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Edward Chew MD

Chair of Emergency Department

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Anjali Hulbanni MD

Associate Director of Emergency Department

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Avinash Viswanath MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Post-Residency Training:

Ultrasound fellowship - The Brooklyn Hospital Center


Michael Meguerdichian MD, MPH-Ed

NYCHHC Senior Assistant Vice President of Simulation

Harlem Simulation Center 

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Destiny Judkins MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Joe Rodriguez, DO

Attending Physician

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Sonam Jindal, DO

Attending Physician


Taiwo Odufunade MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Rohan Datta DO

Attending Physician 


Reynold Trowers MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Christina Eng MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Jimmy Feng MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Jeanette Haslett MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Lana Joinani, MD

Ultrasound Director Harlem Hospital

Attending Physician  


Mike Chang MD

Medical Student Site Director

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Toni Wright MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Cara Taubman MD, MPH

Director of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness for Harlem Hospital

Post-Residency Training:

Global Emergency Medicine - Columbia University


Sharla Bryan DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Laura Riley MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Steve Ko MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Abraham Chacko MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Michael Bouton MD, MBA

Chief Medical Information Officer of NYC H+H

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University


Zachary Blankenship DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Harlem Simulation Center Director



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Gregory Almond MD, MPH, MS
Chief of Service
Chair of the Emergency Department


Getaw Hassen MD, PhD
Research Director
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Simulation Site Director

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Frosso Adamakos MD, FACEP

Vice Chair of Education

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Sonja Jauhal MD

Ultrasound Site Director

Post-Residency Training:

Ultrasound - ULA


Toussaint Reynolds MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Samrina Kahlon MD, MPH

Patient Safety Officer

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Dileep Aiyagari MD

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Jean-Paul Menoscal MD

Patient Experience Officer

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Austin Choi DO
Director of Faculty Development
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine


Rajnish Jaiswal MD

Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Deputy Medical Director


Roger Chirurgi MD, FAAEM
Program Director
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


Hossein Kalantari MD

Associate Director of Research

Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Mona Singh MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Monica Parraga MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Christina Ciraco DO
Associate Program Director
Clerkship Director


Rajeswari Pingle MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Rania Habal MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Robert Leviton MD

Physician Advisor


Usama Bin Tahir MD


Dahlia Bergmann-Dumont MD 
Simulation Director
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Ronald Shaw MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


George Russo DO

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Defne Nayman MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Daniel Mor DO 
Assistant Program Director
Medical Education Fellow


"I have had the pleasure of working here since finishing my Emergency Medicine residency at Brooklyn Hospital in 1994. have always wanted to work and serve in a population that was underserved in terms of access to great medical care and help patients of color who may feel more comfortable getting care from a professional who "looks like them" in their community. I have witnessed the growth and change at Harlem Hospital, as it evolves to keep pace with the continuous changes of the greater health care system, and the Emergency Department now has a joint Emergency Medicine Residency program with Metropolitan Hospital, which was a long time coming. I certainly have enjoyed working these many years at this institution and look forward to my continued contributions to this community."- Dr. Toni Wright, Harlem Attending since 1994 

"Born and raised in NYC, I learned at an early age the value of public service from my father, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Sr. who served in the U.S Public Health Service during the pandemic of 1919 and from my father, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. who served in the segregated U.S Army Air Corp during WWII as a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and a pioneer of Sports Medicine. It is on their shoulders that I have served the community of Harlem for over 3 decades, providing care to friends and family as well as patients from literally all over the globe. I was taught that once you find your passion in life it becomes your responsibility to share it with others. Emergency Medicine is my passion. I have been fortunate to find this unique opportunity and serve at Harlem Hospital. We should never forget that it is our service to others that matters and in the end it is our service to others that will endure"- Dr. Dennis Brown, Harlem Attending since 1998

"I had the privilege of becoming a true son of Metropolitan Hospital, as I trained there both in internal and emergency medicine. We have a long history of fostering diversity, learning and camraderie. I am honored to start my career as an attending in the Metropolitan Emergency Department, and I am certainly looking forward to add to the amazing repertoire of experienced physicians who work here. One of my main interests is medical student and resident education.  Our program has a well-rounded faculty which has the power to create a deep and meaningful academic experience for learners. My main interests are cardiovascular emergencies and pharmacology. Outside of practicing medicine, the department and leadership are always eager to promote staff wellbeing, intellectual development and establish long-lived relationships. As a new attending, I am looking forward to this new chapter in my professional path and it is an honor to do so at Metropolitan Hospital." Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez Arias, Metropolitan Attending and Alumni, CEO Human Restoration Program, Founder Medical Immersion VeggiePower, @dr.mauriciogonzalez

""As a graduate of the Met-Harlem residency program, I have had the immense fortune of receiving my training and founding education here. I am honored and eager to serve as Simulation director for the Emergency Department. Simulation is an ever growing and exciting field, and I will strive to expand the learning experience for future residents. Met-Harlem has been at the forefront of innovation in resident education and instruction and was one of the first departments in the country to include simulation learning as an integral part of the training curriculum. With a dedicated 3D-Printer lab, we augment simulation teaching with realistic life size models. Our state-of-the-art Ultrasound machines enhance learning and provide critical training for students and residents. Outside of didactics the department and leadership are committed to staff wellness, faculty development, leadership training while maintaining a friendly and nurturing environment. As a new attending, I am looking forward to this new chapter in my career and feel humbled to do so with the Met-Harlem family and well as the East Harlem community." - Dr. Dahlia Bergmann-Dumont, Metropolitan ED Simulation Director and Alumni


Issam Beydoun DO

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born in Panama of Lebanese descent and moved to the USA at the age of 10. I attended Michigan State University for undergrad (go green!) and moved to Florida for medical school. I love to cook and host. I am the happiest when people are enjoying my homecooked food. I enjoy making new friends and being social. I enjoy traveling and meeting people from all over the world. I love the sun, the beach, and palm trees which makes me a Miami boy at heart but I am so excited to move to NYC because of its rich diversity and fast-paced lifestyle. I cannot wait to begin my life as a MetHarlem Emergency Medicine resident!

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Katherine Bruce DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown

I was born & raised in New Jersey and went to college in Washington, DC. Before medical school, I worked as an Emergency Department technician for a few years and developed a love for all things Emergency Medicine. I graduated from TouroCOM in Middletown, NY & I'm thrilled to be living & working in New York City! 


My EM specific interests include medical education, administration, and critical care. Outside of medicine, I enjoy true crime media, spending time with friends, trying new restaurants, & relaxing with a good book!

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Edward Cheung MD

Shaolin Temple School of Medicine

Academic/Wellness Chief

Growing up I aspired to be the next action movie star like Uncle Jackie Chan, but my mom told me I'd bring dishonor to my family. After college I worked a few different jobs and realized I wanted a career that would allow me to help others, so I joined a K pop boy band. After that fiasco I decided to perpetuate the stereotype and become a doctor.


On my free time I enjoy long walks on the beach, dinners by candle light, writing poetry, star gazing etc.

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Tyler DeLaughder DO

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM)

I'm a California boy who enjoys the outdoors! From surfing to hiking a mountain, I'm down for any kind of physical activity. I am lucky enough to have my beautiful fiancé Stephanie who also enjoys the outdoors and dancing. We like to make it a competition as two type A people usually do. We both love our adorable corgi Max who comes with us on our adventures and usually makes friends with everyone he meets! I'm excited to work with the MetHarlem team and look forward to cherishing some fantastic memories!

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Johana Gonzalez MD

Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM)

Hi! I’m from Cali, Colombia and I went to Med School in Havana, Cuba. I am interested in global health and austere medicine.

Outside of medicine, I love visiting new places, hiking, learning from other cultures, dancing, and trying new foods (as long as it isn’t too spicy!)... And sometimes, I just enjoy unplugging and doing nothing.

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Tamseela Gurru MD

St. George's University

Hi! I'm from Texas. I moved to New York 4 years ago and am liking my time here. Outside of medicine, I love spending time with my husband, friends and my Yorkie, Violet. I also enjoy traveling, board games, video games and going out for fancy dinners!  My interests in EM are critical care. I am glad to be part of MetHarlem residency as we get training at multiple hospitals which gives us perspective about different patient populations and pathologies. 

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Bisma Hussain MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Hi! I’m a Jersey girl born and raised. I am honored to be a part of the Met/Harlem EM family and serve the diverse population of NYC. My interests in Emergency Medicine include ultrasound and critical care medicine. Outside of medicine my interests range greatly from traveling the world to kicking back and binge watching Netflix, and of course, enjoying good food!


Natcha (Fon) Rummaneethorn MD, MPH

St. George's University

Hi, my name is Fon, originally from Bangkok, Thailand. The combo of my Chinese ancestry as a Thai person with my passion for traveling molded my love for cultural diversity over the years! Going from Thailand to the US to Grenada, my life journey exposed me to numerous beautiful cultures. Thus, getting to remain in NYC after spending almost 10 years of my life here was like a dream come true! NYC is like my heaven since I enjoy eating and tasting new cuisines, going to museums, doing recreational activities, etc. On top of that, I believe training in NYC, where diversity and inclusion is strongly evident, will build both clinical and cultural competence in me as a proud EM physician! :)


I am SO happy and excited to join and become a part of the MetHarlem family! Looking forward to enjoying, learning, and growing with everyone!!!

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Jesse Singh MD

IAU College of Medicine

Metropolitan Admin/Scheduling Chief

Hi everyone! My name is Jesse and I was born and raised in Queens, NY. Like almost every native New Yorker, I’m a diehard Knicks fan. After graduating from Stony Brook University for undergrad, I went to the Caribbean for medical school. I’m grateful that I’ve joined the MetHarlem EM residency to serve my community and get to stay close to home. On my time off I love playing basketball, spending time with my family/friends and exploring the concrete jungle for fun new adventures.

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Kyle Kennedy DO

American University of Antigua

Harlem Admin/Scheduling Chief

I was born and raised in Long Island, NY. Working as an EMT before medical school I knew EM was the right choice for me. There is no better place to train than my home city with a diverse and underserved population! My interests in EM include critical care and medical education as I love tutoring. 

Outside of EM, I love to be outdoors and active. I mainly enjoy soccer, basketball, biking, and snowboarding but I am always down for new things and new adventures. 

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Vanessa Palomares MD

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

I was born and raised in California. For my undergraduate education, I attended UC San Diego. I worked as an ED medical scribe prior to attending medical school in Chicago. My ED interests include medical education, community and global medicine, and pediatric emergency medicine. I am excited to be in NYC and receive invaluable EM training at MetHarlem with diverse patient populations.


In my free time, I enjoy puzzles, board games, gaming, traveling, and outdoor activities (theme parks, grilling, kayaking, walking, etc).

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Andre Sapp MD
University of Sciences, Arts, and Tech (USAT) Montserrat

I spent  my childhood traveling with my parents primarily in Northern Africa, India and Europe. I graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Us Army Commission as a Parachute Infantry Officer. After my first stint in the Army I applied to and  graduated from Drexel University’s Physician Assistant Program. I Spent  twelve years as a Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant for University Of Maryland Hospital group, Urgent Care clinics and with the Army Reserve. During my time in the Army Reserve I have served as a Medical Specialist Officer in Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Belize and most recently the United States in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  I received My Medical Doctorate from the University of Sciences, Art and Technology, Montserrat.


Abaynesh H. Nigussie MD, MPH

Addis Ababa University

I was born and raised in Tigray, Ethiopia and went to Addis Ababa University for med school. My grandmother was a traditional healer to the community in our village and my wish is to continue her legacy with evidence based medicine. I love traveling and exploring new places and culture. My journey to residency was full of challenges but it has led me to travel to many countries and that gave me so much courage to pursue my dream.


Andrew Bloy MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Hey there! My name is Andrew. Originally, I’m from the great state of New Jersey but my journey so far has taken me all over the world. I’ve done a little bit of everything from teaching newly-arrived refugee students in Germany, coaching competitive youth soccer in Boston, and hosting the (self-proclaimed) number #1 trivia night in the West Indies. The variety, unpredictability, and camaraderie of the emergency room drew me in right away. Within EM, I’m interested in medical education, ultrasound, and global health. I could not be more excited to be at MetHarlem learning emergency medicine in the greatest city in the world!  

Outside of the ED, I like to live, laugh, and love. I especially enjoy backpacking through other countries, for me, it’s a truly unforgettable way to experience a new place. I’m also into anything that gets the adrenaline pumping: motorcycles, skiing, questionably sanitary street food, etc. However, if I’m not working, there’s also a good chance you will find me relaxing in my trusty hammock!


Davy NwaChukwu, Jr. MD, MPH

Ross University School of Medicine

Hi my name’s Davy! I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, before I moved to New York, where I’ve now lived off and on for seven years. I previously volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician, where I developed a love for emergency medicine and knew I couldn’t get enough of it. I love the chaos of the ED and the feeling that I need to be ready for whatever comes through the door.  

I like to stay active and pretty much stay outside of my house as much as possible. I’m a huge basketball (Lakers) and soccer (Chelsea FC) fan. I like going to concerts, dancing, trying new restaurants, visiting museums, and exploring the city! I recently discovered how much I love jazz, so I’ve been going to jazz clubs all throughout the city. I’m also on a quest to find the absolute best pizza place in NYC, and I have a long list I’m ripping through, but I’m also happy to get more recommendations!

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Jonathan Chabon MD

Ben-Gurion University

I was born in Israel and raised in Massachusetts. After studying chemistry and molecular biology at Wesleyan University, I pursued a career in cancer research. Eventually I returned to Israel to study medicine at Ben-Gurion University where I developed a passion for Emergency Medicine. I am very excited to join the MetHarlem team and to learn EM in NYC where the diversity of patient populations and pathologies is unparalleled. 

Outside of EM, I am happiest being active and outdoors with friends and family. I love skiing, long hikes, and beach/lake days, but I equally enjoy cozy nights playing board games or watching movies.


Mohammad Ganji MD, MS

Semmelweis University

I was born and raised in Iran. After finishing my bachelor's degree in computer programming, I decided to study medicine. I moved to Budapest and studied medicine at Semmelweis University. Then, I moved to Boston and completed a master's program in bioimaging at BU. After the pandemic, I moved to NYC to study MPH at NYMC and work as a research assistant in the emergency department of the Metropolitan hospital. I am honored and excited to be part of the MetHarlem EM residency program. 

Outside of medicine, my interests include reading, soccer, and video games. I almost forgot that I used to be a semi-pro billiard/snooker player with some national awards but it was a long time ago ;)


Ahmed Ali Hashmi MD

Aga Khan University Medical College

Hi! I'm Ahmed, and I'm from Baltimore. I am proud to be a part of the MetHarlem EM family. I can't imagine a better city to train in, and am super excited to begin my life as an EM resident. Outside of medicine, I spend my free time playing video games and watching horror movies with friends.


Brianna Dietrich MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

My name is Brianna but most people call me Bri (like the cheese). I’m a Detroit girl, born and raised, and tougher than the toughest walnut. I was a paramedic for 10+ years and that’s where my love for emergency medicine began. My previous life before this was spent as a loan officer writing mortgages, which was honestly pretty cool too. I’m really passionate about lifting things up and putting them down, especially inside gyms, and in my free time, I like to travel, hit up local breweries, and stumble into some good eateries - in that order. I’m a city girl at heart and love that I get to serve the Harlem community!


Carlos Pujols DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Harlem

Hello everyone! My name is Carlos Pujols. I was born in NYC and raised in Tampa, Florida. I attended the University of Florida for undergrad and moved to NYC to attend TouroCOM. 

Outside of medicine, I love to travel, go to concerts, spend time with my pup Gordo, hang with friends/family, and explore all NYC has to offer. I am excited to begin my training as a resident physician at MetHarlem!


Edrist Duneant, MD

Faculté de médecine et de Pharmacie de l’université d’état d’Haiti

My name is Edrist Duneant, and I am from Haiti, where I also attended medical school. Similar to almost everyone from a French country, I have a French accent… A French-Caribbean accent while speaking English. My dream is to contribute to providing the most advanced, evidence-based emergency and critical care accessible to everyone (worldwide). I am interested in critical care, ultrasound, and global health. 


Emergency medicine is not my only passion; I also enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am keen on taking photos, listening to music, admiring nature, and traveling. For sports, I like basketball and extreme motorsports.


Vyacheslav (Slav) Fatkhiyev MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Hello all, my name is Slav, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I came to the US when I was 5 and grew up in NYC and NJ. For my undergrad, I studied philosophy at Rutgers University. Before med school, I ran an electronics repair business and worked as an EMT. During med school I realized that the ER is my one true dojo, and working at MetHarlem is a dream come true. It is my honor to serve such an incredible community in a city that has given me so much and that I am most grateful to call home.


Other things that I appreciate are live music, hiking, handball, playing the piano, tennis, dancing, dry martinis, and dry humor.


Young Heay MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

My NYC street name is Young Heay, but my family and friends call me Stella. I’m a 1.5 generation Korean American immigrant raised in Queens, NY with big dreams to win the lottery one day. I attended Northeastern University in Boston shortly before a two-year stint in Grenada to pursue medicine and spent the remainder of medical school frolicking around NYC hospitals while forging my life’s greatest love story with emergency medicine.


Outside of the ED, you’ll probably catch me city hiking to find the best cheap eats, thrifting, powerlifting, trying new skincare, and attending warehouse concerts with music that’s probably too loud. I dislike the great outdoors and walking up inclines but will always be down to drive up to a summit for some insta-worthy views. Most importantly, I’m a city girl through and through and am grateful that I get to serve the community that I love and call home!


MetHarlem’s alumni span across the country and the world. They have gone on to do fellowships in wilderness medicine, EMS, ultrasound, toxicology and critical care as well as many more while others pursue administrative or academic positions right out of residency often at prestigious coveted academic institutions.


Other alumni have taken the community medicine route and work in local communities all around the country including high paying jobs and some have even chosen exciting international careers around the world. Quite a few even stay on per-diem or come on as full time faculty! We have a long history of residents getting their top career choices upon graduation.

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Jarrod Sheehan, DO

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi everyone! I grew up in Maryland and moved to Washington DC for undergrad at George Washington University. After spending two years working as an ED scribe and a paralegal in and around DC, I moved down to Miami for medical school at Nova Southeastern. Living in Miami was incredible. It was a place where I found the true value of daily sunscreen use, discovered the hype behind Bad Bunny, and of course my love for EM! 


Outside the ED, I love exploring big cities, museums, and traveling with my fiancé Catherine. If not that, I can be found running around alongside my energetic dog, Kahlo (named after Frida Kahlo) or cheering on Liverpool FC.


I am incredibly excited to train at MetHarlem and honored to serve the community of New York.

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Navneet Chawla, MD

St. Matthews University School of Medicine

I’m Navneet and I grew up in Long Island, NY. In high school I quickly learned that suburban life was not for me and I took every opportunity to go to NYC to be amongst diverse people, eat the best food, and explore new cultures. I studied at NYU for undergrad and then went to the Cayman Islands for medical school. I was introduced to the field of emergency medicine while volunteering as an EMT, and fell in love with the specialty after doing a rotation. I am so thrilled to train in my dream speciality and continue exploring the concrete jungle.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, a good Netflix show, and a nice cup of chai with friends and family. Writing is a huge stress buster for me and I hope to continue this passion alongside my journey as an emergency medicine physician!


Kristina Mandala, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Hi! I’m Kristina, but my friends call me Tina. Having been born and raised in Brooklyn,  NY I am very excited for the opportunity to serve my city. True to my emergency medicine form, my hobbies consist of anything active, especially surfing, snorkeling, and running.


My passion for emergency medicine began during my shadowing experiences in undergrad and has only grown throughout medical school. Coming from a family of FDNY firefighters, my passion within emergency medicine lies in EMS.


Maty Boury, MD

AUC School of Medicine

Hello beautiful people! This is your favorite YAY-Areaaaaa girl, Maty. I was born in Oakland, California, yet raised from the age of 8 in my lovely homeland of Senegal. After receiving my Bachelor of Science from UC Merced, I spent 2 years working as a Health coach, phlebotomist, and medical/research assistant in Hormone Replacement Therapy. I dedicated most of my pursuits to community engagement and advancement which is amongst the many things that led me to my passion for Emergency Medicine. I am highly interested in Global EM, Critical Care and Simulation. It’s an honor and true joy to join the MetHarlem program to continue my dreams and passion in EM.


All of that aside, I’m one big ray on Sunshine (true Cali girl at heart). I love anything related to fitness and health; the gym is my outlet. I love listening to music, discovering restaurants, hiking, doing puzzles, binge watching old Sit-Coms and traveling. Family and friends are always my core support. NYC is going to be a great adventure and I am honored to serve the diverse Harlem community!


Trisha Paul, MD
Anna Medical College and Research Center

Hey! I'm Trisha, born and raised in India, and I moved to Qatar in high school, after which I went to medical school in Mauritius. The adrenaline, drive, and precision it takes as a team to quickly save someone was something that drew me to Emergency Medicine. Outside of work, I enjoy watching stand-up comedy, traveling, and cleaning (growing up, I wanted to be a maid). I'm super excited to work at MetHarlem while living in the best city in the world. 


Shivani Shwarya, MD

Vdyehi Institute of Medical Sciences

Hey there, I'm Shivani! I was born in Cali, and raised in Bangalore, India where I did my medical school and fell in love with the ER. And no, it wasn't just Conrad Hawkins that drew me in, I promise! During my rotations in NYC, I had the opportunity to serve the Harlem community, and I knew that I had found my calling! I feel incredibly grateful and blessed to be part of the MetHarlem family, where I can continue to grow and learn as a medical professional.

My specific interests in emergency medicine include trauma, critical care, and aviation medicine. As an avid diver, I'm hoping to become a dive emergency first responder and conquer all three terrains!

Outside of medicine, I enjoy exploring my creative side through fashion, decor and social media. I also prioritize a healthy and fit lifestyle, enjoy exploring new foods and traveling, and hope to one day fly a plane. As a plant mama, I'm eagerly awaiting the day I add ‘dog mom’ to my title - but for now, my green babies keep me plenty busy!

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Mary Sohan, DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Harlem

Hello All! My name is Mary Sohan. I was born in NYC and grew up in northern NJ loving science and many types of art (dance, instrumental and vocal music). I returned to New York to attend college at NYU where I studied Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts. I then worked in television commercial production for five years. In that time I grew up and came to appreciate what would be essential for me going forward in my working life: I wanted to serve humanity and never have a reason to stop learning. On my 25th birthday I made the decision to pursue my lifelong aspiration to become a physician. At 26 I started my premedical education at Hunter College while working as a Unit Clerk on weekends to gain hospital experience. Later I did a Master’s in Science at Drexel University School of Medicine before starting medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem. I want to work with underserved populations and I love Harlem so I am incredibly proud to be returning to join the MetHarlem EM team!

Outside of the hospital I love to garden, hike and spend time with family and friends. I am excited to get back to the culture, music and community of my favorite neighborhood in NYC.

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Cynthia Duran, MD

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina Guadalajara

Originally from Edinburg, Texas and grew up with my mother, siblings, and nieces/nephews. I am within the first generation of my family  to further my education. I earned my BS in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Afterwards, I worked in a research lab at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX before I attended medical school. 


What better place to train in EM than in the most diverse and densely populated city in the United States.


Outside the hospital, I pride myself for my green thumb, my black cat Dexter, and supporting friends.

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Hanieh Moshayedi MD

Tehran University School of Medicine

I am from Tabriz, Iran. After Med School, I completed a Neurology residency in my hometown.
Then, I had my private practice for two years before coming to the United States in November
2022. I could not be more grateful to be accepted as an EM resident in the Met/Harlem
program. Outside medicine, I am a person of a little bit of every good thing in life; I love
traveling, good restaurants, enjoy friends and family, enjoy dance, and good movies/books.

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Larry Doyle, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

"Hello, friends! My name is Larry. Born in New Jersey and raised in Florida, I took the long way around to return to the Northeast. Since finishing my Bachelor's in neuroscience at the University of Miami, I took on a series of jobs, some more interesting than others, before finding my way to SGU in Grenada, which fed me straight into NYC to continue my clinical training. I've been a furniture mover, EMT, Scribe manager, bicycle courier, and a professional gamer, but of anything I've ever been, there's nothing in the world like being a physician. With my background, I strive to bring excellent customer service to top-notch patient care. I want to make the ED more efficient for care teams and comfortable for patients, so I focus heavily on studying administration, education, and quality improvement. My wildest dreams of living in and serving the people of the greatest city in the world have already come true while I continue my path to mastery of emergency medicine.


Outside of medicine, I love games, good food, and live music. When I'm not on shift, you can find me on the sticks at a local arcade, reliving the glory days competing in a gaming tournament, catching a horror movie, checking out a new brewery, or in the park playing (and losing at) chess. All that said think of me as the first to say, "I'm in!" for any adventure this city has to offer."

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Shedane Latty, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

Hello there! I was born and raised in Jamaica, W.I., and have lived in NYC for over 10yrs. I'm a graduate of CUNY Bronx Community College and Cornell University. After a few years of volunteering, teaching, and self-discovery, I attended St. George's University School of Medicine.


My professional interests are Global/International Medicine and ultrasound.


When I'm not busy studying or working, I enjoy playing or watching football (soccer), stand-up comedy shows, exploring the vegan food scene across the boroughs, poetry, museums, and a stroll through Central Park.


So happy to be a part of the MetHarlem family! I'm excited to start this new journey in a remarkable program with a stellar group of co-residents.


Zhargam Ul Haq, MD

Lahore Medical College

Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, I completed my medical school there before embarking on a journey to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine (EM) in the United States. The vibrant city of New York, particularly NYC, has always held a special place in my heart, and I consider myself fortunate to contribute to healthcare in such a dynamic and diverse environment. Joining this pioneering EM program in New York is a dream come true for me. Outside of work, I feel joy in swimming, exploring mountains during my travels and trying new restaurants. When it comes to entertainment, 'The Big Bang Theory' resonates with me more deeply than any other show, including the popular 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S.' series.

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Tilahun Jufara, MD

Addis Ababa University

Hello there. I'm Tilahun (Tile), and I was born and raised in Ethiopia. I completed an Emergency Medicine residency after graduating from medical school, and I have spent the last five years practicing as an EM physician. I'm interested in ultrasound and critical care in EM. I am super excited to be at MetHarlem and am looking forward to learning from the New York diverse patient and staff communities. Outside of ED, I enjoy spending time with families and friends, trying new restaurants, and seeing my favorite team, Man utd, play.

2022 Graduates
Dan Mor, DO

Dan Mor, DO

Medical Education Fellow MetHarlem Assistant Program Director MetHarlem

George Russo, MD

George Russo, MD

Attending Physician Brooklyn VA

Evan Yates, MD

Evan Yates, MD

Ultrasound Fellow NYU Clinical Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of EM at NYU

Danny Choy, DO

Danny Choy, DO

Alejandro Cardenas, MD

Alejandro Cardenas, MD

Attending Physician Midstate Medical center Bradley Memorial Hospital

Jennifer Pusztay, DO

Jennifer Pusztay, DO

Attending Physician Coney Island Hospital

Rana Mirzaie Joinanni, MD

Rana Mirzaie Joinanni, MD

Attending Physician Harlem Hospital NYCHH

Ali Elnatour, DO

Ali Elnatour, DO

Attending Physician Richmond University Medical Center

Yitzchak Goldsmith, DO

Yitzchak Goldsmith, DO

Attending Physician Westchester Medical Center

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