Ashley Jordan, MD
“I’m originally from Boston, Mass., but I have lived all over. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Flagler College and an associate degree in fashion merchandising management from the Fashion Institute of Technology. I was a catalog developer in the fashion industry prior to obtaining my postbaccalaureate diploma of premedical sciences degree from Harvard University Extension School. I obtained my medical degree from American University of the Caribbean and then spent three years as a general surgery resident at St. Luke’s University Hospital. It was always my dream to become a plastic surgeon, and I’m now on the road to making that dream a reality. If I’m not at work, you will likely find me at the gym because I absolutely love working out. I also enjoy scary movies, Yorkshire terrier and English bulldog puppies, shopping at T.J. Maxx and all types of candy.”
Emma Dahmus, MD
“I grew up in Hershey, Pa., and attended Juniata College for my Bachelor of Science in biology and religion, where I played field hockey, soccer and tennis. I obtained my MD and MBA through Penn State University. My fiancé is an orthopaedic resident at Geisinger as well, and our hobbies include home renovations and raising chickens. I also enjoy working out, hiking, camping, playing soccer and reading.”
Lauren Blaha, MD
“I grew up in New Jersey and did my undergrad at Rutgers University, where I studied evolutionary anthropology and competed on the Rutgers equestrian team. I worked as a professional photographer before medical school at Wake Forest and found plastic surgery to be the ultimate combination of creativity, skill and passion to improve patients’ quality of life. I still enjoy photography, ride horses regularly, keep reptiles and plants and love spending time outdoors with my husband and our dogs Shadow and River.”
Yasmeen Byrnes, MD
“I spent my childhood in suburban Kensington, Md., then moved to small-town Vermont to attend Middlebury College, where I majored in mathematics and was involved with my college’s South Asian dance group. I received my medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where I explored several different surgical specialties before finding my true passion in plastic surgery. In my free time I enjoy dancing, running, cooking and spending time outdoors.”
Hunter Rogoff, MD
“I was born and raised in Long Beach, N.Y., on Long Island. In my hometown, I spent a lot of time surfing and playing beach volleyball. For undergrad I attended the University of Maryland in College Park, where I majored in physiology and neurobiology and played in the intramural flag football league. I then went to medical school at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, and here, my strong interest in plastic surgery was validated. My fiancé is an oncology social worker, and our hobbies include traveling, hiking, going to the beach and spending time with our families. I also enjoy scuba diving, skiing, going to the gym and playing sports with friends.”
Our department is small but active clinically, professionally and socially. Residents in our program typically live in or around Danville, and there is lots to do. Check out our Instagram page, @geisingerprsresidency (preview below) to see how we spend our time both at and outside of work!
Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Day 2021 at our local amusement park Knoebels.
Junior residents getting hands-on experience in cadaver lab, which is held twice yearly.
Our current cohort of residents at our June 2022 intern welcome picnic.
The department turned out for trunk or treat at the local elementary school.
The Falls Trails at Ricketts Glen State Park is a great spot for a day hike.
The bank of the Susquehanna River is within walking distance from the hospital.