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Kristen HoSang, MD
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Hometown: Miami, Florida


About Dr. HoSang

Kristen is a PGY-3 in General Surgery at Temple University. She is currently in her first of 2 research years, focusing on multiple topics in the fields of breast and endocrine surgery. Her other interests include medical student and resident education, resident wellness, and access to care in underserved populations.  


  • 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, drying/pressing flowers, beach hangouts, traveling, concerts 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Pizzeria Stella  

Emily Papai, MD
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Hometown: South Bend, IN

About Dr. Papai

Dr. Papai is a PGY-3 resident taking 2 years off clinical duties to pursue research as the Surgical Oncology Research Fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She is very involved with Temple including organizing journal club, the program evaluation committee, surgical care improvement and tissue committee, and the wellness subcommittee of the hospital GME committee.  


  • Drexel University – B.S. in Health Science, Cum Laude 
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College – MD, Magna Cum Laude 

Honors and Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 
  • Harwick Research Symposium 2022 1st place 

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: getting cute and trying new restaurants and bars with my friends, reading, my new record collection, trying different exercise classes 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Georgios on Pine 



Kevin Vega, MD
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Hometown: Oxnard, CA


About Dr. Vega

Dr. Vega is a PGY-3 resident. He is interested in pursuing a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Prior to medical school, he performed basic-science research in GI host-microbiome immunology under the mentorship of Soumita Das. He is currently performing research with the Temple Plastics and Burn Surgery teams.  


  • 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: Outdoor adventuring, travel photography, exploring new restaurants. 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: Café La Maude *chef’s kiss* 
  • Favorite weekend activity: rock climbing 

Anita Wamakima, MD
Hometown: Green Brook, NJ

About Dr. Wamakima

Dr. Wamakima is a PGY-3 Research resident.  


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 

Honors and Awards:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, painting, watching movies, playing sports, sleeping 
  • Favorite restaurant in Philly: El Rey 
  • Central Jersey is an official location.