Current Residents

St. Joe’s Emergency Medicine Residents

Class of 2023

Santiago Batista Minaya MD, PGY-3

Undergraduate and Master’s: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Interests: Hanging with friends and family, traveling (after COVID lol- hopefully Europe), Mario Kart, reading in my spare time (never), hiking, exploring cities, lounging at the beach.


Amanda Russo DO, PGY-3 (Chief Resident)

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jessica Tilzer MD, PGY-3 (Chief Resident)

Undergraduate: Drew University

Medical School: New York Medical College

Interests: Fitness (running, indoor cycling, hiking), playing with my dog Abby, baking


Maria Camila Carvalho DO, PGY-3 (Chief Resident)

Undergraduate: Montclair State University

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests: Spending time in the sun, baking, laughing, and enjoying life one day at a time.


Olayode Owoade MD, PGY-3

Medical School: New York Medical College


Sarah Aly DO, PGY-3

Undergraduate: New York University

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- Harlem Campus

Interests: astronomy, hip hop/r&b, soccer, equity in medicine and beyond


Thomas Ajami DO, PGY-3

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Ahmed Bendary DO, PGY-3

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Class of 2024


Abdo Zeinoun MD, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Texas State University

Medical School: St. George’s University (SGU)

Interests: Rolling around in the mud, scuba diving, shooting range, National Parks, snowboarding, stand up comedy shows, climbing mountains.


Sergio Daniel Camba MD, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Pacific Lutheran University

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Interests: Everything outdoors (especially trail running and rock climbing), home brewing, BBQ/Smoking, and keeping up with family on the West Coast.


Michelle Kikel DO, PGY-2 (Student Chief)

Undergraduate: Binghamton University

Med School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests: Hiking, traveling, visiting all the US national parks, dogs, running, reading


Christopher Hart DO, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Quinnipiac University Major: Biology

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine- Erie

Interests: Hockey (NY Rangers), golf, tennis, video games, Harry Potter, music, dad jokes


Amanda Hall DO, PGY-2 (Student Chief)

Undergraduate: University of Rochester 

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York 

Interest: Traveling, Skiing, Hiking, Beach, Baking/Cooking, Fitness


Kirk Tomlinson MD, PGY-2

Undergraduate: City College CUNY

Graduate School: Columbia University 

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: Spending time with my beautiful family and friends, Faith, Woodworking, Cooking.


Kelsey Coolahan MD, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Rowan University  

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 

Grad School: Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management 

Interests: Addiction medicine and EM education; in my free time I love crafting, karaoke, baking, yoga, and adventurous travel! 


Clarice Melanson DO, PGY-2 (Student Chief)

Undergraduate: Providence College, Providence RI 

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford ME 

Interests: houseplants, gardening, interior design, traveling, Rupauls Drag Race, coffee, hanging with friends and family. 

Class of 2025

Shani Tal MD, PGY-1

Undergraduate:   Ramapo College of NJ

Medical School: St. George’s University

Interests:  love staying active whether that be inside the gym with my favorite classes at Orangetheory or F45 or going on scenic walks/hikes. I enjoy visiting breweries and trying new IPA’s. My favorite sports teams are the Giants, Rangers, Nets, and Yankees.

Jessica Smith DO, PGY-1

Undergraduate:  NJIT

Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests: Fitness, animals, true crime, addiction medicine.

Ying Wu DO, PGY-1

Undergraduate:  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Medical School: NYITCOM

Interests: Social EM, women’s health; outside hobbies include hiking, cycling, running, hanging out with my dog, wine tasting, food adventures, reading, and baking!

Doris Ilic DO, PGY-1

Undergraduate:  Ramapo College of New Jersey 

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown Campus 

Interests: Basketball, music festivals/concerts, dad jokes, traveling, and being the coolest aunt ever 

Cameron Ghassemi DO, PGY-1

Undergraduate:  Muhlenberg College 

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown Campus 

Interests: Doing voice impressions, playing piano & ukulele, video editing, traveling, playing with my cat Apollo 

David Hahn MD, PGY-1

Undergraduate:  University of Richmond

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine 

Interests: Volleyball, guitar (picked up electric during Covid), finding good food, baking, finding good cafes, fantasy novels, pretending like I have money to travel 

Carlos Rodriguez DO, PGY-1

Undergraduate:  Florida International University

Medical School: TouroCOM-Harlem

Interests: Exploring the world, fitness (lifting, basketball, football, soccer), trying new foods, coffee 

Maxwell Milliron DO, PGY-1

Medical School: Rocky Vista University COM

Interests: Love all things outdoors – backpacking, fishing/hunting, and skiing in the mountains in the middle of July