PGY- 1 Residents
Liza Antopolsky, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
IDC in Israel (International Relations and Counter Terrorism)
Liza grew up on a farm near Bordeaux, France. She then decided that wine was not for her and went to study International Relations in Israel. After 5 years in the Holy Land, she moved to the Holy City of Charleston, SC for medical school. Still unsure of what field of Pediatrics she wants to specialize in, she is however, interested in global health, changes in puberty and preventive health. Liza is excited to get to explore what the DC area has to offer. She loves to travel, try out new cooking recipes, expand her collection of succulent plants and drink bubble tea in every city she visits!
Plans post residency: Undecided
Erin Baumler, MD
St. George’s University
Scripps College – Biology Major (Claremont, CA)
Prior to medical school, Erin worked in special education and autism research and loved it! Her happy place generally involves being outdoors – alpine hiking in the PNW where she grew up or enjoying the stunning turquoise water/white sand beaches of Grenada where she went to medical school. Traveling is another passion. Her favorite recent destination is Northern Thailand/Vietnam (She could eat Thai food every day), and favorite place she has lived is Paris/Switzerland. Can wander through art museums for hours. She is passionate about empowering young women – Girls on the Run is her favorite way to volunteer. Will journey far and wide in search of the best almond croissant.
Plans post residency: Developmental Pediatrics
Catherine Costa, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
University of South Florida, Biomedical Sciences
Cathy was born and raised in Florida, went to undergrad at USF in Tampa, FL where she met her current husband. She decided to go to VCU in Richmond VA for the past 4 years and then migrated further north to now DC. She loves watching her husband cook, vegging out on the couch, watching shows, hiking, going to the beach (back home), checking out new restaurants, and hanging out with her intern class. Future plans include fellowship either in NICU or hospitalist medicine.
Plans post residency: NICU or Hospitalist
Anushka Das, MD, MS
LSU – New Orleans
MS in Medical Genetics from Tulane Med
Tulane University (English/Cell Bio)
Anushka was born in the suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana and spent her childhood there. For college, she attended Tulane University, where she majored in English and Biology. After graduating, she received her Master’s in Medical Genetics from Tulane School of Medicine. She then spent the following year working for an educational nonprofit in New Orleans before joining LSU School of Medicine’s class of 2020. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, dancing, and photography. She plans for a fellowship in either GI or cardiology, and academic interests include health disparities, QI, and global health. She is excited to be in DC and explore all that the city has to offer!
Plans post residency: Cardiology or GI
Eric Emery, MD
WVU School of Medicine
Duke University, Biological Psychology
Originally from Cleveland, but a two-time DC resident, Eric is happy to be back in the district. When he’s not working, he enjoy hammocks, driving ranges, cooking, live hockey games, and making drinks with friends. His path to residency has taken many different turns along the way, so he has yet to figure out what his future will look like. He is known for being the person who puts on music in the resident library, an easy target to yell and/or poke fun at, and the most likely to sneak in a dad joke. The little things that get him through the day are stays less than 48 hours, when his senior successfully sneaks him the correct answer, and being able to make a baby giggle.
Plans post residency: Undecided
Shawn A. Haupt, MD, MS
Georgetown School of Medicine
MS in Biomedical Engineering- Arizona State University
Arizona State University (Barrett Honors College)- Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E)
Born in South Dakota and raised in sunny Okinawa, Japan and Phoenix, Arizona, before moving to DC for medical school (at Georgetown), Shawn has been to many places and is used to being a nomad. He is excited to spend more time in DC for residency and continue to enjoy the numerous attractions and amenities the city has to offer. Shawn hopes to, as a pediatrician or subspecialist, advocate for his patients and be active in health policy to improve access to care for underserved populations. In his spare time, Shawn likes to explore museums and historical monuments, cook, travel, lay in the sand on the beach, work out and play video games (Sim City, Starcraft and Mario Kart 64 are his favorites).
Plans Post Residency: Cardiology or Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sarah Magaziner, MD
Brown University – Psychology
Sarah is originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, home of the nation’s oldest and longest running 4th of July celebration. As a child she briefly lived in Washington, DC and outside of Boston, Massachusetts, returning to Rhode Island for college and medical school. After majoring in Psychology at Brown University, she attended a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Bryn Mawr College before taking opportunities to work at a crisis response center, a global health non-profit organization, an HIV/STI clinic, and as a volunteer for Planned Parenthood. Within medicine her passions include mental health, women’s and sexual health, adolescent medicine and global health – specifically, optimizing healthcare access for underserved populations. In her free time she loves to dance, read, spend time outdoors in any capacity, make any occasion into an excuse for a festive gathering, throw down in the kitchen, and hang out with her co-dependent cat, Rajah.
Plans Post Residency: Adolescent, Pediatric Portal to Psychiatry or Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Harry Mystakelis, MD, MHSc
Clinical Research Duke University School of Medicine
University of Athens Medical School
Harry was born and raised in the Greek capital. He finished medical school in Athens while participating in competitive debate. After graduating, he joined NIAID to work on HIV associated inflammation and late-onset immunodeficiencies. Harry is interested in immunology and infectious diseases research, and hopes to implement new advances in the field. In his free time, he loves running, boxing, trying new restaurants, reading books about history, and is an amateur expert at chess.
Plans Post Residency: Allergy and Immunology, Infectious Diseases
Sameen Naqvi, DO, MS
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgetown SMP – MS
UCLA – Human Biology & Society (BS), Middle Eastern & North African Studies (BA)
Sameen grew up in sunny SoCal eating lots of donuts. After college, she lived in DC for a year (loved it), burned away preclinical years in AZ, was blown away by Chi-city during clinical rotations, and is glad to be back at Georgetown for residency. Besides being a national nomad, she loves listening to music, tries to stay afloat current events, and likes to spend time outdoors, preferably by any body of water. After residency she is interested in pursuing hospital medicine, global health, and healthy policy & advocacy.
Plans Post Residency: Hospital medicine, health policy & advocacy, global health
Qimin Ng, MD
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins University, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Plans Post Residency: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, NICU, PICU, Hospitalist
Gamze Ozsoy, MD
Gamze is from Istanbul and she has completed her medical school at Istanbul University. She has also done her pediatrics residency in Kocaeli University, enjoying the beautiful landscape and the mild climate in north-west Anatolia. She must have really enjoyed pediatrics residency; she has decided to do one in the USA too! Gamze likes the wonderful Greater DC area, and explores all the parks and trails around the city with her family. Outside the work, Gamze likes dancing and enjoying her favorite sports Zumba, Yoga and Pilates. Then she cooks delicious traditional Mediterranean desserts, pastries and salads to get the calories back! Gamze has some clinical and research experience on PICU, and wants to do fellowship in PICU after completing the residency.
Plans Post Residency: PICU
Grace DeMarco, MD
University of South Carolina
Born and raised in small town South Carolina, Grace attended Wofford College for her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Government, and then obtained her medical degree from the University of South Carolina. When she’s not at the hospital, you can find her at the nearest barre class, coffee shop, or farmer’s market. She loves traveling, learning about new cultures, and eating all of the delicious food that D.C. has to offer. She’s still unsure of her specific career plans, but has academic interests in global health, POCUS, and hospital medicine.
Kirsten Martin, MD
University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Kirsten was born in Canada, but spent most of her childhood growing up in the Bay Area before heading to Southern California for university at UCSD. She spent the last four years getting oriented to the east coast and exploring the beauty of Vermont during medical school. She loves cooking, baking, and exploring new restaurants, but also loves to get outside and exercise! She particularly enjoys hikes in the mountains, running, and pilates. She remains very open minded about her career plans and has many sub-specialty interests including nephrology, cardiology, and endocrinology.
Claire O’Grady, MD
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
University of Chicago
Originally from California, Claire has been slowly migrating east. Previous lives include developing mobile apps in Mozambique and being the world’s worst receptionist in Chicago. Some mostly aspirational hobbies are keeping her plants alive, playing bass, reading sci-fi, and hiking and camping when she gets the chance. More often she can be found botching a new recipe or napping with the TV on. Academic interests are constantly in flux but include health technology, addiction medicine, QI, and finding her niche tackling health disparities.
Christine Petrin, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Public Health
Originally from Memphis, TN, Christine attended Barnard College before moving to D.C. to work in health policy and earn an MPH. After four years in New Orleans for medical school, she is thrilled to return to the District! She loves theater and tries to see as many shows as possible throughout the city. Her interests are in health policy, primary care, adolescent medicine, and public health