Residency Program

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Abigail Hart Baird, MD, MHS - 3rd Year, Co-Chief

Undergraduate School: Wellesley College

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Research Fellowship: Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship

Internship: Transitional Year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Teri Greiling MD, PhD - 3rd Year, Co-Chief

Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Undergraduate Major: Neurobiology

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Additional Training: Phd in Biological Structure - University of Washington

Internship: Transitional Year at Virginia Mason Medical Center

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Evelyn Lilly, MD - 3rd Year, Co-Chief

Undergraduate School: Harvard College

Undergraduate Major: Neurobiology

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Internship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Julia Pettersen, MD - 3rd Year, Co-Chief

Undergraduate School: Duke University

Undergraduate Major: English

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Internship: Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital

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David Khalil, MD - 2nd Year

Undergraduate School: Princeton University

Undergraduate Major: Chemistry

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Additional Training: Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunotherapy, Yale University

Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital - Internal Medicine

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Jonathan Scott Leventhal, MD - 2nd Year

Undergraduate School: New York University

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Internship: Winthrop University - Internal Medicine

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Ian Odell, MD, PhD - 2nd Year

Undergraduate School: Cornell University

Undergraduate Major: Computational Biology

Medical School: University of Vermont

Additional Training: PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics - University of Vermont

Internship: Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont - Internal Medicine

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Kathleen Cook Suozzi, MD - 2nd Year

Undergraduate School: Duke University

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Additional Training: HHMI Medical Research Fellow

Internship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Transitional Year Internship

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William Damsky, MD, PhD - 1st Year

Undergraduate School: University of Vermont

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Additional Training: PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Internship: Yale Internal Medicine Traditional Preliminary

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Lauren Lee Levy, MD - 1st Year

Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Major: Biological Basis of Behavior

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Additional Training: Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship

Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Mariam Totonchy, MD - 1st Year

Undergraduate School: Duke University

Undergraduate Major: Biology & History

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Additional Training: Clinical Research Training Program Fellowship, 

National Institutes of Health

Internship: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Internal Medicine

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Matthew David Vesely, MD, PhD - 1st Year

Undergraduate School: Creighton University

Undergraduate Major: Biology & Theology

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Additional Training: PhD Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

Internship: Preliminary Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Berger, CL, Hoffmann K, Vasquez JG, Mane S, Lin A, Zhao H, Durazzo T, Baird A, Lin W, Foss F, Christensen I, Girardi M, Tigelaar R, Edelson R. Rapid Generation of Maturationally Synchronized Human Dendritic Cells: Contribution to the Clinical Efficacy of Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy. Blood. 2010;116(23):4838-47.

McEvoy SD, DiLuna ML, Baird AH, Duncan CC. Symptomatic thoracic Tarlov perineural cyst. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2009;45(4):321-3

Mroz EA, Baird AH, Michaud WA, Rocco JW. COOH-terminal binding protein regulates expression of the p16INK4A tumor suppressor and senescence in primary human cells. Cancer Research 2008;68:6049-6053.


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Greiling TMS

, Houck SA, Clark JI. The Zebrafish Lens Proteome during Development and Aging. Molecular Vision. 2009 Nov 13;15:2313-25

Greiling TMS

, Clark JI. Early lens development in the zebrafish: a 3-dimensional time-lapse analysis. Developmental Dynamics 2009 Sep;238(9):2254-65

Greiling TMS

, Stone B, Clark JI. Absence of SPARC leads to impaired lens circulation. Experimental Eye Research 2009 Sep;89(3):416-25

Greiling TMS

, Clark JI. The transparent lens and cornea in the mouse and zebra fish eye. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 2008 Apr;19(2):94-9

Muchowski PJ, Ramsden R, Nguyen Q, Arnett EE, Greiling TM, Anderson SK, Clark JI. Noninvasive measurement of protein aggregation by mutant Huntingtin fragments or alpha-Synuclein in the lens. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2008 Mar 7;283(10):6330-6.

Lilly E

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Lilly E

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Pettersen JS, 

Fuentes-Duculan J, Suárez-Fariñas M, Pierson KC, Pitts-Kiefer A, Fan L, Belkin DA, Wang CQ, Bhuvanendran S, Johnson-Huang LM, Bluth MJ, Krueger JG, Lowes MA, Carucci JA. Tumor-associated macrophages in the cutaneous SCC microenvironment are heterogeneously activated, J

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Bluth M, Pettersen J, Suarez-Farinas M, Moussai D, Fuentes-Duculan J, Krueger J, Carucci J. (2010, May). Regulatory T cells are associated with the human cutaneous SCC microenvironment and suppress activation of naïve T cells stimulated by CD3/28. Oral Presentation and Poster presented at: 2010 Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA.

Khalil D, S

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Saluja S, Khalil D, Robinson E, Sharp F, Fahmy T, Tigelaar R, Edelson R, & Hanlon D (2013). DEC-205 targeted nanoparticles for improved DC-based antigen delivery and cross-presentation. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 133, S14, Abstract 082.

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Farhadian JA, Tlougan BE, Adams BB, Leventhal JS, Sanchez MR. Skin conditions in baseball, cricket and softball players. Sports Med,2013 March 2 [epub ahead of print]

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Hamilton B, Dong Y, Shindo M, Liu W, Odell ID, R

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Suozzi KC, 

Wu X, Fuchs E. Spectraplakins: Master orchestrators of cytoskeletal dynamics. J. Cell Bio. 2012 May;197(4):465-475

Cook K., 

Wu X., Stokes N., Fuchs E. The role of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in epidermal development and hair follicle morphogenesis. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2011 Apr;131(Suppl):S44.

Leger M., Patel U., Mandal R., Walters R., Cook K., Haimovic A., Franks AG Jr. Glomangioma. Dermatology Online Journal. 2010 Nov;16(11):11.

Cook K.,

Brownell I. Treatments for Genital Warts. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2008 Aug;7(8):801-7.

Melanoma metastasis: new concepts and evolving paradigms. 

Damsky WE, Theodosakis N, Bosenberg M. 

Oncogene. 2014 May 8;33(19):2413-22. doi: 10.1038/onc.2013.194. Epub 2013 Jun 3.

From bedding to bedside: genetically engineered mouse models of cancer inform concurrent clinical trials. 

Damsky WE, Bosenberg M. 

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2012 Jul;25(4):404-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-148X.2012.01013.x. 

β-catenin signaling controls metastasis in Braf-activated Pten-deficient melanomas. 

Damsky WE, Curley DP, Santhanakrishnan M, Rosenbaum LE, Platt JT, Gould Rothberg BE, Taketo MM, Dankort D, Rimm DL, McMahon M, Bosenberg M. 

Cancer Cell. 2011 Dec 13;20(6):741-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2011.10.030.

Unwelcome guests: macrophages promote UV-induced melanoma. 

Damsky WE, Bosenberg M. 

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2011 Apr;24(2):265-7.

Mouse melanoma models and cell lines. 

Damsky WE Jr, Bosenberg M. 

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2010 Dec;23(6):853-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-148X.2010.00777.x.

Decoding melanoma metastasis. 

Damsky WE, Rosenbaum LE, Bosenberg M. 

Cancers (Basel). 2010 Dec 30;3(1):126-63. doi: 10.3390/cancers3010126.

Braf(V600E) cooperates with Pten loss to induce metastatic melanoma. 

Dankort D, Curley DP, Cartlidge RA, Nelson B, Karnezis AN, Damsky WE Jr, You MJ, DePinho RA, McMahon M, Bosenberg M. 

Nat Genet. 2009 May;41(5):544-52. doi: 10.1038/ng.356. Epub 2009 Mar 12.

Small AC, Levy LL. In support of medical student research. Acad Med. 2013 Nov;88(11):1592. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182a7fa30.

Levy LL, Emer JJ. Female pattern alopecia: current perspectives. Int J Womens  Health. 2013 Aug 29;5:541-556. eCollection 2013. Review. PubMed PMID: 24039457; PubMed Central.  

Levy LL, Jiang N, Smouha E, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora AG. Optical imaging with a high-resolution microendoscope to identify cholesteatoma of the middle ear. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr;123(4):1016-20. doi: 10.1002/lary.23710. Epub 2013 Jan 8.


Levy LL, Emer JJ. Emotional benefit of cosmetic camouflage in the treatment of facial skin conditions: personal experience and review. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2012;5:173-82. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S33860. Epub 2012 Nov 1. PubMed.

Totonchy MB, Chiu MW. UV-Based therapy. Dermatol Clin, 2014 July; 32(3):399-413.

Viana LM, Seyyedi M, Brewer CC, Zalewski C, Digiovanna JJ, Tamura D, Totonchy M, Kraemer KH, Nadol JB Jr. Histopathology of the inner ear in patients with xeroderma pigmentosum and neurologic degeneration. Otol Neurotol. 2013 September; 34(7):1230-6


MB, Tamura D, Pantell M, Zalewski C, Bradord PT, Merchant SN, Griffith AJ, DiGiovanna JJ, Brewer CC and Kraemer KH. Auditory analysis of xeroderma pigmentosum, 1971-2012: Hearing function, acute sun sensitivity and DNA repair complementation group predict neurologic degeneration. Brain. 2013 January;136 (Pt 1):194-208

Lee EW, Wong D, Tafti BA, Prieto V,

Totonchy M

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Lee, E.W., Totonchy, M.B., Kee, S. “Irreversible Electroporation and Ablation: Mechanism of Action and Devices.” Percutaneous Tumor Ablation: Strategies and Techniques. Eds. Kelvin Hong and Christos Georgiades. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2010.

Jockheck-Clark AR, Bowers EV,

Totonchy MB

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Lee J, Son MJ, Woolard K, Donin NM, Li A, Cheng CH, Kotliarova S, Kotliarov Y, Walling J, Ahn S, Kim M,

Totonchy M

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Swann JB,

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Demonstration of inflammation-induced cancer and cancer immunoediting during primary tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008; 105(2): 652-6

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Matsushita H*,

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