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Celebrating New Residents on Match Day 2019

Posted on Mar 15, 2019

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program Class of 2022.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program Class of 2022.

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 2019.

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

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

  • Vincent Alexander, Ross University School of Medicine
  • Courtney Alvis, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Georgina Appiah-Pippim, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Amanda Borden, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Rekha Kumari, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Alan Lu, New York Medical College
  • Hannah McAtee, University of Iowa–Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  • Jenna Lee Meredith, Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Rory Mills, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Priya Patel, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Alexa Roberts, University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix
  • Morgan Smith, Mercer University School of Medicine

Current residents Anna Grindy, M.D., and Alyssa Woodard, M.D., will serve as chief residents for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

  • Bianca Alvarez, Florida State University
  • Rachel Bordelon, A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Camille Carre, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Kelsey Coombs, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Paige Crocus, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Amneris Hernandez Figueroa, Ponce Health Sciences School of Medicine
  • Jacob Miller, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tasnia Osmani, St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Chandni Patel, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Natalia Pineros, New York Medical College
  • Sushma Sudhi, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Taylor Wiseman, West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s also welcomes these USF Medicine–Pediatrics residents:
  • Nicole Dinescu, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jameson Kuang, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Richard Nguyen, Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
  • Ethan Nowell, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Aubrey Schley, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Hannah Shin, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Elissa Engel, M.D., and Alexandra Howard, D.O., M.P.H., will serve as chief residents for the 2019-2020 academic year for USF.

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:

  • Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Medicine: Anna Sedney, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Brittany Casey, M.D., Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Rita Wyrebek, M.D., John H. Stronger Hospital of Cook County Health
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Justine Alim, M.D., K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Pediatric Surgery Research Pathway: Bryce Bludevich, M.D., University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine – General Surgery Residency
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: Valerie Cruz Flores, M.D., Louisiana State University Health New Orleans

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

  • Jameson Dyal, M.D., Pediatric Cardiology at Emory Health, Atlanta
  • Svetlana Kozlovich, M.D., Neonatology at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Nicole Neveln, M.D., Neonatology at Baylor Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston

Congratulations as well to these USF Pediatric and Internal Medicine Pediatric residents who received word of their fellowship match:

  • Lauren Furman, M.D., Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Texas/Southwestern
  • Jillian Hagerman, M.D., Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Erica Peterson, M.D., Neonatology at University of South Florida
  • Michelle Rosario, M.D.,  Adult Gastroenterology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Christian Tan, M.D.,  Pediatric Cardiology at University of Alabama Birmingham


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