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Name: Clifford Akateh, MD

Medical School: University of Michigan

Research Focus: Transplant Immunology

Research Mentors: Sylvester Black, MD, PhD and Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD

Department: Surgery 

Matriculation Date: ​7/1/2016


Name: Dathe Benissan-Messan, MD, MS

Medical School: University of Nebraska

Research Focus:  Immune Mechanisms of Tissue Injury

Research Mentors: Drew Shirley, MD, MS and Matthew Ringel, MD

Department: Surgery

Matriculation Date: ​7/1/2018



Name: Julie Dillard, MDPicture1.jpg

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh

Research Focus: The regulation of pulmonary vascular PDE3 by the NO pathway 

Research Mentor: Bernadette Chen, MD

Department: Pediatrics 

Matriculation Date: Summer 2018​


 
Name: Natalie Eisert, MD

Medical School: University of Michigan

Research Focus:  Translational Imaging Techniques for Evaluating Peripheral Vascular Disease

Research Mentor: Mitchel R. Stacy, PhD

Department: Surgery

Matriculation Date: 7/1/2019​

Derrick photo for web.jpgName: Derrick Herman MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati

Research Focus: Innate Immunity and the Role of IL-1 Receptor-Associated Kinase-M in Ozone-Induced Airway Disease 

Research Mentor: Megan Ballinger, PhD

Department: Internal Medicine   

Matriculation Date: Spring 2017




Name: Amblessed Onuma, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill

Research Focus: Immune Mechanisms of Tissue Injury

Research Mentors: Drew Shirley, MD, MS and Matthew Ringel, MD

Department:  Surgery

Matriculation Date: 7/1/2018​



Picture2.jpgName: Leeann Pavlek MD

Medical School: NEast Ohio Medical University

Research Focus: Assessing the impact of maternal inflammation and postnatal hyperoxia on heart development.

Research Mentor: Lynette Rogers, PhD

Department:  Pediatrics 

Matriculation Date: Summer 2018




Name: Kevin Ricci, MD

Medical School: The Ohio State University

Research Focus: Health Services & Outcomes

Research Mentor: Heena Santry, MD, MPH

Department:​ Surgery​

Matriculation Date: 7/1/2017



 

​Name: Kejal Shah, MD

Medical School: The Ohio State University

Research Focus: Immune Mechanisms of Tissue Injury

Research Mentors: Drew Shirley, MD, MS and Matthew Ringel, MD

Department: Surgery

Matriculation Date: 7/1/2018​



Name: Rita Shelby, MD​

Medical School: University of Texas-Galveston

Research Focus: Inflammation/Critical Care

Research Mentor: Gail Besner, MD

Department: Surgery

Matriculation Date: 7/1/2016



Name: Steven Sun MD

Medical School: University of Michigan

Research Focus: Tumor Immunology

Research Mentor: William E. Carson III, MD

Department: Surgery

Matriculation Date: 7/1/2019


 
Name: Jason Zakko, MD

Medical School: University of Florida

Research Focus: Tissue Engineering

Research Mentor: Christopher Breuer, MD

Department: Surgery​

Matriculation Date: ​7/1/2016

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