Congratulations Class of 2023!

March 15, 2019
Class of 2023

Fatmah Alsomali

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Education:

  • King Abdulaziz University, M.B.,B.S. '15

Prior Training:

  • General Internship at King Abdulaziz University in 2016
  • Anesthesiology Residency Training Program from 2016-2017

 

    Honors/Awards:

    • First place in the poster presentation at the First Saudi Society of Diabetes International Conference, 2015

    Research:

    • Physician’s appearance and its effect on patient confidence
    • Effectiveness of facemasks in preventing influenza-like illness in Australian Hajj immigrants
    • Lifestyle factors and their relationship to obesity in Jeddah

    Unique Characteristics:

    • Program developer for It’s Your Choice, a Youtube program focusing on spreading medical awareness

    Hobbies/Interests:

    • Documentaries
    • Arabic literature
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology

    Joseph Brooks

    Dr. Joseph Brooks

    Education:

    • Georgetown University, BS '15
    • The University of Toledo, MD '19

    Honors/Awards:

    • AOA
    • College of Medicine Academic Excellence Scholarship

    Research:

    • Multiple papers and presentations in the area of transplant surgery

    Leadership:

    • Surgery Interest Group research liaison
    • Admissions Committee

    Unique Characteristics:

    • Speaks Spanish and was an English language tutor in DC
    • Prior ED Scribe

    Hobbies/Interests:

    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Golf
    • Rowing
    • Strength Training
    • Reading
    • Traveling

    Brandon Chaffay

    Dr. Brandon Chaffay

    Education:

    • Queen's University, BS ‘13
    • Western University, M.Sc ‘17
    • University College Dublin School of Medicine, M.B.B.Ch '19

    Research:

    • Chemotherapy effectiveness analysis
    • Clinical research associate in Peds ED at London’s Children’s Hospital

     

      Leadership:

      • EMIG class representative
      • Surgical Interest Group class representative
      • North American Irish Medical Association senior coordinator
      • Peer mentor

      Unique Characteristics:

      • Received a Master’s degree in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

      Hobbies/Interests:

      • Board games
      • Running
      • Soccer, rugby, ice hockey, and rock climbing
      • College football
      • Traveling to UNESCO World Heritage sites
      • Spending time with his black lab, Sydney

      Alexander Kreisman

      Dr. Alexander Kreisman

      Education:

      • Pitzer College, B.A. '13
      • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D. '19

      Honors/Awards:

      • Gold Humanism Honor Society

       

        Research:

        • Ultrasound vs. CT for identifying hydronephrosis
        • Leadership and communication in trauma resuscitations

        Leadership:

        • EMIG president
        • Simulation in Medicine board member
        • Student clinic clinical board, financial advisor, referrals volunteer

        Unique Characteristics:

        • Fluent in Spanish

        Hobbies/Interests:

        • Travelling and hiking
        • Cooking new cuisines
        • Watching NBA basketball, international sporting events, and MLB baseball
        • Escape rooms
        • Stand-up comedy

        Joel Lange

        Dr. Joel Lange

        Education:

        • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. '15
        • Medical College of Wisconsin, M.D. '19

        Research:

        • MSIII education during inpatient medicine
        • Cost-effectiveness in colorectal cancer

         

          Leadership:

          • Academic Standing Committee
          • Track Liaison Committee
          • Student mentor
          • Anesthesiology Interest Group treasurer
          • Rush Institute journal club chair

          Unique Characteristics:

          • Prior waiter at Olive Garden

          Hobbies/Interests:

          • Rock climbing
          • Distance running
          • Guitar
          • Volleyball
          • Traveling
          • Swing dancing

          Malori Lankenau

          Dr. Malori Lankenau

          Education:

          • The Ohio State University, B.S. '15
          • University of Cincinnati, M.D. '19

          Research:

          • OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center undergraduate research assistant

           

            Leadership:

            • Career development Student Advisory Committee
            • AMWA Educational Events & Member cochair
            • AMA Class of 2019 secretary

            Unique Characteristics:

            • Volunteered as part of a medical outreach group in Shirati, Tanzania
            • Has a pet turtle, Gunther

            Hobbies/Interests:

            • Reading fiction
            • Baking cookies and cakes
            • Traveling and exploring

            Ayal Pierce

            Dr. Ayal Pierce

            Education:

            • Tuffts University, B.S. '15
            • Tuffts University, M.D. '19

            Honors/Awards:

            • EMT of the Year (2013, 2014)
            • Department of Public Safety Award

             

              Research:

              • Combining wireless technology and behavioral economics to engage patients with cardiometabolic disease
              • Complications from knee & hip arthroplasty

              Leadership:

              • Core Medical Apps VP/Chief technology officer
              • Grant writer for student-run clinic

              Unique Characteristics:

              • BLS Instructor
              • EMT

              Hobbies/Interests:

              • Tennis, skiing, golf
              • Running
              • Hiking
              • Building websites
              • Piano and guitar

              Margarita Popova

              Dr. Margarita Popova

              Education:

              • Columbia University, B.A. '14
              • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, M.D. '19

              Research:

              • Economics and health outcomes of various tracheostomy approaches
              • Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in nonsmokers & non-drinkers
              • Patient needs assessment in Breathmobile Program

               

                Leadership:

                • Anatomy peer instructor coordinator
                • Humanities Interest Group co-president
                • Student Clinic coordinator
                • ICM & POM class representative
                • Book Club president

                Unique Characteristics:

                • Speaks French, Russian, and Spanish

                Hobbies/Interests:

                • Cooking vegetarian meals
                • Backcountry hiking
                • Exploring new cities
                • Playing badminton
                • Going to comedy shows
                • Reading fiction and short stories
                • Fostering kittens

                Kristin Raphel

                Dr. Kristin Raphel

                Education:

                • Pomona College, B.A. '11
                • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Schoool, M. D. '19

                 

                Research:

                • Naloxone administration during cardiac arrest
                • Initiative to enhance education for transgender individuals
                • Pre-hospital air EMS parameters for stroke stabilization

                Leadership:

                • Sexuality and Gender Alliance president
                • EMIG co-president
                • AMSA Gender and Sexuality fellow
                • Admissions Committee
                • RWJ Domestic Violence Prevention instructor, co-leader

                Hobbies/Interests:

                • Union County Women’s Rugby Club
                • Pokemon Go PokéMaster

                Michael West

                Dr. Michael West

                Education:

                • George Washington University, B.S.P.H ‘14
                • A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. '19

                Research:

                • ED utilization patterns and motivations in primary care patients at Unity Clinic

                 

                  Leadership:

                  • Student Government DC campus senator
                  • AMSA chapter vice president
                  • EMIG community outreach coordinator
                  • Stop the Bleed instructor

                  Unique Characteristics:

                  • Member of GW EMERG as an undergraduate
                  • Former GW ED tech
                  • Speaks Spanish

                  Hobbies/Interests:

                  • Basketball
                  • Distance running
                  • Home brewing
                  • Aviation
                  • WWII History