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Resident Biographies

Third Year

Jonathan Andrews, MD
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Jonathan Andrews, MDDr. Andrews was born in Danville, PA but spent most of his childhood in Dover, Delaware. After graduating from Salesianum High School, he studied biology and chemistry at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. Following his undergraduate education, Dr. Andrews attended Jefferson Medical College and graduated in 2012 to perform his internship in Internal Medicine at Drexel College of Medicine. At the conclusion of his internship, Dr. Andrews then completed a 3-year NIH-sponsored basic science research fellowship in the department of dermatology and cutaneous biology at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Andrews’ scientific focus has been on abnormal wound healing and cutaneous fibrosis, specifically keloid development. Dr. Andrews has authored several publications, most recently two comprehensive review articles in Matrix Biology on keloid pathogenesis and animal models of cutaneous fibrosis (Keloids: the paradigm of skin fibrosis). Dr. Andrews has particular clinical interest in disorders of the skin from a systemic perspective and is thrilled to be a part of the Abington family! In his spare time, Dr. Andrews is an avid music fan, loves fly fishing and camping, and of course, spending time with family and friends! Dr. Andrews can be reached at jonathan.andrews@jefferson.edu.


Catherine Cicco, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Catherine Cicco, D.O.Dr. Cicco was born and raised in Scranton, PA. She attended college at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and studied Biology and Health Care Ethics. She also attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated from in 2016. She is an active volunteer in the community (with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Mural Arts Philly and Philadelphia MRC).
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening and other activities such as baking (especially decorating baked goods), reading, and trying new restaurants. She is also an amateur crafter and recently purchased new “cricut” machine for craft activities. Dr. Cicco can be reached at catherine.cicco@jefferson.edu.


Andrew Fang, DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Andrew Fang, D.O.Dr. Fang grew up in Lansdale and went to the North Penn School District. He graduated from Grove City College with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology. Dr. Fang completed a post-baccalaureate program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in preparation for medical school. He earned his D.O. at LECOM in Erie, PA. Dr. Fang is especially happy to be back near home around family and friends while training at Abington. His interests include the family dogs, saltwater aquariums, and he also tries to be involved in his parents’ non-profit work with orphanages in China. Dr. Fang can be reached at andrew.fang@jefferson.edu.


Darya Heim, MD
The Commonwealth Medical College

Darya Heim, M.D.Dr. Heim was born in Russia and raised in Schaefferstown, Pa. She attended Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland and graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and Biology. Dr. Heim pursued her interest in the health care field and attended medical school at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa. Wanting to treat the patient as a whole; she felt Family Medicine provided her with the best opportunities to accomplish her goals. In her free time, she enjoys road cycling, hiking, reading, trying new recipes and binge watching her favorite Hulu and Netflix shows. Dr. Heim can be reached at darya.heim@jefferson.edu.


Sophie Kerszberg Oh, MD
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Sophie Kerszberg Oh, M.D.Dr. Kerszberg Oh is originally from Belgium and grew up in central Pennsylvania. She majored in neuroscience and philosophy at Smith College. She worked for several years as a counselor and case supervisor at a group home for teenage girls, then for a few years at a chemistry lab testing the purity of pesticides and makeup samples. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Within family medicine, her interests are inpatient medicine, procedures, dermatology, and women’s health. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, writing, reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband Sewon and their two dogs, Max and Mandi. Dr. Kerszberg Oh can be reached at sophie.kerszberg@jefferson.edu.


Casey M. Meizinger, MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University


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Nicole Newingham, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nicole Newingham, D.O.Dr. Newingham hails from the Pittsburgh area. She attended the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) and graduated with a degree in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Sciences taking the nontraditional route to medicine. She spent time deciding what career path would suit her best. She had dreamt of becoming a physician and working alongside her father one day, but was not convinced that it was her calling. Caring for others was always the central goal, so she began a year of classes to prepare for nursing school. After being accepted to nursing school, she reconsidered her passions and instead pursued her childhood dream of becoming a physician. Following several more years of classes and neuropsychiatric research, she started her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. There she discovered her love for learning, teaching and the idea of full spectrum community care. Professionally she is interested in integrative medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, sports medicine, and pediatric care. Dr. Newingham can be reached at nicole.newingham@jefferson.edu.


Second Year

Sean Carnahan, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sean Carnahan, DODr. Carnahan was born and raised in the greater Pittsburgh area spending much of his childhood at PNC Park enjoying a signature Primanti’s Sandwich while watching his home town Buccos “Raise the Jolly Rodger.”  He graduated from Allegheny College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry and minor in Values, Ethics, and Social Action. Dr. Carnahan moved to Philadelphia area in 2013 to continue his studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he took a special interest in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. In his free time Dr. Carnahan enjoys outdoor activities, biking, hiking, and most every sport including football/basketball/baseball/hockey. When out of the office/hospital, you can find Dr. Carnahan spending time visiting his family and friends, or traveling to new destinations.  Dr. Carnahan can be reached at sean.carnahan@jefferson.edu.


Samantha P. Flanagan, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Samantha P. Flanagan, DOI was raised in a small town in Connecticut with my two younger brothers.  Growing up I had many pets including dogs and horses, and spent most of my time at the beach. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Boston College majoring in Biology and minoring in History. I have a special interest in modern Chinese history. I attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for my medical degree where I also enjoyed volunteering in the community. Outside of my career, I enjoy drawing, spending time at the beach, and traveling - I love to experience new cultures (especially through food). I can be reached at Samantha.flanagan@jefferson.edu.


Gerald Hansen, IV, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Gerald Hansen, IV, DODr. Hansen hails from Glenside PA, born at Abington Hospital and bleeds Eagles Green. He graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and then continued his education at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his DO.  Dr. Hansen really loves being a part of a resident teaching program that aids in the development of medical students and other residents. The teaching aspect of medicine, and is the primary reason he decided to become a family physician. In his spare time, Dr. Hansen is an avid sports fan, loves music (especially the piano man) and spending time with family and friends! Dr. Hansen can be reached at Gerald.Hansen2@jefferson.edu.


Angela Kalinowski, MD
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Angela Kalinowski, MDI am from Scranton PA. I attended the University of Scranton where I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completed a minor in Biochemistry and a nutrition studies concentration. I completed my medical degree at The Commonwealth Medical College, now Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. I was drawn to family medicine because it provides me the opportunity to continue to learn and practice a broad range of interests while forming meaningful relationships with patients. I am particularly interested in women’s health, preventative medicine, and diabetes management. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants with my husband, practicing calligraphy and reading.  I can be reached at angela.kalinowski@jefferson.edu.


Isabelle Catalina Nawaz, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Medical School

Isabelle Catalina Nawaz, MDI was raised in a small town in Connecticut with my two younger brothers. Growing up I had many pets including dogs and horses, and spent most of my time at the beach. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Boston College majoring in Biology and minoring in History. I have a special interest in modern Chinese history. I attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for my medical degree where I also enjoyed volunteering in the community. Outside

of my career, I enjoy drawing, spending time at the beach, and traveling - I love to experience new cultures (especially through food).  I can be reached at Isabelle.nawaz@jefferson.edu.


Gregory Palko, MD
Temple University School of Medicine

Gregory Palko, MDI was born and raised in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, PA. I spent four years of my life in Happy Valley at Penn State University studying pre-medicine with a psychology minor, LET’S GO STATE!  During my time there, I was so happy to hear the news that I would be able to continue my educational career back home at Temple University School of Medicine.  While I was at Temple, I took a particular interest in Family Medicine and treating the patient as a whole.  Throughout this time, my girlfriend, fiancée, and now wife (as of May 2017), Maria, stood by my side the entire time during this journey.  I am so excited to continue my journey as a part of the Abington Family Medicine team!  Professionally, I’m interested in inpatient medicine, procedures, and acute care.  In my spare time, I love watching sports, taking part in fantasy football, playing a round of golf, driving down to the Jersey Shore, and of course, spending time with friends and family!  I can be reached at Gregory.palko@jefferson.edu.


Danielle Peters, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Aarisha Shrestha, DO
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Aarisha Shrestha, DODr. Shrestha is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal and grew up in Greenbelt, Maryland. She attended University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!) and graduated with a B.S. in Neurology and Physiology and minored in Spanish. She subsequently worked for Mérieux NutriSciences, focusing on analytical and consulting services to ensure the safety and quality of food products. Dr. Shrestha then pursued her interest in health care and attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Medical school reinforced her passion for primary care and preventative medicine; her other professional interests include nutrition, women’s health and procedures. In her spare time, she likes to practice yoga, run 5ks, balcony-garden, attempt to play tennis, binge watch Netflix shows, and travel with her husband and friends.  Dr. Shrestha can be reached at Aarisha.shrestha@jefferson.edu.


First 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, MDI grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and am thrilled to be back in the area. After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in English, I attended Tufts University School of Medicine. During medical school, I participated in a program focused on Primary Care in underserved communities in Maine. It was there I became interested in preventive medicine and women’s health and became inspired by the positive impact my Family Medicine mentors had on their communities. I am excited to live and work in Abington and begin my own career serving the surrounding community. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, see live music, and hike.  I 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.