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 2022 - 2023 Chief Residents are:

Name: Anqi Zheng
From: Potomac, Maryland
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

I was born in Taiyuan, China and grew up in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. For undergrad I majored in Biological Engineering at Cornell University, and went on to medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During medical school, I rotated at many of the hospitals affiliated with Mount Sinai across New York City's boroughs and I saw firsthand the cultural and clinical diversity of the people living in this city. When thinking of my goals for residency, I was hoping to not only expand the breadth and depth of my clinical knowledge, but also to learn to build partnerships with patients with an awareness of issues affecting their health beyond the hospital or clinic doors.

During medical school, I did a subinternship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel that gave me a deeper look into the residency program and its role within the hospital and the community it served. Seeing how the residents interacted with each other and helped each other, I was struck by the sense of camaraderie within the residency program. The faculty members also fostered an environment of education and support in helping their residents to become independent clinicians. I have found my impressions to be completely correct during my time as a resident here. As a chief, I'm excited to be working closely with the program leadership to develop an even better educational experience for our housestaff. After completion of my Chief Resident year, I hope to pursue a career in primary care.

Name: William Loughney
From: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM)

I’m from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Born, raised, college, medical school - all in Scranton. Residency here at MSBI has been my first time away from home and I have absolutely loved it, pandemic notwithstanding. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology and the Honor’s Program curriculum at a small liberal arts college, Marywood University. I attended Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), a relatively new medical school that opened in my community, whose purpose was to meet the ever-growing healthcare needs of the area. At GCSOM I had exposure to all areas of medicine and the wonderful faculty there really helped me figure out that Internal Medicine fit my interests the best.

For residency I knew that I wanted to find a program geographically close to home that afforded a well-balanced education of outpatient/inpatient experiences, offered exposure to the subspecialties, and had a reputation for camaraderie among its residents and faculty. MSBI met these criteria and more. I have a clinical interest in medical education, medical decision making, and narrative medicine and plan to pursue a career in General Internal Medicine.

Name: Minira Aslanova
From: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology – College of Medicine (NYIT-COM)

I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and decided to stay in the “Big Apple” to attend Fordham University, where I majored in Natural Sciences. Before attending medical school, I worked as an Organic Chemistry and Physics Teaching Assistant and spent my days in an Organic Chemistry Lab where I first developed my interest in cancer pharmacology. Furthermore, I worked as a manager at a Women’s Imaging Center, where I was first introduced to the world of breast and gynecologic cancers. It was here that my love for medicine grew, and I decided to pursue a career in Hematology and Oncology. My love for NYC followed me to medical school when I continued my education at NYIT-COM on Long Island, NY. During the interview season, I was instantly drawn to Mount Sinai Beth Israel for its welcoming environment, wonderful residents and one of a kind faculty, and I knew that it was the best residency program for me.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, eating all you can eat sushi, watching every season of Peaky Blinders on repeat, traveling, spending time with my friends and family, and Face-Timing with my dog-Enzo (proudly named after “Enzo the Baker” from The Godfather). After completion of my Chief Resident Year, I hope to pursue a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology.  

Our PGY3 Class, 2022-2023:


Medical School

Adinugraha, Paulus

Nanjing Medical University

Alam, Tahmina

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Arora, Geetika

Lady Hardinge Medical College

Cescon, James

St. George's University School of Medicine

Choi, Daein

Seoul National University College of Medicine

Delgado Nieves, Andrea

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Economou, George

St. George's University School of Medicine

Fujiwara, Yu

Keio University School of Medicine

Gill, Rajwinder

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital

Iwuaba, Chinazor

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Karim, Gres

St. George's University School of Medicine

Kurian, Dennis

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Matthews, Alexandria

St. George's University School of Medicine

Omar, Ali

St. George's University School of Medicine

Qureshi, Natasha

St. George's University School of Medicine

Reja, Jamilur

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Riasat, Maria

Islamic International Medical College

Rupani, Karishma

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Satoi, Sera

Nippon Medical School

Shenouda, Mina

Assiut University Faculty of Medicine

So, Matsuo

Keio University School of Medicine

Uchiyama, Shuhei

Chiba University School of Medicine

Vasudevan, Sreelakshmi

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College

Our PGY2 Class, 2021-2022:


Medical School

Ali, Shaharyar

King Edward Medical College

Alvarado-Valadez, Jaqueline

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Azom, Bushra

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Bonano Carambot, Amanda

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Chopra, Lakshay

All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi

Dolan, Bridget

Trinity College, University of Dublin

Elmariah, Hesham

Ross University School of Medicine

Gaikwad, Mrunalini

St. George's University

Harada, Ko

Okayama University

Hasegawa, Daisuke

Nagoya University

Ishisaka, Yoshiko

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Kameni, Alain

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Khazak, Andre

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Krishnamoorthi, Pooja

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Losty, Brianna

St. George's University

Murashka, Katsiaryna

New York Medical College

Pandiri, Shama

Albany Medical College

Parsa, Kian

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rosen, Elisabeth

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Sennett, Caileen

St. George's University

Sridhar, Priyanka

Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre

Tsutsui, Erika

Toho University

Villarroel, Carolina

St. George's University

Yarra, Silpa

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Our PGY1 Class, 2022-2023:


Medical School

Bava, Hannah

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dawson, Sofia

University of Washington School of Medicine

Debroff, Jake

Sackler School of Medicine

Drechsler, Jennifer

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Drizik, Eduard

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dubin, Celina

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Duran, Jose

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) School of Medicine, Santo Domingo

Elias, Evelyn

University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science

Garcia, Jose

Mayo Medical School

Garzon Vargas, Catalina

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Ghotra, Maninderjit

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Gomez Hernandez, Christian

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Gruenstein, Diana

SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Horiuchi, Kohei

Keio University School of Medicine

Huang, Andy

Medical College of Georgia

Keyes, Emily

Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Kim, Claire

Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Koseki, Mako

Keio University School of Medicine

Kositangool, Piya

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University

Kumar, Shasawat

St. George's University School of Medicine

Lai, Michael

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Lira, Javier

St. George's University School of Medicine

Maenza, Joseph

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Mannina, Carlo

Università degli Studi di Palermo Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia

Megaris, Aphrodite

CUNY School of Medicine

Mieczkowska, Karolina

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Mikhaylov, Daniela

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Miller, David

Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Monroig, Kaitlin

Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Morel, Nicole

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Nguyen, Destiny

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Nishizawa, Yoshiki

Hokkaido University School of Medicine

Obata, Shota

University of Tsukuba School of Medicine

Olayinka, Jadesola

SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Otero Marquez, Oscar

Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS)

Quraishi, Baseer

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Rendon-Rodriguez, Luis

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Shah, Yash

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Shichijo, Yuka

National Defense Medical College

Steren, Benjamin

Yale School of Medicine

Tan, Samuel

St. George's University School of Medicine

Tobet, Rebecca

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Torrellas, Julia

CUNY School of Medicine

Van Oekelen, Oliver

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Faculteit Geneeskunde

Wallach, William

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Wang, Hong Yu

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Wong, Amanda

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Wu, Ellen

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Yang, Yuhong

University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Zhou, Susu

Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine

Zyskowski, Evan

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Click here to see a list of our recent residency program alumni by subspecialty.

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.

Women in Medicine Housestaff Interest Group

Housestaff Interest Group led by our residents and intended to support and promote leadership skills for women in medicine.  Events have included networking meetups, special lectures, workshops, and even a Voter’s Registration Drive.

Underrepresented in Medicine Housestaff Interest Group

Housestaff Interest Group led by our residents and intended to support internal medicine residents who identify as Underrepresented in Medicine across the Mount Sinai Health System Internal Medicine Residency Programs.  Programming has included wellbeing events and networking meetups.

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