WHO WE ARE
 
HARLEM
ATTENDINGS

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AWARD WINNING FACULTY 

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Edward Chew MD

Chair of Emergency Department

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Anjali Hulbanni MD

Associate Director of Emergency Department

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Avinash Viswanath MD

Ultrasound Director

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Post-Residency Training:

Ultrasound fellowship - The Brooklyn Hospital Center

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Felicia Hercules MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Post-Residency Training:

Simulation fellowship - Mt. Sinai St. Luke's

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Michael Meguerdichian MD

IMSAL Simulation Director

Harlem Simulation Center Medical Director

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Taiwo Odufunade MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Dennis Brown MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Reynold Trowers MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Christina Eng MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Jimmy Feng MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Sharla Bryan DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Steve Ko MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Michael Bouton MD, MBA

Chief Medical Information Officer of NYC H+H

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Destiny Judkins MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Robin Kim MD

Director of Pediatric ED

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Post-Residency Training:

Simulation fellowship - NYCHH

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Jeanette Haslett MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Daniel Lakoff MD

Associate Director of the Emergency Department

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Post-Residency Training:

Ultrasound fellowship - Mount Sinai 2012-2013

Healthcare Leadership and Management - Weill Cornell 2018-2020

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Georgia Davies MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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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

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Cara Taubman MD, MPH

Assistant Program Director

Post-Residency Training:

Global Emergency Medicine - Columbia University

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Laura Riley MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Abraham Chacko MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

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Zachary Blankenship DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

 
 
METROPOLITAN 
ATTENDINGS

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AWARD WINNING TEACHING FACULTY 

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

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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

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Sonja Jauhal MD

Assistant Program Director

Ultrasound Site Director

Post-Residency Training:

Ultrasound - ULA

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Toussaint Reynolds MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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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

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Rajnish Jaiswal MD

Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Deputy Medical Director

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

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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

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Christina Ciraco DO
Assistant Program Director
Clerkship Director

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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

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Usama Bin Tahir MD

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

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Ronald Shaw MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Anthony Almeida DO

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Defne Nayman MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Mauricio Gonzalez Arias MD 
 

 

"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

 
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Kourosh Yazdani MD

Metropolitan Scheduling and Admin Chief

St. George's University - School of Medicine

I have cultural ties to Dubai, Iran, and India. When it comes to EM, I love that I have the opportunity to interact with people on their worst days and help make that day a little better by providing the best care possible.

Outside of EM, I enjoy scuba diving whenever I get the chance and caring for exotic animals like Ravens, Snakes, Iguanas, and many more! 

A few things I absolutely love about MetHarlem is the camaraderie and love I've felt in my first few weeks of being a part of the team. From having supportive seniors to who I confidently believe is the most enthusiastic and caring Program Director one could ever wish for. They have made the transition into residency as smooth as it possibly be and I'm excited to spend the next few years working alongside this team! 

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Stephany Jaramillo MD

Academic and Wellness Chief

Universidad Icesi

I was born in Cali, Colombia and spent two years as a research scholar in the University of Pittsburgh, time in which I discovered my passion for academia. My interests in EM are medical education, global and wilderness medicine.

 

Outside of medicine my passion is sports! For seven years I was a competitive Crossfit athlete, and now I am an enthusiast runner and biker. I love backpacking and couch-surfing as the way to connect to people and the world. Photography and salsa dancing are some of my favorite things to do outside of the hospital and the gym. 

 

At MetHarlem, I found wonderful people that became my family, and faculty that are incredibly supportive. I'm grateful and very excited for this new journey!

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Sonam Jindal DO

Harlem Scheduling and Admin Chief

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hello there! I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Being a true Ohioan, I attended THE Ohio State University for undergrad and then made my way over to the southwest for medical school. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, running, grilling, traveling, trying (and frequently failing) to play new instruments, and playing Assassin’s Creed (can’t wait for Valhalla). Within EM, I’m interested in International/Global Medicine and Ultrasound. I’m so excited to train in New York and work alongside the MetHarlem EM family!

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Britt Andersen MD, PhD

Washington University

My path to MetHarlem has been a little winding, but very rewarding. I grew up in Denmark and completed the International Baccalaureate. At age 19 I moved to Uganda where I spent six months volunteering at an HIV clinic. At this time I decided that I wanted pursue a career in medicine. I then moved to the US for my undergraduate education. I got my BS from UMBC in Baltimore, and it was during this time that I discovered research by working at an HHMI lab studying HIV. I then moved to Saint Louis, Missouri to join the MSTP at Washington University. Here I completed my PhD in microbiology. For my thesis project I studied lymphatic filariasis and my main study sites were in the Ivory Coast and Indonesia. At this time I decided that I also wanted to pursue a career in global health.

 

Emergency Medicine was a great option to combine my interests. I wanted to complete my training in New York City because I wanted to work with a diverse patient population and be able to live in an amazing city. I love living in Harlem!

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Wafa Muhammad MD

Allama Iqbal Medical College

NYC has a special place in my heart. I never have second thoughts when it comes to living in the city and training in one of the pioneer EM programs of NY. 

I feel so lucky to have friends like family at my workplace, which is undoubtedly the biggest strength of the program.

My professional interests are administration, austere/global medicine, leadership and medical education.

When I’m out of work, you’ll find me painting, traveling, trying different cuisines and spending time with my family.

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Angadpreet Sidhu DO

Touro University - California

I grew up in the bay area in Pleasanton, California and attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo for undergrad, majoring in Biological Sciences with the concentration of anatomy, physiology and Microbiology. I attended Touro University California for both masters and medical school.
 

My EM interests are admin, quality control, and medical education. My outside interests are basketball, going to the gym, hiking, video games (Nintendo switch and NBA 2k), binging tv shows, making bad jokes, and just hanging out with friends.
 

What I love about MetHarlem is having three different hospital centers with three different patient populations, including a true trauma center at Harlem. The place, Manhattan. And most importantly, the people.

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Billel Djemil DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York

I was born in Algeria and my hometown in Brooklyn. I recently graduated from TouroCOM harlem and when Im not in the hospital, I love swimming, handball, hiking, and anything else having to do with nature.

 

It is a true blessing from God to be where I'm at. Looking forward to learning and serving NYC alongside amazing faculty and colleagues.

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Nora Mustafa MD

Rowan School of Medicine

Hi there! I’m Nora. My interests in Emergency Medicine include Feminism in EM and POCUS. I chose the MetHarlem program because of the diverse patient experience throughout our three sites. Other than that, I love playing with my one year old son, traveling the world with my husband, good food, hiking, online shopping, and binge watching shows.

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Negar Mafi MD

Iran University of Medical Sciences

I Graduated from Iran University of Medical Sciences, worked as a general practitioner and realized I needed the adrenalin!

I enjoy hiking, nature photography, and cooking international recipes.

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Elissa Owen MD

St. George's University - School of Medicine

Originally from Austin, Texas, I came to NYC by way of California, Pennsylvania, and Grenada. I worked as an EMT before going to med school and although I tried to keep an open mind about what type of medicine to go into, my heart was pretty much dead set on Emergency Medicine from the start.

 

When I’m not at the hospital I enjoy being active outdoors (hiking, biking, snowboarding, surfing), reading, cooking, and growing pumpkins in my backyard in Brooklyn.

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Tymour Malik DO

Nova Southeastern University

I grew up in Saratoga, California and studied molecular biology at UCLA. After undergrad I did research in NYC followed by a Master's degree in Chicago. I then moved back to California and began scribing at an ER in Santa Rosa and trimming trees with the Davey Tree Co. Most recently I graduated medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

 

I love climbing rocks and trees, I like most things outdoors, and I play the guitar once in a while. Now I'm grateful to be back in New York City for my residency training with MetHarlem EM!

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Amin Mohamadi MD, MPH

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

I was born and raised in Iran. After graduating from medical school I moved to Boston to pursue a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. My studies have been published in more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, several media releases, and multiple presentations at national and international conferences.

 

Top-notch training within different hospitals and high patient volume with different acuity, in addition to academic research opportunities and exemplary sense of community among residents and attendings motivated me to pursue my emergency medicine training at MetHarlem EM program. In my free time, I enjoy running and cooking while I keep my eyes on gym openings.

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Joseph Rodriguez DO

Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

I'm Joe Rodriguez. I went to Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH.  I received my bachelor's and master's degrees in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.

I'm so excited to be in NYC to get amazing EM training. I have a strong interest in Ultrasound and Disaster Medicine. I was born and grew up in Cleveland, OH. I watch and play all sports, with football and baseball as my favorites (Go Tribe and Brownies)! CrossFit has been my stress reliever and passion outside of medicine, competing in team competitions along with getting training certificates to coach it as well.

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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

AUC

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

I’m from Texas and have been in NYC for the past 2 years. I love this city and am so excited to be training in it. I chose Met/Harlem because you see great diversity in terms of the patient population and pathology. I also love that you get to train in multiple different hospital settings. 

 

Outside of medicine, I love to travel and have been to 23 countries. I also love to play Call of Duty Zombies and Catan. In my free time, I enjoy going to new restaurants only to try the same dish. I also love spending time with my two dogs, a Maltese and Yorkie!

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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!

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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

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

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.

 
 
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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.

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Andrew Leighton 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!

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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.

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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 ;)

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Nemanja Baletić MD, MS

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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.

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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!

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Carlos Pujols DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

ALUMNI
Class of 2018
Class of 2018

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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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