2008 Graduates

Shirish Balachandra, M.D.

Shirish Balachandra, M.D.
McGill University Faculty of Medicine

Shirish grew up in suburban Los Angeles and studied molecular biology and French literature at U.C. Berkeley. While there, he spent one year at the Université de Bordeaux. He spent two plus years in Cameroon as a Community Health Educator with the U.S. Peace Corps, and then returned to North America for medical school at McGill University in Montréal. Shirish currently lives and works in Saipan.

Patrick Costa, M.D.

Patrick Costa, M.D.
Temple University School of Medicine

Patrick was born and raised in Rochester. After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he received his medical education at Temple University. He currently lives in Rochester, NY.

Mathew Devine, D.O.

Mathew Devine, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Matt was born at Highland Hospital and raised in the city of Rochester. He went to the University of Albany for his undergraduate work and graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. He currently is Associate Medical Director at Highland Family Medicine and is active in resident education.


Todd Gerwig, D.O.

Todd Gerwig, D.O.
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Todd grew up in Sunbury, Ohio and went to college at Heidelberg where he majored in biology. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Todd currently lives in Upstate New York and works at a Veterans Administration Facility.

Shazia Janmuhammad, M.D.

Shazia Janmuhammad, M.D.
Dow Medical College, Pakistan

Shazia attended Dow Medical College, the oldest medical school in Pakistan. She currently lives and works in Rochester, NY.

Roksolana Kuchma, M.D.
Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Roksolana was born in the Ukraine and moved to Rochester in the early 1990s where she finished high school. She went to college at SUNY New Paltz. She studied medicine in Poznan, Poland, where she had the chance to travel throughout Europe and experience cultures and cuisine, international travel and languages, and intercultural ethics. Roksolana was chief resident for one year and completed a geriatric fellowship in Rochester, NY.

Miia Lim, M.D.

Miia Lim, M.D.
Ross University, Dominica

Miia grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She spent time at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and continued her education at the University of Toronto, where she graduated with a degree in Forensic Anthropology. She attended medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica. Miia currently lives in Rochester, NY.

 

Edith Lubin, M.D.

Edith Lubin, M.D.
Drexel University School of Medicine

Edith grew up in Northern New Jersey. After college she taught chemistry at the high school level. She chose to attend Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after her teaching career. She currently lives in New Jersey.

Kristen Thornton, M.D.

Kristen Thornton, M.D.
Dartmouth Medical School

Kristen was born and raised in New Hampshire. She graduated from Providence College with a major in biology and a minor in public and community service studies. After college she completed a year of service with the Redeemer Ministry Corps and then spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer based at the Feinstein Institute for Public Service in Rhode Island. She attended medical school at Dartmouth and continued to pursue her interest in palliative care as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. She was chief resident for one year, completed a geriatric fellowship and joined the faculty here at the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency.

Matthew Wilson, M.D.

Matthew Wilson, M.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Matt is a long-time resident of Rochester, and attended medical school at the University of Rochester. He also completed a Preventive Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Rochester before starting his residency program. Matt currently lives in Rochester, NY.