Bo Zhang, M.D.
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School: The Johns Hopkins University
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: “I judged programs by their residents. Not just in skill and knowledge, but also in being great people. In my month as a sub here I knew this was the place.”
Kawsu Barry, M.D.
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Undergraduate School: St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
Hometown: Gambia, West Africa
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins because of the people — specifically the residents, faculty, leadership and support staff. When I did my subinternship here, it took me very little time to realize that the program had a knack for matching not only academically outstanding residents, but ones that were hardworking, humble and down-to-earth. Furthermore, they sincerely cared about one another’s success and well-being. The faculty I interacted with were all very approachable and eager to teach. As for our leadership, I dare to say that it is rivaled by no other orthopaedic department in the country — I have found them to be kind, generous and gentle and see them consistently go the extra mile to provide us with the best possible environment to train in. Lastly, the caliber of Johns Hopkins is such that I knew I would receive training of the highest order and be afforded opportunities that few other places in this world can match."
Alexandra (Allie) Miller Dunham, M.D.
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
Hometown: Norrisville, Maryland
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "As a native Marylander, both Baltimore and Hopkins have held special places in my heart. The environment at Hopkins has been welcoming and collaborative. Having mentors (at both the faculty and resident level) who push you to become the best of the best, who want to see you succeed, and who will truly advocate for you is a luxury that me and my colleagues have been afforded within the Hopkins Residency program. It's incredibly humbling to have the opportunity to learn, grow and work beside innovators in the field of orthopaedic surgery as well as other specialties. It is a continued honor to serve the incredibly diverse community, who come from near and far for treatment, here in Baltimore."
John Mawn, M.D.
Medical School: Georgetown University
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin
Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "As a subintern, I came to understand many of the unique characteristics of Johns Hopkins that made me want to do my residency training here. The early exposure to rare pathology that most residents will only read about was a huge part of the appeal, and I felt that all of the subspecialty experiences were very strong. The support for research and resident education from the faculty was impressive and another component of my choice to come here. Finally, the city of Baltimore offers affordable housing, limitless things to do and great access to the entire East Coast. "