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Recent NCS Fellowship Graduate Highlights

By Currents Editor posted 09-18-2018 14:34

Lauren_Koffman_Headshot.jpgBy Lauren Koffman, DO, MS

Natalie_Kreitzer.jpgNatalie Kreitzer completed an emergency medicine residency and neurocritical care fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Her fellowship was a combined stroke/ research/neurocritical care T32 fellowship. After training, she stayed at the University of Cincinnati as faculty with a combined role in working in emergency medicine and neurocritical care. In her free time, she stays busy with her two sons, Jackson and Tyler. She is now working on developing a research-oriented career, specifically in helping guide care transitions following traumatic brain injury.

Vishank_Shah.jpgVishank Shah pursued medical training in Mumbai, India, at the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, followed by a neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He then completed a neurocritical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Shah is joining University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, as an assistant professor of neurology and co-director of the Neurocritical Care Division. In addition to being an academic neurointensivist, he hopes to further expand his research in outcome prediction and autoregulation monitoring in subarachnoid hemorrhage, and establish a fellowship training program at UAMS. He says his long-term career goal is to establish a state-of-the-art neurocritical care unit in Mumbai in collaboration with an established center in the United States. In his free time, he likes to travel, hike, camp, try new types of cuisines and listen to Indian music.

Shyam_Rao.jpgShyam Rao completed his neurology residency at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and received a National Cancer Center fellowship with the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School program. He will be working as a neurointensivist at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and aspires to develop skills as a clinical educator and clinical researcher. Outside of work, he enjoys reading world history, travel and spending time with his daughters.

Tarig_Omer.jpgTarig Omer graduated from the University of Juba College of Medicine in Khartoum, Sudan, and went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. After practicing as a hospitalist, he completed a critical care fellowship at St. Louis University/Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and practiced as an intensivist before completing a neurocritical care fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic main campus in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon graduating, he will stay at the Cleveland Clinic working as an intensivist within the Neurocritical Care Unit and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Department. He plans to spend his free time traveling to different places, attending sports events and playing sports, specifically soccer, swimming and taekwondo.

Zach_Threlkeld.pngZach Threlkeld trained in neurology at UC San Francisco and just completed a fellowship at the partners program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Since completing his fellowship, he moved back to the Bay Area and secured a dream job as a neurointensivist at Stanford University. He says, “I’m looking forward to starting work in an exciting and growing division with phenomenal trainees and mentors, as well as outstanding opportunities and support for clinical research. I’m also thrilled to be back in the Bay Area with my fiancé, where we can jog outside any day of the week, take a day trip to wine country, hike among redwoods, and find all the ingredients we need to cook French, Indian, Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine!”

Charlene_Ong.jpgCharlene Ong completed a neurology residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She accepted a position as an assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine. She will also be a visiting assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I am delighted to join the staff at Boston University School of Medicine as a neurointensivist and clinician scientist, where I will be continuing my research using machine learning to enhance our identification of predictors of neurologic decline in acutely ill patients with neurologic disease,” she says. “In my free time, I like to bike, paint and prep for forthcoming motherhood!”

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