MSIH Alumni Community


Notable MSIH Alumni

Shaanan Meyerstein, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. (2010)

General Pediatrician, ER, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC

  • Provides medical consultation and oversight to ensure delivery of appropriate health care services as medical officer for the Department of Health and Human Services Unaccompanied Children’s program within the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • Became a commissioned officer with the rank of lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service
  • Spent a year in Botswana with the Baylor International Pediatric HIV Initiative

Read more about Shaanan Meyerstein

Brita Almog, M.D., M.A. (2007)

Medical Director and General Pediatrician, San Mateo Medical Center

  • Oversees the work of adult and pediatric primary care and specialty providers at San Mateo Medical Center, a public health delivery system that provides care to the vulnerable, underserved and uninsured in San Mateo County, part of the San Francisco metropolitan area
  • Provides pediatric in-patient care

Read more about Brita Almog

Lt. Col. Brian H. Neese (2005)

Commander, 628th Medical Operations Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

  • Supervises clinical and administrative operations and leads 78 medical personnel in delivery of comprehensive health care services to more than 24,500 beneficiaries
  • Worked as international health specialist team division chief to provide strategy development and operational planning for 31 countries in Latin America
  • Collaborated with local organizations to start a free health clinic for working, uninsured Hispanics
  • Completed a combat tour with the U.S. Army’s Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Clinic in Iraq
  • Went on a humanitarian mission to the Dominican Republic, rendering care to underserved populations

Read more about Lt. Col. Brian H. Neese

Noele Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (2004)

Team Lead, Clinical Interventions and DVH Vaccine Lead, Global Hepatitis Activities, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • Contributes to CDC’s overseas global health initiatives, most recently working in Sierra Leone on the STRIVE Ebola vaccine trial
  • Leads work group for hepatitis vaccines on the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
  • Practices at the DeKalb County Board of Health Refugee Pediatric Clinic
  • Worked on the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) faculty as a research assistant professor and attending physician
  • Was co-principal investigator of a government-sponsored biosurveillance project at GUMC

Read more about Noele Nelson

LaShawn Worsley-McIver, M.D., M.P.H. (2004)

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy

  • Promotes access to care and advocates for policy initiatives that focus on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and other chronic diseases
  • Partners with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and other nonprofit, health-centered organizations to establish standards of care and reduce health inequities among cultural groups in the United States
  • Liaises with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, which seeks to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities
  • Performed community-based work in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of her master’s degree in public health at John Hopkins University
  • Completed a policy fellowship at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Center for Policy Analysis and Research, where her studies focused on the impact of HIV and AIDS on African-Americans

Read more about LaShawn Worsley-McIver

Ryan W. Carroll, M.D., M.P.H. (2002)

Uganda Program Director, Global Health Collaborative, Division of Global Health and Attending Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

  • Works in Uganda, overseeing 15 research projects, 14 departmental partnership development programs and the hosting of over 150 research and development visitors per year, as well as maintaining a robust in-country safety and security program
  • Holds a faculty position in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Global Health at MGH
  • Serves as an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at MGH
  • Teaches pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
  • Serves as a medical consultant for MGH’s Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology (CAMTech), assisting in the design of medical devices for low- and middle-income countries

Read more about Ryan W. Carroll

Jordann Loehr M.D., M.P.H. (2010)

Jordann Loehr, M.D., M.P.H. is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and Fulbright 2017-2018 Scholar at University of Gondar in Ethiopia. During her Fulbright year, Jordann has implemented a cervical cancer screening and prevention program, and has also brought awareness to ending female genital mutilation.

Previously, Jordann worked at Salud Para La Gente, Watsonville Community Hospital, an institution that serves the culturally diverse tri-county area along California’s Central Coast.

Jordann completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Read more about Jordann Loehr

Mimoza Meholli M.D. (2016)

Mimoza Meholli, M.D., serves as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

She is a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program where she also served as a Chief Resident. Mimoza went on to serve as Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency at Jacobi from 2012 to 2018.

Although she practices in the USA, Mimoza shared, “training in international health has definitely helped me be prepared for providing care to such a diverse and underserved population in the Bronx for more than 10 years now.”

Read more about Mimoza Meholli

William Goldstein Caryl M.D. (2011)

William Goldstein Caryl, M.D., is a General Internist at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario at the University of Toronto in Canada.

William completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Toronto. Following residency, he sought opportunities to work with under-served populations in his native Canada. As he administers care to patients, William applies the many lessons he has learned from his time at MSIH.

Read more about William Goldstein Caryl


Recent Alumni Fellowships


  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine (Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)

Emergency Medicine

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, Haiti

Family Medicine

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Family Medicine and Acupuncture)
  • University of Rochester

Infectious Diseases

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • New York University
  • Southwestern Medical Center
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Gastroenterology and Nutrition)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Pain and Palliative Care)
  • Brown University Alpert Medical School (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
  • Center for Policy Analysis and Research (Infectious Disease, HIV and AIDS)
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Maternal and Fetal Medicine)
  • Henry Ford Health System (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Cardiology)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Adult and Pediatric Pain Management and Palliative Care)
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Critical Care Medicine)
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • National Jewish Health Center (Allergy and Immunology)
  • New York University (Endocrinology)
  • New York University (Rheumatology)
  • Oregon Health and Science University (Integrative Medicine)
  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (Cardiology)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Medicine and Dentistry (Public Health)
  • UCLA (Rheumatology)
  • University Hospital of Charlottesville (Cardiology)
  • University of Michigan Medical Center (Rheumatology)
  • University of Washington (Informatics)
  • University of Washington Swedish Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Nephrology)
  • Weill Cornell University Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • Yale University School of Medicine (Investigative Medicine)
  • Yale University School of Medicine (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Duke University (OB/GYN Global Health)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Family Medicine and Surgical Obstetrics)
  • University of Indiana School of Medicine’s Clarian Methodist Hospital (Urology and Gynecology)
  • Washington University (Family Planning)


  • Children’s Hospital of Denver (Adolescent Medicine)
  • Children’s Hospital of Montefiore (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Education and Research)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • Cleveland Clinic (Neurocritical Care)
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Pediatric Critical Care)
  • Schneider Children’s Hospital (NICU)
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Pediatrics GI)
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • University of Florida at Jacksonville (Pediatric Endocrinology)


  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb (Public Psychiatry)
  • Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training (Psychiatric Epidemiology)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Tufts Medical Center (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • University of New Mexico (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • University of Rochester (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)


  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery)

More Alumni Resources

Recent Alumni Publications

  • Orkaby AR, Rich MW. Cardiovascular Screening and Primary Prevention in Older Adults. Clin Geriatr Med. 2018;34(1):81-93.
  • Sukhera J, Miller K, Milne A, Scerbo C, Lim R, Cooper A, Watling C. Labelling of mental illness in a paediatric emergency department and its implications for stigma reduction education. Perspect Med Educ 2017
  • Tyson AF, Gallaher J, Mjuweni S, Cairns BA, Charles AG. The effect of seasonality on burn incidence, severity and outcome in Central Malawi. Burns 2017
  • Branagan AR, Duffy E, Albrecht RA, Cooper DL, Seropian S, Parker TL, Gan G, Li F, Zelterman D, Boddupalli CS and others. Clinical and Serologic Responses After a Two-dose Series of High-dose Influenza Vaccine in Plasma Cell Disorders: A Prospective, Single-arm Trial. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 2017
  • Calder BW, Sakran JV, Streck CJ, Cina RA. What Happened to the Complication? The Importance of ACS NSQIP Pediatric in Optimizing Quality Improvement Initiatives for Resident Education. J Surg Educ 2017
  • Charnaya O, Moudgil A. Hypertension in the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipient. Frontiers in Pediatrics 2017;5(86)
  • Ament JD, Yang Z, Nunley P, Stone MB, Lee D, Kim KD. Cost Utility Analysis of the Cervical Artificial Disc vs Fusion for the Treatment of 2-Level Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease: 5-Year Follow-up. Neurosurgery 2016;79(1):135-45.
  • Bohanon FJ, Nunez Lopez O, Graham BM, Griffin LW, Radhakrishnan RS. A Case Series of Laparoscopic Duodenojejunostomy for the Treatment of Pediatric Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. Int J Surg Res 2016;2016(Suppl 1):1-5.
  • Spatz ES, Beckman AL, Wang Y, Desai NR, Krumholz HM. Geographic Variation in Trends and Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalization and Mortality by Income Levels, 1999-2013. JAMA Cardiol 2016;1(3):255-65
  • Biswas A, Urbine D, Prasad A, Papierniak ES, Weber M, Malhotra P, Sriram PS. Patient With Slow-Growing Mediastinal Mass Presents With Chest Pain and Dyspnea. Chest 2016;149(1):e17-23.
  • Dayan D, Abu-Abeid S, Klausner JM, Sagie B. Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm: Authors’ Experience and Review of the Literature. Am J Clin Oncol 2016;39(5):433-40
  • Adrish M, Shiloh AL. A woman in her 50s with recent coronary artery bypass grafting presenting with right-sided chest pain. Chest 2015;147(5):e171-4.
  • Aliyu MH, Blevins M, Arinze F, Megazzini KM, Bussell S, Dunlap J, Odoh C, Gebi UI, Muhammad MY, Shepherd BE and others. Enrollment trends in a comprehensive HIV programme in rural north-central Nigeria: improved care indices, but declining quality of clinical data over time. Pathog Glob Health 2015;109(2):75-83.
  • Badenes R, Gruenbaum SE, Bilotta F. Cerebral protection during neurosurgery and stroke. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2015;28(5):532-6.
  • Gutnik LA, Castro MC. Does Spatial Access to Mammography Have an Effect on Early Stage of Breast Cancer Diagnosis? A county-level Analysis for New York State. Breast J 2016;22(1):127-30
  • Kantor D, Panchal S, Patel V, Bucior I, Rauck R. Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia With Gastroretentive Gabapentin: Interaction of Patient Demographics, Disease Characteristics, and Efficacy Outcomes. J Pain 2015;16(12):1300-11

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