Class of 2024

Esther Adeyemi

Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA

St. George’s University, 2021, MD
Drexel University, 2016 MS
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2010, BS

Areas of Interest: Global health and social EM

Outside of the Department: Traveling, whenever and wherever I can. Dancing to Afrobeats in the privacy of my home. Spending time with my loved ones, mostly via FaceTime. Podcasts, documentaries, reading historical fiction, and anime! Basically anything that helps me learn about the random in an interesting way (the anime is just for fun though).


Brandon Cornwell 

Hometown: Portland, OR

Western University of Health Sciences, Oregon campus, DO, 2021
University of Idaho, BS, 2016

Areas of Interest: Critical Care, EKGs, Medical Education, Pediatrics

Outside of the Department: Spending time with my girlfriend, watching football (go Packers!), cooking, snowboarding, board games, exploring MI and the Midwest



Jacob Dirkman


Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin

Des Moines University, DO, 2021;
Columbus State University, 2016, BS

Areas of Interest: Medical Education, Pain Management, Trauma, Critical Care, Wilderness Medicine

Outside of the Department: Distance running, traveling, hiking/camping, downhill skiing, podcasts, vinyl record collecting, exploring Detroit’s restaurants, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and drinking Wisconsin old fashions.


Kelly Giuliani

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
Michigan State University, DO, 2021; 
Michigan State University, BS, 2016
Areas of Interest: Wilderness Med, Global Health, Med Ed 
Outside of the Department: Anything outdoors! I love skiing/snowboarding, backpacking, canoeing, and traveling. Other than that, dabbling with my guitar and trying a new recipe when I find the time. I make a killer chicken pot pie. 




Bryant Hansen

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2012 BS
Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2021 MD

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound

Outside of the Department: I enjoy anything that involves repeatedly hitting and chasing a small ball around. While not performing this sacred art I also enjoy days on a lake, beach, couch, and a few drinks. I am socially obligated to inform you that I am in fact a pilot* (*who doesn’t actually have a license, so am I really?). 


Urvashi Katiyar

Hometown: Windsor, ON, Canada

Western Michigan School of Medicine- General Surgery Internship, 2021;
Wayne State University School of Medicine – MD, 2020 ;
University of Windsor – BSc, 2016.

Areas of Interest: Trauma and Resuscitative Medicine, Critical Care, Medical Education, Healthcare Policy.

Outside of the Department: I love nature, art, and food centric travel, to do anything creative including painting, pottery, baking, and to read (especially fantasy and psychological thrillers). But more often than not, I can be found sharing laughter with my friends and family.  



Manpreet Kaur

Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Wayne State University, 2017 (B.S.)
Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2021 (M.D.)

Areas of Interest: Medical Education 

Outside of the Department: painting, watching cartoons, kayaking, traveling,  and spending time with my husband/rest of my family <3



Lauren Ripley

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
University of Michigan, 2014, BS 
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2021, DO
Areas of Interest: Wellness, Medical education, Ultrasound, Trauma & resuscitative medicine
Outside of the Department: I love exploring Detroit (lived here for 7 years and still discovering new things about the city all the time), running (hoping to run my 7th half marathon while in residency!), Orange Theory Fitness classes, reading when I can, all outdoor activities in the summer (especially swimming in any/all lakes), exploring up north and more recently the thumb region of Michigan, going to the Mo Pop music festival in Detroit every year/watching live music in general (thankful this is slowly becoming a thing again!), finding breweries/good beer, cheering on U of M sports (Go Blue!!! But more so basketball since it’s just sad every football season…), traveling with my husband Brad and friends, binge watching 100 different TV shows at once (fave is Scrubs, a classic)!


Katie Stromsland

Hometown: Gillespie, IL
Loyola University Chicago SSOM, MD;
Millikin University, BS
Areas of Interest: critical care, social EM
Outside of the Department: I enjoy hiking and camping, eating pancakes and ice cream, working out (so I can continue to eat pancakes and ice cream), and just about any water activity 




Aaron Szpytman

Hometown: Dearborn, MI

Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2021 (M.D.)
Wayne State University, 2017 (B.S.)

Areas of Interest: Pain Management, Addiction Medicine, Ultrasound

Outside of the Department: Growing bonsai trees (I will let you know in 20 years if I’m good at this), documenting my travels through videomaking, Rubik’s cubing, woodworking, cooking. 



Magdalene Teba

Hometown: Bamenda, Cameroon 

Saba University School of Medicine, 2021, MD/MSc;
Lakehead University, 2013, MPH;
Texas Woman’s University ,2005, BSc.

Areas of Interest: Global Health

Outside of the Department: Spending time with my kiddo, Latin Dancing (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba), squash, hiking, travelling/ exploring, running, binging on Netflix, cinema,listening to  opera (all hail the great Andrea Bocceli), skiing… LIVING



Kris Torossian

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, 2021, MD
University of Michigan, 2017, BS

Area of interest: EMS, Critical care

Outside of the department: Love the winter, especially for skiing. Playing video games and hanging out with my better half and our two corgis (Moxxi and Winston) the rest of the time.