Welcome to Core IM, a virtual medical community! We strive to empower our colleagues of all levels and backgrounds with clinically applicable information as well as inspire curiosity and critical thinking. We promote our mission through podcasts and other multimodal dialogues. We care about publishing high quality educational materials and for most episodes, follow this three-step review process.


Our Team

Interested in joining our community? We are always looking for new potential contributors (educators, writers, editors, artists, social media enthusiasts, or roles we haven’t even thought of yet)— if you have a passion for inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, click here for more details!

Dr. Shreya P. Trivedi

Editor-in-Chief
Shreya is a founding member of Core IM Podcast. She produces and co-hosts various segments for Core IM, and leads all aspects of the organization. She is an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

@ShreyaTrivediMD

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Dr. Alice Kennedy

Podcast Video Director
Alice leads Core IM's podcast video production. She is an internal medicine resident at Vanderbilt.

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Dr. Martin Fried

Vice Executive Producer
Marty is a founding member of Core IM Podcast. He produces and co-hosts various segments for Core IM. He is a primary care physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

@Marty_Fried

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Dr. Sean Burke

Whiteboard Animation Director
Sean leads Core IM's operations for whiteboard animations of podcasts. He is a hospitalist at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

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Dr. Marissa LoCastro

Chief Outreach Director
Marissa leads Core IM's outreach efforts and web and social media presence. She oversees Byte production and posting, outreach team development, coordination with the podcast team, and engagement of the virtual Core IM community. She is an internal medicine resident at University of Wisconsin.

@MarissaLoCastro

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Sofia Kennedy

CME Operations
Sofia is a logistics specialist and helps behind the scenes with the production of podcast episodes. She is a pharmacy student at the University of Cincinnati.

@sofiakennedy__

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Executive Producers

Dr. Jafar Al-Mondhiry

Producer (At The Bedside)
Jafar is a producer and co-host for At The Bedside. He is a medical oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute and UVA.

@mondhiry

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Dr. Cindy Fang

Producer (Hoofbeats)
Cindy is a producer and co-host for Hoofbeats. She is currently a clinical assistant professor and hospitalist at NYU.

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Dr. Jason Freed

Producer (Gray Matters)
Jason is a producer and co-host for Gray Matters. He is currently a hematologist at BIDMC.

@FreedoBaggins

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Dr. Margot Hedlin

Producer (At The Bedside)
Margot is a producer and co-host for At The Bedside. She is a hospitalist and ethics consultant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

@MargotHedlin

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Dr. John Hwang

Producer (Hoofbeats)
John is a producer and co-host of Hoofbeats. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU, and an attending physician at Bellevue Medical Center.

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Dr. Greg Katz

Producer (Beyond Journal Club)
Greg a producer of Beyond Journal Club. He is currently an attending cardiologist at NYU.

@gregorykatz

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Dr. Clem Lee

Producer (Beyond Journal Club)
Clem a producer of Beyond Journal Club. He is currently a med-peds attending at Mass General Hospital.

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Dr. Tamar Schiff

Producer (At The Bedside)
Tamar is a producer and co-host for At The Bedside. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU Langone Department of Population Health.

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Dr. Alison Trainor

Producer (Gray Matters)
Ali is a producer and co-host for Grey Matters. She is a Pulmonary and Critical Care attending at Mt. Auburn.

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Directors

Dr. Dena Hayes

Co-Director
Dena is content creator for a variety of bytes including 12 Lead Thursdays and Stats with Core IM. She is currently an internal medicine resident at NYU.

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Dr. Tom Mulvey

Director (Reading Room)
Tom is the director of Reading Room. He is currently a radiology attending.

@TomMulveyMD

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Dr. Abhi Ramachandran

Co-Director (12 Lead Thursday)
Abhi is a co-director of 12 Lead Thursday. He is a cardiology fellow at BIDMC.

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Dr. Nick Villano

Director (In the Nick of Time)
Nick is the Director of In the Nick of Time. He is a hospitalist at BIDMC.

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Dr. Robert Wharton

Director (Stats With Core IM)
Robert is director of Stats With Core IM. He is a pulm/crit care fellow at Johns Hopkins.

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Team

Dr. Anjellica Chen

Associate Editor
Anjellica helps with episode production for Core IM. She is currently an internal medicine resident at Université de Sherbrooke.

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Dr. Stephen Cooper

Associate Editor
Stephen helps with the production of episodes for Core IM. He is currently an internal medicine resident at Creighton University.

@Dr_Koopa

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Ruby Guo

Digital Artist
Ruby produces graphics for Core IM. She is currently a medical student at Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Gabby Librizzi

Outreach Lead
Gabby is the director of Core IM's Twitter. She is an internal medicine resident at Stonybrook.

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Dr. Salim Najjar

Digital Artist
Salim produces graphics for Core IM. He is currently an internal medicine resident at Baylor.

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Dr. Preeyal Patel

Digital Artist
Preeyal produces graphics for Core IM. She is an intern at Clevland Clinic.

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Dr. Vorada Sakulsaengprapha

Digital Artist
Vorada produces graphics for Core IM. She is currently an internal medicine resident at Stanford

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Ivanna Tang

Outreach Lead & Digital Artist
Ivanna is the director of Core IM's Instagram and Facebook. She also produces graphics for Core IM. She is a medical student at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Aaron Troy

Associate Editor
Aaron helps with the production of episodes for Core IM. He is currently an internal medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

@AaronTroyMD

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Dr. Yichi Zhang

Content Contributor
Yichi produces content for Mind the Gap and various bytes. He is currently a medical student at Tulane.

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Members at Large

  • Dr. Vickie Kassapidis - Podcast Copy Editor
    Vickie is an pulmonary and critical care fellow in New York.
  • Marissa Alsaloum - Marissa contributed to Motivation Monday. She is currently a medical student at NYU.
  • Dr. Cary Blum - Cary contributed to several 5 Pearls episodes, and helped launch the Trivia Tuesday feature. He is currently a primary care physician at Mt. Sinai.
  • Richard Chen - Audio Editor
    Richard is an audio editor for Core IM.
  • Kira Garry - Social Media Contributor
    Kira used to help manage and contributes to Core IM's social media account.
  • Dr. Charlie Gillihan - Social Media Contributor
    Charlie helps manage and contributes to Core IM's social media accounts. He is currently an internal medicine resident at NYU.
  • Dr. Kelsey Grossman - Co-Director (12 Lead Thursday)
    Kelsey is co-director of 12 Lead Thursdays. She is currently an internal medicine resident at NYU.
  • Lizzie Holland - Digital Artist
    Lizzie produce graphics for Core IM. She is currently a medical student at LSU New Orleans.
  • Elise Huppert - Social Media Contributor
    Elise helps manage and contributes to Core IM's social media accounts. She is currently a medical student at NYU.
  • Dr. Logan Jones - Educational Consultant
    Logan used to review content across our Bytes segments, ensuring digestibility and accuracy of our content. He is an Assistant Professor and hospitalist at OHSU.
  • Solon Kelleher - Audio Editor
    Solon is an audio editor for Core IM.
  • Dr. Janine Knudsen - Producer (Mind the Gap)
    Janine is a producer and co-host for Mind the Gap. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU, an attending physician at Bellevue Medical Center, and the Medical Director of the Health + Hospitals Office of Population Health
  • Matthew Leupold - Digital Artist
    Matt produced graphics for Core IM.
  • Dr. Steve Liu - Producer (Mind the Gap)
    Steve is a producer, co-host, and audio editor for Mind the Gap. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU.
  • Dr. Stephanie London - Stephanie contributed to Core IM's social media posts. She is currently a psychiatry resident at MGH.
  • Dr. Rahul Maheshwari - Digital Artist
    Rahul produces graphics for Core IM. He is an internal medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
  • Dr. Sam Maidman - Co-Director (12 Lead Thursday)
    Sam was co-director of 12 Lead Thursdays. He is currently a cardiology fellow at Mount Sinai.
  • Dr. Nick Mark - Director (Focus POCUS)
    Nick was the director of Focus POCUS. He is a pulmonary/critical care physician in Seattle.
  • Dr. Izzy Marshall - Izzy produced Core IM flashcards. She is Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF.
  • Sheila Okere - Director (Holidays)
    Sheila directs Core IM's holiday posts. She is currently a medical student at OSUMC.
  • Dr. Amy Ou - Amy served as Core IM's inaugural Chief Outreach Director, and in that role grew the Outreach Team and developed Byte production workflows and oversaw Core IM's social media and web presence. She is currently an Assistant Professor at UCSF and a hospitalist at San Francisco General Hospital.
  • Dr. David Rhee - Dave helped launch the 12 Lead Thursdays feature. He is currently a cardiology fellow at NYU.
  • Dr. Shira Sachs - Producer (Hoofbeats)
    Shira is a producer and co-host of Hoofbeats. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell.
  • Harit Shah - Chief Technical Director
    Harit is a founding member and oversees Core IM's audio production. He also provides technical support for the organization.
  • Dr. Neil Shapiro - Neil served as an advisor to Core IM at its inception, providing organizational guidance and support. He is currently the Associate Chief of the Medical Service of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, and Associate Program Director for the NYU Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Correlations.
  • Dr. Mike Shen - Producer and Digital Artist
    Michael is an artist and Clinical Director of the Primary Care Safety Net at Woodhull Hospital.
  • Julia Skubisz - Audio Editor
    Julia is an audio editor for Core IM.
  • Dr. Caroline Srisarajivakul-Klein - Caroline produced graphics for Core IM. She is an Assistant Professor at NYU and a hospitalist and Inpatient Site Director at Bellevue Hospital Center.
  • Dr. Anand Swaminathan - Anand serves as an advisor for Core IM.
  • Dr. Alice Tang - Alice serves as an advisor for Core IM. She is a hospitalist at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
  • Ramon Thompson - Digital Artist
    Ramon produces graphics for Core IM.
  • Dr. Stefan Tigges - Content Contributor
    Stefan contributes content to Reading Room bytes. He is currently a professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Abhishek Verma - Content Contributor
    Shake contributed content to Trivia Tuesday Bytes.