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Full Roster


Layne Morowitz

Elissa Driggin

Ray Chou

Nate Dembowski

Parsa Salehi

Cynthia Cohen

Leah Hellerstein

Rebecca Sharma

Cory Horowitz

Brian Fleischer

Matt Saks

Eno Essien

Abhi Shenoy

Umbar Sattar

Ruth Bonasi

Uchenna Agbim

Charles McCann

Jamie Hu

Connor Pardell

Alex Orfanos

Dan Kaplan

Jessica Lovesky

Steven Wu

Troy Holley

Katie Kriecher

Ricky Patel

Tyler Underriner

Ceren Aksel

Ashley Schlafstein


Jenna Tauber

Jonathen Chen

Pierce Jannsen

Peter Congolosi

Kirsten Saline

Sarah Paruada

Sunny Tarpada

Kennedy Ogoye

Alex Fortgang

Mariya Redko

Abby Robinson

Dan Buchalter

Kristi Conway

Sophia Zighouras

Stephanie Pearson

James Zhao

Emily Wessling

Sofia Hossain

Beverly Anderson

Hannah James

Elizabeth Brown


Ali Ricardo

Brandon Sepe

Elisa Pennella

Esther Kim

Eugenia Kim

Hee Sung Park

Julian Harrison

Jun Lee

Thu Nguyen

Laura Reed

Melanie Graber

Angela Du

Dana Greene

Matthew Loecher

Shayna Ratner


Jill Sue

Jon Pabon

Tom Kania

Sam Doernberg

Latha Panchap

Matthew Byrne

Chris Xanthos

White Coat Ceremonies 2017

We are immensely proud of our alumni! Here are a few snapshot of members of our chapter who entered medical school in 2017.


Adam Nessim '17

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Andrew Del Re '16

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Elbert Mets '17

Yale School of Medicine


Gal Wald '16

Weill Cornell Medical College

Alumni: Meet the Team

Karen Lin '17

Duke University School of Medicine


McKenzie Klein '16

University of Virginia School of Medicine


Saarang Deshpande '17

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Alumni: Meet the Team

Aaron Smith

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Aaron is currently a first year medical student at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Beyond being a brother of PhiDE, Aaron served as a member and Publicity Manager of The Chordials Co-ed A cappella as well as a Upward Bound Tutor. His favorite experience as a brother was attending PhiDE Formal.


Alex Orfanos

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Alex is a 3rd year medical student at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. For Alex, PhiDE was his “favorite group of individuals to socialize with at Cornell. I'm very fortunate to have met some of best friends from Cornell through PhiDE. I keep in touch with several of them on a regular basis will be seeing many during the upcoming year.” Outside of PhiDE, Alex served as the President of Hellenic Students Association (the actual Greek people, not fraternities) and played ice hockey.


Angela Du

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Angela is a 3rd year at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The best part of PhiDE for Angela was meeting so many great people with similar passions, as well as getting to mix with other professional organizations. While at Cornell, Angela studied abroad in Denmark, worked as a Team Leader for Cornell Abroad, and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.


Brian Fleischer

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Brian Fleischer started the Cornell PhiDE chapter as a founding executive board member. His favorite memory was the chartering ceremony. Having worked so hard to draft a constitution, enlist faculty advisors, successfully run a rush campaign, and select the best initial pledge class was a lot of work, and seeing the culmination of those efforts in that ceremony was truly special. After graduating with a B.S. in Biological Engineering, Brian remained in Ithaca to earn his Master of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering while interviewing for medical schools. He graduated again and moved to New Orleans to begin medical school at Tulane University in the fall of 2013. Now, he is preparing to enter his general surgery residency at UChicago. Brian's research interests are in surgical equipment and device design and tissue engineering.


Danny Kaplan

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Danny is a 4th year student in medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently applying to Orthopaedic Surgery residency. Danny was one of the founding executive board members of the PhiDE Cornell chapter. His favorite PhiDE memory was working to get the chapter off the ground. For Danny, after first going through the administrative obstacles, then actually recruiting the inaugural class, sitting down at his first official meeting was an incredible moment. Aside from PhiDE, Danny was a member of the steering committee, publicity chair for Colleges Against Cancer, and secretary of his Greek fraternity for 3 years.


Emily Chu

Keck School of Medicine at USC

Emily is currently a first-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Her favorite PhiDE experience was getting to volunteer with the brotherhood at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse and doing arts & crafts with the patients. Besides being in PhiDE, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and served as the VP University and Community Relations for Panhellenic Council. She was also heavily involved with Cornell EMS.


Glen Francisco

University of Texas Medical Branch

Glen is a second-year medical student at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston,Texas. He is currently on the MD track with scholarly concentrations in both Public Health and Geriatric Medicine. His favorite experience as a PhiDE member was being able to meet and bond with other students that were all going through the exact same thing. Glen believes that being a pre-med at Cornell is no easy task, so just being connected with a group of other dedicated students in PhiDE to ask advice from, hang out with, or just vent to makes the experience much more doable. Outside of PhiDE, Glen worked in the Deitcher Lab where he studied neurogenetics using Drosophila as a model, finishing with an honors thesis. Glen was also a Student Advisor for the Bio major, through which he mentored groups of freshmen during their first year at Cornell and helped out with biology advising events throughout the year.


Hannah James

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hannah was very involved in Cornell EMS and served this organization in both clinical and administrative leadership roles throughout undergrad. She also became involved in developing and launching Cayuga's Watchers during her sophomore year, serving as the Director of Operations until her graduation in 2015. These experiences allowed Hannah to learn about her strengths and skills related to health, and affirmed her interest in pursuing public health. Hannah is currently a graduate student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Global Health and Population. Her favorite PhiDE memory was having the opportunity to meet peers across campus who were all passionate about health and helping people.


Latha Panchap

Weill Cornell Medical College

Latha is a first year medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her favorite PhiDE memories center around Bid Day and meeting the newest PhiDE class members. For Latha, Bid Day was a great opportunity to meet the new pledges and welcome them into the family. Latha also served as the Vice President and Secretary of the Students of Diabetes Awareness and was the Philanthropy Chair for Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society.


Nick Suss

North Shore University Health System

Nick is currently working as a Surgical Outcomes Research Program Fellow at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a Teaching Affiliate of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, in Evanston, Illinois. In this role, Nick utilizes large databases to conduct statistical analyses assessing the efficacy of various treatment modality patterns, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, for patients with cancer of the breast(s), lung(s), or hepato-pancreato-biliary system. His favorite experience as a PhiDE Member was New Member's night freshman year. For Nick, everyone at PhiDE was incredibly welcoming. He took it as a great opportunity to meet and get acquainted with the older members of the Brotherhood, who served as fantastic role models throughout his experience at Cornell and beyond. Outside of PhiDE, Nick was the Co-President/Co-Founder of the Cornell Public Health Society and Executive Board Member of the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars.


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