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/PhD from Rutgers who identified a new glycosyltransferase enzyme that increases susceptibility to IgA nephropathy ;
  • An MD/MS from the University of Michigan who served as the lead investigator on a multicenter observational study examining red blood cell transfusions and cardiac surgical outcomes;
  • An MD from Tulane who created a database of renal transplant patients to examine the incidence and risk factors for developing infections in patients receiving alemtuzumab, presented to the American Transplant Congress;
  • An MD from Albert Einstein who co-founded a global health organization in Zimbabwe studying schistosomiasis and its treatment response in and who coordinated tuberculosis and cervical cancer screening in Uganda;
  • An MD/MPH from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  who serves as the Senior Vice President of Diversity and Campus Affairs for the Whitehead Medical Society and examined medical school teaching cases for underlying assumptions about cultural competency in medical education;
  • An MD/PhD from Boston University whose graduate work focused on the biochemistry and molecular biology of the sarcoplasmic reticulum ATPase (SERCA) and the role of its oxidative activation in cardiac myocyte hypertrophy.

 

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 2017-18 Chief Residents are: 

Colin Feuille, MD, grew up in San Francisco, CA before receiving his BS in Biology from Brown University. He moved to New York and completed his medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During medical school, he solidified his interests in Internal Medicine and medical education through his work at Mount Sinai’s student-run free clinic, the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership. During residency, he was part of the pilot class for the Medical Education Track, and currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine. He is pursuing a career in Gastroenterology, with a focus on leadership in medical education.

Rachel Hilburg, MD, is a New York native. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. After college, she obtained her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She returned to New York to complete her Internal Medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she participated in the Medical Education Track. Rachel currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine and plans to pursue a fellowship in Nephrology with a career in academic medicine.

Jennifer Reese, MD, is a New Jersey native who received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Kenyon College.  After college, she obtained her medical degree at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 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 Infectious Diseases.

Douglas Tremblay, MD, is a native of Pittsburgh and received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Lehigh University.   After college, he completed his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he gravitated towards medicine because of the meaningful patient connections inherent in the field.  He joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Sinai because of their history of producing phenomenal clinicians and educators, as well as the opportunities for research during training. While at Sinai, he participated in the Medical Education Track with a focus on curricular design and plans to pursue a career in Hematology/Oncology with an emphasis on medical education and clinical research.



 

Our class of PGY3s:

PGY3

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

Cohen, Oren

Sackler

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

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

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

Zimmerman, Brittney

 Weill Cornell Medical College

The members of our PGY 2 Class:

PGY2

Med School Attended

Allen, Michael

Sackler

Bass, Ilana

Mount Sinai

Berera, Deeva

University of Central 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

Fox, Lindsey

Albert Einstein

Gebregiorgis, Meti

University of Michigan

Geevarghese, Anita

Tufts University

Giustino, Gennaro

Universite degli Studi di Roma

Hasbun, Johann

Rutgers New Jersey

Huisman, Tsipora

Albert Einstein

Hwang, Michael

Rutgers New Jersey

Kim, Katherine

University of California Irvine

Kim, Nina

Albert Einstein

Koellhoffer, Jayne

Albert Einstein

Law, Cindy

Icahn School of Medicine

Levavi, Hannah

Brown University

Lopatin, Sarah

New York University

Luo, Yuying

New York University

Mays, Daniel

George Washington University

Nguyen, Alana

Boston University

Nisimova, Liana

Cornell

Qiu, Anna

Geisel School of Medicine

Radcliffe, Marlana

New York Medical College

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

Wu, Teresa

Albert Einstein

The members of our PGY 1 class:
 

PGY1

Med School Attended

Allegretta, Maddalena

Rutgers

Banga, Jaspreet Rutgers

Bienstock, Solomon

Albert Einstein

Bokhour, Arielle

University at Buffalo

Camaj, Anton

University of Michigan

Chatterjee-Murphy, Prapti

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Chen, Huazhen

University of Connecticut

Cices, Ahuva

SUNY Downstate

Cohen, Cynthia

New York University

Cohen, Sarit

Albert Einstein

Croll, Leah

New York University

Diaz, Kelly

Columbia University

Edouard, Mark

George Washington

Elyahu, Ariel

Albert Einstein

Fenster, Marc

Albert Einstein

Fernandez, John

University of Kentucky

Franz, Joseph

George Washington

Garyu, Justin

Quinnipiac University

Goff, Peter

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Goldberg, Gabrielle

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Halista, Michael

Columbia University

Hashemi, Alexandra

Tulane University

Hassan, Dahlia

Hofstra

Howlette, Travis

Albert Einstein

Huang, Amy

SUNY Downstate

Ip, Ada

Dartmouth
John, Mira Tulane University
Khangoora, Karambir Albert Einstein
Kim, Jean University of Rochester
Kogekar, Nina Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Kurdi, Ahmed American University
Lee, Courtney University of North Carolina
Lee, Trevor University of Chicago
Lehrer, Helaina Columbia University
Mara, Rezana George Washington
Mills, Alexandra George Washington
Morgan, Robert Boston University
Mullis, Caroline New York Medical College
Mustafa, Ali Albert Einstein
Novgorodsky, Eitan UCLA
Pan, Darren UCLA
Pechman, Amanda University of Miami
Pierce, Laura Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson
Power, David University College Cork
Prakash, Sindhuri Rutgers
Rizvi, Anam Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson
Ruder, Samuel University of Texas
Schorr, Emily Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sehgal, Priya Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Shah, Sonia Drexel University
Sung, Julie Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Uy, Catherine New York University
Womer, James Temple University
Xie, Kira Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Most graduates from our residency program go on to pursue fellowship in a subspecialty or practice in Internal Medicine/primary care or hospital medicine. They are highly sought after and compete for the top spots throughout the country. Read more to learn about where our graduates have gone and the leadership positions they have in the world of academic medicine.

 

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 - Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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

$61,933

PGY2

$65,290

PGY3

$68,798


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.