Residents – PGY1

Tahera Abdulali, M.D.

Tahera Abdulali, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Plano, TX
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: University of Texas San Antonio School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, camping, traveling, board games
Academic Interests: Hospital Medicine

 

Amanda Abi Doumet, M.D.

Amanda Abi Doumet, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate School: American University of Beirut
Medical School: Lebanese American University Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, working out, yoga, and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race
Academic Interests: General inpatient medicine and academic medicine

 

Simon Abi-Saleh, M.D.

Simon Abi-Saleh , M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate School: Lebanese American University
Medical School: LAU Gilbert and Rose-Mary Chagoury School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Reading including Fantasy Novels and Japanese Comics, Spending time with friends
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Critical Care

 

Pruthwy Ram Addanki, M.B.B.S.

Pruthwy Ram Addanki, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Gaborone/Hyderabad
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Hobbies/Interests: Documentaries, dancing, playing soccer and mindfulness.
Academic Interests: Rheumatology, Pulmonary/ Critical Care medicine, Hospitalist

 

Mohamed Afify, M.B.Ch.B.

Mohamed Afify, M.B.B.Ch.

Hometown/Birthplace: Tanta, Egypt
Medical School: Tanta University, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Soccer
Academic Interests: Epilepsy, Neurocritical care

Omar Ahmed, M.B.B.Ch.

Omar Ahmed, M.B.B.Ch.

Hometown/Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School: Cairo University
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer and Tennis, as well as volunteering and teaching
Academic Interests: Undecided

 

Raziye Akdogan, M.D.

Raziye Akdogan, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Usak/ Turkey
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School:Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty (English Department)
Hobbies/Interests: Travelling, cooking
Academic Interests: Cardiology

 

Santiago Alday, M.D.

Santiago Alday, M.D.

Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina
Hometown: Bethel, CT
Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, electronics, hiking, biking, kayaking
Academic Interests: Academic hospitalist, wellness, cardiology, pulmonary/critical care

 

Mythri Anil Kumar, M.B.B.S.

Mythri Anil Kumar, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/ Birthplace: Chennai/Hyderabad
Undergraduate school: N/A
Medical school :Rangaraya Medical College
Hobbies: Polaroid photography, reading, writing, running/biking
Academic interests: Inclined towards GI

 

Benjamin Aranow, M.D.

Benjamin Aranow, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: West Hartford CT
Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Sports, (Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Running, Cycling), New England Patriots, Boston Celtics& Red Sox, Music (Favorites include Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Grateful Dead and associated acts, and John Mayer), Cooking, and Trail Building/ Maintenance
Academic Interests: Anesthesia, Critical Care, Informatics, Medical Education

Alyssa Bacay, D.O.

Alyssa Bacay, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Manchester, CT
Undergraduate School: Wellesley College
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Baking, spending time with family and friends, listening to and playing music (piano), reading novels, exercising
Academic Interests: Hematology/oncology, primary care, social determinants of health/health equity

 

Erica Becker, M.D.

Erica Becker, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Edmond, Oklahoma
Undergraduate School: University of Central Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Hobbies/Interests: Ornithology (bird watching), hiking, gardening, NBA (Go Thunder!), and last, but most important sharing my life with my pooch (Hoss), family and friends
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology and Clinical/Translational Research

 

Nicole Bernskoetter, D.O, M.A.

Nicole Bernskoetter, D.O, M.A.

Hometown/Birthplace: Jefferson City, MO
Undergraduate School: University of Missouri
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, traveling, theater, food, and most importantly, my dog
Academic Interests: Cardiology, Pulmonary Critical Care

 

Kaamya Bhandari. M.D.

Kaamya Bhandari. M.D.

Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
Undergrad: Rutgers University
Medical school: Ross University
Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, foodie, dancing, and travelling
Academic interest: undecided

 

Sriya Bhumi, M.D.

Sriya Bhumi, M.D.

Hometown: Old Westbury, NY
Undergrad: Union College
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Hobbies/interests: Dancing, traveling, cooking/eating out, yoga, being outdoors, watching the Philadelphia Eagles win
Academic Interests: Quality Improvement, Gastroenterology, Global Health, Academic Medicine

 

Sylvia Botchway, M.D.

Sylvia Botchway, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Undergraduate School: McMaster University, ON
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean SOM
Hobbies/Interests: trying new restaurants, traveling, sleeping.
Academic Interests: Academic hospitalist

 

Nagasudha Chigurupati, M.D.

Nagasudha Chigurupati, M.D.

Hometown / Birthplace: Boston, MA / Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate School: Boston University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hobbies/Interests: Movies, TV Shows, anything involving Boston Sports, Shopping, cooking
Academic Interests: Cardiology

 

Nickolas Coombs, D.O.

Nickolas Coombs, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Groton, NY/Fairbanks, Alaska
Undergraduate School: Siena College
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Running, Basketball, and Checking out new breweries
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology

 

Mikhail de Jesus, M.D.

Mikhail de Jesus, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: New York, New York
Undergraduate School: Cornell University
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Watches, Formula 1, NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, Snowboarding, Recreational sports
Academic Interests: Cardiology

 

Adam Gardy, M.D.

Adam Gardy, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Undergraduate School: BS - George Washington University; MS - Georgetown University
Medical School: St. George's University
Hobbies/Interests: Golfing, anything to do with sports (especially the New York Giants), bird watching, traveling, all things music, and trying new restaurants
Academic Interests: Cardiology

 

Robyn Goldstein, M.D.

Robyn Goldstein, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate School: University of Guelph
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hobbies/Interests: Trying new restaurants, Fashion, Interior design, Traveling, Fitness, Finance, Spending time with family & friends
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology, Rheumatology

 

Ashley Gordon, D.O.

Ashley Gordon, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Massapequa Park, NY
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, swimming, netflix marathons
Academic Interests: Endocrinology

 

Jon Gorky, M.D., Ph.D.

Jon Gorky, M.D., Ph.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Brooklyn, CT
Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Hobbies/Interests: Having fun with my kids, coding, audiobooks, and fossil hunting
Academic Interests: Autonomic neuroscience, big data, statistics, single cell transcriptomics, oligonucleotide therapy, gut-brain axis, gut microbiome

 

Dheera Grover, M.B.B.S.

Dheera Grover, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: New Jersey/Punjab
Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Hobbies/Interests: Adventurous sports and baking
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology

 

Shriya Gupta, M.B.B.S.

Shriya Gupta, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Punjab, India
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
Hobbies/Interests: Painting, Sketching, Singing, Dancing, Baking, Playing board games and card games and to keep on trying new things in general
Academic Interests: Neurology, possibly Stroke and Interventional Neurology

 

Robert Harmon, D.O.

Robert Harmon, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Born in Memphis TN, grew up in Cooperstown NY
Undergraduate School: State University of Nee York at Geneseo
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Largely spend my time outdoors running, cycling, hiking and rock climbing. Also enjoy playing guitar.
Academic Interests: I am interested in pursuing fellowship training in Cardiology. I also have a passion for medical education.

 

Leen Hasan, M.B.B.S.

Leen Hasan, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
Undergraduate School: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, hiking, baking
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology

 

Nathan Heller, M.D.

Nathan Heller, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Undergraduate School: SUNY Oneonta
Medical School: Tel Aviv University
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Live Music, Yoga, Meditation, Crossword Puzzles
Academic Interests: Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Medical Education, Wellness

 

Joseph Keenan, M.D.

Joseph Keenan, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Coventry, CT
Undergraduate School: Saint Michael's College
Medical School: St. George's University
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, fishing, traveling
Academic Interests: Anesthesiology

 

Virthika Kesarwani, M.B.B.S.

Virthika Kesarwani, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Lucknow, India
Undergraduate School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur
Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, yoga, meditation, playing keyboard, spending time with friends and family.
Academic Interests: Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care

 

Kaitlyn Klibanoff-Dombrowski, D.O.

Kaitlyn Klibanoff-Dombrowski, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Falmouth, MA
Undergraduate School: Boston College/Lynn University
Medical School: NSU-KPCOM
Hobbies/Interests: I love being active and the outdoors. I grew up playing competitive tennis and love running, mountain biking and the ocean. I also enjoy a great book.
Academic Interests: I hope to be a clinician and proceduralist one day, with a particular interest in interventional cardiology and gastroenterology.

 

Aditi Kothari, M.D.

Aditi Kothari, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Rockland County, New York
Undergraduate School: Northwestern University
Medical School: University of South Florida, SELECT Program
Hobbies/Interests: Dance, volleyball, hiking, spending time with family/friends, watching TV, reading, sleeping
Academic Interests: Rheumatology, Hospitalist, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine, Health Disparities

 

Neeharika Krothapalli, D.O.

Neeharika Krothapalli, D.O.

Hometown: Farmington, CT
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
Medical School: University of New England COM
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, cooking, traveling, ice skating
Academic Interests: Vascular, Neurocritical Care, Neuromuscular

 

Krishnasai Madathanapalli, M.B.B.S.

Krishnasai Abhishek Madathanapalli, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/ Birthplace: Hyderabad, India/ Manama, Bahrain
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School: Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
Hobbies/ Interests: I'm a huge pop culture and trivia fan. I love food and trying out different cuisines. Travelling (when its allowed) is also a passion. I follow cricket and soccer religiously and enjoy playing tennis and ping pong.
Academic Interests: Leaning towards Gastroenterology but would like to explore various fields during residency

Samantha McPeck, M.D.

Samantha McPeck, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: LaGrangeville, NY
Undergraduate School: Tufts University
Medical School: University of Buffalo
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking/Backpacking, Running, Surfing
Academic Interests: Health Disparities, Gastroenterology, Medical Education

 

Carolina Mendes Pessoa, M.D.

Carolina Mendes Pessoa, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Belém, Brazil
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School: Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará (CESUPA)
Hobbies/Interests: Running, traveling, movies
Academic Interests: Medical Education, Preventive Medicine, Cardiology

 

Ethan Miller, MD.

Ethan Miller, MD.

Hometown/Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate School: Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: SUSOM, Netherlands
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, fishing, karate, tennis, guitar, piano, movies, board games
Academic Interests: Vascular neurology, epilepsy, exploring all fields

 

Obiageli Obiako, M.D.

Obiageli Obiako, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Nigeria
Undergraduate School: Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH
Medical School: Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton OH
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Painting, Cooking, spending time with family and friends, watching Netflix
Academic Interests: Cardiology

 

Gonca Ozcan, M.D.

Gonca Ozcan, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Turkey
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School: Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Exercising, hiking, dancing, spending time with friends and family.
Academic Interests: Hematology-Oncology

 

Kevin Peifer, D.O.

Kevin Peifer, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Worcester, PA
Undergraduate School: Saint Joseph's University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, Hiking, Reading, Movies
Academic Interests: Medical Device, History of Medicine

 

Angela Quental, M.D

Angela Quental, M.D

Hometown/Birthplace: Newington, CT
Undergraduate School: Fairfield University
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Crafting, cooking different styles of food, costume design, cats
Academic Interests: Academic medicine, medical education, physician and trainee wellness, endocrinology

 

Kyle Robey, M.D.

Kyle Robey, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Redding, CT
Undergraduate School: Middlebury College
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Squash, badminton, working out, hiking, gardening, eating, coffee, board/video games, beer/breweries
Academic Interests: Medicine, physics, learning new languages, and of course radiology!

 

Sonali Rodrigues, M.D.

Sonali Rodrigues, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Shelton, CT
Undergraduate School: Northeastern University
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, running, biking, ice cream
Academic Interests: Primary Care, Academic Hospitalist

 

Rajeev Salunke, M.B.B.S.

Rajeev Salunke, M.B.B.S.

Hometown/Birthplace: Mumbai, India/Dubai, UAE
Undergraduate School: N/A
Medical School: Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai
Hobbies/Interests: Music, Food
Academic Interests: Undecided

 

Aysha Siddika, M.D.

Aysha Siddika, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate School: Stony Brook University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hobbies/Interests: Netflix, Hiking, Beach, online shopping
Academic Interests: Neurology, Telemedicine

 

Stephen Simeone, D.O.

Stephen Simeone, D.O.

Hometown: Princeton, Massachusetts
Undergraduate School: University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, cooking, blues and jazz guitar
Academic Interests: Pulmonary and critical care medicine, sepsis, ARDS, minimally invasive diagnostics in lung cancer

 

Harrison Sims, M.D.

Harrison Sims, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Plymouth, MA
Undergraduate School: Hamilton College
Medical School: St. George's University
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, golf, skiing, cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, watching my C’s, B’s, Sox and Pats.
Academic Interests: Keeping an open mind.

Meher Singha, M.B.B.S.

Meher Singha, M.B.B.S.

Hometown: New Delhi, India / Birthplace- Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate school: N/A
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Hobbies/Interests: Vocals and playing guitar, reading, traveling and exploring places every opportunity I can!
Academic Interests: Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Stephanie Vu, M.D.

Stephanie Vu, M.D.

Hometown/Birthplace: Bridgeport, CT
Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking Vietnamese food, board games
Academic Interests: Neurology, especially neurodegenerative diseases

Jevin Yabut, D.O.

Jevin Yabut, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Hayward, California
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Medical School: Kansas City University
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, trying new food, basketball, hiking, DJing, playing with my dog Addy
Academic Interests: Cardiology, GI, or pulmonary/critical care

Michelle Zur, D.O.

Michelle Zur, D.O.

Hometown/Birthplace: Island Park, NY
Undergraduate School: St. John's University
Medical School: Touro University California
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, cooking, trying new food, going out with friends, boating, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding
Academic Interests: Academic hospitalist, pulmonary/critical care