Pediatric Residents Class of 2026 | Jersey Shore University Medical Center   

Current Residents

Class of 2026

Bharati Duvapu
Bharati Duvapu, D.O.
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown, NY
Career Interest: Pediatric subspecialty
Fun Fact: I own more lipstick than 95% of people in the country
Why JSUMC? Supportive residents, cooperative learning and working environment, wanted to be close to home, wanted to be close to the beach and I loved my time here as a student.

Maria Kapousidis MD
Maria Kapousidis, M.D.
Undergraduate: Wofford College
Medical School: St. George’s University, School of Medicine
Career Interest: Cardiology, Neonatology
Fun Fact: I love adrenaline sports/activities like skydiving, parasailing, roller coasters, etc.
Why JSUMC? I rotated here as a student giving me a firsthand experience to see that this group respected and supported each other through good and bad times! Also, the attendings are dedicated to aiding the residents in their learning and challenging them to meet their full potential and that was important to me when picking a program!

Julia Khval MD
Julia Khval, M.D.
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical School: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Career Interest: General Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology, Rheumatology
Fun Fact: I took a cooking class in Italy!
Why JSUMC? I rotated at JSUMC as a student and I loved my experience. The JSUMC pediatric residency program felt like a close knit family and was a supportive environment that I wanted to be a part of.

Leigh LaFond MD
Leigh LaFond, M.D.
Undergraduate: High Point University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Career Interest: Neonatology, Development/Behavior
Fun Fact: I once found David Henrie’s passport in an airport in Rome (and returned it of course!)
Why JSUMC? When I finished my interview at JSUMC, I could not wipe the smile off my face for hours. All of the faculty and residents that I spoke with made me feel comfortable and welcome. JSUMC is a place where you get to work and learn alongside family.

Nidhi Mistry DO
Nidhi Mistry, D.O.
Undergraduate: Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interest: General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
Fun Fact: I am very talented at binge watching new Netflix shows!
Why JSUMC? As a NJ native, I was looking for a medium-sized program, close to my family, that gave me strong faculty guidance and autonomy to grow. I value good work-life balance and even as an intern I’m happy to say that I get many weekends off to live my life outside of work! Living by the beach is always a plus, too!

Kristin Natoli MD
Kristin Natoli, M.D.
Undergraduate: Felician University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Career Interest: Endocrinology or Hospitalist
Fun Fact: I did competitive bowling in college - my high game is 289!
Why JSUMC? Exposure to diverse pathology and patient population, great program culture, and the opportunity to serve the community I grew up in!

Daniel Rosenfeld MD
Daniel Rosenfeld, M.D.
Undergraduate: Kean University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Career Interest: Pediatric Critical Care
Fun Fact: I’ve seen the band Phish over 100 times in the past 20 years!
Why JSUMC? I did my third and fourth year rotations as a medical student at JSUMC. It just felt like a family. The residents were all so supportive of each other and were fully supported by all of the faculty. I got along really well with the whole department, from the nurses, techs and other staff to the residents and attendings.

Shanell Tulloch MD
Shanell Tulloch, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Hartford
Medical School: St. George’s University
Career Interest: Possibly NICU or Pediatric EM
Fun Fact: I am of Jamaican descent. I love to travel, try new foods, and enjoy entertaining family and friends. Oh, I also like to binge watch murder-themed shows!
Why JSUMC? Although I was not able to rotate here beforehand, during my interview the PD and APD really made me feel welcomed. They seemed easy to talk to and down to earth. Also, since I love to eat, the good cafeteria food and large meal stipends they told us about were the cherries on the top!

Akshara Reddy Vadyala
Akshara Reddy Vadyala, MBBS
Undergraduate: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Career Interest: Endocrinology, Neonatology and Hematology/Oncology
Fun Fact: I enjoy playing golf and baking!
Why JSUMC? Great training and supportive faculty!

Michael Youssef DO
Michael Youssef, D.O.
Undergraduate: Hunter College
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology Osteopathic Medicine
Career Interest: Pulmonology
Fun Fact: I snowboard
Why JSUMC? I loved how close the residents were to each other. It really seemed like they were a family to me. I also liked how close the residents were to the program leadership.

Krysten Corzo
Krysten Corzo, M.D. (Child Neurology)
Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary
Medical School: St. George’s University
Career Interest: Pediatric Neurology
Fun Fact: I enjoy gardening as a hobby!
Why JSUMC? My sister received such great care at JSUMC and associated practices during some difficult times in her life. I wanted to learn from and be part of the knowledgeable community that affected my family’s lives in a positive way.

Eman Hamed
Eman Hamed, M.D. (Child Neurology)
Undergraduate: University of Alexandra - Alexandra, Egypt
Medical School: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Career Interest: Child Neurology
Fun Fact: I speak three languages - English, French and Arabic and I just had my first child!

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