Marshall Williams graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia. He studied Preclinical Sciences at Mercer University School of Medicine, earning a Master’s of Science degree, before beginning their medical degree program. Marshall will devote a year to research at the Hughston Foundation, working with fellows, residents, and physicians to achieve their research goals while also pursuing his own orthopaedic research interests. He will receive his doctor of medicine degree in 2023 from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA.
Sohrab K. Vatsia
Sohrab K. Vatsia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He earned basic emergency management technician and a Master’s of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. He is in the class of 2022, anticipating graduating with the Doctor of Medicine degree from Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Uniondale, NY. Sohrab plans to use his publishing experience along with his skills in statistical analysis to foster clinical and research opportunities among Hughston physicians, residents, and fellows.
Andrew Ko graduated summa cum laude as a Hofstra University Honors College Associate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Computer Science. Additionally, he holds a license as a basic emergency management technician from New York. He anticipates receiving his doctor of medicine degree in 2023 from Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Uniondale, NY. Andrew has been involved with multiple projects throughout his professional development, ranging from preparing IRB proposals to writing publications for submission.
Tyler N. Kelly
Tyler N. Kelly graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and two minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Additionally, she holds a license as a basic emergency management technician. She anticipates receiving her doctor of medicine degree in 2023 from University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. Tyler has been involved with multiple research projects throughout her professional development, focusing on her interests in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery.
Stacey D’Almeida, MD
Stacey D’Almeida, MD, comes to us from Auckland, New Zealand, where she received a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Podiatry from the Auckland University of Technology. She graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Oceania University of Medicine in Apia, Samoa. While employed as a podiatrist, her interests in orthopaedics grew. She credits her passion for orthopaedic surgery from her experiences of working with orthopaedic surgeons and their postoperative patients. Dr. D’Almeida will use her research experience and publication success to pursue her interests in orthopaedic surgery.
The Hughston Foundation Research Fellowship offers medical students who are interested in orthopaedic surgery as a career, a yearlong (blend of (70%) research and (30%) clinical) comprehensive musculoskeletal experience. During the fellowship, these researchers will focus on producing publishable manuscripts, spending time in the clinic and operating room, as well as learning how to conduct clinical research. They will spend time with multiple faculty and interact with residents and medical students. They will also attend educational opportunities within the organization, such as Grand Rounds, weekly resident lectures, labs, and the journal club.
Brent A. Ponce, MD, is Chairman of Research at the Hughston Foundation.
Last edited on September 8, 2022