RESIDENTS

Mark Sayegh, MD | Chief Resident

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

PGY-3

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-2

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

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

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

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

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

PGY-1

Omar Alani, MD

Hometown: Al Anbar, Iraq

Undergraduate: University of Mosel

Medical School: Ninevah College of Medicine

Academic Interests: Transplant Nephrology

Personal Interests: Car restoration, working out, barbecuing, spending time with family and friends, traveling and movies

Anna Anisimova, MD

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Undergraduate: Florida International University

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Endocrinology, cardiology, oncology

Personal Interests: Family, medicine, traveling and photography

Zachary Danssaert, DO

Hometown: San Diego, California

Undergraduate: Bowdoin College

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYP-Columbia/Cornell next year. Interested in musculoskeletal medicine and pain management. 

Personal Interests: Hanging out with my wife and cat, trying new restaurants in NYC, and playing and watching soccer and basketball.

 

Claudia Ferguson, MD

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Undergraduate: Syracuse University

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Acupuncture and regional anesthesia

Personal Interests: Family, crocheting and calligraphy

Jason Hourizadeh, DO

Hometown: Englewood, New Jersey

Undergraduate: Yeshiva University

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Preventative Medicine, Global Health, Cardiology

Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling

Justin Joy, MD

Hometown: Livingston, New Jersey

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Preventative care, hospitalist medicine

Personal Interests: Playing basketball, reading, video games, watching football

Karanvir Kals, DO

Hometown: Monroe, New Jersey

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Hospitalist medicine, hematology/oncology

Personal Interests: Weight lifting, running, video games and shoes

Nora Martini, DO

Hometown: Queens, NY

Undergraduate: St. Francis College

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Critical care and heart failure

Personal Interests: Traveling, trying different cuisines and my cat

Aakash Patel, DO

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Undergraduate: University of Texas

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

Academic Interests: Endocrinology and primary care

Personal Interests: Traveling, trying new restaurants, watching and playing sports

Natalia Pogosian, DO

Hometown: Moscow, Russia 

Undergraduate: Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Computer Science

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

Academic Interests: Oncology and critical care

Personal Interests: Traveling, horseback riding and gourmet food

Pranav Singla, DO

Hometown: White Plains, New York

Undergraduate: University of Connecticut

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

Academic Interests: Cardiology (Interventional cardiology, Heart Failure), Critical Care, and Neuroscience

Personal Interests: Video Games, weightlifting, reading, techie, meditation and trying new restaurants

Brendan Smith, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Undergraduate: University of Waterloo

Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine

Academic Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, research

Personal Interests: Cycling, hiking, scuba diving, cooking 

Kody Sumida, DO

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Undergraduate: Creighton University

Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Interests: Physical medicine & rehabilitation

Personal Interests: Surfing, football, basketball and kickboxing

Lakshmi Vijaya, MD

Hometown: Germantown, Maryland

Undergraduate: University of Maryland

Medical School: New York Medical College

Academic Interests: Anesthesiology

Personal Interests: Traveling and good food

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