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2016 marked our 51st Annual Academic Competition.This contest 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-doctoral 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—Corporate Director of Libraries, Northwell Health; Assistant Professor Science Education, Zucker School of Medicine

Planning Committee

  • Parswa Ansari, MD—Program Director, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • 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—Assistant Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health; Associate Dean of Medical Education Skills Development and Professor of Science Education, Occupational Medicine and Family Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Swapna Ghanta, MD—Surgery Resident, Chair, Resident Fellow Forum
  • Mitchell Izower, MD—Internal Medicine Resident, Social Chair, Resident Fellow Forum
  • Gregory Kapinos, MD—Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Northwell Health
  • Martin Morales, PA, MHA—Corporate Director, Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Noah Rosen, MD—Program Director, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
  • Barbara Sacks, MS—Specialist, Medical Education, Office of Academic Affairs, Northwell Health
  • Lily Thomas, PhD, RN—Vice President, System Nursing Research, Northwell Health
  • Venice VanHuse, MPA—Director, Graduate Medical Education, Northwell Health

2016 paper award winners

Basic science research

1st

Cindy Cen, MD - Resident, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Department of Surgery, Northwell Health
Deficiency of Cold-Inducible RNA-Binding Protein Reduces Renal Injury after Ischemia-Reperfusion

2nd 

Adam Graver, MD - Chief Resident, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cohen Children's Medical Center
A Cadaveric Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of MAGEC Magnetic-Controlled Growing Rods After Exposure to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Case reports

1st

Anna Perelshteyn, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 
Treatment of Recurrent Renal Epithelioid Angiomyolipoma with Everolimus

2nd

Jay Karajgikar, MD - Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health
A Rare Abdominal Manifestation of Rosai-Dorfman Disease

Clinical science research

1st 

Ryan Nixon, MD - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health
A Pilot Cadaveric Study of Temperature and Adjacent Tissue Changes After Exposure of Magnetic-Controlled Growing Rods to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2nd (tie)

Yen Hsun Chen, MD - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cadaveric Spines Implanted with MAGEC Magnetic-Controlled Growing Rods 

Joaquin Moya-Angeler, MD - Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
An Algorithmic Approach for the Management of Symptomatic Instability Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Educational outcomes research

1st

Yonatan Greenstein, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
Effectiveness of a Critical Care Ultrasound Training Program

2nd

Nupur Uppal, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
Creating and Enhancing Interest in Nephrology Careers: A Novel Nephrology Elective Experience for Medical Students

Literature review

1st

Matisyahu Shulman, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Antipsychotic Induced Pancreatitis: A Rare but Potentially Life Threatening Adverse Reaction

2nd

Sari Bar, DO - Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center 
Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Benefits of Breastfeeding

Nursing - Educational outcomes research

1st

Ellen Pokorny, RN - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, Plainview Hospital
The Relationship between the Emotional Intelligence and Work Engagement Among Nurse Managers in the Acute Care Setting

Nursing - Literature review

1st

Janet McLaren, RN - Nurse, Institute for Nursing/Office Chief Nurse Executive, Corporate-Northwell Health 
Exploring Nursing Students’ Clinical Preparation: Comparing the Traditional Clinical Model to Dedicated Education Unit Clinical Model

2nd

Patricia Macho, RNC - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education, Cohen Children's Medical Center 
Individualized Developmental Care for the Newborn: A Concept Analysis and Review of the Literature

Allied health

1st 

Jenna Smith, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
Brugada Syndrome: Screening Protocol in High Risk Populations

2nd

Jessica Estanislau, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology
Do PAs Intervene in Their Family’s Health Matters in the Same Ways as Physicians?

Medical students

1st

Marina Reppucci, BA - Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Adherence to Late Effects Surveillance Among Childhood Cancer Survivors

2nd (tie)

Christine Bub, BA - Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Efficacy of a Second Corticosteroid Injection for Trigger Fingers: Likelihood of Success Based on Co-Morbid Conditions as well as History of Injections and Surgery in Other Fingers

Nicholas Russo, MSc - Medical Student, American University of the Caribbean
Patterns of IVC Filter Placement Before and After Implementation of a Strict Indication Policy

2016 poster award winners

Basic science research

1st

Shilpa Shukla, MD - Fellow, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center
Cholinergic Stimulation Improves Hemostasis In Hemophilia A Mouse Model

2nd

Caroline Maloney, MD - Resident, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
EGF Receptor Inhibition Limits Macrophage-Promoted Invasion in Osteosarcoma

Case reports

Group A

1st

Fady Haddad, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
A New Variant of Bouveret's Syndrome

2nd

Erik Anderson, MD - Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
The Rash Is “Still” There: A Persistent Pruritic Eruption in Adult-Onset Still’s Disease

Group B

1st

Thomas Kodankandath, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
Recurrent Stroke due to Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Device Thrombus 8 Years After Implantation

2nd

Angelica Nocerino, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
An Unusual Cause of Biliary Obstruction

Clinical science research

1st

Margarita Oks, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
Safety of Phenobarbital Use for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in the Medical Intensive Care Unit

2nd

Jenny Zablah, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center
Subclinical Decrease in Myocardial Function in Asymptomatic Infants of Diabetic Mothers: A Tissue Doppler Study

Educational outcomes research

1st

Catharine Alger, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
The Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior of Dental Students & Residents in Managing Anxious Patients

2nd

Khalida Itriyeva, MD - Fellow, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center
Pediatric Providers' Attitudes and Practices Regarding Concussion Diagnosis and Management

Nursing

1st

Lisa Chung, RN - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education, Franklin Hospital
An Exploration of Selected Characteristics of Registered Nurses and Their Use of Evidence-Based Practice in Acute Care Settings

2nd

Theresa Bucco, RN - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, Staten Island University Hospital
The Relationship Between Patients' Perceptions of Nurse Caring Behaviors, Nurses' Perceptions of Nurse Caring Behaviors and Patient Satisfaction in the Emergency Department

Allied health

1st

Nicole Schneider, PharmD - Resident, Pharmacy Department, Huntington Hospital
Evaluation of Vitamin K Dose and Route on Warfarin Reversal in a Community Hospital Setting

2nd

Meaghan Conway, MS, PA-C - Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
Beliefs, Attitudes, and Knowledge of Hookah Smoking Amongst College-Aged Individuals

Medical students

1st

Gloria Lin, MS, BA - Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Clinical Characteristics Associated with Prolonged Hospital Stay and Readmission for Lower Limb Cellulitis 

2nd

Mengxi Ji, MS, BS - Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Perioperative Glucose Management During Cardiac Surgery Reduces Incidence of Sternal Wound Infections

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 Dorota Gruber, DHSc, MS, CGC José M. Prince, MD
Syed Ahmad, MD Howard Heiman, MD, FAAP Jill Rabin, MD
Christopher Anderson, MS, PA-C Claudine Higdon, MD Myrta Rabinowitz, PhD, RN
Robert Andrews, MD Robert Hill, PhD John Raimo, MD
Parswa Ansari, MD John Hines, MD Patricia Regan, DMD
Maria Barilla-LaBarca, MD Joyce Hui-Yuen MD, MS William Rennie, MD
Stephen Barone, MD Beena Iype, DO Joshua A Rocker, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Jane Ellen Barr, DNP, RN Vivian Kafantaris, MD Noah Rosen, MD
Henry Bernstein, DO Gregory Kapinos, MD David W. Rosenthal, DO, PhD
Lionel Blanc, PhD Kyle Katona, MD Philip Roth, MD, PhD
Lauren Block, MD Louis Kavoussi, MD Indira Sahdev MD
Judith Brenner, MD Robert Kelsch, DDS Jennifer M. Saleta, EdD, MBA
Thomas Bradley, MD Myriam Kline, PhD Maria Teresa Santiago, MD
Brian J. Burke, MD Nina Kohn, MBA, MA Vishal Sarwahi, MD
Michael Cassara, DO, MSEd Kambhampaty Krishnasastry, MD Steven Savona, MD
Daniel F. Catanzaro, PhD Michael Kuncewitch, MD Nagashree Seetharamu, MD MBBS
David Chan, MD Frank A. Kurcz, PA-C, MBA Giles Scuderi, MD
Michael Cheng, MS, RPA-C Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD Christine Sethna, MD, EdM
Marc Citron, MD Joseph LaMantia, MD Hitesh Shah, MD
Stephen M. Cohn, MD Jordan Laser, MD Linda Siegel, MD
Paul Crespi, DDS Sean Lavine, MD Peter Silver MD, MBA, FCCM
Lawrence Davis, MD David Lee, MD Pravin Singhal, MD
Barbara A. DeVoe, DNP, FNP-BC Martin Lesser, PhD Liron Sinvani, MD
James D'Olimpio, MD Michael E. Lessin, DDS Jacqueline Sobota, DMD
Morris Edelman, MD Aaron M. Lipskar, MD FAAP FACS Marianne Smith, MD
Michael Esposito, MD Shilpa Malhotra MD, FAAP Andrew Steele, MD
Yana Etkin, MD Amgad Makaryus, MD Lori Stier, EdD, RN
Ronald Feinstein, MD Carl Mealie, MD Joel Stern, PhD
Kelly Fiore, MD Andrew Menzin, MD Marc Symons, PhD
Elizabeth K Fiorino, MD Christine Metz, PhD Michal Tamuz, PhD
Martin Fisher, MD David B. Meyer, MD David Teng, MD
Steven Fishbane, MD Dipti R. Mirchandani, MD, FAAP Lily Thomas, PhD, RN
Carmel Foley, MD Edmund Miller, PhD, CChem, FRSC Jennifer Verbsky, MD
Alice Fornari, Ed.D, RD Nilanjana Misra, MD Manish Vira, MD
Victor Fornari, MD Martin Morales, PA, MHA S. Murthy Vishnubhakat, MD
Ethan Fried, MD John Nabagiez, MD Ping Wang, MD
Karen Friedman, MD Kate Nellans, MD Haichao Wang, PhD
Richard Furie, MD Kaie Ojamaa, PhD Stuart Weinerman, MD
Cristina Ghiuzeli, MD Nancy Palumbo, MD Joanne Willey, PhD
Matthew Giangola, MD Sudha Parashar, MD Giselle Wolf-Klein, MD
Samara Ginzburg, MD Vincent Parnell Jr. MD Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC
Lily Glater, MD Melissa Pawelczak, MD Susan Zori, DNP, RN
Mera Goodman, MD, FAAP Ruth Ellen Pearlman, MD Tara Zahtila, DO
Joanne Gottridge, MD Ellen Pokorny, DNP, RN  
Daniel Grande, PhD Punita Ponda, MD  
Michael Greenspan, MD    

2016 participant papers

Basic science research

Cindy Cen, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

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

Adam Graver, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Shachar Kenan, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health 

Case report

Ayesha Assad, MBBS 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 

Robert Bacigalupo, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Craig Basman, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Lenox Hill Hospital

Pamela Bui, DDS 
Chief Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Damon Duckworth, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Michelle Ferrara, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

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

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

Melissa Hershman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Jay Karajgikar, MD 
Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health

Shachar Kenan, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health

Mikhail Khaimov, DO 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plainview Hospital

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

Wai Yim Lam, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 

Alexandra Lee, DMD 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 

Robert Lynn, DMD 

Basic science research

Cindy Cen, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

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

Adam Graver, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Shachar Kenan, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health 

Case report

Ayesha Assad, MBBS 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 

Robert Bacigalupo, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Craig Basman, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Lenox Hill Hospital

Pamela Bui, DDS 
Chief Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Damon Duckworth, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Michelle Ferrara, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

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

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

Melissa Hershman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Jay Karajgikar, MD 
Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health

Shachar Kenan, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health

Mikhail Khaimov, DO 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plainview Hospital

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

Wai Yim Lam, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health 

Alexandra Lee, DMD 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health 

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

Nichol Martinez, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Sandeep Mehta, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health  

Cheryl Mensah, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Massini Merzkani, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Eleanor Muise, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Negin Niknam, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Michael Oey, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Sarah Ordonez, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Rukma Parthvi, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Forest Hills Hospital

Samish Patel, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Anna Perelshteyn, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Craig Raphael, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Oana Rafael, MD 
Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health  

Lisa Santoriello, MD 
Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Northwell Health  

Brittany Schorr, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Sunil P. Singh, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Northwell Health  

Anis Tebyanian, DMD MD 
Chief 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  

Nupur Uppal, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Vinaya Vasudevan, MD 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Bartosz Walczyszyn, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Wayland Wu, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health  

Emily Wynne, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Ji Can Yang, DO 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Northwell Health  

Clinical science research

Valerie Barta, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Sheena Bharti, DO 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Aaron Brinster, DDS, MD 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Brandon Chen, MD 
Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health  

Yen Hsun Chen, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health  

Meghan Craven, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Samir Derisavifard, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health  

Minh-Thu Duong, DO 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

Charles Ekstein, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health  

Adam Howe, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

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

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

Joaquin Moya-Angeler, MD 
Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill

Ryan Nixon, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health  

Ashley Olson, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health  

Allison Peklansky, DO 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Isabel Preeshagul, DO 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Oana Rafael, MD 
Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health  

Yu-Shan Tseng, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Steven Tversky, DO 
Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health  

Educational outcomes research

Huma Attari, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

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

Yonatan Greenstein, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Dave Kim, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Frederick Limson, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

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

Nupur Uppal, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Literature reviews

Touba Abdyan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Sari Bar, DO 
Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Craig Basman, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Lenox Hill Hospital

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

Preethi Chauhan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Shana Clarke, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Brandon Duncan, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Jason Fisher, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Rachelle Fleury, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

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

Yonatan Greenstein, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health  

Victor Kagan, DDS 
Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Daniel Kim, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

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

Miranda Krivca, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

George Levine, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Gregory Lewis, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Katie Lim, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Deborah Mansdorf, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Ijeoma Njoku, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Linda Pan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Paul Pena, DO 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Plainview Hospital

Najma Rafiq, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Hillary Rosen, DMD 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Jose Rubio, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Matisyahu Shulman, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Tristan Tham, MD 
Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

Mariel Webber, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

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

Haley Zamer, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health  

Nursing

Susan Fitzgerald, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Zucker Hillside Hospital

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

Tricia Lewis, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education & Research, Southside Hospital

Sheri Lubniewski, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Southside Hospital

Patricia Macho, RNC 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Mary McDonald, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Janet McLaren, RN 
Nurse, Institute for Nursing/Office Chief Nurse Executive, Corporate-Northwell Health

Ellen Pokorny, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, Plainview Hospital

Allied health

Sabino Curcio, MS 
Accessioner/Phlebotomist, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Huntington Hospital

Jessica Estanislau, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology

Christopher Hannon, PharmD 
Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacy Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

William Heuser, PharmD 
Pharmacy Student, St. John’s University

Jenna Smith, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies

Medical students

Sarah Bayefsky, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Christine Bub, BA -
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Jessica May, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Marina Reppucci, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Nicholas Russo, MSc 
Medical Student, American University of the Caribbean

 

Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Nichol Martinez, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Sandeep Mehta, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Cheryl Mensah, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Massini Merzkani, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Eleanor Muise, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Negin Niknam, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Michael Oey, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Sarah Ordonez, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Rukma Parthvi, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Forest Hills Hospital

Samish Patel, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Anna Perelshteyn, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Craig Raphael, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Oana Rafael, MD 
Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Lisa Santoriello, MD 
Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Brittany Schorr, DDS 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Sunil P. Singh, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

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

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

Nupur Uppal, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Vinaya Vasudevan, MD 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Bartosz Walczyszyn, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Wayland Wu, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Emily Wynne, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Ji Can Yang, DO 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Clinical science research

Valerie Barta, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Sheena Bharti, DO 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Aaron Brinster, DDS, MD 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Brandon Chen, MD 
Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Yen Hsun Chen, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Meghan Craven, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Samir Derisavifard, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Minh-Thu Duong, DO 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

Charles Ekstein, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Adam Howe, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Amy Hua, DO 
Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Mitchell Izower, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Joaquin Moya-Angeler, MD 
Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill

Ryan Nixon, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Ashley Olson, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Allison Peklansky, DO 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Isabel Preeshagul, DO 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Oana Rafael, MD 
Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Yu-Shan Tseng, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Steven Tversky, DO 
Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Educational outcomes research

Huma Attari, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Sara Cerrone, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Yonatan Greenstein, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Dave Kim, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Frederick Limson, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

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

Nupur Uppal, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Literature reviews

Touba Abdyan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Sari Bar, DO 
Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Craig Basman, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Lenox Hill Hospital

Lauren Cantwell, DDS 
Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Preethi Chauhan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Shana Clarke, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Brandon Duncan, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Jason Fisher, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Rachelle Fleury, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

David Fridman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Yonatan Greenstein, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Victor Kagan, DDS 
Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Daniel Kim, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

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

Miranda Krivca, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

George Levine, DDS 
Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Gregory Lewis, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Katie Lim, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Deborah Mansdorf, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Ijeoma Njoku, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Linda Pan, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Paul Pena, DO 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Plainview Hospital

Najma Rafiq, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Hillary Rosen, DMD 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Jose Rubio, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Matisyahu Shulman, MD 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Tristan Tham, MD 
Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

Mariel Webber, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Bethany Wong, DDS 
Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Haley Zamer, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Nursing

Susan Fitzgerald, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Zucker Hillside Hospital

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

Tricia Lewis, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education & Research, Southside Hospital

Sheri Lubniewski, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Southside Hospital

Patricia Macho, RNC 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Mary McDonald, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Janet McLaren, RN 
Nurse, Institute for Nursing/Office Chief Nurse Executive, Corporate-Northwell Health

Ellen Pokorny, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, Plainview Hospital

Allied health

Sabino Curcio, MS 
Accessioner/Phlebotomist, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Huntington Hospital

Jessica Estanislau, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology

Christopher Hannon, PharmD 
Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacy Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

William Heuser, PharmD 
Pharmacy Student, St. John’s University

Jenna Smith, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies

Medical students

Sarah Bayefsky, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Christine Bub, BA -
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Jessica May, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Marina Reppucci, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Nicholas Russo, MSc 
Medical Student, American University of the Caribbean

2016 participant posters

Basic science research

Allison Bauman, DO 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Cindy Cen, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Sandy Cheung, DO, MPH 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Melinda Collins, DO 
Fellow, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Laura Hansen, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

J Martin Lopez Da Re, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Caroline Maloney, MD 
Resident, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

James Mullen, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Laura Novello, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Sandeep Pandit, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Shachee Pandya, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Ayan Rajgarhia, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Shilpa Shukla, MD 
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Vinisha Singhi, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 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

Haris Ahmed, MD 
Resident, Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Moiz Ahmed, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

Amit Alam, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Albert Antonio, DO 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Rhodora Arcilla, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Nicol Awadalla, MD 
Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Sari Bar, DO 
Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Anita Barber, PhD 
Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Mia Barnett, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Valerie Barta, MD 
Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Jonathan Berkowitz, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Raman Bhalla, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Sara Qasim Bughio, MBBS 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Alice Chau, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Moshe Cohn, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Harshit Doshi, MD 
Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Mohammed Elfekey, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Suhas Ganguli, MBBS 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Youran Gao, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Andrew Godwin, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

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

Lawrence Ha, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Stella Hahn, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Christopher Hartman, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Sam Hash, MD 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Southside Hospital

Yonah Heller, MD 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Chun Kit Hung, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Chuan Jiang, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Mayurathan Kesavan, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

Hafiz Khan, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

Sameer Khanijo, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

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

Rohan Kumthekar, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

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

Marci Laudenslager, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Lindsay Lopata, MD 
Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Caroline Maloney, MD 
Resident, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Jacqueline McLatchy, MD 
Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Lindsey McPhillips, DO 
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Prashant Mudireddy, MD 
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Deepti Nahar, MD 
Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Andrew A. Nguyen, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Kareem Niazi, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Michael Oey, MD 
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Margarita Oks, MD -
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Gbemisola Olorode, MD - Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Southside Hospital

Roxanne Oriel, MD 
Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Bernard Partiula, DO 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Dhaval Pau, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

Allison Reiter, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Arash Ronaghy, MD PhD 
Resident, Department of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital

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

Patrick Samson, MD 
Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Alexis Santiago, MD 
Fellow, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Michelle Sewnarine, MD - Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Atef Shaikh, DO 
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Ankita Sharma, DO 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Oganes Shilgevorkyan, MD 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Southside Hospital

Evan Shlofmitz, DO 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Anup Singh, MD 
Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Jaspreet Singh, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Shailendra Singh, MD 
Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Armaghan Soomro, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

James Taggart, MD 
Resident, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

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

Priya Thomas, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Jonathan Torkan, MD 
Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Audrey Uong, MD 
Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

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

Elias Youssef, MD 
Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital

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

Educational outcomes research

Catharine Alger, DDS 
Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Rivkah Darabaner, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Jonathan Gong, MD 
Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Virginia Gonzalez, MD 
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Southside Hospital

Keasha Guerrier, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Southside Hospital

Khalida Itriyeva, MD 
Fellow, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Bradley Morganstern, MD 
Chief Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Rashmi Parmar, MD 
Fellow, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Ryan Sugarman, MD 
Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health NS/LIJ

Nursing

Lior Aronoff, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Zucker Hillside Hospital

Theresa Bucco, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, Staten Island University Hospital

Patricia Chambers, RN 
Nurse, Northern Westchester Hospital

Lisa Chung, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education, Franklin Hospital

Suja John, FNP RN 
Nurse, Department of Anesthesiology, North Shore University Hospital

Tricia Lewis, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education & Research, Southside Hospital

JoAnn Marzouk, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Southside Hospital

Courtney Nicholas, RN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, North Shore University Hospital

Michelle Osborne, DNP MSN RN CNN 
Nurse, Department of Nursing, Franklin Hospital

Merin Thomas, RN 
Nurse, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, North Shore University Hospital

Allied health

Christopher Anderson, PA 
Physician Assistant, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Southside Hospital

Katie Brode, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College

Lewey Chan 
Pharmacy Student, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Meaghan Conway, MS PA-C 
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies

Jenna Davino, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College

Antonia Green, MS PA-C 
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies

Melissa Hoerning, MS PA-C 
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies

Daniel Moscato, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, New York Institute of Technology

Claudia Najar, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College

Bhumi Pandhi, PharmD 
Resident, Pharmacy Department, Huntington Hospital

Melissa Phipps, PA-S 
Physician Assistant Student, Wagner College

Nicole Schneider, PharmD 
Resident, Pharmacy Department, Huntington Hospital

James Solomon, MS PA-C 
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies

Samad Tirmizi, PharmD 
Resident, Department of Pharmacy Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Julianne Wilmot, PA 
Physician Assistant Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies

Medical students

Poppy Addison, BS 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Lianne Cagnazzi, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Justine Calise, MS 
PhD Program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine

Toni Iurcotta, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Marianne Jacob, BS 
Medical Student, Lake Erie College of Medicine

Mengxi Ji, MS BS 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Jonathan Lavian, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Gloria Lin, MS BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Jessica May, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Jacquelyn Nestor, BA 
MD/PhD Program in the Molecular Basis of  Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine

Jolanta Norelli, BA 
MD/PhD Program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine

Marina Reppucci, BA 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Nicholas Russo, MSc 
Medical Student, American University of the Caribbean

Benjamin Stuart, BS 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine

Andrea Tufano, BS 
Medical Student, Zucker School of Medicine