Pictured Standing from Left: Veronika Novgorodova, MD (PGY2), Shivani Bista, MD (PGY2), Alicia Stone, MD (PGY1), Samantha Morrison, MD (PGY1), Angela Halusic, MD (PGY2), Chaza Wright, MD (PGY3), Silvia Herrera Pinilla, MD (PGY3), Stephanie Kanitsch, MD (PGY3), Rebecca Gindelberger, DO (PGY1), Ankita Gupta, MD (PGY4). Sitting from Left: Katarzyna Jurecki, MD (PGY4), Jonelle Samuel, MD (graduate), Stephanie Barbadora-Froelich, DO, (graduate), Ruby Minhas, MD (graduate), Roseanne Gichuru, DO, (graduate), David Kadouri, MD (PGY4).
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.
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.
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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!
Rebecca Gindelberger, D.O.
Rebecca grew up in South Bend, Indiana. She received her B.A. in Art and minor in Art History while attending Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame. Her second year of undergrad was spent in Rome, Italy where she studied the language, art history and culture of the ancient city. After college, Rebecca relocated to San Francisco, California and completed her premedical school courses while working in the restaurant industry. She went on to study medicine at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine where she discovered her passion for women’s health. Rebecca enjoys traveling, attending concerts and performances, hiking with her dog, and finding her creativity whenever possible.
Samantha Morrison, M.D.
Samantha was born in Ontario, Canada but grew up in Grand Bahama Island in The Bahamas. After high school, she traded in her flip flops for snow boots and headed to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Samantha was accepted into the Global Scholars program at St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her first year of medical school in England, her second year in Grenada, and her clinical years in New York City.
When she's not working, Samantha loves to travel, exercise, cook and try out new restaurants. If she has a week off, she'll likely be somewhere very far away eating strange food and enjoying the great outdoors.
Alicia Stone, M.D.
Alicia was born in Pottstown, PA, and raised in Northern Virginia. Early career goals included farmer, astronaut, and veterinarian, and she received her undergraduate degree in biology from Messiah College with the intent of becoming a pathologist. After working for a few years in research and development at a biotechnology company, Alicia began medical school at The Pennsylvania State University, where she eventually discovered her calling to obstetrics and gynecology. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing with a good book and her cat, Maximus, exploring new places, and trying new and delicious foods.