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Celebrating New Residents on Match Day

Posted on Mar 18, 2022

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program Class of 2025.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program Class of 2025.

Match Day is one of the most important days for graduating medical students. Across the country and the world, these students learn where they will spend the next years to continue their training.

Though many medical students applied to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, only a dozen per year secure a space in the residency program. On Friday, the National Resident Matching Program announced who will join the next class of residents in July 2022.

“Match Day is a celebration to welcome new residents as well as recognize the achievements of our current residents,” says Akshata Hopkins, M.D., FAAP, F.H.M., program director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program. “Each match represents another milestone for our institution along our journey toward a comprehensive pediatric academic health care system.”

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital pediatric residency program welcomes these new residents:

  • Corina Iragorry Dominguez, M.D.​, Central University of Venezuela
  • Jennifer Ferrante, M.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Audrey Hughes, M.D., USF Health Morsani College of Medicine SELECT Program​
  • Nadaa Kemmou, M.D., University of Utah ​School of Medicine
  • Alexa Magner, M.D., ​West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Tian Mauer, M.D., M.S., Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Braidy Megeff, M.D., Southern Illinois University School Medicine
  • Samantha Melo, M.D., Indiana University ​School of Medicine​​
  • Connor Murray, M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Cady Rodney, M.D., American University of Antigua College of Medicine​
  • Signe Thorpe, M.D., University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Benjamin Waletzko, M.D., University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine​​​ ​

Current residents Hannah McAtee, M.D., and Morgan Smith, M.D., will serve as chief residents for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Additionally, welcome to these University of South Florida Pediatrics and Med-Pediatrics residents who will train at Johns Hopkins All Children’s:

USF Pediatric Residents

  • Natasha Carrero Mercado, D.O., West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Caroline Clark, D.O., ​Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jessica Creech, D.O., ​Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Stefanie D’Arrigo, D.O., Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kristin DeMayo, D.O., University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Anggie Ferrer Estupinian, M.D., ​Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Jennifer Markwood, D.O., University of Pikeville
  • Morsal Osmani, D.O., Nova Southeastern University
  • Angela Pluguez, D.O., New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Avram Rago, M.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Columbia
  • Monica Singh, D.O., Nova Southeastern University
  • Emily Vlasik, M.D., State University of New York Downstate Medical Center​​

USF Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residents

  • Timothy Bradley, M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
  • Alaina Branch, M.D., USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
  • Jonathan Slimovitch, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Miranda Sullivan, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Jayme Verdi, M.D., University of Nevada, Reno      

In addition to new residents, Johns Hopkins All Children’s celebrated fellows who will be arriving in July as well as offering congratulations to graduating residents who will be continuing their studies as fellows elsewhere.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s will welcome incoming fellows under the following programs:

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation: Krista Grinde, D.O., University of Wisconsin Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Rolando Encarnacion Guzman, M.D., University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Residency Program and Darah Yuhas, M.D., Wright State University School of Medicine Residency Program
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Jessica Boegner, D.O., Penn State Milton S. Hersey Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program and Alexa Roberts, M.D., Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Residency Program
  • Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine: Sarah Czack, M.D., Chief Resident, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Residency Program
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Kristen Calhoun, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist Health Residency Program
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery: Rebecca Reynolds, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: Krupesh Patel, D.O., New York University Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine: John Anderson, D.O., Authority Health Residency Program

Congratulations to these Johns Hopkins All Children’s residents who have learned where they matched for fellowships:

  • Vincent Alexander, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s
  • Courtney Alvis, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Rekha Gupta, M.D., Neonatology Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Alan Lu, M.D., Genetics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Priya Patel, M.D., Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at University of South Florida


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