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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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Charlotte Croteau, MD

Hometown: Weston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate school: Bowdoin College
Major: art history
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: medical education, sailing (and anything on the ocean), yoga, cycling, day trips, and walking around New York City in Red Sox gear

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William Plowe, MD

Hometown: Columbia, Maryland
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Major: philosophy
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: history, geography, board games, eating well, and spending time with friends, family, and my cat

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Danielle Stansky, MD

Hometown: Dix Hills, New York
Undergraduate school: Union College
Major: biology and sociology
Medical school: Albany Medical College
Graduate school: MS, healthcare management, Union Graduate College
Professional interests: improvement of the medical education system on techniques for working with special needs patients
Interests/hobbies: skiing, wakeboarding, gymnastics, cooking and of course eating, love to travel, and watching HGTV and interior design

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Damian Stobierski, MD

Hometown: Clifton, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Yale University
Major: molecular, cellular, and developmental biology
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduate school: MS, Yale University
Interests/hobbies: skiing, hiking, quidditch, triathlon, the voice of Ira Glass, and pierogi

Postgraduate Year 4 Residents

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Rohan Bansal, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Major: computer science and engineering
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: traveling, hiking, board games, cooking, cold-brew coffee, and trivia

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Benjamin Biewen, MD

Hometown: Edina, Minnesota
Undergraduate school: Gustavus Adolphus College
Major: biology
Medical school: Creighton University School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: basketball, golf, yoga, reading, podcasts, and finding the best dollar pizza slice in NYC

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Anna-Marie Francis, MD

Hometown: Brookhaven, New York
Undergraduate school: Villanova University
Major: biology and psychology
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: eating my way through all the New York City Thai restaurants, black coffee, hoppy beer, all the outdoor sports and adventures, dogs, and stand-up comedy

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Daniel Imas, MD

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Undergraduate school: Rice University
Major: chemistry
Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: traveling, running, eating anything and everything, playing soccer, trivia, buying tickets to every concert in New York City, knowing the lyrics to every song ever, early-to-mid 2000s MTV/VH1 dating shows, LGBTQ+ health, and health policy

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Yue Jay Lin, MD

Hometown: Fuzhou, China
Undergraduate school: University of Connecticut
Major: biology
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: cooking, photography, Central Park, basketball, my bike, joggers, and free samples

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Peter Luckow, MD

Hometown: Deerfield, Illinois
Undergraduate school: Northwestern University
Major: anthropology and global health
Medical school: The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Graduate school: MPH, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Interests/hobbies: oysters

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Sarah McCuskee, MD

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Major: literature and global health and health policy
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduate school: MPH, University of Cambridge
Interests/hobbies: global health policy, epidemiology, social EM, sailing, running, cooking, and hammock camping

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Matthew Paik, MD

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate school: University of Illinois
Major: chemical engineering
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: trying new restaurants, cooking, traveling, going to concerts and festivals, collecting vinyl records, road trips, and medical education

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Margi Patel, MD

Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Rutgers University
Major: cell biology and neuroscience, and psychology
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: YouTube binges, makeup, searching for the best wings in New York City, social justice and immigrant rights, and wine of every kind

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Savan Patel, MD

Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois
Undergraduate school: Northwestern University
Major: communication sciences and disorders
Medical school: University of Illinois School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: finding the Cash Cab, Chicago and Northwestern sports, peanut butter, and health entrepreneurship and medical devices

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Katherine Roach, MD

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Undergraduate school: Miami University
Major: zoology
Medical school: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
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, and Sunday football

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Anshuman Sarangi, MD

Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Major: biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience
Medical school: Wayne State University School of Medicine
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 and Hulu, and exploring New York City

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Hannah St. Francis, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate school: Brown University
Major: health and human biology
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: hiking and camping, farmer’s markets, rock climbing, yoga, vegan cooking, road trips, dogs, crossword puzzles, and being a plant mom

Michael Veltre, MD

Michael Veltre, MD

Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Kean University
Major: biology
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Interests/hobbies: cooking, drone flying, eating, bourbon, scuba diving, petting other peoples’ dogs, and fishing

Postgraduate Year 3 Residents

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Aaron Bola, MD

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

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Rachel Bubly, MD

Hometown: Somerset, Massachusetts
Undergraduate school: Georgetown University
Major: healthcare management and policy
Medical school: New York Medical College
Interests/hobbies: everything true crime, documentaries, hiking, running, scuba diving, kayaking, sous vide cooking, palliative care, health policy, and spending time with friends, family, and my dog (Brew)

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Leland Chan, MD

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

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Sagar Desai, MD

Hometown: San Jose/Dublin, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Los Angeles
Major: biology (evolutionary/ecology emphasis)
Medical school: University of California, San Francisco
Interests/hobbies: music/concerts/festivals, basketball, nature, evolutionary bio, social EM/social justice in medicine, teaching/medical education, global/public health, and working with underserved populations

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Allison Graebner, MD

Hometown: Short Hills, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Williams College
Major: biology
Medical school: Rush Medical College
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

Hometown: Glendale, California
Undergraduate school: Duke University
Major: international comparative studies
Medical school: University of Miami
Graduate school: MPH, University of Miami; MS, Loyola University Chicago
Interests/hobbies: martial arts, Cameron Crazie (if you know you know), dance, scuba diving, escape rooms, camping, fishing, public health, social EM, and emergency responders/EM relations and operations

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Victor Lei, MD

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Undergraduate school: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: biology
Medical school: Rush Medical College
Interests/hobbies: volleyball, social deduction games, API history and advocacy, sake, DIY gin, and sous vide steak

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Anne Levine, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Undergraduate school: Johns Hopkins University 
Major: biology 
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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

Hometown: West New York, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: City College of New York (Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program)
Major: biomedical sciences
Medical school: CUNY School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: traveling, jogging, Thai food, New York Mets (LGM!), Netflix and Hulu docu-series, soup dumplings, snow tubing, fruit baskets, EDM, puppies, trying new recipes for dinner, Citi Bike, charcuterie boards (but mostly brie), women’s health, and immigrant health

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Michael Musharbash, MD

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Major: chemistry
Medical school: Northwestern University
Interests/hobbies: music (house, disco, jazz), theater, fiction, queer history, public health, and health policy

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Justin Rice, MD

Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Undergraduate school: Cornell University, Hunter College (Post-Bacc)
Major: mechanical engineering
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Graduate school: PhD, System Dynamics and Feedback Control, Technische Universiteit Delft
Interests/hobbies: food marathons, tacos, fossil hunting, peanut butter, epic hiking, biscuits, irreverence, citrus-cello, canoe camping, washing dishes, brewing beer, PowerPoint art, and chopping wood

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Barbara Elena Sahagún, MD

Hometown: Lynwood, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Los Angeles
Major: biochemistry
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medicine
Interests/hobbies: swimming, cycling, wakesurfing, and 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

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Undergraduate school: Rhodes College
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Academic interests: preventive 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

Hometown: Woodinville, Washington
Undergraduate school: University of Washington
Major: BS in neurobiology and BA in south asian languages
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: dancing bhangra, eating Asian food and/or desserts, watching Netflix, running, Krav Maga, traveling out of the country, and playing violin

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Melissa Socarras, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Irvine
Major: biological sciences
Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Graduate school: MS in Global Medicine, University of Southern California
Interests/hobbies: homeless healthcare/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, and binging Netflix

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Sarah Spiegel, MD

Hometown: Locust Valley, New York
Undergraduate school: Connecticut College
Major: biochemistry
Medical school: New York Medical College
Interests/hobbies: social justice, LGBTQ+ health, cats, dogs, food, New York City, music, complaining about New York City, video games, sci-fi, and queer sci-fi

Thomas Sullivan, MD

Thomas Sullivan, MD

Hometown: Keansburg, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Major: biology
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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

Hometown: Crete, Illinois
Graduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: molecular and cellular biology
Medical school: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine
Graduate school: MBA, University of Illinois Liautaud Graduate School of Business
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

Postgraduate Year 2 Residents

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Stefanie Biondi, MD

Hometown: Riva, Maryland
Undergraduate school: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Academic interests: social emergency medicine and medical education
Hobbies: backpacking, cycling, and cooking

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Esha Chebolu, MD

Hometown: Watertown, New York
Undergraduate school: Stony Brook University
Medical school: SUNY Buffalo
Academic interests: substance use disorders and treatment, and social emergency medicine
Hobbies: mountains, musicals, ukulele, and ramen tours

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Sadakat Chowdhury, MD

Hometown: Queens, New York
Undergraduate school: NYU
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Academic interests: ultrasound, social emergency medicine/street medicine, and medical education/FOAM
Hobbies: basketball, powerlifting and weightlifting, and Netflix

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Reed Colling, MD

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin
Undergraduate school: St. Norbert College
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Academic interests: social emergency medicine, health policy, and medical education
Hobbies: live performances, exploring new restaurants, and video games

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Phoebe Draper, MD

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Undergraduate school: Brown University
Medical school: University of Utah
Academic interests: critical care, female reproductive health, and infectious disease
Hobbies: oil painting, downhill skiing, and exploring New York City by ferry

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Jacqueline Florick, MD

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

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Jacob Goldenring, MD

Hometown: Florham Park, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Williams College
Medical school: University of Pennsylvania
Academic interests: ultrasound, medical education, physician wellbeing
Hobbies: golf, mountains, oceans, and cooking

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Christian Graulty, MD

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

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Chelsea Hayman, MD

Hometown: Orinda, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Davis
Medical school: California Northstate University
Academic interests: healthcare literacy, social emergency medicine, and toxicology
Hobbies: animals, Scandinavian crime novels, dessert, and CrossFit

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Samantha Freedman Kerester, MD

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

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Maria Mulligan-Buckmiller, MD

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

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Abigail Olinde, MD

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

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Nadia Ortega, MD

Hometown: Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Pennsylvania State University
Medical school: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Academic interests: social emergency medicine, serving the underserved, undocumented immigrant rights, anti-police brutality, health equity, and 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, and my cat

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Aurnee Rahman, MD

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

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Marissa Ruggiero, MD

Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio
Undergraduate school: University of Notre Dame
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Academic interests: wellness, medical education, and preventive medicine
Hobbies: fitness, cooking, and dogs

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Aakash Shah, MD

Hometown: Ledgewood, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Bucknell University
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Academic interests: global health and international development
Hobbies: biking, pick-up sports (spikeball, basketball, volleyball), and empanadas

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Kaitlynn Tracy, MD

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate school: DePaul University
Medical school: Rush University Medical College
Academic interests: advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, and disaster medicine and mass casualty training
Hobbies: skiing, aviation, and horseback riding

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Juan Vasquez, MD

Hometown: Coachella, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Berkley
Medical school: University of California, San Francisco
Academic interests: diversity and inclusion and quality improvement
Hobbies: running, swimming, and chess

Postgraduate Year 1 Residents

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John Altavilla, MD

Hometown: Califon, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Rutgers University
Major: biology
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Interests/hobbies: hiking, fishing, participating in demolition derbies, weightlifting, and Star Wars

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Natalie Bertrand, MD

Hometown: Basel, Switzerland; Kandern, Germany; Denver, Colorado; Roswell, Georgia; I don’t really know
Undergraduate school: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Major: biology
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Interests/hobbies: traveling, snowboarding, audiobooks, playing team sports, learning new musical instruments, ultrasound, and health equity

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Vivian Chiu, MD

Hometown: San Gabriel, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Los Angeles
Major: molecular, cell, and developmental biology
Medical school: New York Medical College
Interests/hobbies: refugee and immigrant health; social EM; any type of live music but especially hip hop, R&B, and house; bouldering; swimming; Lakers/Dodgers/Formula 1; and playing my keyboard

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Noumi Chowdhury, MD

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Major: cellular and molecular biology
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Interests/hobbies: social justice and health equity, traveling, music, anime/kdrama, and food

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Somil Chugh, MD, MBA

Hometown: Long Valley, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: University of Virginia
Major: biology and psychology
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Graduate school: NYU Stern School of Business
Interests/hobbies: basketball, tennis, baseball, travelling (especially to all MLB baseball stadiums), exploring New York City, healthcare administration, and clinical operations

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Erica Cohen, MD

Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Undergraduate school: University of Maryland, College Park
Major: psychology and neuroscience
Medical school: George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Interests/hobbies: anything outdoors but mainly hiking, kayaking, and skiing, post-hike breweries, ice cream, traveling, and exploring new restaurants

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Annaliese Elam, MD

Hometown: Alamo, California
Undergraduate school: Rice University
Major: French studies
Medical school: California Northstate University College of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: skiing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, reading (mostly nonfiction), traveling, pb&js, wine and game nights, and medical education

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Sophia Faude, MD

Hometown: Radnor, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate school: University of Southern California
Major: health and humanity
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Interests/hobbies: addiction medicine, social EM, ultrasound, eating pasta, my cat, and any outdoor activity with a view

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Sarah Fetterolf, MD

Hometown: Lloyd Harbor, New York
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Major: human biology, health, and society
Medical school: California Northstate University College of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: skiing, camping, swimming, and anything involving being on the water, playing with my cat, hazy IPAs, taking game nights a step too far, social emergency medicine, women’s reproductive rights, and medical education

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Mitchell Foster, MD

Hometown: Visalia, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Santa Barbara
Major: pharmacology
Medical school: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: outdoors (hiking, surfing, fishing, snowboarding, diving), travel, concerts, basketball, football, board games, dogs, and being the cheapest guy in New York City

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Marina Gaeta Gazzola, MD

Hometown: Ithaca, New York
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Major: biology and society
Medical school: Yale School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: running, barre, yoga, skiing, going to concerts, trying out new restaurants, cooking, exploring New York City, social EM, addiction medicine, street medicine, healthcare for people experiencing homelessness, and harm reduction

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Nicolas Gonzalez, MD

Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida
Undergraduate school: University of Florida
Major: applied physiology and kinesiology
Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: high-intensity interval training and binging TV shows

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Philip Hao Yu Lin, MD

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Undergraduate school: Johns Hopkins University
Major: cognitive science
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: toxicology, LGBTQ+ health, medical education, dragon-boating, board games, and restaurant and bar crawls

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Collins Mbachu, MD

Hometown: Merrillville, Indiana
Undergraduate school: Loyola University Chicago
Major: biophysics
Medical school: University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: informatics, medical engineering, Epic improvement, working out, gaming, and billiards

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Elie Nwefo, MD, MS

Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia
Undergraduate school: Emory University
Major: neuroscience and behavioral biology and biology
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Graduate school: Georgetown University 
Interests/hobbies: BBQ, ultimate Frisbee, raising plants, hiking, and fantasy football

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Christopher Pham, MD

Hometown: Peachtree City, Georgia
Undergraduate school: Georgia Tech
Major: biomedical engineering
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Interests/hobbies: tennis (playing and watching), travel, food, pickleball, guitar, ukulele, Marvel, quoting TV, and global health

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Nazanin Sarpoulaki, MD, MPH

Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Undergraduate school: University of Delaware
Major: neuroscience and liberal studies
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Graduate school: Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health
Interests/hobbies: skiing, hiking, running, Peloton, cooking, painting, public health, social EM, addiction medicine, harm reduction, and policy and advocacy

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Seth Walsh-Blackmore, MD

Hometown: Clinton, New York
Undergraduate school: Arizona State University
Major: kinesiology
Medical school: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Interests/hobbies: snowboarding, weightlifting, learning Spanish, cooking Instagram recipes, and live music at small venues