Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our goal is to provide effective, quality patient care in a stimulating academic environment that supports educational growth and development. We emphasize providing excellent education in a comfortable learning environment because we believe that people achieve the most in a positive learning climate. Critical to creating this atmosphere is the outstanding relationship that exists among our house staff, attending staff, and voluntary podiatric faculty; we take particular pride in this aspect of our program.

Our program is comprised of 24 residents, eight in each year. When you complete our program, you are eligible for the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, as well as the American Board of Podiatric Surgery for foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.

Accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, our three-year residency program covers podiatric medicine and surgery. We also offer an additional credential for reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. We have more than 30 podiatrists on the staff, many actively involved in training residents. Residents also work closely with other orthopaedic residents and surgeons, several of whom specialize in foot and ankle surgery.

In our three-year residency program, you start out with more general topics, then hone in on more specific issues as you progress. Our residents perform far more procedures than the minimum activity volume recommended by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

  • PGY-1: Residents rotate through General Surgery, Medicine, Emergency, and Anesthesia Departments. You may also experience podiatric medicine and surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, neurology, wound care, pediatrics, and dermatology. You interact with more than 700 patients during this year.
  • PGY-2 and PGY-3: These curricula focus on lower extremity pathology and surgery. In the second year, you spend time in dermatology/pathology and wound care. During the third year, you do an intensive vascular surgery rotation.

All applicants must complete the official application form through the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR). We schedule interviews through the CASPR.

We sponsor an Open House session for prospective residents to tour our facility and learn about our program and application process. For more information, contact Odria Pimentel at 212-241-3226 or odria.pimentel@mountsinai.org.

We are approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. We believe in staying abreast of all the latest standards and guidance. As a result, we participate in the CASPR process and are members of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Council of Teaching Hospitals.

All residents receive an annual contract, with an annual salary that increases yearly. Currently, resident salaries are approximately PGY-1 $59,237; PGY-2 $62,449; and PGY-3 $65,804. We adjust the salary annually for changes in the cost of living.

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Our current residents are:

PGY-3  

Karim Badawy, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Christopher Powers, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Jae Y-Shin, DPM
Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Ramona Bernard, DPM
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 

Megan Matassini, DPM
Medical School: Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine                                    

PGY-2    

Cristina Buricea, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Melissa Hurwitz, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Suzanna Jacobs, DPM
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 

Troy McArthur, DPM
Medical School: Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine 

Jonathan Roy, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Arianna Sabghir, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Jeeten Singha, DPM
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 

Lisa Vassalotti, DPM
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

PGY-1    

Ankur Bahri, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Sarah Breakstone, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Lauren Dabakaroff, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Amyn Lakhani, DPM
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Chris Sohn, DPM
Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Sasha Valdizan, DPM
Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Padhma Venkitapathy, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine