Our Residents

The residents of the Mount Sinai Internal Medicine Residency Program are truly what make our program shine. Our trainees come from all over, representing many of the best medical schools throughout the United States and the world. Prior to residency, many already are leaders in biotechnology, translational research, genomics, primary care and public health.

Our newest intern class, for example, has distinguished themselves in many impressive ways:

  • An MD/PhD from Northwestern whose graduate work investigated novel stimulators of immune checkpoint inhibition n both prostate and lung adenocarcinoma, resulting in multiple first-author publications;  
  • An MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who has worked with Michelle Kim in the Division of Gastroenterology on an investigation of the prognostic power of the recently updated cancer staging classification for midgut neuroendocrine tumors;
  • An MD from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School who worked on a project to address health biases faced by adolescents in Newark, NJ, ultimately creating an effective youth development curriculum to be propagated on a national scale;
  • An MD from the University of Buffalo who studied the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with a history of radiation exposure who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR);
  • An MD/PhD from the University of Washington whose research involved experimental and computational approaches to characterize genes unique to the human species, born through the process of gene duplication, at both the genomic and transcriptomic levels, which will be used in the future for interpreting disease-associated variations in gene families.

 

Four residents are chosen annually to stay an additional year as chief residents. These chief residents, in conjunction with the Program Director, work closely with the chair and the vice chairs of the Department of Medicine and provide leadership throughout the residency training program. They are the liaison between the day-to-day workings of the house officers, the administration of the department, and the various hospitals. They have significant teaching responsibilities and are expected to be future leaders in medicine.

The 2021-22 Chief Residents are:

Emily Leven, MD:
Emily Leven grew up in New Jersey and earned her undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. She attended medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital as a member of the Healthcare Leadership Track. She plans to pursue fellowship training in gastroenterology.

Anna Liang, MD:
Anna Liang was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York (that is, the pre-Smorgasburg Brooklyn). She went on to traveling to the corners of New York City, where she completed her undergraduate training at The Macaulay Honors College at the Brooklyn College campus. Like Peter and Emily, Anna completed her undergraduate medical studies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, then her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital under the Medical Education track. She plans on a career as a clinician-educator in geriatrics and palliative medicine.

Adam Russak, MD:
Adam Russak was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He earned undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and Biology at the University of Rochester, where he also completed his medical school training. During his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, he completed the Medical Education Track and the Health Care Leadership Track (HLT). He currently serves as a Chief Resident for Education. Adam is pursuing cardiology fellowship, and his research focuses on the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology.

Daniel Slack, MD:
Daniel Slack grew up in Maryland and earned his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He attended medical school at University of Maryland and completed his residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Daniel currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine and plans to pursue a fellowship in endocrinology, with an interest in medical education and reducing health disparities.

Peter Ting, MD:
Peter Ting grew up in New Jersey and earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Rochester. He then came to Mount Sinai Hospital for medical school and stayed for residency. He was a member of the Medical Education track and is interested in pursuing a career in medical education. He is applying to cardiology fellowship with the goal of subspecializing in advanced heart failure.

Hamna Zafar, MD:
Hamna Zafar grew up in Brooklyn, NY and earned her undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at Stony Brook University. She attended Temple medical school where she developed an interest in advocacy of underserved and marginalized populations. She was a member of the primary care track, which she found to be the perfect avenue to foster this interest. She is applying to pulmonary and critical care fellowship and hopes to continue to serve as an advocate for these populations.

 

 

The members of our PGY3 class, 2021-22:

PGY-3

School

Arman, Farid

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical  Sciences

Basist, Madeleine

Rutgers-RWJ

Beerkens, Frans

Georgetown

Bowman-Zamora, Chip

Columbia

Chesner, Jaclyn

Drexel

Draper, Lindsey

University of Maryland

Du, Charles

University of Chicago

Eswarappa, Meghana

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Evans, Michelle

Thomas Jefferson

Farrell, Douglas

Rutgers-RWJ

Fiter, Ryan

Albert Einstein

Fu, Yichun

Columbia

Greenberg, Garred

Albert Einstein

Jordan, Robyn

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Kaur, Sukhbir

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Kocovic, Nikola

Thomas Jefferson

Koppel, Jonathan

Quinnipiac University

Li, Emily

Northwestern University

Mathew, Sheryl

Drexel

Mazori, Alon

Albert Einstein

Mendoza, Dorian

University of Texas-Southwestern

Miodownik, Hope

Albert Einstein

Mitchell, William

Albert Einstein

Mtisi, Tafadzwa

New York Medical College

Nagorna, Agnieszka

Albert Einstein

Nelson, Kyle

Rutgers-RWJ

Owens, Amanda

Stony Brook

Park, Sarah

Albert Einstein

Philippou, Alicia

Albert Einstein

Pulaski, Matthew

Rutgers-NJMS

Qing, Danielle

Hofstra/ Northwell

Rahman, Karishma

NYU

Razuk, Victor

Rutgers-RWJ

Rippel, Noa

Sackler

Shaik, Aleesha

 

Drexel

Sharma, Rajal

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Shpiner, Aaron

Tufts

Singh, Ranbir

Rutgers-NJMS

Sperling, Dylan

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Wotman, Michael

Hofstra/ Northwell

Zhao, Connie

Harvard

Zomorodi, Rustin

Case Western

 


 

 

Our PGY2s for 2021-22:

PGY-2

School

Allyn, Katherine

Albert Einstein

Alter, Aviv

Rutgers—RWJ

Anderson, Justine

New York Medical College

Anker, Jonathan

Northwestern

Blumfield, Amit

Albert Einstein

Casasanta, Nicole

George Washington

Ceravolo, Amanda

Weill Cornell

Cytryn, Edward

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Davis, Keithara

Duke

Delicce, Anthony

Hofstra/Northwell

Dougherty, Max

University of Washington

Edens, Madison

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Feldman, Daniel

Rutgers—RWJ

Golec, Sophia

Case Western

Goodman, Morgan

Keck SOM at USC

Goulart, Hannah

George Washington

Gutowski, Emily

Harvard

Hayashi, Emi

Case Western

Hsia, Brian

Albert Einstein

Iyer, Divya

University of Connecticut

Jones, Brent

Albert Einstein

Kononenko, Mariya

New York Medical College

Lawrence, Rebecca

Jefferson

Mathew, Alvin

Rutgers—NJMS

McInerney Perez-Benzo, Grace

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Mekhaimar, Menatalla

Weill Cornell—Qatar

Metzger, Megan

Rutgers—NJMS

Mihalache, Diana

Tufts

Needelman, Brandon

University of Miami

Nussbaum, Sarah

University of Chicago

Patel, Richa

Rutgers—NJMS

Rao, Aarti

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Ray, Justina

SUNY Downstate

Rosa, Tracey

Albert Einstein

Rudshteyn, Michelle

Rutgers—NJMS

Santiago Pichardo, Gabriela

CUNY School of Medicine

Satish, Mohanchandran

Creighton University

Saung, Wint Thu

Emory

Sharma, Ashutosh

University of Buffalo

Shyu, Margaret

Northwestern

Stauber, Zachary

Tulane

Thomas, Dave

Hofstra/Northwell

Wang, Denise

Drexel

Wilson, Carlie

Temple

Yang, Jeong Yun

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Zhang, Jimmy

University of Rochester

 

 

The members of our intern class, 2021-22:

PGY-1

School

Ahmed, Taqwa

CUNY School of Medicine

Aquino, Gabrielle

George Washington

Ash, Nathaniel

Thomas Jefferson

Balac, Nina

Keck SOM at USC

Bhatta, Manasa

Vanderbilt

Brewer, Marlon

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Cangialosi, Peter

Rutgers-NJMS

Castro, Rebecca

New York Medical College

Coritsidis, Alexandra

Stony Brook

Dalsania, Ankur

Rutgers-NJMS

D'Andrea, Megan

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Darwish, Christina

George Washington

Das, Rachita

University of Miami

Desland, Fiona

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Dharia, Ishaan

George Washington

Estriplet, Marc

Rutgers-NJMS

Ezratty, Charlotte

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Frousios, Ritsa

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Glamour, Benita

Case Western

Gronowitz, Mitchell

Albert Einstein

Hossain, Marouf

Albert Einstein

Kelkar, Janhawi

Quinnipiac

Kirsch, Yonina

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Lee, Angela

Dartmouth

Lew, Dana

Sackler

Lieto, Stephen

Rutgers—RWJ

Mueller, David

Boston University

Mui, Brandon

Albert Einstein

Nguyen, Jayne

UCSD

Nussbaum, Jeremy

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Psonis, John

Stony Brook

Rajagopal, Madhumitha

Albert Einstein

Requijo, Tatiana

Cornell

Sangmo, Lodoe

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Sastow, Dahniel

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Scalzo, Nicholas

New York Medical College

Schmidt, Natalia

University of Virginia

Seth, Shivani

University of Vermont

Shimkus, Mary

Columbia

Sidhom, John William

John Hopkins

Singh, Supreet

Rutgers-NJMS

Sohval, Sophie

Albert Einstein

Soumare, Aminata

Tufts

Subramaniam, Varsha

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Thapi, Sahityasri

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Treacy, Taylor

Thomas Jefferson

Upadhyay, Ranjan

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Vasquez, Cladimar

CUNY School of Medicine

Wharton, Robert

University of Virginia

Whitney, Matilda

Drexel

Zaret, Dina

Thomas Jefferson

Zhang, Joyce

Drexel



 

Our Neurology Prelims for 2021-22:

PGY1

School

Kiefer, Luke

Creighton University

Loebel, Emma

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Patel, Nikunj

Albert Einstein

Polineni, Sai

University of Miami

Rubin, Todd

Albert Einstein

Williams, Masrai

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Yi, Cameron

Dartmouth

Zbrzeski, Claudia

Albany Medical College



Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Prelims for 2021-22:

PGY1

School

Kalbian, Irene

Thomas Jefferson

Lewis, Caroline

University of Illinois

O'Connor, Ian

Georgetown

Owens, Morgen

University of Alabama

Weng, Daniel

Johns Hopkins

Most graduates from our residency program go on to pursue fellowship in a subspecialty or practice in Internal Medicine/primary care or hospital medicine. They are highly sought after and compete for the top spots throughout the country. Read more to learn about where our graduates have gone and the leadership positions they have in the world of academic medicine.

 

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Sinai 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. While the demands of residency can be intense at times, residents are always pleasantly surprised to discover that life does not need to stop during their training. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were numerous social activities for housestaff, as well as their spouses, family and friends. These include attending New York Yankees games, Knicks games, karaoke and bowling nights, "Switch" Parties at the end of each block and the Annual Housestaff Follies. We look forward to resuming these activities again when it is safe to do so.

Housestaff Council

The Department of Medicine Housestaff Council is a peer-elected body composed of house officers that serve as advocates for the residents. The council meets on a monthly basis to discuss resident-related issues regarding work environment, education and morale. The Housestaff Council collaborates with the program director, the administration and the chief residents on numerous projects throughout the year. In addition, the Housestaff Council assists and organizes social events including happy hours and orientation events for incoming residents. The Department of Medicine Housestaff Council sends representatives to the interdepartmental housestaff council to discuss hospital-wide concerns.

Housing

Mount Sinai owns several apartment buildings in the vicinity of the hospital, which are used for professional housing. Household size is a factor in determining housing assignments. Accommodations include furnished bedrooms in shared suites in the Residence Hall, as well as studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. All are located in proximity to the hospital.

Incoming residents are eligible to apply for Mount Sinai housing. Housing offers are based on a lottery system in which applications are divided into three categories: incoming families, incoming couples and incoming singles. Each applicant will receive a housing offer based on their randomly assigned lottery number and top 10 choices.

Living in New York City

As one of the most influential and iconic cities in the world, New York offers nearly anything that you can possibly imagine. Whether you are interested in the post-modern collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the newest Broadway hit, the latest fashion trend or the independent film industry, New York boasts an array of culture every night. And for the adventuresome foodie or indie rocker, the city bursts with a new crop of restaurants and musical acts on nearly a weekly basis. Each neighborhood offers a different flavor and feel and if you grow tired of Manhattan, the outer boroughs can provide a year’s worth of activities. Mount Sinai’s Recreation Office provides discounts and other special offers to residents.

Benefits 

Mount Sinai provides health coverage for house officers through Mount Sinai - UnitedHealth, and we make available choices of alternative health coverage through several other HMOs. Cost sharing is available if you desire family coverage. Additional benefits offered at Mount Sinai include:

  • Basic dental coverage, a prescription drug plan, and a vision plan at no cost to the house officer
  • Enhanced dental plans and family coverage available with a cost-sharing deductible
  • Short- and long-term disability, workers' compensation, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for our house officers
  • Dependent care and tax-sheltered annuity plans
  • Malpractice insurance is covered for all residents

Salaries by Year

PGY

Salary

PGY1

$70,876

PGY2

$73,711

PGY3

$76,660


Vacations 

In recognition of the heavy clinical demands on residents, vacations are considered an essential component of the schedule. Residents receive four weeks of vacation per year. While every effort is made to provide vacations that accommodate individual needs and preferences, time for vacation is scheduled based on the clinical needs of the department.

Travel Stipends

The department also supports resident travel to clinical and research meetings for the presentation of papers and research results carried out in conjunction with faculty. Stipend includes domestic coach air travel, meeting registration and per diem expenses.