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Categorical Residents

Chief 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

 

Fourth 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

 

Third Year 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

Bakhtawar Mushtaq, MDBakhtawar Mushtaq, MD
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
Hobbies and Interests: crafting, swimming, biking

 

Rami Mustafa, MD, PhD

Rami Mustafa, MD, PhD
Hometown: Menoufia, Egypt
Medical School: Menoufia University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Hobbies and Interests: basketball, video games, cooking

 

Second 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

Adham Alkurashi, MDAdham Alkurashi, MD
Hometown: Irbid, Jordan
Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Hobbies and Interests: traveling, hiking, biking, cooking

 

Osama Anis, MDOsama Anis, MD
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College, Pakistan
Hobbies and Interests: traveling, trivia, cooking, racquet sports

 

Raveena Karthikeyan, MDRaveena Karthikeyan, MD
Hometown: TamilNadu, India
Medical School: Madras Medical College, India
Hobbies and Interests: traveling, Indian music, cooking, paragliding

 

Hajar Rashid
Hajar RashidHometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: St. George’s University – London
Undergraduate: University of Edinburgh
Hobbies and Interests: kickboxing, equestrianism, ballet

 

First Year Categorical Residents

Urooj Khalid, MDUrooj Khalid, MD
Hometown: Middletown, DE, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies and Interests: public policy, painting, drawing, cosmology, fishing, baking

 

Adam Scanlan, MDAdam Scanlan, MD
Hometown: Rose Valley, PA
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate: University of Vermont
Hobbies and Interests: running, cooking, hiking, yoga, limboing

 

Nicholas Taylor, MDNicholas Taylor, MD
Hometown(s): Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate: Emory University
Hobbies and Interests: fitness, wellness, tennis, hiking, biking, skiing, scuba diving, traveling

 

Jasmine WalkerJasmine Walker
Hometown: Freeport, NY
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Hobbies and Interests: roller skating, watching Korean dramas, reading WebComics, cooking

 

Christina WohlerChristina Wohler
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary
Hobbies and Interests: knitting, art, plants, animals, hiking

 

Department of Surgery 2017