Chief Residents & House Staff

We currently have 43 residents - 15 PL1s, 14 PL2s, and 14 PL3s. We also have two chief residents. Our residents are recruited from the top universities across the globe. We try to attract residents whose broad and diverse interests and backgrounds match well with our team placing a premium on personality, communication skills and open-mindedness. We are truly a diverse global group!

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Chief Residents

Emy Susan Abraham, MD
Emy Susan Abraham, MD
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, Traveling, Step Aerobics/Zumba, Music and dance, Sudoku, Cooking/Baking
Brenda Van Fossen, MD
Brenda Van Fossen, MD
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: I love sailing, skiing, scuba, being outdoors.

PL-1

Sarah Au, MD
Sarah Au, MD
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Medical School: Ross University
Professional Interests: NICU or PICU
Personal Interests: I'm obsessed with outdoorsy activities, food and puppies! I like to be out and about, but nothing beats a good night in with my pug, Pumba :)
Julia Ciurria, MD
Julia Ciurria, MBBCH
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Professional Interests: Pediatric Cardiology, International Health
Personal Interests: Travel, live music, and sharing a good meal with friends and family.
Danielle Daniels, MD
Danielle Daniels, MD
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Professional Interests: I'm currently undecided but interested in general pediatrics and global health
Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling, spending time with my amazing family and friends
Nadya Dillon, MD
Nadya Dillon, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine and International Health
Personal Interests: I enjoy dining and having great conversations with family and friends. I love the performing arts, especially choreographed dancing, and preparing home-made ice cream!
Heba El Ayash, MD
Heba El Ayash, MD
Hometown: Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Professional Interests: Pediatrics Endocrinology
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, hiking, biking, origami, learning new languages (Duolingo is one of my favorite mobile apps!) traveling and discovering new cuisines, food!
Joshua Griesman, MD
Joshua Griesman, MBBCH
Hometown: Toronto
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Professional Interests: Neonatology or Cardiology
Personal Interests: Toronto Sports (Leafs, Raptors, Jays). Food. TV. Movies. Hanging with family and friends. Bothering people who aren't smiling until they start smiling.
Valerie Ho, MD
Valerie Ho, MBBS
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: University of Limerick, Ireland
Professional Interests: Community Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal Interests: Cooking and baking, watching crazy intense cooking shows, traveling to new places, being outdoors, DIY projects, and playing the ukulele!
Kristin Hornick, MD
Kristin Hornick, DO
Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Professional Interests: Primary care, possibly ER/GI/Adolescent fellowship
Personal Interests: Running, hiking, tennis, cooking, theater, trying new things!
Joshua Kanji, MD
Joshua Kanji, MD
Hometown: Lake Grove, NY
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Pediatric Intensive Care
Personal Interests: Scuba diving, Rock climbing, Traveling
Phillip Mackewicz, MD
Phillip Mackewicz, MD
Hometown: Long Valley, NJ
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: Critical Care or Emergency Medicine fellowship
Personal Interests: I'm a big skier and try to go out every season. I'm a "foodie" so I also enjoy cooking and going out to restaurants to try new cuisines. I'm also really into fitness and enjoy trying various workout classes. When that isn't enough to do, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family outdoors.
Christopher Maierhofer, MD
Christopher Maierhofer, DO
Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Medical School: ATSU - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: General Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Playing and seeing live music. Exploring the great outdoors. Making art. Hanging out with family.
Laura Miller, MD
Laura Miller, MD
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Professional Interests: my interests include general pediatrics, hematology/oncology and NICU but keeping an open mind. I am also interested in international medicine.
Personal Interests: traveling, hiking, kayaking, my dogs, spending time with family, tennis, horseback riding, xc skiing, gardening, musical theater, Nutella!
Neelam Pandhi, MD
Neelam Pandhi, MD
Hometown: Syosset, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Would love to take care of the hearts of my pediatric patients as a Peds Cardiologist.
Personal Interests: Love to travel (visited 5 of 7 continents), do yoga, dance, workout, ballroom dance and do anything adventurous and socialize with friends.
Janet Tsang, MD
Janet Tsang, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Audrey Vandewall, MD
Audrey Vandewall, DO
Hometown: Watertown, NY
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Undecided but I'd like to specialize - considering NICU
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love being active - running, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding. You can also find me curled up with a good book and a cup of tea. I never turn down a Boston Creme donut!

PL-2

Jacob Anderson, MD
Jacob Anderson, MD
Hometown: Lindon, Utah
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Emergency medicine or Critical Care
Personal Interests: Spending time with my beautiful wife Veronica and rambunctious cat Skeletor. We also enjoy anything outdoors and anything associated with pizza.
Samara Appelstein, MD
Samara Appelstein, DO
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: I'm currently interested in hematology/oncology or hospital medicine, but I'm open to anything.
Personal Interests: I love baking, cooking, traveling, Broadway musicals, spinning, and gymnastics. I also love spending time with my family and being a proud aunt!
Sara Batool, MD
Sara Batool, DO
Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Pretty open but possibly Pediatric Endocrinology
Personal Interests: Spending time with my amazing friends and family, finding new favorite restaurants, befriending every single dog around
Timothy Bright, MD
Timothy Bright, MD
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Ross University School Of Medicine
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care
Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Salsa Dancing, Snowboarding, Travelling
Hassan El Chebib, MD
Hassan El Chebib, MD
Hometown: Marwanieh, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Professional Interests: Pediatric ID but open for General Pediatrics
Personal Interests: reading, movies, hiking, travel, technology, videogames and, first and foremost, spending time with my family
Sarah Ellis, MD
Sarah Ellis, MD
Hometown: Sandwich, IL
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: My goal is to do a fellowship after residency possibly in Peds Emergency Medicine.
Personal Interests: In my spare time I enjoy reading novels, spending time with my family and cats, doing yoga, crocheting, and going to the movies. I also love musicals!
Sasidhar Goteti, MD
Sasidhar Goteti, MD
Hometown: Bhimavaram, India/Toronto, Canada
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. I'd also like to contribute towards global health by either being a part of Doctors without borders or any NGO.
Personal Interests: A huge cricket fan! Tennis, racquetball, traveling, and most importantly...spending time with family and friends!
Yekaterina (Kate) Okhman, MD
Yekaterina (Kate) Okhman, MD
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: General Pediatrics
Personal Interests: I enjoy singing at my local church, creating photo books, watching movies, and exploring nature (hiking, swimming, camping). Most importantly, I cherish every minute I have while spending time with my daughter and husband.
Ripal Patel, MD
Ripal Patel, MD
Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: Neonatology or Pediatric Intensive Care; International Health
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, cooking/baking, outdoor activities, TV shows
Elizabeth Paulsen, MD
Elizabeth Paulsen, MD
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology, global medicine and research.
Personal Interests: My dog Winnie, traveling, tennis, skiing, baking, coffee, and Boston sports, especially the Patriots
Moshe Roberts, MD
Moshe Roberts, MD
Hometown: Syracuse
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: To be a great pediatrician either in primary care or a pediatric emergency room
Personal Interests: Cooking, baking, drawing/painting/photography, travel, chess, anything outdoors (hiking, camping, going to the beach), and of course, supporting my home-teams at Syracuse (I bleed Orange!)
Max Shenberger, MD
Max Shenberger, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Pediatric cardiology, but still keeping an open mind regarding other sub-specialties.
Personal Interests: Carpentry, cooking, and activities/trips with my family.
Ryan Surujdeo, MD
Ryan Surujdeo, MD
Hometown: Hollis, NY
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine/ Critical Care, but it's a long road and I'm keeping an open mind.
Personal Interests: I'm really interested in the intersection of economics and healthcare. In my personal life I am trying to learn new things such as playing the guitar and brewing my own beer. I'm a huge NY sports fan and will drop everything to catch a game. I will binge watch anything on television that involves zombies, aliens, or superheroes.
Richard Tyler, MD
Richard Tyler, MD
Hometown: Burnt Hills, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: I would like to get a broad education as I am interested in General Pediatrics.
Personal Interests: Family, Friends, Soccer, anything that can be done in the Environment/Nature, traveling and learning other cultures, Golf or any sport
Kimberly Wells, MD
Kimberly Wells, MD
Hometown: Auburn, Washington
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Professional Interests: I am interested in being a hospitalist, but am looking forward to exploring other options during residency.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and our two boys, remodeling our old farmhouse, baking, camping, hiking, running, canoeing, skiing and anything else outside!

PL-3

Iram Ashraf, MD
Iram Ashraf, MD
Hometown: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: My interests include Hematology/Oncology, NICU, possibly Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Personal Interests: Cooking, hot yoga, family, friends, fashion, and traveling
Robyn Borsuk, MD
Robyn Borsuk, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Ross University
Professional Interests: My primary areas of interest include emergency pediatrics and pediatric critical care. Additionally, I have a strong interest in international health.
Personal Interests: I enjoy traveling to new places, as well as spending time outside skiing, hiking and kayaking.
Michael Bowler, MD
Michael Bowler, MD
Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: PICU, NICU, or Peds EM (sick kids are no problem!)
Personal Interests: Reading, Travel, Cooking, Martial Arts, Football (Skol Vikes!), College Sports (Wisconsin Badgers)
Megan Campbell, MD
Megan Campbell, DO
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: I am interested in either general pediatrics or pediatric heme/onc
Personal Interests: Good food, good wine, good friends
Meghan Jacobs, MD
Meghan Jacobs, MD
Hometown: Lewiston, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Professional Interests: I would like to work in advocacy in some way, but am currently undecided about fellowship.
Personal Interests: Spinning, baking, and the Buffalo Bills
Eric Keil, MD
Eric Keil, MD
Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Neonatology and Pediatric Critical Care
Personal Interests: My family! My wife and three children provide most of my joy and entertainment. I also enjoy basketball (Chicago Bulls and Canadian Men's National Team), Track and Field and Online Simulation Sports.
Anuja Khettry, MD
Anuja Khettry, MD
Hometown: Chestnut Hill, MA
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: General Pediatrics
Personal Interests: All things Boston Sports (no matter how hard it is sometimes), and spending as much time as possible with my nephew and niece!
Danice Kuruvilla, MD
Danice Kuruvilla, MD
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Medical School: Medical University of Lublin
Professional Interests: current areas of interest include hematology/oncology or general pediatrics/hospitalist
Personal Interests: traveling, hiking, seeing my niece and trying new restaurants!
Kendall Luyt, MD
Kendall Luyt, MD
Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (born in South Africa)
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: PICU/EM, Child Advocacy and community outreach areas
Personal Interests: Animal rescue and rehabilitation, traveling abroad, exploring new cultures and ethnic foods, water/beach sports, amusement theme parks, baking
Jasmin Moradi, MD
Jasmin Moradi, MD
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: Hospitalist and/or Intensive Care
Personal Interests: Yoga, painting, anything involving heights to get over my fear, travelling and Food Network!
Avideh Rashed, MD
Avideh Rashed, MD
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Medical School: Ross University
Professional Interests: Neonatology or Pediatric Intensive Care
Personal Interests: Water sports, traveling, hiking, running, yoga, Pilates, and watching reality TV.
Amanda Rohlfing, MD
Amanda Rohlfing, MD
Hometown: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, cat and dog. I also love traveling, camping, hiking, swimming and spending time outside.
Dave Swaby, MD
Dave Swaby, MD
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Medical School: American Univeristy of Antigua
Professional Interests: Pediatric Critical Care or General peds.
Personal Interests: Travelling, international health and all Miami sports (HEAT, Dolphins and Panthers)!
Whitney Vedella, MD
Whitney Vedella, MD
Hometown: Indian Head, MD
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Professional Interests: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist, International Health, possibly a fellowship in Emergency Medicine
Personal Interests: Traveling, going to the beach, being outside, cooking, shopping, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends
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