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Meet Our Fellows

Our fellows come from medical schools around the world. Learn more about our fellows and what they love about living in Rochester.

Class of 2021

Stephanie DeJong, M.D.

Stephanie DeJong, M.D.
Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
Medical school: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Life in Rochester: My husband and I enjoy the walking and running paths around our neighborhood. We have become invested in a local church with tons of other medical couples. We have a toddler so we really appreciate the different resources and opportunities for young families around town. 

Deepa Narasimhulu, M.B.B.S.

Deepa Narasimhulu, M.D.
Hometown: Madras, India
Medical school: Madras Medical College
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center

Life in Rochester: Having moved here from New York, I love Rochester. It is very safe, welcoming, friendly, and housing is affordable. It's easy to get around without much traffic and has a lot of parks and trails. There are some good restaurants and a lot of community events.

Class of 2022

 Rachel Bramblet, D.O.

Rachel Bramblet, D.O.
Hometown: Irvine, Kentucky
Medical school: Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia
Residency: Trihealth Cincinnati, Ohio

Life in Rochester: Living in Rochester is easy. Everyone is friendly and welcoming, and there is never any traffic. My family and I enjoy spending time at the farmer’s market, scoping out food trucks, or playing at one of the many parks in the area.   

 Clarissa Polen-De, M.D.

Clarissa Polen-De, M.D.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Medical school: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Life in Rochester: I've enjoyed living in Rochester, it’s easy to get around and everything you need is nearby. It’s a nice mix of city and suburban lifestyle with nice restaurants and breweries. It’s very easy to explore the outdoors with numerous trails and parks. Lake Superior is beautiful and only a couple hours’ drive.

Class of 2023

Arwa Mohammad, M.D.

Arwa Mohammad, M.D.
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
Medical school: University of Missouri
Residency: University of Missouri

Life in Rochester: Rochester is a really nice city with very little traffic and plenty of outdoor things to do. It's been a little difficult to appreciate all it has to offer due to COVID, but hopefully that will change soon! I've enjoyed the nearby state parks, and plenty of nice areas to hike. 

Fiorella Reyes-Baez, M.D.

Fiorella Reyes-Baez, M.D.
Hometown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Medical school: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
Residency: University of Puerto Rico Obstetrics and Gynecology Program

Life in Rochester: Living in Rochester is the perfect combination of a small-town with city vibes. I love going outdoors, running, and exploring Rochester as well as the Twin Cities.