Meet the Fellows
Abigail Amy Annan, M.B.Ch.B., Department of Family Medicine Maternal and Child Health Fellow, arrived in the United States from Ghana where she received both her undergraduate and graduate medical education from the School of Medical Sciences -Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Abigail's passion is in women’s health and care of the underserved. For completeness, she chose to become a Family Medicine Physician with the intention of obtaining additional post-graduate training in Maternal and Child Health/Ob-Gyn. This decision led her to the Kistler Family Medicine residency program in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. During her second year of residency, she became a founding member of a free clinic where she served as the Medical Director and volunteered her professional services to the uninsured. When Abigail graduates from the MCH fellowship, she intends to pursue academia and Policy Administration in her bid to contribute to minority health. Outside of medicine, she holds a diploma in both professional writing and interior décor and spends most of her spare time swimming.
Holly Russell, M.D., Department of Family Medicine Pride Fellow, grew up outside of Rochester in the small town of Honeoye Falls and then moved to Boston to complete a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Boston College. After college, she moved to Oakland, California where she worked at a residential drug treatment facility for teenagers and then spent two years in Washington, DC working in basic science research at Georgetown. She decided that basic science research was a little too quiet and decided to go to medical school back in her hometown at the University of Rochester. It was at URMC that she met her husband Scott and they both decided on a career in family medicine. They spent three years of residency in Lancaster, PA, where Holly discovered that clinical research was the best of both worlds. Holly is happy to be back in Rochester, where she is getting a Masters in Clinical Investigation and working as a Faculty Development and Research Fellow.
Celeste Song, M.D., Department of Family Medicine Medical Education Fellow, just finished her third year of residency at Tufts Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance in Malden, MA. Dr. Song grew up in northern Louisiana as the oldest of eight siblings, all of whom were home schooled. Music has been a large part of her life since age 3, when her mother began giving her piano lessons. She began studying the violin at age 7, and eventually abandoned the piano in favor of the more sociable and transportable instrument. Her other interests while growing up included blueberry farming (as part of the family business), pick-up games of baseball, football, roller blade and foot races, and Chinese language and culture.She continued her education at Samford University in Birmingham, AL, whose pre-med music degree offered just the right opportunity for her to further her musical pursuits while preparing for medical school. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she discovered her fit in the field of family medicine. In residency, Celeste re-discovered an interest in teaching, not explored since her days of teaching violin while in college. After a three year absence from Rochester, she is thrilled to return "home" to expand her horizons in the field of medical education while simultaneously investing in a community that she greatly enjoys.
Nicole Steinmuller, M.D., Department of Family Medicine Maternal and Child Health Fellow just completed her family medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. Prior to residency, she received a MD and MPH degree at Tufts University. She has a strong interest in public health and spent two years during medical school working in public health - she completed a fellowship in applied epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and worked for a nonprofit organization focused on reproductive health issues. Since medical school, Nicole also has had a strong interest in working with underserved populations - and hopes to continue to work with populations in need. As a former chief resident, she loves to teach - and hopes to continue to have opportunities to do so in Rochester. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys running, yoga, skiing, travel, and movies.