Current Residents

There are 20 residents, PGY-1 through PGY-5, enrolled in the Department of Radiation Oncology's physician residency program.

2018-2019 Chief Residents

Matthew Ferris

Matthew Ferris, MD

Bob Press

Robert Press, MD


Neal McCall

Neal S. McCall, MD
2018, Thomas Jefferson University, MD
2013, University of Pittsburgh, BS, Chemistry

James Janopaul-Naylor

James Janopaul-Naylor, MD
2018, University of Pennsylvania, MD
2014, College of William and Mary, BS, Mathematics and Neuroscience

David Qian

David Qian, MD
2018, Dartmouth College, MD
2016, Dartmouth College, PhD, Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
2011, Dartmouth College, BA, Biophysical Chemistry/Economics

Ashley Schlafstein

Ashley Schlafstein, MD
2018, Augusta University, MD
2012, Cornell University, BA, Biology/Society


Vishal Dhere

Vishal Dhere, MD
2017, Emory University, MD
2011, University of Denver, BS, Molecular Biology/Chemistry/Medical Physics

Lisa Sudmeier

Lisa Sudmeier, MD, PhD
2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison, MD
2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD, Neuroscience/Cell Biology
2008, Washington University in St. Louis, BA, Biology

Yusef Syed

Yusef Syed, MD, MS
2017, University of Buffalo, MD
2007, Cornell University, MA, Mechanical Engineering
2005, Yale University, BA, Mechanical Engineering

Sarah Westergaard

Sarah Westergaard, MD
2017, University of Texas, MD
2013, Mississippi College, BS, Chemistry/Medical Sciences


Chase Escott

Chase Escott, MD
2016, Dartmouth College, MD
2004, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, BS, Mechanical Engineering

Neil Pfister

Neil Pfister, MD, PhD
2016, Columbia University, MD
2015, Columbia University, PhD, Cancer Biology
2009, University of Georgia, BS, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Genetics

Karen Xu

Karen Xu, MD
2016, University of Pittsburgh, MD
2012, University of Rochester, BS, Physics, Applied Mathematics


Mustafa Abugideiri

Mustafa Abugideiri, MD
2015, George Washington University, MD
2011, University of Maryland, BS, Psychology

Zachary Buchwald

Zachary Buchwald, MD, PhD
2015, Saint Louis University, MD
2013, Saint Louis University, PhD, Immunology
2005, Washington University, BA, History

Daniel Tanenbaum

Daniel Tanenbaum, MD
2015, Georgia Regents University, MD
2010, University of Georgia, BS, Biology and Microbiology

Sibo Tian

Sibo Tian, MD
2015, Rutgers University, MD
2009, University of Chicago, BA, Biological Sciences and Economics


Matthew Ferris

2018 Andrew W. Pippas Resident in Radiation Oncology

Matthew Ferris, MD
2014, University of Maryland, MD
2010, Loyola University Maryland, BS, Biology

Nicholas Madden

Nicholas Madden, MD
2011, University of Missouri, MD
2011, University of Missouri, BA, Liberal Arts

Tiffany Morgan

Tiffany Morgan, MD
2014, Rush University, MD
2010, Knox College, BA, Biochemistry

Jason Parks

Jason Parks, MD
2014, University of Louisville, MD
2010, Centre College, BS, Chemistry

Bob Press

2018 Andrew W. Pippas Resident in Radiation Oncology

Robert Press, MD
2014, Emory University, MD
2010, Emory University, BS, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology