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Chief Residents

Samuel Olukayode Ayo, M.D.

Samuel Ayo , MD
Hometown: Roosevelt, NY

College: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Medical School: Albany Medical College

Dr. Ayo, who prefers to go by K, is from Roosevelt, NY, a small town on Long Island. He attended the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education's combined BS/MD program and graduated from Albany Medical College. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Rochester in 2022. He was initially attracted to U of R not only for its reputation as a top academic institution, but also because of the diverse and relevant history within the City of Rochester and Monroe County. As an undergraduate, he completed the 2-year Colin Powell Public Policy Fellowship, and he consistently aims to incorporate the concepts of policy and community engagement learned during that time to inform his care for individual patients.  He is happy to have found a community of colleagues with similar values and feels personally connected to and motivated by the patient population that he serves here in Rochester.  His long-term interests include Academic Hospital Medicine and equity within and outside of health care the Chelsea Football Club, The English Premiere League and more Chelsea Football Club. He is an adoptive fan of the Buffalo Bills (bandwagon fan). 

Sara Gianfagna, D.O.

Sara Giafagna, MD

Hometown: Buffalo, NY 

College: Georgetown University

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Med

Sara is a native of Buffalo, NY.  She went to Georgetown University in Washington, DC for college (go Hoyas basketball!). While there, she studied abroad in Galway, Ireland.  She graduated from Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA. There, she received a dual degree: a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O), and a Master's Degree in Medical Education (MSMEd.). Before medicine, she wanted to be a teacher, and as a child could always be found teaching her family and friends in the basement on her chalk board. She felt medicine was the natural fit to combine her love of science, care for others, and teaching, whether it be her patients, families, or other medical students and residents. When choosing residency, she loved that collegiality of U of R, the emphasis on being well rounded, and that many people who trained in Rochester choose to stay. She felt the program was structured in a way to emphasize education, and the patient population was diverse enough to allow for a well rounded experience. Sara is interested in medical education for both medical students and residents, focusing on clinical reasoning and bedside examination. She plans on pursing outpatient Primary Care after completion of her chief residency year. When not in the hospital, you can find Sara outside. She enjoys skiing, bike riding, kayaking, and playing tennis. On the rainy days, she is often reading or playing the piano. Her favorite bike ride in Rochester is on the Erie Canal Trail to get ice cream from Pittsford Dairy!

Jenny Schreiber, M.D.

Jenny Schreiber, MD
Home Town
New York City

College: Duke University

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Jenny is a native of New York City. She completed her undergraduate education at Duke University, where she received a B.S. in Psychology. After graduating, she moved back to NYC for two years, where she worked as a Research Study Assistant in Clinical Trials studying Immunotherapies and their effects on solid tumors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. She then moved to Syracuse NY, where she attended medical school at SUNY Upstate earning her MD degree. 

She couples matched in to the University of Rochester Internal Medicine Residency with her wife, Jordana Gilman, who is completing her OBGYN Residency at the same program. Jenny was drawn to the program because of the incredible people, the focus on resident education and wellness, the excellent leadership, and the city itself! Jenny has a special interest in Medical Education, bedside Point of Care Ultrasound, and Clinical Reasoning. She plans to pursue a career as an Academic Hospitalist after completing Chief year.

Outside of the hospital, Jenny enjoys spending time with her wife Jordana and two cats, Grace & Frankie. She loves cooking Japanese food, watching Duke Basketball, exploring the Finger Lakes region, and being outdoors in all seasons. She also captains the IM Residency Volleyball team (Go MOHO!).

Mujtaba Soniwala, D.O.

Mujtaba Soniwala
Home Town
Buffalo, NY

College: Canisius College

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Med

Muj is a native of Buffalo, NY. He completed his undergraduate education at Canisius College receiving a B.S. in biology. He then completed a service year at City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps program during which time he worked in an elementary school with select students one-on-one and in small groups. He then moved to Erie, PA to complete his medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester. He is fortunate to be staying on an additional year as a Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine Residency. His interests outside of medicine including skiing, hiking, eating any and all foods. He is looking forward to the Buffalo Bills Super Bowl run this upcoming season.

Class of 2023 (PGY-3)

Paul Blasio
Paul Blasio, M.D.
(He/Him)
University at Buffalo

 


Kimberly Wong
Kimberly Hsu, M.D.
"Su"

University at Buffalo
 

Nicholas Love
Nicholas Love, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin


 

Eva Petrow
Eva Petrow, M.D. 
(She/Her)
University of Vermont
 

Geoffrey Newcomb
Abigail Schubach, M.D., M.S.
University at Buffalo

Toluwalashe Davies
Toluwalashe Davies, M.D., M.S.
"Lu" 
(She/Her)
New York Medical College
 

Conrad Gleber
John Kahler, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

 

Allissa Nizinski
Alissa Nizinski, M.D.
University at Buffalo


 

Richard Rambuss
Rick Rambuss, M.D., M.S.
University at Buffalo

 

Mohaned Serdah
Mohaned Serdah, M.D.
"Mo-Han-Ned"

University at Connecticut

Rachel Fogley
Rachel Fogley, M.D.
"FOE-glee"

Thomas Jefferson University
 


Piotr Karmilowicz
Piotr Karmilowicz, M.D. 
University at Buffalo

 


Jessica Oribabor
Jessica Oribabor, M.D., M.S.
"Oo- REE- Ba- BOAR" (or "Dr. O")

Cooper Med School of Rowan University

Sara Morneweck
Sarah Rusnak, M.D. 
University at Buffalo

 

Michael Superdock
Michael Superdock, M.D.
Brown University

Anima Ghimire
Anima Ghimire, D.O.
"Uh-Knee-Ma"

(She/Her)
Kansas City University
 

Shifan Li
Shifan Li, M.D.
"Shi-fon"

Cooper Med School of Rowan University

Monica Patel
Monica Patel, M.D., M.B.A.
Stony Brook University


 

Dean Salem
Dean Salem, M.D.
University at Buffalo

 

Timothy Winslow
Timothy Winslow, M.D., M.S.
Pennsylvania State University

Helia Zand
Helia Zand, M.D.
"Holly-uh" 

University at Buffalo

Primary Care Residents

Taylor Cox
Taylor Cox, M.D.
East Tennessee State University

Jennifer Morris
Jennifer Morris, M.D., M.P.H.
(She/Her)
University of Vermont

Arielle Stopa
Arielle Stopa, M.D.
University of Massachusetts

Class of 2024 (PGY-2)

Smith Agyingi
Smith Agyingi , M.D.
"A-gi-ngi" (hard G's)

SUNY Upstate

Calvin Albrecht
Calvin Albrecht, M.D.
"Cal-VIN" "ALL-brekt"

(He / Him / His)
University of Wisconsin

Steven Avino
Steven Avino, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Michael Belko
Michael Belko, M.D.
Geisinger Commonwealth

Joshua Broden
Joshua Broden, M.D.
"Bro-den"
University at Buffalo

Fernando Camacho
Fernando Camacho, M.D., M.S. 
(He / Him / His)
Texas Tech University

Achol Cyer
Achol Cyer, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Lauren Davidson
Lauren Davidson, M.D.
University of Missouri- Kansas City

Joseph Galgano
Joseph Galgano, M.D.
(He/Him)
SUNY Upstate

Barrett Kemp
Barrett Kemp, M.D.
Stony Brook University

Courtney Kramer, MD
Courtney Kramer, ​M.D.
Pennsylvania State University

Margaret Kruithoff
Margaret Kruithoff, ​M.D
(She/Her)
Tufts University

Nathaniel Larson
Nathaniel Larson, M.D.
University of Virginia

Samantha Loria
Samantha Loria, ​M.D.
(She/Her)
University at Buffalo

Kingshuk Mazumdar
Kingshuk Mazumdar, M.D., MBA
Albany Medical College

Jordan Morrison NozikJordan Morrison-Nozik, D.O.
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christine Murphy
Christine Murphy, M.D.
Geisinger Commonwealth

Rosa Pari Nana
Rosa Pari Nana, M.D.
(She/Her/Hers)
University of San Marco, Peru

David Riccardi
David Riccardi, M.D.
(He/Him)
SUNY Upstate

Kelly Russo
Kelly Russo, M.D.
 Albany Medical College

Brett Schuchardt
Brett Schuchardt, M.D., MS
"Shoe-heart"

(He/Him/His)
Wake Forest University

 

Pinguang Yang
Pinguang Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra

Matthew Simson
Matthew Simson, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Samuel Weeks
Samuel Weeks, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Angelina Winbush
Angelina Winbush, M.D.
University of Rochester

Primary Care Resident

Kara Schweid
Kara Schweid, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Research Pathway Resident

Roberta Goncalves Marangoni
Roberta Goncalves Marangoni, M.D., Ph.D
University Santo Amaro

Class of 2025 (PGY-1)

Troy Anlage
Troy Anlage, M.D.
(He / Him / His)
Drexel University

Louis Arens
Louis Arens, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Kristen Clements
Kristen Clements, M.D., Ph.D.
Penn State

Meghan DioGuardi
Meghan DioGuardi, M.D.
(She / Her)
University at Buffalo

Joseph Glick
Joseph Glick, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Emma Hassell, MD
Emma Hassell, ​M.D.
Hackensack Meridian

Anan Kazi
Anan Kazi, M.D.
SUNY Downstate

Filip Koritysskiy
Filip Koritysskiy, ​M.D.
University of Rochester

Jean Lafontant
Jean Lafontant, M.D.
Tulane University

Kelsey LaPiano
Kelsey LaPiano, M.D.
(She/Her)
University at Buffalo

Lauren Lewis
Lauren Lewis, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Seif Nasir
Seif Nasir, M.D.
(He/Him/His)
University of Nebraska

Rohith Palli
Rohith Palli, M.D., Ph.D.
(He/Him/His)
University of Rochester

Natalia Paone
Nataliia Paone, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Nina Rizk
Nina Rizk, M.D.
(She/Her/Hers)
University of Rochester

Aneliya San
Aneliya San, M.D. 
(She/Her/Hers)
University of Rochester

Xingyi-Shi
Xingyi Shi, M.D.
(She/Her/Hers)
St Louis University

Casey Storms
Casey Storms, M.D.
University of Rochester

Michael Tiongson
Michael Tiongson, M.D.
Albany Medical College

Rachael Turner
Rachael Turner, M.D. 
(She/Her/Hers)
Albany Medical College

Anne Zhang
Anne Zhang, M.D. 
University of Rochester

Primary Care Residents

Neesha Desai
Neesha Desai, M.D. 
SUNY Upstate

Christina Moore
Christina Moore, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Jade Willey
Jade Willey, M.D.
(She/Her)
East Tennessee State University

Research Pathway Residents

Maya ShumyatcherMaya Shumyatcher, M.D.
University of Toledo

Tony Sun
Tony Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Cornell

Keyan ZareiKeyan Zarei, M.D., Ph.D.
(He/Him)
University of Iowa

Preliminary Medicine Residents

Russell JohnstonRussell Melero Johnston, M.D.
Hackensack Meridian

Gayin Lee
Gayin Lee, M.D.
(She/Her/Hers)
University of Rochester

Gregory Matos
Gregory Matos, M.D.
University of Rochester

Neurology Preliminary Residents

Bryce Aidukaitis
Bryce Aidukaitis, M.D.
Eastern Virginia

Kyra CurtisKyra Curtis, M.D.
(She / Her)
University of Texas, Galveston

Tiffany Duong
Tiffany Duong, M.D.
(She / Her)
University of Virginia

Anna Gershteyn
Anna Gershteyn, M.D.
University of Rochester

Allen Hoste
Allen Hoste, ​M.D
SUNY Upstate

Alexandra Kuhajda
Alexandra Kuhajda, M.D.
Geisinger Commonwealth

AJ Lagosh
A Joseph Logosh, M.D., MS
University of Texas,
San Antonio

Namita Patel
Namita Patel, M.D.
(She/Her)
Virginia Commonwealth