Our Residents

Our residents match the diversity of the patients we serve. They come from New York City, the tri-state region, across the United States and all over the world. Our residents embrace the opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions as much as from each other as from their patients.

Five exceptional and dedicated housestaff are chosen annually to stay on an additional year. They are role models, educators, leaders and housestaff advocates.  In addition to scheduling conferences and speakers at Grand Rounds, they are an invaluable resource for teaching, conducting rounds, disseminating medical literature and overseeing administrative and educational aspects of the program.

The 2020-21 Chief Residents are:

Ana Belen Arevalo Molina, MD
Dr. Arevalo was born and raised in Cuenca, Ecuador. She received her Medical Degree at “Universidad del Azuay” before moving to United States to pursue her residency training. During her time as an Internal Medicine Resident at Mount Sinai Morningside – Mount Sinai West was a member of the House staff Council. She is the Chief Resident leader for Women in Medicine interest group and she is also in charge of afternoon reports and the upcoming academic half-day. After her Chief year, she plans on pursuing a fellowship in Rheumatology and part of her long-term plans is to be part of a residency program in order to promote medical education. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, listening to music and running. One of her favorite quotes is “Make each day your masterpiece”.

Caroline Dooley, MD
Dr. Dooley was born in Tiny Township, Ontario and received her medical degree from St. George's University, Grenada before moving to New York City to pursue her residency training. During her time as an Internal Medicine Resident at Mount Sinai Morningside-Mount Sinai West she was involved in multiple projects with the critical care department, including a study on Music Therapy in the ICU, as well as with Women in Medicine. Her academic interests include medical education and point-of-care ultrasound. She is Chief Resident for the PGY-2 year, and is co-director of Journal Club and Women in Medicine. She is an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, weightlifting, cooking and hiking with her husband, 4 lb chihuahua and newborn son. Her long term goals are to practice Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine, and to deadlift 315 lbs.

Shane Murray, MBBS
Dr. Murray was born in Sydney, Australia, raised in Carlow, Ireland, and received his medical degree from the University of Limerick. He completed a postgraduate internship at University Hospital Limerick before moving to New York to pursue his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside-Mount Sinai West Hospitals. During residency, he was part of the Medical Education Track and led Quality Improvement projects in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. His academic interests include medical education, with an emphasis on physical examination, clinical reasoning and problem-based learning. After his chief year he plans to pursue a fellowship in Rheumatology. During his free time, he enjoys running, cooking, travelling and watching sports.

Bertin Salguero, MD
Dr. Salguero was born and raised in Guatemala, where he earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine of the Francisco Marroquin University. He subsequently moved to New York to pursue his residency training in Internal Medicine. His academic interests have been focused on medical education and pulmonary and critical care, focusing on pleural disease research and simulation-based mechanical ventilation training. He completed the Clinician-Educator Track from the Icahn School of Medicine and the Harvard Macy Institute Education Course Future Academic Clinician Educators, where he developed an innovative simulation-based mechanical ventilation curriculum for the medicine residents. During residency he received the Housestaff Excellence in Teaching Award and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. After residency he plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. On his free time, he is a passionate guitar player, always looking for opportunities to play some rock with his co-residents.

David Weininger Cohen, M.D.
Dr. Weininger was born and raised in Caracas, where he received his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela before moving to New York to pursue residency training at Mount Sinai Morningside – West Hospitals. During his intern year, he was part of the Medical Education track as well as a QI leader, participating in multiple QI initiatives including the Heart Liaison Project which aims to decrease readmissions in patients discharged after an Acute Coronary Infarction. Dr. Weininger is currently applying for a fellowship in Cardiology and plans to have a career in academic medicine. His interests outside of medicine are vintage cars, history, cooking and traveling.

Meet our 2020-21 PGY3s:


Medical School

Abed, Robert

LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury

Anand, Shruti

Nilratan Sircar Medical College,Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

Bachoo, Nikhil

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Berookhim, Joshua


Bhatia, Kirtipal

Maulana Azad Medical College

Chen,  Bing

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Derman, Abraham

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

El Tomb, Paul

American University of Beirut

Gotzev, Simeon

University College Dublin

Gutierrez, Angelica

Universidad del Zulia

Handa, Shivani

Armed Forces Medical College

Ho, Kam

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Huang Lucas, Claire

Faculté de Médecine Paris-Sud

Isath, Ameesh

Madras Medical College

Kahen, Michael


Kassim, Gassan

University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Centre

Kohli, Paaras

Government Medical College Chandigarh

Lopes, Jan

Faculdade de Medicina de Bahia, Universidade Federal da Bahia

Madero-Marroquinm Rafael

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Mahmoud, Omar

Università degli Studi di Brescia Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia

Makki, Iman

American University of Beirut

McKinnell, Zoe

St. George's University

Moctezuma, Sananda

Universidad de Navarra

Narasimhan, Bharat

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore

Nassar, Rawann

American University of Beirut

Nasserifar, Shabnam

University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School

Ochoa Jimenez, Roberto

Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Médicas de Centro América

Patel, Ramya

Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College

Petrone, Giulia Eva Maria

Università degli Studi di Brescia Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia

Poojary, Priti

Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education & Research

Rabinovitz, Itay


Robin, Edith


Santillan, Yeriko

New York Medical College

Shah, Suraj

Rowan University

Sheehan, Jacqueline

University College Cork

Skaf, Michel

LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury

Uberoi, Angad

Maulana Azad Medical College

Wu, LingLing

Medical College of Nanchang University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University

Yassin Jioussy, Heba

Ruth and Bruce Rappaport, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Zheng, Binbin

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid




Meet our 2020-21 PGY2s:


Medical School

Abdel Qader, Fatma Alzahraa

Alexandria University

Aronson, Julia

University of Arkansas

Arreaza Caraballo, Javier

Universidad Central de Venezuela -  E Luis Razetti

Barelli, Peter

St. George's University

Bernal, Gabriela

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Chibas Sandoval. Raul

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Managua

Das, Subrat

Armed Forces

Dulal, Jeewendra

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

El Halabi, Maan

LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury

Fujisaki, Tomohiro

Kumamoto University

Herrera, Yasmin

Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)

Hoskote, Abhinav

Seth G.S. Medical College

Jamito, Jonathan Albert

University of the East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

Karr, Matthew

Touro College- New York

Kassim, Frida

University of Debrecen

Khachatoorian, Yeraz

Yerevan State Medical University Named for Mkhitar Heratsi

Kim, Andrew

A.T. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Kim, Ga Hee

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Krishnamurthi, Nirupama

Goa Medical College

Lakshmanan, Priyanka 

Seth G.S. Medical College

Lao, Shu Min

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Li, Taoran

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Margetich, Lauren

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Nunna, Pratyusha

Katuri Medical College, Guntur

Paka, Pavan

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Pattupara, Archana

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh

Pietro, Rebecca

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia Campus

Poon, Joseph

University of Sydney, Sydney

Psomadakis, Corinna

Imperial College London

Rafison, Brandon

Touro College - California

Robles Aponte, Ines

Ponce Health Sciences University

Sacchi de Camargo Correia, Guilherme

Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Medicina São Paulo

Shah, Dishant

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal

Sterpi, Michelle

Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia

Sy, Hendrik

Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Medizinische Fakultät

Tallon de Lara, Paulino

Universidad de Córdoba

Tavdy Resisi, Anna

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Theodoropoulos, Nicholas

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Tobin-Schnittger, Patrick

University of Limerick

Twomey Brenner, Ciaran

University of Manchester

Xie, Mengdan

Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University

Zalcgendler, Sara

Georgetown University

Zhitomirsky, Sophia

Hadassah Medical School

Zipf, Elizabeth

San Juan Bautista







Meet our 2020-21 Categorical and Preliminary Interns:



Medical School

Aguilar Gallardo, Jose

Universidad de Ciencias Medicas Andrés Vesalio Guzmán

Ahmed, Shirin

King's College London GKT

Ahmed, Waqar

FCPS College of Physicians and Surgeons

Akhlaghi, Marie Jasmin Theresia

Lund University

Al khalili, Nour

University of Damascus

Alexander, Matthew


Andaluz-Scher, Laura

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bahk, Jeeyune

Imperial College London

Balboul, Yoni


Bonner, Carain

Rutgers New Jersey

Buckley, Conor

University College Dublin

Chen, Rebecca

Weill Cornell

Chon, Christy

CUNY School of Medicine

Courant, Vincent

St. George's University

Crowley, Fionnuala

University College Cork

D'Amico, Ella

Rutgers New Jersey

Danso, Lady Njemeh

School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences - University of the Gambia

Dunker del Rosario, Dalgis

Universidad Central del Este

Elias, Joseph

American University of Beirut

Fenianos, Madelin

American University of Beirut

Gold, Christopher

New York Institute of Technology

Green, Bryan

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson

Haddadin, Suhail

Hashemite University

Haridas, Keerthana

St. John's Medical College

Hazan, Ariela

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

He, Catherine

Albert Einstein

Ho, Bianca

Albert Einstein

Horowitz, Maxwell

Touro College - New York

Jaber, Faris

University of Jordan

Jones, Richard

University of Massachusetts

Kawegere, Erick

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Lama, Sanam

Nepal Medical College

Leibowitz, Randy

Nova Southeastern University

Liebenthal, Rebecca

New York University

Lorente Ros, Marta

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Mancero, Brissete

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Martinez, Fernando

St. George's University

Meister, David


Mendes, Jocelyn

University of South Carolina - Greenville

Nathani, Rohit

Seth G.S. Medical College

Olivo Freites, Cristina

Universidad Latina de Panamá

Ong, Hanley

Weill Cornell

Ortiz, Ricardo

Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Parthasarathy, Shrikanth

Alabama College

Pena, Maria

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University

Perez Lizardo, Christopher

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) -  Santo Domingo

Peterson, Erik

New York University

Plazola, Carlos

Universidad Central de Venezuela - Jose Maria Vargas

Prince, James

University of Manchester

Riego, Maria Athena

Touro College  - Middletown

Romeo, Francisco

Instituto Universitario

Sehmbhi, Mantej

Imperial College London

Shenoy, Shabari

K.S. Hegde Medical Academy

Shenoy, Adele

New York Medical College

Socorro Corrales, Anne

Facultad de Ciencias Médicas Matanzas 'Juan Guiteras Gener

Tracey, Matthew

Drexel University

Vaidya, Toral

University of Cincinnati

Vasquez Mendez, Juan

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña

Vora, Aarohi

St. George's University

Yang, Zhuoran

Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University

Yu, Sarah

Columbia University




While the demands of residency are great, it is possible to take advantage of living in one of the greatest, most culturally vibrant cities on the planet. Throughout the year there are numerous planned activities that build camaraderie among the residents and allow you to have a good time. From the talent show to the holiday party to the end-of-the-year party, our residents truly enjoy each other’s company and like to spend time hanging out with each other. In addition, residents participate in a soccer club, happy hours and promotional group activities such as theater, museum and Central Park events.


The hospital provides housing for residents across the street from Mount Sinai West. The two buildings located at 515 West 59th Street and 10 Amsterdam Avenue have apartments for residents at a subsidized rate, below market-value. Studios, one and two bedroom apartments are available, each with modern amenities like heating/air-conditioning units, laundry machines in the building and 24-hour security.


There is a bus service (“the Jitney”) provided between our Morningside and West campuses and most housestaff use that or public transportation to get around. For those residents who choose to live off-campus, and to drive to work, there is subsidized parking at lots conveniently located near the hospitals.

Benefits & Salary

Residents at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West are all part of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) union. Representatives are chosen from the department and serve as delegates for the residents. The compensation package includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as life insurance. In addition, residents receive four weeks of paid vacation, malpractice insurance paid by the hospital, disability insurance and reimbursement for travel to academic conferences.

See complete list of benefits available by clicking here.