Jordan Broekhuis, MD
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Jordan’s hometown is Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He received his BA in music with high distinction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his MD with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he received the Paul E. Hodgson award for outstanding performance in surgery and was elected to AOA. During medical school, Jordan participated in the Enhanced Medical Education Track in HIV medicine, during which he studied a model of physician-pharmacist partnership for the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis. Jordan’s clinical interests are in endocrine surgery and breast surgery. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing the piano.
Carly Comer, MD
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Carly grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carly received her BS summa cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Biology, and was a recipient of the Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Even Pugh Senior Scholar Award, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Carly pursued research at Penn State’s Prevention Research Center and interned with the non-profit organization, Save A Child’s Heart. Carly received her MD from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, receiving the Measey Scholarship and was inducted into the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society, the National Pathology Honor Society, and the Dean’s Student Leadership Forum. Carly was active in a number of extracurriculars and was elected to AOA. Her surgical interests include academic general surgery and surgical education. Carly enjoys running, yoga, Philly sports, and travel.
Omar Haque, MD
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Omar is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He has a Bachelor of Science with honors from Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In college, he was a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow, received the William F. Clinger, Jr. International Research Award and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also studied abroad at Oxford during his junior year, researching the economics of health and development. Omar received his MD from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. At Mayo, he won the Endowment for Education Research Award and was elected to the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. Omar created and taught a video based surgical skills curriculum and was active in refugee resettlement work in Rochester, MN. His surgical interests include abdominal transplant surgery and liver perfusion research. Omar enjoys watching the Red Sox, running, tennis, and traveling.
Rashi Jhunjhunwala, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Rashi’s hometown is Portland, Oregon. Rashi received her BA cum laude from Claremont McKenna College, majoring in Biology and Literature, with election to Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation, Rashi pursued clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Rashi received her MD from Emory University School of Medicine, where she served as Editor of the Medical School Literary Magazine, volunteered for the Georgia Rape Crisis Hotline, and pursued research on the traumatically injured patient. During her time at Emory she received the Emory University Creativity and Arts Award and the American Academy for the Surgery of Trauma Research and Education Foundation Scholarship. She also received a Masters of Arts in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London, where she received the King’s Leadership and Professional Skills Award and the Award for Best Overall Performance in the Masters. Her surgical interests include trauma/critical care, global health, and acute care surgery. Rashi enjoys cooking, photography, traveling, and yoga.
Christina Marcaccio, MD
(0 - 5 Vascular Surgery)
University of Pennsylvania
Christina is a native of Massachusetts and received her BA summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biology and Philosophy with election to Phi Beta Kappa. Christina received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania. She served as Vice President of the Agnew Surgical Society, Outreach Chair of the Elizabeth Blackwell Society, and coordinator at the Penn University City Hospitality Coalition clinic, providing care to the homeless. She also taught anatomy. Christina was awarded an NIH grant to investigate biomarkers in vascular disease and later studied the clinical outcomes of patients sustaining vascular trauma. She received the William T. Fitts Memorial Prize and the John Pryor Award for Trauma Research, and she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her clinical interest is vascular surgery. She is an avid runner, cyclist, skier, and sports fan.
Jessica Means, MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Jessica is a native of Massachusetts, attended Harvard, and majored in Human Evolutionary Biology, graduating with Honors. She was the first female conductor of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals in 161 years, produced Harvard’s 375th Anniversary Celebration, and was the recipient of the Edward H. Potter Prize for fulfilling the enthusiasm and curiosity for eclectic learning. Upon graduating, she received the Harvard Center for Public Interest Careers Fellowship to serve at the Medicare Rights Center in New York City. While in NYC, she played the piano for the Broadway community, and became the pianist for Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley, with whom she plays concerts in NYC and across the country. She attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she pursued research in breast and plastic surgery, was the national first-prize winner of the Linda Brodsky MD Essay Contest, the president of the monthly musical Coffeehouse, and recipient of the Seymour Kaplan Award for academic excellence and citizenship. As a resident at BIDMC, she continues to play the piano regularly, recently accompanying Alice Ripley for “Broadway in the Berkshires”. Jessica’s surgical interests include breast surgery, surgical oncology, and surgical education. She enjoys spending time with her partner, family, and two dogs.
Nicole Moraco, MD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Nikki grew up in Bedford, New York. She received a BS from Bates College, where she majored in Biochemistry and minored in Philosophy. She subsequently completed a Masters in Bioethics from New York University. Prior to medical school, Nikki conducted research on sarcoma at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She received her MD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, receiving an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the 2015 Excellence in Public Health Award, organized educational programs focused on issues of impairment, and served as a member of the Geisel Student Government. Nikki was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical society and the gold humanism honor society. Her surgical interests include general surgery, critical care, and surgical oncology. Nikki enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, skiing and dancing.
Samia Osman, MD
Harvard Medical School
Samia was raised in Mesa, Arizona. Samia received her BS summa cum laude from the University of Arizona, majoring in Molecular Cell Biology, Psychology, and International Development and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After college, Samia received a Fulbright Scholarship to study the universal healthcare system in Taiwan. Samia received her MD from Harvard and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, as a Knowles Fellow and Harvard Square to Oval Office Fellow. Samia served as National Student President for the American Medical Women’s Association, receiving the Anne C. Carter Student Leadership Award, was a Harvard Women and Public Policy Fellow, and was first medical student to be inducted into the Massachusetts Medical Society Honor Roll. Her surgical interests include trauma surgery, global surgery, and surgical disparities. Samia has a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys music and creating fusion dishes.
Alison Pease, MD
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Alison’s hometown is Glastonbury, Connecticut. She received her BS from Yale University, majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and was awarded the F. Wilder Bellamy Jr. Prize. During college, Alison worked for the BioEnterprise Corporation evaluating medical device and biotechnology proposals for start-up companies. Alison received her MD from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, where she volunteered for the Brooklyn Free Clinic, created an anatomy module for first year medical students, and was elected AOA. She also received a SUNY Downstate Alumni Research Fellowship, with which she investigated the amount of post-approval evidence being generated for drugs initially approved by the FDA on the basis of limited evidence. Her surgical interests include oncology and trauma/critical care, and her research interests include health services and surgical outcomes research. Alison enjoys snowboarding, running, writing, and golf.
Jacqueline Wade, MD
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Jacqueline grew up on a horse farm in New Hampshire and received her BS cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Biochemistry. At Mount Holyoke, Jacqueline received the Seven Sisters Student Athlete Award for academic excellence and an HHMI Research Fellowship. Prior to medical school, Jacqueline pursued research in oncology, served as a program coordinator for the Women’s Lung Cancer Program, and led a weekly science course at a local elementary school. Jacqueline received her MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where she continued to pursue her research interests in surgical oncology and breast cancer, received a Research Merit Award, and was elected AOA. Her surgical interests include Vascular Surgery And Surgical Oncology. Jacqueline enjoys squash, flag football, broomball, horseback riding, sailing and gardening.