EM Residents Class – PGY IV

Arthur Forbriger, MD 


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
Super Power: Selective hearing
Kryptonite: Paperwork, sitting still

Caleb Fredrickson, MD


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

Christian Gerhart, MD


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


Hometown: Seattle, WA
Medical School: 
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington
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
 my mom’s home cooked Indian food and coke zero

Andrew Lamp, MD


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

Johana Lopez, MD


Hometown:Miami, FL
Medical School: 
University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
 Long boarding, paddle boarding, watching trash TV
Super Power: 
Wearing a sweater in July 
 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


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


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
 Being late!

Jennifer Reyes Lin, MD


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: University of Miami
Undergrad: UC Berkley
Hobbies: houseplant horticulture, camping, board games, snail mail, traveling with my husband
Superpower: scheduling, remembering non-essential details, always choosing the hardest path
Kryptonite: humidity, wet socks, cringiness

Olivia Roman, MD


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


Hometown:Springfield, MO
Medical School: 
University of Missouri – Columbia
Missouri State University
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


Hometown:  Irvington, NJ 
Medical School:  
University of Miami Miller SOM
 …multiple, I’m old. Most recently UMES
Traditional archery, gaming, cooking random recipes, trying to teach myself to draw, photography
Super Power: 
  Bacon covered in chocolate covered in bacon. Also, bacon. Also, chocolate.

Rawan Safa, MD


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


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