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Residents

Family Medicine Residency Program 2013-2014

Residents are listed by category: PGY I, PGY II, PGY III and PGY IV

Click the names below to read our residents' profiles.

PGY I

Christopher Chong, M.D.

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

Undergraduate Education:
Villanova University, Villanova, PA 

Contact:
christopher.chong@crozer.org 

Chris was raised in the quiet town of Princeton, NJ, but eventually ended up coming to Philadelphia for undergraduate and medical school.  He ended up loving Philadelphia and decided to stay for residency.  He decided to go into family medicine because the nature of this field allows for good continuity of care and gives physicians the rare opportunity to invest in their patients lives.  Family medicine offers such a vast breadth of medicine, but also leaves room for the art of medicine such as building relationships with patients beyond just the one time visit.  Crozer was the perfect place to develop these skills.  Not only was the learning community here warm and nurturing, the faculty was so diverse in their interests and competent in teaching that there was no doubt this was the right fit.  Chris's interests in family medicine include medical missions and sports medicine, and in his free time he loves to think he knows how to cook, play basketball and tennis, and go for walks at a sub optimal heart rate pace.  

Lael Greenstein, M.D.

Medical Education:
JeffersonMedicalCollege of ThomasJeffersonUniversity, Philadelphia, PA 

Undergraduate Education:
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 

Contact:
lael.greenstein@crozer.org

Lael’s medical interests have focused on care for the underserved, women's health, and health care policy. She is the middle of three children, and she visits them in New York as often as she can. In her down time, she loves to cook, hike, play the piano, and be with family and friends. Having come to medical school knowing she wanted to do some form of primary care, family medicine became the clear choice early on because of its attention to the community, underserved medicine, and women's health. Her decision to train at Crozer stemmed from her rotation at the FQHC in Upper Darby, where she was amazed by the full-spectrum health care being provided to the most diverse group of patients she had ever seen. Crozer's commitment to underserved care in addition to its astoundingly friendly residents and faculty made Crozer the place she wanted to be.

Mallory Harlin, D.O.

Medical Education:
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ 

Undergraduate Education:
Williams College, Williamstown, MA 

Contact:
mallory.harlin@crozer.org

Raised in Cranford, NJ, Mallory is the younger of two girls. She always felt a pull toward family medicine because of the long-term relationships physicians develop with patients over time.  She believes this is at the heart of effective patient care.  Mallory was impressed by the breadth of the patient population at Crozer, as well as the strong support and camaraderie amongst residents, attendings  and staff.  She also loved the program’s strong commitment to training residents in the full spectrum of family medicine. 

While the broad range of ages and disease states in family medicine is a big part of what attracted Mallory to the field, she is particularly interested in sports medicine, behavioral medicine, and care for the developmentally disabled.  Outside of medicine, Mallory enjoys running, hiking, anything and everything about the beach, and spending time with friends and family. 

John Lembeck, M.D.

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

Undergraduate Education:
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 

Contact:
john.lembeck@crozer.org 

John grew up as the oldest of three brothers in the suburbs of New York City and attended the University of Connecticut  After graduating in 2005, he moved to Philadelphia for a Masters program at Drexel University, met his wife and has lived in the area ever since.  His medical interests include Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine and doing office procedures. 

In his spare time, John loves watching baseball, football and basketball, reading historical fiction and biographies, running, and spending time with his family, most of which have followed him to the Philadelphia area! 

He was attracted to family medicine because he loved having the ability to see anyone that walked through the office door.  Crozer was where John did his 3rd year family medicine rotation, and he really enjoyed working with everyone in the office, the variety of different experiences available, and the support that the practice provided for the residents education.

Joseph Quintiliani, Jr., D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 

Undergraduate Education:
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 

Contact:
joseph.quintiliani@crozer.org 

Joe was born in Philadelphia, raised in West Chester, and spent both his college and medical school years in the Philadelphia area. He looks forward to spending his residency training here as well and hopes to devote his career to serving the local community in which he has spent his entire life. 

Joe was initially drawn to Family Medicine by the continuity of care and the physician-patient relationship that allows Family Docs to better advocate for and support their patients. Joe also enjoys the variety of presentations seen on a daily basis and looks forward to continuing his family tradition started by his father and mentor, a Family Doc in the Philadelphia area. 

Outside of medicine, Joe is an avid Philadelphia sports fan (especially the Phillies) and enjoys cycling, basketball, and playing golf with his father and two brothers. Joe also enjoys traveling “down the shore”, relaxing on the beach, and trying new restaurants with his fiancé. 

After rotating at Crozer during his 3rd year of medical school, Joe knew that it would be a perfect fit. The main attraction to the program came after witnessing the relationships between the residents and faculty and the strong sense of teamwork, camaraderie, and respect.  He also enjoyed seeing patients from several nations and backgrounds at the Upper Darby office, and hopes to gain better insight into treating patients of varying cultures during his 3 years with Crozer-Keystone FM.

Jessica Schleusner, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 

Undergraduate Education:
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA 

Contact:
jessica.schleusner@crozer.org

Jessica grew up in Glen Mills, PA and is the oldest of 3 girls. She chose Family Medicine early on in her medical school career because she enjoyed all aspects of medicine and knew family medicine was a great way to integrate each specialty. She was also drawn to the long-term doctor-patient relationships that can be formed in Family Medicine, which is something she finds to be very important. Her medical interests include women's health, pediatrics and preventative and community medicine. Jessica knew Crozer would be a great fit for her continuing medical education, providing the opportunity to rotate through a large hospital like Crozer-Chester and the smaller community hospital, DCMH. She was also drawn to the diverse patient population, great teaching opportunities and the kindness and warmth of the medical staff she encountered there.  Outside of medicine, Jessica enjoys crocheting, swimming, tennis, vacationing (to anywhere warm), being outside and spending time with friends and family.

Henry Siem, M.D.

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

Undergraduate Education:
University of California – Irvine, CA 

Contact:
henry.siem@crozer.org

Tracey Smith, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 

Undergraduate Education:
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA 

Contact:
tracey.smith@crozer.org

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tracey is thrilled to be training at Crozer for her family medicine residency. A National Health Service Corps scholar, she has a strong interest in underserved medicine. She decided on family medicine because she enjoys the challenge and diversity of general practice, as well as continuity of care. Her specialized interests include women’s health, spirituality in medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, addiction medicine, and mental health. Tracey did a rotation at Crozer as a medical student and felt at home with the residents and faculty. She felt the program was a great fit due to the opportunity to work with underserved populations at the FQHC in Upper Darby, the chance to train at both a large medical institution and a smaller community hospital, and the family-like interactions she witnessed between residents and faculty during her rotation at Crozer as a student.  While not working in the hospital, she enjoys getting outdoors to run and hike, practicing yoga, exploring new places in Philly, and playing with her cat, Tazzy.

Christina Talerico, D.O.

Medical Education:
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Chicago, IL 

Undergraduate Education:

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 

Contact:
christina.talerico@crozer.org 

Christina grew up in Gainesville, FL. Outside of work she is an avid sports fan (especially college football) and enjoys running, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She chose Family Medicine because she believes the best way to impact the health of a community is through preventative medicine. She is excited for the challenge of treating a variety of diseases and eager to provide personable care through strong relationships with entire families. Christina was drawn to Crozer because it has a reputation for training competent, compassionate physicians. “It was important to me to join a program that is committed to the underserved. I also wanted to go to a program where people are passionate about what they do. During every interaction with Crozer I was inspired by the faculty and residents I met and excited about the variety of interests and expertise they have that I will have the opportunity to learn from.”

PGY II

Tasnim Beg, M.D

Medical Education:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Graduate Education:
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Masters of Public Health, Global Community Health, New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate Education:
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Contact:
Tasnim.Beg@crozer.org 

Born and raised in East Falls, PA, Tas is the middle child of five. To relax, she enjoys running, yoga, writing, sewing and cooking. Her medical interests include Women's Health, LGBT Health, Community Health Education and Preventive Medicine.  She was drawn to family medicine as a specialty because it would allow her to help a patient with any medical issue.  Crozer was her choice for residency because she wanted to be at a place with diversity and a strong sense of community within the Family Medicine Department as well as within the area she would serve.

Rachael Clark, M.D.

Medical Education:
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Contact:
Rachael.Clark@crozer.org

Rachael is the oldest of three siblings. She grew up in southern Chester County in West Grove, PA. Outside of residency, she enjoys running, hiking, rollerblading, biking, cooking, baking, reading and traveling (especially road trips to visit friends and family.) Rachael was drawn to Family Medicine because she liked so many of her third year rotations. In Family Medicine, she finds the variety, the continuity of care and the chance to build lasting doctor-patient relationships extremely rewarding. Her medical interests include adolescents and HIV. “I could tell when I met everyone on interview day that I would fit well with everyone in this program and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I like having the chance to rotate at Crozer and a smaller community hospital, DCMH. I also felt that the variety of patients in the outpatient office would be great because I do not know where I will end up practicing ultimately after residency.” 

Kevin Dabundo, D.O.

Medical Education:
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Undergraduate Education:
The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Contact:
Kevin.Dabundo@crozer.org

Kevin comes to Crozer with medical interests in Preventative Medicine and office procedures. He chose to go into Family Medicine because he wanted to work with patients of all ages and build long-term relationships. He decided to come to Crozer FMRP because of the strong commitment and dedication to medical education.  For fun, Kevin enjoys camping, hiking, reading, cooking and spending time with his friends and family.

Gloria Han, M. D.

Medical Education:
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

Undergraduate Education:
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Contact:
Gloria.Han@crozer.org

Jae Hwang, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Contact:
Jae.Hwang@crozer.org

During his rotation with Crozer, Jae had the unique opportunity to serve the community where he grew up, Upper Darby.  Knowing the diverse demographics of the patient population in Upper Darby, Jae felt this would provide an excellent training setting.  He was also drawn to Crozer’s advanced Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) model. Within Family Medicine, he is interested in Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine and Medical Mission work. Through a family member’s cancer, Jae became aware of the importance of preventive medicine in FM. He enjoys the idea of being a physician to the whole family from pediatric to geriatrics. Outside of medicine, Jae likes to play tennis, volleyball, basketball, snowboarding and camping.

Bryanne Robson, M.D.

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

Undergraduate Education:
Connecticut College, New London, CT

Contact:
Bryanne.Robson@crozer.org

Bryanne’s focused interests include family planning / reproductive health and global health. She loves the continuity of care that Family Medicine offers her in practice. She fills her free time with: basketball, rock climbing, writing, hosting Sunday Dinners and traveling. She knew Crozer was the perfect fit when she spent her second look day playing knockout (basketball) at the Healthplex.  “It was the right ‘fit’- a gut feeling.”

Kristen Ryczak, M.D.

Medical Education:
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Contact:
Kristen.Ryczak@crozer.org

Justin Torrente, M.D.

Medical Education:
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Contact:
Justin.Torrente@crozer.org

Justin believes primary care physicians are firmly rooted at the heart of a community’s well-being. One of the key features that led him to pursue a career in family medicine was the opportunity to serve as a bona fide extension of the family unit. Beyond this, he is humbled by the fact that family physicians must be equipped to handle virtually all of the common—and many of the not-so-common—conditions that arise in essentially all age groups within all segments of society. 

Within family medicine, he has a strong interest in working with underserved populations. This interest was fostered during medical school through his volunteer work at a local homeless shelter as well as a student-run clinic located in inner-city Harrisburg, PA. As a National Health Service Corps scholar, he has made a firm commitment to continue working with the underserved both during residency and beyond.

With this in mind, he believes that Crozer’s commitment to broadening overall access to healthcare mirrors his own. With Federally Qualified Health Center designation and an extremely diverse patient population, Crozer is certainly a place where the underserved are a genuine priority. 

Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog. He is a huge sports fan and also a home-brewer, so every couple months he has a new batch of beer to enjoy and share with friends. 

Brittney Zafonte, D.O.

Medical Education:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/School of Osteopathic Medicine. Stratford, NJ

Undergraduate Education:
Grove City College, Grove City, PA

Contact:
Brittney.Zafonte@crozer.org

Brittney’s goals as a family physician are to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages, with a focus on pediatrics, women's health and development of the patient centered medical home. She would like to maintain a strong element of community service through volunteering at local clinics and overseas.

She grew up in the suburbs of NYC and went to UMDNJ-SOM, so living right outside of Philadelphia feels almost like home. Getting to wander around Philly and check out new restaurants with some friends are some of her favorite things to do. And when she needs to relax, she loves to jog or to try out new interesting recipes. 

Brittney always wanted to be a family physician, and as this desire was confirmed as she rotated through different electives in medical school. She chose family medicine because it has a perfect combination of continuity of care, ongoing learning and diagnostic challenges, and the ability to treat the physical ailments of the patient while addressing their emotional and spiritual health.   

When she spent time at Crozer during her fourth year of medical school, she immediately felt a warm camaraderie with the residents and staff – she loved how they worked together as a team!  It was clear that she could learn how to successfully implement a patient centered medical home, as they have been using this model for years.  Plus, the unique mix of patients at Crozer provides the opportunity to care for the underserved, but also gain experience with patients of a variety of backgrounds.

PGY III

Jean Bakey, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Contact:
Jean.Bakey@crozer.org

Jean is interested in adolescent medicine, academic medicine and women's health. Outside of medicine, she enjoys writing, running, yoga, racquetball and spending time with family and friends.  She decided to pursue family medicine because she feels strongly about providing continuity of care and working with all age groups and disease states. It's important to Jean to be versatile and broad in her knowledge base and clinical skills, which makes Family Medicine a perfect fit. Crozer was also a perfect fit for her because she wanted to train in a large, community-based setting with a diverse patient population. During her medical school rotations at Crozer, she was impressed with many of the faculty for their devotion to teaching and patient care, which she aims to emulate in her professional career.

Laura Bartels, M.D.

Medical Education:
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Undergraduate Education:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Contact:
Laura.Bartels@crozer.org

Laura's medical interests include full-spectrum family medicine, mental health and caring for the underserved. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her dog, Sammy. Laura was drawn to Family Medicine because she would have the ability to form strong relationships with her patients over time. She decided to train at Crozer FMRP because of the great people she would be working with and she also wanted to work and see patients in a FQHC.  

Cody Clinton, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

Contact:

Cody.Clinton@crozer.org

Cody’s medical interests include preventive Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, and Sports Medicine. As an outlet, he enjoys both mountain biking and road cycling, reading, and golfing. Cody has always wanted to go into Family Medicine to attempt to help patients stay healthy and be informed during their trek through the medical labyrinth. He is specifically thrilled to enter the Crozer-Keystone FM residency because of the wonderful positive attitudes of the residents and attendings. He truly felt at home and was extremely impressed with the structure and training opportunities that existed within the dual hospital set-up at Crozer. 

Alison Grant, M.D.

Medical Education:
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Contact:
Alison.Grant@crozer.org

Alison’s main medical interest is Women’s Health. She recently got engaged and will be getting married after her intern year.  Alison’s parents will be moving to Cape Town, South Africa and she looks forward to visiting them there. Her hobbies include paying squash, traveling and cooking French cuisine.  Alison decided to go into Family Medicine because of the patient relationships you can build.  Alison fell in love with Crozer on her interview day because of the faculty, residents’ and staff’s welcoming and enthusiastic demeanor.

 

Jackie Scheier, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Contact:

Jacqueline.Scheier@crozer.org

Jackie was born and raised in Springfield, Delaware County. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends especially at the shore.  Jackie loves sports, whether it’s lacrosse, Notre Dame football or following Philadelphia teams such the Phillies, Flyers and Eagles!  Family Medicine was a great fit for Jackie because she loves the variety of people and diseases she sees every day and being able to take care of entire families and communities. She decided to come to Crozer because of its reputation in training well-rounded Family Physicians. “Growing up in the area, it was important for me to train here in hopes that I will eventually practice and take care of the community that helped raise me. The faculty is inviting and eager to work with you throughout your training to become the best physician you can be.  Along with the other residents, the entire program feels like a family and one I am very excited to be a part of!”

Felecia Singh, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia

Undergraduate Education:
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Contact:

Felecia.Singh@crozer.org

Some of Felecia’s interests include: urban underserved, preventive care, Women’s Health, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and minor office procedures. She is the oldest of three children and her parents are originally from Kingston, Jamaica. Felecia was born and raised in the Philadelphia area.  She decided to train at Crozer because of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, the approachable and involved attendings, cooperative and hard-working fellow residents, diverse patient population and the ability to practice underserved medicine. Felecia’s hobbies include singing, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family. 

Kathryn Szabo, M.D.

Medical Education:
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Contact:

Kathryn.Szabo@crozer.org

Kathryn decided to go into Family Medicine because of the holistic approach to patient care, and the wide variety of patient ages and medical conditions. Her medical interests include: preventive medicine, palliative care and medical ethics. The enthusiasm and dedication of the residents, faculty, and staff are what lead her to Crozer. She really enjoyed her fourth-year rotation with the program and felt like she fit well in the Crozer family. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants with her husband, hanging out with friends, family and her new cat, crocheting and knitting, and watching Steelers football!

Suzanne Wood, M.D.

Medical Education:
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Contact:

Suzanne.Wood@crozer.org

Crozer’s unique opportunity to train at a larger institution (Crozer-Chester Medical Center) as well as at a smaller community-based hospital (Delaware County Memorial Hospital) is what lead Suzie to our program. As a 4th year medical student, Suzie rotated with our program and immediately felt connected to the residents and faculty. Suzie’s medical interests include preventive medicine, complementary and alternative medicine and mental health. Suzie decided to become a family physician because she can offer patients more comprehensive care. She likes being able to know her patients and be involved in all aspects of their care.  Outside of medicine, Suzie enjoys cooking and gardening.  

J. Alex Wrem, M.D.

Medical Education:
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education:
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Contact:

Alex.Wrem@crozer.org

Alex’s medical interests include: underserved populations, OB, EMR and systems-based improvements. When he is away from work, he enjoys rollerblading, singing/playing the guitar, running and electronics. Alex decided to go into Family Medicine because he wanted to work with the entire age spectrum and also have the ability to deliver babies. He also likes working along side community/activism-minded peers. Alex decided to come to Crozer because of the knowledgeable yet very approachable residents and faculty. The combination of urban and suburban patient populations attracted him to Crozer as well as our federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Upper Darby. 

PGY IV Sports Medicine Fellows

Keli Donnelly, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Education:
Guilford College, NC

Contact:
Keli.Donnelly@crozer.org

After Keli’s “hang-out” day during interview season, she realized the quality of the residents and approachability of the attendings at CKFMRP. Some of her medical interests include Sports Medicine, OMT, Adolescent Medicine and Preventive Medicine. For fun, Keli enjoys traveling, sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kevin Duprey, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad Education:
University of Delaware

Contact:
Kevin.DuPrey@crozer.org

Kevin decided to become a Family Physician because it offers the greatest opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives through preventive measures and continuity of care. He decided to train at Crozer because he was very impressed with the dedication, knowledge base, and enthusiasm of the faculty and residents. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys running (really fast!), listening to music and playing guitar.