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Juliet Amene

Juliet Amene, M.D.

Medical School: Michigan State University
Undergrad: University of Michigan 
Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Professional interests: musculoskeletal disorders, pain and gait
Fun fact/hobby: dancing, traveling, shopping and cooking 
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Excellent clinical and research reputation and networking opportunities
What I like about Baltimore: My favorite thing about Baltimore is the immense history and culture. There’s a unique neighborhood for everyone, including the family-friendly suburbs, new age hipster areas and the young lively downtown area. There are also lots of fun waterfront activities and restaurants. Baltimore is a place where a diverse community can come together and enjoy themselves. My absolute favorite part about living in Baltimore is the food. There are so many quality restaurants in the area that it’s hard to find the time to visit them all.

Aaron Arel

Aaron Arel, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Internship: The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Professional interests: interventional spine, sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders
Fun fact/hobby: I'm a total gym rat: CrossFit, yoga, etc.
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.
What I like about Baltimore: My favorite thing about Baltimore is the variety of food options. There are hole-in-the-wall BBQ places, every ethnic cuisine you can imagine, crab shacks and everything in between.

Daniel Ezidiegwu

Daniel Ezidiegwu Jr., D.O.

Graduate School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Internship: Staten Island University Hospital
Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey
Professional interests: regenerative medicine, sports medicine, spine, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury
Fun fact/hobby: dancing, drawing, painting, soccer, cooking
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Wealth of cutting-edge research available at home or abroad, and also the supportive environment I felt among attending physicians and residents. 
What I like about Baltimore: I like Baltimore for its rich history, great food scene and fun nightlife right by the water. Sailing opportunities and intramural sports readily available in town. Great art scene with playhouses and museums, such as the American Visionary Arts Museum, featuring artists like Alex Grey. Baltimore has a diverse population, exposing you to a multitude of cultures in and outside of the hospital. It's also close to Philadelphia and DC to meet up with friends. Overall, Baltimore is a gem you don't really expect until you get here.

Christine Hluchan

Christine Hluchan, M.D.

Medical School: Georgetown University
Undergrad: Georgetown University
InternshipTransitional Year, Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Hometown: Haddonfield, New Jersey
Professional interests: sports medicine, pain management
Fun fact/hobby: summited Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014; enjoy yoga, travel and spending time "down the shore"
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: research opportunities, renowned reputation
What I like about Baltimore: Living by the water at Lighthouse Landing, the acro yoga community, Canton Square (especially Nacho Mama’s and watching football at Southern Provisions) and socializing with my fabulous co-residents!

Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer, M.D.

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Undergrad: Pomona College
Internship: University of Iowa - Des Moines, Internal Medicine
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
Professional interests: Sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, ultrasound, general rehabilitation
Fun fact/hobby: When I was in high school, I wrote my 4,000-word International Baccalaureate extended essay on Harry Potter.
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: The opportunity to train alongside world-renowned clinicians, a diverse patient population, and to participate in exciting new research
What I like about Baltimore: My favorite thing is running along the harbor, enjoying the view and playing soccer with my co-residents.

Altamash Raja

Altamash Raja, D.O.

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Rutgers University, B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
Internship: Transitional Year, Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Hometown: North Plainfield, New Jersey
Professional interests: sports medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, traumatic brain injury, exercise physiology, nutrition.
Fun fact/hobby: playing sports, especially football; everything related to the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universe
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.
What I like about Baltimore: I like the rich history that this city has. All the attractions of a big city but with a small city vibe (like the traffic or lack thereof). The delicious food, the harbor and the Canton Waterfront Park.

Alex Shustrovich

Alex Shustorovich, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus
Internship: Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Professional interests: pain medicine, spine/MSK medicine, sports medicine
Fun fact/hobby: Former amateur Judo competitor. Now enjoy weight lifting, hiking and spending time with family.
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.
What I like about Baltimore: Inner Harbor views, playing volleyball with my co-residents and friends, the National Aquarium and all of the delicious food.

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