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Meet Our Resident Physicians

A group of PM&R residents at a sailing event

Johns Hopkins physical medicine and rehabilitation residents have many opportunities to engage in academic study and leading research. Our residents boast a proud history of publishing research in well-recognized journals and texts, and, with the support of our faculty mentors, have presented their work at international and national conferences.


2020-2021 Chief Residents

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Aaron Arel, D.O.

Professional Interests: Interventional spine, sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I wanted the opportunity to train at a hospital steeped in so much history, and to do my residency here is a dream come true.
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Altamash Raja, D.O., CSCS

Professional Interests: Sports medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, traumatic brain injury, exercise physiology, nutrition
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for the endless opportunities it has to offer. Moreover, the individuals I met during my visit were extremely inviting and loved being a part of the Johns Hopkins family.
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Alex Shustorovich, D.O.

Professional Interests: pain medicine, spine/MSK medicine, sports medicine
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for its renowned program and the ample research opportunities. Completing my residency at Johns Hopkins has opened many doors for my professional career as a physiatrist. I felt very comfortable around the residents and faculty during my interview/second look, which has transpired to a very positive residency experience.

Congratulations to Our Newly Matched Residents

  • Mustafa Broachwala, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chad Cohen, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Aliraza Jafri, Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Krithika Mahesh, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Preston Ooi, University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sierra Willeford, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus

What Our Residents Do After Graduating

Class of 2018

  • Pediatric Medicine Fellowship | New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship | Johns Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Pediatric Medicine Fellowship | Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Pain Medicine Fellowship | Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Pain Medicine Fellowship | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Class of 2017

  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship | The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation | Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore
  • UCLA Spine Medicine Fellowship | University of California, Los Angeles
  • Interventional Spine Fellowship | Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • General Rehabilitation | Missouri
  • Outpatient/General Rehabilitation | Florida
Resident Awards

Travis Edmiston: 2018 Frank L. Coulson Jr. Resident Award for Clinical Excellence

This annual award for clinical excellence is given to exceptional doctors-in-training (and potential future Academy members) in all Johns Hopkins residency programs. It honors commitment to professional excellence and aims to promote excellence in patient care at Johns Hopkins for the benefit of the individuals and communities that we serve.
Travis Edmiston with his Award for Clinical Excellence
Resident Awards

Mi Ran Shin: May 2018 Resident Appreciation Award

The House Staff Council is the self-governing and representative body of the interns and residents of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Bayview campus. The resident appreciation award is based on nominations by fellow residents to the residents whom they believe provide exceptional patient care and exemplify a compassionate approach in their interactions with patients, staff and colleagues.
Mi Ran Shin, physical medicine resident
Resident Awards

Charles Odonkor: 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Since 2014, Charles Odonkor and a few colleagues have offered a free writing and review service to help minority students craft compelling, error-free essays as part of their applications for college and medical school. As a founder of Project REACH, Representatives for Equal Access to Community Health, Odonkor has helped more than 400 students since 2011.
Charles Odonkor with Pablo Celnik at the award ceremony
Teresa Tang, PM&R resident class of 2018

Patients come from all over the world just to be seen at Johns Hopkins. This means you have the opportunity to take care of a diverse range of patients with a wide variety of pathologies, both simple and complex, during your training. The program also has a wonderful alumni network and a great track record of residents getting their top choices in jobs and fellowships.

- Teresa Tang, Class of 2018

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