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PGY-5

Colin Ackerman, MDColin Ackerman, MD
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate: Penn State University
Medical school: Jefferson Medical College
Areas of interest: Hand and Upper Extremity (Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center)
Interests outside of medicine: Hiking, camping, cycling, running, soccer, tennis
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Philly is a very affordable city to live in. There’s always something to do, a new restaurant to try or sporting event to attend. Favorite restaurant to date: Zahav.

 

Josh LuginbuhlJosh Luginbuhl, MD
Hometown: Denver, PA
Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Areas of interest: Foot and Ankle (Harvard - Brigham and Women's)
Interests outside of medicine: Traveling, soccer, tennis, trying new restaurants, fantasy sports
Favorite part of Philadelphia: The food

 

Akul Patel, MD
Hometown: Bedford, England
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical school: UNC School of Medicine
Areas of interest: Spine (University of Maryland)
Interests outside of medicine: Travelling, outdoor music events
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Large city with a smaller city feel, great restaurant scene

 

Andrew Porter, MD
Hometown: Chester, NH
Undergraduate: Boston University 
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
Areas of interest: General 
Interests outside of medicine: Fishing, soccer, snowboarding
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Restaurants/food scene 

 

 


PGY-4

Jared Colon, MD
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate: University of Colorado
Medical school: Temple University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: Hand and Upper Extremity, Sports
Interests outside of medicine: Spending time with my family, coffee roasting, running
Favorite part of Philadelphia: The food scene is unbeatable, and there are tons of great running/hiking trails close by.

 

Heather Flynn, MD
Hometown: Sea Girt, NJ
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: Sports, Hand
Interests outside of medicine: Hiking, baking, reading, trips to the Jersey beaches, trying to teach our very cute and very stubborn dog new tricks.
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Favorite restaurant hands down is Bistro Romano (get the gnocchi), favorite recreational spot is Wissahickon Valley Park

 

Rajkishen Narayanan, MD
Hometown: Stony Point, NY
Undergraduate: NYU
Medical school: NYU
Areas of interest: Hand, Spine
Interests outside of medicine: Tennis, Music
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Fairmount/Art District

 

 

Brad Wiekrykas, MD
Hometown: Reading, PA
Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University
Medical school: Temple University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: Hand and Upper Extremity
Interests outside of medicine: biking, yoga, fishing
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Big city with a small city feel, great food scene, and close to the beach and other major cities

 

 


PGY-3

Kristofer Bires, MD
Hometown: Holland, PA
Undergraduate: Temple University
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Areas of interest: Trauma, Hand, Sports
Interests outside of medicine: Football, Baseball, Snowboarding, Reading
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Bike rides on the Schuylkill, Cheesesteak (will try any place), Fairmount Avenue

 

Patrick Donaghue, MD
Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA
Undergraduate: Villanova
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
Areas of interest: Undecided
Interests outside of medicine: Philadelphia Eagles football, Villanova basketball, offshore fishing
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Go Birds!

 

Ryan Judy, MD
Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA
Undergraduate: The College of the Holy Cross
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Areas of interest: Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Interests outside of medicine: Steelers football, Hot Wheels with my sons, mead making, hiking
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Anywhere with cheesesteaks

 

Rabia Qureshi, MD
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate: Drexel University
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Areas of interest: Trauma, Joints
Interests outside of medicine: traveling and reading
Favorite part about Philadelphia: South Philly!

 

Melissa Soderquist, MD
Hometown: Edina, MN
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: Sports, Hand, Tumor
Interests outside of medicine: Running, spinning, cooking, traveling 
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Schuylkill River Trail, the Art Museum

 

 


PGY-2

Temidayo AderibigbeTemidayo Aderibigbe, MD
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA 
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical school: New York Medical College 
Areas of interest: Undecided
Interests outside of medicine: Soccer (English Premier League), television/film, acoustic guitar, working out 
Favorite part of Philadelphia: I’ve been very impressed with the restaurant scene so far and love that there’s always something to do in the city.
 

EtkaEtka Kurucan, MD
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Areas of interest: Undecided
Interests outside of medicine: Working out, English Premier League, Duke basketball, guitar, live music, traveling
Favorite part of Philadelphia: The food!

 

Max McQuadeMax McQuade, DO
Hometown: Long Beach, NY
Undergraduate: Saint Joseph’s University
Medical school: PCOM
Areas of interest/Fellowship: Upper Extremity
Interests outside of medicine: Skiing, hiking, and music
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Variety of great food all throughout Philly, great outdoor areas within the city limits as well
 

Ronit Shah, MD
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical school: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Areas of interest: Undecided
Interests outside of medicine: Basketball, Working out, Reading
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Eagles Football, Playing basketball in center city, Trying out new restaurants

 

 


PGY-1

Drew Lowery, MD
Hometown: Collegeville, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Areas of interest/Fellowship: Hand/Spine
Interests outside of medicine: Snowboarding, fishing, hiking, cooking
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Cheesesteaks

 

 

Anuj Mehta, MD
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate: Temple University
Medical school: Penn State College of Medicine
Areas of interest/Fellowship: Undecided
Interests outside of medicine: Basketball, football, traveling and cooking
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Amazing restaurants, strong sense of community and 76ers basketball

 

Alec Talsania, MD
Hometown: Fogelsville, PA
Undergraduate: Hamilton College
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Areas of interest/Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity
Interests outside of medicine: Soccer, Tennis, Paddle tennis, Skiing
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Running on the Schuylkill Trail, Great restaurants (Barbuzzo), Flyers games, Rittenhouse Farmers’ market

 

Kamali Thompson, MD
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Undergraduate: Temple University
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Areas of interest/Fellowship: Undecided
Interests outside of medicine: Fencing, Blogging, Traveling
Favorite part of Philadelphia: Cheering for Temple athletes, Great restaurants