Resident Corner

PGY 5:    
 

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 4:    
 

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 3:    
 

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

     
PGY 2:    
 

Paul Cowan, DO
Where you are from: Originally from Hacienda Heights, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Medical school: A.T. Still University, Arizona
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Lots of great restaurants
Favorite hobby: Playing music

     
 

Roman Povolotskiy, MD
Where you are from: Staten Island, New York
Undergraduate: CUNY Hunter College
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Restaurants and Nature
Favorite hobby: Snowboarding and reading

     
 

Jordan Thompson, MD
Where you are from: Medford, Oregon
Undergraduate: Point Loma Nazarene University
Medical school: Loma Linda University
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Proximity to beaches, forests, lakes villages and the city!
Favorite hobby: Rock Climbing, concocting smoothies, backpacking, spikeball, and any activity that involves water and reading science fiction literature

     
 

Sydney Zaransky, DO
Where you are from: Long Island, New York
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical school: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Great restaurants
Favorite hobby: Hanging out with family and friends

     
PGY 1:    
 

Rohini Bahethi, MD
Where you are from: Annapolis, Maryland
Undergraduate: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Diversity of people, restaurants and cuisines, proximity to NYC!
Favorite hobby: Sailing, painting, yoga and cycling classes

     
 

David Wassef, MD
Where you are from: Montville, NJ
Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey
Medical school: Rutgers NJMS 
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Great hiking, pizza, beaches and access to New York
Favorite hobby: Playing Golf

     
 

Jennifer Yanik, MD
Where you are from: Cary, NC
Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill
Medical school: East Carolina University
Favorite thing about New Jersey: The food and the parks
Favorite hobby: Pickup basketball

     

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Prayag S. Patel, MD
Where you are from: Singapore
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical school: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine
Favorite thing about New Jersey: The beaches!
Favorite hobby: Trying new restaurants, Hiking, Running, Watching Netflix & HBO shows