Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Our four-year residency program uses clinical and formal didactic experiences to further develop your knowledge and skills in all areas of podiatry, including inpatient and outpatient care and surgical management. Our program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. We take an approach that is resource-based, competency-driven, and assessment-validated. 

Our residents perform rotations and attend regularly scheduled formal didactic sessions. You also attend Grand Rounds.

The Residency Program rotations are:

  • PGY-1: Residents complete rotations in surgery, internal medicine, radiology, anesthesia, pathology, infectious diseases, and podiatric medicine and surgery.
  • PGY-2: Residents complete rotations in podiatric medicine, and emergency medicine – and at the Mount Sinai Brooklyn campus.
  • PGY-3: Residents complete rotations in psychiatry, wound care, and podiatric medicine, and you hold office hours.
  • PGY-4: Residents complete rotations in podiatric medicine and wound care, and you hold office hours.

We fill all positions through the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.  You must submit this form electronically, along with all supporting documents.

Complete applications include:

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Recent photograph
  • Personal statement

We interview between 20 to 25 applicants each year and accept three residents.

We offer a competitive salary.

Learn more about salary and benefits

Our current residents are:

PGY-4

Daniel Basalely, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Krum Georgiev, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

PGY-3

Camilo Benitez, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Marianna Blokh, MD
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Kevin Warner, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Mitch Weiser, DPM
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

PGY-2

Nina Klein, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Vera Malezhik, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Danielle Mercado, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

PGY-1

Marinna Akerman, MD
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine 

Ian Aveytua, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Theressa Djama, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine