Current Residents




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Irene J. Chang, M.D.

Dr. Chang received her M.D. from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and spent a year in Beijing, China as a Fogarty Global Health Pre-Doctoral Fellow working on HPV education and occurrence of cervical cancer. She did an internship in OB-GYN in Honolulu, HI, prior to beginning her genetics residency.








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Jennifer Dines, M.D.

Dr. Dines received her M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and did her intern year in Pediatric at University of California Los Angeles. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, she did research in Huntington’s disease, mentored by Dr. Elizabeth Aylward. As a medical student, she took part in a predoctoral NIH training grant, mentored by Dr. Samiya Rashid and Dr. Eric Leuthardt, working in epilepsy. She has also done work in neuroimaging techniques involving preterm infants and neurodegenerative conditions. Her research interests are in Neurogenetics.








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Ken Ndugga-Kabuye, M.D

Prior to Medical School, Dr. Ndugga-Kabuye received his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) at UCLA which is where his interest in genetics grew. He received his M.D. degree with Honors from Ross University School of Medicine, spending his last two years of medical school in Queens, New York City. He then went on to SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island, NY where he completed the SUNY Stony Brook Medicine/Mather Hospital Transitional Year Residency Program. His interests are in the vibrant translational work being done in the genetics and genomics space including in the areas of pharmacogenetics & oncogenetics. He is also interested in the role of public-private partnerships in maximizing the benefits of the genetics revolution for all communities.








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Prasit "Joe" Phowthongkum, M.D.

Dr. Phowthongkum received his M.D. from the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine in Thailand, and did his clinical training in Internal Medicine in Thailand, as well as at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. His research interests are in Neurogenetics, and he did graduate work at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford.