Hobbies and Interests: Eating, cooking, traveling, scuba diving, AVGeek, points and miles, Pittsburgh sports (Pirates, Steelers, Penguins in that order), finance, following the news and politics
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Marvel, HP, LOTR, Scrubs, The West Wing
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Japanese! Trying to figure out my favorite restaurants in CLE currently
Favorite Music: Anything on the radio, I’m not picky
Five Year Plan: Working somewhere in the region and making my last payment on my student loan
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Part time traveler and part time chef
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Flying
Random Fact: Mike Tomlin was my neighbor in Pittsburgh
Jordan Hitchens, DO
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis. Go Ags!
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Late night online shopping, cooking and then eating, Netflix, hiking with my pup Rooney, trying new restaurants, dragging friends to some random festival I found, trying new skincare products that I read about on a blog, anything beach-related, politics.
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Anything on Bravo...or E! Stand up comedy specials, Parts Unknown, The Daily Show, Ugly Delicious. Fave movies are To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar and A League of Their Own.
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Favorite food is Udon Noodle Soup, and fave CLE restaurant is Sokolowski's University Inn. Get the stuffed cabbage, you won't regret it!
Favorite Music: Slow Jamz
Five Year Plan: I'd like to work in disaster medicine globally, and with the urban underserved locally. I also would like to be heavily involved in healthcare advocacy. And to continue my learning by getting an MPH and a master's in Medical Ethics.
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Trying to become the next Dr. Ruth or a chef/restaurateur.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: To be able to apparate.
Random Fact: I've driven across the country twice, and I am absolutely terrified of bats.
Stephanie Hutchinson, DO
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara
Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Hobbies and Interests: My 5 month-old Boston Terrier puppy, reading, gardening & houseplants
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Narcos, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and more
Favorite Food: Tacos:
Five Year Plan: Graduate residency and get more dogs
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Become a florist
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Time travel
Yasmin Moftakhar, MD
Hometown: West Chester, OH
Undergraduate: Kent State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hobbies and Interests: Basketball, napping, painting, board games
Favorite Movies and TV shows: The Office, Parks and Recreation, Despicable Me 3
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Swensons, Barrio, Mia Bella
Favorite Music: Country
Five Year Plan: Still working on my plan for tomorrow? Unless I get my Hogwarts acceptance letter.
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Best case scenario-be an actress in hollywood. Realistically-teacher. A different medical specialty? General Surgery
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Teleportation
Zachary Rasmussen, MD
Hometown: Independence, IA
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Travelling to National Parks, Camping, Soccer, Snowboarding, Golfing, Running, Trying new restaurants
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Inception, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Seinfeld, The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Barrio
Favorite Music: Country, Classic Rock, Mumford and Sons
Five Year Plan: Finish emergency medicine residency and practice community medicine while making time for hobbies and family
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Biomedical engineer developing medical devices
Zeinab Shafie-Khorassani, DO
Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, hiking, kayaking, yoga, reading, broadway musicals (I've watched Hamilton 3 times and have most of the soundtrack memorized), food, tv
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Friends, Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Favorite Food: Breakfast food!
Five Year Plan: Hopefully to survive residency and pay off some loans. I'm interested in ultrasound, medEd, global health and disaster medicine, so maybe pursue a fellowship of some sort and eventually work in academic medicine.
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Teaching
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Flying!
Random Fact: 1) I speak English, Arabic and Farsi fluently. 2) I have a habit of memorizing people's license plates and weirding them out.
Leyya Suleman-Civis, MD
Hometown: Plano, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Hobbies and Interests: Food, trivia, building things, revamping thrift store furniture, helping my husband run his art business
Favorite Movies and TV shows: he Americans, Banshee, Taboo, Battlestar Galactica, Peaky Blinders, Lucifer, iZombie, Veronica Mars, Riverdale
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Cleveland Restaurants: Dewey’s Pizza, Hot Sauce Legacy, Bangkok Thai, Maha’s Falafel
Favorite Music: A little of everything mixed with the same bands I listened to 10 years ago.
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Family Medicine
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Stopping time
Random Fact: 1) I was born in South Africa, and my family won the lottery to immigrate here. 2) I’m board certified in Family Medicine, and I love placing IUDs and Nexplanons 3) I have a very handsome and intelligent cat named Biscuit, Destroyer of Worlds.
Blain Tesfaye, MD
Hometown: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Undergraduate: The College of Wooster
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, traveling, eating (but not cooking)
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Breaking Bad, Orange is the new Black