HUP Residency - Current Residents

Fourth Year Residents

Fourth Year Residents
Ruchika Bhatt, MD
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: George Washington University
Internship: General Surgery, PENN
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Dance
Emmanuel Botzolakis, MD, PhD
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
College: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: SCUBA diving, skiing, traveling, foosball, fantasy football, movies
Research: Neuroradiology, Molecular Imaging
Christine Edmonds, MD
Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
College: Princeton University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Crozer Chester Transitional
Hobbies/Interests: Running, biking, hiking, baseball, The World Cup, champagne, chocolate
Research: Apoptosis and Autophagy Cell Signaling Pathways
Vahid Etezadi, MD
Birthplace: Neyshabour, Iran
Hometown: Neyshabour, Iran
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Internship: University Hospital of Wales, UK / HUP Surgery
Hobbies/Interests: Music (Playing and listening), Soccer (Playing and watching), Persian poetry
Research: IR
Benjamin Ge, MD
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Hometown: Montville, New Jersey
College: Stevens Institute of Technology
Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Internship: Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: cars, cooking, constructions, football (fantasy, playing, watching... GO JETS!), golf, skiing, and traveling/road trips
Research: wound healing, pediatrics, ultrasound
Mikhail Higgins, MD, MPH
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
College: Macalester College
Medical School: Wake Forest University)
Internship: St. Joseph Hospital (Chicago, IL)
Hobbies/Interests: Sailing, Bikram Yoga, Track, Writing poetry/narratives, Traveling, Health & Educational public policy, Teleradiology
Research: Interventional Oncology, Peripheral Endovascular therapy
Allison Lawyer, MD
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Turnersville, NJ
College: Cornell University
Medical School: UMDNJ
Internship: Hanhemann / Drexel
Hobbies/Interests: cooking, reading, hanging out with my husband and daughter, trying out new restaurants
Research: fetal imaging/prenatal diagnosis, health care economics
Camilla Lynch, MD
Birthplace: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Hometown: Maraval, Trinidad
College: Williams College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Cambridge Health Alliance, Transitional Year
Hobbies/Interests: Nature walks, swimming in the ocean, sing-a-longs, live music shows, intermittent bursts of culinary inspiration and pseudo-gourmet chef activity
Priyanka Prakash, MD
Birthplace: India
Hometown: Delhi, India
Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, India
Internship: Metro West Medical Center, Framingham, MA
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Spending time with family/friends
Research: Radiation dose reduction
Chara Rydzak, MD, PhD
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
College: Stanford University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, triathlons, hiking, snorkeling, travel, cinema, food, cello, photography, art, gardening
Research: Cost-effectiveness and outcomes research, medical decision making, quality and safety assessment, global health
Charles Weber, MD
Birthplace: Lansdale, PA
Hometown: Telford, PA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Internship: Transitional Year at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY
Hobbies/Interests: Outdoors, Snowboarding, traveling to old Japanese castles, going to Eagles and Phillies games
Research: Interventional Oncology
Benjamin Yam, MD
Birthplace: New York, NY
Hometown: Roslyn, NY
Medical School: Stony Brook School of Medicine
Internship: Hospital of Saint Raphael
Hobbies/Interests: clouds, magical jelly beans
Research: MRI signal characteristics of onchomycosis