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Categorical Residents

Chief Residents

Waed AlSwealmeen, MDWaed AlSwealmeen, MD
Hometown: Amman Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Undergraduate: University of Jordan
Hobbies and Interests: running, hiking, reading, cooking

 

Federico Perez Quirante, MDFederico Perez Quirante, MD
Hometown: Murcia, Spain
Medical School: Universidad de Murcia Facultad de Medicina
Undergraduate: Universidad de Murcia
Hobbies and Interests: cooking, traveling, running

 

Charis Ripley-Hager, MDCharis Ripley-Hager, MD
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate: Georgia State University
Hobbies and Interests: hiking, soccer, eating at good restaurants, playing with my dogs

 

Andrew Rogers, MDAndrew Rogers, MD
Hometown: Windham, Maine
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Hobbies and Interests: theater, music, arts and crafts, woodworking

 

Davek Sharma, MDDavek Sharma, MD
Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Hobbies and Interests: weightlifting, fitness, family, travelling, dining, golf, scuba diving

Fourth Year Residents

James Butz, MDJames Butz, MD
Hometown: Center Point, Iowa
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Iowa State University
Hobbies and Interests: I am a connoisseur of fine barbeque and football!

 

Jacob Katsnelson, MDJacob Katsnelson, MD
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Hobbies and Interests: hiking, trail running, going to the gym, cooking Russian food, reading, playing piano

 

Emmanuel Nwachuku, MDEmmanuel Nwachuku, MD
Hometown: Lincoln, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Undergraduate: Lincoln University
Hobbies and Interests: 76ers, music, cooking, watching movies

 

Abdelsalam Osman, MDAbdelsalam Osman, MD
Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan
Medical School: University of Medical Sciences & Technology (UMST) Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Medical Sciences & Technology (UMST) Faculty of Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: swimming, running, table tennis

 

Lili Sadri, MDLili Sadri, MD
Hometown: San Clemente, California
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Hobbies and Interests: traveling, cooking, team sports, yoga

Third Year Residents

Aditya Das, MDAditya Das, MD
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University
Hobbies and Interests: travelling, autocross, exploring Philadelphia

 

Jaclyn Heilman, MDJaclyn Heilman, MD
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Hobbies and Interests: enjoying nature, gardening, sketching

 

Quynh-Diem Lam, MDQuynh-Diem Lam, MD
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Wellesley College
Hobbies and Interests: flower arranging

 

Luis Mejia Sierra, MDLuis Mejia Sierra, MD
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Medical School: East Tennessee State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University
Hobbies and Interests: running, mountain biking, snowboarding, trying out new restaurants in the city

 

Thea Strickland, MDThea Strickland, MD
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Oklahoma Christian University
Hobbies and Interests: dance, swimming, music

Second Year Categorical Residents

Razvan Iorga, MDRazvan Iorga, MD
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University of London - Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate: McGill University
Hobbies and Interests: board games, video games, tennis

 

Tashara Jones, MDTashara Jones, MD
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies and Interests: reading novels, Netflix, collecting art, sampling tasting menus, collecting pens

 

Jamiela McDonnough, MDJamiela McDonnough, MD
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: The City College of New York
Hobbies and Interests: hiking, watching movies, trying new foods and restaurants, dancing, cooking/baking, spending time with family and friends

 

Gabrielle Perrotti, MDGabrielle Perrotti, MD
Hometown: San Diego, California
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii
Hobbies and Interests: basketball, watching the Yankees, knitting

 

Michael Romani, MDMichael Romani, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: Saint George's University
Undergraduate: Queen’s University
Hobbies and Interests: video games, guitar, weightlifting

Second Year Preliminary Residents

Mohamed Abdelgawad, MDMohamed Abdelgawad, MD
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Medical School: University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate: Cairo University
Hobbies and Interests: soccer, weightlifting, running, traveling

 

Angel Dono, MDAngel Dono, MD
Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador
Medical School:  Universidad Evangelica El Salvador Facultad de Medicina
Undergraduate: Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador
Hobbies and Interests: tennis, soccer, leisure books, cinema enthusiast

First Year Categorical Residents

Jaleesa Akuoko, MDJaleesa Akuoko, MD
Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Hobbies and Interests: yoga, baking, running

 

Christian DiLiberto, DOChristian DiLiberto, DO
Hometown: Ocean Grove, New Jersey
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Hobbies and Interests: hiking, camping, swimming, scuba diving, traveling

 

Dean Granot, MDDean Granot, MD
Hometown: Highland Park, New Jersey
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate: Lehigh University
Hobbies and Interests: soccer, running, skiing, reading, Playstation to stay connected to friends

 

Robert Myers, MDRobert Myers, MD
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Undergraduate: Texas A & M University
Hobbies and Interests: playing sports, going to concerts, searching for the best chicken and waffles

 

Casey Patterson, MDCasey Paterson, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University of London - Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate: Queen’s University
Hobbies and Interests: hiking, traveling, exploring craft breweries

First Year Preliminary Residents

Amanda Camargo Martins, MDAmanda Camargo Martins, MD
Hometown: Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Medical School: Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) Faculdade de Medicina
Undergraduate: Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo
Hobbies and Interests: yoga, picnics, hiking

 

Marvin Heck, MDMarvin Heck, MD
Hometown: Dusseldorf, Germany
Medical School: Universidad CES Escuela de Medicina
Undergraduate: Universidad CES, Medellin
Hobbies and Interests: spending time with family and friends, working out, snowboarding

 

Brett Johnson, MDBrett Johnson, MD
Hometown: Georgetown, Guyana
Medical School: University of Guyana Faculty of Health Sciences
Undergraduate: Queens College
Hobbies and Interests: fitness and body building, hiking, basketball

 

Jason Strunk, DOJason Strunk, DO
Hometown: Douglasville, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: West Chester University
Hobbies and Interests: fishing, hunting, exercise, spending time with family

Department of Surgery 2017