Current Residents


Internal Medicine Residency Program group on the front lawn of Penn State College of Medicine

PGY-I Categorical

  • Nader Aboujamous, MD; Medical College of Georgia
  • Joshua Bowling, MD; Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Melanie Bray, MD; Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Joseph Cioccio, DO; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Daniel Gaballa, MD; George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Daniel Guck, DO; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jennifer Jacobs, MD; Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
  • Andrea Knab, MD; USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
  • George Krakowski, MD; Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Michael Le, MD; Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Catherine Luik, DO; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philip Lynam, MD; Temple University School of Medicine
  • David Momand, MD; Ross University School of Medicine
  • Zachary Pattison, DO; Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kevin Rhie, MD; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Leah Ross, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Christopher Soriano, MD; New York Medical College
  • Marianne Spengler Twilley, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Bradley Woodman, MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Simin Zhang, MD; Weill Cornell Medical College

PGY-II

  • Edwin Campoverde-Hernandez, MD; San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Christopher Cauto, MD; Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Jennifer Cooper, MD; University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Brent Dembo, MD; Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Anna Lisa De Obaldia, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Matthew Emerich, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Kamyar Haghayeghi, DO; Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lionel Kankeu Fonkoua, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Richard Koubek, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Kevin Lin, MD; State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Sarah Maher, MD; Ross University School of Medicine
  • Kevin Mills, MD; Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • Christina Mingora, MD; Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Matthew Nudy, MD; Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Kevin Parks, MD; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Piscataway
  • Hardikkumar Patel, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Benjamin Stern, DO; New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • James Suleski, DO; Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Emily Wood, DO; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Cynthia Brooke Woods, DO; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)
  • Melissa Yacur, MD; Temple University School of Medicine

PGY-III

  • Alaa E Awad, MD; University of Cairo – ABIM Subspecialty Research/Extended Pathway (Nephrology)
  • Joseph Awantang, MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Balraj, MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Simranjit Bedi, DO; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Daniel Benyo, MD; The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Ilan Berlinrut, MD; Saint George’s University
  • Jesse Blank, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Ruchi Desai, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Lisa Domaradzki, MD; Ross University School of Medicine
  • Mehrdad Ghahramani, MD; Ross University School of Medicine
  • Sahithi Gosala, MD; Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Maria Paula Henao, MD; Raymond and Ruth Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • John Interrante, MD; Temple University School of Medicine
  • James Kogut, DO; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Eric Marks, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Britt Marshall, MD; University at Buffalo State University of New York
  • Ifesinachi Ndukwu, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jigisha Patel, MD; Ross University School of Medicine
  • Christopher Pizzola, MD; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Joseph Scrobola, DO; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

PGY-I Preliminary

  • Kaleen Burton, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jeffrey Chen, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Gaytri Gupta-Elera, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Matthew Helm, MD; State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Kevin Moser, MD; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Karthik Sabapathy, DO; Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Arissa Torrie, MD; Penn State College of Medicine

The NRMP Fellowship Match has proven very successful for our residents with an overall success rate of greater than 95%. Of those who have applied to fellowship over the past five (5) years, the majority have placed in one of their top three program choices even in the most competitive specialties.  

2015-2016 (100% match rate)

Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • University of Texas-Houston

Gastroenterology

  • Allegheny General (2)
  • Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion SOM
  • Emory University
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Geriatrics

  • Johns Hopkins

Hematology/Oncology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • University of Virginia

Nephrology

  • Yale-New Haven

Pulmonary/Critical Care

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)

Hospitalist Medicine (5)

Primary Care (1)

2014-2015

Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)
  • Medical University of South Carolina

Endocrinology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Geriatrics

  • NY Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center

General Internal Medicine

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Inaugural position)
  • University of Texas-Southwestern

Infectious Diseases

  • University of Maryland

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • Drexel University

Nephrology

  • University of Texas-Houston

Occupational Medicine Fellowship

  • University of Utah

Pulmonary/Critical Care

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Rheumatology

  • University of North Carolina

Hospitalist Medicine (5)

Primary Care (2)

2013-2014

Allergy/Immunology

  • North Shore-LIJ Health System, NIH Physician-Scientist Program T32

Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Utah

Gastroenterology

  • Geisinger Health System
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)

Hematology/Oncology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • Community Care of Lancaster

Rheumatology

  • Georgetown University

Hospitalist Medicine (7)

2012-2013

Allergy/Immunology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Deborah Heart and Lung
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Medical University of South Carolina

Critical Care Medicine

  • Cleveland Clinic

Gastroenterology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (3)
  • University of Minnesota

Hematology/Oncology

  • Mayo-Rochester

Pulmonary/Critical Care

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)

Hospitalist Medicine (7)

2011-2012

Allergy/Immunology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Emory University
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2)
  • University of Miami
  • University of Vermont-Fletcher Allen

Gastroenterology

  • West Virginia University

Hematology/Oncology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • SUNY, Stonybrook

Infectious Diseases

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Nephrology

  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Rheumatology

  • University of Alabama

Hospitalist Medicine (9)