January 21, 2022 It's What's Inside Us

Current Residents

St. Joe’s Emergency Medicine Residents


Scott Wilder DO, PGY-3

Medical School: Edward Via COM


Allana R0driguez MD, PGY-3

Undergraduate: Brooklyn College

Medical school: University of Florida

Interests: fitness, walking, exploring, traveling, netflixing and trying different food


Louisa Mazza-Hilway MD, PGY-3

Undergrad: Rutgers-New Brunswick

Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Interests: faith/fellowship, family, Diet Dr Pepper


Brandon Samwaru DO, PGY-3, Chief Resident

Undergrad: University of Scranton

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Interests: Travel, scuba diving, food, and coffee


Ellsworth (EJ) Wright MD, MBS, PGY-3, Chief Resident

Undergrad: St. Michael’s College

Graduate School: Rutger’s University

Medical School: St. George’s University

Interests: Beach, Scuba diving, Classic cars, Hiking, Travel


Arsalan Shawl DO, PGY-3

Undergrad: Rutgers University Major: Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests: Basketball , Dessert, Travel ,Video Games, Twizzlers, Chillen with the boyz, Reenacting WWE moves, Getting lost in foreign lands


Riddhi Desai DO, PGY-3, Chief Resident

Undergrad: University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

Medical School: University of New England, Biddeford ME

Interests: Shopping at Trader Joe’s because I find it to be therapeutic; Cooking from scratch (only when I have 3+ hours to myself to put everything together, which is never); and exploring new cities, national parks, islands. And If it’s 8 PM on a Monday and I’m not working, Im watching the bachelorette.


Santiago Batista Minaya MD, PGY-2

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-2

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


Jessica Tilzer MD, PGY-2

Undergrad: Drew University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Interests: Fitness (running, indoor cycling, hiking), playing with my dog Abby, baking

Maria Carvalho Olarte DO, PGY-2

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Olayode Owoade MD, PGY-2

Medical School: New York Medical College


Sarah Aly DO, PGY-2

Undergrad: 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-2

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Ahmed Bendary DO, PGY-2

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine