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, Rhode Island
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, Virginia
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, Massachusetts
College: Dartmouth, New Hampshire
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Research Interests: Colorectal surgery
Other Interests: piano, skiing, golf, birds

Jigesh Shah
Hometown: Green Brook, New Jersey
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, Massachusetts

College: Boston College

Med School: University of Vermont

Research Interests:Vascular/aneurysm surgery, colorectal surgery

Other Interests: Traveling, molecular gastronomy, cross fit


Naomi Garland

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

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, New Jersey

College: Brandeis University

Medical School: Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interest: Plastic surgery

Other interests: Boxing, fencing, traveling, art

 PGY-2 Preliminaries


Akeel Merchant

Hometown: Mumbai, India

College: Rensselear Polytechnic University

Medical School: Albany Medical College


Christopher Armstrong

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee

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

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona

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

Hometown: Rutland, Vermont

College: University of Vermont

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Research Interest: General surgery

Other Interests: Basketball, piano, flag football


Justin McCarty

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

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, cross fit


PGY-1 Preliminaries


Puneeta Wagholikar

Hometown: 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

Omar Algarni

Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana

College: University of California

Medical School: King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine

Other Interests: Soccer, other sports, reading novels

Faraz Daha

Hometown: Multan, Pakistan

College: Lahore American School

Medical School: Baqai Medical College

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



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