Mohammad Abboud, MD


Hometown:  Rutherford, NJ
Undergrad:  Rutgers, Newark
Major:  Biology
Med School: Rutgers NJMS
Hobbies/Interests:  Fitness
Favorite Movies or TV shows:  Scarface
Favorite Music:   That ice cream truck song
Favorite Foods/Restaurant:   Fruity Pebbles
Five year plan:   To look back at this time in my life and not cringe
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing?   Sleeping
What super hero or cartoon character would you be?   The Joker
Random fact:   I was once a single cell

Marco Anshien, MD


Hometown:   McLean, Virginia
Undergrad:   James Madison University (Go Dukes!)
Major:    Biology
Med School:    Virginia Commonwealth University
Hobbies/Interests:    Music festivals, getting down on the dance floor, outdoor adventure, swinging kettlebells, playing with fire
Favorite movies or TV shows:    Pulp Fiction, Its Always Sunny, GOT
Favorite Music:    Emancipator, Griz, String Cheese Incident, STS9, Lotus, Queen, Biggie Smalls, I could go on and on…
Favorite Foods/Restaurant:   Pesto pasta, Burritos, Pho, the Darkest of Chocolates
Five year plan:    To get halfway through the ten year plan
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing?    Struggling street performer
What super hero or cartoon character would you be?    Captain Falcon!
Random fact:    We are on a giant organic spaceship spinning at 1,037 miles per hour

Jordan Becker, MD


Home town:    Eatontown, NJ
Undergrad:    Drexel University
Major:    Biology, with a minor in nutrition
Med School:    Temple “][“
Hobbies/Interests:    Yardwork, cooking, traveling, reading non-fiction, the Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite movies or TV shows:  I’ll watch any show about food, with a competition, or that is reality TV. Bonus points if it’s a reality competition food show. I watch the same 2 movies on repeat: The Sound of Music and Wayne’s World.
Favorite Music:    Bruce Springsteen and other dad rock.
Favorite Foods/Restaurant:    My favorite meal is a burger with bacon and blue cheese, duck fat french fries, and a Laphroaig at Village Whiskey.
Five year plan:    Have fun and learn a ton in residency. Maybe do a fellowship? Go on a great trip and eat my way around a historic or naturally beautiful area.
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing?    If I were still a doctor, I’d be delivering babies. Realistically, if I weren’t a doctor, I’d be doing biological research. Ideally, though, I’d be running a Philly outpost of my favorite sports bar, Parlor Sports in Cambridge, MA
What super hero or cartoon character would you be?    I’ve aged from a Tina Belcher into a Linda Belcher.
Random fact:   I was on the VH1 show “Rock of Ages” as a 5th grader

Matthew Berger, MD


Home town: Myrtle Beach, SC
Undergrad: College of Charleston
Major: Biology
Med School: Medical University of South Carolina
Hobbies/Interests: playing soccer, playing video games (esp N64), all things Philly sports, finding new places to eat/exploring the city, hanging out with my wife and cat
Favorite movies/TV shows: King Arthur (the Clive Owen one), Anchorman, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Brooklyn 99
Favorite Music: The Decemberists, indy rock, 90s rock, 90s R&B (the hiphop bbq station on pandora)
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: a good cheeseburger (obviously), Chinese takeout, Rice Krispy Treats Cereal
Five year plan: make it all the way through residency and then whatever people do after that
If you weren’t doing EM: lifeguard or water sports/beach bum
What super hero or cartoon character: probably Garfield because I like to nap and eat a lot
Random fact: after the Eagles won the Super Bowl I wore my Nick Foles jersey under my scrubs to the ICU

Kurt Channick, MD


Hometown: Dresher, PA
Undergrad: THE Pennsylvania State University
Major: Psychology
Med School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Hobbies/Interests: Philadelphia sports, traveling, cycling, playing/trying to learn new musical instruments, finding and eating good food around Philadelphia, trying to stay fit (but … food), amateur photography, reading, cooking
Favorite movies or TV shows: Rushmore, Silence of the Lambs, Fargo, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, any Anthony Bourdain show, Jeopardy, Superbowl LII, etc.
Favorite Music: Constantly trying to listen to new and different things, friend/follow me on Spotify.
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Medium-rare bone-in ribeye steak, hot and sour soup from Lee How Fook, tacos al pastor, Chick-fil-A,
Five year plan: Maintain and nurture compassion, empathy, and happiness
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Music Producer/Recording Engineer and/or stay-at-home dad
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Pickle Rick
Random fact: My great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Tecumseh the famous Shawnee native american chief

Kelsey Dorwart, MD 


Home town: Philadelphia, PA
Undergrad: Wheaton College
Major: Neuroscience
Med School: George Washington University SMHS
Hobbies/Interests: anything beach or water-sport related, biking, skateboarding, gardening, spending time with my wonderful family
Favorite movies or TV shows: Slackers, Super Troopers, Orphan, The Babadook, Donnie Darko, The Notebook, The Wolf of Wall Street, Wedding Crashers
Favorite Music: Everything except for the stuff I don’t like
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Dalessandro’s Steaks
Five year plan: Enjoy life, work hard and stay sane
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Building a business
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Leonardo from TMNT
Random fact: My mom named me Kelsey and made me take ballet classes when I was little because she wanted a girl.

Emily Friend, MD


Home town: Tucson, AZ
Undergrad: DePauw University
Major: Vocal Performance and Psychology
Med School: Temple MADE
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, grilling, swimming, Netflixing, pretending to train for 10k races
Favorite movies or TV shows: Arrested Development, The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock. Big Trouble in Little China, The Incredibles, Tangled
Favorite Music: Bey, Carly Rae Jepsen, 70s rock, in that specific order
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: TACOS, tacos at Buena Onda, ramen, Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook
Five year plan: Raise my rascally puppy into a majestic hound, be a good doctor
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Broadway star
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Burt Macklin, FBI
Random fact: I’m allergic to rabbits

Kelly Holz, MD


Undergrad: Tufts
Major: English/Anthropology
Med School: Hopkins
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, hiking, aerial circus arts, rock climbing, international travel, reading books that don’t have pictures of pneumothoraces, spending way too much time in the grocery store, throwing dinner parties
Favorite movies or TV shows: Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Westworld, The Expanse (I always read the books first, see: English major above)
Favorite Music: My spotify search history includes terms such as “happy” “upbeat” “happy upbeat roadtrip dance party” etc
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: All the ones that are way outside of my budget
Five year plan: Being able to afford said restaurants from above
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Master sommelier
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Ideal: Mystique
Random fact:  This was copied from my online dating profile

Samantha Huo, MD


Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Undergrad: WashU
Major: Anthropology and Biology
Med School: Tulane
Hobbies/Interests: trying as many new foods as I can find, ultimate frisbee, bouldering, hammocking, Arizona basketball
Favorite movies or TV shows: currently Queen Sugar and Jane the Virgin, perennially The Fast and the Furious
Favorite Music: My go-to’s these days are Janelle Monae and the Viva Latino Spotify playlist
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: anything Taiwanese, wings, watermelon, Eegee’s, all breakfast foods
Five year plan: Make my cat love me
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? I’d be a primatologist, studying chimpanzees with Dame Goodall
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Reggie Rocket, hands down
Random fact: I was an all-state piccoloist

Alec McGinley, MD


Home town: Glenside, PA
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Major: Biological Basis of Behavior
Med School: Jefferson
Hobbies/Interests: Long walks on the beach with my dog, triathlon, surfing, snowboarding, fishing
Favorite movies or TV shows: Bloodline, Peaky Blinders, just please don’t make me watch the Big Bang Theory.
Favorite Music: Moana Pandora is a surprisingly good station
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Wherever yelp tells me to drag my girlfriend halfway across the city in search of a hidden gem
Five year plan: Learn a ton of medicine & get a second dog despite the best efforts of our buildings one dog limit
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot
What superhero cartoon character would you be? Otto Rocket from Rocket Power
Random fact: The plates in my head don’t beep at the airport!

Emily Peoples, MD


Home town: Wilmington, DE
Undergrad: McDaniel College
Major: Biology
Med School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, triathlons, hiking, reading
Favorite movies or TV shows: HGTV, The Office, Bachelor/Bachelorette
Favorite Music: Pretty much anything
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Vanilla soft serve with sprinkles
Five year plan: Learn a lot, get a dog, keep paying off student loans
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Would love to own an apple orchard
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Captain Planet
Random fact: I broke my leg playing kickball

Jenny Rosenbaum, MD


Home town: East Northport, NY
Undergrad: Colgate University
Major: Molecular Biology
Med School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Hobbies/Interests: Baking, gardening, playing guitar, hiking, traveling, Netflix
Favorite movies or TV shows: 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, lots of reality TV (but especially the Bachelor!), Game of Thrones, Westworld
Favorite Music: Anything but EDM, I get lost in Spotify recommend songs
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Dumplings, Cheese & Chocolate
Five year plan: Finish residency, travel, help as many people as possible along the way.
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? In my dreams I’d work as a national park ranger, in reality probably social work.
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob Squarepants
Random fact:  I have very extensive indoor plant and paperclip collections. I call my plants my “babies”

Regina Saylor, MD


Home town: Macungie, PA
Undergrad: Lafayette College
Major: Business & Economics (Yup)
Med School: University of Maryland
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, fantasy football, hiking, camping, exploring, cooking, social sports because i’m not in good enough shape for the real thing
Favorite movies or TV shows: A Handmaid’s Tale, GOT, Parks & Rec, Peaky Blinders, Mr. Robot
Favorite Music: I don’t have favorites… Cardi B, Bey, Nicki, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Alina Baraz, Leon Bridges…
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: TBD on favorite Philly restaurant
Five year plan: Actually be a doctor, actually make money, maybes get an MBA/biz admin fellowship
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Honestly, I’d probably still be in finance but let’s fantasize about how it would be a fulfilling position at an amazing company
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Let’s be real… I’m definitely Reggie Rocket (
Random fact: I performed in a trapeze show and, yes, I wore a leotard

Claire Shaffer, MD


Home town: Lancaster Co, PA
Undergrad: DeSales University
Major: Biology and Spanish
Med School: Temple
Hobbies/Interests: volleyball, running, travel, my dog, netflix
Favorite movies or TV shows: Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Office, Scrubs, HIMYM, Gran Hotel
Favorite Music: Hamilton, Ed Sheeran
Favorite Foods/Restaurant: Thai food and Brunch
Five year plan: Make it through residency, learn lots of EM
If you weren’t doing EM, what would you be doing? Plan vacations for people or work for the US census
What super hero or cartoon character would you be? Mulan
Random fact: I can’t snap or whistle



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