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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: [email protected]

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

Sandy NasrSandy Nasr, MD, PGY5  

Dr. Nasr received her MD degree from University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Lebanon.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate. Outside of work, Dr Nasr enjoys volleyball, hiking, jogging, community service amongst other things.

lokineniSravani Lokineni, MBBS, PGY5

Dr. Lokineni received her MBBS degree from Kakatiya Medical College, India.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY. Outside of work, Dr Lokineni enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, cooking.

Marlene Marte FurmentMarlene Marte, MD, PGY5

Dr. Marte received her MD degree from Instituto Technologico de Santo Domingo Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Dominican Republic.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Peter’s University  Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. Outside of work, Dr Furment is an avid soccer player, enjoys hiking, trekking, traveling.

Damira Sereda

Damira Sereda, MD PGY-4

Medical School: I.K. Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Kyrgyzstan
Internship: Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Residency: Capital Health Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
Personal Interests: Outside of work, I like to engage in outdoor activities like hiking, running, bicycling, and skiing. I also enjoy traveling and practicing yoga.
Interest in rheumatology: Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound

Christina Donath

Christina Donath, MD PGY-4

Medical School: Ross University College of Medicine
Residency: Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program in Tallahassee, FL
College: Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, FL
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Personal Interests: When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, exploring new restaurants, watching movies, exercising, and spending time with my Husband and two cats, Aries, and Luna.
Career Goal: To run my own Rheumatology practice in an underserved area

Sara Kahlown

Sara Akram Kahlown, MBBS PGY-4

Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College Pakistan
Residency: UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Personal Interests: enjoy spending time with my two boys, cooking for my family, watching movies, catching up with friends and family and working out
Career Goal: undecided