Current Residents: Class of 2025

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Anusha Adkoli, MD

Hometown: Bloomingdale, IL

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Medical School: New York Medical College

Why RWJMS? I loved the camaraderie and support between the residents and faculty! There is also great training in the foundation of ObGyn as well as all the subspecialties!

Interests/hobbies outside of ObGyn: Dance, yoga, reading, painting, travel, sustainability, hiking, skiing, movies, coffee

Currently binge-watching: re-watching all the Marvel movies

Last stamp on my passport: Most recent travel was U.S. Virgin Islands, but last stamp was Iceland!

Next stamp on my passport: Hopefully India to see family! Or Japan!

If I weren’t an ObGyn, I would be: I think it would be so fun to own a studio and teach dance and yoga classes!

Last read: The House in the Cerulean Sea

Currently reading: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Rei Yamada, MD

Hometown: Brookline, MA & Fort Lee, NJ

Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Why RWJMS? Friendly and fun group of residents, supportive faculty, and strong subspecialty exposure

Last stamp on passport: Japan

Next stamp on passport: Hopefully Singapore!

Dessert or coffee: Coffee, but I also love Haagan-Dazs strawberry ice cream (fun fact: Haagan-Dazs was founded in the Bronx­­! Am I the only one who thought it was European for the longest time?)

What did you want to be when you grew up? A pastry chef, a piano teacher, a pre-school teacher, or an interior designer

Food you could eat every day for the rest of your life: Brown rice

Interests within OB/GYN: REI, general ObGyn

Gabriella Lobitz, MD

Hometown: Hazleton, PA

Undergraduate Institution: Temple University

Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Why RWJMS: It is such a warm and inviting place with amazing residents, faculty and staff. I love the amazing quality of the training the program provides, as well as the awesome exposure to subspecialties to help you pursue any career path you chose!

Last Stamp on Passport: Costa Rica

Next Stamp on Passport: Greece!!

Food you could eat every day for the rest of your life: hot sauce

Last read: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

Interests within OB/GYN: REI

Viraj Khetani, MD

Hometown: Short Hills, NJ

Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Why RWJMS? Having been a medical student at RWJMS, I was able to see and experience first-hand the supportive work environment, fantastic attendings, and close-knit bond between the residents. I know RWJ will help me thrive and develop into a fantastic ObGyn and provider! I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else J

Interests outside of ObGyn: Painting, drawing, dancing, eating and exploring new foods/restaurants

Food you could eat every day for the rest of your life: Pasta 100%!!

Favorite thing you own: A super fancy mechanical jar opener. Literally the best $5 I’ve ever spent. My years of not being able to open jars by myself are in the past!

Superpower you wish you could have: Teleportation  

Dessert or coffee: Coffee- I’m not a dessert person and I can’t live without my many cups of coffee a day!

What did you want to be when you grew up? Pretty much always a doctor. But if not that then DEFINITELY a professional makeup artist for fantasy movies!

What TV show would you want to be cast in? The Amazing Race. One day I’ll make it on there, just wait and see!

Nayna Shah, MD

Hometown: Morris Plains, NJ

Undergraduate: University of Miami

Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Why RWJMS: All the residents seemed so so happy here, and I’m glad I listened to them because I am too! 

Last Read: “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed by Men” (Down with the patriarchy, am I right??) 

What I’m listening to now: Doja Cat! Always! In the car, in the shower, while I’m cleaning… she fits all occasions!

Superpower I wish I had: Knowing what my dreams mean?? (Or at least just remembering them) 

Currently Bingewatching: Elite (we love a good steamy Spanish drama)

What I wanted to be when I grew up: A Poet (you know I read my Shel Silverstein)

Food I could eat every day: Eggo waffles (I already eat them every day, so this was a no brainer) 


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