2016 Fellows

Tiphanie Vogel MD PhD

Tiphanie Vogel, MD, PhD
3rd year fellow
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Illinois, Medical Scientist Training Program
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Clinical interests: Transition of adolescents with rheumatic illness to the adult rheumatology clinic and grand rounds presentations
Research interests: Investigations into hormonal control of the immune response and the genetics of pediatric autoimmunity

Dany Thekkemuriyil MBBSDany Thekkemuriyil, MBBS
2nd year fellow
Medical School: Medical College Thiruvanathapuram
Residency: St. Mary’s Hospital, Clayton, Missouri
Clinical interests: Chikungunya related arthritis, myositis
Research interests: Chikungunya related arthritis, lupus


Maryam Pourpaki MD

Maryam Pourpaki, MD
2nd year fellow
Medical School: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Clinical interests: Vasculitides, Lupus
Research interests: Potential role of infectious triggers in Granulomatosis with Polyangitis. The Use of Serum 14-3-3η to Differentiate Polyarthralgias in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection from RA.

Mark Hwang MD

Mark Hwang, MD
1st year fellow
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Clinical interests: Spondyloarthritis, Inflammatory Eye Disease
Research interests: Clinical Aspects of Spondyloarthritis, Health Services Research

Sophia Weinmann MD

Sophia Weinmann, MD
1st year fellow
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Clinical interests: Scleroderma and SLE
Research interests: Scleroderma Pathophysiology and Future Treatments

Luidmila Kastsiounsk MD

Luidmila Kastsianok, MD
1st year fellow
Medical School: Belarussian State Medical University
Residency: St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri