Home town: Conyngham, PA Undergrad: The University of Vermont Major: Biology Med School: Temple Hobbies/Interests: Photography rickycurran.com, live music/guitar, skiing. Favorite movies or TV shows: X-Files, Lost in Translation, Wes Anderson.
Favorite Music: Raised on Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead. Motown, new wave, soul, indie, disco, yacht rock, world, jazz, funk. So many great Philly bands: Low Cut Connie, The War on Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Districts, Dr. Dog. Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Middle Child, Fountain Porter, Ting Wong, Gigi Pizza, Hiro Ramen, Stocks Bakery, Herman’s Coffee, Jim’s. Five year plan: make a five year plan. If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? In a band.
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? One of the Toy Story aliens in the Pizza Planet claw machine. Random fact: Worked as a DJ from middle school through college.
Megan Daniels, MD
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Undergrad: Villanova University
Med School: Drexel
Hobbies/Interests: Running, hiking, reading, playing board games, crocheting, listening to true crime podcasts, watching Washington Capitals hockey and Villanova basketball, whispering positive affirmations to my houseplants, playing with my cat Monty, spending time with my awesome fiancé Chris
Favorite movies or TV shows: Doctor Who, Killing Eve, Peaky Blinders, Rick and Morty, The West Wing, Succession, Derry Girls
Favorite music: The 1975, Bastille, Walk the Moon, Halsey, AFI, Fall Out Boy, the soundtrack of Hamilton
Favorite foods/ restaurant: Talula’s Garden, Cafe Lift, Honey’s Sit-n-Eat, V Street, Bud and Marilyn’s, Franklin Fountain, Zorba’s
Five year plan: Thrive in residency, get a dog, qualify for the Boston marathon, finally figure out if I want to do community or academic EM
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing?: Teaching history at some tiny liberal arts college
What super hero or cartoon character would you be?: Dorothy Zbornak from the Golden Girls (she’s a super hero to me!!)
Random fact: I once got to take a tour of the palace in St. Petersburg where Rasputin was murdered- they have wax figures and everything.
Otega Esegine, MD
Home town: Brooklyn, NY Undergrad: Temple University Major: Kinesiology Med School: Howard University (The real HU!) Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, fashion, spending time with family and friends, and binge watching TV Favorite movies or TV shows: Reality TV shows (e.g. Married to Medicine, RHOA, RHOP) Favorite Music: Afrobeats (esp. Burnaboy and Fireboy), Reggae, and R&B Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Anything spicy! Seafood, Nigerian, and Caribbean food. Five year plan: Asides from practicing EM, I hope to partake in global medical mission trips, real estate investments, travel the world, and have a family. If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Travel vlogger
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Myself Random fact: I come from a large family: 7 siblings, 9 nieces/nephews !!!
Alexis Germain, MD
Home town: Jacksonville, Florida
Undergrad: Tufts University Major: Biology Med School: University of Florida College of Medicine Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, rock climbing, watching stand up and improv comedy, hanging with my pets, thrifting Favorite movies or TV shows: Zoolander, Booksmart, Catwoman, District 9, Pleasantville. TV shows Bojack Horseman, Feel Good, SNL, Rick and Morty, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Rec, The Good Place Favorite Music: You Won't, Oh Wonder, Julia Nunes, Avett Brothers, 80's power ballads Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Chicken Tikka Masala, Pesto anything Five year plan: Make it out of residency alive, do NOT acquire more dogs, maybe a fellowship, move to Boise, Idaho (it's the new Portland) and get really into snowboarding If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? I'd be a florist desperately trying to get on the Amazing Race every year.
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers Random fact: I was very briefly my undergrad's mascot.
Jason Gonzalez, MD
Home town: Burke, VA Undergrad: George Mason University Major: Health Sciences - Community Health Med School: Temple Hobbies/Interests: Road cycling, eating street food, watching the NBA (Sixers) and soccer (Arsenal, EPL, Champions League) Favorite movies or TV shows: Jeopardy!, The Wire, Shark Tank, pretty much any show on HGTV. Favorite Music: The go-to is always hip hop/alternative/reggaeton from the late 90’s - early 00’s.
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Pupusas, $5 burgers at Fountain Porter. Five year plan: Planning is one of the few things that stresses me out. If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Probably still teaching English abroad or a bike mechanic.
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Yakko from the Animaniacs. Random fact: I have never gotten brain freeze. I've chugged countless Slurpees with no success.
Illiana Gutierrez, MD
Home town: Downey, CA Undergrad: UC San Diego Major: Human Biology Med School: Weill Cornell Medicine Hobbies/Interests: Baking, hiking, dogs, food crawls Favorite movies or TV shows: Friends, Breaking Bad, Greys Anatomy Favorite Music: Halsey, Drake, Dua Lipa, anything salsa Favorite Foods/Restaurant: donuts, SweetGreen salads Five year plan: become a solid ER doctor, travel again, get a dog (or two) If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? running a dog rescue/ dog walking business
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Russell from Up
Random fact: I never learned how to swim despite growing up in california.
Lydia Koroshetz, MD
Home town: Potomac, MD Undergrad: University of Notre Dame Major: Biology Med School: Georgetown Hobbies/Interests: national & state parks, hygge, beer flights, baking, book clubs, live music Favorite movies or TV shows: Arrested Development, Fleabag, Portlandia, Queer Eye, Rick Steves, What About Bob?, The Truman Show
Favorite Music: anything I can run to, dance to, drive to, or stare contemplatively out a window to Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Ethiopian, vegetable tempura, Goldie tehina shakes, fancy pizza Five year plan: fellowship, be a dog mom, do a pull-up If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? In medicine, family med. Outside of medicine, baking apprenticeship in France then open a boulangerie in a mountain ski town
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? superhero: Tan France, cartoon: Louise Belcher Random fact: In Denmark Danes are so trusting that they leave their babies unsupervised outside in strollers while they go into shops and cafes, even in the thick of winter
Michael Kosofsky, MD
Home town: Nashua, NH
Undergrad: University of Vermont
Med School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Favorite Movies/TV shows: Star Wars, Mindfield, Pulp Fiction, Yeah Right, Kill Bill, The Simpsons, The Office
Favorite Music: Freddie Gibbs, Outkast, Cherry Glazerr, Chastity Belt, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath
Favorite Foods: Bagels from Philly Style Bagels and Noodles
Five Year Plan: Working in the community or in academia, having a bigger garden
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing: Plumber or Electrician
What superhero or cartoon character would you be? Groot
Random Fact: I have a 5-year-old fish named Jim
Alyssa Lombardi, MD
Home town: Seaville, NJ Undergrad: Lehigh University Major: Biology Med School: #TempleMade MD PhD nerd Hobbies/Interests: yoga, running, the beach, spending time with my family, listening to stand up comedy Favorite movies or TV shows: wedding crashers, it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, schitt’s creek, parks & rec Favorite Music: whatever Spotify recommends, counting crows, maggie rogers, lumineers, bruce springsteen Favorite Foods/Restaurant: barbuzzo, spice finch, nomad pizza, anything my aunt millie cooks Five year plan: learn a lot of medicine If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? yoga instructor or that girl who puts feathers in your hair at the Dominical Farmer's Market in Costa Rica
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? sadly, i'm not well-versed on this topic but ideally i would be moana. Random fact: two of my cousins are coaches in the NFL so in addition to being an eagles fan, i always have to root for 2 other NFL teams (which change approximately every 1-3 years)
Ruth Lewis, MD
Home town: Brookline, MA Undergrad: Earlham College Major: Biochemistry Med School: Tufts University School of Medicine Hobbies/Interests: Crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, sewing, running, board games Favorite movies or TV shows: Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, The West Wing, The IT Crowd Favorite Music: 90's and 2000's Pop-Punk Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Sesame ginger anything, pizza, Five year plan: Learn to be a great doctor and patient advocate, finish residency If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Social work or counseling
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Louise Belcher Random fact: Cows have best friends and get stressed when separated
Anya McDermott, MD
Home town: Wayne, PA Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Major: Peace, war, and defense Med School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Hobbies/Interests: Running, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening, playing squash, reading, surfing, and watching Carolina basketball win (go heels!) Favorite movies or TV shows: The Office, The West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights Favorite Music: The Avett Brothers, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Marvin Gaye, Neil Young, The Temptations, The Supremes, Lake Street Dive, Maggie Rogers, Future Islands, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: I love it all, particularly Thai, Mexican, Mediterranean, and Italian. Five year plan: Become a thoughtful and compassionate physician and patient advocate
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? I would be a foreign service officer or restaurant critic.
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Sandy Cheeks Random fact: Anya is Dutch for Ann, my mom’s name!
Katelyn Peloza, MD
Home town: San Diego, CA Undergrad: Occidental College Major: Biochemistry Med School: Emory Hobbies/Interests: Stand up Paddleboarding, Hiking, Cooking, Traveling Favorite movies or TV shows: Documentaries, Seinfeld, Law & Order SVU Favorite Music: Oldies Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Pasta, tacos, pho Five year plan: Become the best doctor I can, maybe a fellowship, travel If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Own a flower shop
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Velma from Scooby Doo Random fact: I have visited 48 US states
Sean Schlosser, MD
Home town: Delaware County, PA Undergrad: Penn State/Bryn Mawr College Post-Bac Major: Classics and Ancient Mediterranean History Med School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Hobbies/Interests: Watching a truly concerning amount of TV and movies, travel, reading, video games, board games. Favorite movies or TV shows: Currently Doctor Who, What We Do in the Shadows, Poirot, Pose, Mrs. America, Watchmen, The Durrells on Corfu, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Venture Bros, Cobra Kai Favorite Music: Whatever XPN is playing, all kinds of music but I'm probably limited by the fact that I think 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is still a "new" album. Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Pizza, Chinese, Ethiopian, Caribbean, BREAKFAST, Southern, Middle Eastern, Indian, Sushi, Mexican, Italian, Thanksgiving Leftovers Five year plan: Live my one wild life! Maybe Palliative Care Fellowship? Sometimes in the still of night I secretly hope they open Infectious Disease Fellowships to EM doctors.
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Medical: Med-Peds, Non-Medical: Immigration Law, Alternate Reality: Blockbuster Video Night Manager What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Just a Magneto trying to be more like a Professor X Random fact: We are literally stardust
Shannon Wright, MD
Home town: Lewisburg, PA Undergrad: Lehigh University Major: biology, minor in religious studies
Grad school: Lehigh UniversityDegree: Healthcare Systems Engineering
Med School: University of Virginia Hobbies/Interests: running, hiking, climbing, lifting, yoga, women’s and LGBT health advocacy, ice hockey (Go Pens!), testing the limits of houseplant hardiness, hanging out with my cats Frankie and Hobbes Favorite movies or TV shows: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Chopped, GBBO, bad TLC reality TV Favorite Music: 90s pop, top 40 bops to run to, FKA twigs, classical piano when I need to turn down. For what it’s worth, according to Spotify my top song of the decade is White Noise 250 Hz One Hour Loop Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, sushi, breakfast sandwiches Five year plan: become an awesome EM doc, advocate for social justice, see a few more national parks, climb some more mountains, maybe sneak a marathon or two in, maintain a stable number of cats, don’t kill my calatheas If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? In a dream world, adventure tour guide! In the real world, probably a boring ol engineer
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Wonder Woman Random fact: I used to be a competitive water skier