General Surgery Residents

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* = integrated vascular resident
^ = PGY2 Prelim

PGY-5

  • Francisco Alvarado
  • Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Undergrad: Florida State University
  • Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Jetskiing, kayaking, fishing
  • Vinoth Birabaharan
  • Hometown: Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Undergrad: Temple University
  • Medical School: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Hobbies: Watching sci-fi
  • Elaine Carelus
  • Hometown: Freeport, New York
  • Undergrad: St. John’s University
  • Medical School: Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Singing, shopping, event planning
  • Caroline Dong
  • Hometown: Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: Northwestern University
  • Medical School: Northwestern University
  • Hobbies: Reading, traveling, watching TV
  • Noah Kinstlinger
  • Hometown: Englewood, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: Rutgers University
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Hiking, wildlife photography, quadcopter piloting
  • Vicente Ramos
  • Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Undergrad: Not Applicable
  • Medical School: Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar, sports, traveling
  • Ethan Ravetch
  • Hometown: New York City, New York
  • Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Running, reading and searching for more hobbies
  • Richard Teo
  • Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Undergrad: Anderson Junior College, Singapore
  • Medical School: University of Miami
  • Hobbies: Hiking, paddleboarding
  • Hayavadhan Thuppal
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh
  • Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Literature, basketball
  • Ariela Zenilman
  • Hometown: Long Island, New York
  • Undergrad: SUNY Binghamton
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate
  • Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, running
  • Patty Yau*
  • Hometown: Ocean Township, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: Harvard University
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Soccer, running, snowboarding, eating ramen

PGY-4

  • Analena Alcabes
  • Hometown: Bronx, NY
  • Undergrad: Amherst College
  • Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Hobbies: Hiking, knitting, reading
  • Vanessa Arientyl
  • Hometown: Trenton, NJ
  • Undergrad: Rutgers University
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Hobbies: Running, Baking, Video Games
  • Gbalekan Dawodu
  • Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Undergrad: Bowen University, Nigeria
  • Medical School: International American University College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Soccer, music, traveling
  • Dan Ganz
  • Hometown: Hadley, Massachussets
  • Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • Hobbies: Swimming, Music production, Powerlifting, Craft beers
  • Emily Goodman
  • Hometown: Highland Park, Illinois
  • Undergrad: Tulane University
  • Medical School: Tulane University
  • Hobbies: Live music performances, searching for the city’s best fries
  • Shuo Huang
  • Hometown: Fremont, California
  • Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Medical School: Tulane School of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Live music, attending concerts, festivals
  • Joshua Kest
  • Hometown: Springfield, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: Rutgers Univ
  • Medical School: Rutgers, RJW
  • Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, writing, reading, sports
  • Smita Mascharak
  • Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
  • Undergrad: Stanford University
  • Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Hobbies: Boxing, cooking, trying to pretend NYC beaches are like Cali
  • Michelle Nessen
  • Hometown: New York, New York
  • Undergrad: Amherst College
  • Medical School: University of Rochester
  • Hobbies: Tennis, reading by body of water
  • Syeda Sarosh Sohail
  • Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Undergrad: Not Applicable
  • Medical School: Aga Khan Univ Medical College
  • Hobbies: music, sports (badminton), animal care
  • Eelin Wilson*
  • Hometown: Penang, Malaysia
  • Undergrad: University of Chicago
  • Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Career Interests: Vascular
  • Hobbies: Watching lifetime movies, Curb Your Enthusiasm

PGY-3

  • Matthew Carnevale*
  • Hometown: Montreal, Quebec Canada
  • Undergrad: Concordia University
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Ryan Chin
  • Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts
  • Undergrad: Siena College
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College
  • Hobbies: Golf, cooking, traveling
  • Ryan Cotto
  • Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Undergrad: Florida State University
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
  • Hobbies: Reading, hiking, fishing, trying new restaurants
  • Ana Garcia Cabrera
  • Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Undergrad: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
  • Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
  • Hobbies: Dancing, reading, visiting the beach
  • Rachel Grosser
  • Hometown: Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Downhill skiing, distance running, classic literature
  • Shannon Keisling
  • Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
  • Undergrad: Boston Univ
  • Medical School: Drexel Univ COM
  • Career Interests: Pediatric, trauma surgery, social disparities research
  • Hobbies: Baking, electronic music, liking cat posts on IG
  • Gina Kim
  • Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
  • Undergrad: University of Virginia
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Hobbies: rock climbing, hiking, running, playing with my dog
  • Sophie Lin
  • Hometown: Singapore
  • Undergrad: Singapore
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Hiking, dragonboat racing
  • Brandon Nussenblatt
  • Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
  • Undergrad: Binghamton University
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
  • Career Interests: Vascular, head and neck
  • Hobbies: Golf, NYT crossword puzzles, traveling, going to concerts
  • John Skendelas
  • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
  • Undergrad: Ohio State Univ
  • Medical School: Ohio State Univ
  • Daniel Tagerman
  • Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
  • Undergrad: Northwestern University
  • Medical School: Tulane University
  • Career Interests: Surgical education, MIS, colorectal
  • Hobbies: Waterskiing, reading, traveling

PGY-2

  • Adel Alhaj Saleh
  • Hometown: Syria
  • Undergrad: Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Medical School: Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Hobbies: Traveling, reading, social networking
  • Ana Morales Allen*
  • Hometown: Cordoba, Argentina
  • Undergrad: Barnard College
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Traveling, pilates, fashion/landscape photography
  • Robin Berk
  • Hometown: Westchester, New York
  • Undergrad: Cornell University
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Beading/jewelry making, running, art
  • Rebeca Dominguez-Profeta
  • Hometown: Venezuela
  • Undergrad: N/A
  • Medical School: Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado
  • Hobbies: Traveling, crossfit, listening to music
  • Mostafa Elbahrawy^
  • Hometown: Egypt
  • Undergrad: Al-Azhar University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
  • Medical School: Al-Azhar University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
  • Hobbies: Traveling, barbecue, exercising
  • Nawaf Hindosh^
  • Hometown: Iraq/Baghdad
  • Undergrad: N/A
  • Medical School: University of Al Mustansiriyah College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Soccer
  • Kwang Kim
  • Hometown: Seoul/New York
  • Undergrad: Northwestern University
  • Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Career Interests: Trauma, health services research, surgical innovation, global surgery
  • Hobbies: Soccer, drums, sailing and traveling
  • Jack Liu
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • Undergrad: Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Badminton, hiking, plants, photography
  • Andrew Miller
  • Hometown: Livingston, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: Brandeis University
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Hobbies: Family, sports, reading
  • Anne Montal
  • Hometown: Suffern, New York
  • Undergrad: Yeshiva University
  • Medical School: Technion Israel Institute of Technology
  • Hobbies: Sports, cooking, traveling, movies, art/building tables
  • Jorge Rodriguez Quintero
  • Hometown: San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Undergrad: N/A
  • Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar, reading, theater, stand up
  • Mahsa Sedaghati^
  • Hometown: Tehran, Iran
  • Undergrad: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Hobbies: Kick-boxing, photography, traveling, spending time at the beach
  • Miriam Steinberger
  • Hometown: Rockland County, New York
  • Undergrad: Yeshiva University
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Running, swimming, traveling
  • David Tran
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Undergrad: University of North Florida
  • Medical School: Florida International University
  • Hobbies: Exercising, cooking, exploring different cuisines
  • Sophia Zigouras
  • Hometown: Tenafly, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: Cornell University
  • Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Medicine
  • Career Interests: GI and colorectal surgery, surgical education, healthcare disparities
  • Hobbies: Running and hiking outdoors, dancing, yoga, traveling, trying new cuisines, visiting beaches

PGY-1

  • Shanie Shemla
  • Hometown: Israel
  • Undergrad: Tel-Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Tel-Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Traveling
  • Sheng Chow
  • Hometown: Hickory, NC
  • Undergrad: Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Medical School: Columbia University
  • Hobbies: Watching K-dramas, snorkeling, sewing, drawing, reading sci-fi novels
  • Maria Coluccio*
  • Hometown: Glen Cove, New York
  • Undergrad: Fordham University Lincoln Center
  • Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo NY
  • Hobbies: Running, Watercolor, Exploring NYC coffee shops
  • Arturo Estrada
  • Hometown: Lima, Peru
  • Undergrad: N/A
  • Medical School: Universidad San Martin de Porres
  • Hobbies: Playing soccer, sports, visiting beaches
  • Amanda Ghanie
  • Hometown: Huntington, NY
  • Undergrad: NYU
  • Medical School: Upstate Medical University
  • Hobbies: Running, Traveling, Cooking, Spending time with friends/family
  • Andreina Giron
  • Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
  • Undergrad: Brigham Young University
  • Medical School: Boston University
  • Hobbies: Cooking, my 2 Samoyed dogs, going to the beach, pelotoning
  • Noor Habboosh
  • Hometown: Hamden, CT
  • Undergrad: Columbia University
  • Medical School: George Washington University
  • Hobbies: Baking, theater, running, art museums, lacrosse, traveling
  • Niloy Iqbal
  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Undergrad: NYU
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Compound archery, Automotive repair and restoration, Badminton
  • Rajika Jindani
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
  • Medical School: University of Miami
  • Hobbies: Spending time by bodies of water, learning guitar covers, collecting hot sauces, global adventures, forever searching for the best rooftop bar
  • Anupama Murthy
  • Hometown: Irvine, CA
  • Undergrad: UCLA
  • Medical School: Georgetown
  • Hobbies: Watercolor, Hiking/Camping, Traveling, Singing, Binging TV
  • Ajita Naik
  • Hometown: Mumbai, India
  • Undergrad: N/A
  • Medical School: K.J. Somaiya Medical College
  • Hobbies: Traveling, crafts and projects
  • Priyanka Parmer
  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • Undergrad: SUNY Stony Brook University
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Houseplants, wine and cheese boarding, home reno projects

PGY1 Preliminary

  • Rahman Akinlusi
  • Georgetown
  • Dor Avishay
  • Universidad di Milano
  • Oyindamola Fagbore
  • International American University
  • Brian Figueroa
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras
  • Marium Gul Muhammad
  • Dow Medical College
  • Shama Jaswal
  • D.Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur
  • Jack Kanouzi Baschour
  • Universidad Europea de Madrid Faculty de Ciencios Biomedicos
  • Dimindra Karki
  • Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS)
  • Sertac Kirnaz
  • Kocaeli Universitesi
  • Jay Liu
  • Medical University of Bahrain
  • Akul Munjal
  • Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Abiola Ogunbiyi
  • Trinity School of Medicine
  • Ranjani Padmanabhan
  • Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
  • Luis Pina Martin
  • Universidad Iberoamericano, Santo Domingo
  • Rachel Rubel
  • Frank H Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  • Preeti Singh
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College Pune
  • Utsav Soni
  • K.J Somaiya Medical College
  • Prashansha Vaidya
  • GMERS Medical College Gotri
  • Hongyan Yu
  • Peking Union Medical University

Residents on Research Sabbatical

2020-2022

  • Christian Adkisson
  • Hometown: Laguna Hills, California
  • Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Medical School: Temple University
  • Hobbies: Golf, craft beer
  • Devin Midura
  • Hometown: Sunderland, Vermont
  • Undergrad: Northwestern University
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College
  • Hobbies: Skiing, live music, squash
  • Donna Phan
  • Hometown: Tacoma, Washington
  • Undergrad: Whitman College
  • Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Hobbies: Cooking, running, painting, hiking


2021-2023

  • Su Yeon (Mary) Lee
  • Hometown: Toronto, Canada
  • Undergrad: University of Toronto
  • Medical School: Boston University
  • Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, yoga
  • Jacob Schriner
  • Hometown: Vernon, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: Emory University
  • Medical School: Emory University
  • Hobbies: Cooking, photography, stand-up comedy
  • Jason Xia
  • Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
  • Undergrad: Cornell University
  • Medical School: Ohio State University
  • Hobbies: Rock climbing, reading, traveling, exploring new restaurants