harbor, neighborhoods, food scene, diversity, sports, unique linguistics
Career interests: primary care for patients with sickle cell, pediatric to adult transition for patients with chronic diseases, urban health, public health, GIS mapping
Assistant Residents (PGY-3)
Jaime La Charite
Hometown: Corona, CA (Southern Cali)
Medical School: University of California, Irvine (UCI)
For fun I: I enjoy playing with my son, going on family trips/adventures, eating good ethnic food, photography, hiking, traveling, horseback riding, trying new things, hanging out with friends
Favorite things about Baltimore: So many unique and interesting neighborhoods, diverse, great food, easy to get around, beautiful historic buildings, proximity to D.C., Philly, and NYC, the festivals, green beautiful areas within and near the city.
Career interests: Primary care, healthcare for under-resourced urban communities, immigrant and Latino populations, advocacy, healthcare policy, public health, health disparities and community participatory research, transitions of care.
Hometown: Voorheesville, NY
Medical School: Columbia University
For fun I: read and write, play basketball, spend time with friends, curate my twitter feed, question systems
Favorite things about Baltimore: street art, friendly and real people, coffee, southern warmth with northeast hustle
Career interests: primary care in disadvantaged communities, activism
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
For fun I: spend time outside running, hiking, & skiing, explore new restaurants (especially on the water!), love black-and-white (now Berger!) cookies, relax with friends and family
Favorite things about Baltimore: running along the harbor, the diverse neighborhoods and amazing architecture, Old Bay, the monument, hearing church bells from my apartment
Career interests: primary care for underserved families, adolescent medicine, building community partnerships to improve health, human rights & social justice in medicine
Medical School: Brown
For fun I: I enjoy running (with my daughter in tow in our jogging stroller!) in Patterson Park or around the waterfront promenade, exploring Baltimore restaurants and museums, finding snowball stands, and sailing on the Chesapeake bay.
Favorite things about Baltimore: The food (steamed crabs!), the climate, the diversity, abundance of family-friendly activities, and being on the water!
Career interests: Primary care for underserved children and adults, general internal medicine, health policy and advocacy, adolescent health
Senior Assistant Residents (PGY-4)
Brittany Badesch, MD
Hometown: Denver, CO
Medical School: University of Colorado
For fun I: I enjoy spending time with my pug dog, exploring new restaurants, eating brunch, ice cream (really any food, any time) running, walking, painting, doing Tae Kwon Do, anything outdoors
Favorite things about Baltimore: vibrant, diverse city with so many different areas to explore, the harbor (loveeee walking my dog around the water), super delicious brunch spots
Career interests: Primary Care for urban underserved populations, primary care for children and adults with disabilities and complex health care needs over the lifetime, transitions of care from pediatric to adult medicine; health disparities research, medical education
Jessica Ratner, MD
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
For fun I: explore new restaurants/neighborhoods/parks, cook, spend time outside with my enthusiastic dog (hiking, running, swimming), travel to Latin America
Favorite things about Baltimore: quality crab cakes every where you turn, how everyone pronounces it "Baldimore," quirky neighborhoods with great restaurants, how friendly people are, Maryland flag pride, unique festivals and traditions, dogs everywhere, and the energy around improving urban health
Career interests: working with underserved families, health behavior change, addiction, advocacy and community partnership
Harita Shah, MD
Hometown: Peoria, IL
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
For fun I: explore the city, paint, dance to Indian or Salsa music, think it's never too early to plan a Halloween costume
Favorite things about Baltimore: the diversity, the neighborhoods, quirky traditions, water everywhere!
Career interests: Primary care for immigrant and underserved families, access to care, and medical education. My current project is "Solo Se Vive Una Vez": a public health campaign to improve access to HIV testing among Latinx in Baltimore (www.solovive.org)
Cooper Llyod, MD
Hometown: Boston, MD
Medical School: Vanderbilt
For fun I: run, hike, play fiddle and bagpipes, try new restaurants and coffee shops
Favorite things about Baltimore: rowhouses and roof decks, the harbor, the farmer's market, the mixture of Northern and Southern influences, the loyalty residents feel to the city
Career interests: public health and primary care