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2021-22 Primary Care Residents

PGY 1

nada akkariNada Akkari
St. George's School of Medicine

Hometown: Lebanon

Interests: Volunteering, traveling, diving, fishing, preventative care.

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This is a highly academic program with a focus on primary care.


vallerey antenor

Vallery Antenor
Ross University School of Medicine

Hometown: New Jersey

Interests: Primary Care

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: You should pick this program if you value great leadership that cares about your personal and professional growth. The patient population we get to serve is why I made this program my top choice.


vladimir falb

Vladimir Falb
University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Interests: Wide variety of interests from Primary Care, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Rheumatology. Have had exposure to all and found them very interesting. 

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: The training and exposure to primary care is probably one of the best that you can get. You will learn the building blocks of both outpatient and inpatient medicine that will set you up well for whatever you want to do in medicine.


jaiyashree gandhi

Jayashree Gandhi
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Interests: Primary care + Hospitalist medicine

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: Focus on primary care in an underserved population


sarah goldhill

Sarah Goldhill
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Hometown: Cambridge, England

Interests: Preventative medicine, wilderness medicine, sports medicine, primary care, acute medicine

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: Amazing program leadership, great teaching, lots of opportunities to learn how to be a good teacher and to explore all your interests, vibrant patient community, lovely co-residents!


zerin kashem

Zerin Kashem
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York 

Interests: Primary Care 

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: The diversity among patients, clinical conditions, and residents. 


steffi nainan

Steffi Nainan
Saint James School of Medicine Anguilla

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Interests: Hospital medicine, Primary Care and Gastroenterology

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: I chose this program because of how genuine and personable everyone was. I loved that my program strives to deliver special learning experiences, exceptional 4x+2y block schedule and a strong continuity ambulatory curriculum, just to name a few. The vision of this program aligned with my own.


krunal patel

Krunal Patel
St. George's University School of Medicine

Hometown: Canton

Interests: Primary Care, Cardiology, Inpatient Medicine

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: You will receive a tremendous amount of support here! 


kate seong

Gyuhee (Kate) Seong
Kyunghee University

Hometown: South Korea

Interests: Primary care, research, healthcare innovation

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This is an academic program with incredible support from the faculty, a forward-thinking curriculum, and a vast array of pathologies to learn from, not to mention living in the heart of Brooklyn!


vedhapriya srinivasan

Vedhapriya Srinivasan
Stanley Medical College

Hometown: Chennai

Interests: Patient-centered care, Cardiovascular health in women and preventive medicine.

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This is a program with excellent outpatient medicine exposure along with strong inpatient training. We have amazing program leadership and faculty invested in residents careers and well being, diverse pathology and the opportunity to work with an underserved but vibrant community.


bethany syracuse

Bethany Syracuse
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Buffalo, New York 

Interests: Primary care and optimizing medical health care to the unique medical needs of the developmentally disabled community. Currently exploring the multiple avenues of internal medicine. 

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: This program offers fantastic opportunities for continuity of care and education on how to best navigate medical systems in order to help the underserved. Furthermore, there is great diversity of patient pathology and presentation. 


phia xiong

Phia Xiong
California Northstate University College of Medicine

Hometown: Fresno

Interests: Health inequities

Reason you chose Downstate PCIM: The program leadership and support provided by the residents, PD, ADP, and staff.

PGY 2

Mubarak Akadri

Mubarak Akadri
University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences


Marian Azer

Marian Azer
St. George's University School of Medicine


Louis Costanzo

Louis Costanzo
St. Matthew's University School of Medicine


Stella Fagbemi

Stella Fagbemi
Morehouse School of Medicine


Dina Jaber

Dina Jaber
St. George's University School of Medicine


Nader Jamaleddine

Nader Jamaleddine
American University School of Medicine


Pedram Jouharian

Pedram Jouharian
St. George's University School of Medicine


Ian McCormick

Ian McCormick
St. George's University School of Medicine


Richard Meier, II

Richard Meier, II
Ross University School of Medicine


Amara Shafi

Amara Shafi
Ross University School of Medicine


Vaibhavi Solanki

Vaibhavi Solanki
St. George's University School of Medicine


brian sotoBrian Soto
St. George's University School of Medicine

PGY 3

Khaleda Akter

Khaleda Akter
Saint James School of Medicine


kwesi blackmanKwesi Blackman
Howard University College of Medicine


Felicia Canaday

Felicia Canaday
Ross University School of Medicine


ami janiAmi Jani
American University School of Medicine


yusra qaiserYusra Qaiser
Saba University School of Medicine

 

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