Class of 2021


Serena Dastmalchi, MD

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: Michigan State University
EM Interests: Critical Care
Hobbies: Scuba diving, 80’s music, college football, spending time with my family and friends, painting and drawing, Detroit sports teams, especially the Red Wings
Previous Career: Lifeguard
EM Super Power:Multiply and have many mini Serena’s running around the ED

Wai Tan Di, MD

Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate School: Amherst College
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Foreign Languages: Mandarin & Spanish
EM Interests: Everything, especially global health
Hobbies: Traveling, painting, and playing the traditional Chinese instrument called pipa
Previous Career: Analyst in the financial industry, paralegal, fashion intern, ghost writer
EM Super Power: Fluency in multiple languages

Elizabeth Fruchter, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate School: Queens College
Medical School: Albert Einstein
Foreign Languages: Spanish
EM Interests: event medicine, ultrasound, resus, peds EM
Hobbies: running, playing tennis, watching Big Brother, eating ice cream, and of course, my puppy Chevy!
Previous Career: I once spent a summer working on a farm
EM Super Power: CT scan vision

Duncan Grossman, DO

Hometown: Vista, NY
Undergraduate School: UMass Amherst
Medical School: University of New England
Foreign Languages: Spanish
EM Interests: Medical Education, EMS
Hobbies: Photography with my 14mm wide angle lens, cooking with my many kitchen gadgets, and playing my piano on the roof deck
Previous Career: My worst job was a golf caddy at a bougie country club. I also ran my own DJ business in middle school
EM Super Power: The power to turn off my sense of smell

Renata Lerner, MD PhD

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: Donald and Barbara Zucker SOM at Hofstra Northwell
Foreign Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, some Italian
EM Interests: International medicine, critical care, ultrasound
Hobbies: Running, playing piano
Previous Career: Piano/drums instructor in high school
EM Super Power: Obtaining perfect histories telepathically

Jonathan Lin, MD

Hometown: San Marino, CA
Undergraduate School: Cornell University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Foreign Languages: Mandarin
EM Interests: Wilderness medicine
Hobbies: Hiking, landscape photography, road trips, living the suburban life
EM Super Power: CAT Scans for everybody!

Meagan Murphy, MD

Medical School:  Stony Brook University

Lala Park, MD

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Undergraduate School: USC
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine
EM Super Power: Forcefield against select humans

Adam Ranginwala, MD

Hometown: Yonkers, NY,  Birthplace: Halifax, UK    
Undergraduate School: Stony Brook
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Foreign Languages: Hindi, Urdu
EM Interests: International medicine, disaster medicine, peds
Hobbies: Biking, traveling, family time, cooking, community outreach, reading
Previous Career: Secretary, tutor, standardized patient
EM Super Power: Cure patients on palpation

Kestrel Reopelle, MD

Hometown: Oregon, WI
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Foreign Languages: rough Spanish with a cringe-worthy midwestern accent (working on it)
EM Interests: Medical education, wellness, social determinants of health
Hobbies: Trying new beers, petting other people's dogs, hiking & backpacking, going up to the cabin, listening to podcasts, & finding great restaurants all over NYC!
Previous Career: Hollister store greeter, dry cleaner (glorified shirt-ironer), microbiologist
EM Super Power: The ability to make IV pumps stop alarming... no but seriously, ultrasound in my fingertip. Or the ability to cure pain with one touch.

Fran Riley, MD MSE

Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate School: University of Waterloo, Electrical Engineering
Medical School: University of Vermont
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science
Foreign Languages: Mandarin, and some French because Canada
EM Interests: Informatics, Critical Care
Hobbies: Running and swimming (only outside), travel, photography, cooking
Previous Career: Electrical engineer/Surgical Robotics/Product Manager for Microsoft Healthcare
EM Super Power: fMRI vision.  + a brain/machine interface where I can access the expertise of my favorite mentors in real-time.


Tim Soo, MD

Hometown: Peoria, IL > Lilburn, GA
Undergraduate School: Emory University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Foreign Languages: Mandarin, Spanish
EM Interests: Health technology, Global Health
Hobbies: Playing music, coding, eating, musicals
Previous Career: startups, software developer
EM Super Power: Control how many people come into the ED on a given day…

Maisa Siddique MD, MSPH

Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate School: CCNY-Sophie Davis at CUNY
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Foreign Languages: Bengali
EM Interests: International emergencies, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, refugee health, health systems, critical care, ultrasound
Hobbies: Yoga, Pilates, cooking, cat mom-ing, live music, antiquing
Previous Career: Receptionist at a yoga studio
EM Super Power: Ultrasonic fingertips!

Spencer Thiel, MD

Hometown: Prescott, AZ
Undergraduate School: University of Texas
Medical School: University of Kansas
Foreign Languages: Some French & some Spanish
Hobbies: books, cooking, traveling
Previous Career: Daytime bartender
EM Super Power: Endless coffee

Kevin Zeng, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Foreign Languages: Mandarin, Spanish
EM Interests: Ultrasound, medical education
Hobbies: sketching, weight lifting, surfing, movies, shows… studying
Previous Career: Biomedical engineer at Xerox, Habitat for Humanity
EM Super Power: Conjuring food for patients