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Celebrating New Residents on Match Day 2020

Posted on Mar 24, 2020

Image showing the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program Class of 2023.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program Class of 2023.

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 2020.

“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:

  • Zoha Ahmed, M.D., University of Arizona School of Medicine
  • Sandra Al Tamimi, M.D., American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Cunningham, M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Matthew Hamilton, M.D., University of South Florida SELECT Program
  • Kenneth Hearn, M.D., Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • McKenna Murphy, M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Piotrowski, M.D., State of University of New York Upstate Medical University 
  • Madhuri Prasad, M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Amanda Seibert, M.D., Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Kassey Wash, M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Darcy Morris, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Emily Zander, M.D., University of Oklahoma School of Medicine

Current residents Jessica Reilly, M.D. and Aaron Samide, M.D., will serve as chief residents for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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

  • Constance Bindernagel, D.O., Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Paola Blanco, M.D., University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Sukjoo Cho, M.D., Hallym University
  • Christina Del Valle-Avila, M.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • Brigitte DeLashmette, M.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
  • Jasmine Jordan, M.D., Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Denise Klein, D.O., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Andrea Lafnitzegger, D.O., A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic of Medicine
  • Matthew Lazzarra, M.D., University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Selena Soviravong, M.D., Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Kaitlyn Steward, D.O., Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ivy Wilson, M.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
  • Benjamin Berthet, D.O., A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Isaac Cha, M.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences School of Medicine - Odessa
  • Katherine Finley, D.O., Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sherri Huang, M.D., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Ashley Perry, M.D., University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Fatimat Shotande, M.D., Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Shaara Barron, M.D. and Matthew Gates, M.D., will serve as chief residents for the 2020-2021 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 Critical Care Medicine: Jjais Richards, M.D., Loyola University Medical Center Maywood
  • Healthcare Simulation: Normaliz Rodriguez, M.D., University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences, Puerto Rico Medical Center San Juan
  • Pediatric Neuro Surgery: Meleine Martinez-Sosa, M.D., University of South Florida Chief Resident
  • Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Medicine: Nanyaly Santiago-Aponte, M.D., University Pediatric Hospital San Juan
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Madeline Mier, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago Chief Resident
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Aditi Dey, M.D., Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Pediatric Surgery: Lindsey Armstrong, M.D., University of South Florida
  • Pediatric Surgery Critical Care: Patrick Berg, M.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine

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

  • Aditi Dey, M.D., Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Victoria Elliott, M.D., Endocrinology, University of Colorado
  • Machi Kaneko, M.D., Nephrology, University of Washington
  • Alana Koehler, M.D., Emergency Medicine, University of Buffalo
  • Samantha Lucrezia, M.D., Emergency Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Pooja Purswani, M.D., Allergy and Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Katie Reynolds, M.D., Cardiology, University of Colorado 
  • Anna Grindy, M.D. (Chief Resident), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Congratulations as well to these USF Pediatric residents who received word of their fellowship match:
  • Elissa Engel, M.D. (Chief Resident), Hematology/Oncology, Cincinnati Children's
  • Summer Rye-Buckingham, M.D., Cardiology, University of Florida
  • Mandy Brasher, M.D., Neonatology, University of Kentucky


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