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 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

Stephanie Huang, MD

Undergraduate: Wellesley College

Med School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson

Interests: Biking, traveling and exploring, playing guitar, board games (Settlers of Catan!), spicy food, cooking on a budget, good happy hours

Colton Margus, MD

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: Mandarin and road trips, ED flow and disaster management, Sichuan spice and speakeasies, considering possibilities and learning to help people in ways I couldn't before

Jordan Marks, MD

Undergraduate: Emory University

Med School: University of Kansas

Interests: Jayhawk basketball, jam bands, spikeball, biking NYC, experimenting in the kitchen, seeing other countries, dim sum, strong coffee, EMS

PGY-3 Residents

Darian Arman, MD

Undergraduate: University of British Columbia

Med School: Tulane University

Interests: Running along the Hudson river and through Central Park, ice hockey, finding the best views in NYC, skiing/snowboarding, drinking too much coffee, medical education and hospital administration

Christina Beck, MD

Undergraduate: Brown University

Med School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Interests: Hiking, biking around NYC, exploring new cities, CrossFit, cooking, craft beer, dive bars, live music, avocados


Erika Blaikie, MD

Undergraduate: Parsons School of Design

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Running, traveling, making art, watching sci-fi, cats, and art history


Peter Canino, MD

Undergraduate: Vassar College

Med School: University of Miami

Interests: Cooking, Eating, Politics, Running, Eating, Exploring the city, International travel / Backpacking, Eating, and like every other EM resident “the great outdoors”


Will Egan, MD

Undergraduate: St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Outdoor sports, aviation, critical care medicine

Ye Jung Ferraboli, MD

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Med School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Interests: Exploring the great outdoors and trying new activities, painting, sculpting, visiting new places, board/card games, terrible puns, and all of my co-residents' pets


Adam Flamer-Caldera, MD

Undergraduate: McGill University

Med School: Columbia University

Interests: Wildlife tracking/photography/ conservation. Nano-reefing. Ornithology. Snorkeling & SCUBA diving. Cricket. Basketball. Golf. Gardening. History. BBQ restaurants. Random trivia. Sleight of hand card magic. Stand up comedy. Lobster tails (the pastry). Adventures.


Adam Hockensmith, MD

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Med School: Tulane University

Interests: Technology, nutrition and exercise science, and the great outdoors!


Sarah Iosifescu, MD

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Med School: Brown University

Interests: Operations and global health. Exploring the world with my husband and giant fluffy goldendoodle, Simba. Coffee, fiction, sushi, running along the Hudson and frozen yogurt


Kevin Kuo, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

Med School: Quinnipiac University

Interests: Traveling, hiking, trying new foods, California sports teams (go Lakers!), exploring NYC, science fiction novels/movies, Game of Thrones, breweries, buying things off amazon just to see how fast I can get it delivered.....


Robert Levokove, MD

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: The New York Knicks :( , meeting new dogs, hanging on the beach, building igloos, Citibiking around the city, long walks through the frozen food section of Trader Joe's, losing the Hamilton ticket lottery, Spikeball, searching for the best pizza in NYC, Game of Thrones, and traveling

Ian McGillivray, MD

Undergraduate: St. Francis Xavier University

Med School: Hofstra University

Interests: Hockey, History, and Wilderness Medicine


Amish Patel, MD

Undergraduate: Northeastern University

Med School: Jacobs School of Medicine at Buffalo

Interests: Doing EKGs, fingersticks and urine dips, backpacking, yoga, photography, scuba diving, exploring food, NY Mets and Giants

Nathan Peck, MD

Undergraduate: Gonzaga University

Med School: Georgetown University

Interests: Health Care Policy, Wilderness Medicine, Flight Medicine

Kelsie Phelan, MD

Undergraduate: Ithaca College

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Dogs, whale watching, nachos, running, and coffee


Jonathan Pierre, MD

Undergraduate: McMaster University

Med School: University of Virginia

Interests: basketball, Hip Hop, Live Music, Public Policy, Health Care Disparities, Medical Education and teaching my friends about Canadian things (i.e. ketchup flavored chips)

Yasamin Soltanianzadeh, MD

Undergraduate: Scripps College

Med School: George Washington University

Interests: Dance (ballet, salsa, bachata, iranian), watching cooking shows (Chopped!) but not being able to cook at all, spending time at the beach

PGY-2 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.

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.

Michael Fogam, MD

Undergraduate: Armstrong University

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

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

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

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

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.

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. Trauma and EMS

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-1 Residents

Kunal Garg, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University New Brunswick

Med School: Weill Cornell Medicine

Interests: Playing/watching/reading about sports, board games, video games, guitar, instant pots, crosswords, exploring NYC

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

Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario

Graduate School: Master of Science at Queens University

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

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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.

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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

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Brian Sumner, MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park

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.

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