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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). 

PGY-4 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!


PGY-3 Residents

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.


PGY-2 Residents

Shabani Ahluwalia, D.O.

Leah Margolis, M.D.

Ashlee Schlesier, M.D.


PGY-1 Residents

Erin Jun, D.O.

Natalie Parkes, M.D.

Brett Smith-Hams,M.D.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The AAMC developed ERAS to transmit residency applications, letters of recommendation, dean's letters, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants and medical schools to residency directors using the Internet.

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Contact Us

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Celeste Dibeler
Medical Student Coordinator
Phone: 610-447-7612