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5 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

1. Some are physicians.

  • Rick Nishimura, M.D., '75, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Susan Arjimand, M.D., '83, Medical Director, Chicago Police Department, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Kelsea Lipe Flanagan, M.D., '02, Emergency Medicine Physician, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois.
  • Caroline Martz Lee, M.D. Ph.D., '03, Pediatric Internal Medicine Physician, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Michael DeGrand, M.D. '04, Emergency Medicine Physician, Kalamazoo Emergency Associates, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2. Some are researchers.

  • Spyros Condos, M.D., '67, Director of Surgical Research, Yale University Office of Telemedicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Valerie Cwik, M.D., '77, Medical Director/Executive VP for Research, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Linda Ehrlich-Jones, Ph.D., R.N., '79, Clinical Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago, Illinois.

3. Some are in training.

  • Opokua Amoabeng, M.D. '10, Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident, SUNY Downstate University, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Sarah McDowell, M.D.,  '11, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Resident, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Ramya Venigalla, D.O. '11, Emergency Medicine Resident, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Naomi Akagi, M.D. '12, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Resident, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

4. Some go to medical school.

  • Justin Steele, '13, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Hatim Mustaly, '13, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts.
  • Carlos Garcia, '15, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.
  • Florina Corpodean, '16, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  • Emily Rosen, '17, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

5. Some work in higher education.

  • Christopher DeWald, M.D., '83,  Assistant Professor, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Barbara Tyl Post, M.D., '79, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Sidharth Mahapatra, M.D., Ph.D., '01, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Dr. Alicia Barnes, D.O., M.P.H., ‘04, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Printed on Monday, May 20, 2024