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Internal Medicine Residency Directors & Chief Residents

Residency program directors in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine develop, oversee, and improve the Internal Medicine Residency with assistance from chief residents. Together, they ensure that both residents and faculty are equally represented in the decisions that shape the Internal Medicine Residency curriculum.

Our Leadership

The Internal Medicine Residency program directors provide residents with career development advice and guidance and establish fair processes for all who are involved to participate in determining the program’s goals and expectations.

Program Directors

Patrick M. Cocks, MD

Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Margaret R. Horlick, MD, MHPE

Senior Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Jennifer G. Adams, MD

Associate Director, Primary Care Track

Anthony Andriotis, MD

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Richard E. Greene, MD, MHPE

Associate Director, Primary Care Track

Kevin D. Hauck, MD, MPH

Associate Director, NYU Langone Categorical Medicine Track

Rachael W. Hayes, MD

Associate Director, Community Health Track

Ramiro Jervis, MD

Residency Program Director, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Gregory Katz, MD

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Inpatient Site Director, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital

Karin A. Katz, MD

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Barbara Porter, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Daniel Sartori, MD

Associate Director, Community Health Track

Neil M. Shapiro, MD

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Site Directors

Kelly J. Crotty

Outpatient Site Director, VA NY Harbor Health Care System

Sarah J. Moore, MD

Outpatient Site Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Hadas Reich, MD

Outpatient Site Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur

N. Caroline Srisarajivakul-Klein, MD

Inpatient Site Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Seagram M. Villagomez, MD

Inpatient Site Director, VA NY Harbor Health Care System

2021–22 Chief Residents

Selected for their exceptional clinical and leadership skills, chief residents serve as key mentors and advocates for other residents while supporting and upholding NYU Langone’s trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover.


Darcy Banco, MD, MPH

Chief Resident; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Growing up in Massachusetts, Darcy made the most of New England seasons by skiing, hiking, and playing ice hockey and soccer. She attended college at Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in medical anthropology and competed on the women's soccer team. Anthropology led her to develop an interest in the social determinants of health, and so she moved back to Boston to complete her MD/MPH at Tufts University.

Planning to pursue a career in both medicine and public health, she has found NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency to be a perfect fit. Darcy enjoys training at both private and public hospitals, learning from the diversity of patients treated at NYU Langone, and working alongside engaged residents and faculty.

As quality improvement chief, Darcy is excited to leverage the momentum for systems-level change instigated by COVID-19, and to use quality improvement as a means to ensure equitable care for all patients. After chief year, Darcy plans to apply to a cardiology fellowship.

Outside of medicine, Darcy enjoys running in Central Park, playing soccer with co-residents, and exploring the New York City restaurant scene.


Siyuan Cao, MD

Chief Resident; Inpatient, Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion

Siyuan grew up in Manhattan and suburban Maryland. After majoring in biology and economics at the University of Pennsylvania, she attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her experiences in Philadelphia and Baltimore drew her to serving an urban population, and—given her fond memories of this vibrant city—a move back to Manhattan was the natural choice.

She chose the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency program because of the unique training experience across three different hospital systems, the diverse patient population, and the wonderful community of residents. Siyuan is excited to stay on as an inpatient chief resident at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and hopes to develop her skills as an educator.

In the hospital, she enjoys learning and improving her point-of-care ultrasound skills. Outside the hospital, she enjoys cooking, reading, and volunteering around the city.


Paolo Dib, MD

Chief Resident; Ambulatory Care, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Paolo was born and raised in Lebanon and attended American University of Beirut for undergrad. He moved to the United States to attend medical school at Washington University in St Louis. He particularly enjoyed WashU’s tight-knit community and the warmth of the Midwest culture. A big-city person at heart, Paolo had his eyes on New York City for his residency. He chose NYU Langone because of the strong sense of community among its residents. He was also drawn to the multicultural aspect of patient care at Bellevue and the availability of high-quality mentoring.

Paolo is excited to serve as the Bellevue outpatient chief resident, after which he will pursue a career in general internal medicine with a focus on LGBTQ+ care. During his free time, you’ll find him discovering the international music and dance scene in Brooklyn, catching up on the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, or trying out the newest Middle Eastern dinner spot in town.


Alexandria Imperato, MD

Chief Resident; Inpatient, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Alex was born and raised in Queens, where she attended Benjamin Cardozo High School and helped establish the first girls’ lacrosse team in the New York City public school system. She then traveled the very far distance of some 40-odd miles east to attend college at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she completed a chemistry degree and discovered her love of teaching and community outreach and engagement as a peer health educator and AmeriCorps member.

She later returned to SUNY Stony Brook for medical school. Alex knew she wanted to stay in New York after graduation and serve the community that had given her so many opportunities. A natural choice to continue her training was at NYU Grossman School of Medicine because of its diversity of training sites, the opportunity it offers to help care for some of the most vulnerable people in the healthcare system, and work with and learn from people who have the same passion and mission to provide high-quality care for all.

Alex is excited to stay on as an inpatient chief resident, where she hopes to continue to cultivate her skills as an educator, leader, and learner. Following her chief year, Alex hopes to pursue a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Outside of the hospital, Alex enjoys devising and collecting bad puns—and sharing them with as many people as possible—tackling her ever-growing pile of to-be-read books, going to museums, never giving up on the Mets, and continuing her pursuit of becoming an unofficial tour guide and historian of all things New York City.


Sarah Kayne Allen, MD

Chief Resident; Ambulatory Care, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Sarah was born and raised in Los Angeles and completed her undergraduate training at University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated cum laude with a major in public health. After college she took a year off to work at various clinical offices and conduct research at the University of Southern California in the otolaryngology department. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she continued to do research but pivoted toward diabetes, obesity, and primary care, which became her true passion. She graduated as a part of the Alpha Omega Society in 2018 and ended up at her top choice—NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Primary Care Residency Track—to continue to pursue her interests. At Einstein, she met her lifelong partner and now husband, who is currently completing his emergency medicine residency in New York City.

On her off days, Sarah likes to take her dog Leo for long walks in Prospect Park and re-create complicated desserts from baking shows. During her chief year, Sarah will be working at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn to develop the primary care curriculum and assist residents in managing patients at the outpatient Family Health Centers at NYU Langone clinics.


Sienna Kurland, MD, MPH

Chief Resident; Primary Care

Sienna grew up mostly in Lexington, Massachusetts, and majored in biology and French at Bowdoin College in Maine, where she also studied global health and international development.

She then had the wonderful opportunity of working for the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Primary Care Residency Track as its coordinator for two years. It was therefore no surprise that her interests in internal medicine, primary care, and advocacy carried through to medical school in New Orleans at Tulane University, where she founded a homeless shelter clinic, led a home-visits elective, and volunteered at a formerly incarcerated transitions clinic. She also concurrently completed her master’s in public health, focusing on global community health.

There was then no better place to continue to pursue her interests than back at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where she got her start, and she has found it to be fantastic learning and growing with many of her mentors during residency. She is delighted to continue working with her inspiring colleagues as primary care chief this year.

In her free time, Sienna loves poking around museums, jamming with friends on her ukulele and violin, scuba diving, and board games.


Neha Nagpal, MD

Chief Resident; Inpatient, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Neha grew up in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She attended college at Pennsylvania State University and studied biology in the Schreyer Honors College. She went to medical school at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and New York City quickly became home for her because of the friends and community she developed during medical training.

She was drawn to NYU Langone and Bellevue because of the amazing opportunity to serve a diverse patient population and work in a place where no individuals were turned away because of socioeconomic status, background, or immigration status, all while having access to the most cutting-edge care and resources. Neha is excited to stay on as a chief resident and further develop her teaching skills before pursuing a career in academic general internal medicine as a hospitalist. The best part of this program is the community, and she looks forward to contributing to its continued growth and development.

In her free time Neha can be found reading one of her favorite novels, trying a new workout class, cooking a vegetarian recipe from blogger Vegan Richa, or sampling a wine flight at one of the many amazing wine bars in New York City.


Jordan Scher, MD

Chief Resident; Inpatient, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Jordan grew up in Berkeley, California, and attended Mount Holyoke College, majoring in anthropology and dance. She then made her way back to San Francisco to work as a medical assistant in the office of a plastic surgeon who specialized in gender-affirming surgery. This experience inspired her to pursue medical school by way of completing a postbaccalaureate certificate at Northwestern University and then an MD at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

She was drawn to the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency program for the diversity of its training settings, vulnerable patient populations, and academic rigor. Her experience as a resident has allowed her to expand her knowledge and interest in hospital, primary care, and geriatric medicine. She is excited to be staying on as an inpatient chief resident and continuing to hone her clinical and teaching skills while supporting residents.

Outside of the hospital you will find Jordan spending time with her husband, who is also a resident at NYU Langone in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and their baby daughter, Ella, who was born in March 2021.


Rachel Sibley, MD

Chief Resident; Inpatient, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Rachel was born up the street at Mount Sinai Hospital and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. She ventured to the Chicago metropolitan area to attend Northwestern University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in neurobiology and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and president of the Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity. She graduated with a new love for college football (Go Cats!), and moved back to New York City to attend NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

As a clerkship student at NYU, Rachel fell in love with the independence and autonomy that training at Bellevue offers, as well as the strong mission of Bellevue, and the diverse patient populations at all three hospital sites. With this in mind, she decided to remain in the “purple cult” for internal medicine residency. During residency, Rachel participated in research, directing a multicenter randomized controlled trial assessing shared decision-making for geriatric patients with type 1 non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. She also continued to explore her long-standing passion for teaching and mentorship, prompting her to apply for a position as chief resident.

Rachel is more than thrilled to stay on as inpatient chief resident at Bellevue. She hopes to use the year to delve deeper into her role as educator and ultimately continue a career in academic internal medicine. Outside of work, Rachel loves spending time with her fiancé, an NYU Langone plastic surgery resident she met during medical school, and trying new restaurants in the Big Apple.


Rushi Talati, MD, MBA

Chief Resident; Inpatient, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Rushi was born and raised in Maryland. He went to Stanford University for college, where he studied mechanical engineering and developed an interest in device design. As a medical student, he became an advocate for patient-centered innovation, using first-hand observations of unmet clinical needs as inspiration for design. After completing his MD/MBA at Northwestern University, he worked on health policy at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he helped develop and refine value-based models for reimbursement and drug pricing.

Rushi was drawn to NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s training program as it mirrors the ideals and principles that have guided his own path in medicine. The team-based culture and exceptional mentors are positioned in a vibrant, diverse city with complex needs: inspiration readily awaits. Following chief year, Rushi plans to pursue fellowship training in gastroenterology.

When he’s not at work, you might find him trying to find the answer to the age-old question: who serves the best slice of New York pizza?


Poy Theprungsirikul, MD

Chief Resident; Hospitalist, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Born and raised in Bangkok, Poy attended high school in Florida before earning a biomedical engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University. After graduation, Poy spent a number of years in Boston advising biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on the latest technologies, emerging trends, and business opportunities.

Drawn to practicing medicine since she was young, Poy decided to enroll at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. After earning her medical degree, Poy was attracted to NYU Grossman School of Medicine due to its strong residency program and diverse patient population.

Poy is thrilled to continue as an inpatient hospitalist chief resident at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. She looks forward to learning, teaching, inspiring, and collaborating with her colleagues to provide the highest quality care. Following her tenure as chief resident, Poy plans to pursue a fellowship in hematology and oncology.

Outside of medicine, Poy enjoys discovering new restaurants and dessert places, attending Broadway shows, and relaxing in one of New York City’s great parks.


Abhishek Verma, MD

Chief Resident; Ambulatory Care, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Shake is a native of Palo Alto, California, and carries a deep love for the Pacific Ocean. He studied biology at the University of Southern California, and—after spending a year researching gene therapy in Switzerland—returned to Los Angeles to attend medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Shake chose NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency program for its robust and diverse clinical training, culture of academic curiosity, and Bellevue’s strong service-driven mission. As outpatient chief resident at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, he is excited to teach, learn, and nurture growth.

Outside of medicine, Shake can be found perfecting his freestyle technique in the swimming pool, reading historical fiction, or listening to comedy podcasts.