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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

Current Residents

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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: Sports Medicine - UHZ Sports Medicine

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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

Research Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center

Fellowship: Sports Medicine - Houston Methodist Hospital

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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: Hand - Rush University Medical Center

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Douglas A. 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: Spine - University of Southern California

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Scott C. 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: Trauma - Jackson Memorial Hospital

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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: Pediatric - Rady Children Hospital

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Louis M. Day, MD

Hometown: Hempstead, NY

Undergraduate: University of South Carolina

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Research Interests: Adult Spinal Deformity, Hip-Spine Syndrome, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Personal Interests: Weightlifting, Food, Track and Field, Photography, Traveling, Coffee

Research Fellowship: NYU Spine Research Institute

 

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 G. 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.

Research Fellowships: Spine Research Fellowships at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Ahmed Eldib, MD

Undergraduate: Adelphi University

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

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Omar K. Hariri, MD

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

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Gregory S. Penny, MD

Undergraduate: Villanova University

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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Jaydev B. Mistry, MD

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Undergraduate: Rutgers

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Research Interests: Biologics, Adult Reconstruction, Healthcare Payment Models

Personal Interests: Basketball, Weightlifting, Travel

Research Fellowship: Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Fellowship Interest: Undecided

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Jared M. Newman, MD

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, Music, Traveling

Fellowship Interest: Adult Reconstruction, Sports Medicine

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Dillon D. Sedaghatpour, MD

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 Interest: Spine

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Bradley C. Wham, MD

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Undergraduate: Wingate University

Medical School: Wake Forest

Research Interests: Undecided

Personal Interests: Basketball, Snowboarding, Golf, Weightlifting

Fellowship Interest: Undecided

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Peter L. Zhou, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate: New York University

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Research Interests: Spine

Personal Interests: Weightlifting, Astronomy

Research Fellowship: NYU Spine Research Institute

 

Fellowship Interest: Spine

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Daniel M. Zuchelli, MD

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Stony Brook Univeristy

Research Interests: Spine deformity, Trauma

Personal Interests: Basketball, Football, Golf

Fellowship Interest: Undecided

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Katherine M. Connors, MD

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Patellofemoral instability

Personal Interests: Running, baking, going to the beach

Fellowship Interest: Hand, Sports

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Jennifer I. Etcheson, MD, MS

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: UC Davis

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Research Interests: Healthcare economics, biologics, adult reconstruction, upper extremity

Personal Interests: Surfing, ice hockey, hiking, golf, traveling, oil painting

Research Fellowship: Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Fellowship Interest: Undecided

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Evan H. Horowitz, MD

Hometown: Weston, FL

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Medical School: University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

Research Interests: Ring avulsion Injuries, distal humerus fractures, postoperative opioid use, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, and medical education research

Personal Interests: Running, basketball, weight lifting, volleyball, fantasy football, and Gator athletics

Fellowship Interest: Sports Medicine

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Vidushan Nadarajah, MD

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Undergraduate: New York University

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Research Interests: Patient-reported outcomes, health-related quality of life measures, sports medicine, cartilage restoration

Personal Interests: Powerlifting, American football

Research Fellowship: University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Fellowship Interest: Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction, Shoulder & Elbow

Publications: Click for Publications

 

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Neil V. Shah, MD, MS

Hometown: Brookville, NY

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Spinal deformity, nerve repair, outcome assessment, dynamic/functional assessment

Personal Interests: Travel, dining, American football, skiing, hiking, vintage medical device & book collection, teaching, research

Research Fellowship: Orthopaedic Laboratory of Brooklyn at SUNY Downstate

Fellowship Interest: Undecided

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Nicholas D. Stekas, MD

Hometown: New Providence, NJ

Undergraduate: Penn State

Medical School: Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Research Interests: Adult spinal deformity, cervical deformity, outcome assessment

Personal Interests: Guitar, the beach, running, the Mets, pizza

Research Fellowship: NYU Spine Research Institute

Fellowship Interest: Spine, Joint Reconstruction

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Jon Berguson, MD

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

Undergraduate: Liberty University

Medical School: Wayne State University

Research Interests: Ulnar collateral ligament injuries, concussions in sports

Personal Interests: baseball, basketball, skiing, running, traveling

Fellowship Interest: Sports, Hand

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George Beyer, MS, MD

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Undergraduate: Vassar College

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Research Interests: Large Data-sets 

Personal Interests: Cooking, traveling, shoe design, saxophone 

Fellowship Interest: Hand, Spine 

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Steven Burekhovich, MD

Hometown: New York, NY

Undergraduate: Brooklyn College

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Research Interests: Underserved populations, healthcare outcomes

Personal Interests: Art History, guitar, weightlifting, trivia

Fellowship Interest: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Adult Reconstruction

 

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Joseph O. Ehiorobo, MD

Hometown: Farmingdale, ME

Undergraduate: Boston College

Medical School: American University of Antigua  

Research Interests: Adult Reconstruction, Osteonecrosis, AI Learning, Arthroscopy, Robotics 

Personal Interests:Sports, Philanthropy, Travel 

Research Fellowship: Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health 

Fellowship Interest: Sports Medicine

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Scott Liu, MD

HometownLivermore, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

Medical School: John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Research Interests: non-surgical treatment of periprosthetic infections, infection prevention in arthroplasty, methods to improve bedside diagnosis of septic arthritis

Personal Interests: cooking, wine, trying new food, running, hiking, skiing, corgis, cats

Fellowship Interest: arthroplasty, hand

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Eric Tischler, DO, MPH

Hometown: Great Neck, NY

Undergraduate: Union College

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Research Interests: Healthcare Disparity, Epidemiology, Patient Reported Outcomes

Personal Interests:Swimming, Podcasts, Documentaries 

Research Fellowship: Rothman Orthopedic Institute

Research Fellowship: Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC)

Fellowship Interest: Undecided 

Publications: Click for Publications