Meet the Chief Residents
Vincent Chan, MD
Vincent was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Contrary to popular beliefs, he has repeatedly denied having a Canadian Accent and excessive use of the word “eh”, though he does thoroughly enjoy watching ice-hockey and eating poutine. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of British Columbia in Biochemistry. Growing up, he always had an interest in the medical field. He volunteered teaching young adults as part of St. John Ambulance and was an instructor for the Canadian Red Cross. He completed his medical studies at St. George’s University where he took an interest in medical education, resuscitation outcomes and Point-of-Care-Ultrasound (POCUS).
Vincent is an avid educator and loves to sit down with residents and teach whenever possible. In his spare time, he continues to enjoy an array of hobbies including hiking, soccer, volleyball, lifting, photography/videography, playing board games/video games, karaoke with residents and spending time with his wife and 2 cats – Ocean and Oliver. He is interested in pursuing a career in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Artem Minalyan, MD
Artem was born in the very remote and picturesque land of Siberia. From the very childhood, he enjoyed all sorts of outdoor activities. Contrary to popular beliefs, he has repeatedly denied encountering wild Siberian bears and tigers while growing up. His inquisitive nature and genuine appreciation of science led him to pursue medicine as his career choice. After completing medical school training at The People’s Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, with the support of his family, he moved to the United States to chase his dream of obtaining post-graduate training. During the residency training, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, eagerness to learn and share knowledge with his peers, and has been supportive to his peers and patients.
His interests in medicine include medical education, global health, and improvement in the quality of care of critically ill patients as well as patient education. Outside medicine, he enjoys multiple outdoor activities (running, hiking, and traveling). He is an avid soccer player and enjoys playing regular soccer games with the rest of our residents. Check out his drone footage of our games on our social media pages!
Iqra Iqbal, MD
Iqra was born and raised in Pakistan. Her inquisitive nature brought her into the medical field where she studied at King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. She decided to pursue her post-graduate training at Abington Jefferson Health. Contrary to popular beliefs in medicine, she spent a lot of time in the performance arts departments singing and acting while “studying” hard for her final exams. She loves participating in educational discussions and teaching sessions. She decided to stay at Abington as a chief resident because of her love for teaching and interacting with the residents. She believes in the role of being a helper and facilitator to try to pay back for how she was helped by her senior resident friends.
One of the highlights of her personality is her love for making new friends and connecting to the other residents at a personal level. In her free time, Iqra loves cooking Pakistani food and enjoys trying different restaurants and cuisines. Being a new mom of a four month old keeps her busy, but she cherishes this unique bond. She aspires to become an Endocrinologist and welcomes all those who want to join the loving family at Abington Jefferson Health.