House Staff Bios

abraham
Emy Abraham, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Richmond Hill, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: Primary Care/Hospitalist Pediatrics, International Health, possibly Emergency Medicine
Personal interests: Spending time with family and friends, Traveling, Step Aerobics/Zumba, Music and dance, Sudoku, Cooking/Baking
eid
Dalia Eid, M.D.—PL-1

Hometown: Lebanon
Medical School: University of Balamand
Future Medical goals: Interest in Pediatric Intensive Care and Gastroenterology
Personal interests: Reading, Cooking, Traveling, Biking, Skiing, Volleyball
grant
Khalia Grant, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: General pediatrics maybe heme-onc maybe NICU
Personal interests: Helping my two little boys defeat evil villains on new Xbox games, Baking, and anything DIY!
jones
Melissa Jones, D.O. —PL-1

Hometown: Jessup, PA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical goals: Join a community pediatrics practice near my family, maybe one that still does hospital work. I would love to incorporate Osteopathic Manipulation into my practice.
Personal interests: I enjoy all things performing art! I have been dancing since I was three years old, especially ballet. I spend a good part every day singing. :-) I love Broadway and anything musical theater related. I love shopping and cooking with my mom, snowmobiling with my dad, and hanging out with my beautiful friends and family, including my two dogs Charlie and Riley :-)
kainth
Kuldip Sunny Kainth, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Markham, Ontario
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: Peds ER or Peds Critical Care
Personal interests: Technology (my phone is an extension of my arm), travelling the world, and eating great food.
krieger
Beth Krieger, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Galway, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal Interests: Anything that keeps me active and keeps me from sitting still. Whether I'm doing Pure Barre (an exercise class), dancing, and running, or backpacking and camping. I've found baking to be a great way to relieve stress, though finding a place for my baked goods before my husband eats them all has always been a challenge.
lewinter
Katie Lewinter, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Katonah, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Public Health
Personal interests: Photography, traveling, movies, snowboarding, basketball, spending time with family and friends
marsh
Sarah Marsh, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Medical School: University of Vermont
Future Medical goals: Be the best primary care pediatrician I can be.
Personal interests: Reveling in being alive, Soaking in every moment with my daughter and my husband, Loving people, Mountain and Road biking, Running, Hiking, Skiing, Sledding, Photography, and Painting.
naimi
Iman Naimi, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Cardiology, Critical Care or CICU
Personal interests: Skiing, hiking, biking, beach volleyball, kickboxing, ice hockey (Canucks), soccer (World Cup and UEFA Champions League), traveling, music, trying different ethnic foods, friends/family, dogs, watching movies
pinnamaneni
Megan Eyunni Pinnamaneni, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas
Future Medical goals: At this point I am leaning towards Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Personal interests: Huge foodie, watching Hollywood and Bollywood movies, traveling all over the world, golf, flying lessons, spending time with friends and family!
thaver
Danyal Thaver, M.B.B.S. —PL-1

Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan University
Future Medical goals: Most likely pediatric cardiology. I do however have a strong inclination towards child advocacy, health economics, global health and infectious diseases
Personal interests: Watching TV shows, power yoga, Nutella, Urdu poetry, painting, cats, cricket and learning how to cook!
white
Karen White, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Leavenworth, KS (rock chalk Jayhawk!)
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Primary care, emergency medicine or hospitalist
Personal interests: My Boston terrier (Mocha), sewing/textile design, classical music, hiking, reading mountaineering books, cooking/baking, drinking good coffee
zahlanie
Yorgo Zahlanie, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Zgharta, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Future Medical Goals: Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology
Personal interests: Hiking, swimming, listening to music, painting
delaney
Christopher DeLaney, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Carmel, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical Goals: Primary care Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Personal interests: Running, biking, cooking, listening to NPR, spending time with family, friends and my cats, and treasure hunting at garage sales.
gutierrez
Helena Gutierrez, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Tennis, oil painting, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
kharode
Ishita Kharode, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Searingtown, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Possibly pediatric endocrinology or GI; I haven't decided yet.
Personal interests: Reading (for fun), cooking (and eating), playing the violin
kwong
Ryan Kwong, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: To be someone my colleagues would want as the physician caring for their child if it was ever necessary.
Personal interests: Anything outside!
maan
Wajiha Maan, M.B.B.S. —PL-2

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Aga Khan Medical College
Future Medical Goals: general pediatrics for now
Personal interests: FOOD! and working on my cooking skills, outdoorsy activities (be it team sports or just plain old biking/jogging/hiking), spending time/skyping with family and close friends, home décor, late night walk or long car drive to kill the days stress. :)
morse
Sarah Morse, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: I’m open to the possible interests I may develop during my residency, but at this point I am very fascinated by Critical Care.
Personal interests: I love to experience and try new things! I really enjoy traveling! If I’m not spending time with friends and family, then I’m probably outside keeping active!
moubarak
Marie-Jose Moubarak, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Lebanon
Medical School: University of the Holy Spirit, Kaslik
Future Medical goals: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Personal interests: Praying, swimming, dancing, music, reading, poetry...
prince
William (Ben) Prince, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Emergency Pediatrics
Personal interests: Skiing, climbing, fly fishing, cooking and reading
quigley
Elizabeth Quigley, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Montreal, QC, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: I am keeping an open mind but leaning towards intensive care and hospitalist care
Personal interests: Most activities outside, particularly skiing and hiking
saliba
Joyce Saliba, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Rashaya El Foukhar, Lebanon
Medical School: Lebanese University
Future Medical Goals: Possibly a fellowship in pediatric Hematology and Oncolgy
Personal interests: I love dancing and discovering new things (food, languages, cultures...). For the meantime, I've got my eye on winter activities!
sismond
Hilliary Sismondo, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics
Personal interests: My family! I also enjoy zumba, reading, and watching scary/funny movies
smith
Emily Smith, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Madrid, NY
Medical School: New York Medical College
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics in the rural setting
Personal interests: spending time with family, being outdoors (hiking, camping, fishing, running, 4-wheeling), reading, watching movies, traveling, wine, and microbrews!
whitford
Brittney Whitford, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Westerly, Rhode Island
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal interests: Being outside, cooking, wine, farmers markets, traveling, listening to awful 90's music and playing with puppies!
awa
Imad Awa, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Hama, Syria
Medical School: Aleppo University
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics, perhaps Pediatric Neurology, academic teaching
Personal interests: Sports (playing and watching), traveling, home decor, fighting with my kids
donahue
Erin Donahue —PL-3

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Future Medical Goals: outpatient pediatrics/ primary care, adolescent medicine, travel for medical missions
Personal interests: hiking/ outdoor activities, swing dancing (lindy hop) and blues dancing, branching out into other dance forms
harmon
Jenica Harmon O'Malley, D.O. —PL-3

Hometown: East Syracuse, NY
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics, Refugee Medicine, Foster Care and Adoption, Children with Complex Medical Needs and Ethnopediatrics - a little bit of everything!
Personal interests: I absolutely love spending time with my family, being outside, baking, knitting, Syracuse college sports, the Double H Ranch and of course all things winter!
hicks
Steve Hicks, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Red Hook, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: Pediatric Oncology or Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Personal interests: Running, basketball, skiing, playing guitar, spending time outdoors with my wife and 2 dogs.
khoriaty
Evelyne Khoriaty, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Future Medical Goals: Possibly a hematology/oncology fellowship
Personal interests: Swimming, chocolate and shopping, playing the piano, traveling, volunteer work in GNK foundation (road safety and health awareness), and last but not least spending time with my amazing family and friends :)
mcbride
Joshua McBride, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Syracuse, UT
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Future Medical goals: Critical Care, Cardiology or EM
Personal interests: Spending time with my wife and 2 little girls, camping, finding new music/musicians, riding ATVs
orrego
Vanessa Orrego, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist, or possibly Pediatric Cardiology. I am excited to rotate though the different specialties to find out what I am really passionate about!
Personal interests: Staying active! I have taken up running, but I really miss playing on organized sports teams. I like watching movies, eating good food, and spending time with family and friends.
pericozzi
Angela Pericozzi, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Groton, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: To practice primary care
Personal interests: Spending time with my children, friends, and family, dancing, WII, and trying new things!
steele
Jeremy Steele, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical goals: Neonatology or Cardiology
Personal interests: Camping and the outdoors, Guitar, Sports, The Birthright Israel program, my research, travel, and Nintendo64
stiglmeier
Caitlin Stiglmeier, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Omao, Kauai, Hawaii
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical goals: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Dermatology, Doctors Without Borders, International Health
Personal interests: Everything! Laughing, adventuring, travel, running, yoga, photojournalism, and 80's dance parties
tamborelle
Lindsay Tamborelle, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Ludington, MI
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical goals: Primary Care Pediatrics
Personal interests: Hiking and being outdoors, spending time with my family, dancing and traveling.
tarolli
Sara Tarolli, M.D. —PL-3

Hometown: Syracuse
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
Future Medical goals: Pediatric Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine
Personal interests: Skiing, sailing, reading, traveling, music, running
alshareef
Ibraheem (Bob) Al Shareef, M.B.B.S. —PL-3 and PL4 Chief

Hometown: Saida, Lebanon
Medical School: Beirut Arab University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy; also interested in Pediatric Allergy and Gastronenterology
Personal interests: Music, soccer, basketball, table tennis, biking, traveling