Current Residents

PGY-1

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, MD
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-2

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.


Zev Stomel, MDZev Stomel, MD
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
(Rutgers Health Child Neurology)

Personal Interests: bioethics/history of medicine, exploring the interface between neurology and psychiatry in pediatrics, and neurotoxicology.

Professional Interests: Reading too many books at a time, experimenting in the kitchen, singing, practicing yoga/martial arts, and trying out different wines.


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-3

Danielle Amona, MD Danielle Amona, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Online shopping, snowboarding, binge watching Netflix, going out with my coworkers, traveling.
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


Poliana Da Silva, MDPoliana Da Silva, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Spending time with Rebecca (my daughter), baking, spinning, and piano.
Professional Interests: Social determinants of health, breastfeeding, Ministry & Urban Community and Minority Medicine, education.


Rhea Hans, MDRhea Hans, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Hiking, yoga, cooking, spa days, spending time with my loved ones.
Professional Interests: Hematology/Oncology, specifically bone marrow transplant.


Prakash Karna, MDPrakash Karna, MD
Universal College of Medical Sciences (Nepal)

Personal Interests: I like to travel and hike, and also enjoy watching movies in my free time.
Professional Interests: Primary Care, Infectious Disease.


David Kelly III, MDDavid Kelly III, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and son, scuba diving, and spending time with friends and family.
Professional Interests: I’m looking forward to staying on is chief resident followed by applying to fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine.


Van Ma, MDVan Ma, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: My hobbies are hiking, swimming, and traveling.
Professional Interests: My passion is Neurodevelopment, particularly the genetics behind Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Mai Nguyen, MDMai Nguyen, MD
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Personal Interests: Wombats, alpacas, potbelly pigs, English bulldogs, manatees, Pallas cats, Tibetan mastiffs, capybaras, cheeses, bacons, and Tetris.
Professional Interests: Healthcare for immigrant children, child abuse and neglect, NICU/PICU.


April Park, MDApril Park, MD
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Personal Interests: I enjoy running, going to the beach, decorating, photography, trying coffee from everywhere I travel, going on adventures with my husband and 2 little kiddos!
Professional Interests: I am interested in neonatology!


Marina Ragheb, MDMarina Ragheb, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I am very involved with Church services. I also love makeup and DIY decor/event decoration.
Professional Interests: I plan to pursue outpatient medicine because I enjoy having continuity of care. I also have a strong passion for obesity clinics and helping kids struggling with this ongoing [COVID-19]crisis.


Hershey Raheja, MDHershey Raheja, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I love to spend time with my family and friends whether that’sFaceTime or in person, and catching up on sleep.
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


Edem Timpo, MDEdem Timpo, MD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine

Personal Interests: I play the piano, am learning guitar, play tennis and run... and search for good dim sum!
Professional Interests: Public health, global health and patient advocacy.