Current Residents

Class of 2020

Carolina Braga, MD (Chief Resident)

Hometown: Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Undergrad: University of Florida. GO GATORS!

Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine

Favorite book: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Favorite TV show: Dateline

Favorite sports teams Gators, Eagles, 76ers

Ideal way to spend a weekend: Wake up late, take the train into NY and enjoy the city

Ellexis Khan, MD

Hometown: Gridley, CA

Undergrad: Brigham Young University Provo

Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine

Ideal way to spend weekend: on the beach pretending to be a mermaid🧜

If I were not a physician: dolphin 🐬 trainer

Travel bucket list: Seychelles , an archipelago of more than 100 islands in the Indian Ocean, of East Africa

Favorite game: Catan

Mitchell Kim, MD

Hometown: Holmdel, NJ

Undergrad: The College of New Jersey

Medical school: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School

Little known fact: I cut my own hair.

Favorite sports/team: Basketball, NY Knicks

Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

On your travel bucket list: SE asia

Patrick Ouzts, MD

Hometown: Westlake, Ohio

Undergrad: University of Michigan

Medical school: St. George's University School of Medicine

Favorite sports teams: I'm a fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians, & Cavaliers

Favorite book: Autobiography of Malcolm X

Favorite TV show: Friday Night Lights

Favorite foods: I could eat chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake for every meal

Joy Park, MD (Chief Resident)

Hometown: Glen Rock, NJ

Undergrad: Williams College. Double majored in Art and Biologyv

Medical School: RWJ Medical School

Little known fact: I am an identical twin.

Favorite book: "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte

On your travel bucket list: Florence, Milan, Rome...basically all the art-heavyv cities in Italy.

If I could have any superpower I'd choose the ability to be fluent in all languages.

Class of 2021

Richard Chen, MD

Hometown: Edison, NJ

Undergrad: Drexel University

Medical school: Drexel University

Favorite sport: Tennis

On my travel bucket list: Japan

Favorite NJ activity: Fishing

Favorite NJ restaurant: Mitsuwa food court

Michael Chung, MD

Hometown: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Undergrad: Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut

Medical school: Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Favorite book: Mistborn

Favorite restaurant in NJ: Dong Bo Sung

Favorite Movie: The Bourne Identity

If I weren’t a physician, I would be: a physical therapist

Ashleigh Lemaire, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh, Bachelors in Nursing

Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Favorite book: Harry Potter series!!!

f I weren’t a physician, I would be: an interior designer

Favorite way to spend a weekend: right now, sleeping in, spending time with family then date night with my husband.

Favorite NJ activity: Going to the shore for weekend getaways!

Jennifer Mbianda, MD

Hometown: Freeport, Bahamas

Undergrad: Georgia State University

Medical school: Ross University

On my travel bucket list: Santorini, Greece / Paris

If I could have any superpower, I’d choose: to eradicate all evil/injustice in the world

Favorite way to spend a weekend: Sleeping, family time, interior decorating

If I weren’t a physician, I would be: a youth counselor/party planner

Thai Tran, MD

Hometown: Atlantic City, NJ

Undergrad: Stockton University of NJ

Medical school: Ross University

Favorite sports team: Philly Eagles

Favorite read: House of God by Samuel Shem

On my travel bucket list: Thailand

If I could have any superpower, I'd choose: being able to transport through space like Nightcrawler on X-Men

Class of 2022

class of 2022

Kenya Cabrera, MD

Hometown: North Plainfield, NJ

Undergrad: Seton Hall University

Medical school: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Favorite book: The Catcher in the Rye

If I were an animal I would be: a hamster-All they do is sleep, exercise occasionally, and hoard food, just like I do!

Little known fact: I can play a few songs on the ukulele

Emmanuel Martinez Alcaraz, MD, MA

Hometown: Cuautitlan Izcalli, DF, Mexico

Undergrad: The College of New Jersey

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Favortie book: Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Hidden Talent: milking cows and goats

If I weren't a physician, I would be: a community organizer and social justice advocate

Haarika Reddy, MD

Hometown: Monroe Township, NJ

Undergrad: The College of New Jersey

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice

Travel Bucket List: I would love to see the Northern Lights

If I weren't a physician, I would be: An art historian

Michael Song, MD

Hometown: High Bridge, NJ

Undergrad: Messiah College

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Hidden Talent: I play the guitar

If I weren't a physician: I would attempt to be a musician

Favorite NJ activity: hiking, kayaking, and golf

Annie Truss, MD

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Undergrad: Gettysburg College

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Travel Bucket List: Alberta, Canada and Iceland.

If I weren't a physician: I would be a veterinarian for a rescue shelter

Ideal weekend: Taking my dog for a long hike followed by a home cooked meal

If I were an animal I would be: my very spoiled rescue dog