Residents - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Residents

PGY-I

Isha D Suthar, D.O.

Medical Education:
Rowan University- School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ

Contact:
Isha.suthar@crozer.org

Isha has been a Jersey girl all her life. She was born and brought up in Sayreville, New Jersey and attended The College of New Jersey for her undergraduate education. She is the oldest of two, and has aspired to become a doctor ever since she could remember. It was not until her School of Osteopathic Medicine that she truly witnessed the art of medicine through the eyes of an osteopathic physician. The breadth of knowledge and comprehensive care, the diverse patient population, the cost saving aspect of preventative medicine, and the development of strong emotional ties with her patients are all qualities that have driven her to pursue family medicine. She has a genuine passion for patient care and will strive relentlessly in expanding her knowledge and practicing the most up to date and evidence based medicine to ensure that her patients receive only the best quality care.

In her free time, Isha enjoys baking, cooking, a nice glass of red wine, and spending time with her family and friends. She recently got married in May 2016, and is looking forward to the beautiful journey of marriage with her new husband.

Robert Perkins, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.S in Chemistry
Florham Park, NJ

Contact:
Robert.perkins@crozer.org

Rob grew up in Burlington, NJ where he attended high school before traveling to north Jersey for undergrad at Fairleigh Dickinson University. It was here where he met his wife Maria before they both traveled to Philadelphia where Rob attended medical school at PCOM.

Through medical school, Rob strived to become a well-rounded physician, which prepared him to go into family medicine. During third year of medical school, Rob rotated at Crozer and instantly knew it was the right fit for him. The variety of experiences while on rotation as well as the residents and staff were what drew him to the program.

Outside of medicine, Rob enjoys remaining active and frequently tries to explore Philadelphia with Maria and their dog Belle. Rob also has a motorcycle which he enjoys riding mostly around southern NJ with his dad and uncle when the weather is permissive. His other hobbies include exercising, golfing and playing guitar. He is looking forward to taking advantage to all of the training Crozer has to offer and getting to know each of his patients in the upcoming years.

Sarah Weinstein, D.O.

Medical Education:
Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Contact:
Sarah.weinstein@crozer.org

Sarah, more commonly known by her family and friends as Sassy, was born and raised on a farm in northwest New Jersey in the small town of Mendham. Sassy developed a passion for competitive athletics in her younger years and continued on this path studying Exercise Science at the University of Delaware. Late in her junior year of college, Sassy decided to pursue medical school, which led her back to New Jersey to begin her medical training at Rowan SOM

Sassy fell in love with the field of family medicine after her third year of medical school. She especially enjoys having the opportunity to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds, particularly providing continuity of care on an ongoing basis. Sassy was drawn to the camaraderie and support among the residents, attendings and staff members at Crozer. With her love for sports, fitness and overall health, Sassy has developed a special interest in primary care sports medicine.

Outside of medicine Sassy enjoys working out, spending time outdoors hiking and exploring, listening to country music, and finding where the best pizza is in any given place with her family and friends.

Adam Thompson, D.O.

Medical Education:
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
University of Delaware,
Newark, DE

Contact:
Adam.thompson@crozer.org

Adam grew up in South Jersey and completed his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology at the University of Delaware. After college, Adam worked in drug safety at a global pharmaceutical company before going to medical school at Rowan University.

Adam’s interest in family medicine grew out of his interest in preventative medicine, exercise and nutrition. In addition, he is interested in primary care sports medicine. Training with Crozer Family Medicine was an easy decision for Adam after spending time visiting with the great staff, residents and faculty.

Adam was recently married; he and his wife, Suzanne, live in South Jersey with their dog and cat. In addition, Adam is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports and running.

Philip Bixby M.D.

Medical Education:
Drexel University, College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Contact:
Philip.bixby@crozer.org

Phil grew up in New Paltz, a small town in upstate New York. While studying at Boston College, Phil became inspired by a social justice course he took. He decided to combine his love for science with his goal of helping underserved populations by applying to medical school. Before applying, he took two years to explore his passion by working in a hospital near his hometown to save up enough money to travel to Ecuador. There, he volunteered at a small clinic in Guayaquil where he discovered the importance of primary care and developing strong relationships with patients.

While at Drexel University College of Medicine, Phil continued to work with underserved, Hispanic patients by volunteering at Puentes de Salud, a federally qualified health center that serves the Latino community of South Philadelphia. Phil was drawn to Crozer Family Medicine because of the many opportunities to work with at risk, diverse populations and the program's strong reputation in sports medicine and mental health.

In his free time Phil enjoys cheering on his miserable NY Jets, playing soccer, snowboarding, wakeboarding, exercising/Crossfit and taking advantage of every chance he can to be outside. He also tries to travel as much as possible having explored much of South and Central America.

Jason Keiner, D.O.

Medical Education:
Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
Harvard University
New Haven, CT

Contact:
Jason.keiner@crozer.org

Jason was born and raised in South Jersey and has spent time traveling, studying and working everywhere from a hospital in Boston to Southern Africa, where he spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

While working abroad Jason focused on learning as much as he could about the culture he was surrounded by. He discovered an interest in medicine by seeing the cycle of poverty and illness take its toll on friends and family in his community.

Inspired by the emerging field of population health, Jason spent a year away from medical school to work with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare providers, helping design processes to make healthcare more responsive and humane. Jason aspires to continue his work providing high quality care for complex patients, especially in the areas of behavioral health and addiction.

In his spare time, he is obsessed with travel, loves a good book and cooks as much as possible.

Ashu Singh, M.D.

Medical Education:
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Contact:
Ashu.singh@crozer.org

Ashu grew up in Chapel Hill, NC before moving to Philadelphia for medical school. As an undergrad at UNC, she was a Biology and Spanish major, and worked closely with the Spanish-speaking population through tutoring. Before attending medical school, she worked as a diabetes care assistant at which time she developed an interest in primary care and working with the underserved population. As a medical student, Ashu enjoyed aspects of all of her clerkships. She knew a career in family medicine would not only give her the opportunity to see a variety of patients, but also develop long lasting relationships with them. She was drawn to the family medicine program at Crozer for its full spectrum training in both an academic and community setting, diverse patient population and supportive environment. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out and spending time with her family and friends.

Allen R. Harris D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Penn State University
State College, PA

Contact:
Allen.harris@crozer.org

Allen grew up in Lancaster, PA before attending Penn State University as an undergraduate. There, he competed as a member and team captain of the men’s gymnastics team where he was a member of the National Championship winning team in 2007. After graduating with a degree in Kinesiology, he decided to pursue medical school at PCOM where he embraced the principles of osteopathic manipulative medicine and its value in family and sports medicine. Allen rotated through Crozer’s Family Medicine Residency Program as a third and fourth year medical student and after meeting the residents and faculty knew it was the right place for him.

Allen enjoys spending time with his wife Alexis and their yellow Lab Quigley, going to the gym, vacationing with his family, golfing, experiencing new restaurants in Philadelphia, rooting for all of Philadelphia’s sports teams and attending as many sporting events as possible.

Monica LoBue, M.D.

Medical Education:
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
The College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA

Monica was born in Northern California, but has been a happy Pennsylvanian and East-Coaster since middle school. During college in Virginia, she spent time in free clinics where she developed an interest in primary care. After four years in quaint Williamsburg, it was time for the city life in Philadelphia for medical school.

At Temple, Monica remained inspired by her experiences in college and by her uncle and grandfather, both family physicians. She is now excited to start her career in family medicine at Crozer. She feels that Crozer residents and faculty are supportive, and the patient population is uniquely diverse.

In her free time, Monica likes to hang out with her friends and family, ride her bike through Philly, go hiking, watch movies, try new restaurants, visit markets and wineries, and travel … or at least day-dream about her next trip.

PGY-II

Nicholas Kalman, D.O.

Nicholas Kalman, D.O.Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
University of Delaware,
Newark, DE

Contact:
Nicholas.kalman@crozer.org

Nick grew up in Newark, DE before moving to Philadelphia to attend medical school. As an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware, he enjoyed playing tenor saxophone in the jazz band while majoring in neuroscience. He was fascinated by the anatomy and physiology of the human body and decided to apply to medical school.

As a medical student, Nick developed a variety of interests including musculoskeletal medicine, neurology, and preventive medicine. He embraced the principals of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and enjoyed having the opportunity to perform procedures in the outpatient setting. During his third year of medical school, he realized that practicing family medicine would be the best way to combine his diverse interests while developing long lasting, trusting relationships with patients.

Nick rotated through Crozer’s Family Medicine Residency Program as a fourth year medical student and knew it was the right fit.

In his free time, Nick enjoys exercising, traveling, golfing, baking, playing saxophone, and listening to jazz. He and his wife especially enjoy playing with their new puppy, Layla.

Dominic Derenge, D.O.

Dominic Derenge, D.O.Medical Education:
Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Las Vegas, NV

Undergraduate Education:
Arizona State University
Glendale, AZ

Contact:
Dominic.derenge@crozer.org

Dom is the oldest of four, and was born in Baltimore MD. He spent time in Virginia and North Carolina before moving out west. While in college at Arizona State University, he became interested in family medicine while volunteering with under served undocumented immigrants in Phoenix. He completed his medical training at Midwestern University's Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was awarded a three year academic scholarship and teaching fellowship where he conducted research, taught medical students, and received specialized training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

He was drawn to continue his training at Crozer Family Medicine by the focus on providing innovative and quality care to diverse and at risk populations.

He enjoys spending time with his wife Christina, playing guitar, working out, and spending as much time outdoors as possible!

Geoffrey Dreher, D.O.

Geoffrey Dreher, D.O.Medical Education:
Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
Franklin & Marshall College,
Lancaster, PA

Contact:
geoffrey.dreher@crozer.org

Geoff is a native of South Jersey, but moved around during his grade school years living in both Kentucky and Texas. He will be joining his older sister as the sole physicians in their family. Geoff always wanted to pursue a career in medicine and was particularly interested in Family Medicine because of the versatility of practice, community involvement and continuity of care. Geoff was drawn to Crozer because of the friendly staff, educational and supportive culture and variety of in-office procedures. Geoff has a strong interest in Sports Medicine, OMT and preventative care and was excited with the flexibility and exposure that Crozer provides. Outside of medicine, Geoff enjoys camping, BBQ, pallet projects as well as watching and playing sports, especially soccer. He also enjoys going on runs with his new dog, Buckeye, and recently got married in December 2014!

Amy Martin, D.O.

Amy Martin, D.O.Undergraduate Education:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Contact:
Amy.Martin.DO@crozer.org

Amy grew up in Erie, PA and moved to Philadelphia for medical school, right after finishing undergrad at Penn State. Throughout medical school, Amy maintained an interest in primary care. It wasn’t until the end of her third year, after learning she loved treating patients of all ages and walks of life, that she chose family medicine. She feels family medicine gives us the ability to address our patients’ problems at their root so they can maintain the best overall health. She particularly enjoys the opportunity for continuity care and using such a broad knowledge and skill base. On her interview day and subsequent meetings, what stuck out most to Amy was her connection with the residents, as well as the variety of incredible opportunities available to them. It was clear to her, that whatever her goals, they would be supported in a way that would prepare her for her future practice. She currently lives with her fiancé in Southern New Jersey. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, try new restaurants around Philadelphia, cook, work out, and do anything outside in the warm weather!

David Baxter, D.O.

David Baxter, D.O.Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, VA

Contact:
david.baxter@crozer.org

Dave grew up in a small town in the Hudson Valley region of New York. As an undergraduate, he was a Division 1 athlete in Track and Field studying Kinesiology at James Madison University. After graduating he developed an interest in healthcare while working in Virginia, and subsequently moved to Philadelphia to pursue a career in this field.

During medical school Dave developed a passion for primary care. He was drawn to the Crozer Family Medicine program because he felt a strong team bond between the faculty and residents and saw it as a great place to have a well rounded graduate medical education experience. As a former athlete, he is specifically interested in primary care sports medicine and is passionate about fitness and exercise.

In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities, including running, hiking and beach volleyball. He resides in Philadelphia with his fiancé Melissa, an attorney (who says doctors and lawyers can’t get along?) and their rescue dog named Teddy.

Daniel Gilman, D.O.

Daniel Gilman, D.O.Internship:
Traditional Osteopathic Rotating Internship
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Drexel Hill, PA

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Medical Education:
Villanova University
Villanova, PA

Contact:
daniel.gilman@crozer.org

Dan grew up in West Chester, PA and spent both his Undergraduate and Medical School years in the Philadelphia area. He continues his Residency training in Philadelphia. He loved aspects of each and every clerkship throughout Medical School. Family Medicine is a continuation of this passion. He is drawn to the variety of disease processes encountered on a daily basis as well as the plethora of fellowships available after training. Crozer Family Medicine was a natural fit after experiencing an immediate connection with the Residents, Faculty, and Staff. In his free time, Dan enjoys playing ice hockey, competitive sailing, and hanging out with his Labrador retriever.

Ivan Gonzalez, M.D.

Ivan Gonzalez, M.D.Medical Education:
Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC

Contact:
Ivan.Gonzalez@crozer.org

I was born and raised in Northern California and have spent some time in Southern California. I studied Biochemistry at University of California, Los Angeles. There, I had the opportunity to work closely with primary care doctors that were great advocates for community health. I witnessed the significant health disparities in medically under severed areas and it has shaped my path to this point. I moved across the country to study at Howard University College of Medicine where I worked with physicians of unparalleled commitment to community medicine. These experiences as well as my natural curiosity to explore the various disciplines of medicine have made Family Medicine a great fit for me.

My interests outside of medicine are equally varied. Perhaps some of my most enjoyable hobbies are getting out into nature and hiking. The east coast has shown me some of the most beautiful sceneries and dynamic seasons. Currently, I have a very short, traffic free, commute to work from Philadelphia. It is a beautiful city with plenty of hiking trails close to downtown and a young nightlife. I am looking forward to the upcoming, developing my career as a strong community advocate while living in a great location.

Jessalyn Nishimori, M.D.

Jessalyn Nishmori, M.D.Medical Education:
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate Education:
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Contact
Jessalyn.noshimori@crozer.org

Jessalyn grew up in Southern California, and completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley. Go Bears! She then worked as a research technician in a Microbiology and Immunology laboratory. While she enjoyed working in research, she decided she wanted to pursue medicine.

She attended medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Lousianna, and quickly realized her passion in medicine was primary care, specifically women's health. She immediately was drawn to the Crozer Family Medicine Program because of it's unique opposed/unopposed curriculum, full spectrum training, and the supportive environment of the Crozer family.

To relax, she enjoys yoga, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Daniel Kofi Asihene, M.D.

Daniel Kofi Asihene, M.D.Medical Education:
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Contact:
Daniel.asihene@crozer.org

Kofi, born in Washington D.C., and the oldest of three, grew up on the New Jersey shore in Freehold. From early on in childhood Kofi has never wavered in his drive to become a physician, knowing he wanted to have a caring/respectful relationship to foster the best health outcomes in his patients. During his time at Temple University School of Medicine Kofi has been committed to serving the diverse community of North Philadelphia, aspiring to be a knowledgeable and culturally competent physician.

Kofi’s interest in family medicine is based on his drive for patient continuity and the ability to see a wide range of patients, with a special interest in women’s health and obstetrics.

Kofi was drawn to Crozer-Keystone as it offered both an academic and community based learning environment. With his strong interest in Women’s health and Obstetrics Crozer was a great fit for Kofi. Most importantly after interviewing at Crozer, the family environment of the Family Medicine program’s faculty, residents and staff is unmatched by any other.

Outside of medicine Kofi is an avid rock climber, gym enthusiast and enjoys hiking and backpacking.

Gary Zane, D.O.

Gary Zane, D.O.Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Contact:
Gary.zane@crozer.org

Gary comes from South Jersey just outside of Philadelphia. He is the oldest of three brothers, and loves spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys playing basketball, reflective writing, and watching good shows on Netflix.

Studying Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering at Rutgers, he developed a strong interest and understanding of human anatomy. He then completed a “City Year” in Philly as a member of AmeriCorps, where he helped run a service-learning youth program called Young Heroes. This really connected him to the local communities. His experiences led him to the path of osteopathic medical school in Philadelphia, where he received additional training as a teaching fellow in the field of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. His career interests are in primary care, musculoskeletal medicine, and sports medicine.

Gary is looking forward to the next stage in his life at Crozer Family Medicine where he can develop new skills, work with great people, and use his background to become a mentor and osteopathic physician in the community.

PGY-III

Tina Ahmadinejad, M.D.

Tina Ahmadinejad, M.D.Medical Education:
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

Contact:
Tina.Ahmadinejad@crozer.org

Tina grew up in Newtown Square, PA with her parents and her 2 sisters. As a daughter of 2 physicians, Tina fought hard against becoming a physician which seemed like the "easy" or"predictable" route. Driven by her interest in Autism, she decided she wanted to become a special education teacher. Tina went on to work at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after college doing clinical research in Autism for several years before she realized that she wanted to become a doctor and enrolled in evening post-bac pre-med classes at Drexel.

Tina went to Jefferson with the intention of becoming a developmental pediatrician, but her interest in public health, integrative medicine, mental health, preventive medicine, and her involvement with the urban underserved program in medical school led her to pursue a residency in family medicine. She was drawn to Crozer's program because of its focus on the community it serves and the numerous public health initiatives that they were implementing, which was reinforced by the time she spent at their FQHC in Upper Darby as a 4th year medical student and by Crozer's Super Utilizer Fellowship.

In her free time, Tina likes to sleep. She also likes to do pottery, cook, explore Philadelphia on her bicycle, go to museums, play bocce ball, and travel.

Daniel Evering Jr., D.O.

Daniel Evering Jr., D.O.Medical Education:
Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA

Contact:
Daniel.Evering@crozer.org

Dan Evering was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Roselle, NJ at the age of 15. He spent his undergrad years at Philadelphia University and graduated with a degree in Biology. Before entering medical school he decided to work in various labs for a year after college. After quickly realizing that was not the best choice for him he made the decision to start his medical career. He was accepted to Rowan University SOM, formerly UMDNJ-SOM, and never looked back. During his time there he quickly became interested in family medicine and sports medicine. After graduating from Rowan he was fortunate enough to become part of the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency. He looks forward to fulfilling his goal of becoming a great family physician while learning from the incredible group of faculty and house staff here at Crozer.

Courtney Hudson, D.O., MBA

Courtney Hudson, D.O., MBAMedical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Howard University,
Washington, DC

Contact:
Courtney.Hudson@crozer.org

Courtney grew up in Chesterfield, VA, right outside of the capital city of Richmond, with her mother, father, and younger brother. By the time she completed middle school, Courtney decided that she wanted to become a physician and set out to make this dream a reality. During her undergraduate studies at Howard, she was first exposed to osteopathic medicine and its impact on the medical field during the 20th Century. Ultimately, she determined that the philosophies of the osteopathic profession were closely aligned with her values. So PCOM was the place for her!

During her time in medical school, Courtney realized that her interests in medicine were vast and determined relatively early on that Family Medicine was the specialty where she would be the most fulfilled. Courtney's interests were also inclusive of the health care system as a whole, how it is run, and how health care providers fit into the big picture. This led to her pursuit of her M.B.A. from St. Joseph's University with a Concentration in Health and Medical Services Administration. She plans to use her business education to enhance her medical practice, along with providing osteopathic medical treatment to her patients, both during residency and beyond.

Courtney's other passion in life is the performing arts and she tries to keep her life filled with as much of it as possible while she continues her medical training. From dance to theater to music, she loves it all! In fact, she hopes to include the performing arts community as a large portion of the population that she serves in medicine. In her free time, she loves to try new restaurants, travel, remain active in her sorority, and most importantly, spend time with her fiancee' (soon-to-be husband in November 2015), close family, and friends.

Irma Alexandra Mayard, M.D.

Irma Alexandra Mayard, M.D.Medical Education:
Temple Medical School
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
University of Florida, BA
University of Miami, AA

Contact:
Irma.mayard@crozer.org

Alex grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and has two sisters. She left Haiti after high school and spent two years at the University of Miami; then transferred for her last two years of college to the University of Florida. She did some medical shadowing during her undergraduate experience since it had been her dream to become a physician since elementary school.

During her medical school, she was really interested in aspects of global health as well as women’s health. She did her 3rd and 4th year Family Medicine related clerkships at Crozer and was instantly drawn by many aspects of the program. Of utmost importance, she felt that the culture radiated of excellence and humility and saw an instant connection between that culture and her aspirations.

Alex loves spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, going to the beach, trying new snow sports/outdoor activities, travelling and trying new restaurants (which makes her proximity to the Philadelphia center city area perfect).

Phillip Motley, M.D.

Medical Education:
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Contact:
philipmotley@crozer.org

Phil joined the Crozer team after graduating from Temple University School of Medicine. A Philly native and Temple lifer, he graduated in 2005 with a BA in English before embarking on a rather non-traditional route to medicine. Years spent in the restaurant industry gave way to 3 years in carpentry and home remodeling before deciding to return to school. His passion for sports and carpentry initially had him leaning towards orthopedics but an early rotation in family medicine reignited his passion for the humanities. When forced to choose between the work-bench of the OR and the personal relationships of longitudinal care, family medicine won the day. Phil has a variety of interests including sports medicine, underserved medicine, community health and health policy. These and his desire to stay in the Philadelphia area made Crozer an attractive program on match day. Outside of work, Phil is recently married and lives in Philadelphia with his wife, a local chef. Amid the busy schedules of residency and work, he and his wife make time to see family and friends and to enjoy the arts and culture of Philadelphia.

Kristine Ruch-Harvey, D.O.

Kristine Ruch-Harvey, D.O.Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Contact:
Kristine.ruch-harvey@crozer.org

Kristi grew up in Media, PA, where she attended The Agnes Irwin School. She then went on to Lafayette College where she majored in English. After college she worked on a children's inpatient unit at a mental health facility in Baltimore where she found her calling to medicine. She earned her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Kristi loves family medicine because of its diversity and the opportunity to form unique, long-term relationships with her patients. Her professional interests include adolescent/young adult medicine and women's health.

Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband, Brett, and her dogs. She can often be found walking her beautiful bloodhound at the Haverford College trail. She loves hanging out with her family and nephews and niece. She also enjoys coaching Special Olympics soccer and basketball. She loves wine tasting, relaxing on a warm sunny beach, and wishes summer could last all year round.

Kourtney Krohn, D.O.

Kourtney Krohn, D.O.Medical Education:
Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine,
Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh, PA

Contact:
kourtney.krohn@crozer.org

Kourtney grew up in northwest NJ as the youngest of four girls. She was the first her family to entertain the idea of entering into the medical field. Initially, as a college student she worked more behind the scenes in a research lab. Throughout her training she realized her true passion was for the hands on treatment of disease in patients.

During medical school, it was evident Kourtney's passion was women's health and geriatric care. She was drawn to the Crozer Family Medicine program for its ability to encompass her wide range of interests with its full spectrum of "womb to tomb" care.

In her free time she likes to go to country concerts, sing karaoke (badly), lounge by the pool, workout and participate in obstacle course races. She has three fur balls at home that she loves to pieces and 8 nieces and nephews that keep her super busy!

Neeru Peri, M.D.

Neeru Peri, M.D.Medical Education:
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Contact:
neeraja.peri@crozer.org

Neeru grew up on the beaches of Delaware, spending her time badly surfing and proudly being a band geek. After graduating from college, she initially thought she would pursue veterinary medicine but realized she would rather deal with human patients instead.

Neeru attended medical school with some confidence that she would pursue family medicine. She was a leader in Jefferson's family medicine interest group and absolutely loved her family medicine rotations. Her medical interests include obstetrics and women's health.

When she's not doctoring, Neeru still sings with her medical school's a cappella group, the Arrhythmias. She also loves to run, read non-medical material, and promote the sanity of fellow cat-ladies everywhere.

Golnar Lashgari M.D.

Golnar Lashgari M.D.Medical Education:
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Contact:
Golnar.lashgari@crozer.org

Golnar Lashgari went to undergrad in California and moved to the east coast for medical school. During her time at Temple University School of Medicine she became involved in her local community and wanted to find a program that embodies this same commitment. She was very fortunate to be able the join the amazing group of people at Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency program.

During her down time she enjoys playing the piano, being a masked super hero that fights crime by night, and cooking.

Program Highlights

Patient Center Medical Home

On Site Physician Dispensaries

Federally Qualified Health Center Experience

Opposed and Unopposed Program

Suburban and Urban Office Sites

Classroom Month

Superutilizer Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Teaching Experience Leading Medical Student Group Lectures

Specialty Clinics:

  • OMM clinic
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Dermatology Clinic

How to Apply

All applications to the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program must come through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for receiving applications is December 31.

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Contact Us:

For more information, please contact:

Jo Anne Falkowski
Residency Coordinator
Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency
1260 East Woodland Avenue, Suite 200
Springfield, PA 19064

Phone: 610-690-4471

E-mail: fmresidency@crozer.org