Congratulations to the 2019 Summer Research Scholars at MedStar Health

Every year, MedStar Health awards scholarships to approximately 30 first-year Georgetown University medical students in order to pursue research during the summer. For seven 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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 Scholarship Recipients. Best of luck with your research!

Frank S. Pellegrini, M.D. Scholars
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Brett Habermehl Patient Safety MI2/MWHC Seth Krevat, MD/Angela Thomas, DrPH, MPH, MBA
Thomas Pacheco Quality Improvement MI2/MWHC/MGUH Raj Ratwani, PhD
Pines-Kleinman Mental & Behavioral Health Scholar
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Tyler McGehee Psychiatry MGUH Matthew Biel, MD
MedStar Health Primary Care Scholarships at MedStar Franklin Square (MFSMC)
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Harry Tsou Family Medicine MFSMC Nancy Barr, MD
Alex Zhao Family Medicine MFSMC Nancy Barr, MD
MedStar Health Scholarships in Baltimore, MD
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Anthony Jourdan Asthma & Allergy MUMH Sudhir Sekhsaria, MD
Julia Hernandez Internal Medicine MGSH David Weisman, MD/Rosemarie Maraj, MD
Arvin Daneshmand Internal Medicine MUMH Ruchi Prasad, MD/Alex Yazaji, MD/Stephanie Detterline, MD
Joseph Bano Sports Medicine MUMH Andy Lincoln, ScD
William Rate Orthopaedic Surgery MUMH Jacob Wisbeck MD
Kunal Kirloskar Endocrinology MUMH Pamela Schroeder, MD
Christian Delgado Curtis Hand Center MUMH Avi Giladi, MD
Jai Won Jung Radiology MUMH Quang Nguyen, MD
MedStar Health Scholarships in Washington, DC
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Erik DiGiacomo Pulmonary/Critical Care MGUH Daniel Jamieson, MD/Rajiv Sonti, MD
Robert Cragon Vascular Surgery MWHC Steven Abramowitz, MD
Nicholas Bader Surgical Oncology MGUH Waddah Al-Refaie, MD
Matthew Sweeney Surgical Oncology MGUH Waddah Al-Refaie, MD
Ben Hack ID, Hepatitis & HIV MWHC Dawn Fishbein, MD
Krissy Kent OB/Gyn, HIV & Pregnancy MWHC Rachel Scott, MD
Ciara Sanchez OB/Gyn, HIV & Pregnancy MWHC Rachel Scott, MD
Joseph Nealon General Surgery/Surgical Education MGUH Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD
Sarah Schumacher General Surgery/Surgical Education MGUH Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD
Annemarie Newark Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care MWHC Erin Hall, MD, MPH
Brandon Stryder Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care MWHC Erin Hall, MD, MPH
Taymour Hashemzadeh Emergency Medicine/Ethics MGUH/MWHC Norine McGrath, MD
Maria Cacciapuoti Emergency Medicine MWHC Maryann Amirshahi, MD
Emilie Melvin Human Factors Engineering MI2 Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS
Vikram Siberry Human Factors Engineering MI2/MHRI Deliya Wesley, PhD, MPH
Ehab Bahrun Burn Surgery MWHC Laura Johnson, MD
Lily Joseph Palliative Care MWHC Michael Pottash, MD
Kevin McGowan Surgical Critical Care MWHC Seife Yohannes, MD
MedStar Health Scholarships in Population Health
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Brynley Dean Community Pediatrics MGUH Janine Rethy, MD
Adaah Sayyed Neurology & Multiple Sclerosis Center GUMC Carlo Tornatore, MD
Sara Torres Psychiatry MGUH Matthew Biel, MD
Heng Nhuong Emergency Medicine MWHC Munish Goyal, MD
MedStar Health Orthopedic Institute Scholarships
Recipient Research Area Location Mentor(s)
Kevin Berardino Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Institute Evan Argintar, MD
Nikita Deshpande Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Institute Evan Argintar, MD