October 16, 2021 It's What's Inside Us

Current Residents

St. Joe’s Current Emergency Medicine Residents



Ashley Cox, MD, PGY-3
Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Amherst  Major: Biology with minor in Psychiatry
Medical School:St. George’s University (SGU)
Interests: Beach, Pool, trying new foods and exploring new places



Oluwasseun Shobitan, MD, PGY-3
Undergrad: Stonybrook University  Major: Biology
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Interests: Painting, Community Service



Michael Fucci, DO.  PGY-3, Chief Resident 
Undergrad: Grand Canyon University   Major: Biology
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Brazilian jiu jitsu, snowboarding, hiking, reading,  eating delicious food



Zachary Oliff, DO.  PGY-3, Chief Resident
Undergrad: The College of New Jersey
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, fantasy football, the movies of Tom Cruise



Aileen Babaran, DO, PGY-3
Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York
Interests: Photography, traveling and going to concerts



Michael Reilly, DO. PGY-3
Undergrad: University of Dayton
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Interests: Playing Golf, Skiing, Working out, Spartan races, Lake life/Outdoors, Mexican food, Dogs (my two labs Sarge and Lita), Yanks/Giants/Rangers.



Kinza Akhunzada, DO.  PGY-3, Chief Resident
Undergrad: Rutgers University  Major: Biological Sciences with double minor in Economics & Psychology
Medical School:Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Tennis, fitness (crossfit, yoga, barre), traveling, hiking, reading


Scott Wilder DO, PGY-2

Medical School: Edward Via COM


Allana R0driguez MD, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Brooklyn College

Medical school: University of Florida

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


Louisa Mazza-Hilway MD, PGY-2

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-2

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-2

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-2

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-2

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-1

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-1

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


Jessica Tilzer MD, PGY-1

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-1

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Olayode Owoade MD, PGY-1

Medical School: New York Medical College


Sarah Aly DO, PGY-1

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-1

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Ahmed Bendary DO, PGY-1

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine