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Chief Residents

Janice Cheong, M.D.

Janice CheongHome Town: Queens, NYC

College: Cornell University

Medical School: Stony Brook School of Medicine

Career Plans: Gastroenterology

Bio: Janice grew up in Queens, NYC. She attended Cornell University, majoring in Biological Sciences and while there, enjoyed walking by the gorges and getting bagels from College Town Bagels, a local hotspot. She then went to medical school in Stony Brook, Long Island. After a wonderful first impression of the University of Rochester, she decided to venture north again for residency, where she has found a friendly program with a focus on education and collaboration. Outside the hospital, Janice enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and trying out different restaurants and coffee shops. Following her Chief Resident year, she plans to pursue fellowship training in Gastroenterology.

Matthew Gorgone, D.O. 

Matthew GorgoneHome Town: Monroe, NY

College: Rochester Institute of Technology

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Career Plans: Pulmonary/Critical Care

Bio: Matt grew up in the Hudson Valley, about an hour north of New York City. He came to Rochester where he completed RIT's four year undergraduate physician assistant program and then moved to Maryland where he worked for a year as a hospitalist and critical care PA. Since back in Rochester, he has been grateful for URMC's emphasis on medical education and willingness to allow him to pursue his interest in developing ultrasound skills and a hospital procedure team. After chief resident year, he plans to spend a year working as a hospitalist while waiting for his wife, a current third year in the medicine residency program, to complete her chief medical resident year, and then apply for fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. He enjoys going for runs with his wife and dog, hiking, rock climbing, and playing poker.

Stewart Mahler, M.D.

MahlerHome Town: Fayetteville, Arkansas

College: The Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio

Medical School: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Career Plans: Primary Care

Bio: Stewart grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas but traveled to Ohio to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville where he received his BA in Biology. He also met his wife during his undergraduate education, and together they traveled back to Arkansas where he attended UAMS for medical school. He was drawn to URMC's residency program due to their atmosphere of collaboration, dedication to clinical education, and devotion to excellent patient care. Stewart has three children with his wonderful wife who is a mental health counselor in the area. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, and playing guitar. Stewart plans to pursue a career in primary care with a special interest in providing home based palliative care.

Jared Walsh, M.D.

Jared WalshHome Town: Orange, CT and Boston, MA

College: Boston College

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Career Plans: General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, High Risk Populations including HIV and Hepatitis C

Bio: Jared grew up in Orange, CT and moved to Boston, MA. He attended college at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA where he earned a degree in Psychology with a focus in Biopsychology through the Psychology Honors Program. After graduation, he worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he was a clinical research coordinator for multi-center psycho-pharmacogenetic clinical trials. Afterwards, he attended Boston University School of Medicine where he earned a master of arts as well as his medical degree. Upon graduation, he moved to Rochester, NY where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Rochester after couples matching with his partner who is completing a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Rochester. After his Chief Resident year, Jared plans to pursue general internal medicine with a focus in high risk populations, addiction medicine, HIV care, mental health, teaching, hospital medicine, as well as research. Outside of work, Jared enjoys cooking, traveling, restaurants, tea, coffee, and wine tasting.

Class of 2018

Here are the members of the Class of 2018:

Brandon Bader

Brandon Bader
M.D., University of Rochester

Peter Bleszynski

Peter Bleszynski
M.D., Jagiellonian University

Katherine ChenKatherine Chen
M.D., University of Rochester

Gaurav Charti-Chhetri

Gaurav Gharti-Chhetri
M.D., Tufts University

Michael Hannon

Michael Hannon
M.D., Penn State University

Ben Hanson

Benjamin Hanson
M.D., Ohio State University

Charles Jiao

Charles Jiao
M.D., SUNY Upstate

Anat Kohn

Anat Kohn
M.D., University of Rochester

Justin Malinou

Justin Malinou
M.D., Penn State University

Janice McMillian

Janice McMillan
M.D., University of Virginia

Brian McNichols

Brian McNichols
M.D.., University of Virginia

Brian McNicholas

Gradon Nielsen
M.D., University of Virginia

Rosaleen Petroccione

Rosaleen Petroccione,
D.O., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jodi Ram

Jodi Ram
M.D., George Washington University

Dominick Roto

Dominick Roto
D.O., U. New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Aaron Roy

Aaron Roy
M.D., University of Buffalo

Dylan Ruebeck

Dylan Ruebeck
M.D., University of Buffalo

Preya Simlote

Preya Simlote
M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Sinan Tankut

Sinan Tankut
M.D., University of Oklahoma

Nicholas Tschernia

Nicholas Tschernia
M.D., University of Nevada

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor
M.D., Case Western Reserve University

Kristen Walker

Kristen Walker
M.D. University of Rochester

Jen Wu

Jen Wu
M.D., Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine

Justin Zelenka

Justin Zelenka
M.D., SUNY Upstate

Primary Care Residents

Kenneth Chin

Kenneth Chin
M.D., Tufts University

Sindhuja Kadambi

Sindhuja Kadambi
M.D., Rutgers University

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 ChenYu Lin Chen
M.D. SUNY Upstate

Matthew DonahueMatthew Donahue
M.D. University of Iowa

Patrick DonohuePatrick Donohue
M.D. University at Buffalo

Ellie GarbadeEllie Garbade
M.D. SUNY Upstate

Caroline HsuCaroline Hsu
M.D. Mount Sinai

Shahidali JafferShahidali Jaffer
M.D. University of Minnesota

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

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

Gabriela PalacioGabriela Palacio
M.D. SUNY Upstate

Kellsey PetersonKellsey Peterson
M.D. SUNY Upstate

Matthew PreslarMatthew Preslar
M.D. University of Rochester

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

Colin SamoriskiColin Samoriski
M.D. University of Rochester

Danielle WallaceDanielle Wallace
M.D. SUNY Upstate

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

Primary Care Residents

Sheree ChenSheree Chen
M.D. Stony Brook

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

Sara SpinellaSara Spinella
M.D. University of Rochester

Julianna WuJulianna Wu
M.D., M.H.S. University of Maryland

Class of 2020

Khaled AbdullaKhaled Abdulla
M.D. University of Buffalo

Titas BanerjeeTitas Banerjee
M.D. Stony Brook University

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

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

Conrad GleberConrad Gleber
M.D. University of Buffalo

Christopher GoatesChristopher Goates
M.D. Texas A & M

Joshua GorskiJoshua Gorski
M.D. SUNY Downstate

Anas JawaidAnas Jawaid
M.D. University of Cincinnati

Whitney KukolWhitney Kukol,
M.D., SUNY Upstate

Kaitlin KyiKaitlin Kyi
M.D. SUNY Upstate

Rialnat LawalRialnat Lawal
M.D. University of Rochester

Marie LemayMarie Lemay
M.D. University of Vermont

Franklin LiFranklin Li
M.D. New York Medical College

Sara MorneweckSara Morneweck
M.D. Drexel University

Kristina Myers (Tangelder)Kristina Myers (Tangelder)
University at Buffalo

Geoffrey NewcombGeoffrey Newcomb
M.D. University of Cincinnati

James NightingaleJames Nightingale
M.D. University of Massachusetts

Nayan PatelNayan Patel
M.D. New York Medical College

Libia PavaLibia Pava
M.D. New York Medical College

Andrew PortugueseAndrew Portuguese
M.D. University of Rochester

Brendan RobinsonBrendan Robinson
D.O. Kansas City University

Christopher WalkerChristopher Walker
M.D. Eastern Virginia Medical School

Primary Care Residents

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

Katherine HazenKatherine Hazen
M.D. University of Minnesota

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

Elizabeth RosenElizabeth Rosen
M.D. University of Massachusetts

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Preliminary Residents

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

Cula DautricheCula Dautriche
M.D., Ph.D. SUNY Downstate

Christopher DoucetteChristopher Doucette
M.D. University of Rochester

Thomas EggertThomas Eggert
M.D. University at Buffalo

Jack TianJack Tian
M.D. UCLA

Rochester Neurology PGY1's

Michael CohenMichael Cohen
M.D. University at Buffalo

Kelly DonohueKelly Donohue
M.D. University of Cincinnati

Lauryn HemmingerLauryn Hemminger
M.D. University of Rochester

Joseph ModicaJoseph Modica
M.D. University at Buffalo

Patrick RooneyPatrick Rooney
M.D. University at Buffalo

Matthew WomeldorffMatthew Womeldorff
M.D. University of Utah