Internal Medicine Residency

Medicine-Pediatrics Combined Program

PGY-1

Rahela


RAHELA AZIZ-BOSE

Hometown Lexington, MA
Medical School University of Massachusetts
Undergrad Yale
Academic Interests Primary care, Medical Education
Hobbies Running, trying everything on the menu at all the Tria restaurants in Philly
Fun Fact Rahela taught biology at a rural English high school

Sarah


SARAH CAPPONI

Hometown Newton, PA
Medical School Jefferson
Undergrad Johns Hopkins
Academic Interests Primary Care
Hobbies Exploring the Philly food scene, sharing a love of the Bachelorette with her Med-Peds Chief
Fun Fact Sarah is old school in her sincere love for the physical exam

Kelsey


KELSEY RIPP

Hometown San Rafael, CA
Medical School Brown
Undergrad Brown
Academic Interests Global Health
Hobbies Running marathons
Fun Fact Kelsey and her partner Chandler were our Med-Peds program's first ever couples match!

Chandler


CHANDLER VILLAVERDE

Hometown Miami, FL
Medical School Brown
Undergrad Brown
Academic Interests Global Health
Hobbies Card games, selling cheese at farmer's markets
Fun Fact Chandler did research in Uganda as a Doris Duke Fellow during medical school

PGY-2

Micaela


MICAELA BOWERS

Hometown Maryland, just outside of DC
Medical School University of Maryland
Undergrad Marquette
Academic Interests Primary Care, Global Health
Hobbies Playing with her adorable dog (and Penn Med-Peds mascot) Murphy
Fun Fact Micaela once contemplated a career in journalism

Emma


EMMA EDMONDSON

Hometown Ithaca, NY
Medical School Columbia
Undergrad Oberlin
Academic Interests Primary Care, Critical Care
Hobbies Exploring the outdoors, farmers markets and music (especially Justin Bieber)
Fun Fact Emma hiked over 250 miles of the Appalachian trail after match day

SK


SVETOSLAVA KERPEDJIEVA (SK)

Hometown Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School Case Western
Undergrad William & Mary
Academic Interests Hospital Medicine, Palliative Care
Hobbies Biking, running, eating delicious Phiadelphia food
Fun Fact SK is 1 of 2 members from her high school currently enrolled in the Penn Med-Peds Program

Robin


ROBIN MANSOUR

Hometown Sarasota, FL
Medical School Duke
Undergrad University of South Florida
Academic Interests Global Health
Hobbies Acrobatic yoga, board games, comics
Fun Fact Robin's hometown has the US's #1 beach as rated by Travelocity and Dr. Beach

PGY-3

John


JOHN BERENS

Hometown Omaha, NE
Medical School Baylor
Undergrad Rice
Academic Interests Primary Care, Transition of care for adolescents/young adults with chronic illness
Hobbies Writing/playing music, cooking, spending time with loved ones
Fun Fact John was a triple jumper on the Rice Men's Track and Field Team

Christine


CHRISTINA HANNA

Hometown Just outside of St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School Georgetown
Undergrad Georgetown
Academic Interests Oncology, Global Health
Hobbies Dance, tennis, and cooking/baking for the Penn Med-Peds Program
Fun Fact Christina received an MPH from Johns Hopkins between her 3rd and 4th years of medical school

Emily


EMILY WATKINS

Hometown Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School UCSF
Undergrad University of Chicago
Academic Interests Infectious Disease, Medical Education
Hobbies Biking, reading, and finding free food
Fun Fact Emily ran the world's largest scavenger hunt at the University of Chicago

PGY4

Steven


STEVEN MCKEE

Home State Arkansas
Medical School University of Arkansas
Undergrad University of Arkansas
Academic Interests Hospital Medicine, Critical Care, Global Health
Hobbies Cycling, running, surfing and generally things outdoors
Fun Fact Steve lived in Northern Spain and Costa Rica during undergrad and is fluent in Spanish

Laura


LAURA ROBINSON

Hometown Zionsville, IN
Medical School UNC
Undergrad Duke
Academic Interests Reading, dance, cooking
Hobbies Primary Care, Transition of care for adolescents/young adults with chronic illnes
Fun Fact Laura spent a year doing hunger advocacy in New York with Americorps after undergrad

Stephanie


STEPHANIE SMITH

Hometown Near San Francisco, CA
Medical School Stanford
Undergrad Yale
Academic Interests Pediatic Oncology, Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Hobbies Running, visiting her husband in NYC, juggling, eating lots of kale
Fun Fact Steph earned an MPH at Yale before starting medical school