Current Fellows

Second-Year Fellows

  • Ayat Abdelgadir, MD, MBBS

    Dr. Ayat Abdelgadir was born in Khartoum, Sudan, where she was raised in addition to Toronto, Canada. She attended the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internal medicine residency at Michigan State University prior to joining Columbia as a rheumatology fellow.

    Her interests within rheumatology include neurologic and psychiatric manifestations of rheumatic disease and vasculitis. She also has an interest in global medicine.

    Outside of medicine, she enjoys hiking and visiting museums and lakes. In addition to spending time with her family. She is excited to be joining Columbia and exploring NYC!

  • Shane Murray, MD, BMBS

    Dr. Shane Murray was born in Sydney, Australia, and raised in Carlow, Ireland. He graduated from University College Dublin with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences and received his medical degree from the University of Limerick. He completed residency training at Mount Sinai Morningside - West where he also spent an additional year as chief resident.

    Dr. Murray has a strong interest in medical education. During his time as chief, he created an educational website for residents and implemented a new academic half-day curriculum.

    Outside of work he enjoys playing different sports, cooking, and traveling.

  • Emily Press, MD, MS

    Dr. Emily Press is originally from outside of Boston. She completed her undergraduate degree in community health at Brown University and her graduate degree in health policy and management at The Harvard School of Public Health. 

    Emily worked in hospital administration here at New York-Presbyterian prior to attending medical school at George Washington University. She returned to NYC for her residency in internal medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Emily’s interests include systems-based approaches to medicine, the patient-physician relationship, running in the park, and exploring the sights and tastes of the city- mostly the finest of NYC pizza!

First-Year Fellows

  • Jasmine Huerta, MD

    A Newark, NJ native, Dr. Jasmine Huerta received her undergraduate degree and Master of Public Administration from New York University. She went on to receive a Master of Science in Biomedical Science as well as her medical degree from Rutgers University. After completing an Internal Medicine residency at Boston University/Boston Medical Center, she stayed on as a fellow in Quality and Patient Safety before joining Columbia for her rheumatology fellowship. Dr. Huerta’s academic interests include autoimmune rheumatic disease, quality measurement and improvement, and health equity. Outside of medicine she enjoys music, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.

  • Rabia Iqbal, MD

    Dr. Iqbal is from Brooklyn, NY and she received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College and medical degree at Columbia University. She decided to head to Philadelphia for residency at Thomas Jefferson University. She became interested in Rheumatology while working with Dr. Bathon during her fourth year of medical school and is excited to be part of the Division once again!

  • Xin Wang, MD

    Dr. Wang was born in China and grew up near Tampa, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree at Pomona College and medical degree at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, with a break in between working for a nonprofit organization for mental health in rural Alabama. He completed his residency at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell. Dr. Wang has an interest in medical education and health disparities. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys hiking, crafts, cooking/baking, and anything to do with food.