Previous Fellows

Margarita O'Reilly, MD

1995 - 1997
Project: Clinical Trials Research Fellow; now in dermatology practice in Alaska since Jan of 2002.

Payam Tristani, MD

1997 - 1999
Project: Clinical Trials Research Fellow; residency at University of Utah; now Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Utah.

Kappa Meadows, MD

1999 - 2000
Project: Assessment of the Utility of Using Genetically Modified Langerhans Cells to Correct Disease; role on project research fellow; now in dermatology practice in Virginia.

Michael Gifford, MD

1999 - 2000
Project: Clinical Trials Research Fellow; completed training in dermatology at the University of Michigan, June 2003; now in private practice.

Jeff McKenna, MD

1999 - 2000
Project: Effect of Locally Generated Heat on Permeation of Drugs into Human Skin: role on project research fellow; completed residency in dermatology at the University of Utah, 2001 to 2005; now in private practice specializing in Mohs surgery.

Kristina Callis, MD

2000 - 2002
Project: Clinical Trials Research Fellow; then entered residency in dermatology at the University of Utah, 2002 - 2005; Dermatology Foundation sponsored Research Fellow, July 2005 - June 2006, psoriasis, genotype/phenotype relationships in several large Utah families; now Assistant Professor, University of Utah.

Christopher B. Hansen, MD

2002 - 2003
Project: Utah Psoriasis Initiative, role on project research fellow; in dermatology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, July 2004 - June 2007; now Assistant Professor, University of Utah.

Christopher Carlin, MD

2002 - 2003
Project: Clinical Trials Research Fellow; entered dermatology residency at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, July 2003, completed in June 2006; now in private practice in California.

Clive Liu, MD

2003 - 2004
Project:Clinical Research Fellow, non-invasive assessment of response of psoriasis to treatment via monitoring mRNA in the stratum corneum; now in private practice with emphasis on clinical trials in Seattle, WA.

Mark Herron, MD

2003 - 2004
Project: Clinical Research Fellow, characterization of obesity in psoriasis; now in private practice in Montgomery, AL.

Julie Maughan, MD

2003 - 2004
Project: Clinical Trials Research Fellow; entered dermatology residency at University of Utah, July 2004 - 2007; now in private practice in Ogden, UT.

Jason Papenfuss, MD

2003 - 2004
Project: Clinical Research Fellow, evaluator for the Utah Psoriasis Initiative with focus on role of smoking on psoriasis; entered dermatology residency at Medical University of South Carolina, July 2004; now in private practice in Nebraska.

Jackie Panko, MD

2004 - 2006
Project: Clinical Research Fellow, evaluator for the Utah Psoriasis Initiative with focus on longitudinal study and phenotype/genotype associations from pooling strategy where 500 subjects were probed with a functional gene approach using 23,000 SNPs; entered dermatology residency at University of Utah, July 2006 - 2009. Now in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Amro Motaal, MD, MPH, DO

2005 - 2007
Clinical Trials Research Fellow.

Gretchen Korver, MD, PhD

2006 - 2007
Clinical Research Fellow; completed dermatology residency at University of Utah, 2003 - 2006; now in private practice in Reno, NV.

Tina Rakkhit, MD

2006 - 2007
Clinical Research Fellow, evaluator for the Utah Psoriasis Initiative with focus effect of smoking on delaying psoriatic arthritis; entered dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve, 2008. Now in private practice in Boston, MA.

Ingrid Freeny, MD

2007 - 2008
Clinical Trials Research Fellow; entered dermatology residency at Drexel College of Medicine, 2008. Now in private practice in Fairfield, CA.

Sartaj Ahmed, MD

2008 - 2009
Clinical Trials Research Fellow; accepted to Allergy and Immunology Fellowship, July 2009.

Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, MD

2008 - 2010
Clinical Research Fellow; previously trained as dermatologist in Iran; entered internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 2010 - 2011; entered dermatology residency at University of Utah, July 2011.

Jamie Woodcock, MD

2009 - 2011
Clinical Research Fellow; entered dermatology residency at University of Utah, July 2011.

Daniel Zaghi, MD

2010 - 2012
Clinical Research Fellow; entered dermatology residency at University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Rosemary deShazo, M.D

2011-2013
Clinical Research Fellow; entered dermatology residency at University of Utah, July 2013.

Michael Caglia, MD

2012-2013
Clinical Research Fellow; entered dermatology residency at New York Medical College, July 2013.

Dena Elkeeb, MD

2013-present
Clinical Trials Research Fellow.

Benjamin Jones, BS

2013-present
Medical Student (completed third year) University of Utah, Clinical Research Fellow. Recipient of 2013 NPF Fellowship Award.

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