Letter from Chiefs

Welcome to the Tower Health Department of Anesthesiology at Reading Hospital!

Your interest in our program is greatly appreciated, and we are pleased to highlight all the benefits that you will receive as a future resident. 

We are a new 4-year categorical anesthesiology program. For those joining the Tower Health family as a PGY-1, you will rotate with several different departments throughout the hospital and learn to diagnose and treat high-acuity patients with various complex medical conditions. You will have rotations in internal medicine, general surgery, surgical ICU, neurocritical care, pediatrics, ultrasound, and anesthesia. The goal of our multi-faceted internship year structure is to enhance your understanding of medical care through the lens of the various off-service teams, as you will inevitably learn to provide anesthesia for your patients in the following years.

As a CA-1, your first month is geared toward building a solid foundation for your career in anesthesiology. For your introductory month in July, the department prepares a thorough and structured didactic program with protected educational time for all residents. In addition, you will initially be paired with another CA-1 and an attending anesthesiologist to begin learning how to care for your patients intraoperatively. Here, you will encounter the same complex pathologies you managed as interns, but now you will learn how to handle these conditions from the perspective of an anesthesiologist. We aim to consistently push your limits while ensuring you are not put in dangerous positions or left without faculty support if needed. Over time, you will become more confident and independent in how you practice, which is a critical milestone on your journey to becoming a competent anesthesiologist. In addition, we have a one-on-one mentorship system that allows seniors and faculty to guide juniors through residency, research opportunities, and career planning. 

With an average of 50-60 work hours per week, residents have more than enough time to study for exams and explore the city of Reading with all it has to offer. Across all our classes, we are a closely-knit group of residents who often visit the many amazing local restaurants on Penn Avenue. We frequently plan resident outings such as ski trips, holiday parties, and hiking excursions to Blue Marsh Lake and other local trails.

We offer our future residents a robust clinical experience set in an environment based on building supportive work relationships among the residents, our attendings, surgical teams, nursing, and ancillary staff. We all depend on one another in unique ways to provide the best possible care for our patients in the community.

We are excited that you are considering us in your search for training. Feel free to contact us if you have questions, and we wish you the best of luck in the upcoming application cycle.



Anish Patel, MD
Stephen Lazar, DO

  • Anish Patel, MD

    Anish Patel, MD

    Chief Resident
  • Stephen Lazar, DO

    Stephen Lazar, DO

    Chief Resident


  • Marc Camilon, MD

    Marc Camilon, MD

    Medical University of South Carolina
  • Brian DelPino, DO

    Brian DelPino, DO

    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Stephen Lazar, DO

    Stephen Lazar, DO

    NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Anish Patel, MD

    Anish Patel, MD

    St. George University School of Medicine
  • Zach Ryan DO

    Zach Ryan, DO

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Alexander Szczukowski, MD

    Alexander Szczukowski, MD

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine


  • Noe Cabello‐Rivera, MD

    Noe Cabello‐Rivera, MD

    Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Lauren Chamberlin DO

    Lauren Chamberlin, DO

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bethany Correa, DO

    Bethany Correa, DO

    Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Frances Dowling, DO

    Frances Dowling, DO

    Campbell University Jerry M Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rachael Harrington, DO

    Rachael Harrington, DO

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Joshua Ledner, DO

    Joshua Ledner, DO

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Mia Baringer

    Mia Baringer, MD

    American University of Antigua College of Medicine
  • Steven Corona

    Steven Corona, DO

    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michaela Gartman-Kingsbury

    Michaela Gartman-Kingsbury, DO

    Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Brent Hager

    Brent Hager, DO

    Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Quan Le

    Quan Le, DO

    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Simranjit Waseer

    Simranjit Waseer, DO

    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Joseph Hamdan, DO headshot

    Joseph Hamdan, DO

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Miyu Kinoshita, MD headshot

    Miyu Kinoshita, MD

    Keio University School of Medicine
  • Nathaniel Lacay, MD headshot

    Nathaniel Lacay, MD

    Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Tuyen Nguyen, DO headshot

    Tuyen Nguyen, DO

    University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Alyssa Payette, MD headshot

    Alyssa Payette, MD

    St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Lindsay Smykowski, DO headshot

    Lindsay Smykowski, DO

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine