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Fellowship Match 2019
See where our residents matched!

2020-2021    
FIRST YEAR
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalWilliam "Will" Barrington, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalScott Baumgartner, MDGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalEdwin Chan, MDYale School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalJessica Cohen, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalDylan Fortman, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalNatalie Griffin, MDWashington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalAndrew Groff, MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMatt Gross, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalRachel Hannum, MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalFilip Istvanic, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalSusan "Susie" Jacob, MDBoston University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalPranav Jain, MDWest Virginia University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalLinda Jiang, MDWashington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalAndrew "Andy" Knight, MDUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalNicole Luche, MDWeill Cornell Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalAlmut "Ala" McDermott, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMonica Mehta, MDNorthwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalJessica Oh, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalGregory Olenginski, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMichael Porter, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalGautam Rangavaila, MDVanderbilt University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalNathaniel "Nate" Scarberry, MDUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalCassandra "Casey" Skittle, MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalWilton Smith, MDDrexel University College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalClark Stallings, MDVanderbilt University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalNikita "Nick" Sumzin, MDColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalTyler Tate, MDOhio State University College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalRoberto Tellez, MDWest Virginia University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalTarryn Tertulien, MDThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalBradley Very, MDGeisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMinting Yu, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalRachel Zhuang, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 1GeneralistJiating Jiang, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 1GeneralistSanjay Sridaran, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 1GeriatricsPete Eisenhauer, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
PGY 1Global HealthEmily Evans, MDEmory University School of Medicine
PGY 1Global HealthAto Howard, MDUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
PGY 1Global HealthEmily Min, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 1Global HealthLee Varelas, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1International ScholarsHassan "Adam" Alhassan, MDKwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Medical Sciences
PGY 1International ScholarsBrittany Bromfield, MDUniversity of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jamaica
PGY 1International ScholarsLeonidas Diamantopoulos, MDUniversity of Ioannina Medical School
PGY 1International ScholarsValentina Jaramillo, MDUniversidad CES Escuela de Medicina
PGY 1International ScholarsSusrutha Narayanan, MDJawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
PGY 1International ScholarsRaisa Silva, MDEscola Bahiana de Medicina e Saœde Pœblica (EBMSP)
PGY 1International ScholarsEffimia Maria "Fay" Zacharia, MDUniversity of Athens School of Health Sciences
PGY 1Women's HealthKatherine Lane, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthAudrey Lim, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthGrace Lisius, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthMichael Lu, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthHarnoor Mann, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 1Women's Health / Clinical Scientist TrackNikhita "Nikki" Chahal, MDJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 1Med-PedsAnna Maria Coronata, MDEmory University School of Medicine
PGY 1Med-PedsAllison Doyle, MDGeorgetown University School of Medicine
PGY 1Med-PedsJonathan Li, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 1Med-PedsTalya Mandelkern, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
Radiology
Nicholas "Nick" D'Ardenne, MDSt. George's University of London
PGY 1Preliminary
Dermatology
Lauryn Falcone, MDWest Virginia University School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
Dermatology
Yuhan "David" Gu, MDColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
PGY 1Preliminary
Dermatology
Taehan "Phil" Kim, MDStanford University School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
Dermatology
Timothy Makkar, MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
Dermatology
Dustin Marks, MDGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PGY 1Preliminary
Radiology
Zhiyang "Alec" Wei, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
Dermatology
David Xiong, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryHumza Ahmed, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryDominika "Domi" Dulak, MDMedical University of Gdansk
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryVanessa Dwairi, MDLebanese American University School of Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryAlaina Giacobbe, MDUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryConor Kelly, MDMedical College of Georgia
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryBishow Mahat, MDInstitute of Applied Health Sciences Bangladesh
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryPriya Nidamanuri, MDNortheast Ohio Medical University
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryThomas "TJ" Williams, MDBoston University School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
Ophtho
Sonny Caplash, MDUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
Ophtho
Tim Chen, MDColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
PGY 1Transitional
PMR
Michelle Eventov, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
PMR
Elise Pearson, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
Ophtho
Jon Peterson, MDPerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
PGY 1Transitional
Ophtho
Matt Sommers, MDRobert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
PGY 1Transitional
Ophtho
Bushra Usmani, MDAga Khan University Medical College
PGY 1Transitional
Radiology
Rebecca Ward, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
Radiology
Hugh Wilkins, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 1Transitional
Ophtho
Jacob Winters, MDTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
SECOND YEAR
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalMatthew Bittner, MDRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Piscataway
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalOsei Boadu, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalTyler Buchanan, MDWest Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalKeith Burns, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalYimin Chen, MDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalJacob DeBerry, MDUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalJoseph Ibrahim, MDRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Piscataway
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalSpencer Keil, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalShazli Khan, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalPeter Kim, MDColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalPhoebe Lin, MDVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalMatthew Metzinger, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalMichael Miller, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalDaiva Mitchell, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAdam Morgenlander, MDNorthwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalLauren Navitsky, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalMatthew Nguyen, MDVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAye Oh, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAshish Patel, MDNorthwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalJacob Quaytman, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalShuvodra Routh, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalErin Schikowski, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalCarly Sokach, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalDaniel Stapor, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalKevin Stephenoff, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalRichie Sun, MDDonald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalYicheng Tang, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalPhillip Wagner, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalEric Walter, MD, MBAPerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalRichard Wolfe, MDDrexel University College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAndy Wu, MDNorthwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalDylan Yang, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 2Clinical Scientist TrackJingxiao Jin, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 2Clinical Scientist TrackTimothy Kim, MDWeill Cornell Medicine
PGY 2GeneralistKaylie Miller, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 2GeriatricsStephanie Gambino, MDDonald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
PGY 2GeriatricsMichael Macklin, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Global HealthJay Viraj Dasigi, MDUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
PGY 2Global HealthKemi Ibikunle, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 2International ScholarsZaid Alkaissy, MDUniversitaet Zu Koln
PGY 2International ScholarsAfsaneh Amouzegar, MDTehran University of Medical Sciences
PGY 2International ScholarsFarid Arman, MDShahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
PGY 2International ScholarsMaria Farooq, MBBSAga Khan Medical College
PGY 2International ScholarsFrancesca Galbiati, MDUniversita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
PGY 2International ScholarsChantal Lemoine Soto, MDUniversidad de Carabobo, Aragua
PGY 2International ScholarsXi Yang, MDTsinghua University School of Medicine
PGY 2Med-PedsVivek Ashok, MDRush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
PGY 2Med-PedsAmanda Krauss, MDMarshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
PGY 2Med-PedsLaura Penny, MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PGY 2Med-PedsJosiah Strawser, MDDonald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
PGY 2Research PathwayRachael Gordon, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Women's HealthEman Bani, MDVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
PGY 2Women's HealthLeah Koenig, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Women's HealthRachel Pace, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Women's HealthAllison Shen, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 2Women's HealthSara Stockman, MD, PhDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
THIRD YEAR
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAryn Andrzejewski, MD Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalRyan Augustin, MD
Future Chief 2021-2022
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAli Azeem, MDTufts University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAndrew Baird, MDJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAlexandra Bursic, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalVasilii Bushunow, MDState University of New York Upstate Medical University
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalEmily Chan, MDDrexel University College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalNicole Doria, MDGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalCallie Drohan, MD
Future Chief 2021-2022
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalJavier Farinas, Jr, MDChicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalShea Ford, MDUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalMichael George, MDOhio State University College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalMaura Heffernan, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAnjuli Jain, MDGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalSophia Knoell, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAnkit Medhekar, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalBrent Medoff, MDGeisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional Categorical
Future Chief 2021-2022
Baylor College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalThien-Bao "Peter" Nguyen, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalRichard Pham, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalQiaochu "Bernice" Qi, MDWeill Cornell Medical College
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalSamuel Sauerwein, MDRutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAndrew Swartz, MDUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalMichael Tao, MDStony Brook University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAlvin Thalappillil, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalTanu Verma, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalVivek Verma, MDChicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalChristopher Wynkoop, MDGeorgetown University School of Medicine
PGY 3Clinical Scientist TrackTiffany Brazile, MDGeisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
PGY 3Clinical Scientist TrackJennifer Rodriguez, MDUniversity of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
PGY 3Clinical Scientist TrackBailey Sparks, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 3GeneralistTimothy Bober, MD
Future Chief 2021-2022
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 3GeneralistMalik Darwish, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 3GeneralistLauren Sigler, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
PGY 3GeriatricsEmily Galli, MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PGY 3GeriatricsMegan McCarty, MDAlbany Medical College
PGY 3Global HealthJ. Michael Beckham, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 3Global HealthCaitlin Couper, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 3Global HealthSamuel Hand, MDUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
PGY 3Global HealthVincenzo Polsinelli, MDJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 3International ScholarsOlufunso "Funso" Agbalajobi, MDUniversity of Lagos College of Medicine
PGY 3International ScholarsAnna Apostolopoulou, MDUniversity of Athens School of Health Sciences
PGY 3International ScholarsSara Faghihi Kashani, MDTehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine
PGY 3International ScholarsMohamed Hassan, MDUniversity of Medical Sciences & Technology (UMST) Faculty of Medicine
PGY 3International ScholarsSaloni Kapoor, MDAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
PGY 3International ScholarsArjun Lakshman, MDGovernment Medical College Kozhikode
PGY 3Research PathwayEmily Geramita, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Research PathwayJosiah Radder, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Research PathwayMadison Stellfox, MD, PhDNew York Medical College
PGY 3Women's HealthClare Cene-Kush, DO
Future Chief 2021-2022
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
PGY 3Women's HealthYahanna Torres, MDUniversity of California, Davis, School of Medicine
PGY 3Med-PedsKathryn Connor, MDOhio State University College of Medicine
PGY 3Med-PedsDedeepya Konuthula, MDYale School of Medicine
PGY 3Med-PedsMargaret Shang, MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
PGY 3Med-PedsJeremy Winer, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
FOURTH YEAR MED-PEDS
PGY 4Med-PedsMelinda Delaney, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 4Med-PedsKarla Duhaime, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 4Med-PedsKathryn Leyens, MDState University of New York Upstate Medical University
PGY 4Med-PedsLauren Waterman, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Chief Medical Residents

Reed Doerfler, MD

Home Town: State College, PA
College: Penn State University
Med School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Career Plans: academic endocrinology, clinical research in thyroid cancer, medical education

Bio

Reed grew up in State College, PA, and took the classic townie route of attending Penn State University. He then joined the other side of the PA rivalry by going to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school where he was lucky to meet his wife, Lindsey. He stayed at UPMC for residency because of the outstanding general medicine educational experience, research opportunities, and kind, supportive residents. In residency, he appreciated the excellent resident mentorship of the general medicine and subspecialty faculty, the supportiveness of the residency program leadership, and the camaraderie with co-residents through activities like the Inspiratory Stridors running club.  

Outside of the hospital, Reed enjoys running, swimming, biking, meal prepping salads for the week, and spending time at local state parks like Ohiopyle. After his chief year, Reed plans to pursue a career in academic endocrinology with a focus in clinical research involving thyroid cancer.

Dustin McCurry, MD

Home Town: Canon City, CO
College: Biola University
Med School: University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Career Plans: Clinician Scientist, Medical Education, Hematology Oncology

Bio

Dustin grew up in Canon City, Colorado, and attended Biola University in Los Angeles for undergrad, where he studied Biochemistry and Philosophy. He took a few years off to follow his girlfriend (now wife) to Arizona where he worked in a cancer immunotherapy lab at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He stayed in Arizona for medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. He was drawn to UPMC for the clinician scientist track, resident-led rounds, and focus on medical education. On the interview day, he was impressed with the inquisitiveness, friendliness, and empathy of the residents and program leadership. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tori, and baby McC, playing hockey, fly fishing, and tinkering with computers. After chief year, he plans to pursue a career in hematology oncology as a clinician-scientist educator.

Elizabeth Oczypok, MD, PhD

Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Med School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Career Plans: General Medicine, Primary Care, Clinician Educator

Bio

Beth is a lifelong Pittsburgher. She studied biochemistry at Pitt and then went on to complete her combined MD/PhD degree at Pitt Medical School. As someone who was considering multiple different career paths (i.e. specialty or general medicine, research-focused or clinical-focused career), Beth chose to stay at UPMC for residency for three major reasons: (1) the camaraderie among the residents, (2) the clinical strength of the general medicine program as well as multiple specialties, and (3) the outstanding medical education and research opportunities available to residents. She participated in both the Generalist Track and Clinical Scientist Track as a resident. Outside of the hospital, Beth enjoys cooking, reading, and trying restaurants around the city. After chief year, Beth is hoping to pursue a career in general medicine with a focus on primary care and medical education.  

Jenna Skowronski, MD

Home Town: Freeport, PA
College: Princeton University
Med School: Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University
Career Plans: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, Women’s Health, Medical Education

Bio

Jenna grew up in Freeport, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Pittsburgh.  She studied Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at Princeton University before spending two years working in Washington, DC as a High Meadows Fellow focused on industrial energy productivity and gulf coast restoration.  She attended medical school at Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine and chose to complete residency at UPMC for it’s strong mentorship and medical education focus as well as the Women’s Health Track.  Outside of work, Jenna enjoys running, cooking new recipes, reading fiction, and spending time with her Golden Retriever puppy, Mavvy.  Following her chief year, she plans to pursue a career in academic cardiology with a focus on Advanced Heart Failure & Women’s Health.

Rachel Wojcik, MD

Home Town: Buffalo, NY
College: Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
Med School: University of Colorado
Career Plans: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Global Health, Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Bio

Rachel grew up in Buffalo, New York and attended undergraduate at Mercyhurst University. She took four years off before starting medical school and took this opportunity to move to Colorado, hike in the Rocky Mountains, and work in an inner city health center. She has now visited numerous National Parks and intends to visit them all throughout the country. She was drawn to the Global Health and Underserved Populations Track and the focus on medical education at UPMC. When not at work, Rachel likes to make home improvements, explore the Montour Trail, and cook all kinds of food. After chief year, she plans to pursue a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship with a focus on Point-of-Care Ultrasound, medical education, and Global Health.

Chief Medical Residents

Reed Doerfler, MD

Home Town: State College, PA
College: Penn State University
Med School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Career Plans: academic endocrinology, clinical research in thyroid cancer, medical education

Bio

Reed grew up in State College, PA, and took the classic townie route of attending Penn State University. He then joined the other side of the PA rivalry by going to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school where he was lucky to meet his wife, Lindsey. He stayed at UPMC for residency because of the outstanding general medicine educational experience, research opportunities, and kind, supportive residents. In residency, he appreciated the excellent resident mentorship of the general medicine and subspecialty faculty, the supportiveness of the residency program leadership, and the camaraderie with co-residents through activities like the Inspiratory Stridors running club.  

Outside of the hospital, Reed enjoys running, swimming, biking, meal prepping salads for the week, and spending time at local state parks like Ohiopyle. After his chief year, Reed plans to pursue a career in academic endocrinology with a focus in clinical research involving thyroid cancer.

Dustin McCurry, MD

Home Town: Canon City, CO
College: Biola University
Med School: University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Career Plans: Clinician Scientist, Medical Education, Hematology Oncology

Bio

Dustin grew up in Canon City, Colorado, and attended Biola University in Los Angeles for undergrad, where he studied Biochemistry and Philosophy. He took a few years off to follow his girlfriend (now wife) to Arizona where he worked in a cancer immunotherapy lab at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He stayed in Arizona for medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. He was drawn to UPMC for the clinician scientist track, resident-led rounds, and focus on medical education. On the interview day, he was impressed with the inquisitiveness, friendliness, and empathy of the residents and program leadership. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tori, and baby McC, playing hockey, fly fishing, and tinkering with computers. After chief year, he plans to pursue a career in hematology oncology as a clinician-scientist educator.

Elizabeth Oczypok, MD, PhD

Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Med School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Career Plans: General Medicine, Primary Care, Clinician Educator

Bio

Beth is a lifelong Pittsburgher. She studied biochemistry at Pitt and then went on to complete her combined MD/PhD degree at Pitt Medical School. As someone who was considering multiple different career paths (i.e. specialty or general medicine, research-focused or clinical-focused career), Beth chose to stay at UPMC for residency for three major reasons: (1) the camaraderie among the residents, (2) the clinical strength of the general medicine program as well as multiple specialties, and (3) the outstanding medical education and research opportunities available to residents. She participated in both the Generalist Track and Clinical Scientist Track as a resident. Outside of the hospital, Beth enjoys cooking, reading, and trying restaurants around the city. After chief year, Beth is hoping to pursue a career in general medicine with a focus on primary care and medical education. Beth is a lifelong Pittsburgher. She studied biochemistry at Pitt and then went on to complete her combined MD/PhD degree at Pitt Medical School. As someone who was considering multiple different career paths (i.e. specialty or general medicine, research-focused or clinical-focused career), Beth chose to stay at UPMC for residency for three major reasons: (1) the camaraderie among the residents, (2) the clinical strength of the general medicine program as well as multiple specialties, and (3) the outstanding medical education and research opportunities available to residents. She participated in both the Generalist Track and Clinical Scientist Track as a resident. Outside of the hospital, Beth enjoys cooking, reading, and trying restaurants around the city. After chief year, Beth is hoping to pursue a career in general medicine with a focus on primary care and medical education. 

Jenna Skowronski, MD

Home Town: Freeport, PA
College: Princeton University
Med School: Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University
Career Plans: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, Women’s Health, Medical Education

Bio

Jenna grew up in Freeport, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Pittsburgh.  She studied Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at Princeton University before spending two years working in Washington, DC as a High Meadows Fellow focused on industrial energy productivity and gulf coast restoration.  She attended medical school at Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine and chose to complete residency at UPMC for it’s strong mentorship and medical education focus as well as the Women’s Health Track.  Outside of work, Jenna enjoys running, cooking new recipes, reading fiction, and spending time with her Golden Retriever puppy, Mavvy.  Following her chief year, she plans to pursue a career in academic cardiology with a focus on Advanced Heart Failure & Women’s Health.

Rachel Wojcik, MD

Home Town: Buffalo, NY
College: Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
Med School: University of Colorado
Career Plans: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Global Health, Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Bio

Rachel grew up in Buffalo, New York and attended undergraduate at Mercyhurst University. She took four years off before starting medical school and took this opportunity to move to Colorado, hike in the Rocky Mountains, and work in an inner city health center. She has now visited numerous National Parks and intends to visit them all throughout the country. She was drawn to the Global Health and Underserved Populations Track and the focus on medical education at UPMC. When not at work, Rachel likes to make home improvements, explore the Montour Trail, and cook all kinds of food. After chief year, she plans to pursue a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship with a focus on Point-of-Care Ultrasound, medical education, and Global Health.