Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Current Fellows

Class of 2018

Nahzinine Shakeri, MD

Nahzinine ShakeriNahz earned a BS in Biology and a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Washington in Seattle, her hometown. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and is currently completing residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. During residency, she led efforts to redesign the residency critical care curriculum and rotated as a visiting ED attending and lecturer at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Her research interests include clinical decision making, cognitive errors, curriculum design, healthcare disparities, and infectious diseases. Nahz has published in AIDSClinical and Translational Science and in two books, Emergency Medicine Evidence: The Practice Changing Studies and Scientific American Emergency Medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, hiking and spending time with her husband. 

Alumni

Class of 2016

Abra Fant, MD, MS

Abra FantAbra earned a BA in Biology and an MS in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety from Northwestern University. After completing her graduate studies, she spent two years as a simulation technician with Northwestern Simulation under Dr. John Vozenilek. She attended Rush Medical College where she served as a board member for the New Life Volunteering Society Free Health Clinic, and was chosen for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Abra completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian, the university hospital of Columbia and Cornell, where she served as the inaugural Chief Resident for Patient Safety. Her research interests include transitions of care and graduate medical education, including milestones and other forms of evaluation. Abra’s research has been published in Academic Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Simulation in Healthcare. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and being an amateur foodie.

Benjamin Schnapp, MD

Benjamin SchnappBen earned a Sc.B. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Brown University and an MD from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he was the Academic Chief Resident. In 2014, Ben was selected to participate in the Harvard Macy Program for Post-Graduate Trainees. Ben’s research interests include cognitive errors, quality improvement, simulation and trauma. His research has been published in Hospital Medicine Practice and his chapter on trauma care principles was published in the textbook Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care. Outside of the hospital Ben enjoys running, skiing, snowboarding, and travel. He and his wife are both looking forward to their upcoming move to Chicago.