Our Fellows

First Year (Started July 2019)

Elizabeth Aby

Elizabeth Aby

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical School:
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Residency:
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Running around the lakes, biking along the Mississippi River and going to Wild hockey games.

Favorite book/author:
Gabriel García Márquez

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to fly – skip traffic and travel to cool new places around the world.

Mandip KC

Mandip KC

Hometown:
Patan, Nepal & Denver, Colorado

Medical School:
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency:
University of Minnesota Medical School

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Biking, trying new places to eat

Favorite book/author:
The Alchemist

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Power to speak any language

Susan Lou

Susan Lou

Hometown:
Lake Oswego, Oregon

Medical School:
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Hands down riding my bike along the beautiful lakes on a sunny day

Favorite Book/Author:
Current favorite--> "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," by Marie Kondo

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To have the superpower of Aquaman to torpedo through the waters, fly from cliff to cliff, control the waves, and summon the sea animals!

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

Raiya Sarwar

Raiya Sarwar

Hometown:
Islamabad, Pakistan

Medical School:
Rawalpindi Medical College

Residency:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Biking around the lakes, visit Mall of America, recreational activities with family

Favorite book/author:
J.K. Rowling, Judith Mcnaught

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Time traveling so I can explore different historical eras.

Second Year (Started July 2018)

Chimaobi Anugwom

Chimaobi Anugwom

Hometown:

Lagos, Nigeria

Medical School:
College of Medicine, University of Lagos

Residency: University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Try out steaks, play football

Favorite book/author:
The Day of The Jackal (by Frederick Forsyth)

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Telekinesis

James Campbell

James Campbell

Hometown:
Madison, WI

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Running near the lakes and river

Favorite book/author:
The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Invulnerability to extreme cold during Minnesota winters

Ahmed Dirweesh

Ahmed Dirweesh

'Hometown:
Khartoum- Sudan

Medical School:
University of Khartoum

Residency:
Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, NJ

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Visiting US Bank stadium for a soccer game. Experiencing American history at the National Historic Landmark

Favorite book/author:
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Krista Newman

Krista Newman

Hometown:
Rochester, MN

Medical School:
University of Minnesota

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Anything around the lakes- run, bike, kayak, paddle board

Favorite book/author:
C.S Lewis

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I would fly, an incredible way to see the world from another perspective

Third Year (Started July 2017)

Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson

Hometown:
Marquette, Michigan 

Medical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Residency:
University of Minnesota 

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Getting outside when it’s nice – walking around the lakes/parks, Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota Zoo, brewery patios, state parks, etc. 

Favorite book/author:
Debated admitting this, but fiction, mindless thriller mysteries by James Patterson are my favorite vacation reads. 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation – no traffic and being able to take a weekend trip to the beach on Bora Bora without travel time would be awesome!

Zhuo "Zoe" Geng

Zoe Geng

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Residency:
Case Western – MetroHealth Medical Center

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
My favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities is to eat out at exotic restaurants and hiking in the state parks.

Favorite book/author:
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would choose time traveling.

Umar Hayat

Umar Hayat

\Hometown:
Gujranwala, Pakistan

Medical School:
AGA Khan University, Pakistan

Residency:
Cleveland Click Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Eating out – amazing restaurants and ethnic cuisine in the Twin Cities.

Favorite book/author:
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Talk to and communicate with animals.

Mauricio Torrealba Alonso

Mauricio Alonso

Hometown:

Costa Rica

Medical School:
UCIMED Costa Rica

Residency:
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
Minnesota United soccer games and running.

Favorite book/author:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Predict the future.

Nabiha Shamsi

Nabiha Shamsi

Hometown:
Naperville, IL

Medical School:
University of Illinois at Chicago

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities:
walk and bike around the lakes, and also seeing shows and the Orpheum.

Favorite book/author:
Sarah J. Maas

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