Current Residents

PGY 4

Vanessa Dorismond, MD Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University 

From: Montreal, QC, Canada. Permanent address in NC 
Interests: Gynecologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery 
Second Languages: French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Italian (conversational) 
Medical School: East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine 
Graduate School: Northumbria University 
Undergraduate: Georgetown University 
When I'm not a resident: I'm Yelp Elite, sketching/drawing, writing, and professionally streaming movies/shows. I was previously a professional volleyball athlete and published a book in 2012. 

Nkechinyere Emezienna, MD - Eastern Virginia Medical School 

From: Maryland (PG County to be exact!) 
Interests: High risk obstetrics, Pre-term deliveries, Obesity 
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 
Graduate School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
When I'm not a resident: I'm cooking, traveling or planning my next trip!

Anju Ranjit, MBBS - Nepal Medical College 

From: Nepal, previously lived in Baltimore and Boston! 
Interest: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Global women's health, Obstetrics disparities, Healthcare services 
Second language: Nepali, Hindi 
Medical school: Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital (Kathmandu University) 
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
When not a resident: I'm trying new recipes, traveling and I am founder of The Tej Initiative. 

Jessica Ubanyionwu, MD - University of Texas Medical Branch 

From: El Paso, Texas 
Interests: Adolescent care, Healthcare disparities 
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston TX 
Undergraduate: Baylor University 
When I'm not a resident: I enjoy interior decorating, weightlifting, extreme outdoor sports, and sleeping.

 
 

PGY-3

Seyedeh Mahsa Alaie, MD - Howard University College of Medicine 

From: Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Second Languages: Fluent in Farsi, basic level Spanish 
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine 
Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland 
When I'm not a resident: I'm spending my time with family and friends, baking with my daughter, going biking, and finding new shows on Netflix to watch. 

Alana Eason, MD - University of Michigan Medical School 

From: Brooklyn Park, MN 
Interests: Health disparities, Public health, Quality improvement 
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School 
Graduate Education: University of Michigan School of Public Health 
Undergraduate Education: University of Minnesota 
When I’m not a resident: I’m binge watching the Office or going for a run at Rock Creek Park. 

Monique McDermoth, MD - University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine 

From:  Bronx, NY 
Second languages: Spanish 
Medical School: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine / UCLA Medical Education Program 
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania 
Undergraduate Education: Princeton University 
When I'm not a resident: I'm binge watching all good TV and cooking 

Jare Melanie Philip, MD - Howard University College of Medicine 

 From: Brooklyn, NY 
Interests: Health literacy, Global Health and Politics 
Second languages: Spanish (still learning) 
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine 
Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania 
When I'm not a resident: I'm drinking tea, cooking, and reading a good book!

 

 

PGY-2

Mariam Gomaa, MD - Wake Forest School of Medicine 

From: Nomadic. I've lived in NY, PA, IN, IL, NC and now DC! 
Interests: Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgery, Immigrant health, Health literacy, Health Equity 
Second Languages: fluent in Arabic, some American sign language, currently trying to learn Spanish 
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine 
Undergraduate Education: Northwestern University 
When I'm not a resident: I'm writing freelance, reading, running, cooking, and stalking Craigslist for vintage scores! If I could spend every hour of the day outdoors in nature, I would. You can find me on the internet at mariamgomaa.com for links to my book and other publications 

Christina Lipscombe, MD - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 

From: DC Baby!!! 
Interests: Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgery, Urogyn 
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus 
Undergraduate Education: Vanderbilt University 
When I'm not a resident: Catch me hanging with any of the 1000 members of my family or in my bed! If not one of those then I'm traveling, watching sports (my favorite football team is the Washington Redskins!!!), and shopping.

Amanda Onyewuenyi, MD - University of California San Francisco School of Medicine  

From: Houston, TX 
Interests: Global Reproductive Health, Quality Improvement 
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine 
Graduate Education: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University 
When I'm not a resident: I love to dance! If I'm not at work, you can find me taking the latest Afrobeats classes in the DMV area. My other hobbies include thrifting, volunteering at my local church, and attending African weddings (so I can dance some more!). 

Marika Tate, MD - Howard University College of Medicine 

From: "The D" aka Detroit, MI 
Interests: Mentorship, Health Education, Maternal health, Supporting URMs in medicine 
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine 
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University 
When I'm not a resident: I’m spending time with family and friends, learning about the African diaspora, at church, looking up something on Google, traveling, and checking the Nike SNKRS app.

PGY-1

Pamela Akametalu, MD - University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine 

From: I'm originally from Nigeria, but I moved to CA when I was a toddler. I've lived in CA, MA, NY, and now DC 
Interests:  Health education, and healthcare delivery initiatives, Women's Empowerment, Gyn Surgery 
Second Languages: My Igbo is embarrassing, but I like to try 
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 
Undergraduate Education: Wellesley College 
When I'm not a resident: I'm working out, cooking, brunching, reading, or watching my shows 

Chinormso DiribeMD - University of Texas Medical Branch 

From: Houston, Texas (H-town represent!) 
Interests: Women’s health advocacy, Mentorship, The strong woman white coat brand 
Second Languages: I can understand Igbo (a Nigerian language) for the most part, but not fluent unfortunately. 
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 
Undergraduate Education: Prairie View A&M University 
When I'm not a resident: I’m planning my next trip out of the country! I love learning about other cultures and meeting new people. I also enjoy creative writing and being active, whether it's going for a run, hiking, or indoor rock climbing I’m all for it!

India EafordMD - University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine 

From: Sarasota, FL 
Interests: Healthcare Access, Maternal Fetal Medicine 
Second Language: Spanish 
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine 
Undergraduate Education: Brown University 
When I'm not a resident: I love to read, write, play the piano, and do jigsaw puzzles. 

Andre Hall, MD - Morehouse School of Medicine 

From: Washington D.C. 
Interests: Health literacy 

Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine 
Undergraduate Education: North Carolina A&T State University 
When I'm not a resident: I am probably out in the city going for a run, somewhere out to eat, or one of the many museums here. I enjoy fitness, cooking, and outdoor activities.