Current Residents

  • The current total number of residents in our program is 66 (PGY 1 through PGY 4)
  • Beginning in 2013, we will be recruiting 13 PGY1 positions each year.
  • Residents are constantly interacting not only with attending anesthesiologists during the OR rotations, but also with medical students. At any given month, 2 to 6 medical students are rotating through our department, both at the 3rd year and 4th year level.

A Welcome from the Chiefs

Welcome to Hershey, the sweetest place on earth! 

We are excited to introduce you to our exceptional residency program.  There are several advantages to training as an anesthesiology resident at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  Our tertiary care center serves a large catchment area of Central Pennsylvania with aeromedical transport capabilities to our level 1 trauma center.  From the beginning of residency, we routinely manage difficult traumas and become competent in large, complex cases.  The addition of our state of the art Children's Hospital, opened Feb. 2013, has also provided increasing pediatric caseload and complexity.

In addition to trauma and pediatrics, our program is well-established with a reputation for providing a balanced education to ensure the development of well-rounded, consultant anesthesiologists.  Whether you are interested in pediatric anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, OB, Cardiothoracic, chronic and acute pain, or critical care, you will become proficient in all of the subspecialties.  Our graduates leave with a variety of opportunities to pursue fellowships within and outside the program, private practice across the nation, and clinical professorship tracts in academic medicine within the institution.  Weekly didactic lectures for each class, including weekly board review for CA-3s, are protected and highly valued time.  Oral board practice exams with faculty are scheduled throughout the year.  Our diverse faculty from all over the world are well recognized for their contributions to anesthesia.  They are the foundation of our program and provide our residents with the opportunity to learn many unique techniques, not just a program recipe, for practicing anesthesia.

Apart from being a strong academic program, Residency in Hershey also provides a unique quality of life by providing "big city" training and recreation within the comfort and safety of a rural setting.  Imagine a post-call day at Hershey Park, only 10 min. from the medical center.  Enjoy Broadway shows at the Hershey Theater, concerts at Hershey Park stadium, nightlife in Harrisburg, or fishing, camping, and skiing right around the corner.  Hershey is also uniquely placed within a short driving distance of Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore making weekend excursions possible.  No matter what your interests may be, living in Hershey is enjoyable, with short driving distances, minimal traffic, and beautiful scenery. 

We thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,

Steve Later D.O. and Mike Sharghi M.D.

Co-Chief Residents 2013-2014

Jason Conway, M.D. and Adam Schwarz, M.D.

Co-Chief Residents 2014-2015

Babatunde Afilaka, MD

Babatunde Afilaka, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Kyle Barden, MD

Kyle Barden, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Matthew Bell, MD

Matthew Bell, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Ashley Decker, MD

Ashley Decker, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Keith Gray, MD

Keith Gray, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Benjamin Havens, MD

Benjamin Havens, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Meagan Horst, MD

Meagan Horst, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Mobolaji Olurinde, MD, PhD

Mobolaji Olurinde, MD, PhD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Taryn Reichard, DO

Taryn Reichard, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Jason Schultz, MD

Jason Schultz, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Pradeep Singanallur, MD

Pradeep Singanallur, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Ying Xu, MD

Ying Xu, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-1

 
Chase Altom, MD

Chase Altom, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Brandon Bortz, MD

Brandon Bortz, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Shawn Falitz, MD

Shawn Falitz, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Kevin Funez, MD

Kevin Funez, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Jacob Gillikin, MD

Jacob Gillikin, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Brian Hertzberg, MD

Brian Hertzberg, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Venkataraman Iyer, MD

Venkataraman Iyer, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Christian Lauver, MD

Christian Lauver, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Jarrett Leathem, DO

Jarrett Leathem, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Natalia Martinez Acero, MD

Natalia Martinez Acero, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Matthew McClain, MD

Matthew McClain, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Andrew McFadden, DO

Andrew McFadden, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Monique Mostert, MD

Monique Mostert, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Guarav Patel, MD

Guarav Patel, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Ashlee Pruett, DO

Ashlee Pruett, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Brandon Rein, DO

Brandon Rein, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Galen Royce-Nagel, MD

Galen Royce-Nagel, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Neha Soares, MBBS

Neha Soares, MBBS

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-2

 
Michael Akerley, DO

Michael Akerley, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Sally Baker, MD

Sally Baker, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Pinxia Chen, MD

Pinxia Chen, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Jason Conway, MD

Jason Conway, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Kavita Gadhok, MD

Kavita Gadhok, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
James Lamberg, DO

James Lamberg, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Saifeldin Mahmoud, MD, PhD

Saifeldin Mahmoud, MD, PhD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Will Newton, MD

Will Newton, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Sarah Nie, MD

Sarah Nie, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Keith Reid, MD

Keith Reid, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Natalya Riek, DO

Natalya Riek, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Shayne (Mike) Roberts, DO

Shayne (Mike) Roberts, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Adam Schwarz, MD

Adam Schwarz, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Manish Shah, MD

Manish Shah, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Jennifer Sogge, MD

Jennifer Sogge, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Xi Bei Tian, MD

Xi Bei Tian, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Amy Voet, DO

Amy Voet, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Meghan Whitley, DO

Meghan Whitley, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-3

 
Flower Austin, DO

Flower Austin, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Theodore Cios, MD

Theodore Cios, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Joshua Colman, DO

Joshua Colman, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Jesse Conrad, DO

Jesse Conrad, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Elviira Corsi, DO

Elviira Corsi, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Bryan Currie, DO

Bryan Currie, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
August DeNicco, MD

August DeNicco, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Stacey Duryea, DO

Stacey Duryea, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Demetrius Karanzalis, DO

Demetrius Karanzalis, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Steven Later, DO

Steven Later, DO

Co-Chief Resident 2013-2014

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Alexandria Nickless, DO

Alexandria Nickless, DO

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Isoken Osunde, MD, MHA, MS

Isoken Osunde, MD, MHA, MS

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesiology

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Justin Pachuski, MD

Justin Pachuski, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Bunty Shah, MD

Bunty Shah, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Michael Sharghi, MD

Michael Sharghi, MD

Co-Chief Resident 2013-2014

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Daniel Tapia, MD

Daniel Tapia, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Bryan Tokarchic, MD

Bryan Tokarchic, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4

 
Andrew Waberski, MD

Andrew Waberski, MD

Department/Institute/Center(s): Anesthesia

Class Year: PGY-4