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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

Current Residents

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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

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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

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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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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: Vienna, Austria
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

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Biomechanics, Pediatrics, Upper Extremity Trauma, Medical Education
Personal Interests: Personal Training, Cooking, Concerts, Movies
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Joint Arthroplasty, Shoulder & Elbow, Spine

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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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Louis Day, MD

Hometown: Hempstead, NY
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Research Interests: Adult Spinal Deformity, Hip-Spine Syndrome, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Personal Interests: Weightlifting, Food, Track and Field, Photography, Traveling, Coffee
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Undecided

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Rohan Desai, MD

Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

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Bassel Diebo, MD

Hometown: Syria
Undergraduate: University of Aleppo
Medical School: University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine
Research Interests: Full Body Alignment, Spinal Deformity, Hip Spine Syndrome, Dynamics and Functional Analysis, and Psychological Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases
Personal Interests: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Road Trips, and Research.
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Spine Research Fellowships: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Ahmed Eldib, MD

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Omar Hariri, MD

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwester Medical School

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Gregory Penny, MD

Undergraduate: Villanova University
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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Jaydev Mistry

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Research Interests: Biologics, Adult Reconstruction, Healthcare Payment Models
Personal Interests: Basketball, Weight-lifting, Travel, Craft Beer
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics- Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Clinical Research Fellow

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Jared Newman

Hometown: Merritt Island, FL
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Research Interests: Osteonecrosis, Adult Reconstruction, Proximal Humerus Fractures
Personal Interests: Ice Hockey, Cooking, Golf, Scuba Diving, Exercising, Football, Beer, Music, Traveling
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Adult Reconstruction, Sports

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Dillon Sedaghatpour

Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Research Interests: Intervertebral Disc Regeneration
Personal Interests: Traveling, Hiking, Avid Fan of Professional Sports, Scuba Diving
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Spine

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Bradley Wham

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Undergraduate: Wingate University
Medical School: Wake Forest
Research Interests: Undecided
Personal Interests: Basketball, Snowboarding, Golf, Weightlifting, Food/Beer
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Undecided

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Peter Zhou

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Interests: Spine
Personal Interests: Weight-lifting, Astronomy
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Spine

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Daniel Zuchelli

Hometown: Stamford, CT
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Stony Brook Univeristy
Research Interests: Spine deformity, Trauma
Personal Interests: Basketball, Football, Golf, Craft Beer
Fellowship (or fellowship interest): Undecided

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