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Preliminary PGY-1

 
Matthew Bye, MD
Preferred Name: Matt 
Pronouns: He/Him 
Hometown: Northfield, NJ 
 
 
 
About: 
Matthew Bye is a PGY-1 in General Surgery at Temple University Hospital. He is interested in pursuing a career in vascular surgery. 
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: Stockton University 
  • Medical School: Cooper Medical of Rowan University 
 
Honors and Awards: 
  • Summa cum laude, Stockton University 
 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: Golf and hiking 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Double Knot 
 

 
Michael Gibbons, MD
Preferred Name: Michael 
Pronouns: He/Him/His 
Hometown: Dunlap, IL 
 
 
About: 
Dr. Gibbons is a PGY-1 resident in general surgery at Temple University Hospital. He is interested in pursuing a career in orthopedic surgery. He has conducted research in orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, radiology, and neurology. He has also illustrated educational images for a chemical warfare emergency curriculum.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: Miami University of Ohio, 2012-2016 
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 2018-2022 
 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: Skateboarding, multimedia art, food tourism, football, rugby, snowboarding, video games, board games, feeding my argentine black and white tegu 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Zahav 
 

 
Mina Girgis, MD
Pronouns: He/Him 
Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ 
 
 
 
 
About: 
Dr. Girgis is a PGY-1 resident in General Surgery and is interested in a career in Orthopaedic surgery. During medical school, he conducted research with Temple, St. Luke’s, Cooper, and University of Pennsylvania.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University 2014-2018 
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine 2018-2022 
Honors and Awards: 
  • Summa Cum Laude 
  • LKSOM Academic Merit Award                               
  • Alexis Rosenberg Foundation Award                               
  • CPR Save Award, East Brunswick Rescue Squad                                                    
  • Academic Excellence Award RU 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: Virtual Reality Gaming 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse 

 
Kristen Grotheer, MD
Pronouns: she/her/hers 
Hometown: Mahwah, NJ 
 
 
 
 
About: 
Dr. Grotheer is a preliminary PGY-1 resident pursuing a career in general surgery. Her clinical interests include expanding access to care through rural and global surgery and working with underserved populations.  
 
Education: 
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 
  • Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Nutley, NJ 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: Volunteer work, skiing, hiking, enjoying new restaurants, beach days, listening to music 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Frankford Hall 
  • Favorite takeout in Philly: Sunshine 2 Authentic 
 

 
Jayesh Gupta, MD
Preferred Name: Jay 
Pronouns: He, Him, His 
Hometown: Wilmington, DE 
 
 
 
About: 
Dr. Gupta is a preliminary PGY-1 resident. He is interested in pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery. During medical school, he completed a clinical research fellowship with the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware, Newark, DE; 2013 – 2017 
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; 2017 – 2022  
Honors and Awards: 
  • magna cum laude University of Delaware 
  • William H. Heald Scholarship 
  • Telkes Scholar 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: reading, softball, skiing, traveling 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Nom Wah, Sampan 
 

 
Ellen Harris, MD 
Pronouns: she/her/hers 
Hometown: Pittsburgh PA 
 
 
 
 
About: 
Dr. Harris is a PGY-1 resident. She is an integrated Interventional Radiology resident who is doing a general surgery preliminary year.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago 2014-2018 
  • Medical School: LKSOM Temple University 2018- 2022 
  • Additional Degrees: 
 
Honors and Awards: 
  • Bucksbaum Institute Clinical Excellence Scholar - 2015 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: video games, her cat Lewis Katz, reading, exploring the Wissahickon  
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Terakawa 
 

 
Justin Mathew, MD
Preferred Name: Justin Mathew    
Pronouns: He/Him  
Hometown: New Milford, NJ  
 
 
 
About: 
Justin Mathew is a PGY-1 general surgery resident. He is interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and has performed research in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has a particular interest in congenital musculoskeletal deformity correction and total ankle arthroplasty.  
  
Education:  
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick   
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University   
Honors and Awards:  
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Cell Biology & Neuroscience Honors Track, Rutgers University  
Fun Facts:  
  • Hobbies/Interests: Powerlifting, A capella, Snowboarding, Hiking, Stand-up Comedy   
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Zahav  
  • NY Giants Fan   
 

 
Camille Murr, MD
Pronouns: She/Her 
Hometown: Paris, France 
 
 
 
 
About: 
Dr. Camille Murr is a PGY-1 resident.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: UMass Amherst 
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
  • Additional Degrees: MS in Nutrition, Columbia University 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: running, traveling, surfing, spending time with friends and family 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Sampan 
 

 
Jino Park, MD 
Preferred Name: Jino Park 
Pronouns: He/him/his 
Hometown: Ambler, PA 
 
 
About: 
Dr. Park is a PGY-1 resident completing his internship at Temple University Hospital. Next year, he will head to sunny California to complete his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Calinifornia, Irvine.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University 
  • Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 
 
Honors and Awards: 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 
  • Magna cum Laude, Cornell University 
 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: Fanboying the Philadelphia Eagles and Odesza, shooting over 100 in golf  
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Jong-ka-jib 
 

 
Ian Whittall, MD
Preferred Name: Ian  
Pronouns: he/him/his 
Hometown: Guilford, CT 
 
 
 
About: 
Ian Whittall is a PGY-1 resident in General Surgery at Temple University. He is interested in pursuing a career in oculoplastics. Dr. Whittall has performed research involving periorbital Integra applications, intravitreal methotrexate injections, and dog bite wound reconstruction, and has a secondary interest in healthcare policy.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania 
  • Medical School: University of Connecticut 
Honors and Awards: 
  • Connecticut Area Health Education Center Scholar, University of Connecticut School of Medicine 
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Alpha Chi Sigma – Chemistry Honor Society 
 
Fun Facts: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: marathon running, skiing, horror/thriller movies 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Vedge 
  • Favorite weekend activity: bouldering 
 
 

 
Chelsey Wood, MD
Preferred Name: Chelsey 
Pronouns: she/her 
Hometown: Chicago suburbs 
 
 
 
About: 
Chelsey Wood is a PGY-1 resident in General Surgery at Temple University.  
 
Education: 
  • Undergraduate Institution: Milwaukee Institute of Art 
  • MFA: Tufts University, SMFA 
  • Pre-medical post-baccalaureate: Northwestern University 
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University 
 
Honors and Awards: 
  • Helen and Gabriel Lavine Research Scholarship, TJUH 
 
Fun Facts:
  • Hobbies/Interests: hiking, gardening, painting, and drawing 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Tria Cafe 
  • Before going to medical school, I worked as a professor of art in painting.