Spring 2017 Fellows Yearbook
RESIDENCY IN HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP
Spring 2017 Fellows Yearbook
Spring 2017 Fellows
Assya Abdallah Emergency Medicine George Washington
Lisa Adler Psychology George Washington
Muhammad Ashraf Anasthesiology UNC
My name is Assya and I am a third year resident in Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University. I've been in the DMV area most of my life, from my undergraduate degree at Georgetown University to medical school and residency at GWU. I'm interested in an intensive introduction to Health Policy and its downstream clinical effect on my patients, especially pertaining to our underprivileged and disadvantaged DC populations.
Lisa Adler is a 3rd year resident at GW in general psychiatry. She is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine for her medical degree. Dr. Adler is starting a two-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the UPenn/Children's Hospital Philadelphia program in July 2017.
My name is Muhammad Ashraf, and I was raised in Southeast Alaska. After graduating from high school, I moved to Virginia to attend college at Virginia Commonwealth University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. I subsequently moved back to the Northwest to attend medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. After graduating from medical school, I began my residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduating from residency this July, I will be starting a private practice general anesthesiologist job in rural NC.
Ahmed Babiker Internal Medicine Providence
Nick Dallas IM - Categorical George Washington
Ahmed is currently a third-year Internal Medicine resident at Providence Hospital, a DC based community hospital. Ahmed, who is of Sudanese ethnicity, was born and raised in the UK and the Middle East before moving to Sudan to complete his MBBS at University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum. During his time in Sudan he worked with the International Federation of Medical Students and was part of many medical missions to rural areas in Sudan. On these missions, he was struck by the effects of preventable communicable diseases on the rural populations. After graduation, he completed an internship at the University of Sultan Qaboos in Oman during which he researched trends and factors related to emergence of drug resistance TB in the region. During his time in DC Ahmed has continued work within the realm of infectious diseases including helping in the implementation of a HIV/HepC opt out screening program at providence hospital, examining global pneumococcal pneumonia trends in relation to seasonality and urinary antibiotic resistance patterns in the US. Ahmed has recently been accepted to an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He hopes to pursue an academic career in infectious disease, and hopes to use the skills learnt during the course and in his fellowship to, research resistance mechanisms, improve access to antimicrobials and implement antimicrobial stewardship efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. In his spare time Ahmed enjoys dancing, running, biking, cooking, independent film and travel.
Nick Dallas is a 3 rd year internal medicine resident at George Washington University. Originally from Georgia, he received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Georgia and received his medical degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. His interest in public health pertains to learning how health care providers can effect change for patients in a primary care setting in regards to developing and promoting policies that allow for greater primary care coverage and treatment.
Ralph de Similien Psychology Howard
Ellen Dinerman IM - Categorical George Washington
Enrique Escalante Pediatrics Children’s National
Originally from Haiti, Dr. Ralph H. de Similien completed a Bachelors Degree in Economics (B.A.) from the University of Iowa, a Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership (M.Ed.) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and a Masters Degree in Basic Medical Science (M.S.) from Wayne State University, before completing his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2013. Dr. de Similien worked mostly in education before entering the medical field. He served in the AmeriCorps with Teach For America , teaching elementary school sciences in Houston, Texas and is currently in his last year of psychiatry residency at Howard University Hospital. He will be entering public psychiatry fellowship at Yale University starting this July 2017. His interest is in the social determinants of the mental health in the transitional/college age population. He is especially interested in chronic persistent mental illnesses in this population and plans to work with this population upon completing his training.
Ellen Dinerman is a third year internal medicine resident at GW. She is looking forward to being a full-time primary care doctor after finishing her residency. She is interested in healthcare quality improvement and the general shift from volume to value. She completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY and recently moved to D.C from Boston, MA. She currently lives in Dupont circle and is always looking for new neighborhood playgrounds to explore with her adorable 16 month old son.
I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to Fairfield, CT for college (Fairfield University). After college I entered the workforce as a project manager at a Fortune 500 company, but quickly realized that I was on the wrong path – so I decided to switch careers. After much soul searching, I decided to go into medicine and I completed my pre-medical requirements at Columbia University. I then attended medical school at the University of Chicago and, following that, completed my residency in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. I now live in D.C. where I am halfway through my fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s National Health System as well as a Master’s of Science in Health Sciences with a focus on Health Care Quality at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. I’m really looking forward to this and hope to learn much more about the many forces that influence our country’s health policy.
Lauren Gilkes IM - Categorical George Washington
Avanti Golikeri Pediatrics Children’s National
Amanda Jichilnski Pediatrics Children’s National
I’m originally from Acton, MA and went to college at Case Western Reserve University and medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. I’m currently a second year pediatric resident in the community health track at Children’s National. I’m currently working on a research project looking at food insecurity education in pediatric training programs. I am also interested in refugee and immigrant health. I’m hoping to learn more about my role in the changing face of health care & policy and how I can best advocate for my underserved patients.
I am currently in my second year of my residency in Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center. I first became interested in public health since studying University. Following my time at Tufts, I took a year off to work in HIV research at the NIH. I went to medical school at Northwestern University where I continued to work with serving predominantly minority populations and giving health lessons to women in prison. I also studied abroad working in health clinics in Senegal and Argentina. During my residency experience, I have become interested in exploring career opportunities with a larger public health focus. I am particularly interested in working with Latino and immigrant populations in addition to develop a greater knowledge of ongoing health challenges in global health. Community Health as an undergraduate at Tufts vulnerable populations at community health centers
My name is Lauren Glikes, and I am a first year categorical Internal Medicine resident at George Washington University Hospital. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA and attended the University of Pittsburgh for my undergraduate degree. I majored in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience. I then completed my medical degree at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. I have never studied Health Policy, but I wanted to take advantage of my residency in our nation's capital to learn more about Healthcare and Health Policy.
Sabair Lee IM - Categorical George Washington
Morgan Leighton Pediatrics Children’s National
Carrie Lewis Psychology George Washington
Morgan Leighton grew up in the Bay Area of California. She was
Carrie Lewis, M.D. PGY3, from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington Hospital, received her medical degree from University of Kansas Medical Center. During her residency training, Dr. Lewis has focused on substance abuse treatment, women's health, rural psychiatric treatment, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Lewis will continue her training at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C. in the Fall 2017.
an undergraduate at the University of Southern
California, earning bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Biology. While there, she rowed for two years on the Women's Crew Team. She attended Boston University School of Medicine, where she worked with mentors at Boston Medical Center who believed that you can’t be a good doctor without being an advocate and was inspired to make advocacy and public health a key part of her career. Morgan is currently a second year resident in Pediatrics at Children’s National Hospital in DC, where she is part of the Community Health Track. She is passionate about reproductive health and rights and has been involved in advocacy for adolescent reproductive choice during residency.
Annabel Li Emergency Medicine George Washington
Mariana Montes Pediatrics Children’s National
Celia Mouyal IM - Primary Care George Washington
Sam Ober IM - Primary Care George Washington
I am currently a third year resident in Emergency Medicine at GW. I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and have a special interest in global health policy and access to care.
I was born in Manizales, Colombia before being brought up in Louisville, KY. I have a degree in biology with a minor in Italian from the University of Notre Dame. I received my MPH from the University of Kentucky Medical School. My interest in public health and health policy began in graduate school when I took a social epidemiology course focused on addressing social determinants of health, a topic that is ever-prevalent in poor Colombia and Appalachian Kentucky where I grew up. I came to Children's National specifically to live in DC and participate actively in advocacy, lobbying, and health policy.
I'm currently a second year Internal Medicine resident at GW in the Primary Care program. I am originally from Silver Spring, MD and studied Biology at Mount Holyoke College for my undergraduate degree. I spent my time between college and medical school working in an ER in Annapolis and also teaching and tutoring as an AmeriCorps member in south Florida. I am looking forward to learning more about Health Policy as it relates to patient care and how I might become involved in
I am currently a 2nd year Internal Medicine resident, in the Primary Care Track. I was interested in the Health Policy course because I have chosen a career in and a commitment to healthcare. I feel a strong responsibility as a physician today to educate myself on the ins and outs of the healthcare system. Both my patients and I evolving health policies. I feel fortunate to take part in this course, so that I can gain a better appreciation for what it takes to create new programs and policies. Ultimately, I hope to improve my understanding of my role as a physician in the world of health policy. will be personally impacted by the
health policy to advocate for my patients.
TJ Price Psychology George Washington
Seth Rosenblatt Psychology George Washington
Aimee Sato Pediatrics Children’s National
Aimee was born and raised in southern California. She attended UC Berkeley for undergraduate studies and then worked as an assistant special education teacher in Boston. She graduated from medical school from UCSF and has been in DC ever since, for pediatrics residency and child neurology fellowship. She will be staying next year for one year as a pediatric neuro-oncology fellow at Children’s National Health System. In addition to research in pediatric brain tumors and neurocutaneous disorders, she is actively involved in research in pediatric palliative care as well as medical trainee burnout and wellness. She hopes to find different approaches to
T.J. Price is a current third year psychiatry resident and rising chief resident at George Washington University. He received both his bachelors in science and medical degree from Georgetown University in DC. Dr. Price has expressed interest in the intersection between law and psychiatry and is considering pursuing a forensic fellowship in the future. Health policy directly affects patients in every field of medicine, but can be even more important for those with chronic mental illness as they are often overlooked or unable to navigate systems. Dr. Price looks forward to learning more about health policy in order to better serve this at risk population in the future.
Dr. Seth Rosenblatt is a third year psychiatry resident at George Washington University. He graduated from medical school from GWU. Prior to entering medical school Seth received a Master's Degree in Public Health in Global Health and a Master's Degree in International Affairs from the dual GW Elliott School/School of Public Health Master's Degree Program. Seth worked for several years as a program coordinator and officer for Jhpiego, a non-profit affiliate of Johns Hopkins University focusing on global maternal and child health. Seth is a National Health Service Corps scholar and will serve as a psychiatrist at a Federally Qualified Health Center following graduation.
meaningful improvement in children’s health, including through health policy and advocacy.
Komal Shah Pediatrics Children’s National
Murteza Shahkolahi Emergency Medicine George Washington
Allison Waller Pediatrics Children’s National
Dr. Shahkolahi is a Washington D.C. and DMV native. He is currently a Chief Resident in the GW Department of Emergency Medicine and will be graduating in 2018. He completed medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in 2014. Prior to medical school, He received his B.S. in “Emergency Healthcare” from the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Shahkolahi currently serves as the resident director on the DC Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians Board of Directors and responds to the practice needs of it’s members through education, policy development, and advocacy. “GW's location in the heart of Washington D.C. affords this elective a unique opportunity to learn from expert educators and advocates for effective and responsible Health Policy and Healthcare delivery.” He is also the Assistant Medical Director for The George Washington University Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG) as well as the Emergency Department’s division of Event and Operational Medicine.
Allison is currently a 2 nd year pediatric resident at Children’s National Medical Center. She became interested in public health and health policy while at the College of William and Mary and went on to get a Master’s of Public Health at University of South Carolina. After obtaining her MPH, she started working as a Research Synthesis Fellow at the CDC in the Division of Adolescent and School Health. It was during this time that she became interested in medicine and decided to return to Virginia and apply to medical school. At VCU School of Medicine, her interest in Pediatrics was solidified and she sought out a residency program where she could marry her interests in both Pediatrics, public health and healthy policy. Children’s National seemed like an obvious fit and she is fortunate to have been selected for the Community Health Track within which the Health Policy Course at GW is a requirement.
Alyson Weiner Pediatrics Children’s National
Ashley Wilhelm Family Medicine Unity Health Care
I am a second year pediatric resident in the Community Health Track at Children's National Medical Center. I went to college at Northwestern University and medical school at SUNY Upstate in New York. I minored in Global Health in college and spent a semester studying health policy in South Africa. I am interested in doing an endocrinology fellowship and spending part of my career working towards obesity research and policy.
I’m a second-year Family Medicine resident with Unity Healthcare/Wright Center for GME. Clinically, I’m interested in full-spectrum primary care and women’s health, particularly with historically underserved communities. Working at Unity and in DC, I am fortunate to be part of a large, connected patient-centered medical home and be a provider in the only city providing health insurance to residents regardless of immigration status. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this course, particularly at this time in our country when health policy and various sources of funding to governmental agencies and NGOs are in question. How policy affects real patients is of particular interest., so I’m hoping to be better equipped to advocate for my patients on a larger scale.
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