2016 Fall Fellows Yearbook

Fall 2016 Fellows

Alia Abdallah Unity Family Medicine

Chidiogo (Diogo) Anyigbo Children’s National Pediatrics

Sahar Barfchin Children’s National Pediatrics

Ali is currently a third year family medicine resident with The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education National Family Medicine Residency Program - Washington, D.C. site. The residency is partnered with Unity Health Care, the largest primary care agency in the area, serving the largest portion of underserved patients in the D.C. He was born and raised in Michigan to Lebanese immigrant parents, and originally pursued a career in the arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University. His strong interest in community service and in connecting with people led him to transition to a career in medicine. He attended medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Harlem, NY, a school whose mission places emphasis on practicing medicine in underserved communities. During his time in Washington, D.C., Ali has pursued clinical and service experiences relating to healthcare for the homeless and he partakes in the care of homeless veterans at the VA Community Resource and Referral Center. He and his wife

Chidiogo “Diogo” Anyigbo is originally from Nigeria and spent most of her childhood in Houston, TX. She attended Emory University for undergraduate and graduate training where she obtained a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology as well as a joint medical and public health degree focusing on health policy. She is currently a second year resident at Children’s National Health Systems in Washington DC in the Community Health Track. During medical school, Diogo served as president of Emory Pipeline Collaborative a multi-tiered mentorship initiative that exposes disadvantage high school students to health professional careers. She also founded Familias Saludables (Healthy Families), a multidisciplinary organization that helps to target modifiable obesity risk factors in a clinic serving predominantly Latino patients. Her academic interests include: adverse childhood experiences, early literacy, access to healthy foods and strengthening the health professionals pipeline for

Sahar was born in Sweden but grew up in Connecticut. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for undergraduate education, where she studied psychology and neuroscience. She then worked in clinical research in the pediatrics department of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for 3 years before entering medical school. She enjoyed teaching and tutoring during that time as well. She attended medical school at the University of Connecticut, where she was involved in several public health related organizations. She also spent a summer in rural India learning about the delivery of comprehensive healthcare in rural, underserved areas. She is currently a second year pediatric resident at Children’s National Medical Center, in the Community Health Track. In her career, she hopes to find creative ways to make a difference in local, national, or international public health and policy.

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