Education & Training

Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency

Resident, 2015-2018 (expected)

Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

MD, 2015

University of Pennsylvania Liberal and Professional Studies

Post-Bacclaureate Pre-Health Core Studies certificate, 2011, GPA: 3.94

University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences

BFA: sculpture, Minor: psychology, Magna Cum Laude, May 2007, GPA: 3.7

Honors & Awards:

Teaching Experience

Clinician Educator Distinction Residency Pathway Yale University

Fall 2018 (expected)

Requires 100 hours of extra structured didactics, observation, teaching and medical education scholarship during residency.

Teaching Assistant for Gross Anatomy University of Pennsylvania

Fall 2014

Helped students with dissection and identification of structures, edited reference materials, answered and compiled questions, and proctored practical exams.

Teaching Assistant for Intro to Clinical Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Fall 2014

Assisted in teaching techniques for taking a history and completing a physical exam.

Preceptor for Presentation Course University of Pennsylvania

Winter 2013

Oriented students to the format of medical presentations, listened to student presentations and provided feedback.

Work Experience

Childen’s Dental Health Project Washington, DC

Office Associate, 2008–09

Handled all financial oversight for a non-profit organization with three federal grants and over a million dollar budget. Handled payroll, personnel files, benefits, invoicing and bill payment, audits, annual and monthly budgets, took minutes and completed editing.

One World Fitness Washington, DC

Personal Trainer, 2007–08

Consulted clients on endurance, strength, weight loss and gain, nutrition, flexibility and stress management while working independently as an artist.

Research Experience

Department of Rheumatology Yale University

Collaborator, 2017

Assisted with a project surveying and analyzing patient perceptions on medication risk, and the effect of adding 2 different visual illustrations of the information.

Departments of Rheumatology & Pathology Univeristy of Pennsylvania

Research Assistant, Fall 2014

Assisted with data analysis on a project hypothesizing that peripheral B cell selection is relaxed in systemic lupus erythematosus and that we will see increases in the frequency and diversity of clonal B cell populations with increasing disease duration.

Center for Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technology UPenn

Research Assistant, Winter 2010 – Winter 2011

Worked 2 days per week on analysis for a project investigating the impact of genome-wide, array-based testing for children and families, resulting in publication.

Institute for Translational Medicine and Theraputics UPenn

Research Assistant, Spring 2010 – Summer 2011

Worked 3 days per week on a study of Anacetrapib, an investigational CETP inhibitor designed to lower LDL cholesterol. Recruited, screened and saw patients and helped process samples.


Cozmuta R, Wilhelms E, Cornell D, Nolte J, Reyna V, Fraenkel L. The Influence of Explanatory Images on Risk Perceptions and Treatment Preference. Arthritis Care & Research. January 2018 [pubmed]

Reiff M, Bernhardt BA, Mulchandani S, Soucier D, Cornell D, Pyeritz RE, Spinner NB. ‘What does it mean?’ Uncertainties in Understanding Results of Chromosomal Microarray Testing. Genetics in Medicine. February 2012 [pdf]

Volunteer Experience

Co-Director of the Medical Genetics Interest Group


Planned events to promote student awareness and involvement in the Medical Genetics community - including panels, talks and dinners. Wrote a newsletter and website to disperse information on events and genetics in the news. Paired students with mentors.

HIV Counselor, Penn-Presbyterian Outreach


Attended events regularly at various locations throughout Philadelphia to provide free HIV testing and counseling.

Homeless Health Initiative, Covenant House & UC Clinics


Helped provide access to care for Philadelphia’s underserved population. Returned to UC Clinic as an upperclassmen mentor in 2014.

Student Coordinator for UPenn Blood Donation Program


Helped recruit for blood donations and spread the word about Penn’s donation center.

George Washington University Hospital


Volunteered one day per week in Labor and Delivery, the OR and the PACU. Observed procedures, restocked supplies, sanitized rooms, and assisted patients and nurses.

Hobbies & Interests

Ultimate Frisbee

Other Interests

Figurative art, meditation, violin, hiking