Emergency Medicine Residency Alumni Class of 2023 | Hackensack University Medical Center

Jenna Tatham, D.O., M.S.

Jenna Tatham, D.O., M.S.

Medical School: Campbell University of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Wilderness Medicine, International Medicine

Why I Chose HUMC: Hackensack ED is a high-paced, high volume place where you will see diverse pathology and have plenty of opportunities to care for high acuity patients.

Fun Fact: I became interested in emergency medicine while in the medical program at my high school.


Andrew Ames, D.O.

Andrew Ames, D.O.

Medical School: Des Moines University

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Critical Care

Why I Chose HUMC: Our program teaches you to handle a high volume of medically complex patients and there is a very supportive resident culture.

Fun Fact: I like to surf and care for my pet shrimp


Bryan Lembo, D.O.

Bryan Lembo, D.O.

Medical School: Rowan University School of Medicine

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Clinical Administration, EMS, Ultrasound

Why I Chose HUMC: I chose Hackensack because of the friendly, close-knit environment of the residents as well as the high-acuity, high-volume patient population seen at this hospital.

Fun Fact: I have two dogs, and typically on my days off you will find me taking them to run around on the beach or on a hike. 


Huong Nguyen, D.O.

Huong Nguyen, D.O.

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Critical Care, Global Health

Why I Chose HUMC: I choose Hackensack because of the location, welcoming environment, and high-acuity ED. You can find me watching

Fun Fact: TV on the couch or traveling to the other side of the planet.


Rahul Tilani, D.O.

Rahul Tilani, D.O.

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Administration, Medical Education

Why I Chose HUMC: HUMC EM offers a diverse patient population with multiple comorbidities to care for and learn from. The program also offers opportunities to become involved with administration and quality allowing me to explore my future career goals.

Fun Fact: I worked as a scribe in the ER at HUMC during my gap year.


Matthew Avenoso, D.O.

Matthew Avenoso, D.O.

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

Graduation Year: 2023 

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Sports Medicine, Ultrasound

Why I Chose HUMC: Our program trains us to be extremely skilled, efficient and independent ER physicians. We work in a very fast paced and high acuity Emergency Department. We frequently participate in simulation and have amazing attendings who love to teach on shift. Our residency culture is fun and supportive, and I have made many great friendships.

Fun Fact: I enjoy going anywhere with live music, playing golf, eating, and watching sports


Alexis Kahanu, M.D., M.B.A.

Alexis Kahanu, M.D., M.B.A.

College: Tufts University School of Medicine

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Health tech, international medicine

Why I Chose HUMC: I enjoy the fast pace and medically complex patients we see daily! You rarely see patients who just need a ‘quick fix’ such as an ingrown toenail or simple I&D. Instead you’re thrown in to the deep end, with immunocompromised cancer patients, STEMIs, and intubations from day 1. It’s a good thing we have weekly simulations to help us stay prepared. Through all the challenges, we also have amazing faculty and co-residents; we are truly a family that looks out for each other. Hackensack also allows me to explore both my interests – we’re close to NYC where there is a thriving health tech community and have an opportunity in our third year to experience working in a more resource limited setting (St. Croix, US Virgin Islands)

Fun Fact: Despite living in NYC right next to a subway, I’ll still drive (and fight for parking) when meeting up with friends in other parts of Manhattan! Still trying to adjust to the city life 🙂


Joanna Akinlosotu, M.D.

Joanna Akinlosotu, M.D.

College: Howard University College of Medicine

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Ultrasound, Health Equity

Why I Chose HUMC: HUMC appealed to me because of the diverse, complex patient population and work environment. This program trains exemplary, well-equipped physicians. The culture here is highly supportive and inclusive

Fun Fact: I am conversational in Korean (took it as my foreign language requirement in college). Also, in fifth grade, I was a finalist in a state-wide, middle school trivia competition – still hoping to end up on Jeopardy one day.


Royale M. Nichols, M.D.

Royale M. Nichols, M.D.

College: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Advocacy, Health Equity,  Administration

Why I Chose HUMC: At Hackensack there is great diversity in patient acuity with high volume. The program is a great place to grow as a physician.

Fun Fact: I flew a plane once, no I’m not a pilot.


Megan Winters, D.O.

Megan Winters, D.O.

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Ultrasound, Administration, Medical Education, Critical Care

Why I Chose HUMC: We see very complex and very sick patients at HUMC, and I feel prepared to handle anything that walks in the door. HUMC has an incredible amount of specialist services, that we are not only able to utilize for our patients but can help teach us about next steps in management for critical patients.

Fun Fact: I am an athlete by trade and was a top women’s ice hockey player throughout college. Now I spend many of my days off on the golf course, or hiking with my dog at one of the many local trails.


John Kane, M.D.

John Kane, M.D.

Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Graduation Year: 2023

PGY: PGY 2

EM Interests: Toxicology, Sports Medicine

Why I Chose HUMC: HUMC provides a high-acuity, high-volume ED that allows us to be confident going forward no matter what we encounter. It also is an ideal spot to train located just minutes from New York City, offering a great variety of things to do on your time off.

Fun Fact: I love to travel and one of my favorite things to do while travelling is golf. I’ve played over 200 unique different courses so far.

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