Kristina “Monty” Montemayor is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the PCCM Fellowship Associate Program Director. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, and a nursing degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After working as a bedside nurse, she went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Gavelston, TX. She completed her internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Her clinical focus is on Cystic Fibrosis and she does research on the association of sex hormones and respiratory morbidity in CF.
Dave “Furf” Furfaro is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Duke University, and after college was served in AmeriCorps working in HIV Services at Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center in NYC. He completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins and subsequently was an Assistant Chief of Service. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Columbia University. His clinical focus is on Pulmonary Hypertension and ECMO, and he does clinical research on COVID-19 ARDS.
Luke Hedrick is a first-year Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow at Emory. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, he graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Neurobiology and Spanish before attending the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at BIDMC. He is interested in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and in medical education.
Tess Litchman is a first-year Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where she studied neuroscience and internal relations. She attended medical school at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and completed her internal medicine residency at BIDMC. She is interested in medical education and pulmonary and critical care medicine.
Nicholas Ghionni is a first-year attending with the MedStar Baltimore Hospital system where he works as a Critical Care Intensivist as well as provides inpatient general pulmonary consultation. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in PA serving as Chief Internal Medicine resident. He completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he also served as Chief Fellow his final year. His specific interests include mechanical ventilation, POCUS, and medical education.
Leonid “Leon” Mirson is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an internal medicine resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler Medical Residency. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh where he studied biomedical engineering and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Ansa Razzaq was born and raised in Faisalabad, Pakistan, moved to the US while in high school, and has been a loyal New Yorker ever since. She went to NYU and completed her B.A. in Biology and did research in Drosophila development to understand stochastic choices in the development of neuronal diversity. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate and completed her internal medicine residency training at NYP-Columbia where she also was a chief resident. She is completing her pulmonary and critical care fellowship at NYP-Columbia.
Huzaifah Salat is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at Oklahoma University College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at St Barnabas Hospital Health System/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is interested in medical education.
Kaitlin Seitz is an a Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Mount Sinai Manhasset in New York. She obtained her medical degree from NYU, completed her IM residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she was a chief medical resident, and did her pulmonary and critical care training at Columbia University Medical Center.
Matthew Tsai is an internal medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his MD from the Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.