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Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJBarnabas Health are pleased to announce the 2023 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 2023 honorees are:

Alexa Altcheck

Alexa Altchek
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Pediatrics
Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital

Rosemay Behmer Hansen

Rosemary Behmer Hansen
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Psychiatry
Residency: Ohio State University

Susanna Betti

Susanna Betti
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Ellen Margaret Cahill

Ellen Margaret Cahill
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Urology
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital

Taylor Corsi

Taylor Corsi
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: General Surgery
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital

Robert Louis Dalcortivo

Robert Louis DalCortivo
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Zoee D'Costa

Zoee D'Costa
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: UCLA Medical Center

Jared Alexander Escobar

Jared Alexander Escobar
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Zhuojun Guo

Zhuojun Guo
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Residency: University of Arkansas

Catherine Henckel

Catherine Henckel
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Family Medicine
Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Matthew Henderson

Matthew Henderson
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Residency: Cleveland Clinic-Cole Eye Institute

Mustafa Jaffry

Mustafa Jaffry
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Michael Francis Levidy

Michael Francis Levidy
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Residency: Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Allison Murawski

Allison Murawski
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Alejandro Pando

Alejandro Pando
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Daniella Portal

Daniella Portal
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Urology
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

Fady Soliman

Fady Soliman
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Residency: New York Prebyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center

Jennifer Kho Su

Jennifer Kho Su
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Residency: Harvard Spaulding Rehab Hospital

Siri Uppuluri

Siri Uppuluri
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Devin P. Vasoya

Devin P. Vasoya
New Jersey Medical School
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital