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Chief Residents

Kenneth Chin, M.D.

Kenneth ChinHome Town: Portland, ME

College: Northeastern University

Medical School: Tufts University

Career Plans: General Internal Medicine

Bio: Ken was born and raised in Portland, ME.  He attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA where he studied Biology and Religious Studies.  After college he worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where his work investigated pathogenic mechanisms and identifying targeted therapies in ovarian cancer.  He stayed in Boston for Medical school where he attended Tufts University School of Medicine as a part of the Maine Track program.  His experience in rural internal medicine in Maine lead to his desire to pursue a career in general internal medicine with the hopes to continue working in medical education.  Ken met his wife, who is from the Rochester area, while at school in Boston and they have two sons.  In his free time, other than playing with his kids, Ken tries to work on his dream career as a professional golfer, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, yoga and love for all things Boston sports (which is tough to be in Bills country)”

Michael Hannon, M.D.

Michael HannonHome Town: Danville, PA

College: St. Vincent College

Medical School: Penn State University

Career Plans: Critical Care / Cardiology

Bio: Mike grew up in Danville, PA and attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe PA where he majored in Biology and ran on the cross country and track teams. He has continued to run throughout medical school and residency and has participated in the Boston Marathon multiple times and also run several ultramarathons. He was originally drawn to apply the University of Rochester for training due to family in the area.  On interview day he loved the opportunities and friendly people here and was fortunate to be able to train here.  He is interested in ultrasound and is active in teaching the basics of it use to others.  In addition to running he enjoys cycling, skiing, sailing, and waterskiing in Finger Lakes. Mike plans to pursue fellowship training in Cardiology and Critical Care with hope of working in CVICUs and Medical ICUs one day.

Rosaleen Petroccione, D.O.

Rosaleen PetroccioneHome Town: East Greenbush, NY

College: Cornell University

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Career Plans: Hematology/Oncology

Bio: Rosaleen grew up near Albany, New York. She completed her bachelors of science in Ithaca, NY at Cornell University in food science and nutrition. She then returned to Albany for a year to work as a medical technician prior to medical school. She completed medical school in Erie, PA, where she met her future husband and decided to pursue a career in Internal Medicine. University of Rochester's emphasis on medical education and collegial atmosphere initially drew Rosaleen to Rochester, and she was thrilled to continue her medical education at URMC for her Internal Medicine residency.   After her chief resident year, Rosaleen plans to pursue a career in hematology/oncology with focus on medical education. She lives with her husband, who is currently a procedural hospitalist at URMC, and her dog. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, running, cooking, and rock climbing.


Dominick Roto D.O.

Dominick RotoHome Town: Eastford, CT

College: Providence College

Medical School: U. New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Career Plans: Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Bio: Dom grew up in northeastern CT in the rural town of Eastford.  He attended Providence College for undergrad where he majored in Psychology and History.  He went on to do a post-bac at the University of Rochester, and then attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He was drawn to URMC for residency because of the fantastic teaching faculty, diversity of the patient population that presents to the hospital, and the great group of residents within the program.  After chief year, Dom plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  Outside of the hospital he enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time with his wife and dog.

Class of 2019

Here are the members of the Class of 2019:

Nicholas Bartell
Nicholas Bartell, M.D.
New York Medical College

Lisa Beyers
Lisa Beyers, M.D.
Penn State University

Linden Brown
Linden Brown, M.D.
University of Rochester

Yu Lin Chen
Yu Lin Chen, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Matthew Donahue
Matthew Donahue, M.D.
University of Iowa

Patrick Donohue
Patrick Donohue, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Ellie Garbade
Ellie Garbade, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Caroline Hsu
Caroline Hsu, M.D.
Mount Sinai

Shahidali Jaffer
Shahidali Jaffer, M.D.
University of Minnesota

Carlos-Irwin Oronce
Carlos-Irwin Oronce, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Tulane University

Christina Padilla
Cristina Padilla, M.D., M.S.
University of Texas Southwestern

Gabriela Palacio
Gabriela Palacio, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Matthew Preslar
Matthew Preslar, M.D.
University of Rochester

Cheryl Rozario
Cheryl Rozario, D.O., M.P.H.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Med.

Colin Samoriski
Colin Samoriski, M.D.
University of Rochester

Danielle Wallace
Danielle Wallace, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Chris Yan
Chris Yan, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Texas San Antonio



Primary Care Residents

Daniel Lighthouse
Daniel Lighthouse, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Rochester

Sara Spinella
Sara Spinella, M.D.
University of Rochester

Julianna Wu
Juliana​ Wu, M.D., M.H.S.
University of Maryland


Class of 2020

Khaled Abdulla
Khaled Abdulla, M.D.
University of Buffalo

Titas Banerjee
Titas Banerjee, M.D. 
Stony Brook University

Jason Buhrman
Jason Buhrman, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
IM Research Pathway

Carlos Díaz-Balzac
Carlos Díaz-Balzac, M.D., Ph.D. 
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
IM Research Pathway

Conrad Gleber
Conrad Gleber, M.D., M.B.A.
University of Buffalo

Christopher Goates
Christopher Goates, M.D. 
Texas A & M

Joshua Gorski
Joshua Gorski, M.D.
SUNY Downstate

Anas Jawaid
Anas Jawaid, M.D., M.S. 
University of Cincinnati

Whitney Kukol
Whitney Kukol, M.D., M.S.
SUNY Upstate

Kaitlin Kyi
Kaitlin Kyi, M.D. 
SUNY Upstate

Rialnat Lawal
Rialnat Lawal, M.D. 
University of Rochester

Marie Lemay
Marie Lemay, M.D. 
University of Vermont

Franklin Li
Franklin Li, M.D. 
New York Medical College

Sara Morneweck
Sara Morneweck, M.D. 
Drexel University

Kristina Myers (Tangelder)
Kristina Myers (Tangelder), M.D.
University at Buffalo

Geoffrey Newcomb
Geoffrey Newcomb, M.D. 
University of Cincinnati

James Nightingale
James Nightingale, M.D.
University of Massachusetts

Nayan Patel
Nayan Patel, M.D., M.S.
New York Medical College

Libia Pava
Libia Pava, M.D. 
New York Medical College

Andrew Portuguese
Andrew Portuguese, M.D. 
University of Rochester

Brendan Robinson
Brendan Robinson, D.O. 
Kansas City University

Christopher Walker
Christopher Walker, M.D. M.A.
Eastern Virginia Medical School


Primary Care Residents

Katherine Arden
Katherine Arden, M.D. 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Katherine Hazen
Katherine Hazen, M.D. 
University of Minnesota

Anna Kenney
Anna Kenney, D.O. 
Pacific NW College of Osteopathic Med.


Class of 2021

Here are the members of the Class of 2021:

Nicholas Bishop
Nicholas Bishop, M.D., Ph.D. 
University of Colorado

Heather Clark
Heather Clark, M.D., Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve

Jeffrey Corbett
Jeffrey Corbett, D.O. 
U. New England
Coll. of Osteopathic Med.

Siobahn Evans
Siobahn Evans, M.D.
University of Texas-Southwestern

Neil Gupta
Neil Gupta, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Matthew Haley
Matthew Haley, M.D.
University of Rochester

Leah LaScala
Leah LaScala, M.D.
University of Rochester

Christopher Nelson
Christopher Nelson, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Nilbhi Patel
Nilbhi Patel, M.D.
University of Missouri- Kansas City

Vaidahi Patel
Vaidahi Patel, M.D.
Temple University

Natalie Penn
Natalie Penn, M.D.
University at Buffalo

Elizabeth Pope-Collins
Elizabeth Pope-Collins, M.D.
Geisel School of Med at Dartmouth

Robert Reynolds
Robert Reynolds, M.D., M.P.H
SUNY Upstate

Elaine Rigney
Elaine Rigney, ​M.D.
SUNY Downstate

Sophia Russ
Sophia Russ, M.D.
SUNY Downstate

Edward Shanley
Edward Shanley, ​D.O.
NYIT Coll. of Osteopathic Med.

Justin Sysol
Justin Sysol, ​M.D., Ph.D.
University of Illinois
IM Research Pathway

Steven Witte
Steven Witte, ​M.D., Ph.D.
University of Alabama
IM Research Pathway

Paul Woods, Jr.
Paul Woods, Jr., D.O.
Lake Erie Coll. of Osteopathic Med.

Ming Wu
Ming Wu, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Primary Care Residents

Imran Javed
Imran Javed, M.D.
SUNY Upstate

Katlyn McBride
Katlyn McBride, M.D.
Geisinger Commonwealth

Brigid O’Gorman
Brigid O’Gorman, M.D., M.P.H.
University at Buffalo

Kriti Thapa
Kriti Thapa, ​M.D., M.P.H
University of Rochester

Preliminary Residents

For the 2017 - 2018 academic year, we have six preliminary residents and six University of Rochester Neurology PGY1's training in Internal Medicine.

Daniel Bax
Daniel Bax, M.D.
University of Buffalo

Bryan Bunnell
Bryan Bunnell, ​M.D.
University at Buffalo

Hamza Chengazi
Hamza Chengazi, ​M.D.
University of Rochester

Alaina Geren
Alaina Geren, ​M.D.
University of Oklahoma

Ryan Loftus
Ryan Loftus, M.D.
University of Rochester

Steven Lu
Steven Lu, M.D.
University of Rochester


Rochester Neurology PGY1's

Natalia Chunga Iturry
Natalia Chunga Iturry, M.D.
University of San Marco, Peru

Jennifer Corcoran
Jennifer Corcoran, M.D.
University of Rochester

Matthew Dupree
Matthew Dupree, M.D.
​University of Oklahoma

Andrew Huang
Andrew Huang, M.D.
Geisel School of Med at Dartmouth

Michael Ibarra
Michael Ibarra, M.D.
​University of  Texas, San Antonio

Diana Li
Diana Li, M.D.
Temple University