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Dr. Matthew D. Alvin is a 2nd year radiology resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed an internal medicine intern in the Osler Residency Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Alvin graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in five years after obtaining three separate Masters degrees in addition to his medical doctorate. Two of the Masters degrees (in Applied Anatomy (MS) and Bioethics (MA), respectively) were completed at Case Western Reserve University during his first two years of medical school. The third degree, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), was completed in one year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Alvin has published over 40 manuscripts in high impact journals, on topics including cost effectiveness, low back pain, quality of life outcomes, and on the USMLE. He also has taught for Kaplan Test Prep in MCAT, GMAT, ACT, and USMLE for the past six years. As one of 21 nationally selected fourth year medical students, Dr. Alvin was named an American Medical Association Physician of Tomorrow in 2015.
Anna C.E. Hurst, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of medical genetics in the department of genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She trained as a genetic counselor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Columbia) and then completed her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). She is a board-certified pediatrician who completed pediatrics residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health (Winston-Salem, NC) and a medical genetics residency at UAB. Hurst is a clinician for the UAB Undiagnosed Disease Program, skeletal dysplasia clinic, and general genetics, and she provides genetic inpatient hospital consultations for patients at UAB and Children’s of Alabama. She is passionate about education and is the Assistant Program Director for the UAB Medical Genetics residency programs, including categorical training and training combining genetics with pediatrics, internal-medicine, or maternal-fetal-medicine. Her clinical interests include dysmorphology and congenital anomaly syndrome delineation, and she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Facial Dysmorphology Novel Analysis (FDNA). Her research focuses on expanding the availability of genomic sequencing for children with complex healthcare needs and incorporating phenotypic information into the interpretation of genomic data.
Pietro Bortoletto was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to the United States in Elementary school and was raised in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Miami where he studied Neuroscience and Linguistics and then attended the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago,IL.Pietro Bortoletto currently works as a third year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Integrated ObGyn Residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interest is in reproductive medicine and he conducts research on related topics within the field.
Altaf Saadi is a neurologist and fellow at the National Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, focused on promoting healthcare leadership in health policy, health services, and community-partnered research. Her fellowship is also supported by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She completed her neurology training at the Partners Neurology Program at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston, where she also served as Chief Resident. In residency, her interest in health equity led her to work in resource-limited settings in Zambia, Tanzania, the Navajo Nation, with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and with the Doctors without Borders telemedicine program. Currently she serves as a volunteer member of the Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network providing medical and psychological forensic evaluations for asylum seekers. Her research and advocacy focuses on health inequities and disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, and enhancing diversity within the medical workforce. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, where she graduated cum laude and received the Dean’s Community Service Award.
Dr. Hyun-seok Kim is a PGY3 internal medicine resident at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA. Dr. Kim received his Medical degree from Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea. Dr. Kim completed his Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After his MPH, Dr. Kim worked as an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 2 years. He then moved to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to begin his clinical training. Dr. Kim has authored several publications in various journals and books, including Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA Internal Medicine, and JAMA Oncology. His research interest focuses on clinical and translational epidemiology in digestive diseases and nutrition. Dr. Kim is a member of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), North America Society for the study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) and American Associations for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Dr. Kim also received a young investigator award from American Gastroenterological Association at Digestive Disease Week meeting 2016 and an Emerging Liver Scholar Travel Award by AASLD in 2017.
Dr. Kim is expected to begin his gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in July 2018, supported by NIH T32 grant.
Ersilia M. DeFilippis MD is a second-year resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a degree in women's studies with specific focus on women's health. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. DeFilippis's prior research has focused on therapeutic approaches and clinical outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease. She also is interested in medical education. She plans to pursue a cardiology fellowship.
Abraar Karan MD MPH is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is a recent graduate of UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he served as the Student Body President, and of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he earned his MPH. His primary interests are in global health systems, medical ethics, and health politics. His work has taken him across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, particularly focusing on vulnerable populations including sex workers, the disabled elderly, TB/AIDS co-infected patients, and those suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases. His research has been published widely, including in The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, NPR, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, STAT News, and Journal of Global Health. His first book, “Protecting the Health of the Poor,” was released in December 2015. Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011 as a Journalism Scholar and Parker Huang Fellow.
Dania Daye, MD, PhD completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is currently pursuing radiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Daye graduated from the University of Pennsylvania MD-PhD program, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her PhD in Bioengineering as an HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces scholar. Her interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, precision medicine and innovative care delivery models. Dr. Daye served as the 2012-2013 President of the American Physician Scientists Association and currently serves on the board of directors.
Wilnise Jasmin, MD, MBA is currently a Preventive Medicine trainee at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. She completed her Family Medicine training in the Cook County-Loyola University Family Medicine Residency Program in Chicago, IL where she served as a Chief Resident during her final year. Prior to residency, she worked in Health Information Management. She also has worked in the area of Health Literacy, is a former editor for the Global Pulse Journal, the American Medical Student Association’s international health journal, has served on several committees, including the Career Track of the 2013 American College of Preventive Medicine Meeting, the inaugural Minority Medical Students Advisory Committee of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., and the 2004 steering committee for the Black Women's Health Symposium. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she received her medical degree from the American University of Antigua and MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She received her B.A. degree in biology from Columbia University’s Barnard College.
Dr. Laura Welsh is an Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Education Fellow at the University of Washingont. Prior to fellowshup she was Chief Resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Rebecca Hoffman is a PGY8 general surgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In August, she will start a Colon adn Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington Univeristy in St. Louis. She is the Vice Chair of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS). Her research interests include the colon cancer patient experience, medical education and quality and patient safety.
I'm currently a fourth year family medicine resident and outgoing chief resident at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Lawrence, Massachusetts. I grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts and did my undergraduate studies at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I studied Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and completed a language citation in Spanish. After graduation I worked in a lab studying the evolutionary genetics of Arabidopsis arenosa before starting my combined MD/MPH at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. I eventually found my way to family medicine because I'm passionate about full-spectrum primary care medicine (including outpatient, inpatient, and OB), really enjoy procedures, and believe strongly that good primary care can function as a social justice intervention for underserved communities and communities that experience stigma. Next year, I'll be staying on in Lawrence as Core Faculty where I will round on four inpatient services (Adult Medicine, Adult ICU, Pediatrics, and Labor and Delivery), precept residents in clinic, and focus my outpatient care on HIV, viral hepatitis, transgender health, and substance use disorders.
Dr. Jennings, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and holds faculty appointments in both International Health and Health Policy & Management Departments at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The majority of her work at Bloomberg is based out of the International Vaccine Access Center, and she also serves on the core faculty of the General Preventive Medicine Residency of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as an Academic Director. While on faculty with the GPMR program, she has played a key role in establishing a new lifestyle medicine consult service at Hopkins that focuses on obesity prevention and prescribing nutrition and exercise for health. She blends a preventive approach to overall population health and well-being with research and public health practice in the fields of international health systems, vaccine access and equity, and community- and technology-savvy approaches to improving maternal, neonatal and child health. She holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins and an MD from the University of South Carolina, with clinical, research and public health practice experience in the U.S., Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania, francophone Africa, and South-East Asia.
Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a resident physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital with interests in health policy, economics, and journalism. He is a contributor at the New York Times and writes regularly for both mainstream and academic publications, exploring evolving trends in medicine and health care. He recently worked at the ABC News Medical Unit, where he helped curate and communicate relevant health information to the public, and was previously at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), focusing on Affordable Care Act implementation. Khullar graduated with honors from Yale University (B.A. in Biology), and earned his medical degree (M.D.) at the Yale School of Medicine. He also received a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Slate, Politico, and Scientific American. He was recently recognized by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Healthcare Professionals Under 35.
I am a internal medicine resident at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently I am pursing a career in the field of interventional cardiology. I have a strong interest in innovation and leadership in the field of medicine. In the pursuit of these interests, I have held multiple leadership positions such as President of Jefferson's Student Council and CEO of the Community of Health & Innovation Professionals (CHiP) to name a couple, where the sole mission was to revolutionize the medical field for both physicians and their patients. Other interests include being captain of Jefferson's flag football team, Wing Chun kung fu, cooking, and playing bass guitar in a local band. I am interested in networking with anyone who would like to help foster and develop ideas or projects for a better tomorrow, whether that be innovating inside the field of medicine or the individuals affected by it.
Internal medicine resident passionate about clinical operations that foster person-centered, high quality care; particular interests in chronic disease management, oncology, information technology, costs of care, and value of care.
I completed medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) in Philadelphia, PA and am now finishing my final year of Internal Medicine residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC. I will then be staying on at GW to pursue a fellowship in Medical Education. I ultimately hope to work as an academic hospitalist with a focus on medical education. Specific topics of interest include the incorporation of education training and theory into the medical school/residency curriculum, the role of the humanities in medicine, and quality improvement in the hospital setting.
Aileen Wright is an internal medicine resident in primary care at Brigham and Women’s hospital. She received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests are in systems improvement, medical informatics, and opioid safety.