Class of 2019


Anna Bona, MD

Hometown: Indiana
Undergraduate School: University of Miami
Medical School: University of Miami
EM Interests: EMS, Patient Safety, Simulation
Hobbies: frolicking outside on hikes/swims/walks, broadway plays, reading, and spending time with my nieces and nephews and fam bam
Previous Career: Lifeguard, Cross country/track runner in college
EM Super Power: Speak all of my patients' languages and understand their cultural perspective, and all of FOAMed in a brain chip

Sam Kim, MD MA

Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Undergraduate School: Boston University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Graduate School: New York Medical College
Foreign Languages: Korean
EM Interests: Resus, trauma, ultrasound, event and wilderness medicine
Hobbies: Dogs, playing music, the beach, traveling, surfing, snowboarding, but really can’t overstate the importance of dogs
Previous Career: Musician, bartender, surgical oncology research coordinator, dog petter
EM Super Power: Ability to provide instant puppy therapy by magically conjuring a pile of puppies at any given time. Also ketamine laser beams.

Christopher Young, MD

Hometown: Watsonville, CA
Undergraduate School: UCSD
Medical School: St. George’s University
EM Interests: Ultrasound, EMS
Hobbies: Watching movies and shopping at Costco (literally my favorite place in the world)
Previous Career: Peace Corps Volunteer
EM Super Power: Figuring out how to transition between days and nights without being a zombie for a day

Ksenya Badashova, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: Penn State
Foreign Languages: Russian, Ukrainian
EM Interests: Admin, EMS
Hobbies: Surfing, dancing, driving
Previous Career: Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for kids with OCD; research
EM Super Power: Be able to mute disruptive patients…

Alex Barsheid, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Wells Brambl, MD

Hometown: Prescott, AZ
Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago
Foreign Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
EM Interests: Toxicology, FOAMed; @DoctorWellsMD
Hobbies: bicycles, coral husbandry, electronic music
Previous Career: DJ, (film) music composer,  pizza delivery driver
EM Super Power: An EM super power I would love to have is the ability to know the true pre-test probability for all of the diagnoses I am trying to rule out in particular patient.
Twitter: @DoctorWellsMD

Carly Buckingham, MD

Hometown: Plymouth, MN; Scottsdale, AZ
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Jonathan Kaplan, MD

Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
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Previous Career: NYC tour guide
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Anya Karpov, MD

Hometown: Kharkiv, Ukraine → Michigan
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
Foreign Languages: Russian, Spanish
EM Interests: Quality improvement, disadvantaged populations
Hobbies: Brazilian Zouk!
Previous Career: Rhythmic gymnast
EM Super Power: The ability to be in multiple places at once

Allie Kornblatt, MD

Hometown: Queens, NY
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Alison Leung, MD

Hometown: Tenafly, NJ
Undergraduate School: NYU
Medical School: St. George’s University
Foreign Languages: Chinese (Cantonese), horrible Spanish
EM Interests: EMS, Wilderness, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Hiking, rock climbing, baking, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, traveling, board games, music(als), and other performing arts, pina coladas and getting caught in the rain
Previous Career: Ophthalmology technician during college and once upon a time a violin/piano-playing, chinese school-attending, nerd-camp-going asian stereotype
EM Super Power:To be able to accurately answer the question "well how long is that going to take?".  I would also settle for being Dr. Acula.

Nathanael Marsan, MD

Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Undergraduate School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Medical School: SUNY Upstate
EM Interests: Mass gathering medicine, resus
Hobbies: rock climbing, volleyball
Previous Career: Patient care tech, lifeguard

Michela Mickler, MD

Hometown: Wynnewood, PA
Undergraduate School: University of Virginia
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Foreign Languages: Spanish
EM Interests: EMS and Event medicine
Hobbies: traveling, reading, exercising
Previous Career: Hair stylist
EM Super Power: To be able to converse in all the languages ;)

Wendy Palacios, MD

Hometown: Vallejo, CA / Fairfield, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California Davis
Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine
EM Interests: EMS
Hobbies: bodybuilding, hiking, dancing, standup paddle boarding
Previous Career: 1) dairy queen ice cream cone extraordinaire, 2) nonprofit human resources nerd
EM Super Power: invisibility cloak -- so patients/families can't find me in the doc box haha

Jonas Pologe, MD

Hometown: Eugene, OR
Undergraduate School: North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Oregon
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Foreign languages: Spanish
EM Interests: Medical education, emergency ultrasonography, palliative care
Hobbies: Playing music, traveling, hiking, rock climbing
Previous Career: Flutist, recording engineer
EM Superpower: Pain control wizardry
Twitter: @JonasPologeMD

Cecily K. Sotomayor, MD

Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Medical School: FIU Herbert Wetheim College of Medicine
Foreign Languages: Spanish
EM Interests: Event Medicine, Global Health
Hobbies: My labrador Echo, staffing event medicine events, travelling across the globe
EM Super Power: The ability to stop all national drug shortages.

Ian Thompson, MD MS

Hometown: Schenectady, NY,  Born: Seoul, South Korea  
Undergraduate School: SUNY Buffalo
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Graduate School: University of Florida
EM Interests: Critical Care/Resus, EMS, Informatics
Hobbies: weightlifting, baseball, basketball
Previous Career: Drug addiction researcher
EM Super Power: Having mastery of all languages