Johns Hopkins Medicine is a leader in the education and training of physicians and biomedical scientists. Our residents and fellows are among the most creative and outstanding leaders in medicine and science in the 21st century and are trained in cutting-edge science, novel treatments and the wise use of technology and avoidance of unnecessary medical tests and procedures. Learn more about our residency program in orthopaedic surgery.
Jean Fleuriscar, M.D.Medical School: CUNY School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Sophie Davis/ City College
Hometown: Hempstead, NY
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "After my sub-internship at Johns Hopkins, I understood that it is a very special place. Operative experience is world class, the camaraderie among residents is second to none, and faculty is heavily invested in resident education and mentorship. Lastly, the plethora of research opportunities are incredible."
Christopher Murdock, M.D.Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Mercer University
Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "My reasoning for choosing Johns Hopkins for my Orthopaedic Surgery training was due to the accepting culture, surgical volume and diversification, and ability to build a robust academic career. Having the privilege of training at a place that is the genesis of surgical and medical training allows for multi-disciplinary collaboration and an expectation for excellence at all levels. Training at a place that has a diversity from residents and faculty not just on a racial and gender level, but personal backgrounds was a key component to my choice. Also, the people that I am around everyday promote me to be a better person both inside and outside of the hospital. Lastly, outside the hospital the vast amounts of social activities and a food scene that is affordable and able to connect to most major cities in the northeast solidified my choice."
Yesha Parekh, M.D.Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University
Hometown: Ringoes, NJ
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for a few reasons: the exposure to a wide breadth of pathology, dedication to providing patient-centered care, and the culture of the program. I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to experience the program during my sub-internship. The camaraderie that exists amongst the residents and faculty is truly unparalleled. Everyone is committed not only to providing excellent patient care but also to making each other a better physician and person."
Nicholas Siegel, M.D.Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Having had the privilege of working with and learning from the residents and faculty at Hopkins during medical school, I knew that the program here excels in the traits I value most: a strong commitment to education inside and outside the OR, academic support and training, and above all interpersonal relationships that show a true camaraderie between residents and mentorship from faculty."
Sukrit Suresh, M.B.B.S.Medical School: King's College London - Guy's King's & St.Thomas' School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: The Sixth Form College, Colchester
Hometown: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "People, Dr Sponseller, Dr LaPorte and Dr Ficke in particular, guided me over the years in pursuing my dreams and ambitions of orthopedics in the U.S. and never gave up on me. Each and every resident looked after me like one of their own during my time here, and it’s at Hopkins where I learned the real meaning of being part of family during residency. The whole culture here is very much tuned towards teaching and training residents, and it’s the residents and attendings who really do make this program so unique and special. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to train at a place like this, to train in what I believe to be the best job in the world, and for being given the chance to set up my future and family life here with my now fiancé, and call this place home."
Krishna Vangipuram-Suresh, M.D.Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Saint Louis University
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I was absolutely thrilled when I received the opportunity to pursue my orthopaedic residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After spending a year in the pediatric orthopaedics department as a POGGI research fellow, I knew that Johns Hopkins would provide me with the combination of extensive clinical exposure and rigorous research necessary for surgeons in training to become future leaders in the field. More importantly, I am challenged to push my skills as a resident by my teachers and peers, while being in an extremely supportive and collaborative environment. I am honored to be a part of the Hopkins Orthopaedic family."
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."
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."
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."
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!"
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!"
Wesley Durand, M.D.Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate School: Brown University
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for the incredible community of uniquely talented, driven and kind individuals. It went without saying that Johns Hopkins offered robust clinical training and near-unlimited academic opportunity -- that such an environment could be found among such fantastic people made it an easy decision."
Marc Greenberg, M.D.Medical School: Mayo Clinic
Undergraduate School: Occidental College Los Angeles
Hometown: Washington, DC
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for a couple of reasons, the most important of which was the emphasis on putting the patient’s needs first. The Orthopedic program emphasizes early operative experience, ample mentorship opportunities and a focus on resident education. Culturally speaking, the attendings and residents have created an excellent environment to both learn from and take care of patients."
Andrew Harris, M.D.Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: The University of Florida
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins because of the world-class and diverse operative experience, unparalleled opportunities for research and wonderful group of residents who treat each other like family - I believe that this balance of qualities is unique among orthopaedic surgery residency programs and was exactly what I was looking for in my training. In addition, Baltimore is an incredible city with a rich history, vibrant scene of restaurants/breweries and plenty of outdoor activities. Lastly, my sub-internship on the pediatric orthopaedics service at Johns Hopkins was by far my favorite clinical experience of medical school and that experience really solidified my decision to train here."
Christa LiBrizzi, M.D.Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate School: North Carolina State University
Hometown: Stony Brook, NY
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "The Johns Hopkins family has a robust history of excellence in patient care, mentorship and research throughout all subspecialties. While in medical school and now in residency, I have constantly been surrounded by individuals who push the envelope daily to better our patients’ lives. I chose Johns Hopkins for my orthopaedic surgery residency for the incredible mentors who guided and challenged me to be the absolute best possible physician for my patients. I firmly believe the Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgery family is unprecedented in their approach to education and mentorship and are cultivating an unparalleled generation of orthopaedic surgeons."
Majd Marrache, M.D.Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate School: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Surgery for several reasons: the incredible mentorship, the role models and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field on cutting-edge research. However, the biggest factor that drew me to the program was the residents! The comradery and the familial relationship among the Orthopedic residents at John Hopkins are unparalleled. I am lucky to be part of the Hopkins family!"
Jacob Mikula, M.D.Medical School: Oregon Health & Science university School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Oregon
Hometown: Eugene, OR
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Johns Hopkins was my top choice for residency for three reasons: the people, the opportunities and the training. First, it was immediately apparent that the residents and faculty at Johns Hopkins are a tight-knit family. Second, there are endless opportunities for research and academic enrichment, so residents can get as much out of residency as they want. Finally, Johns Hopkins offers an incredibly strong operative experience at an academic powerhouse, which creates a very special training environment."
Rachel Bronheim, M.D.Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Undergraduate school: Princeton University Hometown: New York, New York Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedics for a myriad of reasons: the great operative experience, the educational philosophy and the high quality and variety of research opportunities and resources. But most of all, I chose Johns Hopkins for the people. From the moment I arrived on my interview day, I felt welcome and that the leadership was invested in my success and development as an orthopaedic surgeon. This department truly does feel like a family, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it!"
Ryan Guilbault, M.D.Medical school: Mercer University School of Medicine Undergraduate school: University of Georgia Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "After meeting the residents and faculty that I would be spending the better part of the next five years with, I knew I had found a special place. My co-residents not only inspire me to become a better surgeon but are also people I enjoy spending time with inside and outside of the hospital. I feel lucky to train with them at an institution with a storied medical education history, a sustained record of practice-altering research and a faculty that supports each of our unique professional goals."
Claire McDaniel, M.D.Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine Undergraduate school: Georgetown University Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose to come to Johns Hopkins because I was privileged enough to see the program as a sub-intern, which was an amazing experience. I loved the cohesiveness of the residents, the attending physicians' passion for teaching and the breadth and complexity of the pathologies that are seen by Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins. I was looking for a residency program that balances impressive surgical exposure, research and camaraderie, and in Johns Hopkins I was able to find the perfect fit."
Farah Musharbash, M.D.Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Undergraduate school: McGill University Hometown: Amman, Jordan Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Johns Hopkins certainly lives up to its rich history as a world leader in clinical care, research and education. Most importantly however, I chose to come to Johns Hopkins because of the people here. The faculty, residents and staff that I met both during my sub-internship rotation and interview are some of the most supportive and collegial individuals I know and are fully dedicated to both resident education and patient care. It certainly makes it the ideal place for residency training."
Micheal Raad, M.D.Medical school: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate school: American University of Beirut Hometown: Greenacre, Australia Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins for the immersive educational experience, the daily interactions with world-class experts and the abundant resources available for cutting-edge research. Above all, I find myself lucky to be surrounded by some of the best residents and mentors one can ask for!"
Davis Rogers, M.D.Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Undergraduate school: University of Mississippi Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Not only are we trained on a daily basis by national experts in the field of orthopaedics, we are privileged to experience the practice of medicine alongside internationally-respected physicians in all specialties; no diagnosis is too complex or uncommon to be treated here. In addition, my experiences with the residents in this department, both in and out of the hospital, provide a sense of support and camaraderie that allows us to balance the challenges of training."
Jarred Bressner, M.D.Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Undergraduate School: The Johns Hopkins University Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I think one of the best things about Johns Hopkins is the opportunities, whether it be incredible breadth of clinical pathology, research in anything you can dream up, opportunities to get involved with cutting edge engineering or the ability to participate in public health on both the global and local scale. The resources available to a resident at Johns Hopkins are endless. Not only is it exciting to look at the people paving the way for the future of medicine and orthopaedics, it is also incredibly inspiring to think about the history of Hopkins. Osler, Halsted, Welch, Kelly, Blalock, Cushing — the founders of modern medicine and surgery have all walked the same halls we are privileged to walk every day and every time I walk through the Dome I can't help but feel inspired. I think this is one of the really powerful things about training at Johns Hopkins."
Megan Hsu, M.D.Medical school: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Undergraduate school: University of Notre Dame (B.A. in liberal arts and Chinese) Hometown: Rochester, Indiana Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "After meeting the residents and faculty on my interview day, I knew that this was a special place. Whether your passion is biomedical ethics, research, global outreach, public health or medical illustration, this is a place with abundant resources where your unique interests are not only cultivated, but celebrated. I chose to train at Johns Hopkins because I aspire to become a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon alongside co-residents who inspire me every day with their genuine interest and desire to take ownership of every aspect of patient care."
Tim Kreulen, M.D.Medical school: Duke University School of Medicine Undergraduate school: Duke University (chemistry) Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I wanted to match at a residency with a strong operative experience, cohesive group of residents and opportunities for research. As a sub-I, I was able to see firsthand that Johns Hopkins is exceptional in each of these areas. I feel very lucky to go to work with such smart, hardworking and fun people every day."
Adam Margalit, M.D.Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Undergraduate School: City University of New York School of Medicine Hometown: Staten Island, New York Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I could not be happier to be training at Johns Hopkins. After spending a year with the department as the Poggi Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellow, I knew that I would not want to train anywhere but here. I am able to surround myself with a diverse patient population, an excellent educational experience and innovative research opportunities. Daily, I am challenged to excel by my peers and supported by my mentors. Putting aside the large name and its history, what really made me want to stay here is the people and the strong sense of family."
Tuo Peter Li, M.D., Ph.D.Medical school: University of Maryland, Baltimore Undergraduate school: The Johns Hopkins University, (B.S. in biomedical engineering) Hometown: Hunan, China, and Howard County, Maryland Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for many reasons: kind and inspiring leadership; collegial and down-to-earth residents/staff who put patients first; quality and proximity of diverse training locations, which expose trainees to a wide spectrum of clinical experience; and diversity and richness of orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic expertise, which fosters innovation. Simply put, the people here feel like family, and the program produces leaders in this field. I feel truly privileged to be a part of this residency."
Samir Sabharwal, M.D., M.P.H.Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Undergraduate school: Dartmouth College (B.A. in history) Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "It feels special coming to work every day to an institution so deeply engrained in the development of modern academic medicine. We have a great cohort of residents, strong faculty and leadership, and a broad, well-rounded operative and clinical experience."
Brian Sullivan, M.D.Medical school: Medical College of Georgia Undergraduate school: University of Georgia Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I was interested in finding a program that offered a strong clinical focus with balanced didactics and research opportunities. I desired a program where the attending physicians and residents were passionate about the field, took pride in their program and always strived for improvement. Johns Hopkins has exceeded my expectations in each of those areas. Most importantly, the group of residents and faculty feels like family, making Baltimore an easy place to call home."
Adi Wollstein, M.D.Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Undergraduate school: University of Michigan (B.A. in political science, communications, environmental science) Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "It was evident from my very first interactions that Johns Hopkins is a truly special place that values education, mentorship and teamwork. Those first impressions are reinforced every day, and I am more confident than ever that I can grow to become the best physician, surgeon and colleague I can be here."