Internal Medicine Residency

2013-2014 Chief Residents

Sarah Longworth -


  • Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Undergraduate: Haverford College
  • Hometown: Clevelan, OH
  • Favorite Book: His Dark Materials series, American Gods
  • Favorite Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies
  • Favorite Music Genre: Indie pop
  • Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones, Lost Girl, Downton Abbey
  • Dream Job Outside of Medicine: horseback riding trainer, ceramicist, jeweler
  • Leisurely Pursuits: horseback riding, making jewelry and pottery, eating out
  • Why Penn: incredibly supportive environment, great colleagues and mentors, unparalleled clinical training, diverse patient population
  • Why Philadelphia: walkable, great restaurants, museums, and other cultural opportunities, affordable

Matt Saybolt -


  • Medical School: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Undergraduate: Lafayette College
  • Hometown: Shrewsbury, NJ
  • Favorite Books: Cannery Row and East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  • Favorite Sports Team: New York Football Giants
  • Dream Job Outside of Medicine: Professional surfer, followed closely by travel photographer
  • Hobbies: Snowboarding, surfing, running, hiking with my dog, golf, craft beer drinking
  • Friends Like to Poke Fun At: my New Jersey origins. The state is nothing like the MTV show or the area near Newark Aiport
  • Why Penn: Unmatched clinical training, extent of pathology and autonomy... and I couldn;t ask for a better group of people to come t work with every day
  • Why Philadelphia: Fantastic restaurants (lots of BYOBs) and coffee shops, a very walkable city. You can't beat the cost of living for the quality of life. Within a 1 hour drive you have access to great beaches, hiking, golf, camping and mountain sports.

Jeff Thompson -


  • Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Undergrad: Auburn University
  • Hometown: Lake Charles, LA
  • Favorite Books: The Fountainhead, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman
  • Favorite Sports Team: I love watching college football, especially Auburn
  • Dream Job Outside of Medicine: College professor with ski patrol being a close second
  • Hobbies: Running (I try to do this 4-5 times per week), hiking, traveling, going out with friends, trying new beers in my growler
  • Friends Like to Poke Fun At: People love to make fun of my southern accent
  • Why Penn?: Penn provides fantastic clinical training with a good balance between subspecialty care and general internal medicine. The program offers ample research opportunities and a tremendous amount of support to conduct research while residency, and I couldn’t imagine a better group of residents to work with.
  • Why Philadelphia?: Great restaurants. You can find something to do in this city any night of the week. The Schuylkill trail is an excellent running trail that goes along the river, and good hiking trails within ten miles of the city. Very affordable too!