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2018-2019 Chief Residents 

Darius Farzad, MD

  • Hometown: Princeton, NJ
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Career Interests: Cardiology
  • Personal Interests: Playing the guitar, quoting the same 7 movies/shows with friends and family, and watching the Mets find new and interesting ways to disappoint me
  • Favorite thing about Temple: The people
  • Favorite thing about Philadelphia: You can walk everywhere, and eat everything. That’s two things, but they can be one if you focus...
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Justin Field, MD

  • Hometown: Wilmington, DE
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
  • Career Interests: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Personal Interests: Bicycling, international travel, group fitness, going to concerts, spending time with my husband and my dog
  • Favorite thing about Temple: the incredibly complex patients – they are our best teachers – and the wonderful people here caring for them
  • Favorite thing about Philadelphia: The restaurant scene, affordability, and history
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John Harwood Scott, MD (goes by Harwood)

  • Hometown: Farmville, VA
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Career Interests: Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Personal Interests: Spending quality time with my wife and family, humor, daily aerobic activity
  • Favorite thing about Temple:  the autonomy residents have
  • Favorite thing about Temple: The Phillies and simply being with the Eagles fans – #BeBold.  #Underdogisahungrydog.
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Janice Yackoski, MD - Our Primary Care Chief!

  • Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Career interests: General Internal Medicine/Primary Care
  • Personal Interests: my dog, classical music, theater, spinning, Marvel superhero movies
  • Favorite thing about Temple: I can’t pick just one!  Bringing quaternary care to North Philadelphia, Temple’s universal love for teaching, and the spirit of camaraderie amongst our residents
  • Favorite thing about Philadelphia – Philadelphia is home to the greatest orchestra in the world, a booming theater industry, a thriving jazz scene, and many art museums.
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