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Resident Class of 2026 (PGY-1)

  • Henry "Hank" Fox, M.D.

    Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
    Undergraduate School: Brown University
    Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for the unique zeal that JHU residents and attendings have for practicing orthopaedics and pursuing excellence in teaching and research. That collective enthusiasm is executed with a “hard work, team-first” mentality, and the residents have fun together outside of the hospital. I’m thrilled to join an engaging community that offers unparalleled surgical training alongside a wealth of research and mentorship opportunities."
  • Whitney Kagabo, M.D.

    Medical School: Loma Linda School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
    Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Hopkins for a multitude of reasons. The top 3 would be the camaraderie between the residents, the ability to serve a diverse population with complex needs, and the ability to do a T32 year which would allow me to peruse my interest in international surgical care. Having started residency now I am even more impressed by everyone’s kindness and the immense educational and surgical opportunities."
    Whitney Kagabo
  • Shyam Kurian, M.D.

    Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: Rutgers University
    Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Hopkins ortho because of their unrivaled dedication to resident education. This program produces leaders in the field of orthopaedics, and after meeting the residents and faculty during interview day, I knew this was where I wanted to train. The cohesiveness of the residents throughout all classes creates an excellent support system, and the opportunities to collaborate with peers and innovate at Hopkins is endless."
    Shyam Kurian
  • Aoife MacMahon, M.D.

    Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School: Columbia University
    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for several reasons. Foremost was the tight-knit community of residents and faculty dedicated to teaching and mentorship, creating a family-like environment. Moreover, the combination of strong and diverse operative experience, ability to work with leaders in the field, and unique opportunities for global outreach and research make it an outstanding place to train, with unparalleled opportunities for learning and patient care."
    Aoife MacMahon
  • Niyathi Prasad, M.D.

    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: Emory University
    Hometown: Augusta, GA
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Poggi research fellowship at Johns Hopkins during medical school. During my research year, I was able to witness first-hand the amazing mentorship, cutting-edge research, and camaraderie between everyone within the department. Coming back here for residency was an easy decision as I knew I would develop into orthopedic surgeon within a very supportive training environment with unparalleled opportunities and an incredible sense of family!"
    Niyathi Prasad
  • Ryley Zastrow, M.D.

    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Hometown: Rhinelander, WI
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Johns Hopkins was my top choice for several reasons. I was immediately drawn to the tight-knit “family” of orthopaedic residents as well as their camaraderie and team mentality. Additionally, with the program’s history of clinical innovation, excellence in patient care, and strong operative experience, I knew I would receive an unparalleled and well-rounded orthopaedic education. Finally, the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and learn from leaders in the field solidified my choice. I am thrilled and honored to continue my training here!"
    Ryley Zastrow
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