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EM Class of 2021

Taras Varshavsky, MD (Academic Chief)

Class of 2021
Hometown:  Randolph, NJ
Undergrad:  Drew University
Medical School:  Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Hobbies:  Martial arts, hockey, football, travel, painting/sketching & sculpting
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Steak, tiramisu, banana split
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Busy college town with great restaurants and bars, easy to get to NYC/Philly/beaches, nice to be close to family and friends

Mary Rometti, MD (Administrative Chief)

Class of 2021
Hometown:  Lenexa, KS
Undergrad:  Drake University
Other Education:  B.S. Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Minor in Business
Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine
Hobbies:  Disc golf, new experiences, adventures, deep conversations, traveling
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Coffee / Mint chocolate chip ice cream
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  New people, new places, new things to experience

Laura Butler, DO

Class of 2021
Hometown:  Annapolis, MD
Undergrad:  University of Delaware
Other Education:  ER scribe, EMT
Medical School:  New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies:  Visiting wineries, painting, cooking, sampling all the food at Smorgasburg NYC, petting every dog I see on the street
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Maryland blue crabs, scallops, shrimp / macarons / classic chocolate
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Living in New Brunswick everything is walking distance - the hospital, amazing food, fun bars, and only a train ride away from NYC!

Gregory Kacprzynski, MD

Class of 2021
Hometown:  East Brunswick, NJ, now in Asbury Park, NJ
Undergrad:  Rutgers University
Medical School:  New Jersey Medical School
Hobbies:  Skiing, Hiking, Video Games, Photography
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Food: Buffalo chicken pizza. Dessert: Crème brûlée. Ice cream: Black Sesame. Favorite beer: Victory Golden. Monkey Favorite video game: Mass Effect. Favorite book: America (The Book).
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  New Brunswick: Boli's. New Jersey: Devil's. Northeast: Winter.

Leo Burunchenko, MD

Class of 2021
Hometown:  Voorhees, NJ
Undergrad:  Temple University
Medical School:  Drexel University College of Medicine
Hobbies:  Technology, Computers, Video Games, Movies, Magic
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Mexican / Rocky Road Ice Cream
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  The weather and the proximity to Philly and New York

Gamal Mohamed, MD

Class of 2021
Hometown:  Somerset, NJ
Undergrad:  LeMoyne College
Medical School:  SUNY Upstate Medical University
Hobbies:  Playing basketball, hiking, going to the movies
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Pizza/anything chocolate/Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Great food options

EM Class of 2022

Ashley Keifer, DO

Class of 2022
Hometown:  South Brunswick, NJ
Undergrad:  Rutgers University
Medical School:  Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies:  reading fiction, hiking, trying new restaurants and wineries, art
Favorite Food / Dessert:  sushi, tacos, Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, pumpkin pie
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  New Brunswick has a lot of restaurants. It is only one hour from the beach, NYC, and amazing hikes in the Poconos.

Ashna Hali, DO

Class of 2022
Hometown:  Montville, NJ
Undergrad:  Rutgers University
Medical School:  Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies:  Spending time with family and friends, Netflix, dance, reading
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Mexican food/Cinnabons/chocolate
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  I can get home or go see my friends easily via train or car. Plus so many food options that are right near by!

Michael Mushailov, MD

Class of 2022
Hometown:  East Brunswick, NJ
Undergrad:  Rutgers University
Other Education:  New York University - MS
Medical School:  St. George's University
Hobbies:  snowboarding, traveling, hiking, hanging out with family & friends
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Burgers / chocolate raspberry cake
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Great city with lots of awesome restaurants, close to the Jersey shore, NYC & Philly

Depesh Patel, DO

Class of 2022
Hometown:  Jersey City, NJ
Undergrad:  Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine - Kansas City
Hobbies:  I love to spend time at my local gym most days after work, catching up with friends and just hanging out. When I really want to get away, I like to go on long hikes, connect with nature, go mountain biking, or travel to different countries to experience a whole new culture!
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Can't go wrong with pizza at ANY time of the day
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Family. Friends. Diversity. Cities. Nature. The Shore.

Beatrice Cappuccia, DO

Class of 2022
Hometown:  Elizabeth, NJ
Undergrad:  Kean University
Medical School:  NYITCOM
Hobbies:  Piano, Kayaking, Dancing, Jogging, Reading
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Panera Bread / tiramisu / coffee-flavored ice cream
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  THE FOOD. Where else can you find 24-hour diners, hiking-beach-city within a relatively close radius, decent bagels/pizza, and a surplus of places for all your hobbies (even during the COVID era)? The location is great.

Rebecca Nadelman, MD

Class of 2022
Hometown:  Katonah, NY
Undergrad:  Sarah Lawrence College
Medical School:  New York Medical College
Hobbies:  Nature and hiking; oil painting, water coloring, and drawing; playing classical piano and going to concerts; cooking and baking; reading; visiting museums and historic sites; swimming; cross country skiing; learning new languages; archeology; bird watching
Favorite Food / Dessert:  My dad’s mariscada / my brother’s blueberry cobbler / Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  So many ethnic restaurants / the shore and revolutionary war sites / beautiful woods, mountains, and ocean along with the museums, concerts, and restaurants in NYC

EM Class of 2023

Christine Collins, DO

Class of 2023
Hometown:  Denver, Colorado
Undergrad:  University of Colorado Boulder
Medical School:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies:  golfing, skiing, traveling, trying out new restaurants
Favorite Food / Dessert:  pistachio ice cream
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Close proximity to two great cities!

Daniel Levin, MD

Class of 2023
Hometown:  South Brunswick, NJ
Undergrad:  Franklin & Marshall College
Medical School:  Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Hobbies:  Playing with my dog, hiking, baseball
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Breakfast foods / Ice cream: chocolate peanut butter
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Proximity to the shore

Matthew Tobias, MD

Class of 2023
Hometown:  New York, NY
Undergrad:  University of Arizona
Medical School:  Drexel University College of Medicine
Hobbies:  Coffee, music, NYR hockey, hiking, gaming, spending time with animals, 90s TV
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Blueberry pancakes from Clinton St. Baking Company
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Being a 45 minute drive from my hometown

Mary McGoldrick, MD

Class of 2023
Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrad:  Penn State
Medical School:  Drexel University College of Medicine
Hobbies:  cooking, playing guitar, singing, trying new coffee, rewatching Star Wars, exploring outdoors, spending time with my pets (Sophie the dog, Noodle the cat)
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Favorite food: tacos / Favorite ice cream: vanilla peanut butter cup
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Love the neighborhood where we live, Destination Dogs, and how easy it is to see my family in Philly and my husband's family in NYC

Nisha Parikh, MD, MPH

Class of 2023
Hometown:  North Brunswick, NJ
Undergrad:  NYU Stern
Medical School:  Johns Hopkins
Hobbies:  Cooking, Dancing, Reading, Running
Favorite Food / Dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  The FOOD is amazing.

Mariam Bramah-Lawani, MD

Class of 2023
Hometown:  Ilesha Nigeria, Winneba Ghana, Port St. Lucie FL
Undergrad:  Wilson College
Medical School:  University of Pittsburgh PA
Hobbies:  Latin dance, making natural soundscapes, baking
Favorite Food / Dessert:  boeuf bourguignon, butter pecan
Favorite thing about New Brunswick, NJ:  Dashen Ethiopian Cuisine