Class of 2020

Nell Baldwin, MD
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Nell calls many places home: Buffalo, NY; Jena, Germany; and Los Angeles, CA. After working as an environmental justice organizer, a farmer, and a drug counselor, she attended the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is interested in reproductive justice, prison abolition, and stories.

Sara Guevara, MD
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sara was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Brown University, where she graduated with a BS in Human Biology. During her undergraduate years, she developed an interest in addressing the social determinants of health and she began to volunteer as a patient advocate and interpreter in a free clinic. She also joined medical teams to provide health care to rural communities in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Following graduation, Sara combined her interests in research and health disparities through her participation in the NIH Academy program, where she served as the lead research assistant for a clinical trial of ketamine in patients with bipolar disorder and depression. After her clinical research fellowship, she attended medical school at Brown and completed the “Caring for the Underserved” scholarly concentration, where she had the opportunity to serve the community and contribute to the leadership team of the free clinic in Providence, Clinica Esperanza. As part of the concentration, she worked on a community-based qualitative research project exploring the barriers to influenza immunization within the Spanish-speaking adult population. Sara also continued to pursue her global health interests, returning to Honduras to help provide medical care and health education presentations to the community. Sara is excited to return home to serve the Bronx community and provide optimal health care for all.


Rithika Mathias, MD
University of California, Los Angeles David
Geffen School of Medicine

Rithi grew up in Allentown, PA and Andover, MA but has been bouncing from the east to west coast since she was 18. She is now on her 7th cross-country move from LA to NYC. She completed her BA in Chemistry at Wesleyan University. While there, she became very interested in community and public health. She thoroughly explored the public health world after college as a case manager at Native American Health Center in San Francisco, a crisis counselor for LGBTQ youth at the Trevor Project and health counselor for homeless youth at Covenant House in Newark, NJ. She will join Montefiore after graduating from medical school at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where her interests in integrative medicine and systems of healthcare were cultivated. In her free time, she is constantly listening and playing music including obscure instruments such as the carillon bells, the organ and the join Montefiore's Department of Family and Social Medicine as a project coordinator. At Montefiore she helped with the development of a collaboration between community clinics, community organizations and leadership, and the Bronx Department of Public Health to tackle social determinants of health in communities surrounding family medicine clinics. She then attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and during that time worked on communication research developing and interest in patient empowerment. She is thrilled to be returning to Montefiore's Department of Family Medicine as a resident.

Evan Milton MD
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine-Grand Rapids

"Evan grew up on the ‘sunny’ south shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Biological Sciences then received his Master in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Before medical school he worked in public health research, developing mobile health technologies used throughout the US and Latin America. He has maintained a decade long relationship with a community organization in Central Honduras dedicated to improving regional health services. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, he completed a Fulbright Fellowship studying health system reforms in Honduras. He has contributed to a wide range of research projects including chronic disease management, refugee health, and health system strengthening, and was a 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. Outside of healthcare he enjoys spending time with his amazing wife, exploring the foods of the city, and most silent (running, alpine and Nordic skiing, biking) and team sports.

Carolina Miranda, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Originally from Peru, Carolina graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. While there, she volunteered with Puentes de Salud, an interdisciplinary clinic serving Spanish-speaking immigrants in South Philadelphia. She also studied and taught about issues affecting Latinos in the US through the Latino Dialogue Initiative course and co-founded Penn’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association. Upon graduating, she conducted clinical research on the nicotine patch at the University of Pennsylvania and continued her volunteer work at Puentes. Carolina then attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she deepened her commitment to advancing marginalized populations. During medical school, she volunteered with the East Harlem community and worked with incarcerated and homeless populations. Additionally, she served as the chair of the Anti-Racism Coalition, spearheading social justice efforts in the hospital system and school such as installing multilingual signage throughout the hospital and bolstering the use of interpreter services for obtaining informed consent. She also led curricular reform efforts to properly address race and racial disparities in medicine and co-developed a longitudinal anti-racism curriculum for all years of medical school. Carolina is so excited to work in the Bronx and join a new community.

Stephanie Mischell, MD
Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Stephanie was born and raised in Plainsboro, NJ. She attended Vassar College, where she majored in Biology and Women's Studies. After graduation she worked as a Case Worker at La Clinica del Pueblo, a federally-qualified health center serving the Central American immigrant community in Washington, DC. She attended Rutgers Medical School. As a student she was involved in advocacy related to women’s health, support for the LGBT population, and diversity in the medical profession. She completed a Distinction in Service to the Community project that aims to prevent intimate partner violence. Stephanie is interested in community-based medicine, reproductive justice and correcting biases in healthcare. Outside of medicine Stephanie loves dancing, hiking and cooking.

Susanna Moore, MD
New York Medical College

Susanna grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado where she studied Molecular Biology with a minor in French. She became interested in addiction medicine, and its integration into primary care after spending some time with a harm reduction organization in Atlanta. After graduation, she worked as a medical assistant before moving to New York to start medical school at New York Medical College. She has spent the last two years doing her clinical rotations in East Harlem and Brownsville, Brooklyn. This taught her the challenge and importance of family medicine and primary care in NYC. The last few months of fourth year she has spent traveling, having just returned from rotating in Hungary and visiting Colombia and the Dominican Republic with her friends from medical school. In her free time she loves rock climbing, playing music and going to concerts. She is honored and excited to start at Montefiore this summer.

Hussein Safa, MD
Creighton University School of Medicine

Hussein was born in Denton, TX but grew up in Beirut, Lebanon for 17 years before moving to New York in 2007. He graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx with a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Cellular Biology and History with a concentration in History of Intellectual Thought. During his gap year, he continued to work on his research with one of his professors, while he also had a job in web design with his university and tutoring a high school student in Calculus. He attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. During his time at Fordham University, he became passionate about social justice, and he carried that passion with him through medical school and plans to bring it with him to residency. His interests are in poverty and gaps in access to healthcare, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA health issues and Global Health. Outside of medicine, Hussein enjoys reading, photography, going to a lot of concerts, watching lots of television, travelling, and squealing very loudly the second he sees a cute animal.

Rayna Sobieski, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science

Rayna grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before graduating high school, she had the privilege of volunteering in many different countries including Peru, Argentina, and South Africa, among others. She received her BA from Barnard College, majoring in Women's Studies with a concentration in transnational feminisms. She served as a rape crisis counselor and advocate while at Barnard. After college, Rayna worked at Gynuity Health Projects, a non-profit focused on access to reproductive health technologies in the developing world. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine with a concentration in Medical Humanities in Washington, DC. Rayna established the Social Justice in Medicine student group in an effort to engage students to become advocates and activists for their patients and to reform the educational curriculum with a focus on health disparities and justice in medicine. She was active in Medical Students for Choice, White Coats for Black Lives, the student-run free clinic and advocating for family medicine at GW. She is passionate about healthcare reform and policy, reproductive justice, the intersection of medicine and the humanities, and service to vulnerable populations. She speaks Spanish and some Portuguese. In her free time, Rayna is an avid reader and she enjoys yoga, meditation, salsa dancing, stand-up comedy and traveling on a shoestring.

Laura Ucik, MD
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Laura was born in Germany but moved to North California as a kid where she grew up with her mother and 2 younger sisters. After high school she moved far away to Providence RI for college where she studied critical race theory and became involved in a lot of grassroots organizing work. She stayed for medical school and burrowed deeper into local organizing around prison justice, policing, and antiracism. She really loves to ride her bicycle and sometimes also fix it. She is terrible at keeping plants alive but tries anyways. She enjoys spicy food and being outdoors all the time and is very excited to get to know the Bronx!