Fall 2019 Fellows Yearbook
RESIDENCY IN HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP
Fall 2019 Fellows Yearbook
Fall 2019 Fellows
Daniel Beatty Daniel Beatty is in his third year of internal medicine training at the George Washington University Hospital. He plans to continue to practice a wide breadth of medicine and serve patients with unique backgrounds by becoming a hospitalist. As a soon to be independently practicing physician, he’s quickly realized the importance of health policy initiatives and how they are the foundation to providing quality care for all patients. Sheena Chen Sheena Chen is a general surgery resident at GW currently in the middle of her two-year research period. Her main work is conducting clinical and basic science research at Washington DC VA Medical Center and GW Biomedical Engineering Department. She studied medicine at UT Southwestern Medical School and biomedical engineering at Cornell University. After three years of residency, Sheena believes physicians need to be more engaged in healthcare policy to help solve the current Caitlin Davis Caitlin Davis is a fourth year medical student at GW, working toward a Health Policy track concentration. She entered medical school with a Master's degree in Economics, a background in health policy research and evaluation, and a strong interest in health systems improvement. She plans to continue this work after graduating as she pursues postgraduate medical training in Psychiatry. Marisa Dowling Marisa is currently the GW Health Policy Fellow for the Class of 2021. She went to Duke University for medical school and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Maryland in June 2019. Marisa also has a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Before medical school, she worked in DC for two years at health policy think tanks, studying delivery system reforms and financing. Marisa is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas.
US healthcare crisis. She attended the Leadership and Advocacy Summit by the American College of Surgeons in March of 2019 and lobbied on Capitol Hill to push for healthcare policy changes. She started working and shadowing part-time at the ACS PAC office intending to aid in ACS policy work and create her own projects.
Elizabeth (Liza) Ebbets Elizabeth (Liza) is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned a B.S. with a major in neuroscience and a minor in Spanish from the Juniata College. Throughout college and medical school, she served in various leadership roles, including the President of the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society and the Vice President of the Psychiatry Club. She also did an acting internship at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute. Javad John Fatollahi John was born and raised in Southern California and completed his B.S. in Biological Sciences at the University of California Merced. He came to Washington, DC for medical school and graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2017. In medical school, he was the recipient of the Jerry M. Wiener Award in Psychiatry. John has a strong interest in research and academia, and have collaborated with various GW psychiatry residents and faculty members on multiple projects. He has an interest in Addiction Psychiatry and plan on pursuing a fellowship after residency.
Danielle Gladstone Danielle Gladstone is a 2nd year Pediatric Resident in the Community Health Track (CHT) at Children's National Medical Center in DC. She has an interest in Immigrant Health and Global Health, and intends to pursue a career that integrates both sectors. She currently sees patients at her continuity clinic in Adams Morgan, which serves a large Latino immigrant population. Previously, she participated in research in Argentina, Ecuador, Chile and at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. She grew up in Seattle, WA and West Hartford, CT, and attended Middlebury College and then Stony Brook University School of Medicine before moving to Washington, DC for residency.
Geoffrey Guenther Geoffrey grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut. After his undergraduate studies at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa for two years. Geoffrey’s role was a community health educator, focusing on malaria, infant and child nutrition, and reproductive health. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana for medical school and while there also received a master’s degree in public health and clinical tropical medicine. Geoffrey is currently in the second year of pediatric residency training at
Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC.
Sarah Haley Sarah Haley is a second year pediatric resident at Children’s National in the Leadership in Advocacy, the Underserved, and Community Health (LAUnCH) track. Her REACH research project will focus on food insecurity in the outpatient setting. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine with additional completion of the Care of the Underserved Track and Ethics Track curricula. She graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Maryland with double interdisciplinary majors in Philosophy/Classics and Biology/Chemistry. She grew up with a younger brother, Nick, and had two parents in the Navy. She spent 6 years in Spain as a child. She is engaged to Dr. Andrew Gross, also in residency for ophthalmology.
Puya Jafari Puya Jafari is 3rd year internal medicine/primary care resident at GW. Prior to medical school, he served two years as an Americorps volunteer in DC. During his first year, he worked at a substance abuse program. He was also a health educator at Unity Healthcare, a federally qualified health center in DC. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in primary care at a federally qualified health center in our community. His professional interests include health disparities, substance use, street medicine, and homelessness. Rose Kline Rose is currently a fourth-year medical student at GW in the Community and Urban Health Track. She received her B.A in Biology and History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Her interest in health policy started with a research fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine department of Emergency Medicine where she helped develop a proposal for a Center for Medicare/Medicaid Innovation Award in which ambulances would take lower acuity cases to sites other than the emergency room. After college she worked at The Commonwealth Fund in New York City as a Program Associate on the Delivery System
Reform Team. She is planning on pursuing a residency in Psychiatry.
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C. Robin Lanam Robin is a PGY4 in Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University. A California native, she completed her undergrad at UC Berkeley and then decided to leave the sunshine for her medical school and business school graduate education at University of Michigan. With her MBA, she currently focuses in process and quality improvement in healthcare but has also dabbled in health policy through advocacy through the AMA and the Michigan State Medical Society. She has held state and national positions through these organizations and has introduced bills Brett Linowes Brett is a native Washingtonian (even born at the old GW hospital), but has lived all over the Northeast and Midwest for school. Brett did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, attended Boston University for his master’s degree, and received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. When Brett is not in the hospital, he spends his free time hanging out with his wife and their 11 month old daughter, and daydreams about his next great travel adventure. Ashley Lucke Ashely Lucke is a junior neonatology attending at Children’s National. She completed undergraduate training at the University of Florida, medical school at Florida State University, pediatric and chief residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, Neonatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital and a second fellowship in fetal medicine at Children’s National. She has significant leadership experience with the American Academy of Pediatrics as a former section chairperson and chair of two national advocacy
through the AMA that are now official AMA policies.
campaigns related to firearm injury prevention and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Her career goal is to unite research and advocacy interests to advance neonatal care.
Andre Morgan Andre Morgan is a 3rd year post-graduate Internal Medicine resident at Howard University Hospital and a medical graduate and Internal Medicine residency candidate of the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. Presently, he serves as a chief resident, delegate for the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare and a member of the Graduate Medical Education & Hospital Quality subcommittees at Howard University Hospital. He has keen future interests in Hospital administration, improving health disparities and increasing physician
representation on a political and administrative level. Andre is enthusiastic to work on policy that is aimed at demystifying and empowering physicians on U.S health policies and its wider implications for medical practice and healthcare.
Drew Morton Drew was born and raised in the California town of Los Gatos. He attended UCLA for college, where he completed a BS in Neuroscience and competed as a varsity skipper on the school’s sailing team. In the year after college, Drew briefly worked in a restaurant and then as a professional skipper in Europe, sailing vacationers around the Mediterranean. He then completed medical school at the University of California, Irvine before beginning my residency in Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital. At the age of 30 years old, Catherine Njiru-Sewer Catherine is a second-year Family Medicine resident with The Wright Center, National Family Medicine Residency Program, Unity Health Care, Washington DC. She is a 2018 graduate of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Blacksburg, VA campus. She was originally born in Kenya, East Africa and has lived in Maryland since coming to the US.
he is now officially in his final year of training.
Chukwuka Ojiako Dr. Ojako is a PGY 3 resident within The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s National Family Medicine Residency, training at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C.. He attended medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a commitment to delivering community-oriented primary care services to less privileged populations.
Laura O’Neill Laura O’Neill is a third-year pediatric hospital medicine Fellow at Children’s National Medical Center. Prior to medical training, she completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology and worked with adults with serious mental illness. She completed medical school at the University of California at Davis and a pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her academic interests include: medical education, curriculum development, clinical decision-making and cognitive reasoning. She plans to pursue a career in academic medicine. During this course, she hopes to gain a better understanding of how she can be a better advocate for hospitalized children and adolescents.
Ameet Piryani Ameet is from Seattle, WA. To obtain a global perspective he attended medical school abroad, obtaining an M.D. degree from Xavier University in the Dutch Antilles. His passion for discovery and knowledge led him to work in cardiovascular, renal and stem cell research at the UMKC and later at the Mayo Clinic with current ongoing clinical trials. Subsequently moving to Washington DC, he is currently a PGY3 Internal Medicine Resident at the George Washington University Hospital. Zain Qazi Zain Qazi is a 5th year radiology resident at the George Washington University Hospital. He is from southwestern Virginia, where he also acquired his undergraduate Economics degree with a minor in Chemistry at Virginia Tech. Thereafter, he took post-graduate courses for a semester at the Harvard Extension School in Cambridge Massachusettes. He matriculated into medical school and acquired his MD from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington West Virginia. After medical school, he did a year of general surgery internship
at The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Since then, he has been in residency at George Washington University Hospital in radiology. While in high school and again in college, Zain worked as an intern for the U.S. House of Representatives and then the U.S. Senate. As a resident, he has participated in lobbying on behalf of the American College of Radiology on Capitol Hill and has attended national meetings (Radiologic Society of North America) as part of a leadership/research program as well as presented research at national meetings (American Roentgen Ray Society). He will be specializing in musculoskeletal radiology for fellowship training.
Carl Quesnell Carl is a third year psychiatry resident at George Washington University. He was born and raised on army bases which means I got to move around a lot. Carl’s dad retired in Northern Virginia when he was 12 years old, so he calls Northern Virginia his home. Carl attended Virginia Tech for undergrad and Drexel for grad school and medical school. Part of the reason he picked George Washington was to give back to the area he calls home. Following residency, he plans to pursue a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Jade Sanders Jade Sanders is a current 2nd year Pediatric Resident at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. A California native, she graduated from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science / UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Medical Education Program and obtained a Master’s of Public Health in Child & Adolescent Health from Johns Hopkins University. She aspires to be a general pediatrician in an urban underserved community in addition to working within academia as a clinician educator. Sarah Schlatterer Sarah is a board-certified child neurologist who is currently subspecializing as a fetal and neonatal neurology fellow at the Division of Fetal and Transitional Medicine at Children’s National Health System. Her unique training at the intersection of maternal-child health and pediatrics has cultivated her passion for eliminating health disparities for women and for children with disabilities. Through the GW RFHP, she hopes to gain a better understanding of U.S. health policy and make connections with others who are interested in making an impact in the
fields of maternal-child health and reproductive rights.
Caroline Schulman Caroline Schulman is a third year Emergency Medicine resident at the George Washington University Hospital. She graduated from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, OR and moved to Washington, DC after graduation. She received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. She is interested in learning more about health policy especially having seen how healthcare varies throughout the country. She cannot imagine a more fitting place to place to expand her knowledge than in the nation’s capital. Caroline
Schulman is a third year Emergency Medicine resident at the George Washington University Hospital. She graduated from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, OR and moved to Washington, DC after graduation. She received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. She is interested in learning more about health policy especially having seen how healthcare varies throughout the country. She cannot imagine a more fitting place to place to expand her knowledge than in the nation’s capital. Sonia Silinsky-Krupnikova Sonia is an internal medicine resident in her third and final year of Primary Care residency training at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology and a minor in Jewish Studies. She completed medical school at the George Washington University and is applying to fellowship programs in Rheumatology. Dr. Silinsky Krupnikova has particular interest in clinical reasoning and in medical humanities, including narrative medicine and medical history.
Joel Willis Joel Willis is currently the inaugural Health Policy Fellow for the ABFM’s new Center for Professional and Value in Health Care. He recently completed a Family Medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in an accelerated Physician Assistant to D.O. program. As a P.A. working in a family medicine residency program he was engaged in specific research focused on community outreach and fall risk
in elderly populations. He holds an MPhil from Cambridge University and a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. His current interests include patient safety, burnout in healthcare, and access to care in underserved populations.
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