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2021 Rutgers Rising Star Honorees Announced

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJBarnabas Health are pleased to announce the 2021 Rutgers Rising Star scholars.

Rising Star Scholars are selected based on academic achievement, excellence in discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship, and commitment to our community. All applicants must be a student of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School or Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Awardees who have committed to joining the Rutgers Health or RWJBarnabas Health system as an employed clinician at the completion of their Rutgers Health‐based residency or fellowship receive $20,000 annually, for each year they remain employed by Rutgers or RWJBarnabas Health, up to ten years with a potential total benefit of $200,000 to each Rising Star.

The 2021 honorees are:

Nathalia Arias-Alzate
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Family Medicine/A-Prog
Residency Program: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (NJ)

 

Jessica Barnes
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Anesthesiology
Residency Program: Preliminary Med: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (MD); Anesthesiology: Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD)

 

Angel Chen
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency Program: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJ)

 

Aastha Chokshi
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency Program: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital (RI)

 

Katherine Chung
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Family Medicine
Residency Program: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY)

 

Crystal Diaz
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: General Surgery
Residency Program: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (NC)

 

Danielle Flood
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Family Medicine/Pawtucket
Residency Program: Brown University/Kent Hospital (RI)

 

Charles Hamilton
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Vascular Surgery
Residency Program: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (NJ)

 

Robert HusebyRobert A. Huseby
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Anesthesiology
Residency Program: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY)

 

Stephen Lieto
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency Program: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY)

 

Margaret MacGibeny
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Dermatology
Residency Program: Yale New Haven Hospital (CT)

 

L. Julian McRae
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Surgery-Preliminary
Residency Program: Stony Brook University Hospital (NY)

 

Maximilian Munoz
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: General Surgery
Residency Program: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJ)

 

Daphney Noel
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Obstetrics-Gynecology
Residency Program: Temple University Hospital (PA)

 

Reshma Parikh
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: OB/GYN
Residency Program: Rutgers St. Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)

 

Neeket (Nick) Patel
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Residency Program: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJ)

 

Nithisha Prasad
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Neurology
Residency Programs: Preliminary Med: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (PA); Neurology: NYU Grossman School of Medicine (NY)

 

Claire Ruane
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Med/Peds
Residency Program: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJ)

 

Cassandra Soto
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Vascular Surgery
Residency Program: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY)

 

Reshma Vohra
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency Program: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJ)