Family Medicine Residents


PGY I

Deborah Adebamowo, MD

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Undergrad School: Salisbury University 
Medical School: St. Georges University 
What drew me to Family Medicine: I was drawn to family medicine because it affords me the opportunity to provide personal, comprehensive, and holistic care to my patients. It also emphasizes disease prevention and health promotion, both of which are important to me.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy working out and participating in any form of physical activity. Additionally, I love spending quality time with my loved ones, and lastly, I love attending concerts. 
 

CalcavecchioAntonina Calcavecchio, DO

Hometown: Milford, NJ
Undergrad School: Alvernia University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) 
What drew me to Family Medicine: What I love most about family medicine is the ability to care for people in all stages of life. I wholeheartedly believe  that preventive medicine is extremely important in maintaining a long and healthy life and I am proud to be able to deliver that kind of care to my patients as a Family Physician. Establishing and maintaining good relationships throughout the years with my patients as well is an added benefit! 
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I enjoy cooking for friends and family, disc golf, traveling, going to concerts, and relaxing at home with a good book.
 

ConlonAlexander Conlon, MD

Hometown: Goderich, Ontario, Canada​​​​​​​
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
What drew me to Family Medicine: I find the variety of conditions that are seen in family med to be fascinating. You never know what you'll see next and that keeps things very refreshing.  I also enjoy building strong relationships with patients who I will be caring for over long periods of time.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy playing sports such as tennis, golf, and volleyball. I also enjoy being in the outdoors and going for runs as often as I can.
 

MakMalvin Mak, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada​​​​​​​
Undergrad School: McMaster University​​​​​​​
Medical School: St. George's University​​​​​​​
What drew me to Family Medicine: I chose family medicine because as a generalist I like the variety of specialties and procedures that family medicine allows me to experience. I also like making connections with people and caring for the entire family.​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: Watching movies, doing puzzles, playing board games, exploring new cities with family and friends.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 

VirkHamza Virk, MD

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Undergrad School: The University of British Columbia​​​​​​​
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine​​​​​​​
What drew me to Family Medicine: There's a lot that can be done within this specialty, from procedures, delivering babies, and taking care of individuals anywhere from newborns to the elderly. I enjoy being able to create a lifelong bond with patients and watch each of them get better. I'm super interested in sports medicine and rural medicine, but let's see where residency takes me!​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy soccer, cricket, ping-pong, board games, and of course spending time with friends and family. I'm also a huge movie junkie, especially anything Marvel related. I love going to the gym and recently got into skipping to help me lose those extra quarantine pounds :)


PGY II

Bhardwaj_PriyankaPriyanka Bhardwaj, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergrad School: York University
Medical School: American University of Antigua 
What drew me to Family Medicine: The broad clinical tool set and the ability to serve and guide a community to make healthier day-to-day choices has always attracted me to the field. I enjoy building trust and forming meaningful relationships with patients and their families through multiple visits over time, which serves as a vital asset when delivering care.  
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with family and friends, trying new recipes, listening to podcasts and learning about mind-body medicine. I also like to hike, explore new restaurants in my community and take part in some retail therapy from time to time. 

Buntoro ShirleyShirley Buntoro, DO

Hometown: Surabaya, Indonesia
Undergrad School: The University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences COMP
What drew me to Family Medicine: Practicing Family Medicine allows me to be the gatekeeper in patients' continuous and longitudinal care. I would like to be able to take care of patients of all ages and be exposed to various pathology. 
What do I like to do in my free time: Baking, watching movies, and hanging out with family/ friends.
 

Dale DexterDexter Dale, DO

Hometown: Kearney, Missouri
Undergrad School: Truman State University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
What drew me to Family Medicine: The flexibility and breadth of medicine I get to practice so rewarding. You have the opportunity to treat people from all walks of life or can tailor your practice to specific specialties (i.e. sports medicine, geriatric care, OB/GYN, etc.) depending on your own personal interests.
What do I like to do in my free time: Playing musical instruments, video games, racquet sports, rock climbing. Supporting my Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. Spending time outdoors with my wife and our dogs, chickens, and duck.

Dhaliwal GunveerGunveer Dhaliwal, MD

Hometown: Surrey, BC
Undergrad School: University of British Columbia
Medical School: St George's University
What drew me to Family Medicine: I have a strong interest in community and preventative medicine and family medicine allows me to focus on these. I love the fact that as a family physician, I can get to know my patients well and take a broader approach to patient health care.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with friends and family, traveling, going for walks outdoors and exploring new places.
 

Gagnon DanielleDanielle Gagnon, MD

Hometown: Lakeville, MA
Undergrad School: Providence College
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I was drawn to Family Medicine by the wide scope of practice and the ability to treat patients of all ages. I especially enjoy working with geriatric and pediatric populations.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy cooking, hiking, riding my bike, or just going for a walk to help me relax.

Hui PatriciaPatricia Hui, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergrad School: McMaster University
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I chose Family Medicine because I value the concept of continuity of care and developing lasting relationships with patients. I also enjoy the wide scope of practice, caring for patients of all ages, and having the opportunity to pursue my interests including OB/GYN and preventative care.
What do I like to do in my free time: Baking, spending time with friends and family, traveling, swimming, golfing, and hiking.


PGY III

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.
 

 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!
 

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.