Current Residents: Class of 2022



Nadia Aurora, MD

Hometown: Lynnfield, MA

Undergraduate institution: Johns Hopkins University

Medical school: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

What made you choose RWJMS? Amazing sense of community amongst the residents, faculty, and staff

My ideal Saturday consists of: Trying out new recipes

If I could have any super power, it would be: Teleportation

Random Fact: I've donated 28 inches of my hair (over two separate haircuts)

If I weren't an ObGyn, I would be: A pilot

If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be: Smooth peanut butter

My first job was: Organizing paper patient charts at a doctor's office

Aileen Baffo, MD

Hometown: Somerset, NJ️

Undergraduate institution: Rutgers New Brunswick️

Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of USC️

What made you choose RWJMS? The amount of support the residents, Dr. Ebert and other attendings have for one another unmatched and very evident on the interview day. I also wanted to be close to home for residency!️

Currently binge watching: Power (Not exactly binging but making sure I catch it every week!)️

Next stamp in passport: Zanzibar, Tanzania️

Last stamp in passport: Bali, Indonesia️

If I weren't an ObGyn, I would be: Full-time YouTube natural hair vlogger :)️

If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be: Reese’s️

Favorite movie: The Black Panther 🙅🏿‍♀️

Haley Glatthorn, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate institution: University of Michigan

Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine

What made you choose RWJMS? Incredibly friendly and happy group of residents, and strong training in every subspecialty

If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be: Tacos or froyo, impossible to choose. I could eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I also have the biggest sweet tooth.

Favorite NJ activity: Jersey shore!! (it's much nicer than it seems on the TV show)

Hidden Talent: I'm a trained yoga teacher :)

My first job was: A lifeguard on the beach in San Diego (I might have peaked at 15)

If I weren't an ObGyn, I would be: An insta-famous travel blogger

Next stamp in passport: Costa Rica!

Amy J. Patel, MD

Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ

Undergraduate institution: The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Pretty much been in New Jersey my whole life!)

What made you choose RWJMS? How supportive the residents seemed of one another; it really seemed that they were much more friends than coworkers!

Next stamp in passport: The Virgin Islands. I'm going there for a destination wedding this October!

If I could have any super power, it would be: Telekinesis, I mean how many times have we all forgotten something in the other room and wished we could just call it to us??

Favorite board game: Settlers of Catan. I actually absolutely love board games and am super competitive!

If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be: Ice cream! Honestly, though, if it was healthy and had all the nutrition I ever needed, I could eat ice cream for life.

Favorite avenger: Thor, because, well, he's literally a god who wields the power of thunder. And also he's played by Chris Hemsworth!

Favorite book: The whole entire Harry Potter series, but if I had to pick one, then Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Also, East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook.

Jharna Patel, MD

Hometown: Iselin, NJ

Undergraduate institution: Rutgers University

Medical school: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (See the pattern forming?!)

What made you choose RWJMS? The camaraderie amongst the residents and Dr. Ebert is an amazing PD!

Favorite NJ activity: Going to the beach!

Favorite sports team: E-A-G-L-E-S

If I could have any superpower, it would be: Teleportation, would never have to pay for a vacation ever again!

Favorite Disney Princess: He's not a princess but Mushu!

Favorite board game: Pandemic or Settlers of Catan!

If I weren't an ObGyn, I would be: A Marine Biologist living in Hawaii with a dog named Jumbo.