Our Residents

The residents of the Mount Sinai Internal Medicine Residency Program are truly what make our program shine. Our trainees come from all over, representing many of the best medical schools throughout the United States and the world. Prior to residency, many already are leaders in biotechnology, translational research, genomics, primary care and public health.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Sinai is designed to foster a team approach to patient care and learning. An essential component of that is creating an environment of friendship, camaraderie and well-being among residents and between residents and faculty.

Our newest intern class, for example, has distinguished themselves in many impressive ways:

  • An MD/MPH from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine who has extensively studied the impact of mindfulness on recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplants;
  • An MD from Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School who was accepted into the Distinction in Service to the Community Program at RWJMS recognizing students performing extraordinary service to their community;
  • An MD from Warren Alpert Medical College of Brown University who has conducted extensive research on the problem of sexual abuse in U.S. women prisoners;
  • An MD/PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine whose graduate work focused on studying the structures of the envelope glycoproteins of Ebola and Marburg viruses and isolating novel synthetic antibodies to different forms of the Ebola virus glycoprotein;
  • An MD from George Washington University who won the prestigious Lazarus scholarship in Health Care Delivery, allowing him to spend a year in Uganda with Omni Med, training local community health workers in an effort to reduce mortality from respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses;
  • An MD from the University of Rome who has been working for two years as a post-doctoral fellow in Interventional Cardiology with Drs. George Dangas and Roxana Mehran and has produced over 20 first-author publications.

Four residents are chosen annually to stay an additional year as chief residents. On a rotational basis, two of the chiefs are always present at The Mount Sinai Hospital, one at the Bronx VA Medical Center, and one at Elmhurst Hospital. These chief residents work closely with the chair and the vice chairs of the Department of Medicine and provide leadership throughout the Residency Training Program. They are the liaison between the day-to-day workings of the house officers, the administration of the department, and the various hospitals. They have significant teaching responsibilities and are expected to be future leaders in medicine.

The 2016-17 Chief Residents are: 

Megan Acho, MD, is a Michigan native. She attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, where she received her BA in English Literature with a special focus on turn-of-the-twentieth-century expatriate literature. After college, she obtained her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, before completing her Internal Medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital. She currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine with plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary /Critical Care Medicine.

Eric Alter, MD, received his BS in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University before completing his medical degree at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He then completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai while also taking part in the Health Care Leadership Track.  He currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine and plans on pursuing a fellowship in cardiology and desires a career in academic medicine focusing on medical education.

Kaitlin Klipper, MD, is a New York native and received her undergraduate degree in Biological Basics of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania.  After college she worked in the Burn ICU at NYP-Cornell organizing the World Burn Congress, an international survivorship conference for burn survivors and their families.  She stayed in New York and completed her medical degree at NYU School of Medicine.  While a resident at Mount Sinai, she was part of the Health Care Leadership Track as well as the pilot year for the Medical Education Track and desires to pursue a career focused on leadership in medical education following a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine.

Benjamin Nulsen, MD, graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Government.  After college, he developed an interest in academic medicine while working on clinical trials studying advanced breast cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  He completed his medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  He currently serves as one of the Chief Residents for the Department of Medicine and is pursuing a fellowship in gastroenterology.  Benjamin is planning a career in academic medicine, with a focus on clinical research and medical education.  

 

The members of our PGY 3 class:
 

PGY 3

Med School Attended

Amara, Richard

Drexel University

Azad, Adiba

Saint Louis University

Braunstein, Eric

Columbia University

Cassady, Steven

University of Maryland

Chan, Emilie

Columbia University

Chancay, Maria

Stony Brook University

Cox, Katherine

George Washington University

Duan, Daisy

New York University

Elbaum, Lindsay

Rutgers, RWJohnson

Feuille, Colin

Icahn School of Medicine

Fifer, Kenneth

Tufts University

Gottlieb, Lindsey

Cornell University

Greenbaum, Arieh

Albert Einstein

Hilburg, Rachel

Tufts University

Holmer, Ariela

Chicago Medical School

Huang, Iris

Drexel University

Iberti, Colin

Icahn School of Medicine

Im, Jennifer

Johns Hopkins

Iribarne, Daniela

UCSF

Katta, Leah

University of Miami

Khaing, Phue

Rutgers, New Jersey

Kolb, Jennifer

Icahn School of Medicine

Kumar, Akash

Icahn School of Medicine

Matza, Mark

Georgetown University

Maya, Susan

Yale University

Nahas, Jonathan

University of Miami

Patel, Vaibhav

Northwestern University

Penmasta, Swetha

Jefferson Medical College

Pinnelas, Rebecca

Rutgers, New Jersey

Plitt, Anna

Harvard University

Reese, Jennifer

Rutgers, RW Johnson

Roediger, Rebecca

Cornell

Rustgi, Sheila

Icahn School of Medicine

Saenger, Pamela

Icahn School of Medicine

Shah, Manan

Rutgers, New Jersey

Shapiro, Samantha

Columbia University

Tremblay, Douglas

Albert Einstein

Tummalapalli, Lekha

Harvard University

Webster, Tyler

George Washington

Welinsky, Sara

Sackler

Yang, Janie

Columbia University

Zepeda, Orlando

UCSF

Our class of PGY2s:

PGY 2

Med School Attended

Bhalla, Sheena

University of Florida

Bhardwaj, Meera Priya

Thomas Jefferson

Blank, Evan Andrew

Icahn School of Medicine

Brodetskiy, Konstantin

New York University

Chung, Waihong

Brown University

Cohen, Oren

Sackler

De Vries, Christiaan

Rutgers, RW Johnson

DeMizio, Daniel

Albert Einstein

Dimitrova, Maya

Cornell

Franz, Christopher

New York Medical College

Glass, Jason

George Washington University

Gupta, Sanchit

Albert Einstein

Guzman, Heidi

University of Rochester

Hadley, Michael

Harvard

Haines, Lindsay

Mount Sinai

Iverson, Ayuko

Medical College of Wisconsin

Janda, Alena

Albert Einstein

Jiang, Rui

Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kasper, David

Rutgers New Jersey

Katz, Matthew

Hofstra North Shore - LIJ

Katz, Melinda

New York University

Kenison, Tiffany

Case Western Reserve

Kessler, Alaina

University of Connecticut

Kim, Andrew

Rutgers New Jersey

Konstantinidis, Ioannis

Icahn School of Medicine

Lancman, Guido

Icahn School of Medicine

Lara, Kyla

Rush Medical College

Leiter, Amanda

Icahn School of Medicine

Li, Michael

Icahn School of Medicine

Mahajan, Asha

New York University

Murari, Keerti

Albany Medical College

Mylvaganam, Ruben

New York University

Ranadive, Isha

University of Miami

Samtani, Rajeev

George Washington University

Schwartzman, Monica

Icahn School of Medicine

Sharpe, Alexis

Thomas Jefferson University

Shimiaie, Jason

Sackler

Shroff, Hersh

New York University

Sokol, Kelsey

University of Connecticut

Subramanyam, Pritha

New York University

Vogel, Alexander

Icahn School of Medicine

Winters, Adam

Thomas Jefferson

Wong, Angela

Thomas Jefferson

Yu, Rose

Tufts University

The members of our PGY 2 Class:

PGY 1

Med School Attended

Allen, Michael

Sackler

Berera, Deeva

University of Florida

Bressman, Eric

Icahn School of Medicine

Bromley, Andrew

Temple University

Brooks, Danielle

SUNY Downstate

Brown, Kemar

Stony Brook

Cagliostro, Matthew

University of Miami

Caro, Jessica

Thomas Jefferson University

Carroll, Emily

Tufts University

Chablaney, Shreya

George Washington University

Coltoff, Alexander

SUNY Downstate

Dewar, Robert

University of Texas

Duarte, Stephanie

Albert Einstein

Eisenberg, Elliot

Albert Einstein

Elman, Jordan

Albert Einstein

Fitzpatrick, Laura

Cornell

Fox, Lindsey

Albert Einstein

Friedman, Joshua

Icahn School of Medicine

Gebregiorgis, Meti

University of Michigan

Geevarghese, Anita

Tufts University

Giustino, Gennaro

Universite degli Studi di Roma

Hasbun, Johann

Rutgers New Jersey

Henriques, Bryan

Columbia

Huisman, Tsipora

Albert Einstein

Hwang, Michael

Rutgers New Jersey

Kim, Katherine

Albert Einstein

Kim, Nina

University of California

Koellhoffer, Jayne

Albert Einstein

Kvernland, Alexandra

New York University

Law, Cindy

Icahn School of Medicine

Levavi, Hannah

Brown University

Lopatin, Sarah

New York University

Luo, Yuying

New York University

Marsh, Benjamin

Georgetown University

Mays, Daniel

George Washington University

Milam, Emily

New York University

Nguyen, Alana

Boston University

Nisimova, Liana

Cornell

Qiu, Yue

Geisel School of Medicine

Radcliffe, Marlana

New York Medical College

Ramer, Ilana

Mount Sinai

Reddy, Ramachandra

Albert Einstein

Rosenblum, Rachel

Rutgers, RW Johnson

Rush, Jessica

Geisel School of Medicine

Sanossian, Cassandra

New York University

Saxena, Ankita

Johns Hopkins

Schwartz, Lauren George Washington University
Thaler, Alison

Icahn School of Medicine

Tucker, Suhavi George Washington University
Vigdor, Aaron Geisel School of Medicine

Wu, Teresa

Albert Einstein

Click here to view the list of our former housestaff members and what institution they went to upon completing the Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program.

While the demands of residency can be intense at times, residents are always pleasantly surprised to discover that life does not need to stop during their training. Throughout the year there are numerous social activities for housestaff, as well as their spouses, family and friends. These include attending New York Yankees games, Knicks games, karaoke and bowling nights, "Switch" Parties at the end of each block and the Annual Housestaff Follies.

Housestaff Council

The Department of Medicine Housestaff Council is a peer-elected body composed of house officers that serve as advocates for the residents. The council meets on a monthly basis to discuss resident related issues regarding work environment, education and morale. The Housestaff Council collaborates with the program director, the administration and the chief residents on numerous projects throughout the year. In addition, the Housestaff Council assists and organizes social events including happy hours and orientation events for incoming residents. The Department of Medicine Housestaff Council sends representatives to the interdepartmental housestaff council to discuss hospital-wide concerns.

Housing

Mount Sinai owns several apartment buildings in the vicinity of the hospital, which are used for professional housing. Household size is a factor in determining housing assignments. Accommodations include furnished bedrooms in shared suites in the Residence Hall, as well as studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. All are located in proximity to the hospital.

Incoming Residents are eligible to apply for Mount Sinai housing. Housing offers are based on a lottery system in which applications are divided into three categories: Incoming Families, Incoming Couples and Incoming Singles. Each applicant will receive a housing offer based on their randomly assigned lottery number and top 10 choices.

Living in New York City

As one of the most influential and iconic cities in the world, New York offers nearly anything that you can possibly imagine. Whether you are interested in the post-modern collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the newest Broadway hit, the latest fashion trend or the independent film industry, New York boasts an array of culture every night. And for the adventuresome foodie or indie rocker, the city bursts with a new crop of restaurants and musical acts on nearly a weekly basis. Each neighborhood offers a different flavor and feel and if you grow tired of Manhattan, the outer boroughs can provide a year’s worth of activities. Mount Sinai’s Recreation Office provides discounts and other special offers to residents.

Benefits 

Mount Sinai provides health coverage for house officers through Mount Sinai - United HealthCare Plus, and we make available choices of alternative health coverage through several other HMOs. Cost sharing is available if you desire family coverage. Additional benefits offered at Mount Sinai include:

  • Basic dental coverage, a prescription drug plan, and a vision plan at no cost to the house officer
  • Enhanced dental plans and family coverage available with a cost-sharing deductible
  • Short- and long-term disability, workers' compensation, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for our house officers
  • Dependent care and tax sheltered annuity plans
  • Malpractice insurance is covered for all residents

Salaries by Year

PGY

Salary

PGY1

$59,237

PGY2

$62,449

PGY3

$65,804


Vacations 

In recognition of the heavy clinical demands on residents, vacations are considered an essential component of the schedule. Residents receive four weeks of vacation per year. While every effort is made to provide vacations that accommodate individual needs and preferences, time for vacation is scheduled based on the clinical needs of the department.

Travel Stipends

The department also supports resident travel to clinical and research meetings for the presentation of papers and research results carried out in conjunction with faculty. Stipend includes domestic coach air travel, meeting registration and per diem expenses.