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What our residents say...

"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

Saumya G. Aujla, M.D. (PGY4)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. (PGY4)

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. (PGY4)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. (PGY3)

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. (PGY3)

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

Soun Sheen, M.D. (PGY3)

Soun Sheen

  • Med school /  Albany Medical College
  • PMR Interests / Pain, neuromodulation, cancer pain, interventional spine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Erie Canal, Cobbs Hill, Public market, Ontario beach park
  • Personal Interests /   Cooking, hiking, shoes

Joshua Smith, M.D. (PGY3)

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, traveling

Alyssa Fedorko
Alyssa Fedorko (PGY2)

  • 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 (PGY2)

  • 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 (PGY2)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!

Namara Haq, M.D. (PGY1)

Namara Haq

  • Med school /  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • PMR Interests / A bit too early to know for sure, but interested in SCI, MSK, possibly cancer rehab
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  still exploring
  • Personal Interests /  outdoorsy things (hiking, nature walks, etc.), traveling, experimenting with new recipes, exploring 

Andrew Stephens
Andrew Stephens (PGY1)

  • Med school /  University of Utah 
  • PMR Interests / Interventional spine, musculoskeletal, sport's medicine, pediatrics, and research 
  • Favorite spots in Rochester / Lake Ontario beaches, trails along the Erie canal
  • Personal Interests /  Spending time with my wife and kids, basketball, college football, piano, training for triathlons, and hiking. 

Nicholas Bender (PGY1)

  • Med school /  SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityNicholas Bender
  • PMR Interests / Interventional Spine, Pain Medicine, and Sports Medicine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester /  Park Ave Art Festival, Lilac Festival, Finger Lakes, Adirondacks, Village of Pittsford, Nature Parks, Lakes & Waterways, Highland Park, Rush Rhees Library, South Wedge Neighborhood, ...Wegmans
  • Personal Interests /  Fitness, Weightlifting, Volleyball, Yoga, Snowboarding, Hiking, Camping & Outdoorsy Sports, Language Learning, Reading, Family & Friends