Residents

Chestnut Hill Hospital's Family Practice Residency program has graduated more than 200 residents since its inception in 1974. Many of the program's alumni are now practicing medicine in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, while other graduates practice throughout the country in such places as California, Florida, Hawaii and even Bermuda. All graduating residents have passed the certification boards on the first attempt.

The Hospital has formed physician networks to help facilitate our move toward an integrated health care system focusing on primary care and covered lives. There is ample opportunity for graduates to stay and practice in the community.

PGY-3

Yufei Ge

Yufei Ge, Chief Resident

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Medical School: University of Buffalo
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Wandering Penn's Landing and Rittenhouse Square
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice: It really fosters relationships, with patients and with staff. The faculty is very supportive and motivated to teach. The program is small enough that people really get to know you, you never feel lost in numbers and you're able to tailor the curriculum to your interests. Above all, there is a strong sense of duty to become the best physician you can be.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: I'd like to say you can find me writing my ongoing novel project, out trying to fight off eight years of being deconditioned by studying indoors, but realistically, you can find me in my bed sleeping at any point in the day.
Joanne Liu

Joanne Liu, Chief Resident

  • Hometown: Somers, NY
  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Anywhere there is good food and great company
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: Because the concept of "family" applies to both the practice of medicine and the residency program.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: In pursuit of an ice cream truck
Hannah Berry

Hannah Berry

  • Hometown: Leicester, NY
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Jefferson)
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Millcreek Tavern for Friday night karaoke
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: Solid community hospital with nice people and good support within city limits.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Approximately 15 minutes downhill from the hospital, likely pestering my co-residents to hang out with me, my hubbo and our dog.
Matthew Dudek

Matthew Dudek

  • Hometown: Albany, NY
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Dalessandro's Steaks
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I came here for a broad education in a friendly environment with great people.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off: Exploring Philly and new types of restaurants, playing video games, or playing basketball and soccer.
Matthew Luk

Matthew Luk

  • Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: my bed, local streams, Art Museum, Zoo
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: National Resident Matching Program; the faculty and residents, location
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: fishing, eating, traveling abroad or on the ultimate fields
Danielle Mankin

Danielle Mankin

  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine - Savannah, Ga.
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Wissahickon Valley Park's Forbidden Drive
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The residents are truly happy with great education, supportive faculty and a healthy work-life balance.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Jogging with my dog on one of the many running trails, spending time with my co-residents often at one of the local breweries, or attempting to grow my first vegetable garden.

PGY-2

Angela Chang

Angela Chang

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Jose Pistolas for Mexican and La Colombe in Fishtown
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The people!
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: At a local spot catching up with friends or watching a game, hiking at Wissahickon or volunteering with my family.
Nishi Elangbam

Nishi Elangbam

  • Hometown: Danville, PA
  • Medical School: The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Spruce Street Harbor Park hammocks at night
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The friendliness of the residents, faculty and staff made a big impression on me. Coming from a small town reinforced the idea that the company around you is more important than the location, but living in a city like Philadelphia doesn't hurt either.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: If I'm at home, I'm playing video games, building model kits or playing the piano. If I'm outside, I'll be at a museum event or watching a movie in theaters.
James Hill

James Hill

  • Hometown: Birmingham, AL
  • Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Wissahickon Valley Park and Rittenhouse
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The Chestnut Hill Family Medicine Residency has a perfect blend of picturesque community, great hospital size filled with caring staff and attendings, excellent learning opportunities provided by CHOP and Albert Einstein Hospital, and having all of the amenities of the greatest city in America; Philadelphia.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Plotting new running courses around town or in the park, hanging out with my fiancé Emilie, brewing espresso, trying out new restaurants, and planning my next travel adventure.
Hans Jensen

Hans Jensen

  • Hometown: Devon, PA
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Citizen Banks Park or The Linc - Philly sports at its finest.
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The close knit team creates an exceptional environment to train to be a well-rounded physician.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Reliving my youth with my 8 year old son or exploring the many attractions, restaurants and bars that make Philadelphia hard to ever leave.
Srikar Vegesna

Srikar Vegesna

  • Hometown: Holland, PA
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Kelly Drive and Trader Joe's
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I prefer a small program with big family feel!
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Eating the spiciest foods known to man and regretting it shortly afterwards.
Edwar Youssef

Edwar Youssef

  • Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Penn's Landing and Kelly Drive
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The people are personable and down to earth.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: With my family, my fiancé, at my church, or playing basketball.

PGY-1 

Ammar Shahid

Meneena Bright

  • Hometown: Germantown, MD
  • Medical School: Georgetown School of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Magical Gardens
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: It's the happiest hospital on earth!
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Pottery studio
Jaquelyn Yeh

Avani Dalal

  • Hometown: Macungie, PA
  • Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Schuylkill River Trail
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: On my interview day, I fell in love with the warm and welcoming disposition that I felt from each person I encountered. What really drew me here was the relationships the residents have amongst themselves, the attendings, and other staff of the practice and hospital. The positive attitudes, passion for education and dedication to patient care are just some of the many reasons Chestnut Hill Hospital was the place for me.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: With my head in a book, playing video games, making kombucha, eating my way through the Philly restaurant scene, traveling to new places, and spending time with my family and friends.
Corey Cramer

Halley Flammer

  • Hometown: Brenham, TX
  • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Manayunk Main Street and Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: We have many opportunities to learn from the best by working with attendings from Temple, Penn, CHOP, and Einstein, but we still have the welcoming and supportive culture that a community hospital provides.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Post call brunch or exploring the Wissahickon with my significant other and our dog and checking out a new restaurant or brewery afterward.
Dennis Conor Cullen

Ryan Gannon

  • Hometown: Colchester, CT
  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Wissahickon
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: It seemed like a humorous and happy residency group during my interview. I knew I wanted a smaller community-based program along with sports medicine and moonlighting opportunities, and Philly is a great place to work and live.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Showing up Matt at the gym.
David Johnson

Matthew Kavalek

  • Hometown: Bucks County, PA
  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Anywhere with my dog
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: Close to home, my family and my dog.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Hiding from Ryan.
Nina Keyvan

Maki Nakazato

  • Hometown: Saratoga, CA
  • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University
  • Favorite spot in Philly: My apartment, Penn's Landing, Old City, or wherever my friends happen to be.
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: Definitely the people! Everyone is very friendly and it feels like family here. Great education is a definite plus as well!
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: In my apartment sleeping, singing, or watching Japanese shows. I might also be out catching a movie, shopping, or visiting pet stores to look for a new furry friend.