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2021 Commencement Ceremony

Washington University School of Medicine
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Francis Olympic Field

See Commencement 2021 photos and coverage »


The School of Medicine Commencement for all academic programs will be held outdoors. Several individual programs are holding additional virtual ceremonies for their graduates.

Washington University will award six honorary degrees during 2021 Commencement ceremonies. At the School of Medicine ceremony, Stuart A. Kornfeld, MD, the David C. and Betty Farrell Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, will receive an honorary doctor of science. National Basketball Association great and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the Commencement address. Abdul-Jabbar is also recipient of an honorary doctor of humanities degree.

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Medical keynote: Kimberly Manning, MD

Kimberly Manning, MD, is nationally recognized for her mentorship and teaching. She serves as Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a general internist/hospitalist, Professor of Medicine and residency program director for Emory’s Transitional Year Residency Program.

Dr. Manning has a strong passion for building and strengthening diverse clinical learning environments as well as cultivating psychologically safe learning climates. She applies her lived experiences as a Black woman, mother, daughter, wife and community member to all that she does professionally.

More about Dr. Manning

Beyond her roles in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Manning has been a society small group advisor at the Emory since their curriculum reform in 2007. She continues to hold this position and currently co-leads the Semmelweis Society—one of the four academic houses in the medical school.

Manning’s academic achievements include numerous institutional, regional and national teaching awards. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage To Teach Award—given to only 9 program directors across all ACGME residency programs in the US. At Emory, she has received the Evangeline Papageorge Award, The Golden Apple Teaching Award, and the Juha P. Kokko Teaching Award—the highest teaching awards in the School of Medicine, Grady Hospital, and Emory’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, respectively. She also on the board of trustees for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

The Inglewood, California native is a proud alumnus of two historically Black colleges—Tuskegee University and Meharry Medical College—and is a happily married mother of two teen-aged sons.

2021 School of Medicine Graduates

Medicine Program (MD)

MD Commencement Program (PDF) »

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MD/Phd) Graduates

Damien Abreu
Moises William Arriaga
Kayla Nicole Berry
Na Le Dang
Chad Joseph Donahue
Umber Dube
Jerry Fong
Jared Vega Goodman
Chuner Guo

Samantha Anne Hsieh
Shahriyar Patrick Majidi
Matthew Kelly Matlock
Hannah Leigh Miller
Ashwathi Sarayu Mohan
Emilie Veronica Russler-Germain
Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Julia Alexandra Wagner
Mitsukuni Yoshida

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Arts (MD/MA) Graduates

Julian Vukovich Clarke
Connor Je-Gete Liu

Derek Blake Miller

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration (MD/MBA) Graduates

Mitchell Anthony Lynn

Nishkala Kunigal Shivakumar

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Population Health Sciences (MD/MPHS) Graduates

Shahroz Fatima
Ioana Bianca Florea
Lucas Michael Fowler
Owen James Cole Hamilton
Christina Marie Herbosa

Preethi Kesavan
Trisha Bhat Scharff
Shirli Tay
Gabriel Tissian
Alexander Thomas Yahanda

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MD/MSCI) Graduates

Brandon Malik Wahba

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Graduates

Sharon Rose Abada
Nathan Evan Adams
Gautam Adusumilli
Norman Atagu
Eric Balta
Nicholas J.F. Becker
Nisha Raj Bhat
Brian King Brady
Anthony Mori Brooks
Devon Rose Camp
Ashima Chadha
Rebecca Chen
Chanelle Yeh Chua
Elisa Sandra De Togni
Margaret Kathleen Duncan
Farid Farkouh
Cory Benjamin French
Connie Yuying Gan
Ella Gervais Gibson
Katherine Elizabeth Goodenberger
James Thomas Gross
Georges Isaac Guillaume
Dayana Michell Hernandez Calderon
Jesse Hu
Katherine Elizabeth Jordan
Benjamin Jacob Katz
Grace Catherine Keane
Shariq Mansoor Khan
Benjamin Kim
David Boulos Kneiber
Matthew Grant Lammers
Meg Lee Landon
John William LeClair
Kamaria Laine Muraba Lee
Yang Jae Lee
Helen Margaret Liljenwall

Nithya Lingampalli
Francis Loh
Samantha Grace Lund
Sirui Ma
Kaitlin Nicole McCallum
Matthew Phillip Miller
Jason Alan Morris
Leah Eliza Newcomer
Akua Addo Nuako
Carly Marie O’Donnell
Reeti Pal
Lekha Pandya
Mounica Reddy Paturu
Ethan Emil Pfeifer
Jolee Grace Potts
Niyathi Prasad
Andrew Chang Qi
Joseph David Roh
Timothy Peter Rooney Jr
Anna Schroeder
Alexander Richard Scott
Carrie Sibbald
Aaron Onyango Obare Silverstein
Alexander Nicolas Skidmore
Omolade Oluwatosin Sogade
Avira Som
Madeline Spencer
Adam Shafiq Surti
Sean Kekaianiani Terada
Mark Zwei Terng
Eliza Ruth Thompson
Katherine Marie Velicki
Corey Jay Vural
Garrett Evan Wahl
Faith Stuart Williams

Program in Physical Therapy (PT)

PT Commencement Program (PDF) »

Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduates

Mohammad Marwan Abuhmud
Samantha Anne Aube
Madalyn Rose Aubuchon
Rhiannon Joy Blankenship
Alexander Karl Borys
Katherine Nicole Brown
Matthew Joseph Brown
Logan Elyse Buckner
Megan June Carson
Theresa Lynne Cermak
Alana Mikayla Chaplin
Anwina Choknumtumnukit
Rachel Lynn Ciarkowski
Bailey Kenna Cole
Riley Virginia Cook
Kelsey Lynn Crispeno
Alexandria Devin Dalley
Erek Aslan Dannenberg
Amy Rose DeFranco
Kathleen O’Neal Doherty
Lindsay Lee Durand
Cynthia Erin Fang
Jamie Kathleen Reuter
Tyler Joseph Fleck
Kyle William Flynn
Christopher Allen Freese
Melissa Jo Galarowicz
Kelcie Leigh Gerry
Stephen Wang Glasgow
Kelsey Grainger
Paul Andrew Greenley
Emma Jean Grooms
Darby Monique Hanna
Josefina Teresa Herrera
Xarles Xavier Holt
Kevin Kristopher Howard
Ian Patrick Huffman
Kristin Lea Jones
Monica Ann Jordan
Joshua Stephen Kenyon
Melinda Marie Klinar

Sarah Elizabeth LeGrand
Hao Zhao Li
Julie Christine Light
Anastasia Liu
Erica Hoi-Kei Liu
Savannah Jual Martin
Rowena Joy Stoker Messmore
Emily Anne Mihalkanin
Molly Carolyn Obert
Alyssa Christine Puritz
Andrew Donald Rapp
Heidi Erin Rathjen
Hayley Elizabeth Reed
Alana Sigal Rossip
Ashly Lauren Schmitt
Jennifer Schnelting
Elizabeth Marie Scholten
Daniel Evan Scribner
Matthew William Joseph Serafin
Brandt Matthew Seward
Jacob Robert Shields
Gabrielle Marie Smith
Adrienne Rachelle Snider
Laura Elizabeth Sowatsky
Melody Elise Staicoff
Aleisha Kaye Stiltner
Jessica Loren Stumpf
Abigail Hi Symons
Luke Fredrick Taccola
Marisa Arin Taylor
Kelsey Ann Tepen
Kelsey Nicole Thompson
Christine Jia-Mei Tsai
Kristen Nicole Uradzionek
Alexandria Elizabeth Van Zandt
Taylor Mackenzie Vaughn
Emma Grace Watson
Alexander Thoreau Wheelwright
Nicholas James Youmans
Kaitlin Sarah Zdechlik
Zhen Zhang

Program in Occupational Therapy (OT)

OT Commencement Program (PDF) »

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Graduates

Katherine Mary Banovetz
Kathryn Louise Pagano
Deborah Blady
Laura Lee Boden
Joshua Michael Brunk
Jane Austen Bufe
Breanna Payten Carter
Joanne Nok-Lam Chin
Katherine May Chin
Alyssa Christine Combs
Madeline Marie Contreras
Brendan Isaiah Cook
Jeni Alexander Erickson
Emily Ann Forsyth
Rose Isabel Greenblatt
Natalie Ann Haffner
Eliza Belle Hendrix
Molly Josephine Houdeshell
Makeda Nicole Jackson
Shivanti Peshali Kariyawasam
Emily Chiesa Koller

Nicolina Jo Kristof
Kelsey Margaret Lawrence
Sophia Shijia Li
Lauren Marie Morgan
Katelyn Lanae Mwangi
Heather Marie Neal
Lauren Kuuleilani Putnam
Bridget Anne Regan
Rachel Rindner
Abby Simone Rubin
Anneliese Marie Schlesinger
Ellen Lommel Sweder
Rachel Kristine Teslow
Megan Elizabeth Tolton
Hong Elizabeth Tran
Alexandra Beatriz Uchdorf
Kathleen Susan Walbrun
Marisa Marilyn Wanka
Amanda Katherine Wolski
Kara Renee Wolters
Najiba Zaidova

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Graduates

Jocelynn Aguilar
Jamie Paige Annes
Kiara Judith Aponte
Brianna Marie Barkocy
Megan Lynne Elwell Bowers
Chelsia Lovelace Bradley
Allison Grace Bulmahn
Janine Burdette
Kristina Anne Burns
Jessica Marie Cameron
Kristen Taylor Cardascia
Jacqueline Nicole Crues
Kaelene Elyse DeCoster
Britney Deshay Downs
Cole Joseph Griess
Alejandra Catalina Gutierrez
Jacqueline Rose Johnson
Abigail Lynn Kehrer
Jenna Kessler
Emily Lauren Kryska

Allison Elizabeth Lindt
Teagan Savage McNamara
Carson Alayne Miller
Catherine Margaret Pastuovic
Catherine Lois Hine Pauls
Audrey Lynne Peppin
Riley Mary-Sarah Perdue
Kathryn Michelle Perkins
Mary Katherine Phillips
Danielle Lenice Pollard
Logan Arthur Reeves
Susan Nicole Rice
Emily Yvonne Rusher
Hannah Sabourin
Abigail Lillian Self
Katelyn Marie Storey
MaKayla Elizabeth-Mae Todd
Allison Michelle Wetzel
Ashley Lynore Wilson
Jacklyn Colby Wilson

 

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS)

PACS Commencement Program (PDF) »

Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE) Graduates

Emily Rose Alves
Elizabeth Christine Anderson
Charlotte Fraser Brown
Ryan Elizabeth Fletcher
Jessica Marie Holth
Mary Randall Ivy
Kathleen Marie Lewis

Brigid Shea McCullough
Megan Elizabeth Merry
Cailyn Nicole Nosbisch
Mynita Judcole Smith
Molly Suzanne Streeter
Jane Elise Zankman

Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Graduates

Gabrielle du Pont Bissell
Margaret Jane Butler
Tyler Jackson Ryan Drake
Natalie Anne Hayes
Rachel Ann Lynch
Alexandra Lathe Madison

Amelia Jane Shillington Mainardi
Abigail Kristine Mispagel
Nicole Elizabeth Pendleton
Meghan Ann Phelan
Tara Anne Stremlau
Tracy Leigh Wilkinson

Applied Health Behavior Research

AHBR Commencement Program (PDF) »

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research (AHBR) Graduates

May 2021 Graduates
Elizabeth Ainsworth
Matthew Copher
Jazmyne Davis
Jennifer Harper
Thuelfaqar Rammaha

Bailey Stiffler
Curtis Washington-Walls

August 2021 Graduates
Yazen Al-Hosni
Krista Braun

Clinical Investigation

MSCI Commencement Program (PDF) »

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

Vinita M Alexander
Kinan Alhallak
Ina Chen
Re-I Chin
Christine Mirng-En Chu
Lara Wiley Crock
Shruti Gupta
Daniel Guy
Quenten Lowell Hooker
Charles Murray Lawrie
Sean Massa
Joshua Delbert Mitchell
Mahshid Mohseni

Michael Christopher Montana
Suvidya Lakshmi Pachigolla
Christine Cortelyou Pazandak
Nandini Raghuraman
Sharon Lily Sabapathypillai
Harrison James Smith
Brandon Malik Wahba
Nneoma Stephanie Wamkpah
Kyle James Whittington
Jingyu Xiang
Jane Yue Yuan
Clare C Zimmerman

Population Health Sciences

MPHS Commencement Program (PDF) »

Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) Graduates

Owen James Cole Hamilton
Iris Kuo
Priyanka Parameswaran
Amisha Nitin Parikh
Neel Sanjiv Raval
Eric Simpson Rome

Arjav Shailesh Shah
Urvi Sinha
Yash Tarkunde
Tiffany Jessi Wu
Maggie Jiayi Xing