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Emergency Medicine Residents

Meet current residents in NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine.

For a list of graduates, see our alumni page.

Chief Residents

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Janelle Lambert, MD

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
College: Harvard University
Major: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Hometown: Brooklyn
Interests/Hobbies: rugby (both playing and watching), Yankees-Knicks-Giants, making pasta, eating pasta, traveling, ((305)) Fitness, dancing, medical education

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Sana Maheshwari, MD

Medical School: University of Buffalo
College: Cornell University
Major: Human Biology, Health, and Society
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Interests/Hobbies: traveling, skiing, scuba diving, photography, cheese, international health, farmer’s markets, and coming up with the next greatest invention

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Mukul Ramakrishnan, MD

Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
College: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Finance, Business Honors
Hometown: Plano, TX
Interests/Hobbies: acoustic guitar, tennis, ballroom dancing—any style from west coast swing to waltz, cooking/baking/eating, trivia, two-time sprint triathlon finisher, one-time marathon finisher (never again), basketball, sand/court volleyball

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Arnab Sarker, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia
Graduate School: University of Virginia Darden School of Business
College: Georgetown University
Major: Biology of Global Health
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Interests/Hobbies: cooking, Taylor Swift trivia, Bhangra dancing, young adult fiction novels, trying to find the best bolognese in NYC; oh, and nerding out about operations and technology in healthcare

PGY-4 Residents

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Salman Ahsan, MD

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
College: University of Michigan
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Interests/Hobbies: birdwatching, reading, eating the outer boroughs, biking

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Marlis Gnirke, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein School of Medicine
College: Amherst College
Major: Biology and French
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Interests/Hobbies: music, music, running, swimming, painting, Stacy’s pita chips, my car (Carlis)

Matthew Gross, MD

Matthew Gross, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
College: Haverford College
Major: Molecular Biology
Hometown: Centerport, NY
Interests/Hobbies: sailing, skiing, building stuff with power tools, hanging out with friends and family, and playing with my son

Madison Hunt, MD

Madison Hunt, MD

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
College: University of Pennsylvania
Major: English Literature
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Interests/Hobbies: baking and blogging about baking, fly fishing, local bookstores, murder podcasts, plants, letter writing, going to Target and Michaels, searching for the best black and white cookie in NYC, quoting The Office
Professional Interests: addiction medicine, social EM, and sports medicine

Damilola Idowu, MD

Damilola Idowu, MD

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
College: Brown University
Major: Science and Society
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria/Edison, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: health and social justice, stand-up comedy, meditation, pop culture and reality TV

Sumanth Kaja, MD

Sumanth Kaja, MD

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
College: Cornell University
Major: Policy Analysis and Management
Hometown: East Fishkill, NY
Interests/Hobbies: cookies, product reviews, backpacking, spontaneous travel, tennis, jazz, bhangra, public and global health, international development, policy, technology, social entrepreneurship, design

Andres Mallipudi, MD

Andres Mallipudi, MD

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
College: Brigham Young University
Major: Molecular Biology
Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Jenica McMullen, MD

Jenica McMullen, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
College: Brown University
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: New York City
Interests/Hobbies: reading, hiking, and homemade dairy products

Stasha O’Callaghan, MD

Stasha O’Callaghan, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein School of Medicine
College: Fordham University
Major: Biology and International Humanitarian Affairs
Hometown: Braintree, MA
Interests/Hobbies: New York City, travel, soccer, chillin on any beach, running, photography, dessert, sustainable/ethical global health, reading (especially nonfiction), pub trivia

Joshua Rodriguez, MD

Joshua Rodriguez, MD

Medical School: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
College: Brown University
Major: Human Biology
Hometown: Leonia, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: camping, hiking, road trips, raw denim, video games, social justice, record collecting, and podcasts

Rachel Sobolev, MD

Rachel Sobolev, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
College: Yale University
Major: History of Medicine, Science, and Public Health
Hometown: Staten Island
Interests/Hobbies: traveling, hiking, baking for others and “accidentally” eating half the dough/batter, potlucks, reading, writing, coffee shops, half-heartedly defending Staten Island, free samples, running, dancing, campfires, podcasts, walking when it’s much more appropriate to take the subway/car, punny jokes, following dog Instagram

Nicholus Warstadt, MD

Nicholus Warstadt, MD

Medical School: Stanford University
College: University of California, Los Angeles
Major: Physiological Sciences
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
Interests/Hobbies: traveling, taking pictures, cooking new recipes, discovering new restaurants, being at the beach, snorkeling/scuba diving, pretending to like exercise, raising plants, hiking/camping

PGY-3 Residents

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Rohan Bansal, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
College: Princeton University
Major: Computer Science and Engineering
Hometown: New York
Interests/Hobbies: traveling, hiking, board games, cooking, cold-brew coffee, trivia

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Benjamin Biewen, MD

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
College: Gustavus Adolphus College
Major: Biology
Hometown: Edina, MN
Interests/Hobbies: basketball, golf, yoga, reading, podcasts, finding the best dollar pizza slice in NYC

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Charlotte Croteau, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
College: Bowdoin College
Major: Art History
Hometown: Weston, MA
Interests/Hobbies: medical education, sailing (and anything on the ocean), yoga, cycling, day trips, walking around New York City in Red Sox gear

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Anna-Marie Francis, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
College: Villanova University
Major: Biology and Psychology
Hometown: Brookhaven, NY
Interests/Hobbies: eating my way through all the NYC Thai restaurants, black coffee, hoppy beer, all the outdoor sports and adventures, dogs, stand-up comedy

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Daniel Imas, MD

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
College: Rice University
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Interests/Hobbies: traveling, running, eating anything and everything, playing soccer, trivia, buying tickets to every concert in NYC, knowing the lyrics to every song ever, early-to-mid 2000s MTV/VH1 dating shows, LGBTQ+ health, health policy

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Yue Jay Lin, MD

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
College: University of Connecticut
Major: Biology
Hometown: Fuzhou, China
Interests/Hobbies: cooking, photography, Central Park, basketball, my bike, joggers, free samples

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Peter Luckow, MD

Medical School: The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Graduate School: MPH, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
College: Northwestern University
Major: Anthropology and Global Health
Hometown: Deerfield, IL
Interests/Hobbies: oysters

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Sarah McCuskee, MD

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduate School: MPH, University of Cambridge
College: Harvard
Major: Literature/Global Health and Health Policy
Hometown: Regina, SK, Canada
Interests/Hobbies: global health policy, epidemiology, social EM, sailing, running, cooking, hammock camping

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Matthew Paik, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
College: University of Illinois
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Interests/Hobbies: trying new restaurants, cooking, traveling, going to concerts and festivals, collecting vinyl records, road trips, medical education

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Margi Patel, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
College: Rutgers University
Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience, and Psychology
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: YouTube binges, makeup, searching for the best wings in NYC, social justice/immigrant rights, and wine of every kind

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Savan Patel, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois School of Medicine
College: Northwestern University
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hometown: Sycamore, IL
Interests/Hobbies: finding the Cash Cab, Chicago/Northwestern sports, peanut butter, health entrepreneurship/medical devices

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William Plowe, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
College: Columbia University
Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Interests/Hobbies: history, geography, board games, eating well, spending time with friends, family, my cat

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Katherine Roach, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
College: Miami University
Major: Zoology
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Interests/Hobbies: cooking, drinking wine, figure skating, craft beer festivals, walking the dog, testing my limits of caffeine consumption, sleeping more hours on my days off than the dog, board games, reading in the park, ski trips, medical education, Sunday football

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Anshuman Sarangi, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
College: University of Michigan
Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
Hometown: Novi, MI
Interests/Hobbies: anything Michigan related (Go Blue), football, basketball, soccer, IM sports, fantasy football, traveling, hiking, running, dancing (Bollywood and Bhangra), binge watching shows on Netflix/Hulu, exploring NYC

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Hannah St. Francis, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
College: Brown University
Major: Health and Human Biology
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Interests/Hobbies: hiking/camping, farmer’s markets, rock climbing, yoga, vegan cooking, road trips, dogs, crossword puzzles, being a plant mom

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Danielle Stansky, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Graduate School: MS, Healthcare Management, Union Graduate College
College: Union College
Major: Biology and Sociology
Hometown: Dix Hills, NY
Interests/Hobbies: skiing, wakeboarding, gymnastics, cooking and of course eating, love to travel, watching HGTV and interior design
Professional Interests: improvement of the medical education system on techniques for working with special needs patients

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Damian Stobierski, MD

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduate School: MS, Yale University
College: Yale University
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: skiing, hiking, quidditch, triathlon, the voice of Ira Glass, pierogi

Michael Veltre, MD

Michael Veltre, MD

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
College: Kean University
Major: Biology
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: cooking, drone flying, eating, bourbon, scuba diving, petting other peoples' dogs, fishing

PGY-2 Residents

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Aaron Bola, MD

Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
College: University at Buffalo (second bachelor’s), University of the Philippines Diliman
Major: Biological Sciences (second bachelor’s), Broadcast Communication
Hometown: Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Interests/Hobbies: LGBTQ+ and immigrant health, narrative medicine, Jeopardy!, ice cream, true crime podcasts, stand-up comedy, long, aimless walks around the city, Wegmans, cooking with what I bought from Wegmans

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Rachel Bubly, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College
College: Georgetown University
Major: Health Care Management and Policy
Hometown: Somerset, MA
Interests/Hobbies: everything true crime, documentaries, hiking, running, scuba diving, kayaking, sous vide cooking, palliative care, health policy, spending time with friends, family, and my dog (Brew)

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Leland Chan, MD

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Graduate School: MBA, A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University
College: Tulane University
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hometown: New York
Interests/Hobbies: dogs, board games, country and classic rock music, bowties, Star Wars in all forms, soccer, New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!), Broadway, the immortal television work of Michael Schur

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Sagar Desai, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
College: University of California, Los Angeles
Major: Biology (Evolutionary/Ecology emphasis)
Hometown: San Jose/Dublin, CA
Interests/Hobbies: music/concerts/festivals, basketball, nature, evolutionary bio, social EM/social justice in medicine, teaching/medical education, global/public health, working with underserved populations

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Allison Graebner, MD

Medical School: Rush Medical College
College: Williams College
Major: Biology
Hometown: Short Hills, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: hiking, rock climbing, running and pretending to like it, crossword puzzles, Harry Potter trivia, really any kind of trivia, podcasts, strong old fashioneds, short sleeve button-downs, discovering cool stuff years after everyone else, and endlessly searching for a good place to put up my hammock

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Alexandra Heyes-Darwin, MD

Medical School: University of Miami
Graduate School: MPH, University of Miami; MS, Loyola University Chicago
College: Duke University
Major: International Comparative Studies
Hometown: Glendale, CA
Interests/Hobbies: martial arts, Cameron Crazie (if you know you know), dance, scuba diving, escape rooms, camping, fishing, public health, social EM, emergency responders/EM relations and operations

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Victor Lei, MD

Medical School: Rush Medical College
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: Biology
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Interests/Hobbies: volleyball, social deduction games, API history and advocacy, sake, DIY gin, sous vide steak

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Anne Levine, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
College: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Biology
Hometown: New York
Interest/Hobbies: running, traveling, and weekly attempts to master a recipe inspired by NYT Cooking as I sip on a sour beer and rewatch Queer Eye.

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Eunice Monge, MD

Medical School: CUNY School of Medicine
College: City College of New York (Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program)
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Hometown: West New York, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: traveling, jogging, Thai food, New York Mets (LGM!), Netflix/Hulu docu-series, soup dumplings, snow tubing, fruit baskets, EDM, puppies, trying new recipes for dinner, Citibike, charcuterie boards (but mostly brie), women's health, immigrant health

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Michael Musharbash, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University
College: Harvard University
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Chicago
Interests/Hobbies: music (house, disco, jazz), theater, fiction, queer history, public health, health policy

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Justin Rice, MD

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Graduate School: PhD, System Dynamics and Feedback Control, Technische Universiteit Delft
College: Cornell University, Hunter College (Post-Bacc)
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Lee's Summit, MO
Interests/Hobbies: food marathons, tacos, fossil hunting, peanut butter, epic hiking, biscuits, irreverence, citrus-cello, canoe-camping, washing dishes, brewing beer, powerpoint art, chopping wood

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Barbara Elena Sahagún, MD

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine
College: University of California, Los Angeles
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Lynwood, CA
Interests/Hobbies: swimming, cycling, wakesurfing. Advocacy in social justice including anti-racism, undocumented immigrant rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, anti-police brutality and healthcare equity

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Aron Siegelson, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
College: Rhodes College
Hometown: Atlanta
Academic Interests: preventative health, Community Health Worker Programs, growing health within marginalized communities rather than making it an external entity (i.e., hospitals)
Hobbies: pre-pandemic: live music in grungy bars, beer and food explorer, road trips; post-pandemic: cooking in my Instapot

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Mallika Singh, MD

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
College: University of Washington
Major: BS in Neurobiology and BA in South Asian Languages
Hometown: Woodinville, WA
Interests/Hobbies: dancing bhangra, eating Asian food and/or desserts, watching Netflix, running, Krav Maga, traveling out of the country, playing violin

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Melissa Socarras, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Graduate School: MS in Global Medicine, University of Southern California
College: University of California, Irvine
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Los Angeles
Interests/Hobbies: homeless health care/street medicine/social EM, global health, being an obsessive pet mom to my dog (Chance) and my cat (Jeremy), USC college football (Fight On!), true crime documentaries, cooking and eating, sleeping for more hours than I’m awake, traveling, binging Netflix

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Sarah Spiegel, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College
College: Connecticut College
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Locust Valley, NY
Interests/Hobbies: social justice, LGBTQ+ health, cats, dogs, food, NYC, music, complaining about NYC, video games, sci-fi, queer sci-fi

Thomas Sullivan, MD

Thomas Sullivan, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Major: Biology
Hometown: Keansburg, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: sci-fi TV/movies/books, biking, green energy tech, rebuilding my Jeep to someday make it electric, board games, the shore, my wife and our cats

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Christy Williams, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine
Graduate School: MBA, University of Illinois Liautaud Graduate School of Business
College: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Hometown: Crete, IL
Interests/Hobbies: singing, barre, pilates, aerial yoga, brunching, Netflix binging, being a plant mom, trying new restaurants as an aspiring Yelp Elite, entrepreneurship, healthcare administration

PGY-1 Residents

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Stefanie Biondi, MD

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
College: University of Maryland, College Park
Hometown: Riva, MD
Academic Interests: social emergency medicine, medical education
Hobbies: backpacking, cycling, cooking

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Esha Chebolu, MD

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
College: Stony Brook University
Hometown: Watertown, NY
Academic Interests: substance use disorders and treatment, social emergency medicine
Hobbies: mountains, musicals, ukulele, ramen tours

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Sadakat Chowdhury, MD

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
College: NYU
Hometown: Queens, NY
Academic Interests: ultrasound, social emergency medicine/street medicine, medical education/FOAM
Hobbies: basketball, powerlifting/weightlifting, Netflix

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Reed Colling, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
College: St. Norbert College
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Academic Interests: social emergency medicine, health policy, medical education
Hobbies: live performances, exploring new restaurants, video games

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Phoebe Draper, MD

Medical School: University of Utah
College: Brown University
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Academic Interests: critical care, female reproductive health, infectious disease
Hobbies: oil painting, downhill skiing, exploring New York City by ferry

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Jacqueline Florick, MD

Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
College: Creighton University
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Academic Interests: intimate partner violence and sexual assault, homelessness, substance abuse
Hobbies: my cats and plants, true crime podcasts, hiking

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Jacob Goldenring, MD

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
College: Williams College
Hometown: Florham Park, NJ
Academic Interests: ultrasound, medical education, physician wellbeing
Hobbies: golf, mountains, ocean, cooking

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Christian Graulty, MD

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
College: Reed College
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Academic Interests: medical education, social emergency medicine, LGBTQ+ health
Hobbies: exploring bars/restaurants/shows, long walks, making art with my partner

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Chelsea Hayman, MD

Medical School: California Northstate University
College: University of California, Davis
Hometown: Orinda, CA
Academic Interests: healthcare literacy, social emergency medicine, toxicology
Hobbies: animals, Scandinavian crime novels, dessert, Crossfit

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Samantha Keedman Kerester, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
College: University of Pennsylvania
Hometown: South Jersey
Academic Interests: science education and health literacy in adolescents, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction in substance use
Hobbies: spinning, EDM concerts, trying to become a foodie

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Maria Mulligan-Buckmiller, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College
College: Colorado College
Hometown: Colorado
Academic Interests: EMS/disaster medicine, education
Hobbies: spending time with my co-residents, New York Times crosswords, weekend escapes to Long Island

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Abigail Olinde, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University
College: Emory University
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Academic Interests: social emergency medicine, global health, medical education
Hobbies: spending time with friends and family, cheering on the Saints, mindlessly walking around the city

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Nadia Ortega, MD

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
College: Pennsylvania State University
Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ
Academic Interests: social emergency medicine, serving the underserved, undocumented immigrant rights, anti-police brutality, health equity, finding an end to homelessness
Hobbies: eating Argentinian asados with family, doing things around New York City with my other half, meeting up with friends from college, my cat

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Aurnee Rahman, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College
College: University of Washington
Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Academic Interests: global health, women in medicine, ultrasound
Hobbies: discovering New York City through dessert, reading, talking about my love of the Pacific Northwest

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Marissa Ruggiero, MD

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
College: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Brecksville, OH
Academic Interests: wellness, medical education, preventative medicine
Hobbies: fitness, cooking, dogs

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Aakash Shah, MD

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
College: Bucknell University
Hometown: Ledgewood, NJ
Academic Interests: global health/international development
Hobbies: biking, pick-up sports (spikeball, basketball, volleyball), empanadas

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Kaitlynn Tracy, MD

Medical School: Rush University Medical College
College: DePaul University
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Academic Interests: advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, disaster medicine and mass casualty training
Hobbies: skiing, aviation, horseback riding

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Juan Vasquez, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
College: University of California, Berkley
Hometown: Coachella, CA
Academic Interests: diversity and inclusion, quality improvement
Hobbies: running, swimming, chess