Current Residents

PGY-1

Gerardo Lopez, MD

Gerardo Lopez, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Galloway Township, NJ
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Clinical Interests: LGBTQ+ mental health, women’s mental health, and under-served communities.
Personal Interests: I love cooking and trying new recipes in my free time. I also love to try new restaurants and cuisines with my boyfriend during my time off. I have a Pomeranian who I take everywhere with me, other than the hospital! Pre-COVID, I enjoyed traveling and visiting friends in other countries. Whenever I have the time, I can binge watch Netflix for hours. When the weather is nice, I also love hiking and checking out new parks.
Janeni K. Nayagan, MD

Janeni K. Nayagan, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Latrobe, PA
Undergraduate School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry, immigrant health, and medical education.
Personal Interests: Music, dancing, video games, cooking, pop culture, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time with loved ones.
Elena Safronova, MD

Elena Safronova, MD

Year: PGY-1
Hometown: Bryansk, Russia
Undergraduate School: Bryansk school #4, Russia
Graduate School: Emergency nursing and Paramedic school #2, Bryansk, Russia
Medical School: Smolensk State Medical University, Smolensk, Russia
Internship: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Smolensk State Medical University, Smolensk, Russia
Clinical Interests: Reproductive psychiatry
Personal Interests: Chess

PGY-2

Nicholas Adamo, MD

Nicholas Adamo, MD

Year: PGY-2
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Interests: General psychiatry, psychotherapy, and addiction psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Running, hiking, skiing, traveling, Philadelphia nightlife, family, prosciutto, and my cat Nicholas.
Syed H. Ammar, MD

Syed H. Ammar, MD

Year: PGY-2
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies
Clinical Interests: Addiction medicine and forensics psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, football, running, cooking, and reading.
Melanie Beck, DO

Melanie Beck, DO

Year: PGY-2
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Clinical Interests: Addiction psychiatry, women’s health, and academic medicine.
Personal Interests: Listening and dancing to live music, traveling to different places, experiencing new restaurants, and enjoying time with my family and friends.
Gaurav Jain, DO

Gaurav Jain, DO

Year: PGY-2
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: MDMA/Psilocybin assisted psycho-therapy, community psychiatry, and mental health policy.
Personal Interests: Eastern religion/philosophy, French hip-hop, reading, relaxing in the park, going to the gym, being with my beautiful friends and family.
Ashabari Nayak Pellechi

Ashabari Nayak Pellechi, MD

Year: PGY-2
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, women’s mental heath, and first episode psychosis.
Personal Interests: Music, including singing, writing, and dancing, art, and travel.
Jose Luis Suarez Tiongko, MD

Jose Luis Suarez Tiongko, MD

Year: PGY-2
Medical School: Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu, Philippines
Clinical Interests: Addiction medicine and child psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Food and coffee, basketball and cycling, and whole pig roasting (Filipino Lechon).

PGY-3

Roshi DeSilva, DO

Roshi DeSilva, DO

Year: PGY-3
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Stratford, NJ
Clinical Interests: Cross-cultural psychiatry, general psychiatry, women's mental health, global mental health, consult-liaison psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, and sports psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, traveling, hiking, exercising, experiencing different cuisine and unique beverages.
Justin T. Lee, MD, MS

Justin T. Lee, MD, MS

Year: PGY-3
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Addiction medicine
Personal Interests: Beach activities, local festivities/events, film, Eagles football, reggaeton, hip-hop/R&B, Philadelphia night life, dancing, and spending time with loved ones.
Michelle Mergenthal, MD

Michelle Mergenthal, MD

Year: PGY-3
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Clinical Interests: Reproductive psychiatry and TMS.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my daughter and husband, hiking with our dog, mindfulness meditation, fall foliage road trips, cardio kickboxing, and international adventures.
Ukpere Daniel Nimtor, MD, MSN

Ukpere Daniel Nimtor, MD, MSN

Year: PGY-3
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, Russia
Clinical Interests: Psychiatric oncology, C&L, sleep medicine, research, and education.
Personal Interests: Family, cooking, driving, and linguistics.
Wakilu Shittu, MD, MBA

Wakilu Shittu, MD, MBA

Year: PGY-3
Medical School: St. Matthews School of Medicine, Cayman Island
Clinical Interests: General adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Traveling, movies, music, and spending time with family.

PGY-4

JinGu Lee, DO

JinGu Lee, DO

Year: PGY-4
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Stratford, New Jersey
Clinical Interests: General psychiatry, psychotherapy, and geriatric psychiatry
Personal Interests: Singing, technology, hiking, music
Kristen Mazoki, DO

Kristen Mazoki, DO

Year: PGY-4
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; Biddeford, ME
Clinical Interests: Community psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, integrative psychiatry, osteopathic medicine, and geriatrics.
Personal Interests: Going to the beach, skiing, high quality skincare and makeup, beverages, reading, roof decks and porches, waterfront dining, and traveling.
Antonia Phillip, MD, MBA

Antonia Phillip, MD, MBA (Chief Resident)

Year: PGY-4
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine; St. George's, St. George, Grenada
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry, global mental health, psychotherapies, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and research.
Personal Interests: Playing badminton, traveling, cooking, bike riding, spirituality, community outreach and volunteering, interior design, and decorating.
Garrett Rossi, MD

Garrett Rossi, MD

Year: PGY-4
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine; St. George's, St. George, Grenada
Clinical Interests: General adult psychiatry and addiction medicine.
Personal Interests: Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, car shows, and classic rock.
Deola Saheed, MD

Deola Saheed, MD (Chief Resident)

Year: PGY-4
Medical School: Caribbean Medical University; Willemstad, Curaçao.
Clinical Interests: Neuropsychiatry and emergency psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Traveling, dancing, horseback riding, reading, and restaurant hopping.