Residents

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With 60 residents (20 per class), we are a large but tight-knit family. While the majority of us hail from the Northeast, we also attract amazing applicants from other regions of the country and even far-off places like Sri Lanka, Syria... and Canada, which of course makes us even nicer, eh?

We are an incredibly inclusive group with broad diversity of races, ethnicities and sexual orientations. We not only work well with each other, but we have fun with each other and support one another through the tough times of residency. We work hard, but we also play hard!

Chief Residents

Catrina Cropano, MD

Undergraduate: Boston University

Med School: Quinnipiac University

Interests: The role of fitness in developing physical strength and mental resilience, flexing my biceps, optimizing nutrition, exploring supermarkets, wine, traveling, Italy. Referencing Friends. Trauma and critical care.

Ryan Renacci, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Med School: Georgetown University

Graduate School: King's College London

Interests: Traveling, ethics, fitness & nutrition, reading, global health, The Office (on repeat), anything Cleveland, Ohio (i.e. the Cavs)

Frances Rusnack, DO

Undergraduate: Fordham University

Med School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests: Medical education. Exploring NYC with my husband and our dogs. Cooking, searching for the best tres leches cake, binging foreign crime dramas, and balancing it all out with CrossFit.

PGY-3 Residents

Ryan Barlow, MD

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Med School: University of Texas -Southwestern

Interests: Skiing, mountain biking, baby Luke, Broadway, travel hacking, scuba, memes, tennis

Joshua Bloom, MD

Undergraduate: Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College

Graduate School: CUNY Hunter College

Med School: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Interests: Board games, theater, biking

Jordan Brown, MD

Undergraduate: Wesleyan University

Med School: Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Brewing beer, playing the cello and trombone, roasted eggplant, swimming, fishing, and hanging with my wife, baby boy and dog

Sarah Brovender, MD

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Traveling, watching endless television, perfecting the grilled cheese, other types of cheese, spiked seltzer, my friends and family

Nicholas Buffin, MD

Undergraduate: Boston College

Med School: Tulane University

Interests: Cooking, kiteboarding, sailing, films, hanging at the beach, and exploring NYC , beating Michael Fogam in Catan.

Michael Fogam, MD, MBA

Undergraduate: Armstrong University, Canada

Med School: Medical College of Georgia

Graduate School: Emory Business School

Interests: Admin and operations, QI/QA, pick up basketball, spikeball, outdoorsing, traveling, sportsing, adventuring, music of all sorts- especially classic hip-hop, spicy food, all food, live comedy, my dog Blue, potlucks, and settlers of Catan.

Edmund Hsu, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Med School: University of Central Florida

Interests: Ultrasound and medical education. Exploring the world with my other half, Tori. Tennis, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, bouldering, pokemon go, hiking, anime, asian dramas, long distance walking, marathon running, eating lbs of fruit daily.

Alex Khoury, MD

Med School: University of Aleppo SOM, Syria

Residency: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt

Interests: Critical care medicine and ultrasound. EKGs. Asian cuisine. Ketchup (best sauce ever created). History. Running along the Hudson. Tennis and beach volleyball.

Christina Liu, MD

Undergraduate: Tufts University

Med School: Albert Einstein COM

Interests: Global health, cardiology, traveling off the beaten path, credit card churning to pay for traveling, gastronomy, salsa dancing, learning Spanish, big spooning my cat, snowboarding, tennis.


Kishen Patel, MD, MBA

Undergraduate: University of Georgia

Med School: Emory University

Graduate School: Emory Business School

Interests: UGA football, Atlanta sports teams, international travel, dessert, spicy food, investing, personal finance, healthcare administration..


Vishaal Prabhu, MD

Undergraduate: Yale University

Med School: University of Rochester

Interests: Buffalo Bills, tennis, ultimate, skiing, hiking, traveling, Super Smash Bros. Melee, spicy food, watching Seinfeld reruns

Nick Seara, MD

Undergraduate: Wesleyan University

Med School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Buffalo

Interests: I love cooking, eating, golf, softball, reading about wine and watches, spending time with friends and family, being a new dad, and good happy hours.

John ChangJoo Seo, MD

Undergraduate: Binghamton University

Med School: SUNY Downstate

Interests: Basketball - New York Knicks (womp womp), Fantasy Football, British crime dramas, InstantPot, hiking, happy hour, and playing with my new pup Mochi

Jonathan Spitz, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Med School: Tulane University

Interests: Wikipedia deep dives, murder mystery podcasts, NBA trade rumors, exploring brunch spots, mental math, Javanese gamelan

Daniel Weinick, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Med School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University

Interests: Finding new cycling routes in the city. Hitting the gym so I can eat more ice cream. My two rescued cats (Fred and Dean) as well as any other cat or dog I see roaming around the city. Watching stand-up comedy. Novice photography.

Jarrett Williams, MD

Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Med School: NYU

Interests: Soccer- real life, FIFA, coaching the next gen so we don’t miss the World Cup again! Skiing & Snowboarding and lastly all types of music (Carrie Underwood->Drake->The killers)

Hannah Young, MD

Undergraduate: Eastern University

Med School: George Washington University

Interests: Critical care, Ultrasound, Women's health care, Global health, Public heath/ access to care, QI. Running along the Hudson, hiking in the PNW, finding bike lanes in the city, NYC eats, Central Park, yoga, surfing, indoor jungles /#plantlife, international travel, farmers markets, sociology, my co-residents' pets and children!!!

PGY-2 Residents

Kunal Garg, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Med School: Weill Cornell Medicine

Interests: Playing/watching/reading about sports, board games, jackbox games, FIFA/Madden/COD Zombies, Flappy Bird, guitar, sleeping, people from California who went to Tulane, crosswords, consistently winning giant prizes at Dave and Buster’s

John Hauber, MD

Undergraduate: Penn State University

Med School: Temple University

Interests: sports, traveling, hiking, reading, trying new things, Pittsburgh, practicing German, aerospace medicine, ultrasound

Saad Kamal, MD

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: Biking and exploring NYC, backpacking through Europe, crying about the NY Knicks, hiking (finished Everest Base Camp trek after Match!)

Dhvani Kothari, MD

Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University

Med School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson

Interests: dancing, cooking quick instant pot recipes, exploring food festivals, netflix, lauv

David Lam, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Med School: Drexel University

Interests: fitness/nutrition, traveling, going to the beach/pool, cooking, basketball, movies, old school hip hop, my pet rabbits

Rishi Malik, MD, MS

Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario, Canada

Graduate School: Queens University, Canada

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Woodworking, eating, playing sports, happy hours, dogs

Kevin Molyneux, MD

Undergraduate: Loyola University Maryland

Med School: Thomas Jefferson University

Interests: Obsessing over Philly sports, playing the piano and basketball, aimlessly wandering the city listening to Spotify, social EM, Latino immigrant health

Jace Morganstein, MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: Traveling, concert going, college sports (Go Blue), bar exploring, spaghetti with ketchup on it (it’s good ok???), taking advantage of living in this amazing city.

Aaron Mueller, MD

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Med School: Tulane University

Interests: Re-watching The Office, fitness/nutrition but also all-you-can-eat sushi, doing anything outside/rec sports, complaining about the GOT ending, everyone at this residency besides Kunal, N64 Mariokart/Supersmash, long walks on the beach, world peace.

Stephan Lestin, MD

Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: Professional Netflix binge watcher, all things related to brunch and happy hour, quirky pop up museums, hip-hop music, anime, GoT, Thai food, traveling, food festivals, community activism and mentorship, diversity and inclusion, health care disparities, and medical education

Caroline Rago, MD, MS

Undergraduate: Lehigh University

Med School: SUNY Downstate

Graduate School: Masters in Healthcare Systems Engineering, Lehigh University

Interests: Traveling, cheesy rom coms, cheesy bread, my dogs, anything Christmas, the beach, concerts, the Yankees, happy hour

Michelle Safferman, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: Running, lacrosse, exploring new cities, conquering baking/cooking challenges, climbing, chocolate chip cookies, national parks

Dustin Sahraie, MD

Undergraduate: NYU

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Hiking, exploring the city, cooking, trying new food, jazz, playing the saxophone, banjo (no, I’m not that good), crime podcasts, POCUS, critical care medicine.

Ryan Schlobach, MD

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Med School: Eastern Virginia University

Interests: Traveling, happy hour, rooftop bars, the beach, running, hiking, the Yankees, THE 2019 NCAA Basketball National Champions: Virginia Cavaliers (go Hoos!)

Erik Sherman, MD

Undergraduate: NYU

Med School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Interests: Cooking, craft beer, old movies, hiking, fishing, indie music, the NY Times crossword, EMS & medical education. Diehard Giants/Yankees/Devils fan.

Jasleen Singh, MD

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Med School: Eastern Virginia University

Interests: Baking, traveling, 80s music, watching The Office on repeat, everyone at this residency besides Kunal, carrot cake

Samuel Sondheim, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland

Med School: Quinnipiac University

Graduate School: Quinnipiac School of Business

Interests: Go Yankees (Bronx native!!), country music, especially concerts; eating, hanging with my wife and daughter, EMS

Brian Sumner, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland

Med School: George Washington University

Interests: Being a tourist in my own backyard, playing basketball and tossing a frisbee, baking sourdough bread, EMS systems and critical care medicine.

Daryl Tiong, MD

Undergraduate: University of Waterloo

Med School: Wayne State University

Interests: Writing music, pyrography, cooking new recipes, boardgames, deal hunting, photography, St. Luke's elevators, traveling, rock climbing

Zilin Zhou, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers New Brunswick

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: toxicology, event medicine, cooking, eating, EDM, board games, the 76ers, and traveling

PGY-1 Residents

Andrew Branstetter, MD

Undergraduate: Ohio State University

Med School: Ohio State University

Interests: Tennis, cooking (...eating), traveling, watching Survivor, board games, wandering around NYC pretending not to be lost, watching Michigan lose

Chris DeMatteo, MD

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: UCLA

Interests: Traveling, cooking, baseball, kombucha, aerospace medicine, and wellness

Eddie Dranoff, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Med School: NYU

Interests: Sports (Yankees, Giants, Knicks), binge watching tv shows on Netflix, board games, exploring NYC, and traveling.

Nicole Eiden, MD

Undergraduate: NYU

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: Traveling, the beach, dogs, tacos, horror movies, family and friends, Magnolia Bakery bread pudding, hiking, trying to keep my house plants alive

Arthur Fu, MD

Undergraduate: Boston University

Med School: Boston University

Interests: Dogs, cats, and animals in general. Would love to backpack in more countries. Shopping in H-mart. Netflix, and more Netflix. Board games. Mahjong (Taiwanese style). POCUS and medical education.

Ilana Grant, MD

Undergraduate: Hunter College

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: reading, cooking, baking, swimming, family and friends, good coffee

Evan Gui, MD

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: Rutgers RWJ

Interests: Soccer, traveling, anything outdoors, the Office, dogs, tacos

Aneury Hernandez, MD, MS

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Med School: Stony Brook University

Graduate School: Masters in Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University

Interests: Pretty much anything pre-pandemic, The Knicks, cheap pizza you can fold, podcasts on the train, video games or anime when there's time and Parks and Rec

Maheen Javaid, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Med School: Rutgers RWJ

Interests: cake decorating, traveling, cooking, cats, hiking, coffee, discovering new music

Khushmit Kaur, MD

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: Running by scenic rivers, coffee shops, taking pictures of sunsets, cooking, reading memoirs

Audrey Kelly, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Med School: NYU

Interests: Distance running, eating for distance running, horror movies, true crime, my cat Jones, bullying Grant

John Kim, MD

Undergraduate: Dartmouth University

Med School: SUNY Downstate

Interests: All things basketball, EDM, Korean TV, wine and paint nights, making the perfect meme for every situation

Junwoo Kim, MD

Undergraduate: NYU

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Critical care, ultrasound, administration, medical education, personal finance, fishkeeping, aquascaping, general fitness, developing culinary skills, discovering restaurants, exploring the city, making bad jokes

Grant Libra, MD

Undergraduate: Truman State University

Med School: University of Kansas

Interests: the perfect .gif response, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, wakeboarding, cable management, wumbology, esports, skiing, raging against the machine, NYC trash collection, fighting bullies, avoiding the barbershop

Liam Rawson, MD

Undergraduate: Florida State University

Med School: University of Florida

Interests: Surfing, ultimate frisbee, running, any and all pickup sports, the Jacksonville Jaguars, being "Florida Man," beating my co-residents in Mariokart/Super Smash Bros, petting animals that give me allergies, exploring the city with falafel in hand.

Maggie Scimeca, MD

Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: Rock climbing, running, hiking (especially in the Adirondack Mountains), cooking and eating everything

Wes Spiro, MD

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Med School: Tufts University

Interests: Taco nights, instapot cooking, obscure Harry Potter references, drag bars, dachshunds, traveling with the hubby, hanging at Sheep Meadow with my awesome SLR class!

Young Suh, MD, MS

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: University of Massachusetts

Graduate School: Harvard University

Interests: Yoga, cycling, scuba, historical fiction novels, sunsets, produce shopping, potluck dinners, social medicine, and disease and injury prevention.

Ryan Thompson, MD

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Med School: NYU

Interests: Carpentry, nature walks, Chelsea Piers ice hockey, baseball, reading about new tech/engineering, gardening, biking around NYC

Dennis Wang, MD, MPH

Undergraduate: Yale University

Med School: Yale University

Graduate School: Masters in Public Health, Yale University

Interests: Disaster medicine, immigrant health, infectious disease, hiking, road trips, documentaries, breeding axolotls, fancying pigeons