Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease

2014 – 2016 Endocrine Fellows

Alexandria Autahene, MD
BA and MD from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Chief resident at North Shore-LIJ, GH interest with family in Ghana, touted as an absolute professional, studied B12 deficiency with metformin use and incidence of hypoglycemia with sulfonylurea.

Khadeen Cheesman, MD
Moved from Trinidad to US for college
BS from Yale, MD at Columbia University
Residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, studied Primary Aldosteronism among hypertensive patients with Dr. Alice Levine leading to publication in Endocrine and Metabolism.

Shira Saul, MD
BA from Brandeis University
MD at Temple University
Residency at Rutgers, a “star” resident having multiple poster presentations with AACE and AMA. She was also involved in projects to improve internal medicine outpatient clinic compliance with ADA guidelines.

Yan Yan (Sally) Xie, MD
BS from Cornell University
MD at Stony Brook Medical Center
Residency at Montefiore, performed system wide analysis of incident cancer cases among diabetics

2013 – 2015 Endocrine Fellows

Aarti Ravikumar, MD
BA in Economics at Stanford University
Post baccalaureate at NYU
MD from SUNY Downstate
Residency at Albert Einstein where she was said to be exceptional and extraordinarily effective

Nirali Shah, MD
MD from Gujarat University, India
Residency at SUNY Stony Brook University
Chief Resident at SUNY Stony Brook University
Fellowship research focusing on Inflammatory markers in Cushing's disease with Dr. Eliza Geer.

Elina Trofimovsky, MD
MD from BAMD Brooklyn College-SUNY Downstate
Macaulay Honors College Recipient of 2010 ENDO student achievement award
Residency at Hofstra-NSLIJ where she was offered chief resident position

Erika Villanueva, MD
BE in Chemical Engineering
MS in Biomedical Science
MD from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Residency at Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship research in beta cell regeneration with Dr. Andrew Stewart

2012 – 2014 Endocrine Fellows

Deiedre Cocks-Eschler,  MD
BA in psychology at Boston College
MD with AOA at Stony Brook
Residency at MSSM, Chief Resident 2011-2012
Dr. Cocks Eschler showed great leadership skills as the chief fellow.  A great team player, ultimate professional, always engaged.  We will miss having her on our team as she will join Endocrine Faculty Staff at Stony Brook to be closer to her family in LI.  She was worked with Dr. Carol Levy on Hepatocyte Growth Factor and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Gillian Goddard, MD
BA at Arizona State
Post Bach at Columbia where she worked as research assistant in Heart Failure Project
Residency at Albert Einstein
Dr. Goddard is always interpersonally engaged and investigates literature to deliver superb patient care. In her 2nd year, she worked with Dr. Levine on Glucocorticoid Receptor Blockade with Mifepristone in Patients with Mild Adrenal Hypercortisolism.  She will be joining private practice in the city and remain affiliated to Mount Sinai as a voluntary faculty.

Arpeta Gupta, MD
MBBS, top 5% of the class at All India Institute, worked on multiple research projects and health awareness programs
Residency at Cleveland Clinic, research on hypothyroid and hyponatremia, created database
Dr. Gupta is bright, hardworking, and enthusiastic.  She is always exhibiting great empathy for her patients with her wonderful bedside manners.  During her 2nd year, she studied with Dr. Eliza Geer on gender differences in the presentation, treatment and outcomes of patients with prolactinomas.  She will join hospital based Endocrine practice with University of Missouri, closer to her husband who is doing GI fellowship there

Hanna Lee, MD
BS at MIT, Taught in Teach for America 00-04, underserved kids in Chicago and Bronx
MD at Albert Einstein, during which she spent a dedicated year working in DM research in lab on adipose tissue inflammation, with ADA poster
Residency at Albert Einstein
Dr. Lee is a quiet star, a bright and very promising young endocrinologist.  She is extremely hardworking and always highly professional.  In her second year, she dove in to Dr. Tomer’s translational lab research creating an inducible mouse model of interferon alpha induced thyroiditis.  She is a role model for junior fellows and we look forward to her further growth in translational research as well as our clinical faculty staff at Mount Sinai.

Gillian Boyd-Woschinko, MD
BS Cornell University
MD with AOA, top 5% graduate from Jefferson Medical College in PA
Residency at Weill Cornell
She has a new 1yo baby girl at home

Martine David, MD
MD Univ of Cape Town
Senior House Officer and Medical Officer in UK
Residency Albert Einstein in Philadelphia (97 resident program), best intern, outstanding teacher
Chief Resident

Sandi-Jo Galati, MD
BS Bucknell University
MD with AOA Drexler College of Med
Residency Yale, excellent house officer award
She just got married prior to starting a fellowship and just got unpacked to a new home in CT

Nina Sundaram, MD
BS / MD 7yr Program with Cum Laude from The College of NJ / UMDNJ
Residency at Weill Cornell
Research in atypical fx with bisphoshonates