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Pediatric Residents PL-I


Jessica Edison, MD Name: Jessica Edison, MD
Medical school: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Home: Columbus, OH
Career goals:
Leaning strongly toward something outpatient based
Hobbies:
Watching TV, swimming, hanging with friends, trivia, theater
Program pluses:
Small class size, great location, doctors who like to teach


Jaclyn Fleming, DO Name: Jaclyn Fleming, DO
Medical school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Home: Annapolis, MD
Career goals:
Still exploring my options
Hobbies:
Exercising, dining out, travel
Program pluses:
Diverse patient population, variety of pathology and location


Salma Haneef, MD Name: Salma Haneef, MD
Medical school: University of Missouri School of Medicine
Home: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Career goals:
General pediatrics but keeping myself open!
Hobbies:
Traveling, tennis, community outreach, spending time with my family and friends
Program pluses:
Wonderful faculty and residents; excellent teaching by attendings and access to a very diverse patient population


Roochelle Mascarenhas, MD Name: Rochelle Mascarenhas, MD
Medical school: Goa Medical College, India
Home: Lorton, VA
Career goals: Not yet decided but I am leaning toward general pediatrics. At the same time, I'm really interested in allergy and immunology.
Hobbies: Boring things like reading, listening to country music, googling the lyrics and singing along
Program pluses: Great program director, hospitalists, and subspecialists all dedicated to resident education, patient diversity, very helpful ancillary staff. Also, this area is home to me!”


Tahagod Mohamed, MD Name: Tahagod Mohamed, MD
Medical school: University of Khartoum, Sudan
Home: Khartoum, Sudan
Career goals:
General peds, still exploring whether inpatient or outpatient
Hobbies:
Cooking, tennis, and spending time with my family
Program pluses:
I chose Inova because of the great location, the friendly staff I met on my nterview day, and the satisfactory educational activities


Nancy Prem, MD Name: Nancy Prem, MD
Medical school: Howard University College of Medicine
Home: Glenn Dale, MD
Career goals:
Hospitalist or pediatric cardiology
Hobbies:
Working out, learning about/eating food, exploring the city, shopping
Program pluses:
Diverse patient population, attendings that are great teachers and enjoy teaching, friendly co-residents, program size


Anna Sedney, MD Name: Anna Sedney, MD
Medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Home:
Career goals: NICU
Hobbies:
Program pluses:


Rajesh Sood, MD Name: Rajesh Sood, MD
Medical school: Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Home: Austin, TX
Career goals:
Allergy/immunology, infectious disease or general pediatrics
Hobbies:
Golf, basketball, soccer, traveling, music. All sports!
Program pluses:
I chose Inova because of the medium class size and the amazing people. Everyone, including faculty, nurses and staff, is truly a pleasure to work with.


Nicole Streeks, MD Name: Nicole Streeks, MD
Medical school: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Home: Delran, NJ
Career goals:
Academic medicine sometime in the future; unsure of whether or not I want to be a general pediatrician or a specialist.
Hobbies:
Writing poetry, listening to music, watching reality TV, being with friends/family when I get a chance
Program pluses:
I chose Inova because it was a great program with opportunities for fellowship. I was impressed by the diverse patient population as well as the faculty's willingness to teach. I loved the exposure that the residents got as teachers with the various medical students that rotate through the Peds Department, and it is in a great location right down the road from DC!


Tanikka Toler, DO Name: Tanikka Toler, DO
Medical school: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Home: Washington, DC area
Career goals:
Most likely general pediatrics but also interested in peds EM and adolescent medicine
Hobbies:
Traveling, trying new foods at new restaurants, shopping
Program pluses:
Diversity of pateint population, location, senior residents and attendings that are great teachers


Andrea Willis, MD Name: Andrea Willis, MD
Medical school: Morehouse School of Medicine
Home: Bossier City, LA
Career goals:
Between general peds and fellowship, possibly peds EM, NICU, GI, but still open to everything
Hobbies:
Cooking, outdoorsy stuff (snowboarding, fishing), eating out
Program pluses:
Diverse patient population, great attendings that are not intimidating and are good teachers, great location right outside DC


Shimna Yasin, MD Name: Shima Yasin, MD
Medical school: University of Khartoum, Sudan
Home: Khartoum, Sudan
Career goals:
Hematology-oncology or endocrinology
Hobbies:
Spending time with family, shopping, traveling and swimming
Program pluses:
Diverse pateint population with variety of culture and pathology, friendly environment and education-oriented residency program


Yvonne Yui, MD Name: Yvonne Yui, MD
Medical school: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Home: Cleveland, OH
Career goals:
Anything from primary care to NICU
Hobbies:
Traveling, eating/trying new restaurants, relaxing in front of TV/movie
Program pluses:
Patient diversity (I've already practiced so much Spanish!), friendly attendings that love to teach, awesome residents