Recent Graduates




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James T. Bennett, M.D.,Ph.D.

Dr. Bennett received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University, and his pediatric training at Seattle Children's Hospital. His previous research was on signal transduction mechanisms in the nervous system. His honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He received the 2011 American College of Medical Genetics travel award. He is interested in a career as a physician-scientist in developmental neuroscience. His personal interests include cycling and sailing. He was a resident in the program from 2010-2012.
Dr. Bennett joined the UW faculty, and is a pediatric geneticist at Seattle Children's Hospital; his research interests are in the genetics of somatic mosaicism. He is the recipient of a Burroughs-Wellcome Career Award.





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Carlos J. Gallego, M.D.

Carlos J. Gallego M.D. is a graduate of the Universidad del Valle, in Cali, Columbia. He did dual training in Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics at the University of Alabama, and did postdoctoral research in microarrays and human T cell receptor diversity in Dr. Jian Han's lab at the Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology. Carlos' research interests are in translating genetic research to patient care by evaluating the impact of high throughput technologies as well as the return of incidental results in the clinical setting. He is also interested in health care disparities that may limit the utility of this type of information in minority populations. He was a K12 Scholar in the University of Washington Institutional Training Program for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.
Dr. Gallego moved to the University of Michigan for a hematology-oncology fellowship, where he will concentrate on cancer genetics, precision medicine, and continue his outcomes research.





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Kelly Jones, M.D.

Kelly Jones M.D. is a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and Florida State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She received the Ouida Johnson Ward scholarship for academic excellence. Kelly's research interests are in dysmorphology and development, and she presented a poster at the 2011 American College of Medical Genetics Meeting. She was a resident in the program from 2012-2014.
In 2015, Dr. Jones accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi.







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Mari Tokita, M.D.

Dr. Tokita graduated from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She was selected to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health. Her clinical training includes internal medicine and radiation oncology. Her research interests are in the biology of cancer. Her personal interests include travel, yoga, and studying languages. She was a resident in the program from 2011-2013.
Dr. Tokita moved to Baylor for a fellowship in Molecular Genetics.







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Hunter S. Underhill, M.D.,Ph.D.

Dr. Underhill received his M.D. from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. His internship and residency were in surgery and neurosurgery respectively. His research interests include magnetic resonance imaging of carotid artery atherosclerosis, and proteins influencing glioma invasion. His abstract was selected for a platform presentation at the 2011 International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. He was a resident in the program from 2010-2012.
In 2015, Dr. Underhill became Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Biochemical Genetics) at the University of Utah.