Our Fellows

First Year (Started July 2022)

Morgan Freeman

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Hometown:
Preston, Minnesota

Medical School:
University of Minnesota

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Walking my dog around the Stone Arch Bridge area and trying out new restaurants!

Favorite book/author:
Recent favorites: Educated by Tara Westover and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation

Ying Gibbens

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Hometown:
Hangzhou China

Medical School:
University of Minnesota

Residency:
Mayo Clinic Rochester MN

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Jogging around lakes

Favorite book/author:
Educated/Tara Westover

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Super memory that allows me to remember everything about medicine.

Kawthar Mohamed

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Kawthar Mohamed, MD

Hometown:
Toronto, ON, CA

Medical School:
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Running and Biking around the lakes, getting to explore diverse cuisines, and having plenty of close family and friends in town

Favorite book/author:
Warsan Shire

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Real time teleportation!

Ioannis Pothoulakis

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Hometown:
Athens, Greece

Medical School:
University of Athens School of Health Sciences, Greece

Residency:
Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Explore running routes around the lakes

Favorite book/author:
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Slow down/speed up time

Second Year (Started July 2021)

Taiwo Ajose

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Hometown:
Lagos Nigeria

Medical School: 
WUSM, school of medicine  

Residency:
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta GA

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Trying out different restaurants/enjoying the beautiful downtown scenery

Favorite book/author: 
The mastery of self/The mastery of love by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleporting

Vijay Are

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Hometown:
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Medical School:
Guntur Medical College

Residency:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai-Bronx Care Hospital Center

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Yet to be determined, I am guessing it would be exploring new restaurants and running around the lakes.

Favorite book/author:
Man's search for Meaning/ Viktor E. Frankl

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Manipulate sleep

Long Le

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Hometown:
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Medical School:
Tufts School of Medicine

Residency:
UCLA Olive View Medical Center

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Exploring parks and coffee shops.

Favorite book/author:
Haruki Murakami

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation. Imagine all the traveling you can do and all the traffic and security lines you get to skip.

Bryant Megna

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Hometown:
Waukesha, WI

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

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Probably tied between walking around the Mississippi/Lake Harriet and sampling the great food scene here

Favorite book/author:
Stolen Prey by John Sandford

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Instant travel to anywhere!

Nicha Wongjarupong

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Hometown:
Pattaya, Thailand

Medical School:
Chulalongkorn University

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Kayaking and paddle boarding at Lake of Isles. Also, visiting Como zoo and conservatory.

Favorite book/author:
Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman. (Recommended by my friend during the residency interview, and somehow his audiobook turns out to be my melatonin and brings me to sleep once in a while.)

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleport, would be nice to not have to travel a 30-hour flight back to Thailand.
Also, some more time to sleep in the morning!

Third Year (Started July 2020)

Mohamed Abdallah

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Hometown:
Omdurman, Sudan

Medical School:
University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine

Residency:
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Trying new restaurants, roaming downtown Minneapolis, attending NBA games in Target Center

Favorite book/author:
Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, The House of God by Samuel Shem

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Helping people and spreading happiness everywhere!!

Jason Eckmann

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Hometown:
St. Paul, MN

Medical School:
Creighton University School of Medicine

Residency:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Exploring coffee shops and catching a Minnesota Twins game

Favorite book/author:
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Self-multiplication - would allow me to see endless consults, sleep, eat, and enjoy a Twin Cities microbrew simultaneously!

Nicholas McDonald

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Hometown:
Hastings, MN

Medical School:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Residency:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Checking out new restaurants or the brewery scene

Favorite book/author:
The Name of the Wind

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
The ability to stop time

Physician Scientist Training Program Fellows

Sophie Hapak

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Hometown:
Casa Grande, AZ

Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Jogging by the lakes

Favorite book/author:
It's a tie between The Magus by John Fowles and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleporting

Daphne Moutsoglou

Daphne Moutsoglou

Hometown:
Brookings, SD

Medical School:
University of Colorado

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
biking/scenic walks around lakes

Favorite book/author:
Harry Potter Series

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Telepathy with the various EMRs