Doctors of Medicine

Class of 2020

Pending completion of all requirements

Sarah Barbara Abdallah, B.S., Yale University. Identifying Rare Genetic Variation in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Psychiatry (Adult & Child): Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Sarah Abelman, B.A., Brown University. Contraception and Sexual Health Counseling in Adolescent and Young Adult Female Cancer Patients. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Alexandra Ellen Albert, B.S., University of Maine; Ph.D., Yale University. Targeting Cellular Stress Responses in Lung Adenocarcinoma. Internal Medicine: University of Massachusetts Program, Worcester, Mass.

Oriyomi Alimi, D.Pharm., University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The Pharmacokinetics of a Novel Anti-renalase Antibody Used for the Treatment of Melanoma in a Congenic Mouse Species. Urology: Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, Cleveland, Ohio

Sarah Karthika Amalraj, B.S., Case Western Reserve University; M.H.S., Yale University. MYRF Represses Nodal Signaling via Furin during Left-Right Patterning and Gastrulation. Urology: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Nientara Anderson, B.A., M.H.S., Yale University. “There Are Medics in the Crowd!”: Medical Aid and Politics of Protest at the 1970 May Day Rally to Free Bobby Seale. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Wardah Athar, B.S., Georgetown University. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Pain Intensity in Young Patients. Internal Medicine (Urban Health): Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Zachary Avigan, B.A., Columbia University; M.H.S., Yale University. Development of Imaging Mass Cytometry-Based Cellular Profiling to Investigate Delayed Graft Function. Internal Medicine: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Brian Alexander Barron, B.A., Cornell University. Effect of Frailty on Post-Induction Hypotension in Elderly Women Undergoing Elective Gynecologic Surgery. Anesthesiology: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Liliya Benchetrit, B.A., Columbia University. Prognostic Significance of Extranodal Extension in HPV (+) Oropharyngeal Carcinoma. Otolaryngology: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Phillip X. Braun, B.A., Princeton University. Characterization of the Macular Choriocapillaris in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. Medicine-Preliminary: University of Rochester–Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.; Ophthalmology: University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute, Rochester, N.Y.

Gregory Aaron Breuer, B.S., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Yale University. Data-Driven Methods for Analysis of DNA Repair Dynamics and PARP-Targeting Cancer Therapeutics.

Kristina Marie Kelly Brown, B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder. Alteration in the Gut Microbiome Influences Diabetes Development in Aid-Deficient Nod Mice. Internal Medicine-Pediatrics: UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles, Calif.

Sean Vincent Cahill, B.A., Boston College. Approaches to Fracture Healing Under Inflammatory Conditions: Infection and Diabetes. Orthopaedic Surgery: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Edwin Yirong Chan, B.A., Lehigh University. Understanding Costs of Healthcare: Patient Perspectives and Beyond. Internal Medicine: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Eric Y. Chen, B.S., M.B.A., Yale University. An Analysis of the Associations Between Anesthetic Variability and Outcomes. Anesthesiology: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

William Chen, B.S., Stanford University. Uncovering Intratumoral and Intertumoral Heterogeneity Among Single-Cell Cancer Specimens. Medicine-Preliminary: Kaiser Permanente Northern California (San Francisco) Program, San Francisco, Calif.; Radiation Oncology: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Shayan Cheraghlou, B.A., University of Pennsylvania. Genetic Investigation Reveals Novel Pathways for Disease Pathogenesis in Inherited and Mosaic Skin Disorders. Transitional: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Program, Austin, Tex.; Dermatology. NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program, New York, N.Y.

Dervin Junior Cunningham, B.S., University of Georgia. Exploring the Role of Racial Associations within Life and Psychiatry: The Dissociation of Explicit and Implicit. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Nisha Sandeep Dalvie, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Assessing Risk Factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Caregivers’ Perceptions of the Cardboard Box for Infant Sleep. Pediatrics (Urban Health): Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, Mass.

Keval Niraj Desai, B.S., University of California–San Diego; M.B.A., Yale University. Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Oncology Hospital-at-Home. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Lindsay Marie Eysenbach, B.A., Princeton University. Context of Injury Among Abusive and Accidental Injuries in Children. Surgery-Preliminary: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash; Interventional Radiology (Integrated): University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Thais Faggion Vinholo, B.S., Queens University of Charlotte; M.Sc., International Institute for Neuroscience in Natal. Natural History of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Associated with Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Thoracic Surgery/Cardiac: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Elizabeth (Libby) Fairless, B.A., Dartmouth College. Factors Influencing the Receipt of Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in a High-Risk Population. Transitional: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, Wash.; Ophthalmology: University of Oklahoma–Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Joshua R. Feler, B.S., Stanford University. Shifts in Micromobility-related Trauma in the Age of Vehicle Sharing: The Epidemiology of Head Injury. Neurosurgery: Rhode Island Hospital–Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Arash Fereydooni, B.S., M.S., M.H.S., Yale University. Inhibition of the Akt1-mTORC1 Axis Alters Venous Remodeling to Improve Arteriovenous Fistula Patency. Vascular Surgery: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Michelle Ferreira, B.A., Swarthmore College. Improving the Response to Checkpoint Inhibition and Characterizing New Treatments for Immune-related Adverse Events in a Mouse Model of Melanoma. Internal Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Monica Ferrer Socorro, B.S., Brandeis University. Meat Consumption, Cooking Practices, and Blood Harmane Concentrations in Essential Tremor: A Population-Based, Environmental Study in the Faroe Islands. Child Neurology: NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program, New York, N.Y.

Eduardo Fleischer Peicher, B.S., University of Florida. Meningitis in Infants 60 Days of Age Diagnosis, Parent Experiences and Potential Improvements in Care and Communication. Pediatrics: Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, Mass.

Emily Gao, B.A., Williams College. Identification of a Novel Disorder with Cholestasis, Liver Fibrosis, and Congenital Diarrhea Due to Organic Solute Transporter Alpha Deficiency. Internal Medicine-Primary Care: Johns Hopkins University–Bayview Medical Center Program, Baltimore, Md.

Bertie Geng, B.S., Yale University. The Cost-Effectiveness of Culture vs NAAT-Based Screening of Pregnant Women for Group B Streptococcus to Reduce Early-Onset Sepsis of the Newborn. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Anya Golkowski Barron, B.A., Boston University. External Validation of an Electronic Phenotyping Algorithm to Detect Attention to Elevated BMI and Weight-Related Comorbidities in Pediatric Primary Care. Internal Medicine: University of North Carolina Hospitals Program, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jennifer Leslie Simon Hanberg, B.A., Yale University. Aging with HIV: Biomarkers of Inflammation and Incident Rheumatologic Disease. Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Ryan Christopher Handoko, B.S., Brown University. CD4+ T Cell Recovery and Cerebrospinal Fluid Escape After Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Acute HIV-1 Infection. Pediatrics: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Jonathan M. Hanna, B.S., Duke University. Prognosticating Brain Tumor Patient Survival After Laser Thermotherapy: Comparison Between Neuroradiological Reading and Semi-Quantitative Analysis of MRI Data. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Bonnie Elizabeth Hawkins, B.A., Smith College. Trauma-Informed Acute Care of Patients with Violence-Related Injury. Pediatrics-Primary Care (Community Health): Children’s National Medical Center Program, Washington, D.C.

Andrea Hlady, B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center. In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of the NanoART Carrying Macrophage. Emergency Medicine: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) Program, Rochester, Minn.

Wyatt Hong, B.S., Stanford University. Using Machine Learning to Augment Emergency Department Triage. Emergency Medicine: UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles, Calif.

Charles Hsu, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An Analysis of the Associations Between Anesthetic Variability and Outcomes. Internal Medicine: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Jamie Hu Daniele, B.A., Cornell University. Local Nanoparticle Delivery of Anti-Tumor Agents in the Treatment of Skin Cancer. Medicine-Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital (Waterbury) Program, Waterbury, Conn.; Dermatology: University of Miami–Jackson Health System Program, Miami, Fla.

Patrick Huang, B.A., B.S., Rice University. Characterizing Fracture-Dislocations and Posterolateral Corner Disruptions in Multiligament Knee Injuries. Orthopaedic Surgery: Albany Medical Center Program, Albany, N.Y.

Lucy Hui, B.S., Yale University. Gender Differences in Ophthalmologist Salary in California Public Medical Schools. Medicine-Preliminary: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.; Ophthalmology: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Ysabel Carina Malabuyo Ilagan-Ying, B.S., Yale University. Acute and Chronic Liver Disease: Lessons Learned from Retrospective Cohort Studies. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Kayla Harrington Isaacs, B.S., Mills College. Self-Disclosure of a Mental Health Condition by Physicians and Medical Students: Attitudes of Yale Medical Students. Psychiatry: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Isaac Nathan Smullin Johnson, B.A., Columbia College. Antidepressant Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Patients with Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorder: Two Meta-Analyses of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials. Psychiatry: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Maïsha Kane, B.A., Johns Hopkins University. Normative Placental Growth Curves for Estimated Placental Volume and Gestational Age Using Portable 2-D Ultrasound in Two Maternity Centers in Dakar, Senegal. Family Medicine: Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Program, Martinez, Calif.

Bryan Christopher Kaps, B.S., United States Naval Academy; M.H.S., Yale University. The Conscientious Practice Policy: An Ethics Committee and Its Experience with a Policy for Addressing Inappropriate Treatment. Urology: Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, Calif.

John F. Keaney III, B.S., M.P.H., Yale University. Fontan Failure: Are Changes in Paced QRS Duration Over Time Associated with Worse Disease? Internal Medicine-Pediatrics: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Ramak Khosravi, B.S., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Yale University. A Data-Driven Computational Model of Tissue-Engineered Vascular Grafts for Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease. Thoracic Surgery: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Seewan Kim, B.S., Yale University. Utilizing Computer Modeling to Identify Bottlenecks to Patient Flow and Streamline Care in a Psychiatric Emergency Room. Internal Medicine: UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles, Calif.

Kristina Marie Klara, B.S., Brown University. Putting Husband Through: The Role of Medical Wives. Internal Medicine: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Matthew Jordan Klebanoff, B.A., Brown University. Decline in Medication Affordability Despite Closure of the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap. Internal Medicine: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Andrew Bonwook Koo, B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Impact of Race, Gender, and Clinical Risk Factors on Outcomes Following Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. Neurosurgery: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Maria Moozhiyil Korah, B.S., University of Florida; M.H.S., Yale University. Beta Cell Changes in Autoimmune Diabetes. General Surgery: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Erik James Kramer, B.A., University of California–Berkeley. Discipline, Diagnose, and Punish: A Critical Analysis of PTSD Diagnostication amongst Syrian Migrants in Jordan. Emergency Medicine: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Joseph Benigno Ladines-Lim, B.S., University of Maryland–College Park; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Towards Next-generation Enzymatic Generators of Hydrogen Peroxide in Quantitative Redox Biology. Internal Medicine-Pediatrics: University of Michigan Health System Program, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Alice Ma Li, B.S., University of California–Los Angeles; Ph.D., Yale University. High-Resolution In Vivo Characterization of Neocortical Myelin Patterning in Normal Physiology and Following Localized Injury. Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical): Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Young H. Lim, B.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Genetic Investigation of Rare Cutaneous Mosaic Disorders. Medicine-Preliminary: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.; Dermatology: Massachusetts General Hospital–Harvard Combined Program, Boston, Mass.

Christina Kay Lin, B.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Understanding the Heterogeneous Expression of the Type III Secretion in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Internal Medicine: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.

Tess Deutch Litchman, B.A., Wesleyan University. Differential Response to Rituximab in Anti-AChR and Anti-MuSK Positive Myasthenia Gravis Patients. Internal Medicine: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Louisa Lu, B.A., Stanford University. Smartphone-Based Modalities for the Assessment of Retinopathy for Teleophthalmology (SMART). Transitional: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, Calif.; Ophthalmology: Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, Calif.

Shunella Grace Lumas, B.A., Harvard University. Reversal of Warfarin-Associated Coagulopathy: Prothrombin Complex Concentrates Versus Fresh Frozen Plasma in Elderly Patients Presenting with Intracranial Hemorrhage. Medicine-Preliminary: NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program, New York, N.Y.; Anesthesiology: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Aman Mahal, B.S., University of California–Los Angeles. Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion on Disparities in Cancer Care. Transitional: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.; Radiation Oncology: Massachusetts General Hospital–Brigham & Women’s Hospital–Harvard, Boston, Mass.

Lovemore Makusha, B.A., Williams College. Do Associated MRI Findings Improve the Detection of Elusive Encephaloceles? Anesthesiology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

William Ulysses Meyerson, B.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Inference of Natural Selection in Human Populations and Cancers: Testing, Extending, and Complementing dN/dS-like Approaches. Psychiatry-Research: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Muneeb Mohideen, B.S., Yale University. Degradable Bioadhesive Nanoparticles for Prolonged Intravaginal Delivery and Retention of Elvitegravir. Urology: University of Southern California–Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif.

Lin Mu, B.A., B.S., Denison University; M.B.A., University of Cambridge. Comparing Physician Visual Assessment and Quantitative Coronary Angiography in China. Consultant: Boston Consulting Group, New York, N.Y.

Nic Muñoz, B.A., University of Texas at Austin. Trust and Health Care: A Qualitative Analysis of Trust in Spanish- and English-Language Group Well-Child Care. General Surgery: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Nikitha Murali, B.A., University of Chicago. Trans-arterial Chemoembolization: Applications in Automated Image Analysis and Clinical Outcome Prediction. Surgery-Preliminary: Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Los Angeles) Program, Pasadena, Calif.; Interventional Radiology (Integrated): McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chicago, Ill.

Sascha Natalia Murillo, B.A., University of Pennsylvania. Parent and Provider Experiences of a Pediatric Medical-Legal Partnership: A Qualitative Study. Internal Medicine-Primary Care: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Rachel Anne Nelson, B.S., University of California–Santa Barbara; M.H.S., Yale University. The Modulation of Antiphospholipid Antibody-Induced Trophoblast Response by Infectious Components. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Eli Samuel Neustadter, B.S., Cornell University; M.Sc., King’s College London. Embodied Selfhood in Borderline Personality Disorder: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Belinda Nhundu, B.A., Smith College; Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. Developing Normal Placental Growth Curves using 2-D Ultrasound in a Zimbabwe Maternity Hospital. Internal Medicine: Oregon Health & Science University Program, Portland, Ore.

Ashley Odai-Afotey, B.A., Cornell University. Defining the Patient Experience in Medical Oncology. Internal Medicine: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Tess Ann O’Meara, B.A., Princeton University; M.H.S., Yale University. Immunological Differences Between Triple-Negative Breast Cancers of Self-Defined African American and Self-Defined White American Women. Internal Medicine: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Kimberly Elizabeth Ona Ayala, B.A., Pomona College. Injury Epidemiology and Preparedness in Para Powerlifters at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: An Analysis of 1410 Athlete-days. Anesthesiology: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Caitlin Mackenzie Parmer-Chow, B.S., Yale University. Characterizing Changes in the Intestinal Microbiome in a Rat Model of Cirrhosis with Ascites. Internal Medicine: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Neil Pathak, B.S., Yale University. Assessing Trends in Industry Payments to Orthopaedic Surgeons: A Sub-Specialty Analysis. Orthopaedic Surgery: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Thomas Pavel Porturas, B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Roles of TNFAIP8 Protein in Cell Death, Listeriosis, and Colitis. Emergency Medicine: New York–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Program, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jeremy James Puthumana, B.S., M.S., Yale University. Balancing Speed and Safety: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Expanded Access and Expedited Development Programs. Internal Medicine (Physician Scientist): Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Julie Y. Ramseier, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Melanoma-Associated Fibroblasts. Medicine-Preliminary: Kaiser Permanente Northern California (San Francisco) Program, San Francisco, Calif; Dermatology: UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles, Calif.

Adele S. Ricciardi, B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Yale University. Nanoparticles for Site-Specific Gene Editing in Utero. General Surgery: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Douglas Rioux, B.S., Boston College. Identification of Chemoreceptors Influencing Respiratory Behavior in Drosophila Melanogaster. Scientist: Boston, Mass.

Maarouf A. Saad, B.S., University of California–San Diego. Human Amniotic Membrane Improves Healing in a Chronic, Massive Rotator Cuff Repair Model. Orthopaedic Surgery: University of California Davis Health Program, Sacramento, Calif.

Alexander Nicholas Scherer, B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., Yale University. Actin Filament Stabilization by Cortactin-Actin Interactions. Internal Medicine: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Tayyab Shah, B.A., Princeton University. Coronary Revascularization Options for Females: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Madison Blair Sharp, B.A., Yale University; M.M.S., Boston University. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Depression among Female Syrian Refugees and Jordanians with Chronic Disease: A Mixed Methods Study. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Andrew Silverman, B.S., Brown University; M.H.S., Yale University. Cerebral Autoregulation-Based Blood Pressure Management in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit: Towards Individualizing Care in Ischemic Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Child Neurology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Anusha Singh, B.S., Duke University; M.H.S, Yale University. Writing the Gap: The Role of Clinician-Authored Narratives in Building Structural Competence and Situated Knowledge in Service of Marginalized Patient Populations. Plastic Surgery (Integrated): MedStar Health–Georgetown University Hospital Program, Washington, D.C.

Samuel Brady Sondalle, B.A., Ripon College; Ph.D., Yale University. The Fanconi Anemia Protein FANCI Functions in Ribosome Biogenesis. Psychiatry (Adult and Child): Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Anuoluwapo (Anu) Sopeyin, B.A., Vassar College. Antiretroviral Therapy-Associated Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Cholesterol Biosynthesis Dysregulation. Medicine-Preliminary: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.; Ophthalmology: Johns Hopkins–Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, Md.

Ram Sundaresh, B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.S., Stanford University. How Exposure to Mass Incarceration Is Associated with the Well-being of Individuals and Families. Internal Medicine: UCLA Medical Center Program, Los Angeles, Calif.

Sonia Taneja, B.A., Yale University; M.Sc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. CBPR 2.0—A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Program Scaling in Maternal Mental Health: Responding to Community Risk Factors for Maternal Depression While Replicating New Haven MOMS to Bridgeport and New York City. Pediatrics (Urban Health): Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, Mass.

Durga Thakral, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Defining Factors that Determine Effective Anti-Melanoma Tumor Immunity. Internal Medicine: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Minh Than, B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D., Yale University. Molecular Underpinnings of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis. Internal Medicine (Physician Scientist): Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Melissa M. Thomas, B.S., United States Military Academy; M.B.A., M.H.A., Baylor University; M.P.H., American Public University. Defining Psychological Resilience and Determining Long-Term Mental and Physical Health Outcomes in Male and Female West Point Graduates. Emergency Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Tara Torabi, B.S., Brown University. Utilization of Leg MRI as an Additional Diagnostic Tool in the Assessment of Foot Drop. Medicine-Preliminary: University of Hawaii Program, Honolulu, Hawaii; Neurology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Rebecca Simone Treger, B.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Control of Endogenous Retroviruses by Cell-Intrinsic and Cell-Extrinsic Defenses. Pathology (Clinical): University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Ilana Meryl Usiskin, B.S., Yale University. Lifestyle Factors Associated with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Outcomes in Breast Cancer. Internal Medicine: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Patricia Lourdes Valda Toro, B.S., M.Sc., Johns Hopkins University. Characterization of Temperature Curves in the Intensive Care Unit. Internal Medicine: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Emily A. Vancor, B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Maternal Anxiety and Neural Responses to Infant Cues. Pediatrics: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Aishwarya Vijay, B.S., Yale University. Influence of Medicare Formulary Restrictions on Evidence-Based Prescribing Practices. Internal Medicine: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chicago, Ill.

Dennis Wang, B.S., M.P.H., Yale University. Hair Cortisol as a Retrospective Biomarker of Stress Among Minorities and Immigrants during the First Year of the Trump Administration. Emergency Medicine: Icahn School of Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.

Mike Wang, B.S., University of Toronto; M.H.S., Yale University. Keratinocyte Carcinomas—The Interplay Between Genetics and the Immune Microenvironment. Medicine-Preliminary: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Jessica Faith Williams, B.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., Yale University. The Effects of Chromatin Organization on Nuclear Mechanics and Chromatin Dynamics. Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical): Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Peggy Wu, B.S., University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Training, Use, and Knowledge Among Rheumatologists in China. Pediatrics: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chicago, Ill.

Xiao Wu, B.S., Yale University. A Systematic Review of Cost-Effectiveness Analyses on Endovascular Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke Patients. Surgery-Preliminary (Interventional Radiology): University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.; Interventional Radiology (Integrated): University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Jessica Jane Ye, B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Yale University. Intersections in Metabolism and Innate Immunity. Medicine-Preliminary: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass.; Neurology: Brigham & Women’s Hospital–Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Lee Ying, B.A., University of California–Berkeley; Ph.D., Yale University. Epigenetic Approaches to Understanding Adipogenesis, and Translational Approaches to Treating Obesity. General Surgery: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.

Ramsey Yusuf, B.A., Texas A&M University. Immunologic Analysis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in People Living with HIV. Medicine-Preliminary: University of Miami–Jackson Health System, Miami, Fla.; Ophthalmology: University of Miami–Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Fla.

Yapei (Rosie) Zhang, B.A., Princeton University. Identifying Effective Interventions to Improve Quality of Care for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Medicine-Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital Program, New Haven, Conn.; Ophthalmology: Harvard–Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, Mass,

Jack Zhao, B.S., M.B.A., Yale University. Pain in America: The Opioid Epidemic and Risks of Progression to Long-Term Opioid Use. Internal Medicine: University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

Melissa Song Zhou, B.A., University of Pennsylvania. Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of the Posterior Superior Temporal Sulcus Modulates Neural Response and Visual Attention to Faces in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pediatrics: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

Students Receiving the M.D. and Ph.D. Degrees

  • Alexandra Ellen Albert
  • Gregory Aaron Breuer
  • Ramak Khosravi
  • Alice Ma Li
  • Young H. Lim
  • Christina Kay Lin
  • William Ulysses Meyerson
  • Adele S. Ricciardi
  • Alexander Nicholas Scherer
  • Samuel Brady Sondalle
  • Durga Thakral
  • Minh Than
  • Rebecca Simone Treger
  • Jessica Faith Williams
  • Jessica Jane Ye
  • Lee Ying

Students Receiving the M.D. and M.H.S. Degrees

  • Sarah Karthika Amalraj
  • Nientara Anderson
  • Zachary Avigan
  • Arash Fereydooni
  • Bryan Christopher Kaps
  • Maria Moozhiyil Korah
  • Rachel Anne Nelson
  • Tess Ann O’Meara
  • Andrew Silverman
  • Anusha Singh
  • Mike Wang

Students Receiving the M.D. and M.B.A. Degrees

  • Eric Y. Chen
  • Keval Niraj Desai
  • Lin Mu
  • Jack Zhao

Student Receiving the M.D. Degree and the Certificate in Global Medicine

  • Belinda Nhundu