Family Medicine Residents

PGY I

Maria Caperelli Gergel, DOMaria Caperelli Gergel, DO

Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Undergrad School: Drexel University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I like the wide variety of options that Family Medicine can offer. I love that I can take care of a mom through her pregnancy, be there to deliver her baby, and then take care of her and her baby after birth, as well as the rest of the family. The full spectrum of care is something that isn't seen in other specialties and really drew me to Family Medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love to bake and cook and am a huge foodie. I enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it be at the beach or on a ski slope. I love watching sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers. At the end of a rough day, I love to come home and snuggle up with my husband, our two dogs and cat.
 

Michael Gergel, DOMichael Gergel, DO

Hometown: Shavertown, PA
Undergrad School: King's College
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: Family Medicine allows me to gain a solid foundation in all aspects of medicine to allow me to provide the best care for my patients. It provides me with the chance to help those with both acute and chronic illnesses. I really enjoy following along with patients and their medical well-being. It will also allow me the chance to pursue any of my current interests which are Primary Care, Sports Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Going to the gym, playing with my dogs, and skiing in the winter. I also enjoy watching some football, specifically Penn State or the Green Bay Packers.
 

William Wardell, DOWilliam Wardell, DO

Hometown: Jackson, NJ
Undergrad School: The College of New Jersey
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: Family Medicine allowed me to continue to further my education and career goals, while still being able to spend time with Sports Medicine and focusing on the musculoskeletal system.
What do I like to do in my free time: Watching baseball, football, hockey and basketball. I enjoy Snowboarding, Golfing, and playing any other sports. As well as hanging out with my dog.
 

 Claudia DiBlasi, DOClaudia DiBlasi, DO

Hometown: Upper Darby, PA
Undergrad School: Rosemont College
Medical School: TouroCOM NY
What drew me to Family Medicine: The variety of the patient population, the enjoyment of working with pediatric and obstetric patients, and the ability to improve health outcomes by practicing preventive medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Hiking, watching movies, baking, spending time with friends, riding horses, being active and outdoors.
 

Molly Witham, DOMolly Witham, DO

Hometown: Owego, NY
Undergrad School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I love the ability to care for all ages and stages in Family Medicine, as well as the opportunity to care for people on a long term basis. I had a wonderful family physician growing up that really modeled a great care for his patients while being involved in his community and I have aspired to follow his example since a young age.
What do I like to do in my free time: Enjoying time with my daughter, husband and our two German Shepherds. Traveling and spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking whenever possible!
 

Seokjae Bahng, MDSeokjae Bahng, MD

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Undergrad School: University of British Columbia
Medical School: University of British Columbia
What drew me to Family Medicine: I was drawn to Family Medicine as I am interested in helping my patients stay healthy through preventive health measures such as screening, chronic disease management, and health promotion. Also, I enjoy providing longitudinal care for my patients.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I enjoy exercising whether at the gym or at a local trail, reading, and traveling to learn about the bigger world.
 

Patricia Cátala, MDPatricia Cátala, MD

Hometown: Puerto Rico
Undergrad School: Northeastern University
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico
What drew me to Family Medicine: Passion for primary care and women's health.
What do I like to do in my free time: Dancing, traveling.

 


PGY II

Miranda Beeman, DOMiranda Beeman, DO

Hometown: Broken Arrow, Okla.
Undergrad School: Northeastern State University
Medical School: Oklahoma State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: The versatility of family medicine allows for me to follow all of my passions including osteopathic manipulative medicine, rural medicine, international medicine, wound care, and more.
What do I like to do in my free time: Bring a little bit of Oklahoma here through southern home cooking, spending time with the family, and hunting. I also enjoy living life full of adrenaline including jujitsu, judo, competitive chess, and collecting board games!
 

Jerod Buell, DOJerod Buell, DO

Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Undergrad School: Binghamton University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I enjoy the variety of patient interactions that family medicine offers. During medical school I found that I was interested in emergency medicine, OB, urgent care, and addiction medicine. Being a family medicine physician allows me to be involved in all of these areas of medical care.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy cooking, baking, hiking, and reading.
 

Anna Konstas, MDAnna Konstas, MD

Hometown: Montrose, Pa.
Undergrad School: Misericordia University
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: Family medicine allows my love of continuity and connecting with patients of all ages to grow while meeting people from all walks of life.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading, baking, knitting, going on hikes, geeking out to science fiction, playing computer games and fantasy football, associating most things to song lyrics and learning something new. #DrNerd
 

Robert Terry, MDRobert Terry, MD

Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pa.
Undergrad School: Willkes University
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I enjoy family medicine because of the ability to care for anyone at any age, form the beginning to the end of life. I also like to know things about different areas of care, as well as the heavy emphasis on preventive medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Cooking, mixology, wine tasting, sleight-of-hand card magic, traveling (particularly the beach), spending time outdoors, golf.
 

Min Je Woo, DOMin Je Woo, DO

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Undergrad School: University of British Columbia
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- NY
What drew me to Family Medicine: I couldn't see myself doing anything else. It's exciting that I am able to see all patients, and being an integral part of their health and life. It is also the perfect specialty where I can combine traditional osteopathy with modern medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Practicing and studying osteopathy, magic tricks, stage hypnosis, being a cool guy #DrCool


PGY III

Arjun Chandra, DOArjun Chandra, DO

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Undergrad School: Western University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I was attracted to key components of Family Medicine including the continuity of care, the broad scope of practice and the lifestyle.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy food, traveling and reading.
 

Ben DiNovo, MDBen DiNovo, MD

Hometown: Albany, NY
Undergrad School: Siena College
Medical School: Albany Medical College
What drew me to Family Medicine: I chose Family Medicine because it is holistic from every point of view. As a Family Medicine physician in training, I have the privilege of being able to focus on the entire patient; I work with my patients within their own communities in an ongoing effort to educate them on how to change their lives to become healthy, achieve their goals, and make informed decisions. Every day I can go home and feel like I reached somebody, and that fits perfectly with my career aspirations for academia and service to my community!
What do I like to do in my free time: I really enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes - my favorite thing to do with my free time is have friends over for dinner parties and game nights! I like staying physically fit, playing my drums and guitar, or planning impromptu weekend trips. I also love experiencing and learning new cultures – I have an upcoming trip to Europe planned, but am also hoping to visit Southeast Asia and/or South America within the next two years!
 

 Kristen Nash, DOKristen Nash, DO

Hometown: Canaan, NH
Undergrad School: University of New England
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I like the variety in patient age, personalities, and backgrounds. Family Medicine also offers me broad learning opportunities with a wide variety of medical conditions to manage.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my husband, taking care of our pets (cat, bunnies and fish), gardening, drawing and being outside.
 

 Rozita Sabet Rasekh, MDRozita Sabet Rasekh, MD

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Undergrad School: University of British Columbia
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I wanted to practice Family Medicine because of the general patient care, the ability to care for families as a whole, being able to do OBGYN, and the work-life balance.
What do I like to do in my free time: I like playing tennis, hiking, traveling, eating good food, spending time with my family and close friends, reading books and watching movies.
 

 Noel Yarze, MDNoel Yarze, MD

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA/ Queensbury, NY
Undergrad School: Boston University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: The ability to form lasting relationship with patients and the emphasis on primary care.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with family, friends, and cat; watching TV; non medical reading; shopping; makeup; watching football; and animals!