Current Residents

PGY 1

John Boos, MD

John Boos, MD

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Union City, California
Undergraduate School: St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Professional Goals: Anything where I can make the kids laugh at my mediocre dad jokes, however, currently leaning towards an Emergency Medicine or Hospitalist fellowship.
Personal Interests: I have a passion for music and enjoy going to record stores to find new songs on vinyl. I also like visiting art galleries and talking to the artists about their most recent works. In the remaining spare time, I try to catch up and read some of the books on my growing list.
Natasha Duggal, DO

Natasha Duggal, DO

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL
Professional Goals: Hematology/Oncology and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Personal Interests: Tennis, traveling, making new recipes, and watching classic movies.
Stephanie Foster, DO

Stephanie Foster, DO

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Woodbridge, Connecticut
Undergraduate School: Springfield College, Springfield, MA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Professional Goals: To become a well-rounded Pediatrician. I’m still unsure if I want to do general pediatrics or pursue fellowship.
Personal Interests: I enjoy running, watching true crime documentaries, and baking treats for my friends and family. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring Philadelphia, and getting lots of cuddles from my puppy Cooper!
Rupa Garikipati, MD

Rupa Garikipati, MD

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Tracy, California
Undergraduate School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Personal Interests: I enjoy painting, watching TV, movies and spending time with friends and family in my time off. I also travel any time I can.
Cherry Hanna, MD

Cherry Hanna, MD

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
Undergraduate School: The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Graduate School: The University Of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Professional Goals: Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Adolescent Health, Preventive Medicine
Personal Interests: I love traveling, seeing new places, and learning about different cultures. I really enjoy trying new cuisines, although I can’t cook to save my life!
Jamie Lau, MD

Jamie Lau, MD

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate School: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, West Indies, Grenada
Professional Goals: I aspire to become a well-rounded, compassionate, and knowledgeable pediatrician. I am currently undecided on which specialty I would like to pursue.
Personal Interests: I love to eat. When I’m free, I like to explore the food scene in Philly, Cherry Hill, and just about any new city that I travel to. I love to cook. It’s immersive, sparks my imagination and creativity, and helps me bring people together! I also like to meditate, kickbox, explore the outdoors, travel, and paint.
Alina Luka, DO

Alina Luka, DO

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Undergraduate School: University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
Graduate School: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL
Personal Interests: Painting, sketching, baking desserts, learning about different cultures, traveling, hiking, resistance training, and spending time with family and friends.
Riya Raju, MD

Riya Raju, MD

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Professional Goals: Primary care, academic generalist, and global health.
Personal Interests: Traveling and experiencing other cultures, exploring new restaurants, teaching Sunday school classes at church, dancing, especially Bollywood and Zumba, watching thrillers and binge watching Netflix.
Alexandra Seabury MD, MS

Alexandra Seabury MD, MS

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Undergraduate School: Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Graduate School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Professional Goals: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Personal Interests: I love golfing, museums, mystery novels and spending time with my son, husband, and dogs.
Helly Shah, MD

Helly Shah, MD

Year: PGY 1
Hometown: Galloway, NJ
Undergraduate School: Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, St. George's, Grenada
Professional Goals: I have always been interested in primary care, but I am going to keep an open mind.
Personal Interests: I love to spend time hanging out with family and friends. I also love to travel, explore new places, and go to arcades/ amusement parks. After a long busy day, spending time binging Netflix with a box of pizza sounds equally amazing.

PGY 2

Marie Claire Abram, DO

Marie Claire Abram, DO

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Camp Hill, PA
Undergraduate School: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN
Personal Interests: I love singing, which I studied in college, and particularly enjoy singing in a choir. I also enjoy spending time outside, practicing yoga, sewing, and reading during my free time.
Dylan Brech, DO

Dylan Brech, DO

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Toms River, New Jersey
Graduate School: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton, Bradenton, FL
Professional Goals: Primary Care
Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling to national parks, obstacle course racing, fitness, cycling, cooking, nutrition, spending time with family and friends.
Kylee K. Brech, DO

Kylee K. Brech, DO

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Brick, New Jersey
Graduate School: University of Delaware, Newark DE
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), Lewisburg WV
Personal Interests: My interests include exercise and endurance sports such as Spartan races, nutrition, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Alyssa J D'Astoli, DO

Alyssa J D'Astoli, DO

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Jackson, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: University of Delaware; Newark, DE
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Professional Goals: I aspire to become a well-rounded and compassionate Pediatrician, having a meaningful impact on the lives of my patients. I am currently interested in General Pediatrics.
Personal Interests: I love exercising, particularly running, HIIT, and yoga. I also enjoy cooking and baking - especially trying new recipes and helping with my family's cannoli business, D'Astoli's Cannolis. Above all, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends!
Lorena S. Lampros, MD

Lorena S. Lampros, MD

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Exton, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile
Medical School: Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Santiago, Chile
Professional Goals: Social pediatrics and pediatric intensive care medicine.
Personal Interests: I enjoy dancing flamenco, drawing portraits and human figures, and painting watercolor and dry pastel. I like traveling and immersing myself in different cultures. I have practiced Pilates for fifteen years, and I’m now learning to play tennis. At home, I love baking and crocheting Amigurumis.
Ifeoma C. Odukwe, MD

Ifeoma C. Odukwe, MD

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Delta State, Nigeria
Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine, Basseterre, Saint Kitts
Clinical Interests: Primary Care
Personal Interests: I love traveling and seeing different parts of the world, learning new things, and experiencing different cultures. My favorite travel destination so far is Malta. I enjoy reading, I find it relaxing and mind opening. I also enjoy photography, swimming, interior design, fashion, dancing (was in a hip hop group for about 8 years), trying new food, watching K-drama’s, etc.
Yaritza Santana-Orozco, MD

Yaritza Santana-Orozco, MD

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Camden, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Pediatric primary care.
Personal Interests: I enjoy reading novels, anything Harry Potter and spending time with my two Maltese puppies.
Robert Sciulla, MD

Robert Sciulla, MD

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Orange County, California
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Clinical Interests: Professional Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Personal Interests: I enjoy being outdoors where I can golf or explore new places. I love visiting the zoo or any wildlife sanctuary. I like to read or watch B scary movies. Above all, I love to laugh and spend time with family. 
Ashly Seby, MD

Ashly Seby, MD

Year: PGY 2
Undergraduate School: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, West Indies, Grenada
Personal Interests: I enjoy dancing, hiking, cooking and watersports like kayaking, jet-skiing, fly-boarding and paddle boarding.
Laura E. Smith, DO

Laura E. Smith, DO

Year: PGY 2
Hometown: Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests: Primary care, nutrition education & obesity prevention
Personal Interests: My hobbies include dancing, yoga, running and baking. I love walks and cuddle time with my white German Shepherd puppy Leo. During my free time, you can find me exploring the food scene in Philadelphia with my fiancé and friends. The beach is my happy place and I’m so glad the Jersey Shore is nearby.

PGY 3

Prima Das, MD

Prima Das, MD

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, ATG Woods, Antigua and Barbuda
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Traveling, playing soccer, watching movies, reading, listening to music, experiencing different cuisines.
Wendy De La Rua, MD

Wendy De La Rua, MD

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Havana, Cuba and Miami, Florida
Undergraduate School: Florida International University, Miami, FL
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, GRD, Grenada
Clinical Interests: I see myself helping the little ones in any way possible, but mainly as an out-patient physician.
Personal Interests: I enjoy cooking and baking, but what I love the most is salsa dancing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling to new cities.
Janine P. Gomes, DO

Janine P. Gomes, DO

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Clinical Interests: Leaning towards hospitalist medicine, but keeping an open mind since there are so many facets of pediatrics that I truly enjoy.
Personal Interests: I've always enjoyed exploring the city, as well as escaping the city for outdoors activities, including hiking, biking, and kayaking. I also enjoy bringing my camera along so that I can work on my amateur photography skills.
Dina F Khamash, MD

Dina F Khamash, MD

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Undergraduate School: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Medical School: LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, LBN, Lebanon
Clinical Interests: Preventive pediatric health care and infectious diseases.
Personal Interests: I like to regularly devote time to writing and cooking with family and friends. I also enjoy live music, theater, and playing the ukulele. Because I lived in more than five different countries, I grew up loving to travel and learn new languages as well.
Sonjana Khurana, MD

Sonjana Khurana, MD

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Undergraduate School: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten
Clinical Interests: I am excited to be a part of the Cooper family for residency in pediatrics and am interested in pursuing further training through a fellowship program.
Personal Interests: I enjoy photography and decorating. On a day off, I am likely be found in a café, park, or museum.
Jennifer Marie Nestor, MD

Jennifer Marie Nestor, MD

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Hazlet, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: I am interested in procedural things that keep my hands busy! We'll see what residency brings!
Personal Interests: I am an animal rescuer at heart - I've had more than forty foster dogs that I've helped place into adoptive homes! I currently have a dachshund mix that was originally a Camden stray that I've adopted as my own. When I'm not volunteering at a dog rescue event, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, on Long Beach Island or watching the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox.
Sara Y. Sadre, MD

Sara Y. Sadre, MD

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Alamo, California
Undergraduate School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Graduate School: California State University - East Bay, Hayward, CA
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, DMA, Dominica
Clinical Interests: I would like to pursue a career in Hematology/Oncology. I hope to practice in the setting of both inpatient and outpatient medicine.
Personal Interests: I enjoy dancing zumba, playing soccer, baking pies, and watching horror movies. I also enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures.
Lydia Tobia, MD

Lydia Tobia, MD

Year: PGY 3
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Undergraduate School: Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, DMA, Dominica
Clinical Interests: Not sure yet.
Personal Interests: I enjoy traveling, the outdoors, sports, biking, theater, art, music, cooking, and the occasional Netflix.

PGY 3 - Primary Care

Christian M Bruni, MD

Christian M Bruni, MD

Year: PGY 3 - Primary Care
Hometown: Hamilton, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Graduate School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Clinical Interests: Primary Care Pediatrics
Personal Interests: I enjoy reading and listening to podcasts. I am an avid Walt Disney World fan and an abundant coffee consumer. I am also really interested in US politics, healthcare policy, and learning about ways to provide patients with better access to care.
Danielle Sanders, MD

Danielle Sanders, MD

Year: PGY 3 - Primary Care
Hometown: Willingboro, New Jersey
Undergraduate School: Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, GRD, Grenada
Clinical Interests: My desire is to help the community with a focus in general pediatrics. Utilizing my skills to open a facility that helps children with their health, homework, and other social needs that may be absent in their environment.
Personal Interests: I enjoy scuba diving, traveling abroad, kickboxing, relaxing with a good book and watching heart-felt movies.