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 

Ammar Shahid, Chief Resident

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  • Hometown: Livingston, NJ
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: The Art Museum
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The people, the faculty and the patients.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Taking Dr. McKenna down on the basketball court, hiking the trails around the city and exploring the newest food joints in town.

Jaquelyn Yeh, Chief Resident

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  • Hometown: Monterey Park, CA
  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Green Eggs Café - OMG CHEESY GRITS!!! And National Mechanics for dancing!!!
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The camaraderie among residents, faculty, and staff made me fall in love with the program.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Taking a nap somewhere/anywhere, at a movie theater, at Target or somewhere shopping, baking some kind of cookie monstrosity, or trying a new restaurant downtown.

Nina Keyvan

NinaKeyvan

  • Hometown: Kings Park, NY
  • Medical School: University of Illinois
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Rittenhouse Square
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: My first impression of Chestnut Hill Hospital was a warm and welcoming place with a dedicated group of residents and faculty members. I was truly impressed by the cohesive and supportive team dynamic.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Reading a book at Chestnut Hill Café.

Corey Cramer

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  • Hometown: Cape May Court House, NJ
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Citizens Bank Park
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I wanted a community hospital experience in close proximity to the city. Dr. McKenna is pretty great too.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Catching a Phillies game or trying to find the best bowl of pho in the city.

Dennis Conor Cullen

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  • Hometown: Washington, DC
  • Medical School: Saint George's University
  • Favorite spot in Philly: 7 Eleven on Willow Grove Avenue
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I knew I would be comfortable learning here surrounded by approachable faculty and varying personalities.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Painting with water colors, on my couch in my house shoes, watching The Simpsons or agreeing to go anywhere with anyone that needs company.

David Johnson

DavidJohnson

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Favorite spot in Philly: Biking down Kelly Drive on the way to Reading Terminal for a great lunch.
  • Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: A team you can call family! Excellence breadth and balance of diverse patient populations. Incredible exposure to pediatric populations at CHOP for a family doctor. One of the best work-life balances a resident could ask for. Great access to sports medicine, urgent care, and moonlighting opportunities.
  • Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Traveling the world. Weekend trips with friends and family. Biking and hiking along the Wissahickon. Experimenting in the kitchen.

PGY-2

Hannah Berry

HannahBerry

  • 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

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  • 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.

Yufei Ge

YufeiGe

  • Hometown: Queens - New York City, 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

JoanneLiu

  • 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

Matthew Luk

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  • 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

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  • 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-1

Angela Chang

AngelaChang

  • 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 Elengbam

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  • 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

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  • 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

HansJensen

  • 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

SrikarVegesna

  • 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 A. Youssef

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  • 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.