Adam attended medical school at the University of Rochester and received his BS in Biology with a concentration in Animal Physiology at Cornell University where he graduated Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude, respectively. During medical school, Adam had received several prestigious awards and honors from the U of R which included the Class of 1954 Scholarship award, the Society for Vascular Surgery Medical Student Scholarship award, the Office of Medical Education Summer Research Scholarship, and he placed 3rd in the 1st annual Rochester Vascular Medical Student paper competition, Adam has participated in several peer reviewed publications, and poster presentations and is a member of both the Rochester Vascular Surgical Society and the Surgery Interest Group.
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 O'Brien (Clinical)
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.