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As you consider taking your first step in residency training, we encourage you to apply to the University of Rochester. We look forward to introducing you to Western New York, sharing more about our program and are confident you will be pleased with what you find.

Chief Resident

Anna-Karoline Israel, MD

Anna-Karoline IsraelHometown: Pokrent

Medical School: Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena

Undergraduate School: None

Interests In Pathology: Surgical Pathology

Hobbies: Walking and Hiking, Bike rides with my daughter and husband, Exploring Western New York, Traveling. I used to compete in equestrian vaulting, but these days I focus on following the major tournaments :-).

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: I can't wait to figure it out!

Associate Chief Residents

Chelsea Milito, MD

Chelsea-MilitoHometown: Buffalo, NY

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh

Interests In Pathology: Forensics

Hobbies: Reading, papercraft, cross-stitch, music

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting used bookstores


Alexandra Danakas, DO

Alexandra DanakasHometown: Williamsville, NY

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School: University at Buffalo

Interests In Pathology: Autopsy and surgical pathology

Hobbies: Binge watching TV shows with my dogs, and husband. Shopping for my first niece who will be coming along this summer.

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Enjoying the festivals and farmers markets that run from Spring through Fall. Brunches and get-togethers with my fellow residents.

Roula Katerji, MD

Alexandra Danakas

Hometown: Aleppo, Syria 

Medical school: University of Aleppo 

Undergraduate School: University of Aleppo 

Interests In Pathology: Surgical pathology and Gastrointestinal pathology 

Hobbies: Playing piano, cooking, art crafting

Favorite activities to Do in Rochester: Spending time with family and friends, Exploring nearby Natural parks. 

Mushal Noor, MBBS

Mushal Noor

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan

Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Pakistan

Undergraduate School: None (we go to med school right after high school, ha!)

Interests In Pathology: Surgical Pathology. Hematopathology

Hobbies: Exploring restaurants and art museums with my husband Saad; drinking tea the British way, while binge-watching mediocre TV.

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Discovering the quirky and often hidden gems of places around here- be it food, nature, or art. I'm often surprised.

Cynthia Reyes Barron, MD

Cynthia Reyes Barron

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Undergraduate School:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Interests In Pathology:  All J

Hobbies:  Reading fiction, cooking/baking

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester:  Kayaking on the Erie Canal


Phoenix Bell, MD

Pheonix Bell

Hometown: Conway, NH

Medical School: St.George's University

Undergraduate School: St.Lawrence University

Interests In Pathology: G.I.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Waterskiing, Baseball, Charcoal Drawing, Reading

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting the Finger Lakes, Park Ave Fest, shopping at the Public Market, Pittsford Farms ice cream trips

Numbereye Numbere, MBBS

Numbereye NumbereHometown: Two hometowns - Port Harcourt and Buguma both in Rivers State, Nigeria​

Medical school: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Interests in Pathology: Gastrointestinal pathology

Hobbies: [1] Reading [2] Chilling with my family. [3] Ice skating. [4] Practicing on the guitar. 

Favorite activities in Rochester: Dunno!

Bennett Wilson, DO

Bennett WilsonHometown: Mapleton, UT

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University

Interests In Pathology: Cytology, Hematopathology, 

Hobbies: Rock climbing, running, mountain biking, camping, hiking, 

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Unknown 


Michael Karasick, MD

Michael KarasickHometown: Gladwyne, PA

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University

Hobbies: Fencing, reading

Fun Fact: His first job was as a library page

Caroline Miller, MD

Caroline MillerHometown: Sudbury, MA

Medical School: Saint George’s University

Undergraduate School: Lehigh University

Interests In Pathology

Hobbies: Horseback riding, reading, traveling, crafting

Fun fact: She’s a vegetarian

Tatsiana Pukhalskaya, MD

Tatsiana PukhalskayaHometown: Mozyr, Belarus

Medical School: Belarusian State Medical University

Hobbies: Fine art, ballet, theater, sports, gardening, fishing, roller skating

Fun Fact: She also graduated from music school as a violinist.



Anthony Cardilo, MD

Anthony Cardilo, MD

Hometown: Cabot, Arkansas (30 min. from Little Rock!)

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Hobbies or interests: Fencing, 3D printing, hiking

Family: Just me and my fiancée, Angelica

Fun fact about you: I have seen every James Bond movie; it's the reason I got into fencing as a hobby!

Irene Chen, MD

Irene Chen, MD

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Medical School: St. George's University

Hobbies or interests: Cooking, traveling, building paper models, building and collecting Lego

Family: Parents and one younger brother. 

Fun fact about you: I went to school in different countries, including Taiwan, Australia, USA, and Grenada. I was also a medical technologist before medical school.

Chauncey Syposs, DO

Chauncey Syposs, MDHometown: Tonawanda, NY

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Hobbies or interests: Cycling, hiking, cooking, gardening, collecting records, reading 

Family: Hopefully starting one soon with my fiancé Jessica

Fun fact about you: I’m a big history and philosophy buff


Hani Katerji

Hani Katerji
Hemapathology Fellow

Hasan Khatiib

Hasan Khatiib

Breast Pathology Fellow

Rana Ajabnoor
Rana Ajabnoor

Breast Pathology Fellow

Caroline Bsirini

Caroline Bsirini

GI Pathology Fellow

Jessica Bohrhunter

Jessica Bohrhunter
Microbiology Fellow

Andrew Cameron

Andrew Cameron

Microbiology Fellow

Andy Ngo

Andy Ngo

Transfusion Medicine Fellow

Year Out Student Fellows

Shanna Yang

Shanna Yang

Claire Porterfield

Claire Porterfield