Irvin Huang, DO
Medical School: AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, AZ
Residency: University of Washington - Boise, ID
Biography: Dr. Huang grew up in Sacramento, California. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He attended medical school at AT Still University in Arizona, but completed his clinical clerkships in Portland, OR. He completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Washington - Boise Internal Medicine Residency in Idaho. He is excited to move to Seattle for his fellowship training in Rheumatology. He is interested in clinical rheumatology, quality improvement, and medical education. Dr. Huang's hobbies include spending time with family, trying new foods, traveling, and photography.
Despoina Michailidou, MD, PhD
Medical School: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Residency: Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport Hospital, CT
Biography: Dr. Michailidou earned her MD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt in Germany. During her doctoral thesis, she focused upon research on interaction between Rac1 GTPase molecules and VEGFR-2 expression in human endothelial cells. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Heaven Health in CT. Consequently, she conducted clinical research at the NIAMS/NIH under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Grayson studying whether specific vascular symptoms are associated with certain angiographic abnormalities in large vessel vasculitis. She now pursues a rheumatology fellowship at the University of Washington and is interested in translational research and clinical application in vasculitis
Rayan Najjar, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H.
Medical School: University of Baghdad, Iraq
Residency: Capital Health, NJ
Biography: Dr. Najjar grew up in Baghdad, Iraq and studied medicine at the University of Baghdad. He moved to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship to complete a master degree in public health with a concentration in epidemiology at the University of Kentucky. Before residency, he worked in clinical research at Washington University in St Louis. His research focuses epidemiological clinical research including pharmacoepidemiology. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, star gazing and long-exposure photography.
Charles Oshinsky, MD
Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago, IL
Biography: Dr. Charlie Oshinsky grew up in Washington, D.C. He studied health and society at the University of Pennsylvania, attended medical school at NYU School of Medicine, and completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Chicago. He is interested in clinical medicine and clinical research, and has researched aspects of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Outside of medicine, He likes to spend time outside, hiking and skiing.
Michael Richter , MD, MS
Medical School: Mount Sinai Medical School
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Biography: Dr. Michael Richter grew up in Seattle and graduated with a degree in physics and history from Macalester College. After completing a master's degree in bioengineering at UC San Diego he obtained his MD from Mount Sinai in New York City. As a resident at Mayo Clinic he published several clinical studies focusing on rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and the autoimmune complications of cancer immunotherapy. Outside of medicine, his hobbies include classical piano, yoga, and traveling.
Juliana Sabo, MD
Medical School: Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Residency: Mount Sinai St. Luke's-West, NY
Biography: Dr. Sabo grew up in Los Angeles, CA and is excited to return to her home coast to join the University of Washington as a Rheumatology fellow. Her career interests include medical education, musculoskeletal ultrasound and clinical research. During her free time, she enjoys cooking/baking, staying active with yoga and hiking and traveling the world.
Kennedy Ukadike, MD, MS
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Residency: Internal Medicine, Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, NJ
Pathway: Physician Scientist
Biography: Dr. Ukadike is originally from Nigeria but lived in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties in California for most of his adult life. He earned his MS in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics at California State University Channel Islands and worked for over 5 years as a Research Associate in both academia and biotechnology industry before going to medical school. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center. He is interested in translational research on the upstream molecular drivers of autoimmunity in lupus, vasculitis, and rheumatoid arthritis that can be targeted for drug development.