Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony 2021

View the event live here, June 3

A group of 18 students are making history. They are the first graduates of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, and they have completed the medical degree in three years.

On June 3 they will receive their degrees at the Inaugural Commencement Ceremony on our Nutley campus, and they will begin their residencies across the Hackensack Meridian Health network.

These 18 students have already begun to make a difference through their contributions to the community through the Human Dimension course and other components of our innovative curriculum. We will mark this important milestone and honor these students at the June 3 ceremony, and then we will watch as they continue to change health for the better in New Jersey – and beyond.

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Reuben Brathwaite

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Amir Elsamadisi

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Catherine Hahn

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Haley Johnson

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Anshu Kataria

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Jay Majmundar

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Wasib Malik

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Christopher Manners

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Daniel Menza

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Erik Olson

Internal Medicine
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Candace Pallitto

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Helen Pozdniakova

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Hope Schneider

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Samantha Sherman

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Tony Varughese

Internal Medicine
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Katherine Veltri

Anesthesiology
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George Zhou

Anesthesiology
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