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  • Preliminary Residents 

    We have 9 Preliminary Residents per year.  These are distributed between the PGY-1 and PGY-2 year.  This track is quite competitive, as we have had great success placing qualified, accomplished preliminary residents into categorical positions both here and at other institutions.  Preliminary and categorical residents have almost identical rotations schedules. 

    Life in Philadelphia 

    Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the US, with about 1.5 million inhabitants.  The general metropolitan area is home to 6 million people.  The city ranks ninth worldwide and fourth nationwide in municipal gross domestic product.  Once a center of manufacturing, the local economy has been shifting to one based on information technology, service, and healthcare.  Philadelphia is home to Fairmount Park, the largest landscaped urban park in the world. It has a world-class symphony orchestra, numerous art museums, and many monuments to the founding of the republic.  The nation’s first hospital and zoo were founded here.  The city has the 2nd-largest concentration of students nationwide with three major research universities and five schools of medicine.  

    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. 

    Categorical Residents (2014-15)   

     PGY-5                                                                                                              
    John Henry Pang, MD  University of Hawaii
    Susan Kartiko, MD, PhD Texas A&M
    Heidi Miller, MD, MPH  University of Colorado
    Stephanie Sea, MD Southern Illinois University

     PGY-4                                                                                                               
    Luanne Force, MD  Weill Cornell Medical College
    Farah Karipineni, MD, MPHUniversity of California, Irvine

     PGY-3                                                                                                               
    Talitha Brown, MD  University of Iowa 
    Lawrence Cetrulo, MD  Tufts University
    Katarzyna Wolanin, MDRoss University

     PGY-2                                                                                                               
    Alisan Fathalizadeh, MD  Michigan State University  
    Geoffrey Garst, MD  University of Colorado
    Kevin Nguyen, MDUniversity of Wisconsin
    Cynthia Yabar, MDUniversity of Texas

     PGY-1                                                                                                               
    Jordan Henderson, MD  Virginia Commonwealth
    Thaer Obaid, MD  University Kormenskeho Bratslava              
    Eric Veilleux, MDTulane University

     Career Paths of Our Graduates 

    NameFellowshipCurrent Position
    2014  
    Flora Lee, MD
    Nadia Awad, MD  

    Vascular, Cooper University Hospital 
    General Surgery, TBA

    2013  
    Shelby Stewart, MD  
    Jason Andre, MD
    Jose Moreno, MD
    Thoracic, BI Deaconess/Harvard
    Vascular, University of Southern Illinois
    Colorectal/MIS, Houston Colorectal Surgical Associates 
     
       
       
       

     

  • Special Features

    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.

     

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