Bio: I was born and raised in Montreal, where I spent most of my life until I decided to go to medical school in Grenada. Moved to New York for clinicals and finished up Surgical Preliminary year.
What I do for fun: Hanging out with family and friends, looking for the best pizza places in NYC, baking.
Name: Jeffrey Francis
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: University of Florida
EM Interests: Global health
Bio: I grew up in Tennessee, but I became an adult in Atlanta. After a year of working in Georgia, I made my way to Tampa, FL for medical school and look forward to the next chapter of my life in NYC. I am excited to face the challenges of implementing emergency medical practice in such a dynamic environment.
What I do for fun: Dance – with some difficulty, travel, cook, read, paint, play guitar, hike, spikeball, hunt, camp, scuba, snowboard – very poorly and in pain.
Name: Stephen Howlader
Hometown: Queens, New York
Undergraduate: Hunter College
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
EM Interests: Critical Care, Trauma, Ultrasound, Education
Bio: 7 Train Represent
What I do for fun: traveling the world, eating delicious things, hanging out with my dog Bao, biking adventures, playing video games, groovin’ to tunes
Name: Mehrdad (Mike) Niroumandpour
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Loyola University
Graduate: Loyola University
Medical School: CCOM - Midwestern University
EM Interests: Ultrasound, Pediatric EM, Academics, Observation medicine
Bio: Hi! I’m Mehrdad Niroumandpour - but y’all can call me Mike. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL (woot woot Chi town) and somehow ended up in the armpit of America (aka Jersey). Not only did I discover that EM was my calling, but I fell madly in love with NYC. I always thought I would run back to Chicago first chance I got, but the minute I stepped foot into the city, I knew I was a NYC girl. The energy, the vibe, the people, the diversity, the rats, the convenience made me feel like I finally found my true home. IDK how long I will stay, but I know I am looking so forward to the next 4 years of my life and making more amazing friends in the GREATEST city in the world <3.
What I do for fun: Exploring NYC, spending time with friends and family, traveling the world, dancing - anywhere anytime, shopping and helping dress people, listening to alternative music and 90s/2000s music, being FABULOUS, ultimate food critic
Name: Yatin Riat
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Graduate: Queen’s University
Medical School: American University of Antigua
EM Interests: Ultrasound, International, Critical Care, Education
Bio: I was born in New Delhi, India and raised in Brampton, Ontario. My passion and desire to pursue medicine undoubtedly stems from my father. I attended American University of Antigua in the Caribbean – completed third and fourth year clinical rotations in various cities across the United States including a 6-week global health Infectious Disease rotation in Hyderabad, India. Outside of medicine, I enjoy travelling and exploring new cities, cultures, and foods. My friends would describe me as an amateur foodie, certified coffee-snob, and pizza enthusiast. I enjoy playing and watching basketball and I am a lifetime supporter of the Toronto Raptors.
What I do for fun: Cars, traveling, amateur foodie, coffee-snob, certified NYC pizza enthusiast, basketball, and watching my beloved Toronto Raptors #416
Name: Jonathan To
Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers - New Brunswick
Graduate: UMDNJ - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
EM Interests: Medical Education / Mentoring
Bio: Born in Queens, raised in Jersey. Undergrad biology. Took a few years off to do odd jobs before deciding medicine is the way to go and making the commitment to medical school. Had a feeling I’d go EM so I avoided it but ultimately decided there’s nothing else I can do.
What I do for fun: Video games, martial arts
Name: Stephen Simon
Hometown: Merrick, New York
Undergraduate: Boston University
Graduate: Boston University
Medical School: Touro COM Harlem
EM Interests: EMS, Disaster Response, Wilderness Medicine
Bio: Long Island born and raised. Spent seven years in Boston studying Health Policy and Disaster Management, but mostly watching college hockey and learning to brew beer. Love exploring NYC and the rest of the world. Always hungry. Rarely idle.
What I do for fun: Cook, eat, read (often about food), and travel (to destinations near and far in search of something to eat.)
Name: Matthew Marcott
Hometown: New Berlin (Milwaukee) WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
EM Interests: Toxicology, EMS, Infectious diseases
What I do for fun: Cooking, growing orchids, video games, board games, beer, music (country/EDM)