Residents

Marc Fafalak, MD | Chief Resident


Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Fordham University
Medical School: St. George's School of Medicine
Academic Interests: Sports medicine, critical care, medical education
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, computer science, hydroponic farming

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Krystal Balagot, DO

Hometown: Syosset, NY
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Diabetes and preventative health
Personal Interests: Biking, volleyball and traveling

David Corbin, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Medical School: St. George's School of Medicine
Academic Interests: Nephrology and anemia
Personal Interests: Planting/gardening, chow-chow training, hiking, fishing, traveling and Harry Potter

Hillary Grainer, DO

Hometown: Port Washington, NY
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Nephrology, hypertension, diabetes
Personal Interests: fitness, traveling, cooking, spending time with friends and family

Maria Green, DO

Hometown: Albany, NY
Undergraduate: SUNY Fredonia
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Preventative medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, hiking, skiing and reading

Iosif Kandinov, DO

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Queens College, NY
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Molecular Biology
Personal Interests: Travel and guitar

Angelie Santos, MD

Hometown: Philippines
Undergraduate: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Academic Interests: Nephrology
Personal Interests: Cooking, trying new cuisines and dancing

Mark Sayegh, MD

Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Undergraduate: SUNY Purchase
Medical School: American University of Antigua School of Medicine
Academic Interests: Doctors without borders, preventative health, world geography and cardiovascular health

Harleen Singh, DO

Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical School: Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie PA
Academic Interests: Venous Thromboembolism and sepsis
Personal Interests: Trying new restaurants and traveling

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Michelle Annabi, DO

Hometown: Westchester, NY
Undergraduate: Manhattan College
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Preventative medicine, community continuity healthcare
Personal Interests: Puppies, trying new foods, spending time with family

Andria Cheramie, DO

Hometown: Larose, Louisiana
Undergraduate: University of New Orleans
Graduate School: State University Health Sciences Center
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Cardiology - atrial fibrillation
Personal Interests: Traveling, baking and my dog

Kenneth Cheung, DO

Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate: SUNY Binghamton
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Hepatic and gastrointestinal disease
Personal Interests: Climbing and the podcast This American Life

Melanie Krongold, MD

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Undergraduate: Wagner College
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Academic Interests: Preventative health, providing healthcare to underserved populations, pursuing an internal medicine sub-speciality
Personal Interests: Biking, dogs and baking

Julian Lildharrie, MD

Hometown: Bronx, NY
Undergraduate: The City College of NY
Masters: Stony Brook University master degree in Physiology & Biophysics
Medical School: St. George's School of Medicine, NYC City Doctors Scholar
Academic Interests: Community medicine, medically under-served populations and preventative care
Personal Interests: Family, New York history and playing guitar

Saad Salman, MD

Hometown: Islamadad. Pakistan
Undergraduate: Shifa College of Medicine
Graduate School: Harvard School of Public Health
Academic Interests: Occupational/preventative medicine, global and population health
Personal Interests: Drums, audio recording, reading and hiking

Martin Sayegh, DO

Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Undergraduate: Concordia College
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Masters: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine master degree in biomedical sciences interdisciplinary studies
Academic Interests: Internal Medicine with an aspiration to specialize in the future.
Personal Interests: Playing basketball, singing, listening to oldies music, researching business opportunities and reading the most up to date medical literature

Anish Thomas, MD

Hometown: White Plains, NY
Undergraduate: American University of Antigua School of Medicine
Medical School: American University of Antigua School of Medicine
Academic Interests: Community medicine, preventative care, pulmonary critical care
Personal Interests: Basketball, music, watching tv and working out

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Zayr Ahmad, DO

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate: Western University (London, Ontario, Canada)
Medical School: Lake Eerie of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Bradenton Campus
Academic Interests: Health diversity
Personal Interests: Basketball, food and stand-up comedy

Joseph Berger, MD

Hometown: White Plains, NY
Undergraduate: Lehigh University
Law School: Brooklyn Law School
Medical School: St. George's School of Medicine
Academic Interests: Infectious Disease and medical mission trips. Optimizing patient care in a manner which improves quality and decreases cost. Creating algorithms to streamline medical situations and eliminate uncertainty, while providing the most accurate information.
Personal Interests: Backpacking and long term travel, hiking and climbing, photography and scuba diving

Francesca Bruno, MD

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Academic Interests: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Personal Interests: Family, yoga and art

Nicole Chan, DO

Hometown: Little Neck, NY
Undergraduate: SUNY Stonybrook
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Hemetology/oncology and endocrine
Personal Interests: Cooking

Stefanie Czerwinski, MD

Hometown: Port, Switzerland
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Academic Interests: Neurology
Personal Interests: Dogs and horses

Yoga Dasari, DO

Hometown: West Chester, PA
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Anesthesiology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Pennsylvania next year. Interested in Cardiothoracic or Pediatric Anesthesiology and pursuing a career in academic medicine.
Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking, trying new workouts and exploring New York City

Eno-Obong Effiong, MD

Hometown: Nigeria
Medical School: College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Academic Interests: General internal medicine
Personal Interests: Bike riding, tennis, spending time with family on a cool evening

Elad Kasher, DO

Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Pulmonology and hospitalist medicine
Personal Interests: Movies, computer science and spending time with family and friends

Patrick Neshiwat, DO

Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Undergraduate: University of Scranton
Medical School: Lake Eerie of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Structural cardiology
Personal Interests: Building computers

Yashesh Parekh, MD

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Academic Interests: Physical medicine & rehabilitation, sports medicine
Personal Interests: Hiking, sports, philosophy/spirituality and traveling

Kellyann Pintauro, DO

Hometown: Pelham, NY
Undergraduate: Fordham University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Preventative care, community health and primary care
Personal Interests: Cats, working out and going to the beach

Joseph Scarano, DO

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Undergraduate: Buffalo State College
Medical School: Lake Eerie of Osteopathic Medicine
Academic Interests: Internal medicine with interest in anesthesia
Personal Interests: Physical fitness, swimming, weightlifting, traveling to different counties and experiencing new cultures, skiing and outdoor recreation

Andrew Tom, MD

Hometown: Flushing, NY
Undergraduate: City College of New York
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Academic Interests: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Personal Interests: Ping Pong

Kasun Vernon, MD

Hometown: Hammond, Louisiana
Undergraduate: Southeastern Louisiana University
Medical School: St. George's School of Medicine
Academic Interests: Philosophy, history and classical civilization problem solving
Personal Interests: Travel, cultures, how things work and cooking