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PGY-5

Martha Luitje, M.D.

Martha Luitje, MDHometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Undergraduate School: Smith College

Interests in Otolaryngology: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Comprehensive Otolaryngology, Head and Neck

Hobbies: Vegetarian Cooking, Gardening, Snuggling Cats, Art, and Music

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting the Brighton Farmer's Market, Swimming in Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, Catching Concerts at the Eastman School of Music, Attending Minor League Hockey and Baseball games (Americans and Red Wings), Getting on the Erie Canal Trail, and Exploring the Many Local Waterfalls and Gorges

Sheela Saidha, M.D.

Sheela Saidha, MD

Hometown: Burke, VA

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Undergraduate School: University of Virginia

Interests in Otolaryngology: Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Global health and humanitarian efforts, working in underserved areas and in countries with limited resources, mentorship to minority female medical students pursuing careers in ENT

Hobbies: Dancer, Creating Artwork, Gardening, Learning to Cook Different Cuisines, Spirituality and Meditation, Running, Biking

Favorite Activities to Do In Rochester: Sitting Out On My Porch and Reading a Good Book, Fall and Spring Hiking in Rochester, Exploring Various Parks and Outdoor Spots in the Area (So Many!) including Cobb's Hill Park, Highland Park, Sunken Garden at Warner Castle, Turning Point Park, Love Swimming in Local Waterfalls and Lakes

PGY-4

Charles Babb, M.D.

Charles Babb, MDHometown: Kingsport, TN

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Undergraduate School: Eastman School of Music

Interests in Otolaryngology: Otology/Neurotology, Laryngology, Professional Voice, Performance Medicine

Hobbies: Hiking, Photography, Running the Dog, Taking Trips to Canada, Jazz Clubs, and Going to Concerts. I Played Trumpet Seriously for Years Before Going into Medicine.

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Zemeta Ethiopian Restaurant, Voula’s, Ugly Duck Coffee, Fuego Coffee, Eastman School of Music, Little Theatre, Dryden Theatre, Mount Hope Cemetery, Durand Park, Taughannock Falls, the Adirondacks, Ithaca, Toronto

 

Bartholomew Bacak, M.D., Ph.D.

Bartholomew Bacak, MDHometown: Bethlehem, PA

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh

Interests in Otolaryngology: General Otolaryngology, Sleep Surgery, Laryngology

Hobbies: Tennis, Squash, Traveling, and Hiking. I Caught My First Fish Early In My PGY-3 Year!

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting Tower 280’s Rooftop Dog Park, Hanging in the Upper Falls Neighborhood, Going to Unter Biergarten

Nicolas Casellas, M.D.

Nicolas Casellas, MD

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Saint Joseph’s University

Interests in Otolaryngology: Laryngeal and Esophageal Disorders, Transoral Laser Microsurgery, Sleep Surgery

Hobbies: Big Fan of Spanish Wine (Which You Can Actually Find in Rochester!) Running, Skiing, and Playing Golf

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting Finger Lakes Wineries, Going to the Dog Park at Tower 280's Rooftop, Boating on the Finger Lakes, Enjoying Dinner at Goodluck and Roux Restaurants

PGY-3

Kathryn Bradburn, M.D.

Kathryn Bradburn, M.D.

Hometown: Williamston, SC

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Wake Forest University

Interests in Otolaryngology: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Global Health, Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hobbies: Playing Ultimate Frisbee, Going On Long Road Trips on the Back Roads, Gardening, Birding, and Long Distance Running

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Going to Summer Festivals (Jazzfest!), Exploring New Camping/Hiking Spots in the Adirondacks and Finger Lakes, Going on Day Trips to the Finger Lakes Wine Trails, and Trying New Breweries 

Justin Cole, M.D.

Kathryn Bradburn, M.D.

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Medical School: New York Medical College

Undergraduate School: Ohio University

Interests in Otolaryngology: I Greatly Enjoy All Aspects of Otolaryngology

Hobbies: Philosophy, Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Traveling, Camping, Hiking, Astronomy, Reading / Audiobooks, Downhill Skiing, Golf, Cycling, Fishing 

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting Rochester Beer Park, Highland Park, Genesee River, Various Coffee Shops and Restaurants (too many to name!), Lake Ontario Beaches, Finger Lakes Wineries, Letchworth State Park, Chimney Bluffs, Mendon Ponds

PGY-2

Michael Castle, M.D.

Dr. CastleHometown: Albuquerque, NM

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Utah State University

Interests in Otolaryngology: All Fields of Otolaryngology but Most Interested in Otology

Hobbies: Hockey, Cooking, Weight lifting, Snowboarding, and Being Outdoors

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: I Haven't Been Able to Explore the Area Much Yet But I Love Lake Ontario

 

Catherine Loftus, M.D.

Dr. LoftusHometown: Westwood, MA

Medical School: New York Medical College

Undergraduate School: Boston College

Interests in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Otology, Laryngology

Hobbies: Softball, Volleyball, Hiking, Camping

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Going to the Rochester Public Market, Visiting the Seneca Park Zoo

Allison (Tian Yue) Song, M.D.

Dr. SongHometown: Queens, NY​

Medical School: New York Medical College

Undergraduate School: Boston University

Interests in Otolaryngology: Comprehensive Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Hobbies: Cats, Rock Climbing, Crocheting, Bread Making, and Eating!

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting the Rochester Public Market, Fishing by Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay, Going to K2 Brother's Brewery for Milkshake IPAs

PGY-1

Andrew Kelly, M.D.

Andrew Kelly, M.D.Hometown: South Orange, New Jersey

Medical School: University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate School: New York University

Interests in Otolaryngology: Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngology, Otology

Hobbies: Playing piano, fencing, seeing live music

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Getting acquainted with the food scene, meeting new people, Lilac Festival

 

John Wilson, M.D., M.S.

John Wilson, M.D., M.S.Hometown: Rochester, NY

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Undergraduate School: University of Rochester

Interests in Otolaryngology: Otology/Neurotology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Hobbies: Piano, Biking, Gardening, Spending time with my wife

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Café Sasso, Finger Lakes Breweries & Wineries, Pittsford Dairy Ice Cream, Letchworth State Park, Hattie’s

Nicholas Zaccor, M.D., Ph.D.

Nicholas Zaccor, M.D., Ph.D.Hometown: Army Brat

Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Interests in Otolaryngology: Head & Neck, Facial Plastics, Neurotology, Facial Nerve Regen/Reanimation/Neuroprosthetics

Hobbies: Finance and Investing, Travel, News Junkie, Guitar, Hiking, Snowboarding, Brewery and Vineyard Visits

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Biking along the Erie Canal and downtown river, K2 Brewery