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Faculty Feature Mohamed Abdelbaki

Mohamed Abdelbaki, MD, was born and raised in Egypt — a country which he loves dearly and still visits every year with his family. He came to the U.S. in 2006 to start a residency in general pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant, …

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Faculty Feature Nicole Brossier

Nicole Brossier comes from nowhere or everywhere, depending on how you look at it. She lived in three different states before her third birthday and has continued hopping around the country ever since. Fast-forwarding some years, Nicole wound up in Missouri when she started looking at college applications and chose to …

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Faculty Feature Amjad Horani

Amjad was born and grew up in the beautiful city of Jerusalem, to a family of educators. Dad is a retired professor of education and a major of middle eastern history. Mom is a retired elementary school principal. Although Amjad and his two younger brothers are Jerusalemites by birth and …

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Faculty Feature David Bark

Raised in a rural farming town in northern Illinois, Dave began his career baling hay and detasseling corn. This occurred in between hide and seek among farm equipment. Dave’s academic career began at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Coming from an engineering parent and another that taught math, it …

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Faculty Feature Steve Ming-Che Liao

Steve never imagined that one day he would live and have a great family in the United States. You see, Steve was born and grew up in Taiwan. He lived with his grandparents for the first four years while his parents both worked in the city of Taipei. His parents …

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Faculty Feature Amanda Kolmar

Amanda grew up in Westfield, New Jersey (yes, the same 30,000-person town as the nephrology attending Brian Stotter). She attended Westfield High School (apparently where you went to high school is important in St. Louis?) and spent much of high school pretending to play the clarinet in marching band. She …

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Faculty Feature Brian Stotter

Brian Stotter, MD, grew up in Westfield, NJ, a suburb of New York City, in an era when grunge rock, bowl haircuts, and Beanie Babies were all the rage. During his formative years, Brian developed a distinct curiosity about the world around him and was fascinated by science. Much of …

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Faculty Feature Anthony Orvedahl

Anthony Orvedahl, MD, PhD, was born in Denver, CO. He is the product of a professionally eclectic family: his father worked in the aerospace industry; mother was a homemaker and administrative assistant; older brother an accomplished comedian; and younger brother a woodworker. His paternal grandfather designed one of the earliest …

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Faculty Feature William Orr

Dr. William Orr, “Billy,” was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, actress Kim Basinger, actor Jeff Daniels, and the bands R.E.M., Widespread Panic and the B-52s.  He is the son of Dr. William Orr, a practicing Psychiatrist, and Victoria, a former nurse.  His …

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Faculty Feature Danielle Alfano

Danielle grew up in Sussex, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee with her parents, Gino and Renee, and younger brother, Michael. Growing up, Danielle was an avid gymnast, cheerleader and pianist. Her love of science was first inspired by her high school AP Biology teacher, Ms. Bamberg and while volunteering in …