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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

Pooja Poudel, MDPooja Poudel, MBBS PGY5

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. PGY5

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. PGY5

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


Sandy NasrSandy Nasr, MD, PGY4 

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, PGY4 

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, PGY4 

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.