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PGY-5

Shilpa Agarwal, MD
Preferred Name:
Shilpa Agarwal
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Bombay, India

 

About Dr. Agarwal

Shilpa Agarwal is a PGY-5 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing career in Vascular Surgery. She performed research in Bariatric surgery, hernias, and diversity, equality, and inclusion initiatives and have a particular interest in furthering research and policy in DEI awareness, promotion, and advancement.

Education

  • Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University, 2004-2008
  • Medical School: SUNY Upstate, 2012-2016
  • Additional Degrees: Temple University, Masters in Public Health; Health Policy and Management

Honors and Awards:

  • SBAS Travel Grant
  • Golden Key Society Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Gardening, Swimming, Cooking, Reading
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Cry Baby Pasta
  • Favorite weekend activity: Swimming

Andrew Akcelik, MD
Preferred Name:
Andrew
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

 

About Dr. Akcelik

Andrew is a PGY-5 in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in pursuing career in Cardiothoracic Surgery.  He has performed research in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, and he plans on applying for fellowship this year.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: City University of New York, Brooklyn College, 2010-2014
  • Medical School and Years: State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine 2014-2018

Honors and Awards:

  • Dean’s list, Brooklyn College 2010-2014

Fun Facts: 

  • Hobbies/Interests: fishing, food, cooking
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: The Goat’s Beard, South Philly Barbacoa, Little Nonna’s
  • Favorite weekend activity: Exploring Philly with my wife, trying new restaurants

Daniel Bent, MD

 

 

 

About Dr. Bent

Dan is a PGY-5 in general surgery.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Middlebury College
  • Medical School: Tufts University

Alexander Fagenson, MD
Preferred Name:
Alex
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Palm beach, Florida  / Suffern, NY

 

About Dr. Fagenson

Alex Fagenson is a PGY-5 in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in pursuing career in abdominal organ transplant surgery. He performed liver surgery research studying ischemia/reperfusion in mice models during his research time. In addition, he performed clinical outcomes research related to transplant, hepatic and bariatric surgery.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida, 2008-2012
  • Medical School: Florida International University 2012-2016

Honors and Awards:

  • Cum laude, University of Central Florida

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Peloton, weight lifting, healthy eating and living (always catch him eating a pepper, raw cucumber, chicken breasts LOL), Snowboarding, electronic music, family man, father of one son, soon to be a new father to a baby girl!
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: WM Mulherins, Suraya, Talula’s Garden
  • Favorite weekend activity: hanging out with family, fall activities pumpkin patches, snowboarding in the weekends, concerts (pre covid…. Sad)

Romulo Fajardo,  MD

 

 

 

About Dr. Fajardo

Romy is a clinical PGY-5 in general surgery.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Meredith Gunder, MD

 

 

 

About Dr. Gunder

Meredith is a clinical PGY-5 in general surgery.

Education

  • Undergraduate Institution: Duke University
  • Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine

Craig Profant, MD
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Detroit, MI

 

 

About Dr. Profant

Craig is a PGY-5 in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in pursuing career in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. He performed research in bariatric surgery in high-risk populations and has a particular interest in complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Education

  • Wayne State University 2009 - 2013
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 2014 – 2018
     

Fun Facts:

Hobbies/Interests: videography, gardening, live music

Favorite restaurant in Philly: La Bamba

Favorite weekend activity: Taking my daughter to the many parks Philadelphia has to offer

 


Alexandra Schmidt, DO
Preferred Name:
Alex
Pronouns: She/her
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA

 

About Dr. Schmidt

Alex is a PGY-5 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is interested in pursuing career in general surgery and considering specializing in either breast surgery or MIS.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison 2010-2014
  • Medical School: Marian University 2014-2018

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: baking, tennis, skiing, traveling
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Sampan, Kei Sushi
  • Favorite weekend activity: brunch, spending time with friends and family

Luke Swaszek, MD

 

 

 

About Dr. Swaszek

Luke is a PGY-5 resident in general surgery.

Education

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine