Graduate Placements

Since our inception in 1992, the majority of graduates from the UConn Health/Hartford Hospital Neurology Residency Program have entered competitive fellowship training programs in a variety of neurology subspecialty areas.

Our board pass rate is 100% over the past five years.

After fellowship, our graduates have pursued successful careers in academic neurology as well as in a variety of high quality outpatient subspecialty and hospital based practices. This reflects a comprehensive and flexible training program which provides residents both a solid foundation and opportunities to pursue specific interests within the field.

2021 Graduates
Fellowship
Placement After Fellowship
Daniyal Asad Vascular Neurology Fellowship + Vascular Neurology Research Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Still in Residency
Hamza Coban Age Span Fellowship in MS and Neuroinflammatory Disorders, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Still in Residency
Biju Gopalakrishnan Movement Disorders, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (previous fellowship) Still in Residency
Riya Luhar Fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford, CT Still in Residency
Smit Patel Vascular Neurology Fellowship, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Still in Residency
Isaac Zhang Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG Track) Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA Still in Residency
2020 Graduates
Fellowship
Placement After Fellowship
Priya Besagar, D.O. Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Connecticut Still in Fellowship
Anvi Gadani, M.D. Movement Disorders Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Still in Fellowship
Ashmanie Mahatoo, M.D. Neuroimmunology Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Still in Fellowship
Karan Tarasaria, M.B.B.S. Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Still in Fellowship
Karan Topiwala, M.B.B.S. Stroke and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN Still in Fellowship
2019 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Ninad Desai, M.B.B.S. Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, New York University, New York, NY Neurohospitalist, Hartford HealthCare, Bridgeport, CT
Yan Hou, M.B. Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD Faculty, Hartford HealthCare/ NIH STROKENET Fellowship, Hartford, CT
Ilavarasy Maran, M.D. Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Neurohospitalist, Mississauga Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario
Subhendu Rath, M.B.B.S. Epilepsy Fellowship / Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Still in Fellowship
Aparna Vaddiparti, M.D. Clinical Neurophysiology - EEG / Epilepsy Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Still in Fellowship
2018 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa, M.D. Sports Neurology Fellowship, The Sports Neurology Clinic, Brighton, MI Faculty, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford CT
Neil Datta, M.D. Neurophysiology Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA Faculty, Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, MA
Jussie Lima, M.D. 1. Vascular Neurology Fellowship, UConn/Hartford Hospital, CT
2. Interventional Radiology Fellowship, Hartford Hospital, CT
Still in Fellowship
Sarah Meira Benchaya, M.D. Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA Faculty, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford CT
Lucas Meira Benchaya, M.D. Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA Faculty, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford CT
2017 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Priya Narwal, M.B.B.S. Neurovascular Fellowship, Brown, Providence, RI Neurohospitalist, Hartford HealthCare, Norwich, CT
Bharti Manwani, M.B.B.S, Ph.D. Neurovascular Fellowship, Beth Israel, Boston, MA Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Tapan Mehta, M.B.B.S. Neurovascular/Interventional/Neurocritical Care Fellowship, University of Minnesota, MN*

*Only ACGME combined fellowship

Faculty, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford CT
Amanda Mook, D.O. Movement Disorders Fellowship, Case Western, Cleveland, OH Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Dimitre Mirtchev, M.D. Neurovascular Fellowship, University of Texas, Houston, TX Trinity Health, Hartford CT
2016 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Ekaterina Bakradze, M.D. Neurovascular Fellowship, Albert Einstein, NY Faculty, University of Alabama Birmingham
Bushra Khan, M.D. General Practice, Virginia
Janhavi Modak, M.B.B.S.
  1. Neurovascular Fellowship, Beth Israel, Boston, MA
  2. Neuro-interventional Fellowship, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
General Practice, Arkansas
Bhaskar Roy, M.B.B.S. Neuromuscular Fellowship, Beth Israel, Boston, MA Faculty, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Christoph Stretz, M.D. Neurocritical Care, Yale University, New Haven, CT Faculty, Brown University, Providence, RI
2015 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Fatmah Alzahmi, M.D. Neurovascular Fellowship, Rush University, Chicago, IL
Justine Brink, D.O. Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno NV
Annie Daniel, M.D. Neuromuscular Fellowship, UConn Health, Farmington, CT Faculty, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Harpreet Kaur, M.D. Neuromuscular Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR Aurora HealthCare, Portland, OR
Nakita Stephens, M.D. Neurophysiology Fellowship, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY UnityPoint Health, Waterloo, Iowa
 2014 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Matthew Imperioli, M.D.

St. George’s University, Grenada

Fellowship, University of Michigan, MI Faculty, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Kevin McMahon, M.D.

St. George’s University, Grenada

Epilepsy Fellowship, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, Texas
Shilpi Mittal, M.D.

Jawaharlal Nehru Med. College, India

Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD Faculty, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Gracia Mui, M.D.

St. George’s University, Grenada

Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Faculty, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
2013 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Violiza Inoa Acosta, M.D.

Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic

1. Neurointerventional Fellowship, Boston, MA

2. Neurointerventional Fellowship, Hartford Hospital, CT

Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN
Cara Klajbor, M.D.

St. George’s University, Grenada

Epilepsy Fellowship, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA Practice, Bristol Hospital, Bristol, CT
Bernardo Rodrigues, M.D.

Universidad Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Movement Disorder Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Faculty, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Christa San Luis, M.D.

University of the East, Philippines

Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD Faculty, University of Mississippi
2012 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Barbara O’Brien, M.D.

St. George’s University, Grenada

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, M.D. Anderson Medical Center, Houston, TX Faculty, University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Mathew Alias, D.O.

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Movement Disorders Fellowship, Lahey Clinic (Tufts University), Burlington, MA Faculty, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA
Michelle Boudreau, D.O.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Neurophysiology Fellowship, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Practice, CT
Michael Rosario, M.D.

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara/New York Medical College (Fifth Pathway)

Neurophysiology Fellowship, Duke University Faculty, St. Petersburg, FL
Nada El-Andary, M.D.

Beirut Arab University

Neurovascular Fellowship, UConn Health, Farmington, CT Faculty, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, TN
2011 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Shruti Agnihotri, M.D.

Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, India

Advanced General Neurology Fellowship, Massachusetts General, Boston, MA Faculty, University of Alabama
Sheila Santhappa, M.D.

University of Debrecen, Hungary

Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of California at Irvine, CA Neurohospitalist, Hartford HealthCare, Meriden, CT
Yan Zhang, M.D.

Peking Union Medical College, China

Epilepsy Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT Faculty, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford, CT
2010 Graduates Fellowship Placement After Fellowship
Julia Biernot, M.D.

University of Medical Sciences, Poland

1. Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

2. Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, Baylor University

Faculty, University of Illinois, Peoria, IL
Karen Aquino, M.D.

University of the Philippines

Epilepsy/EEG Fellowship, University of Maryland, MD Private Practice, Greensboro, NC
Marie Carl Eugene, D.O.

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Epilepsy/EEG Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT Faculty, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
Nailia Vodovskaia, M.D.

Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Kyrgystan

Headache Fellowship, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA Private Practice, CT