Sowmya Arja, M.D.

Sowmya Arja, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Hometown: Cupertino, CA
College: University of California, San Diego
Career Plans: Undecided

Sowmya was born in India and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, settling down near Cupertino. She moved to Southern California for undergrad at UC San Diego in the beautiful city of La Jolla, hopped across the country to University of Maryland for medical school and we are thrilled that she stayed here for residency. She is keeping her options open considering subspecialty or hospitalist work after residency. Outside of medicine, Sowmya loves to listen to and play different kinds of music, draw/sketch, and watch (many) TV shows and movies.

Carlo Foppiano Palacios, M.D.

Carlo Foppiano Palacios, MD
Temple University School of Medicine

Hometown: Lima, Peru
College: University of Washington 
Career Plans: Global Health 
Honor Societies: GHHS

Carlo was born in Lima, Peru and moved to rainy Seattle, WA at the age of 10. He went to undergrad at the University of Washington and majored in Biochemistry. Carlo moved to sunny Philadelphia for medical school, and he received his master’s degree in Urban Bioethics while he was at Temple. While in medical school Carlo traveled abroad on many global health trips to countries including Panama, Guatemala, and (of course) Peru. He plans to pursue a career in global health after residency. In my time off, Carlo enjoys hiking, experimenting with Peruvian and vegan cooking, brushing up on his photography skills, and gardening. 

Eric Lemmon, M.D.

Eric Lemmon, MD
Stony Brook University School of Medicine 

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
College: McDaniel College
Career Plans: Heme/Onc Fellowship

Eric grew up in Baltimore City in the Owings Mills/ Reisterstown area. He went to undergrad at nearby McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where he met his wife Laura. From there, he made the move to Long Island to attend Stony Brook University School of Medicine. During this time, he took a leave of absence to obtain his Master’s in Biochemistry. We are excited that he decided to come back to Maryland for his Med-Peds residency! Eric is planning on pursuing fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology after residency. Outside of the hospital, Eric enjoys trying new restaurants and cooking up new recipes with his wife.

Casey Mabry, M.D.

Casey Mabry, MD
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport

Hometown: Hammond, LA
College: Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Career Plans: Combined Med/Peds Academic Hospitalist
Projects & Committees: Antibiotic Stewardship Committee

Casey and her husband, Joel, moved to Baltimore from their home in the Deep South for Casey to start her MedPeds residency at UMMC and for Joel to start a PhD program in political science at UMD College Park. They've put down roots in Charm City and plan on staying awhile! (Their first child, Ezekiel "Zeke" Mabry, was born at UMMC at the end of Casey's intern year). Casey, Joel, and Zeke love exploring the city's many restaurants, pubs, breweries, and wineries in their free time. Casey's favorite part of residency is the people she works with - they've become like family and make her happy to come to work everyday.