Class of 2022

Fahim Adnan, MD

Hometown: Cape Coral, FL

Undergraduate: University of Miami

Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Found unresponsive"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: The hiking trails available in the area and the close proximity to Canada, allowing for a quick getaway when needed.

EM Interests: Toxicology, Critical Care

Jerome Hoke, MD

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Undergraduate: University of Rochester

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "AMS in unidentified patient"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Endless list of outdoor R&R spots: Erie Canal, Finger Lakes, Clark Reservation, Ithaca Gorges, Adirondacks, dedicated bike lanes

EM Interests: Ultrasound, Procedures, Simulation, Pediatrics

Daniel Hossain, DO

Hometown: Turnersville, NJ

Undergraduate: West Virginia University

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, PA)

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Other"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Outdoor activities (hiking, snowboarding)

EM Interests: Everything related to EM

Meghan Leary, MD

Hometown: Boston, MA

Undergraduate: Boston University

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Missing tampon"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Plenty of hiking trails and nice scenery in the area

EM Interests: Ultrasound

Nicholas Mandelis, DO

Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Undergraduate: University of Washington

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Exposure to COVID-19"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: Walking to work in the snow

EM Interests: Ultrasound

John McGlynn, MD

Hometown: Bethpage, NY

Undergraduate: University of New Haven

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Laceration"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: The outdoor activities (hiking, jogging, apple picking, etc.) there are to do during the warm months

EM Interests: Hyperbarics, Ultrasound

Steve Merrill, DO

Hometown: Farmington, UT

Undergraduate: University of Utah

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Nevada

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Medication refill"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse: It's so green, beautiful outdoor activities, good cost of living, up and coming dining scene, limited traffic, close proximity to many major cities. Great people.

EM Interests: Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine

Elizabeth, Ray-Smith, MD

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX

Undergraduate: Syracuse University

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Shortness of breath"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse:  Affordable cost of living, beautiful surrounding areas, outdoor activities, SU basketball/football games

EM Interests: Working with underserved populations and reducing health disparities

Renee Santana, MD

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Undergraduate: University of Vermont

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Raccoon bite to the groin"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse:  Being close to family

EM Interests: Undecided

Rose Solomon, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate: Brandeis University

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint:  "Insect bite"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse:  Having lived in a lot of different places, I've found that Syracuse has a nice mix of urban, suburban, and rural life all within 2 hours drive.

EM Interests: EMS, resuscitation

Nicole Zawada, MD

Hometown: Livermore, CA

Undergraduate: UC San Diego

Medical School: UC Irvine School of Medicine

Favorite Chief Complaint: "Laceration"

Favorite Thing About Syracuse:  All the pretty hiking trails and waterfalls

EM Interests: Ultrasound

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