Samuel Rapaka, DO
PGY-5Sam grew up in Melbourne, Florida and completed his undergraduate education at the University of South Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Public Health. He attended Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. His interests involve general infectious diseases, HIV medicine, and academic medicine. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, eating at new restaurants, and is an avid football fan.
Prishanya Pillai, MD
PGY-5Prishanya grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and completed medical school through the Alaska WWAMI Program through the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Rochester with a minor in Spanish and certificate in Biotechnology. Dr. Pillai completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has an interest in global health and has completed public health projects in India and South Africa. She will be a member of the global health track as part of her Infectious Disease Fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Pillai hopes to continue to pursue her passions for human rights and global health within the field of Infectious Disease.
PGY-4Caitlin is a first-year fellow. She is originally from Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She then worked as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital and volunteered in palliative care prior to starting medical school at NYIT-COM on Long Island, NY. While in medical school, she completed a Global Health Certificate program, which included a 6 month course followed by 2 weeks rotating at a hospital in Osiem, Ghana. Caitlin then finished her residency in Internal Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital, followed by a Chief resident year during which she helped to run the resident simulation program. Her interests include general ID, the intersection between ID and critical care, tropical medicine, and global health.
O. Jeremiah Madedor
PGY-4O. Jeremiah was born in London, England, but raised in Orlando, Florida. He completed his undergraduate training at the Univ. of Central Florida and then moved on to the Univ of Louisiana at Monroe for his Master's. He attended St. George's School of Medicine and completed his residency at Spectrum Health, partnered with Michigan State University. Dr. Madedor's interests include HIV care, antibiotic stewardship, and academic medicine. He enjoys playing sports, writing fiction, and playing his alto saxophone in his free time.
R. Austin Farnath, MD
PGY-3Austin is a proud "yinzer" from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Washington, D.C. in 2012 while working as a middle school Spanish teacher with Teach For America. Teaching led him to find his love for medicine. Little did he know, his undergrad days as an International Studies major at Dickinson College had laid the foundation for a deep-seated passion for Infectious Diseases. His interest in medicine and commitment to his adopted home led him to Georgetown University, where he completed both medical school and residency. Austin’s interests include general infectious diseases, tropical medicine, sexual health, risk reduction, and antimicrobial stewardship. Austin is a true nerd at heart. When he is not in the hospital, he can be found spending his time playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, sharing his love of Andalusian cooking, and snuggling with his dogs.
Grace DeMarco, MD
PGY-3Originally from South Carolina, Grace graduated from medical school at the University of South Carolina and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at Georgetown. She is thrilled to stay at Georgetown for fellowship and is passionate about pursuing her interests in HIV care, global health, and the intersection between infectious diseases and ICU care. When she’s not at the hospital, you can find her at the nearest Pilates class, coffee shop, or juice bar. She loves traveling, learning about new cultures, and attempting (unsuccessfully) to keep up with the DC restaurant scene.