Current Residents

R1

Titilope (Lope) O. Aluko, MD

Titilope (Lope) O. Aluko, MD

Year: R1
Hometown: Ibadan, Nigeria
Undergraduate School: University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – General Surgery - Preliminary
Personal Interests: Volunteer work, reading books, coaching and playing soccer, and playing video games especially FIFA.
Vishaal Gudla, MD

Vishaal Gudla, MD

Year: R1
Undergraduate School: Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Personal Interests: Tennis, running, and traveling.
Justin Junus, DO

Justin Junus, DO

Year: R1
Hometown: Bellflower, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)
Medical School: Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA
Internship: Hahnemann University Hospital – Internal Medicine Preliminary
Personal Interests: Cycling and photography.
Matthew R. Knouse, MD

Matthew R. Knouse, MD

Year: R1
Hometown: Fort Belvoir, VA
Undergraduate School: Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove and Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA – Preliminary Surgery
Personal Interests: Physical fitness, athletics, sports, nutrition, reading, current events and politics, investing, listening to podcasts, live music, and ancient history.
Ankit Mohla, DO

Ankit Mohla, DO

Year: R1
Hometown: Folsom, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)
Graduate School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Medical School: Kansas City University, Kansas City, MO
Internship: St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Personal Interests: Hiking, indoor rock climbing and bouldering, mountain biking, skiing, reading about astronomy, and cooking new recipes.

R2

Jefferson Benites, MD

Jefferson Benites, MD

Year: R2
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Nassau University Medical Center
Personal Interests: Drawing animations, people, and landscapes, and writing songs in English and Spanish.
Marc Branche, MD

Marc Branche, MD

Year: R2
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Undergraduate School: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship: Wake Forest Baptist and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Personal Interests: Politics, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, sports, cinema, and music.
Julia Kahn, DO

Julia Kahn, DO

Year: R2
Hometown: West Rockhill, PA
Undergraduate School: The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS
Internship: Merit Health Wesley
Personal Interests: Figure skating, fine arts, running, swimming, and any outdoor activity.
Nadia Lushina, MD

Nadia Lushina, MD

Year: R2
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Undergraduate School: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
Personal Interests: Biking and hiking.
Woodley Pean, MD

Woodley Pean, MD

Year: R2
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Undergraduate School: St. John’s University, Queens, NY
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Personal Interests: Working with inner city youth, academic mentor, African-American literature, cooking, and jazz.

R3

Sameh Neamaalla, MD

Sameh Neamaalla, MD

Year: R3
Hometown: Kalyobiya, Egypt
Medical School: College of Human Medicine, Egypt
Internship: Howard University
Personal Interests: Drawing portraits and landscapes, swimming, and jogging.
Jean Sebastien Rowe, MD

Jean Sebastien Rowe, MD

Year: R3
Hometown: Miami, FL/Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Undergraduate School: Florida International University, Miami
Medical School: Howard University
Internship: Drexel/Hahnemann University Hospital
Personal Interests: Painting, drawing, and hiking.
Ardalan Tangestanipoor, MD

Ardalan Tangestanipoor, MD

Year: R3
Hometown: Shiraz, Iran
Graduate School: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surgery)
Medical School: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Internship: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Personal Interests: Flying sport planes, traveling, tennis, and reading.
Irene Vasko, DO

Irene Vasko, DO

Year: R3
Hometown: Nadvirna, Ukraine
Undergraduate School: CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY
Medical School: NYIT-COM
Internship: Coney Island Hospital
Personal Interests: Oil painting, pencil drawing, cooking, hiking, fishing, and camping.

R4

Saira Ahmad, MD

Saira Ahmad, MD

Year: R4
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Personal Interests: Baking, traveling, yoga, sports, and movies.
Anuj Gupta, DO

Anuj Gupta, DO

Year: R4
Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate School: Florida International University, Miami, FL
Medical School: Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Medicine, Westchester Medical Center, Miami, Florida
Personal Interests: Basketball, ping pong, tennis, Netflix, food tasting, and swimming
Maria C. Sciotto, MD

Maria C. Sciotto, MD

Year: R4
Undergraduate School: Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Medical School: St. George's University
Internship: Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NYC
Personal Interests: Traveling, dining out and food festivals, attending all NY sporting events, concerts, gardening, and home decorating
Gloria Suarez Duran, MD

Gloria Suarez Duran, MD

Year: R4
Hometown: Puerto Rico
Undergraduate School: Universidad de Puerto Rico and Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Puerto Rico
Internship: Hospital DAMAS, Puerto Rico
Shilp Vaghela, MD

Shilp Vaghela, MD

Year: R4
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Undergraduate School: Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Internship: Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center
Personal Interests: Golf, tennis, fitness, travel, cooking