Fellowship Program

Rheumatology, Dept. of Medicine
Weiskotten Hall
Rm. 8310, 766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4194
Fax: 315 464-4176
Andras Perl
Andras Perl, MD, PhD
Division Chief

Fellowship training in Rheumatology is a two year program. Successful completion of this fellowship training will allow candidates to be eligible for certification examination in the subspecialty of rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Title of Program: Upstate Medical University, Rheumatology Fellowship

Sponsor: State University of New York

Participating Institutions:

  • Upstate Medical University
  • Veteran's Administration Medical Center at Syracuse
  • Crouse Hospital


Individuals interested in applying to our fellowship program should apply through ERAS External Icon.

We will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) External Icon External Icon. SUNY Upstate Medical University Rheumatology (NRMP # 156150FO)


Current Rheumatology Fellows

SheetalSheetal Rayancha, MD 2015 - 2017 

Dr. Rayancha grew up in Upstate New York. She recieved her BA degree at New York University and her MD degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine where she graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Rayancha completed her residency at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan.



farheenFarheen Fatima Jaffari, MD 2016 - 2018

Dr. Jaffari grew up in the Middle East and graduated from Karnataka Medical College, Manipal, India in 2010. She went onto complete her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Zainab Shahnawaz, MD 2016 -2018 

Dr. Shahnawaz was born in Secaucus, New Jersey and graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

isabellaMaria Isabella Pasniciuc, MD 2016 - 2018

Dr. Pasniciuc grew up in Romania, graduated at Carol Davila Medical School Bucharest, Romania. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic health system. Dr. Pasniciuc is a board certified in Internal Medicine and fellow of ACP. Special interest: autoimmune diseases. Hobbies: traveling, spending time with family, hiking, cooking.