Class of 2025

Rebecca (Becca) Galer
Undergrad University of Rochester
med school NYIT college of osteopathic medicine
Hobbies- swimming, cooking chicken riggies, travel, my dog
EM interest- Sim and US

Cameron “CJ” Byrd

Hometown: California -> Florida -> North Carolina -> Colorado.
Undergraduate: University of Colorado – Boulder
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing/snowboarding, slacklining, crocheting, nerding out on LotR and Harry Potter
EM interest: Wilderness medicine
Email: cbyrd@bhmcny.org

Carina Vigna

Hometown: Calgary, Canada

Undergraduate: University of Calgary

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Running, traveling, scuba diving, playing sports, reading, hiking, skiing, exploring new places

EM Interests: EMS, Disaster Medicine, Trauma, Wilderness Medicine, International medicine

Andreana Jansen-Kripalani

Hometown: San Francisco, CA Undergraduate: Lehigh University Medical School: SABA

Hobbies: Fitness, learning new languages (currently, Dutch), learning how to be a new mom, traveling and healthy cooking.

EM Interests: EMS and trauma

DeJuan Kinchelow

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Undergraduate: TCU

Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine

Hobbies: Anime, video games, CrossFit, rock climbing

EM interest: International medicine, Trauma, US and Med Ed

Fave things to do in NYC: biking, visiting parks, brunch, trying new restaurants 

Email: DKinchel@bhmcny.org

Alexandra Hassan

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergrad: Baptist College of Health Science, BS in biomedical science
Medical School: Touro Harlem
EM interests: Critical care, ultrasound
Hobbies: cooking, baking, canoeing and kayaking with my dog Jasper
Fav things to do in NYC: trying cuisine from all around the world, art galleries (making my way through the met) and comedy shows, lounging at the park for hours, taking jasper to as many dog parks as I can!

Hersh Wazir

Hometown: my parents currently live in Brampton, Ontario, but I live in the moment 

Medical School: All Saints University College of Medicine (now known as Richmond Gabriel University)

Hobbies: weightlifting, rock climbing, gaming, reading, anime-ing

EM interests: International EM, Ultrasound, Trauma

Favorite things to do in Brooklyn: trying new vegan food, lounging at parks, making friends out of strangers 

Email: hwazir@bhmcny.org 

Bayu Sutarjono

Ottawa was once home, until I grew up to stand on my own

Toronto was once home, in the pursuit of knowledge at the University of Toronto

But then I found people who had to flee their homes, running to borders with Doctors Without Borders, to give them a safe place to call home

Inspired, I chose Saba University School of Medicine to be my home while I became a doctor

Now I call Brookdale my home. Family. Neighbors. Strangers. Brooklyn, we welcome you. 

Bsutarjo@bhmcny.org