Meet our Residents

2018-2019 Chief Residents

Hello and welcome! 

Our names are Brandon, Isabel, Jimmy and Vanessa and we are proud to serve as the Emory Emergency Medicine Chief Residents for the 2018-2019 year.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by our website and we hope it can serve a nice introduction to our residency.  There are so many wonderful things about the Emory EM residency program that it’s impossible to list them all but please allow us to highlight just a few: 


  1. Our people and our diversity - we are a diverse residency with residents and faculty members for all walks of life. We know that our diversity is a strength and we truly value it.  
  2. Our patients - We are proud and honored to the be the emergency medicine physicians for a large and vulnerable population.  
  3. Our clinical sites - our training takes place at county, academic and community hospitals. Our “home base” is Grady Memorial Hospital - a historical county hospital that is a level 1 trauma center and the stroke referral center in the Southeast. We also work at Emory University Main Hospital which is a quaternary referral site, Emory Midtown which is a community site and also the two Children’s Hospital of Atlanta Hospitals for our pediatric rotations. A combination of all of these sites and the faculty that comes with them prepares for all different clinical settings. 
  4. Academics - We have a strong research program that spans cutting edge sepsis and stroke research, to violence prevention and gun violence research to social determinants of health research of health.  
  5. Atlanta - sunny, walkable, excellent food and drink, great hiking, and AMAZING BBQ.  


Thanks for reading! Please reach out to anyone of us if you have any questions.  



Brandon, Isabel, Jimmy and Vanessa 

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Recruited from all over the world, Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine residents train alongside high-functioning residents in other specialties to foster both personal and professional collegiality. This approach prepares residents for careers in a field where the interface with all specialties is of great importance. Each year, residents have progressively increased responsibility in the Emergency Departments.

Residents graduate with the ability to practice independently in any demanding Emergency Department in the country. Approximately 30 percent of our graduates stay in academics and have an excellent track record of obtaining the faculty position or fellowship of their choice. The majority of our residents enter community-based practices and are recruited nationally. As the only training program in Atlanta proper, Emory University Emergency Medicine residents have the advantage in the local market.

Residency Classes

Class of 2014


Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2016 graduation


Abdullah Almehbash: King Saud University Saudi Arabia

Pearl Ann Arnovitz: Emory University

Abdullah Bakhsh: Umm Al Qura Univ.  Saudi Arabia

Sri "Rahul" Balusu: Emory University

Constantin "Stan" Chikando: Morehouse 

Shamie Das: Wright State University Boonshaft 

Elizabeth "Liz" Davlantes: Washington Univ.  

Eric Deutsch: Emory University

Brandi Gunn: Emory University

Jason Holmes: Penn State

Adam Kalwersky: University of Maryland

Monica Khan: Rush 

Harajeshwar Kohli: Virginia Commonwealth

Kevin Little: Emory University

Sepedeh "Nadia" Nabavi: Medical College of Georgia

Harjot Singh: Texas Tech Univ.

Claire Abramoff: Ohio State

Tatiana Vladimirovna: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brad Wallace: Morehouse

Zachary Wetendorf: Univeristy of South Florida

David Zhou: University of Florida


Class of 2017

Class of 2017 graduation


Maryam Arshad: King Edward University

Breanne "Bree" Bailey- Jacobs: Trinity College

Christopher Bodle: Indiana Univeristy

Yalina Disla: Mount Sinai

Ian Dodson: Tulane University

Akshay Ganju: Washington University

Eric Hamm: Univ of Arizona

Marita Harris-Naddell: Morehouse

Renee Johnson: Univeristy of North Carolina

Shikha Kapil: Medical College of Georgia

Joshua Kuhn: Medical College of Georgia

Olivia Minkhorst: Emory University

Akinyi Ragwar: Univeristy of North Carolina

Jose Rosa: Univeristy of Southern California

Dan Rutz: Emory University

Terry Singhpricha: Duke University

June Tibaleka: Duke University

Tamara Washington: Howard University

Jeremy Whitley: Emory University


Class of 2018


Class of 2018

Resident Medical School
Rawan Alosaimi, MD

King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine

Betty Dean, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Karen Bowers, MD

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Megan Boissonneault, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Shayla Freeman, MD

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Latanya Gobin, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

Waleed Hussein, MD

King Khalid University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Toni Jackson, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Kristen Liska, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Layne Madden, MD

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

William Malcolm, MD

University of Michigan Medical School

Sar Medoff, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Cristina Mullins, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

Kahra Nix, MD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Joshua Reynolds, MD

Morehouse School of Medicine

Emma Sizemore, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Jasmin Tanaja, MD

Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center

Sawlar Vu, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Kristy Whyte, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Darin Williams, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

Lauren Wingo, MD

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Composite of Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Resident Medical School
Aarian Afshari, MD

Florida State University College of Medicine

Walla Alfaraj, MD University of Dammam College of Medicine
Joshua Armentrout, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Jullian Beau, MD Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Caelyn Bellerose, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Tonya Bolton, DO Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vanessa Cousins, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Alexander Eskandri, MD University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Brandon Giberson, DO University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kelli Hunter, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Najlaa Jaleesah, MD Umm Al-Qura University Faculty of Medicine
Jacquelyn LaRussa, MD Louisiana Statue University School of Medicine
Lorenzo Leon, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Rachel Libby, MD University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Isabel Malone, MD Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University of Chicago
Aaron Rasmussen, MD University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Martine Ridore, MD University of Maryland School of Medicine
Jonathan Swanson, MD Medical College of Georgia
Jonathan Thomas, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
James Wong, MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Michael Zdradzinski, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Class of 2020

Resident Medical School
Angelica Barnes, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Kenneth Disbrow, MD Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Emeka Egbebike, MD University of Miami School of Medicine
Erasmo Espino, DO Campell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Jordi Fonts, MD Rush Medical College
Tyler Giberson, MD Geisel School of Medicine at Darmouth
Jennifer Goines, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Peyton Jones, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Qasim Kazmi, MD Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Ramu Kharel, MD University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas
Sean Kolowich, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Tammy Lin, MD Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Michele Melamed, DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lindsay Ordower, MD George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Rachel Patzer, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Joi Phillips, MD Eastern Virgina Medical School
Amanda Ross, MD Rush Medical College
Darius Watts, MD Morehouse School of Medicine
Olivia Zoph, MD University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix

Class of 2021

Ahmad Bakhribah: King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia

Benjamin Banapoor: Univeristy of Florida

Jordan Beau: Florida Atlantic University

Camille Beecher: Loyola

Eric Beyer:  Florida State University

Ryan Brown: University of Florida

Timothy Cartwright: Mercer University

Cristine Flores: Brown 

Abdulatif Gari: Umm Al-Qura Univeristy Saudi Arabia

Mina Ghobrial: Dartmouth 

Tucker Hartley: Emory

Thomas Jauch: Rutgers

Nichole Lang: Univ of Massachusetts

Jordan Leumas: Louisiana State University

Donald Mayberry: Temple

Brian McCalister: Loyola

Kishen Patel: Emory

Sheri AnnPeckham-Kaltiso: Emory

Taylor Stavely: Univ of Tennessee

Nicholas Sterling: Penn State

Aadil Vora:  Nova