Current Residents

PGY-1

Nicholas Adamo, MD

Nicholas Adamo, MD

Year: PGY-1
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-1
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-1
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.
Ashabari Nayak Pellechi

Ashabari Nayak Pellechi, MD

Year: PGY-1
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.

PGY-2

Roshi DeSilva, DO

Roshi DeSilva, DO

Year: PGY-2
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-2
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-2
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-2
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-2
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-3

Jennifer Dorr, DO, MPH

Jennifer Dorr, DO, MPH (Associate Chief Resident)

Year: PGY-3
Graduate School: The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health; Washington, DC, and Drexel University College of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA.
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Church, family, friends, animals, live music, shopping, interior design, and traveling.
JinGu Lee, DO

JinGu Lee, DO

Year: PGY-3
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-3
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

Year: PGY-3
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-3
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

Year: PGY-3
Medical School: Caribbean Medical University; Willemstad, Curaçao.
Clinical Interests: Neuropsychiatry and emergency psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Traveling, dancing, horseback riding, reading, and restaurant hopping.
Dhruv Shah, DO

Dhruv Shah, DO

Year: PGY-3
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Stratford, New Jersey, USA
Clinical Interests: Geriatrics, pain, addiction, and psychotherapy.
Personal Interests: Tennis, technology, music, skiing, travel, and nature.
Mona Vellanki, MD

Mona Vellanki, MD (Associate Chief Resident)

Year: PGY-3
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas; Charleston, Nevis, West Indies.
Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry, and consultation-liaison psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Cooking, travel, health, and fitness.

PGY-4

Kirsy Japa, MD

Kirsy Japa, MD (Chief Resident, Cooper)

Year: PGY-4
Medical School: Universidad Central Del Este (UCE); San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Clinical Interests: Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis, ECT, community psychiatry, cultural psychiatry, family psychiatry, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Personal Interests: Cooking, dancing, family and friends, cookouts and gatherings, and road trips with family.
Dilys Ngu, MD

Dilys Ngu, MD (Chief Resident, Atlantic City)

Year: PGY-4
Medical School: Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg; Heidelberg, Germany
Clinical Interests: Neuropsychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry.
Personal Interests: Traveling, baking, shopping, listening to music, and watching movies with my family.