Internal Medicine Residency at Maimonides Medical Center

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Maimonides Medical Center provides a unique educational experience, combining the outstanding clinical exposure of a major urban hospital with an emphasis on academic medicine. Our location, in the heart of Brooklyn, New York at the intersection of Borough Park and Sunset Park, and our designation as a safety net hospital, draw one of the most diverse patient populations in the US. Through exposure to both inpatient and outpatient medicine on the medical floors, the critical care and coronary care units, and the outpatient clinics, our residents become well-versed in all aspects of internal medicine, fully prepared to enter any practice setting or fellowship upon graduation.
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Graduates from our residency program go on to fellowships, primary care, and hospitalist positions around the country

Class of 2022

  • Emanuel Emeasoba, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bruno De Brito Gomes, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chad Harris, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Sanchit Kundal, Mount Sinai Beth Israel/Morningside, Manhattan, NY
  • Alejandro Munoz-Martinez, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2021

  • Nnamdi Chukwuka, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Tomer Hananya, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mahsa Pourabdollah Tootkaboni, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Aparna Tiwari, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ori Waksman, Medstar, Georgetown, DC

Class of 2020

  • Nana Gegechkori, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Dikshya Sharma, Westchester Medical Center, NY*

Class of 2019

  • Paurush Ambesh, University of Massachusetts Baystate Medical Center, MA
  • Arsalan Hashmi, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sarah Rosanel, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nitin Sabharwal, Tulane University, NO
  • Vineet Meghrajani, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NY
  • Cynthia Balasanmugam, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Isaac Mizrahi, University of Hawaii*

Class of 2018

  • Chaya Levine, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Isaac Akkad, NYU Winthrop Hospital, NY
  • Parul Kakar, Rutgers University, NJ*
  • Carlos Henriquez-Felipe, Maimonides Medical Center, NY*
  • Kelsey Shanahan-Prendergast, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, TX

Class of 2017

  • Azizul Rehman, SUNY Downstate, NY
  • Avraham Miller, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Shiv Raj, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Sabah Siddiqui, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2022

  • Suhali Kundu, George Washington University/MedStar Health, DC*

Class of 2021

  • Kriti Gupta, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kiran Para, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2020

  • Sanwal Mehta, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2019

  • Jevon Samaroo-Campbell, SUNY Downstate, NY* (Infectious Disease/Critical Care)
  • Raphael Ezeagu, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2018               

  • Vignesh Ponnusamy, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2017

  • Olaoluwatomi Lamikanra, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2021

  • Mo Mai, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2020

  • Suruchi Karnik, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2018

  • Sujata Shrestha, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2017

  • Deepa Vincent, University of Massachusetts, MA*
  • Lina Soni, SUNY Downstate, NY

Class of 2021

  • Samantha Erlich, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY*

Class of 2020

  • Kaveh Zivari, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Steve Obanor, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fidelis Okoli, NYU Winthrop Medical Center, NY

Class of 2019

  • Daria Yunina, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2018

  • Zain Sobani, University of New Mexico, NM
  • Alexa Sasson, University of Toronto, Canada

Class of 2017

  • Richard Fazio, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bridget Gallagher, SUNY Downstate, NY

Class of 2020

  • Aviva Tobin-Hess, Long Island, NY
  • Vivian Zhu, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Goel Fenech, France

Class of 2019

  • Avigayil Rapp, Boston, MA

Class of 2018

  • Jason Jaramillo, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2017

  • Diana Sholomon, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2021

  • Shiran Porat, NYP Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY

Class of 2020

  • Pratibha Sharma, Oregon Health Sciences University, OR

Class of 2022

  • Brian Wolf, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2021

  • Kevin Shieh, University of California at Irvine, CA

Class of 2020

  • Anna Urazov, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Jonathan Weltz, NYU Winthrop University, NY
  • Natalie Elkayam, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Rajat Thawani, Oregon Health Sciences University, OR

Class of 2018

  • Sudhamshi Toom, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • David Chitty, Northwell Health, NY(Translational Research Fellowship)

Class of 2017

  • Tsering Lama Tamang, University of California at Irvine, CA

Class of 2022

  • Gurchetan Randhawa, NYU, Manhattan

Class of 2021

  • Awais Aslam, Essentia Health, ND
  • Wei Jun Gu, Long Island Jewish Hospital, NY
  • Aalia Mohamed Ghouse, Redington Fairview, ME
  • Swetha Musty, Ascension Borgess Hospital, MI
  • Ogochukwu Okoli, University of Maryland, MD
  • Deborah Osafehinti, Spartanburg Regional M.C., SC
  • Mohammad Saad Saeeduddin, Apogee Physicians, PA
  • Karen Tuneev, Premier Health, OH
  • Moaz Zia, Avera McKennan Hospital, SD

Class of 2020

  • Behtash Saeidi, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Celestine Mkpozi, Essentia Health, ND
  • Neehal Wali, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, IL
  • Sarwat Nasreen, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Maryam Baqir, Montefiore Wakefield, NY
  • Vrunda Kelkar, CHI Franciscan Health System, WA
  • Shaurya Sharma, Maimonides Medical Center, NY*
  • Susan Lin, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2019

  • Eliza Sharma, St. Joseph’s Hospital, ME
  • Nikhil Cordeiro, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
  • Jacqueline Golden, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, MI
  • Sruthi Namana, Porter Regional Hospital, IN
  • Obinna Ibe, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, CT
  • Prameeta Jha, Decatur Memorial Hospital, IL
  • Muhammad Sohail Yousuf, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, IL
  • Husnain Waseem, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mariya Astashkevich, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Shanti Patel, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT
  • Abimbola Iluyomade, TX

Class of 2018

  • Nijas Nazar, Montefiore Medical Center, NY
  • Sabina Ratner, Stonybrook University, NY
  • Sharonlin Bhardwaj, NYU Lutheran, NY
  • Brian Poon, Good Samaritan Hospital, IL
  • Oluwaseun Samuel, Vidant Medical Center, NC

Class of 2017

  • Craig Feibusch, Summit Medical Group, NJ*
  • Samson Alliu, Wright State University, OH** (Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, NY)
  • Christos Christolias, NYP Lower Manhattan, NY
  • Qing Luo
  • Ramon Ortiz Espinal, Florida Flagler Hospital, FL
  • Nishanth Pundru, Rhode Island Hospital, RI
  • Hitesh Raheja, Cleveland Clinic, OH ** (Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, NY)
  • Mark Gobrial, Henry Mayo Hospital, CA
  • Neerva Rana, Henry Mayo Hospital, CA
  • Radhika Voleti, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, DE
  • Betsy Kuriakose, Havasu Regional Medical Center, AZ
  • Tanuj Sood, Washington Hospital Center, DC
  • Vivek Kumar, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA
  • Remigiusz Soltys, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, NJ

Class of 2022

  • Gurchetan Randhawa, NYU, Brooklyn, NY
  • Laura Rivera-Boadla, Mount Sinai West, NY

Class of 2020

  • Anuoluwapo Shobayo, Brown University, RI

Class of 2019

  • Maria Jose Suarez Bohorquez, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2018

  • Chiemeziem Nwanyanwu, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Jonathan Garellek, Northwell Health, NY
  • Renata Kuperman, Maimonides Medical Center, NY*

Class of 2021

  • Nyein Chann Wai Lynn, Washington University, St. Louis, MI

Class of 2020

  • Joseph Gotesman, Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital, NY

Class of 2019

  • Sanjana Kapoor, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Class of 2021

  • Moshe Miller, University of Alabama, AL
  • Orel Shuker, NYP Columbia and Cornell, NY

Class of 2017

  • Amrita Sabharwal, University of California at Irvine, CA

Class of 2022

  • Christiana Atuaka, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Claudia De Arujo Duarte, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Varun Tej Gonguntla, Elmhurst, Queens, NY*

Class of 2021

  • Angelica Fernandes, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Sharad Oli, Wayne State University, MI

Class of 2020

  • Aryeh Bernstein, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Carolyn Bendor-Grynbaum, University of Miami, FL
  • Samuel Francis, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2019

  • Anna Abbasi, University of Missouri, MI*
  • Ravi Karan Patti, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chetana Pendkar, SUNY Downstate, NY
  • Arjun Saradna, University of Buffalo, NY

Class of 2018

  • Precious Macauley, Westchester Medical Center, NY
  • Ankur Sinha, Maimonides Medical Center, NY
  • Parita Soni, Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Class of 2017

  • Anisha Kamath, Winthrop University, NY
  • Sushikumar Gupta, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Omar Taha, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2022

  • Kavish Singh, Dartmouth University, NH

Class of 2021

  • Iqra Aftab, SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, NY

Class of 2020

  • Krishna Kommineni, University of Tennessee, TN

Class of 2018

  • Madina Abduraimova, SUNY Downstate, NY
  • Sima Terebelo, SUNY Downstate, NY

Class of 2021

  • Tayyaba Saeed, Anesthesiology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ori Waksman, Cardiology Metabolism/Lipids, Mount Sinai, NY

Class of 2020

  • Fidelis Okoli, NYU Medical Center, NY (Transplant Hepatology)

Class of 2019

  • Jonathan Panitch, Hepatology, Montefiore Medical Center, NY
  • Amy Espinal, Neurology, University of Chicago, IL

Class of 2018

  • Alexa Sasson, University of Toronto, Canada (GI Research)
  • Mahin Alamgir, Dermatology Residency, Rutgers RWJ, NJ

Class of 2017

  • Shiv Raj, Cardiac Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA** (Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, NY)
  • Sabah Siddiqui, Cardiology Hypertension, VAMC Bronx, NY** (Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, NY)
  • Bridget Gallagher, Hepatology, SUNY Downstate, NY
  • Vasavi Devireddy, Physician Administration Fellowship Northwell, NY

Chief Residents

Carly Munro, MD

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Medical School: St. George’s University

Interests: Clinical Teaching, POCUS, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Fun Fact: Speaks French and enjoys Curating Charcuterie Boards!

Maham A. Waheed, MD

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College

Interest: Clinical Reasoning, Cardiology, Clinical Research, Medical Education, POCUS

Fun Fact: Is a Plant Enthusiast and can teach you Aerial Yoga!

Kristal Pouching, MD, DMV

Hometown: San Fernando, Trinidad

Medical School: Saint George’s University

Interests: Cardiology,Hospital Administration, Teaching, Humanism Project

Fun Fact: Is a Vet and can play the Steel Pan!

Sehajpreet Singh, MD

Hometown: Amritsar, Punjab, India

Medical School: Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC)

Interests: Clinical Teaching, Cardiology, POCUS

Fun Fact: Bhangra King!

The residents of the Maimonides Medical Center Residency Program are what make our program special. Our trainees come from all over the world with varied experience and knowledge that they bring to our program.

Supraja Achuthanandan

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Uyioghosa Asemota

University of Benin School of Medicine

Rabiah Ashraf

King Edward Medical University

Sadia Aslam

King Edward Medical University

Arjun Basnet

Kathmandu Medical College

Brent Boodhai

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine St. Augustine, Trinidad

Pin-Jung Chen

National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Britney Clemen

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Kevin Clements

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Amit Dhaliwal

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Thai Donenfeld

Ross University School of Medicine

Arafat Farooqui

King Edward Medical University

Amit Gulati

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Eliyakim Hershkop

Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Emeka Ibeson

University of Benin School of Medicine

Avleen Kaur

Government Medical College Chandigarh

Maftuna Kayumova

Tashkent Medical Academy

Jay Keith

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Htin Kyaw

University of Medicine 1

Tiffany Lu

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Aarti Maharaj

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine St. Augustine, Trinidad

Sanjay Maheshwari

Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro

Tania Miah

Dhaka Medical College and Hospital

Ifeanyi Nwosu

Ebonyi State University College of Health Sciences

Bala Pushparaji

Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)

Veronica Rozynek

University College Dublin School of Medicine

Shehanaz Shajahan

K.S. Hegde Medical Academy

Neha Sharma

Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Syed Mohammad Mazhar Uddin

Dow Medical College

Alana Zanetti-Yabur

Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina Jose Maria Vargas

Taif Al-mansouri

University of Al- Mustansiriyah College of Medicine

Theophany Blanco

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Pola Boazak

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Sohini Das

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Mayukh Dey

Nilratan Sircar Medical College

Jane Eapen

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Ereeny Fanous

Fayoum University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt

Sudarshan Gautam

Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS)

Manroop Gill

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Omair Khan

Foundation University Medical College (FUMC)

Pyae Hein Kyaw

University of Medicine 1

Nissim Levy

Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Sime Maharaj

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Adedoyin Olawoye

University of Ibadan College of Medicine

Myoe Oo

University of Medicine 1

Arichanah Pulenthiran

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus

Arjun Ravishankar

University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital

Armando Seitllari

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Joshua Shapiro

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences

Pranay Siriya

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Kimberly Soultan

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mukhammad Sultanov

Tashkent Medical Academy

Jude Tabba

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Wai Ming Tang

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Aftab Vadsaria

Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital

Veena Vignarajah

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Morad Zaaya

Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

Thi Ha Zaw

University of Medicine 2

Suchi Zinzuwadia

Ross University School of Medicine

Syed Baqir

Aga Khan University Medical College

Carla Barberan Parraga

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil Facultad de Ciencias Médicas

Dilichukwu Chudy-Onwugaje

Windsor University School of Medicine

Hakob Harutyunyan

Yerevan State Medical University Named for Mkhitar Heratsi

Kundan Jana

Andhra Medical College

Sajog Kansakar

Manipal College of Medical Sciences

Jasveen Kaur

Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Syed Kodilinye

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jamaica

Assile Koubeissy

NYITCOM

Meng Hsun Lee

National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine

Zayar Lin

University of Medicine 1

Fatemeh Mohammadrezaei

Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) School of Medicine

Fizza Mohsin

King Edward Medical University

Rita Moncayo

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil Facultad de Ciencias

Ayesha Mubashir

Dow Medical College

Azka Naeem

King Edward Medical University

Aung Oo

University of Medicine 1

Ayshah Qureshi

Fatima Jinnah Medical University

Asbah Rahman

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Aastha Randhawa

Manipal College of Medical Sciences

Marlon Rivera-Boadla

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras Facultad de Ciencias Médicas

Fatima Sajid

King Edward Medical University

Prem Shankar

Dow Medical College

Harpriya Singh

*School to be inserted*

Calvin Ta

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Kripa Tiwari

Kathmandu Medical College

Jeffy Varghese

Father Muller Medical College

Soe Winn

University of Medicine 1

Xialong, Wu

Ben Gurion Univ of the Negev

Matania Yehounatan

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Laraib Zahid

Rawalpindi Medical College

Mohamed Awad Zagazig University Faculty of Medicine
Christopher Azzam St. George’s University School of Medicine
Brandon Burg NYITCOM
Eli Dayon Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
Pouya Entezari Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine
Michael Gleeson NYITCOM
Nazir Jalili SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Elizabeth Kasparov SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Myungrho Kim NYITCOM
Prateek Madaan Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital
Yasaman Moazeni Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine
Lilly Mohtadi St. George’s University School of Medicine
Haritha Palaniswamy Madurai Medical College
Ilan Small Sackler School of Medicine – New York State American Branch
Remil Thomas Ross University School of Medicine

Residency Overview

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Maimonides Medical Center provides a unique educational experience, combining the outstanding clinical exposure of a major urban hospital with an emphasis on academic medicine. Our location, in the heart of Brooklyn, New York at the intersection of Borough Park and Sunset Park, and our designation as a safety net hospital, draw one of the most diverse patient populations in the US. Through exposure to both inpatient and outpatient medicine on the medical floors, the critical care and coronary care units, and the outpatient clinics, our residents become well-versed in all aspects of internal medicine, fully prepared to enter any practice setting or fellowship upon graduation.


The Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We offer a total of 107 positions in two approved training programs:

 

  • Categorical three-year residency, leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (30 positions per year)
  • Preliminary one-year internal medicine program for those pursuing specialty training in other areas (up to 17 positions per year)
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The Department of Medicine has divisions in the following specialties:

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital-based Internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology and Immunology
  • Supportive Care (Palliative Medicine)
All divisions of the Department of Medicine are staffed by faculty who are actively engaged in clinical work, teaching, and research. The Department also works closely with the Departments of Cardiology and Neurology to ensure that our residents receive a well-rounded and robust medicine education.

Maimonides offers in-house fellowships in the following medical subspecialties:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary Diseases

Program Leadership

Program Director
Lawrence B. Wolf, MD, FACP

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program at Maimonides Medical Center

Chairman of Medicine

Anthony N. Kalloo

Chair of Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center 

Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Associate Program Directors

Edward Chapnick, MD

Hometown: Flushing, N.Y.

 

Med School: SUNY Downstate

 

Residency, fellowship: Maimonides

 

Why I love Maimonides: I initially came to Maimonides because of the amazingly diverse staff and patient population.  I also became very fond of Brooklyn as a place in which to live and work during medical school.  There have been many reasons for the longevity of my tenure here, including the fact that I was offered many opportunities to advance my career here.  Importantly, the academic environment, with excellent colleagues and residents, fellows, and students in all clinical areas makes my career continue to be interesting and rewarding.

Sarita Konka, MD

Hometown: Staten Island, NY


Medical School: St. George’s University;


Internship: SUNY Downstate at Long Island College Hospital;

 
Residency and Chief Residency: Maimonides Medical Center;

 
Fellowship: Rheumatology at Indiana University School of Medicine


Why I love Maimonides: I recently returned to Maimonides after being away for fellowship and work post-graduation. I am so happy to be back and involved in this residency program. As a resident, I always felt supported, heard and the program felt like my extended family. Maimonides provided a rich learning environment and has left a lasting impression on how I practice medicine today. I truly loved my time here as a trainee and I am excited to be able to now give back to this community as an attending. My current focus is on revamping our didactics curriculum and this year piloting an intern academic half day.

Kseniya Slobodyanyuk, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY


Medical School: NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Residency: Yale Internal Medicine


Why I love Maimonides: I have known about Maimonides for most of my life as an essential part of the fabric of Brooklyn, having grown up in New York City. However, only as a young physician did I come to appreciate what a unique environment Maimonides offers. The people here are really great, and you will feel like you are part of a family. At the same time, there are ample career growth opportunities, and our leadership is approachable, supportive, and committed to retaining physicians and nurturing medical careers.

Navjot Somal, MD

Hometown: Sangrur, Punjab in India


Medical School: Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India.


Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Why I love Maimonides: After finishing my residency, when I was looking for a job, couldn’t find one which felt like family. I quickly realized that Maimonides is the place for me. I love teaching students and residents and guiding them to be caring and compassionate physicians.

Saipriya Vasudevan, MD

Hometown: Chennai, India

 

Medical School: Madras Medical College

 

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center

 

Why I love Maimonides: I love Maimonides for the collegial and friendly environment. The program leadership is approachable and open to new ideas. There is a lot of diversity whether it be colleagues, residents I work with, or patients and I simply love that.

Residency Curriculum

The internal medicine curriculum at Maimonides fulfills the requirements of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (RCC-IM) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program is a three-year ACGME accredited program based around a 4+1 block system comprising 4 weeks of inpatient and subspecialty elective rotations alternating with 1 week of primary care ambulatory medicine. Our comprehensive curriculum is focused on engaging residents as adult learners with the aim of producing competent, curious and compassionate internists. The curriculum offers broad and balanced experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, which prepare the graduate for a career in general internal medicine or further training in any of the medical subspecialties.

By the end of the three-year program, graduating residents leave as expert practitioners in the care and treatment of major acute and chronic diseases.

 

Preliminary Medicine

Our one-year Preliminary Medicine Program provides interns with a comprehensive exposure to internal medicine, providing them with a strong foundation for their future advanced training.  Preliminary interns work side-by-side with their Categorical intern colleagues, managing patients both on the medical floors and the intensive care unit.  These experiences are interspersed throughout the year with a generous number of elective weeks, allowing the Preliminary intern to customize their educational program to what will best suit their future endeavors.  Our Preliminary interns emerge from their year at Maimonides adept in the management of patients with a wide range of complex internal medicine diagnoses, ready to take on their advanced program training. 

The Residency Program incorporates training in many areas, including:

  • Preventive medicine
  • High quality, cost-effective patient care
  • Cultural diversity
  • Communication skills
  • Biomedical ethics

Comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient Experiences

 

We offer a 4+1 schedule, which separates inpatient and outpatient experiences, enhancing the education in both settings.

 

Inpatient rotations include the general medical floors, medical and coronary care units (ICU/CCU) and specialty divisions. Under the supervision of the full-time faculty, residents participate in daily rounds on each unit. Responsibilities include:

  • Completing patient evaluations
  • Developing treatment plans
  • Performing procedures
  • Writing patient orders
  • Responsibility for the ongoing care and monitoring of patients in the 20-bed medical intensive care unit and the 10-bed cardiac intensive care unit
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team including social services, case management, nursing, wound care, and nutritional support staff

A weekly Intern Report allows PGY1s to learn the basic principles of patient management, proper history and physical examination skills, as well as honing their presentation and diagnostic skills.

Morning Report focuses on overnight admission case presentations. Led by the Chief Residents and guided by Program leadership and faculty physicians, this is an opportunity for residents to learn about differential diagnosis building and patient management in a safe and structured environment.

Our Medicine wards are comprised of three large geographically-based general medicine teams, each supervised by three attending physicians. There is additionally a smaller non-geographic team which manages patients on overflow floors.  This system ensures that our trainees receive an excellent educational experience while providing the highest level of patient safety and care. We also have a night medicine rotation under the supervision of in-house faculty physicians.  There, the overnight residents and interns practice the art of the initial assessment and management of newly presenting patients while helping with the ongoing care of established patients.

 

The outpatient curriculum offers ambulatory care experiences in the primary care clinic, private office practice settings, and specialty clinics.  Categorical Medicine residents and spend a week every fifth week at their longitudinal continuity clinic, assigned to one of three primary care sites.  Residents act as primary providers for a panel of patients, with oversight by our outpatient faculty.

 

Additionally, the outpatient week includes structured protected time, including:

 

  • Wednesday Academic Day, which includes a research support session, a topic-based quiz, The Humanism Project, Journal Club, and simulation-based learning.
  • Friday morning case-based primary care didactics, resident-led teaching sessions, allowing participants to gain experience in teaching each other evidence-based, high yield primary care topics.
  • Resident administrative half-day, to catch up on academic work and/or self-care. 

All of the above experiences provide residents with an understanding of the full range of care and support services available to patients.  Our program prepares residents for the complexities of healthcare delivery in today’s world, while attending to their well-being. 

 

Quality Improvement and Research Support

All residents in the Department of Medicine at Maimonides are required to pursue scholarly endeavors, including quality improvement and clinical research. We have a dedicated curriculum and faculty to help residents conduct quality improvement and patient safety projects. We encourage residents and attending physicians to take an active role in our monthly quality improvement meetings, where patient quality and safety issues are discussed among an interdisciplinary team. Additionally, Maimonides organizes an interdepartmental Resident Quality Council, which enables residents to take an active role in hospital-wide quality initiatives.

The Department provides our residents with the resources, time, and logistical support to be successful in scholarly pursuits. The Department integrates teaching research techniques into the general curriculum. Our Faculty Director of Resident Research, Dr. Yushia Lin and our Chief Resident for Research, Dr. Maham Waheed, personally mentor and review residents’ research projects, inclusive of abstract and manuscript review prior to journal submission for publication. 

Maimonides has a biostatistician team available to consult on any project at any stage in its development or implementation, as well as to assist with data analysis.

Research is strongly supported at Maimonides. We help residents to identify and select appropriate research topics aligned with their career plans and specialty interests. Maimonides residents have presented at many national and regional scientific meetings, and have won national awards for both clinical and basic science research over the last several years.

 

Ambulatory Didactics and The Humanism Project

Every Wednesday is a fully protected Academic Day for the residents on their ambulatory week. The day includes time dedicated to research guidance and support, board preparation and our unique and innovative Humanism Project curriculum. The Humanism Project focuses on developing communication skills, recognizing unconscious bias, and understanding medical ethics. The Humanism Project helps residents navigate the unique but interdependent needs of patients, colleagues, families, and themselves, by developing self-awareness and a sensitivity to interpersonal dynamics and complex topics that are not always addressed by a formal curriculum.  Its goal is to develop physicians who are patient-centric, professional, empathetic, and emotionally fulfilled in their medical careers. These sessions combine standardized patient scenarios, small group discussions, experiential learning, reflection sessions, and trips to the community.  Recent trips have been to the Brooklyn Museum and Greenwood Cemetery.


The remainder of the Academic Day is spent immersed in experiential learning in our state-of-the-art simulation lab, which boasts a virtual reality simulator, interactive ultrasound simulation and practice performing procedures on mannequins.

Why Choose Maimonides?

At Maimonides, we provide a superb internal medical education.  Our highly engaged faculty provide expert guidance to the residents in caring for an incredibly broad-based population here in the heart of the amazing borough of Brooklyn, New York. Over their three years of training, residents manage a rich and diverse array of patients with remarkably wide-ranging underlying pathologies.

 

Maimonides Medical Center

Founded in 1911, Maimonides has been a cornerstone of the Brooklyn community and is the largest hospital in Brooklyn. Over the last century, we have become a world-class care center and a vital part of New York City.  Maimonides Medical Center is the top five largest independent teaching hospitals in the country.

 

From the first heart transplant in the U.S. to the first hospital-based Clinical Simulation Center in the Northeast, we are on the cutting edge of innovation. For several years, Maimonides has been rated among the ‘Top 10 Hospitals’ in the Nation for Clinical Excellence according to data published by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 

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Our Research

Under the guidance of the Research Director, Dr. Yu Shia Lin, MD, and with the support of faculty in the department, all residents in the Department of Medicine are expected to pursue research and scholarly endeavors. For those who have a strong interest in research, faculty will assist the resident to identify and select an appropriate research topic that is aligned with their career plans. Dedicated research associates, divisional research liaisons and statisticians are available to guide residents through study design, IRB approval and research funding. Maimonides residents have presented at many national and regional meetings and have won national awards for both clinical and basic science research over the last several years.

Department of Medicine, Research Administration

 

Dr. Anthony N. Kalloo | Chair of Medicine

Dr. Lawrence B. Wolf | Program Director

Dr. Yu Shia Lin | Director of Research

Dr. Maham A. Waheed | Chief Resident, Research

Dr. Hnin Pyae Phyo Aung | Research Volunteer

Izabella Beniaminova, MS2 | Research Volunteer

Dr. May Thazin Soe | Research Volunteer

Dr. May Thet Hmu Tun | Research Volunteer

Dr. Stuart Jesin | Research Volunteer

Dr. Tin Mee Mee Aung | Research Volunteer

Dr. Thin Naing Soe | Research Volunteer

Dr. Wai Wai Mon | Research Volunteer

Dr. Yan Naing Tun | Research Volunteer

 

 

Divisional Research Liaisons

Dr. Benjamin Weindorf | General Internal Medicine

Dr. Ira Mayer | Gastroenterology

Dr. Jennifer Breznay | Geriatrics

Dr. Yiqing Xu | Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Yu Shia Lin Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jocelyne Karam Metabolism & Endocrinology

Dr. Sheldon Greenberg Nephrology

Dr. Chernyak Neurology

Dr. Egan Palliative Care

Dr. William Pascal Pulmonary & Critical Care

Dr. Schiff Rheumatology & Immunology

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Our Location

Maimonides is unique because it is located within the heart of the bustling borough of Brooklyn, New York. This leads to an amazingly diverse patient population with a wide array of pathology. Maimonides offers a unique opportunity for training in a high-acuity and busy tertiary care center which also serves as a safety-net community hospital. Residents leave this program able to manage any medical challenge that comes their way.

 

New York City is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. While completing residency in New York, you will have access to theater, music, endless restaurants, sporting events, and much more. Whatever your interests, you will be able to find things to do throughout the boroughs of New York. Brooklyn itself is full of rich history and unique neighborhoods everywhere you look. It boasts quirky cafes, hip brunch spots, beautiful parks, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community.

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How To Apply

All applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and are then reviewed by our Selection Committee.  The Department of Medicine offers all of its residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

The review of your application and the scheduling of interviews requires a completed ERAS application, including the following components:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE – Dean’s Letter)
  • Medical school transcript(s)
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (at least one of which should be from a department of medicine)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae

Maimonides Medical Center complies with federal and city laws and orders prohibiting discrimination in employment. Such discrimination includes race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status or sexual orientation.

Program Requirements

 

  1. We sponsor H1B and J1 visas if necessary. No visa type is guaranteed. For H1B Visas, we require proof of passing Step 3 by the NRMP Rank Order List due date to ensure that an H1B visa can be issued in time for a July 1 start date. 
  2. We do not have strict minimum USMLE/COMLEX score requirements; however, we do consider both scores and number of attempts.
  3. For international graduates, we do not require U.S. clinical experience, but it is strongly favored.
  4. We prefer candidates who have graduated from medical school within the last three years, but we will consider more than three years from date of graduation with commensurate clinical experience in the intervening time.
  5. Applicants must designate their interest in either the Preliminary or the Categorical Internal Medicine Program, as we do not accept applications to both programs from the same candidate.

 Important Dates for 2022-2023

Click here for Grand Rounds Schedule 2022-2023

Applications are accepted from September 28 to December 31, 2022.

  1. Invitations to interview will be sent in October 2022 through December 2022 via email.
  2. Interviews will be scheduled for November 2022 through January 2023.

Interview Day

In adherence with national standards, all interview days will be held virtually this season.  The interview session typically includes presentations from the Program Director and the Chief Residents as well as a greeting from the Chair of Medicine. Each candidate will interview with a faculty member and with a current resident, as well as with a Chief Resident or Associate Program Director. Applicants will also have allocated time to meet briefly with the Program Director. Finally, there will be an interactive group sessions with our current residents, so that candidates can learn more about our residents’ experiences at Maimonides.  This year, we will be also offering a virtual open house for prospective applicants, to “see” the facility and meet with program leadership, faculty, and residents. These sessions will not have any bearing on candidate applications or ranking by the Program.

Contact Us

Contact Us:

Sarit Bajtel

Education Program Administrator

Telephone: 718-283-7040

Email:  [email protected] 

 

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