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Current Residents

Class of 2015 - PGY IV

Emily Bethards Brophy, MD

Medical School:  Penn State

LaShonda Carlton, MD


Medical School:  Michigan State University

Hamnah Siddiqui, MD


Medical School:  Albany Medical College

Karimah Smith, MD


Medical School:  Temple University School of Medicine

Class of 2016 - PGY III

Vivek Gupta, MD


Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine

Sharon Jackson, MD


Medical School: University of Toledo

Kerri Keselowsky, MD


Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Nayo Williams, MD


Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Class of 2017 - PGY II
Rebecca Barnett, MD


Medical School: West Virginia University

Yelena Belkina, MD


Medical School: SUNY Downstate

Jessica Horne, MD


Medical School: Georgetown University

Chi-Son Kim, MD


Medical School: Medical College Georgia

Theofano Orfanelli, MD


Medical School: University of Athens School of Health Sciences

Class of 2018 - PGY I

Adeola Awomolo, MD

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Undergraduate: SUNY Potsdam

Medical school: SUNY Upstate

What made you choose RWJ: Great location, fun residents

Favorite sports team: San Antonio Spurs

Next vacation destination: Seychelles

If you weren't a physician, you'd be a: Detective

Cybill Esguerra, MD

Hometown: Joplin, Missouri (but I also claim St. Louis)

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical school: Saint Louis University

What made you choose RWJ: My interview day coincided with a huge snowstorm and was actually cancelled. I showed up anyway, and it ended up being my favorite experience on the interview trail.

Favorite NJ activity: Window-shopping on Nassau Street in Princeton / finding new bubble tea shops (they're everywhere)

Next vacation destination: Morocco

If you weren't a physician, you'd be a: Pilates junkie

Ashley Fuchs, MD

Hometown: Canfield, Ohio

Undergraduate: University of Akron

Medical School: University of Toledo

What made you choose RWJ: Great residents and faculty

Favorite thing about NJ: Dine-in movie theaters

Next vacation destination: California

If you weren't a physician, you would: Open a restaurant or bakery

Amy Patel, MD

Hometown: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Undergraduate: University of Southern California (Go Trojans!)

Medical school: Rutgers - NJMS

What made you choose RWJ: Diverse patient population, good reputation, fun residents and there's a lot to do in/around New Brunswick

Favorite NJ activity: Getting my tan on at the Jersey shore

Next vacation destination: South Africa

If you weren't a physician, you'd be an: Astronomer 

Mita Patel, MD

Hometown: Columbia, Missouri 

Undergraduate: University of Missouri (aka Mizzou aka where Brad Pitt and Jon Hamm went to college)

Medical School: Mizzou

What made you choose RWJ: The faculty and staff are amazingly supportive, there is so much diversity in the area and the patient population, and it is in a location not surrounded by just farms

Favorite thing about NJ: Anything and everything you could want to do is within walking, driving, or train distance (like you can spontaneously go to the Beyonce/Jay-Z concert if you couldn't make a decision until you got off work that night)

Next vacation destination: Hopefully Miami for a bachelorette party

If you weren't a physician, you'd be a: Movie trailer editor or travel photographer