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Neurology Residents & Recent Alumni

Meet the current residents of the Department of Neurology’s residency training program, and learn more about our recent alumni.

Current Manhattan Track Residents

Class of 2025

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Christopher Chornay, MD

Hometown: Lanham, Maryland
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: epilepsy, dementia, medical device development, and sustainable medicine
Hobbies: cooking, introducing my 1-year-old to New York City, building things, and being outdoors
Why I chose NYU Langone: my initial impression—which has held true—is that NYU Langone’s neurology residents are generally happy, and that was a big draw for me. I know that only comes from a program that is thoughtfully structured by faculty and staff who love what they do and care about the residents. Beyond that, NYU Langone’s mix of clinical sites offers an unparalleled opportunity to study and treat a breadth of neurologic conditions while living in a vibrant, one-of-a-kind city.

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Thomas Flagiello, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Areas of interest: healthcare disparities, medical education, general neurology, neuroimmunology, neuro-infectious disease
Hobbies: cooking, ice cream making, running
Why I chose NYU Langone: I felt at home before even starting my residency. The faculty are as warm and welcoming as they are brilliant and passionate about their craft, my co-residents are some of my closest friends rather than colleagues, and there is a strong emphasis on education and wellness. The ability to serve three diverse patient populations without having to walk more than ten minutes is unparalleled. Experiencing all of the above in my hometown is an added bonus.

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Julia Greenberg, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, and general neurology
Hobbies: running, biking, hiking, skiing, surfing, tennis, and hanging out with family and friends
Why I chose NYU Langone: I was drawn to NYU Langone by the diversity of the patient population, the tremendous range of pathology, the expertise of the neurology faculty, and the warm, welcoming, and supportive environment fostered by residents and faculty alike.

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Ivan Guan, MD

Hometown: Long Island, New York
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College
Areas of interest: movement disorders, neuro-ophthalmology, and headache medicine
Hobbies: reading, hiking, and dancing
Why I chose NYU Langone: I appreciate the value of clinical and patient diversity afforded across three hospital systems. The residents care for each other, and the faculty are receptive when it comes to teaching and academic endeavors. Compared to most programs, NYU Langone also has more opportunities for exposure to outpatient specialties.

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Kaiulani Houston, MD

Hometown: Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Medical school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of interest: global health, neurocritical care, consciousness, neuroimaging, pain management, and healthcare access
Hobbies: anything related to water, centering prayer/meditation, hiking, yoga, traveling, and mentoring
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose this program based on intuition. During my interviews, I clicked immediately with all the faculty interviewers and the residents at the social hour. I knew I wanted to do residency in New York City, and I could not pass up the opportunity to serve and learn from the faculty and patients at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and Tisch Hospital. I also came to participate in the incredible neuroradiology research being done at NYU Langone.

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Hannah Kopinsky, MD

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: MS and Neuroimmunology, wellness in medicine, global health
Hobbies: traveling, yoga and exercise, reading, cooking, pampering my dog
Why I chose NYU Langone: During my interview season, I instantly felt welcomed by the NYU neurology faculty and residents. The camaraderie amongst the program was very evident, even through virtual interviews. I was impressed by the academic prestige and excited to learn from patients at three very different hospitals in a city as diverse as NYC.

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Philip Kuball, MD

Hometown: Hutchinson, Minnesota
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Areas of interest: General neurology, neurocognitive disorders, sports neurology, and medical education
Hobbies: movies, Minnesota sports, exploring new restaurants and bars, and golf
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone not only because I knew it would provide world-class training in neurology and allow me the opportunity to work with patients from all over the world, but also because it was clear the NYU Langone team was tight-knit and fun-loving. This program truly fosters a culture of support and resident wellbeing, something that is reflected in the residents and faculty alike. I also love having the chance to explore world-renowned restaurants, museums, sporting events, and anything you can think of right in our backyard.

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Sungita Kumar, MD

Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
Medical school: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center
Areas of interest: vascular neurology, medical education, and health equity
Hobbies: Bollywood dance, skiing, trying new restaurants, and traveling
Why I chose NYU Langone: What struck me the most during my interviews was the people and the culture. The residents are genuinely close with each other, the faculty is very supportive, and the program promotes a positive learning environment. With the vast and diverse patient populations seen between NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Tisch Hospital/Kimmel Pavilion, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, I felt that I would be prepared for anything by the end of residency!

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Nisha Malhotra, MD, MPH

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University
Areas of interest: general neurology, public health, and medical education
Hobbies: running, yoga, traveling, trying new restaurants, watching Hindi movies, and exploring the city
Why I chose NYU Langone: During my interview with NYU Langone, I could immediately tell that the residents and faculty were passionate and excited about their work. The residents felt confident in their clinical abilities and also were great friends outside of the hospital. The faculty I spoke with were incredibly impressive, while still being approachable. NYU Langone also had the best combination of outpatient and inpatient training in a diverse patient population.

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Eduardo Perez-Torres, MD, PhD

Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Areas of interest: TBD
Hobbies: theatre, volleyball, salsa, and live action role play (LARP)
Why I chose NYU Langone: Seemed like a kind group of people.

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Nithisha Prasad, MD

Hometown: Westford, Massachusetts
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Areas of interest: general neurology, neurohospitalist, neurocritical care, and medical education
Hobbies: baking, cooking, exploring the city, and visiting museums and art galleries
Why I chose NYU Langone: I wanted to train in an environment with diverse patients and broad subspecialty exposure. The three distinct hospitals at NYU Langone offer a huge range of clinical experiences and pathologies in neurology. I also felt like I had met my future mentors during my interview day.

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Lucia Saidenberg, MD

Hometown: Pleasantville, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology, neuromuscular, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
Hobbies: dancing, bird-watching/photography in Central Park, crocheting, and trying new restaurants
Why I chose NYU Langone: We get to see so many interesting cases across the three different hospital systems. The neurology faculty and residents are kind, enthusiastic, and great teachers. I loved my experience with NYU Langone’s neurology department as a medical student, so I am thrilled to be able to stay for residency!

Class of 2024

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Ali Ahmad, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Medical school: Morehouse School of Medicine
Areas of interest: stroke, neuroimmunology, and sports neurology
Hobbies: basketball, football, stand-up comedy, and reading
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone is an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment. The faculty and residents have personalities that I click with.

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Nadir Bilici, MD

Hometown: Los Alamitos, California
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
Areas of interest: healthcare innovation and technology, digital health, and lifestyle medicine
Hobbies: hobbyist software engineering and design, entertaining and hosting dinners and parties, and stand-up comedy
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone’s Department of Neurology has a supportive, warm culture among residents and the faculty are fun, personable, and sincerely dedicated to education. The multitude of hospitals provide a breadth of diverse clinical opportunities and access to the NYU Langone campus at large affords innumerable interdisciplinary avenues to engage with neurology.

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Kyra Floyd, MD

Hometown: Wilton, Connecticut
Medical school: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Areas of interest: movement disorders and general neurology
Hobbies: hiking and the outdoors, cooking, lacrosse, Haruki Murakami novels, and spending time with friends and family
Why I chose NYU Langone: I wanted to join an incredible, close-knit team of dedicated faculty and residents and gain invaluable experience training at 3 distinct hospital systems all within 10 city blocks.

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Marissa Ilardi, MD

Hometown: Dobbs Ferry, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, movement disorders, and medical education
Hobbies: hanging out with my dog Mochi, baking, exploring the city on foot, and fitness
Why I chose NYU Langone: As an alum of NYU Grossman School of Medicine, choosing NYU Langone for neurology was an easy choice. The neurology department here has great people. The faculty are excellent, friendly, and dedicated to teaching. There is a really great culture of collegiality among both residents and faculty.

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Ruben Jauregui, MD

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College
Areas of interest: general neurology, movement disorders, and education
Hobbies: soccer, running, and LEGOs
Why I chose NYU Langone: Great faculty invested in the academic development and wellbeing of the residents, and three different hospitals that provide a breadth of clinical exposure.

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Hillary Mullan, MD

Hometown: Winchester, Massachusetts
Medical school: University of Massachusetts
Areas of interest: general neurology, medical education, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, and genetics
Hobbies: writing, espresso making, art projects, hiking, and visiting museums
Why I chose NYU Langone: It was important for me to be in a place that would not only provide me with excellent training but would also provide me with enriching experiences outside the hospital. The faculty at NYU Langone are passionate about teaching and genuinely care about trainees. On days off I love wandering through museums and visiting various parks in the city.

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Eunhye Oak, MD

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Medical school: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Areas of interest: general neurology, healthcare disparities, and education
Hobbies: reading, drawing, trying new coffees, long walks, and hiking
Why I chose NYU Langone: The tight-knit, supportive community of residents and faculty. The program’s commitment to resident education with emphasis on providing compassionate patient care.

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Michael Sonson, MD

Hometown: Waipahu, Hawaii
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: cognitive neurology, traumatic brain injury, and neuropsychology
Hobbies: literature, music, storytelling, martial arts, parkour, and baking
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone has a track that supports and enables me to pursue my interests from day 1. The culture of the faculty and the breadth of work being done here are truly outstanding.

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Kevin Spiegler, MD, PhD

Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Areas of interest: vascular neurology, concussion and traumatic brain injuries, neuropsychiatry, and translational research
Hobbies: playing and watching sports, guitar, and travel
Why I chose NYU Langone: I simply felt at home after my interview day. The program’s leadership cares deeply about resident wellbeing while simultaneously striving to make the program among the best in the country.

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Mina Chelsea Youn, MD

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Areas of interest: stroke, neuroimmunology, neurohospitalist, and general neurology
Hobbies: cooking, trying out new restaurants, and traveling
Why I chose NYU Langone: Its tight-knit community and dedication to resident education and career development, as well as an incredibly diverse population within the three-hospital system

Class of 2023

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Omar Akhand, MD

Hometown: Queens, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology, epilepsy, neuro-ophthalmology, eye movements, concussion, and traumatic brain injuries
Hobbies: science fiction novels and films, electric guitar, basketball, and PC gaming
Why I chose NYU Langone: Role model faculty members and residents. I wanted to care for patients from all over the world as well as fellow New Yorkers, many of whom are desperate and often arrive to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue quite sick. NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, being a tertiary care center, also draw incredible cases. These patients teach me about every neurologic condition imaginable.

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Hannah Conn, MD

Hometown: Ridgewood, New Jersey
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: movement disorders and clinical neurophysiology
Hobbies: cooking, hiking, dancing, enjoying live music, and admiring museum artwork
Why I chose NYU Langone: I was very impressed with the Neurology Residency’s commitment to its residents’ education. It quickly became evident that the lecture series and approachable faculty foster an incredible environment in which young neurologists can gain knowledge and professionally develop their skills as an independent provider. I was also drawn to the program for its diverse patient populations at NYU Langone, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

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Andrew Day, MD

Hometown: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Areas of interest: movement disorders, quality improvement and patient safety, and neuropalliative care
Hobbies: reading, all things Philadelphia sports, enjoying a good meal, and traveling
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone because of the incredible leadership and faculty who prioritize producing thoughtful, compassionate clinicians. They have created an environment that values residents’ education above all else. Furthermore, NYU Langone offers the chance to train at three distinct facilities offering a diversity of patient populations and a wide range of neurologic pathology.

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Alexander Fein, MD

Hometown: Monsey, New York
Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology and medical education
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and our dog, playing guitar and piano, going to museums, seeing concerts, and listening to comedy podcasts
Why I chose NYU Langone: The kind and welcoming nature of the residents, faculty, and program leadership, as well as the opportunity to work in such a diverse group of hospital settings, particularly being able to care for some of New York City’s most vulnerable populations at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

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Daniel Gratch, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
Areas of interest: multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, and neurocognitive disorders
Hobbies: playing and practicing guitar, all kinds of music, traveling, football, running, and cooking
Why I chose NYU Langone: The richness and variety of clinical and research experiences across the three sites: NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Tisch Hospital, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. The uniqueness of Bellevue and having the privilege to take care of a sick and incredibly diverse patient population. An amazing neurology faculty that is growing and thriving under its leadership. Residents who are so impressive but remain down to earth and always true to the spirit of collaboration and learning.

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Hannah Irvine, MD

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Areas of interest: stroke, neuroimaging, brain edema, neurology education, and clinical research
Hobbies: biking, skiing, bocce ball, art, gallery hopping, eating, movies, and reading
Why I chose NYU Langone: New York City has many excellent neurology training programs, but NYU Langone’s Department of Neurology is uniquely tight-knit. There is a warm and familiar collegiality of the whole group, residents and faculty alike. The program is especially forward thinking and actively evolving to better patient care, trainee education, and resident wellbeing.

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Yuan Ji, MD

Hometown: Belmont, Massachusetts
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology and headache
Hobbies: running, cooking, knitting hats, playing dizi (bamboo flute), and reading romance novels
Why I chose NYU Langone: After attending NYU Grossman School of Medicine, I knew that I wanted to continue working with the patient population at NYU Langone and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. The Neurology Residency is filled with wonderful people, supportive faculty, and excellent educational opportunities, so it was an easy decision to stay here for training.

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Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

Hometown: Colts Neck, New Jersey, and Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology
Hobbies: yoga, philosophy, and music pre-1750
Why I chose NYU Langone: When I was considering applying to NYU Langone for residency, many faculty—busy as they are—offered to discuss this further with me, among them Dr. Galetta. The fact that the chair of the department was willing to spend an hour with a first-year medical student impressed me then, and that this open culture perfuses every day of residency impresses me now. I feel endlessly supported and inspired by those who make up this department. I could imagine no better group of role models for me than the humanistic and thoughtful neurologists and staff at NYU Langone.

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Issac Teboul, MD

Hometown: Queens, New York
Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Areas of interest: acute care neurology and vascular disease
Hobbies: sports and biking around the city
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone has outstanding educators, a supportive program focused on my learning and wellbeing, and gives us the opportunity to learn and train while taking care of some of the city’s sickest patients.

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Betsy Thomas, MD

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology, movement disorders, and quality improvement
Hobbies: biking, finding new brunch spots, hiking, and cooking
Why I chose NYU Langone: I was excited to experience the diversity of cases at the different hospitals that NYU Langone serves, and have the opportunity to take care of a vulnerable population often neglected by healthcare. Most of all, the members of the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone are so kind, friendly, and genuinely love neurology and want to share that passion with everyone.

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Sandie Worley, MD

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Areas of interest: movement, neuro-oncology, and healthcare disparities
Hobbies: reading, cooking, eating, and yoga
Why I chose NYU Langone: The collegiality among residents and faculty that makes for a very supportive learning and work environment, the incredibly diverse patient population at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and friendly and happy residents.

Current Brooklyn Track Residents

Class of 2023

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Taolin Fang, MD

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Medical school: Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University
Areas of interest: neurocritical care, neurophysiology, neuro-oncology, obesity, health-related quality of Life (HRQoL)
Hobbies: hiking, fishing, rock collecting
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone because it has the most intelligent and caring faculties who are so devoted to teaching. As a program, it has the most charming leader, provides the most diverse exposure, and the greatest opportunity to care for patients from all over the world. All the people here are just the people that I’ve dreamed of working with.

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George Park, DO

Hometown: Okemos, Michigan
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: neuro-ophthalmology, traumatic brain injuries
Hobbies: traveling, hiking, weightlifting, basketball, really anything active
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose this program because of the people. Everyone here is a close-knit family that takes care of each other and watch out for each other. Residency can be tough, so having a good support system makes a very big difference. The wide array of diverse patients we see here also ensures a thorough world class education. We also have incredible faculty with expertise in multiple different subspecialties within the world of neurology that allow us to have exposure in all fields within neurology.

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Megan Trenz, DO

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: headache medicine, epilepsy, social and economic determinants of health
Hobbies: Baking the ultimate Christmas cookie lineup, running—especially half marathons, trying to keep my house plants alive
Why I chose NYU Langone: I was drawn to New York because of the ability to care for one of the most diverse patient populations in the U.S. This leads to an incredible variety of pathology that we see every day. I was drawn to NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn because of the way that the entire neurology department supports and invests in each resident to become the best neurologist they can be.

Class of 2025

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Jessica Hunter, MD

Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Medical school: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Areas of interest: neuro-oncology, oncology, and neuroimmunology
Hobbies: volleyball (I have been playing volleyball for several years; it is great for exercise and great way to meet new people) and guitar
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone for the extensive depth of neurologic expertise and training opportunities and have a dedicated interest in health disparities in underserved populations. NYU Langone provides the opportunity to care for a diverse range of patient populations and exposure to a variety of challenging neurologic conditions.

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Jerry Chen, MD

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Medical school: Wayne State University
Areas of interest: neuroimmunology, movement disorders, epilepsy, neuro-oncology, sports neurology, and stroke
Hobbies: listening to podcasts, hiking, camping, skiing, antiquing, playing and watching sports (especially basketball), and trying new craft beer
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone because of its unique balance of a truly diverse patient population and stellar clinical opportunities to learn from some of the leaders in our field. On top of that, the tight-knit, collegial feel among the residents and faculty makes training here all the more enjoyable.

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Sarah Bou Reslan, MD

Hometown: Ra’s El Maten, Lebanon
Medical school: The American University of Beirut
Areas of interest: movement disorders, neuroimmunology, education, and research
Hobbies: cooking, running, reading, interior design, and enjoying a comfortable evening with loved ones, her cat, and a good series
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone because of the higher level of education and training it provides to its residents. It also serves a diverse patient population from all boroughs allowing exposure to a wide variety of neurologic pathology. Another inviting factor is the outdoor New York life, as it provides the perfect escape after long days of hard work.

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Maxwell Oyer, DO

Hometown: Worthington, Ohio
Medical school: The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Area of interest: neurocritical care, movement disorders, epilepsy, and healthcare access and literacy
Hobbies: rock climbing, photography, bicycling, cooking, and attempting to keep my plants green
Why I chose NYU Langone: The patient population that NYU Langone serves is incredibly diverse. Training here provides the opportunity to deliver advanced and equal care to people from all over the world, and from all backgrounds. It was clear that the residents were a tight group that focused on education and wellness while managing the challenges of residency, and that the faculty helped to foster this environment.

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Michael Mcaree

Hometown: Hazlet, New Jersey
Medical school: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Area of interest: stroke, neurocritical care, and interventional neurology
Hobbies: Broadway and community theater shows, and performing in plays and musicals; and travel (I backpacked across Western Europe six weeks before starting medical school)
Why I chose NYU Langone: Because of its diverse patient population, dedication to research, and commitment to excellent patient care.

Class of 2024

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Raissa Aoun, MD

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Medical school: Lebanese American University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: neuroimmunology, neuro-oncology, artificial intelligence in neurology, global health, and medical education
Hobbies: hanging out with my husband and dog, discovering new restaurants, traveling, and swimming
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone has incredible faculty who are devoted to teaching us and shaping us into well-rounded neurologists. The faculty, staff, and co-residents also form an incredible support system and genuinely care about each other. Moreover, it is a privilege to learn and take care of the most diverse patient populations in the United States and gain exposure to various pathologies and subspecialties in neurology.

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Abigail Levy, MD, MPH

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Medical school: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Areas of interest: epidemiology, global health, health disparities, vascular neurology, neuro critical care, deep brain stimulation, neurophysiology, multiple sclerosis (MS), neurologic rehabilitation, and movement disorders with particular focus on musician’s focal dystonia.
Hobbies: biking, hiking, dancing, singing/karaoke, enjoying live music and festivals, exploring New York City, going to museums and concert halls, and playing oboe, English horn, and piano, among other instruments (participated in a master class with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal oboist, Alex Klein)
Why I chose NYU Langone: This is a captivating program in numerous ways: the excellent facilities, the supportive work environment, the protected didactic schedule, the focus on patient-centered multidisciplinary care, the availability of innovative research opportunities, the diverse clinical curriculum and patient population, the culture of personal development and teamwork, and, most importantly, the exemplary learning environment overall.

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Nicholas Mulchan, MD

Hometown: Plainview, New York
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Area of interest: stroke
Hobbies: musical theater, playing tennis, following pop culture, and traveling
Why I chose NYU Langone: The resources available for me to pursue my career in neurology, teaching opportunities, and friendliness and knowledgeability of the faculty and residents.

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Lindsay Tetreault, MD, PHD

Hometown: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Medical school: University College Cork School of Medicine
Areas of interest: myelopathy, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular
Hobbies: rowing, cycling, board games, escape rooms, top golf, and trying new restaurants
Why I chose NYU Langone: To have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest clinician scientists in neurology in North America, to be part of a program that focuses on resident education and patient care, to access some of the best researchers in neurology and participate in state of the art clinical studies, and to work in a hospital system that serves such a diverse group of patients.

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Doris Xia, DO

Hometown: Forest Hills, New York
Medical school: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of interest: general neurology, epilepsy, movement disorders, and social and economic determinants of health
Hobbies: reading, writing, hiking, rock climbing, eating, cooking, and acquiring new hobbies
Why I chose NYU Langone: I wanted to serve and learn from the diverse patient population. Moreover, I had the pleasure of working at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as an undergraduate student. Seeing the tight-knit community convinced me to join the NYU Langone neurology family that I am now honored to be a part of.

Neurology Residency Recent Alumni

Graduated 2022

Mirza Omari, MD, MPH
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Thomas Snyder, MD
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Eduard Valdes, MD
Medical school: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Julia Agee, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Kristie Bauman, MD
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Stephen Berger, MD, PhD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Monica Chan, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Alexa Dessy, MD
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Levi Dygert, MD
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Steve Han, MD
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine

Sean Kelly, MD, PhD
Medical school: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Andrew Lee, MD
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine

Mordechai Smith, MD
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Daniel Talmasov, MD
Medical school: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Graduated 2021

Shashank Agarwal, MD
Medical school: Kasturba Medical College Manipal
Pursuing a vascular neurology fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Andres Andino, DO
Medical school: Universidad San Francisco de Quito Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud
Pursuing a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Vito Arena, MD
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Pursuing a multiple sclerosis fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Amadou Camara, MD
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Pursuing an epilepsy fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Carroll, MD
Medical school: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Pursuing an epilepsy fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Abhinav Changa, MD
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Pursuing a radiology residency at Mount Sinai West

Leah Croll, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Pursuing a vascular neurology fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Andre Granger, MD
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Pursuing a neuromuscular fellowship at Mayo Clinic

Arooshi Kumar, MD
Medical school: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Pursuing a vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania

Maya Madhavan, MD
Medical school: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Pursuing a multiple sclerosis fellowship at the University of Rochester

Chaitanya Medicherla, MD PhD
Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Pursuing a vascular neurology fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Jasmin Patel, MD
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Pursuing a multiple sclerosis fellowship at Mount Sinai

Michael Tamimi, MD
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Pursuing a headache medicine fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dixon Yang, MD
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Pursuing a T32 neuro-epidemiology training program and vascular neurology fellowship at Columbia University

Graduated 2020

Helen Badu, MD
Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Steven Bondi, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Danielle Brewington Cross, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Jenna Conway, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Brent Flusty, DO
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brandon Giglio, MD
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kammi Grayson, DO
Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hao Huang, MD
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine

Alexandra Kvernland, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Rebecca Lalchan, DO
Medical school: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joshua LaRocque, MD, PhD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Jina Park, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Marco Russo, MD, PhD
Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Sakinah Sabadia, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine