Internal Medicine Residency

2014-2015 Chief Residents

  • Hanny

    Hanny Al-Samkari

    Contact: hanny.al-samkari@uphs.upenn.edu

    • 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!
  • Kiss

    Dan Kiss

    Contact: daniel.kiss@uphs.upenn.edu

    • 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
  • Stewart

    Leslie Stewart

    Contact: leslie.stewart@uphs.upenn.edu

    • 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