Resident Corner

PGY5:    
Mike Zaki   Michael Zaki, MD
Where you are from: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Full service gas pumps and BYOB restaurants
Favorite hobby: Running, Cooking Paleo diet recipes
     
Tapan   Tapan Patel, MD
Where are you from: Budd Lake, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: New Jersey Medical School
Favorite thing about NJ: Endless options of different cuisines/diners to try out, great beaches
Favorite hobby: physical fitness, spending time with family/friends, football
     
Conor Blanco  

Conor Blanco, DO
Where are you from: Garden City, NY
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite things about NJ: Easy access to beaches and NYC
Favorite hobby: Cooking, Skiing, College Football

     
PGY 4:    
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Denny Varughese, MD
Where you are from: Rockland County, NY
Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical school: Downstate
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Overall vibe, statue of liberty
Favorite hobby: Basketball, poetry

     
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Amishav Bresler, MD
Where are you from: Tel Aviv, Israel 
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Jersey Shore
Favorite hobby: Pretty much any water sport (e.g. wake-boarding, lap swimming, surfing, boogie boarding)

     
Corina Din-Lovinescu  

Corina Din-Lovinescu, DO
Where are you from: Windsor, Ontario
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Things About NJ: The beach, The restaurants, Proximity to NYC, Great hiking access
Favorite hobby: Traveling, Hiking, Volleyball, Tennis

     
PGY 3:    
 

Peter Ashman, MD
Where you are from: Westport, Connecticut
Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College
Medical school: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Favorite thing about New Jersey: The Cuban food in Hoboken
Favorite hobby: Rock climbing

     
  Aron Kandinov, MD
Where are you from: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Wayne State University
Favorite thing about NJ: shopping, nightlife
Favorite Hobby: reading, tennis, running, classic films
     
MIchael Hegazin  

Michael Hegazin, DO
Where are you from: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Lewis University
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Things About NJ: Mix of urban & suburban lifestyles, Great parks & trails, Diners, delis, pizza
Favorite hobby: Soccer, Training/Weightlifting, Piano

     
Ghayoour Mir  

Ghayoour Mir, DO
Where are you from: Jersey City, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Things About NJ: Diversity, Food, Home
Favorite hobby: Horology, Traveling, Fountain pen and tie collecting

     
PGY 2:    
 

Mayand Vakil, MD 
Where are you from: Champaign, Illinois
Undergraduate: University of Illinois
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Favorite thing about NJ: Amazing food, proximity to the beach, nature, and NYC
Favorite Hobby: Cooking, exercising, video games 


     
 

Kelly Speich, MD
Where are you from: Clayton, NJ
Undergraduate: New York University 
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 
Favorite thing about NJ: Great diners and Wawa
Favorite Hobby: Hiking, kayaking, running, discovering new restaurants or breweries, adventures with my dog


     
Hafiah Eltahir  

Hafiah Eltahir, DO
Where are you from: Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Things About NJ: Diversity, Not having to pump my own gas!
Favorite hobby: Running, Crafting, Traveling, Time with family and friends

     
Arron Gravina  

Arron Gravina, DO
Where are you from: Great River, NY
Undergraduate: SUNY at Oneonta
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Things About NJ: Diverse population, Easy access to the great amenities the Northeast has to offer
Favorite hobby: Exercise, Fishing, Hiking, Snowboarding, Exploring with my dog

     
John Stein  

John Stein, DO
Where are you from: Sawyer, MI
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Things About NJ: Food, Diversity, The Shore, NYC
Favorite hobby: Weightlifting, Exploring new places with my wife, and our dog

     
PGY 1:    
 

Brandon Nguyen, MD
Where you are from: Fountain Valley, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical school: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Seasons and diversity of foods
Favorite hobby: Backpacking, scuba diving, trying new restaurants

     
 

Guy Talmor, MD
Where you are from: Tel Aviv, Israel
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical school: Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Italian food, views of the NYC skyline
Favorite hobby: Basketball, hiking, eating

     

Rhinology Fellowship 2019-2020

Jordon Grube  

Jordon Grube, DO
Where are you from: New Tripoli, PA
Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite Things About NJ: Bruce Springsteen
Favorite hobby: Physical fitness, Weightlifting