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Fellowship Match 2019
See where our residents matched!

2019-2020    
FIRST YEAR
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMatthew Bittner, MDRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Piscataway
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalOsei Boadu, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalTyler Buchanan, MDWest Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalKeith Burns, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalYimin Chen, MDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalJacob DeBerry, MDUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalJoseph Ibrahim, MDRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Piscataway
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalSpencer Keil, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalShazli Khan, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalPeter Kim, MDColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalPhoebe Lin, MDVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMatthew Metzinger, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMichael Miller, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalDaiva Mitchell, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalAdam Morgenlander, MDNorthwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalLauren Navitsky, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalMatthew Nguyen, MDVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalAye Oh, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalAshish Patel, MDNorthwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalJacob Quaytman, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalShuvodra Routh, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalErin Schikowski, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalCarly Sokach, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalDaniel Stapor, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalKevin Stephenoff, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalRichie Sun, MDDonald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalYicheng Tang, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalPhillip Wagner, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalEric Walter, MD, MBAPerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalRichard Wolfe, MDDrexel University College of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalAndy Wu, MDNorthwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
PGY 1Traditional CategoricalDylan Yang, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 1Clinical Scientist TrackJingxiao Jin, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 1Clinical Scientist TrackTimothy Kim, MDWeill Cornell Medicine
PGY 1GeneralistKaylie Miller, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 1GeriatricsStephanie Gambino, MDDonald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
PGY 1GeriatricsMichael Macklin, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Global HealthJay Viraj Dasigi, MDUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
PGY 1Global HealthKemi Ibikunle, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 1International ScholarsZaid Alkaissy, MDUniversitaet Zu Koln
PGY 1International ScholarsAfsaneh Amouzegar, MDTehran University of Medical Sciences
PGY 1International ScholarsFarid Arman, MDShahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
PGY 1International ScholarsMaria Farooq, MBBSAga Khan Medical College
PGY 1International ScholarsFrancesca Galbiati, MDUniversita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
PGY 1International ScholarsChantal Lemoine Soto, MDUniversidad de Carabobo, Aragua
PGY 1International ScholarsXi Yang, MDTsinghua University School of Medicine
PGY 1Med-PedsVivek Ashok, MDRush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
PGY 1Med-PedsAmanda Krauss, MDMarshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
PGY 1Med-PedsLaura Penny, MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PGY 1Med-PedsJosiah Strawser, MDDonald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
PGY 1Research PathwayRachael Gordon, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthEman Bani, MDVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthLeah Koenig, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthRachel Pace, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Women's HealthAllison Shen, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 1Women's HealthSara Stockman, MD, PhDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryLamees Alzyoud, MDHashemite University Faculty of Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryKatharine Dermigny, MDNew York Medical College
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryYi Li, MDWeill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryAaron Nehamkin, MDChicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryMeghan Piccinin, DOMichigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryMathura Ravishankar, DOWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 1Neurology PreliminaryYajing Xiong, MDUniversity of Utah School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
 
Panayiota Govas, MBBS, MScSt. George's Hospital of Medical School
PGY 1Preliminary
 
Erica Johnson, MD, MSUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
 
Peter Jones, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
 
Cynthia McClard, MD, PhDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
 
Joseph Moulton, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
 
Miriam Oren, MDDrexel University College of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
 
John Orr, MDGeisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
PGY 1Preliminary
 
Aranee Sivananthan, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Alyce Anderson, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Nithin Banda, MDUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Katherine Cecil, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Kuntal Chowdhary, MDOakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Preetha Kamath, MDUniversity of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Kevin Keppel, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Christopher Mantik, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Joshua Powell, MDOakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Tadhg Schempf, MDNew York University School of Medicine
PGY 1Transitional
 
Barrett Weiss, MDThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
SECOND YEAR
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAryn Andrzejewski, MD Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalRyan Augustin, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAli Azeem, MDTufts University School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAndrew Baird, MDJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAlexandra Bursic, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalVasilii Bushunow, MDState University of New York Upstate Medical University
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalEmily Chan, MDDrexel University College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalNicole Doria, MDGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalCallie Drohan, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalJavier Farinas, Jr, MDChicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalShea Ford, MDUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalMichael George, MDOhio State University College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalMaura Heffernan, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAnjuli Jain, MDGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalSophia Knoell, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAnkit Medhekar, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalBrent Medoff, MDGeisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAndrew Murphy, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalThien-Bao "Peter" Nguyen, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalRichard Pham, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalQiaochu "Bernice" Qi, MDWeill Cornell Medical College
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalSamuel Sauerwein, MDRutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAndrew Swartz, MDUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalMichael Tao, MDStony Brook University School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalAlvin Thalappillil, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalTanu Verma, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalVivek Verma, MDChicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
PGY 2Traditional CategoricalChristopher Wynkoop, MDGeorgetown University School of Medicine
PGY 2Clinical Scientist TrackTiffany Brazile, MDGeisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
PGY 2Clinical Scientist TrackJennifer Rodriguez, MDUniversity of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
PGY 2Clinical Scientist TrackBailey Sparks, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 2GeneralistTimothy Bober, MDSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 2GeneralistMalik Darwish, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 2GeneralistLauren Sigler, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
PGY 2GeriatricsEmily Galli, MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PGY 2GeriatricsMegan McCarty, MDAlbany Medical College
PGY 2Global HealthJ. Michael Beckham, MDBaylor College of Medicine
PGY 2Global HealthCaitlin Couper, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 2Global HealthSamuel Hand, MDUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
PGY 2Global HealthVincenzo Polsinelli, MDJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 2International ScholarsOlufunso "Funso" Agbalajobi, MDUniversity of Lagos College of Medicine
PGY 2International ScholarsAnna Apostolopoulou, MDUniversity of Athens School of Health Sciences
PGY 2International ScholarsSara Faghihi Kashani, MDTehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine
PGY 2International ScholarsMohamed Hassan, MDUniversity of Medical Sciences & Technology (UMST) Faculty of Medicine
PGY 2International ScholarsSaloni Kapoor, MDAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
PGY 2International ScholarsArjun Lakshman, MDGovernment Medical College Kozhikode
PGY 2Research PathwayEmily Geramita, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Research PathwayJosiah Radder, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 2Research PathwayMadison Stellfox, MD, PhDNew York Medical College
PGY 2Women's HealthClare Cene-Kush, DOPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
PGY 2Women's HealthYahanna Torres, MDUniversity of California, Davis, School of Medicine
PGY 2Med-PedsKathryn Connor, MDOhio State University College of Medicine
PGY 2Med-PedsDedeepya Konuthula, MDYale School of Medicine
PGY 2Med-PedsMargaret Shang, MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
PGY 2Med-PedsJeremy Winer, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
THIRD YEAR
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalKristin Berger, MDPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalEric Bucklew, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalHassieb Din, MDMedical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalWilliam Reed Doerfler, MD
Future Chief 2020-2021
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalKendall Downer, MDIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalScott Friedberg, MDRuth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalEli Goshorn, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalVance Hartke, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalJoshua Haswell, MDUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalDanielle Heffner, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalZerina Hodzic, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalYoseob "Joseph" Hwang, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalChad Kosanovich, MDGeorgetown University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalJoseph Kovacs, MDTulane University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalChad Liber, MDOhio State University College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalTianshi "Mike" Liu, MDUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalAndrew Lutz, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalTerence Mclaughlin, MDJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalMichelle Nguyen, MDStanford University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalSunmin Park, MD, PhDWashington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalEric Peng, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalTariq Salim, MDUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalCarlita Shen, MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalKaitlyn Shrake, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalHilary Strollo, DOEdward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
PGY 3Traditional CategoricalSara Van Meerbeke, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 3Clinical Scientist TrackDustin McCurry, MD
Future Chief 2020-2021
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
PGY 3Clinical Scientist TrackElizabeth Oczypok, MD, PhD
Future Chief 2020-2021
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Clinical Scientist TrackHongyang "Jo" Pi, MDCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
PGY 3GeneralistAnthony Davis-Maxwell, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3GeneralistPreeya Fozdar, MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
PGY 3GeneralistSeema Jain, MDOhio State University College of Medicine
PGY 3GeriatricsAimee Pickering, MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
PGY 3GeriatricsBlair Stone, MDWest Virginia University School of Medicine - Charleston
PGY 3Global HealthChristopher Marino, MDThe University of Toledo College of Medicine
PGY 3Global HealthAngela Suen, MDUniversity of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
PGY 3Global HealthRachel Wojcik, MD
Future Chief 2020-2021
University of Colorado School of Medicine
PGY 3Global HealthPatrice Zigrossi, MDEastern Virginia Medical School
PGY 3International ScholarsMichail Alevizakos, MDUniversity of Athens School of Health Sciences
PGY 3International ScholarsChristina Mallarino-Haeger, MDPontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogot‡ Facultad de Medicina
PGY 3International ScholarsManiraj Neupane, MD, PhDInstitute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University
PGY 3International ScholarsDidem Saygin, MDIstanbul †niversitesi, Cerrahpasa Tip FakŸltesi
PGY 3International ScholarsAnastasia Tsagianni, MDUniversity of Athens School of Health Sciences
PGY 3International ScholarsMaria Velez Velez, MDUniversidad CES Escuela de Medicina, University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
PGY 3Med-PedsMelinda Delaney, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 3Med-PedsKarla Duhaime, MDWayne State University School of Medicine
PGY 3Med-PedsKathryn Leyens, MDState University of New York Upstate Medical University
PGY 3Med-PedsLauren Waterman, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Research PathwayNeil Kelly, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PGY 3Women's HealthChelsea Dahl, MDStony Brook University School of Medicine
PGY 3Women's HealthVisesh Kothary, MDVanderbilt University School of Medicine
PGY 3Women's HealthJenna Skowronski, MD
Future Chief 2020-2021
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PGY 3Women's HealthGabrielle VanSpeybroeck, MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
PGY 3Women's HealthMaryam Zamanian, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Chief Medical Residents

Michelle Fleshner, MD

Home Town: Bethesda, MD
College: University of Michigan
Med School: Tulane
Career Plans: Academic Hospital Medicine, Global Health, Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Bio

Michelle grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and attended undergraduate at University of Michigan. She took two years off between undergrad and med school to work in Epidemiology at the NIH and live in Vietnam teaching English and eating Pho. She went to Tulane for medical school where she started saying y’all. She was drawn to the Global health and Underserved Populations Track and the program’s strong focus on medical education and resident-run rounds. When not at work, Michelle likes to show pictures of her kittens to everyone around her, go for runs, and practice yoga (sometimes). After chief year, she plans to pursue a career as an Academic Hospitalist with a focus on Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Global Health.

Wendy Fujita, MD

Home Town: Atlanta, GA
College: University of Georgia
Med School: Emory University School of Medicine
Career Plans: Infectious Diseases, Global Health

Bio

Wendy was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Georgia where she attended college and medical school. She fell in love with zoonotic diseases in college and moved to Uganda for a year during medical school as a Doris Duke research fellow to do infectious diseases research. She chose to do her residency at UPMC for its Global Health and Underserved Populations Track. Some highlights of residency for her were its strong focus on medical education, excellent mentorship, its addiction medicine programs, Birmingham Free Clinic, and her international rotations.  While not at work, Wendy enjoys running, hiking, biking, and playing with her Border Collie, Nelson. After her chief year, she plans to pursue an academic career in Infectious Diseases with a focus on global health or addiction medicine.

Anna LaRosa, MD

Home Town: Wausau, WI
College: Marquette University
Med School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Career Plans: Academic Cardiology, Medical Education 

Bio

Anna was raised in northern Wisconsin and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee where she studied biological sciences and Spanish. She was lucky enough to meet her husband Phil while playing violin in a campus music group and they continue to jam together whenever they can. Eager to remain near family, Anna attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She made the decision to leave Wisconsin to join UPMC for residency after being impressed by the passion, intelligence, and comradery of the residents and faculty she met during her interview day. While in residency, Anna appreciated the program’s dedication to excellence in general medicine and medical education. Outside of the hospital Anna enjoys cycling, running in Pittsburgh’s parks, reading fiction, and visiting family back home. After her chief year Anna plans to pursue a career in cardiology as a clinical educator.

Casey McQuade, MD

Home Town: Clarion, PA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Med School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Career Plans: Academic Hospitalist, Medical Education, Clinical Reasoning

Bio

Casey grew up in Clarion, a small town north of Pittsburgh. He spent 8 years in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania for both college, where he studied bioengineering, and medical school. He then returned home for residency at UPMC. He chose to come to UPMC for residency because of the strong training in general internal medicine offered there and because of its excellent reputation for developing leaders in medical education. While in residency, he completed the Medical Education Certificate program and started the popular educational Twitter feed @MedEdPGH, which teaches clinical reasoning through live case conferences. When not at work, Casey enjoys hiking, running, biking, or just sitting, reading in the shade. After his chief resident year, he plans to pursue a career as an academic hospitalist and medical educator.

Jared Romeo, DO

Home Town: Bessemer, PA
College: Duquesne University
Med School: University of New England
Career Plans: Clinician-scientist, Interventional Cardiology, Medical Education

Bio

Jared grew up in a very small town north of Pittsburgh. He initially came to Pittsburgh for college to study mathematics and chemistry, but then left for the coast of Maine to pursue his passions in medicine and snowboarding. In medical school, Jared realized that combining science and medicine kept him excited about work each day. He decided to leave New England to come to UPMC for residency given their unique ability to be a research powerhouse, yet still focus on clinical skills and resident wellness. While in residency, Jared was often found loitering around the Coronary Care Unit or talking your ear off about ideas for new stent designs. He plans to pursue a career in Interventional Cardiology while working as a physician-scientist. In Pittsburgh he was extremely fortunate to find his wife, Molly, and their dog, Brody. Outside of the hospital he is usually cooking classic Italian dishes, rock climbing, or exploring the beautiful parks and hiking trails with Molly and Brody.

Chief Medical Residents

Michelle Fleshner, MD

Home Town: Bethesda, MD
College: University of Michigan
Med School: Tulane
Career Plans: Academic Hospital Medicine, Global Health, Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Bio

Michelle grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and attended undergraduate at University of Michigan. She took two years off between undergrad and med school to work in Epidemiology at the NIH and live in Vietnam teaching English and eating Pho. She went to Tulane for medical school where she started saying y’all. She was drawn to the Global health and Underserved Populations Track and the program’s strong focus on medical education and resident-run rounds. When not at work, Michelle likes to show pictures of her kittens to everyone around her, go for runs, and practice yoga (sometimes). After chief year, she plans to pursue a career as an Academic Hospitalist with a focus on Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Global Health.

Wendy Fujita, MD

Home Town: Atlanta, GA
College: University of Georgia
Med School: Emory University School of Medicine
Career Plans: Infectious Diseases, Global Health

Bio

Wendy was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Georgia where she attended college and medical school. She fell in love with zoonotic diseases in college and moved to Uganda for a year during medical school as a Doris Duke research fellow to do infectious diseases research. She chose to do her residency at UPMC for its Global Health and Underserved Populations Track. Some highlights of residency for her were its strong focus on medical education, excellent mentorship, its addiction medicine programs, Birmingham Free Clinic, and her international rotations.  While not at work, Wendy enjoys running, hiking, biking, and playing with her Border Collie, Nelson. After her chief year, she plans to pursue an academic career in Infectious Diseases with a focus on global health or addiction medicine.

Anna LaRosa, MD

Home Town: Wausau, WI
College: Marquette University
Med School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Career Plans: Academic Cardiology, Medical Education 

Bio

Anna was raised in northern Wisconsin and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee where she studied biological sciences and Spanish. She was lucky enough to meet her husband Phil while playing violin in a campus music group and they continue to jam together whenever they can. Eager to remain near family, Anna attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She made the decision to leave Wisconsin to join UPMC for residency after being impressed by the passion, intelligence, and comradery of the residents and faculty she met during her interview day. While in residency, Anna appreciated the program’s dedication to excellence in general medicine and medical education. Outside of the hospital Anna enjoys cycling, running in Pittsburgh’s parks, reading fiction, and visiting family back home. After her chief year Anna plans to pursue a career in cardiology as a clinical educator.

Casey McQuade, MD

Home Town: Clarion, PA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Med School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Career Plans: Academic Hospitalist, Medical Education, Clinical Reasoning

Bio

Casey grew up in Clarion, a small town north of Pittsburgh. He spent 8 years in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania for both college, where he studied bioengineering, and medical school. He then returned home for residency at UPMC. He chose to come to UPMC for residency because of the strong training in general internal medicine offered there and because of its excellent reputation for developing leaders in medical education. While in residency, he completed the Medical Education Certificate program and started the popular educational Twitter feed @MedEdPGH, which teaches clinical reasoning through live case conferences. When not at work, Casey enjoys hiking, running, biking, or just sitting, reading in the shade. After his chief resident year, he plans to pursue a career as an academic hospitalist and medical educator.

Jared Romeo, DO

Home Town: Bessemer, PA
College: Duquesne University
Med School: University of New England
Career Plans: Clinician-scientist, Interventional Cardiology, Medical Education

Bio

Jared grew up in a very small town north of Pittsburgh. He initially came to Pittsburgh for college to study mathematics and chemistry, but then left for the coast of Maine to pursue his passions in medicine and snowboarding. In medical school, Jared realized that combining science and medicine kept him excited about work each day. He decided to leave New England to come to UPMC for residency given their unique ability to be a research powerhouse, yet still focus on clinical skills and resident wellness. While in residency, Jared was often found loitering around the Coronary Care Unit or talking your ear off about ideas for new stent designs. He plans to pursue a career in Interventional Cardiology while working as a physician-scientist. In Pittsburgh he was extremely fortunate to find his wife, Molly, and their dog, Brody. Outside of the hospital he is usually cooking classic Italian dishes, rock climbing, or exploring the beautiful parks and hiking trails with Molly and Brody.