School of Medicine Commencement

Congratulations, Warrior M.D. Graduates — You Did It!

We couldn't let today's milestone pass without a celebration! We encourage all graduates to make this celebration their own, whether you want to watch the videos by yourself or coordinate your viewing with family and friends.

Letters from Student Senate
Graduate Slides
2020 Commencement Booklet

 

2020 School of Medicine Graduates

*With Distinction – Comprehensive Honors in Year I & III or II & III **With High Distinction – Comprehensive Honors in Years I, II and III

  • Kristy A. Abraham
  • Fareeza Afzal
  • Brandon D. Ahlgren
  • Abid A. Ahmad
  • Yusaf R. Ahmed
  • Alec V. F. Aiello
  • Oluwatofehinti O. Akande
  • Diana M. Alaouie
  • Hani Alhourani
  • Eric J. Applebach**
  • Samantha M. Arsenault
  • Firas F. Askar
  • Fatime B. Ayoub
  • Lubna Ayoubi
  • Fereshteh Azad
  • William H. Bachman
  • Brent T. Bacus
  • Andrew J. Bacyinski**
  • Mohamad Bakkar
  • Raphael G. Banoub
  • Erin A. Barletta
  • Eliezer Bar-Meir
  • Aria Bassiri
  • Raven A. Batshon, M.P.H.
  • Salah S. Bazzi
  • Mohamad H. Beidoun
  • Jedidiah D. Bell
  • Celson J. Belton
  • Jon E. Berguson**
  • Brandon T. Berka
  • Madeline A. Berschback**
  • Serina B. Beydoun
  • Sanjay Bhatt, D.D.S.*
  • Nina R. Bihani
  • Kevin Z. Black
  • Eric M. Blumenfeld*
  • Rynita R. Bohler*
  • Alec T. Bonifer
  • Sara H. Bonilla-Larsen
  • Robin E. Bonomi, Ph.D.
  • Kristie L. Boykin
  • Allan J. Brazier Jr.*
  • Joseph R. Brazier*
  • Richard J. Bremer*
  • Justin A. Bria
  • Cristina G. Bruno
  • Dominique S. Bultsma
  • Robert O. Burns Jr.
  • Evan M. Cameron
  • Erika A. Carter
  • Chelsea E. Carver
  • Carson H. Castellani
  • Christian T. Cavacece**
  • Ankush Chandra
  • Karl A. Charlson Jr.
  • Sadaf H. Chaugle
  • Lawrence T. Chen
  • Monique J. Cheng*
  • Joanne J. Choi
  • Gillian N. Chop
  • Matthew Chuang
  • Christine E. Ciaramitaro
  • David J. Clausen
  • Christopher Clement
  • Daniel W. Cole**
  • Eric D. Collins
  • Louise D. Colo
  • Peter A. Conrad
  • Mark A. Cooks II
  • Christopher P. Cooney
  • Elizabeth R. Curtiss
  • Ashley R. D'Agostini, D.D.S.
  • Edwin David
  • John S. Dayco
  • James M. Deen*
  • Eric J. Denha
  • Nikita H. Desai*
  • Sabrina S. Dieffenbach
  • Amanda B. Dooley*
  • Alyssa A. Drabik*
  • Benjamin L. Drumright**
  • Brandon Duncan, D.D.S.
  • Leigh C. Durudogan**
  • Allison E. Dycaico*
  • Justin M. Ealba**
  • Andrew R. El-Alam
  • John T. Elenbaas**
  • Nadim G. El-Hage
  • Morgan M. Ellis**
  • Ashley Erwin
  • Khalid M. Eteer
  • Michelle I. Eventov
  • Nnayereugo C. Ezekwemba
  • Maha B. Fakherddine
  • Joseph W. Fakhoury*
  • Mohamed M. Fakih
  • Benjamin T. Farrell
  • Amanda F. Farris
  • Erin V. Feeney*
  • Valeria Y. Fernandez
  • Dominik E. Fleifel
  • Audrey K. Fotouhi
  • Brendan M. Franz
  • Ryan L. Freedman**
  • Laith R. Freij
  • Joseph D. Friedli
  • Joshua P. Gahan
  • Michael N. Gaona
  • Joshua T. Gaudette
  • Christina J. Ge
  • David J. Gelovani
  • Evan C. Gelzayd
  • Ali H. Ghandour
  • Jennifer C. Gilbert
  • Kevin R. Ginnebaugh
  • Adam B. Gorman
  • Shiwanda I. Govan
  • Madison A. Grasty
  • Robert C. Grenn
  • Matthew W. Gross
  • Neha Gupta
  • Lilliana S. Haddad
  • Mira S. Hamame
  • Melissa O. Hannish
  • Zeeshan Haque
  • Melanie Hartenian
  • Emma T. Hickman*
  • Jordan O. Holloway
  • Hieu D. Hong
  • Jason A. Horowitz
  • Ali Hourani
  • Tammy Y. Hsia
  • Miles A. Hudson
  • Syed F. Hussain
  • Tyler A. Ice
  • Adeola F. Ishola
  • Dennis N. Jackson
  • Megha Jagannathan
  • Benjamin T. James
  • Jay B. Jarodiya
  • Ali H. Jawad
  • Latoya M. Jeanpierre, M.Sci.
  • Reba S. John*
  • Matthew C. Johnson
  • Ashley S. Jones
  • Taymaz Joneydian
  • Lauren E. Juliano
  • Diana S. Kakos
  • Andrew Karam
  • Nilushi R. Karunamuni
  • Urvashi Katiyar
  • Virginia S. L. Kaufman
  • Brandon J. Kennedy
  • Narindra Khalikaprasad
  • Liza K. Khalil, Pharm.D.
  • Naomi Kis
  • Eric A. Klomparens*
  • Joshua J. Kovoor
  • Brian D. Krasnick
  • Joanna C. Kukla
  • Sanjana P. Kulkarni
  • Henry Y. Kwon
  • Ross W. Kynast
  • Maxwell T. Laws*
  • Andrew J. Le
  • Daniel L. Lecours
  • Anna H. Lee*
  • Hojun Lee**
  • Anthony M. Lemieux
  • Veronica G. Lewalski*
  • Irvin C. Lien
  • Dandrich Y. Lim
  • Michael J. Lisieski, Ph.D.
  • Jeremy T. Llaniguez, Ph.D.
  • Richard Q. Loi
  • Lize Loubser*
  • Stephanie A. Lucas, Ph.D.
  • Karen M. Ly
  • Quinton J. Mandle**
  • Emily K. Marlow
  • Georgiana A. Marusca
  • Kasey J. McCollum
  • Adam C. McMillan
  • Megan I. McNitt
  • Michael P. Meyers
  • Laura A. Miller
  • Matthew J. Miller**
  • Viktoria Mladenovik*
  • Dawlat A. Mohamed*
  • Saara A. Mohammed
  • Hassan J. Mouzaihem
  • Danielle K. Murphy
  • Ellen C. Murphy
  • Swapna Musunur, M.Ed.
  • Rabiah Basith
  • Anum F. Naseem**
  • Hasan M. Naserdean
  • Nour K. Nasiri
  • Zeinab Nasser
  • Alyssa M. Nesbitt
  • Lauren P. Newhouse
  • Michael E. Nissan
  • Allison E. Noesekabel
  • Brianna C. Novitsky
  • Caden T. Nowak
  • Sean P. O'Leary*
  • Ucheze C. Ononuju
  • John R. Orelien
  • Sarah E. Ottum
  • Ahmed J. Oudeif
  • Ishan A. Patel
  • Shayla M. Patton, M.P.H.
  • Megan E. Pawloski
  • John R. Peleman
  • Anika Pewlee
  • Morgan E. Potter
  • Alexander J. Poznanski
  • Taylor A. Pruis**
  • Delisa A. Quayson
  • Ruchi A. Rachmale
  • Ali M. Rahim
  • Tahsin M. Rahman*
  • Diksha Ratnam
  • Bailey M. Ray
  • Patrick S. Riedy
  • Matthew M. Rolain**
  • Tarek R. Sangid
  • Keerthana Sankar*
  • Louise B. Sawaya
  • Nicole E. Schnabel*
  • Joseph F. Seta
  • Asra N. Shaik, Ph.D.
  • John R. Shanley
  • Tushar A. Shetty
  • Mohammad K. Shukairy**
  • Dustin D. Sielski
  • Andrew M. Smith
  • Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D.
  • Zoe I. Smith
  • Michael Sobolic
  • Preethi U. Sriranga
  • Gabrielle V. Statzer
  • Ryan H. Stevens
  • Hilary P. Stevenson, Ph.D.
  • Amelia R. Stone*
  • Kyle S. Strouse
  • Nicholas J. Sturla
  • Lydia Su
  • Ayesha H. Sundaram
  • Raviteja Suryadevara
  • Diana K. Svinarich
  • Vishwas Tiwari
  • Zachary P. Tolstyka, Ph.D.
  • Steven M. Townsend
  • Christopher Trepanier
  • Hamilton Trinh*
  • Julia Tsinberg
  • Charles P. Tsouvalas
  • Dilara S. Turk**
  • Annika J. Van Wieren
  • Isaac J. VanDam
  • Gautham Vellaichamy
  • Ron M. Vidri*
  • Maria Veronica Clare G. Vigilar
  • Kurt D. Wilhelm
  • Alexander R. Williams
  • Andrew Yan
  • Bilal J. Zeftawi
  • Jessica W. Zhang
  • Michael Zhao
  • Paul A. Zlojutro
  • Houda T. Zreik

The appearance of a name, recognition for academic achievement, and department and/or university honors on the following lists is presumptive, but not conclusive of graduation. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation. Academic records will show the graduation date and recognition for academic achievement when degrees have been certified. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this program's content. Any omissions or errors are unintentional.

Yesterday marked the culmination of my medical school journey and the first day I officially became Dr. Nour Nasiri, M.D. Anyone who’s known me since I was young would tell you I spent the better part of my high school and college years adamantly refusing to even consider a career in medicine. And yet here I am, with those two little letters preceding my name and changing my life in ways I could have never imagined. I’ll be honest, I didn’t dare to imagine how I would feel at the end of this journey because I didn’t really know if I’d make it to the end. But here I am, finally proud to say I accomplished what I thought was impossible. I am so eternally grateful to have had the support of my parents, who picked me up countless times when I stumbled and fell, to get me through every single year of my life thus far. I’m so blessed to have such a beautiful group of friends who’ve been my shoulder to cry on when I just didn’t know if I could do it anymore. But most of all, I’ll be forever grateful that I found a friend (a sister really) through this journey who went through it all with me. I’m so disappointed we didn’t get the graduation or Match Day of our dreams but we have the rest of residency and beyond to make up for those lost memories @zeinab_nasser I am so excited for the next phase of my life, to get to live and work and serve in the community that has raised me. The world is hurting right now and I pray better days are ahead of us all, especially for those who have suffered and endured for far too long. I can’t wait to do my part and fulfill my oath to be in service of humankind for as long as I am able. 💜 #WarriorMD #WayneGradMD #WayneMDGrad
After 25 years of hard work and dedication, I am officially Dr. Zeinab Nasser, M.D. •I fell in love with medicine at a young age and pursued it regardless of the obstacles and challenges that I had to overcome. Now, I’m proud to say that I am a first-generation, Muslim, Lebanese-American female physician. •I am beyond grateful to have reached this point in my life and I could not have done it without the support of my wonderful family and friends, who made sure my graduation day was perfect! Thank you for being my cheerleaders and standing by my side through the highs and lows of this journey. •I’m especially grateful because I gained a sister that was my rock throughout these four years. We stayed up all night, woke up early mornings, took our overnight calls, studied, cried, laughed, traveled, and grew together. Nour, your patients are lucky to have such an extraordinary physician taking care of them. I love you so much and cannot wait to train together for the next three years. •And while I was blessed with the opportunity to celebrate my accomplishments, my heart mourns the black lives that will never get to experience such moments of celebration because their lives were taken unjustly. As a physician and a human being, I will always stand against such injustices and will treat every patient, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. with the utmost respect and compassion that I’d expect to be given to my own family. ‏الحمد لله#WayneGradMD #WarriorMD #Doctor #FemalePhysician #MuslimDoctor #Lebanese #classof2020