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Meet Our Resident Physicians
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. Read more about our residency program.
2019-2020 Chief Residents
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.
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.
Alex Shustrovich, D.O.
Professional Interests: pain medicine, spine/musculoskeletal, 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.
Residents By Graduation Year
- Resident class of 2023
- Resident class of 2022
- Resident class of 2021
- Resident class of 2020
- Resident class of 2019
- Resident class of 2018
- Resident class of 2017
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
Where Our Residents Come From
In the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we welcome residents from all over the world. The map below shows the hometowns of several of our most recent residents. Not included are international locations, such as Ghana, the Philippines and South Korea.
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 Spotlight: Alba Azola, class of 2020
As a Puerto Rico native, Alba Azola couldn’t stay home and do nothing when Hurricane Maria devastated the island. And as a second-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Azola had the expertise to help. Read more.
- Charles Odonkor, class of 2017
Biomedical Odyssey Blog
Biomedical Odyssey is a blog dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments and perspectives of Johns Hopkins trainees — the students, postdocs and fellows at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Read it to get the inside look into various residency and other educational programs at Johns Hopkins.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation resident alumnus Charles Odonkor'17 was one of the writers for Biomedical Odyssey. Read his contributions.
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