Welcome Class of 2022 Residents!

March 16, 2018
Class of 2022

Islam Bedaiwi

Dr. Islam Bedaiwi

Education:

  • University of Dammam, MBBS ‘13

Honors/Awards

  • Academic Excellence Award – University of Dammam

 

Research:

  • Emergency Medicine Research Fellow at GW ’17-‘18
  • Trends in care for CVA/TIA in US
  • Assessment of content and quality of patient-facing information on the internet for CVA/TIA
  • Assessment of content and quality of patient-facing information on the internet for headache

Unique Characteristics:

  • Completed an internship at University of Dammam in 2014

Interests:

  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Soccer, swimming, pool, bowling
  • Camping

Shannon Cain

Dr. Shannon Cain

Education:

  • College of the Holly Cross, BA ‘13
  • New York Medical College, MD ‘18

Honors/Awards

  • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

 

Leadership:

  • AOA Volunteer Coordinator
  • Community Outreach & Advocacy Coalition – Outreach Supervisor
  • Student Clinic Outreach Chair
  • NYMC Peer Tutor

Unique Characteristics:

  • Taught English in Spain prior to med school
  • Cooked in the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff in 2010
  • Is a former waitress
  • Can speak Spanish and Portuguese

Interests:

  • Marathon runner
  • Hiking, kickboxing
  • Cooking and baking
  • Enjoys knitting and reading

Crystal Donelan

Dr. Crystal Donelan

Education:

  • Hamline University, BA ‘05
  • University of Minnesota, MD ‘18

Honors/Awards

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

Research:

  • Evaluation of an intervention to reduce tidal volumes in ED ventilated patients – presented at SAEM
  • Evaluation of an innovative communication skills curriculum for PGY1 residents
  • ED Research Associate at Hennepin ’03-‘07

 

Leadership:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Co-Chair
  • Student Council - Class Representative, Committee Chair
  • Global Health Impact Group President
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group VP
  • Wilderness Med IG - board member
  • Opioid, Pain, & Addiction IG Co-chair
  • Phi Rho Sigma Med Fraternity Co-president

Unique Characteristics:

  • Former patient advocate, bioethics consultant, CNA, and construction worker
  • Flies single engine airplanes
  • Fellow in Academy of Wilderness Medicine

Interests:

  • Flying single engine planes
  • SCUBA diving, sailing

Nicholas Dreyer

Dr. Nicholas Dreyer

Education:

  • University of Massachussets, BS ’08
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, MS ‘13
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD ‘18

Research:

  • Developed and assessed novel model for US-guided FNA training
  • Transient global amnesia – co-author of review article
  • Disparities in safe sleep in healthcare
  • Use of telemedicine to overcome barriers to oncologic care

 

 

Leadership:

  • MSV Political Action Committee - Student Representative, Legislative Committee Vice-Chair
  • AMA and MSV Medical Student Section – President of EVMS Chapter
  • AMA - EVMS president
  • Curriculum committee

Unique Characteristics:

  • CPR and BLS instructor

Interests:

  • Woodworking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer

Michael McMullen

Dr. Michael McMullen

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania, BA ‘10
  • Georgetown University, MS ‘14
  • George Washington University, MD ‘18

Honors/Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

 

Research:

  • Creating novel categorization system for ED visits – article published in Journal of Emergency Med
  • Assessing differences in patient and clinician risk threshold
  • Graphic quality in major medical journals – article published in Annals of Emergency Medicine

Leadership:

  • EM Interest Group Co-President
  • US Interest Group Co-Founder
  • LCME Student Representative
  • GW New Student Orientation Co-Chair

Unique Characteristics:

  • Eagle Scout
  • UPenn Sprint Football Captain

Interests:

  • Cooking and playing with his family
  • Kiteboarding
  • Surfing/ windsurfing

Amanda Miller

Dr. Amanda Miller

Education:

  • Gettysburg College, BS‘12
  • Temple University, MA ’18
  • Temple University, MD ‘18

 

Research:

  • Gender differences in symptom management and diagnostic methodologies in the ED
  • Research technician and associate prior to medical school

Leadership:

  • Academic mentor, tutor, event coordinator for SquashSmarts, a non-profit Philadelphia after-school program

Unique Characteristics:

  • Obtaining her Master’s Degree in urban bioethics

Interests:

  • Singing
  • True crime Documentaries

Monika Misak

Dr. Monika Misak

Education:

  • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, BS ‘16
  • Albany Medical College, MD ‘18

Honors/Awards:

  • Excellence in Leadership Award
  • Community Service Fellowship Recipient
  • Research Fellowship Recipient

 

Research:

  • Incidence of pericardial effusion in renal patients on Sirolimus
  • Variation of cigarette health warning labels – paper in European Journal of Public Health
  • Smoking cessation therapies the targeted disparities in lower socioeconomic patients

Leadership:

  • SD Student Government – President, VP
  • Annual Student Health Fair Coordinator
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship President

Unique Characteristics:

  • Prior medical assistant

Interests:

  • Drawing
  • Pottery-making
  • Basketball
  • Kickboxing
  • Traveling

Nehal Naik

Dr. Nehal Naik

Education:

  • University of California - Berkley, BA ‘10
  • Georgetown University, MS ‘12
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, MD ‘18

Honors/Awards:

  • VCU Global Health Award

 

Research

  • Quality improvement of prehospital communications for trauma patients in Ecuador
  • Soil-transmitted helminth infection risk in rural Honduras – article in BMC Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health
  • NIH Fogarty International Center Global Health Scholar (’16-’17) in Lima, Peru with focus on tuberculosis

Leadership:

  • SAEM Resident and Medical Student Board - Chair of Research Committee
  • SAEM Membership Committee
  • EMRA Research Committee
  • Panamerican Trauma Society - Chair of Student Subcommittee
  • Migrant farmworker health outreach fairs- Founder, President

Unique Characteristics:

  • 2 Minute Medicine – writer
  • BMC Public Health reviewer w/focus on TB

Interests:

  • Surfing, rockclimbing, printmaking, cooking

Christopher Payette

Dr. Christopher Payette

Education:

  • George Washington University, BS ‘14
  • George Washington University, MD ‘18

Honors/Awards:

  • Research travel award

Research

  • Medical pluralism in the US
  • Review of glucose management in ED patients – article published in Canadian Journal of Diabetes

 

Leadership:

  • CSR Committee Representative
  • HEALing Clinic - Director of Communications, Steering Committee
  • GW Orientation Chair of Community Service

Unique Characteristics:

  • First Aid for USMLE Step 2 CK – author
  • First Aid for USMLE Step 1 Qmax – senior author
  • Cove onsite host

Interests:

  • Reading essays, autobiographies, and humor
  • Dogs
  • Running
  • Kayaking and paddleboarding
  • Exploring new restaurants and cuisines

Anahita Rahimi-Saber

Dr. Anahita Rahimi-Saber

Education:

  • Rhodes College, BS ‘13
  • East Tennessee State University, MD ‘18

Research

  • Eastern Tennessee physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards transgender patients

 

Leadership:

  • AMSA Chapter Policy VP
  • Diversity Council Student Representative
  • Students for National Health Program - Co-President, Class Representative
  • SGA Class Treasurer

Unique Characteristics:

  • Was an ED scribe prior to medical school
  • Taught herself Farsi then became a Farsi instructor for a Persian Sunday school
  • Former women’s lacrosse official

Interests:

  • Refugee Health
  • International health
  • Intramural sports
  • Hiking and camping the Appalacian trail
  • Kniting
  • Currently learning to speak Esperanto