Internal Medicine Residency

2014-2015 Chief Residents

Hanny Al-Samkari -


  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: University of Dayton
  • Hometown: Dayton, OH
  • Favorite Book: Prey by Michael Crichton
  • Favorite Sports Teams: Ohio State Buckeyes Football, the Big Ten Conference
  • Favorite Music Genre: Classic rock, alternative rock
  • Favorite TV show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scrubs, Friday Night Lights
  • Leisurely Pursuits: Weight lifting, college football, classic video games
  • Why Penn: Wonderful place surrounded by brilliant but humble people. Awesome city. The smartest residents in the country. Three different hospitals offering a diversity of clinical experience.
  • Why Philadelphia: Excellent food! Very compact but big city that's highly walkable. Affordable housing!

Dan Kiss -


  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College
  • Undergraduate: University of Delaware
  • Hometown: Long Beach Island, NJ
  • Favorite Books: Dirk Pitt series (Clive Cussler)
  • Favorite Sports Team: New York Football Giants
  • Dream Job Outside of Medicine: Movie critic
  • Hobbies: Surfing, running, skim boarding, skiing, anything outdoors
  • Friends Like to Poke Fun At: my NY Giants fanhood
  • Why Penn: A tremendous amount of autonomy in a well supported environment. Extremely strong clinical training with access to world class research. Most importantly, I truly enjoy my colleagues. Penn is a great place!
  • Why Philadelphia: Great BYOB restaurants, very "walk-able", great cost of living

Leslie Stewart -


  • Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Undergrad: Northwestern University
  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Favorite Books: A Farewell to Arms
  • Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation
  • Favorite Sports Team: Northwestern football
  • Dream Job Outside of Medicine: Primatologist, professional surfer (would require learning how to surf)
  • Leisurely Pursuits: Hiking, painting, unsuccessfully gardening, biking
  • Why Penn?: Great colleagues and mentors, unparalleled clinical training, diverse patient population and 3 unique hospital experiences
  • Why Philadelphia?: Great restaurants, museums, and other cultural opportunities, easy to get around, beautiful hiking opportunities within 10 miles of the city