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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

Residents & Faculty

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Scott Dowd, MD
Hometown: Southboro, MA
Personal Interests: Golf, Weight Lifting, New York City

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Greg Grabon, MD
Hometown: Middletown, NY
Personal Interests: Fishing

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Shady Hassan, MD
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Personal Interests: Weight Lifting, Traveling, Basketball

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Fajie Ma, BM
Hometown: Qingdao, China
Personal Interests: Table Tennis, Fishing, Travel


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Michael R. Nicoletti, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Personal Interests: Triathlon/Ironman, Nutrition & Fitness

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Anatoly Shnayder, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Personal Interests: Swimming, Soccer

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Thien (Michael) Tran, MD
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Personal Interests: Fitness, Sports, Fishing


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Matthew Dounel, MD MPH
Hometown: Forest Hills, NY
Personal Interests: Hiking, Swimming, Photography, Filmmaking

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Michael Jurkowich, MD
Hometown: Whitestone, NY
Personal Interests: Sports, Music, Travel

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Shinto Koshy, MD
Hometown: Northridge, CA
Personal Interests: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Water Sports, Plant Horticulture

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Bobby Oommen, MD
Hometown:Trivandrum, India
Personal Interests: Travel


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David Palma, MD
Hometown: Huntington, NY
Personal Interests: Baseball, Basketball, Camping

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Nora Taha, MD
Hometown:Watchung, NJ
Personal Interests: Spinning, Sewing, Going to the Beach


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Ehsan Abdeshahian, MD
Chief Resident
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Personal Interests: Basketball, Running, Weight lifting

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Casey Fisher, MD
Chief Resident
Hometown: Redlands, CA
Personal Interests: Playing Sports – Baseball, Basketball, Football and Snowboarding

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Jinghua He, MD
Hometown: Harbin, China
Personal Interests: Sports, Table Tennis

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Daniel Kline, MD
Hometown: Edinburg, VA
Personal Interests: Skiing, Racquetball, Football


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Vivek Mehta, MD
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Personal Interests: Sports, Food, Travel

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David Perna, MD
Chief Resident
Hometown: Verona, NJ
Personal Interests: Football, Weightlifting

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Vincent Pham, MD
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Personal Interests: Surfing, Rock Climbing, Guitar, Sailing, Travel

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Pauline Raitses, DO
Hometown: Perm, Russia
Personal Interests: Spinning, Classical Music, Jazz, Ballet


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Gene Tekmyster, DO
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Personal Interests: Skiing, Golf, Baseball

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Kiran Vadada, MD
Hometown: Chipata, Zambia
Personal Interests: Travel, Snowboarding, Music Production


Paul A. Pipia, MD

Assistant Professor
Chief, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

Sanjeev Agarwal, MD

Assistant Professor
Director, Interventional Physiatry

Tsai C. Chao, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

Soon M. Rho, MD

Assistant Professor

Seung J. Park, MD

Assistant Professor

Marcel Bayol, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Site Director, Kings County Hospital Center

Ibrahim Nasser, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Kings County Hospital Center

Zinaida Shikhman, RPA-C


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