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Meet Our Newly Matched Residents

Please join us in welcoming our Class of 2028!

You can read about the research interests and hobbies of our newly matched residents.

Jonathan Trout, MD 
Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Jon has investigated the cognitive and sleep impairments associated with REM sleep behavior disorder and Parkinson’s disease. He also collaborated on randomized control trials evaluating metformin for frailty prevention and atorvastatin for primary prevention of dementia and disability. He is passionate about medical education and developed and implemented several medical school curricula, including sessions on improving self-efficacy in caring for older adults and a workshop to improve medical students’ neurological exam skills. He has also held several teaching and mentoring roles during medical school. He is a husband, a father of two, and speaks three languages. In his free time, he loves to read fantasy novels and listen to audiobooks and podcasts. He also enjoys playing games on the Switch, cooking, and visiting parks with his family.

Jonathan Trout

Lilly Kanishka, MD
Medical School: University of Utah
Lilly investigated the deletion of retinol transporters in dendritic cells, studying the role of the immune system in Type II Diabetes to protect a mouse model from obesity-induced glucose tolerance and insulin insensitivity. She served as the principal investigator identifying the healthcare disparities of newly arrived Utah refugees. She trailblazed the creation of third- and fourth-year rotations at the Maliheh Free Clinic, worked with our chief resident on utilizing the AAN’s anti-racism modules in resident didactics, and completed the Tribal, Rural, and Underserved Education pathway. During medical school, she also engaged in leadership roles as the AAMC’s OSR representative for her cohort, the Professionalism and Diversity Committee, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and acted as an academic mentor to first-year students and a neurology clerkship mentor for third-year students. She currently co-hosts the UofU Health podcast, Bundle of Hers, sharing stories of identity growth, personal narratives, defining moments, and the ongoing journey of self-understanding in medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking with her dogs, mountain biking, bouldering, cycling, pottery, and yoga. 

Lilly Kanishka

Prince Pekyi-Boateng, MBBS
Medical School: Hebei North University
After completing medical school in China, Prince joined Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Africa's third-largest referral center. He assisted in some stroke-related research under his neurology supervisor's guidance, which contributed to some innovative clinical changes, such as pioneering successful thrombolytic therapy post-stroke in Ghana. His dedication to vascular neurology and neurocritical care has been the cornerstone of his research pursuits. Prince leads “Healthy Slide,” a medical blog addressing healthcare disparities. With a history of sports excellence, not excluding his numerous individual soccer awards, he also enjoys hobbies like playing the piano, hiking, swimming, and watching the English Premier League and NBA games. Currently, he's striving to be better in tennis and chess.

Prince Pekyi-Boateng

Arankesh Mahadevan, MBBS
Medical School: S.R.M. Medical College
Arankesh's passion for acute stroke care ignited during medical school, leading to internationally recognized research on stroke outcomes using large-scale databases. His time as a Visiting Scholar at UC San Diego deepened his desire to pursue a neurology residency in the United States. Beyond his academic pursuits, he enjoys traveling around the world, visiting places of interest, and taking scenic walks to enjoy nature’s beauty. Indoors, he enjoys playing video games and listening to music and cherishes time with his family.

Arankesh Mahadevan

Sylvia Tawiah-Eshun, MB ChB
Medical School: Kwame Nkrumah University
After completing medical school, Sylvia worked as a clinician in her home country, Ghana. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked in molecular science to help develop and validate cheaper diagnostic testing for SARS-COV-2, evaluate the anti-viral efficacy of specific medications against COVID-19, and conduct nationwide seroprevalence of COVID-19. She currently works on the quality evaluation of data for healthcare improvement.
She has a strong commitment to closing gaps in health disparities, promoting health, and enhancing the well-being of underserved populations. She has served as a co-leader in organizing health outreach programs for underserved populations while she was a medical student and medical practitioner. Currently, she is collaborating on the Advancing Menstrual Equity project at the Yale School of Public Health. Outside of schoolwork and research, Sylvia enjoys watching fantasy movies and series. She aims to be a fitness enthusiast by the end of 2024.

Sylvia Tawiah-Eshun

Raumin Neuville, MD
Medical School: University of California — Irvine
Raumin studied the relationship of neuropathological changes and dementia in centenarians during his involvement with the 90+ Study at UC Irvine. Prior to medical school, Raumin worked in Stanford’s Human Motor Control and Balance Lab investigating the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease in human subjects using implanted sensing neurostimulators. In addition to his interest in research, Raumin is passionate about community outreach and during his time in college and medical school, founded two Alzheimer’s Buddies chapters that aim at pairing undergraduate students with individuals with dementia. Outside his academic endeavors, Raumin likes to hit the gym for an intense workout, listen to music, hike, and cook, which further allows his enjoyment of eating food.

Raumin Neuville

Michaela Reuter, MD
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Michaela grew up in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Excited about neuroscience, she moved to the Midwest for college, where she sought out a combined major in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. While there, she worked as a research coordinator for a multisite research project on transfusion protocols for patients on ECMO. She then moved to Cincinnati for medical school, where she studied the utility of telehealth evaluations for headache diagnosis and treatment and presented her findings at the AAN Annual Meeting. Throughout several patient interactions, she has developed an interest in the field of autoimmune neurology and is looking to pursue a fellowship in this area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and skiing, cooking with friends, painting, and one of life’s greatest luxuries—drinking a good cup of tea from the top of a hiking trail.

Michaela Reuter

Caitlin White, MD
Medical School: Drexel University
Caitlin conducted research in a movement disorders lab focusing on dopaminergic cell transplants and optogenetics in a Parkinson’s disease rat model. She also has an interest in neuroimmunology. She completed the Bridging the Gaps Community Health summer internship program in Philadelphia, where she collaborated with a community leader at a high school for adult learners to implement health and wellness resources, create a mindfulness summer curriculum, and conduct a survey on adult learning styles. Passionate about medical humanities, she participated in DUCOM humanities courses exploring wellness, philosophy, and the arts in medicine. Caitlin served as a Med Scholar, assisting in M1 education in anatomy, and was a preceptor in the neuroscience course. She was co-president of the Student Interest Group in neurology and previously worked as a Medical Assistant in an outpatient neurology clinic. Outside of work, she enjoys crafts, pie decorating, indoor cycling, yoga, reading, hiking, and trying to teach her cat tricks.

Caitlin White, MD
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