Emergency Medicine

New Faculty, Fellows, and Clinicians

Please welcome these physicians to our team, as they join us in our various missions at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center!

  • Agarwal

    Anish Agarwal, MD, MPH

    Anish grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but ventured to Boston to attend Tufts University for both his undergraduate training and MD/MPH degrees. Anish returned home to Philadelphia (and his beloved Philadelphia Eagles) to begin an OB/GYN residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Despite an excellent exposure to clinical training, his career interests changed, and Anish found his heart belonged in the Emergency Department. He spent a year working with Penn's Center for Emergency Care and Policy Research as a research fellow studying resuscitation, cardiac arrest, sepsis & telehealth within the ED. Anish completed his EM training at Penn and served as one the chief residents during his final year in residency.

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    Throughout his training, Anish has had the opportunity to present his work at multiple national and international EM and Critical Care conferences. Anish will be beginning a fellowship with the National Clinician Scholars Program here at Penn and plans to continue to explore methods of improving the delivery of emergent and urgent care through innovation and health policy. He will be working in the PPMC ED on a per diem basis. Amongst all of this, Anish is most proud to have recently become a father; he and his wife welcomed a baby boy in August 2016.

  • Binkley

    Mark Binkley, MD

    Mark grew up in central Pennsylvania. He went to Franklin & Marshall College where he majored in Biology, and then went on to Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training in EM at York Hospital. Mark worked in a rural Emergency Department in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for the last 4 years before deciding to do a fellowship in Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine here at Penn. He finished the fellowship in June, and will put his knowledge to work with Hyperbaric Medicine / Wound Center at PMC and the PMC ED as Assistant Professor – AC track.
    In his spare time Mark enjoys traveling, spending time with his wife and son, golfing, and restoring antique cars.

  • Jafari

    Daniel Jafari MD MPH

    Daniel was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Daniel graduated from Iran University of Medical Sciences with a medical degree and has a Master of Public Health from Imperial College of London. After having a brief stay in Vancouver, he moved to Philadelphia to join the University of Pennsylvania’s department of emergency medicine as a visiting research scholar with the division of emergency ultrasound. He presented his collaborative research at several national conferences and won the 2014 Academy of Emergency Ultrasound resident research award. Daniel will begin his Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellowship here at Penn. He will be working at PPMC ED on a per diem basis. In his spare time, Daniel loves to read, run, explore the Philly food scene with his wife, and thrive as an amateur mixologist.

  • Kassem

    Jawad N. Kassem, MD, MPH

    Jawad is double-boarded in Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM). Jawad obtained his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He continued his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Post-baccalaureate Pre-Medical Sciences Program and then began working in clinical research at Schering-Plough Research Institute while concurrently obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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    Jawad returned to school at St. George’s University School of Medicine to follow his passion and fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a physician. He graduated in 2006 and went on to complete a surgical internship at UMDNJ prior to embarking on his training as an EM physician at SUNY Upstate Medical University. While in residency Jawad was introduced to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a subject he researched and published papers on, and then he returned to the University of Pennsylvania to complete a fellowship in UHM.

    Jawad is an active EM and UHM clinician, researcher and educator. Currently, he serves on the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society’s Publication Committee, Accreditation Committee and is a site surveyor. Jawad’s extracurricular activities include SCUBA diving and short-form improvisation. After 6 years of clinical practice and administration, Jawad once again returns to the University of Pennsylvania, this time as a member of the faculty of Emergency Medicine as an Assistant Professor AC track and Assistant Fellowship Director of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He will do clinical shifts with the Hyperbaric Program at HUP, Hyperbaric and Would Care Center at PMC and HUP ED.

  • Merrick

    Stephanie Merrick, MD

    Stephanie has spent most of her life in Pennsylvania, currently living outside of Philadelphia in Flourtown. She lives with her husband and two cats, and they are expecting their first child this July. Stephanie went to Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and graduated with a B.S in biology. She worked for 2 years at the University of Pennsylvania in a DNA Sequencing Facility, and then attended medical school at St. George’s University. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Bethlehem, PA. She has started a fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine with the Department. When Stephanie is not working, she enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and reading.

  • Moye

    Elizabeth Moye, MD

    Elizabeth is from Pittsburgh and went to Penn undergrad. She then left Pennsylvania and spent the last 12 years in New York, graduating from NYU Medical School in 2009 and completing her Emergency Medicine residency at NYU/Bellevue in 2013. Since residency, she has been an attending physician at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/Mount Sinai West, a high volume academic department on the west side of Manhattan. Elizabeth has joined our department as an Assistant Professor on the AC-track, doing clinical shifts at PMC and HUP. Her interests include the healthcare of vulnerable populations and specifically women’s health. Her fiancé has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship in Political Science at Penn. She is excited to be back in Philadelphia, and enjoying the city in new ways, with her fiancé and their two-year-old daughter.

  • Nwakanma

    Chidinma Nwakanma, MD

    Chidi is a proud native of New York, hailing from Queens. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Pennsylvania and went on to obtain her MD from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Chidi returned to New York for residency in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital, and completed a fellowship in Advanced Resuscitation there. She has joined the Penn family as an Assistant Professor-AC track, doing clinical shifts at PMC ED and HUP ED Resccu. Her academic interests include women's health, resuscitation/ER critical care, and international medicine. Chidi enjoys dancing, drawing, watching reality TV, eating and traveling. She is very excited to return to Philadelphia and Penn (as a grown up!).

  • Pellet

    Andrew Pellet, MD

    Andrew grew up just north of NYC in the Hudson Valley region of New York. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College and medical degree at SUNY Buffalo. Before making a career change into Emergency Medicine at Penn, he completed 3 years of General Surgery training at the University of Vermont. Following his Emergency Medicine training at Penn, Andrew will be staying on as an Ultrasound fellow and clinical instructor. He plans to complete a Critical Care fellowship following this. His academic interests include point-of-care ultrasound and echo as well as resuscitation. In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking/backpacking and sampling Philadelphia restaurants.

  • Qasim

    Zaffer Qasim, MBBS FRCEM FRCPC (EM) EDIC

    Zaffer was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and has been lucky to have lived and worked in several countries across the world. He completed his medical degree from the University of Karachi, and residency training in Emergency Medicine in Manchester, England, as well as at Christiana Care in Delaware. He completed a fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care Medicine from the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Zaffer has joined the department as an Assistant Professor-AC track, and will be splitting his time between the HUP ED-Resccu and the ED at Presbyterian. His academic interests include advanced trauma resuscitation including REBOA, critical care education, and prehospital care. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife, travel, and is looking forward to exploring all that Philadelphia has to offer.

  • Reisinger

    Nathaniel Reisinger, MD

    Nathaniel finished med school UT Southwestern, Internal Medicine residency at Columbia, nephrology fellowship at Penn, and is a Clinical Ultrasound Fellow 2017-2018. He will also serve as an attending and instructor in the EDOU. He is interested in novel technologies to enhance patient care in nephrology, is building a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for nephrology fellows at Penn, and moderates the ultrasound skills clinic at the Cardio Renal Society of America, Cardiorenal University. He has a keen interest in the use of social media in nephrology, and is an intern in the Nephrology Social Media Collective 2017 @Nephrothaniel. He is Editor-in-Chief of PennKidney.com, and Jeff Berns’ chief social media strategist @Jeff_Berns_POTD. He works on the American Society of Nephrology quality improvement project “Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety” for preventing infections in the dialysis unit, and is active on the Renal Physicians Association Government Affairs Committee.

  • Tabakin

    Erica Tabakin, MD

    Erica was born and raised in New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at the College of New Jersey, followed by medical school at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson. Erica and her husband couples-matched in Philadelphia for residency. She completed her EM residency at Penn in 2017, and served as a chief resident in her fourth year. Erica is excited to be joining the Penn faculty as an Assistant Professor on the AC track. She will do clinical shifts in the HUP and PMC EDs. Her interests include medical education, quality improvement, and patient safety. She will be the HUP site coordinator for the EM200 medical students and co-faculty advisor for EMIG. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, and plans to pursue a hobby in cake decorating.

  • Teran

    Felipe Teran, MD

    Felipe was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. He completed Emergency Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Trauma Center in NYC. During residency, Felipe developed a strong interest in the delivery of resuscitation care in the Emergency Department. As a member of the hospital cardiac arrest and stroke committees, he worked on several QA projects focusing on system issues to optimize care. He served as Academic Chief Resident and became the first Education Fellow of the ALL NYC Emergency Medicine organization.

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    During his Critical Care senior track, Felipe spent most of this time with cardiac anesthesia in the OR and CTICU, and trained in transesophageal echo (TEE), aiming to bring this application to the HUP ED as attending and instructor. After residency, Felipe joined Mount Sinai as Instructor of EM and Ultrasound Fellow in 2016. As a fellow, he led the creation of a multidisciplinary program for the use of TEE in the ED, developed a curriculum to train the department’s Ultrasound Division, and created a protocol for the application of this modality during resuscitations. His current research efforts are directed to determine the feasibility and clinical impact of this emerging ultrasound technique. Felipe has channeled his passion for critical care and ultrasound education through the organization of several large regional EM conferences, including Resuscitate NYC which he co-directs with EMCrit’s Scott Weingart every January.

    He has joined Penn as Instructor of EM, and faculty of the Ultrasound Division based at HUP, and will be pursuing the MSCE program. He will be moving to Philly with his wife who will be doing a Masters in Landscape Architecture at PennDesign. In his free time Felipe cooks, runs and makes short films.

  • Trivedi

    Mala Trivedi, MD

    Mala was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey. After studying Exercise Physiology at Rutgers College, she attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In 2009, she moved to Brooklyn, New York for her residency in Emergency Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital. She stayed in New York for the next five years working as an attending physician and academic clinician - first at North Shore University Hospital, and then at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Mala has started the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine fellowship. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, adventure travel, and volunteering with animals.

  • Dr. Krebs

    Elizabeth Krebs, MD

    Liz Krebs has started her ultrasound fellowship. She's here from Durham, NC where she was for the past 4 years, completing a global health fellowship at Duke and working clinically at the Durham VA emergency department. In addition to improving her clinical ultrasound skills and getting involved in the ResCCU, Liz is excited to investigate the economic and work flow impact of POCUS in the ED. She trained at St. Luke's Bethlehem and completed med school at Jefferson back in 2009, but is originally from Minnesota. She and her partner live near the art museum with their two little dogs Biggie and Cocoa.

  • Dr. Baston

    Cameron Baston, MD

    Cameron Baston had a meandering path on his way to medicine. A Philly local, he headed to MIT for his mechanical engineering degree before several careers, including automotive design at Texas Instruments, plasma physics research at Los Alamos National Labs, and a stint at a think tank for the Tellus Institute. Through global health work in Mexico and Rwanda he found his way to medicine, getting his MD at Jefferson before going to the UW in Seattle for residency and chief residency. During that time he worked on low cost medical devices for Shift Labs, and is now in his second year of Pulm/Crit fellowship at Penn, where his areas of interest are bedside ultrasound and appropriate use of critical care technology in the resource-limited setting. His family include his wife, daughter, and great dane Zephyr. He's joining the EM US team while getting his MSCE.

  • Dr. Baumlin

    Kevin M. Baumlin, MD, FACEP

    It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Kevin M. Baumlin, MD, FACEP, as Chair of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Perelman School of Medicine. Kevin joins Penn Medicine as a globally recognized physician leader, and an accomplished clinician with a unique combination of applied capabilities including informatics, operational innovation, and quality and performance improvement. With more than 25 years of professional experience in medicine, Kevin comes to Penn from his role as Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York, a position in which he had direct oversight

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    of the facility’s 265 clinical care providers, 110,000 patients, and 45 residents. During his time in this role, Kevin oversaw the development and implementation of programs that resulted in significant operational improvements including a dramatically reduced wait time in the Emergency Room and improved Press Ganey scores. During that time, he was also an active member of several other committees including Quality and Performance, Patient Experience, and the hospital’s Medical Board.

    Kevin’s academic interests lie primarily in informatics and geriatric emergency medicine. He has published and lectured widely on both topics in leading academic journals.

    He was a key driver in the development of New York’s first Geriatric Emergency Department – a groundbreaking initiative in 2012 that was recognized by the New York Times. He was also instrumental in the creation of the widely recognized Care and Respect for Elder Emergencies (CARE) volunteer program for geriatric ED patients, as well as the Novel Interdisciplinary Care for Emergencies (NICE) program for frequent ED visitors. Both the CARE and NICE programs had a positive impact on patients, reducing both frequent visitor usage and the number of falls for geriatric patients.

    As the lead physician for Mount Sinai’s implementation of EPIC, Kevin was responsible for engineering an on-time, under-budget implementation that saw the whole enterprise transition from paper to electronic medical records. At the same time, he also supervised a smooth transition for the Emergency Department without a decrease in revenue.

    Kevin holds multiple professional certifications and memberships. In 2013 he received a LEAN Healthcare Certificate from the University of Michigan, and in the same year also earned an Accelerated Implementation Methodology (AIM) Certificate. Kevin also holds a 10x10 certification from the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Recently he received board certification in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventative Medicine. Kevin is a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Previously, he also served as Chair of the informatics committee for both groups.

    Over the course of his career, Kevin has also received several prominent honors and awards including multiple recognitions for excellence in teaching and patient care.

    To his peers, Kevin is known for his collaborative style of leadership, working with teams across disciplines to achieve his goals. At Pennsylvania Hospital, Kevin will work closely with members of the leadership team to improve ED patient throughput and, as a skilled and committed educator, he will work to develop professional development programs for attending physicians.

    As Vice Chair of the department of Emergency Medicine, Kevin will serve on the department’s Senior Leadership Council to provide guidance on the strategic direction of clinical, education and research missions. Specifically, he will provide guidance on the development of potential new business lines for the department regarding specialty populations. Furthermore, he will work towards a closer clinical integration of all UPHS Emergency Departments to help ensure that the branding of Penn Emergency Medicine is seamless across all our entities.

    With a proven track record of improved quality of patient care and Emergency Department operations, we look forward to having Kevin on our team.

  • Chelluri

    Jayaram (Jay) Chelluri MD, MHSA

    Jay grew up outside Pittsburgh, PA. He did his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh and moved to Washington, DC immediately after to pursue his Masters in Health Administration focusing on Health Policy. After graduate school he went on to medical school at George Washington University where he met his wife. They then moved to New York where he completed his EM residency at Mt. Sinai in 2014. The next move took them back to Pittsburgh for a Critical Care Fellowship and Certificate in Clinical Research at UPitt. Jay’s primary interest is in ED to ICU transitions and systems improvement. Jay has started at Penn Medicine as Assistant Professor, AC – track. He has joined John Greenwood in the development of the ED-ICU as well as working as an intensivist in the VA SICU. In his spare time he enjoys chasing after his 16-month-old daughter, cooking, and traveling.

  • Coupet

    Edouard Coupet, MD

    Edouard was born and raised in Chicago, IL (Flossmoor). He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in Molecular/Cellular Biology. He went to medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Edouard then moved to New York where he began his tenure on the east coast and completed his residency in EM at Jacobi/Montefiore.

    Edouard has started at Penn as a fellow for the Center for Emergency Care & Policy Research program with a concentration in violence prevention and hospital-based violence intervention research. His academic interests include ED-based public health interventions, health disparities, violence prevention, and alcohol/substance abuse. He will be working clinically at Presbyterian. When he's not in the ED, he enjoys running, soccer, basketball, reading, and traveling - particularly internationally.

  • Jang

    David H. Jang (DJ), MD, MSc

    DJ graduated from Tufts Med school in 2006 and completed his EM residency at Pitt in 2009, after which he completed a Medical Toxicology fellowship at NYU (2009-2011). He then obtained his MSc in clinical investigation at the NYU K30 program (2011-2013). During his time in New York, DJ developed a strong interest in shock and cardiac arrest from cardiovascular drug poisoning and obtained various foundation grants to complete relevant animal studies in this area. He was recruited to Penn in July 2014 as an Instructor supported by the NHLBI K12 career development research program.

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    His current research focuses on mitochondrial bioenergetics from acute toxicologic
    poisoning. He has established an early track record of success with relevant
    publications and various sources of funding. Much of his work now focuses on studying changes
    in mitochondrial respiration and ROS along with mitochondrial motility in both cell-based and
    clinical research with acute poisoning. DJ is collaborating with Dr. David Eckmann, MD PhD
    (Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care) to develop a Center for Mitochondrial Bioenergetics
    in Emergency Medicine (MitoEM) with a focus on mitochondrial physiology in areas of acute care
    including sepsis, shock, and acute poisoning. He is an Assistant Professor-CE track and is based
    at HUP. DJ lives in Haddonfield (NJ) with his family, including his two sons, mother-in-law,
    a 10lb Pekingese dog, and his wife, who works part time as an oncology pharmacist at Perelman.
    Interests include running, triathlons, building and painting his extensive collection of miniatures
    (warhammer 40k), and tunnel trance music.
  • Guido

    Brett E. Guido, MD

    Brett had been a Floridian his entire life until moving to Philadelphia for residency in 2012. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florid, and his medical degree at the Florida State University College of Medicine. His fiancé recently moved to Philadelphia where she works as a hospitalist at CHOP; they plan to be married this October in Sarasota, Florida. Brett is an Assistant Professor on the Academic Clinician track, after completing his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He will be working primarily at Presbyterian but also splitting shifts at HUP. His academic interests include bedside teaching and the use of music in the emergency department. Since coming to Philadelphia, Brett has developed a love of running and has completed 2 marathons, 6 half marathons and numerous other races. He spends his free time outside: running, biking, golfing and, most importantly, traveling.

  • South

    Eugenia (Gina) C. South, MD, MS

    Gina grew up in Stony Brook, NY, completed undergraduate work at Harvard University, and medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. She then finished 2 years of general surgery residency prior to moving to Philadelphia to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. As an RWJ fellow, Gina fell in love with several things: Philadelphia, research, and most importantly, her future husband. It was during this time that she made the switch to EM and completed her EM residency at Penn in 2016. Gina has joined our department as Assistant Professor – CE track. Her research focuses on neighborhood effects on health and safety in urban environments. More specifically, she is interested in understanding the ways in which the physical attributes of where people live, work, and play influence cardiovascular & mental health, substance use, & violent crime. Gina lives in Northern Liberties with her husband, 2 year-old son, and their new daughter. She enjoys cooking, exploring the city, and is a small group leader at her church.

  • Uspal

    Julie E. Uspal, MD

    Julie was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. After obtaining her undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Julie attended the Penn State College of Medicine at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Continuing her eastward journey across the state, Julie completed her EM residency at Penn, serving as Chief Resident during her final year. Julie is excited to be continuing with the Penn EM team as an Assistant Professor on the AC-track.

    Throughout her residency, Julie has developed an interest in quality improvement, patient safety, and patient satisfaction and looks forward to taking an active role in developing further initiatives in these areas. Outside of the hospital, Julie loves spending time with her energetic pug puppy, Wallace, her awesome husband, and their new-born son.

  • Savul

    Sajjad Savul, MD

    A resident of South Jersey for over 15 years, Sajjad joins the occupational medicine residency program as the associate program director. He is board certified in occupational medicine, family medicine and addiction medicine. Sajjad completed his medical degree in Pakistan and did residencies at Wright State (aerospace medicine), Thomas Jefferson (family medicine) and University of Pennsylvania (occupational medicine). He has joined our department as Assistant Professor-AC track. He also serves as the medical director of occupational health at PPMC. His professional areas of interest include workplace safety, bio-surveillance and worker wellness. Savul likes spending time with his wife and their three school-aged children. They enjoy the outdoors and doing some travelling. Wife and kids will return to the Philly area after she finishes her fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock.

  • Dr. Cavallaro

    Sarah Cavallaro, MD

    Sarah was born and raised in Connecticut. She went to college at Johns Hopkins where she played soccer and majored in Public Health. In Baltimore, she met her husband, who played baseball for Hopkins and studied Chemical Engineering. She then returned home to go to medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Sarah moved to Philadelphia in 2011, and just completed her EM residency at Penn. She has joined us as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow at CHOP (Children's Hospital). During her fellowship, she will also be working as an attending in our department, primarily at HUP.

  • Dr. Chan

    Wilma Chan, MD, EdM

    Wilma is originally from Cranston, Rhode Island and completed her EM residency at University of Chicago and did an ultrasound fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has a masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the program of Technology, Innovation and Education. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Chicago and her bachelor of science in biology and child development at Tufts.

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    Wilma has joined our department as Assistant Professor – AC track.
    She will also be the inaugural Director of Undergraduate Ultrasound
    Education at the Perelman School of Medicine. Her academic interests
    include social media and technology utilization in medical education.
    Wilma works clinically at both HUP and PPMC.

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  • Dr. Choy

    Hana Choy, MD

    Hana was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University during which an internship volunteering at San Francisco General Hospital's ED cemented her fascination with emergency medicine. From there she went on to obtain her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she realized her passion for both internal and emergency medicine.

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    She completed her combined EM/IM residency training at Christiana Care
    Health Systems in Newark, Delaware, where she also met her husband. Hana
    joins us from Crozer Chester Medical Center where she has been a full time
    emergency physician and per diem hospitalist. She is now a Health System
    Clinician, working in the HUP ED and the EDOU. Hana and her husband reside
    in Philadelphia with their cat Tigger and dog Zero. Hana's interests include
    running, Bikram yoga, and trying all kinds of restaurants with her husband,
    who recently completed an MS in hospitality management.
  • Dr. Delgado

    Mucio Christopher (Kit) Delgado, MD, MS

    Kit grew up just outside of D.C. and met his wife (now a CHOP Peds EM faculty member) during his medical school years at Columbia in New York City. He completed his EM residency in the Stanford-Kaiser Permanente program in 2009. He extended his stay in California and completed a 3- year health services research fellowship sponsored by AHRQ. He was an Instructor at Stanford and also worked clinically in a community ED in Oakland on a part-time basis.

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    He was recruited to Penn in July 2013 as an Instructor supported by the
    NHLBI K12 career development research program. His research focuses
    on discovering innovative approaches to reducing the public health burden
    of injury. He has established an early track record of success with 21 peer-
    reviewed publications and multiple sources of funding and national research
    awards. Much of his work has focused on the analysis of large observational
    datasets derived from EMS, ED, and hospital discharge data, as well as on
    decision analytic modeling and cost-effectiveness analysis. Since coming to
    Penn he also has been developing a research program on testing interventions
    that apply principles from behavioral economics to preventing injuries in the
    first place, with texting while driving as the model behavior. He is an Assistant
    Professor – Tenure track and is based at HUP.

    Kit loves spending time outdoors and traveling with his family, including his
    2-year old daughter. He is on the lookout for others interested in road and
    mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, surfing, paddle boarding, live music,
    and an affinity for good Latin food.

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  • Dr. Greenwood

    John C. Greenwood, MD

    John is from South Jersey and finished his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and went on to medical school at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his EM residency and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. John’s research and clinical interests include resuscitative medicine, mechanical circulatory support, and medical education.

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    John has joined our department as Assistant Professor AC – track.
    He also serves as our department’s inaugural Medical Director of
    our new ED-ICU, as well as an intensivist in the Cardiovascular
    Surgical ICU. He is based mainly at HUP. In his spare time he enjoys
    spending time with his wife and 3 kids, exercising, and is a “die hard”
    Phillies & Eagles fan.

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  • Dr. Lee

    Bryan Walker Lee, MD

    Walker grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. He completed his undergraduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar receiving his bachelor’s degree in international studies. He completed his medical degree at Weill-Cornell Medical College and his residency training in EM at NYU-Bellevue. During residency he led the “critical care college”, a monthly discussion group of faculty and senior residents reviewing current topics in critical care.

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    Walker’s interests include ED critical care, bedside ultrasound, and resident
    education. He joins our faculty as Assistant Professor AC-track after
    recently working as an attending physician in the Christiana Care system
    in Delaware. Walker works in both the HUP and PPMC EDs. His outside
    interests include sailing, standup paddle-boarding, and backpacking. He is
    also an award winning songwriter and has previously aired audio documen-
    taries of his interviews and recording with musicians in the homeless com-
    munity.

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  • Dr. Moon

    Jeffrey Moon, MD, MPH

    Jeffrey was raised in Haddonfield, NJ. Jeffrey completed an accelerated BA-MD-MPH joint degree program at Johns Hopkins and Rutgers Universities. He trained in EM at the residency at the University of Rochester. He has previously worked as a health care lobbyist and served as an aide to a NJ Senator and University Provost.

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    After completing a year as a Penn Medicine Clinician, Jeffrey is now an
    Assistant Professor on the A-C track primarily based at HUP. Additionally,
    he serves the department as EPIC Physician Champion and has a monthly
    “Fascinating Case Series” for the residency.

    Jeffrey lives in Haddonfield, NJ with his wife, a pediatric dermatologist,
    and their two sons. His personal interests include the outdoors,
    working on his house, all types of fishing and boating, and summers in the
    Adirondacks.
  • Dr. Tobias

    Marc Tobias, MD

    Marc completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate before continuing his training at the Cooper University Hospital EM residency program. He spearheaded a study to examine patient attitudes towards online healthcare and, more recently, developed a project to integrate tablet computers into patient rooms. Marc has long been passionate about developing software applications and is proficient in several programming languages. He looks forward to improving clinical medicine through integration with information technology.

  • Dr. Wall

    Jessica Wall, MD

    Jessica grew up in the Northwest, graduating from college at Oregon State University with a BS in biology and then Oregon Institute of Technology with an Associates degree in Emergency Medical Services. Her first career was as a paramedic in Oregon and Washington, which then led to graduate and medical school at Ohio State University. She has just completed her EM residency at UCLA-Olive View, and has started her fellowship at CHOP. Jessica is working in the ED at PPMC. Jessica has diverse research interests in pediatric sepsis, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and EMS. On a personal level, she loves to run, hike and SCUBA dive. She has a large dog who, while a little ADHD for running, enjoys the dog park and play time at almost any hour!

  • Dr. Weiss

    Brian Weiss, MD

    Brian has started as a fellow in the Penn division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, having just completed his EM residency here at Penn. He is excited and honored to join the Department of Emergency Medicine as a per diem attending. His path began with studying philosophy and English literature at Vanderbilt University, including a year-long honors research program in value theory and ethics, followed by two years of genetics and microbiology research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences,

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    which is where he subsequently earned his medical degree. Brian is
    working at both HUP and PPMC. Brian’s career goal is to formally blend
    the practices of emergency and critical care in a physical space that optimizes
    research, education, and treatment for the most seriously ill. He lives in Philly
    with his wife, and spends most of his free time logging miles and the occasion-
    al strava KOM on his bicycle in the beautiful areas surrounding the city.

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