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Class of 2021

Michael CohenMichael H. Cohen, M.D.

michael_cohen@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: New York City, New York

Medical School:  University of Buffalo

Michael​ Cohen is a PGY-4 Resident in Adult Neurology. He attended medical school at the SUNY at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences after earning a degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from The University of Michigan. He was born and raised in Manhattan, and would be happy to help you navigate the NYC subway system if you plan a visit to the Big Apple. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing soccer and riding his bicycle.

Kelly L. DonohueKelly L. Donohue, M.D.

kelly_donohue@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Jamestown, New York

Medical School:  University of Cincinnati

Kelly Donohue is a PGY-4 Resident in Adult Neurology. She attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, OH after earning a degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Coaching from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She is originally from Jamestown, NY but has come to consider herself a Hoosier with a love for Indiana University football. In her free time, she also enjoys watching the Philadelphia Eagles, trying new restaurants, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends. 

Lauryn E. HemmingerLauryn E. Hemminger, M.D.

lauryn_hemminger@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Gilroy, California

Medical School:  University of Rochester

Lauryn Hemminger is a PGY-4 resident in Adult Neurology. While attending medical school at the University of Rochester, she spent a year doing research in neuro-oncology and palliative care. Lauryn is originally from Gilroy, California, also known as the garlic capital of the world and shares a birthday with her younger brother. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, a dairy and vegetable farmer in the Finger Lakes, and her two rescue dogs.  

Joseph S. ModicaJoseph S. Modica, M.D.

joseph_modica@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

Medical School:  University of Buffalo

Joseph Modica is a PGY-4 resident in Adult Neurology.  He graduated from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY in 2017.  A lifelong Buffalonian, he previously attended Canisius College where he earned a degree in Biology with minors in Classics and Neuroscience.  Joe loves to run, hike, camp, and backpack (especially in the Adirondack Mountains).  He additionally enjoys trying new foods, exploring breweries, playing with his dog, and attending concerts.  

Patrick J. RooneyPatrick J. Rooney, M.D.

patrick_rooney@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Skaneateles, New York

Medical School:  University of Buffalo

Patrick Rooney is a PGY-4 resident in Adult Neurology.  He attended medical school at the Jacobs School of Medicine in Buffalo, NY after earning a degree in neuroscience at Middlebury College where he participated in track and field.  In his spare time, Patrick still enjoys running and being outdoors.  Whether it’s bird-watching, skiing, or kayaking, Patrick enjoys living in upstate New York because there is something different to do each season.  Although he doesn't plan on owning a pet during residency, Patrick grew up with Bernese Mountain Dogs and is always happy to meet a new 4-legged friend. 

Matthew R. WomeldorffMatthew R. Womeldorff, M.D.

matthew_womeldorff@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Medical School:  University of Utah

Matt Womeldorff is a PGY-4 resident in Adult Neurology. He grew up in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Matt graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Prior to attending medical school at the University of Utah, Matt taught high school biology in Arkansas for two years with the Teach For America program. During medical school, he engaged in brain tumor research, further developed his passion for teaching and leadership, and married his high school sweetheart, Kayla. He is excited about all aspects of neurology. In his spare time, Matt enjoys reading non-fiction, trying new restaurants, hiking, and spending time with his wife watching shows and movies.  

Class of 2022

Natalia Chunga Iturry, M.D,

Natalia Chunga Iturry

natalia_chungaiturry@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Medical School:  San Fernando Medical School at San Marcos University

Natalia Chunga Iturry is a PGY-3 resident in Adult Neurology.  She is originally from Lima, Peru, where she attended San Fernando Medical School at San Marcos University. After graduating, she spent a year doing research in neuropsychiatric disorders with diffusion tensor imaging at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her interests include translational medicine and public health. In her free time, Natalia enjoys hiking, watching sports, exploring bakeries, and cooking Peruvian food.

Jennifer Corcoran, M.D.Jennifer Corcoran

jennifer_corcoran@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Manasquan, New Jersey

Medical School:  University of Rochester

Jennifer Corcoran is a PGY-3 resident in Adult Neurology. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester after earning a degree in chemistry from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She is originally from Manasquan, NJ, a small town at the beautiful Jersey shore. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys cooking, reading non-medical literature, and hiking.

Matthew Dupree, M.D.Matthew Dupree

jamesmatthew_dupree@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Atlanta, Texas

Medical School:  University of Oklahoma

Matthew Dupree is a PGY-3 resident in Adult Neurology. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma after earning a degree in Biology at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City. As a transplant from Oklahoma he finds the summers absolutely gorgeous and is really looking forward to having a true fall. He enjoys hiking, traveling, taking his dog on walks, exploring the new surrounding food scene, slowing down to spend some time with friends, and basically anything else that allows him to be outside for even just a little bit. That is at least the case until winter comes, so he's told.

Andrew Huang, M.D.Andrew Huang

andrew_huang@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Walnut Creek, California

Medical School:  Dartmouth Medical School

Andrew Huang is a PGY-3 resident in Adult Neurology who​ attended the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire after studying philosophy and molecular & cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has enjoyed longer distance running, squash, tennis, reading the new yorker, and the nyt's modern love column. He has growing interests in teaching, medical ethics, the philosophy of medicine, ​​palliative care, and neuro intensive care.

Michael Ibarra, M.D.Michael Ibarra

michael_ibarra@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Medical School:  University of Texas at San Antonio

Michael Ibarra is a PGY-3 resident in Adult Neurology.  He attended medical school at the Long School of Medicine in San Antonio after earning a degree in Biology from Texas Tech University. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and raised in El Paso, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys working out, playing basketball, reading noir books, and traveling.

Diana Li, M.D.Diana Li

diana_li@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania

Medical School:  Temple University

Diana Z. Li is a PGY-3 Resident in Adult Neurology. She attended medical school at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University after earning a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard. She was born in Philadelphia and raised in Montgomeryville, PA. In her spare time, she enjoys music, painting, traveling, and exploring local cuisines. 

Class of 2023

William Barbosa, M.D.

William Barbosa

william_barbosa@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Walworth, New York

Medical School:  New York University School of Medicine

William Barbosa is a PGY-2 Resident in Adult Neurology.  He attended medical school at New York University School of Medicine after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brown University.  Born in Puerto Rico and raised near the Rochester area, he enjoys playing guitar, soccer, traveling, outdoor activities, and catching up with friends in his spare time.   

Jordan Carrier, M.D.

Jordan Carrier

jordan_teachout@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Kalamazoo, Michigan

Medical School:  Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

Jordan Carrier is a PGY-2 resident in Adult Neurology. She attended Michigan State University for medical school after obtaining her bachelor's degrees in Biomedical Sciences and French from Western Michigan University.  Originally from southwest Michigan, Jordan enjoys spending her time with her dog (Winston) and husband at Great Lakes beaches and trails.

Patrick Curry, M.D.

Patrick Curry

patrick_curry@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Ellicott City, Maryland

Medical School:  University of Maryland

Patrick Curry is a PGY-2 Resident in Adult Neurology. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland after earning a degree in Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Originally from Ellicott City, MD, Patrick enjoys hiking, traveling, playing tennis, and playing music. Clinically, his interests include epilepsy and movement disorders.

Cara Doyle, D.O.

Cara Doyle

cara_doyle@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Buffalo, New York

Medical School:  Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Cara Doyle is a PGY-2 Resident in Adult Neurology. She attended medical school at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a second major in Spanish from SUNY Fredonia in Fredonia, NY. Cara enjoys spending time with her pups—her Golden doodle, Henry and her lab/pit rescue, Koa. She also enjoys singing, Mario kart, weightlifting, and listening to her record player.

Kelsey Jensen, M.D.

Kelsey Jensen

kelsey_jensen@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Edina, Minnesota

Medical School:  Case Western Reserve University

Kelsey Jensen is a PGY-2 Resident in Adult Neurology. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine after earning a degree in Neuroscience at Pomona College. Kelsey is originally from Minnesota. Her interests include listening to too many podcasts, cooking, cross stitch and coming up with new nicknames for/catering to the every whim of her lovely dog.

Nami Shah, M.D.

Nami Shah

nami_shah@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Medical School:  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Nami Shah is a PGY-2 resident in Adult Neurology. She was part of the Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS) program and attended University of Rochester for both college and medical school. She completed a degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.  In her spare time, Nami enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, and reading. 

Neil Sielski, M.D.

Neil Sielski

neil_sielski@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Williamsville, New York

Medical School:  University of Buffalo

Neil Sielski is a PGY-2 Resident in Adult Neurology. He graduated from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo after obtaining his bachelor's in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. Neil is originally from Buffalo where he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his golden doodle Toby. Clinical interests include epilepsy and headache medicine.

 

Oskar Wielgus, M.D.

Oscar Wielgus

oskar_wielgus@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Chicago, Illinois

Medical School:  Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Oskar A. Wielgus is a PGY-2 Resident in Adult Neurology.  He attended medical school at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Benedictine University in Chicago, Illinois. He met his wife Elizabeth in Krakow, who joins him at the University of Rochester as a resident in the fast track program for Child Adolescent Psychiatry.  Born in Poland, he continues to speak fluent Polish at home and enjoys traveling around Europe, hiking and playing basketball. Clinically, his interests include medical education, neurocritical care and neuro-oncology. 

Class of 2024

Shubhdeep Ahden, D.O.

Neil Sielski

shubhdeep_ahden@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Shubhdeep Ahden is a PGY-1 resident in Adult Neurology. He graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY in 2020. After spending his childhood in India, he moved to Canada where he completed his high school and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Physiology from McMaster University. Shubh loves astronomy, sports, video games, trivia nights, escape rooms, trying new foods, and collecting souvenirs from places he has traveled to.

 

Felicia Cooper, M.D.

Neil Sielski

felicia_cooper@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA

Medical School:  Penn State College of Medicine

Felicia Cooper is a PGY-1 resident in Adult Neurology. She attended Penn State for medical school after obtaining her master's in Biomedical Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University and bachelor's in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University.  Originally from west Philadelphia (born and raised), Felicia enjoys cooking and hosting dinner parties. She loves camping, fire foods, and hanging out with baby goats on local farms. In her spare time she watches and relates to the characters in Scrubs. 

 

 

Kathryn F. Eszes, M.D., M.P.H.

Oscar Wielgus

Kathryn_eszes@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Sussex, Wisconsin

Medical School:  University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Katie Eszes is a PGY-1 resident in Adult Neurology.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI in 2020.  She also attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she earned a biology degree with a focus in neurobiology.  Katie enjoys hiking and camping and is looking forward to exploring the new trails and terrain here in New York. She also likes playing with her two cats (Ingot and Nugget), trying new board games, and exploring local breweries and wineries.  

 

Maxime Jean, M.D., Ph.D.

Oscar Wielgus

maxime_jean@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Medical School:  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Maxime (Max) Jr. Jean is a PGY-1 resident in Adult Neurology. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine for his MD/PhD training after obtaining his bachelor degree in Biology from Barry University located in Miami, FL. Originally from Haiti, Max enjoys exercising, watching world cup football, trying different cuisines, going to museums and spending time with his family.

 

Christina Perri, M.D.

Neil Sielski

christina_perri@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Holbrook, New York

Medical School: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Christina Perri is a PGY-1 Resident in Adult Neurology.  She attended Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where she obtained both her medical degree and a master’s degree in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Providence College, where she studied Biology, Psychology, and Neuroscience and graduated from the Liberal Arts Honors Program. From Long Island, New York, Christina holds strong opinions about pizza and bagels and enjoys reading, writing, and learning new musical instruments (pipe organ is next on the list!).

 

David Sandness, M.D.

Neil Sielski

david_sandness@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Medical School: University of Minnesota

David Sandness is a PGY-1 resident in Adult Neurology. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2020. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, majoring in Biology and History. A lifelong Minnesotan and part-time Pennsylvanian, David enjoys camping, canoeing and following Pittsburgh sports. He enjoys exploring Greater Rochester with his wife and two young children and is learning to live amongst Bills fans.​

 

Carlos Vervloet Sollero, M.D.

Neil Sielski

carlos_vervloetsollero@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Medical School:  Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Carlos Sollero is a PGY-1 resident in Adult Neurology.  He attended medical school in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He enjoys outdoor activities (hiking kayaking, stand-up paddling), travelling, playing guitar and attending concerts.  He also enjoys cooking Brazilian barbeque with his wife and watching soccer. 

 

Andrew Thierman, M.D.

Neil Sielski

andrew_thierman@urmc.rochester.edu

Hometown: 

Medical School:  University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Andrew Thierman s a PGY-1 resident in Adult Neurology. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2020. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD as an undergraduate, majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. A lifelong resident of the east coast, he was whisked away to Oklahoma prior to starting medical school to teach high school math and science in Oklahoma City. He is excited to explore the restaurants and breweries of Rochester and the beautiful parks in western New York with his wife, Tina, and two Australian Shepherds, Dexter and Abby.