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.

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.

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

• An MD /MPH from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine  who has spent five years designing and implementing community and provider interventions in Cleveland for the promotion of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection in high-risk populations;

• An MD/PhD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who worked with Ming-Ming Zhao on the detailed study of a novel epigenetic pathway in embryonic stem cells with significant implications for current epigenetic drugs undergoing clinical trials in myeloma and leukemia and the role of epigenetics during T cell polarization in a mouse model of colitis;  

• An MD from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine who has served as an innovative leader in student medical education as a senator for medical education on the Einstein Student Council, a student representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and as a leading member of the Einstein Curriculum Design Executive Committee (CDEC), charged with creating the vision and structure for a new curriculum;

• An MD/PhD from NYU whose graduate work focused on the origin of alternatively activated or M2 macrophages, a subset of cells involved in the resolution of inflammation, and the regulatory signals that modulate M2 polarization during plaque regression in mouse models of atherosclerotic disease;

• An MD from Georgetown who has worked for a Dutch health-care technology startup focused on setting up expanded access/compassionate use programs to provide access to investigational therapeutics for terminally ill patients;

• An MD from the University of Maryland who spent two years in the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch of the National Cancer Institute on projects focused on the genetic modification of the T-cell receptors (TCRs) of patients with recurrent/refractory epithelial malignancies to target their disease.

Four residents are chosen annually to stay an additional year as chief residents. On a rotational basis, two of the chiefs are always present at The Mount Sinai Hospital, one at the Bronx VA Medical Center, and one at Elmhurst Hospital. These chief residents 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 2019-20 Chief Residents are:

Eric Bressman, MD, was born and raised in Chicago. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Math and History. He attended medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he continued on as a resident in Internal Medicine. Eric currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine. He plans to pursue additional research training with a focus on health policy, and work clinically as an academic hospitalist.

Emily Carroll, MD, was born and raised in Connecticut. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis. Following college, she received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and afterwards completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Emily currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine with plans to pursue a fellowship in Rheumatology.

Hannah Levavi, MD, was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Urban Studies and Political Science, after which time she worked for several years on class action criminal justice litigation for the Legal Aid Society's Prisoners' Rights Project.  She attended the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Bryn Mawr College, went on to receive her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and completed her residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Hannah currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine, with plans to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology.  Her interests include hematologic malignancies, medical education and health disparities.

Yuying Luo, MD, was born in China and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She received her undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard College. After college, she completed her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. She subsequently completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Yuying currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine and plans to pursue a fellowship in Gastroenterology, with an interest in clinical research and medical education.




The members of our PGY 3 class, 2019-20:


Med School Attended

Allegretta, Maddalena


Banga, Jaspreet Rutgers

Bienstock, Solomon

Albert Einstein

Camaj, Anton

University of Michigan

Chatterjee-Murphy, Prapti

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Chen, Huazhen

University of Connecticut

Cohen, Cynthia

New York University

Cohen, Sarit

Albert Einstein

Diaz, Kelly

Columbia University

Edouard, Mark

George Washington

Elyahu, Ariel

Albert Einstein

Fenster, Marc

Albert Einstein

Fernandez, John

University of Kentucky

Franz, Joseph

George Washington

Garyu, Justin

Quinnipiac University

Gettenberg, Gabrielle

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Halista, Michael

Columbia University

Hashemi, Alexandra

Tulane University

Hassan, Dahlia


Howlette, Travis

Albert Einstein

Ip, Ada

John, Mira Tulane University
Khangoora, Karambir Albert Einstein
Kim, Jean University of Rochester
Kogekar, Nina Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Lee, Courtney University of North Carolina
Lee, Trevor University of Chicago
Mara, Rezana George Washington
Mills, Alexandra George Washington
Mullis, Caroline New York Medical College
Mustafa, Ali Albert Einstein
Pan, Darren UCLA
Pechman, Amanda University of Miami
Pierce, Laura Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson
Power, David University College Cork
Prakash Polet, Sindhuri Rutgers
Rizvi, Anam Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson
Ruder, Samuel University of Texas
Sehgal, Priya Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Shah, Sonia Drexel University
Sung, Julie Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Uy, Catherine New York University
Womer, James Temple University
Xie, Kira Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Our PGY2s for 2019-20:


Med School Attended

Yosra Aljawai

St. George's University

Emily Anderson

George Washington University School of Medicine

Naman Barman

Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai

Pamela Basto

Stanford University School of Medicine

Abigail Belasen

Albany Medical College

Julia Blanter

New York Medical College

Lindsay Channen

New York Medical College

Alex Choy

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nicholas Costable

Jacobs School of Medicine at University of Buffalo

Matthew Dai

New York University School of Medicine

Katie Dunleavy

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Marta Dzyadyk

Weill Cornell Medicine

Jeffrey Epstein

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Erin Eschbach

New York University School of Medicine

Jason Feinman

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Piscataway

Kerianne Fullin

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Arjun Gupta

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Ido Haimi

Yale School of Medicine

Virginie Halpern-Cohen

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Laurel Hansen

George Washington University School of Medicine

Blaine Huss

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Piscataway

Mian Khalid

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ashton Lai

Yale School of Medicine

Yonit Lavin

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Seung Eun Lee

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Piscataway

Emily Leven

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Anna Liang

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

David Lin

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Shira Marder

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Alice Min

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Piscataway

Daniel Nathan

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Katherine Ni

New York University School of Medicine

Connor Oates

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Benjamin Puliafito

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sarah Reda

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Joseph Rinaldi Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Adam Russak University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Daniel Slack University of Maryland School of Medicine
Luisa Sperry Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Peter Ting Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Sara Towne Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Genevieve Tuveson Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU
Hamna Zafar Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
Huili Zhu Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Haley Zylberberg Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

The members of our intern class, 2019-20:


Med School Attended

Wells Andres


Mina Aziz

Icahn School of Medicine

Madeline Basist


Frans Beerkens


Chip Bowman-Zamora


Jaclyn Chesner


Lindsey Draper

University of Maryland

Charles Du

University of Chicago

Meghana Eswarappa

Icahn School of Medicine

Michelle Evans

Thomas Jefferson

Douglas Farrell


Ross Firestone

Albert Einstein

Ryan Fiter

Albert Einstein

Yichun Fu


Garred Greenberg

Albert Einstein

Nehda Harati


Jennifer Hu

Case Western

Miao Hua

Chicago Medical School

Robyn Jordan

Icahn School of Medicine

Sukhbir Kaur

Icahn School of Medicine

Nikola Kocovic

Thomas Jefferson

Jonathan Koppel

Quinnipiac University

Emily Li


Sheryl Mathew


Alon Mazori

Albert Einstein

Dorian Mendoza


Hope Miodownik

Albert Einstein

William Mitchell

Albert Einstein

Tarek Mouhieddine

American University of Beirut

Tafadzwa Mtisi

New York Medical College

Agnieszka Nagorna

Albert Einstein

Kyle Nelson


Amanda Owens

Stony Brook

Sarah Park

Albert Einstein

Alicia Philippou

Albert Einstein

Matthew Pulaski


Danielle Qing


Karishma Rahman New York University
Pooja Rambhia Case Western
Victor Razuk Rutgers-RWJ

Noa Rippel


Aleesha Shaik Drexel
Rajal Sharma Icahn School of Medicine
Aaron Shpiner Tufts
Ranbir Singh Rutgers-NJMS
Dylan Sperling Icahn School of Medicine
Marleigh Stern New York University
Michael Wotman Hofstra
Edwin Yoo Temple
Connie Zhao Harvard
Rustin Zomorodi Case Western


PGY1-Neurology Med School Attended
Theophania Ashleigh              Meharry Medical College        
Eveline Gutzwiller University of Geneva
Leslie Higuita New York University
Kate Kerpen Stony Brook
Sathiji Nageshwaran University College London

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.


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. Throughout the year there are 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.

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.


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.


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

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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.