Faculty

Anthony Mazzeo

Anthony Mazzeo, MD FACEP, Chair

Undergrad: Haverford College

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency: MCP/Hahnemann/Drexel

Fun Facts!

Hobbies: Sports/fitness; coaching youth sports

Best thing about Philadelphia: Great sports town, especially during playoffs for all teams

What you love most about working at Nazareth: It’s fun, has great people and diverse patient population.

Why you are excited to work with residents: Teaching Emergency Medicine is a daily reminder of just how amazing the specialty is.

Kanika Gupta, MD, Program Director

Undergrad: Boston University

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Residency: Mount Sinai (NYC)

Fun Facts!

Best thing about Philadelphia: Great food and culture!

What you love most about working at Nazareth: The amazing faculty and staff from which the residents will get a great education from

George Hobbib

George C. Hobbib, MD, Medical Director

Undergrad: University of Cincinnati

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Residency: Cooper University Hospital

Fun Facts!

Hobbies: Piano, golf, racquetball, tennis, astronomy

Best thing about Philadelphia: The location; Shore, NYC, DC

What you love most about working at Nazareth: Positive vibe

Why you are excited to work with residents: Enjoy educating and to be academically challenged.

Michael Orland, MD, Assistant Medical Director

Undergrad: Wesleyan University

Medical School: UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fun Facts!

Hobbies: I enjoy backpacking, cycling, kayaking and scuba diving. I also dabble in woodworking and gardening; I am very skilled at growing weeds.

Best thing about Philadelphia: The hole in the wall restaurants and bars, the Schuylkill river bike trail.

What you love most about working at Nazareth: When everyone is working hard during a resuscitation and we come together as a team.

Carrie-Ann Begnaud, DO

Undergrad: Holy Family University

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Aria Health

Fun Facts!

Hobbies: cooking, sleeping

Favorite Food: pizza

Best thing about Philadelphia: scrapple, cheesesteaks

Amanda Davala, DO

Undergrad: St. Joseph’s University

Med School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia

Hobbies: My favorite hobbies are traveling, going to the beach every weekend in the summer, and going skiing in Vermont in the winter with my husband. Some of the most memorable places my husband and I have been to are Greece, Croatia, Portugal, and the South of France.

Best thing about Philadelphia: I’m a Philadelphia native and absolutely love this city. It’s big, but manageable, with so much to offer. The restaurants and food culture are amazing, and the history behind this city is hard to beat. I could really go on forever about Philadelphia—the people, the sites, the energy!

What you love most about working at Nazareth: My favorite thing about Nazareth is the staff! All of the doctors, nurses, and ancillary staff are wonderful, and really work well together, creating a positive and efficient work environment. The residents will be lucky to learn from them!

Eric Gruber, MD

Undergrad: Dartmouth College

Med School: Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School

Residency: Cooper Univ. Hospital

Fun Facts!

Hobbies: Hiking, any racket sport (just recently added pickleball to the list), travel, skiing, my dog, reading.

Most memorable place I have been: Hard to pick one, but have been to West Africa twice for extended medical trips. Worked with a surgeon in Sierra Leone and with an EM residency program in Ghana - for anyone interested in international medicine, happy to help!

Best thing about Philadelphia: So many awesome restaurants; overall very affordable compared to other east coast cities.

Jason Kan, MD

Undergrad: Washington University in St Louis

Med School: Washington University in St Louis

Residency: University of Illinois Peoria

Fun Facts!

Most memorable place you have been: We were touring through countryside in Peru’s sacred valley. Once in a while we would pass a farmhouse. It was lunch time when we came to this large stately old hacienda that was converted into a clean modern buffet including a fresh ceviche station. It was in the shadow of mountains and the Urubamba river ran past it. I think it was so memorable because of the beautiful setting and I was just not expecting something like that to be there.

Why you are excited to work with residents: Medicine is so complex, we all practice it slightly different. I am excited to pass on my thought processes and hopefully help residents make sense of that complexity. I am sure many things I do will be challenged and I look forward to getting better because of that.

Sarah K. Ornazian, DO

Undergrad: Michigan State University

Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: McLaren Oakland, MI

Fun Facts!

Most memorable place I have been: Mt. Everest base camp. I was exhausted most of the time; but highly recommend the hike!

What you love most about working at Nazareth: I love working at Nazareth because you feel a part of a team.

Dana Riley, MD

Undergrad: Columbia University

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine

Fun Facts!

Hobbies: Anything active and outside … hiking with my dogs, bike rides, Crossfit, obstacle races.

Best thing about Philadelphia: I’d have to say the restaurant scene is one of my favorites! Philly has a ton of great restaurants that also happen to be BYOB and are very reasonably priced.

Most memorable place you have been: San Diego. I lived in San Diego for two years before medical school, and every time I go back to visit friends, I wonder how I ever managed to leave.

Daniel Shanin MD, MBA

Undergrad: Haverford College

Med School: Boston University - MD/MBA

Residency: Yale Emergency Medicine - Chief Resident

Fun Facts!

Hobbies: Travel, exploring the city, cooking and eating out (really anything involving food), and playing with my dog.

Best thing about Philadelphia: How many different neighborhoods and cultures are so easy to get to. I can walk from where America was founded to a street market that reminds me more of Italy.

Why you are excited to work with residents: EM really is a team sport and I love the chance to collaborate on patient care and teaching; particularly procedures. Mentorship is such an important part of our profession and I look forward to the chance to help the next generation of EM docs