Our PGY4 Residents
Kevin Arndt, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Kevin's hometown is Rochester, New York. Kevin attended SUNY University at Buffalo where he received his BS in Biology and BA in Psychology, and he was awarded as a Sigma Tau Gamma Rosken's Scholar. He received both his MS in anatomy and neurobiology and MD from Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated with Cum Laude honors and was elected into AOA. He also received the Richard J. Shemin, M.D. and Saul Shemin, D.V.M Academic Surgical Award. After three years of clinical training, Kevin pursued a research fellowship in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at BIDMC focusing on outcomes research in patients with colon and rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. His surgical interest is in colon and rectal surgery. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, lifting weights, and hiking with his wife and their dog.
Ana Sofia Ore Carranza, MD, MPH
Universidad de San Martin de Porres
Ana Sofia's hometown is Lima, Peru. She received her MD from San Martin de Porres University in Lima. During medical school, Ana Sofia volunteered in Zimbabwe and Kenya, preparing women's health campaigns and working on the surgical floors in community hospitals and rural clinics. After finishing medical school, Ana Sofia joined the Master of Science in Clinical Research program at the Dresden International University in Germany. After graduating she moved to Boston where she completed a research fellowship at the Pancreas and Liver Institute at BIDMC, which resulted in multiple publications focusing on large database outcomes in pancreatic surgery. During this time, Ana Sofia also received her MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness and Public Health Leadership. Her surgical interest is colorectal surgery. Ana Sofia enjoys running, traveling, and finding new Peruvian restaurants.
Daniel Cloonan, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Daniel's hometown is Omaha, Nebraska. He received his BS in Biology at the University of Nebraska and his MD, With Distinction, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he was elected to AOA and received the Marjorie Merwin Simons Memorial Scholarship for leadership. Daniel served as President of the UNMC Student Senate and was the UNMC Student Regent to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.He pursued several research projects including investigating drug metabolism of antiretroviral therapy in transgender women, medical education, and the development of the Clinical Educator Enhanced Medical Education Track. Daniel's surgical interests include pediatric surgery and thoracic surgery. He enjoys cooking, gardening, sport climbing and bouldering.
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.
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.
Daniel Kent, MD
Albany Medical College
Dan's hometown is Los Gatos, CA. Dan attended UCLA, majoring
in International Development Studies and minoring in Spanish. Dan worked with
the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Prevention, PSR-LA,
GlobeMed, and Amigos de las Americas, and he was a certified Wilderness First
Responder. After college, Dan worked for a start-up medical device company,
PEAK Surgical, and volunteered with the Shanti Project. Dan obtained his MD
from Albany Medical College, where he was elected to AOA and the Gold Humanism
Honor Societies. He led the Global Health Interest Group, Students for a
National Health Program, and the IMANA Clinic, a free clinic serving local
immigrants and refugees. In residency, Dan directs the Harvard Surgical Program
in Innovation (SPIN) and is a visiting scholar at the Wyss Institute. Dan's
interests include thoracic surgery, innovation, global health, and education.
Outside of work, Dan enjoys music, surfing, woodworking, travel, family time,
and hiking with his dog.
Carolina Torres Perez-Iglesias, MD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Carolina was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She received her MD from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. During medical school, she volunteered for Operation Smile and other non-profit organizations focused on delivering healthcare to underserved populations. She also served as a research assistant at the Enteric Diseases, Nutrition and Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory and CONEVID, a research group focused on local and peri-operative epidemiology, bioethics, and technology. Carolina completed her general surgery internship at University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago, and a PGY2 preliminary year at Boston Medical Center, later joining BIDMC as a categorical PGY3 resident. Her surgical interests include general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, global surgery, and health disparities research. She has been selected as the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow for 2021-2023. In her free time, Carolina enjoys expanding her passion for plants, food, dogs, art, and history.
Sharif Sabe, MD
Case Western University
Sharif's hometown is Canton, Ohio. Sharif received a BA in Anthropology with honors, summa cum laude, and a Masters in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. He received his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, awarded honors with distinction in research, and was elected to AOA. Sharif has tutored elementary and middle school students in underserved communities and volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland. As a medical student, Sharif served on the board of the Student Run Free Clinic and published research in cardiac surgery. His surgical interests are in cardiothoracic surgery. Sharif enjoys basketball, soccer, guitar, and family time.
Sophie Wang, MD
Integrated Vascular Surgery Resident
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sophie's hometown is Albertson, New York. She received her BS magna cum laude at Columbia University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering with research interests in vascular biology and angiogenesis. Sophie received her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she was involved with refugee health outreach and organizing healthy cooking workshops for the community. Sophie’s clinical interest is vascular surgery. She enjoys cooking, fencing, and photography.
Ashlyn Whitlock, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ashlyn's hometown is Jacksonville, Florida. Ashlyn received her BA magna cum laude at Wake Forest University, majoring in Psychology. Throughout college, she worked in India as a health coordinator and teacher for the Fellowship Ashram Mission Rural School Program. Ashlyn received her MD with Distinction from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, with research interests in global health and underserved populations with publications on the Ugandan health system and income based barriers to bariatric surgery. She served as Vice President of Education for the Global Surgery Student Alliance, an Admissions Ambassador, and Class Honor Council Representative. Her surgical interests include global surgery. Ashlyn enjoys art, cooking, running, and traveling.
Alison Woods, 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.