Our Residents CA-3 Resident Class CA-2 Resident Class CA-1 Resident Class CBY Resident Class The URMC Anesthesiology Residency Program is approved for a total of 66 residents, including our integrated clinical base year residents (CBY) and three clinical anesthesiology residents (CA1-3). We currently offer 13 categorical PGY-1 positions and 1 advanced PGY-2/CA-1 position in each match cycle Chief Residents CA-3 Resident Class Dierdre, Cavan Dasika, Jayanth Kreiner, Britton Lefkowitz, George Lopez, Mathew Manuylov, Nikolay McConn, Ryan Mitchell, Kaitlyn Pawlowski, Joe Saran, Jagroop Sathiyadevan, Niruja Sheehan, Colin Williams, Mark Yin, Susan CA-2 Resident Class Cellura,Carmen Faden, Eric Fernandez-Ortega, Carlos Fichter, Jen Hegazi, Rafeek Gu, Yang Kellermier, Cyrus Kime, Courtney McLean, Duncan Neisa, Roberto Philippo, Sean Pleshankova, Katsia Poku, Joe Schober, Max Schwartz, Jonathan Tuan, Tran CA-1 Resident Class Christopher Allphin Albert Duah Jonathan Ellis Andrew Fisher Charles Hammer Chelsea Jin Jonathan Johnson Hunar Kainth Dayo Lakula Kerriann Parchment Konstantinos Pilidis Vijay Ramaiah Samuel Satler Darya Shevchenko Ming-Yun Tang Nam Tran Gregory Yanez CBY Residents Adaora Chima I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Nigeria, in the eastern part of Nigeria. I subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. I have since been involved in health systems strengthening projects in West Africa. Dale DiSalvo I attended the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA and am excited to continue my training as an Anesthesiology resident at the University of Rochester. I enjoy traveling, discovering new foods, music and photography. Laura Fornarola I am a native of Syracuse, New York. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BS in Chemistry. I then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. As part of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, my graduate studies focused on examining the molecular mechanisms regulating neuronal programmed cell death. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as running and discovering new restaurants. Peter Gajdek I just graduated from Jagiellonian University located in the beautiful and historic city of Cracow, Poland. Outside of medicine, I am a passionate trumpeter having preformed with several orchestras in Canada and Poland. In my spare time I enjoy practicing trumpet, running and playing tennis. Last but not least, I recently got married to my classmate with whom I couples matched. We are thrilled to start our life in Rochester! Michael Goettelman I grew up in Rochester, NY and earned my undergraduate degree at Cornell University studying biology. Afterwards, I returned to Rochester to attend the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and home-brewing beer. Brett Harmon I was born and raised in southern California in a small town outside of the Mojave Desert. I received my undergraduate education from U.C. Berkeley in Integrative Biology and worked for two years before applying to medical school. I attended medical school at University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY where I received an M.D./M.B.A. with a concentration in health care administration. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, motorcycles, and finding build projects to keep busy. Nika Karimi I finished medical school at Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran. I obtained a Master of Public Health degree at UCLA and finished a two year research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. I have been fortunate to participate in many research studies at several different institutions and I enjoy it a lot. I love doing any kind of outdoor activities and sports. I am an avid runner and competitive volleyball player, which required very rigorous training, stamina, perseverance and a focused mind much like anesthesia. Nasim Nourmohammadi Attended NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. It was such a unique experience to learn medicine within so many diverse communities, with clinical rotations ranging from Brooklyn to Queens to Long Island. I met people from all over the world, both patients and colleagues, all while applying medical knowledge and skills to serve those in need. It is an experience I am truly grateful for, but it's good to be back upstate close to home! Meghan Park 'm at Northwestern University for med school. While I love Chicago, I'm thrilled to be coming back to Rachacha! Few things about me: love being outdoors, so hiking, biking, running, snowboarding at Bristol. Love also being a couch potato and watching movies too, with lots of popcorn. Other than that, excited to meet everybody!! Marissa Rubin I was born and raised on Long Island. After completing my undergraduate education at The George Washington University, and earning a master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago, I returned to NY to attend medical school at New York Medical College. While at NYMC, I spent my free time pursuing many extracurricular interests including founding a ballroom dance club, singing in the school’s a capella group, “The Arrhythmias”, and playing on a flag football team. I also enjoy spending time with my husband and co-resident, Mike, hiking, camping, and playing with our puggle, Melly. Michael Rubin I grew up in Bangor, Maine before going to undergrad at Brandeis University just outside of Boston. I was on the varsity swim team in high school and college. After I did a masters at Boston University and then attended medical school at New York Medical College which is where I met my wife, Marissa, who is also an anesthesiology resident at URMC! I enjoy working out, training my dog Melly, playing darts, going hiking/fishing/canoeing, and woodwork/building things! Amit Singal I am a DMV native and grew up in Potomac, MD. I attended medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis and collecting movies. I'm also a huge Minnesota Vikings fan. Yang Zhang I graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and I chose UR because I rotated at UR 3 years ago when I first tasted American healthcare system that attracted me a lot. I would like to pursue academic practice in the future and fellowship training is preferred.