Residents

With 60 residents (20 per class), we are a large but tight-knit family. While the majority of us hail from the Northeast, we also attract amazing applicants from other regions of the country, the United Kingdom and Canada, which of course makes us even nicer, eh?

We are an incredibly inclusive group with broad diversity of races, ethnicities and sexual orientations. We not only work well with each other, but we have fun and support one another through the tough times of residency. We work hard, but we also play hard!

Chief Residents

Nicole Eiden, MD

Undergraduate: NYU

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: Traveling, the beach, dogs, tacos, horror movies, family and friends, Magnolia Bakery bread pudding, hiking, trying to keep my house plants alive

Khushmit Kaur, MD

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: Running by scenic rivers, coffee shops, taking pictures of sunsets, cooking, reading memoirs

Junwoo Kim, MD

Undergraduate: NYU

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Critical care, ultrasound, administration, medical education, personal finance, fishkeeping, aquascaping, general fitness, developing culinary skills, discovering restaurants, exploring the city, making bad jokes

Wes Spiro, MD

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Med School: Tufts University

Interests: Taco nights, instapot cooking, obscure Harry Potter references, drag bars, dachshunds, traveling with the hubby, hanging at Sheep Meadow with my awesome SLR class!

PGY-3 Residents

Andrew Branstetter, MD

Undergraduate: Ohio State University

Med School: Ohio State University

Interests: Tennis, cooking (...eating), traveling, watching Survivor, board games, wandering around NYC pretending not to be lost, watching Michigan lose

Chris DeMatteo, MD

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: UCLA

Interests: Traveling, cooking, baseball, kombucha, aerospace medicine, and wellness

Eddie Dranoff, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Med School: NYU

Interests: Sports (Yankees, Giants, Knicks), binge watching tv shows on Netflix, board games, exploring NYC, and traveling.

Ilana Faleck, MD

Undergraduate: Hunter College

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: reading, cooking, baking, swimming, family and friends, good coffee

Arthur Fu, MD

Undergraduate: Boston University

Med School: Boston University

Interests: Dogs, cats, and animals in general. Would love to backpack in more countries. Shopping in H-mart. Netflix, and more Netflix. Board games. Mahjong (Taiwanese style). POCUS and medical education.

Evan Gui, MD

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: Rutgers RWJ

Interests: Soccer, traveling, anything outdoors, the Office, dogs, tacos

Aneury Hernandez, MD, MS

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Med School: Stony Brook University

Graduate School: Masters in Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University

Interests: Pretty much anything pre-pandemic, The Knicks, cheap pizza you can fold, podcasts on the train, video games or anime when there's time and Parks and Rec

Maheen Javaid, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Med School: Rutgers RWJ

Interests: cake decorating, traveling, cooking, cats, hiking, coffee, discovering new music

Audrey Kelly, MD

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Med School: NYU

Interests: Distance running, eating for distance running, horror movies, true crime, my cat Jones, bullying Grant

John Kim, MD

Undergraduate: Dartmouth University

Med School: SUNY Downstate

Interests: All things basketball, EDM, Korean TV, wine and paint nights, making the perfect meme for every situation

Grant Libra, MD

Undergraduate: Truman State University

Med School: University of Kansas

Interests: the perfect .gif response, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, wakeboarding, cable management, wumbology, esports, skiing, raging against the machine, NYC trash collection, fighting bullies, avoiding the barbershop

Liam Rawson, MD

Undergraduate: Florida State University

Med School: University of Florida

Interests: Surfing, ultimate frisbee, running, any and all pickup sports, the Jacksonville Jaguars, being "Florida Man," beating my co-residents in Mariokart/Super Smash Bros, petting animals that give me allergies, exploring the city with falafel in hand.

Maggie Scimeca, MD

Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Med School: New York Medical College

Interests: Rock climbing, running, hiking (especially in the Adirondack Mountains), cooking and eating everything

Young Suh, MD, MS

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: University of Massachusetts

Graduate School: Harvard University

Interests: Yoga, cycling, scuba, historical fiction novels, sunsets, produce shopping, potluck dinners, social medicine, and disease and injury prevention.

Ryan Thompson, MD

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Med School: NYU

Interests: Carpentry, nature walks, Chelsea Piers ice hockey, baseball, reading about new tech/engineering, gardening, biking around NYC

Dennis Wang, MD, MPH

Undergraduate: Yale University

Med School: Yale University

Graduate School: Masters in Public Health, Yale University

Interests: Disaster medicine, immigrant health, infectious disease, hiking, road trips, documentaries, breeding axolotls, fancying pigeons

PGY-2 Residents

Rez Atras, MD

Undergraduate: University of Alabama

Med School: University of Alabama

Interests: Goofing around, getting lost in Wikipedia, laying down, comedy, sharing obscure trivia with my co-residents against their will, CrossFit, drawing, eating, exploring, general mischief, wait what were we talking about again

Ilana Bandler, MD

Undergraduate: Binghamton University

Med School: SUNY Upstate

Interests: My dogs or anyone else's, everything true crime related, board games, YouTube deep dives, soccer, the beach, traveling, TV, painting, spending time with my friends and family, EMS

Nicholas Becker, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Med School: Washington University in St. Louis

Interests: Water polo, fitness, Dn'D (or any ttrpg), reading Sci fi/Fantasy, trying new foods, metal concerts and discovering new music, med ed

Kira Brayan, MD

Undergraduate: University of West Georgia

Med School: NYU

Interests: charcuterie boards, cooking/ baking, creating whiskey sour converts, board games, beach days, taking too many photos of my cat sleeping, LGBTQ health, health disparities

Jake Canavan, MD

Undergraduate: SUNY Geneseo

Med School: University of Buffalo

Interests: the Buffalo Bills, pick up basketball, trivia, pointless fact checking, hip hop, analyzing The Sopranos, cooking new things, hiking, lifting, reading about history and still playing Minecraft

Oscar Carrillo, MD

Undergraduate: Brown University

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: playing fútbol, running, chess, playing the piano, whiskey, doggies, hip-hop, salsa, and napping

Daniel Choo, MD

Undergraduate: Brown University

Med School: University of Virginia

Interests: Dance (open-style choreography), kbbq, carbs in all its beautiful, majestic forms, fried chicken, anime/manga, working out, beers/happy hours, existential crises’, navigating the thin line between self-loathing and dark humor, aging to be like Uncle Iroh in the future

Ed Diaz, MD

Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill

Med School: UNC Chapel Hill

Interests: Curating the perfect meme collection, cycling (not very fast), any and all video games, all UNC sports (go Tarheels!), craft beer, trying every hard seltzer, hiking, weight lifting, snowboarding, not running.

Gabbi Kamalani, MD

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Med School: Tufts University

Interests: The beach, going to concerts, farmers markets, video games, anime, sleep, happy hour, and painting!

Adam Lieber, MD

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Med School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Interests: Playing jazz piano, the NBA (go Nets), political podcasts, dreaming of competing on Jeopardy, bird watching in Central Park, discovering the best pizza in NYC, and nature hikes

Jay Mayur, MD

Undergraduate: Vassar College

Med School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Interests: Everything basketball (playing pickup, watching NBA, fanduel), chess/board games, tennis, rowing, watching TV (mystery shows, superhero shows, Love Island UK), 2000s hip hop music, pathophysiology

Evan McMurray, MD

Undergraduate: College of William and Mary

Med School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Interests: competitive swimming, weight training, traveling, cooking bland meals, listening to podcasts, learning Vietnamese and Spanish, satisfying my sweet tooth, Android phones

Jeena Moss, MD

Undergraduate: George Washington University

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: Group fitness, anything dance related, tennis, board games, hiking in National Parks, homemade Indian food, hyping up Long Island, podcasts and audiobooks, meditation, being at the beach, and crafting the perfect charcuterie board!

Yunfai Ng, MD

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Med School: University of Central Florida

Interests: Ballin' on a budget, witty humor, plotting my next vacation, Boba, third-wheeling every couple in this residency, a cold beer after a long hike, finding places to sit, cheap Chinatown eats, anything hot (sauce, wings, pot, Cheetos)

Kerry O'Sullivan, MD

Undergraduate: Florida State University

Med School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Interests: International travel, travel planning, hiking, trying new food and restaurants, Netflix, the ocean, social EM, exploring brunch/happy hour spots, sailing, kickball, FSU football, soccer, sleep!

Hannah Perez Chavez, MD

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Med School: Morehouse School of Medicine

Interests: lifting weights, finding the nearest beach, roasting my friends, watching futbol and the NBA, spontaneous travel, reggaeton, basically anything Hispanic

Alejandra Rodriguez, MD

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University - College Station

Med School: UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

Graduate School: MPH @ UT Health School of Public Health

Interests: EMS, weight-lifting, sushi, re-watching Friends, my dog, all things Disney, reggaetón, escape rooms (~30 so far)

Carly Rosen, MD

Undergraduate: Tulane University

Med School: University of Maryland - Baltimore

Interests: dogs, Peloton, traveling, shopping, live music, hiking, snowboarding, picnics in Central Park

Puja Singh, MD

Undergraduate: University of the Sciences BS/MD Program

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: anything fashion related (may or may not have a main fridge for my skincare products), singing, dancing, Netflix, anything Bollywood related, FOOD, FeminEM, socialEM!

Connor Welsh, MD

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Med School: Michigan State University

Interests: Regretting being a Detroit sports fan, cooking, budget travel, running even less than Ed, science fiction, bullet chess, POCUS

PGY-1 Residents

Dimitri Alexis, MD

Undergraduate: University of Miami

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Ultimate Frisbee, retro video games, sour gummi worms, spicy foods, penguins (all 18 species)

Eve Ameen, MD

Undergraduate: Brock University

Med School: Stony Brook University

Interests: Travelling (33 countries so far!), sushi, art museums, salsa dancing, finding the best Spotify playlist for any occasion, horror movies, jigsaw puzzles, global health/international medicine

Brian Brown, MD, PhD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Med School: NYU

Graduate School: PhD in Cell Biology, NYU

Interests: Ultrasound, Med Ed, disco and funk, dancing badly to disco and funk, finding the perfect meme for every occasion

Mike Budovich, MD

Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Med School: CUNY School of Medicine

Interests: Discussing my interests, psychological thrillers, spicy food, figurine sculpting, snowboarding, D&D, 2D platformers, accessible public restrooms, traveling, canceling free trials

Gabe Colón, MD

Undergraduate: University of Connecticut

Med School: University of Connecticut

Interests: Weight lifting, my dog Luna, traveling, online shopping, COFFEE, an ice cold IPA, quality time with family, Disaster/Global EM

Stevyn Fernandes, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Med School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Interests: Self-proclaimed foodie and wannabe chef, cheese-board enthusiast, coffee snob, a perfectly poured Guinness, dancing and karaoke, video games, hanging with my gf and family, beach vacations and disregarding my circadian rhythm

Halle Fitzgerald, MD

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Med School: Rutgers RWJ Medical School

Interests: Nightlife, trying new foods, reading, Harry Potter, skiing/snowboarding, horse back riding, traveling, adventure (sky diving, bungee jumping, scuba, shark cages, white water rafting etc) animals, family and friends

Jake Garcia, MD

Undergraduate: UCLA

Med School: Thomas Jefferson University

Interests: Spicy food, coffee, disco, applying SPF, swimming, applying more SPF, hot tubs, staying up late, medical education, the LGBTQ gamut

Peter Haskins, MD

Undergraduate: Tulane University

Med School: Tulane University

Interests: Running, hiking, trying new happy hours and restaurants, Seattle professional sports teams, traveling, electric violin, board games, golf, video games, reading, Pomeranian enthusiast

Tara Persaud Holmes, MD, MBA

Undergraduate: SUNY Purchase

Med School: Temple University

Graduate School: Fox School of Business at Temple University

Interests: Being a NYS real estate agent (call me for all your buying, selling, rental needs!), hanging with my 2 cats, spending time with my family, tennis, learning new songs on the guitar, trying different cabernets, travel (shoutout to my faves Hawaii, Croatia, India, China, Grand Cayman), eating food, anywhere with views of the Hudson, addiction medicine

Anthony Ma, MD

Undergraduate: Boston University

Med School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Interests: All things food, NY sports (Yankees, Giants, Knicks), traveling, aspiring bubble tea shop owner, off-key karaoke, hanging with family and friends, wannabe outdoorsman, actual couch potato, social EM, simulation, medical education

Neil Makhijani, MD

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University

Med School: The Ohio State University

Interests: Golf, pickup basketball, hiking, traveling, lifting, hot chicken, Indian food, sports (Buckeyes, Bengals, Lakers), landscaping, personal finance

Nick Oraee, MD

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Med School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Interests: food, talking about food, writing about food, looking at food, bagels, Chelsea FC, being bald, raccoon memes, having the AC set at 65, being a black cloud, EPIC being the best EMR, ultrasound

Anni Patwari, MD

Undergraduate: St. John's University

Med School: SUNY Downstate

Interests: karaoke, people watching, trying new restaurants, starting shows and never finishing them, coffee, dancing, happy hour lover but also a proud couch potato, and cooking!

Brad Pradarelli, MD

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University

Med School: George Washington University

Interests: Soccer, hiking, camping, surfing, and really anything outdoors! Cat dad, Love Island enthusiast and dad joke connoisseur.

James Prince, MD, MBChB

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Med School: University of Manchester, UK

Interests: Football (non-American), Newcastle United, Cereal, my dog Alan, child Cam, and wife Vic (in that order), Bourbon

Aditi Ranade, MD

Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Med School: Cooper Medical School

Interests: trying restaurants, weight lifting, happy hour, cooking, online shopping, reality tv, tik tok, swimming at the beach, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Risham Singh, MD

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Med School: University of Iowa

Interests: my cat, beach or park days, watching every TV show I can find, bhangra/raas/bollywood dancing, plants, harm reduction, social EM, LGBTQ health

Allie Vialonga , MD

Undergraduate: University of Maryland

Med School: Temple University

Interests: eating, drinking, spending time with my family and friends, pilates/yoga, peloton, reading. Also how great this program and epic is!

Elizabeth Yim, MD

Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Med School: CUNY School of Medicine

Interests: true crime documentaries, my COVID cat Cleo, Escape Rooms, flea markets, portrait photography, all things pasta, Global EM, Social EM