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Iman Afif, MD
Preferred Name:
Iman (pronounced Ee-mahn)
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Fairfield, CT



About Dr. Afif

Iman Afif is a PGY-3 (Research Year 2) in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing career in trauma surgery and surgical critical care. She is conducting firearm injury research under the mentorship of Dr. Jessica Beard and is obtaining an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has a particular interest in addressing the root causes of firearm injury, especially the role of structural racism in interpersonal firearm violence.


  • Undergraduate Institution: Colgate University, 2008 – 2012
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2014 – 2018
  • Additional Degrees: Master of Public Health (candidate), Temple University College of Public Health, 2020 – 2022

Honors and Awards:

  • Dipin Gupta, M.D. Memorial Award for Academic Achievement, Department of Surgery, Temple University Hospital, 2021

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Crafting and home renovation projects. Watching English Premier League (and occasionally, La Liga or Ligue 1). Backpacking.
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Parc (Rittenhouse Square)
  • Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my partner, Ben, and our two cats, Milo (he goes by Chicken) & Karl Marx (he goes by Pigeon).


Adham Alifarag, MD
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Hometown: Brooklyn, NY



About Dr. Alifarag

Adham is a PGY-2 in General Surgery at Temple University. Originally involved in the world of finance and accounting, Adham traded in his cubicle for a stethoscope and white coat. He has many professional interests but is unsure what fellowship he plans on pursuing at this time. Adham states that by being at Temple, he will have all the exposure he needs to make a very educated decision in a couple of years.


  • Undergraduate Institution: Bernard M. Baruch College, 2008-2012
  • Medical School: Upstate Medical University, 2016-2020
  • Additional Degrees: M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, New York Medical College, 2014-2015

Honors and Awards:

  • Joseph C. Fischer MD ’79 Memorial Scholarship
  • Rick Zogby, MD, Class of 1984 Memorial Scholarship
  • Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship
  • Sonya A. LaBella Memorial Scholarship
  • College of Medicine oral presentation award at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Annual Charles R. Ross Research Day
  • Douglas (Ed Ben-Edison) Cox, MD ’63 Scholarship
  • Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship
  • Carolyn L. Kuckein AOA Research Fellowship award finalist

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, ping-pong, hiking, cooking
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Harp & Crown, Cleavers Steaks
  • Favorite weekend activity: Driving over to Manayunk for great food and beer


Nathan Doremus, MD
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Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Chanhassen, MN



About Dr. Doremus

Nate Doremus is a PGY-2 in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in a number of fields, and looks forward to narrowing his scope in the future. He has performed research in plastic surgery and orthopaedics.


  • Undergraduate Institution: Carleton College, 2007-2011
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, 2015-2019
  • Additional Degrees: Masters of Medical Science, Drexel University College of Medicine 2014-2015

Fun Facts: 

  • Hobbies/Interests: golf when I can, basketball, working out
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Lucky's Last Chance (in Manayunk)

Nelson Gabriel, MD
Preferred Name: Nielsen 
Pronouns: he/him 
Hometown: Sacramento, CA 
Dr. Gabriel is a PGY-3 resident. He plans on entering thoracic surgery fellowship. He has developed interests in thoracic oncology and medical education.  
  • Undergraduate Institution: California State University Sacramento 
  • Medical School: Touro University Nevada 
Honors and Awards: 
  • Berkley Scholar 
  • Sigma Sigma Phi 
  • UC Davis Excellence Award 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: Outdoor activities (year-round!), Fitness, Eating 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Double Knot  

Sarah Kling, MD
Preferred Name:
Pronouns: She/her
Hometown: Dix Hills, NY



About Dr. Kling

Sarah Kling is a PGY- 4 research resident in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing career in colorectal surgery. She is currently in her second dedicated research year and is concurrently pursuing her MPH in Health Policy and Management at Temple University.


  • Undergraduate Institution: Miami University, 2010 – 2014
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, 2014 – 2018
  • Additional Degrees: Master of Public Health, Temple University, 2020 – present

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: SCUBA diving
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Fat Salmon
  • Favorite weekend activity: spending time with family

Claire Le Guen, MD
Preferred Name:
Pronouns: She/hers
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan
About Dr. Le Guen
Claire Le Guen is a PGY-3 R2 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing career in Trauma Surgery and Critical Care. She is currently performing research on the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in vulnerable populations under the mentorship of Dr. Rohit Soans. She is also obtaining her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University.
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2012
  • Medical School: The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 2014-2018
  • Additional Degrees: Masters of Public Health candidate, Temple University, 2020-2022

Honors and Awards:

  • The Jennifer A. Sidari, MD ’13 Global Health Award, 2018
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, 2017
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Learning Environment Award, 2015

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Backpacking and backcountry camping



John Loree, MD
About Dr. Loree
John is a PGY-2 in general surgery.
  • Undergraduate Institution: Vassar College
  • Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical School

Lynde Lutzow, MD
Preferred Name:  Lynde
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Effingham, IL
About Dr. Lutzow
Lynde is a PGY-R4 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing a career in vascular surgery. She is pursuing her MPH in Health Policy and Management and her research interests include health service design and improving uptake and adherence to Lung Cancer Screening.
  • Undergraduate Institution: Savannah College of Art and Design, 2003 - 2007
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, 2014 - 2018
  • Additional Degrees: Masters of Public Health, Temple University, 2020 – present
Honors and Awards:
  • Temple NIH-U54 Grant Award
    Jun 2020
    Awarded training grant to investigate patient barriers and disparities as related to lung cancer screening and treatment.
  • International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Juror / Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
    May  2020 - May 2021
    Invited as juror and team captain to review and judge international medical device design entries.
  • Owl Ribbon for Excellence in Teamwork
    April  2020
    Awarded to clinician demonstrating excellence in patient care, professionalism, or teamwork.
  • Leon Levinson Prize in Physiology
    May 2018
    Awarded to a Tufts SOM graduating senior showing the greatest proficiency in physiology.
Fun Facts:     
  • Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, spending time with family, especially my baby girl
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Pietro’s
  • Favorite weekend activity: Running, Reading, + Watching CBS Sunday Morning (haha)