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.
Anna-Karoline Israel, MD
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
Hometown: 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
Hometown: 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
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
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
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
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
Hometown: 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:  Reading  Chilling with my family.  Ice skating.  Practicing on the guitar.
Favorite activities in Rochester: Dunno!
Bennett Wilson, DO
Hometown: 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
Hometown: 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
Hometown: 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
Hometown: 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
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
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
Hometown: 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
Breast Pathology Fellow
Breast Pathology Fellow
GI Pathology Fellow
Transfusion Medicine Fellow
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