EM Residents Class – PGY II

Manoj Arra, MD


Hometown:  Fishkill, NY/ Hyderabad, India
Medical School:  WashU
Undergrad:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Hobbies: Collecting sneakers, yard games, playing and watching sports especially soccer, basketball and Formula 1, watching bad reality TV.
Superpower: Ability to eat pizza every single day for every meal.
Kryptonite: Ghosts

Skyler Fustos, MD


Hometown: Never lived in one place for more than a few years but spent time in Ogden, UT; Guadalajara, Mexico; New York City; and Kingston, NY as a kid! 
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical College  
Undergrad:  University of Miami 
Hobbies: Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, backcountry camping (writing these repossesses in a tent in the southern Utah desert), rock climbing, traveling, vegetarian cooking, board games, spikeball. 
Superpower: Making friends with the person sitting next to me on a flight.
Kryptonite: People who chew with their mouth open.

Lindsey Hagberg, MD


Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical school: Washington University School of Medicine
Undergrad: Harvard University
Hobbies: Softball, powerlifting, long walks, finding the best coffee in St. Louis.
Superpower: Spotting wildlife while out on hikes, snorkeling, etc.
Kryptonite: Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

Andrew Harrelson, MD


Hometown: Mooresville, NC
Medical School: University of Toledo
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hobbies: Working out, Hiking, Running, Cycling, Snowboarding, Video Games, Board Games, Soccer or any team sport, Brunch.
Superpower: Ability to binge TV shows faster than friends can recommend them.
Kryptonite: Thalassophobia

Christianne Jafari, DO


Hometown: Branson, MO
Medical School: A.T. Still University – KCOM
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Columbia
Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking national parks, board games, traveling, brunching, listening to T. Swift nonstop, watching scary movies, reading, convincing myself I enjoy running, bar trivia, cooking, binging probably too much TV.
Superpower: Sneaking movie/TV show references into conversation, making a mean breakfast sandwich, repeatedly killing my basil and parsley plants by accident (RIP Basil of Baker St. and Theo II).
Kryptonite: Free food

Lashaunda Johnson, MD


Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Undergrad: Morgan State University
Hobbies: Collecting candles, watching Tiny Desk concerts, brunching.
Superpower: Decorating
Kryptonite: Candles, perfume, anything that smells good. I love aromatherapy! 

Grace Montes, MD


Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Undergrad: University of St. Thomas, MN
Hobbies: Reading long fantasy novels/series, backpacking, learning to snowboard, taking long walks with my son and husband, training for the 2023 Murph Challenge, cooking and eating good food.
Superpower: Endless supply of smiles and laughter
Kryptonite: Water chestnuts, getting water up my nose and feeling slimy weeds on my feet while swimming.

Sasha Mozelewski-Hill, MD


Hometown:  Du Quoin, IL
Medical School:  Southern Illinois University
Undergrad:  Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Hobbies:  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, reading, writing, staying active, cooking.
Superpower:  Hosting
Kryptonite: Delicious food. I rarely turn down delicious food.

Mohammad Saffaf, MD


Hometown: Webster Groves, MO
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Undergrad: Saint Louis University
Hobbies: Powerlifting, video games, music, playing basketball, watching movies/TV shows/anime, St. Louis sports – Go Cards and Blues!
Superpower: Multi-tasking
Kryptonite: Misuse of the word “literally”.

Ted Schmitt, MD


Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Missouri-Columbia
Hobbies: Cooking, grilling, tennis, pickleball (basically any sport with a racket/paddle).
Superpower: Becoming best friends with any dog I meet.
Kryptonite: The sound of Styrofoam rubbing together.

Nicholas Seidel, MD


Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Columbia
Hobbies: Playing various instruments (piano, guitar, banjo, etc), trying new food and beer, fishing, skiing, unicycling, and DIY housing projects.
Superpower:  Speed eating.
Kryptonite: Selective hearing. 

Prerak Trivedi, MD


Hometown:   St. Louis, basically
Medical School:   WashU
Undergrad:  Saint Louis University
Hobbies:  Video games, reading (sci-fi & fantasy), trying new food, hiking
Superpower:  Being able to sleep anywhere
Kryptonite: Alarm clocks

Roland Vaca, MD


Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Medical School:  Zucker School of Medicine
Undergrad:  Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies:  Cooking, watching the KC Chiefs, biking, trying new restaurants/breweries, video games, history podcasts.
Superpower:  Keeping 20+ houseplants alive.
Kryptonite: Sour skittles, Starburst jellybeans, regular Skittles, Swedish fish…all candy in general really.

Michele Yang, MD


Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Undergrad: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Hobbies: Volleyball & tennis, board games with friends, perfecting my Chaco tan lines, annoying my cat.
Superpower: Instinctive radar for boba within 5 miles.
Kryptonite: Ramen out of a packet.