Current Residents

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Rebecca DiBiase

Rebecca DiBiase

PGY 4

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University
I grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts and attended Tufts University for college, where I majored in International Relations and Biology. During my time at Tufts, I played on the national championship softball team and worked at a medical clinical in Guatemala with the Timmy Global Health organization. After college, I worked for a year at Boston Children’s Hospital before heading to Johns Hopkins for medical school. During my five years in Baltimore, I also obtained an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and worked on a number of international medical education projects. I am excited to continue to pursue her passion for medical education and global health during my residency in Neurology at Northwestern.
Toni Cao

Toni Cao

PGY 4

Medical School
Northwestern University
I am originally from the Chicago suburbs. After majoring in neuroscience at Vanderbilt, I went to Northwestern for medical school. I am interested in neuro-oncology, as well as teaching. In my spare time I like to play tennis, run on the lakefront trail, listen to music, and watch any and all good TV shows. I am so excited to stay at Northwestern for residency in my favorite city!
Juan Deliz Gonzalez

Juan Deliz Gonzalez

PGY 4

Medical School
Washington University
I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I attended Columbia University in New York City and completed a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. I moved to St. Louis to obtain my medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine. During medical school, I developed interests in patient advocacy, medical education and research in health disparities. In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, going to local theaters, playing board games with friends and family, catching up on my favorite television series, and discovering new restaurants. I am very excited to explore Chicago during residency!
Dan Tong Jia

Dan Tong Jia

PGY 4

Medical School
Columbia University
I was born in China and raised mostly in Toronto, Canada. Hailing from the true north, I enjoyed ice skating, as well as photography and classic music, and participated in various school bands playing the piano and French horn. I attended McGill University where I studied neuroscience as my major and conducted research investigating the role of radial glia in visual development as well as the role of micro-dosed lithium in Alzheimer’s Disease. Through my volunteering experience as a musician in the Royal Victoria Hospital inpatient wards, and as an elementary school teacher in Montreal, I was inspired by the profound impact of physicians and educators and made the move down to the big apple to attend medical school at Columbia University. Alongside incredible classmates and mentors, I helped to create the first student-run free health clinic for LGBTQ youths in New York City, Q Clinic, that provides appropriate health screenings, vaccinations and prophylaxis for at risk patient. I conducted research that investigated biomarkers for immunotherapy efficacy in melanoma, and sociodemographic and interventional factors that impact outcomes in neuroinfectious and neuroinflammatory patients. Outside of the classroom confines, I continue to enjoy nature photography on my travels, marathon running to substantiate my eating habits, as well as weekend hike in the Hudson Valley. I am beyond excited to spend the next four years and more in Chicago.
Glenn Harris

Glenn Harris

PGY 4

Medical School
Vanderbilt University
I am originally from West Windsor, New Jersey. After attending Washington University in St. Louis for my undergraduate studies, I worked as a medical scribe for one year, then moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. I completed my internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Stanford University Hospital in California before moving to Chicago. My clinical and research work has been featured in publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine, as well as a podium presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; I have also authored proposals on state health insurance reform. My hobbies include traveling, trying new restaurants, playing video and board games, and shopping for vintage and consignment clothing.
Siyuan Liu

Siyuan Liu

PGY 4

Medical School
University of Illinois
I was born in China and I’ve lived up throughout the Midwest and East Coast. I went to college at Cornell University where I majored in Chemical Engineering and started doing research in the tumor microenvironment of GBM. That was the start of my interest in research and I finished an MD/PhD at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where I studied neuronal development with the goal of building a biological machine. Everything in neurology is interesting but I’m happiest taking care of patients in the Neuro-ICU and understanding how the brain reacts to acute stress such as ICH and status epilepticus and how we can better manage these patients with the hopes of getting them to rehab. My research interests are in TBI treatment and prognosis. On my off days you can find my at the gym power-lifting or playing basketball, hanging out with my dog and cat, cooking and eating great food, and spending time with my beautiful wife.
Eric Moffet

Eric Moffet

PGY 4

Medical School
University of Wisconsin
I have spent life on the move: I grew up in Michigan, Tennessee, and Arizona, served in the Navy, completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arizona State University, then traveled the world and conducted humanitarian work before earning my MD at the University of Wisconsin. My interests include acute care of patients with neurological injury and disease, high-density EEG research, global health, advocacy and policy, as well as emergency preparedness, disaster and humanitarian crisis response. I love to travel, having visited more than 30 countries, and enjoy horticulture, my cat Charlene, canyoneering, climbing, and backcountry backpacking. I’m an avid ASU and UW sports fan. However, far and away, my favorite activity is spending quality time with my wife and daughter.
Anthony Rosenberg

Anthony Rosenberg

PGY 4

Medical School
University of Iowa
I was born in Park Ridge, Illinois and grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I started college as a jazz studies and saxophone performance major before changing course and pursuing a degree in neurobiology from the University of Iowa. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I found work as a research technician in Dr. Kristin Swanson’s mathematical neuro-oncology lab. I returned to the University of Iowa for medical school and found myself continually drawn to the complexity and, in some circumstances, the mystery of neurological diseases. While in Iowa, I served as a medical student ambassador often hosting STEM events for kids in the area and participating in prospective medical student interviews.  In my free time, I enjoy playing my saxophone, cooking/exploring new restaurants, basketball, and spending time with my partner Trista and family in the Chicagoland area (including two incredible nephews). While I will miss all of my friends and colleagues in Iowa City, I am elated to be returning to Chicago to continue my training at Northwestern!
Martin Bauknight

Martin Bauknight

PGY 3

Medical School
Columbia University
I was born in Charlotte, NC and attended Columbia University for Medical School in NYC. After Medical school, I spent 3 years in healthcare management consulting with BCG, 2 years in Investment banking/Equity Research covering Biotechnology companies, and 1 year in Business Development brokering transactions primarily for developmental neurotherapeutics in the gene therapy space. Prior to medical school, I majored in Neuroscience at the University of Miami, where I swam competitively as a Division I athlete. I also have a passion for teaching and co-run a tutoring company for medical students focused on USMLE exams and residency advising. Looking ahead, I'm interested in Neurocritical Care and Interventional Neurology, with a keen interest in Stroke outcomes. I also hope to leverage my background to one day serve as department head or leadership executive at an academic center to drive innovative strategies to recapture value from the healthcare value chain that can be delivered to patients and reduce cost of care. In my spare time, I enjoy anything outdoors, exercise frequently, watch sports, discover new craft beer, and travel. Northwestern provides me a unique opportunity to pursue my broad clinical and leadership career goals, and I'm beyond excited to be here!
Ryan Donaghy

Ryan Donaghy

PGY 3

Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University
I’m originally from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from Philadelphia. I attended the Pennsylvania State University where I studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After college, I spent four years in research, where I studied the mechanisms of hematopoietic stem cell regeneration. I then attended Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia for medical school, where I first discovered my enthusiasm for neurology. My rotations in stroke, epilepsy, and movement disorders revealed the aspects of neurology that I’d come to love: the focus on a skillful physical exam, the breadth and depth of the diverse careers in neurology, and the exciting therapeutic developments across the field. I also discovered an interest in medical education and resident wellness. I came to Northwestern for my residency training because of the amazing training environment, strong research support, and the awesome co-residents I get to work with every day. In my spare time, you’ll find me playing guitar, running on the 606 (very slowly) or trying out Chicago’s many awesome restaurants with my wife!
Dina Ghandour

Dina Ghandour

PGY 3

Medical School
University of Edinburgh
I was born and raised in Amman, Jordan. At the age of 18, I moved to Edinburgh for medical school. After spending 6 years there, I moved to London to start my post graduate training. I also completed a Masters degree in clinical neuroscience there. I am interested in the overlap between neurology and psychiatry, as well as medical education. Outside of medicine, I am a massive foodie and love travelling. I especially love eating my way through the cities I visit, and immersing myself in their culture. I am really looking forward to starting my residency at Northwestern, and eating my way through Chicago!
Jimmy Kaprielian

Jimmy Kaprielian

PGY 3

Medical School
Tulane University
I’m originally from Philadelphia and attended University of Pennsylvania. After college I was in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso where I was a teacher. I spent four great years in the Big Easy for med school. My current interests in neurology are stroke and neurocritical care. In my free time I enjoy baking and spending time with my rescue chocolate lab.
Brian Liu

Brian Liu

PGY 3

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh
I grew up in the suburbs of Boston where I spent a good chunk of my free time building rockets and practicing buzzer skills with the high school science team. I studied computer science in college at Cornell, where I got involved in computational medical imaging research. I went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, where I also did research in biomedical informatics. For my dissertation, I designed and implemented an individualized time-series model of blood pressure control in the ICU. In my spare time, I traveled, hiked, and enjoyed pursuing numerous culinary endeavors, including exploring the definition of salad with one made entirely of meat. My wife and I are proud puppy parents of a tuxedoed rescue named Duke, whose Instagram is far more popular than either of ours.
Jasmine May

Jasmine May

PGY 3

Medical School
Northwestern University
I was born and raised in the rural community of Sanborn, NY outside of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. I spent my time during my pre-collage years between a mix of activities from musicals, dance, choir, and Tae Kwon Do. I stayed close to home and went to undergrad at the University of Buffalo where I initially was a pre-pharm major and then transitioned to medicinal chemistry and pre-med. Most of my research at the time focused on the utilization of nanotechnology as theranostic tools for cancer. I then moved to Chicago to start at Northwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). For my PhD I continued my cancer research looking at metabolic drivers of glioblastoma, particularly looking at the IDH enzyme family. I greatly enjoy interpreting the complimentary diagnostics  of neurology between neuroimaging and EEG and how abnormalities can correlate with findings from a thorough neurological exam. In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my husband and exploring new restaurants in Chicago while walking around the neighborhoods.
Sheng Tang

Sheng Tang

PGY 3

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania
I was born in Suzhou, China and immigrated to the United States when I was ten years old. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, spending most of my free time running cross country and playing in various orchestras. I went to college at Stanford, where I discovered my passion for research in Drosophila genetics. I was part of the MSTP at the University of Pennsylvania, completing my thesis on a childhood epileptic disorder called CDKL5 deficiency. I am excited to continue my training at Northwestern, where I look forward to seeing the breadth of clinical pathology and engage in research in the mechanisms of epilepsy. In my free time, I like to enjoy the food, music, and natural scenery of Chicago, especially the Lakefront Trail.
Brian Wall

Brian Wall

PGY 3

Medical School
University of Iowa
I was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, then went to college and medical school at the University of Iowa. As an undergraduate, I majored in Spanish and Human Physiology. I became fascinated with the human experience while studying abroad in India, Costa Rica, and Cuba. Then, as a first-year medical student, I gained a mentor in my neuroanatomy professor, Dr. Justin Sipla. His passion for life, health, and neuroscience prompted me to consider a career in neurology. I was further drawn to the specialty for multiple reasons during my clinical rotations; however, most importantly, I saw neurologists providing the type of long-term and humanistic health care that I want to provide patients. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing and watching sports, cycling, reading, watching movies, going to museums, and spending time with my family, friends, and two cats, Maria and Pancho. I’m so thankful to be living in this amazing city while working with and learning from my wonderful mentors and coresidents at Northwestern!
Allen Barnett

Allen Barnett

PGY 2

Medical School
UC - San Francisco
I was raised in Salt Lake City. As an undergraduate, I studied public health. During this time I worked as a TA and developed a love of teaching. I moved to San Francisco to attend medical school at UCSF where I fell in love with neurology on the inpatient neurology service. As a referral center, many of the patients I worked with were undifferentiated. I enjoyed these complex cases and I plan to work as a neurohospitalist in a similar setting someday. I had the opportunity to be involved in medical education as a student and plan to continue this work as a physician. I took time off between my third and fourth years of medical school to study health economics and policy at the London School of Economics. I am interested in healthcare policy and reform and am grateful for the opportunity I had to study health systems. My favorite part of being a doctor is working with and learning from my wonderful colleagues and patients.
Jen Fokas

Jen Fokas

PGY 2

Medical School
University of Michigan
I am a proud Chicagoan and a graduate of Northwestern University, where I majored in Biology and Psychology. Prior to medical school, I worked with Dr. George Chiampas, who is an ED physician at Northwestern, in a sports medicine administrative and research role with the Chicago Marathon and the US Soccer Federation. I then took a short trip across the Big 10 to attend University of Michigan medical school. My areas of interest in neurology include movement disorders and sports neurology. I am also interested in medical education, and as a first-generation college graduate, I strongly support building the pipeline for underrepresented students. I love Chicago for many reasons: the deep-dish pizza, the city's sports, Purple Pride, and of course my family. I consider myself a hydrophilic person, and I enjoy spending my free time outdoors and near the water.
Jyoti Grewal

Jyoti Grewal

PGY 2

Medical School
University of Michigan
I’m originally from Wisconsin, went to undergrad at Northwestern, and then University of Michigan for medical school. I wasn’t planning on becoming a neurologist until my second year clerkship when I fell in love with the field. My interview at Northwestern stood out because I knew I would get excellent training in a fun city, while working with kind and caring co-residents and attendings. In my free time I’ve enjoyed going on walks/runs along the lakefront and checking out some of Chicago's amazing restaurants.  
Karl Guo

Karl Guo

PGY 2

Medical School
Northwestern University
I was born in ZhengZhou, HeNan, China. I moved to NY in 1998 and attended Columbia University for my undergrad degree in biomedical engineering. My undergraduate research was on stroke and the role of complement in reperfusion injury. I moved to Chicago in 2013 and completed a MD/PhD degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. My postgraduate research was on the role of thalamocortical circuits in short term memory. I have always been interested in the field of neuroscience and was drawn to the field of Neurology during my MD training. My academic interests are in neurocircuits, movement disorders, epilepsy, and sleep. My hobbies include cooking in the wild, hiking, and writing sci fi. 
Sangri Kim

Sangri Kim

PGY 2

Medical School
University of Michigan
I was born in South Korea and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before moving to the east coast to attend Johns Hopkins University. There, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and became interested in medicine. Between college and medical school, I did clinical research at the University of Michigan Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic and worked on 2 clinical studies evaluating the effects of mexiletine and retigabine on neuronal hyperexcitability in patients with ALS. I went to the University of Michigan for Medical School, where I became interested in tele-neurology and quality improvement. I also developed an interest in the intersection of the arts and medicine and developed a visual arts and medicine course for the medical school. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy cooking, reading fiction, embroidery, and eating my way through Chicago.
Jackie Leong

Jackie Leong

PGY 2

Medical School
Brown University
I was born in Rochester, NY and raised in St. Louis, MO. I attended Harvard for undergrad initially as an English major, switched course to Molecular and Cellular Biology, and landed on medicine partway through. I spent a year postgrad teaching English/English science on a Fulbright grant in Kinmen, Taiwan, and returned to the US to attend Brown for medical school, where I unexpectedly found a love for neurology the first day on the stroke ward. In my free time, I enjoy long distance running, writing, checking out new breweries, and committing to excessive numbers of creative projects.
Charlie Otte

Charlie Otte

PGY 2

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Growing up, I was passionate about lacrosse and my rock band. I went to college at Swarthmore where I became interested in neuroscience. My undergraduate thesis revolved around describing neural circuits important for memory in fruit flies. After college, I worked as a research technician for a few years studying proposed molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, and spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy before starting medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. While there, I developed a novel optogenetic method for driving TDP-43 proteinopathy (in fruit flies) as part of Pitt’s “Physician Scientist Training Program”. I’m thrilled to be at Northwestern for residency, with its kind-hearted, hard-working culture and near limitless resources in a world-class city. Academically, I'm interested in exploring new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Outside of the hospital, I like to spend time with loved ones/friends, run, shoot hoops, ski, watch films/tv, and explore Chicago.
Tulsi Malavia

Tulsi Malavia

PGY 2

Medical School
University of Pittsburgh
I was born and raised in Okemos, Michigan. I went to the University of Pittsburgh for college, where I got a bachelor's degree in both Neuroscience and Psychology. I continued on at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for my MD. Now, I am very excited to be at Northwestern for residency! The culture of the Neurology program, the opportunities for research and development, and the city of Chicago are amazing. In my spare time, I love exploring new restaurants in Chicago, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

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