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 from Stanford University School of Medicine who has extensively studied the role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy in addition to participating in an important study examining the social determinants of health involved in household transmission of COVID.

  • An MD/PhD from Albert Einstein School of Medicine whose PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Gregoire Lauvau examined deleterious type 1 interferon production during malaria infection, resulting in first-author publications in the Journal of Immunology and numerous other co-authored publications.

  • An MD from George Washington University who has worked extensively on a cardiovascular research project aimed at studying structural imaging differences, EKG P-wave indices, and clinical characteristics of patients with and without obstructive sleep apnea who develop atrial fibrillation.

 

Six 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 2022-23 Chief Residents are:

Frans Beerkens, MD
Frans Beerkens was born in Washington DC however was raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He attended Georgetown University for both undergraduate & medical school after which he completed his Internal Medicine residency here at the Mount Sinai Hospital as a member of the Healthcare Leadership Track. He plans to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology and has a special interest in interventional cardiology and healthcare leadership.

Garred Greenberg, MD
Garred Greenberg grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College. He attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital as a member of the Medical Education Track. He is applying to cardiology fellowship with an interest in advanced heart failure.

Robyn Jordan, MD, MPH
Robyn Jordan was raised in Greenbelt, MD and received her undergraduate degree in Health and Societies from the University of Pennsylvania. She then obtained an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health before attending medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She remained at the Mount Sinai Hospital for residency where she completed the Medical Education track. Robyn is interested in pursuing a career in gastroenterology as a clinician-researcher.

Sarah Park, MD
Sarah Park was born in South Korea and spent her childhood in California and Delaware. She obtained her degree in Biology from Yale University and her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Sarah stayed in New York City to complete residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital, and she plans on pursuing a career in gastroenterology.

Noa Rippel, MD
Noa Rippel was born in Israel, and grew up between there and Vancouver, Canada. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with an Honors Thesis at the University of British Columbia, and returned to Israel for her medical studies which she completed at Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University/NY State American Program. Noa completed her internal medicine residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and currently serves as one of the Chief Residents in the Department of Medicine. She plans to pursue a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology, and is ultimately interested in an academic career focused on myeloid disorders.

Rajal Sharma, MD, PhD
Rajal Sharma was born in Queens, NY and received his BS/MS in Chemistry from Northeastern University. He attended the MD/PhD program at Mount Sinai, where he studied epigenetic mechanisms in development and disease. He stayed on to complete Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai as well. Rajal is pursuing a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology, with a special interest in a career as a physician-scientist.

The members of our PGY3 class 2022-23:

PGY-3

School

Allyn, Katherine

Albert Einstein

Alter, Aviv

Rutgers—RWJ

Anderson, Justine

New York Medical College

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

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

 

 

Our PGY2s for 2022-23:

PGY-2

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

 

The members of our intern class, 2022-23:

PGY-1

School

Agrawal, Saloni

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Aguirre, Alejandro

Stanford

Bailey, Lelan

Georgetown

Barbaccia, Thomas

University of Buffalo

Chadha, Sakshum

Rutgers—NJMS

Chen, Thomas

Jefferson

Chhaya, Richa

University of Massachusetts

Contento, Marissa

New York Medical College

Fisher, Rebecca

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Gans, Aaron

Columbia

Garikapati, Srilakshmi

Hofstra/Northwell

Godfrey, Katherine

Stony Brook

Gore, Emily

University of Rochester

Hack, Benjamin

Georgetown

Hahm, Joshua

Georgetown

Harnett, Laura

Brown

Hu, Vivian

Rutgers—RWJ

Jeong, Stephanie

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

John, Martin

SUNY—Downstate

Kadakuntla, Anusri

Albany Medical College

Kapoor, Arjun

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Karol, Alexander

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Khan, Sabrina

Hofstra/Northwell

Krykbaeva, Irina

Yale

Li, Lawrence

Albert Einstein

Malley, Rita

Georgetown

Margolis, Melissa

Drexel

Marshall, Allison

Tufts

Mathis, Noah

University of Michigan

Nanni, Michelle

University of Pittsburgh

Nicolas, Johny

American University of Beirut

Patnaik, Swagata

Northwestern

Plick, Natalie

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Premjee, Akif

Tufts

Radakrishnan, Ankitha

Northwestern

Rademacher, Emily

New York Medical College

Rath, Smruti

Baylor

Rosenstein, Adam

Rutgers—NJMS

Safian, Nicholas

Jefferson

Siano, Matthew

Hofstra/Northwell

Singh, Nausheen

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Sinha, Drew

Washington University in St. Louis

Sooklal, Sarita

USC

Srikureja, Anya

University of Vermont

Stanton, Eric

Hackensack Meridian SOM

Thakur, Shaleen

Wake Forest

Tharakan, Serena

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Trivedi, Parth

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Tsai, Stacy

Northwestern

Wagner, Nicole

Jefferson

Wong, Aaron

Albert Einstein

Yang, Angela

Hofstra/Northwell

Yellin, Shira

Albert Einstein

Zegarra, Diego

George Washington

Zhao, Victoria

Hofstra/Northwell

Our Neurology Prelims for 2022-2023:

Neurology Prelims

 

Aggarwal, Sanket

Rush Medical College

Eid, Maya

Medical University of Southern Carolina

Goldstein, Jonathan

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Gurley, Katelyn

LSU SOM

Larios Bautista, Erick

Hackensack Meridian SOM

Lee, Charles

Penn State SOM

Ma, Anthony

Yale

Ortiz, Edwin

University of Buffalo

Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Prelims for 2022-2023:

PM&R Prelims

 

Farrah, Asaad

NYIT - College of Osteopathic Medicine

Barylski, Nicole

Rowan School Osteopathic Medicine

Espinosa, Ray

Rutgers—RWJ

Oranicha, Natty

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Slater, Maria

UConn

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.

The Mount Sinai Health System Recreation Office offers a wide range of discounts to promote work/life balance and the enjoyment of many of New York City’s cultural events. Some of our discounted tickets, promotions and services include: Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, movies, sporting events, amusement parks, restaurants, health clubs and spas, hotels, cell phone service, car rentals and much more.

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

$75,186

PGY2

$80,110

PGY3

$83,314

Stipend scale effective July 1, 2022


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.