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Minority House Staff Committee

The Minority House Staff Committee was established in 1995 in an effort to increase the number of residents who are traditionally underrepresented in internal medicine. The MHC is comprised of members of our house staff and dedicated faculty advisors. MHC activities include:

  • Assisting with residency recruitment efforts
  • Providing mentorship and working with the local Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapters
  • Promoting health equity for all patients through resident initiated research and outreach
  • Promoting professional, development and social networking activities

Committee Chairs

Dr. Ugochukwu Akpara
Ugochukwu Akpara, M.D.
Dr. Ashley Dixon
Ashley Dixon, M.D.
Dr. Choumika Simonis
Choumika Simonis, M.D.

PGY-1

Dr. Kevin Bachrach
Kevin Bachrach, M.D.
  • Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Camila Delgado
Camila Delgado, M.D., Ph.D.
  • New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Karen Gambina
Karen Gambina, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Chanel Ligon
Chanel Ligon, M.D.
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Paulina Luna Martinez
Paulina Luna Martinez, M.D.
  • Yale School of Medicine
Dr. John Mancini
John Mancini, M.D.
  • CUNY School of Medicine
Dr. Ari Mandler
Ari Mandler, M.D.
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Francis May
Francis May, M.D.
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Dr. Emma Maria Schatoff
Emma Maria Schatoff, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Weill Cornell Medicine

PGY-2

Dr. Ugochukwu Akpara
Ugochukwu Akpara, M.D.
  • City University of New York School of Medicine
Dr. Mikiyas Teshome Desta
Mikiyas Teshome Desta, M.D.
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Dr. Ashley Dixon
Ashley Dixon, M.D.
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Dr. Nicolas Gomez-Banoy
Nicolas Gomez-Banoy, M.D.
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Dr. Justin Grenet
Justin Grenet, M.D.
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Kimberly Loo
Kimberly Loo, M.D.
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Dr. Tamasha Persaud
Tamasha Persaud, M.D.
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Dr. Choumika Simonis
Choumika Simonis, M.D.
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

PGY-3

Dr. Aiya Aboubakr
Aiya Aboubakr, M.D.
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Michael Alvarez
Michael Alvarez, M.D.
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Dr. Clarissa Andre
Clarissa Andre, M.D.
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Dr. Emmanuel Attah
Emmanuel Attah, M.D.
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Dr. Lindsay Clarke
Lindsay Clarke, M.D.
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Erica Corredera
Erica Corredera, M.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Nigel Gwini
Nigel Gwini, M.D.
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
Dr. William George Jackson
William George Jackson, M.D.
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Chanel Jonas
Chanel Jonas, M.D.
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Dr. Chukwuma Onyebeke
Chukwuma Onyebeke, M.D.
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez
Elizabeth Sanchez, M.D.
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia Facultad de Medicina
Dr. Fabian Vargas
Fabian Vargas, M.D.
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University