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2023 Recent Graduates and Mentors

The University of Rochester IC program has trained Interventional Fellows from throughout the United States. Upon graduation, our Interventional Fellows are highly recruited and have obtained academic and private practice jobs across the nation:

Practice Locations of Recent Graduates

Practice Locations of Recent Graduates

2023 Graduates

Summanther KaviratneSummanther (Anthony) Kaviratne

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Residency: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Cardiovascular Fellowship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Nishant TrivediNishant Trivedi

Medical School:  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Residency: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center & Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Cardiovascular Fellowship: Queen’s Hospital (University of Hawaii)

2022 Graduates

Peter BleszynskiPeter Bleszynski

Medical School: Jagiellonian University Medical College

Cardiovascular Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical School

Mike WilberMike Wilbur

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University,
School of Medicine

Cardiovascular Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical School

2021 Graduates

Syed NaqviSyed Naqvi

Hometown: Galway, Republic of Ireland

Medical School: National University of Ireland, Galway

Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania 

Hobbies / Interests: Biking, running and eating out 

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship training? Well balanced program with availability of sub specialty fellowships. Strong academic center with excellent research opportunities.

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Hanging out in College town, Finger lakes, Rochester Public Market, Park Ave.

Colin WrightColin Wright

Hometown: Manlius, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Residency: University of Rochester

Interests in Cardiology: Critical care, pulmonary embolism

Hobbies / Interests: Skiing, snowboarding, sailing, tennis, traveling, cooking, playing cello and piano

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Bringing my daughter to the beach and the zoo, going to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

2020 Graduates

Jacqueline MorrisJacqueline Morris

Hometown: Amherst, New York

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Hobbies / Interests?: Skiing/snowboarding, hiking, biking, traveling, reading, Buffalo sports

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship training?: Great well-rounded clinical cardiology training program near my hometown 

Favorite Activities in Rochester: brunching, exploring new restaurants, biking/walking along the Erie Canal, visiting the Niagara or Finger Lake wineries

Thomas WelchThomas Welch

Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency: University of Virginia

Hobbies / Interests?: traveling, exploring the vast array of breweries in Rochester & the Finger Lakes

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship training?:  I knew that URMC would provide me with the opportunity to expand my research interests, see complex and diverse cardiac pathology and improve my ability to be an effective clinical educator.

Favorite Activities in Rochester: hanging out with co-fellows

2019 Graduates

Tyler SlyngstadTyler Slyngstad

Hometown: Bozeman, MT

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Residency: University of Rochester

Hobbies/ Interests: Spending time with family and friends, fly-fishing, basketball, golf, skiing 

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship Training: My interest in the UR fellowship program began after being exposed to the excellent faculty and fellows during my residency years.  UR provided me the opportunity to remain in a great city, close to family, without sacrificing on the quality of training.

Favorite activities in Rochester:  Checking out new restaurants/ breweries, barbecues, going to the gym in the Winter months and golfing in the Summer and Fall

Jeffrey BruckelJeffrey Bruckel

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Medical School: SUNY Downstate

Residency: University of Michigan

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship training: Broad clinical exposure, research support.

Favorite Activities in Rochester: Skiing and spending time at the lakes

2018 Graduates

2018 Graduates

Erik Howell

Erik HowellHometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Grand Rapids, MI

Residency: Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH

Hobbies / Interests: Spending time with family, Hockey, swimming, cycling

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship training: The University of Rochester offers outstanding clinical training, opportunities to obtain formal training in research methods and a very livable community for my family.

Favorite Activities in Rochester: Rochester Market / Rochester American Hockey Games /

Outdoor activities: Hiking local parks, cycling, swimming

John Nayda

John Nayda

Hometown:  Buffalo, NY

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency:  Georgetown University Hospital

Previous lives: Perpetual student

Hobbies / Interests?: Boating, Car repair and restoration, and Skiing,

Why did you choose Rochester for Fellowship training?: Comprehensive, high powered cardiology program in small city with a friendly atmosphere that is close to family

Favorite Activities in Rochester: Boating on Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario