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PM&R Residents By Year

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Class of 2024

  • Mustafa Broachwala, D.O.

    Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
    Internship: Loyola Medicine MacNeal Hospital Transitional Year
    Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
    Professional interests: pain management, sports, spine, regenerative medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: I was a ballboy for the Chicago Bulls and got a selfie with Kobe Bryant on his last game at the United Center! In my free time, I love playing basketball and golf as well as trying new restaurants/rooftops.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins caters their curriculum towards your career interests and goals as well as supporting research endeavors. More so, the resident culture makes you feel at home!
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  • Chad Cohen, D.O.

    Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: Boston University
    Internship: Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital
    Hometown: Canton, Massachusetts
    Professional interests: sports medicine, regenerative medicine, interventional pain/spine
    Fun fact/hobby: For fun I love to get outside, play sports, work out and go to breweries. I also enjoy brewing my own home beer. Since I am from the Boston area I am a big Boston sports fan, and yes, I once met Tom Brady.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins because it is an amazingly well-rounded residency, has a great staff and most importantly is filled with a wonderful group of residents. Even through the interactions I had with the residents during interviews, they made me feel so welcome and part of the family. I immediately felt connected and at home.
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  • Roma Kaur Sahota, M.D.

    Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University
    Undergrad: Hunter College of City University of New York
    Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
    Professional interests: pain management, sports medicine, hospice and palliative care, pediatric rehab
    Fun fact/hobby: I love getting to know people but I'm an introvert at heart.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program at Johns Hopkins engenders collegiality and competence and operates with a high adaptability mindset. The program values teamwork and individuality, all the while fostering growth along personal professional interests with a depth and breadth of experience that likely has no ceiling. The faculty and residents are truly exceptional doctors, teachers and human beings; I feel incredibly fortunate and humbled to be able to learn from this group of individuals.
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  • Krithika Mahesh, D.O.

    Medical School: Des Moines University
    Undergrad: University of Michigan
    Internship: Internal Medicine Transitional Year at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan
    Hometown: Novi, Michigan
    Professional interests: pain/international spine, palliative care
    Fun fact/hobby: I am a classically trained Carnatic music singer.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: The residents and faculty have a very warm, welcoming culture and the opportunities for research and resume building just come to you as they are so plentiful.
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  • John Manor, D.O., ATC

    Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Internship: Transitional Internship, Harnett Health
    Hometown: Carrboro, North Carolina
    Professional interests: sports medicine, prosthetics and orthotics, interventional spine
    Fun fact/hobby: I love to get outdoors and explore.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: As a world renowned institution for medical training and research, I chose Johns Hopkins to gain exposure to a wealth of case pathology that may not present itself to smaller institutions to best prepare me for a career after residency.
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  • Preston Ooi, D.O.

    Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: The University of Texas at Dallas
    Internship: Internal Medicine at Medical City Weatherford
    Hometown: Plano, Texas
    Professional interests: pain medicine, interventional spine, musculoskeletal medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, sports medicine, regenerative medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: I have lived my entire life in Texas, so I am thrilled to explore and learn in Baltimore! I enjoy the outdoors, playing basketball and golf, hunting, working out and watching YouTube and scary movies.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I want to work with and learn from the best, so where better than the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, an institution rich in history and culture? There is a wealth of research opportunities and the ability to tailor our curriculum to our professional interests. Most importantly, I felt instant chemistry with my interviewers and residents who work hard and play hard. And for the seafood, obviously.
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  • Sierra Willeford, D.O.

    Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas
    Undergrad: Coastal Carolina University
    Internship: Transitional Year Residency Program, Redmond Regional Medical Center
    Hometown: Little River, South Carolina
    Professional interests: musculoskeletal medicine, interventional spine and pain management, sports medicine, traumatic brain injury
    Fun fact/hobby: Traveling, boating, water-sports, hiking, time with family and friends, and coffee!
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I initially was drawn to Johns Hopkins because it is a world-renowned leader in patient care. I then saw on my interview day how well-rounded the program was in all aspects of physical medicine & rehabilitation. This program has diverse inpatient and outpatient exposures, research opportunities and supportive faculty. I also saw how close the residents were and how happy they were to be there!
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Class of 2023

  • Adam Amir, D.O.

    Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: University of California San Diego
    Internship: Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital
    Hometown: San Diego, California
    Professional interests: musculoskeletal/interventional spine, pain medicine, traumatic brain injuries, general rehabilitation
    Fun fact/hobby: I won my middle-school ping pong championship in Baghdad. I also cook family recipes for meditation.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: It is a unique place that provides a rich training experience and values diversity. I’m fortunate to get to build on my professional endeavors alongside health care providers and scientists from all around the world.
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  • Jenny Chiang, D.O.

    Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
    Internship: Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine
    Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
    Professional interests: pediatric rehab, adaptive sports medicine, neuromusculoskeletal rehab, amputation rehab, diagnostic and procedural ultrasound, regenerative medicine, osteopathic manipulation medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: I enjoy yoga, volleyball, trying new restaurants, climbing, hiking (ideally mountains) and anything outdoors!
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Not only is there a wide range of pathologies from kids to adults, but Johns Hopkins has some of the best research opportunities for advancing innovative rehab technology. I also love the genuine resident community and faculty/program director who truly cares about the residents. Lastly, I love Baltimore. It has the perks of a city without the crazy traffic. It also has a very diverse and down-to-earth community with a lot to offer, especially the local arts and music!
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  • Evan Cohen, D.O.

    Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: Pennsylvania State University
    Internship: Internal Medicine, Lankenau Medical Center
    Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
    Professional interests: general rehabilitation, interventional spine, pain management, sports medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: Outside of medicine, I love anything sports or outdoor related. I've played basketball my entire life, but recently took up golf and am hooked. I also love hiking and have visited some of our country's best national parks as well as some great trails abroad in Spain and Italy.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: The residents and attendings I met at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, my interview and second look are truly what drew me to Johns Hopkins. We shared similar interests and there was a palpable sense of camaraderie and family which is so important during residency. I was also extremely impressed with the leadership and their desire to constantly improve the program. Finally, with Johns Hopkins' resources, networking and reputation, I believe I will be able to accomplish my personal and professional goals.
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  • Abdul Halim, M.D.

    Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Undergrad: George Mason University
    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Hometown: Lorton, Virginia
    Professional interests: interventional pain/spine, sports, musculoskeletal medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: I enjoy playing basketball and soccer as well as spending time with family/friends.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins because it is a well-rounded program that provides great opportunities in the various subspecialties of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and invaluable experience with a diverse patient population.
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  • Ohmin Kwon, M.D.

    Medical School: The University of Queensland
    Undergrad: University of California San Diego
    Hometown: Southern California
    Professional interests: pediatric rehab, cancer rehab, general rehab, international medical relief
    Fun fact/hobby: I love playing and watching basketball, I can’t live without karaoke, I give bad haircuts to my son and I can’t give up my dream of opening up a Korean BBQ joint.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins is a world-renowned institution full of history in vibrant city filled with culture and diversity. It also provides the opportunity to work at state-of-art pediatric rehab center Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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  • Ryan Masterson, D.O.

    Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: University of San Diego
    Internship: Saint Joseph Hospital; Denver, Colorado
    Hometown: Denver, Colorado
    Professional interests: pain, sports, regenerative medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: I enjoy staying active, skiing and cooking.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: During my interview I really enjoyed meeting the residents and faculty. The program felt very progressive, supportive and open minded, and I knew I would have the support and the resources to shape my career. I was also very interested in research and the chance to work at a world renowned research institution with limitless ingenuity.
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Class of 2022

  • Tariq Al-Farra, D.O.

    Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center
    Undergrad: Texas Christian University
    Internship: Texas A&M Health Science Center/Baylor Scott & White Health
    Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
    Professional interests: interventional pain/spine, sports, musculoskeletal medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: I have amazing co-residents who have quickly become my family away from home. We spend a lot of time enjoying all that Baltimore has to offer. Personally, I enjoy working out, all water sports, skiing, golfing and college football. I helped launch a start-up company that provides virtual reality solutions for seniors experiencing cognitive decline, which keeps me pretty busy outside of residency life.
    What I like about Baltimore: The small-town feel combined with all the perks of a major city is how Baltimore earned the nickname “Smaltimore.” I love the central location of all the best spots in town along the adjacent neighborhoods of Canton, Fells Point, Harbor East and Inner Harbor. The 10-mile promenade has stunning views and runs through all the different neighborhoods, making the city easily accessible for walkers/runners. Baltimore also has an outstanding food scene and there are always events going on in the city — never a dull moment!
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  • Ryan Lewis, M.D.

    Medical School: St George's, University of London
    Undergrad: Schulich School of Business at York University
    Internship: Preliminary General Surgery Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Hometown: Toronto, Canada
    Professional interests: cancer rehabilitation, chronic pain
    Fun fact/hobby: I represented Canada at the 2002 Junior World Field Hockey Championship. I also enjoy playing sports, outdoor activities, travelling and cooking.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: During my preliminary year at Johns Hopkins, I was most impressed by the quality of the people. I feel that this a unique first-class institution that fosters not only professional growth, but personal growth. Johns Hopkins’ world-renowned reputation drew me in, but the people made me want to stay.
    What I like about Baltimore: Baltimore has everything you would expect from a larger city but with a small-town charm ⁠— easy commutes without heavy traffic and reasonable cost of living. I enjoy the diverse neighborhoods, expanding culinary scene and The Cheesecake Factory on the Inner Harbor is a definite bonus for me.
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  • Kavita Nadendla, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
    Undergrad: University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Internship: Surgery, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
    Hometown: Huntingtown, Maryland
    Professional interests: pediatric rehabilitation
    Fun fact/hobby: I enjoy running, cooking, music, and spending time with friends and family!
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: The physical medicine and rehabilitation residency is the perfect combination of a program with diversity, a great reputation and supportive people, both in the program leadership and co-residents. It is also close to home.
    What I like about Baltimore: I love the views while running along the harbor and exploring all of the different restaurants.
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  • Bhavesh Patel, D.O.

    Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Carolinas
    Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Internship: Transitional Year Residency Program, Grand Strand Health
    Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Professional interests: I am interested in all aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation, especially sports and interventional spine. I am also excited to get exposure to pediatric and cancer rehab!
    Fun fact/hobby: I love to try new foods, and cookies are my vice. I like to play basketball, football, volleyball and games in general.
    What I like about Baltimore: People from different backgrounds come to Baltimore for so many reasons, so the city is full of unique history and pockets of culture. You can find undercover beauty everywhere in the city, as well as easily reach the coast or mountains and make day trips to major cities nearby. Also, there's one of the best Thai restaurants I've ever been to within walking distance of my home!
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  • Laryssa Richards, D.O.

    Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh
    Internship: Preliminary Year Residency Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Hometown: Beaver, Pennsylvania
    Professional interests: musculoskeletal medicine, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, sports medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine
    Fun fact/hobby: I love endurance sports: road/trail marathons and ultras, cycling, swimming and triathlons.
    What I like about Baltimore: I love running along the Promenade. Baltimore offers a large variety of food options (YUM!). I enjoy being so close to the Appalachian Trail and Patapsco State Park. You get the best of both worlds: city life and trails within a close distance.
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  • Anisa Tatini, M.D.

    Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
    Undergrad: The University of Akron
    Internship: Transitional Year, Summa Health System
    Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
    Professional interests: pediatric rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, spasticity
    Hobbies: board games, pop culture trivia, dancing, puzzles
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for the diversity of the patient populations as well as the many opportunities to be involved in cutting-edge research.
    What I like about Baltimore: I love exploring the different neighborhoods of Baltimore and getting to know the city. The National Aquarium is a must-see for anyone in town. I've really enjoyed living in the Canton area due to the abundance of great restaurants in Canton and Fell's Point.
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Class of 2021

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Christine Hluchan, M.D.

    Medical School: Georgetown University
    Undergrad: Georgetown University
    Internship: Transitional 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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Class of 2020

  • Alba Azola, M.D.

    Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine
    Undergrad: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, Biology
    Internship: University of Maryland Medical Center
    Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Professional Interests: Swallowing rehabilitation, inflammatory myositis, acute rehabilitation and dance medicine.
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins fosters an intellectually stimulating environment and provides the unique opportunity to collaborate with world's leading experts in every field in medicine.
    What I like about Baltimore: Baltimore is a great place to raise a family! There is always something to do for the whole family, from flying kites at Fort McHenry to visiting the sharks at the National Aquarium.
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  • Margaret Kott, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Undergrad: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Internship: MedStar Health Internal Medicine, Baltimore
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Professional Interests: General rehabilitation, sports medicine, cancer rehabilitation, pain medicine, palliative care
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Our residency has supportive, approachable leadership in the form of Dr. Mayer and Dr. Friedlander, attending physicians with diverse interests (ranging from transplant rehabilitation to myositis) who are passionate about what they do, and a uniquely diverse patient population. Thanks to the Hopkins reputation, we have the opportunity to care for both Baltimore natives and international patients from all over the world, for both common and extremely rare pathologies, and for people from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
    What I like about Baltimore: Canton Waterfront Park, the waterfront promenade, the Earth Treks rock climbing gyms, and fitness studios such as YogaWorks, Rev Cycle Studio, M Power Yoga, and CorePower Yoga, just to name a few.
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  • Christina Lin, M.D.

    Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
    Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Neuroscience
    Internship: Transitional year at MCW/Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Hospital
    Hometown: Hacienda Heights, California
    Professional Interests: Musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, spinal cord injury and interventional spine
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I knew that I would get to take care of a very diverse patient population here at Johns Hopkins. There also would be an abundance of research opportunities. I initially came to Johns Hopkins for my undergraduate degree and am excited to be able to return for the residency.
    What I like about Baltimore: A lot of nice areas by the water, such as Inner Harbor, Harbor East and Fed Hill. Delicious and diverse food places including Pitango Gelato ice cream in Fell’s Point, Maryland blue crabs at L.P. Steamers right here in Baltimore, and Hot Pot Hero in Ellicott City. Baltimore is also a very dog-friendly city.
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  • Amira Noles, M.D.

    Medical School: The Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Undergrad: University of Michigan
    Internship: Transitional year, Beaumont Health
    Professional Interests: Neurorehabilitation, complex medical rehabilitation, SCI, pediatric rehabilitation, transplant rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I wanted to be at the forefront of research and advancement in the field of PM&R. I knew that Johns Hopkins would allow me to participate in new and exciting innovative research and advancements in the field while attending residency.
    What I like about Baltimore: I enjoy all the diverse neighborhoods with their unique vibes. I love the picturesque views around the harbor and trying different restaurants around town.
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Class of 2019

  • Winfred Abrams, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh, B.S. in chemistry
    Internship: Surgery, Boonshoft School of Medicine
    Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
    Professional Interests: Sports medicine, interventional pain medicine, adaptive sciences, quality improvement, program designs for functional enhancement
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for the diverse opportunities and exposure to clinical and research scientists, unique patient exposures, and the ability for academic and training excellence provided by a world-renowned institution such as Johns Hopkins.
    What I like about Baltimore: The surprisingly good hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
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  • Alexis Coslick, D.O.

    Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Graduate School: The Citadel, M.S. in health, exercise and sports science
    Undergrad: College of Charleston, B.S. in physical education and health with a concentration in exercise science
    Internship: Internal medicine, Union Memorial Hospital
    Hometown: Claremont, Ontario, Canada
    Professional Interests: Musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine and adaptive sports, biomechanics of the body and how it relates to function
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for a well-rounded, broad exposure to enhance my knowledge and skills. The patients are extremely diverse, and the opportunities are endless, both clinically and for research. I rotated at Johns Hopkins as a medical student and felt that the people and environment were very welcoming.
    What I like about Baltimore: There is so much to do in Baltimore, including dining at delicious restaurants and walking around the harbor, and there are always major events going on!
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  • Nicolas Dabai, D.O.

    Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: University of California, B.S. in biochemistry
    Graduate School: Boston University School of Medicine, M.A. in medical sciences
    Internship: General surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Hometown: San Francisco, California
    Professional Interests: Sports medicine, interventional pain medicine, cancer rehabilitation, osteopathic manipulative medicine
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for the diverse culture, clinical training and research opportunities available to residents. Being a center of excellence in so many different areas of medicine, we have the unique experience to work with patients with a wide variety of rare pathologies and diseases, which strengthens our clinical training.
    What I like about Baltimore: Crabcakes, Mount Vernon Marketplace, close proximity to other major East Coast cities, easy train ride to D.C., lots of history and culture.
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  • Mohammed Khan, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine
    Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in computer science and engineering
    Internship: Internal medicine, University of Missouri
    Hometown: Belleville, Illinois
    Professional Interests: Brain injury medicine, neurorehabilitation
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I learn the best by having a diverse and extensive patient experience. At Johns Hopkins, I get to treat the general rehabilitation population (debility, stroke, spinal cord injury, etc.) and have very unique patient experiences, such as organ transplants, autoimmune neuropathies and central nervous system cancers.
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  • Ben Shin, M.D.

    Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
    Undergrad: Baylor University, B.S. in biochemistry
    Internship: Transitional year at Hurley Medical Center
    Hometown: Longview, Texas
    Professional Interests: Interventional pain medicine
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for the abundant research opportunities and a great track record of fellowship placement.
    What I like about Baltimore: 1. Good local restaurants and craft breweries and 2. Nice people with diverse cultural backgrounds, like our residency program!
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  • Stephanie Van, M.D.

    Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Undergrad: Brown University, B.S in neuroscience
    Internship: General surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
    Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
    Professional Interests: Pain, interventional spine, spinal cord injury, public health
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: My family settled in Maryland after the Vietnam War. I grew up inspired by their strength and perseverance. They taught me that education is opportunity, and throughout my career studying medicine, Johns Hopkins has stood out as an institution of academic excellence and innovation. Johns Hopkins encourages the collaboration of diverse perspectives and inspires progress. I am lucky to work and train among some of the most renowned scientists and physicians in the world.
    What I like about Baltimore: The variety of brunch places, how Fell’s always smells like fresh baked bread, the aquarium and the American Visionary Art Museum.
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Class of 2018

  • Afua Asante, M.D.

    Medical school: Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Undergrad: University of Georgia, B.S. in biology
    Internship: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
    Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia
    Professional Interest: Pediatric rehabilitation
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: People come from all over the world to seek medical treatment from Johns Hopkins. Therefore, our patient population is very diverse, and there are many chances to learn about various disorders and conditions.
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  • Travis Edmiston, M.D.

    Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
    Undergrad: Oregon State University, B.S. in biochemistry and biophysics, and in exercise and sports science
    Internship: General surgery, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    Professional Interests: Acute rehabilitation, spinal cord injury
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins’ various rehabilitation clinics and inpatient rehabilitation units provide a diverse and broad experience in different acuity levels, injuries, interventions and chronic/longitudinal management.
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  • Mi Ran Shin, M.D.

    Medical School: Korea University College of Medicine
    Undergrad: Cornell University, M.S. in biological engineering
    Internship: MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital/MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
    Hometown: Seoul, South Korea, and Syracuse, New York
    Professional Interests: Pediatric rehab, public health for underserved children
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for ample opportunities to work with experts, diverse population of patients and dedication to patients.
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  • Daniel Sova, M.D.

    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Undergrad: Lander College for Men, B.S. in biology
    Internship: Internal medicine, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
    Hometown: Lincolnwood, Illinois
    Professional Interests: Pediatrics, pain, musculoskeletal, ultrasound
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins because of the diverse patient population, an unmatched clinical experience, world-renowned faculty and endless opportunities for research.
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  • Teresa Tang, M.D.

    Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Undergrad: Wake Forest University, B.S. in biology and philosophy
    Internship: Mercy Medical Center
    Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
    Professional Interests: Interventional pain management
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Patients come from all over the world just to be seen at Johns Hopkins. This means that 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.
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  • Ada Lyn Yao, M.D.

    Medical school: University of the Philippines Manilla College of Medicine
    Undergrad: University of the Philippines, B.S. in biochemistry
    Internship: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
    Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, and Manila, Philippines
    Professional Interests: Interventional pain, spinal cord injury
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I walked through the hallowed halls of the esteemed medical institution called Johns Hopkins and instantly knew it would be a privilege to surround myself with a wealth of mentors, knowledge, wisdom and experiences both inside and outside the field of medicine.
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Class of 2017

PM&R resident class of 2017 with Dr. Celnik and Dr. Mayer

Resident class of 2017 with the department chief Pablo Celnik, M.D. and the program director Sam Mayer, M.D.

  • Jaclyn Holt, D.O.

    Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Undergrad: Duke University, B.S. in neuroscience and psychology
    Graduate School: Tulane University, M.S. in pharmacology
    Internship: Traditional osteopathic internship, Largo Medical Center
    Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
    Professional Interests: General rehabilitation
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Hopkins for the diverse opportunities in clinical and academic experiences that are available.
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  • Christina Kokorelis, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Undergrad: Harvard College, B.A. in cellular and molecular biology
    Internship: Preliminary medicine, Franklin Square Hospital
    Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
    Professional Interests: Pediatrics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I did an elective at Johns Hopkins as a fourth-year medical student and was completely struck by the diversity and complexity of the patients, the curiosity and devotion of the trainees, and the wisdom and humility of the trainers.
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  • Dawn Myers, D.O.

    Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Undergrad: University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. in health science and Master of physical therapy
    Internship: Traditional internship, Capital Region Medical Center
    Hometown: Marshall, Missouri
    Professional Interests: Musculoskeletal, general physiatry
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I was interested in training at a large tertiary center that would expose me to the breadth and depth of this diverse field.
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  • Andrew Nava, M.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Undergrad: California State Polytechnic University, B.S. in biological science
    Internship: Preliminary medicine, Howard University Hospital
    Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
    Professional Interests: Interventional spine, pain management
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for its excellent teaching and impeccable reputation for research and clinical care.
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  • Charles Odonkor, M.D.

    Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
    Undergrad: Sewanee: The University of the South, B.S. in biochemistry and psychology
    Graduate School: Washington University, M.A. in molecular, cell and developmental biology
    Internship: Preliminary internal medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital
    Hometown: Ghana, Africa
    Professional Interests: Pain medicine, interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine, cancer rehabilitation, global health and leadership
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I was drawn to the institution’s tripartite mission of clinical excellence, education and innovative research. The diversity of the patient population at Johns Hopkins and the opportunity to engage in global health work were very appealing and aligned with my interest in promoting physiatry abroad.
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  • Solomon Rojhani, M.D.

    Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Undergrad: UCLA, B.S. in physiological science
    Internship: Maimonides Medical Center
    Hometown: Beverly Hills, California
    Professional Interests: Interventional spine, regenerative medicine, sports medicine
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins for the opportunity to receive highest level of training and treat the most complex cases.
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