House Staff Bios

delaney
Christopher DeLaney, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Carmel, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical Goals: Primary care Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Personal interests: Running, biking, cooking, listening to NPR, spending time with family, friends and my cats, and treasure hunting at garage sales.
gutierrez
Helena Gutierrez, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Cardiology or Pediatric EM
Personal Interests: Tennis, oil painting, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
kharode
Ishita Kharode, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Searingtown, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Possibly pediatric endocrinology or GI; I haven't decided yet.
Personal interests: Reading (for fun), cooking (and eating), playing the violin
kwong
Ryan Kwong, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: To be someone my colleagues would want as the physician caring for their child if it was ever necessary.
Personal interests: Anything outside!
maan
Wajiha Maan, M.B.B.S. —PL-1

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan Medical College
Future Medical Goals: general pediatrics for now
Personal interests: FOOD! and working on my cooking skills, outdoorsy activities (be it team sports or just plain old biking/jogging/hiking), spending time/skyping with family and close friends, home décor, late night walk or long car drive to kill the days stress. :)
morse
Sarah Morse, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: I’m open to the possible interests I may develop during my residency, but at this point I am very fascinated by Critical Care.
Personal interests: I love to experience and try new things! I really enjoy traveling! If I’m not spending time with friends and family, then I’m probably outside keeping active!
prince
William (Ben) Prince, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Emergency Pediatrics
Personal interests: Skiing, climbing, fly fishing, cooking and reading
quigley
Elizabeth Quigley, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Montreal, QC, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: I am keeping an open mind but leaning towards intensive care and hospitalist care
Personal interests: Most activities outside, particularly skiing and hiking
saliba
Joyce Saliba, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Rashaya El Foukhar, Lebanon
Medical School: Lebanese University
Future Medical Goals: Possibly a fellowship in pediatric Hematology and Oncolgy
Personal interests: I love dancing and discovering new things (food, languages, cultures...). For the meantime, I've got my eye on winter activities!
sismond
Hilliary Sismondo, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics
Personal interests: My family! I also enjoy zumba, reading, and watching scary/funny movies
smith
Emily Smith, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Madrid, NY
Medical School: New York Medical College
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics in the rural setting
Personal interests: spending time with family, being outdoors (hiking, camping, fishing, running, 4-wheeling), reading, watching movies, traveling, wine, and microbrews!
vivero
Angelica Vivero, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown:   San Diego, California
Medical School:  St. George’s University
Future Medical Goals:  NICU or PICU fellowship
Personal interests:  I really enjoy my new found passion for photography.  I also enjoy traveling, running, and cooking with my husband/family and friends.
whitford
Brittney Whitford, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Westerly, Rhode Island
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal interests: Being outside, cooking, wine, farmers markets, traveling, listening to awful 90's music and playing with puppies!
aluka
Obianuju (Uju) Aluka, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Future Medical Goals: Community and hospitalist Pediatrician working within the local school system in prevention and care of chronic illness. I also want to participate in community healthcare improvement and prevention Internationally
Personal interests: Sports (especially basketball!!), exercise, art, fashion, movies, traveling and experiencing different cultures, and dancing
alshareef
Ibraheem (Bob) Al Shareef, M.B.B.S. —PL-2

Hometown: Saida, Lebanon
Medical School: Beirut Arab University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy; also interested in Pediatric Allergy and Gastronenterology
Personal interests: Music, soccer, basketball, table tennis, biking, traveling
awa
Imad Awa, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Hama, Syria
Medical School: Aleppo University
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics, perhaps Pediatric Neurology, academic teaching
Personal interests: Sports (playing and watching), traveling, home decor, fighting with my kids
harmon
Jenica Harmon O'Malley, D.O. —PL-2

Hometown: East Syracuse, NY
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics, Refugee Medicine, Foster Care and Adoption, Children with Complex Medical Needs and Ethnopediatrics - a little bit of everything!
Personal interests: I absolutely love spending time with my family, being outside, baking, knitting, Syracuse college sports, the Double H Ranch and of course all things winter!
hicks
Steve Hicks, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Red Hook, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: Pediatric Oncology or Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Personal interests: Running, basketball, skiing, playing guitar, spending time outdoors with my wife and 2 dogs.
khoriaty
Evelyne Khoriaty, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Future Medical Goals: Possibly a hematology/oncology fellowship
Personal interests: Swimming, chocolate and shopping, playing the piano, traveling, volunteer work in GNK foundation (road safety and health awareness), and last but not least spending time with my amazing family and friends :)
mcbride
Joshua McBride, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Syracuse, UT
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Future Medical goals: Critical Care, Cardiology or EM
Personal interests: Spending time with my wife and 2 little girls, camping, finding new music/musicians, riding ATVs
orrego
Vanessa Orrego, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist, or possibly Pediatric Cardiology. I am excited to rotate though the different specialties to find out what I am really passionate about!
Personal interests: Staying active! I have taken up running, but I really miss playing on organized sports teams. I like watching movies, eating good food, and spending time with family and friends.
pericozzi
Angela Pericozzi, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Groton, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: To practice primary care
Personal interests: Spending time with my children, friends, and family, dancing, WII, and trying new things!
steele
Jeremy Steele, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical goals: Neonatology or Cardiology
Personal interests: Camping and the outdoors, Guitar, Sports, The Birthright Israel program, my research, travel, and Nintendo64
stiglmeier
Caitlin Stiglmeier, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Omao, Kauai, Hawaii
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Dermatology, Doctors Without Borders, International Health
Personal interests: Everything! Laughing, adventuring, travel, running, yoga, photojournalism, and 80's dance parties
tamborelle
Lindsay Tamborelle, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Ludington, MI
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: Primary Care Pediatrics
Personal interests: Hiking and being outdoors, spending time with my family, dancing and traveling.
tarolli
Sara Tarolli, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Syracuse
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
Future Medical goals: Pediatric Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine
Personal interests: Skiing, sailing, reading, traveling, music, running
aswad
Marwan Al Aswad, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Palestine
Medical School: Beirut Arab University
Future Medical goals: Infectious Diseases, Liver Diseases
Personal interests: Lina, Soccer, English Premier League, Arsenal Football Club
alwan
Muaz Alwan, M.D.—PL-3

Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Medical School: Damascus University
Future Medical goals: Possibly a pulmonary fellowship
Personal interests: Soccer, swimming, tennis table and spending time with my family
hajar
Lina Hajar, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Tripoli, Lebanon
Medical School: Lebanese University
Future Medical goals: Pediatrics, Hematology
Personal interests: Marwan, Dancing, Painting
hung
Stephanie Hung, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: New York, NY
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics
Personal interests: Nature/Outdoors, Art, Writing, Tea, Serendipity
imdad
Aamer Imdad, M.B.B.S. —PL-3

Hometown: Malakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan University
Future Medical goals: Public Health, Primary Care, Malnutrition, Academic Pediatrics
Personal interests: Spiritualism, Hockey, Cricket, Urdu literature, cooking
lin
Jenny Lin, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Future Medical goals: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Hospitalist
Personal interests: Photography, Books, Modern Art/Museums, Movies, World Travel, Nature, Hiking, Kayaking, Indoor Rock climbing, Tennis, Swimming, Community service projects, Fun adventures
malabanan
Chris Malabanan, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Waldorf, MD
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: General pediatrics, at this point I really have no specialty interests but I am excited to find out where my interests may lie
Personal interests: huge sweet tooth, p90x, playing guitar and clarinet, dancing (really all types, although I have a soft spot for hip hop, namely breakdancing), did I mention I love sweets? :)
oliva
Stephanie Oliva, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Medical School: George Washington University
Future Medical goals: Emergency medicine or primary care with international work too
Personal interests: My kids! Also, sunshine, running, ice cream, learning spanish, dark beer, tap dance, and travel.
overton
Carla Overton, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Watertown, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: General pediatrics, International Health
Personal interests: Playing outside and hiking with my husband and our dog, cooking and baking, traveling, exploring NY state, reading, watching college basketball
ramaswami
Archie Ramaswami, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Saugerties, NY
Medical School: Ross University
Future Medical goals: Gastroenterology
Personal interests: Scuba diving, traveling, cooking, wine tasting
singh
Nandita Singh, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics, International Health
Personal interests: Cooking, Tennis, Yoga, Music, love watching movies and spending time with friends and family
sadaghiani
Nellie Sadaghiani, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, California
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: I will hopefully be able to have my own private practice, but I would like to still teach residents and medical students
Personal interests: I consider myself to be adventurous and I enjoy anything that includes the water (even if its frozen :D) I love surfing, swimming, scuba diving, sledding, and snow boarding. I also love to cook and travel!
tran
Brian Tran, D.O.—PL-3

Hometown: Endicott, NY
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics, Child advocacy, ID, international medicine
Personal interests: family, biting wit, puns, imagination, empathy, marine life (especially dolphins and orcas), singing in the shower, dancing, babies, dancing babies, springtime, tailgating, the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Knicks, Michigan football, Syracuse Basketball, caramelized onions, buffalo wings, Taylor Swift, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Team Jacob
fry
Katie Fry, M.D. —Chief Resident

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics
Personal interests: running, travel, cooking, gardening
martin
Allison Martin, M.D.—PL-3/Chief

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: Adolescent or Developmental Medicine
Personal interests: Vegan cooking and baking, swimming, hiking, water sports, film
sawale
Kunal Sawale, M.B.B.S.—PL-3/Chief

Hometown: Nashik, India
Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, India
Future Medical goals: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal interests: Java programming, hiking, music