General Surgery Residency Faculty

Mercy Catholic Medical Center’s faculty members bring their day-to-day experience of caring for patients into their approach to teaching. Their commitment is reflected in their willingness to share the knowledge and skills they have developed over their professional lifetime. Each faculty member, a board-certified physician in his or her specialty, strives to provide a quality and productive experience for residents during the transitional year.

Ali S. Ahmadinejad, MD

  • Dr. Ali AhmadinejadSpecialty: General and Vascular Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

Orlando Castillo, MD

  • Dr. Orlando CastilloSpecialty: General Surgery

Leon E. Clarke, MD

  • Dr. Leon ClarkeSpecialty: General Surgery
  • Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Mercy Philadelphia
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

John B. Fobia, MD

  • Dr. John FobiaSpecialty: General and Vascular Surgery
  • Assistant Program Director, Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

Karen Kish, MD

  • Program Director, General Surgery ResidencyKaren Kish
  • Specialty: Breast and Colorectal Surgery

Piotr Krecioch, MD

  • Piotr KreciochSpecialty: General and Bariatric Surgery

Prashanth Ramachandra, MD

  • Dr. Prashanth RamachandraChair, Department of Surgery, Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Director, Mercy Bariatrics
  • Specialty: General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

Carmine Volpe, MD

  • Dr. Carmine VolpeDirector, Oncology Service Line