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I was born in Finland and moved to Maryland when I was three. I went to Penn for college where I fell in love with bioethics. At the same time, I had my first formal exposure to psychiatry when I shadowed a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Hospital working with HIV and chronic pain patients. My experience convinced me early on that I wanted to become a psychiatrist. After college, I completed a Master of Bioethics at Penn, with a thesis focusing on the ethics of testicular tissue cryopreservation for pediatric cancer patients. I went to medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Working with underserved patients in New Orleans, I discovered a deep passion for social justice and ethical issues related to access to care. I am thrilled to return to Penn and Philadelphia. I am especially excited about the Ethics Track and psychotherapy training. Outside of the hospital, I am looking forward to exploring art museums, discovering new restaurants, and going to First Fridays.
I'm originally from California, went to high school in Israel and then attended college at UC Berkeley where I studied public health. My interest in primary care and underserved communities brought me to medical school at the University of Washington where I got to learn medicine in a wide variety of settings, and spent time in Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska. My interests within psychiatry include addictions, psychosis and emergency care. In my free time, I enjoy browsing netflix, cooking, hanging out with friends & family (& dog), and playing music.
Hey guys, my name is Agin. I was born in India, celebrated my first birthday there then came to Philly and have been here since. With that said, it is only recently that I have begun to spend time in the center city areas and really appreciate what all the city of brotherly love has to offer. I was a religion major in undergrad, focusing on Asian studies, specifically Buddhism. It is with that experience my interest in mental health first cropped up and started to take root. When I did my psych rotations in medical school, I knew I had found my calling-love at first encounter. The cherry on the top was finding and becoming a part of the Penn family. Only a few weeks in and I knew beyond a shred of doubt life has a lot of amazing things in store for us. Side notes: I am gung-ho about hot yoga and swear by it and love dance, especially hip-hop cultural fusions… Interest in either of those? Would love to connect!
I was born and raised in Central New Jersey, coming to Philadelphia and Penn for medical school. Since then, Philadelphia has become my new home and I decided without reservation to remain at Penn for the Psychiatry Residency. My academic interests are with collaborative/integrative care, consultation psychiatry, and medical education and I plan to pursue a fellowship in consultation-liaison next year. My partner and I dote on our three energetic and emotionally needy cats and I enjoy writing science fiction about flying robots, ace pilots, spaceships, and hyperbolic conflict in my free time.
The warmth, guidance, and mentorship that I found here at Penn have been transformative, both personally and professionally and I know you'll find the same if you choose to make us your academic home as well.
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