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Coordinator of Pre-Health Advising

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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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, Rehabilitation Institute, Chicago, Illinois.

3. Some are in training.

  • Alicia A. Barnes, MPH, D.O., '04, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, East Garden City, New York.
  • Sarah McDowell, M.D.,  '11, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Resident, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Ramya Venigalla, '11, Emergency Medicine Resident, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

4. Some go to medical school.

  • Opokua Amoabeng, '10, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York.
  • Naomi Akagi, '12, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Justin Steele, '13, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Robyn Wright, '13, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Florina Corpodean, '16, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.

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.

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