Current Residents

Class of 2022: CA-3, PGY4

Shaharyar Ahmad, MD - Chief Resident

Shaharyar Ahmad, MD - Chief Resident

Year: Class of 2022: CA-3, PGY4
Hometown: Ocean, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ (Chemistry)
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship Match: New York University, Pain Medicine
Clinical Interests: Interventional pain medicine, critical care, and palliative care
Personal Interests: Cooking, teaching, entrepreneurship, and snowboarding.
George Chase, DO

George Chase, DO

Year: Class of 2022: CA-3, PGY4
Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate School: New York University, New York, NY (Psychology)
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, NY
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Regional anesthesia, chronic pain medicine
Personal Interests: Swimming, skeet shooting, eating, and the Grand Canyon.
Rachel Koehler, MD - Chief Resident

Rachel Koehler, MD - Chief Resident

Year: Class of 2022: CA-3, PGY4
Hometown: Wildwood, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, Camden, NJ (Biology)
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship Match: Cooper University Hospital, Pain Medicine
Clinical Interests: Acute and chronic pain management, regional anesthesia, and underserved populations.
Personal Interests: Cooking, baking, knitting, and nature.
Melissa Lester, MD

Melissa Lester, MD

Year: Class of 2022: CA-3, PGY4
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Biology and Sociology)
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pediatric anesthesia
Personal Interests: Baking and reading.

Class of 2023: CA-2, PGY3

Anthony Hikes, MD

Anthony Hikes, MD

Year: Class of 2023: CA-2, PGY3
Hometown: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Biology)
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Acute pain/regional and cardiac anesthesia
Personal Interests: Philadelphia Sports Phanatic, Kickball (3 time champion 1st baseman), spending time at the jersey shore with my dogs & old lady.
Chris Mahrous, MD

Christopher Mahrous, MD

Year: Class of 2023: CA-2, PGY3
Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ (Biology and Molecular Cell Physiology)
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Critical care and cardiac anesthesiology
Personal Interests: Cars/motorcycles, gaming, hiking, and travel!
Hugh McGovern, MD

Hugh McGovern, MD

Year: Class of 2023: CA-2, PGY3
Hometown: Knoxville, Maryland
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland, College Park, MD (Neurophysiology)
Medical School: St. George's University, West Indies, Grenada
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pain medicine, general anesthesia
Personal Interests: Pizza making, bourbon, and watches.
Aakash Patel, DO, MBA

Aakash Patel, DO, MBA

Year: Class of 2023: CA-2, PGY3
Hometown: Garfield, NJ
Undergraduate School: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY (Life Sciences)
Graduate School: MBA, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Critical Care/Pediatric Anesthesia
Personal Interests: Photography, coffee enthusiast, chess, basketball, biking, and day trading.
Abhishek Patel, MD

Abhishek Patel, MD

Year: Class of 2023: CA-2, PGY3
Hometown: Horsham, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: The University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA (Biology)
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesia and critical care.
Personal Interests: Tennis, hiking, enjoying the outdoors!
Dave Shah, DO

Dave Shah, DO

Year: Class of 2023: CA-2, PGY3
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (Biochemistry)
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, FL
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic anesthesia
Personal Interests: Foodie, traveling, and spending time with my dog.

Class of 2024: CA-1, PGY2

Stuart Pasch, MD

Stuart Pasch, MD

Year: Class of 2024: CA-1, PGY2
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (Chemistry)
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesiology
Personal Interests: Cooking, travel, board games, and rugby.
Dhaval Rana, DO

Dhaval Rana, DO

Year: Class of 2024: CA-1, PGY2
Hometown: Piscataway, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Biology)
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, NY
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pain medicine and regional anesthesia.
Personal Interests: Basketball, golf, baseball, weight lifting, hiking, and trying different food- especially pizza!
Calvin Ro, DO

Calvin Ro, DO

Year: Class of 2024: CA-1, PGY2
Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate School: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (Biology)
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: General, regional, and pain.
Personal Interests: Basketball, golf, and traveling.
Osama M. Sayed, MD

Osama M. Sayed, MD

Year: Class of 2024: CA-1, PGY2
Hometown: Marlboro, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Biology)
Medical School: St. George's University, West Indies, Grenada
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pain medicine, anesthesiology, enhanced recovery after surgery, patient comfort/empathy, quality improvement, and patient safety.
Personal Interests: Bipartisan politics, public speaking, diplomacy, healthcare administration, ergonomics, reading, writing, and video special effects editing.
Andrea Villa, MD

Andrea Villa, MD

Year: Class of 2024: CA-1, PGY2
Hometown: Weston, Florida
Undergraduate School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Criminology and Law)
Medical School: St. George's University, West Indies, Grenada
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: General anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and pediatrics.
Personal Interests: Traveling, weight lifting, salsa dancing, and eating.

Class of 2025: PGY1

Dan Dellacerra, MD

Dan Dellacerra, MD

Year: Class of 2025: PGY1
Hometown: Kings Park, New York
Undergraduate School: University at Albany, New York (Biology)
Medical School: St. Georges University, West Indies, Grenada
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pain medicine
Personal Interests: Football, basketball, fitness, and traveling.
Jake Ferguson, MD

Jake Ferguson, MD, MPH

Year: Class of 2025: PGY1
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (Biochemistry)
Graduate School: Drexel School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Acute Pain/Regional, chronic pain, critical care
Personal Interests: Live music, restaurants, Pittsburgh sports, coffee, and skiing/boarding
Anthony Linn, DO

Anthony Linn, DO

Year: Class of 2025: PGY1
Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland, College Park (Biology)
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Acute pain and regional anesthesia, general anesthesia
Personal Interests: Golf, skiing, weight lifting (upper body), Cleveland sports, reading, and budget travelling.
Neel Suthar, DO

Neel Suthar, DO

Year: Class of 2025: PGY1
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis, CA (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Cardiac anesthesia and critical care
Personal Interests: Food, cooking, traveling, hiking, and coffee brewing.
Sai Yetrintala, DO

Sai Yetrintala, DO

Year: Class of 2025: PGY1
Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Genetics)
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, NY
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Obstetric anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and pediatrics.
Personal Interests: Cooking, foodie, Peloton, and dancing.