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PGY 1 Residents

Abena Appah-Sampong, MD

Abena Appah-Sampong, MD

Hometown
Orlando, FL

Education
MD: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Clinical and research interests
Vascular surgery, racial/ethnic health care disparities

Personal interests
Spending time with family and friends, singing, crafting, exploring new places

Orly Farber, MD

Orly Farber, MD

Hometown
Rockville, MD

Education
MD: Stanford University
Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Clinical and research interests
Colorectal, shared decision making in surgery, medical journalism

Personal interests
Hiking and camping, reading and writing, cake, live comedy, dogs, podcasts and knitting

Jamie Hillas, MD

Jamie Hillas, MD

Hometown
Woodbridge, CT

Education
MD: Dartmouth
Undergraduate: Middlebury College

Clinical and research interests 
Breast surgery, surgical oncology, surgical education

Personal interests
Swimming, beach time, or any water-related activity; board games with friends and family; exploring local breweries and restaurants; baking delicious breakfast treats!

Daniel Hoffman, MD

Daniel Hoffman, MD

Hometown 
Chappaqua, NY

Education 
MD: University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Princeton University

Clinical and research interests 
Surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, breast surgery, general surgery, clinical outcomes research

Personal interests
Weekends with family & friends, hiking adventures, food-centric vacations

Kara Kennedy, MD

Kara Kennedy, MD

Hometown
Harvard, MA

Education 
MD: University of Massachusetts
Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross

Clinical and research interests 
Surgical oncology, pediatric surgery, health services research

Personal interests
Spending time with friends, running, baking desserts, audiobooks

Joshua Roshal, MD

Joshua Roshal, MD

Hometown
Staten Island, NY

Education:
MD: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Clinical and research interests
Surgical education, surgical oncology, pediatric surgery and colorectal surgery

Personal interests
Music, cooking, golf, mindfulness, running, weightlifting and building Atomic Habits

Ashley Siegel, MD

Ashley Siegel, MD

Hometown
Coral Springs, FL

Education
MD: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Tufts University

Clinical and research interests
Wide open in terms of specialty but non-specialty interests include health care disparities and how we can improve access to and quality of health care for underserved populations

Personal interests
Spending time with my husband and loved ones, decorating my townhouse, cooking new recipes, pining after Frenchies and riding my Peloton!

Sarah Tsou, MD

Sarah Tsou, MD

Hometown 
San Jose, CA

Education
MD: University of California, San Francisco
Undergraduate: Harvard College

Clinical and research interests
Transplant, cardiothoracic, pediatric, clinical outcomes research, medical education

Personal interests
Exploring new cafes and coffee shops, spending time with friends/family, embroidery/needlework, watching crime TV shows, music (violin/piano), going on walks/hikes, dance (ballet, classical Chinese dance), watching figure skating

George Zhang, MD, MPH

George Zhang, MD, MPH

Hometown 
Rockville, MD

Education
MD and MPH: Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate: University of Maryland

Clinical and research interests
Colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, surgical disparities

Personal interests
Running, biking, nonfiction books, basketball

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