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3rd Year Fellows

Mohamed Ali, MD
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Residency Program: Howard University



Rafael Calderon Candelario, MD
Hometown: San Juan, PR
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico
Residency Program: University of Puerto Rico

Clinical Interests
Critical Care

Calderon R
. Survival of Lung Cancer in Puerto Rico. Oral Presentation at the UPR Alumni Association Convention. 2011.

Ocasio I, Calderon R. A curious case of cirrhosis. Oral presentation at ACP PR Chapter Annual Clinical Vignette Competition. 2010.

Calderon R. A fatal case of a rare emergent pathogen on an immunocompromised patient. Poster Presentation at ACP PR Chapter Annual Clinical Vignette Competition. 2009.


  • 1st Place Internal Medicine Research Symposium 2011, Survival of Lung Cancer in Puerto Rico

Douglas Closser, MD
Hometown: Yorkville, Ohio
Medical School: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
Residency Program: The Ohio State University

Clinical Interests
Critical Care

Closser D
, Goodman L, Bhatt N, Essig L. Avoiding Ineffective Volume Resuscitation: Recognition and Management of Diabetes Insipidus in a Patient with Septic Shock. American Thoracic Society Meeting. May 2012.

Closser D, Hinton A, Nagaraja H, Wewers M. Augmentation Therapy for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Lack of Efficacy in a "Real World" Clinic Population. American Thoracic Society Meeting. May 2012.

Asif M, Closser D, Bhatt N, Magalang U. A Young Woman with Shortness of Breath and Abnormal Imaging. American Thoracic Society International Meeting. Poster Presentation. May 2011. 

Closser D, Lamb J. Simultaneous presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome, hemolysis, and transaminitis: Occam's Razor vs Hickam's Dictum. ACP National Meeting. Poster Presentation. April 2011.

Closser D, Magalang U, Asif M. A young adult female with holes in the lungs: a case report. OSU Pulmonary Research Day. Poster Presentation. October 2010.


  • Housestaff Award for Excellence in Critical Care Medicine 2011-2012

Michael de la Cruz, MD
Hometown: Matawan, NJ
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Drexel University

Clinical Interests
Critical Care

Research Interest
Interventional Pulmonology

Nguyen G, de la Cruz M, Kim C, Amrutia S, Mikkilineni S, Borah A, Shaikh Q, Gasperino J. Role of Obesity in Intensive Care Outcomes. CHEST. Poster Presentation. October 2011.


Daniel Gorbett, MD
Bellville, OH
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Residency: The Ohio State University

Clinical Interests
Pulmonary Hypertension, Critical Care

Research Interest
Pulmonary Hypertension

Gorbett D
, Sood N. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension as an Adverse Event of Interferon B1a Therapy. Poster Presentation at ATS International Conference. New Orleans, LA, May 2010.

Gorbett D, Philips G, Kraut E, Mann-Jiles V, Sood N. An Evaluation of Serial Tricuspid Regurgitant (TR) Jet Velocities on 2D Echocardiography as an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Sickle Cell Anemia. Poster Presentation at ACCP International Conference. Vancouver, Canada, November 2010.

Gorbett D, Davis J. Multi-Organ Failure after a Tick Bite. Poster Presentation at ACP Ohio Chapter Conference. Columbus, OH, October 2010.


  • Housestaff Award for Excellence in Critical Care Medicine, 2011
  • Gorilla Award - peer voted for excellence in clinical medicine, 2011
  • John A. Prior Award - presented to intern with outstanding clinical performance, 2009