Our Residents

Chief Residents

Sergio Reyes

Medical School: Universidad del Valle, Cali, Columbia

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, exercising, and dancing salsa

Future plans: Infectious diseases fellowship

Maria Del Pilar Morel

Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic

Hobbies/Interests: Martial arts (Brazilian jiujitsu), weight lifting, dancing, and baking

Future Plans: Infectious disease fellowship

Federico Delgado

Medical School: Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, travel, concerts, and running

Future Plans: Hospital medicine


Justyna Michalik

Medical School: Jagiellonian University Medical School, Kraków, Poland

Hobbies/Interests: All outdoor activities (Kayaking, swimming, hiking, etc!) and traveling

Future Plans: Critical Care/Pulmonary/Critical Care

Mahmoud Abdelrahman

Medical School: Cairo University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, tennis, and running

Future Plans: I am planning to work initially as a hospitalist and then pursue a GI fellowship.

Lyndsay Hauser

Medical School: Frank H Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, piano/flute, and pet rabbit

Future Plans: Hospital medicine

Jason Xenakis

Medical School: New York Medical College, NY, USA

Hobbies/Interests: Medicine, hockey (ice and roller), travel, and food.

Future Plans: Practice as a Hospitalist. Spend time with my wife, family, and friends

Saumya Batra

Medical School: Punjab Institute Of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, reading, and coin collecting

Future Plans: I plan to be a hospitalist. My goal is to utilize my skills and knowledge to provide quality care to my patients.

Kingsley Ikenna Onuoha

Medical School: University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, soccer, cooking, and fine arts

Future Plans: Cardiovascular Medicine

Buadi Tandoh

Medical School: University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana

Hobbies/Interests: Playing soccer, experiencing new places, and spending time with family

Future Plans: Nephrology


Aditya Saholi

Medical School: Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Hobbies/Interests: Music - Singing/Guitar, meeting new people and knowing their life experiences, love to Dance, and Travel!

Future Plans: Critical care medicine / Academic Hospitalist

Georges El Hasbani

Medical School: Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, reading, and discovering new places locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally

Future Plans: Becoming a physician scientist

Cristina Vander Woude

Medical School: Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela

Hobbies/Interests: I love to spend time with my family. I enjoy cooking international food. I like going to church to learn more about Jesus Christ.

Future Plans: To become an excellent hospitalist and to have a family

Eiman Ibrahim

Medical School: Alexandria University School of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt

Hobbies/Interests: Painting, reading historical fiction and biographies, and embroidery

Future Plans: Primary care

Ian Guillen Alvarez

Medical School: Facultad de Ciencias Médicas , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, jogging, discovering new places to eat, and spending quality time with my wife and my family

Future Plans: Academic Internal Medicine or Endocrinology

Ana Graciela Azueta

Medical School: Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Hobbies/Interests: I love to travel; explore new places and learn about different cultures. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, yoga, playing sports (especially soccer), listening to music, and dancing. I also love simple days, relaxing at home, and watching a good movie or documentary. My academic interests are Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Primary Care.

Future Plans: Continue to grow as a physician so I can be able to help my patients, especially in underserved communities.

Toochukwu Lilian Okafor

Medical School: Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading and traveling in my spare time. I am also an avid fan of the outdoors. I find it very relaxing to explore nature and what it has to offer.

Future Plans: My future plans are to sub-specialize and begin a Cardiology fellowship after my residency. I also hope to work on various research projects that would have a positive impact on patient care.

Martin Vanek

Medical School: Jagiellonian University Medical School, Kraków, Poland

Hobbies/Interests: Surfing, scuba diving, skiing,  and hiking

Future Plans: Work as a hospitalist, maybe specialize eventually

Obiora Ezeudemba

Medical School: Odessa National Medical University, Odesa, Ukraine

Hobbies/Interests: Sky diving, flying drones, cooking, and traveling

Future Plans: Become a gastroenterologist

Francis Ihionu

Medical School: St. George’s University, True Blue, Grenada

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, music, hangout, soccer, hiking, biking, and fitness

Future Plans: Hospitalist

Laura Cardenas

Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Hobbies/Interests: Television series, reading, discovering new music, and spending time with friends and family

Future Plans: Becoming a cardiologist


Muhammad Hamza Akhtar

Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan

Hobbies/Interests: Gaming and traveling

Future Plans: Becoming a good clinician

Phanidhar Mogga, MD

Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Hobbies/Interests: Naked eye astronomy, camping, cooking, soccer, and basketball

Future Plans: Nephrology, cardiology, and clinical research

Delores "Dee" Bani

Medical School: Washington University of Health and Sciences, San Pedro, Belize

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, barbering, and traveling

Future Plans: Hematology and Oncology, Endocrinology, or Addiction Medicine

Prutha Shah

Medical School: Medical college Baroda, Vadodara, India

Hobbies/Interests: I like to cook and explore new places

Future Plans: Haven’t decided yet

Taylor Reed

Medical School: University of Miami, FL, USA

Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my dogs, cooking, watching movies and series, and reading

Future Plans: Leaning hospitalist but keeping an open mind.

Vaidarshi Abbagoni

Medical School: Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Telangana, India

Hobbies/Interests: Carnatic singing, exploring new places and meeting people, free-style dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Future Plans: Critical care, pulmonology, or hematology/Oncology

Hisham Mushtaq

Medical School: MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital Dandupalya, Karnataka, India

Hobbies/Interests: Formula 1 Enthusiast, enjoy playing Tennis, and I love CrossFit

Future Plans: I plan to pursue my Interests in Critical Care medicine/Hem-Oncology either through research or clinical practice

Karanrajsinh Raol

Medical School: G.M.E.R.S. Medical College and General Hospital, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, cooking, and music

Future Plans: Cardiology fellowship

Herman Santos

Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer and working out

Future Plans: GI or ID fellowship

Andres Applewhite

Medical School: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Hobbies/Interests: Learning new things, traveling to new countries with my wife, and pretty much anything outdoors: hiking, backpacking, camping, off-road trips, scuba diving, and spearfishing.

Future Plans: Finding a good work/travel balance, and living on a few acres of land.

Anuja Shah

Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, CT, USA.

Hobbies/Interests: I love to sing, hike (especially by a body of water), and play with my dog!

Future Plans: After this year, I will be pursuing a residency in radiation oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital, and pursuing research with the goal of better addressing the implications of gender-based violence on cancer treatment.

Mohamed Badawy

Medical School: Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt.

Hobbies/Interests: Weightlifting, reading, and soccer

Future Plans: Diagnostic Radiology

Joshua Ho

Medical School: University College Dublin, Ireland

Hobbies/Interests: Guitar, singing & rock-climbing

Gaurav Majmudar

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: I love writing and I am a huge NYC sports fan!

Future Plans: I will be a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident starting in 2023!

Moataz Soliman

Medical School: Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt.

Hobbies/Interests: Pencil drawing

Future Plans: Interventional Radiology

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