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Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Class of 2021

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Khalid Alhamdan, M.D.

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Hometown: Saudi Arabia
Medical School: Dammam University
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Torchy's Tacos
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Great Food, affordable city with no snow.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: Diversity of cases and supportive faculty.
Interesting Previous Career: I was business development manager at a health care company in Saudi Arabia

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Uche Anigbogu, M.D.

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Hometown: Chicago
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Favorite Houston Restaurant: So far Aria Suya Kitchen
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Warm weather, year round? I need no convincing.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: The people, seriously.
Interesting Previous Career: Personal Trainer

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Robert Allen Cox Jr., M.D.

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Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Frenchy's (fried chicken is almost as good as my grandma's) and Pappadeaux
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The weather, the diversity and the food make HOUSTON a top city in the US for me.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: Baylor EM is like a family we are not all the same but we all genuinely vibe and look out for each other!
Interesting Previous Career: I was a math and sciences tutor for six years during undergrad and part of med school.

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Adianes Z. Feliciano, M.D.

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Hometown: Born in Brooklyn, NY raised in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Medical School: University Autonomous of Guadalajara
Favorite Houston Restaurant: So much good food! LA Fisherman, Thai Gourmet, Ra Sushi, to name a few.
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Beautiful city filled with cultural diversity, good weather and delicious food.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: Level-1 Trauma center filled with patient abundance and interesting pathology. My amazing co-residents, EM faculty and staff which has made my EM training an enjoyable one.
Interesting Previous Career: Research Intern for Clinical Trails for the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Aya Itani, M.D., M.P.H.

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Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Favorite Houston Restaurant: El Tiempo, Kata Robata and Snooze for brunch (Disclaimer: I was told to pick no more than 3 venues, so this was harder than I thought).
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Houston is a very diverse city, you meet people from literally all over every day. Having the world's largest medical center, you feel the dedication and drive to excellence at all times. The food scene never disappoints, and there's always cool Art events happening in the city.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: This is truly a resident-driven program that emphasizes residents' development, learning and autonomy. You really learn and grow every single day. The Faculty and co-residents are very friendly, approachable and incredible to work with. Patient population is very diverse and you see a wide variety of cases on every shift.
Interesting Previous Career: I tutored Physics and Chemistry in French for High School students.

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Roxana Khozein-Carrera, M.D., M.P.H.

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Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
Medical School: Texas A&M HSC COM
Favorite Houston Restaurant: North Italia and The Pit Room
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Big city with affordable living, diversity and being close to an international airport (travel anywhere!)
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: I love being in a program that values diversity and it can be seen with the residents and faculty here. I love the supportive learning environment that the program and upper-level residents provide.
Interesting Previous Career: Forever student

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Nicole Lew, M.D.

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Hometown: Dallas, TX
Medical School: Texas A&M
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Confucius, Reggae Hut, El Tiempo Cantina
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Diversity & my refugee friends
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: The diversity of patients
Interesting Previous Career: Missionary in Asia. Micro enterprise with refugee women.

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Janette Magallanes, M.D.

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Hometown: Hayward, California
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Mi Luna, Chowpatty Chat, La Guadalupana
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The restaurants, bars and the abundance of places to explore! Also, short drive to Selena Quintanilla's hometown!
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: The diversity within our program and my co-residents for sure!
Interesting Previous Career: Phlebotomist

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Brian Mbah, M.D.

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Hometown: Euless, Texas
Medical School: University of Texas at Galveston
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Local Foods, Gyro King & Jinya Ramen Bar
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Houston is a microcosm of this world. It truly feels like a modern day melting pot. On top of that, the city has warm weather, all of the major sports teams, great food, and a solid night life.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: It is, without question, one of the most diverse programs in the nation, and it models our society as a whole. This should not be underestimated. Furthermore, the residents and faculty are both extremely kind and intelligent, and you never feel out of place here. The patient population is reflected by the faculty, residents and staff, and they always keep you humbled, and remind you of why you chose this specialty. Lastly, the program is resident driven, so if you have an idea, there will always be a surplus of resources to get the job done.
Interesting Previous Career: Former basketball coach

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Daniela Ortiz, M.D., M.P.H.

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Hometown: Concepcion, Chile
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Andes Cafe, Paulie's, Aka Sushi
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: This city is so busy and there are so many things to enjoy here. The medical center is located very close to so many interesting parts of the city. You are basically a 10 minute drive away from parks, arts/museums, shopping, restaurants, shows, etc. It's always fun to check out the new exhibits at the Menil or listen to who's playing at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park majority of the year, lots of trees, and people are very polite/friendly.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: I'm very proud of the diversity in this program! It is so important to be able to have the perspectives from a diverse group of colleagues, and it matters even more for our residency as our patient population exhibits a similar level of diversity. Additionally, our residents are all easy-going and like to spend time teaching each other, and our attendings share the same qualities.
Interesting Previous Career: I was part of a paleontology research lab for 2 years before transitioning to focus my studies toward medical school. My role in the lab was to document and describe Triassic fossils that we collected from a site in South Africa.

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Oluwadolapo "Dolly" Oyebadejo, M.D.

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Hometown: Irving, Texas
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Mai’s. Jinya. Urban Eats.
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Diversity.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: DIVERSITY!
Interesting Previous Career: No super interesting previous career. Worked at Old Navy for a good year though.

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Lee Wood, D.O.

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Hometown: Olympia, WA
Medical School: The University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Houston Restaurant: Too early to tell! The possibilities are endless...
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Big city amenities with a small town feel and great cost of living.
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: Dedicated attendings and supportive upper levels who love to teach and make you feel like part of the family.
Interesting Previous Career: I was a Network Operations and Network Security analyst, programmer, and web developer. Quit to become an EMT and switched to medicine so I could learn to fix people instead of computers.

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Chloe Woodington, M.D., M.P.H.

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Hometown: I'm a Military Brat, so no true hometown, but I claim San Antonio since my family lives there now.
Medical School: UT Health San Antonio
Favorite Houston Restaurant: #1 Fried Chicken and Seafood on Almeda. It's a hole in the wall so you know it's good.
Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The diversity is incredible! I appreciate being able to experience a variety of cultures on a daily basis and on an intimate level. I believe that it makes a huge difference to actually enjoy where you are living for residency. There is so much going on here!
Favorite Part of the Baylor EM Residency: My co-residents. It is truly like a family here. I have bonded so quickly with everyone. Asking questions is never looked down upon and you are only met with someone eager to help you out. It's also nice to be a member of unequivocally the most diverse EM Residency program in the country!!
Interesting Previous Career: As an undergrad, I played Division 1 basketball for Davidson College. I'm very excited to live in a very sports friendly city like Houston. :)