Some of the AUA graduates we are most proud of have been residents at Mayo Clinic. It’s worth mentioning because this summer U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minnesota facility #1 in its annual list of the Best Hospitals in the country. The Clinic’s Phoenix campus came in 20th on the list, which considered 4,500 medical centers across the United States.

Dr. Jasmine Riviere Marcelin and Dr. Alberto Marcelin are 2011 AUA graduates. As a clinical student, Dr. Riviere Marcelin completed an elective rotation in infectious diseases at Mayo Clinic. She was an Internal Resident and then an Infectious Diseases Fellow at Mayo Clinic. Today, she is Assistant Director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (UNMC) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program as well as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Her husband, Dr. Alberto Marcelin recently started a position at UNMC in the College of Medicine’s Family Medicine department. Dr. Marcelin, who teaches family medicine residents there and directs a clinic connected to UNMC practiced family medicine in clinics that are part of the Mayo Clinic system and by the time he accepted his new position, was a Co-Chair of the Clinic’s Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Raaj Ruparel, also a 2011 AUA graduate who began in Antigua as an AICASA pre-med student, was a General Surgery Resident, and then a Simulation and Surgical Education Fellow at Mayo Clinic. During his fellowship, Dr. Ruparel produced and starred in a web series called Saving Lives with Gus!, aimed at teaching viewers life-saving techniques like CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver, that appeared on the Mayo Clinic News Network.

Additionally, these alumni who have gone on to practice at Mayo Clinic include

Dr. Marshall Clyde (Class of 2011; Surgery-Preliminary residency)

Dr. SaAda Seidu (Class of 2011; Surgery)

Dr. Ronnie Mubang (Class of 2012; Surgery residency)

Dr. Arpish Shah (Class of 2012; Surgery—Preliminary residency)

Dr. Kevin Brown (Class of 2016; Surgery-Preliminary residency)

Dr. Maharshi Rajdev (Class of 2016; Surgery-Preliminary residency)

Mayo Clinic gets takes its name from Dr. William Worrall Mayo, the British-American physician, chemist, and Minnesota State Senator, who founded it with his sons in Rochester in 1889. It began with a staff of three surgeons and treated 13 patients when it first opened in response to a cyclone that made landfall in Rochester. Today it is a major research institution and hospital, with almost 4,600 physicians and roughly 58,500 staff members who serve an average of 1.3 million patients each year.