OB/GYN Residents - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA


OB/GYN Resients, 2015-2016

Pictured Standing from Left:  Shivani Bista, MD (PGY1), Stephanie Kanitsch, MD (PGY2), Angela Halusic, MD (PGY1), Chaza Wright, MD (PGY2), Ruby Minhas, MD (PGY4), Silvia Herrera Pinilla, MD (PGY2), Veronika Novgorodova, MD (PGY1), Ankita Gupta, MD (PGY3),  Stephanie Barbadora-Froelich, DO, (PGY4), Sitting from Left: David Kadouri, MD (PGY3), Roseanne Gichuru, DO, (PGY4), Stephanie Finley, DO (graduate), Lauren Frye, DO (graduate), Jonelle Samuel, MD (PGY4), Katarzyna Jurecki, MD (PGY3). 

PGY-4 Residents

Stephanie Froelich, D.O.

Stephanie grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and made the trek to University of Kentucky for her undergraduate career. Outside of work, she is an avid sports fan (especially college basketball) and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, family, friends and furry companion, Abby Normal.

Roseanne Gichuru, D.O.

Roseanne comes from a large, yet close-knit family so she tends to spend her free time traveling to see them. When she’s not traveling and has time, Roseanne enjoys salsa dancing, swimming and baking. She did her undergrad work at West Chester University, then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also earned her M.B.A. at Saint Joseph’s University.

Ruby Minhas, M.D.

Ruby's goal as a physician in obstetrics and gynecology is to provide the highest caliber of care to her patients. She was drawn to the field due to the wide spectrum on which women's healthcare is provided. The continuity of care that comes along with the field was a strong attraction for her. She enjoys the operating room and has a strong interest in obstetrics and high-risk pregnancies along with global healthcare accessibility. Ruby chose Crozer-Chester Medical Center as her place of training due to the opportunity to work for an under-serviced population. Ruby is the oldest of three children and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She enjoys traveling and is always planning her next trip. She also enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants in the Philly area, running, and spending time with family and friends.

Jonelle Samuel, M.D.

Born and raised in Prince George's County, MD, Jonelle is the oldest of four siblings. She is also of Grenadian descendant. Her interests include traveling the world; dancing, dancing and more dancing; reading fiction books (I love James Patterson!); and spending time with family and close friends. She first became interested in Women's Health after working at the National Institutes of Health (NICHD/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) performing clinical research in Primary Ovarian Insufficiency a year after attending Morgan State University in Baltimore. Then, when she attended medical school at the mecca Howard University, her interest in Women's Health and particularly Ob/Gyn was strengthened. Some of her medical interests include adolescents/teens and contraception/reproductive health. Why Crozer? "Well, when I interviewed here, I was amazed at the breadth of diversity in the patient population and among the residents. Also, it was in a suburban community setting, right outside of Philadelphia. The staff at Crozer is very friendly and down-to-earth, an added bonus."

PGY-3 Residents

Ankita Gupta, M.D., M.P.H.

Originally from India, Ankita went to Medical School in Mumbai and graduated with honors in 2012. She then spent a year at the Harvard School of Public Health working on her MPH degree, specializing in Maternal Child Health & Public Health Leadership. Her interests lie in maternal health on a global level as well as health policies for women. In her spare time (all 15 minutes of it!) Ankita likes to read, take long walks and watch old movies.

Katarzyna Jurecki, M.D.

Katarzyna is originally from Toronto, Canada, however she has called many cities home over the past ten years. Her family is originally from Poland. She studied Biology and Chemistry on the East Coast of Canada at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and attended Trinity School of Medicine located on the gorgeous tropical island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Kat completed clinical rotations in Chicago, New York and Washington DC. When not busy with residency, she enjoys traveling. Her favorite destinations so far include Costa Rica, Spain, Italy and Norway. She also loves photography. When she’s not traveling or snapping pictures, you can find her trying new foods and enjoying the nightlife in Philadelphia.

David Kadouri, M.D.

Originally from Toronto, David came to Crozer by way of the University of Western Ontario and The University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts in the British West Indies. He is very enthusiastic about gynecologic surgery, and has an interest in Gynecologic Oncology. Away from work, you are likely to find him exploring the city, shooting hoops, dribbling a soccer ball - or at one of the many great Philadelphia social establishments watching the Eagles. No matter what your interest - sport, travel, food, fashion, music, popular culture - you will find common ground and pleasant conversation with Dr. Kadouri.

PGY-2 Residents

Silvia Margerita Herrera Pinilla, M.D.

Silvia grew up in "Colombia's Beautiful City," Bucaramanga. She attended one of the oldest, most traditional and prestigious Colombian universities, the Pontifical Xaverian University in Bogota, and graduated with honors. As her goal during residency, she wants to give the best care she can to her patients (and their little ones), and has a special interest in Maternal Fetal Medicine. During her free time, Silvia enjoys travel, trying different cuisines from around the world, exploring the sea and outdoors and practicing golf or basketball every chance she can.

Stephanie Kanitsch, M.D.

Though having been fortunate enough to live and work in various wonderful cities and hospitals across the United States for the past 4 years, Stephanie will always consider Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to be her home. In Toronto, Stephanie was a pivotal part of the Hungarian community, dedicating her time as a Hungarian Scout leader. As a competitive rhythmic gymnast for 12 years, Stephanie had the honor of representing Canada at world gymnastic meets. Her life long dream of becoming a physician never took back seat to her passion for sports. As a young child, Stephanie would carry her Fisher-Price Doctor’s bag around everywhere she went, requesting to listen to stranger’s hearts with her plastic stethoscope.

Her journey into medicine officially began with an Honors degree in Biological Science from the University of Guelph and led her to attend Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, where she graduated with highest honors. Her calling in Obstetrics and Gynecology was discovered early on in medical school. Her passion for OBGYN and compassion for patients has driven Stephanie to work tirelessly to master her field, with a specific interest in Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world, cultivating her love for ethnic foods, cooking for her friends, exercising and watching movies.

Chaza Wright, M.D.

Information is pending.

PGY-1 Residents

Shivani Bista, M.D.

Shivani is originally from the enchanting lands of Nepal but has never lived in one place more than 5 years. She spent most of her childhood years in a boarding school in India, then after finishing high school in Nepal, she crossed continents to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Vancouver, Canada. Being accepted at Ross University meant living in Dominica and while there, doing clinical rotations in Chicago, New York and Miami. It is no surprise that she likes to travel. She is a huge advocate of exercising and you will find her in the gym after her shifts. During her free time, she likes to hike, explore the city and try different cuisines.

Angela Halusic, M.D., M.P.H.

Angela grew up in Oakland, California. She received a B.A. at Brown University, and taught high school English in Southern France for a year. Afterwards, she specialized in Environmental Health Science at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and then studied medicine at University of Missouri. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and corgi, travelling, cooking, and exploring the many restaurants and museums that Philadelphia has to offer.

Veronika Novgorodova, M.D.

Veronika was born in the Ukraine and moved to California when she was eight years old. She grew up there and went to UCSD for undergrad. She earned a BS in biology while doing research on nicotine dependence. From there she was accepted to Ross University School of Medicine and spent ten months on the island of Domenica. She did rotations in California, Michigan and New York. She married right before starting her residency at Crozer and now lives in downtown Philly!

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