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Current Residents

For more information, please contact:


Mary Nguyen
OB/GYN Medical Education
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW Suite 5B-45 
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-8035
Fax: 202-877-5435
Email: [email protected]


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Phone: 202-444-8533
Fax: 202-444-4018


Cultivating world class medical professionals while building lifelong friendships...

Fourth-Year Residents: Class of 2020

  • Rebecca Chornock
    Medical Education & Wellness Chief Resident
  • Elise Diamond
    Medical Student Chief Resident
  • Erica Huelsmann
  • Susan Raymond
    Administrative Chief Resident
  • Robin Richards
    Medical Student Chief Resident
  • Eric Shapiro
  • Irina Tunnage
    Administrative Chief Resident
  • Tiffany Wang
    Administrative Chief Resident
  • Sally Ward
  • Anna Zelivianskaia
    Medical Education & Wellness Chief Resident

Third-Year Residents: Class of 2021

  • Inga Brown
  • Nisha Dhillon
  • Sarah Downs
  • Melissa Duncanson
  • Vi Duong
  • Tiffani Erickson
  • Angie Hamouie
  • Terrika Jones
  • Breonna Slocum
  • Kathleen Soltis

Second-Year Residents: Class of 2022

  • Megan Cheney
  • Bayley Clarke
  • Alison DiSciullo
  • Thomas Gallant
  • Elizabeth Hoang
  • Laura Houenou
  • Natalie Locci Molina
  • Angela Qu
  • Jessica Savoni
  • Maya Yasukawa

First-Year Residents: Class of 2023

  • Lauren Barrison
  • Olivia Casas-Diaz
  • Samantha Kodama
  • Dana Lewis
  • Cima Maliakal
  • Nishita Patel
  • Valencia Quiett
  • Abbe Schickner
  • Shobha Sridhar
  • Elissa Trieu

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Class of 2020

Rebecca Chornock, MD

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Majors: Biology and Psychology
Hobbies and Interests:
I like to try new restaurants with friends. My favorite foods are generally not listed among the diet friendly options. I recently fell in love with indoor cycling. My fiance and I just got a new Bernadoodle puppy, Sly, that makes coming home from work that much better.

Elise Diamond, MD, MPH

Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Graduate School:
University of South Florida
Major: Masters of Public Health
Undergraduate: Brandeis University
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests: “
I am interested in martial arts, specifically Krav Maga, and received a yellow belt and have recently begun sewing and dressmaking as a hobby. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I also love spending time with my 11 nieces and nephews.”

Erica Huelsmann, MD

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Medical School:
Rush Medical College of Rush University of Medical Center
Utah State University
Major: Biochemistry
Hobbies and Interests:
Watching sports, drinking beer, hiking, yoga, spending time with my 5 nieces and nephews

Susan Raymond, MD

Hometown: Moraga, CA
Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Majors: History
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, hiking, singing

Robin Richards, MD

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Medical School:
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of San Francisco
Major & Minor: Environmental Science & Chemistry Minor
Hobbies and Interests:
Spending time with family, friends, and cats. Music. All of it. Games! Board games, card games, goofy group games…. preferably around a campfire. Being miles away from civilization and without cell service. Running trails, cycling, swimming, hiking, backpacking, and camping. Yoga and dance. Women’s Circles. Salsa. Growing food. Rain.

Eric Shapiro, MD

Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Medical School:
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Undergraduate: The George Washington University
Major: Chemistry
Hobbies and Interests:
Traveling as much as possible and exploring new places. Jogging and biking around DC.

Irina Tunnage, DO, MHS

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Medical School:
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate School:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Majors: Reproductive and Cancer Biology
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Major and Minor: Biology Major, French Literature Minor
Hobbies and Interests:
cooking, wine tasting and collecting, spending time with my dogs/cat, farmer’s markets, travel

Tiffany Wang, MD

Hometown: Centerville, OH
Medical School:
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Majors: Zoology & Psychology
Hobbies and Interests:
Running, hiking new trails, rock climbing, swimming, camping, road trips, spending time outdoors, baking desserts, playing piano, spending time with my dog

Sarah “Sally” Ward, MD

Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Medical School:
Tufts University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Bowdoin College
Major: English
Hobbies and Interests:
obsessed with travel, favorite adventure was living in Tanzania for 4 months and traveling through southeastern Africa by train to Cape Town; scuba diving; Formula 1; reading; live music; soul cycle; escaping residency to attend weddings; and above all, food- cooking or restaurant hopping

Anna Zelivianskaia, MD

Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Medical School:
University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Chicago
Majors: Anthropology and Biological Sciences
Hobbies and Interests:
indoor rock climbing, yoga, long-distance running (Cherry Blossom 10 mile April 2018, Volition half-marathon finisher June 2015, Chicago half-marathon finisher September 2014), and traveling--cities in the U.S., Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, and Greece


Class of 2021

Inga Brown, MD

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Medical School:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Major: Neuroscience, Psychology
Hobbies and Interests:
Most outdoor activities, mainly long distance running, tennis, hiking, water sports, basketball, softball, and lacrosse. Traveling both domestically and internationally. I’m always up for a new adventure and have made it a personal goal to see all of the US National Parks! Also enjoy spending quality time with good friends and family.

Namisha “Nisha” Dhillon, MD, MS

Hometown: Darnestown, Maryland
Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Graduate School:
University of Toledo
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Majors & Minor: Biological Basis of Behavior, Religious Studies and Health Services Management Minor
Hobbies and Interests:
Trying to learn to paint in watercolor, enjoying loose leaf teas, yoga & dance, reading (favorite authors: Mary Roach, Gabriel Garcia Marquez), and traveling domestically and abroad -- favorite destinations have been Turkey, Colombia, Greece!

Sarah Downs, MD, MPH

Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Medical School:
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (MD/MPH)
Graduate School:
Boston University
Major: Curriculum and Teaching
Undergraduate: Duke University
Majors: Psychology & Neuroscience
Hobbies and Interests: 
Classical ballet has been part of my life since age 3. I try to sneak into drop-in classes at The Washington School of Ballet whenever I can! I also enjoy running and ran the Boston Marathon with Team MR8 just before starting residency. Most of all, I love spending time with my husband, Noah, and daughter, Kennedy!

Melissa Duncanson, MD

Hometown: Hillsborough, CA
Medical School:
University of Utah of School of Medicine
Colgate University
Major: Geography
Hobbies and Interests:
I spent much of my pre-residency life skiing, hiking, and outdoor adventuring with friends and family. I also played for the Women’s National Semi-Pro soccer league, but now love to play pick up on Saturday mornings in Adams Morgan. I enjoy traveling near and far; a few of my favorite destinations include Interlaken, Switzerland (best canyoning imaginable!), Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Lake Powell, UT. My boyfriend and I recently returned from a backpacking adventure to Waimanu Valley, HI -- which I highly recommend! I am a self-proclaimed foodie, obsessed with gelato (favorite is at La Marianna in Bergamo, Italy), and once even went on a “croissant-safari” in Paris with my dad in search of the perfect croissant.

Vi Duong, MD

Hometown: Annandale, VA
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests: Received visual art instruction and portfolio preparation with J Art Studio from 1995 to 2009. Recognized in several local and nation-wide art competitions. Special interest in portrait drawing with an emphasis on mixed media, specifically combining texture, acrylics and charcoal. Travelled to 5 cities in China as well as 2 cities in Japan during the summer after the first year of medical school. Completed the DC Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in 2015 and 2016.

Tiffani Erickson, MD

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah
Major & Minor: Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis and Spanish Minor
Hobbies and Interests:
I love spending time outdoors specifically in the nearby mountains hiking when it’s warm and skiing in the winter. I enjoy running, rock-climbing (indoor and outdoor), cooking and baking, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. I absolutely love traveling abroad and learning about other cultures, foods, perspectives, and meeting people from all different parts of the world.

Angie Hamouie, MD, MPH

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Graduate School:
Columbia University
Major: Population and Family Health
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests:

  • Playing ukulele and singing (I was in an all girls folk band in medical school and sang in a Middle Eastern ensemble at The University of Texas at Austin.)
  • Prose and poetry (My favorite genre of prose is travel writing. Warsan Shire is one of my favorite poets.)
  • Backpacking and couch surfing, mostly in Europe and the Middle East
  • Learning languages (I plan to spend a month in Guatemala after medical school to study intensive Spanish!)

Terrika Jones, MD

Hometown: Columbus, MS
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Graduate School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Program: Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies
Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests: “
I enjoy fellowship with family and friends through trying new restaurants, outdoor activities, and traveling new places. I'm always looking for spots of hidden southern charm in the DMV. Lastly, what girl doesn't enjoy shopping?!?!”

Breonna Slocum, MD

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Major & Minor: Microbiology and Spanish Minor
Hobbies and Interests:
Tree identification, baking sweet breads, blog writing, figure skating, cooking vegetarian food

Kathleen “Kat” Soltis, MD

Hometown: Bethlehem Twp., New Jersey
Medical School:
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Undergraduate: Boston University School of Medicine
Major: Medical Sciences
Undergraduate: Boston College
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests:
I’m dog obsessed, especially with my two Pomeranians. I love trying new places to eat and watching a good Netflix movie or series. I like building and making things, so I’m definitely your go to for a million pieces IKEA project. Last but not least, I love to dance!


Class of 2022

Megan Cheney, MD

Hometown: Albany, NY
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Major & Minor: Human Sciences and Psychology Minor
Hobbies and Interests:

  • Running both on the National Mall and various bike trails throughout Washington, DC. Completed four half-marathons.
  • Practicing both vinyasa and sculpt yoga.
  • Skiing throughout the Northeast. Was previously an Adaptive Ski Instructor at Windham Mountain, NY for four years.
  • Traveling and exploring new cities. Most recently backpacked through Europe for five weeks in 2015.
  • Baking for all occasions.

Bayley Clarke, MD

Hometown: Denver, CO
Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Scripps College
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests:
Running, skiing, golf, baking, Harry Potter, traveling, finding new restaurants

Alison DiSciullo, MD, MSc

Hometown: Nobleboro, ME
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Graduate School: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Major: Public Health: Reproductive & Sexual Health Research
Undergraduate: Wheaton College
Major: Biology
Undergraduate Study Abroad: School for International Training, Durban, South Africa
Major: Community Health and Social Policy
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, camping, running, soccer, cooking/baking, crafts

Thomas Gallant, DO

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross
Majors: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Hobbies and Interests:

  • Traveling, Triathlons, Skiing, Hiking, and trying new restaurants

Elizabeth Hoang, MD

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Major: Cognitive Science with concentration in Neuroscience
Hobbies and Interests:

  • Self-proclaimed "Foodie." I love cooking and trying different techniques! While I was in Charlottesville, trying different restaurants was my favorite thing to do. Always happy to give recommendations!
  • Meditation, started my senior year in college.
  • Recently started knitting and sewing, have made awesome pants and a dress!

I have an uncanny ability to identify SpongeBob and Family Guy episodes based on screenshots or quotes

Laura Houenou, MD, MSPH

Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Graduate School: University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Major: Public Health (Health Policy and Management)
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
Majors: Sociology and Public Policy
Hobbies and Interests:

  • Singing
  • Playing guitar
  • Composing/songwriting
  • Salsa dancing
  • Skiing
  • International travel

Natalie Locci-Molina, MD

Hometown: Rocky River, Ohio
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Graduate School: Bryn Mawr College
Program: Post baccalaureate Premedical Program
Undergraduate: Boston University
Major: International Relations and Economics
Hobbies and Interests: Soccer, hot yoga, travel, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with husband John (Peds Heme/Onc Fellow at Hopkins/NIH), daughter Anabelle and son Lucas.

Angela Qu, DO

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Simmons College
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests: Spinning, yoga, and hiking are my favorite exercise activities. I also enjoy painting and photography, especially black and white darkroom photography.

Jessica Savoni, DO

Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Molecular Environmental Biology
Hobbies and Interests: I love to be outside and explore new areas, especially by the water. My hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and spending time with friends and family. I enjoy traveling, doing puzzles, watching sports, and eating homemade pasta. I am also very interested in international medicine and humanitarian work abroad.

Maya Yasukawa, MD, PhD

Hometown: Urayasu City, Japan
Medical School:
Showa University School of Medicine
Graduate School: Showa University School of Medicine
Major: Gynecologic Molecular Oncology (PhD)
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking/baking, reading (I can speed read Japanese books, 6,000-10,000 characters per minute), spending time with my friends and family.


Class of 2023

Lauren Barrison, MD

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Major: International Health
Hobbies and Interests: Women's health, global health, travel, hiking, cooking, cheese, Latin dance, Broadway musicals

Olivia Casas Diaz, MD

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine-Charleston 
Undergraduate:  University of Miami
Major:  Microbiology and Immunology
Undergraduate:  The Honors College at Miami Dade College
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests: For the past three years living in West Virginia, I have grown to love its incredible outdoor adventures including hiking and whitewater rafting. Hiking is especially a beloved past time of mine. It is not only a great exercise but also a good way to disconnect from my daily routine. I also enjoy dancing Latin dances during gatherings with family and friends. I particularly love a type of Cuban salsa dance called "Casino." During my undergraduate years I was part of the student organization SalsaCraze.

Samantha Kodama, MD 

Hometown: Lakewood, Washington
Medical School: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Graduate School: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Major: Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Major: Physics
Undergraduate Study Abroad: Florence University of the Arts
Major: Art History
Undergraduate: University of San Diego
Major: Psychology
Hobbies: Jigsaw puzzles, visiting animals at the Humane Society and listening to podcasts.

Dana Lewis, DO 

Hometown: Brodhead, Wisconsin
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate School: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Major: Applied Sociology
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Major: Biological Sciences
Hobbies: Personally, I have a huge interest in travelling and going on adventures. My hobbies include almost any outdoor activity such as hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. In addition to outdoor activities, I love to try new food - I guess I could be called a "foodie". I also can't forget to mention spending time with my dog (golden retriever) and my partner.

Cima Maliakal, MD 

Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Miami
Major: Religious Studies
Undergraduate (Study Abroad):  Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hobbies and Interests: 

  • Professional dancer: I began dancing at age 3, learned various forms of dance, and completed a training course in India; I also performed on both a college dance team as well as a professional dance team
  • Avid artist: I continue to paint on a regular basis and have even drawn the illustrations in a professional surgical journal, Operative Techniques in Head and Neck Surgery
  • Traveling: 14 different mission trips, 30 countries visited
  • Learned 5 languages
  • Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do

Nishita Patel

Hometown: Winfield, IL
Medical School:  Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate:  Saint Louis University
Major/Minor:  Public Health and Minor in Biology
Hobbies and Interests: 

  • Dance: Bollywood dance has been a passion of mine since I was 5 years of age. I enjoy creating new choreography, dancing at various functions, including weddings and in multi-cultural shows.
  • Hiking: I love hiking through different national parks around the country. I have camped under the stars in the Badlands, and hiked at national parks throughout Missouri including, Ha Ha Tonka State Park. I hope to travel to different cities in the near future and explore more of this country’s national beauties.

Valencia Quiett, MD

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Medical School:  The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergraduate: The Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major/Minor: Environmental Health Sciences with minors in Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Professions
Other:  US Department of Health and Human Service Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality—Team STEPPS 2.0 Master Trainer-Quality Improvement
Hobbies and Interests: Writing, cooking, baking, singing and music

Abbe Schickner, DO

Hometown: Norwich, Vermont
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Undergraduate: University of Vermont
Major: Organic Chemistry and Microbiology
Undergraduate: University of Edinburg, Edinburg, Scotland
Major: Chemistry and Immunology
Undergraduate: Connecticut College, New London
Major: Biology and Mathematics

Hobbies and Interests:

  • Each spring, I tap trees in my backyard and maple sugar with my neighbors. My favorite part is eating fresh maple syrup over vanilla ice cream.
  • From competitive rowing to leisurely kayaking and sailing, I love being in all types of boats.
  • Trail running or road running in sun, snow or rain, I always enjoy trying to keep up with my speedy sister.
  • When the snow falls, I am ready with my snowboard and cross-country skis. In the summer or fall you can find me in my hiking boots.

Shobha Sridhar, MD

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Major: Neuroscience
Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, hiking, and experiencing new places. I also love DIY projects/crafting, calligraphy, singing, music, and cooking/trying new restaurants.

Elissa Trieu, MD

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Major: Biology
Hobbies and Interests:

  • Running: It's my favorite way to explore a new city! I've done numerous half marathons and two full marathons (one of which was the Rock and Roll marathon in DC!). I'm always down to find a new running buddy.
  • Hiking: Whether it’s the Incan ruins in Peru or the blue ridge mountains in our backyard, I love getting the chance to go hiking when I can. I just like being outdoors!
  • Baking: I like adventurous new recipes and a challenge. Most recently I've been a fan of cake decorating and baking bread.