Current Residents PGY-5 Residents by year Grant Conner, MD Grant Conner, MD Grant was raised in Saint Charles, Illinois. He attended Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Mathematics in 2013. He then returned back to Illinois to attend Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, where he received his MD in 2017. In his free time, Grant enjoys swimming, running, and brewing coffee. Kareem Haroun, MD Kareem Haroun, MD Kareem was raised in Allen, Texas. He attended The University of Texas in Austin, TX, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Neurobiology in 2013. He then attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he received his MD in 2017. In his free time, Kareem enjoys cooking, hiking, and reading. PGY 3 2019 PGY-4 Residents by year Clayton Bishop, MD Clayton Bishop, MD Clayton was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. He attended Davidson College in Davidson, NC, Where he graduated in 2012 with a BA in History. He then attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his MS in Physiology and Biophysics. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While in medical school he also received his MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Luis Neve, MD Luis Neve, MD Luis was raised in McAllen, Texas. He attended Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, where he graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biology. He then earned a master’s degree from Texas State University where he researched glial responses to nerve injury and the molecular drivers behind nerve regeneration in a zebrafish model. He received his MD in 2018 from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, TX. In medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. On his free time, Luis enjoys music, reading, and playing tennis. Ran Wang, MD Ran Wang, MD Ran (Annie) Wang was born in China, immigrated to the U.S. at four years old, and grew up in Arkansas. She attended Washington University in St. Louis for college, majoring in Neuroscience and French, and graduated in 2014. She then attended University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for medical school, and received her MD. She joined the UTMB staff in 2018. Karthik Devarajan, MD Karthik Devarajan, MD PGY-3 Residents by year Tyler Janz, MD Tyler Janz, MD Tyler was born in Cape Coral, Florida. He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where he graduated Summa Cum Laude majoring in Biomedical Sciences. Thereafter, he attended the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. During his time in medical school, he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and completed medical research in the field of Otolaryngology. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, playing golf, and watching sports. Nicholas Rossi, MD Nicholas Rossi, MD Nicholas was born in Houston, Texas and attended St. Thomas High School, where he was a Prep State Champion and All-American heavyweight wrestler. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He received his Medical Doctorate from UTMB, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated Cum Laude. In his free time, he enjoys jiu jitsu, working out, fishing, and both playing and watching sports. Megan Swonke, MD Megan Swonke, MD Megan was born and raised in Houston, TX. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015 with a major in Biomedical Sciences. She then began medical school at UTMB, where she was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received her medical doctorate in 2019. In her free time, Megan enjoys the outdoors, exercising, traveling, and trying out new recipes and restaurants. PGY 2 2019 PGY-2 Residents by year Jeremy Barr, MD Jeremy Barr, MD Jeremy Barr grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He attended the George Washington University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Biology in 2014. He was then fortunate to serve with the Washington AIDS Partnership as an AmeriCorps member, focusing on adolescent health in Washington, DC. He earned his MD and MPH in Global Health Management and Policy from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys fitness, hiking, traveling, and dogs. Derek Spath, MD Derek Spath, MD Derek was born and raised in Spencerport, NY. He attended the University at Buffalo and graduated in 2016 with a BS in Biomedical Sciences and a BA in Spanish. Derek stayed in Buffalo for medical school, earning his MD from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2020. In his free time, Derek enjoys listening to and performing music, exploring the outdoors, and sharing meals with friends and family. Yuki Yoshiyasu, MD Yuki Yoshiyasu, MD Yuki was born in Japan and was raised in Kobe, Singapore, and Houston, Texas. She attended Stanford University where she graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Computation. She received her Medical Doctorate from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys sailing and skiing. PGY-1 Residents by year Justin Koceja, MD Robert McQuitty, MD Nishat Momin, MD Click here for Dr. Quinn's On-Line Textbook of Otolaryngology! 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