Our Fellows

  • 2018-2021 Fellows
  • 2017-2020 Fellows
  • 2016-2019 Fellows
  • 2015-2018 Fellows
  • 2018-2021 Fellows

    Nicholas Ingraham, MD

    Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
    Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine, Twin Cities

    Shujaat Khalil, MBBS

    Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
    Residency: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Program, Brighton, MA

    Christine Lambert, MD

    Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities
    Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine, Twin Cities

    David MacDonald, MD

    Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities
    Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Twin Cities

  • 2017-2020 Fellows

    Benjamin Henkle, MD

    Medical School:  Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine, Twin Cities

    Muhammad Hayat Syed, MBBS

    Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
    Residency: Columbia University at Harlem, New York

    Michael Thorp, MD

    Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Residency: New York University Internal Medicine

    Jennifer Wong, MD

    Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine

  • 2016-2019 Fellows

    William Amundson, MD

    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: University of Rochester Internal Medicine, Rochester, NY
    Research Mentor: Hyun Kim, MD, University of Minnesota
    Primary Research: Using Precision Medicine and pharmacogenomics in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis to Guide Treatment
    Research Mentor: Christine Wendt, MD, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
    Primary Research: Peri-nodular Emphysema as a Risk Factor for Malignant Lung Nodules

    Andrew Caraganis, MD

    Medical School: America University of the Caribbean
    Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center Internal Medicine, Providence, RI
    Research Mentor: Matthew Prekker, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center
    Primary Research: My research will focus on out of hospital cardiac arrests at Hennepin County Medical Center. I will be looking at whether we are able to predict neurological outcomes based on early head CT imaging (obtained within 4 hours of arrest) as well as looking at respiratory failure incidence and causes after out of hospital cardiac arrest.

    Katherine Janssen, MD

    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: University of Minnesota - Internal Medicine
    Research Mentor: Hyun Kim, MD, University of Minnesota

    Award

    Abstract Scholarship Award, ATS 2017. Washington DC. "Gender Gap in Critical Care Literature Authorship and Task Force Participation." PI: Dr. Sara Erickson 

    Abstracts

    • ATS May 14, 2017, Washington, DC "Gender Gap in Critical Care Literature Authorship and Task Force Participation." Oral Presentation. PI: Dr. Sara Erickson.
    • ATS May 17, 2016, San Francisco, CA "Assessing the Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis." Poster Presentation. PI: Dr. Hyun Kim
    Kathleen Mahan, MD

    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center Internal Medicine, Minneapolis MN
    Research Mentor: Mikael Elias, PhD, University of Minnesota 
    Primary Research: I am working to characterize the ability of engineered quorum quenching lactonases to control some of the most problematic bacterial pathogens affecting CF patients, namely Pseudomonas sp.and Burkholderia sp. in order to coordinate and regulate the formation of biofilms and the expression of virulence factors.
    Grant Award: Investigating the efficacy of potent quorum quenching inhibitors on human pathogens relevant to CF patients. Second Year Clinical Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2017 - 2018.

  • 2015-2018 Fellows

    Arianna Baldomero, MD

    Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medical and Public Health, Madison, WI
    Residency: University of Minnesota - Internal Medicine
    Primary Research: NHLBI T32 Training Program The Relationship between Oral Health Status and COPD Exacerbations
    Primary Research Mentor: Christine Wendt, MD
    Abstracts: ATS 2017 poster presentation: A Woman with Celiac Disease and Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage, Washington DC.

     

    Oksana Bohn, MD

    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: University of Minnesota Internal Medicine
    Primary Research: Translating Research into Practice: COPD Health Coaching for Hospitalized Patients
    Primary Research Mentor: Charlene McEvoy, MD

    Abstracts:

    • ATS 2017 poster presentation: A Case of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Transformation to Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of The Lung, Washington DC
    • ATS 2016 poster presentation. A Case of Hypercalcemia due to Granulomatous Inflammation in Acute Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. San Francisco, CA.

    Publications: Ken M. Kunisaki, Oksana A. Bohn, Erin E. Wetherbee, Thomas S. Rector. High-resolution wristworn overnight oximetry has high positive predictive value for obstructive sleep apnea in a sleep study referral population. Sleep Breath (2016) 20:583; doi 10.1007/s11325-015-1251-6

    Grants: Red Fund Grant via Health Partners Research Institute (funded)

     

    Steve Skolasinski, MD

    Medical School: Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
    Residency: University of Minnesota - Internal Medicine
    Primary Research: NHLBI T32 Training Program Novel Cell Sprayer Device for Lung Bioengineering and Directed Cell Therapy
    Primary Research Mentor: Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari PhD
    Grant Submitted: F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service "Pulmonary Bioengineering: New methods for recellularizing and assessing lung scaffolds using a novel cell sprayer device and MRI airflow mapping"

    Abstracts

    • ATS 2016 poster presentation "Hyperammonemia in the ICU", San Francisco, CA
    • American College of Physicians 2013 poster presentation "Compressive Subcutaneous Emphysema", Minneapolis, MN

     

    Takehide Umeda, MD

    Medical School: Akita University, Akita, JAPAN
    Residency: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University Internal Medicine, Pawtucket RI
    Primary Research: Candida Colonization Improves Survival after Lung Transplant; Pronton Pump Inhibitor Treatment in IPF Patient (Mentor: Rade Tomic, MD); Successful Weaning and Extubation Parameter (Mentor: John Marini, MD)

    Abstracts

    • ATS 2017 case report "Dendriform Pulmonary Ossification" Tomic R, Umeda T
    • ATS 2017 poster presentation "Metformin Associated Lactic Acidosis"
    • ISHLT 2017 "Candida Colonization Improves Survival after Lung Transplant?" Green J, Brown R, Umeda T, Rudser K, Hertz M, Loor G, Young J, and Tomic R

Annual Fellows' Recognition