Alumni Spotlights

Cynthia Wang, Class of 2019 MD/MPHS Student
Adam Lewkowitz, Class of 2018
Nicholas Karlow, Class of 2019 MD/MPHS Student
Timothy Nywening, Class of 2016
Dominic Sanford, Class of 2014

MPHS Alumni

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Class of 2020 :

Trisha Bhat

Trisha S. Bhat is an MD, MPHS candidate (Class of 2021) at Washington University currently working as a research fellow in the Division of Dermatology. She has clinical and research interests in cutaneous oncology, with current projects focused on quality of life in cutaneous lymphoma; the use of immunotherapy in metastatic melanoma; and the treatment of skin cancer precursors to reduce the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Other long-term research goals involve the use of large administrative health data to identify causes of disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes.

Shahroz Fatima

Shahroz Fatima is an MD/MPHS candidate at Washington University School of Medicine who originally hails from Philadelphia. She has utilized her MPHS year to further explore her research and clinical interests and is looking forward to applying into residency in the upcoming school year. In addition to learning key research skills, she has found that the MPHS year has afforded her time to hone in on her hobby: sharing food with friends and family. Whether it is baking, cooking, or trying new restaurants, she is grateful for having had the time to do the things she loves with the people she values. However, she has also greatly missed providing direct patient care this past year, and is excited to be back in clinic soon.

Ioana Florea

 

 

 

 

Lucas Fowler

My name is Luke Fowler and I enrolled in the MPHS program as part of a gap year I am taking between my 3rd and 4th years of medical school here at WashU. The MPHS program has taught me a variety of skills to help better my research as well as how to become a more productive and efficient researcher. After the MPHS program, I am planning to pursue a career in Orthopedic Surgery.

Wesley Hodges

 

 

 

 

Lena Jia

 

 

 

 

Preethi Kesavan

Preethi is a 4th year medical student applying into diagnostic radiology. Her current research interests lie in hematology and oncology. Coming from a background in basic science research, the MPHS program was an opportunity to explore clinical research opportunities and gain a strong foundation in research design and statistical methodologies. She is excited to now return to the clinical setting with a better understanding of how to critically evaluate current literature, and apply it to her own patients. Moving forward, she looks forward to using the skills gained through this program to develop her own research questions during her post-graduate training.

Tarik Phillips

My name is Tarik Phillips and I am a medical student pursuing the MPHS between my 3rd and 4th year. I am originally from Florida where I went to the University of Florida and received my engineering degree. I almost forgot my passion for mathematical sciences and thus I was really enthused to dive deeper during this MPHS into the statistics that was mentioned in my medical teachings. It was even better to be able to do this while learning practical skills toward my surgical interests and spending time on public health as well. This was definitely a year that I highly enjoyed.

Shirli Tay

As a future surgeon interested in translational and clinical research, the decision to earn an MPHS while working with my PI was an easy one. I combined the program’s hands-on and practical structure to my field of interest. For example, I designed a randomized controlled trial to better understand a hot topic surrounding a newer vascular intervention and delved deeper into the issue with a cost-effectiveness analysis. I also looked at real-world data using a state-wide in-patient database and separately, developed a systematic review and meta-analysis looking at outcomes of medical intervention for a subset of cohort that has been understudied. More importantly, it was imperative that I perform and interpret advanced statistical analysis using SAS and I was able to put those new skills to use on a separate project with my PI. This has been an incredibly productive year and these new fluencies in epidemiology and biostatistics will serve me well as a future clinician-researcher.

Gabriel Tissian

Working with underserved communities is my passion. I spent much of my youth in a struggling neighborhood in north Philadelphia and this experience has shaped me as a man and as a future physician. I have worked as a mentor for at-risk and incarcerated youth throughout my adult life and I am now training for a career as an inner city family physician and public health advocate. As a medical student, I started CHOICES for Youth in Detention,  a discussion-based health education program for incarcerated youths run by medical students. I also do ongoing public health research for the city of Saint Louis focused on helping to connect underserved and uninsured patients to primary care services. I am excited to apply the advanced research skills that I have learned in the MPHS program to addressing the community-wide health problems of the struggling neighborhoods that I will serve in my future career as a family doctor.

Ian Wood

 

 

 

 

Alexander Yahanda

Alex is an MD/MPHS student who completed the MPHS between his 3rd and 4th years of medical school. He enrolled in the MPHS program because of the ways in which it would supplement his interest in research by allowing him to become a more proficient and independent researcher. During his MPHS year, Alex has been conducting research with the Department of Neurosurgery focused on brain tumors, intraoperative imaging, and pediatric disorders of the brain and spine. He hopes to pursue a residency in neurosurgery after medical school.

Arthur Aung

I am a MD/MPHS student with an interest in a career in internal medicine and public health.

Among my interests has been health promotion and prevention strategies for reducing obesity and obesity-related diseases. Specifically, I am interested in utilizing mHealth technology and have worked on mHealth projects with Dr. Bradley Evanoff and the Healthy Work Center group to address chronic conditions among low income workers.

James Giles, MD

 

 

 

 

Uzma Naim, MD

My name is Uzma Naim.  I have graduated from medical school and completed my intern year.  My interest for MPHS developed while conducting basic science research, which was focused on lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis.  Studying population health sciences in a structured environment, has exponentially increased my understanding of clinical research, statistical concepts, data interpretation, and honed my analytical skills.  I was able to apply my clinical knowledge of stroke, cognitive disorders and peri-procedural outcomes while working on multiple projects.  This has led to one submitted manuscript and two additional projects.  I intend to pursue residency and utilize the skills that I have acquired to serve as a foundation to build my future research portfolio that will intertwine well with my clinical aspirations.

Sean Smith, MD

 

 

 

 

Part Time Students Returning in the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

Abby Cheng, MD

Abby L Cheng, MD, is an Assistant Professor at Washington University in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She has clinical expertise in the conservative management of young adult hip conditions and other musculoskeletal disorders, and she is funded by an NIH/NIAMS K23 career development award to optimize conservative management for patients with hip pain. Her long-term research goal is to create and implement comprehensive, patient-centered clinical prediction tools to guide biopsychosocial management of a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

Carrie Coughlin, MD

Carrie C. Coughlin, MD is an assistant professor of Dermatology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  She specializes in the care of immunosuppressed patients, directs the Pediatric Melanoma and Nevus Clinic, and is part of the Cancer Predisposition Clinic.  She is particularly interested in prevention and detection of skin cancers, as well as management of immunosuppressive and cancer therapy medication side effects.

Ebunoluwa Otegbeye, MD

I am a General Surgery resident currently doing a 2-year research fellowship in Surgical Oncology. My reason for pursuing the MPHS was to get a solid foundation in clinical outcomes research, focusing on statistics, epidemiology and clinical research design. I hope to work at the interface of translational sciences and ensure that my future research can be well informed by outcomes that are seen in my patient population.

Class of 2019

 

Class of 2018

Alejandra Camacho-Soto, MD
Instructor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

William Chapman, MD
Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

John Chi, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine

Kshitij Desai
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Anjlie Gupta
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Jessica Hao
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2020)

Jessica Holttum
Medical Student

Seth Howdeshell
Medical Student

Amy Langdon
PhD Candidate, Washington University School of Medicine

Jodi Lapidus
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Adam Lewkowitz, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Deepak Lingam
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Roheena Panni, MD
Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Abby Rosenberg
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Mikhail Roubakha
Medical Student

Amar Shah
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Ana Salazar Zetina, MD
Medical Graduate, Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Sirish Veligati
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Cynthia Wang
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)


Class of 2017

Porpong Boonmak, MD
McDonnell International Scholars Academy Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Cecelia Calhoun, MD
Pediatrics Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Rafael Garcia-Cortes, MD
Cardiology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Cynthia Herrick, MD
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Jessica Hudson, MD
Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Nicholas Karlow
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2019)

Ryan Kronen
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2018)

Angela Lin
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2018)

Aalok Patel
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Odom, MD
Plastic Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Aref Qureini
Washington University School of Medicine

David Raymer, MD
Cardiology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Tara Semenkovich, MD
Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Christopher Sparrow, MD
Cardiology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Stephanie Stewart, MD – Research Fellow
Graduated in Winter 2016

Theodore Thomas, MD
Internal Medicine Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Lulu Yu
Medical Student (deferred graduation to 2017)


Class of 2016

Anchal Bansal, MPHS
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

David Brauer, MD, MPHS
General Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Natalia Brito Rivera, MPHS
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Scott Douglas, MPHS
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Daniel Scott Feng, MD, MPHS
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Jesse Keller, MD, MPHS
Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine, Washington University of Medicine

Sophia Mengting Li, MD, MPHS
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Timothy Nywening, MD, MPHS
General Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Charlene Ong, MD, MPHS
Neurology Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Rajiv Parikh, MD, MPHS
Plastic Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Carlos Santos, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Shawgi Silver, MPHS
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Emily Walling, MD, MPHS
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine


Class of 2015

Nicole Suzanne Benzoni, MPHS
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Alexander Barton Beyer, MD, MPHS
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Michigan Hospitals

Sarah Renee Cortez, MD, MPHS
Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident, Wayne State University

Anne V. Dean, MD, MPHS
Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Jarrod August Dornfeld, MD, MPHS
Emergency Medicine Resident, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Stephen Yuan-Tung Liang, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease & Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Justin Samuel Sadhu, MD, MPHS
Instructor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Pamela Parker Samson, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Keith Marshall Wood, MD, MPHS
Clinical Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Chester Kossman Yarbrough, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Jennifer Yu, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Surgery,Washington University School of Medicine



Class of 2014

Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS
Instructor, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Michael Lane, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Dominic Sanford, MD, MPHS
Clinical Fellow, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Jonathan Davis, MD, MPHS
Clinical Fellow, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Stephen R. Broderick, MD, MPHS
Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO



Class of 2013

Jeffrey Jim, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Justin Vader, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Jason Rhee, MD, MPHS
Clinical Fellow, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Lauren Steward, MD, MPHS
Clinical Fellow, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Kathryn Rowland, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Salvatore Dinovo, Jr., PhD, MPHS
Visiting Professor, Williamette University

Jeremiah Depta, MD, MPHS

Jordan Atkins, MPHS (MD will be conferred in 2015)
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Leanne Lin, MPHS (MD will be conferred in 2015)
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine

Alexander Rose, MPHS (MD will be conferred in 2015)
Medical Student, Washington University School of Medicine



Class of 2012

Shane LaRue, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Jennifer Leinicke, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Kristen Sanfilippo, MD, MPHS
Instructor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Chad Washington, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Jaime Cavallo, MD, MPHS
Resident, Urology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Leisha Elmore, MD, MPHS
Resident, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Arun Ganti, MD, MPHS
Resident, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan



Class of 2011

Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MPHS
Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine