Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Graduation Year: 2023
Nathan is a native of Los Angeles who obtained a bachelors in electrical engineering from UCLA and his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC. His interests in the field of urology include robotics and reconstruction. Outside of the operating room, Nathan can be found attending hip-hop/R&B concerts, cheering on his LA sports teams, and searching for good coffee and Asian cuisines. “I got pretty lucky. Couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.”
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2024
PGY: 4 "My name is Fahad Sheckley, I was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. I moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and in 2018 graduated from the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan. I love soccer and follow its news closely, Middle Eastern cuisine (of course), and going to NYC on my time off to discover what the city has to offer. I have very much enjoyed my time so far at Hackensack. We work hard but we have fun doing it. The volume of cases is very high here, and I feel I have learned so much already, even in just my first year as an intern. The educational opportunities here are excellent. I am interested in robotic surgery and I think Hackensack will train me very well with this career aspiration. I am looking forward to my next few years here, and to welcoming our newest team members."
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 2025
Sarah is from Kansas City, Missouri and went to University of Kansas for undergrad to study neurobiology. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and developed an early interest in urology, especially within andrology and infertility.
"I love the ability to integrate the robot with fertility procedures, as well as the early operative experience and autonomy I get here."
Laurence Hou, M.D.
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2026
Laurence “Larry” Hou returned to train in his home state of New Jersey after spending nine years in Baltimore, Maryland. His research interests are in robotics, men’s health, and sexual medicine. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the city, working out, and golfing.
"Coming to Hackensack has been one of the best things to ever happen to me. This is a high-energy program with tremendous talent and potential.
Katerina Lembrikova, M.D.
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2027
Katerina is from Brooklyn, New York and studied Human Biology, Health, and Society at Cornell University. Within urology, she is particularly interested in innovation and novel devices. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys traveling, skiing, and attending concerts.
"Hackensack has the most supportive faculty and the most wonderful co-residents. We work as a tight knit team in the hospital, and also spend a lot of time exploring the restaurants and sporting events of the area together!"
Akhil Peta, M.D.
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Graduation Year: 2027
Medical School: Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Graduated June 2022: Employed as Faculty Attending at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati Ohio, September 2022