Hometown: I was born in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, but grew up in Long Beach, CA.
Medical School: Temple University
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Why Nephrology: The kidneys are the most interesting and important organs!
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading medical narratives (Brain on Fire, How Doctors Think, and Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers are among my current favorites). I am also learning caligraphy.
Plans After Fellowship: I am still undecided and exploring options.
Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
Medical School: Al-Mustansiriyah College of Medicine
Residency: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Why Nephrology: Simply because I love the kidneys and I wanted to learn more about their complex pathophysiology.
Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, travelling, biking, cooking, spending time with family.
Plans After Fellowship: I would like to work in a mixed private/academic nephrology setting.
Hometown: Northern Virginia (Vienna, Herndon)
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Scripps Mercy Hospital
Why Nephrology: Love the emphasis on physiology to correlate clinical scenarios, getting to know patients over a long period of time, and the varied levels of providing care available from ICU to clinic follow-up.
Hobbies/Interests: Food of any kind, video-games, and cinema (action or horror preferred!).
Plans After Fellowship: Clinical work vs Transplant Nephrology Fellowship?
Hometown: New York City
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology
Residency: Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital
Why Nephrology: I am drawn to logical reasoning rather than quick fixes. The kidney is an impressive organ, and I have been amazed at how its intricate physiology controls the fluid, acid-base and electrolyte balance in the body. Also, I like that we can offer different treament modalities to our patients when the organ is compromised. I feel it is a lifelong learning to master the kidneys and nephrology was the only way to go!
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, cook, outdoor activities like hiking, and kayaking.
Plans After Fellowship: To be determined.