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Residency Class of 2018

Brittany Badal, MD

Brittany Badal, MD

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Developing healthcare advocacy and outreach programs targeted to our community.  Exploring how evidence-based medicine and interdisciplinary care can improve the lives of our patients.


Angela Coker, MD

Angela Coker, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia 
Clinical Interests: I am interested in critical care, particularly the use of ECMO in patients with respiratory failure, and international medicine. 


Stessie Dort, MD

Stessie Dort, MD

Hometown: Orem, UT
Medical School: Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Many! Including Weight Management and Sports Medicine. The intersect of social determinants of health, ethics, and medicine is particularly intriguing to me and often influences my choice of novels.


Noura Estephane, MD

Noura Estephane, MD

Hometown: Batroun, Lebanon and Louisville, Kentucky  
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine 
Clinical Interests: I’m leaning heavily towards Neonatology. I also have an interest in medical education and hope to establish a career in academic medicine.


Michelle Hidalgo, MD

Michelle Hidalgo, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL
Medical School:  University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: I am passionate about Pediatric Palliative Care, particularly as it pertains to adolescents living with chronic illnesses. I also have interests in Academic Medicine, Global Health, Advocacy and Ethics.


Ashleigh Kussman, MD

Ashleigh Kussman, MD

Hometown: Kettering, OH 
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: I plan to pursue Pediatric Hematology and Oncology with one of my career goals being to improve the healthcare of childhood cancer fighters and survivors through advocacy and research. I also plan to pursue academic medicine and be involved in teaching in some capacity.


Sarah Marsicek, MD

Sarah Marsicek, MD

Hometown: Auburn, KS
Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Delivering patient and family-centered, cost-effective, evidence-based care.  Advocating for appropriate systems-based changes to enhance the quality of care given to patients  and families. I would like to pursue a career as a Hospitalist.


Anna Meyer, MD, PhD

Anna Meyer, MD, PhD

 

Hometown: Manila, Philippines, but have called Charleston, SC home for the past 7 years.
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Clinical Interests: My clinical interest is in Allergy and Immunology. I am also very interested in community outreach and health education, specifically involving local schools.


Phillip Mote, MD

Phillip Mote, MD

Hometown: Marietta, GA
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: General pediatrics, primary care, quality improvement


Nicole Nghiem, MD, MBA

Nicole Nghiem, MD, MBA

Hometown: Golden, CO
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: I am interested in improving the usability of health information technology, and exploring the role of new medical technologies in patient care.  I would also love to continue my involvement with medical efforts in Vietnam.


Claudia Phen, MD

Claudia Phen, MD

Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pediatric GI (with an emphasis on liver transplant and childhood nutrition), academic medicine, and incorporating the social history into providing holistic patient care.  

 

Mariana Theodoro, MD

Mariana Theodoro, MD

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: My clinical interests include learning about cost-effective and evidence-based care in the setting of family centered practice.  I really enjoy academic medicine and the specialties I am most interested in currently are Neonatology and Hospitalist Medicine.  I also love discussing ethics in medicine.