Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Leo Leung Orthopaedic Surgery Society

Medical Student Leadership

Josh Bram

Josh Bram
MS4 Co-Chair (President)
 Joshua.Bram@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Josh is an MS4 from State College, PA and graduated from Penn State University in 2016 where he double majored in Biology (Genetics) and Immunology and Infectious Disease. In his free time, Josh loves to play soccer, go hiking, and explore the Philadelphia food scene. He is primarily drawn to orthopedics because of the opportunity to rapidly transform patient lives. He recently completed a research year through the Ben Fox Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is excited to help fellow students gain further exposure to the field!


Kevin Pirruccio

Kevin Pirruccio
MS4 Co-Chair (President)
 Kevin.Pirruccio@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Kevin is an MS4 from Berlin, CT and graduated from Yale University in 2017, double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Economics. In his free time, Kevin enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. His interest in orthopaedic surgery stems from both his love for anatomy and first-hand appreciation for the improvements in quality of life that treatments can yield. He looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm and interest for the field with fellow students.


Hillary Mulvey

Hillary Mulvey
MS4 Co-Chair (Education)
 Hillary.Mulvey@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Hillary is an MS4 from Rhode Island. She graduated from Brown University in 2014, where she competed on the swim team and studied biology. While at Penn, Hillary co-founded the school’s chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons and she is passionate about promoting diversity in the field of orthopaedics. In her free time, she drinks too much coffee and enjoys exploring new craft breweries with her fiancé and their dog, Franklin.


Anchi Numfor

Anchi Numfor
CDYO Co-Chair (Education)
 Anchi.Numfor@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Anchi is a CDYO born in England and raised in New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2016 with a degree in Biological Sciences. She was a division I college athlete, playing soccer and rugby competitively throughout her four years. In her free time, Anchi enjoys working out, playing sports, listening and dancing to music, traveling the world, and spending time with friends and family. As a first generation immigrant from Cameroon, she has seen firsthand how unaddressed musculoskeletal injuries can impact patients and whole families. She is interested in pursuing a career focused in global surgery and minority health, and is excited to help fellow students explore the vast diversity in the field of orthopedics.


Mitch Johnson

Mitch Johnson
CDYO Co-Chair (Alumni Development)
 Mitchell.Johnson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Mitch is a CDYO from Clarkston, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan where he earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering. In his free time, Mitch enjoys running, basketball, spike ball, and spending time with friends and family. As the son of two automotive engineers, he is very interested in the biomechanical aspect of orthopedics and being able to use this knowledge to greatly improve a patient's quality of life. He is excited to share his interest and help others explore the opportunities available in the field of orthopedics!


Alex Beschloss

Alex Beschloss
CDYO Co-Chair (Alumni Development)
 Alexander.Beschloss@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Alex is a CDYO in the MD/MBA program originally from Washington, D.C, and graduated from Williams College in 2016 where he pitched on the varsity baseball team. During his time at Penn, he has conducted clinical research in both spine and shoulder surgery. His enthusiasm for orthopedic surgery is driven by both the opportunity to help improve a patient’s quality of life and his excitement of recent novel technologies, such virtual reality, artificial intelligence and devices, in the field that have immense potential to improve surgical outcomes and education. 


Ariana Meltzer-Bruhn

Ariana Meltzer-Bruhn
MS3 Co-Chair (Clerkships)
 Ariana.Meltzer-bruhn@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Ariana is an MS3 from Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from Villanova University in 2014 where she studied Economics and Global Interdisciplinary Studies and spent much of her free time working with individuals with disabilities and movement disorders. After working in global financial services for 3 years, Ariana completed a post-baccalaureate program at Johns Hopkins University. In medical school, she discovered her passion for orthopedic surgery after learning about the intersection between movement disorder treatments and surgical interventions. In her free time, Ariana is an avid runner and loves cooking.


Olivia Cohen

Olivia Cohen
MS3 Co-Chair (Clerkships)
 Olivia.Cohen@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Olivia is an MS3 from Long Island, New York. She spent the last 5 years in international public health, earning a Masters from Johns Hopkins University and working in vaccine policy at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Since coming to medical school, Olivia discovered her love for the operating room. Her passion for orthopaedic surgery developed from the tangible impact that can be made to restore and preserve quality of life for patients after injuries or aging. When taking a break from school, Olivia is a workout class enthusiast and often found exploring Philly’s restaurant scene.  


Steven Tsai

Steven Tsai
MS3 Co-Chair (Clerkships)
 Steven.Tsai@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Steven is an MS3 from Plano, TX and graduated from Princeton University in 2017, majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering. In his free time, Steven enjoys working out, sewing, ballroom dancing, and slow-cooking. He is interested in pursuing a career focused on preclinical and clinical teaching, particularly in anatomy, as well as orthopedic surgery. He’s excited to help and guide incoming and interested students.


Thad Woodard

Thad Woodard
MS3 Co-Chair (Clerkships)
 Thaddeus.Woodard@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Thad is an MS3 from Toledo, Ohio and who graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is interested in orthopedics because of the transformative value that it brings to patients' lives. Outside of medicine, Thad enjoys playing soccer for the undergraduate Penn Club Soccer team, indoor climbing around Philly, and baking.


Nico Pascual-Leone

Nico Pascual-Leone
MS3 Co-Chair (Clerkships)
 Nicolas.Pascual-Leone@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Nico Pascual-Leone is an MS3 from Wayland, MA who graduated from Amherst College in 2016 where he earned a degree in Chemistry. After graduating, he spent two years playing professional soccer in Castellon, Spain. His enthusiasm for orthopedic surgery is driven by giving back to a field that has helped him so much throughout his career as an athlete. In his free time, he continues to enjoy the soccer scene in Philly while also being a kickboxing instructor at CKO. He looks forward to helping others gain experience in the field and learn from his fellow classmates.


Kelly Zochowski

Kelly Zochowski
MS2 Co-Chair (Education)
 Kelly.Zochowski@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Originally from Chatham, New Jersey, Kelly is an MS2 who graduated from Georgetown University in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology and was a member of Georgetown’s varsity sailing team. Before matriculating to Penn Med, Kelly worked as a research assistant at Hospital for Special Surgery where her interest in orthopaedics began. Kelly’s specific interests include the use of MR imaging in orthopaedics, female ACL injury, biomechanics, and technology and device development. At Penn Med, Kelly is part of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, is a leader of Caritas, and is involved with the Association of Women Surgeons. Outside of school, Kelly enjoys skiing, rooting for the Hoyas and NY Giants, and spending time with friends and family. Kelly is thrilled to be a part of the LLOS board this year and looks forward to helping other students discover their interest in the field of orthopaedics.


Margaret Tamburro

Margaret Tamburro
MS2 Co-Chair (Community Service)
 Margaret.Tamburro@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Maggie is an MS2 and a Hershey, PA native. She studied biomedical engineering at NC State University where she was also a gymnast. Maggie is drawn to orthopedics because of the overlap between medicine and engineering in injury biomechanics. As a future physician-scientist, she is very interested in closing the gap between the lab and the operating room to improve patient care. Outside of school and the lab, Maggie enjoys coaching gymnastics, musical theater, and exploring Philly. She is excited to be a part of the LLOS board to share her enthusiasm for orthopedics and orthopedic research with her peers.


Sarthak Mohanty

Sarthak Mohanty
MS2 Co-Chair (Treasurer)
 Sarthak.Mohanty@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Sarthak is an MS2 from Edison, New Jersey. He competed an undergraduate degree in Biology at The College of New Jersey. Growing up, he fostered an interest in orthopedics while playing USTA tennis tournaments for fifteen years. He still enjoys spending his free time remaining active by participating regularly in half marathons and marathons. While not outside, Sarthak enjoys navigating new recipes, reading novels, and trying Philadelphia’s restaurant scene. Sarthak is ardently interested in how orthopedic care can be advanced through rigorous translational and basic science research. He hopes to share that passion with his classmates and any students interested in orthopedic scholarship.