Congratulations to the 2018 Summer Research Scholars at MedStar Health

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Each year, MedStar Health awards scholarships to approximately 30 first-year Georgetown University medical students in order to pursue research during the summer. For eight weeks, each summer scholar works under the direction of a MedStar Health physician-investigator to conduct research in a specific area, with the opportunity to have some clinical exposure during their summer between their first and second years of medical school. These scholars are housed at various locations throughout the MedStar system and their experience culminates with a capstone presentation in the fall. You can view photos and read about the 2017 Capstone here.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Scholarship Recipients. Best of luck with your research!

Frank S. Pellegrini, MD Scholars
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Idanis Perez-Alvarez Patient Safety MI2/MWHC Seth Krevat, MD/Angela Thomas, DrPH, MPH, MBA
Sanjhai Ramdeen Quality Improvement MI2/MWHC/MGUH Raj Ratwani, PhD
Pines-Kleinman Mental & Behavioral Health Scholar
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Amanda Shapiro Psychiatry MGUH Matthew Biel, MD
MedStar Health Primary Care Scholarships at MedStar Franklin Square (MFSMC)
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Joanna Orzel Family Medicine MFSMC Nancy Barr, MD
Megan Pogue Family Medicine MFSMC Nancy Barr, MD
MedStar Health Scholarships in Baltimore, MD
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Eric Kim Asthma & Allergy MUMH Sudhir Sekhsaria, MD
Oluwatoyosi Ipaye Internal Medicine MGSH David Weisman, MD/Rosemarie Maraj, MD
Hunter Brooks Internal Medicine MUMH Louis Saade, MD/Alex Yazaji, MD/Stephanie Detterline, MD
Christopher Anderson Sports Medicine MUMH Andy Lincoln, ScD
Jacob Israel Orthopaedic Surgery MUMH Jacob Wisbeck, MD
Charlee McLean Endocrinology MUMH Pamela Schroeder, MD
Michael Shipp Curtis Hand Center MUMH Avi Giladi, MD
Jenna Pellegrino Radiology MUMH Adnaan Moin, MD
MedStar Health Scholarships in Washington, DC
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Jessica Saha Palliative Care MWHC Anne M. Kelemen LICSW, ACHP-SW
Coleman Garrett Vascular Surgery MWHC Steven Abramowitz, MD
Kelsie Gould Surgical Oncology MGUH Waddah Al-Refaie, MD
Ariunzaya Amgalan ID, Hepatitis & HIV MWHC Dawn Fishbein, MD
Megan Deyarmond OB/Gyn, HIV & Pregnancy MWHC Rachel Scott, MD
Shannon Marwitz OB/Gyn, HIV & Pregnancy MWHC Rachel Scott, MD
Nicholas Wegener General Surgery MGUH Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD
Matthew Triano Emergency Medicine/Surgery MGUH/MWHC Munish Goyal, MD/Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD
Jason Chavez Emergency Medicine MWHC Munish Goyal, MD/Maryann Amirshahi, MD
Winnie Shivega Human Factors Engineering MI2 Raj Ratwani, PhD
Ariel Rodriguez Urology MWHC Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA
Rabia Mirza Family Medicine, Spring Valley MGUH Jeffrey Weinfeld, MD
MedStar Health Scholarships in Population Health
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Stephanie Furlong Women’s and Infants’ Services MWHC Loral Patchen, PhD
Sahaj Patel Neurology & Multiple Sclerosis GUMC Carlo Tornatore, MD
Stephen Kane Psychiatry MGUH Matthew Biel, MD
MedStar Health Orthopedic Institute Scholarships
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Joshua Hardy Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Institute Evan Argintar, MD
Neil Sarna Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Institute Evan Argintar, MD