Michael Brush

Michael Brush, MD – Preliminary Anesthesiology

(He/Him)

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to medical school?

I grew up in a suburb just outside of Minneapolis, MN and attended medical school at the University of Minnesota.

What specialty/where will you be doing your advanced training?

Anesthesiology at UMMC.

Why did you choose UMMC for your preliminary year?

When I applied for residency, I knew I only wanted to go to a program that offered a well-rounded transitional year in addition to its anesthesiology training. I knew that UMMC would provide me with great clinical experience that would lay an excellent foundation for me to build on as I move on to my anesthesiology training.

What neighborhood do you live in and what do you love about Baltimore?

I live in Fells Point. I really enjoy the diverse neighborhoods in Baltimore. Each area has its own vibe and feel to it, and it's really cool going from neighborhood to neighborhood and seeing what each place has to offer.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am an active person and like to get outside as much as possible whether that be hiking, running, walking my dogs, or playing golf. I am also a big foodie and love trying new cuisines and restaurants. I also do a good amount of cooking myself and am always looking for new recipes.


Amanda Cohen

Amanda Cohen, MD – Preliminary Neurology

(She/Her)

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to medical school?

I grew up in Rockville, MD and was happy to stay in-state for medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

What specialty/where will you be doing your advanced training?

I will be staying at UMMC to complete my training in neurology.

Why did you choose UMMC for your preliminary year?

I chose to stay at UMMC for my residency because I knew from first-hand experience that I would receive excellent clinical training. The residents and faculty were always very approachable and took a genuine interest in my development. The comradery between the residents made me confident that I would enjoy the learning environment. In addition, it was a privilege to help serve the diverse Baltimore community in medical school and I wanted to continue to work with our underserved population.

What neighborhood do you live in and what do you love about Baltimore?

I moved from Ridgely's Delight to Fell's Point for residency. There's a ton of food options within walking distance and I love walking along the beautiful harbor. There's a lot of historic charm to be found in Baltimore and there's always tons to explore in each unique neighborhood. Since it's a larger city, you have access to lots of amenities while also being close to beautiful outdoor areas to unwind.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to spend time in nature. I like finding new hiking trails along the Potomac River or in Patapsco Valley State Park. I've also been trying to go to the Delaware beaches on my golden weekends. When the weather isn't quite so good, I enjoy reading, particularly in German to make sure I don't lose that skill.


Sasicha Manupipatpong

Sasicha Manupipatpong, MD – Preliminary Internal Medicine

(She/Her)

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to medical school?

I grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tokyo, Japan, and Bangkok, Thailand, before coming to the US for college. I went to medical school just down the road at Johns Hopkins.

What specialty/where will you be doing your advanced training?

I will be continuing on to an integrated IR residency at Johns Hopkins after my preliminary year.

Why did you choose UMMC for your preliminary year?

I chose UMMC for my preliminary year because of its robust medicine program which I felt would greatly benefit me as I transition into my radiology and IR years. My lovely interview with Dr. Neri and my friends' testimonies as to how amazing the people are here also played into my decision, and I have been so thankful every day to be in such a kind and supportive environment. The patients, residents, attendings, and staff here are truly a pleasure to work with and learn from!

What neighborhood do you live in and what do you love about Baltimore?

White Marsh! My parents are living with me and my partner, along with a dog and two cats, so we chose to live in White Marsh to have more space while still having an affordable mortgage—it's fantastic. In my 5 years here, I have come to find that what makes Baltimore so special is the amazing people here as well as its unique personality. There's always a new shop or experience to explore—whatever your heart desires—and each neighborhood has such a different vibe than the next one, you'll never get bored.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy doing art and tending to my plants in my free time. I usually draw and paint, though I do make an occasional sculpture when I need to give someone a special gift. On lazy afternoons off, my favorite past time is to lounge around with my pets and family, and you can find me playing ball with my 80lb dog in the yard or giving well-deserved chin scratches to my two cats.

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