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 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 and support one another through the tough times of residency. We work hard, but we also play hard!

Chief Residents

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

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

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

PGY-3 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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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-2 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

Ilana Faleck, MD

Undergraduate: Hunter College

Med School: New York Medical College

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

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.

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

PGY-1 Residents

Rez Atras, MD

Undergraduate: University of Alabama

Med School: University of Alabama

Interests: Goofing around, getting lost in Wikipedia, laying down, comedy, sharing obscure trivia with my co-residents against their will, CrossFit, drawing, eating, exploring, general mischief, wait what were we talking about again

Ilana Bandler, MD

Undergraduate: Binghamton University

Med School: SUNY Upstate

Interests: My dogs or anyone else's, everything true crime related, board games, YouTube deep dives, soccer, the beach, traveling, TV, painting, spending time with my friends and family, EMS

Nicholas Becker, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Med School: Washington University in St. Louis

Interests: Water polo, fitness, Dn'D (or any ttrpg), reading Sci fi/Fantasy, trying new foods, metal concerts and discovering new music, med ed

Kira Brayan, MD

Undergraduate: University of West Georgia

Med School: NYU

Interests: charcuterie boards, cooking/ baking, creating whiskey sour converts, board games, beach days, taking too many photos of my cat sleeping, LGBTQ health, health disparities

Jake Canavan, MD

Undergraduate: SUNY Geneseo

Med School: University of Buffalo

Interests: the Buffalo Bills, pick up basketball, trivia, pointless fact checking, hip hop, analyzing The Sopranos, cooking new things, hiking, lifting, reading about history and still playing Minecraft

Oscar Carrillo, MD

Undergraduate: Brown University

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: playing fútbol, running, chess, playing the piano, whiskey, doggies, hip-hop, salsa, and napping

Daniel Choo, MD

Undergraduate: Brown University

Med School: University of Virginia

Interests: Dance (open-style choreography), kbbq, carbs in all its beautiful, majestic forms, fried chicken, anime/manga, working out, beers/happy hours, existential crises’, navigating the thin line between self-loathing and dark humor, aging to be like Uncle Iroh in the future

Ed Diaz, MD

Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill

Med School: UNC Chapel Hill

Interests: Curating the perfect meme collection, cycling (not very fast), any and all video games, all UNC sports (go Tarheels!), craft beer, trying every hard seltzer, hiking, weight lifting, snowboarding, not running.

Gabbi Kamalani, MD

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Med School: Tufts University

Interests: The beach, going to concerts, farmers markets, video games, anime, sleep, happy hour, and painting!

Adam Lieber, MD

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: Playing jazz piano, the NBA (go Nets), political podcasts, dreaming of competing on Jeopardy, bird watching in Central Park, discovering the best pizza in NYC, and nature hikes

Jay Mayur, MD

Undergraduate: Vassar College

Med School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Interests: Everything basketball (playing pickup, watching NBA, fanduel), chess/board games, tennis, rowing, watching TV (mystery shows, superhero shows, Love Island UK), 2000s hip hop music, pathophysiology

Evan McMurray, MD

Undergraduate: College of William and Mary

Med School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Interests: competitive swimming, weight training, traveling, cooking bland meals, listening to podcasts, learning Vietnamese and Spanish, satisfying my sweet tooth, Android phones

Jeena Moss, MD

Undergraduate: George Washington University

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: Group fitness, anything dance related, tennis, board games, hiking in National Parks, homemade Indian food, hyping up Long Island, podcasts and audiobooks, meditation, being at the beach, and crafting the perfect charcuterie board!

Yunfai Ng, MD

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Med School: University of Central Florida

Interests: Ballin' on a budget, witty humor, plotting my next vacation, Boba, third-wheeling every couple in this residency, a cold beer after a long hike, finding places to sit, cheap Chinatown eats, anything hot (sauce, wings, pot, Cheetos)

Kerry O'Sullivan, MD

Undergraduate: Florida State University

Med School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Interests: International travel, travel planning, hiking, trying new food and restaurants, Netflix, the ocean, social EM, exploring brunch/happy hour spots, sailing, kickball, FSU football, soccer, sleep!

Hannah Perez Chavez, MD

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Med School: Morehouse School of Medicine

Interests: lifting weights, finding the nearest beach, roasting my friends, watching futbol and the NBA, spontaneous travel, reggaeton, basically anything Hispanic

Alejandra Rodriguez, MD

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University - College Station

Med School: UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

Graduate School: MPH @ UT Health School of Public Health

Interests: EMS, weight-lifting, sushi, re-watching Friends, my dog, all things Disney, reggaetón, escape rooms (~30 so far)

Carly Rosen, MD

Undergraduate: Tulane University

Med School: University of Maryland - Baltimore

Interests: dogs, Peloton, traveling, shopping, live music, hiking, snowboarding, picnics in Central Park

Puja Singh, MD

Undergraduate: University of the Sciences BS/MD Program

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: anything fashion related (may or may not have a main fridge for my skincare products), singing, dancing, Netflix, anything Bollywood related, FOOD, FeminEM, socialEM!

Connor Welsh, MD

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Med School: Michigan State University

Interests: Regretting being a Detroit sports fan, cooking, budget travel, running even less than Ed, science fiction, bullet chess, POCUS