Class of 2024

A New Beginning…

Scott DiFrancesco


Hometown:  Thetford, VT
Undergraduate:  Ball State University
Medical School:  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies:  comedy, hiking, snowshoeing, playing golf, watching live sports
EM Interest:  yet to be determined
Email: sdifranc@bhmcny.org

Sara Reed


Hometown: Azusa, CA
Undergraduate: Randolph College
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: travel, making animals love me, dance, naps, more naps, being a foodie
EM Interests: international medicine, austere medicine, healthcare disparities 
Email: SReed@bhmcny.org

Jeid Merritt


Hometown: Brea, California 
Undergraduate: University of Greenwich & Kings College London
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine 
Hobbies: Currently hiking, cycling, art and violin 
EM Interest: Critical Care and Wilderness Medicine 
Email: jemerrit@bhmcny.org

Brittany Stelmar


Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: Touro COM-NY
Hobbies: working out, beach, Yelp elite foodie-trying new restaurants/bars, piano, flute, crocheting, traveling & exploring new places 
EM interest: trauma, ultrasound
Email: bstelmar@bhmcny.org

Louis Loiodice


Hometown: Saint James, New York 
Undergraduate: University at Albany 
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine 
Hobbies: Hiking, Working Out, Beach, Dunkin Donuts 
EM Interest: Trauma 

Michael Lucarelli-Cowles


Hometown: Morgan Hill, Ca
Undergraduate: UC Santa Cruz
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Volleyball, Reading, Hiking/camping, Archery, Scuba, Yoga, Everything about dogs, Board games, Learning history, and Mexican food!
EM Interest: Education, Ultrasound
Email: Mlucarelli@bhmcny.org

Anna Ivanova


Hometown:  Home is where you make it. I spent my childhood in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and once I immigrated to the U.S., it has been Denver, Colorado
Undergraduate: University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Love doing anything outside as well as at the gym. Hiking, biking (mountain/road) or riding my motorcycle (happier on two wheels), camping, brewery and coffee shop exploring with my dog (Clyde). Enjoy getting away any chance I get even if its 1-2 hrs away outside the city and just exploring other cities and towns any chance I get.
EM interest: EMS is my main driver for EM. Also considering tactical medicine or being involved with FEMA later in my career

Angel L. Troche Torres


Hometown: San Juan, PR
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine 
Hobbies: Dancing, Drawing, Exploring NYC, Netflix.
EM interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Sports Medicine