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Drew Beaubian, M.D.

Drew Beaubian

Hometown: Malverne, NY
Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Medical School: City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Keeping an open mind, but critical care and ultrasound are pretty cool!
Hobbies: Cooking (especially comfort food), baking, FaceTiming with my husband, watching movies and shows, hiking (but only for the views), working out, folding sheets to perfection, hanging out with my family and friends especially when there is new foods/restaurants involved
Fun Fact: I went natural in March of 2016 and I am a big fan of trying to do my own hair whenever possible. I have done hair styles with extensions that I would have never thought I could’ve done 5 years ago.

Sahin Becirovic, D.O.

Sahin Becirovic

Hometown: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Undergraduate: Shippensburg University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Ultrasound, International Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, running, biking, hanging out with the wife
Fun Fact: I have run 3 marathons in 5 months

Justin Ellenberg, M.D.

Justin Ellenberg

Hometown: Avon, CT
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Ultrasound/Critical Care
Hobbies: Cycling, music, hiking and yoga
Fun Fact: Bad smells in the ED don't bother me because I lost my sense of smell after falling off my longboard

MaryCate Farwell, M.D.

MaryCate Farwell

Hometown: Brookline, NH
Undergraduate: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA
Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Emergency Medicine Interests: Critical Care, Ultrasound FemInEM
Hobbies: Hiking, baking, cooking, yoga, skiing
Fun Fact: I am currently working on my Great British Baking Show application! (For the American version, sadly)​

Chandler Ford, M.D.

Chandler Ford

Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut
Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Global Health, Disaster Medicine, Social Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: I love to cook, watch competitive baking shows and travel
Fun Fact: I once worked at a wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica and took care of baby sloths

J.A. Grace, M.D.

J.A. Grace

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate: Cooper Union
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Emergency Medicine Interests: Critical Care
Hobbies: Reading
Fun Fact: A housefly hums in the key of F

Najma Homidi, M.D.

Najma Homidi

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Undergraduate: Oregon State University
Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Medical Education, Social Emergency Medicine, SIM
Hobbies: Playing soccer, exercise, bad reality TV
Fun Fact: I played soccer professionally before medical school

Matthew Lestina, D.O.

Matthew Lestina

Undergraduate: Rutgers New Brunswick
Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Pediatrics
Hobbies: Minnesota Vikings, New York Mets, traveling, movies, video games, hiking, cooking
Fun Fact: My first experience working in emergency medicine was with a doctor in the remote town of Santo Antônio do Içá, Brazil

Mack Djoser, M.D.

Djoser Mack

Hometown: Harlem, NY
Undergraduate: Howard University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Emergency Medicine Interests: Ultrasound, Pediatric Emergency, Tactical Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Chess, Video games, Basketball, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels, Step Dance, Swimming
Fun Fact: Captain of Undergraduate Step Team Freshman Year

Jennifer Maldonado, D.O.

Jennifer Maldonado

Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate: Florida International University
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Emergency Medicine Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Cycling, Tennis, playing guitar, photography, and sketching
Fun Fact: Dog mom to my miniature schnauzer Zoey!

Andrew Melendez, D.O.

Andrew Melendez

Hometown: Modesto, CA
Undergraduate: UC Merced
Medical School: Touro University California
Emergency Medicine Interests: Medical Education, Ultrasound, Diversity and Inclusion
Hobbies: Music, fútbol (let’s go FC Barcelona), tennis, hiking, amateur chef, and music festivals
Fun Fact: I am a self taught bassist that has performed professionally with Pacific recording artist Josh Rosenblum Band. I have had the opportunity to play with Daughtry, Leo P., Daya, Greg Kihn Band, Richie “LaBamba” Rosenburg, and Mark Pender.

Joselyn Miller, D.O.

Joselyn Miller

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Undergraduate: The Alabama State University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Social Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine
Hobbies: Outdoor Adventurer who loves crafting, thrifting, skating and root beer
Fun Fact: I'm a root beer connoisseur

Thuy Nguyen, M.D.

Thuy Nguyen

Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Health Policy, Substance Use Disorders, Ultrasound, and Global Health
Hobbies: Fitness, reading, solving crosswords, traveling, and cycling
Fun Fact: I've ran in twelve different European cities and ran a 10K in Florence, Italy for 10 euros!!

 

Abisola Oyeniran, M.D.

Abisola Oyeniran

Hometown: Union, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Emergency Medicine Interests: Patient Advocacy and Education, International Medicine, Mentorship
Hobbies: Weight lifting, cooking, eating, makeup, spending time with loved ones
Fun Fact: I have a love/hate relationship with working out, but it is mostly a relationship filled with love

Quincy Taylor, M.D.

Quincy Taylor

Hometown: Troy, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Toxicology
Hobbies: Gaming, reading, brewing/cocktails, soccer
Fun Fact: I made my own mead

Joseph Testa, M.D.

Joseph Testa

Hometown: Cheshire, CT
Undergraduate: Holy Cross
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Critical Care/Trauma, Medical Education
Hobbies: Soccer, music, video games, cooking
Fun Fact: My family owns a commercially available pasta sauce

Irbert Vega, M.D.

Irbert Vega

Hometown: Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Emergency Medicine Interests: Exploring the intersection between traditional and innovative clinical education models, POCUS, social emergency medicine, rural emergency medicine, and EMS
Hobbies: Trail running, coffee, traveling with my wife and two sons
Fun Fact: Before joining UConn, I worked as a family doctor in Sitka, a remote island community of 9,000 people in Southeast Alaska

Curtis Xu, M.D.

Curtis Xu

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Interests: Ultrasound, SIM, Education
Hobbies: My cats, rock climbing, backpacking, swimming, and collecting all sorts of things
Fun Fact: I rode my bicycle from the west coast to the east coast over the summer of my first year of medical school