RESIDENTS

Marc Fafalak, MD | Chief Resident

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate: Fordham University

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Sports medicine, critical care, medical education

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, computer science, hydroponic farming

PGY-3

Krystal Balagot, DO

Hometown: Syosset, NY

Undergraduate: Boston University

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Diabetes and preventative health

Personal Interests: Biking, volleyball and traveling

David Corbin, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Nephrology and anemia

Personal Interests: Planting/gardening, chow-chow training, hiking, fishing, traveling and Harry Potter

Hillary Grainer, DO

Hometown: Port Washington, NY

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Nephrology, hypertension, diabetes

Personal Interests: fitness, traveling, cooking, spending time with friends and family

Maria Green, DO

Hometown: Albany, NY

Undergraduate: SUNY Fredonia

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Preventative medicine

Personal Interests: Soccer, hiking, skiing and reading

Iosif Kandinov, DO

Hometown: New York, NY

Undergraduate: Queens College, NY

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Molecular Biology

Personal Interests: Travel and guitar

Angelie Santos, MD

Hometown: Philippines

Undergraduate: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Academic Interests: Nephrology

Personal Interests: Cooking, trying new cuisines and dancing

Mark Sayegh, MD

Hometown: Yonkers, NY

Undergraduate: SUNY Purchase

Medical School: American University of Antigua School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Doctors without borders, preventative health, world geography and cardiovascular health

Harleen Singh, DO

Hometown: Yonkers, NY

Undergraduate: Stony Brook University

Medical School: Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie PA

Academic Interests: Venous Thromboembolism and sepsis

Personal Interests: Trying new restaurants and traveling

PGY-2

Michelle Annabi, DO

Hometown: Westchester, NY

Undergraduate: Manhattan College

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Preventative medicine, community continuity healthcare

Personal Interests: Puppies, trying new foods, spending time with family

Andria Cheramie, DO

Hometown: Larose, Louisiana

Undergraduate: University of New Orleans

Graduate School: State University Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Cardiology – atrial fibrillation

Personal Interests: Traveling, baking and my dog

Kenneth Cheung, DO

Hometown: Queens, NY

Undergraduate: SUNY Binghamton

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Hepatic and gastrointestinal disease

Personal Interests: Climbing and the podcast This American Life

Melanie Krongold, MD

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Undergraduate: Wagner College

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Preventative health, providing healthcare to underserved populations, pursuing an internal medicine sub-speciality

Personal Interests: Biking, dogs and baking

Julian Lildharrie, MD

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Undergraduate: The City College of NY

Masters: Stony Brook University master degree in Physiology & Biophysics

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine, NYC City Doctors Scholar

Academic Interests: Community medicine, medically under-served populations and preventative care

Personal Interests: Family, New York history and playing guitar

Saad Salman, MD

Hometown: Islamadad. Pakistan

Undergraduate: Shifa College of Medicine

Graduate School: Harvard School of Public Health

Academic Interests: Occupational/preventative medicine, global and population health

Personal Interests: Drums, audio recording, reading and hiking

Martin Sayegh, DO

Hometown: Yonkers, NY

Undergraduate: Concordia College

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Masters: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine master degree in biomedical sciences interdisciplinary studies

Academic Interests: Internal Medicine with an aspiration to specialize in the future.

Personal Interests: Playing basketball, singing, listening to oldies music, researching business opportunities and reading the most up to date medical literature

Anish Thomas, MD

Hometown: White Plains, NY

Undergraduate: American University of Antigua School of Medicine

Medical School: American University of Antigua School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Community medicine, preventative care, pulmonary critical care

Personal Interests: Basketball, music, watching tv and working out

PGY-1

Zayr Ahmad, DO

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Undergraduate: Western University (London, Ontario, Canada)

Medical School: Lake Eerie of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Bradenton Campus

Academic Interests: Health diversity

Personal Interests: Basketball, food and stand-up comedy

Joseph Berger, MD

Hometown: White Plains, NY

Undergraduate: Lehigh University

Law School: Brooklyn Law School

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Infectious Disease and medical mission trips. Optimizing patient care in a manner which improves quality and decreases cost. Creating algorithms to streamline medical situations and eliminate uncertainty, while providing the most accurate information.

Personal Interests: Backpacking and long term travel, hiking and climbing, photography and scuba diving

Francesca Bruno, MD

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Academic Interests: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Personal Interests: Family, yoga and art

Nicole Chan, DO

Hometown: Little Neck, NY

Undergraduate: SUNY Stonybrook

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

Academic Interests: Hemetology/oncology and endocrine

Personal Interests: Cooking

Stefanie Czerwinski, MD

Hometown: Port, Switzerland

Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Academic Interests: Neurology

Personal Interests: Dogs and horses

Yoga Dasari, DO

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Anesthesiology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Pennsylvania next year. Interested in Cardiothoracic or Pediatric Anesthesiology and pursuing a career in academic medicine.

Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking, trying new workouts and exploring New York City

Eno-Obong Effiong, MD

Hometown: Nigeria

Medical School: College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Academic Interests: General internal medicine

Personal Interests: Bike riding, tennis, spending time with family on a cool evening

Elad Kasher, DO

Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Pulmonology and hospitalist medicine

Personal Interests: Movies, computer science and spending time with family and friends

Patrick Neshiwat, DO

Hometown: Yonkers, NY

Undergraduate: University of Scranton

Medical School: Lake Eerie of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Structural cardiology

Personal Interests: Building computers

Yashesh Parekh, MD

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Undergraduate: Wayne State University

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Academic Interests: Physical medicine & rehabilitation, sports medicine

Personal Interests: Hiking, sports, philosophy/spirituality and traveling

Kellyann Pintauro, DO

Hometown: Pelham, NY

Undergraduate: Fordham University

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

Academic Interests: Preventative care, community health and primary care

Personal Interests: Cats, working out and going to the beach

Joseph Scarano, DO

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

Undergraduate: Buffalo State College

Medical School: Lake Eerie of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Internal medicine with interest in anesthesia

Personal Interests: Physical fitness, swimming, weightlifting, traveling to different counties and experiencing new cultures, skiing and outdoor recreation

Andrew Tom, MD

Hometown: Flushing, NY

Undergraduate: City College of New York

Medical School: SUNY Downstate

Academic Interests: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Personal Interests: Ping Pong

Kasun Vernon, MD

Hometown: Hammond, Louisiana

Undergraduate: Southeastern Louisiana University

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Philosophy, history and classical civilization problem solving

Personal Interests: Travel, cultures, how things work and cooking

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