Residents

Class of 2022

Leslie Crosby

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
College: Wheaton College
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Interests in EM: Ultrasound, wilderness medicine, academic medicine
Hobbies: experimenting with new recipes, running, swimming, arts and crafts, podcasts

Brenton Elliott, M.D.

Hometown: McLean, Va.
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Interests in EM: Education/teaching, EMS
Hobbies: Poker, chess, travel, music (keyboard/singing), video games, sports (soccer, basketball, tennis, badminton, pickleball, climbing)

Elena Grill, M.D.

Hometown: Thornton, Pa.
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests in EM: Ultrasound, pediatric EM
Hobbies: Terrarium building, hiking, gardening, restoring furniture, travel

Carissa Jeannette, D.O.

Hometown: Woodridge, N.J.
College: Rutgers University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests in EM: Ultrasound, EMS
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, running, kayaking, riding rollercoasters

Piotr Jurgielewicz, M.D.

Hometown: Suwalki, Poland
College: Drexel University
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Interests in EM: Global health, Addiction medicine
Hobbies: Working out, travel, outdoor activities

Pamela Maisey, D.O.

Hometown: Wyncote, Pa.
College: Boston University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests in EM: international/relief medicine, ultrasound
Hobbies: Marine biology (scuba diving), traveling, candle making, Netflix and Chill, pizza

Danielle Melisiotis, D.O.

Hometown: Pipersville, Pa.
College: University of Scranton
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests in EM: toxicology, academic medicine
Hobbies: Running, skiing, reading, decorating/arts & crafts, gardening, community involvement

Ahmed Mostafa MD

Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Medical School: Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, Cairo Egypt
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Drexel University College of Medicine
Interests in EM: Medical Toxicology
Hobbies: Crossfit, squash, reading, traveling charity and social work

Melissa Yu MD

Hometown: Rockville, Md.
College: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests in EM: Critical care, ultrasound
Hobbies: Hiking, photography, traveling, snowboarding, tacos

 

Class of 2021

Wajid Ali, M.D.

Hometown: Yardley, Pa.
College: Drexel University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Interests in EM: Critical care, toxicology
Hobbies: Working out, travel, trying new food, sports, Netflix

Mike Briskey, M.D.

Hometown: Selinsgrove, Pa.
College: University of Scranton
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Interests in EM: Wilderness medicine, ultrasound
Hobbies: running, golfing, hiking, traveling, and eating

Muhamad “Masood” Khalid, M.D.

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Drexel University College of Medicine
Interests in EM: Medical toxicology

Joshua Pathman, MD

Hometown: Durham, N.C.
College: Wake Forest University
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Interests in EM: Education/teaching, academic medicine, pediatric EM
Hobbies: Hosting, local history, my kitchen, friends, story telling

Morgan Ritz, M.D.

Hometown: Plano, Texas
College: Texas A&M University
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Interests in EM: Palliative, addiction, disaster medicine
Hobbies: Cinematography, parkour, video games, party planning, trying to learn Italian

Michael Shalaby, M.D.

Hometown: New Orleans
College: Tulane University
Medical School: LSU Health Sciences Center
Interests in EM: Pediatrics, tactical medicine
Hobbies: Lifting weights, reading

Joseph Zaraga, D.O.

Hometown: Milford, Del.
College: University of Delaware 
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests in EM: EMS, ultrasound
Hobbies: Mountain biking, DJ-ing, photography, sports (tennis, soccer, basketball- Go Sixers!)

 

Class of 2020

Brandon Blakey, M.D.

Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.
College: Drexel University 
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Interests in EM: Ultrasound and toxicology
Hobbies: Volleyball, cooking (and eating!), running, and exercising

Pamela Chin, M.D.

Hometown: Homdel, N.J.
College: Rutgers University
Medical School: Rutgers University- New Jersey Medical School
Interests in EM: EMS, ultrasound
Hobbies: Horseback riding, hiking, snowboarding, spinning, yoga, pilates, international travel

Sundeep Jassal, D.O.

Hometown: Acton, Mass.
Undergrad: Stony Brook University 
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
Interests in EM: Sports medicine, ultrasound
Hobbies: Basketball (Celtics), travel, music, food and anything spontaneous

David Mai, M.D.

Chief Resident

Hometown: Portland, Ore.
College: Whitman College
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Interests in EM: Ultrasound, pediatrics EM, global health.
Hobbies: Tennis, backpacking, kayaking, hiking, camping, traveling, eating Phở and making Vietnamese iced coffee.

Laura Roper, M.D.

Chief Resident

Hometown: Media, Pa.
College: West Chester University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Interests in EM: EMS, Global International Emergency Medicine, ultrasound, research
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, CrossFit, pets (one dog), learning to speak Spanish, horseback riding, reading novels, and playing musical instruments (piano, saxophone, guitar) 

Jessica Tolbert, M.D.

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
College: Houston Baptist University, Houston
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School, Houston

Ultrasound Fellow

Kevin Conor Welch

Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
College: George Washington University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests in Ultrasound: ECHO, vascular access
Hobbies: Jazz bass performance, genetic genealogy

Alumni

Class of 2019

Ashley Barfield, D.O.
Megan Crossman, M.D.
Matt DeStefano, D.O.
Brian Duffell, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Tzlil Perahia, M.D., M.A., M.S.
Christopher Ring, M.D.

 

How to Apply

The Crozer-Chester Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program participates in the National Match Process using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).

Apply Here

Contact Us

Questions and other inquiries regarding the program can be made to Ms. Kiarra Cannon at kiarra.cannon@crozer.org or 610-447-6671.