Hear From Our Residents
Hear from Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program residents about why they chose to come to Baltimore and what they have grown to love about the city.
Hear from Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program residents about their experiences working in our clinics, completing various rotations and interacting with patients and staff.
Hear from Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program residents about their experiences acclimating to the Hopkins community.
Hear from residents about what drew them to the to Johns Hopkins and the Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program.
Danielle Amundsen (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: Waunakee, WI
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
For fun I: swim, make pottery, care for a growing collection of house plants, play with my dog in Patterson Park, hang out with my amazing co-residents, and go hiking and backpacking
Favorite things about Baltimore: the people and the pride they have in their hometown, neighborhood festivals, the parks (might be a bit biased- my partner works for Baltimore City Rec and Parks), and the farmers' market!
Career Interests: primary care for patients with complex medical conditions, addiction medicine, working with newly-arrived immigrants
Talk to me about: Baltimore hidden gems, hiking spots, historical (and not-so-historical) relationships between Hopkins and Baltimore, having a partner outside of medicine
Dana Goplerud (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
For fun I: bake, cook, walk around the harbor, listen to podcasts, salsa dance
Favorite things about Baltimore: Patterson Park, food scene, rooftop decks
Career Interests: academic med-peds primary care
Talk to me about: trauma informed care, public health research, Baltimore restaurants
Adrienne Johnson (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: Middletown, DE
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College
For fun I: Watch and play soccer, walk through Patterson Park, explore the many gems around Baltimore, do my best to keep all the plants I've collected alive
Favorite things about Baltimore: My co-interns for sure!! I love the great food throughout the city, the farmers markets, how walkable it is, and how close it is to so many great hiking trails in Maryland and the surrounding states!
Career Interests: Urban primary care, health equity, community-based health, and social justice
Talk to me about: Being a Black woman in medicine, having a partner outside of medicine, buying a house for the first time, and great food around Baltimore
Raquel Sofia Sandoval (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: Cali, Colombia
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
For fun I: watch reality tv, cook meals, go on walks, check out new restaurants
Favorite things about Baltimore: Affordable, neighborhood-y, lots of local businesses to support
Career Interests: Primary care, health policy, immigrant health
Talk to me about: Rest, keeping/finding joy in training, navigating spaces as URiM
Junior Residents (PGY-2)
Edward Corty (He/Him/His)Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Medical School: Florida State University
For fun I: Watch/play tennis, listen to medical and nonmedical podcasts (e.g. What a Day, Curb/Cribsiders), read mostly nonfiction, go hiking and running
Favorite things about Baltimore: Baltimore is the perfect mix of southern charm (everyone says hello) and mid-Atlantic energy. I love spending time in Fells Point, Hampden, and Patterson Park and taking my dog, Annie, to B’More Licks for ice cream
Career Interests: Med-Peds primary care, Latinx health, community/population health policy, food insecurity, health and human rights
Talk to me about: Your favorite podcast, health policy, the best Baltimore restaurants by neighborhood, social justice in healthcare
Ross Gilbert (He/Him/His)Hometown: Howards Grove, Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
For fun I: spend as much time as possible with my wife, daughter, and doggo
Favorite things about Baltimore: My co-interns! Patterson Park, Bmore Licks, Mr. Trash Wheel, friendly neighbors
Career Interests: Urban underserved primary care (like most of us), primary care for foster and adoptive youth, particular interest in supporting young parents
Talk to me about: intern year with a child, moving from the Midwest, cautionary tales about moving across the country, or anything else!
Vianca Masucci (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: Newark, NJ
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
For fun I: Consume art in all forms, lift weights, try new recipes, take day trips, read socialist literature, enjoy long walks with my pooch, play board games
Favorite things about Baltimore: the ethnic and racial diversity, the natural beauty of the inner harbor, the culture of kindness, Patterson Park, my med/peds co-interns who are already like family
Career Interests: Primary care for individuals living with HIV, community medicine, healthcare reform
Talk to me about: Having a dog, being a Black woman in medicine, honoring anti-capitalist values as a resident
Andrea Silvas (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: El Paso, TX
Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
For fun I: find ways to be upside down (through yoga), dance, run, hang with dogs, adventure with hubby or watch him shred on the guitar.
Favorite things about Baltimore: I can stand-up paddleboard on my days off, it's such a dog friendly city, the summers are short and reasonable, squash started randomly growing in my front yard, it's a drivable big city!
Career Interests: Adolescent medicine, urban primary care, patient education, pediatric complex care (love what Dr. Sara Mixter does!), addiction medicine
Talk to me about: being married through residency, findings a church community outside of the hospital, mental health support at Hopkins, becoming a qualified bilingual staff member, where to find good Mexican tacos in Baltimore.
Senior Residents (PGY-3)
Joniqua Ceasar (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
For fun I: love dancing (bachata/salsa/anything really) and live music/concerts, collect plants, enjoy yoga and group fitness, go thrifting and experiment with DIY projects and gifts, read historical fiction
Favorite things about Baltimore: the cool street art, its rich history and unique neighborhoods, the greenspace and access to hiking, its many festivals, the farmers markets, being close to DC, Philly and NYC
Career Interests: primary care for historically marginalized populations, community medicine & engagement, racism & health equity, health policy
Talk to me about: moving to a new state during a pandemic, being a Black woman and Christian in medicine, community-based participatory research, fashion, photography, the Umbrella Academy
Sophie Crinion (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: San Jose, CA
Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine
For fun I: llike to be outside – hiking, running, biking, strolling in the park! I also enjoy playing Hamilton on repeat, plant shopping with Joniqua, pretending I know how to paint and spending time with my family and friends (virtually or IRL)!
Favorite things about Baltimore: So many beautiful parks both in the city and within a short drive, super friendly people, neighborhoods that all have their own feel to them, the vibrant community
Career Interests: Botany – wait, just kidding. I am interested in primary care for underserved communities as well as medical education, health care for the homeless and addiction medicine.
Talk to me about: Any of the above, moving from the west coast, best places to run around Baltimore and my favorite Maryland hikes Email: email@example.com
Christle Nwora (She/Her/Hers)Hometown: Murphy, Texas
Medical School: McGovern Medical School, UT Houston
For fun I: Enjoy sharing hot takes about reality dating television shows, watching DIY and Interior Design videos on youtube and trying to workout 4-5x a week. Favorite things about Baltimore: I enjoy the green spaces (like Patterson Park), the water (love a walk around the harbor) and the food (there's more than crabcakes to eat!). Talk to me about: Podcasting (making one or just listening to one), Diversity initiatives at Hopkins, finding a church community, and my favorite nail techs!
Favorite things about Baltimore: I'm a sucker for the Inner Harbor. There is always something happening and there are so many walking / running routes.
Career Interests: Primary Care, Academic Medicine, Health Policy
Talk to me about:House staff Diversity Council, Things to do along Inner Harbor, Mental Health Support
Urveel Shah (He/Him/His)Hometown: Morton Grove, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
For fun I: Watch baseball (Go White Sox!), make pizza, try new vegetarian/vegan recipes, watch and discuss movies, explore Baltimore through walking, go down YouTube rabbit holes
Favorite things about Baltimore: amazing green spaces, walking along the harbor, finding new restaurants, the temperate climate
Career Interests: primary care for underserved patients, medical education, low cost primary care interventions, motivational interviewing and goal setting
Talk to me about: moving away from home for the first time
Super Senior Residents (PGY-4)
Joan Park (She/Her/Hers)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
Talk to me about:Living far from family/friends (and finding new community/family here), faith/church, best thrift stores in the area, Tupac, skin care
Michael Rose (He/Him/His)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: affordable living, walks/runs along the harbor, crab stuffed soft pretzels, and Bmore Licks ice cream
Career Interests: Health Policy, Global Health, Primary Care, Clinical Problem Solving, and MedIcal Education
Talk to me about: Medical Podcasting / Twitter; Global Health Opportunities; Moonlighting Options; Writing; Outdoor activities near Baltimore
Amitte Rosenfeld (She/Her/Hers)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
Talk to me about: Outdoor activities around Baltimore, moving to Baltimore single, the best ice cream in Baltimore (and the many options)
Lindsay Sheets (She/Her/Hers)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 clinical interest are complex care and healthcare for patients experiencing homelessness. I also aim to incorporate routine participation in healthcare advocacy and policy-making, both on a local and national level, into my career.
Talk to me about: homeless healthcare, making strong communities of friends within the categorical programs, embracing differences between medicine and peds cultures, ways to maximize your time at Patterson Park, day/weekend trips to awesome cities in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Baltimore and DC museums