Emory internal medicine residents 2020

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J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program

Emory's internal medicine residency program is named for John Willis Hurst, MD (1920-2011), a devoted medical educator and an international leader in cardiology. Hurst began teaching at Emory in 1950, believing that his interests in teaching, writing, and research could best be pursued in the setting of academic medicine. He served as chair of the Emory University Department of Medicine for almost 30 years (1957-1986), and he authored or edited more than 450 scientific articles and 74 books. The most famous of his scholarly writings is The Heart, the most widely used cardiology textbook in the world, first published in 1966 and translated into five languages.

Hurst is widely remembered for his love of teaching. "I think teaching is the greatest profession there is," he once said. "I've always found it exciting to try to create an environment where young trainees, students, house officers, and fellows can learn. That's what I've tried to do." In his 55-year career at Emory, he taught more than 5,000 medical students and 2,500 residents and fellows – roughly a fifth of all doctors currently practicing in Georgia. He received the highest teaching awards from the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. At Emory, he was a past recipient of the Crystal Apple teaching award, and in 2002, the residency training program in medicine was named in his honor.

Sours: https://med.emory.edu/departments/medicine/education/residency-program/index.html

Please join us in congratulating the six energetic and talented residents who have been selected as the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program’s 2020-2021 Chief Residents. They were selected from an exceptionally strong class based on input from residents, faculty, and stakeholders across the Department of Medicine. Each year, our chiefs serve as exemplary resident role models who exude intellectual curiosity, inspire curiosity in others, provide top-notch patient care, and invest in our program and our people. This group’s outstanding leadership and enthusiasm for resident education will enrich the legacy of our training program.

Please see below for additional information and hospital assignments for the 2020-2021 Chief Residents.

Liz McCord







 Ambulatory Chief Resident

Medical School: LSU SOM in New Orleans

College: New York University

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Why did you choose to train at Emory?

“I fell in love with Emory for its exceptional training in both medicine and psychiatry! I did an away rotation at Emory during my 4th year of medical school and was moved by the compassionate and quality care provided to those with severe medical comorbidities and mental illness.”

Tell us about a favorite experience during residency.

“Being a part of the Global Health Residency Scholars Program and spending March 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia working in the local hospitals.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I have a black belt in Harry Potter trivia.”

Amalia Aldredge







 Emory University Hospital Midtown

Medical School: University of Washington

College: McGill University

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What are you most excited about for Chief Year?

“I can’t wait to teach and continue to encourage innovative teaching that keeps residents engaged. I’m also looking forward to seeing the behind-the-scenes work that goes on every day and how I can best work to continue to improve our resident experiences!”

What is your favorite thing about our program?

“I love how we’re pushed to become independent in our management of patients. This creates such strong relationships with our patients, especially our primary care patients, as we truly take ownership of our care. This is all done in such a supportive environment in a way that has helped me grow from a very quiet, timid intern to a much more confident resident.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I eloped on a whim in Vietnam.”

Chris Massad








Emory University Hospital

Medical School: Morehouse SOM

College: Georgia Institute of Technology

Hometown: Marietta, GA

What’s been your favorite residency experience?

“My most memorable experience was getting to tell a patient that I took care of for a month on the heart failure service at EUH that he had finally got the heart he was waiting for on the last day of the rotation. Such a special, truly life-altering and life-giving moment to revel in with the patient after a long fought wait for transplant. It was the single greatest piece of news I’ve given a patient so far.”

Why did you choose to train at Emory?

“I chose Emory because I knew I would be getting premiere training at four different hospitals that each offer something different to a strong clinical program. This was icing on the cake that is its excellent reputation, wonderful interactions with faculty and residents during my interview, and it being close to home!”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“When I’m not spending time with my beautiful wife and daughter, I enjoy spending time in my garage woodworking and building things for family and friends!”

Patrick Zakka






Atlanta VA Medical Center

Medical School: American University of Beirut

College: American University of Beirut

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

What is your favorite thing about our program?

“This program feels like a family more than a residency program. I come to work with colleagues who I am excited to work with every day. You know you are part of a community who truly cares about your success and well-being. The best part about it is we are privileged to be able to take care of a truly special population of patients.”

What are you most excited about for Chief Year?

“I am so excited to give everything back to the program that has helped and continues to help build me to become the best physician I can be. I look forward to guiding future residents of this program towards their goals as smoothly as possible.” 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I collect sneakers and am a big Los Angeles Laker fan.”

Hima Veeramachaneni









 Grady Memorial Hospital

Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City

College: University of Missouri Kansas City

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Why did you choose to train at Emory?

“I fell in love with the mission and the purpose of Grady in Atlanta as well as the leadership of the program. I wanted to be a part of the workforce that is serving this underserved population and devoting time to making a difference. The diversity and the ideals that were set forth by the leaders of this program were unparalleled compared to any other program in the country and I wanted to learn from and be a part of that program.”

What is your favorite thing about our program?

“I love the family that I have created here at Emory. Being from a completely different state and never living in Atlanta, I was very nervous regarding how life would be. However, from day 1, I felt that I was well supported and truly made life-long friends and mentors here.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I previously drove for Uber in Kansas City and learned a great deal about people’s personal stories during that experience.”

Eli Wilber






 Grady Memorial Hospital

Medical School: Emory University SOM

College: Duke University

Hometown: Charleston, SC

What are you most excited about for Chief Year?

“Having an entire year to focus on teaching and giving back to the program that has helped me to grow so much.”

What’s been your favorite residency experience?

“I had a patient with end-stage heart failure at Grady who was having a prolonged hospitalization. One day, we were sitting near the window in his room looking at the Atlanta skyline and he started pointing out the hotels he had performed at as part of a boy band when he was young. He could not walk across the room but his face lit up telling the story and when he started singing he looked more comfortable then I had ever seen him.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I spent the summer before college working as a fisherman for SC DNR, which included wrestling sharks!”

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Categorical Track

Emory's internal medicine residency program utilizes a standardized set of experiential clinical rotations over three years. It also includes frequent and timely educational and scholarly mentoring by residency leadership.

Thousands of categorical track graduates practice across the globe in diverse careers that span academic practice, community practice, hospital medicine, international health, public health, research, and subspecialty practices in all major subspecialties.

In our curriculum, all MICU rotations are 24-hour calls + up to four hours for transitions of care; there is a 24-hour APP and fellow coverage in each of the ICUs as well. Interns on select ward rotations stay in-house to provide overnight cross-cover every 10th night. All other night admission and cross-cover duties in our system are covered with night float systems.

In July 2020, our categorical program adopted an X+Y/block schedule, with 4 weeks of inpatient and subspecialty rotations (X block), followed by 1 week of ambulatory and continuity clinic (Y block).  Our primary care track residents complete a 4+1 block schedule for PGY1, followed by a 4+4 block schedule for PGY2 and PGY3 to offer increased outpatient opportunities.

Sours: https://med.emory.edu/departments/medicine/education/residency-program/residency-tracks/categorical-track.html
Emory School of Medicine Residency Program

Chief Residents

Dylan Baker

Title: Ambulatory Chief Resident

Medical School: St. George’s University of London Medical School

College: McGill University in Montreal, Canada

Hometown: Lausanne, Switzerland

What are you most excited about for Chief Year?

“Clinic is consistently one of the most challenging residency experiences. I’m looking forward to streamlining solutions to make the system work better for both residents and patients. I’m also very much looking forward to developing the primary care didactic curriculum to focus on key topics that we could all use a refresher on.”

Why did you choose to train at Emory?

“During my away rotations at Emory as a fourth-year, I saw first-hand how enthusiastic both the attendings and residents were in delivering comprehensive and thoughtful patient care. I knew I wanted to be a part of a community that would continually challenge me to grow in my clinical skill set. I was also thrilled at the prospect of learning more about HIV medicine at the one-of-a-kind Ponce Clinic and SIS services.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I’ve lived in seven cities in six countries, and used to be trilingual until my seven-year-old self decided knowing German wasn’t as important as French and English.”

Lakshmi Katta

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City

College: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Why did you choose to train at Emory?

“I fell in love with Emory because of the people. I had the opportunity to do an away rotation in Preventive Cardiology at Emory Hospital and meet some of the amazing faculty we have. Their strong advocacy for me and my learning blew me away. I wanted to continue to train in that supportive environment and luckily I was able to.”

What’s been your favorite residency experience?

“On my most recent Grady wards month, we had a gentleman with failure to thrive who was feeling a bit sour due to his prolonged hospital stay. When we asked him what he enjoyed to eat, he replied with “Honey Bun.” He was so ecstatic when I brought him his first Honey Bun. To my chagrin, he finished the whole bun within minutes! It’s a bit silly, but it’s those little things that elevate my relationship with the patient that keep me going.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I am a self-proclaimed amateur photographer. My DSLR was gifted to me as a surprise for my 19th birthday by close friends. So sweet, right?”

Melroy D’Souza

Location: Emory University Hospital

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

College: Lafayette College

Hometown: Howell, NJ

What is your favorite thing about our program?

“Cliché as it might be, my favorite aspect of our program is the people. Everyone from program leadership to attendings and (most of all) my co-residents have made these years truly enjoyable. This year’s unique challenges have shed light on the selflessness, humility, and grit that is embedded in the culture of our program. Coming in a close second…cookies ‘n cream popsicle from King of Pops.”

What are you most excited about for Chief Year?

“I am looking forward to teaching residents and creating initiatives that will become a part of our training program.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I have eaten at the oldest restaurant in the world, which is in Madrid.”

Sarah Wondmeneh

Location: Atlanta VA Medical Center

Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis

College: University of Toronto

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

What’s been your favorite residency experience?

“I am proud of the community we have built this year with CDIC (Churchwell Diversity and Inclusion Collective) and the role it has played in the residency program. I am excited to see its continued growth in the years to come!”

Why did you choose to train at Emory?

“I was drawn to Emory’s strong global and public health presence. I wanted a public health system like Grady to be a core part of training due to its mission to serve the undeserved. And the diversity in leadership was unique to almost any other program I interviewed at.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I have an ongoing art project painting black and white acrylic portraits of public figures.”

Matt J. Brown

Location: Grady Memorial Hospital

Medical School: Wright State University

College: Ohio State University

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Why did you choose to train at Emory?

“Growing up, I heard many stories about the experiences my father had when he was here at Emory for his internal medicine training. Though always encouraging me to follow my own ambitions, I found my calling in medicine as well. Wanting to experience what Emory Medicine was like first-hand, I did an away rotation my fourth year of medical school and from the first time I set foot here, I felt part of the family. It was that sentiment, along with a strong scholarly atmosphere, breadth of pathology, opportunity to provide medicine to the underserved, fantastic leadership, and so much more that made me chose Emory for my clinical training.”

What is your favorite thing about our program?

“If I had to sum it up in one word, diversity. Diversity in clinical training by working out of four different hospital systems and patient populations. Diversity in my colleagues who hail from across the nation and around the world, all of whom I truly consider my family. Diverse opportunity to pursue your passions. Emory has just about everything for anyone.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“Wayne Brady kind of paid for my honeymoon (I was on Let’s Make a Deal)!”

Layal Sayegh

Location: Grady Memorial Hospital

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

College: Franklin & Marshall College

Hometown: Westwood, MA

What is your favorite thing about our program?

“Definitely the people. My co-residents are constantly helping each other and the leadership is so supportive of us. All of these things have been highlighted even more this year during this unprecedented time. My other favorite thing is Grady. There is something really special about the patients and the people who work there.”

What are you most excited about for Chief Year?

“I’m excited to work with the other chiefs on continuing to improve our program and being a support system and advocate for the residents.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I like to make very over the top charcuterie boards in my free time.”

Sours: https://med.emory.edu/departments/medicine/education/residency-program/chief-residents.html

Medicine emory residents 2020 internal

Posted By: Emory Department of MedicineJune 30, 2020

The Department of Medicine is thrilled to welcome our new internal medicine interns July 1! The Hurst Internal Medicine class of 2023 spent last week in mostly virtual orientation, where they prepared to begin their training at our hospitals. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming these interns to the Emory community when you see them.

Watch a special welcome video below, created by our residents!

About the Author

Emory Department of Medicine

The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.

Sours: http://www.emorydailypulse.com/2020/06/30/department-of-medicine-welcomes-new-internal-medicine-residents-july-1/
J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program: Health Equity and Advocacy

Meet our Residents

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.

Sours: https://med.emory.edu/departments/emergency-medicine/education/residency/meet-residents/index.html

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