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Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Class of 2025

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Abdulelah

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Abdulelah Almanie, M.B.B.S

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  • Medical School: Alfaisal University 
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston:  The Houston highways and middle eastern weather.
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: BCM Emergency Medicine program evolves around leadership, knowledge, and creativity. The unlimited access to medical knowledge and social wisdom through the application of clinical principles. Yet, the most valuable teacher is our patients. 
Ciaura

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Ciaura Brown, M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Medical School: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: The Breakfast Klub
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: It has to be the several options for fun activities to do. I feel like Houston has something for everyone!
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: My favorite part of EM residency so far has to be taking care of my patients. It has been so nice to be able to return to my hometown and be of service to the Houston community in this way. 
  • Interesting Previous Career: I was an Emergency Department Medical Scribe Trainer before entering medical school. Being apart of so many clinical encounters allowed me to really fall in love with EM. I also was able to find that I loved the team dynamic that EM provides.
Erin

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Jasmine Chigbu, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Still exploring.
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The vibe, there is always something to do.
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: The people and the culture.
  • Interesting Previous Career: Founded a start up 
Taylor

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Taylor Cole, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: The Warwick! 
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: I love the diversity and southern hospitality here in Houston! Also, the food is fantastic! 
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: My co-interns! They are absolutely the bomb.com!
  • Interesting Previous Career: Astrophysics Tutor
Erin

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Erin Dooley, M.D.

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  • Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Uchi
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: I actually live in League City, which is south of Houston. I love being in the suburbs! 
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: It's so exciting to finally be doing what I've dreamt of doing for so long! I love learning something (or a lot of somethings) new every shift, and the people I get to work with, from the attendings to the nurses to my co-residents, are incredible. Ben Taub is a special place! And the food in Houston is the cherry on top.
  • Interesting Previous Career: I was a waitress at an Italian restaurant!
Ghida

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Ghida Ghanim, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: I haven’t been to many yet so I don’t have a favorite now, but I love me some Taco Feugo!
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: I love how diverse the city is. There’s a lot to do and there’s so many really good and unique food options. I love it here!
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: Getting to train in THE best specialty to help underserved patients from all walks of life. I’m also very lucky I get to work with and learn from such a diverse, passionate, and intelligent family here at BCM. I’ve felt so welcomed by everyone right from the jump and know I’ll be supported and prepared for success here. Honestly wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!
Lakshmi

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Lakshmi Karuparthy, D.O.

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  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Hard to choose just one! Favorites so far: Candente, Aga's, Abu Omar, and Common Bond. 
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The expansive food scene, proximity to family, warm weather all year round, and diversity!
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: I love my co-residents! They are hilarious, bold, and so supportive! Also, the diversity of the EM residents, attendings, and patient population is unparalleled. It’s incredible to be part of a program that values recruiting residents that mirror the patient population being served.
  • Interesting Previous Career: During college, I majored in Radio/TV/Film because I aspire to blend my passion for medicine and film by creating videos about patient health. I was able to further develop my skills by working at a documentary production company. I’m excited to build a dual career as both a physician and filmmaker!
Abdoul

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Abdoul Madjid Kone, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: So far, Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet is the winner but any halal place with some good lamb. 
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The food and the diversity
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: I love that the upper level residents and attendings are very patient with us. It's the perfect learning environment. I'm not too stressed coming on to a shift. I know I'm coming to learn. 
  • Interesting Previous Career: I went to medical school in Africa for a few years and I was a taxis driver in New York City.
Sidra

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Sidra Mesiya, M.D.

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  • Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Too early to tell! I have a whole list of places to try!
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Diverse communities, amazing food, big city vibes, and close to home
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: My co-residents, Baylor EM leadership and faculty, emphasis on diversity, and exposure to diverse pathology and trauma
  • Interesting Previous Career: Being the oldest sibling
Glad

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Glad Nwaozo, M.D., M.S.

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  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: I definitely can't just pick one!: RA Sushi, Gloria's, Moxie's 
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Great food, lots of diversity, great weather year round (minus peak summer lol), there's always an event or concert to go to, cheap cost of living, and being close by my family and friends!
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: Lots of procedures, variety in pathology, and community engagement
  • Interesting Previous Career: I was a substitute teacher throughout medical school and during the gap between fourth year of medical school and residency.
A.

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A. Stephanie Onyechi, M.D.

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  • Medical School: University of Texas Rio Grande Valle
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Anything related to TexMex or Nigerian cuisine.
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The diversity.
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: The people.
  • Interesting Previous Career: Project manager for scribe company
Kevin

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Kevin Perkins, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Medical School: Yale University
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: The Breakfast Klub
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The humidity.
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: The people.
  • Interesting Previous Career: Box maker
William

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William Quidilla, M.D.

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  • Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Taco Fuego
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Rich in diversity, Houston is a melting pot of many backgrounds creating new and unique food scenes to try out!
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: The people. Everyone, from the staff at Ben Taub to the patients we serve, the interactions I have with them have been a phenomenal experience! Best of all, the BCM EM residency truly does feel like family!
  • Interesting Previous Career: Pizza Delivery Driver at Dominos
Madeline

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Madeline Rees, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Such a tough call! Probably Mala Sichuan or Loro! So many spots on my list that I haven't tried yet, though. 
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: The sunsets are pretty sweet. But as a woman who loves grocery stores, I'm happy to be so close to an HEB at all times. Central Market is an epicurean dreamscape. Can't wait to hit up H mart and so many others.
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: I feel like I already have so many favorite parts. The massive variety of patient presentations and diagnoses seen at Ben Taub compares to none. I feel incredibly supported by my faculty and upper level residents to succeed in learning how to take the best care of my patients. Far from least is the bond I have been able to forge with my co-interns. There was instant camaraderie (and comedy) amongst the 16 of us, and I can't wait to make memories working alongside these wonderful and inspiring new doctors.
  • Interesting Previous Career: I baked and sold empanadas at a stall in a fancy food hall in New Orleans the summer before I started medical school.
Lydia

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Lydia Ross, M.D.

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  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Favorite Houston Restaurant: Xin Cao
  • Favorite Part of Living in Houston: Hermann Park, The Post, the food the food the food!!! The city is so diverse and there's so much to explore. I'm loving living in the med center because I can walk or bike home from work and I've caught some beautiful sunsets.
  • Favorite Part of EM Residency: My co-residents of course!! The faculty and the Ben Taub staff are so awesome too. I didn't know anyone in Houston before coming here and it's been a really warm, welcoming environment to learn in. The culture is centered on what's best for the patient and it really shows. 
  • Interesting Previous Career: I've had a lot of odd jobs while in school - at a Culver's, as a baker, janitor, and entomology undergrad researcher.