EM Residents Class – PGY I

Laura Director, MD

 d.laura@wustl.edu

Hometown: Portland, ME
Medical School: University of Vermont
Undergrad: Bates College
Hobbies: Skiing, biking (mountain and road), lifting heavy things, running, all things Carolina basketball, hating the New England Patriots and loving the Philadelphia Eagles, lobstering, reading non-fiction, petting dogs, trying new restaurants
Superpower: Behind the back hammer toss
Kryptonite: Dogs, I love them. They make me melt.


Arthur Forbriger, MD 

a.forbriger@wustl.edu

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Cincinnati
Hobbies: Soccer, powerlifting, hiking, reading, social distancing, hanging with my wife and our 2 dogs
Superpower: Selective hearing
Kryptonite: Paperwork, sitting still


Caleb Fredrickson MD

 c.fredrickson@wustl.edu

Hometown: Pella, IA
Medical School:
University of Iowa
Undergrad:
Trinity Christian College
Hobbies: 
Biking, running, video games, gardening, fireworks, lockpicking, museums/history
Super Power:
Chemistry
Kryptonite:
Trader Joe’s vanilla ice cream


Christian Gerhart, MD

 c.gerhart@wustl.edu

Hometown: Fitchburg, WI
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hobbies: Soccer, hockey, hiking, watching the Badgers and Packers, eating ice cream
Superpower: Naps, cleaning dishes at warp speed
Kryptonite: Wasps, humidity


Jyoti Johansen, MD

 jyotijohansen@wustl.edu

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Medical School:
University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergrad:
University of Washington
Hobbies: 
volleyball, hiking, traveling, group workout classes (cycling, orange theory, kickboxing, hot yoga), baking, game nights with family, wine tasting with friends, weekends at the cabin with my husband and our dogs
Super Power:
 laughing at my own jokes, parallel parking
Kryptonite:
my mom’s home cooked Indian food and coke zero


Andrew Lamp, MD

a.f.lamp@wustl.edu

Hometown: Cuiaba, Brazil
Medical School:
University of Colorado SOM
Undergrad:
University of Colorado, Denver
Hobbies: 
Video Games, Wood working, Reading, Traveling
Super Power:
Can do almost any home or appliance repair after watching a youtube video about it
Kryptonite:
The ability to resist cuisine I haven’t tried before


Johana Lopez, MD

 johana@wustl.edu

Hometown:Miami, FL
Medical School:
University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine
Undergrad:
University of Miami
Hobbies: 
Long boarding, paddle boarding, watching trash TV
Super Power:
Wearing a sweater in July 
Kryptonite:
I’m interpreting this as the one thing that kills me….. which would be the fact that the show Fleabag will never have a new season ????


Michael Pajor, MD

 m.j.pajor@wustl.edu

Hometown: Roselle, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Hobbies: Cars/Motorsports (I follow Formula One and the World Rally Championship), Cooking (especially smoking ribs or brisket), Hiking, Soccer, and Reading (my go-to topics are history, geopolitics, and Catholic theology)
Superpower: Home renovation and auto repair DIY skills — I learned a lot of them from my dad while I was growing up.
Kryptonite: I have a bad habit of not reading the directions on complex recipes ahead of time…


Alexander Parker, MD

 a.g.parker@wustl.edu

Hometown: Lexington, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School for Medicine
Undergrad: University of Kentucky (Arts Administration)
Hobbies: MMORPGs, sci-fi/fantasy novels, my dog, Walt Disney World Resort
Superpower: This might be cheating but I’d say Harry Potter-esque magic – Hufflepuff Pride
Kryptonite:
Being late!


Olivia Roman, MD

o.c.roman@wustl.edu

Hometown: Western Springs, IL
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Hobbies: Singing, reading, eating spicy food (and also non-spicy food), cooking, Netflix, daydreaming about Italy
Superpower: Remaining a loyal fan of the Chicago Bears despite all they’ve put me through
Kryptonite: James Franco (he’s SO annoying)


Jeffrey Ruggeri, MD

 j.ruggeri@wustl.edu

Hometown:Springfield, MO
Medical School:
University of Missouri – Columbia
Undergrad:
Missouri State University
Hobbies: 
Any and all things Star Wars, Soccer, Video games, Cooking
Super Power: Drinking mass quantities of very cheap coffee.
Kryptonite: The morning.


Arrianna Thompson, MD

 k.a.thompson@wustl.edu

Hometown:
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Super Power:
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Rawan Safa, MD

 rawan.safa@wustl.edu

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Undergrad: American University of Beirut (Biology)
Hobbies: Traveling, spinning, shopping for sure (lots of it), basketball, hiking, and going to the movies.
Superpower: I can sleep anywhere, anytime! Takes me seconds and I am out!
Kryptonite: Donuts and coffee! And then more donuts and coffee. Actually, all sweets in general.


Jessica Winkels, MD

 j.l.winkels@wustl.edu

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Hobbies: Dancing, listening to music, cake decorating, playing tabletop RPGs, hanging out with my cat, fishing
Superpower: Spend way too much time playing minesweeper – current record on expert level is 96 seconds
Kryptonite: Will attempt to befriend any cat, regardless of inconvenience or potential risk