HUP Residency - Current Residents

Second Year Residents

First Year Residents
Azadeh Elmi, MD
Azadeh Elmi, MD
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
College: Tehran University
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical School
Internship: Yale-Griffin Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, baking, cooking and recipe enhancement, fitness, mountain climbing and travel
Research interest: Oncology imaging, Molecular imaging, Contrast agent development
Samuel Crayton, MD, PhD
Samuel Crayton, MD, PhD
Birthplace: Tallahassee, FL
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
College: Yale University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, antiquities, futures and options investing
Research Interests: Development of nanomaterials for use as contrast agents
Interesting Fact: I have both flown and jumped out of a plane.
Chris Duncan, MD
Chris Duncan, MD
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Brant Beach, NJ
College: Hillsdale College
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Internship: Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City
Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, playing guitar, and homebrewing. Interests include global health, sustainable medicine, radiology in the developing world, and novel low cost imaging techniques coupled with treatment algorithms
Research Interests: Global health, teleradiology, breast radiology, interventional radiology
Interesting Fact: I was a part-time kiteboarding instructor for nine years.
Peiman Habibollahi, MD
Peiman Habibollahi, MD
Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
Hometown: Tabriz, Iran
College: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, sports (especially soccer), cooking, spending time with family and friends
Research Interests IR, diagnostic and interventional applications of optical targeted agents, molecular imaging of tumor microenvironment
Katrina Korhonen, MD
Katrina Korhonen, MD
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Hometown: Houston, TX
College: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Internship: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, trying new restaurants, red wine, traveling, trying to learn as many languages as possible, anything that involves the beach
Research Interests: Undecided
Interesting Fact: My father is from Finland, and my mother is from Lebanon...which basically means that I'm an expert on hummus, tabbouli, and salmon (all of which are usually served together on one plate at dinnertime in my family).
Christopher McGinn, MD
Christopher McGinn, MD
Birthplace: Doylestown, PA
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
College: Lehigh University
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Hobbies/Interests: Philly sports, basketball, caffeinated beverages, new restaurants and live music, spending time with family and friends
Research Interests: Open to everything
Helen Paik, MD
Helen Paik, MD
Birthplace: Elkins Park, PA
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
College: Towson University
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Eating delicious food, The Container Store, beautiful beaches, IPAs, balcony gardening
Research Interests IR, interdisciplinary communications
Interesting Fact: For the last 10 years I've cooked Thanksgiving dinner for my family. The family keeps growing — last year we had 22!
Akash Patel, MD
Akash Patel, MD
Birthplace: Secaucus, NJ
Hometown: Jamison, PA
College: Drexel University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Internship: Abington Memorial Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, running, fantasy football, philosophy, movies, documentaries, and trying new restaurants
Research Interests: Biomedical engineering, open to everything
Interesting Fact: I broke my high school 5000m record.
Andreas Rauschecker, MD, PhD
Andreas Rauschecker, MD, PhD
Birthplace: Tübingen, Germany
Hometown: Poolesville, MD
College: Georgetown
Medical School: Stanford
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Hobbies/Interests: Travel & travel photography, hockey, hiking, skiing
Research Interests: Neuroscience/Neuroimaging
Interesting Fact: I once spent a month in a little country called Lesotho.
Chintan Shah, MD
Chintan Shah, MD
Birthplace: North York, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
College: University of Toledo
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Internship: Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies/Interests: Settlers of Catan, Game of Thrones, Indian cultural dancing, reading books (fiction & non-fiction), basketball (bitter Cavaliers fan), good food, computers, programming, being a techie
Research Interests: Functional neuroimaging, image processing and analysis
Interesting Fact: My wife and I built a free-standing and collapsible photo booth wall for our wedding. It was a big hit once our guests figured out it could be used and not just looked at!
Benjamin Shin, MD
Benjamin Shin, MD
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Hometown: Northern Virginia
College: Cornell University
Medical School: Cornell University
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, reading
Research Interests Interventional Oncology
Samantha Zuckerman, MD
Samantha Zuckerman, MD
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking/CSAs, scrabble, trivia, traveling, bike riding and spinning
Research Interests Breast imaging, dose reduction, bioethics