SEA-HVO Fellowship Recipients

The following anesthesia residents have been awarded an SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship by the Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA).

The SEA-HVO Fellowship allows senior anesthesia residents the opportunity to improve anesthesia care in resource-scarce countries by teaching and mentoring their counterparts. The SEA-HVO Fellows are able to witness a wide range of surgical pathologies and anesthetic techniques not commonly seen in the United States. They learn to communicate more effectively with people from different cultures and observe the realities and constraints of delivering health care in a resource-scarce environment. Most importantly, SEA-HVO Fellows serve as teachers of anesthesia and role models for anesthesia students at HVO project sites and contribute to the safety of future patients receiving anesthesia.


  • Abimbola Adegbola, MD
  • Jordan Francke, MD, MPH
  • Ali Hemyari, MD
  • Lee Nguyen, MD
  • Trong Nguyen, MD


  • Rebecca Piland, MD
  • Sukhman Shergill, MD


  • Geneva White, MD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Khushboo Baldev, MD (Yale University, CT)
  • Emuejevoke Chuba, MB BS, MSc (Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Claire Spradling, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TN)
  • Brian Chang, MD (New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY)
  • Nancy Olowo, MD (Montefiore Medical Center, NY)


  • Christopher Busack, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans)
  • Anna Frackman, MD (Stanford University, Stanford, CA)
  • Kevin Maghami, MD (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles)
  • Harry Mai, MD (Rhode Island Hospital - Brown University, Providence, RI)
  • Anisha Nadkarni, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore)
  • Michael Ndukwe, MD (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ)
  • Totam Ngo, MD (Montefiore Medical Center, New York)
  • Ayodeji Omosule, MBBS, MHA (Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit)
  • Nina Patel, MD (University of Washington, Seattle)
  • Dane Saksa, MD, MBA (University of California, Los Angeles)


  • Sheryl Ang Siok Hoon, MBBS, MRCP(UK) (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Nicholas Bishop, MD (University of Washington)
  • Hebah Ismail, MD, JD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
  • Sarafina Kankam, MD (University of Kansas School of Medicine)
  • Elizabeth Liu, MD (University of California San Francisco)
  • Lizbeeth Lopez, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital) 
  • Olubunmi Okunlola, MD (Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and West)
  • Mohammed Zuaiter, MD (Emory University School of Medicine)
  • Pritee Tarwade, MD (Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI)


  • Hassan Aboumerhi, MD (University of Chicago)
  • Brenton Alexander, MD (University of California, San Diego)
  • Praba Boominathan, MD (Yale University)
  • Michael Do, MD, MBA (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Cara Ann Iorianni , MD (Emory University School of Medicine)
  • Oneychi Megafu, MBBS (Drexel University College of Medicine)
  • Jose Navas-Blanco, MD (Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit)
  • Samuel Percy, MD (University of Washington Medical Center)
  • Andrew Rivera-Hober, MD (New York Presbyterian Hospital)
  • David Rudnick, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)


  • Anna Budde, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School)
  • Pooja Dave, MD (George Washington University Hospital)
  • Jude Drivers, MD (University of Massachusetts Medical Center)
  • Graham Hill, DO (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • Bryce Holmgren, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
  • Keri Koszela, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital)
  • Travis Reece-Nguyen, MD, MPH (University of Washington)
  • Sara Strowd, MD (Loyola University Chicago)
  • Marcus Walton, MD (Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital).


  • Mark Brouillette (University of Kansas Medical Center)
  • Helen Chan (University of Arizona)
  • Lisa Kumar (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
  • Brian Lockhart (Brigham & Women's, Boston)
  • Fatemah Mamdani (Columbia University Medical Center)
  • Gabriel Pollock (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • Richard Robertson (Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans)
  • Jon-Rene Suffern (Tufts, Boston)
  • Bushra Taha (Massachusetts General Hospital)


  • Edward C. Clune, MD (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  • Christina A. Jelly, MD, MSc (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Theresa Northern, DO, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
  • Pooja G. Pandya, MD (The Johns Hopkins Hospital)
  • Lauren Pieczynski, MD (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)
  • Rachel Steckelberg, MD, MPH (University of California - Los Angeles)
  • Lauren Steffel, MD (Stanford University Hospital and Clinics)
  • Irving Ye, MD, MBA (University of Washington)


  • Benjamin Aakre, MD (Mayo Clinic)
  • Vanya Choumanova, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
  • Sarah Clark, MD (Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
  • Rohesh Fernando, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
  • Michael Hatch, MD (University of Pennsylvania Health System)
  • Rohan Jain, MD (University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System)
  • William Navarre, MD, MPH (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
  • Nenna Nwazota, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
  • Meghan Prin, MD (New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University)


  • Amit Shah, MD (Yale University)
  • David Dahl, MD (UT-Knoxville)
  • Annie Ko, MD (Brigham & Women’s)
  • Tammy Wang, MD (Stanford)
  • Sushila Murthy, MD, MPH (Mass General)
  • Cindy Hwang, MD (OHSU, Portland)
  • Heather Kaiser, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins)
  • Wil Van Cleve, MPH, MD (UWMC, Seattle)
  • Neil Masters, MD (Columbia)