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Meet Our Residents

The Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery hosts a robust residency program which seeks to provide residents with meaningful training and immersion in cutting edge research and innovative patient care in all areas of otolaryngology head and neck surgery. In addition to a clinical residency, our program also offers a research track that provides the most comprehensive experience possible. Meet our former residents.

For additional information, please email: Oto_Residency_Educ@jhmi.edu.

Chiefs

Kevin Motz

Kevin M. Motz, M.D.

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
Undergraduate Education: Villa Julie College (renamed Stevenson University) (2009)
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2013)
Resident Spotlight: To Find Promise for Patients with Laryngotracheal Stenosis

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy playing lacrosse, basketball, rock climbing, guitar, travel/languages."

Jason Nellis

Jason C. Nellis, M.D

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland, College Park (2009)
Medical School: University of Virginia (2013)
Research Areas of Interest: Impact of facial deformity reconstruction on societal and patient perceptions;  psychosocial outcomes in patients with facial paralysis
Resident Spotlight: Focus on the Face

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy playing lacrosse, basketball, rock climbing, guitar, travel/languages."

Senior Residents

Robin Bigelow

Robin T. Bigelow, M.D.

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, New York
Undergraduate Education: Cornell University (2011)
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)
Research areas of interests: Age related vestibular decline, impact of vestibular loss on cognitive function. Hearing loss and cognitive function. 

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy spending time with my wife and puppy, cooking, traveling and scuba diving."

Danielle Eytan

Danielle F. Eytan, M.D.

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ
Undergraduate Education: Carnegie Mellon University (2009)
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (2015)

Vandra Harris

Vandra C. Harris, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Undergraduate Education: Baylor University (2010)
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine (2014)
 

Michelle Hwang

Michelle S. Hwang, M.D.

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Undergraduate Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago (2016)
Research areas of interest: reconstructive surgery

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy eating significant amounts of food, running non-significant number of miles, spending time with my co-residents."

Rebecca Kamil

Rebecca J. Kamil, M.D.

Hometown: Commerce Township, MI
Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan (2009)
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2015)
Research Areas of Interest: Aging, hearing loss, vestibular function, otology

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy yoga, hiking, long walks around Baltimore with my dog"

Anisha Kumar

Anisha R. Kumar, M.D.

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Undergraduate Education: Harvard University (2012)
Medical School: Stanford University (2016)

Andrew Lee

Andrew H. Lee, M.D.

Hometown: Harrington Park, NJ
Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College (2008)
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2015)

Christopher Razavi

Christopher R. Razavi, M.D.

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2011)
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2015)
Research areas of interest: Novel robotic surgery platforms developed for OHNS, transoral Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery 

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy DJing, working out, hiking, being outdoors and OHNS resident soccer team. Go Bills!"

Desi Schoo

Desi P. Schoo, M.D. 

Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Undergraduate Education: Wartburg College (2007)
Medical School: The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine (2014)
Resident SpotlightExploring the Path of Physician-Scientist

Melina Benson

Melina J. Windon, M.D.

Hometown: Willington, CT
Undergraduate Education: Messiah College (2015)
Medical School: University of Connecticut (2010)
Research areas of interest: Patient and casual observer perceptions in facial plastic surgery; body dysmorphic disorder in the facial plastic setting. 

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy camping, rock climbing and snowboarding."

NIH Funded T32 Research Residents

Elaine Bigelow

Elaine O. Bigelow M.D.

Hometown: Vienna, VA
Undergraduate Education: Princeton University (2010)
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2016))

Jordan Garcia

Jordan A. Garcia, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University (2010)
Medical School: Harvard Medical School (2016)
Research Areas of Interest: Applications of immunology to head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery

"When I'm not at the hospital I enjoy swimming, weight lifting, backpacking, landscape photography, and exploring the national parks."

Ioan A. Lina

Ioan A. "John" Lina, M.D.

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2012)
Medical School: University of Maryland (2017)
Research areas of interests: mouse models of hearing,  biotechnology and innovation, translational models of disease

"When I'm not in the hospital, I enjoy hiking and driving across the country, going to the movies, flea marketing, running, watching Netflix."

Kaitlyn F. Strickland

Kaitlyn F. Strickland

Hometown: Augusta, GA
Undergraduate Education: Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)
Medical School: Emory University (2017)

Clinical 3rd Year

Ruth J. Davis

Ruth J. Davis, M.D.

Hometown: Madison, WI
Undergraduate Education: University of Rochester (2012)
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (2017)

Virginia E. Drake

Virginia E. Drake, M.D.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University (2013)
Medical School: University of Maryland (2017)
Research areas of interest: Subglottic stenosis, cellular mechanisms of inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis, noise induced hearing loss

"When I'm not in the hospital you can find me competing in triathlons, running along the water, yoga, and skiing."

Clinical 2nd Year

Kaitlyn F. Strickland

Nicholas S. Andresen, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: University of Iowa (2018)

Kaitlyn F. Strickland

Zechariah G. Franks, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: University of Arizona (2018)

Kaitlyn F. Strickland

Jonas R. Miller, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: Louisiana State University (2018)

Kaitlyn F. Strickland

Nicholas Scott-Wittenborn, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis (2018)

Kaitlyn F. Strickland

Deborah X. Xie, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: Vanderbilt University (2018)

Interns

Melissa Liu

Melissa M. Liu, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: Johns Hopkins (2019)

John Ryan

John F. Ryan, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: Johns Hopkins (2019)

Anirudh Saraswathula

Anirudh Saraswathula, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: Stanford University (2019)

Danielle R. Trakimas

Danielle R. Trakimas, M.D.

Hometown: 
Undergraduate Education: 
Medical School: University of Massachusetts (2019)

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