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Current Residents on Research Sabbatical

Dr. Katherine Baxter

Katherine Baxter, MD
– PGY 3
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Dr. Cecilia Ethun

Cecilia Ethun, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2015-2017
– Salary funding: Katz Foundation
– Lab: Surgical Oncology
– Mentor: Shishir Maithel, MD

Dr. Clara Farley

Clara Farley, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2016-2017
– Salary funding: Elkin Fellowship
– Lab: Emory Transplant Center
– Mentor: Mandy Ford, PhD

Research Synopsis: Therapeutic targeting of metastaic melanoma.

Dr. Katherine Fay

Katherine Fay, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2015-2017
– Salary funding: NIH T32 Training Grant
– Lab: Emory Transplant Center
– Mentor: Craig Coopersmith, MD

Dr. Caitlin Fitzgerald

Caitlin Fitzgerald, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2016-2018
– Salary funding: NIH T32 Training Grant
– Lab: Emory Transplant Center
– Mentor: Craig Coopersmith, MD

Research Synopsis: Investigation of the relationship between the immune system, sepsis, and cancer.

Dr. Steven Kim

Steven Kim, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2015-2017
– Salary funding: NIH T32 Training Grant, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
– Lab: Emory Transplant Center
– Mentor: Andrew Adams, MD

Dr. Nathan Klingensmith

Nathan Klingensmith, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2014-2017
– Salary funding: NIH T32 training grant
– Lab: Emory Transplant Center
– Mentor: Craig Coopersmith, MD

Research Synopsis: The role altered intestinal permeability plays on the host response to sepsis, alcohol, and the combination of the two.

Dr. Alexandra Lopez-Aguiar

Alexandra Lopez-Aguiar, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2016-2018
– Salary funding: Katz Fellowship
– Lab: Surgical Oncology
– Mentor: Shishir Maithel, MD

Research Synopsis: GI/HPB cancer

Dr. Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2015-2017
– Salary funding: Emory University
– Lab: Basic Science & Translational Research, Division of Vascular Surgery
– Mentor: Luke Brewster, MD, PhD

Dr. Christopher Nauser

Christopher Nauser, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2016-2018
– Salary funding: Emory University
– Lab: King's College London, Division of Transplantation Immunology & Mucosal Biology
– Mentor: Professor Steven Sacks

Research Synopsis: Investigation of the role of the innate immune system and complement activation in renal transplantation.

Dr. Nnaemeka Ndubisi

Nnaemeka Ndubisi, MD
– PGY 2
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Dr. Matthew Perez

Matthew Perez, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2016-2018
– Salary funding: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
– Lab: Cutaneous Oncology
– Mentor: Jonathan Zager, MD

Research synopsis: Cutaneous melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, and soft tissue sarcomas.

Dr. Priya Rajdev

Priya Rajdev, MD
– PGY 3
– Calendar years in the lab:
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Kimberly Ramonell

Kimberly Ramonell, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2015-2017
– Salary funding: Emory University
– Endeavor: Critical Care
– Mentor: Craig Coopersmith, MD

Research Synopsis: Investigations of the trafficking of immune cells and the use of immune modulating agents in trauma and critical illness.

Heather Short

Heather Short, MD
– PGY 3
– Calendar years in the lab: 2015-2017
– Salary funding: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston
– Lab: Pediatric Surgery
– Mentor: Mehul Raval, MD

Dr. Matthew Stanley

Matthew Stanley, MD
– PGY 2
– Calendar years in the lab: 2016-2018
– Salary funding: NIH T32 Training Grant
– Lab: Surgical Critical Care
– Mentor: Timothy Buchman, PhD, MD

Research Synopsis: ICU streaming data analysis.

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