Eric Boccio, MD


Hometown:

Melville, NY

 

Education:

Stony Brook University School of Medicine, MD

Washington University in St. Louis , BS Biomedical Engineering

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Recreational outdoorsman; Netflix documentary enthusiast; small business entrepreneur.

 

Past Life:

Born and raised on Long Island, finished high school and attended Washington University in St. Louis. Pursued a BS in Biomedical Engineering while minoring in Physics and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. After finishing college, became an EMT-Basic for New York State and an Academic Associate performing clinical research in the Department of Emergency Medicine within the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Currently finishing his undergraduate medical education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and looks forward to beginning his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.

 

Academic Interests:

Critical care and resuscitation medicine with a specific focus on biomarkers and therapeutic management of sepsis and septic shock.

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Sampling the local delicacies.

 

Why Yale EM:

Incredible academic reputation with amazing residents and faculty. The YES program offers a special and unique opportunity to master clinical skills while providing the resources and mentorship necessary to develop both academically and professionally. Strong presence in the northeast with geographic location close to family and friends.

 

Random factoid:

First member of family to graduate from medical school.

 

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Erin Bright, MD


Hometown:

Syracuse, NY

 

Education:

University of Delaware, BS, Dietetics

SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Running, volleyball, snowboarding, anything outdoors, travel, podcasts, cooking

 

Past Life:

I only know how to be a student.

 

Academic Interests:

Education, Administration

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Waiting to find out!

 

Why Yale EM:

The residents I met on my interview genuinely
seemed happy with their decision to train at Yale. They spoke very highly of their co-residents &
EM faculty. I also thought Yale would foster an environment that encouraged individuality and
support for residents to pursue whatever their interests may be. Lastly, Dr. Della-Giustina seemed
like a great program director to work with during residency.

 

Random factoid:

I have traveled to 4 Olympic games

 

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Sam Buck, MD


Hometown:

Eden Prairie, MN

 

Education:

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Cooking, Eating, (and most other foodie-related activities) Walking and running with my wife, Board Games, Video Games

 

Past Life:

ER Technician, Landscape Construction

 

Academic Interests:

Simulation, Medical Education

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

I have only spent a month over the summer in New Haven, but I could have spent another month hitting up all the local restaurants, bars, and food trucks! Never a far drive for a beach day either!

 

Why Yale EM:

When I did a rotation at Yale, I immediately felt like I had found my place. Excellent faculty that were always willing to teach, the resources of a large academic institution with a diverse patient population, an outstanding education curriculum. But more than anything, I felt at home with Yale’s awesome residents and ER staff.

 

Random factoid:

I have an appreciation for bizarre “sports”, having competed professionally as a dodgeballer, cheerleader, and eater

 

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Ryan Buckley, MD, MPH


Hometown:

Macedon, NY

 

Education:

University of Minnesota Medical School, MD

University of Minnesota School of Public Health, MPH

RIT: Biomedical Science and International Studies

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Running long distances, rock climbing, coffee, kombucha.

 

Past Life:

Camp counselor, lifeguard, AmeriCorps, EMT.

 

Academic Interests:

Public Health, Native American Health, Critical Access EM, EMS.

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Hunting down the best plate of Chicken and Waffles, trying new beers, and East Rock park running.

 

Why Yale EM:

Amazing residents and faculty, outstanding training, diversity and research support.  Awesome critical care and ultrasound training.

 

Random factoid:

I’m a Moth StorySLAM winner and GrandSLAM finalist.

 

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Jennifer Farrell, MD, MSc


Hometown:

Raleigh, NC

 

Education:

B.A.- Duke University- Asian and African Language & Literature & Biology major (2004)

M.Sc.- L’Ecole Superieure de Lyon (France)- Microbiology- Virology (2010)

M.D.- Tulane School of Medicine- 2017

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Traveling, documentary films, outdoor adventures, promoting women in STEM, Bollywood music and films

 

Past Life:

Played on the US National Team for Handball from 2004-2012, was in the full-time residential Olympic Training Program from 2004-2007

Played professional Handball in France in the French League from 2007-2010

Took a 3-year leave of absence as a Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh in 2013- stayed on to found a non-profit called CriticaLink to bring EMS services to Bangladesh using mobile technology and trained volunteers.

Trained over 4000 EMTs and volunteer First Responders in Bangladesh

Won the BD National App Award for Health

Won the United Nations World App Award for Health

2015 White House Young Global Entrepreneur

 

Academic Interests:

Global health and EMS, disaster medicine, mobile technology in health (mhealth)

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Not sure yet!

 

Why Yale EM:

I loved all of the residents and faculty I met at Yale and was especially excited that the Emergency Medicine department is committed to supporting resident projects and research in so many areas of EM. I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of the opportunity to explore my interests in Global Health & EMS, and to have access to an incredible university that offers the ability to collaborate with experts in other fields related to technology, policy, and social entrepreneurship. The delicious food trucks near the hospital were also an added bonus!

 

Random factoid:

While living in Bangladesh I got to travel around the country to act in several TV commercials, TV shows, and even a movie! I also danced in the 2014 Cricket World Cup opening ceremony with Akon and Bollywood music legend A.R.Rahman, it was one of the coolest experiences of my life!

 

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Colin Flood, MD, MPH, MBA, MEM


Hometown:

Chicago, IL

 

Education:

AB, Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

Graduate Certificate, Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Response, George Washington University, Washington, DC

MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MEM (Master of Engineering Management), McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MPH, Program in Public Health, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

 

Hobbies/Interests:

DIY Projects, Reading, Boating

 

Past Life:

Management consultant, hospital administrator, emergency manager, facilities guy, EMT

 

Academic Interests:

Emergency cognition and leadership, resuscitation, patient safety, human factors

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Exploring new neighborhood spots.  Even as a native Chicagoan, I can say the pizza here is great!

 

Why Yale EM:

Yale’s people are awesome.  From our Program Director and Coordinator to all of the residents and faculty, it’s a phenomenal group to work and learn with!

 

Random factoid:

I studied Dutch for a semester in college.  Hallo!

 

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Oliver Hulland, MD


Hometown:

Stamford, CT

 

Education:

B.A. Environmental Studies

B.F.A. Sculpture and Photography

M.D. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

 

Hobbies/Interests:

I’m an avid forager of wild mushrooms, and formerly supplied a James Beard award winning restaurant in Baltimore with all their wild foods. When not in the woods, I’m an eager fisherman who has trouble picking just one style and will happily wet a fly in a river, or paddle out in open water kayak fishing.

 

Past Life:

I worked for an environmental non-profit in China making a documentary about desertification, volunteered as an Americorps VISTA in Humboldt County, CA, and worked as an education journalist in Baltimore, MD.

 

Academic Interests:

Medical Education, FOAMed, and Regional Anesthesia

 

Why Yale EM:

I couldn’t decide between an academic, community and county style program. Luckily, I didn’t have to as Yale offers all of the above. It also didn’t hurt that the residents I met while interviewing were whip-smart, down-to-earth, and just the right amount of nerdy. 

 

Random factoid:

I’ve had photographs published in National Geographic (Ok, it was National Geographic Kids magazine, but it totally still counts).

 

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Alexander Janke, MD


Hometown:

Grand Rapids, MI

 

Education:

University of Michigan, B.S., Economics.

Wayne State University School of Medicine, M.D.

 

Hobbies/Interests:

The Great Outdoors (climbing, cycling, hiking, whitewater), Sleeping, Effective Altruism, Music

 

Past Life:

In college I was an ace econ and math tutor. So I’m your guy if you need some help with the limit definition of the derivative. Yes, that comes up all the time.

 

Academic Interests:

Health Economics, Health Services Research, Informatics, Statistical Learning

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

The great New England outdoors!

 

Why Yale EM:

Rock solid clinical training in diverse settings with world-class faculty, top-notch academic mentorship to grow a research career

 

Random factoid:

As of November 2016, GiveWell, a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities, estimates that you can save a life for as little as $900 to $7,000. That’s cool. Caveats do apply, and a lot goes in to it.

 

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Jonathan Meldrum, MD


Hometown:

Sunderland, UK

 

Education:

Medical School – University of Oxford / University College London (2016)

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Anything outdoors – rock climbing, hiking, cycling, running, skiing/snowboarding, food – both cooking and eating, brewing beer, going to gigs, travelling.

 

Past Life:

Worked in global health for a couple of years, including a stint at the World Health Organization in Geneva

 

Academic Interests:

Global health, particularly health systems, access to medicines and healthcare delivery; health policy; public health; education

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Looking forward to checking out the New Haven food scene and exploring the local outdoors.

 

Why Yale EM:

Exceptional clinical training with opportunity to develop your interests whatever they may be, supported by an incredible and diverse academic faculty. Well established global health department with a track record of supporting residents to get to where they want to be.

 

Random factoid:

I once interrupted the president of Austria to ask if I could use a 5-iron golf club.

 

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Motunrayo Mobolaji-Lawal, MD


Hometown:

Lagos, Nigeria

 

Education:

Stony Brook University, BS Biochemistry (2011)

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, MD (2017)

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Traveling and exploring new places, fine dining, trying new activities, eating, spending time with family and friends, food, watching Broadway shows, plays, musicals and dessert.

 

Past Life:

My first job was working in the main cafeteria in college – mainly for the free food – and that’s how I met my husband!

 

Academic Interests:

Clinical research, medical education and global health.

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Hoping to try lots of new activities and restaurants over the next couple of years!

 

Why Yale EM:

Diverse patient population and pathology – patients from urban, suburban and rural areas – enabling one to become a well-rounded EM physician; solid clinical training; countless resources and endless opportunities to explore interests outside of clinical medicine; supportive faculty and staff, proximity to family and friends. Yale EM was truly a perfect fit for me!

 

Random factoid:

I flew a two person plane once.

 

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Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, MD, MBA


Hometown:

Lagos, Nigeria and Houston, TX

 

Education:

BA Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University (2012)

MD: Yale School of Medicine (2017)

MBA: Yale School of Management (2017)

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Soccer, basketball, cooking, public speaking, reading about the human mind and incentive design, dancing to all kinds of music, traveling and exploring new cities.

 

Past Life:

Amateur bartender (took a class many years ago so please lower your expectations), military boarding school student in Nigeria, Director of International programs for a non-profit based in Ghana.

 

Academic Interests:

Healthcare infrastructural development in Africa, ultrasound, health policy and administration.

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Visiting lots of restaurants (the food scene is wonderful), lots of hiking, playing sports outdoors, chilling at the different libraries, developing networks across Yale, eating cart food outside the hospital (I dare you to try eating from every one of the approximately 20 carts)

 

Why Yale EM:

Why not? World class faculty who are also extremely down to earth. These are the people I want to mentor me to achieve great things in the future.

 

Random factoid:

Although I grew up scared of heights, I’ve engaged in various activities to the contrary including bungee jumping off the highest bungee in the world. Stay tuned for my next adventure.

 

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Usama Qadri, MD


Hometown:

Hagerstown, MD

 

Education:

College: Yale University

Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

 

Hobbies/Interests:

As far as interests, I used to be more of an adrenaline junkie but I’ve calmed down a bit. Definitely into hiking, biking, and also have been a regular pick-up basketball player since undergrad. Recently, I’ve become something of a house-husband and have gotten really into cooking, interior design, and reading Martha Stewart Living…seriously. Other than that, I’m really into sustainability and the environment. I’m a huge fan of Tesla motors, SpaceX and anything Elon Musk. I am also guilty of reading The New Yorker every week and other great writing, both fiction and nonfiction. There are also rumors that I engage in comedy writing.

 

Past Life:

Nerd.

 

Academic Interests:

Global health, specifically refugee populations in the Middle East. Data analysis. Medical education. Gender and society. Ultrasound. 

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Biking along the Farmington canal, hiking up East Rock, hitting up the famous New Haven pizza and culinary scene, playing pickup basketball at the Payne-Whitney gym, mentoring undergraduates at Yale, walking into one of the many beautiful buildings on campus and finding a quiet place to read, attending random campus talks about fields other than medicine, having serendipitous encounters and conversations with the brilliant people here at Yale. 

 

Why Yale EM:

Yale’s always been a second home for me but I didn’t know how great a place it would be to train in EM until my away rotation here as an MS4. I was simply blown away by the people, facilities and opportunities available in the EM department. I realized in short order that Yale would be the best for me to get a solid training while being around incredibly talented yet friendly people, in a department and hospital system that was well-run and ideal for learning.

 

Random factoid:

You might not guess it by looking at me but I’ve been on ESPN. When I was in 8th grade, I enjoyed my 15 seconds of fame as a participant in the National Spelling Bee where I ultimately met my end to the word nephalism.

 

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Caitlin Ryus, MD, MPH


Hometown:

Champaign, IL

 

Education:

Bryn Mawr College, Psychology Major

Columbia University: MPH (Sociomedical Sciences)

Brown University: MD

 

Hobbies/Interests:

I enjoy going to art galleries, biking, hiking, and playing guitar and ukulele. I’m a bit of a foodie and love going to restaurants as well as cultivating my own veggies with urban farming/gardening. I also have a toddler who has recently re-introduced me to the joys of children’s museums and swing sets.

 

Past Life:

I took a non-traditional path to medicine and spent several years working in global/public health focusing mostly on various women’s reproductive health issues. Along the way I also held various odd jobs including cocktail waitress, boutique retailer, and transporting organs for transplants across the country.

 

Academic Interests:

Health disparities, violence prevention, asylum/ immigration/ refugee health, ethics

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

I’m excited to explore New Haven’s food scene and area hiking.

 

Why Yale EM:

Yale is an academic powerhouse! I was drawn by the abundance of research opportunities including interdisciplinary partnerships throughout the university. There were inspiring faculty and residents who shared both my research as well as community service interests and I was excited to get to work with them.

And also, the food trucks might have factored in!

 

Random factoid:

I’ve lived in 17 cities in my lifetime, across 4 countries and 10 states.

 

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Abbie Saccary, MD


Hometown:

Reading, PA

 

Education:

West Point, Class of 2006 – Foreign Languages – Arabic

Agnes Scott College – Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program 2013

Mercer University School of Medicine, Class of 2017, M.D.

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Backpacking, scuba diving, cooking, pugs, all Philadelphia sports, and Beating Navy!

 

Past Life:

Medical Services Officer in US Army, deployment with 3rd Infantry Division to Iraq in 2007-2008, Police Officer in Savannah GA, Paramedic in Savannah and Atlanta GA

 

Academic Interests:

Critical Care, EMS

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Eating all the pizza I can find, then backpacking for weeks at a time on the Appalachian Trail to burn off all those calories

 

Why Yale EM:

Rigorous academics at a world class institution with excellent clinical exposure; PD is pretty awesome too

 

Random factoid:

If I weren’t a doctor, I’d love to be a train-hopping hobo and to travel the continent that way

 

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David Suwondo, MD


Hometown:

Hudson, OH

 

Education:

Yale University, B.S. (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Intensive)

Yale School of Medicine, M.D.

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Hiking, camping, visiting Acadia National Park, traveling abroad, eating in Spain, enjoying good coffee and espresso, shopping for outdoor gear, dabbling in photography, keeping up with technology

 

Past Life:

EMT, CPR instructor, contributing photographer for the campus newspaper

 

Academic Interests:

Point-of-care ultrasound, medical education, prehospital care, and global health

 

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Eating at all the incredible restaurants in New Haven, drinking Blue State Coffee, walking around IKEA, spending a day at the Yale Outdoor Education Center, watching the sunset from Hammonasset Beach State Park, exploring local park trails, going for a run in the East Rock area, visiting Connecticut’s pick-your-own orchards, and going to Yale’s museums, art galleries, concerts, and performances. Did I mention eating at all the incredible restaurants in New Haven?

 

Why Yale EM:

A truly diverse patient population reflecting not only New Haven’s population but also Yale’s dual roles as both an academic referral center and an urban safety-net hospital; outstanding ultrasound faculty, resources, and training; extremely talented, diverse, and down-to-earth residents; excellent residency program leadership; ample opportunities for teaching and education; a world-class simulation center; extensive global health opportunities; and all the academic, cultural, and educational resources that Yale University has to offer.

 

Random factoid:

I can wiggle my ears.

 

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