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Categorical Residents

Chief Residents

Martin Alverez, M.D.
Temple University School of Medicine

Felix Boecker, M.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine

Sergio Casillas-Berumen, M.D.
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California

Lyman (Lance) Hale, M.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine

Daniel Meikle, M.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine

Fourth-Year Residents

David Dockray, M.D.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

John Jacob, M.D.
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Amarita (Amy) Klar, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Melissa Miles, M.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine

Third-Year Residents

Riva Das, M.D.
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Francesca Delach, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles David Gefen School of Medicine

Katherine Foley, M.D.
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Alina Mateo, M.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine

John Phu, M.D.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Amruta (Ruty) Unawane, M.D.
B.J. Medical College

Second-Year Residents

Megumi Asai, M.D.
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine

Danelle Bertozzi, M.D.
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Joseph Cassis, M.D.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Ja Eun (Grace) Koo, M.D.
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Andres Samayoa-Mendez, M.D.
Universidad Francisco Marroquin

First-Year Residents

Francesca (Frankie) Boulos, M.D.
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Daniel Han, M.D.
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Yizhi Shan, M.D.
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Nicholas Sich, M.D.
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Rolla Zarifa, M.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine

Graduates 1985-2015

Fellowships: 70%

Advanced Laparoendoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
Legacy Health System
Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville)
St. Francis Hospital (2)
St. Vincent's Hospital and Health Care Center
University of New Mexico
Yale University Medical Center
Bariatric Fellowship
Abington Memorial Hospital
Breast Fellowship
The Bryn Mawr Hospital (2)
Grant Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Cincinnati
University of Louisville
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ferguson Clinic (4)
The Florida Hospital
Grant Medical Center
Lehigh Valley Hospital
UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson (2)
University of Texas at Houston
Washington University
Endocrine Surgery
North Shore University Health System
Hand Surgery
Harper-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University
SUNY Buffalo
Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Indiana University (2)
Penn State University/Hershey Medical Center (2)
Surgical Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center (2)
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (2)
University of Pittsburgh (3)
Trauma/Critical Care
Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services
UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Camden)
University of Arizona, Tucson
University of Miami (3)
University of Pennsylvania
Wake Forest Hospital
Vascular Surgery
Boston University
Provident Medical Center
Temple University Hospital (2)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2)
Toledo Hospital (Jobst Vascular Center)
University of Connecticut / Hartford Hospital

Directly into private practice: 27%
Armed forces commitment: 3%