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 2021-22 Chief Residents are:

Raphael Madero-Marroquin, MD

Dr. Madero-Marroquin was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He received his Medical Degree at Tecnológico de Monterrey before moving to the United States. He spent 2 years doing AML and MDS research at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore before moving to New York to pursue his residency training. During his time in residency, he was a part of the Medical Educational track and led a Quality Improvement project on cervical cancer screening in the ambulatory setting. His academic interests include myeloid leukemia and bone marrow transplant. After chief year, he plans on pursuing a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. His interests outside of medicine are cooking Mexican food, running, and exploring the city with his wife and his dog, Pebbles.

Sananda Moctezuma, MD

Dr. Moctezuma was born and raised in Caracas, and received her medical degree from Universidad de Navarra , Spain before moving to New York City to pursue residency training at Mount Sinai Morningside – West.  During residency, she completed the Graduate Medical Education Leadership Program, and later became chair for the Education Subcommittee of the ACGME Health Disparities Collaborative at the Icahn School of Medicine. She has assisted in the creation of a Health Equity Resource Collection, and facilitated cultural humility workshops for residents. She has led several academic projects, quality improvement initiatives, and directed curriculum development to address social determinants of health as part of the Harvard Macy Institute’s Future Academic Clinician Educators. After her chief year, she will pursue a fellowship in Endocrinology, and plans to have a career in academic medicine. During her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with family and friends, dancing, and attending muscle car exhibitions. 

Giulia Eva Maria Petrone, MD

Dr. Petrone was born and raised in Sicily (Italy), and she received her Medical Degree from the University of Catania before moving to New York City to pursue her Internal Medicine residency. Her academic interests include hematologic malignancies and medical education. During residency, she has been part of the Research Council and of the Medical Education Track, where she developed a Hematology/Oncology curriculum focused on oncological emergencies. She is the Chief Resident in charge of afternoon reports and wellness activities, and she is the co-director of the Women in Medicine group. After her Chief year, she plans to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. She enjoys swimming and painting but also loves traveling and discovering new international cuisines.

Jacqueline Sheehan, MB, BCh, BAO

Dr. Sheehan was born and raised in Kerry, Ireland. She received her degree in Pharmacy and Medical Degree from University College Cork, Ireland. During her time as a resident at Mount Sinai Morningside-West, she has been involved in research projects looking at palliative care in the ICU and in severe cases of COVID-19 pneumonia. Her academic interests include education surrounding the role and benefit of palliative and end-of-life care. She is the Chief Resident for the PGY-1 class and after her Chief year, she plans to pursue a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. During her free time, she enjoys running around Central Park, baking along with the Great British Bake Off and travelling.

Angad Uberoi, MBBS

Dr. Uberoi was born and raised in New Delhi, India. He completed his medical education at Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi. Prior to starting his residency at Mount Sinai Morningside-West, he completed a research internship in Gastroenterology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. His academic interests include GI malignancies and pancreatology. He also has a keen interest in medical education and clinical reasoning. His responsibilities as chief resident include scheduling for PGY3s, organizing Grand Rounds, and other academic activities. After completing his chief year, he plans to pursue a fellowship in Gastroenterology. His interests outside of medicine include tennis, cooking/baking, trivia and spending time with family.

Meet our 2021-22 PGY3s:


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

Botero, Lauren

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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

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 2021-22 PGY2s:


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

Lund University

Al khalili, Nour

University of Damascus

Alexander, Matthew


Bahk, Jeeyune

Imperial College London

Balboul, Yoni


Buckley, Conor

University College Dublin

Chon, Christy

CUNY School of Medicine

Courant, Vincent

St. George's University

Crowley, Fionnuala

University College Cork

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

Haddadin, Suhail

Hashemite University

Haridas, Keerthana

St. John's Medical College

Hazan, Ariela

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Horowitz, Maxwell

Touro College - New York

Jaber, Faris

University of Jordan

Kawegere, Erick

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Lama, Sanam

Nepal Medical College

Leibowitz, Randy

Nova Southeastern University

Lorente Ros, Marta

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Mancero, Brissete

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Meister, David


Nathani, Rohit

Seth G.S. Medical College

Olivo Freites, Cristina

Universidad Latina de Panamá

Ortiz, Ricardo

Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Pena, Maria

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University

Perez Lizardo, Christopher

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) -  Santo Domingo

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

Socorro Corrales, Anne

Facultad de Ciencias Médicas Matanzas 'Juan Guiteras Gener

Vasquez Mendez, Juan

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña

Vora, Aarohi

St. George's University

Yang, Zhuoran

Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University









Meet our 2021-22 Categorical and Preliminary Interns:



Medical School  (P) = Prelim, (PC) = Primary Care

Ajisafe, Oladayo

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Amel Riazat-Kesh, Yosef

University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division

Joseph Rene


Aoun, Marie Louise

LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Arango Morales, Juan

Universidad Francisco Marroquin Facultad de Medicina

Atallah, Richard (P)

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Balayla Rosemberg, Galit

Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti

Bastos Silva, Murilo Roberto

Faculdade de Medicina de Bahia, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)

Belfaqeeh, Omar

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Bilani, Nadeem

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine

Caceros Diaz, Salvador

Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado Escuela de Medicina

Cheng, Samantha (P)

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Chernyk, Adrian

University of Queensland School of Medicine

Chiu, Lillian (P)

New York Medical College

Chou, Alvin (P)

New York Medical College

Chowdhury, Nobel

Chittagong Medical College and Hospital

Costa, Bruno

Universidade Federal do Ceara Faculdade de Medicina Fortaleza

Cuan, Katherine

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Czaniecki, Tyler

Saba University School of Medicine

De Oliveira Bertasi, Raphael

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas

De Oliveira Bertasi, Tais

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas

Debnath, Neha

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences

Desai, Sheena (P)

Tufts University School of Medicine

Dogra, Siddhant (P)

New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Eng, Andrew

New York Medical College

Feng, Jin

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Fermin, Debbie Marie (PC)

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Gandhi, Kruti

Seth G.S. Medical College

Gandhi, Sonal

Lady Hardinge Medical College

Garcia, Martin Emmanuel

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Grewal, Satwant

St. George's University School of Medicine

Karpenos, Joseph

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kaur, Arpanjeet

Government Medical College Patiala

Kennedy, Joseph (P)

CUNY School of Medicine

Koh, Won Joon

Drexel University College of Medicine

Kong, Darren

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Kuzmyak, Carla (P)

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Lei, Donald (P)

University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine

Luby, Sara

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mahajan, Kaavya (P)

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Maraveyas, Alexander

Warwick Medical School

Marx, Jonas Maximilian

Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena Medizinische Fakultat

McGrath, Christina (P)

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Menand, Joseph

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Miguez Arosemena, Patricia

Universidad Latina de Panama Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud Dr. William C. Gorgas

Moras, Errol

Kasturba Medical College Mangalore

Oxman, Jonathan

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Perez-Torres, Eduardo (P)

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Perry, Bailey (PC)

CUNY School of Medicine

Pisano, Thomas (P)

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Reighard, Charles (P)

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Reyes Reyes, Lenisse (PC)

Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Sadud Armaza, Sharel (PC)

Universidad Privada del Valle Facultad de Medicina, La Paz

Salman, Sidra

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Seltzer, Emily

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Shantharam, Govind (P)

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sharma, Venus

Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences

Siddiqui, Ali (P)

Boston University School of Medicine

Singh, Prabhdeep (P)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Wang, Victoria (P)

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Zibara, Victor

LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine




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.