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.


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. 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. Mike Shen

Producer and Digital Artist
Michael is an artist and Clinical Director of the Primary Care Safety Net at Woodhull Hospital.

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Dr. Sean Burke

Chief Operations Officer
Sean leads Core IM's operations and assists with the production of podcasts for publication. He is currently a hospitalist at University Hospitals.

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Dr. Vickie Kassapidis

Podcast Copy Editor
Vickie helps copy edit podcast show notes, double checking formatting and references. She is an internal medicine resident at NYU Brooklyn.

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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 currently a medical student at The University of Rochester.

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Sofia Kennedy

CME Operations
Sofia is a logistics specialist and helps behind the scenes with the production of 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 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. 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 currently a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at BIDMC.

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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. Greg Katz

Co-Director (12 Lead Thursday)
Greg is co-director of 12 Lead Thursdays. He is currently an attending cardiologist at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

@gregorykatz

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Dr. Clem Lee

Director (Trivia Tuesday)
Clem the director of Trivia Tuesday. He is currently a med-peds resident at Penn/CHOP.

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Dr. Sam Maidman

Co-Director (12 Lead Thursday)
Sam is co-director of 12 Lead Thursdays. He is currently an internal medicine resident at NYU.

@SamuelMaidman

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Dr. Nick Mark

Director (Focus POCUS)
Nick is the director of Focus POCUS. He is a pulmonary/critical care physician in Seattle.

@nickmmark

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Dr. Tom Mulvey

Director (Reading Room)
Tom is the director of Reading Room. He is currently a radiology resident Emory University School of Medicine.

@TomMulveyMD

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Dr. Robert Wharton

Director (Stats With Core IM)
Robert is director of Stats With Core IM. He is currently an internal medicine resident at Mt. Sinai.

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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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Kira Garry

Social Media Contributor
Kira helps manage and contributes to Core IM's social media accounts. She is currently a medical student at Penn State University.

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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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Lizzie Holland

Digital Artist
Lizzie produce graphics for Core IM. She is currently a medical student at LSU New Orleans.

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Dr. Logan Jones

Educational Consultant
Logan writes and reviews content across our Bytes segments, ensuring digestibility and accuracy of our content. He is an Assistant Professor and hospitalist at OHSU.

@rloganjonesmd

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Matthew Leupold

Digital Artist
Matt produces graphics for Core IM. He is currently a medical student at OSUMC.

@MattLeupold

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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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Preeyal Patel

Digital Artist
Preeyal produces graphics for Core IM. She is currently a medical student at Thomas Jefferson University.

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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

Digital Artist
Ivanna produces graphics for Core IM. She is currently 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. Abhishek Verma

Content Contributor
Shake contributes content to Trivia Tuesday Bytes. He is an internal medicine resident at NYU.

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.