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Jessica Magarinos, MD
Preferred Name:
 Jess
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Valley Stream, New York

 

 

About Dr. Magarinos

Jess Magarinos is a PGY-4 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing career in thoracic or minimally invasive surgery. She performed research in lung cancer screening and have a particular interest in health care disparities.

 

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Hofstra University, 2011-2015
  • Medical School:  SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 2015-2019

Honors and Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2018
  • Samuel L. Kountz Award for Clinical Excellence in Surgery, 2019

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: New York Knicks, Traveling
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: El Vez
  • Favorite weekend activity: Exploring Philadelphia

Claire Miller, MD
Preferred Name:
Claire
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Burkittsville, MD

 

 

About Dr. Miller

Claire is a PGY-4 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing career in Breast Surgical Oncology. She has performed research in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Breast Oncology and has a particular interest in health inequities in cancer care. Prior to medical school she worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Clinical Research Specialist, and obtained a Masters at Case Western Rerserve University.

 

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Renselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007-2011
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College, 2015-2019
  • Additional Degrees: MS Physiology, Case Western Reserve University, 2013-2015

Honors and Awards:

  • Arnold and Olga Pohl Academic Scholarship
  • First Place Award, Cleveland Vascular Society Research Competition

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, traveling, spending time on my family’s apple farm
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Talula’s Garden (and El Vez)
  • Favorite weekend activity: a walk in Wissahickon Park then soft serve at C&C Creamery'

Brian V. Monahan   
Preferred Name:
Brian        
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Park Ridge, NJ

 

 

About Dr. Monahan:

Brian Monahan is a PGY-4 in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in pursuing career in colorectal surgery. Dr. Monahan has performed pre-hospital EMS research.  Dr. Monahan enjoys running, exploring Philadelphia, and is looking forward toward more international travel once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, 2011-2015
  • Medical School: Georgetown University, 2015-2019

Honors and Awards:

  • Georgetown School of Medicine Stewart Society Mentor of the Year                  
  • Georgetown School of Medicine Dean’s Summer Research Grant                              
  • Magna Cum Laude: Georgetown College                                                                       
  • Georgetown School of Medicine Sweeny Scholar                                                        
  • Lena Landegger Community Service Award                                                                   

Fun Facts: (please pick one or more)

  • Hobbies/Interests:Anything outdoors, running, surgical history, American History, watching the newest bingeable show on Netflix
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Fiorino in East Falls
  • Favorite weekend activity: Enjoying a nice walk along the Schuylkill river trail or in the Wissahickon Park

Research:

  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Emergency Department (2014-2020): Performed supervised research for Georgetown EMS under Dr. Nable
  • Georgetown University Medical Center/MedStar Georgetown Hospital (2015-2018): Performed supervised research for Transplant Department under Dr. Thomas Fishbein
  • Georgetown University – Undergraduate Research Assistant (2013-2015): Performed supervised research for Undergraduate Honors Thesis under Dr. Jong-In Hahm

Publications/Presentations:

Publications:

  • Alatis A, Monahan B, Raymond A, Hudson K, Vieth J, Nable JV. Checklists Improve EMS Documentation: Quality Improvement in a Collegiate-Based EMS Agency. Journal of Collegiate EMS. 2020
  • Monahan B, Reid M, Houser C, Day C, Nable JV. (2020): Medical emergencies on a medium-sized urban university campus with collegiate-based EMS. Journal of American College Health. 2020. PMID: 31995453
  • Monahan B, Nable JV, WinklerPrins V. Implementation of an Alcohol Medical Amnesty Policy at an Urban University with a Collegiate-Based Emergency Medical Services. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2018. PMID: 30293861
  • Choi DS, Singh M, Zhou H, Milchak M, Monahan B, Hahm J. Evaluation of polarization rotation in the scattering responses from individual semiconducting oxide nanorods. AIP Advances. 2016;6(4) PMID: 27158560
  • Monahan B, Choi DS, Hahm J. Fluorescence Intensification on Nanorod Ends Due to Waveguiding in ZnO Nanorods, Georgetown University Department of Chemistry Honors Thesis (2015). Published internally Georgetown University Department of Chemistry.

 

Presentations:

  • Monahan B, Nable JV, WinklerPrins V. Experiences with medical amnesty policies and collegiate EMS at a medium sized urban university. GUSOM Student Research Day. Invited Oral Presentation, 2019 Washington, DC.
  • Monahan B. Median Arcuate Ligament Case Presentation. Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Surgery Case Presentation at Surgical Grand Rounds, Washington D.C. 2018.
  • Monahan B, Nable JV, WinklerPrins V. Effects of the Implementation of a Medical Amnesty Policy at an Urban University. Mid Atlantic Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Conference. Oral Abstract Presentation, 2017 Washington, DC.
  • Aguirre O, Houlihan B, Cha P, Monahan B, Girlanda R, Hawksworth J, Matsumoto C, Zasloff M, Fishbein T, Kroemer A. Depletion Resistant Effector Memory T Cells Mediate Thymoglobulin Refractory Allograft Rejection in Human Intestinal Transplant Recipients. ATC Meeting 2017 Chicago, IL
  • Cha P,  Houlihan B, Aguirre O, Monahan B, Girlanda R, Hawksworth J, Matsumoto C,  Zasloff  M, Fishbein T and  Kroemer A. Innate lymphoid cells are dysregulated after intestinal transplantation and play a critical role in regulating allograft homeostasis. ATC Meeting 2017 Chicago, IL.
  • Monahan B, Nable JV, WinklerPrins V. Implementation of a Medical Amnesty Policy at an Urban University with a Collegiate-Based Emergency Medical Services Agency. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Conference, 2016 New Orleans, LA.

Takshaka Patel, MD
Preferred Name: Tak
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL

 

 

About Dr. Takshaka Patel

Tak is a PGY-4 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is currently performing research in endocrine surgery and thoracic surgery. She is undecided regarding surgical subspecialty.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012-2015
  • Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, 2015-2019

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, spending time with friends and family, running
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: El Vez

Nicholas Peterson, MD

 

 

 

 

About Dr. Peterson

Nick is a PGY-4 resident in general surgery.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Skidmore College
  • Medical School: Tulane University
  • Additional Degrees: Masters degree, Tulane University

Erica Roth, MD
Preferred Name:
Erica
Pronouns: She/her
Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

 

 

About Dr. Roth

Erica Roth is a PGY-4 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing a career in trauma surgery. She performed research in vascular surgery and trauma surgery and has a particular interest in penetrating trauma, gun violence, and trauma prevention.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, College Park, 2010-2014
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2015-2019

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Hiking in National Parks, El Vez
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: El Vez
  • Favorite weekend activity: Hiking with my dog, El Vez

George Taylor, MD
Preferred Name:
George
Nickname: GTMD
Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Pleasantville, NY
Current residence: Havertown, PA

 

About Dr. Taylor

George is a fourth-year resident in General Surgery at Temple University Hospital. He is interested in pursuing a career in endocrine surgery. After his PGY-2 year, George performed two years of research in basic science as well as clinical outcomes. His work focused on the extracellular matrix of human adipocytes following massive weight loss, the utility of preoperative laboratory testing in low-risk elective surgery, the prognostic value of the MELD and ALBI scoring systems in major operations, and pain control in reduction mammaplasty. George is also an active member of the Temple University Hospital Ethics Committee, and serves as the secretary for the Department of Surgery’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Hamilton College, 2007 – 2011
  • Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, 2013 – 2017
  • Additional Degrees: Masters of Science, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2011 – 2013

Honors and Awards:

  • Harwick Research Symposium Commendation, Department of Surgery, Temple University Hospital, 2021
  • Award for Excellence in Translational Research, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, 2017

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: acoustic guitar, family time, playing soccer or softball, medical and surgical ethics, DEI initiatives
  • Favorite restaurant in Philadelphia: El Vez
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly suburbs: Tired Hands Fermentaria
  • Favorite cheesesteak spot: Dalessandro’s
  • Favorite weekend activity: spending time with my wife and two children