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Family Medicine Residency Program at UPMC Lititz: Current Residents

Post-Graduation Year Three

Theodore Hsu, DO
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘18

Dr. Hsu is a second year family medicine resident at UPMC Lititz. Born and raised in New York City, he completed his undergrad at SUNY Binghamton and medical school at NYITCOM. He is interested in primary care and sports medicine. “In my down time, I enjoy cooking regional dishes and brewing cider.”

Alexandra Kitzmiller, DO – Chief Resident
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine-’19

Dr. Kitzmiller graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor's degree in Community Health, concentrated in Nutrition. She graduated from medical school at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. “My favorite thing about our residency program is the size. We are a small program so we get to work really closely with each other, as well as our attendings! In my free time, you will always find me with my family exploring new places in Lititz and Lancaster!"

Manish Kumar, DO
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine-’19

Dr. Kumar is from Media, PA. He attended Johns Hopkins University, earning a BS in Biomedical Engineering and having multiple publications in neuroscience. He then went on to earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Rowan University in South Jersey, which is a watershed area that has provided a wide range of patient population and medical cases. “I chose UPMC Lititz because it provides great freedom to individually customize the program, state of the art facilities, beautiful scenery, excellent people, and great town.” During his spare time, he likes to swim at the Lititz Rec Center, ride his bicycle at the nearby trails, and make weekend trips to Philadelphia or NYC.


Post-Graduation Year Two

Karine Delroux, DO
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine-‘20

After earning a Ph.D from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in Molecular Biology and working for many years as a research scientist in vector biology, Dr. Delroux earned her DO from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2020. A practitioner of Family Medicine, her passion is mental health, particularly among children and adolescents. Women’s and LGBTQ health are also core areas of interest. “When I’m not wielding the stethoscope, I prefer to cut loose in the kitchen, spend time with my husband and daughters, and read.”

Damanjeet Gill, DO
University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘20

Though originally from India, Dr. Gill completed undergrad at Pitt-Johnstown, PA and later went to medical school at KYCOM in Pikeville, KY. “I was attracted to the FM program at Lititz because as a smaller program, it’s very personable and resident-driven. Plus it’s close to home! I’m still exploring my future interests, whether it includes primary care, sports medicine, global health, or urgent care. During my free time I like hiking & traveling, One-wheeling, playing table tennis & soccer, building PCs, and gaming.”

Dorine Lantimo-Vetter, DO
NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘18

Dr. Lantimo-Vetter came to this country 20 years ago from Haiti with one goal in mind: becoming a physician and give back to her community. In the journey toward her goal, she learned English, attended college, and graduated medical school from Nova Southeastern University. Today she is living her dream as a UPMC-Lititz Family Medicine resident. “I enjoy this program because I am getting a great education while also being able to have a work life balance. I spend time cooking Haitian food with my mother and playing with my three-year-old mischievous son. In the future, I plan to practice in a diverse community and inspire a new generation of African American physicians.”

Peter Rippberger, DO
New England University College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘19

Dr. Rippberger attended Franklin & Marshall College here in Lancaster. Following undergrad, he attended a post-bacc program at the University of Vermont before starting medical school at the University of New England. He is thrilled to be back in central Pennsylvania to complete his residency in Family Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outside with his wife and his overly friendly 10 lb “rat” dog.

Nathan Zimmerman, DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘20

Dr. Zimmerman is actually a local! He grew up here in Lititz and remembers when this hospital was first being built. Shadowing at this hospital is when his passion for medicine began! Nate went to Juniata College as an undergrad for biopsychology and went to medical school at LECOM in Erie, PA. “I’m one of the new family medicine residents and am looking to incorporate my interests of psychology and sports medicine into my practice down the road. I’m also a big soccer fan and love a good day of fishing. I chose to go to UPMC Lititz for a few reasons, but the biggest is the ability to incorporate areas of interest into your actual residency curriculum.”


Post-Graduate Year One

Christopher Felice, DO
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘21

Dr. Felice is from State College, PA. He went to the Pennsylvania State University for undergrad and completed medical school at NYITCOM in Long Island. He has an interest in mental health and preventative medicine. "I chose UPMC Lititz because I wanted a smaller program where I would have the opportunity to get to know the residents and attendings really well. The program is also located in a great area with lots of nature and outdoor activities. In my free time I enjoy soccer, distance running, games, and gardening."

Asma Ghafoor, DO
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘21

Dr. Ghafoor is from Miami, FL. She was enrolled in the bridge program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, earning a BS in Biology and her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. The program provided a wide range of clinical pathology and sparked her interest in Family Medicine. “I chose UPMC Lititz because of the small program size, providing an individualized and in depth learning opportunity. The program is versatile and the area provides the best of city and small town living.” During her spare time, she likes to explore the shops in Downtown Lititz, host friends for potlucks, and take walks in the Lititz Springs Park.

Gihan Jayasuriya, DO
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘21

Dr. Jayasuriya is from Princeton Junction, NJ and grew up in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. He attended Lehigh University, earning a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience and then attended the Penn State College of Medicine in nearby Hershey, earning a MS in Cell and Molecular Biology. He then went on to earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Touro COM NY in Middletown, New York. “I chose UPMC Lititz because of the small class size, the great variety in the curriculum, and my visits to Lancaster.”

Kostantinos Papathanasiou, DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine-‘21

Dr. Papathanasiou is from Boxborough, MA. He earned a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine. “I was impressed by the robust rotations, friendliness, and great reputation that UPMC Lititz offers.” During his spare time, Dr. Papathanasiou loves traveling to national parks and abroad.


Recent Graduates

Kimberly Chipetine, DO – 2021 Graduate
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY- ‘18
Practicing Family Medicine in Arizona

Saima Mukta, DO – 2021 Graduate
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine- ‘17
Practicing Family Medicine in Pittston, PA

Yuqi Wang, DO – 2021 Graduate
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona Campus- ‘18
UPMC Express Care, Central Pennsylvania

Ayesha Ahsan, DO – 2020 Graduate
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine-‘17
Practicing Family Medicine in Edison, NJ

Lucas Irwin, DO – 2020 Graduate
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-’17
Practicing Family Medicine in Clearfield, PA

Samuel Werner, DO – 2020 Graduate
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine-’17
Completed an NMM/OMM Fellowship at VCOM; Practicing Family Medicine in Blacksburg, VA

Caitlin Colonna, DO – 2019 Graduate
A.T. Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine-’16
Practicing in Family Medicine in York, PA

Srivani Rachakonda, DO – 2019 Graduate
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine-’16
Practicing in Family Medicine in Stratford, NJ

Bryant Tran, DO – 2019 Graduate
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA-’16
Practicing in Family Medicine in California


Resident and Fellow Salary and Benefits Information

Contact Us

Adrienne Kametz
Residency Coordinator, UPMC Lititz
Phone: 717-625-5646
kametza@upmc.edu

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