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Resident Membership

Resident Membership

To Become a Resident Member

The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery is the oldest continuously meeting surgical society in the United States. It was founded in 1879 by Samuel D. Gross, M.D., immortalized in the famous Eakins painting, the Gross Clinic.

Fellows of the Academy are the leading surgeons in the Philadelphia area. They meet for scientific surgical presentations the first Monday evening of the month, six times each year from October through March. The meetings are usually held at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia building, 19 South 22nd Street. The presentations begin around 7:15 and are free. They are usually preceded by cocktails at 6:00 and a buffet dinner at 6:30.

The program at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia building includes lectures by renowned surgeons, resident research presentations, and intra-city grand rounds.

  • Admissions to the scientific presentations are free.
  • Resident members will receive information about the scientific programs directly, with the opportunity to sign up for dinners, if desired.
  • The cost of resident membership will be $20 per year.
  • The cost of cocktails & dinner preceding a scientific presentation, if elected, will be $60.
  • Business attire is required.
  • All member transactions are electronic via email and the Academy of Surgery website.
  • All financial transactions are credit card transactions via the Academy of Surgery website.
  • Membership will be for one year, July through June, with automatic reminders for renewal.

If you enjoy the programs of the Academy, and would like to join as a Resident Member, Click Here!

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Resident Member List

2018-2019 Membership

  • Patrick McGovern, MD – Temple University Hospital

2015-2016 Membership

  • Edward Fazendin, MD – Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Marc W. Fromer, MD – Cooper University Hospital
  • Ann C. Gaffey, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Danica Giugliano, MD – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Elizsbeth Gleeson, MD - Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Caitlin Hodge, MD - Abington Jefferson Health
  • John Jacob, MD - Abington Jefferson Health
  • Adam P. Johnson MD, MPH – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Kiavash R. Koko, MD – Cooper University Hospital
  • Michael A. Lanni – University of Pennsylvania
  • Alina Mateo, MD - Abington Jefferson Health
  • Jarrod Predina, MD, MS – University of Pennsylvania
  • Faiz U. Shariff, MD – Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Madhu Siddeswarappa, MD - Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Talar Tatarian, MD – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Michael Tecce, DO – University of Pennsylvania
  • Francis Si Wai Zih, MD – Fox Chase Cancer Center

2014-2015 Membership

  • Mohammed Asif, MD – Mercy Catholic Medical Center

2013-2014 Membership

  • Blake D. Babcock, MD - Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Erica Bloomquist, MD - The Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Rachel Choron, MD – Cooper University Hospital
  • Jashodeep Datta, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Larry Greenawald, MD – Drexel University College of Medicine
  • John Fischer, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Sophia Khan, MD – Cooper University Hospital
  • Kathleen M. Lamb MD – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Michael Minarich, MD – Cooper University Hospital
  • Grace Montenegro, MD - Lankenau Medical Center
  • Jonas A. Nelson, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew B Rhodes, MD - Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Radhika Smith, MD – Temple University Hospital
  • Sharven Taghavi, MD – Temple University Hospital
  • Daizo Tanaka, MD – Thomas Jefferson University

2012-2013 Membership

  • Victor Barnica, MD – Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Erich Gerhardt, DO – Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Heidi Miller, MD – Albert Einstein

2011-2012 Membership

  • Murwarid Mura Assifi, MD – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Adam Bodzin, MD – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Felix Boecker, MD – Abington Memorial Hospital
  • John Fisher, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicole Fox, MD – Cooper University Hospital
  • Erich Gerhardt, DO – Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Debby Keller, MD – Temple University Hospital
  • Harsha Polavarapu, MD – Abington Memorial Hospital (1st resident member)
  • Caroline Reinke, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Neena Singh, MD – Cooper University Hospital
  • Carrie Stransky, MD – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Iswanto Sucandy, MD – Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Sharven Taghavi, MD – Temple University Hospital
  • Vanessa Talbott, MD – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Brant Ullery, MD – University of Pennsylvania