Doctors of Medicine

Class of 2018

Pending completion of all requirements

Jeremy Paul Ader, B.A., Brown University; M.B.A., Yale University. Precision Medicine in Atrial Fibrillation: A Risk Model for Management with Dabigatran v. Warfarin. Neurology: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Mehida Alexandre, B.A., City University of New York Hunter College; M.H.S., Yale University. Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGFb) Downregulates Homologous Recombination Repair Genes and Increases Poly-(ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitor Sensitivity in Breast Cancer-Associated Gene 2 (BRCA2) Wild-Type Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Cells. General Surgery: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Aimee Alphonso Morrison, B.S., Yale University. Reproductive Health and Fertility among Transgender Adolescents: A Knowledge and Attitudes Survey. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Hannah Zornow Alter, B.A., Yale University. “I Viewed Them Sick”: Photography and Addiction Medicine as Activism during the “Speed Freak” Crisis of the Long 1960s. Psychiatry: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Marcus Altman, B.A., Johns Hopkins University. Sleep Disturbance in the Intensive Care Unit and Patient-Centered Outcomes. Medicine–Preliminary: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.; Ophthalmology: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Amber M. Anders, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis. Vscan Handheld Ultrasound Scanner Accurately Measures Estimated Placental Volume (EPV). Management Consultant: The Boston Consulting Group, Los Angeles, Calif.

John Paul Andrews, B.A., University of Missouri—Columbia. Mechanisms of Decreased Brainstem Arousal in Limbic Seizures: In Vivo Whole-Cell Recordings. Neurosurgery: University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Damian Apollo, B.S., University of Arizona; M.B.A., Yale University. Depersonalization in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Nicholas Apostolopoulos, B.A., Rutgers University. An Investigation into the Role of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 3a1 (ALDH3A1) in the Mouse Cornea. Medicine–Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Ophthalmology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Adeolu Aromolaran, B.S., University of Maryland, College Park; M.H.S., Yale University. Zika-Associated Microcephaly among Public and Private Hospitals in Salvador, Brazil. Pediatrics: Children’s National Medical Center Program, Washington, D.C.

Alexander Reza Bazazi, B.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Yale University. Characterizing and Responding to the Epidemics of HIV and Injection Drug Use in Malaysia. Psychiatry: University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Juliana Pearl Berk-Krauss, B.A., Cornell University. A Growing Melanoma Mortality Epidemic among White Men Ages 50: Opportunities for an Education and Early Detection Program. Medicine–Preliminary: Icahn School of Medicine at Beth Israel, New York, N.Y.; Dermatology: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dipankan Bhattacharya, B.A., University of California—Berkeley; Ph.D., Yale University. CRISPR/Cas9: An Inexpensive, Efficient Loss of Function Tool to Screen Human Disease Genes in Xenopus. Pediatrics (Research): Stanford University Programs, Palo Alto, Calif.

William Angus Biché, B.A., Amherst College. Electrophysiology of the Thalamus during Focal Limbic Seizures. Surgery–Preliminary: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.; Diagnostic Radiology: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Hadley Marie Bloomhardt, B.S., Brown University. Measuring the Burden of Childhood Cancer Treatment: Decrements in Bone Health and Financial Toxicity. Pediatrics: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Adam Brownstein, B.A., Cornell University. Natural History and Management of Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Branch Aneurysms. Internal Medicine: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Kate Buesser, A.B., Harvard University. Inter-rater Reliability of Physical Abuse Determinations and Abusive Fracture Incidence at a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Orthopaedic Surgery: Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Daniel Le Bui, B.A., Stanford University. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Oligometastatic Disease: A Retrospective Survival Analysis. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Elizabeth A. Calle, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Alveolar Barrier Formation in Engineered Lung Tissue. General Surgery: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Ignacio Cerdeña, B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Implementation of a Prison Peer-led Intervention for Tuberculosis Treatment: A Mixed-Methods Study. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Li Hui Chen, B.S., Yale University. Substance Use Exacerbates Neuroinflammation and Neurocognitive Impairment in HIV Infection. Neurology: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Zola Afua Mansa Chihombori Quao, B.A., M.H.S., Yale University. Investigating the Effect and Mechanism of Antiphospholipid Antibodies on Human Endometrial Endothelial Cell Function and the Impact of Current Standard Therapies. Psychiatry/Family Medicine: University of California, Davis Health Program, Sacramento, Calif.

Jennie Kim Choe, B.A., M.S., Johns Hopkins University. Addressing the National Organ Deficit: Biomechanical, Technical, and Logistical Interventions. General Surgery: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program, New Brunswick, N.J.

Katherine Chuang, B.S., University of California—Los Angeles. Children with Trisomy 21: Early Ophthalmic Manifestations and Patterns of Care. Medicine–Preliminary: California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif.; Ophthalmology: Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind.

Jonathan J. Cui, B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.H.S., Yale University. Identifying 90-Day Readmission Patterns Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion and Geriatric Hip Fracture in the Era of Bundled Payments. Orthopaedic Surgery: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Elizabeth (Libby) Cummings, B.A., Stanford University. Self-efficacy and Dependence in Personal and Clinical Relationships: A Qualitative Analysis of Narratives about Life with Chronic Back Pain. Internal Medicine/Primary Care: University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Benoit Cyrenne, B.S., Queen’s University at Kingston. Synergy of BCL2 and Histone Deacetylase Inhibition against Leukemic Cells from Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Patients. Dermatology: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Eunice Modupe Martins DeFilippo, B.A., Rutgers University. Syrian Refugee Health: A Qualitative Analysis of Experiences with the U.S. Healthcare System. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Moises Dominguez, B.S., City University of New York, City College. Enhancing a Neurology Clerkship Curriculum Using Just-In-Time Teaching with Video-Based Learning. Neurology. New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell, New York, N.Y.

Eamon Yeats Duffy, B.A., Middlebury College; M.B.A., Yale University. The S.H.I.V.E.R.I.N.G. Trials: A Novel Vaccine Strategy and Analysis of Serologic Durability in Patients with Plasma Cell Dyscrasias. Internal Medicine: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Katherine Abigail Epstein, B.A., Princeton University; M.A., University of Minnesota. Smoking Cessation and Outcome after Ischemic Stroke or TIA. Psychiatry: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Jeffrey Mark Erfe, B.A., Stanford University; M.P.H., University of the Philippines, Manila. LAG-3 Mediates Acute Rejection and Memory in Mouse Transplantation. Thoracic Surgery: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

Rance James Toshiji Fujiwara, B.S., Creighton University; M.B.A., Yale University. National Variations in Costs and Complication Rates in Head and Neck Cancer. Otolaryngology: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Charuta Gavankar Furey, A.B., Harvard University. Exome Sequencing Uncovers Novel Causes of Human Congenital Hydrocephalus. Neurosurgery: Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

Cyril Gary, B.A., Brown University; M.H.S., Yale University. Therapeutics in Head and Neck Cancer. Plastic Surgery (Integrated): MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

John Gaudet, B.S., University of Georgia. Exploring the Relative Limit of Detection for a Modified Gram Staining Protocol. Internal Medicine/Primary Care: Cambridge Health Alliance Program, Cambridge, Mass.

Angela Cheryl Gauthier, B.A., Dartmouth College. Abnormal Ocular Development and Reduced Vision in Zebrafish after Knockdown of ARHGAP33. Transitional: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Program, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Ophthalmology: Wilmer Eye Institute—Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

David William Goldstein, B.S., M.H.S., Yale University. Risk Prediction in Older Adults after Acute Myocardial Infarction: The SILVER-AMI Study. Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Anand D. Gopal, B.A., B.S., University of Pennsylvania. Adherence to Prospective Registration Policy and Implications for Clinical Trial Endpoint Integrity. Medicine–Preliminary: Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.; Ophthalmology: Wills Eye Residency Program at Jefferson, Philadelphia, Pa.

Simon Matthew Gray, B.S., University of Maryland—Baltimore County; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Yale University. PRC2-Mediated H3K27me3 Repression Promotes Effector CD8+ T Cell Terminal Differentiation and Loss of Multipotency. Internal Medicine (Research): University of North Carolina Hospitals Program, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jessica Tanzer Wright Greenberg, B.A., Columbia University. Implementation of New Definitions of Labor Arrest Disorders and Failed Induction Can Decrease the Cesarean Rate. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Program, Stamford, Conn.

John Christian Grotberg, B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago. Point-of-Care Echocardiography and Electrocardiography in Assessing Suspected Pulmonary Embolism. Internal Medicine: University of Michigan Hospitals—Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Mich.

George Guo, A.B., Harvard University. Arterial and Venous Impacts of Transdermally Administered Vasodilators on the Local Microvasculature. Emergency Medicine: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Ido Haimi, B.S., Columbia University. Sex Disparities in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Care and Outcomes: A Global Systematic MetaAnalysis. Internal Medicine: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Adrian Haimovich, B.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Yale University. Protein Programming in Recoded Organisms Enables Biological Containment and Synthetic Phosphomimicry. Emergency Medicine (Research): Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Wendy Xiao Herman, B.S., Emory University; Ph.D., Yale University. Intracranial EEG Signatures of Conscious Visual Perception. Pediatrics: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Soonwook Hong, B.A., Yale University. Characterization of Hemodynamic Phenotypes in Young Patients with Isolated Diastolic Hypertension and Systolic Diastolic Hypertension. Internal Medicine: New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Melody Yin Hu, A.B., Harvard University; M.H.S., Yale University. Chronic Stress Impairs Reward-Directed Behavior in a Rodent Model of Depression. Psychiatry: University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Nancy Huynh, B.S., M.H.S., Yale University. Impact of Early Thoracic Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Patients in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Emily R. Hyun, B.A., Dartmouth College. Pathways to Care in First-Episode Psychosis. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Zainab Olabisi Jaji, B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.H.S., Yale University. Mitochondrial Calcium in Diabetic Platelets: Friend or Foe? Internal Medicine: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Frances Grace Garcia Javier, B.S., University of California—Los Angeles. Is Subthreshold PTSD a Prodrome to PTSD? Results from a National Sample of U.S. Veterans. Psychiatry (Adult & Child): Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Katelyn Kane Johnson, B.A., Yale University. Prospective Exclusion of Mediastinal Metastases for Curative Treatment of Oligometastatic Lung Cancer. Surgery–Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Urology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Edi Kapetanovic, B.S., Cornell University; M.B.A., Yale University. Effectiveness of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Totally Implantable Venous Access Port Placement. Surgery–Preliminary: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.; Interventional Radiology (Integrated): Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Habib Mujib Khan, B.A., University of Michigan—Ann Arbor; M.H.S., Yale University. Genetics and Pathobiology of GJA1 Mutations in Erythrokeratodermia Variabilis et Progressiva. Medicine–Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Dermatology: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Marquita Nicole Kilgore-Nolan, B.S., Emory University; Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. The Ecosystem of Women’s Health Social Enterprises Based in the United States. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Clara Kim, A.B., Harvard University. Using Electronic Health Records to Identify Incarceration History among Veterans. Psychiatry: Cambridge Health Alliance Program, Cambridge, Mass.

Rachel E. Klausner, B.S., University of Florida. Evaluation of Pulse Oximetry as a Screen for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Dedeepya Konuthula, B.A., Dartmouth College. Electronic Health Record Intervention to Decrease Non-Guideline Imaging in Early Stage Breast Cancer. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Nicole Krenitsky, B.A., Vassar College; M.B.A., Yale University. Counsel Confidently: Reliability of Bedside Estimated Fetal Weight to Predict Survival at Periviability. Obstetrics and Gynecology: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Tambudzai Kudze, B.A., Bennington College; M.H.S, Yale University. Are There Sex-Specific Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation? Obstetrics and Gynecology: Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, R.I.

Ashton C. Lai, B.S., Duke University; Ph.D., Yale University. Exploring Protein Degradation Technology as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy. Internal Medicine: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Erik Alexander Barfod Levinsohn, B.A., Williams College. Reducing T Cell-Mediated Cardiac Injury with CpG Oligodeoxynucleotides. Psychiatry: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Alvin Li, B.S., University of California—Los Angeles; M.H.S., Yale University. Correlations among Topical Corticosteriod Phobia, Treatment Adherence, and Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis. Transitional: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.; Dermatology: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

Wendy F. Li, B.S., Carnegie Mellon University. Parental Perspectives on Myopia in an Urban Chinese Population. Medicine–Preliminary. Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Ophthalmology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Lucy Yichu Liu, B.A., Wellesley College. Quality of Life among Patients with Alopecia Areata and the Impact on Family Members. Transitional: Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.; Dermatology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Carla Marisa Lopez, B.A., Wellesley College. Trends in the Utilization of Hormone Blockers in the Pediatric Population. General Surgery: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Andrew Joseph Loza, B.S., Notre Dame University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Structure, Dynamics, and Regulation of Collective Cell Migration. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Elizabeth Ludwig, B.A., Yale University. An Analysis of Quality and Timing of Informed Consent for Elective Cesarean Section. Obstetrics and Gynecology: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Valerie Luks, B.S., Tufts University; M.H.S., Yale University. Targeted Nanoparticle Delivery for In Utero Treatment of Congential Disorders. General Surgery: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Chris A. Marfo, B.S., Rutgers University; M.B.A., Yale University. The Value of a Picture: Improving the Accuracy of Burn Assessment and Quality of Care through Telemedicine in a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. General Surgery: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Alexandria Marino, B.A., Ph.D., Yale University. Perisaccadic Updating of Attentional State. Neurosurgery: University of Virginia Program, Charlottesville, Va.

Sean Maroongroge, B.S., Brown University; M.B.A., Yale University. A Geographic Analysis of Radiation Therapy Facilities in the United States. Transitional: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Program, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Radiation Oncology: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Program, Houston, Tex.

Ryan Patrick McLynn, B.S., University of Georgia; M.H.S., Yale University. Risk Factors and Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism in Elective Spine Surgery. Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Alabama Medical Center Program, Birmingham, Ala.

Blair C. McNamara, B.S., Brown University. “I’m Used to Doing It by Myself”: Exploring Self-Reliance in Pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology: University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Goran Mi´cevi´c, B.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Yale University. The Role of DNA Methylation in Melanoma Formation and Progression. Medicine–Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Dermatology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Amit Mittal, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis. Characterization of Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Cutaneous SCC. Transitional: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brockton, Mass.; Dermatology: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) Program, Rochester, Minn.

Julio Montejo, A.B., Harvard University; M.H.S., Yale University. Meningioma Genomics: Gene Discovery, Molecular Mechanisms, and Clinical Correlations. Neurosurgery: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.

Fari Ngongoni, B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.H.S., Yale University. Prescribing and Dispensing Practices of Medicines to Treat Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda. General Surgery: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Neal Nolan, B.S., Cornell University; M.H.S., Yale University. The Role of FOXG1 Overexpression in the Pathogenesis of Severe, Macrocephalic Autism Spectrum Disorder. Medicine–Preliminary (Neurology): Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.; Neurology: Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Nathaniel Thomas Ondeck, B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; M.H.S., Yale University. Improving Large Data Research: An Analysis of Comorbidity Indices and Approaches to Missing Values. Orthopaedic Surgery: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.

Curtis Jamison Perry, B.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Optimizing T and Myeloid Cell Function in Chronic Viral Infection and Cancer. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Max Christian Petersen, B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D., Yale University. The Insulin Receptor as a Locus of Control in Hepatic Insulin Resistance. Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Amanda Ruth Quijano, B.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Yale University. Convection-Enhanced Delivery of Radiosensitizer-Loaded Nanoparticles for the Treatment of High-Grade Gliomas. Pediatrics: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Marco Antonio Ramos, Jr., B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Yale University. Making Disappearance Visible: Psychoanalysis, Trauma, and Human Rights in Cold War Argentina. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Julia Haven Raney, B.A., Claremont McKenna College; Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. Simulation-Based Nurse Mentoring to Promote Preeclampsia Care: What Is the Impact in Bihar, India? Pediatrics: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Shuaib Raza, B.A., Yale University. Simulation and Self-Assessment: A Medical-Simulation Based Exploration of Medical Trainee Understanding of EPA 6 (Oral Presentation) and EPA 8 (Handoff). Emergency Medicine: University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

James Christopher Berg Reed, B.A., Dartmouth College; M.H.S., Yale University. Interaction of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts and the T Cell Receptor Signaling Cascades. Pediatrics (Research): Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Tehreem Rehman, B.A., Columbia University; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University. Impact of Place-Based Structural Determinants of Health Inequity on Utilization of Emergency Department Services. Emergency Medicine: Advocate Health Care (Advocate Christ Medical Center) Program, Oak Lawn, Ill.

Talia Robledo-Gil, B.A., Dartmouth College. “Un Abrazo a La Distancia”: Exploring Challenges of Social Isolation in Pregnant Latina Women. Internal Medicine (Urban Health): Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Robert Michel Rock, B.A., New York University. Using Art Observation in Museum Education to Broach Topics of Bias and Power among Health Professional Trainees. Family Medicine: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

Robert Hsu-Wei Rosen, B.A., University of California—Berkeley. Intestinal Permeability and Systemic Inflammation in Patients with Cirrhosis. Effect of Beta-Blockers. Pediatrics: Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, Mass.

Ronnye Rutledge, A.B., Harvard University; M.H.S., Yale University. HIV Risk Perception and Eligibility for PrEP in Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics: Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Children’s Hospital/Harvard, Boston, Mass.

Susan Elizabeth Scanlon, B.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Regulation of DNA Repair by Hypoxic Stress and Hypoxia-Related Pathways. Medicine–Preliminary: St. Mary’s Hospital Program, Waterbury, Conn.; Radiation Oncology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Réginald Sévère, B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Johns Hopkins University. How Acculturation Informs Depressive Symptoms, Experiences of Discrimination, and Race-Related Stressors. Emergency Medicine: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Andi Shahu, B.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.H.S., Yale University. Disparities in Socioeconomic Context and Response to Antihypertensive Medication in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). Internal Medicine: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Daniel L. Shaw, B.A., Middlebury College. Coverage of Novel Therapeutic Agents by Medicare Part D Following FDA Approval. Emergency Medicine: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Allen F. Shih, A.B., A.M., Harvard University; M.B.A., Yale University. Importance of Communication in Medicine: Views on Bedside Rounding and Readmissions. Medicine–Preliminary. Atlantic Health (Overlook) Program, Summit, N.J.; Dermatology: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Andrew Howard Smith, B.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Yale University. Genomics of Addiction: Dependence, Consequences, and Cessation. Psychiatry (Physician Scientist): Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Alex Stewart, B.S., City University of New York, City College; Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Synthetic Antibody Engineering: i) Target glycans ii) Recognition features of D5 variants in binding to HIV-1 5-Helix. Anesthesiology: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell, New York, N.Y.

Harry Eswar Subramanian, B.A., University of Pennsylvania. Optimal Counseling and the Utility of Imaging Parameters in Patients with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Medicine–Preliminary: Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn.; Diagnostic Radiology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Brandon James Sumpio, B.A., Johns Hopkins University. Genetic Characterization of Lymphatic Malformations: Discovery of a Novel Pathway in the Formation of Lymphatic Malformations. Vascular Surgery: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Alexander Haosi Sun, B.S., Duke University; M.H.S., Yale University. Altered Brain Functional Connectivity Varies by Form of Craniosynostosis. Plastic Surgery (Integrated): Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Alyssa Raven Thomas, B.A., Brown University. Cerebellar Connectivity Modulates Visual Memory in Adolescents Born Preterm: Harnessing Fine Motor Ability to Advance Achievement. Pediatrics: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

Eleanor Varian Thomas, B.A., B.S., Brown University; Ph.D., Yale University. Transfer of Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Cytosolic Proteins between Motor Neurons In Vivo in Chimeric Mice. Medicine–Preliminary (Neurology): Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.; Neurology: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.

Andrew Thomas Timberlake, B.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Exome Sequencing Reveals Novel Genetic Causes of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis. Plastic Surgery (Integrated): New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Cynthia Tsay, B.A., Yale University; M.Phil., University of Cambridge. Genetic Sequencing of Pituitary Adenomas from the Harvey Cushing Tumor Registry. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Radovan (Alex) Vasic, A.B., Harvard University; M.H.S., Yale University. Role of the RNA Modification N6-methyladenosine in Normal Hematopoiesis and Disease. Internal Medicine: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Kenneth Vera, B.S., University of Florida. Validation of a New Anatomic Severity Grading System for Acute Cholecystitis. Internal Medicine: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell, New York, N.Y.

Urs Michael Weber, B.A., Boston University. Dedicated Afternoon Rounds for ICU Patients’ Families and Family Satisfaction with Care. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Karri Weisenthal, B.A., M.H.S., Yale University. Moving toward an Optimized Strategy for Evaluation of Acute Flank Pain in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Yao S. Wong, B.S., Cornell University. Long-Term Survival of De Novo Stage IV Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2)-Positive Breast Cancers Treated with HER2 Targeted Therapy. Healthcare Consulting: New York, N.Y.

Tina Xia, B.S., Brown University. Retinal Stem Cell Culture on Planar Scaffold for Transplantation in Animal Models of Retinal Degeneration. Medicine–Preliminary: Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.; Ophthalmology: Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Siyu (Sue) Xiao, B.S., University of Pittsburgh; Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. Tension in the Chinese Doctor-Patient-Family Relationship: A Qualitative Study in Hunan Province, China. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

Xiaolu Xu, B.S., Sun Yat-sen University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Phosphorylation Regulation of T Lymphocyte Migration. Plastic Surgery (Integrated): Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

Zhenzhen Jane Xu, B.A., Pomona College. Nicotine Replacement Therapy Use in Smokers Is Associated with Increased Complications in Breast Surgery. Internal Medicine: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Genevieve Jia-Wei Yang, B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Yale University. Modeling Neuronal Dysfunction in Schizophrenia to Predict Neuroimaging Biomarkers. Psychiatry (Physician Scientist): Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Ava Chwan Lee Yap, B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.H.S., Yale University. The Cost of Saving a Child’s Life: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Pediatric Operating Room in Uganda. General Surgery: University of California—San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Emily Sara Yin, B.S., M.H.S., Yale University. Biodegradable Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Cutaneous Malignancy. Medicine–Preliminary: Icahn School of Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.; Dermatology: New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Nicole Sitkin Zelin, B.S., University of California—Davis. Specialty Choice among Sexual and Gender Minorities in Medicine. Psychiatry: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Yuemei (Amy) Zhang, A.B., Harvard University; M.B.A., Yale University. Photodynamic Therapy for Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma In-Situ and Mutation Burden Analysis. Medicine–Preliminary: St. Barnabas Medical Center Program, Livingston, N.J.; Anesthesiology: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Lucy Zhang, B.A., Duke University. Orally-Dosed Citalopram Stimulates Small Intestinal Mucosal Growth. General Surgery: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Rebecca Zhu, B.A., Dartmouth College. Clinical Impact of Underutilization of Adjuvant Therapy in Node Positive Gastric Adenocarcinoma. General Surgery: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) Program, Rochester, Minn.

Chris A. Zirker, B.S., M.S., University of Virginia. Evaluation of Diagnostic Criteria in the Early Identification and Treatment of Sepsis. Internal Medicine: University of Colorado Program, Aurora, Colo.

Alyssa B. Zupon, B.S., Yale University. Quality Assessment of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard, Boston, Mass.

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

  • Alexander Reza Bazazi
  • Dipankan Bhattacharya
  • Simon Matthew Gray
  • Adrian Haimovich
  • Wendy Xiao Herman
  • Ashton C. Lai
  • Alexandria Marino
  • Goran Mic´evic´
  • Curtis Jamison Perry
  • Max Christian Petersen
  • Amanda Ruth Quijano
  • Marco Antonio Ramos, Jr.
  • Susan Elizabeth Scanlon
  • Andrew Howard Smith
  • Eleanor Varian Thomas
  • Andrew Thomas Timberlake
  • Genevieve Jia-Wei Yang

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

  • Mehida Alexandre
  • Adeolu Aromolaran
  • Zola Afua Mansa Chihombori Quao
  • Jonathan J. Cui
  • Cyril Gary
  • David William Goldstein
  • Melody Yin Hu
  • Nancy Huynh
  • Zainab Olabisi Jaji
  • Habib Mujib Khan
  • Tambuzai Kudze
  • Alvin Li
  • Valerie Luks
  • Ryan Patrick McLynn
  • Julio Montejo
  • Fari Ngongoni
  • Neal Nolan
  • Nathaniel Thomas Ondeck
  • James Christopher Berg Reed
  • Ronnye Rutledge
  • Andi Shahu
  • Alexander Haosi Sun
  • Radovan (Alex) Vasic
  • Karri Weisenthal
  • Ava Chwan Lee Yap
  • Emily Sara Yin

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

  • Jeremy Paul Ader
  • Damian Apollo
  • Eamon Yeats Duffy
  • Rance James Toshiji Fujiwara
  • Edi Kapetanovic
  • Nicole Krenitsky
  • Chris A. Marfo
  • Sean Maroongroge
  • Allen F. Shih
  • Yuemei (Amy) Zhang

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

  • Marquita Kilgore-Nolan
  • Julia Haven Raney
  • Siyu (Sue) Xiao