Meet the Residents

Welcome to the Pediatric Residency Program of the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. We are honored and excited to serve as chief residents for this year, and hope that our dedication to resident wellness, education, and advocacy shine through. We are proud to be a part of Mount Sinai’s tradition of excellence. Our program features a strong focus on advocacy and the social determinants of health, a robust global health track, and diverse basic, translational and clinical research opportunities.

As part of our program, you will have the opportunity to train with world-renowned specialists. In addition, you will develop longitudinal experience through both bread-and-butter pediatrics as well as complex patients. We are also unique in our access to a one-of-a-kind Pediatric Visiting Doctors  and Complex Care Clinic program. Please take your time to explore our website, read about our residents’ experiences, and reach out to us anytime with questions.

Yours,

Sonali Tatapudy and Vanessa Eddy-Abrams
Pediatric Co-Chief Residents 2019-2020

*All residents are categorical unless otherwise noted

Chief Residents
Vanessa Eddy headshot

Vanessa Eddy, MD

College: McGill University
Medical School: Albert Einstein Medical College

Sonali Tatapudy headshot

Sonali Tatapudy, MD

College: Harvard University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PGY-5
Terri Nicely, MD headshot

Terri Nicely, MD

Triple Board Chief Resident
College: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

PGY-4
Marta Hoes headshot

Marta Hoes, MD, JD

Triple Board
College: Texas Tech
Medical School: Texas Tech

Amanda Kimberg, MD headshot

Amanda Kimberg, MD

Triple Board
College: Duke University
Medical School: Duke University

Cassie Mintz, MD headshot

Cassie Mintz, MD

Pediatrics-Genetics/Metabolic Chief Resident
College: Cornell University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PGY-3
Kimberly Alzuphar, MD headshot

Kimberly Alzuphar, MD

College: Columbia University
Medical School: Brown University

Lauren Ambler, MD headshot

Lauren Ambler, MD

College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Connecticut

Mafalda Barbosa, MD headshot

Mafalda Barbosa, MD

Pediatrics-Genetics
College: Oporto Portugal
Medical School: Oporto Portugal

Katie Ericson, MD headshot

Katie Ericson, MD

College: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: SUNY- Downstate

Julen Harris, MD headshot

Julen Harris, MD, MPH

College: Brown University
Medical School: University of Minnesota

Amy Kornblit, MD headshot

Amy Kornblit, MD

College: New York University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Shama Milon, MD headshot

Shama Milon, MD

Triple Board
College: Duke University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati

Layne Morowitz, MD headshot

Layne Morowitz, MD

College: Cornell University
Medical School: SUNY-Stony Brook

Brian Park, MD headshot

Brian Park, MD

College: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Neil Patel, MD headshot

Neil Patel, MD

Pediatric Research
College: Harvard University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Priya Rolfes, MD headshot

Priya Rolfes, MD

College: Dartmouth University
Medical School: New York Medical College

Julia Sann, MD headshot

Julia Sann, MD

College: Georgetown University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Rhia Shah, MD headshot

Rhia Shah, MD

College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: SUNY-Downstate

RF headshot

Elana Siegel, MD

College: Brown University
Medical School: Drexel University

Kelly Smith, MD headshot

Kelly Smith, MD

College: Williams College
Medical School: Georgetown University

Annie Symonds, MD headshot

Annie Symonds, MD

College: Cornell University
Medical School: Harvard University

Sasha Taylor, MD headshot

Sasha Taylor, MD

Triple Board
College: Skidmore College
Medical School: University of Vermont

Bari Winik, MD headshot

Bari Winik, MD

College: Tulane University
Medical School: Tulane University

PGY-2
Kristian Becker, MD headshot

Kristian Becker, MD

Pediatric Research
College: Boston University
Medical School: Duke University

Danna Biala, MD headshot

Danna Biala, MD

College: Brandeis University
Medical School: Tufts University

Ezra Dayan, MD headshot

Ezra Dayan, MD

College: New York University
Medical School: Rutgers- New Jersey Medical

Shane Goda, MD headshot

Shane Goda, MD

College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Georgetown Unviversity

Camille Hebert, MD, MPH headshot

Camille Hebert, MD, MPH

College: Baylor University
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

Scott Jelinek, MD headshot

Scott Jelinek, MD

College: Boston College
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Mary LoPiccolo, MD headshot

Mary LoPiccolo, MD

Pediatrics-Genetics
College: Brown University
Medical School: University of Vermont

Caroline Massarelli, MD headshot

Caroline Massarelli, MD

College: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University

Brittany McCoy, MD headshot

Brittany McCoy, MD

Triple Board
College: Indiana University
Medical School: Indiana University

Emily Polidoro, MD headshot

Emily Polidoro, MD

College: Middlebury College
Medical School: University of Connecticut

James Reed, MD, MHS headshot

James Reed, MD, MHS

Pediatric Research
College: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Yale University

Amanda Reich, MD headshot

Amanda Reich, MD

College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Drexel University

Karina Rotella, MD headshot

Karina Rotella, MD

College: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York
Medical School: SUNY- Downstate

Jason Sarte, MD headshot

Jason Sarte, MD

Triple Board
College: Harvard University
Medical School: Brown University

Benjamin Schindel, MD headshot

Benjamin Schindel, MD

Preliminary - Neurology
College: Rutgers University
Medical School: SUNY- Downstate

Rhia Shah, MD headshot

Esha Shah, MD

College: Rutgers University
Medical School: Rutgers- R.W. Johnson

Arnoldys Stengel, MD headshot

Arnoldys Stengel, MD

College: Wesleyan University
Medical School: New York Medical College

Franklin Sylvester, Jr., MD headshot

Franklin Sylvester, Jr., MD

College: Georgetown University
Medical School: University of Connecticut

Vicki Wu, MD headshot

Vicki Wu, MD

College: Harvard University
Medical School: Albany Medical College

Van Don Williams, II, MD headshot

Van Don Williams, II, MD

College: City College of New York
Medical School: Ohio State University

PGY-1
Alfarano headshot

Matthew Alfarano, MD, MHPE, MS

College: Quinnipiac University
Medical School: Chicago Medical School

Arane headshot

Karen Arane, MD, MS

College: McGill University
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine

Birbiglia headshot

Carolyn Birbiglia, MD

College: Princeton University
Medical School: Stony Brook University

Bivona headshot

Stephanie Bivona, MD

College: Wellesly College
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Chu headshot

Lily Chu, MD

Med-Peds
College: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Southern California

Dalldorf headshot

Katherin Dalldorf, MD, MPH

College: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Dembar headshot

Alexandra Dembar, MD

Med-Peds
College: Indiana University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dong headshot

Rae Dong, MD, MPH

College: Duke University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Grosinger headshot

Liana Grosinger, MD

Preliminary-Anesthesia
College: New York University
Medical School: New York Medical College

Odelya Kaufman headshot

Odelya Kaufman, MD, PhD

Pediatrics-Genetics
College: Brandeis University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kelley headshot

Melissa Kelley, MD

Triple Board
College: University of Nevada
Medical School: University of Nevada

Lien headshot

Lien Le, MD

College: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Baylor College

Mann headshot

Nicole Mann, MD

College: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Drexel University

Moss headshot

Rachel Moss, MD

College: Tufts University
Medical School: Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Odom headshot

Elizabeth Odom, MD

College: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Puoplo headshot

Nicholas Puoplo, MD

College: SUNY Cortland
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Quake headshot

Christine Quake, MD

College: Haverford College
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Rahman headshot

Nazifa Rahman, MD

College: Barnard College
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Seija headshot

Luis Seija, MD

Med-Peds
College: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Shah headshot

Ami Shah, MD

College: The College of New Jersey
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Tchaconas headshot

Alexis Tchaconas, MD

Med-Peds
College: Columbia University
Medical School: Hofstra/ Northwell

Fatima Toor headshot

Fatima Toor, MD

College: Rutgers University
Medical School: New Jersey Medical School

Urman headshot

Michelle Urman, MD

Triple Board
College: New York University
Medical School: Albany Medical College

Watanabe headshot

Izumi Watanabe, MD, MS

College: Columbia
Medical School: SUNY Downstate

Weng headshot

Mary Weng, MD, MPH

College: Yale University
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine