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Doctors of Medicine

Class of 2016

Pending completion of all requirements

Benjamin Brown Albright, B.S., Yale University; M.S., The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Preventive Care Quality of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations: Associations of Organizational Characteristics with Performance. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Nancy Christine Allen, B.S., University of California–Los Angeles; Ph.D., Yale University. Role of Molecular Clock Genes in Macrophage Functional Heterogeneity. Internal Medicine: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Michaela Claire Bamdad, B.A., Columbia University; M.H.S., Yale University. Serotonin Reuptake Inhibition Protects the Intestinal Mucosa from the Effects of Vincristine Chemotherapy. General Surgery: University of Michigan Hospitals–Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Ezra G. Baraban, B.S., Yale University. Clinical Implications of APC-Resistance and Factor 5 Leiden Mutational Testing over a Five Year Period at Yale New Haven Hospital. Pathology—Anatomic and Clinical: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Daniel S. Barron, B.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio. Thalamic Connectivity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Nicholas Blake Bergfeld, B.A., B.S., Texas Tech University; M.P.P., Harvard University. Associations between Environment, Hospital Finances, and Patient Readmissions: Exploratory Analysis

Xiao Bi, B.S., University of Nebraska. Genomic Characterization of Sarcomatoid Transformation in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Meredith Ann Camp Binford, B.S., University of Georgia; M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University. Characterizing Pediatric Primary Care in Greater New Haven. Emergency Medicine: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

Cortlyn Wilhelmina Brown, B.A., University of Chicago. Salivary Cortisol as a Measure of Stress Reactivity in Adolescents with Psychiatric Disorders. Emergency Medicine: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Michael T. Chang, B.S., Brown University. Notch Drives Proliferation and Radiation Resistance of Cancer Stem Cells in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Otolaryngology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Connie Yu Heng Cheng, B.A., Pomona College. Effects of Race, Socioeconomic Factors on Emergency Management of Threatened and Early Pregnancy Loss. Obstetrics and Gynecology: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Raj Jitendra Chovatiya, B.S., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Yale University. Parainflammation and the Cell Extrinsic Stress Response. Medicine—Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Dermatology: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

Victoria Elizabeth Clark, A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., Yale University. Characterizing the Genomic Architecture and Molecular Mechanisms Driving the Formation of Non-NF2 Meningiomas. Neurosurgery: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Matthew David Coffman, B.A., Colorado College. Comorbidities of Skin Disease in the Homeless and Medical Students’ Perspectives. Medicine—Preliminary: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Dermatology: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Celeste Cohen, B.A., University of California–Berkeley; Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. Meta-Analysis: Risk of Tics with Psychostimulant Use in Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials. Psychiatry: Cambridge Health Alliance Program, Cambridge, Mass.

Flavia DeSouza, B.A., Wesleyan University; M.H.S., Yale University. Transitioning of HIV-Infected Children from Pediatric to Adult Care: A Jamaican Case Study. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Sasha Deutsch-Link, B.A., Brown University. Language in Schizophrenia: What We Can Learn from Quantitative Text Analysis. Internal Medicine: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Isha Marina Di Bartolo, B.A., Princeton University. Teaching Experiences in Medical School and Projected Confidence in Teaching during Residency and Career Plans in Medical Education. Internal Medicine/Primary Care: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Hannah Elizabeth Dzimitrowicz, B.A., Middlebury College. Retrospective Assessment of Treatment with T-DM1 after Pertuzumab in HER2-positive Metastatic Breast Cancer. Internal Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Harib Hassan Ezaldein, B.S., Yale University. Assessment of Specific T-cell Receptor Engagement without Necessity for Identification of the Relevant Antigen. Surgery—Preliminary: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.; Dermatology: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Kelly Jean Fitzgerald, B.S., Boston College; Ph.D., Yale University. Small Molecule Immunomodulators as Cancer Therapeutics. Medicine-Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Radiation Oncology: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.

Erica M. Giles, B.S., University of Victoria; M.S., University of Toronto. Upper Cervical Spine Fracture at Yale: Factors Associated with Management and Outcomes. Orthopaedic Surgery: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Karl Grunseich, B.A., Dartmouth College. Clinical Conditions and Cardiac Function: Correlations with Left Atrial Fibrosis by MRI in Subjects with and without Atrial Fibrillation. Transitional: Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Calif.; Diagnostic Radiology: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Xiaoyue Mona Guo, B.A., Wellesley College; Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. The Role of Oxytocin in Modulating Neural Oscillations in Nulliparous Women. Obstetrics and Gynecology: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

Amanda Lynn Hernandez, B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Yale University. Regulatory T-cell Function in Inflammatory Disease. Medicine—Preliminary/Neurology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Neurology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Tara A.F. Holder, B.A., University of Chicago. Metabolic Characteristics of Obese Adolescents Exposed to Gestational Diabetes in Utero. Internal Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Brendan Huang, B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Yale University. All-Optical Quantification of Ciliary Physiology. Medical Response for the Diplomatic Corps International, Juba, South Sudan

Dame Idossa, B.A., B.S., University of Minnesota. Viral Causes of Gastroenteritis in the Era of Widespread Rotavirus Vaccination. Internal Medicine: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester) Program, Rochester, Minn.

Vikram Jairam, B.S., Yale University. Identification of Novel Therapeutic Small-Molecule Inhibitors of DNA Double-Stranded Break Repair. Transitional: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.; Radiation Oncology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Nicole Gong Jawitz, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis. Malignancies Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Internal Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Oliver Kayden Jawitz, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis. Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation in a National Cohort: An Analysis of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s Database. General Surgery: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Sarah Hyunju Jin, B.A., Amherst College; Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Variant Syndromes in Kampala, Uganda. Internal Medicine/Primary Care: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Maya M. Kasowski, B.A., M.M.P., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Yale University. Variation in Transcription Factor Binding among Humans. Pathology—Anatomic and Clinical: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Chang-Yeon Kim, B.S., M.S., Stanford University. The Effect of Payer Type on Patient Access to Knee Replacement and Revision under the Affordable Care Act. Orthopaedic Surgery: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Richard Kunwoo Kim, B.A., Yale University. Interleukin-1β and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Induced Leak of Human Microvascular Endothelial Tight Junction Barriers. Medicine-Preliminary: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; Anesthesiology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Derek Kai Kong, B.S., Tufts University; M.S., Johns Hopkins University. Systemic Drug Delivery to the Central Nervous System using Novel Brain-targeting Nanoparticles. Otolaryngology: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Adam Joseph Kundishora, A.B., Harvard University. Restoring Consciousness during Seizures with Deep Brain Stimulation. Neurosurgery: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Benjamin Andrew Lerner, A.B., Harvard University. Immune Regulation in Central Nervous System Malignancy and Autoimmunity: PD-1 and TIGIT on T Cells. Internal Medicine: New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Adam Macgregor Lukasiewicz, B.S., Yale University. Spinal Fractures due to Amkylosing Spondylitis and due to Osteoporosis. Orthopaedic Surgery: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Bethlehem Dessalegn Mekonnen, B.A., B.S., Meredith College. Characterizing Parental Adherence to Amblyopia Therapy at Menelik II Referral Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Surgery—Preliminary: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.; Ophthalmology: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Matthew Phillip Mikhail, B.S., Cornell University. An Automated Temporal, Amplitude, a Complexity-Based Comparison of Commercial Plethysmographs. Medicine—Preliminary: Yale New Haven Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Conn.; Diagnostic Radiology: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Elizabeth Grace Jane O’Brien, A.B., Harvard University. The Association between Physician Empathy and Variation in Imaging Use. Emergency Medicine: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Michael Saeyoung Oh, B.S., B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.H.S., Yale University. Molecular Mechanisms of Genetic Disorders Associated with the PI4KIIIα Complex. Internal Medicine: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

Daniel Andrew Okin, B.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Yale University. Investigations into the Role of Inflammation in the Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis. Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Eve Elizabeth Overton, B.A., University of Pennsylvania. Carboplatin and Cyclosporin A in the Treatment of Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Obstetrics and Gynecology: New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Vinay Kumar Rathi, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis. Clinical Studies Conducted over the Total Product Life Cycle of High-Risk Therapeutic Medical Devices Receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration Premarket Approval in 2010 and 2011. Otolaryngology/Research: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, Mass.

Duncan Takeru Andrew Reid, B.A., Cornell University; M.S., University of Washington. Association of Tuberculosis and Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in a South African Population. Internal Medicine: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Robert J. Ross, B.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., Yale University. The Role of Hsp90 in Spermatogenesis and the Piwi-piRNA Pathway. Psychiatry: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Megan Alysse Rowlands, B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.P.H., University of Pennsylvania. Language at Rest: A Longitudinal Study of Intrinsic Functional Connectivity in Preterm Children. Transitional: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.; Ophthalmology: New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Luis Alberto Rubio, B.S., University of Texas at El Paso; M.H.S., Yale University. Predictive Value of Rothman Index in Febrile Neutropenia. Internal Medicine: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Anton Safonov, B.S., University of Minnesota. Molecular and Genetic Properties of Breast Cancer Associated with Local Immune Activity. Internal Medicine: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Andre Michael Samuel, B.B.A., Baylor University. Using “Big Data” to Study Orthopaedic Trauma Populations: Looking at Fractures from a Bird’s-Eye View as Illustrated by Three Studies. Orthopaedic Surgery: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.

Britt Julia Sandler, B.S., Stanford University; M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.B.A., Yale University. HIV-Infected Patients Have Poorer Outcomes Following Emergency General Surgery: An Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Pediatrics: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Jason Elliott Sandler, A.B., Harvard University. Germline Variants in DNA Repair Genes Are Associated with Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer. Internal Medicine: Albert Einstein College/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Rollin K. Say, B.S., Duke University; M.B.A., Yale University. MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Targeted Biopsy in Men with Prior Negative Prostate Biopsy for Prostate Cancer. Surgery—Preliminary: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.; Urology: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Zachary G. Schwam, B.A., University of Pennsylvania. Short-Term Outcomes and Long-Term Prognosis of Oral Cavity Cancer. Otolaryngology: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.

Veronica Jennie Shi, A.B., Harvard University. Clinical and Histologic Features of Cutaneous Toxicities Due to Anti-Programmed Cell Death-1 Therapy. Medicine—Preliminary: California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif.; Dermatology: University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.

Whitney Danielle Soble, B.S., Duke University; M.P.H., Harvard University. Use of Medical Simulation in Treatment of Obstetric Emergencies in Rural Indian Health Facilities. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Shalom Sokolow, B.A., Columbia University. Emergency Medical Services Utilization and Interventions by Paramedics during a Blizzard. Emergency Medicine: Icahn School of Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.

Hans Friedrich Stabenau, B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. N-Body Simulations, Weak Lensing, and Photo-Z’s: Numerical Projects in Cosmology. Internal Medicine: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Gregory Conrad Stachelek, B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Yale University. Identification and Characterization of Aryl Sulfonamides, a Novel Class of Antitumor Agents. Transitional: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.; Radiation Oncology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Katherine Rebecca Standish, B.A., Wesleyan University. Ethical Challenges in Student Global Health Research Projects. Family Medicine: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Anna Elizabeth Stein, B.S., United States Military Academy. Documentation of Common Medical Intensive Care Unit Symptoms in Patients with and without HIV. Internal Medicine: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Kevin Wayne Su, B.S., Yale University. Adoption of the 21-Gene Recurrence Assay and Its Impact on Clinical Management. Internal Medicine: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Jared Hsiaoguang Sun, B.A., M.B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Cape Town. Using Community Members to Assist Life-Threatening Emergencies in Violent, Developing Areas. Emergency Medicine: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

Minhee Lee Sung, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Polypharmacy and the Adapted Frailty-Related Phenotype in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Veterans. Internal Medicine/Primary Care: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Kaoru Takasaki, A.B., Harvard University. Creation of Novel Inducible Cell Line to Study Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatrics: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Lise Nadine Tchouta, B.S., M.S., Northern Arizona University; M.H.S., Yale University. Development of a Bio-inspired Superhydrophobic Coating for Blood-Contacting Surfaces. General Surgery: New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia, New York, N.Y.

Ritchell van Dams, A.B., Harvard University; M.H.S., Yale University. Prognostic Value of MGMT and Extent of Resection for Glioblastoma. Medicine—Preliminary: Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Conn.; Radiation Oncology: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Aaron Nathaniel Vassall, B.S., Arizona State University. Modified Extracorporeal Photopheresis as an Immunotherapy in Murine Melanoma. Internal Medicine: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Hanbing Wang, A.B., Harvard University; M.B.A., Yale University. Variability of Brain Death Determination in the United States. Medicine—Preliminary/Neurology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.; Neurology: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Jacob Alan Weatherly, A.B., Harvard University. Student Perspectives on Interprofessional Education: Implications for Curriculum Development. Pediatrics: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.

Matthew Loren Webb, A.B., Harvard University; M.H.S., Yale University. Insulin Dependence Heralds Adverse Events after Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Surgery: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Joel David Winer, B.A., Carleton College; M.H.S., Yale University. Increased Length of Stay after Thoracic Surgery for Patients with Comorbid Psychiatric Illness. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Kenneth Richard Wong, B.A., B.S., University of California–San Diego. An Analysis of Zygomatic Volume and Morphology in Pediatric Craniofacial Conditions. Emergency Medicine: New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia and Cornell, New York, N.Y.

Aileen Per Lee Morrison Wright, B.S., McGill University. The Use of Sequential Pattern Mining to Predict Next Prescribed Medications. Internal Medicine/Primary Care: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Chaoying Xu, B.S., University of Toronto. Evaluating Risk of Disease Progression in Patients with Ocular Hypertension Using a Contact Lens Sensor. Medicine—Preliminary: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester) Program, Rochester, Minn.; Ophthalmology: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester) Program, Rochester, Minn.

Jenny Fei Yang, B.S., Queen’s University; M.H.S., Yale University. Electrophysiology Reveals Changes in Neurological Function after Corrective Surgery for Craniosynostosis. Plastic Surgery (Integrated): Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Amy Er Fang Yuan, B.S., Yale University. A Novel Respiratory Motion Perturbation Model Adaptable to Patient Breathing Irregularities. Medicine—Preliminary: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.; Ophthalmology: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, Mass.

Tiffany Grace Yuh, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Longitudinal Deep Sequencing of HIV-1 Cerebrospinal Fluid Compartmentalization in Early Infection. Internal Medicine: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Wash.

Samir Zaidi, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Yale University. Genetics and Mechanisms of Congenital Heart Disease. Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

David Shiyu Zhu, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Accuracy and Validity of a Novel Smartphone Goniometer for Shoulder Range of Motion. Orthopaedic Surgery: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

Victor Zhang Zhu, B.A., Amherst College; M.H.S., Certificate in Global Medicine, Yale University. A Comparison of Superomedial versus Inferior Pedicle Reduction Mammoplasty Using Three-Dimensional Analysis. Plastic Surgery (Integrated): University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital Program, Galveston, Tex.

Radoslav Zinoviev, B.S., University of Ottawa; M.B.A., Yale University. Evaluation of the Impact of Graduate Medical Education Funding on Hospital Performance. Internal Medicine: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Students Receiving the M.D. And Ph.D. Degrees
  • Nancy Christine Allen
  • Raj Jitendra Chovatiya
  • Victoria Elizabeth Clark
  • Kelly Jean Fitzgerald
  • Amanda Lynn Hernandez
  • Brendan Huang
  • Maya M. Kasowski
  • Daniel Andrew Okin
  • Robert J. Ross
  • Gregory Conrad Stachelek
  • Samir Zaidi
Students Receiving the M.D. and M.H.S. Degrees
  • Michaela Claire Bamdad
  • Flavia DeSouza
  • Michael Saeyoung Oh
  • Luis Alberto Rubio
  • Lise Nadine Tchouta
  • Ritchell van Dams
  • Matthew Loren Webb
  • Joel David Winer
  • Jenny Fei Yang
  • Victor Zhang Zhu
Student Receiving the M.D. And M.P.H. Degrees
  • Whitney Danielle Soble
Students Receiving the M.D. And M.B.A. Degrees
  • Britt Julia Sandler
  • Rollin K. Say
  • Hanbing Wang
  • Radoslav Zinoviev
Students Receiving the M.D. Degree and The Certificate in Global Medicine
  • Stephanie Celeste Cohen
  • Xiaoyue Mona Guo
  • Sarah Hyunju Jin
  • Victor Zhang Zhu

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