Chestnut Hill Hospital's Family Practice Residency program has graduated more than 200 residents since its inception in 1974. Many of the program's alumni are now practicing medicine in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, while other graduates practice throughout the country in such places as California, Florida, Hawaii and even Bermuda. All graduating residents have passed the certification boards on the first attempt.

The Hospital has formed physician networks to help facilitate our move toward an integrated health care system focusing on primary care and covered lives. There is ample opportunity for graduates to stay and practice in the community.

PGY-3

Angela Chang

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Jose Pistolas for Mexican and La Colombe in Fishtown
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The people!
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: At a local spot catching up with friends or watching a game, hiking at Wissahickon or volunteering with my family.

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Nishi Elangbam

Hometown: Danville, PA
Medical School: The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Favorite spot in Philly: Spruce Street Harbor Park hammocks at night
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The friendliness of the residents, faculty and staff made a big impression on me. Coming from a small town reinforced the idea that the company around you is more important than the location, but living in a city like Philadelphia doesn't hurt either.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: If I'm at home, I'm playing video games, building model kits or playing the piano. If I'm outside, I'll be at a museum event or watching a movie in theaters.

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James Hill

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Wissahickon Valley Park and Rittenhouse
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The Chestnut Hill Family Medicine Residency has a perfect blend of picturesque community, great hospital size filled with caring staff and attendings, excellent learning opportunities provided by CHOP and Albert Einstein Hospital, and having all of the amenities of the greatest city in America; Philadelphia.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Plotting new running courses around town or in the park, hanging out with my fiancé Emilie, brewing espresso, trying out new restaurants, and planning my next travel adventure.

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Hans Jensen

Hometown: Devon, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Citizen Banks Park or The Linc - Philly sports at its finest.
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The close knit team creates an exceptional environment to train to be a well-rounded physician.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Reliving my youth with my 8 year old son or exploring the many attractions, restaurants and bars that make Philadelphia hard to ever leave.

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Srikar Vegesna

Hometown: Holland, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Kelly Drive and Trader Joe's
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I prefer a small program with big family feel!
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Eating the spiciest foods known to man and regretting it shortly afterwards.

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Edwar Youssef

Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Favorite spot in Philly: Penn's Landing and Kelly Drive
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The people are personable and down to earth.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: With my family, my fiancé, at my church, or playing basketball.

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PGY-2

Meneena Bright

Hometown: Germantown, MD
Medical School: Georgetown School of Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Magical Gardens
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: It's the happiest hospital on earth!
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Pottery studio

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Avani Dalal

Hometown: Macungie, PA
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Favorite spot in Philly: Schuylkill River Trail
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: On my interview day, I fell in love with the warm and welcoming disposition that I felt from each person I encountered. What really drew me here was the relationships the residents have amongst themselves, the attendings, and other staff of the practice and hospital. The positive attitudes, passion for education and dedication to patient care are just some of the many reasons Chestnut Hill Hospital was the place for me.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: With my head in a book, playing video games, making kombucha, eating my way through the Philly restaurant scene, traveling to new places, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Halley Flammer

Hometown: Brenham, TX
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Manayunk Main Street and Spruce Street Harbor Park
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: We have many opportunities to learn from the best by working with attendings from Temple, Penn, CHOP, and Einstein, but we still have the welcoming and supportive culture that a community hospital provides.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Post call brunch or exploring the Wissahickon with my significant other and our dog and checking out a new restaurant or brewery afterward.

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Ryan Gannon

Hometown: Colchester, CT
Medical School: New York Medical College
Favorite spot in Philly: Wissahickon
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: It seemed like a humorous and happy residency group during my interview. I knew I wanted a smaller community-based program along with sports medicine and moonlighting opportunities, and Philly is a great place to work and live.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Showing up Matt at the gym.

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Matthew Kavalek

Hometown: Bucks County, PA
Medical School: New York Medical College
Favorite spot in Philly: Anywhere with my dog
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: Close to home, my family and my dog.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Hiding from Ryan.

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Maki Nakazato

Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University
Favorite spot in Philly: My apartment, Penn's Landing, Old City, or wherever my friends happen to be.
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: Definitely the people! Everyone is very friendly and it feels like family here. Great education is a definite plus as well!
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: In my apartment sleeping, singing, or watching Japanese shows. I might also be out catching a movie, shopping, or visiting pet stores to look for a new furry friend.

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PGY-1

Cara Boothroyd

Hometown: Endwell, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate
Favorite spot in Philly: Around the art museum and the Schuylkill River
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: The people really care about us not only becoming great doctors, but also about our well-being. I love being in a community hospital where everyone knows my name, but also having everything a big city like Philly has to offer.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Running along Kelly Drive or trying a new spot with friends!

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Kyle Flattery

Hometown: Boston, MA
Medical School: New York Medical College
Favorite spot in Philly: Boathouse Row
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: A major draw for me was the Faculty here – they’re not only excellent doctors, but also outstanding teachers. This program has been around almost as long as Family Medicine has, and the experience that comes along with instructing so many Residents is an incredibly valuable opportunity to learn from. Also there’s such a diverse mix of patients coming into the hospital (and clinic!) from all around Philly that you never know what you’re going to learn that day.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Playing soccer, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends in Center City.

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Larissa Georgeon

Hometown: Boston, MA
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Yakitori Boy for karaoke and Kaffa Crossing for yummy Ethiopian dishes.
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I'm passionate and committed to underserved populations and CHFP's community setting provides an opportunity to care for and learn from these patients as well as advocate for their needs. Also, the program size fosters individual attention from faculty and peer support from my cohor and seniors. Lastly, I'm excited about living and working in historic Philadelphia.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Dancing kizomba or salsa. Spending time with family & friends. Traveling the world and exploring new cultures.

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Ciera Johnson

Hometown: Hughesville, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Citizen Banks Park, Reading Terminal Market
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I’ve been living in/around Philadelphia for almost a decade and it really has become home! I wanted a program close to “home” that allowed for diverse learning opportunities. Chestnut Hill definitely provides that as we get to work with people from/at multiple hospital systems including CHOP and Einstein. Most importantly, the people are what drew me to Chestnut Hill. My interview day here was honestly the most memorable one I attended (for good reasons). Everyone here is so eager to teach and lend a helping hand when you need it. I got the “family” I was looking for!
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: With my husband traveling from one baseball stadium to the next, or, on a plane exploring the rest of the world! Otherwise, you’ll likely find me comfortably at home watching sports (Go Yankees/Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, Eagles, Penn State!) or binge-watching Netflix with my two kitties. I am in a lifelong pursuit to meet the Phanatic and Gritty.

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Vinh Nguyen

Hometown: Webster, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Favorite spot in Philly: H-mart
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: I fell in love with the area on the interview trail, and the community hospital setting with an emphasis on learning suited me perfectly.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: I'd likely be getting ice cream at Bredenbeck's, sleeping in with my cats, eating unique snacks, chugging hipster coffee, and/or being a noob while playing video games. For maximum efficiency I usually do three or more of those things at the same time. 

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Roxanne Rezaei

Hometown: Warren, Ohio
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Favorite spot in Philly: Wissahickon Park
Why Chestnut Hill Family Practice?: On my interview day, I felt a sense of comfort and security that was truly unmatched. The small, tight knit group that fosters a supportive learning environment was important to me - and describes Chestnut Hill Family Practice perfectly.
Where can we find you when your pager is turned off?: Walking in my neighborhood, going to the gym, or hanging out with the best cat ever, Tipps.

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