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Residents

Triple Board 2014-2015

PGY-V

Shaleah DardarSHALEAH DARDAR, M.D.
Tulane University School of Medicine

Graduate: Tulane School of Social Work
Undergrad:Xavier University of Louisiana - Biology
Birth Place: Morgan City, LA
Favorite thing about New Orleans: The food!
Favorite Jazz Fest food: Shrimp and grits
Favorite festival: Jazz Fest

 

 

Brandon DuftBRANDON DUFT, M.D.
University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine

Undergrad: University of California, San Diego - Molecular Biology
Birth Place: Washington D.C.
Interests: Guitar, ukulele, sitar, piano, tennis, skiing, hiking, camping
Most interesting place visited: New Zealand
Favorite thing about New Orleans: Jazz on the streets, in the stores, everywhere!
Favorite Jazz Fest food: Gator Po-Boy

 


 

PGY-IV

Danielle Ibelema

DANIELLE IBELEMA, M.D.
Morehouse School of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Georgia - Biology
Birth Place: Xenia, OH
Languages: French
Interests: Running, volunteering, watching football
Post-Residency Plans: Practicing both pediatrics and child psychiatry
Favorite New Orleans Neighborhood: Uptown – it has a very fun and eclectic feel.  I love the variety of restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops.
Favorite outdoor activity: Running in Audubon Park
Favorite thing about NOLA: The food is amazing



 

Laura KaczkaLAUREN KACZKA, M.D.
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA – Biochemistry
Birth Place: New Brunswick, NJ
Languages: Studying Spanish
Interests:  Swimming, Amateur Chef, Cooking & Baking
Favorite thing about residency:  My co-residents
Best coffee in NOLA: Believe it or not – Starbucks!

 


 

PGY-III

Lauren-TraverbaughLAUREN TEVERBAUGH, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Michigan – Psychology and Afro-American and African Studies
Post Baccalaureate: Columbia University
Birth Place: Southfield, MI
Interests: Historical multicultural fiction, running, fitness, nutrition, live music, dance, independent films, history of social movements, theatre, photography.

 


 

PGY II

Kimberly KavanaghKIMBERLY KAVANAGH
St. George’s University
Graduate: M.S. – Cell & Molecular Biology, Tulane University
Undergrad: Tulane University – Dance / Cell and Molecular Biology
Language: Basic Spanish
Interests: Dance, Yoga, Musical Theatre, SCUBA Diving

 

 

 

 

Tessa Kleyn TESSA KLEYN, M.D.
University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Undergrad: University of South Alabama - Biology & Psychology
Languages: Spanish
Interests: Sustainable living & conservation, visiting local farmer's markets & preparing meals for family and friends, wakeboarding, slalom waterskiing, yoga, meditation, reading classic literature, and travel 

 

 


PGY-I

Rohail KumarROHAIL KUMAR, M.D.
Aga Khan University Medical College

Birth Place:  Quetta, Pakistan
Languages:  Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu
Interests:  Playing guitar, Painting & sketching, Reading fiction, historical fiction & memoirs, Video games

 

 

 

Margaret Whelan RACHEL "MAGGIE" WHELAN, M.D., Ph.D
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Graduate:  University of Pittsburgh / Columbia University - Epidemiology
Undergrad:  Yale University - Latin American Studies
Interests:  Spending time with daughter, Swimming, Gardening, Rowing / Crew, Cooking (especially Indian food), Dogs, Hiking, outdoor activities, Piano

 


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