Our Residents

Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Current Residents


Dr. Clint Collier

Whitman College (2008)
University of New Mexico, School of Medicine (2016)

Clint calls Albuquerque, NM home but has developed a special place in his heart for D.C. - he attended graduate school in health & science policy right here at Georgetown before returning to New Mexico for med school and is thrilled to be back in the District for residency. He loves swimming, cycling, playing soccer, spending time outdoors, and doing ALL the 'free D.C stuff'. Clint isn't sure which of the many med-peds career options is for him yet, but he is thrilled that he gets to explore so many fields! 

Dr. Nikka Dema-ala

University of California, San Diego (2012) 
Georgetown University (2016) 

Born in Guam and raised in California, Nikka will always call Southern California home. She's enjoyed living in D.C. over the past four years and is excited to continue training in this diverse city. She loves all things food - cooking, baking, and eating! She is currently interested in primary care or specializing in allergy/immunology.

Dr. Ariella Goldblatt

University of California, Berkeley (2012)
UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Medical Program (2016)

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Ariella spent her high school years in sunny Southern California before settling in the foggy Bay Area for university and medical school. She enjoys exploring new things mostly by swimming, hiking, and eating. One day, she hopes to have a career in global and public health, working with underserved populations.

Dr. Elizabeth Gosciniak

Loyola University, New Orleans (2012)
Louisiana State University (2016)

Born in Texas and raised in New Orleans, Elizabeth has a soft spot in her heart for the people and food of south Louisiana.  After moving slightly north for med school in Shreveport, Louisiana, Elizabeth decided to venture out east. She enjoys running, hiking, making music, jigsaw puzzles, and exploring the many trails and museums in DC.  Her career interests lie in global health, working with underserved populations, health policy, and infectious diseases.


Dr. Brynn Connor

University of California, San Diego (2011)
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2015)

Brynn grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Although she will always be a loyal LA sports fan, she has enjoyed living in and exploring D.C. while at Georgetown Medical School. Her interests include running, spending time with friends and family, and discovering every brunch spot in D.C. In the future, she hopes to pursue either a fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease or a career as a Med-Peds Hospitalist.

Dr. N. Vince Hill

University of Delaware (2009) 
University of Maryland (2015) 

Vince grew up in King of Prussia, PA but is originally from California. After graduating from undergrad, he worked in Americorps in DC and fell in love with the city and is excited to practice here. When he is finished with residency, he hopes to serve in primary care. When he’s not at work, he loves hiking, playing guitar, and listening to jazz. 

Dr. Cara Sweeney

Georgetown University (2011)
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2015)

Although she will always be a Boston girl at heart, Cara has grown to love to city of D.C. She is excited to take advantage of the amazing opportunities at Georgetown. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, yoga, and cheering on the Hoyas.

Dr. Tarina Parpia

Vanderbilt University (2010)
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2015)

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Tarina’s loves include good BBQ, TexMex, and the Cowboys. She enjoys hiking, yoga, brunching, and trying new restaurants around DC -- though she still has a ways to go! After residency she plans to pursue a career in primary care and global health.


Dr. Catherine Spaulding

Vanderbilt University (2010) 
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2014) 

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Catherine has loved the opportunity to spend the last several years on the east coast. She enjoys finding time to conquer new outdoor challenges such as running the DC Marine Corps Marathon and making it to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. She loves writing, playing the violin, singing and finding the best happy hours in DC. She plans to work in primary care with underserved, urban populations.

Dr. Rami ElTaraboulsi 

NC State University (2010)
Brody School of Medicine at ECU (2014)

Rami grew up in North Carolina, right between the Great Smoky Mountains and the renowned Outer Banks. When not exploring the outdoors, he enjoys running, cheering on the Blue Devils, and traveling. The way to his heart is through a home­cooked meal.

Dr. Quinn Ziatyk

Boston College (2008) 
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2014)

Quinn was born and raised in suburbia of NYC.  In her free time she loves to travel, cook (and eat) a delicious meal, enjoy the outdoors with skiing, sailing, running, hiking, and doing yoga as much as possible, of which D.C. is able to provide a plethora of yoga opportunities.  She wants to pursue a career working with underserved populations both in the USA and abroad.

Dr. Leah Ratner

The George Washington University (2007)
St. Georges University School of Medicine (2015)

When not meandering the units of the charming Georgetown University Hospital, Leah enjoys just about any outdoor adventure, being the star of the residency soccer team, and spending time with her Med-Peds colleagues. When she grows up she hopes to pursue a career in Sustainable Development and resource­ poor medicine, focused on transitional care from pediatric to adult populations.


Dr. Mimi Abadie

Chief Medicine-Pediatrics Resident

University of Mississippi (2008)
University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2013)

Dr. Abadie was born and raised in the Deep South, growing up with an addiction to peanut butter. Through her travels abroad, she developed a passion for global health. Her favorite pastimes in D.C. include running along the various trails, trying new foods, and museum hopping

Dr. Alan Nyquist

Chief Medicine-Pediatrics Resident

McGill College (2009)
Albany Medical College (2013)

Born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Nyquist enjoys travelling whenever he gets a free chance. His goal is to visit every continent before he ends residency. His hobbies include running, going to sporting events, eating, and spending time with friends. He loves watching basketball and is a huge Miami Heat fan.

Dr. Erin Duquette Quandt

Chief Medicine-Pediatrics Resident

University of Notre Dame (2008)
Tulane University School of Medicine (MD & MPH 2013)

Dr. Quandt grew up in Moline, Illinois.  Her path to Georgetown has included stops in Notre Dame, IN; San Jose, Costa Rica; and New Orleans.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, and two Labrador retrievers, running and biking along the Mount Vernon trail, playing guitar and piano, traveling, and watching sports (especially football).  After residency, she looks forward to pursuing a career in inpatient Medicine/Pediatrics, with a focus on medical education and the relationship between hospital medicine and public health.

Med-Peds Alumni: Where are they now?

Our program provides the support and training that encourages equally the pursuit of careers in Primary Care, Subspecialty Fellowships, Research, or Hospitalist Practice. Our graduates do it all! Below you will find a list of the career choices from our residents graduating in the past six years.

Class of 2016

Jessica Craig, MD
Glen Burnie, MD
Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

Sunjay Devarajan, MD
Houston, TX
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Nandini Ganesh, MD
Washington, DC
Med-Peds Primary Care, Unity Health Care

Charlotte Jenchura, MD
Boston, MA
Academic Med-Peds Primary Care
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Class of 2015

Naomi Abe, MD
San Diego, CA 
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of California - San Diego

Sarah Cox, MD
Alexandria, VA
Med-Peds Outpatient, MedStar Urgent Care

Ashley Kelley, MD
Vienna, Austria
Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care

Naveen Muthu, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

Class of 2014

Jennifer Kramer, MD
Baltimore, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Nathan Samras, MD
Savannah, GA
Primary Care, Med-Peds, Memorial Health

Karen Williams, MD
Odenton, MD
Primary Care, Med-Peds, Johns Hopkins Unversity

Laura Zajdel, MD
Cleveland, OH
Hospitalist Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Class of 2013

Sasha Avery, MD
Garner, NC
Primary Care Med-Peds, Wake Med Specialty Physicians

Nicole Bitencourt, MD
Angola, Africa
Baylor Global Health Corps, Sickle Cell Initiative

Erin Farrish, MD
Washington, DC
Academic Med-Peds, Outpatient
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Lauren Lubrano, MD
Washington, DC
Academic Med-Peds Hospitalist
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Class of 2012

Meghan Connelly, MD
Washington, DC
Academic Internal Medicine, Hospitalist
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Daniel McGinley, MD
Franklin, TN
Primary Care Med-Peds, Heritage Medical Associates

Sarah Thornton, MD
Washington, DC
Academic Med-Peds Hospitalist
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Sari Yehuda, MD
Seattle, WA
Primary Care Med-Peds, Neighborcare

Class of 2011

Joanne Belgarde, MD
Los Angeles, CA
National Health Service Corps
Primary Care Med-Peds/Community Health

Mark Jennings, MD
Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Adult Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Priya Pujara, MD
Cleveland, OH
Academic Med-Peds at Metro Health, Outpatient
Associate Program Director, Cleveland Clinic Med-Peds Residency

Marybeth Radley, MD
Washington, DC
Primary Care Med-Peds, Unity Health Care System

Class of 2010

Daniel Casey, MD
Arlington, VA
Virginia Hospital Center Adult Pulmonary and Critical Care
Fellowship: Adult Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Janelle Clauser, MD
Spokane, WA
Internal Medicine, Hospitalist at Sacred Heart Medical Center
Previous Position: Associate Program Director for Pediatrics Residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2010-2012)

Jennifer Vittorio, MD
New York, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric GI and Hepatology, Columbia University
Second fellowship: Pediatric Hepatology/Transplant, Columbia University

Class of 2009

Meghann Kirk, MD
Washington, DC
Academic Med-Peds, Outpatient
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Bhumika Gandhi, MD
Washington, DC
Academic Med-Peds, Outpatient
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital