MEET OUR RESIDENTS

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KATIE ZURBACH, MD

PGY-5

Where are you from? Media, Pennsylvania

Where did you go to college? Middlebury College

Where did you go to medical school? Jefferson Medical College (aka Sidney Kimmel Medical College)

What is your favorite muscle? Serratus Anterior

What is #1 on your bucket list? Run the Broad Street Run

What is dream travel destination? Cinque Terre, Italy

Chocolate or Ice cream? Ice cream all the way! Not that chocolate isn't great too (I'll take an afternoon dark chocolate bar any day), but I love the variety that ice cream brings! My favorite ice cream at the moment is Lemon Buttermilk from a Philadelphia ice cream shop called Zsa's, though I'm also a big fan of peanut butter ice cream combos and coffee chocolate chip

What is your favorite part of pediatric rehab? The kids! And our team. It's so fun to see how the kids progress over time, and our rehab team is so welcoming

JESSICA FERNANDEZ, MD

PGY-4

Where are you from? Venezuela/Florida

Where did you go to college? University of Tampa

Where did you go to medical school? University of Central Florida

What is your favorite muscle? I wouldn’t want the others to feel excluded or less important so I like them all ( I do love to eat, so secretly I would have to say masseter). 

What is #1 on your bucket list? Owning a plant nursery or art store

What is your dream travel destination? Tahiti (stay at an overwater bungalow!)

Chocolate or ice cream? Definitely chocolate due to its antioxidant properties ;) Could settle for hazelnut ice cream (my favorite!)

What is your favorite part of pediatric rehab? Working together with the patient, family, and rehab team to find creative ways for patients to do what they are passionate about 

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SARAH GHATTAS, DO

PGY-3

Where are you from? Oreland, Pennsylvania

Where did you go to college? Pennsylvania State University

Where did you go to medical school? Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

What is your favorite muscle? Latissimus Dorsi

What is #1 on your bucket list? Food tour my way around the world

What is your dream travel location? Portugal

Chocolate or ice cream? Ice cream because it keeps my options endless although I can almost always go for mint chocolate chip (has to be green).

What is your favorite part of pediatric rehab? The diversity of the kids we see!

REBECCA WILDING, DO

PGY-2

Where are you from? Jefferson City, MO

Where did you go to college? University of Missouri-Columbia

Where did you go to medical school? AT Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

What is your favorite muscle? Probably sternocleidomastoid because I think it’s a pretty baller name

What is #1 on your bucket list? Hug a manatee 

What is your dream travel destination? I really want to go to Alaska and see whales and a moose 

Chocolate or ice cream? Umm is queso or tacos an option? Maybe a choco taco?

What is your favorite part of pediatric rehab? The long term relationship with really cool kiddos and families

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MICHELLE KONKOLY, MD

PGY-1

Where are you from? Eagleville, PA, about an hour outside of Philadelphia
Where did you go to college? Georgetown University (Go Hoyas!)
Where did you go to medical school? Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (Go Rams!)

What is your favorite muscle? Serratus anterior

What is #1 on your bucket list? Scuba dive with manta rays and whale sharks 

What is your dream travel destination? Well I had a trip to Italy planned for April 2020...you can ask me about how that went (lol!) 

Chocolate or ice cream? How about chocolate ice cream! Because my favorite flavor is chocolate moose tracks!

What is your favorite part of pediatric rehab? Helping kids figure out how to do the activities they love!

WHERE ARE OUR ALUMNI?

2021

UPMC/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor

2020

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor

2019

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Assistant Professor

2018

Mass General Hospital for Children

Faculty

2017

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Faculty

2016

Nemours / Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children

Clinical Assistant Professor

2015

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Clinical Instructor

2014

Rady Children's Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor