Our Residents

The residents at Mount Sinai Beth Israel give the program its unique character and feeling. Our housestaff is a truly representational group, hailing from some of the best medical schools with the United States and around the world. The Internal Medicine Residency Program 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.

The Chief Medical Residents are a major force in our residency training program. 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. Through the initiatives of the Chief Medical Residents, new program improvements are proposed and accomplished.

The 2019-20 Chief Residents are:

Name: Orysia Kozicky, MD
From: Yonkers, New York
Medical School: New York Medical College
 
I grew up right outside Manhattan in Westchester County. I spent my undergraduate years at Boston University, where I graduated with a double major in Biology and Art History (given my love for learning about global cultures and travel). Before attending medical school, I worked as an EMT in Westchester but had decided to focus on a medical education in order to facilitate my aspirations of becoming a doctor.

During my interview day at MSBI, I was overtaken with feelings of acceptance, diversity and excitement compelling me to join the Department of Medicine. During my three years of training I felt extremely supported by program leadership, my attendings and co-residents who fostered me to function to the best of my abilities. As a result, I now have the privilege of serving another year at MSBI as a Chief Resident. Upon completion of my year as a Chief Resident, I hope to pursue a fellowship in Rheumatology.


Name: Hailey Shah Gupta, MD
From: Houston, TX
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

I was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and lived in many cities growing up including Houston,TX and Washington, DC. I earned my BS in Biology at the University of Houston, and my medical degree from Ross University SOM. As I interviewed for residencies, Mount Sinai Beth Israel stood out to me as the program that had the most welcoming and warm residents. I felt that there was so much camaraderie amongst the house staff, and I discovered throughout my residency that this was in fact true. I am interested in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and hope to pursue a career in this after my chief year.  I look forward to teaching and interacting with the residents and hope to make their journey with this program as fulfilling as mine.


Name: Nelson Valentin, MD, MSc

From: Mayaguez, PR

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
 
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I earned my BS in Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, and my medical degree from University of Puerto Rico SOM.  From the moment I came to Mount Sinai Beth Israel I was drawn to its rich history and clinical excellence. Located in the heart of downtown New York it provides an opportunity to care for a very diverse population. The aura of comraderie among residents, program leadership, hospitalists and house staff is contagious.  My time as resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel was filled with formative experiences that I will carry with me as I continue my training. I am now proud to serve as a Chief Medical Resident where I will be able to work directly with residents and help them develop into leaders of the future.

Our PGY3 Class, 2019-20:

PGY 3

Medical School

Muhammad Akhter, MBBS

FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry

Jacob Bell, MD

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Kelsey Collins, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Rajan Ganesh MD

St. Louis University School of Medicine

Isabel Guerrido Martinez, MD

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Lindsay Hammons, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

William Keefe, MD

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Ira Khanna, MBBS

Lady Hardinge Medical College

Ian Kwok, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ryan Leibrandt, MD

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Kevin Liu, MD

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Clarissa Lock-O'Hanlon, MD

University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Tetsuro Maeda, MD

Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine

Pooja Mahadeshwar, MD

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services

Richard Manfready, MD

Tufts University School of Medicine

Natalie Marte, MD

San Juan Batista School of Medicine

Satoshi Miyashita, BMed

Nippon Medical School

Ankita Nagirimadugu, MD

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Reiichiro Obata, MD

Keio University School of Medicine

Caroline Park, MD, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Mariana Rivera, MD

San Juan Batista School of Medicine

Frederick Rozenshteyn, MD

Tufts University School of Medicine

Charit Taneja, MBBS

Maulana Azad Medical College

Yi Chia Wu, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Our PGY2 Class, 2019-20:

PGY2

Medical School

 Amna Aijaz, MBBS  Aga Khan Medical College
 Benjamin Benhuri, MD  The University of Toledo College of Medicine
 Daniel Benhuri, MD  The University of Toledo College of Medicine
 Tiffany Chen, MD  University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
 Hao Chi, MD  Northeast Ohio Medical University
 WooYoung Choi, MD  Korea University
 Justin Gaspar, MD  University of Washington School of Medicine
 Larab Giniyani, DO  New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
 Jonathan Golani, MD  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 Reina Gonzalez, MD  University of Puerto Rico Medical School
 Carolina Gonzalez Lopez, MD  University of Puerto Rico Medical School
 Urian Kim, MD  University of Kentucky College of Medicine
 Toshiki Kuno, MD, PhD  Keio University School of Medicine
 Angela Lee, DO  New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
 Hayato Mitaka, MB  Nagasaki University
 Martha Catalina Morales Alvarez, MD  Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia)
 Anthony Nicolaysen, MD  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
 Obinna Ofoche, MD  Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
 Steven Omansky, MD  University of Connecticut School of Medicine
 Myladis Reyes, MD  Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
 Mitsuhiro Shimada, MD  Kyoto University
 Daniel Tsang, DO  Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
 Lesley Wu, MD  Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
 Takayuki Yamada, MD  Yamagata University

 

 

Our Intern Class, 2019-20

Categorical

Medical School

Ashley Abbott, MD Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Minira Aslanova, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Logan Bernhardt, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Abhinav Bhalla, MBBS Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital
Tsz Keung Eng, BS, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mirette Fahim, MD, PhD Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
David Fruchter, MD Sackler School of Medicine - New York State American Branch
Dewan Giri, MBBS All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Fredy Gonzalez, MD  Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Einat Kadar, MD Sackler School of Medicine - New York State American Branch
Nathaneal Kim, MD New York Medical College
Steven Lim, MD St. George's University Medical College
William Loughney, IV Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Alaina Mandrapilias, MD St. George's University Medical College
Hirotaka Miyashita, MB University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine
Isabella Newman, MD Sackler School of Medicine - New York State American Branch
Derek Pan, DO Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Yesha Patel, MD St. George's University Medical College
Michelle Shah, DO Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Tenzin Shalung, MD St. George's University Medical College
Yu Shindo, MD Chiba University School of Medicine
Mai Takahashi, MD Chiba University School of Medicine
Hiroki Ueyama, MD Keio University School of Medicine
Natalia Viera Feliciano, MD

Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine

Heath Ward, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Viriginia Campus
Anqi Zheng, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
   
   
Preliminary Medical School
Jorge Andrade Romo, MD Universidad de Guadalajara Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud
Samantha Ayoub, MD New York University School of Medicine
Laura Barna, MD Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
 Julie Bloom, MD  Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
 Alexandra Castillejos, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
 Nitin Chopra, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 Jeanette Du, MD University of Virginia School of Medicine
 Andrew Hartz, MD Tufts University School of Medicine
 Daniel Hicks, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 Joshua Kaminetsky, MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 Saritha Kosarussavadi, MD Virginia Commonweath University School of Medicine
 Shelby Kubicki, MD McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houson
Emily Lebowitz, MD Weill Cornell Medicine
Lindsay Mandel, MD Weill Cornell Medicine
Takahisa Mikami, MD Tokyo Medical and Dental University Faculty of Medicine
Catherine Motosko, MD New York University School of Medicine
 Martin Pico, MD Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rebecca Sarac, MD Tulane University School of Medicine
Arielle Sasson, MD Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Steven Shamah, MD New York Medical College
   
   
Neuro-Preliminary  Medical School
 Edmond Ahdoot, MD Sackler School of Medicine - New York State American Branch
 Miryam Alkayyali, MBBCh Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
Alice Hawkins, MD State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Eonjing Kim, MD Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
 Ankita Tripathi, BA, MD Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Please view a list of our recent residency program alumni.

Despite the demands of residency training, there is still an opportunity to become involved in extra-curricular activities and have a personal life. And at Mount Sinai Beth Israel we value input from our housestaff on a variety of subjects including scheduling, curriculum and operations. Your life as a resident is not a one-dimensional experience; there is time to give back, time to explore New York City and to make lifelong connections.

Housestaff Council and the Importance of Resident Feedback

A peer-elected Internal Medicine residency housestaff council meets once a month with the program leadership during noon conference to explore new ideas and problem solve. The council may bring any issue to the table for collaborative discussion. All PGY classes are represented on the council including preliminary interns.

Resident feedback about all aspects of the program is regularly sought and highly valued and the agenda for the meeting is entirely resident driven. Housestaff input and feedback is considered and incorporated when new initiatives or policies are considered.

As an example, we have an anonymous "online suggestion box" web survey, through which housestaff can express views or concerns. This survey is checked weekly, and new submissions are discussed by the chief residents and program directors at their weekly cabinet meeting.

Institution Level Involvement of Medical Residents

We encourage our residents to take advantage of the chance to help shape the institution they are training in. Many of our residents sit on institution-level committees, placing them at the table with hospital leaders and giving them opportunity to provide direct resident input into various initiatives. Institutional committees that medical residents sat on during past years included: Blood Utilization, Cancer, Code/RRT, Ethics, Lesbian/Gay/Bi-Sexual/Transgender Health, Patient Safety, Medication Error, Beth Israel Medical Board, Graduate Medical Education, Quality Performance and Improvement, among others.

Community Involvement

Our residents have the chance to serve the New York City community in multiple ways beyond traditional rotations. Our medical residents have regularly served as volunteer doctors at the New York City Marathon, providing care to runners in the finish line medical tent. Residents have also staffed blood pressure, HIV and colon cancer screening booths at community events. Our program offers a unique elective in Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Health, in which residents spend time learning and providing care at the world class Callen-Lorde Community Health Care Center in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.

Life in NYC

Our location in lower Manhattan offers innumerable activities for time away from work. Virtually everything you will need on a day-to-day basis will be within walking distance from where you live. For longer trips in the city, you absolutely don’t need a car, as our public transportation system is fast, reliable and very safe. Cyclists will find lower Manhattan to be extremely bike friendly, with dedicated bike lanes throughout the neighborhoods that surround Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Restaurants and shops abound within walking distance in our immediate neighborhoods of Gramercy Park, Union Square, and the East Village. Union Square, a few blocks from the hospital, has a Whole Foods store, a Trader Joe's, and an enormous multi-level Barnes & Noble bookstore. Nothing like writing up a case report or research project on your laptop overlooking Union Square! In addition, New York City's flagship Greenmarket, a collection of vendors selling fresh produce and other foods from local and upstate farms, is found in the center of Union Square.

With a little research (check out Time Out New York, Yelp, New York Magazine, or City Search) even a couple of hours off can become a wonderful dinner at a tapas bar, a trip to a wine bar, or a Broadway show. A short subway ride can result in a stomach full of fantastic, truly authentic Indian or Pakistani food in Jackson Heights, Queens, or a complete cultural immersion experience in the peaceful and fascinating Russian neighborhood of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.

Like the outdoors? Well, this isn't Colorado of course, but there are plenty of options. A peaceful or active day in Central Park cures many woes and people have been known to actually forget they are in New York City after a few hours (granted there have been no randomized trials for this, but we draw this conclusion based upon good, anecdotal evidence). Ninety minutes north of the city is the Mohonk Preserve, home to spectacular hiking. Some of the best rock climbing in the country, and an exceptionally cool town, can be found in and around New Paltz, NY, also just 90 minutes north of Manhattan.

For those of you who crave the beach, Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park are all just a short way from the city and make nice day trips.

Salary, Benefits and Contractual Information

Mount Sinai Beth Israel salary and benefits are very competitive with other area programs. For more information on these topics please visit the Graduate Medical Education website