House Staff Bios

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Sarah Au, M.D.-PL-1

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Medical School: Ross University
Future Medical Goals: 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 :)
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Julia Ciurria, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Cardiology, International Health
Personal Interests: Travel, live music, and sharing a good meal with friends and family.
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Danielle Daniels, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Future Medical Goals: I'm currently undecided but interested in general pediatrics and global health
Personal Interests: Hiking, traveling, spending time with my amazing family and friends
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Nadya Dillon, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical Goals: 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!

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Heba El Ayash, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Future Medical Goals: 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!

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Joshua Griesman, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Toronto
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Future Medical Goals: 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.

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Valerie Ho, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: University of Limerick, Ireland
Future Medical Goals: 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!

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Kristin Hornick, D.O. -PL-1

Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Future Medical Goals: Primary care, possibly ER/GI/Adolescent fellowship
Interests: Running, hiking, tennis, cooking, theater, trying new things!
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Joshua Kanji, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Lake Grove, NY
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Medical Goals: Pediatric Intensive Care
Personal Interests: Scuba diving, Rock climbing, Traveling

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Phillip Mackewicz, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Long Valley, NJ
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Critical Care or Emergency Medicine fellowship
Personal Interests: I'm a big skier and try to go out multiple times 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.

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Christopher Mairerhofer, D.O. -PL-1

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Medical School: ATSU - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Playing and seeing live music. Exploring the great outdoors. Making art. Hanging out with family.


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Laura Miller, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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!
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Neelam Pandhi, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Syosset, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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.

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Janet Tsang, M.D. -PL-1

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Allergy and Immunology
Personal Interests: Cooking and trying new recipes, Barre, Spending time with family

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Audrey VanDeWall, D.O. -PL-1

Hometown: Watertown, NY
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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!

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Jacob Anderson, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Lindon, Utah
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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.

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Samara Appelstein, D.O. -PL-2

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future medical goals: 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!

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Sara Batool, D.O. -PL-2

Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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

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Timothy Bright, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Ross University School Of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care
Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Salsa Dancing, Snowboarding, Travelling

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Hassan El Chebib, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Marwanieh, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric ID but open for General Pediatrics
Personal Interests: reading, movies, hiking, travel, technology, videogames and, first and foremost, spending time with my family

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Sarah Ellis, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Sandwich, IL
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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!

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Sashi Goteti, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Bhimavaram, India/Toronto, Canada
Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine
Future medical goals: 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!

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Kate Okhman, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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.

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Ripal Patel, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: 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

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Elizabeth Paulsen, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Manchester, NH
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology, global medicine and research.
Personal Interests: My dog Winnie, traveling, tennis, skiing, baking, coffee, and Boston sports, especially the Patriots

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Moshe Roberts, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Syracuse
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: 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!)

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Max Shenberger -PL-2

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric cardiology, but still keeping an open mind regarding other sub-specialties.
Personal Interests: Carpentry, cooking, and activities/trips with my family.

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Ryan Surujdeo, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Hollis, N.Y.
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Future Medical Goals: 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.

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Richard Tyler, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Burnt Hills, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: 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

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Kimberly Wells, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Auburn, Washington
Medical School: SUNY Upstate
Future Medical Goals: 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!

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Iram Ashraf, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: My interests include Hematology/Oncology, NICU, possibly Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Personal interests: Cooking, hot yoga, family, friends, fashion, and traveling
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Robyn Borsuk, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Ross University
Future Medical Goals: 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.
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Michael Bowler, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: PICU, NICU, or Peds EM (sick kids are no problem!)
Personal interests: Reading, Travel, Cooking, Martial Arts, Football (Skol Vikes!), College Sports (Wisconsin Badgers)
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Megan Campbell, D.O. -PL-3

Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical Goals: I am interested in either general pediatrics or pediatric heme/onc
Personal interests: Good food, good wine, good friends
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Meghan Jacobs, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Lewiston, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical Goals: I would like to work in advocacy in some way, but am currently undecided about fellowship.
Personal interests: Spinning, baking, and the Buffalo Bills
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Eric Keil, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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.
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Anuja Khettry, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Chestnut Hill, M.A.
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: 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!


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Danice Kuruvilla, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Medical school: Medical University of Lublin
Future medical goals: current areas of interest include hematology/oncology or general pediatrics/hospitalist
Personal interests: traveling, hiking, seeing my niece and trying new restaurants!

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Kendall Luyt, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (born in South Africa)
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: 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
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Jasmin Moradi, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Toronto, ON
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Hospitalist and/or Intensive Care
Personal interests: Yoga, painting, anything involving heights to get over my fear, travelling and Food Network!
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Avideh Rashed, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Potomac, MD
Medical School: Ross University
Future Medical Goals: Neonatology or Pediatric Intensive Care
Personal interests: Water sports, traveling, hiking, running, yoga, Pilates, and watching reality TV.
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Amanda Rohlfing, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal interests: Spending time with my family, cat and dog. I also love traveling, camping, hiking, swimming and spending time outside.
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Dave Swaby, M.D. -PL-2

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Medical School: American Univeristy of Antigua
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Critical Care or General peds.
Personal Interests: Travelling, international health and all Miami sports (HEAT, Dolphins and Panthers)!

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Whitney Vedella, M.D. -PL-3

Hometown: Indian Head, MD
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: 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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Emy Abraham, M.D. -
PL-4, Chief Resident
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: Primary Care/Hospitalist Pediatrics, International Health
Personal interests: Spending time with family and friends, Traveling, Step Aerobics/Zumba, Music and dance, Sudoku, Cooking/Baking
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Brenda VanFossen, M.D. -PL-4, Chief Resident

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: I am hoping to continue outpatient pediatrics in Vancouver, BC
Personal Interests: I love sailing, skiing, scuba, being outdoors.