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Graduating Class of 2019

   
Lauren Gensler

Lauren Gensler

B.S., Northwestern University

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine

Lauren grew up in Atlanta.  She has an excellent undergraduate record and was elected to the National Honor Society and made the Dean’s list every year.   Following graduation from college, she worked as a paralegal and subsequently returned to Atlanta medical school at Emory University.  Lauren is committed to her education and to community leadership.  She has an interest in working with persons with severe and persistent mental illness, and was the Co-Founder of the volunteer service for the City of Refuge Mental Health Clinic.  This is a clinic in inner-city Atlanta for individuals with low income can receive mental health care free of charge.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

   
Jonathan Kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.D., Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Jon was selected to serve as a member as one of five Rush Medical College representatives to the Chicago Department of Public Health student committee, with the charge of improving public health in the city of Chicago.  He was also nominated for membership in the Gold Humanism Honor Society by his graduating class for his exceptional service to the community.  He completed a sub-internship on the inpatient unit at Emory Hospital and impressed the attendings with his medical knowledge, work ethic, dependability, and self-directed learning.  His hobbies include endurance races, flag football, volleyball, and travel. 

 
Stefan Routt

Stefan Routt

B.S., Butler University

M.S., Indiana University Purdue University Indiana

M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine

Following graduation from Butler University, Stefan went on to earn a Masters Degree in Biology from IUPUI.  Stefan spent three summers working in a laboratory as a research associate, focused on studying metalloenediynes as possible sensitizers to radiation.  The work resulted in a first author publication in the International Journal of Hyperthermia.  His Dean’s letter comments on a number of impressive qualities, including the eagerness to learn, strong team orientation, and the willingness to do the hard work needed to take the best care of the patient.  During the clinical years of medical school, Stefan discovered his passion for working with patients with mental illness.  He especially enjoys the challenge of providing compassionate and quality inpatient care for those with multiple medical comorbidities and would like to work to reduce the disparities in medical care that many patients with mental illness experience.  Outside of school activities, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing basketball, painting, and drawing. 

Graduating Class of 2020

 
Trygve Dolber

Trygve Dolber

B.S., Duke University

M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Trygve took the roundabout way to medicine, starting with a B.S. in computer science from Duke University.  He then commissioned as a U.S. Army officer, serving for five years and living in Germany and Iraq.  Finally, he decided to become a psychiatrist and completed his medical undergraduate training at Case Western Reserve University.  There he helped run the student-run free clinic during its inaugural year, led the AMSA chapter’s Wellness and Student Life committee, and directed the med school’s a capella group, Docapella.  He also spent a year in a neuromodulation lab, developing machine learning algorithms to predict personalized deep brain surgery efficacy in Parkinson’s disease patients, which led to multiple publications.  One day, he hopes to streamline his interests into smoothly integrating medicine and psychiatry in primary care, particularly for “high-utilizer” populations.  Outside the hospital, he enjoys postulating with his psychologist wife, playing tabletop games, hitting the trail, and trying to meditate consistently.

 
Elizabeth McCord

Elizabeth McCord

B.S., New York University

M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Throughout medical school, Elizabeth demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community involvement, and academic medicine.  She has been heavily involved with her Student Government Association and has been the class Secretary for all four years of medical school.  In addition to her various leadership positions, Elizabeth has been involved in community service both on and off campus.  She was involved in gastrointestinal research, studying the medical and surgical management of carcinoid tumors.  In addition to her excellence in research, her integrity, empathy, and altruism in her practice of medicine was recognized by her classmates and she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Society.  Elizabeth enjoys playing intramural football and soccer.

 

Graduating Class of 2021

 
Shan Elahi

Shan Elahi

B.S., University of Georgia

M.D., Duke University School of Medicine

Shan graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology and minor in Child & Family Development from the University of Georgia. He was involved in a myriad of community projects in Athens, including serving as a hospice volunteer, and has a longstanding commitment to community service. In between college and medical school, Shan was an Americorps VISTA volunteer in Atlanta. He attended Duke for medical school where he was a highly engaged member of his class, serving in the medical student government and as a member of the admissions committee. He received the Doris Duke Clinical Research Mentorship Scholarship where he studied primary vesicoureteral reflux in children. This research led to a first author publication in the Journal of Pediatric Nephrology. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and meditation, knife throwing, and exploring local restaurants.

  
Panrapee Mahautmr

Panrapee Mahautmr

B.S., Brown University

M.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Jesse was born in Thailand and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  He graduated from Brown University with a BS in Biology, with honors.  After graduation, he earned a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship which involved teaching English language and culture to a middle school in Daejeon, South Korea.  He then worked as a Research Analyst in the Laboratory for Quantitative Medicine at Mass General and developed a web-based system to promote preventative health measures among at-risk populations.  While at the Keck School of Medicine he took on several leadership roles, serving as president for Reach Out and Read program and treasurer for the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association.  His hobbies and interests include board games, half-marathons, skiing, basketball, and travel. 

  

Graduating Class of 2021

   
Kate Measom

Kate Measom

B.A., Vanderbilt University

M.D., Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Kate Measom is from Charleston, SC but went to high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. She then attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a BA in French and Psychology. While attending Vanderbilt, Kate received awards and scholarships for her French studies and did research in the Vanderbilt Department of Psychology.  After graduating from college, she worked for a year at the Medical University of South Carolina National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center as a program assistant. She then attended medical School at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she continued to do research, served on the board of a student-run medical clinic, and volunteered abroad. Kate’s research experience includes health and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, trauma, and addictions. She has traveled to Haiti three times as a member of a student-led medical service trip; on the third trip serving as director of both the trip and pre-trip planning and organization. Kate also spent a month working in a hospital in Uganda during her 4th year of medical school.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running, and traveling.

   
Nathan Skoller

Nathan Skoller

B.S., University of Southern California,   Los Angeles

M.S., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

M.S., Georgetown University School of Medicine

M.D., Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine- Dallas

Nathan Skoller grew up in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from USC in 2010, with a BS in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. While completing his undergraduate education, Nathan also served as Vice President of Operations for Telethrive, a telemedicine startup company. He then went on to earn two masters degrees, an MS in Nutrition from Columbia University and an MS in Physiology from Georgetown. He will graduate this year from Texas A&M College of Medicine, where he served as the Dallas campus president and coordinator of community health fairs. He was recognized as the most outstanding psychiatry student at Texas A&M – Dallas 2017. Nathan has an extensive background in basic science and clinical research. He has published work related to lipid metabolism and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Nathan is proficient in Spanish and volunteered in clinics in Ecuador and Guatemala. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, software development, and playing guitar.
  

 Graduating Class of 2022

  
Nathan Scheiner

Nathan Scheiner

B.A., Macalester College

M.A., University of Minnesota, Center for Bioethics

M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School

Nathan grew up in Minnesota, where he completed his undergraduate education at Macalester College, with a BA in Philosophy and Biology. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, where he also earned an MA in Bioethics. He has conducted independent research in Bioethics, resulting in several publications, as well as presentations at the national meeting for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Some of his medical interests include the health of LGBTQ individuals, and in-line with this interest, he has taken coursework on transgender health, founded an LGBTQ-allied health care leadership organization at the University of Minnesota, and volunteered at the University of Minnesota Youth and AIDS Projects, an organization focused on connecting HIV-infected youth with medical and social resources. In his free time, Nathan plays piano and violin as well as tabletop strategy board games.

  
Daiysha Smith

Daiysha Smith

B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.D., The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Daiysha hails from North Carolina, where she completed both her undergraduate studies, at UNC-Chapel Hill, and medical training, at the Brody School of Medicine at Eastern Carolina University. Daiysha’s passion for teaching is apparent in her numerous mentoring roles. At UNC, she was a biology peer tutor, a research mentor for rising high school seniors, and a language coach for international graduate teaching assistants. At ECU, she was a peer tutor and a teaching assistant for ECU’s Summer Program for Future Doctors; during medical school, she also served as a bible study teacher in her faith community. Daiysha’s previous research experiences include basic science work in microbiology, health services research in prostate cancer, and gender studies work concerning the sexual health of African American women. Daiysha enjoys refurbishing antique furniture and dancing with her dog, Milton.