Current Residents

PGY-1

Hannah Crowley, MD

Hannah Crowley, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan
Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Medical education, ultrasound, and critical care.

Professional Goals: To be a compassionate EM physician and educator, always learn throughout my career, and be a strong patient advocate.
Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking, skiing, trying the many great restaurants around Philly, and spending time with family and friends.
Rebecca Fenderson, MD

Rebecca Fenderson, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Colonia, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Interests: PEM, women's health, social EM, and women in medicine.
Professional Goals: To not only become a strong EM physician, but to also continue training in becoming an effective, efficient, and (most importantly) compassionate leader.
Personal Interests: Anything involving music/musical theatre, fitness, cooking and wine.
Tara Ferrante, MD

Tara Ferrante, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Hardwick, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: New York University, New York, NY
Medical School: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Clinical Interests: Critical care, medical education, community health, and pediatric emergency medicine.
Professional Goals: To provide compassionate and thoughtful care for patients, to cultivate an engaging and supportive learning environment, and to advocate for patients and the community.
Personal Interests: Hiking, cooking and baking, crocheting and knitting, road trips, reading, wandering around museums, and spending as much time as possible outside.
Edward Guo, MD

Edward Guo, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Undergraduate School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Ultrasound and medical education.
Professional Goals: To be a clinically excellent EM physician, nurturing mentor, and community leader.
Personal Interests: Basketball, cooking Asian food, skateboarding, video games, and board games.
Rahul Gupta, MD

Rahul Gupta, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Allen, Texas
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Clinical Interests: Social EM, critical care, addiction medicine, EMS, and medical education.


Professional Goals: To become an exceptional emergency medicine physician by being prepared to provide compassionate care and advocate for patients. To commit to lifelong learning and teaching.
Personal Interests: Dallas sports (Go Mavericks and Cowboys!), spending time with family and friends, cooking, trying new restaurants, gardening, and traveling.
Erin Kern, MD

Erin Kern, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Long Valley, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Medical School: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Clinical Interests: Medical education and resuscitation.


Professional Goals: To become the best possible physician I can for my patients. Also to continue to nurture my passion for EM, and explore the different opportunities the specialty has to offer.
Personal Interests: All things outdoors, but especially hiking. Also coffee shops, bonfires, going to Long Beach Island, reading, and painting.
Tara Knox, MD

Tara Knox, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, PA
Clinical Interests: Medical education, critical care, and ultrasound.


Professional Goals: To love the work I do, provide exceptional care to my patients, serve as a caring teacher and mentor, and make a difference in my community.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, exploring the outdoors with my dog, Nora, swimming, biking, and eating out at local restaurants.
Sean Leary, DO

Sean Leary, DO

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Medical education and wilderness medicine.
Professional Goals: Become a strong, competent, and compassionate emergency physician that looks forward to going to work every day and also maintain a healthy balance of hobbies, activities, friends, and family.
Personal Interests: Skiing, ski instructing (Fun fact: I've been an instructor for 12 years), mountain biking, camping, cooking food in the Instant Pot, and exploring new Philly restaurants and breweries.
Haley Lombardo, MD

Haley Lombardo, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Holland, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, PA
Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, medical education, and sports medicine.
Professional Goals: To become a well-rounded EM physician, who is passionate about the community and furthering education, while maintaining a great work-life balance.
Personal Interests: Soccer, running and fitness, Philadelphia sports, swimming, anything involving food, and being a beach bum in my free time.
Eugene Marrone, MD

Eugene Marrone, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Washington Township, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Medical School: Cooper University Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Medical education, addiction medicine, and social EM.
Professional Goals: To become a competent, confident, and compassionate EM physician while caring for underserved communities.
Personal Interests: Spoiling my two crazy dogs, running, trying new restaurants, cooking, wood working, and DIY home projects.
Greg McCormick, MD

Greg McCormick, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Clinical Interests: Critical care, ultrasound, global health, and wilderness medicine.
Professional Goals: To be a well-rounded, compassionate EM physician and patient advocate.
Personal Interests: Hiking, backpacking, running, road cycling, scuba diving, gardening, cooking, traveling, and playing piano and cello.
Sarah Perelman, MD

Sarah Perelman, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Brown University, Providence, RI
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Medical education, podcasting, research, pediatric emergency medicine, and EMS.


Professional Goals: To love being an EM physician and provide the best care I can to all of my patients, have a meaningful life outside of the hospital with my family and friends, and contribute to the field through medical education and academic pursuits.
Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, running, hiking, traveling, reading, cooking new recipes, and exploring Philly's food and cocktail scene.
Julia Shamis, MD

Julia Shamis, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Richboro, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, PA
Clinical Interests: Medical education and ultrasound.


Professional Goals: To become a skilled, well-rounded EM physician, to work with underserved patient populations, and to achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my friends and family, traveling, learning to cook new things and going out to new restaurants, watching the Eagles, and being active outside

PGY-2

Patrice Baptista

Patrice Baptista, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Undergraduate School: Wake Forest University
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Clinical Interests: Global Health, Social EM, Medical Education
Professional Goals: To become an excellent EM physician, obtain balance/happiness in both professional and personal life, work with underserved communities, enjoy the journey
Personal Interests: Playing basketball, watching documentaries (also Food Network and HGTV), traveling, spending time with family and friends
Kate Billings

Katherine "Kate" Billings, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, resuscitation, and disaster medicine
Professional Goals: To be an exceptional and compassionate emergency room physician and to always advocate for my patients
Personal Interests: Hiking, kayaking, watching Netflix while snuggling with my French bulldog, eating great food
Christine Collins

Christine Collins, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Rockaway NJ
Undergraduate School: Rowan University, Glassboro NJ
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden NJ
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Medical Education
Professional Goals: To remain compassionate, humble, and community-focused. To be a mentor to future medical students, and to continue to absolutely love medicine, learning and listening to patient's stories.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family on our farm in North Jersey (we have horses, chickens, peacocks and ducks). Being at the Jersey shore. Puns. Taking funny pictures of my dog, Mac.
Paul Comber

Paul Comber, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
Undergraduate School: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: EMS, Disaster Medicine
Professional Goals: To become a well-rounded and competent physician, enjoy going to work every day, and ultimately pursue an EMS fellowship.
Personal Interests: Philly sports, running, hiking, spending time with family and friends, cooking
Laura Di Taranti

Laura Di Taranti, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Clinical Interests: Critical care, EMS, community health, and medical education
Professional Goals: To become an academic emergency medicine critical care physician who advocates for the community I serve
Personal Interests: Running (especially Broad Street), Villanova basketball, biking, spinning, planes and trains, superhero movies, and all things Philadelphia (especially Gritty)
Becca Fieles

Rebecca "Becca" Fieles, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Undergraduate School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Academic Medicine
Professional Goals: To become a skilled, courageous and compassionate EM physician, to give back to the underserved, to continue to be excited by learning and patient with teaching, and to be fully present and happy both at work and at home.
Personal Interests: Running and fitness, hiking, kayaking, cooking and baking, all things dogs, ice cream and chocolate
Danielle Kovalsky

Danielle Kovalsky, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Worcester, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Clinical Interests: Social EM, physician wellness, women's health
Professional Goals: Love my job from the beginning to the end of my career, work with underserved populations to develop trust and engagement with the healthcare system, provide compassionate care to both my patients and myself.
Personal Interests: Running and trying new workout classes, exploring Philly's live music and restaurant scenes, cooking/baking, stalking Kayak Explore for cheap flights, and finding new ways to spend as much time outside as possible
Jacob Martin

Jacob Martin, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Undergraduate School: Duke University, Durham, NC
Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, and resuscitation
Professional Goals: Become a well-rounded EM physician, further explore my clinical interests, and achieve work-life balance
Personal Interests: Quality time with my wife, outdoor adventures with my dog, the beach, Duke basketball, exercise, cooking, photography, craft beer, red wine, black coffee.
Kathryn Fenton Nowlan

Kathryn Fenton Nowlan, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Topsfield, MA
Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, resus, tox, and pain management
Professional Goals: To strive to become a valuable member of the team who can balance efficiency with humanistic care.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband, cooking experiments, live music, fire pits, breakfast burritos, and laughing!
Amish Patel

Amish Patel, DO

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Hatfield, PA
Undergraduate School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
Clinical Interests: Admin, medical education, critical care
Professional Goals: To be a compassionate, well-rounded physician for my patients while maintaining a healthy work-life balance
Personal Interests: Quality time with family and friends, Philadelphia sports, trying new restaurants, working out, coffee, traveling, being a beach bum.
Abby Renko

Abagayle "Abby" Renko, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate School: The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, University Park, PA
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Clinical Interests: EMS, research, ultrasound
Professional Goals: To complete an EMS fellowship and spend part of my time in a pre-hospital setting; to grow into an excellent physician, a strong patient advocate, a compassionate teacher and mentor, and a loyal and supportive colleague.
Personal Interests: Running, kickboxing, snuggling with Bunker (my rescued fur baby), DIY projects, PSU football, trying new restaurants and breweries, finding new places to get lobster rolls, spending time with friends and family.
Roger Rothenberg

Roger Rothenberg, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
Undergraduate School: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove, CA
Clinical Interests: Substance use disorder, harm reduction, toxicology, street medicine, social determinants of health
Professional Goals: Mostly to become a competent clinician and serve my community with empathy and an open mind. Maybe a toxicology or addiction fellowship.
Personal Interests: Sport climbing, bouldering, painting, science fiction, new experiences.
Matthew Sikina

Matthew Sikina, MD

Year: PGY-2
Hometown: Newark, DE
Undergraduate School: University of Delaware, Newark DE
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical School at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
Clinical Interests: Medical education, EMS, wilderness medicine
Professional Goals: To treat my patients with the utmost compassion, empathy, and kindness, and to never forget the privilege it is to serve them.
Personal Interests: Staying active with weight-lifting and sports (basketball, football, baseball), campfire guitar songs, magic tricks, Netflix documentaries, learning new skills, and taking long walks with friends and family.

PGY-3

Sandhya Ashokkumar, MD

Sandhya Ashokkumar, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Monterey, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Medical education, ultrasound, toxicology, and critical care.
Professional Goals: To help improve medical education and become a PD.
Personal Interests: Traveling, watching movies, basketball, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.
Caroline Blatcher, MD

Caroline Blatcher, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Toxicology and opioid use disorder, hyperbaric medicine, and POCUS.
Professional Goals: Effectively care for patients while remaining compassionate and engaged. Never forget what a unique honor it is to serve in a career in medicine.
Personal Interests: Exploring new places, reading fantasy novels, getting active outside, mixing cocktails for friends, scuba diving, and taking pictures of my cat, Lou.
Brittany Cesar, MD

Brittany Cesar, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: East Amherst, NY/ Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate School: State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Clinical Interests: Social EM, community health, human rights advocacy, and FeminEM.
Professional Goals: Health Policy/Advocacy, and partnering the ED with community groups on health initiatives for underserved populations.
Personal Interests: Hiking and city walks with Julio (a 12lb Jack Russell), woodworking, reading, fitness, and trying new restaurants.
Eric Chavis, MD

Eric Chavis, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Ocean Township, NJ
Undergraduate School: Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Sports medicine, medical education, and ultrasound.
Professional Goals: To continue to grow into a well-rounded and competent EM doctor while also focusing on providing compassionate medical care.
Personal Interests: Playing sports (especially tennis), making buffalo wings, watching the New York Giants and Yankees, and spending time with my family and friends.
Eric Hasbun, MD

Eric Hasbun, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Mount Laurel, NJ
Undergraduate School: The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Sports medicine and medical informatics.
Professional Goals: To become a competent and engaged ER Physician and take care of underserved populations in the area. Perhaps get a fellowship in sports medicine, and take care of a professional team or just practice community medicine- still deciding!
Personal Interests: Watching and playing basketball (Go Sixers!), exercising, cooking, hiking, traveling, and watching Netflix documentaries.
Charlie Ingram, MD

Charlie Ingram, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate School: Florida State Universty, Tallahassee, FL
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee and Sarasota, FL
Clinical Interests: EMS (flight and ground, but flying is more fun) and critical care.
Professional Goals: Likely an EMS fellowship and then clinical academic emergency medicine position.
Personal Interests: Hockey and most other sports, playing with my dog, and spending time with family and friends.
Hayat Khan, MD

Hayat Khan, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate School: Boston University, Boston, MA
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, global medicine, and sports medicine.
Professional Goals: Develop into a competent clinician and educator, become a team physician for a professional cricket team, and have a meaningful impact in the lives of my patients.
Personal Interests: Watching and playing sports (cricket!), traveling, and learning new skills.
Courtney Martin, DO

Courtney Martin, DO

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Undergraduate School: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Critical care and medical education.
Professional Goals: I aspire to be a well-rounded, disciplined, and compassionate physician with a good work/life balance.
Personal Interests: Running, weightlifting, hiking, cooking, Netflixing crime documentaries, trying new restaurants, watching football, and spending time with my friends and family.
Julia Moon, MD

Julia Moon, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Professional Goals: Graduate medical education, research, and clinical practice. I plan to marry these interests into one exciting and fulfilling career.
Personal Interests: Collecting unique house plants, spoiling my yellow Labrador retriever named 'Mango', exploring the delicious Philadelphia food and bar scene, hiking in the Adirondacks (NY) and Wissahickon Park (PA), visiting the Jersey shore, and Phillies games.
Elizabeth Murphy, MD

Elizabeth Murphy, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Port Charlotte, FL
Undergraduate School: The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School: The University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
Clinical Interests: Event medicine and FeminEM.
Professional Goals: To be a compassionate physician and never lose my drive for learning.
Personal Interests: Playing and watching soccer, taking catnaps with my cat Penny, cooking/eating, anything Harry Potter related.
Thomas Sewatsky, MD

Thomas Sewatsky, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Pittston, PA
Undergraduate School: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA
Clinical Interests: Critical care and clinical decision making.
Professional Goals: Pursue a critical care fellowship and become an Emergency Medicine intensivist.
Personal Interests: CrossFit, hiking, attempting to cook, trying new restaurants, and getting outside with my wife
Alyse Volino, MD

Alyse Volino, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Mahwah, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Clinical Interests: Medical education.
Professional Goals: To offer my patients the best care that I can, and to find my niche in EM, fulfillment in coming to work, and my ideal work-life balance.
Personal Interests: Hiking, scuba diving, traveling, crossword puzzles, and exploring new restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.
Valeria Chew Wu

Valeria Chew Wu, MD

Year: PGY-3
Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Public health and women’s health.
Professional Goals: To be the best patient advocate I can be and to stay passionate about what I do.
Personal Interests: Weightlifting, spoiling my puppies, trying new foods, exploring the Wissahickon trails, watching anime and superhero movies, and going to arcades.