Our Residents

Our residents match the diversity of the patients we serve. They come from New York City, the tri-state region, across the United States and all over the world. Our residents embrace the opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions as much as from each other as from their patients.

Five exceptional and dedicated housestaff are chosen annually to stay on an additional year. They are role models, educators, leaders and housestaff advocates.  In addition to scheduling conferences and speakers at Grand Rounds, they are an invaluable resource for teaching, conducting rounds, disseminating medical literature and overseeing administrative and educational aspects of the program.

The 20117-18 Chief Residents are:

Jasmine Beria, DO, MPH
Dr. Beria was born in Venezuela, received her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook. She further completed her MPH at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.  She obtained her medical degree from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is a self-described ‘foodie’ who also loves to cook and entertain with friends and family, enjoys foreign travel and is a devoted mom. After her Chief year, she plans to pursue a hospitalist position within an academic institution to further her interests in medical education and residency program leadership.

Ashish Correa, MBBS
Dr. Correa was born and raised in Mumbai, India and he studied medicine at Grant Medical College and the Sir. J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai. Prior to residency, he did research in Lyme Disease in upstate New York. He then moved to New York City to do his Internal Medicine training at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Mount Sinai West Hospitals. He served two years as a class representative on the residency Housestaff Council, and was a quality improvement (QI) leader at his ambulatory care clinic. Next year, he plans to pursue a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, and his research interests relate heart failure and interventional cardiology.  Additionally, he is movie-enthusiast, has a passion for travelling and loves all things New York.

Rodrigo Garcia Tome, MD
Dr. Garcia Tome was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela before moving to the Big Apple for his residency training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s- West. He is passionate about procedures and is working on QI projects to improve procedure training in our program. After Chief year he plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care medicine. Additionally he is an old-school rock enthusiast and enjoys running.
 
Siddharth Kunte, MBBS
Dr. Kunte finished his undergraduate and graduate education in Pune, India from B.J. Govt. Medical College before he moved to New York to pursue his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Mount Sinai West. His interests include Medical Education and Translational Research in the field of solid malignancies and he is looking to go into a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology after his Chief year. Additionally, he is interested in music, photography and solo-travelling.

Lindsay Morrison, MD
Dr. Morrison, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, received her Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from New York University. She went on to receive her M.D. from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine before returning to New York for residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Mount Sinai West. She was elected by peers to represent her class in the Housestaff Council for the residency program. She served as a QI leader in her outpatient medical training from 2015-2017. After her Chief year she plans to pursue a fellowship in Infectious Diseases. In addition to medicine she is an avid cartoon lover, yoga practitioner, and gardener.

Meet our 2017-18 PGY3 Class:

Name

Medical School

Hany Hamdy Abdallah

University of Vermont College of Medicine

Suraiya Afroz

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York

Syed Adeel Ahsan

St. George's University School of Medicine

Johat Aponte

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) School of Medicine, Santo Domingo

Fiona Boland

University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science

Daniel Castaneda Mayorga

Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Facultad de Medicina

Suma Chandrasekaran

The Commonwealth Medical College

Hayley Chester

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York

Aditi Hemantkumar Chincholi

K.J. Somaiya Medical College

Deborah Edelman

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Farid Gholitabar

St. George's University School of Medicine

Debbie Judith Goodman

Sackler School of Medicine

Regina Gorman

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medhavi Gupta

B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

Seyedhamed Hosseinidehkordi

Hamadan University of Medical Sciences

Zishuo Ian Hu

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Nader Boules Ishak Gabra

St. George's University School of Medicine

Rupa Lakshmi Iyengar

St. George's University School of Medicine

Ermias Kacha Jirru

Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine

Mustafa Hunaid Kagalwalla

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College

Iyad Kejo

University of Tishreen Faculty of Medicine

Ali Tariq Khan

Lahore Medical and Dental College

Alexandre Khoury

University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine

Shawn Lee

St. George's University School of Medicine

Sung Ernest Lee

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Alejandro Lemor Ferrand

Universidad de San Martin de Porres Facultad de Medicina Humana

Katherine Lopez Gordillo

Universidad Libre de Cali, Colombia

David Mariuma

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Timothy John Mathews

University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine

Ahmadreza Moradi

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Chebli Mrad

Lebanese University, School of Medicine

Christine Nguyen

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Di Pan

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Olga Avgustovna Reynbakh

People's Friendship University of Russia Faculty of Medicine

Thalia Salinas

Baylor College of Medicine

Joseph Sassine

LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Saman Setareh-Shenas

Sackler School of Medicine - New York State American Branch

Surina Sharma

Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ambala, India

Jonathan Stoever

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Astha Di Pan Thakkar

Topiwala National Medical College

Heather Suzanne Viola

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology

Allen Johnathan Weiss

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology

Wen Zhang

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

 

Meet our 2017-18 PGY2s:

 

Name

Medical School

 Olufunke G. Adeusi  Warwick Medical School
 Setareh Alipourfetrati  Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
 Laura Bock  University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
 Felipe Bolivar  Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
 Punya Dahal  Tribhuvan University
 Adiac Espinosa Hernandez  Facultad de Ciencias Medical Matanzas, University of Havana
 Xiaowen Fan Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University
 Shuyang Fang  Xi'an Jiaotong University College of Medicine
 Stephen Franco  St. George's University College of Medicine
 Natasha Garg  Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh, India
 Raina Garg  Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
 Charles J. Gaulin  University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School
 Marcelo Hernandez  Universidad de El Salvador, Facultad de Medicina
 Syed Hammad Kazmi  Aga Khan University Medical College
 Mariam Khandaker  Bangladesh Medical College (BMSRI)
 Chayakrit Krittanawong  Phramongkutlao Medical College
 Lorenz Leuprecht  Medizinishe, Universitat Wien, University of Bristol Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
 Yuzhou Liu  Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
 Yiming Luo  Peking Univ. Health Science Center
 Priyadarshini Pathak  B.J. Medical College
 Sathish K. Pondaiah  Post-graduate Institute, Chandigarh, India
 Naveen Premnath  All-India Institute of Medical Sciences
 Alvaro Ramos-Rodriguez  Univ. Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
 Tabinda Riaz  American University of Antigua College of Medicine
 Mario Rodriguez  Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Honduras Facultad de Ciencias Medicas
 Basera Sabharwal  Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
 Valeria Santibanez Brionez  Univ. Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil Facultad de Ciencias
 Jayanthi Sethunarayanan  Univ. of Edinburgh College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
 Avinash Singh  Gauhati Medical College and Hospital
 Ritu Singh  Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh, India
 Surksha Sirichand  Aga Khan University Medical College
 Karan Sud  All-India Institute of Medical Science
 Nikolai Tolkachev  Moscow State University of Medicine & Dentistry
 Liubou Uslar  Univ. Hamburg Medizinische Fakultat
 Fernando Vazquez De Lara Padilla  Univ. Popular Autonoma de Puebla Fac. De Medicina
 Elijah Verheyen  St. George's University School of Medicine
 Qian Wang  Lanzhou Medical College
 Xin Wei  Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
 Yumeng Wen  Peking University Health Science Center
 Eelin Wilson  Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
 Bing Yue  Peking University Health Science Center
 Petra Zubin Maslov  Medicinski Fakultet u Splitu

 


 

 

Meet our 2017-18 Categorical and Preliminary Interns:

Categorical

Name

Medical School

Ana Belen Arevalo Molina

Universidad del Azuay Facultad de Medicine

Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay

RG Kar Med College, University of Calcutta, India

Hassan Beydoun

American University of Beirut

Makda Bsrat

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Kun Chen

SUNY Downstate Medical College

Laura Chen

New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Gustavo Contreras Anez Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Ricardo de la Villa Pagan University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Jason Dietz National University of Ireland
Caroline Dooley St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Mohammad Ghanbar University of Manchester, England
Mike Gorenchtein University of Limerick, Ireland
Faris Haddadin University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Rida Jamil Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Karan Jatwani Gov Med Coll, Chandigarh University, Pujab, India
Changchuan Jiang Soochow Univ. Med College, Jiangsu, China
Vipul Jindal All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Dehli, India
Gaurav Kakked Medical College Baroda, Vadodara, India
Scott Kaplin Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Swiri Konje University of Limerick, Ireland
Alexander Manguba University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Vivek Modi Medical College Baroda, Vadodara, India
Alba Munoz Estrella Unv. Catol Madre y Maestra, Santiago de las Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Shane Murray University of Limerick, Ireland
Christian Olivo Freites Univ. Latina de Panama, Fac. de Med y del la Salud, Ciudad, Panama
Elizabeth Omoniyi University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, England
Hardikkumar Patel Medical College Baroda, Vadodara, India
Stuthi Perimbeti Blde Assoc Med Coll, Karnataka Univ., Bijapur Karnataka, India
Michael Rainone University College Dublin, Ireland
Sridevi Rajeeve Malankara Orthodox & Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery, India
Wojciech Rzechorzek Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Bertin Salguero Porres Univ. Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
Tal Shachi Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel 
Ruchit Shah Pramukh Swami Med Coll, Sardar Patel Univ, Karamsad, Gujarat, India
Rishi Shrivastav Pramukh Swami Med Coll, Sardar Patel Univ, Karamsad, Gujarat, India
Isha Singh All-India Inst of Med. Sciences, New Dehli, India
Michele Stanchina New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Guneesh Uberoi Sri Ramachandra Med Coll, Dr. M G R Med Univ, Madras, TN, India
David Weininger Cohen Univ. Central Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Xiaochuan Yang Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel
Sean Zajac Florida International University College of Medicine
Xiaochen Zhang Shanghai Second Med Coll, Shanghai, China

 

Preliminary

Name Medical School
Sunjay Barton Columbia University Coll of Phys & Surgeons, New York, NY
Li-Wei Chang Columbia University Coll of Phys & Surgeons, New York, NY
Renee Fruchter New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Mark Ghassibi George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Chloe Goldman New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Jaspreet Hira Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
Brian Krawitz Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Sophie Leung Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Jack Levy Weill Cornell School of Medicine, New York, NY
Shelley Mo Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Edward Rothenberg Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY  
Tayler Schwartz Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, RI
Rachel Sennett Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY   
Gibran Shaikh New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
David Smith New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Usama Syed Imperial College School of Medicine at St. Mary's
Jordan Thompson Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, RI 
Nicole Topilow New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 
Andrea Yonge Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Click here to view the list of our former housestaff members and what institution they went to upon completing the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Internal Medicine Residency Program.

While the demands of residency are great, it is possible to take advantage of living in one of the greatest, most culturally vibrant cities on the planet. Throughout the year there are numerous planned activities that build camaraderie among the residents and allow you to have a good time. From the talent show to the holiday party to the end-of-the-year party, our residents truly enjoy each other’s company and like to spend time hanging out with each other. In addition, residents participate in a soccer club, happy hours and promotional group activities such as theater, museum and Central Park events.

Housing

The hospital provides housing for residents across the street from Mount Sinai West. The two buildings located at 515 West 59th Street and 10 Amsterdam Avenue have apartments for residents at a subsidized rate, below market-value. Studios, one and two bedroom apartments are available, each with modern amenities like heating/air-conditioning units, laundry machines in the building and 24-hour security.

Transportation

There is a bus service (“the Jitney”) provided between our St. Luke’s and West campuses and most housestaff use that or public transportation to get around. For those residents who choose to live off-campus, and to drive to work, there is subsidized parking at lots conveniently located near the hospitals.

Benefits & Salary

Residents at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are all part of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) union. Representatives are chosen from the department and serve as delegates for the residents. The compensation package includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as life insurance. In addition, residents receive four weeks of paid vacation, malpractice insurance paid by the hospital, disability insurance and reimbursement for travel to academic conferences.

See complete list of benefits available by clicking here.

Year

Salary

PGY1

$63,935

PGY2

$68,124

PGY3

$72,297