House Staff Bios

anderson
Jacob Anderson, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Lindon, Utah
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Emergency medicine or Critical Care
Personal Interests: Spending time with my beautiful wife Veronica and rambunctious cat Skeletor. We also enjoy anything outdoors and anything associated with pizza.

appelstein
Samara Appelstein, D.O. —PL-1

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future medical goals: I'm currently interested in hematology/oncology or hospital medicine, but I'm open to anything.
Personal interests: I love baking, cooking, traveling, Broadway musicals, spinning, and gymnastics. I also love spending time with my family and being a proud aunt!

batool
Sara Batool, D.O. —PL-1

Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pretty open but possibly Pediatric Endocrinology
Personal Interests: Spending time with my amazing friends and family, finding new favorite restaurants, befriending every single dog around

bright
Timothy Bright, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Ross University School Of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care
Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Salsa Dancing, Snowboarding, Travelling

ellis
Sarah Ellis, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Sandwich, IL
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: My goal is to do a fellowship after residency possibly in Peds Emergency Medicine.
Personal Interests: In my spare time I enjoy reading novels, spending time with my family and cats, doing yoga, crocheting, and going to the movies. I also love musicals!

goteti
Sashi Goteti, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Bhimavaram, India/Toronto, Canada
Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine
Future medical goals: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. I'd also like to contribute towards global health by either being a part of Doctors without borders or any NGO.
Personal Interests: A huge cricket fan! Tennis, racquetball, traveling, and most importantly...spending time with family and friends!

okhman
Kate Okhman, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics
Personal Interests: I enjoy singing at my local church, creating photo books, watching movies, and exploring nature (hiking, swimming, camping). Most importantly, I cherish every minute I have while spending time with my daughter and husband.

patel
Ripal Patel, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Neonatology or Pediatric Intensive Care; International Health
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, cooking/baking, outdoor activities, TV shows

paulsen
Elizabeth Paulsen, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Manchester, NH
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology, global medicine and research.
Personal Interests: My dog Winnie, traveling, tennis, skiing, baking, coffee, and Boston sports, especially the Patriots

pittelli
Matthew Pittelli, M.D. —PL-1

My hometown is Troy, NY
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean
Furture Medical Goals: Behavior & Development/ EM.
Personal Interests: Adirondack Summers; Agriculture; #interns2016!!

roberts
Moshe Roberts, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Syracuse
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: To be a great pediatrician either in primary care or a pediatric emergency room
Personal Interests: Cooking, baking, drawing/painting/photography, travel, chess, anything outdoors (hiking, camping, going to the beach), and of course, supporting my home-teams at Syracuse (I bleed Orange!)

shenberger
Max Shenberger —PL-1

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric cardiology, but still keeping an open mind regarding other sub-specialties.
Personal Interests: Carpentry, cooking, and activities/trips with my family.

surujdeo
Ryan Surujdeo, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Hollis, N.Y.
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Emergency Medicine/ Critical Care, but it's a long road and I'm keeping an open mind.
Personal Interests: I'm really interested in the intersection of economics and healthcare. In my personal life I am trying to learn new things such as playing the guitar and brewing my own beer. I'm a huge NY sports fan and will drop everything to catch a game. I will binge watch anything on television that involves zombies, aliens, or superheroes.

tyler
Richard Tyler, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Burnt Hills, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: I would like to get a broad education as I am interested in General Pediatrics.
Personal Interests: Family, Friends, Soccer, anything that can be done in the Environment/Nature, traveling and learning other cultures, Golf or any sport

wells
Kimberly Wells, M.D. —PL-1

Hometown: Auburn, Washington
Medical School: SUNY Upstate
Future Medical Goals: I am interested in being a hospitalist, but am looking forward to exploring other options during residency.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and our two boys, remodeling our old farmhouse, baking, camping, hiking, running, canoeing, skiing and anything else outside!

ashraf
Iram Ashraf, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: My interests include Hematology/Oncology, NICU, possibly Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Personal interests: Cooking, hot yoga, family, friends, fashion, and traveling
borsuk
Robyn Borsuk, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Ross University
Future Medical Goals: My primary areas of interest include emergency pediatrics and pediatric critical care. Additionally, I have a strong interest in international health.
Personal interests: I enjoy traveling to new places, as well as spending time outside skiing, hiking and kayaking.
bowler
Michael Bowler, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: PICU, NICU, or Peds EM (sick kids are no problem!)
Personal interests: Reading, Travel, Cooking, Martial Arts, Football (Skol Vikes!), College Sports (Wisconsin Badgers)
campbell
Megan Campbell, D.O. —PL-2

Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Medical Goals: I am interested in either general pediatrics or pediatric heme/onc
Personal interests: Good food, good wine, good friends
jacobs
Meghan Jacobs, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Lewiston, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Future Medical Goals: I would like to work in advocacy in some way, but am currently undecided about fellowship.
Personal interests: Spinning, baking, and the Buffalo Bills
keil
Eric Keil, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: Neonatology and Pediatric Critical Care
Personal interests: My family! My wife and three children provide most of my joy and entertainment. I also enjoy basketball (Chicago Bulls and Canadian Men's National Team), Track and Field and Online Simulation Sports.
khettry
Anuja Khettry, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Chestnut Hill, M.A.
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics
Personal interests: All things Boston Sports (no matter how hard it is sometimes), and spending as much time as possible with my nephew and niece!

kuruvilla
Danice Kuruvilla, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Medical school: Medical University of Lublin
Future medical goals: current areas of interest include hematology/oncology or general pediatrics/hospitalist
Personal interests: traveling, hiking, seeing my niece and trying new restaurants!

luyt
Kendall Luyt, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (born in South Africa)
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: PICU/EM, Child Advocacy and community outreach areas
Personal interests: Animal rescue and rehabilitation, traveling abroad, exploring new cultures and ethnic foods, water/beach sports, amusement theme parks, baking
moradi
Jasmin Moradi, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Toronto, ON
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Hospitalist and/or Intensive Care
Personal interests: Yoga, painting, anything involving heights to get over my fear, travelling and Food Network!
rashed
Avideh Rashed, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Potomac, MD
Medical School: Ross University
Future Medical Goals: Neonatology or Pediatric Intensive Care
Personal interests: Water sports, traveling, hiking, running, yoga, Pilates, and watching reality TV.
rohlfing
Amanda Rohlfing, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Personal interests: Spending time with my family, cat and dog. I also love traveling, camping, hiking, swimming and spending time outside.
swaby
Dave Swaby, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Medical School: American Univeristy of Antigua
Future Medical Goals: Pediatric Critical Care or General peds.
Personal Interests: Travelling, international health and all Miami sports (HEAT, Dolphins and Panthers)!

vedella
Whitney Vedella, M.D. —PL-2

Hometown: Indian Head, MD
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist, International Health, possibly a fellowship in Emergency Medicine
Personal interests: Traveling, going to the beach, being outside, cooking, shopping, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends
abraham
Emy Abraham, M.D. —PL-3

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-3

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-3

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-3

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-3

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-3

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-3

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-3

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-3

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 Pinnamaneni, M.D. —PL-3

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-3

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!
verbosky
Janice Verbosky —PL-3

Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Medical School: Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM)
Future Medical Goals: Global Health, possibly NICU
Personal Interests: Traveling, Being outdoors (biking, hiking, camping, running...), Spending time with my family, Nutrition, Arts and Crafts

white
Karen White, M.D. —PL-3

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-3

Hometown: Zgharta, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Future Medical Goals: Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology
Personal interests: Hiking, swimming, listening to music, painting
morrison
Jennifer Morrison, M.D. —PL-4, Chief Resident

Hometown: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Future Medical Goals: General Pediatrics/Hospitalist
Personal Interests: I love to travel! I also enjoy yoga, skiing, reading, and exploring new restaurants.

phillip
Ayesha Phillip, M.D. —PL-4, Chief Resident

Home town: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: American University of Antigua
Future Medical Goals: Hopefully a neonatology fellowship in Canada
Personal Interests: Anything to do with being outside and being active. I recently started snowboarding more but I still really love making snow angels too!