Peer Mentorship

The goal of Peer Mentorship is different from that of Faculty Mentorship. While an excellent faculty mentor can provide access to great research projects and can advise the resident on how to establish a career in their field of choice, it is often difficult to discuss many of the day-to-day challenges of conducting research in residency with even the most supportive faculty mentor. As a result, all PGY-1 residents enrolled in PRIME will be paired with a highly successful PGY-3 resident pursuing a career in their field of interest, from General Medicine to Quality Improvement, Health Policy to almost any subspecialty. This PGY-3 can serve as an advisor on a number of different topics: how to plan a schedule conducive for research, how to deal with challenging mentors, how to prepare for fellowship applications and much more. And all of this will happen in a relaxed, low-key peer environment.

2016-2017 Peer Mentors


  • Ayman Samman Tahhan
  • Jeff Hedley
  • Pratik Sandesara
  • Andrew McCue
  • Tina Varghese
  • Moosa Haider
  • Will Schultz
  • Spencer Maddox
  • Leah Raj
  • Dustin Staloch
  • Amir Esmaeeli
  • Devinder Dhindsa
  • Ankit Bhargava
  • Rob Heinl
  • Chirag Kulahalli
  • Marc Allard-Ratick
  • Jamal Hajjari
  • Beka Bakhtadze
  • Suegene Lee
  • Dave Goese
  • John Ricketts

Gastroenterology (Digestive Diseases)

  • Kavitha Nair
  • Iris Wang
  • Kara Raphael
  • Sujaata Dwadasi
  • Zac Spiritos
  • Toney Wehbeh
  • Brett Van Leer Greenberg
  • Cat Bartnik
  • Cameron Body

Infectious Diseases

  • Andrew Webster
  • Amy Sherman
  • Mamuka Machaidze


  • Stef Alexopoulos


  • Mayur Mody
  • Tony Hunter
  • Paul Gill

Quality Improvement

  • Jon Gandhi  

Pulmonary and Critical Care

  • Rich Ramonell
  • Tyler Peck
  • Charles Terry

Medical Genetics

  • Giselle Dutcher

For more information, contact Andrew McCue (Emory University Hospital chief resident).