Dr. Berry was raised in San Antonio, Texas, as the oldest of seven 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.
Kristen N. Collister, MD, MPH Pennsylvania
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, Texas, 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 and flute, biking, hiking, and being outside.
Farzad Jamshidi, MD, PhD British Columbia
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, South Carolina, prior to joining the Dean McGee Eye Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, running, and music.
Andrew R. Osborn, MD Missouri
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, Indiana, 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.
Jacob D. Warmath, MD Texas
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 Medical 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.
Shehzad Y. Batliwala, DO Texas
Dr. Batliwala was raised in the piney woods of Tyler, Texas, where he attended the University of Texas at Tyler and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry. During college, he launched a tech company focused on repair and maintenance of smart devices. He then attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center for medical school, where he was elected into the Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society. Dr. Batliwala is obsessed with NASA and outer space and has a special interest in visual impairment experienced by astronauts in zero gravity. He thoroughly enjoys traveling and spending time with his beautiful and caring wife, Rema, who is a pharmacist by profession. In his free time, he enjoys listening to engaging podcasts and audiobooks.
Victoria A. Bugg, MD Oklahoma
Dr. Bugg grew up in Norman, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Oklahoma (OU) and graduated with special distinction with a BS in Chemical Engineering. She then completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She also completed her internship year in Internal Medicine at OU. Victoria most enjoys spending time with her husband, Blake, who is an attorney landman in Oklahoma City. During her free time, she also enjoys yoga, baking cookies, and spending time with her family.
Andrew H. Huck, MD Indiana
Dr. Huck was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated from Butler University with a BS in Biology with a minor in chemistry. During his time at Butler, he played quarterback on the football team and served as a team captain. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Huck completed his internship in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital. His beautiful wife, Michelle, works as a clinical pharmacist and they have two dogs. They enjoy being outdoors, snow skiing, stand-up paddle-boarding, and will never turn down a gorgeous sunset at Lake Hefner.
Douglas H. Jin, MD Texas
Dr. Jin was born in Beijing, China, and grew up in Beijing and Houston, Texas. He attended Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources and minors in business and biology. He then attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed a transitional year internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California, where he was named Outstanding Intern on the Emergency Medicine service. In his spare time, Dr. Jin enjoys exploring the outdoors with his beautiful wife, Marina, and hanging out with family and friends. His hobbies include swimming, gardening, playing chess, and photography.
Alice Y. Kim, MD California
Dr. Kim grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Human Development and Aging and a minor in Spanish. During this time, she discovered her passion for ophthalmology and global health after volunteering at an eye clinic performing sight-saving interventions in Honduras. She then attended the USC Keck School of Medicine, graduating with distinction in research after dedicating an additional year on optical coherence tomography angiography studies. She completed her internship in internal medicine at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. In her spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys golfing, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.
Brett M. Gudgel, MD Oklahoma
Dr. Gudgel grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Biochemistry. He then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, where he graduated with special distinction and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He and his wife, McKenzie, spent a year in Indianapolis while he completed his internship at Indiana University Methodist Hospital before moving back to Oklahoma City. In his free time, Dr. Gudgel enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, watching his Sooners play college football, and spending time with his friends and family. His hobbies also include snow skiing, wakeboarding, traveling, and reading.
Finny T. John, MD New York
Dr. John grew up in the metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan, and moved to New York City, New York, shortly before high school. He attended Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Biology and minor in business. He then completed medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York, where he was named Preliminary Intern of the Year before moving to Oklahoma City to begin his training in ophthalmology. In his spare time, he enjoys supporting his hometown Detroit Lions and Pistons, going on road trips, playing the guitar, and eating good sushi.
Gerta Mane, MD Michigan
Dr. Mane was born and raised in Tirana, Albania. She ventured to Michigan for college where she studied Biochemistry at Oakland University located near Detroit, in Rochester Hills. After college, she spent a year conducting basic lab research at the University of Michigan molecular biology department and then worked on translational research at the college of pharmacy. She attended Oakland University William Beaumont for medical school. There, she continued her passion for volunteering and global health. During medical school she spent a good amount of her free time working in homeless shelters and traveling on medical mission trips. After medical school, she completed her transitional year internship at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan. When Dr. Mane is not working, she enjoys reading, yoga, exploring new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
David R. Griffin, MD Idaho
Dr. Griffin was born and raised in Rexburg, Idaho. He attended college at Brigham Young University where he graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Molecular Biology. He then attended medical school near his wife’s home at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. There, he was also chosen by his peers to receive the Student Choice Award for his graduating class. He completed a transitional year internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Griffin’s favorite thing is spending his free time with his beautiful wife, Leslie. They enjoy traveling, rock climbing, and exploring the outdoors together. Dr. Griffin also loves playing the drums, soccer, fly fishing, and trail running.