Get to know our current fellows and the fellowship leaders:
Second-year fellows (2020-2022)
Favorite STL Restaurants: Vine Café in the Grove
Favorite Pastimes in STL: Working out and running around Forest Park
Favorite STL Restaurant: Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant
Bharat Neelam Raju, MD
Medical School: People’s Friendship University of Russia, Faculty of Medicine, Russian Federation
Residency: Good Samaritan TriHealth Cincinnati, OH
Favorite Pastimes in STL: Exploring the local small towns and wineries. Favorite winery so far is Augusta Winery
Favorite STL Restaurant: Addie’s Thai House in Chesterfield, MO.
Favorite Pastimes in STL: Exploring the restaurant and craft brewery scene
Favorite STL Restaurant: Enjoying a socially distant outdoor meal in one of the many rooftop restaurants downtown.
First-year fellows (2021-2023)
Jonathan Kopacz Jakubowski, MD,
Medical School: Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Szczecinie, Poland
Residency: Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University in McHenry, IL
Jonathan is interested in an emerging discipline of nephrology – studying the effect of oncological medications on the kidneys. He is an avid skier (and ski instructor), has a keen interest in swimming and sailing, and is a scuba PADI Divemaster. Jonathan also enjoys mountain biking, soccer, and landscape and underwater photography.
Morgan Brooke Schoer, MD
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Morgan took an extra year between her third and fourth years of medical school to do full-time research. “My goal is to become an academic nephrologist and clinician-educator with a diverse scope of practice.” Off-time interests include trying new restaurants, cooking and baking. In fact, early in her medical education, Morgan was a member and coordinator of Culinary Medicine in St. Louis.
Nyein hopes to one day work as a transplant nephrologist, ideally taking the expertise and experience he gains from this fellowship back to his home country of Myanmar. He enjoys playing soccer, watching movies, and always looks forward to fine dining and sightseeing trips with family, friends and colleagues.
Zoey has been able to combine her love of traveling with community service. She volunteered in mobile clinics in small communities in Lima, Peru, to provide medical care and screening to those with limited medical access. “I enjoy immersing myself and learning about local cultures, meeting new people and trying authentic cuisines,” she says of her travels.
Scott Christopher Stockholm, DO
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
Residency: Cape Fear Valley Hospital, Fayetteville, NC
Volunteering has been an important part of Scott’s education. During his medical studies, he volunteered for a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where he worked alongside doctors to help diagnose and treat approximately 100 patients a day. He is an avowed coffee lover, enjoys socializing, playing video games, home improvement, gardening and rescuing animals (including his 3-legged cat, Artemis).
Ojaswi Singh Tomar, MD
Medical School: Saint Petersburg State Pediatric-Medical University, Russia
Residency: SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis, MO
“I strongly believe that the things one feels passionate about are not random, they are our true calling.” Ojaswi enjoys aspects of both the inpatient and outpatient experience and would like to build a future practice with a good mixture of both. Off-time interests include aerobics, Zumba, socializing with friends and colleagues, cooking and reading spiritual books.
Transplant fellows (2021-2022)
Karen Marie G. Flores, MD
Medical School: University of the Philippines College of Medicine in Manila
Residency: Philippine General Hospital
Renal Fellowship: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Columbus
“Witnessing an ESRD patient getting a kidney transplant and leaving the hospital with a new breath of life brought me joy,” she says. “Every time I see a transplanted patient doing well, I see hope for my patients back home.” When not working, Karen enjoys playing tennis and traveling.
Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim, MD
Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt
Residency: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt
Renal Fellowship: University at Buffalo, SUNY
Mo is deeply interested in advancing medical technology and is passionate about improving the standard of care in transplant monitoring and survival. He and his colleagues introduced a novel technique for measuring tissue oxygen tension to monitor hypoxia and tissue viability, for which he was the lead inventor of two patents. “For me, transplant nephrology is the realization of a lifelong dream.”
Our Nephrology Fellowship leaders
Favorite Pastime in STL: The rich musical scene in Saint Louis: the outstanding St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and several other great local musical institutions ranging from classical music (Saint Louis Philharmonic), to musicals (The Muny, The Fabulous Fox Theater), to blues/jazz (Blueberry Hill, Jazz at the Bistro).”
Favorite Pastimes in STL: Sports scene, site of the 1904 Olympics, St Louis Cardinals, St Louis Blues, bar trivia, classic car shows.
Favorite STL Restaurant: Blackthorn Pub and Pizza
Favorite Pastime in STL: Sledding down Art Hill in Forest Park in the winter, The Fox Theatre.
Favorite STL Restaurant: Mai Lee
Favorite Pastimes in STL: The unique individual neighborhoods of the city, The Missouri Botanical Garden.