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 2020-21 Chief Residents are:

Jean Kim, MD:
Jean was born and raised in South Jersey (which she claims is “practically Philly”). She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to medical school she worked as an academic assistant for the biology department at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester, and then went on to residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai. Jean currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine. She plans to pursue a career in medical education as a primary care physician.

Ali Mustafa, MD:
Ali was born and raised in Northern New Jersey (which he claims is “practically NYC”). He completed his undergraduate degree in Applied Physics and Biology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before his Internal Medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Ali currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine and plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. His interests include medical education, translational science and the interplay between the basic sciences and clinical medicine.

Catherine Uy, MD:
Cat was born and raised in New York City. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at New York University, where she also attended medical school and received her medical degree. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Cat 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 medical education and quality improvement. Will she ever leave NYC? Only time will tell.

James Womer, MD:
Jim was born and raised in Philadelphia (not “the Philly area”; actual Philly). He received a BA from the University of Rochester in Biology and Philosophy, and then spent several years in research. He attended medical school at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and then went on to residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai. Jim currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine. He is interested in quality improvement, medical ethics, and medical education, and plans to pursue fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

 

 

The members of our PGY3 class, 2020-21:
 

PGY-3

School

Barman, Naman

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Belasen, Abigail

Albany Medical College

Blanter, Julia

New York Medical College

Channen, Lindsey

New York Medical College

Choy, Alex

Albert Einstein

Costable, Nicholas

University of Buffalo

Dai, Matthew

NYU

Dunleavy, Katie

Royal College of Surgeons

Dzyadyk, Marta

Cornell

Epstein, Jeffrey

Jefferson

Eschbach, Erin

NYU

Feinman, Jason

Rutgers-RWJ

Fullin, Kerianne

University of Wisconsin

Gupta, Arjun

Rutgers-NJMS

Halpern-Cohen, Virginie

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Hansen, Laurel

George Washington

Huss, Blaine

Rutgers-RWJ

Khalid, Mian

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Lai, Ashton

Yale

Lee, Seung Eun

Rutgers-RWJ

Leven, Emily

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Liang, Anna

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Lin, David

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Marder, Shira

Albert Einstein

Nathan, Daniel

Albert Einstein

Ni, Katherine

NYU

Oates, Connor

University of Maryland

Press, Emily

George Washington

Puliafito, Benjamin

Albert Einstein

Reda, Sarah

Albert Einstein

Rinaldi, Joseph

Temple

Russak, Adam

University of Rochester

Slack, Daniel

University of Maryland

Sperry, Luisa

Stony Brook

Ting, Peter

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Towne, Sara

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Tuveson, Genevieve

Florida Atlantic University

Zafar, Hamna

Temple

Zhu, Huili

Dartmouth

Zylberberg, Haley

Hofstra/ Northwell

Our PGY2s for 2020-21:

 

PGY-2

School

Arman, Farid

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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

Firestone, Ross 

Albert Einstein

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

Mouhieddine, Tarek 

American University of Beirut

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

Yoo, Edwin

Temple

Zhao, Connie

Harvard

Zomorodi, Rustin

Case Western

 

The members of our intern class, 2020-21:

PGY-1

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

 

Our Neurology Prelims for 2020-21:

PGY1

School

Allen, Michael

Albert Einstein

Avigan, Philip

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Daniel, David

George Washington University

Ebbert, Patrick

University of Pittsburgh

Green, Ilana

University of Virginia

Haynes, Rafique

UCONN

Marquez, Destiny Lee

Temple

Ray, Carly

Rutgers-NJMS



Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Prelims for 2020-21:

PGY1

School

Haque, Abid

Howard

Silverberg, Craig

NYIT

Valdez, German

NJMS

Varlotta, Caroline

NYIT

Wilkey, Kaitlyn

Rowan

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.