Current Residents

PGY-3

Amelie Bottex, DOAmelie Bottex, DO MS
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Personal Interests: Love to travel (when it was possible), foodie, trying and making new dishes, camping, and karaoke.
Professional Interests: Neonatology and Global Health.


Sabrina Haniff, MDSabrina Haniff, MD
SUNY Downstate School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Gardening, cooking, yoga, ballet, coffee, spending time with loved ones.
Professional Interests: Primary care, social determinants of health, preventative medicine, Community outreach.


Christopher Minor, MDChristopher Minor, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Comics, superheroes, and cool kicks. In addition, I am currently training for my first triathlon!
Professional Interests: Critical care pediatric medicine.


Lauren Rothe, MDLauren Rothe, MD
Ross University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I enjoy cooking, baking, and spending time with friends and family (including my fellow 2nd years) during my off time.
Professional Interests: Working with the underserved population is my passion with a future in either hospitalist medicine or child abuse pursing a fellowship after residency.


Rida Sandhu, MDRida Sandhu, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Brunch, iced caramel macchiatos, pretty things and my co-residents.
Professional Interests: Primary Care Pediatrics Global and Behavioral Health.


Payal Shah, MDPayal Shah, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Twirly dresses, city nights, competitive board games, crafting, and being crafty.
Professional Interests: Still exploring, maybe ED, PICU, or outpatient.


Prachi Sharma, MDPrachi Sharma, MD
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Spending time with family/friends, dancing, movies, flowers, and bubble tea.
Professional Interests: Hematology/Oncology and Public Health.


Kevin Tran, MDKevin Tran, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Video/board games, volleyball, tennis, working out, family & friends, traveling and baby cuddling.
Professional Interests: Primary care, hospital medicine, global medicine and early childhood education.


Habiba Wada, MDHabiba Wada, MD
Ross University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Culture, cuisine and more babies.
Professional Interests: Undecided, like working with babies.


Michelle Zigelstein, MDMichelle Zigelstein, MD
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, finding cute brunch spots, traveling to different states and countries, and watching shows relating to home decorating and cooking.
Professional Interests: I currently have an interest in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Hospitalist Medicine.


PGY-2

MIchelle Binod, MDMichelle Binod, MD MPH
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: In my spare time, I love to spend time with family and friends, practice pilates and yoga, create acrylic paintings, try new recipes & restaurants, and dance like no one’s watching.
Professional Interests: As I begin to explore pediatric specialties in training, I continue to have a passion for providing care to an underserved population, community advocacy to better address social determinants of health, and research.


Martin Cichon, MDMartin Cichon, MD MPH
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Playing golf and watching Pittsburgh sports.
Professional Interests: Hematology/oncology fellowship and a future in education.


Martin Cichon, MDBijal Damania, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending my time cooking, baking, working out and traveling.
Professional Interests: I have an interest in many fields of pediatrics and am particularly interested in NICU, PICU and hospitalist medicine.


Garrett Gianneschi, MDGarrett Gianneschi, DO
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
(Rutgers Health Child Neurology)

Personal Interests: Music, audiobooks, diet, exercise.
Professional Interests: Child neurology, osteopathic medicine.


Iqra Kamal, MDIqra Kamal, MD MMS
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Love hiking, camping and exploring new places! Also really enjoy eating all kinds of foods and all things Harry Potter.
Professional Interests: I’m still trying to figure it out as I’m interested in a lot of things.


Rina Kuznets, MDRina Kuznets, MD MPH
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Running, reading, baking/cooking, adopting a dog.
Professional Interests: Primary care, NICU, Hematology/Oncology.


Hathija Noor, MDHathija Noor, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Personal Interests: Aquascaping, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and traveling.
Professional Interests: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


David Prado, MDDavid Prado, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Personal Interests: Fantasy Football, pets, video games.
Professional Interests: Pediatric GI, Hematology/Oncology, General Pediatrics.


Sarah Saad, MDSarah Saad, MD
Albany Medical College

Personal Interests: Cooking foods from different cuisines; swimming; road trips with family and friends; free writing.
Professional Interests: Ambulatory Pediatrics, Global health, Medical Ethics, Advocacy.


Mehek Shaikh, MDMehek Shaikh, MD
Ross University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, travelling, baking and watching movies.
Professional Interests: General pediatrics, outpatient and hospitalist medicine.


Kathryn Whitehill, MDKathryn Whitehill, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Personal Interests: Lazy days with my family, listening to podcasts and audiobooks while working around the house.
Professional Interests: Hospital medicine, mother-baby wellness, health education.


PGY-1

David Artin, MDDavid Artin, MD
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Personal Interests: International travel, financial literacy and investing (stocks, options, cryptocurrency), mentoring, mindfulness and meditation practice, basketball, futbol, weight-lifting, reading and audiobooks.
Professional Interests: Serving the underserved, social determinants of health, public health, community advocacy, mentoring, looking forward to learning more about hospitalist medicine, academic medicine, and specialty training.


Kunal Bonde, MDKunal Bonde, MD
Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College
(Rutgers Health Child Neurology)

Personal Interests: Fitness, Hiking/ Trekking, Yoga and Spirituality, Photography.
Professional Interests: Child neurology


Simona Chadi, DOSimona Chadi, DO
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family (bonus when I can cook for them!), going on walks, and listening to Oprah podcasts.
Professional Interests: I love learning about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Public Health, and I’m excited to keep exploring!


Andrea Charara, MDAndrea Charara, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I love to snuggle my golden retriever Cosmo. Love family time, fashion, makeup, travel, architecture and design.
Professional Interests: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Alessandria Faverio, MDAlessandra Faverio, MD
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I love going to the beach, travelling, café bustelo, spending time with family & friends and binge-watching shows on Netflix
Professional Interests: Pulmonology, Inpatient Pediatrics


Grayland Godfrey, MDGrayland Godfrey, MD
Howard Univeristy School of Medicine

Personal Interests: In my free time I like watching movies, learning new exercises, and exploring new places. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, playing my violin, and learning about different cultures.
Professional Interests: In general, I am interested in primary care pediatrics as well as adolescent medicine and sports medicine. I would also like to have the opportunity to be involved in public health and the creation of health policy.


Sheryl Johnson, MDSheryl Johnson, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Singing, Dancing, Foodventures, Spending time with family and friends
Professional Interests: Pediatric pulmonology, Underserved medicine, Public Health


Tanu Patel, MDTanu Patel, MD
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Personal Interests: In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I've also recently gotten into swimming and paddle-boarding!
Professional Interests: I very much enjoy primary care and serving the underserved, but am undecided on post-residency plans.


John Realyvasquez, MDJohn Realyvasquez, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: In my spare time, I love to spend time with my fiance and enjoy a good Netflix show. Additionally, I am an avid snowboarder and kickboxer. I enjoy cookouts with family and friends. Currently, I am working on advancing my BBQ skills. I am tinkering with a new dry rub recipe and hope to perfect it by next summer.
Professional Interests: I am currently interested in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and Pediatric Intensive Care. Also, I enjoy teaching medical students and future pediatricians. My hope is to pass on my knowledge to future generations of physicians and inspire others to do the same. I would also like to provide care to underserved populations and decrease barriers in access to care in low-income and socially disadvantaged communities.


Peter Rezkalla, MDPeter Rezkalla, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Personal Interests: I love creating videos, musical theater, Disney, analyzing movies, acting, singing, dancing, being silly, watching sunrises and sunsets, going on adventures, traveling, volleyball, swimming, beaches, dolphins, family, friends, faith, and bubble tea!
Professional Interests: I am super passionate about advocating for edutainment (educational entertainment), preventive medicine, global public health, mental health, sleep health, and human rights! We need to restructure healthcare globally through health technology, humanism, and interdisciplinary teamwork to refocus on people and no longer profit!


Yasmina Samaha, MDYasmina Samaha, MD
Drexel University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I love baking, dancing, and brunch with friends!
Professional Interests: Healthcare for underserved populations, NICU/PICU