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Categorical PGY-2

Miranda Haslam, MD
Preferred Name:
Miranda    
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Hamburg, PA

 

 

About Dr. Haslam
Miranda is a PGY-1 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is undecided as to her future specialty choice but is potentially interested in trauma surgery and surgical critical care. She is also interested in surgical palliative care and narrative medicine.
 
Education:
  • Undergraduate Institution: College of William & Mary, 2013 – 2017
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 2017 – 2021
Honors and Awards:
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, 2021
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, 2021
Fun Facts:
  • Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Hiking, Running, exploring Philly’s coffee shops

Kristen HoSang, MD
Preferred Name:
Kristen
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Miami, Florida

 

 

About Dr. HoSang
Kristen is a PGY-1 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing a career in pediatric surgery. She performed research in triple negative breast cancer under the mentorship of Dr. Annette Khaled, and has a particular interest in medical student education, contraception access in underserved populations, opportunities in global surgery, and congenital anomalies.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida, 2013-2017 
  • Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine 2017-2021

Honors and Awards:

  • Cum Laude, University of Central Florida

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: French pastry, learning new languages, making charcuterie boards, beach hangouts. Pre-COVID: traveling, music festivals, happy hour
  • Favorite weekend activity: taking my labradoodle, Teddy, on long walks. Or dim sum for brunch.

David Lin, MD
Preferred Name:
David
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Queens, NY

 

 

About Dr. Lin
David Lin is a PGY-1 in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in pursuing a career in bariatric surgery.

Education

  • Undergraduate Institution: Boston University, 2011-2015
  • Medical School: Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell, 2017-2021

Fun Facts

  • Hobbies/Interests: Major League Baseball (go Yankees!), baking, rock climbing, electronic music
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: still looking for one!
  • Favorite weekend activity: practicing new recipes

 
Emily Papai, MD
Preferred Name:
Emily
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: South Bend, IN
 
 
 
About Dr. Papai
Emily Papai is a PGY-1 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is pursuing a career in surgery with an interest in surgical education and evidence-based surgery. She performed research in surgical oncology under Drs. Harish Lavu and Charles Yeo and has a particular interest in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Drexel University, 2013 - 2017
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson University Hospital, 2017 - 2021

Honors and Awards:

  • Cum Laude, Drexel University
  • Magna Cum Laude, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • The Philip P. Ripepi Prize in General Surgery

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: My dog Mo, Philly food scene, shopping, exercise classes
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Pre-pandemic Tinto
  • Favorite weekend activity: Getting coffee then hiking the Wissahickon

 
Malhar Parikh, MD
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Dr. Parikh
Malhar is an intern in general surgery.
 

Kevin Vega, MD
Preferred Name:
Kevin
Pronouns: He/him
Hometown: Oxnard, CA

 
 
 
About Dr. Vega
Kevin Vega is a PGY-1 in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in pursuing career in plastic surgery. He performed basic-science research in GI host-microbiome immunology under the mentorship of Soumita Das and has a particular interest in host-pathogen interaction.

Education

  • Undergraduate Institution: Ventura College; 2011 – 2012; University of California, San Diego, 2013 - 2015
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 2017 - 2021
  • Additional Degrees: Masters of Biology, University of California, San Diego, 2015-2017

Honors and Awards:

  • IUSM Annual Scholarship. 2017-2019
  • Barbara Abrams Scholarship in Medicine. 2019
  • Mabel Sledd Cunnison Scholarship 2019
  • IUSM Community Health Improvement Project: “HIV Testing in Recently Released Inmates”. 1st place. 2020.

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Landscape/Astrophotography, sushi, travel, outdoor adventuring
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Café La Maude *chef’s kiss*
  • Favorite weekend activity: rock climbing

 
Anita Wamakima, MD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Dr. Wamakima
Anika is an intern in general surgery.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Massachusetts Institution of Technology
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University