2022 Rutgers Rising Stars Announced

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJBarnabas Health are pleased to announce the 2022 Rutgers Rising Star scholars.

Honorees are recognized for their academic achievement, excellence in discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship, and commitment to our community. Rising Star scholars must be a student of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School or Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Awardees who match into a Rutgers Health-sponsored residency or fellowship will receive $20,000 annually at the completion of their first year, and up to nine years after for each year they remain employed by Rutgers or RWJBarnabas Health.

The 2022 honorees are:

Salma AhsanuddinSalma Ahsanuddin
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Otolaryngology
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center-Einstein, NY

 

Alejandra Bolanos-DelgadoAlejandra Bolanos-Delgado
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Family Medicine
Residency: Rutgers-RWJMS

 

Katherine BriskiKatherine Briski
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Pediatrics
Residency: Rutgers-RWJMS

 

Joshua B. CadwellJoshua B. Cadwell
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 

 

Vanessa K. CedarbaumVanessa K. Cedarbaum
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Pediatrics
Residency: Yale

 

Angelika DrozdAngelika Drozd
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Rutgers-NJMS

 

Adam FanoAdam Fano
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, PA

 

Mishel E. FigueroaMishel E. Figueroa
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency: Rutgers-St. Barnabas Medical Center

 

Sean Z. HaimowitzSean Z. Haimowitz
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Otolaryngology
Residency: Rutgers-NJMS

 

Kunj JainKunj Jain
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Urology
Residency: Rutgers-NJMS

 

Kunj JainAllison S. Liang
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Neurosurgery
Residency: University of Utah

 

Alex F. LinAlex F. Lin
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology
Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia, NY

 

Shane S. NeibartShane S. Neibart
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Chaden NoureddineChaden Noureddine
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Psychiatry
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY

 

Kristin R. RiddleKristin R. Riddle
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Residency: Rutgers-NJMS

 

Marlena SabatinoMarlena Sabatino
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Surgery
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Yash S. ShahYash S. Shah
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, NY

 

Sally TarabeySally Tarabey
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency: Boston University, MA

 

Amr M. TawfikAmr M. Tawfik
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Residency: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, NY

 

Seiichi VillalonaSeiichi Villalona
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania