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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

Vikaran Kadaba, M.D. (PGY4)

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. (PGY4)

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. (PGY4)

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. (PGY4)

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 (PGY3)

  • 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 (PGY3)

  • 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 (PGY3)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. (PGY2)

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 (PGY2)

  • 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 (PGY2)

  • 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 




Patrick O'Connor (PGY3)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!

Kenneth King (PGY1)

  • Kenneth KingMed school: Stony Brook
  • PMR interest: MSK, Sports ​medicine
  • Favorite spots: Park Ave, Erie Canal, Jazz Fest, Pittsford Dairy, Finger Lakes
  • Personal interests: Golfing, skiing, trying new restaurants and breweries, Buffalo Bills, college football, fantasy football


Garret Waterstradt
Garret Waterstradt (PGY1)

  • Med school: University of Illinois Chicago at Peoria
  • PMR interests: musculoskeletal, sports medicine
  • Favorite spots in Rochester: Hyderabadi Biryani House, Locals Only, Good Luck
  • Personal Interests: Traveling (current goals are the New 7 Wonders of the World and hiking at every U.S. National Park), watching Super Smash Bros competitions, and staying up way too late to read new books.​


Gregory Shinaman (PGY1)Gregory Shinaman

  • Med school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • PMR interest: Still a bit too early to say!
  • Favorite spots in Rochester: Mendon ponds, Cobb's Hill park and Washington Grove, Highland park, Erie canal trails, Conesus lake, Letchworth State Park, Watkins Glen, and of course Pittsford Dairy!  
  • Personal interests: Fitness, hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, reading, dogs, and delicious food/baked goods​