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2015 marked our 50th Annual Academic Competition. This contest, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, is a scholarly competition designed primarily to encourage and stimulate the writing of professional papers and the presentation of professional posters. An added purpose is to promote the awareness of the role of the Health Sciences Library in support of patient care, continuing professional development and research.

The contest is open to residents, fellows, post-doctorial trainees, doctoral students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell or the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine as well as nurses and allied health professionals in student programs.

The subject of the paper or poster is at the discretion of the author, but should be based on activities at Northwell Health, the Zucker School of Medicine or the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies. The form of presentation should be similar to that of articles in professional journals or posters exhibited at National Meetings. Although a contestant may confer with senior staff during the preparation of the paper or poster, the entry presented must be written by the contestant as the first author.

Abstracts submitted for papers or posters are reviewed by at least three judges who are instructed to use a uniform system of grading. The papers and posters are judged according to excellence of the introduction, methods (or description for case reports), results, and conclusion. Authors of paper abstracts that are selected in the first round of judging are asked to prepare full length papers. These papers are then submitted to a second round of judging. First and Second place papers are selected in each category. Authors of poster abstracts that are selected in the first round of judging are asked to submit full poster exhibits to be shown to the public at the Academic Competition. A panel of judges will review each of these posters and a first and second place will be awarded in each of the categories.

Since we value each contribution, every paper and poster receives meticulous attention and review. In order to provide equal competition, the categories chosen reflect the types of submissions and the academic achievement of the contestants. These categories are divided into basic science researchcase reportsclinical science researcheducation outcomes research, and literature reviews. Nursing, Allied Health, and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine students each have a separate category under poster and paper presentations.

The Annual Academic Competition Committee extends their appreciation to all the participants for their effort, work and writings.

Committee members

The Academic Competition is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Chairman

  • Lawrence Davis, MD—Vice-Chair and Program Director, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health; Professor, Department of Radiology, Zucker School of Medicine

Co-chairpersons

  • Stephen Barone, MD—Poster Competition, Program Director, Department of Pediatrics, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Daniel Grande, PhD—Paper Competition, Director, Orthopaedic Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health; Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Debra Rand, MS, AHIP—Associate Dean for Library Services, Zucker School of Medicine

Planning committee

  • Michael Esposito, MD—Program Director, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health; Assistant Professor of Pathology, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Alice Fornari, EdD, RD—Director of Faculty Development, Northwell Health; Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Educational Skills Development, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Martin Morales, PA, MHA—Corporate Director, Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Lily Thomas, PhD, RN—Vice President, System Nursing Research, Northwell Health
  • Venice VanHuse, MPA—Director, Graduate Medical Education, Northwell Health

Technical support

  • Barbara Sacks, MS—Specialist, Medical Education, Office of Academic Affairs

2015 paper award winners

Basic science research

1st

Adam Khader, MD - Department of Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
Sirtuin1 Stimulation Protects against Hepatic Ischemia-reperfusion Injury

2nd

Anthony Hesketh, MD - Center for Oncology and Cell Biology, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
The Macrophage Inhibitor CNI-1493 Blocks Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Ewing Sarcoma through Inhibition of Extravasation

Case reports

1st

Tristan Tham, MD - New York Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
Combined Transorbital & Transnasal Endoscopic Resection of Fibrous Dysplasia

2nd

Michelle Sewnarine, MD - Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Breakthrough Varicella Despite Pre-Existing Immunity in a Child with Leukemia

Clinical science research

1st

Anna Krevskaya, MD - Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Playground Observation Study: Examining Caregiver Distractions in Relation to Child's Risk Taking Behaviors on a Playground

2nd

Deepak Sarpal, MD - Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
Baseline Striatal Functional Connectivity as a Predictor of Response to Antipsychotic Drug Treatment

Literature and clinal topic reviews

1st

Nileshkumar Patel,  MD - Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
Trends in Infective Endocarditis Incidence, Microbiology and Valve Replacement in the United States from 2000-2011

2nd

Pamela Montano, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
Sociocultural Risk Factors Involved for Postpartum Depression among Women in Developed Countries with Diverse Populations

Nursing

1st 

Loriann Gross, NP - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital
Alarm Fatigue:  More Than Bells And Whistles

2nd 

Tricia Lewis, RN, CNM - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital
Collegiality in Nursing:  A Concept Analysis

Allied health

1st

Whitney Grimes, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
Professionalism: Policy, Perceptions, and Impacts

2nd

Yen Le, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
A Qualitative Assessment of Youth CAN! in Preparing Youth Aging Out of Foster Care for Independent Living

2015 poster award winners

Basic science research

1st

Laura Hansen, MD - Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
Sirtuin 1 Activator SRT1720 Protects Against Organ Injury Induced by Intestinal Ischemia-Reperfusion

2nd

Alexandra Cerutti, MD - Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
Cold-inducible RNA-binding Protein Promotes Splenic T Cell Activation in Sepsis

Case reports

1st

Neha Malhotra, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Plexiform Schwannoma Presenting as an Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed

2nd

Mina Makaryus, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
A Case of Severe Asthma With Fungal Sensitization (SAFS) due to Aureobasidium Pullulans Following Hurricane Sandy

Clinical science research

1st

Jane Ellen Barr, DNP - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health
Relationship of Resilience to Chronic Sorrow in Persons Living with an Ostomy

2nd (tie) 

Cynthia Amirtharaj, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Effect of Ductus Arteriosus Closure on Photoplethysmographic Signals in Preterm Infants

Lynn Palmeri, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Changes in Photoplethysmographic Signal Characteristics After Surgical Repair of Neonatal Aortic Coarctation

Educational outcomes research

1st

Zubair Hasan, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
A Resident Led Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Sepsis Care

2nd (tie)

Scott Bodner, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
Assessing EpiPen® Proficiency among Internal Medicine Interns

Semie Kang, DO - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
Using Simulation to Improve Trainees' Patient Safety Skills

Allied health

1st

Anna Martinez-Kim, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
Time to Surgical Intervention for Hip Fracture Repair and Postoperative Outcomes

2nd

Altaf Lakhani, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
Admission Albumin Levels as a Prognostic Factor for Mortality in Trauma Patients

Dr. Seymour Cohen memorial lecture

Dr. Samuel Cohen was Vice President for Education and Research at Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1981 until his retirement in January 2000. During his more than 18 years as Vice President of Education and Research at Long Island Jewish, he was an effective leader—especially in the area of medical education. In the fall of 2006 we lost Dr. Cohen and in June 2007 Northwell Health introduced a memorial lecture as a living tribute to Dr. Cohen’s many contributions to education and research with the presentation of the Dr. Cohen Memorial Lecture.

Dr. Cohen was actively involved in the negotiations that led to the Medical Center’s affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he became an assistant dean. During his tenure, the medical center’s graduate medical education program grew and the accredited programs were recognized for their high quality. Many of the independent programs successfully sought formal recognition and eventually received accreditation from national bodies including the ACGME, CODME and AOA. 

Dr. Cohen was also instrumental in growing and strengthening the Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity. Under his leadership, the Medical Center received and maintained ACCME accreditation for its many CME programs. The Medical Center sponsored many highly successful local, national and international programs attracting noted experts in medicine to participate as guest lecturers.

The Medical Center’s research programs also grew and flourished under Dr. Cohen’s leadership, attracting many young and promising researchers who have gone on to become recognized leaders in their fields.

Judges

Emil Adamec, MD, PhD Karen Friedman, MD Elizabeth C. Mitchell, MD
Taranjeet Ahuja, DO Richard Furie, MD Patricia Mongini, PhD
Robert Andrews, MD Kirk Garratt, MSc, MD Martin Morales, PA, MHA
Adnan Bakar, MD Edwin Ginsberg, DMD Kate Nellans, MD
Sandy Balwan, MD Samara Ginzburg, MD Kaie Ojamaa, PhD
Maria Barilla-LaBarca, MD Joanne Gottridge, MD Nancy Palumbo, MD
Stephen Barone, MD Daniel Grande, PhD Melissa Pawelczak, MD
Mark Bittman, MD Adnan Hasanovic, MD Jill Rabin, MD
Lionel Blanc, PhD John Hines, MD John Raimo, MD
Andrew Blaufox, MD David Hoenig, MD William Rennie, MD
Lauren Block, MD Sean Hwang, MD Gary Ritter, PA
Ona Bloom, PhD Ram Jadonath, MD Maria Ruggieri, PhD
Judith Brenner, MD Vivian Kafantaris, MD Jennifer M. Saleta, EdD, MBA
Veronica Catanese, MD Louis Kavoussi, MD Pravin Singhal, MD
Daniel F. Catanzaro, PhD Robert Kelsch, DDS Jonathan Sobel, PA
David Chan, MD Myriam Kline, PhD Jacqueline Sobota, DMD
Jerry Chang, MD Nina Kohn, MBA, MA Gina Sorrentino, PhD
Saima Chaudhry, MD Kambhampaty Krishnasastry, MD Elaine Smith, EdD, MBA
Michael Cheng, PA Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD Marianne Smith, MD
Marc Citron, MD Joseph LaMantia, MD Andrew Steele, MD
Rubin Cohen, MD Jordan Laser, MD Joel Stern, PhD
Paul Crespi, DDS Martin Lesser, PhD Marc Symons, PhD
Lawrence Davis, MD Michael E. Lessin, DDS Arunabh Talwar, MD
Morris Edelman, MD Warren B. Licht, MD Michal Tamuz, PhD
Michael Esposito, MD Johnson Liu, MD Lily Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Gino Farina, MD Anna Mathew, MD, MPH Manish Vira, MD
Martin Fisher, MD Amgad Makaryus, MD S. Murthy Vishnubhakat, MD
Carmel Foley, MD Becky Mazurkiewicz, MD Jeffrey Wagner, PA
Alice Fornari, EdD, RD Carl Mealie, MD Mae Ward, RN
Victor Fornari, MD Deborah Mensch MD Stuart Weinerman, MD
Ethan Fried, MD Andrew Menzin, MD Joanne Willey, PhD
Barak Friedman, MD Keith Metzger, PhD Susan Zori, DNP, RN

2015 participant papers

Basic science research

Christopher Behr, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

Greg Gelfand, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Adam Gitlin, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health

Anthony Hesketh, MD 
Graduate Student, Center for Oncology and Cell Biology, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Adam Khader, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Neal Mehan, MD 
Resident, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

Case report

Brett Auerbach, DO 
Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital 

Dron Bhandari, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Adam Bitterman, DO 
Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital

Derek Cheng, DO 
Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health

Melinda Collins, DO 
Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Karen De Souza Ferreira, MD 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital

Daniel Fleischman, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

David  Fridman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Youran Gao, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Jared Gelband, DMD 
Chief Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Eric Gorinstein, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Pearl Han, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Amy Hua, DO 
Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health

Zain Kassam, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Asaf Klein, MD 
Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Vasilios Kostakis, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Isaac Kuyunov, DMD 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Jacklyn Lerner, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Robert Lynn, DMD 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Nirav Mehta, DO 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Drew Nunziata, DMD, MD 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Matthew Paonessa, DDS, MD 
Chief Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Christopher Schroeder, DPM 
Resident, Department of Podiatry, Northwell Health, Forest Hills Hospital

Michelle Sewnarine, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Bhakti Shah, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Dev Shah, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

David Shall, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Philip Solomon, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Shannon St Clair, MD 
Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Anis Tebyanian, MD, DMD 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Jyotsana Thakkar, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Tristan Tham, MD 
Fellow, New York Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

James Venuti, DMD 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

George Zacharia, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Clinical science research

Mohammed Abbasi, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Bolanle Akinronbi, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Zainab Al-Dhaher, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Padam Bhatia, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Andrew Brownlee, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Pamela Bui, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Irina Dashkova, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Samir Derisavifard, MD 
Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health

Shaina Felsenstein, DMD 
Chief Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

James Gabriels, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Hossein Ghabshi, MD, MPH 
Fellow, Division of Adult Reconstruction (knee), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Katie Gibbs, DO 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Autoimmune & Musculoskeletal Disease, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health/Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Sandeep Gurram, MD 
Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health

Anthony Hesketh, MD 
Graduate Student, Center for Oncology and Cell Biology, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ Health System

Haisam Ismail, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health

Irena Karanetz, MD 
Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

Anna Krevskaya, MD 
Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Julie Krystal, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Zachary Levy, MD -
Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

Albert Li, MD 
Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwell Health

Owen Muir, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Ricardo Palmerola, MD 
Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health

Valerie Pershad, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Joanna Pierro, DO 
Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, NNorthwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Chalese Richardson, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, NNorthwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Patrick Samson, MD 
Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health

Deepak Sarpal, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Estelle Torbey, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Michael Weinreich, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Kristy Williamson, MD 
Fellow, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Educational outcomes research

Jasmine Sedaghatpour, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Literature and clinical topic reviews

Maria Ela Aguilar Donis, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Chandra K Boddu, MD 
Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Christine Boumitri, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Joshua Bronner, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dentistry, Northwell Health

Lauren Cantwell, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Navin Dargani, MD, MPH 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Victor Kagan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, NNorthwell Health

Irene Lai, DDS 
Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Gila Lerman, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Jacqueline Levin, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, NNorthwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Esther Levine, DMD 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Ivan Lukachynets, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Farhaj Mirza, DMD 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Pamela Montano, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Puja Naik, MD 
Fellow, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health

Rita Nguyen, DDS 
Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, NNorthwell Health

Nileshkumar Patel, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Jaime Philip, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Simone Reisman, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Alexander Sadak, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Jessica Simon, DMD 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Gabriel Strauss, DMD 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Bethany Wong, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Alan Yancovitch, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Rabia Yilan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Nursing

Loriann Gross, NP, BC 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital

Tricia  Lewis, RN, CNM 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital

Allied health

Whitney Grimes, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Chantal Keypour, PA-C 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Yen Le, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Paula Molina, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Edwin Oey, BS, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Danielle Skinder, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

2015 participant posters

Basic science research

Jaya Asirvatham, MD 
Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health

Cindy Cen, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Alexandra Cerutti, MD 
Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Cosmin Dascalu, MD 
Fellow, Ann Davidson Laboratory, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Hua Guo, MD 
Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health

Laura Hansen, MD 
Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Shoji Ishigami, MD, PhD 
Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwell Health

Shachar Kenan, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Sarav Shah, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health

Winston Sheen, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center

Samarth Shukla, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center

Case reports

Jessica Abramowitz, MD 
Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Rajni Ahlawat, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

David Alajajian, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Amit Alam, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Christopher Awwad, DO 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital

Phylicia Baird, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Kush Bhorania, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Sara Cerrone, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Rivkah Darabaner, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Cosmin Dascalu, MD 
Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Martin Detchkov, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Kelsey Donohoe, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Robert Faigen, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, NNorthwell Health

Jill Feffer, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

James Gabriels, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Youran Gao, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Jessica Giacinto Lawrence, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Victoria Grasso, DO 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital

Hua Guo, MD 
Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health

Ronen Harel, DO 
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Peter Harris, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Jared  Honigman, DO 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Annamaria Iakovou, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Gavin Imperato, MD 
Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health

Shoji Ishigami, MD, PhD 
Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health

Mitchell Izower, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Pankaj Jain, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Chuan Jiang, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Lauren Kanner, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Seyyar Khan, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Jamie Kiehm, MD 
Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health

Anastasiya Kleva, MD 
Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health

Tara Kulkarni, DO 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital

Susanne LaBarba, DO 
Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health

Wai Yim Lam, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Grace LaTorre, DO 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Ying Ting Lau, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Marci Laudenslager, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Paul Leis, DO 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Chen Lim, MD 
Resident, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Sean Liu, MD, PhD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Mina Makaryus, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Neha Malhotra, MD
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Gaurang Mavani, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Natasha McMillan, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Margarita Mikhaylova, DO 
Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health

Jwalant Modi, MBBS 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Brianne Navetta-Modrov, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Bassel Nazha, MD, MPH 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Kusuma Nio, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

Angelica Nocerino, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Omobonike Olowosuko, DO 
Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwell Health

Lynn Palmeri, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Lauren Paster, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Valerie Pershad, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Alex Potashinsky, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

John Reyes, DO
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital

Shelly Rivas, MD
Resident, Department of Dermatology, Northwell Health

Amina Saqib, MBBS 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Allison Selby, DO 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Jaspreet Singh, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health

Shailendra Singh, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health

Joseph Song, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Niket Sonpal, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Ryan Sugarman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Tanjim Sultana, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Maria Tama, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Rebecca Tamez, MD 
Resident, Department of Dermatology, Northwell Health

Kevin Trinh, MD 
Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwell Health

Gianina Usera, MD 
Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Shaan Waqar, MD 
Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health

Michael Weinreich, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Sandar Win, MD
Fellow, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Mazen Zaarour, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Mohammad Zaidi, DO 
Resident, Department of Medical Education, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital

Elinor Zhou, MD
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Clinical science research

David  Alajajian, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Shashikanth Reddy Ambati, MBBS 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Cynthia  Amirtharaj, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Leo Amodu, MD, MPH 
Resident, Center for Diseases of the Pancreas, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Rafia Baloch, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital 

Vanessa Batista Flores, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center

B. Allyn Behling-Rosa, DO 
Chief Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health

Eric Berkowitz, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Matthew Blitz, MD, MBA 
Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health

Ariel Brandwein, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/ Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Andrew Brownlee, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Pratap Das, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Kelsey Donohoe, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Grace Fishler, MD 
Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

David Fridman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Heather Greenberg, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Nina Haghi, MD, MS 
Chief Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health

Christopher Hartman, MD 
Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health

Ayelet Hilewitz, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Huy Hoang, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Elie Hobeika, MD 
Resident, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Sami Hossri, MD 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Research, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Asma Iftikhar, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Sumant Inamdar, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Fatima Zahra Jelloul, MD 
Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health

Dheeraj Khurana, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Tara Kim, MD 
Chief Resident, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Yun Ju Kim, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Thomas Kodankandath, MD 
Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health

Anna Krevskaya, MD 
Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Yaniv Larish, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Tracie Lin, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Lydia  McGuigan, DO 
Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Bradley Morganstern, MD 
Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health

Jennifer Morrison, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, NNorthwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Sandhya Nallu, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Dorly Nerval, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Daniel Ohngemach, MD 
Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Roxanne Oriel, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Atul Palkar, MBBS 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Lynn Palmeri, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Preethi Rajan, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Kavya Rao, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Daniel Ross, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Jennifer Sarhis, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Ilya Shnaydman, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

Jaspreet Singh, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health

Tanjim Sultana, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, NSLIJ, Lenox Hill Hospital

Arunan Vamadevan, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Kristy Williamson, MD 
Fellow, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Sunao Yamauchi, MD 
Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health

Justin Yoon, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Jenny Zablah Alabi, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center

Ekaterini Zapantis, MD 
Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Educational outcomes research

Jessica Abramowitz, MD 
Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Shashikanth Reddy Ambati, MBBS 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Scott Bodner, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Mary Curtin, DO 
Resident, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center

Bryan Doherty, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Zubair Hasan, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Semie Kang, DO 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Charles Kast, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Lindsay Lopata, MD 
Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Northwell Health

Mina Makaryus, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Alexander Sasha Rackman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Daniel Ross, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Jyotsana Thakkar, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Atika Turkistani, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Literature and clinical topic reviews

Tara Brennan, MD 
Fellow, New York Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Jing Jing Feng, MD 
Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwell Health

Sumant Inamdar, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Nursing

Jane Ellen Barr, DNP 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health

Allied health

Corinne Bazany, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Diana DeLuca, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Antonia Diglio, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Vincenzo DiMaggio, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Jonathan Harrill, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Altaf Lakhani, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Rick Leung, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Jaclyn Mannion, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Anna Martinez-Kim, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Megan Pawlowski, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Lillian Schmidt, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Joshua Scott, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Michael St. Clair, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Zllatko Vurmo, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Kristen Weinman, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health