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Sarah joined us from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she received her MD degree after a prior career in education and nursing. She has independently designed and executed two studies on the inclusion of populations underrepresented in medicine. Hopefully her undergraduate and graduate study in philosophy will help us all find even greater meaning in our work! When not pursuing her medical studies, she enjoys fostering animals, gardening, and cooking.
Mike came to us from the Medical College of Wisconsin. An Eagle Scout, he has remained continued in Boy Scouts as an adult leader, and has been wonderfully active in many other volunteer pursuits both within and outside of his medical school. His legacy at MCW will include the rotation changes effected subsequent to his work on medical school curricula and evaluation mechanisms. In his free time, he especially enjoys running and other outdoor activities, table tennis, and competitive chess
Xenia completed her MD at Georgetown University, where she distinguished herself with work on cytogenetics and molecular findings of rare diseases and ultrasound findings in twin-twin transfusion syndrome, among many other research interests. She was selected as a Medical Research Scholar Fellow at the NIH. Her non-medical interests include making fly fishing flies, enjoying friends, and hiking with her Jack Russell Terrier, Penelope, who is officially invited to the fall department picnic.
Dimitra obtained her MD degree from the University of Athens and then her PhD from Tufts University, where she won multiple awards and honors for her work in novel microscopic imaging techniques for noninvasive monitoring of cellular and tissue function. She has a truly impressive publication record and holds a patent. When she has the opportunity,she enjoys horseback riding, helicopter pilot training, and snowboarding, among other pursuits.
Cana completed her medical studies at the University of New Mexico, where she garnered significant pathology expertise already in the course of a post-sophomore fellowship. She came highly recommended by BIDMC alumni there! A former small business owner, Cana also takes time to mentor young people in STEM careers. When not busy with all of these, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking.
Leo joined us from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he capped off his studies by presenting an abstract summarizing his statistical analysis of 1300 appendectomy surgical pathology reports. He also holds a master's degree in medical science. He enjoys travel, especially backpacking; his passion for this was solidified after a three-month, nine-country odyssey between college and medical school. Maybe he'll be willing to hold all the snacks on the next Pathletes: Summit Edition outing!
Dave graduated from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. His premedical career included extensive research in immunotherapy as well as an MPH, during which he studied the racial differences in prevalence, incidence, treatment, outcome, and survival of glioma. His diverse non-scientific interests include blogging, performing ragtime versions of piano classics, and tennis.
Tiffany graduated with her MD from the University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia. She holds a master's degree in comparative pathology, and has been a chemist and researcher in both industry and academics. Her current research activity is centered on prognostic markers of lymphoma. In her spare time, she enjoys the arts, hiking, racquetball, gaming, and dogs.
Josh joined us from the University of New England. He has consistently pursued a variety of volunteer activities, both at home and abroad, and has teaching experience ranging from tutoring anatomy in medical school to a year as a high school substitute teacher. His work experience includes the development of point-of-care assays.
David came to us from the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, where he combined his interest in research with his athletic pursuits (running and cycling, among others) in work studying cardiac biomarkers in runners post-marathon, and was active in community volunteer work. His prior history in cancer research (STAT3) informed his career choice – we are fortunate that his final decision was pathology, and with us.
Born in Montreal and the holder of a Masters in Science in Molecular Genetics from the University of Montreal, Simon completed his medical studies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, where he tutored pathology and founded the pathology student interest group. His background includes work as a science communicator, international educator on infectious disease, and researcher focusing on cytokines. He is currently serving as social co-chair for 2019-2020.
A native of Ireland, Max performed a transitional year at Cork University Hospital after having completed his medical studies at The University of Limerick. He found time during his medical studies to also organize medical curricular units for teenagers and to complete a project in melanoma staging. He has a fondness for DIY projects – perhaps he will build us some new multiheaded microscope tables! He is currently serving as social co-chair for 2019-2020.
Dmitry hails from the University of Massachusetts MD/PhD program, where his PhD work involved generating a comprehensive model describing the interactions of Y. pestis with several inflammasomes, a subset of which has clinical relevance to patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever. In what little time remains after his research, medical studies, and being a father, he enjoys chess, martial arts, and music.
Harry completed his MD/PhD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where his PhD work focused on astrocyte cytoskeletal morphology in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, including in reaction to light. He is also continuing with long-term work in inflammatory bowel disease. In his spare time, he volunteered helping recent immigrants settle into their new lives. In Boston, he has continued his hobby of classical singing.
Steven is mere months away from finishing his MD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The veteran of extensive graduate-level training in chemistry, he has in more recent years taken on projects analyzing usage patterns and storage needs of whole slide scanning. Steven has a passion for puzzles, and can carry on at least basic conversations in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Jared joined us from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where for his PhD he studied oligodendrocyte signaling mechanisms and response to injury and where he was president of the pathology student interest group. He is an avid mountaineer, having climbed all fifty-eight of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains (14ers) and eighty-two of Colorado’s highest 100 mountains (Centennial Peaks). He also enjoys playing with his dog, Bowser.
Yaileen joined us from Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, where she was a very active volunteer in the community, organizing events educating the community about infectious diseases, raising funds to support those affected by HIV/AIDS, and charity runs raising funds for cancer research. In her spare time, she enjoys nature, foreign cuisine, and literature.
Justin joined us from Tulane University School of Medicine, by way of a year Stanford studying business and medicine. He holds an MPH and is a man of varied interests and experiences, having a significant background in teaching high school students, both as a Geography and Psychology teacher and as a co-founder of the New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy. Among other interesting adventures, he studied wildlife in Chile during a Katrina-related hiatus from teaching and has attained Wilderness First Responder certification.
Cassie joined us from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine. A native of Canada, she holds a M. Sc. in neuroscience from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where she taught biochemistry and psychology at the undergraduate level and was active in the field of addiction research. She is an accomplished athlete, having qualified for the Boston Marathon, among other feats, and completed a full-length triathlon between medical school and residency.
Yuho joined us from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, where she was a founding member of the pathology student interest group and very active in on- and off-campus volunteer activities including coordinating blood drives. She has worked as a Japanese calligraphy instructor, and in her free time enjoys gardening, guitar, and travel. She is currently a CP chief resident.
Bentley joined us from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she was very active in functions related to recruitment, mentoring, and campus life on top of continuing her notable track record in community volunteerism. As an undergraduate, she took her studies in chemical engineering in London for a year, followed by a month of volunteer work at a medical clinic in India. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, volleyball, painting, and learning new sports/games, among other active pursuits.
Jazzy joined us from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and has an extensive background in cardiac research. During her MD, she concurrently pursued an MPH and has employed her biostatistics background in many research projects. Prior to medical school, she was president of her chapter of a national honor society and managed numerous successful fundraisers and outreach projects. In her leisure time, she enjoys a variety of marine sports and domestic hobbies.
Robert joined us from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, Ireland. A native of Canada, he has an significant research background, with ongoing projects in pancreatic cancer and lymphoma. He was a medical radiation technologist before completing a master’s degree in medical biophysics, and was the scientific editor of the International Journal of Medical Students. He enjoys playing the piano; other leisure time pursuits include squash (former president of the squash club) and long distance running. He is currently a CP chief resident.
Yubo joined us from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he cofounded the student pathology interest faction, served as a teaching assistant in the histology course, and was an active community volunteer as a member of Sigma Sigma Phi. He is a polyglot with a fondness for acquiring new languages, so he should respond to any of Hello! Guten tag! Bonjour! 你好!or Здравствуйте! We appreciate his service as social chair for 2018-2019.
Jessica joined us from the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio. She obtained a BS in Neuroscience (her first love) at Texas Christian University but developed a passion for infectious disease and hematology-oncology in medical school with a special interest in caring for HIV/AIDS patients. Jessica enjoys eating and gardening and is an expert in young adult fiction. She is currently an AP Chief Resident and will be a Hematopathology Fellow at BIDMC for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Laleh joins us as a second year transfer from East Tennessee
State University. She completed her medical school training at
Tehran Azad University of Medical Sciences. She had an extensive
research career spanning such topics as the genetic characteristics in
prostate cancer and computational approaches in pathology. She will start her fellowship in dermatopathology at BIDMC in 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, and cooking.