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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Current Residents

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Benjamin Browning, MD

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

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David Frumberg, MD

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

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Damon Greene, MD

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, MD

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

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Justin Tsai, MD

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

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Christian J. Zaino, MD

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

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Robert Borzio, MD

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

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Colin Cooper, MD

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

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Neil Mulchandani, MD

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

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Sergei Pushilin, MD

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

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Allison Spitzer, MD

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

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Arie Trouw, MD

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

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Anant Dixit, MD

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

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Erika Kuehn, MD

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, MD, MBA

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, MD

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

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Kemjika Onuoha, MD

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

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Hiram Luigi-Martinez, MD

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

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Roby Abraham, MD

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

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Preston Grieco, MD

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

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Matthew Harb, MD

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

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Neel Pancholi, MD

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

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Robert Pivec, MD

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

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Sarah Walker, MD

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

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Lee Bloom, MD

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

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Joanne Dekis, MD

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

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James Doran, MD

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

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Andrew Hayden, MD

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

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Bhaveen Kapadia, MD

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

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Andrew Yang, MD

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate: Andrews University, CA
Research Interests: Sports, Hand, Spine
Personal Interests: Weight-lifting, Snowboarding, Music Production, Football
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Hand

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Alexandr Aylyarov, MD

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Research Interests: Knee Biomechanics, Flexor tendon repairs
Personal Interests: Golfing, Cooking, Traveling, Hiking
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Sports

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Dipal Chatterjee-Berfroid, MD

Hometown:
Undergraduate: Medizinische Universität Wien, Austria
Medical School: Medizinische Universität Wien, Austria
Research Interests: Gait Analysis, Scoliosis, Adult Reconstruction, Sports Injuries
Personal Interests: Running, Swimming, Wiener Schnitzel
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, Research Fellow

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Karan Dua, MD

Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

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Douglas Hollern, MD

Hometown: Columbus,Ohio
Undergraduate: Ohio University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Research Interests: Spine Trauma, Post-Operative Infection Outcomes, Sports
Personal Interests: Traveling, Weight-lifting, Football, Cooking
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Undecided

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Scott Craig Pascal, MD

Hometown: Longmeadow, MA
Undergraduate: Vassar College
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Research Interests: Trauma, Bone and Tissue healing
Personal Interests: Skiing, Biking
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Undecided

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Mikhail Tretiakov, MD

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Pediatric Orthopedics, Gait
Personal Interests: Mountain biking, skiing, auto mechanics, traveling
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Undecided


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