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Dr. Perl and 2019 Fellows.
L-R: Dr. Andras Perl, MD, PhD, Program Director, Dr. Sheetal Rayancha, MD, Dr. Fatme Allam, MD, Dr. Jingjung Yu, MD, Dr. Eduardo Bonilla, MD, Dr. Hom Neupane, MD, Dr. Hiroshi Kato, MD

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
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Phone: 315 464-4194
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



Sara Khalil, MDSara Khalil, MD PGY5

Born and grew up in Lahore, Pakistan. She finished her internal medicine residency training at SUNY upstate. She enjoys hiking, good food, traveling and watching movies.



Missing PhotoHaihui Wang, MD PGY5

Born in China and graduated from Southern Medical University, Guangdong, China. Dr. Wang completed PhD training in Physiology from Wayne State University, MI and Internal Medicine residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, NJ. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, hiking, game of go. Hometown: Liaoning, China.



Missing PhotoChathura Wijewardena, MD PGY5

Born in Sri Lanka but moved to Canada when I was 18. He completed medical training at Saba University School of Medicine and Internal Medicine residency from SUNY at Buffalo. Hobbies include reading fictional history, playing tennis and the guitar. Hometown: Toronto, Canada.



Pooja Poudel, MDPooja Poudel, MBBS PGY4

Medical School: Manipal College of Medical Science, Nepal
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
I was born and raised in Nepal. I did my medical schooling back in Nepal at Manipal College of medical sciences. I completed my residency training at SUNY Upstate medical university. Outside work, I enjoy outdoors, travelling, hiking, dancing, photography and working out. However, I am open to try new hobbies and explore more.



Missing PhotoTooba Munawar, M.B.B.S. PGY4

Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Interests: Avid reader of Urdu literature, classical music and experimental cooking.



Hiba Bilal, MDHiba Bilal, D.O. PGY4

Medical School: Nova Southern University, Dr. Kirna Patel College of Ostheopathic Medicine, FL
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Outside of work, I enjoy running, being outdoors, cooking and traveling

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