Hanna Davis
Hometown: Madisonville, Kentucky
College: University of Kentucky
Medical School: Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interests - wound healing, pediatrics, vascular
Other interests: Football, piano, attending concerts, Tim McGraw, UK basketball
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery at University of Arizona

 Julia Tassinari Julia Tassinari
Hometown: East Greenwich, RI
College: George Washington University
Medical school: Temple University School of Medicine
Research interests: vascular surgery
Other Interests: cooking, New England Patriots, traveling, movies


 JJ Coury JJ Coury
Hometown: Reston, VA
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Research Interests: Colorectal surgery
Other Interests: Pittsburgh Steelers, comedy clubs, beer festivals
  Allan Mabardy 
Hometown: Needham, MA
College: Dartmouth, NH
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Research Interests: colorectal surgery
Other Interests: piano, skiing, golf, birds

Jigesh Shah
Hometown: Green brook, NJ
College: Seton Hall University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research Interests: Trauma surgery, Transplant surgery
Other Interests: New Jersey Devils, New York Yankees, collecting watches, club music



Lerna Ozcan
Hometown: Giessen, Germany

Medical School: Justus- Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Research Interest: Breast Surgery, Perioperative antibiotic administration

Other interests: Basketball, Boston Celtics, Traveling, Reading, German chocolate



Jose Luis Piscoya

Hometown:  Lima, Peru

College:  Duke University

Medical School:  University of North Carolina

Research:  unsure, perhaps simulation

Other interests:  beach, movies, running


Nivedh V. Paluvoi

Hometown: Potomac, Maryland

College: Howard University

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Research Interests: Disparities in surgical treatment/outcomes in under-served populations

Other Interests: Washington Redskins, Traveling, Music, Movies


Partha Bhurtel

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Medical School: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal

Research Interests: Health system resource utilization

Other Interests: Traveling, hiking

 PGY-2 Categoricals



Katie Shean

Hometown: Carlisle, MA

College: Boston College

Med School: University of Vermont

Research Interests: vascular/aneurysm surgery, colorectal surgery

Other Interests: traveling, molecular gastronomy, cross fit


Naomi Garland

Home town: Seattle, WA

College: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Research Interest: Vascular Surgery

Other Interests: Thai fighting, classical voice


Rachel Goldstein

Hometown: Wayne, NJ

College: Brandeis University

Med School: Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interest: Plastic Surgery

Other interests: Boxing, Fencing, Traveling, Art

 PGY-2 Preliminaries


Akeel Merchant

Home town: Mumbai, India

College: Rensselear Polytechnic University

Medical School: Albany Medical College


Christopher Armstrong

Home town: Chattanooga, TN

College: Andrews University

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Research Interest: Basic Science

Other Interests:  Family time, weight lifting, sailing, guitar, volleyball

PGY-1 Categoricals


Henry Ferland

Home town: Mesa, AZ

College: Gordon College

Medical School: University of N.E. College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interest: Breast and Bone Cancer, Pain Management, Pharmaceutical Metobolite run-ofs

Other Interests: Aviation, juggling, hiking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, scuba diving


Nathan Louras

Home town: Rutland, VT

College: University of Vermont

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Research Interest: General Surgery

Other Interests: Basketball, piano, flag football


Justin McCarty

Home town: Durham, NC

College: Penn State University

Medical School: Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interest:Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Cancer

Other Interests: Ice hockey, lacrosse, stock market trading, cycling, weight training, crossfit


PGY-1 Preliminaries


Puneeta Wagholikar

Home town: Balguam, India

College: Mahatma Ghandi Mission's Medical College

Medical School: Mahatma Ghandi Mission's Medical Collegee

Research Interest: Anesthesiology

Other Interests: Yoga, meditation, cooking, music

Usama Aboelkheir

Home town: Alexandria, Egypt

College: University of Alexandria

Medical School: University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine

Research Interest: Neurosurgery

Other Interests: Exercise, traveling, watching movies, family and friend time

Omar Algarni

Home town: Bloomington, IN

College: University of California

Medical School: King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine

Other Interests: Soccer, other sports, reading novels

Faraz Daha

Home town: Multan, Pakistan

College: Lahore American School

Medical School: Baqai Medical College

Other Interests: Traveling, jogging, sports, rock climbing, hiking



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