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PGY-5 (Chief Residents) Nadia Awad, MDFlora Lee, MD
PGY-4 John Henry Pang, MDSusan Kartiko, MDHeidi Miller, MDStephanie Sea, MD
PGY-3 Luanne Force, MDFarah Karipineni, MDKatarzyna Wolanin, MD
PGY-2 Talitha Brown, MDLawrence Cetrulo, MDGeoffrey Garst, MD
PGY-1 Alisan Fathalizadeh, MDKevin Nguyen, MDCynthia Yabar, MD
2013 Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital/HarvardVascular Fellowship, University of Southern IllinoisColorectal/MIS Fellowship, Houston Colorectal Surgical Associates
2012 Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny General HospitalBreast Surgery Fellowship, USCPrivate Practice, Illinois
2011 Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Wake Forest UniversityPrivate Practice, PennsylvaniaPrivate Practice, Pennsylvania
2010 Plastic Surgery, Cooper HospitalMinimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Hershey Medical CenterTrauma/Critical Care Fellowship, Wake Forest University
2009 Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Johns HopkinsColorectal Fellowship, Lehigh ValleyMicrovascular Fellowship, Univ. of Mississippi
2008 Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Johns HopkinsMinimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVascular Fellowship, Allegheny General Hospital
2007 Multi-Organ Transplantation Fellowship, Einstein PhiladelphiaMulti-Organ Transplantation Fellowship, Einstein Philadelphia
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It has several professional sports teams including the Eagles, the Phillies, the Flyers, and the 76ers. Its restaurants are world-class and its entertainment options are vibrant.
Philadelphia is a two-hour drive from New York and Baltimore, and three hours from Washington, D.C. It has a large airport with numerous international connections, and a busy rail-transport center.
A General Surgery resident shares her experience and explains how her expectations have been met through her first two years within Einstein Medical Center's Department of Surgery Residency.