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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Current Residents

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Benjamin Browning, M.D.


Hometown:
Orlando, FL
Undergraduate:
University of Florida
Medical School:
University of South Florida
Research Interests:
Sports Injuries, Cartilage Replacement
Personal Interests:
Snowboarding, Classic Cars, Bourbon
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Sports

Publications: Click for Publications

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David Frumberg, M.D.


Hometown: North Babylon, NY
Undergraduate:
Cornell University
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Interests:
Gait analysis, AVN in Sickle Cell Disease
Personal Interests:
Surfing, Hiking, Music
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Pediatric Orthopaedics

Publications: Click for Publications

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Damon Greene, M.D.


Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate:
University of Maryland
Medical School:
New York Medical College
Research Interests:
Sports Injuries
Personal Interests:
Surfing, Climbing, Music
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Sports Medicine

Publications: Click for Publications

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Jeffrey Mait, M.D.


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate:
Indiana University
Medical School:
St. George's University School of Medicine
Research Interests:
Metabolic Bone Disease, Tendon Repairs
Personal Interests:
Golf, Cheeseburgers
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Sports

Publications: Click for Publications

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Justin Tsai, M.D.

 

Hometown: Stony Brook, NY

Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research Interests: Syndesmosis Injuries

Personal Interests: Skiing, Gaming
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Foot and Ankle

Publications: Click for Publications

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Christian J. Zaino, M.D.


Hometown: Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate:
New York University
Medical School:
New York University School of Medicine
Research Interests:
Hip fractures, Hand Surgery
Personal Interests:
New York City History, Model Railroading, Off-Road Driving, Traveling, Rare Objects, Fine Antiques, Bow Ties, Oenology and Beer
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Hand

Publications: Click for Publications


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Robert Borzio, M.D.


Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Undergraduate:
Penn State University
Medical School:
New Jersey Medical School
Research Interests:
Rat femur model
Personal Interests:
Snowboarding
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Trauma, Foot & Ankle

Publications: Click for Publications

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Colin Cooper, M.D.


Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Undergraduate:
University of Akron
Medical School:
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Personal Interests:
Golf, skiing
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Joints, Trauma

Publications: Click for Publications

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Neil Mulchandani, M.D.


Hometown:
Flushing, NY
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Personal Interests:
Soccer, Football, Camping
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Sports, Joints, Trauma

Publications: Click for Publications

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Sergei Pushilin, M.D.


Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate:
Brooklyn College of CUNY BA-MD Program
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Personal Interests:
Swimming, Traveling, Bear Wrestling

Publications: Click for Publications

 

 

 

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Allison Spitzer, M.D.


Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergraduate:
Yale University
Medical School:
George Washington University
Research Interests:
Trauma, Pediatrics, Spine
Personal Interests:
Wakeboarding, Surfing, Traveling, Field Hockey
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Pediatrics, Spine

Publications: Click for Publications

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Arie Trouw, M.D.


Hometown: Thabazimbi, South Africa
Undergraduate:
Indiana University
Medical School:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Interests:
Hand
Personal Interests:
Rugby

Publications: Click for Publications


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Anant Dixit, M.D.


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Medical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Research Interests:
Sports Injuries
Personal Interests:
Travel, food, sports, Food and Food
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Upper Extremity/ Sports

Publications: Click for Publications

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Erika Kuehn, M.D.


Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Undergraduate:
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Interests:
Healing of tibial fractures depending on mechanism (blunt vs penetrating)
Personal Interests:
Running, Foreign Languages, Dance Music
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Hand

Publications: Click for Publications

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Qais Naziri, M.D., M.B.A.


Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Undergraduate:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Medical School:
American University of Antigua
Research Interests:
Adult reconstruction, Osteonecrosis, Multi-ligament Knee Injuries, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Personal Interests:
Soccer, Basketball, Porterhouse Steaks
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Research Fellow

Publications: Click for Publications

                                            

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Jason Oh, M.D.


Hometown: Short Hills, NJ
Undergraduate:
Cornell University
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Interests:
Nerve Repair and Regrowth, Outcomes of Total Joint Surgeries, Techniques of Spinal Surgery
Personal Interests:
Tae kwon DO, Capoiera, Team Sports
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Spine, Joints

Publications: Click for Publications

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Kemjika Onuoha, M.D.


Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School:
Morehouse School of Medicine
Personal Interests:
Basketball, Working on My Golf Game, Learning about Different Cultures and Places, Watching Movies and Documentaries
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Trauma, Spine

Publications: Click for Publications


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Hiram Luigi-Martinez, M.D.


Hometown: Trujillo Alto, PR
Undergraduate:
University of Puerto Rico
Medical School:
University of Puerto Rico SOM
Personal Interests:
Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Surfing, Skateboarding, Piano/ Guitar
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Pediatric Orthopaedic, Foot & Ankle, Spine

Publications: Click for Publications



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Roby Abraham, M.D.


Hometown: Searington, NY
Undergraduate:
Sophie Davis BS/MD Program
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Interests:
Scoliosis
Personal Interests:
Basketball, Running, Weight-Lifting

Publications: Click for Publications

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Preston Grieco, M.D.


Hometown: Westchester, NY
Undergraduate:
College of the Holy Cross
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Interests:
Achilles Tendon Repair
Personal Interests:
Weight Lifting, Basketball, Cooking
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Trauma, Spine, Peds

Publications: Click for Publications

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Matthew Harb, M.D.


Undergraduate: Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge
Medical School: L
ouisiana State University-Shreveport

Publications: Click for Publications

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Neel Pancholi, M.D.


Hometown: Naperville, IL
Undergraduate:
Case Western Reserve University
Medical School:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Interests:
Sports Injuries Management and Recovery
Personal Interests:
Basketball, Travelling

Publications: Click for Publications

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Robert Pivec, M.D.


Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Undergraduate:
Santa Clara University
Medical School:
St. George's University
Research Interests:
Orthopaedic Trauma, Adult Reconstruction
Personal Interests:
Swimming, Cycling, Skiing, Dry Aged Steaks, Windsurfing, History, Vintage BMWs, Looking for the Best Burgers in the City
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Trauma

Publications: Click for Publications

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Sarah Walker, M.D.


Undergraduate:
University at Buffalo
Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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Lee Bloom, M.D.


Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Undergraduate:
Brandeis University
Medical School:
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Research Interests: Tissue Engineering

Personal Interests: Ice Hockey, Golf, Grilling, Bernese Mountain Dogs
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Undecided

Publications: Click for Publications

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Joanne Dekis, M.D.


Hometown: Fort Lee, NJ
Undergraduate:
Princeton University
Medical School:
Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Research Interests:
Meniscus Replacement
Personal Interests:
Photography, Food, Craft Beer
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Undecided

Publications: Click for Publications

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James Doran, M.D.


Hometown: Ocean City, NJ
Undergraduate:
Drexel University
Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Research Interests:
Adult reconstruction, Health Care Payment and Delivery Models
Personal Interests:
Snowboarding, surfing, baseball, soccer, golfing, bowling
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Undecided

Publications: Click for Publications

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Andrew Hayden, M.D.


Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Undergraduate:
University of Florida
Medical School:
University of South Florida
Research Interests:
Trauma, Hand
Personal Interests:
Weight-lifting, Travel, Golf, Cooking, Good beer
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Undecided

Publications: Click for Publications

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Bhaveen Kapadia, M.D.


Hometown: 
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate:
University of California, Berkeley
Medical School:
St. George's University
Research Interests:
Orthobiologics, Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcomes, Periprosthetic Infection Prevention, Venous Thromboembolic Disease
Personal Interests:
Rock Climbing, Running, Weight-lifting, Photography, Cooking, Travel
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Undecided

Publications: Click for Publications

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Andrew Yang, M.D.


Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate:
Andrews University, MI
Medical School:
Loma Linda University, CA
Research Interests:
Sports, Hand, Spine

Personal Interests: Weight-lifting, Snowboarding, Music Production, Football
Fellowship (or fellowship interest):
Hand

Publications: Click for Publications


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