Neil attended the University of Southern California and received BA degrees in Mathematics and Biological Sciences (2000-2004), graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received a National Merit Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship and was in the Honors Program at USC. While at USC, he was able to conduct clinical research with Dr. Fred Weaver examining data regarding surgical interventions for patients with Takayasu Arteritis. Neil spent one year (2006-07) as a Research Fellow in the NIH Research Scholars Program in Bethesda, MD. He received his MD degree from the University of Kansas Medical School, May 2009.
Xzabia attended medical school at Georgetown University. She spent one year as a research fellow at Georgetown on the Trauma Service, resulting in several manuscript and book chapter publications. She won first place for presenting her work at the 2010 ACS/COT Resident Trauma Paper Competition in Washington, DC. She was an instructor/teacher of science in botany, zoology, physics, chemistry and earth science in Boston.
Marlene received a BS in Biology and BA in English Literature from the University of Maryland. As an MD/PhD student at the University of Rochester, she completed her PhD under Dr. Bradford Berk and graduated as co-president of AOA. Her work in the laboratory of Dr. David Gillespie earned her a podium presentation at ATVB 2011, 2nd place it the National ACS/COT Resident Paper Competition and the American Venous Forum’s BSN Jobst Award.
Khurram went to Tufts University School of Medicine after obtaining a B.S. from the University of Connecticut. He was awarded a Hardol Williams Fellowship at Tufts and was a research assistant in the Department of Neurosurgery & Physiology studying glioblastoma multiforme. He was also a research associate at the University of Connecticut working on the synthesis of an anti-obesity drug.
Doran graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with his BSE degree in computer engineering and worked in the field for several years. After doing a couple years of research with Dr. Ankur Chandra in his Biomedical Engineering Research Lab here at the U of R, Doran decided to attend medical school. He got his M.D. degree from the University of Rochester in 2013 and matched into the Vascular Surgery Residency Program. Doran was an Alpha Omega Alpha member (AOA) in med school and is a student member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He is a co-inventor on a venous fenestrated endograft provisional patent.
Zane attended the Univ of British Columbia and received a BS in Global Resource Systems. He then earned a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from the Univ of California Santa Cruz. He worked as a consultant for front-end seismic exploration projects in Alberta Canada’s oil and gas industry. Before medical school, he performed research in organic chemistry and neuroscience. His projects included “The rapid synthesis of piperonylformamide” and “Alpha-1A adrenergic receptors modulating behavior through neurogenesis.” He presented his findings at local and national conferences. He earned his MD degree from the Univ of North Dakota in 2014. One of his favorite experiences in med school was working in Chimbote, Peru for three weeks delivering healthcare to poor and underserved people in the community.