(From left to right:)
Farzad Jamshidi, MD, PhD
Dr. Jamshidi was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in Tehran and Vancouver, Canada. He completed his undergraduate studies in cell biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and pursued a combined MD/PhD degree at the UBC School of Medicine. His PhD studies focused on the application of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) in characterization of epithelioid sarcoma, a rare tumor of the extremities. His work contributed to inclusion of epithelioid sarcoma in tazemetostat clinical trials. During his subsequent clinical rotations, he found his passion in ophthalmology and after medical school, completed a year of post-doctoral studies at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where he researched non-coding mutations in RPGRIP1-associated retinal degenerations. Thereafter, he completed his internship in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC prior to joining the Dean McGee Eye Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, running, and music.
Andrew Osborn, MD
Dr. Osborn was raised in Springfield, Missouri. He attended Washington University in St. Louis as an undergraduate and was awarded BA in Anthropology with a minor degree in Public Health. At Washington University he was a member of the men's basketball team. He then completed medical school at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and graduated with cum laude honors. At MU, he was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. Following medical school, he completed a transitional year internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN and served as chief resident of his intern class. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing basketball, solving crossword puzzles, fishing on Table Rock Lake, and spending time with his wonderful friends, family, and co-residents.
Kristen Collister, MD, MPH
Dr. Collister grew up in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. After high school, she spent a year in Belgium as a Rotary Exchange student learning French. She then attended Kettering University where she completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in biochemistry. After college, she spent one year in the West Bank teaching fifth grade. Upon returning to the U.S., Dr. Collister attended medical school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She and her husband, Peter subsequently spent a year in Omaha for an internal medicine internship at Creighton University. In her free time, Dr. Collister enjoys spending time with her awesome husband, being involved in her church, and building relationships with new friends. Her other hobbies include: playing the piano & flute, biking, hiking, and being outside.
Jacob Warmath, MD
Dr. Warmath was born in El Paso, Texas before living all across the state of Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a BS in Biology plus two minors in Military Science and Philosophy. During his time at Texas A&M, Dr. Warmath was an active member of Squadron 20 within the Corps of Cadets. This prompted him to commission into the United States Air Force as a Captain before attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. At OU, Dr. Warmath was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After medical school, he decided to stay in OKC to complete his Internal Medicine internship at the University of Oklahoma Medial Center. His lovely wife, Kellie, works as the Senior Wish Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Oklahoma where she makes children's dreams come true. Outside of work, Dr. Warmath enjoys writing, swapping stories, and pondering on the complexities of life.
Jon "Christian" Berry, MD
Dr. Berry was raised in San Antonio, Texas as the oldest of 7 children. He attended Baylor University, where he majored in Business Fellows and Finance, graduating summa cum laude with a BBA degree. While at Baylor, he played as a midfielder on the Baylor Men's Club Soccer Team, captaining the team during his senior season. He subsequently attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, where he was elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He also was actively involved in the CMDA chapter at Southwestern. Dr. Berry then completed his transitional internship at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. Outside of work, Christian enjoys playing soccer and tennis, playing piano, spending time with family and friends, and attending church. His hobbies also include skiing and discussing theology.