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"I chose URMC because it was the program that gave me the biggest sense of family when I interviewed. After spending 1 year here, I can confirm that the love and support I feel here is incredible."

David Knight

Victoria Kung, M.D. (PGY4)

  • Victoria KungMedical School / SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • PMR Interests / MSK, SCI, assistive technologies
  • Favorite Spots in Rochester /  Rochester Public Market, Roux, Rocco, Cure, Glen Edith, Eastman Theatre, Corbett's Glen
  • Personal Interests /  rock climbing, traveling, reading, drawing, painting, crafting, live music, cooking, dinner parties​

Ramzi El-Hassan, M.D. (PGY4)

Ramzi El-Hassan, MD

  • Med school / SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • PM&R Interests / Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Interface with technology, Device design, Research
  • Favorite Rochester Spots / Home, Wegmans, Lollipop Farm, Lamberton Conservatory, Lowe's, Bruster's Ice Cream, Seven Story Brewery
  • Personal Interests / Soccer, Running, Homebrew beer making, Pets (Stella, Duck, Walter, Matilda, Pierre, John John, Piper), Family 

Sonia Thakur M.B.B.S. (PGY4) Sonia Thakur

  • Med school /  Sikkim Manipal Institute Of Medical Sciences, India
  • Favorite Spots in Rochester /  Pittsford dairy, Grappa restaurant, Eastview Mall
  • PMR Interests / Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Personal Interests /  Coffee, books, music and dance

Saumya G. Aujla, M.D. (PGY3)Saumya G. Aujla, MD

  • Med school /  University of Mississippi Medical School
  • PMR Interests /  Spine, SCI, Pain
  • Favorite Spots in Rochester /  Pittsford Dairy, Public Market, Belhurst Castle (close by in Geneva), Jazz Fest
  • Personal Interests /  Dancing and choreographing, reading, interior design and traveling!

Sean Silverman, D.O. (PGY3)

Sean Silverman

  • Med school /  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine –Erie Campus
  • PMR Interests /  TBI, SCI, Palliative Rehabilitation 
  • Favorite Spots in Rochester / The public market, Erie Canal, The Finger Lakes, Letchworth state park, all the hiking, Old Pueblo Grill, Pittsford Dairy, all the Rochester breweries, Party in the Park, The lilac Festival, Jazz Festival, Bristol Mountain Ski Resort
  • Personal Interests /  Soccer, golf, running, biking, triathlons, hiking, snowboarding, binge watching TV shows, trying new food

Kyle Smith, M.D. (PGY3)Kyle Smith, MD

  • Med school /   Temple University
  • PMR Interests /  MSK, sports/spine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Public Market, Pittsford Farms Dairy, Mendon Ponds Park, Wegmans, Finger Lakes
  • Personal Interests /  Hiking, outdoors, soccer, my dogs, trying new restaurants, travel, craft beer, and the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles

Vikaran Kadaba, M.D. (PGY2)

Vikaran Kadaba

  • Med school /   St. George's University
  • PMR Interests /  Interventional Spine, TBI, Regenerative Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Dinosaur BBQ, the Finger Lakes, so much more to explore!
  • Personal Interests /  Tennis, the Buffalo Bills, exploring restaurants, online games and board games. 

David Knight, D.O. (PGY2)

David Knight

  • Med school /   Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • PMR Interests / Pain Science, MSK, Sports Medicine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Canandaigua Lake, Park Ave, Mendon Ponds
  • Personal Interests /  Powerlifting, Jiu-Jitsu, Dogs, French Toast

Joshua Smith, M.D. (PGY2)

Joshua Smith

  • Med school /  Albany Medical College
  • PMR Interests / Still too early to tell, so much of the field is exciting to me
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Highland Park, Public Market
  • Personal Interests /  soccer, music especially live shows, hiking, running, cooking, travel

Alyssa Fedorko
Alyssa Fedorko (PGY1)

  • Med school /  Michigan State
  • PMR Interests / Pain, Peds, MSK, Sports, Spine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Just got here and still exploring :)
  • Personal Interests /  Lacrosse, CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, rock climbing, mountain biking, aerial silks, yoga

Nicholas Grzibowski (PGY1)

  • Med school /  State University Of NY at Buffalo School of MedicineNicholas Grzibowski
  • PMR Interests / Musculoskeletal, Sports, Interventional Spine, Regenerative Medicine, Neuromuscular medicine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Ontario Beach Park, Canandaigua Lake, Rochester Public Market, villages by the Erie Canal, the Park Ave scene , *Wegmans*
  • Personal Interests /  Exploring local spots and cuisine, board & card games, fantasy football, playing guitar, hiking and almost anything outdoors

Patrick O'Connor (PGY1)Patrick O'Connor

  • Med school /  Albany Medical College
  • PMR Interests / MSK Ultrasound, Neuromuscular medicine, Sports, Spine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Irondequoit Bay, Anywhere along the Erie Canal, Other Half Brewery outside of Victor, Any of the awesome nearby parks
  • Personal Interests /  Basketball, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Guitar, Piano, fitness, The Syracuse Orange, and the Buffalo Bills!