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Rheumatology fellows
L-R: Dr. Jihad Ben Gabr, Dr. Eric Liu, Dr. Saika Sharmeen; Dr. Konrad Dziamski, Dr. Andras Perl, Program Director, Dr. Thein Swe (2018-2019 Fellows)

Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Andras Perl


Andras Perl,MD, PhD
Rheumatology Fellowship
Program Director

Rosa Trpcevski


Rosa Trpcevski
Rheumatology Fellowship
Program Coordinator

Rheumatology Education Office
Weiskotten Hall
Rm. 8310,
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4194
Fax: 315 464-4176
Email: TrpcevsR@upstate.edu

SUNY Upstate Medical University Rheumatology Fellowship Program is a two year program that is accredited by the ACGME.  Graduates of the fellowship training program will be board eligible for the certification examination in the subspeciality of Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Title of Program: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Rheumatology Fellowship

Sponser: State University of New York

Participating Institutions:

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

Curriculum: Fellowship Curriculum

Individuals Interested in applying to our fellowship program should apply thru ERAS

We will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) 

SUNY Upstate Medical University Rheumatology (NRMP #156150FO)

Current Rheumatology Fellows

Thein Swe, MDThein Swe, MD

Dr. Swe was born in Myanmar and graduated from University of Medicine 2, Yangon, Myanmar. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Interfaith Medical Center, New York. Outside of work, he enjoys volunteering, playing table tennis and traveling.



SharmeenJihad BenGabr 2018-2020

Dr Ben Gabr was born in Sana’a, Yemen and graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Outside of work, Dr Ben Gabr enjoys running, outdoor activities, traveling, trying new foods and spending time with family. Hometown- Baldwinsville, NY.



SharmeenEric Liu 2018-2020

Dr. Liu received his Masters of Public Health, Research Epidemiology at Loma Linda University, CA and MD from SUNY Upstate. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate. Outside of work, Dr Liu enjoys playing sports, snowboarding, stand up paddle boarding, hiking and watching movies. Hometown- Los Angeles, CA



Manjeet BhamraManjeet Bhamra, MD 2019-2021

Dr. Bhamra was born and grew up in San Jose, California. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, mountaineering, horticultural ( member California Native Plants Society) . Hometown- San Jose, CA.



Paramarajan PiranavanParamarajan Piranavan, MD 2019-2021

Dr. Piranavan was born in Sri Lanka and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, MA. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, music, reading, watching movies and sport activities. Hometown- Shrewsbury, MA

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