Memorial holds 35th graduation for residents and fellows

Memorial holds 35th graduation for residents and fellows

PAWTUCKET - Graduation exercises were held on June 21 for residents and fellows completing their training at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Arthur DeBlois III, interim president and CEO, congratulated graduates and greeted the new residents and fellows coming to the hospital.

In the Internal Medicine Division, the following physicians earned their medical degrees and moved on in their careers: Michael Agustin, pulmonary/critical care, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center/Tufts Medical School; Abdel Anabtawi, hospitalist, University of Florida; Manoj Bhattarai, nephrology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Abdul Bhutta, hospitalist, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Abdullah Chahin, infectious disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School; Zanira Fazal, attending in primary care; Denisa Hagau, cardiology fellowship at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center/Tufts Medical School; Ahmad Ismail, pulmonary/critical care, East Carolina University; Andrea Kassai, endocrinology/research, National Institute of Health; Yazan Migdady, hospitalist, University of Florida; Mohamed Mourad, pulmonary/critical care, University of Kansas; Teresa Slomka, preventive cardiology fellowship, VA Medical Center; and Carolina Fonseca Valencia, chief resident at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Primary Care.

Graduates received their plaques from Dr. Eleanor Summerhill, residency program director, Dr. Joseph Rabatin, associate program director, Dr. Joseph Diaz, interim chief of medicine, and Dr. Sabrina Witherby and Dr. Sajid Saraf, both assistant program directors.

The graduates made way for a new class of internal medicine residents, who began a three-year program that includes education and patient interaction under the supervision of experienced doctors.

Those who received their medical degrees in family medicine included: George Aghia, who will be joining a primary care practice in the Chicago area; Ben Bauer, who will be working at an urgent care in Rhode Island; Elizabeth Brown, who will be doing a research fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania; Chris Furey, who will be practicing at a family medicine practice in Warwick and working with Memorial Hospital and Care New England to expand their primary care network; Priya Gupta, who will be going on to complete a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital; Cortney Haynes, who will be joining the Hilltown Community Health Centers, doing full-time outpatient family medicine; Ashley Lakin, who will be joining the Brown Family Medicine faculty as clinician-faculty and practicing family medicine and obstetrics; Mike Levy, who is undecided; Jon Mendelsohn, who will be joining The Doctor's Clinic; Cameron Nienaber, who will be joining the family medicine residency faculty at Jamaica Hospital; Julie Rombaut, who will be working in outpatient family medicine near Boston; Marybeth Sutter, who will be joining the faculty of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as a two-year fellow in maternal child health; and Bianca Thorpe, who will be joining a family medicine practice.

New family medicine residents, who will see patients in the Family Care Center under the supervision of staff physicians, are: Susan Boisvert, Michael Chen-Illamos, David Dick, Laurie Garabedian, Samantha Greenberg, Jessica Heney, Katherine Jarrell, Bridget Marvinsmith, Sarah Phillips, Gabriel Pleasants, Jeffrey Sorokin, Jeremy Stricsek, Rachel Trippett, Lauren Hedde, and Christopher Klaus.

Cory Kilpatrick, D.P.M., graduated from the Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program. He will practice at Thurber & Thurber Podiatry Practice in New York.

Jennifer Buckley, M.D., and Inna Ryvkin, M.D., graduated from the Maternal Child Health Fellowship Program.

Anna Filip, M.D., completed a fellowship in Faculty Development in Global Health.