Current Residents

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

Class of 2023

Cansu Baycora, DO

Hometown: Wayne, NJ

Undergrad: Rutgers University

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Ideal Weekend: one day of a nice hike and home-cooked meal, one day of exploring a city and trying new restaurants

Travel Bucket List: visit every state in the country

If I weren't a physician, I would be a teacher.

Miah Brawley, MD

Hometown:  Newton Falls, Ohio

Undergrad: Youngstown State University

Medical school: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Last book read: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Favorite book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and the Harry Potter series

On my travel bucket list: Italy to explore all of the historic landmarks and to eat as much Italian cuisine as possible.

If I were an animal I would be: House cat so I can be cute and hilarious while eating and sleeping all the time.

Tajal Desai, DO

Hometown: Elmhurst, Queens

Undergrad: Hunter College

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Travel Bucket List: hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey; whale watching in the Azores Islands; safari in the Serengeti

If I weren't a physician I would be: a food blogger/critic/food show host

Ideal weekend: exploring pop up exhibits/shops, trying new restaurants, cuddling some kitties, and ending the night with wine and cheese

If I could have any superpower, I’d choose: teleportation because I love to travel but hate the commute

Michelle Gorbonosov, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Undergrad: Macaulay Honors at CUNY Brooklyn College

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical School

Hidden Talent: I can lick both my elbows.

Ideal Weekend: Spending time at the beach with my family and then eating at a delicious restaurant for dinner

If I weren’t a physician, I would be: a college professor and an art history guide at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Travel Bucket List: Thailand, Laos & Cambodia

Rebecca Shipkin, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX and East Brunswick, NJ

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Little known fact #1:  My husband and I combined our last names (Shipan and Temkin) to make Shipkin

Little known fact #2: I've lived in 5 states (TX, NJ, MA, MO, WI), England, Australia, Kenya, and have traveled to more than 30 countries with my family

Class of 2024

Nathalia Arias Alzate, MD

Hometown: Armenia, Colombia

Undergrad: The College of New Jersey

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Favorite book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Travel Bucket List: Greece, Maldives, Caño Cristales

If I weren't a physician, I would be:  A history teacher or social worker.

If I had a superpower, it would be: Teleportation.  

Joshua Katz, DO

Hometown: Warren, NJ

Undergrad: University of Michigan

Medical School: Rowan SOM

Favorite book: The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf

Favorite NJ activity: A weekend down the shore on LBI

If I were an animal I would be: An alpaca (super versatile)

If I weren’t a physician, I would be: Michigan’s Head Football Coach 

Hinal Patel, MD

Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

Undergrad: Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Last book read: The Martian

Favorite book: Harry Potter series

Travel Bucket List: Japan

Ideal weekend: Catching up with friends/family, playing video games, watching shows, relaxing

 

Nehi Patel, DO

Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ

Undergrad: University of the Sciences

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Travel Bucket List: To hike through every National Park and see the Northern Lights

If I weren't a physician, I would be: A professional cookie baker!

If I had a superpower, it would be: Teleportation because I love traveling but hate the commute.

Ideal weekend: A day spent hiking followed by a refreshing drink and a great meal. A second day soaking in the sun at the beach!

Yvonne Ye, MD

Hometown: Queens, NY

Undergrad: Cornell University

Medical School: SUNY Upstate

Little known fact: I almost convinced myself to fall asleep fully wrapped in blankets while a bat was flying around my room in the middle of the night.

Ideal way to spend a weekend: Sleeping in, eating and making delicious food, catching up with family, and playing games with friends

Travel bucket list: New Zealand, Hawaii, Indonesia

If I had a superpower, it would be: Flight (with actual wings)