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Resident Biographies

Third Year

Dimitry Belogorodsky, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dimitry Belogorodsky, DODr. Belogorodsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of five, his family immigrated to the U.S. and raised in Huntingdon Valley. Throughout his middle and high school years, he was actively involved in competitive swimming with NRG Swimming. He attended Temple University where he earned a B.S. in Biology and then continued onto Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) where he received an M.S. in BioMedical Sciences while publishing a thesis entitled “Differentiation of Liposuction Harvested Adipose Derived Stem Cells into Chondrocytes and Osteoblasts” in preparation for medical school. While working towards his D.O. degree at PCOM, Dimitry became an Assistant Swimming Coach at Widener University where he has been able to continue his passion for swimming, while mentoring student athletes. Through Dr. Belogorodsky’s experience with competitive sports, he has developed a strong interest in Sports Medicine and hopes to pursue a fellowship following his time at Abington. In his free time, Dr. Belogorodsky enjoys training and competing in triathlons, serving as a mentor, and above all, spending time with family and friends! Dr. Belogorodsky can be reached at Dimitry.Belogorodsky@jefferson.edu.


Tina Chuong, DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) Carolinas

Tina Chuong, DODr. Chuong was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience Research. Before medical school, she pursued research at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a Master in Medical Science at Drexel University. She enjoyed research but always had a love for medicine. She found a second home in South Carolina where she earned her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) Carolinas. Her love for family medicine comes from her passion for preventative medicine and building strong relationships with patients and their families. In her spare time, Dr. Chuong enjoys cooking, watching food documentaries, culinary travel and hiking. Dr. Chuong can be reached at tina.chuong@jefferson.edu.


Bree Ann Zeyzus - Johns, MD
Ross University School of Medicine

Bree Ann Zeyzus Johns, MDDr. Zeyzus-Johns was born and raised in a small town east of Pittsburgh, PA. She studied molecular biology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she attained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. For her graduate thesis, she studied chronic pain in an animal surgical model. While an undergrad, she also played lacrosse as a Duquesne Duke. At the conclusion of her graduate work, she relocated with her husband to Miami, FL, and worked at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as a research associate studying esophageal adenocarcinoma chemoprevention. Dr. Zeyzus-Johns then pursued her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, and began training at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health as a Categorical General Surgery resident in 2016. Upon realizing her true passion for primary care, she changed paths and is thrilled to join Abington Family Medicine! She has authored several publications, most recently a commentary article in Population Health Management on maternal mortality. Her clinical interests include women’s health, reproductive health, preventive medicine, and primary care-focused population health research. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, their rambunctious two-year-old daughter, and their Boston Terriers. She also enjoys plant-based cooking, gardening, and hiking. Dr. Zeyzus-Johns can be reached at bree.zeyzus-johns@jefferson.edu.


Karen Lazarus DO, MPH
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Karen Lazarus DO, MPHKaren Lazarus was born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area. She studied urban planning and communications at Temple University and worked for the region’s metropolitan planning agency before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. She received her Master's of Public Health degree at Drexel University with a focus on environmental and occupational health. She then graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Karen is excited to empower patients to live their most meaningful lives each day by supporting them through their acute and chronic healthcare needs. She is passionate about family medicine because it allows her to explore all of her professional interests, including integrative medicine, palliative care, and nutrition. In her spare time, she enjoys eating everything Philadelphia has to offer, cooking, being outdoors, and traveling with her partner, Jon. Dr. Lazarus can be reached at Karen.lazarus@jefferson.edu.


Carolyn Sciblo, MD
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Carolyn Sciblo, MDDr. Sciblo grew up in Delaware County, where her parents and siblings still reside. She graduated from Muhlenberg College where she majored in biology and minored in public health and music. After graduation, Dr. Sciblo worked as a medical assistant before attending Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine with the goal of pursuing a career in primary care. She is excited to complete her family medicine training closer to home, and has particular interests in the adolescent and geriatric populations as well as end of life care. Outside of medicine, Dr. Sciblo enjoys running and yoga, snuggling with her young niece and nephew, sending mail, and critiquing her husband’s cooking. Dr. Sciblo can be reached at Carolyn.sciblo@jefferson.edu.


Anne Sprogell, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine

Anne Sprogell, MD

Dr. Sprogell grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and is thrilled to be back in the area. After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in English, she attended Tufts University School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Sprogell participated in a program focused on Primary Care in underserved communities in Maine. It was there she became interested in preventive medicine and women’s health and became inspired by the positive impact Family Medicine mentors had on their communities. Dr. Sprogell is excited to live and work in Abington and begin her own career serving the surrounding community. In her spare time, Dr. Sprogell likes to play tennis, see live music, and hike. Dr. Sprogell can be reached at anne.sprogell@jefferson.edu.


Alyssa J. Style, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alyssa J. Style, DODr. Style was born and raised in Marlton, NJ. She attended college at the University of Miami (Go Canes!) where she earned a B.A. in political science while completing her pre-medical coursework. After she graduated, Dr. Style moved back to the Northeast to attend medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She comes from a family of osteopaths and was excited to continue the tradition. Dr. Style’s professional interests include women’s health, pediatrics, and discovering ways to create access to healthcare to all populations. In her spare time Dr. Style enjoys cooking, exercising, exploring local restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Style can be reached at alyssa.style@jefferson.edu.


Second Year

Christopher Azzolino, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine

Christopher Azzolino MD

Dr. Azzolino was born and raised in North Jersey. He went to college at University of Connecticut where he studied Molecular and Cellular Biology while completing pre-med coursework. Throughout undergrad Dr. Azzolino had a passion for teaching and decided to live in Boston after graduating where he served as a third grade teaching assistant through an AmeriCorps program called City Year. Dr. Azzolino then moved to Philadelphia where he attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Azzolino’s professional interests include “Food is Medicine” and academic medicine with a hope of bringing his passion of teaching to the medical field. In his spare time Dr. Azzolino enjoys hiking, playing sports, running, having board game nights, cooking and learning new family recipes from his Italian grandparents. Dr. Azzolino can be reached at christopher.azzolino@jefferson.edu.


Marie Bullman, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marie Bullman DO

Dr. Bullman grew up in Bucks County, PA. After graduating from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, she returned to the Greater Philadelphia Area to work for two years as a research assistant in the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bullman attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she realized her passion for primary care and community medicine. Dr. Bullman looks forward to continuing her training at Abington Jefferson Health, where she will be able to help promote health and wellness in the community while providing high quality care to her patients. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, running, and traveling. Dr. Bullman can be reached at marie.bullman@jefferson.edu.


Daniel Fisher, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine

Daniel Fisher MD

Dr. Fischer was born in Boston, MA but raised nearby in Blue Bell, PA. His parents immigrated to the United States from Israel where most of his extended family still lives. Before going into medicine, Dr. Fischer studied information technology at Penn State and was a software engineer for 5 years in Wilmington, DE in the corporate world. Dr. Fischer is interested in contributing to a variety of areas in the realm of primary care including substance abuse, domestic abuse, and LGBTQ health. Dr. Fischer feels lucky to have many hometown friends and family members nearby to spend free time with. In his downtime, Dr. Fischer enjoys trail and road biking, reading science fiction and philosophy, going to the movies, playing video games, visiting art and science museums, holding board game nights, and exploring all of the amazing food in Philadelphia. Dr. Fischer can be reached at daniel.fischer@jefferson.edu.


Evan Gooberman, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Evan Gooberman DO

Dr. Gooberman is originally from South Jersey but now happily calls Philadelphia his home. Dr. Gooberman went to Lafayette College in Easton, PA for undergrad and Drexel University for his Masters of Public Health. Having just graduated from PCOM, Dr. Gooberman is excited to be out of school and finally working for the first time since pre-school! Dr. Gooberman is particularly excited to work with many people within the community to improve health outcomes. Dr. Gooberman plans to become the best family doctor he can and then to combine forces between his DO and MPH skills to serve individual patients and the greater Philadelphia community. Dr. Gooberman enjoys spending time with friends and family, particularly his wife, Dena, and his nieces and nephews. Some of his favorite activities include being outdoors, playing volleyball, tennis, board games, reading, and getting involved with community projects. Dr. Gooberman can be reached at evan.gooberman@jefferson.edu.


Morgan Katz, MD
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Morgan Katz MD

Dr. Katz was born in Reading, PA and grew up with a love for animals and books. She always wanted to be a veterinarian, until she went to college and found her passion in medicine. Dr. Katz graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Political Science. Dr. Katz then attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she found her love for primary care. Dr. Katz is excited to be a family medicine physician so that she can stand with patients throughout their lives, from birth to old age. In her spare time, Dr. Katz enjoys hiking with her husband and their dog, watching UVA basketball, cooking and baking, and exploring Philadelphia along with wherever else her travels may take her! Dr. Katz can be reached at morgan.katz@jefferson.edu.


Foster Lerner, DO
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Foster LernerDr. Lerner grew up in Orlando, FL attending the Geneva School, a classical Christian academy through High School. He was a National Merit Scholar and thereby received a full scholarship to attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas. There he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology and a Master of Arts degree in Biology. He then attended medical school at the Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL, completing his clinical clerkships and rotations in Orlando, FL. He is interested in integrative holistic medicine as it is in keeping with the osteopathic philosophy of viewing the patient as a unity of mind, body and spirit. He enjoys music, especially sacred choral selections and is active in the chant schola and as an altar server at his parish. He is also a classical violinist and enjoys reading history. In his spare time, Dr. Lerner enjoys a delightful domestic life with his wife Juliana and their infant son. Dr. Lerner can be reached at foster.lerner@jefferson.edu


Jeffrey Matthews, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jeffrey Matthews DODr. Matthews was born in Arizona, but was raised in both Vermont and Virginia. He graduated with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Bennington College in Vermont. Dr. Matthews then traveled to Philadelphia where he attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his time in medical school, he was president of the Infectious Disease Club, volunteered with organizations such as the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps and AIDS Fund Philly, and pursued research in necrotizing fasciitis and breast abscesses. In his free time, you can find him coddling hobbies such as DIY gardening projects, board games, and prepping for the zombie apocalypse. He has also been spotted walking his corgi along the Wissahickon trail near his house. Dr. Matthews is extremely grateful to be surrounded by the wonderful people of Abington Family Medicine. Dr. Matthews can be reached at jeffrey.matthews@jefferson.edu.


Matthew Rubin, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Matthew Rubin DO

Dr. Rubin was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He studied Exercise Science at Penn State University. As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Rubin's initial career interest was in Physical Therapy. He decided to pursue a career in medicine as he discovered disease prevention through health promotion was where his true interest resided. In the years between undergrad and medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rubin worked in an outpatient physical therapy office, in the emergency setting, and in restaurants. Dr. Rubin's professional interests include working with underserved populations, application of fitness and nutrition to prevent and improve disease states, and sports medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys exercise including running and basketball and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Rubin can be reached at matthew.rubin@jefferson.edu.


First Year

Sharon Buchbinder, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sharon Buchbinder, DO

Dr. Buchbinder was born and raised in Marlboro, New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Spanish. Dr. Buchbinder moved to Philadelphia in 2016 to complete her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her passion for primary care was reaffirmed while in medical school and she was especially drawn to family medicine because it allows her to form strong and long-lasting relationships with patients. Her professional interests include outpatient medicine, women’s health, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Buchbinder enjoys being involved in the community and has traveled with medical mission trips to Ecuador and Peru. In her free time Dr. Buchbinder enjoys hiking, traveling to new places, and spending time with family and friends! Dr. Buchbinder can be reached at sharon.buchbinder@jefferson.edu.


Alex Fierstien, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alex Fierstien, DO

Dr. Fierstein grew up just five miles away in Upper Dublin Township. He attended University of Michigan and studied Kinesiology. After graduating he came back home and worked at Temple University as a research assistant for Temple’s Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation team. Dr. Fierstein remained in the Philadelphia area to attend medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a broad, evershifting range of professional interests that has always placed a premium on the biopsychosocial approach to treating individuals. His greatest loves are Philadelphia and Michigan sports, standup comedy and his niece and three nephews. In his spare time, Dr. Fierstein enjoys playing basketball, reading, listening to podcasts, meditating and, most importantly, spending time with his family and lifelong friends. Dr. Fierstein can be reached at alex.fierstein@jefferson.edu.


Yihui (Connie) Jiang, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Yihui Connie Jiang, DO

Dr. Jiang was born in Beijing, China and immigrated to the United States when she was five years old. Since then, she and her family have called Montgomery County, PA their home. Dr. Jiang attended college at the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers!), and then went on to work as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years. In 2016, she matriculated into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as a non-traditional medical student and began the crazy, stressful, and exciting journey towards becoming a physician. Dr. Jiang’s interests in family medicine include women’s health, preventative medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). She hopes to be a well-rounded family doctor who can see patients of all ages and backgrounds, and feels very grateful to have the opportunity to train with the wonderful team at Abington Memorial Hospital-Jefferson Health! In her spare time, Dr. Jiang enjoys discovering new places to eat yummy food, listening to music (from KPop to Beethoven), horseback riding, playing the piano, and spending quality time with her loved ones. Dr. Jiang can be reached at yihui.jiang@jefferson.edu.


Molly Kastner, MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Molly Kastner, MD

Dr. Kastner is from Washington State, and attended the University of Washington, where she received a BA in English and Norwegian, and spent a year abroad at the University of Oslo working in radio broadcasting. After graduating, Dr. Kastner built a career in publishing and as a corporate paralegal before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue her pre-medical coursework. She was granted her MD by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her professional interests include behavioral and women’s health. In her free time, Dr. Kastner is an avid musician, and loves playing music with others and attending shows in Philly. She also enjoys hikes and long bike rides with her husband, and can be found at home in West Philly unwinding with a book on her front porch. Dr. Kastner can be reached at molly.kastner@jefferson.edu.


Bhasha Mukhopadhyay, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bhasha Mukhopadhyay, DO

Dr. Bhasha Mukhopadhyay was born and raised in New York City and North Jersey, before moving to Philadelphia, where she received her BS in Biological Sciences at Drexel University. After finishing undergrad in 3 years, she worked as a TA in Drexel’s Department of Biology and as an emergency medicine scribe at Jefferson Northeast. She stayed in Philadelphia to attend medical school at PCOM, where she served as President of the PCOM chapter of the Student Association of the ACOFP (American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians) and as a class representative. Bhasha has wanted to pursue primary care from a young age, and is blessed to be the first physician in her family! She hopes to incorporate teaching with her practice in the future. In her free time, she enjoys checking out Philly’s many wonderful restaurants, cooking, baking, reading mystery books, and watching Bollywood movies, and spending time with her parents, extended family, and friends. A fun fact: She is also a trained Indian classical dancer, in a form of dance called Kathak. She is excited to be a part of the AFM family! Dr. Mukhopadhyay can be reached at bhasha.mukhopadhyay@jefferson.edu.


Victoria Persampiere, DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Auburn Campus

Victoria Persampiere, DO

Dr. Persampiere was born in New York and raised in sunny Central Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida (go Gators!) where she studied Health Science with an emphasis on Public Health and graduated with honors. She then worked as a medical assistant before attending medical school at VCOM Auburn in Alabama. Dr. Persampiere’s professional interests include adolescent medicine, women’s health, and advocacy for underserved populations. She, her fiancé Matthew, and their two cats are overjoyed to now be living in Philly, where they can often be found cheering on their favorite hockey team, the Flyers. In her free time, Dr. Persampiere enjoys baking, crocheting, running, reading, and spending time with her family. Dr. Persampiere can be reached at victoria.persampiere@jefferson.edu.


Dat Tran, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dat Tran, DO

Dr. Tran was born in Vietnam and grew up in York, PA. He went to Swarthmore College, where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry, and then learned medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ever so curious, Dr. Tran hopes to learn from his patients as much as they learn from him. Dr. Tran’s professional interests include social isolation and its effect on health, underserved populations, and community engagement. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, biking, and visiting art museums. Dr. Tran can be reached at dat.tran@jefferson.edu.