EM Residents Class – PGY II

Temitope (Temi) Gafaar, MD

tgafaar@wustl.edu

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Medical School: Duke University of School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Maryland, Baltimore, County
Hobbies: TV shows (scripted and reality), movies, audiobooks, history podcasts
Super Power: Sleeping through an earthquake
Kryptonite: Anything that crawls, onions, snakes….and, for different reasons, leopard print and skater skirts


Conner Gessert, MD 

c.gessert@wustl.edu

Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Undergrad: University of Arkansas
Hobbies: Hunting, hiking, playing with my dog, working on cars, DIY projects around the house, aquariums, watching formula 1 racing, football, and hockey
Super Power: Remembering faces
Kryptonite: Remembering names and mental math


Miroslaba (Miros) Gomez, MD

g.miroslaba@wustl.edu

Hometown: Aurora, IL
Medical School: University of Illinois
Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hobbies:  Reading, traveling, axe throwing, attending live music, food trucks
Super Power: The ability to sleep wherever, whenever
Kryptonite: Baskin-Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


Veronica Groff, MD

e.groff@wustl.edu

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Medical School:
Vanderbilt
Undergrad:
University of Arizona
Hobbies: 
I like to hike, go to concerts, go to breweries, cook at home and play board games
Super Power: 
I speak Spanish
Kryptonite:
I’m addicted to Takis.  I can finish an entire bag in one sitting


Adam Heilman, MD

a.d.heilman@wustl.edu

Hometown: Forest Hill, MD
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park
Hobbies:  Bodybuilding, power lifting, home-brewing, playing games (board games, d&d, PC), baking, dog training, electronic music, and eating great food
Super Power: Baking the best cheesecake in the universe
Kryptonite: Mayonnaise automatically coming on sandwiches.  i didn’t ask for mayonnaise don’t put it on there!!


Nicholas Karlow, MD

nkarlow@wustl.edu

Hometown: Valley Park, MO
Medical School:
Washington University School of Medicine
Undergrad:
Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies: 
Chess, running, and reading
Super Power: 
Chess
Kryptonite:
Naps


Michael Kim, MD

michaelkim@wustl.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School:
University of Missouri-Columbia
Undergrad:
Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies: 
Dancing, basketball, music, eating, gaming
Super Power:
Dancing
Kryptonite: Boba


Weston McCarron, MD

mccarron@wustl.edu

Hometown: Twin Falls, ID
Medical School:
Washington University School of Medicine
Undergrad:
Trinity Western University in BC, Canada
Hobbies: 
Rock climbing, abandoned buildings, brewing beer, trying new beer, unicycling, fossil digging, ancient literature/ancient religions, coffee, playing bass, singing  here and there, currently trying to learn something about photography
Super Power: 
Eating things – spicy things, strange things, living things
Kryptonite:
Overhead objects – cabinet doors, low stairwell ceilings, exam lights


Kim-Long Richard Nguyen, MD

k.r.nguyen@wustl.edu

Hometown: Arlington, TX
Medical School:
Texas Tech
Undergrad:
UT Austin
Hobbies:
Cycling, hiking/camping, looking or good places to eat, beer! tacos (especially on Tuesdays), video games and streaming them, classical music and Broadway, news on the latest tech stuff out there.
Super Power:
Being able to eat an ungodly amount of food.  And Tetris
Kryptonite:
Well-done steak. *shudders*


Kaitlin Parks, DO

k.parks@wustl.edu

Hometown: Tulsa, OK and San Francisco, CA
Medical School:
Oklahoma State University
Undergrad:
California State University
Hobbies: 
Biking, hiking, camping, sewing
Super Power:
Restoring old things like my 1971 Airstream travel trailer.
Kryptonite: 
Cat snuggles and nachos


Ryan Rees, MD

ryanrees@wustl.edu

Hometown: Temecula, CA
Medical School:
Washington University School of Medicine
Undergrad:
Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, working out, barbecue, fishing, reading
Super Power: 
Ability to not get tired
Kryptonite: 
Ligaments


Robert Stephens, MD

stephensr@wustl.edu

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Medical School:
Washington University School of Medicine
Undergrad:
Virginia Tech
Hobbies: 
Hiking, cooking, making cocktails
Super Power:
Driving backwards
Kryptonite:
Cold hands or feet


Caitlin Wellborn, MD

cbwellborn@wustl.edu

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Medical School:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Undergrad:
Loyola University New Orleans
Hobbies: 
Food, running, lounging, fall activities, spoiling my dog
Super Power:
Ability to tolerate thai spice level 4
Kryptonite:
Heartburn.  And Cadbury milk chocolate mini eggs


Gabe Yu, MD

gabriel.yu@wustl.edu

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Medical School:
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergrad:
University of Maryland in Baltimore County
Hobbies: 
Sports.  I am a huge football (Atlanta Falcons), basketball (Washington Wizards), baseball (Baltimore Orioles), and hockey (Washington Capitals) fans.  I also enjoy hiking, gaming, eating, and exploring new restaurants and hipster cafes!
Super Power: 
The ability to sleep anytime, anywhere when needed. Man, I love sleeping
Kryptonite:
Coffee – the best drug in the world