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Chief Residents

Mathew Brockway, M.D.*

Matt BrockwayHome Town: Horseheads, New York

College: University of Rochester

Medical School: University of Rochester

Career Plans: Primary Care

Bio: Matt grew up in a small town in Upstate NY and has lived in the region ever since.  He attended the U of R for his undergraduate studies, earning a degree in Molecular Genetics and a minor in Chemistry.  He remained at the U of R for both his medical education and residency, and has been grateful for the University’s emphasis on clinical skills and patient care.  He had the opportunity to travel with a classmate to Malawi during his medical school years, learning about cultural perceptions of several diseases.  After his year as a Chief Resident, he is looking forward to staying in the area and working in the primary care setting.  He is recently and happily married, and enjoys camp fires, hiking, swing dancing, soccer, and playing guitar.

Sana Chaker, M.D.*

ChakerHome Town: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

College: University of Windsor

Medical School: Wayne State University

Career Plans: Hospitalist/Medical Education

Bio: Sana grew up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, where she attended the University of Windsor and majored in Mathematics and Biology. She then travelled across the border to the neighboring city of Detroit, MI, to attend medical school at Wayne State University. She met her husband, a current Ophthalmology resident, in medical school. The strong focus on medical education, friendly atmosphere and collaborative culture at the University of Rochester are some of the few attractions which led to their pursuit of residency at URMC. Outside of the hospital, Sana enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, sketching, travelling to new places and collecting teas from around the world. Following her Chief Resident year, she is planning on working as a Hospitalist and is interested in medical education.

Rickinder (Ricky) Grewal, M.D.*

Grewal

Home Town: Watertown, Connecticut

College: University of Connecticut

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Career Plans: Nephrology

Bio: Ricky was born just outside of Toronto, Canada, but has spent most of his life living in the US, initially outside of Houston, Texas, but later moved to Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Molecular and Cell Biology with minors in Spanish and Chemistry. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He then ventured outside of Connecticut and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After his Chief Resident year, he plans to pursue a fellowship in Nephrology. Outside the hospital, he enjoys traveling with his wife to visit family and friends and also enjoys the snowy Rochester winters and football (including fantasy).

Thomas (TJ) Rodgers, M.D.*

RodgersHome Town: State College, Pennsylvania

College: Allegheny College

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Career Plans: Hematology/Oncology

Bio: TJ was born and grew up in State College, Pennsylvania; a place better known as the town around Penn State University. He attended Allegheny College for undergraduate training, earning a degree in Biology and Spanish Language, and studying abroad in the Andalusian region of Spain. Upon his return to the United States he pursued medical training at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, where, thanks to the local candy factory, there was always the smell of chocolate in the air. After never having visited Rochester New York prior to his interview, he decided to venture north for his residency after a wonderful initial impression of the program and city. This impression held true as he now serves as Chief Resident for the internal medicine residency program. After his Chief Resident year he plans to pursue fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology. Outside of the hospital he enjoys running, tennis, great restaurants and bar trivia. When leaving Rochester he takes every opportunity to travel abroad.

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Class of 2017

Amy An

Amy An
M.D., University of Pittsburgh

Katia Bravo

Katia Bravo Jaimes
M.C., Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Janice Cheong

Janice Cheong
M.D., Stony Brook

john Cho

John Choi
M.D., SUNY Upstate

Hannah deGroot

Hannah de Groot
M.D., University of Maryland

Jesse Doran

Jesse Doran
M.D., University of Rochester

Matthew Gorgone

Matthew Gorgone
D.O., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

John Hu

John Hu
M.D., University of Virginia

Mustafa Husaini

Mustafa Husaini
M.D., Michigan State University

Suhayb

Suhayb Kadura
M.D., American University of Antiqua

Kwawko

Kwaku Kyere
M.D., University of Michigan

Sumeet Lall

Sumeet Lall
M.D., University of Virginia

Mahler

Stewart Mahler
M.D., University of Arkansas

Nadia Orosz

Nadia Orosz
M.D., SUNY Upstate

Dhwani Patel

Dhwani Patel
M.D., SUNY Buffalo

Vikranm

Vikram Samala
M.D., Kakatiya Medical College

Marabel Schneider

Marabel Schneider
M.D., University of Rochester

Daniel Whitman

Daniel Whitman
M.D., University of Texas, Southwestern

Colin Wright

Colin Wright
M.D., SUNY Upstate

Ayhan Yoruk

Ayhan Yoruk
M.D., George Washington University

Primary Care Residents

Mary Cantin

Mary Cantin
M.D., University of Rochester

Jared Walsh

Jared Walsh
M.D., Boston University

 


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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

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

2018 Research Pathway Resident

Nicholas TscherniaNicholas Tschernia
M.D., University of Nevada

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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.

Daniel LighthouseDaniel Lighthouse
M.D., Ph.D.

Sara SpinellaSara Spinella
M.D.

Julianna WuJulianna Wu
M.D., M.H.S.

Preliminary Residents

For the 2016 - 2017 academic year, we have six preliminary residents and six University of Rochester Neurology PGY1's training in Internal Medicine.

David BrodellDavid Brodell
M.D., University of Rochester

Cheryl ChuCheryl Chu

M.D., Washington University St Louis
 

Hsing LiHsin Li

M.D., SUNY Upstate

Joy MatsuiJoy Matsui
M.D., M.S., Ph.D. University of Hawaii

 

Nathaniel SimmonsNathaniel Simmons
M.D., M.S. Tufts University
Jonathan SohJonathan Soh
M.D. University of Rochester

Rochester Neurology PGY1's

Melanie BraunMelanie Braun
M.D. University of Rochester

Ryan CanissaroRyan Canissario
M.D. SUNY Downstate

Dimitrios ManouDimitrios-Manou
M.D. University of Rochester

Kristen McCartneyKristen McCartney
M.D. University of North Carolina

Tyler RehbeinTyler Rehbein
M.D. University of Minnesota

Nicholas TaylorNicholas Taylor
M.D. Ohio State University

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