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Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents & Alumni

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at NYU Grossman School of Medicine trains residents who are dedicated to women’s health. Our residency program alumni have obtained subspecialty fellowships at a variety of prestigious medical institutions.

Our residents have a wide range of interests within and outside of obstetrics and gynecology.

Fourth-Year Residents

Surbhi Agrawal

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Areas of interest: everything!
Hobbies: dancing, running, eating tiramisu and cheese, and wine and cheese gatherings
Why I chose NYU Langone: I love the comradery of the program. The residents are incredibly well rounded and ecstatic to be part of the NYU Langone family! Also, the opportunity to see all that obstetrics and gynecology has to offer in three incredibly different hospitals is a unique experience.

Mara Black

Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Undergraduate school: NYU
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Areas of interest: maternal–fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, genetics, medical ethics, public policy, and medical education
Hobbies: running, theater (former theater kid, now just in the audience), hiking, museums, travel, and dabbling in cheesemaking
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone offers unparalleled diversity of training in terms of patient population, specialty exposure, and institutional framework. Plus, I couldn’t ask for better people to work with and learn from!

Hilary Friedlander

Hometown: Larchmont, NY
Undergraduate school: Emory University
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Areas of interest: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, maternal–fetal medicine, and education
Hobbies: trying new cuisines, crossword puzzles, anything cheese related, baking, traveling, and obsessing over my dog
Why I chose NYU Langone: After spending four weeks at NYU Langone as a visiting subintern, I knew that I had to go here. I was so impressed by everyone I met and felt an instant sense of support, connection, and encouragement among the residents (I can now fully attest that that truly is the case!). In addition to finding the right fit when it came to choosing a residency program, I was committed to selecting an institution that would provide me with the widest exposure to different patient populations, styles of practicing, and breadth of the specialty. NYU Langone meets and exceeds all of those criteria. It is a truly heterogeneous institution with boundless opportunities for learning and service across all dimensions.

Sasha Hernandez

Hometown: Medellín, Colombia, and Coral Springs, FL
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College
Area of interest: global health
Why I chose NYU Langone: I’ve always been drawn to the long-standing history between Bellevue and the patient population that it serves. The ability to train at one of the oldest hospitals in America is unparalleled. And if that wasn’t enough, the people at NYU Langone are amazing (I don’t have enough superlatives to emphasize this!). They are beyond invested in my education as a resident and training in an environment that produces leaders in our field.

Gillian Horwitz

Hometown: Pleasantville, NY
Undergraduate school: Brown University
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Areas of interest: I love everything, and I’m undecided! Interests so far include family planning, general obstetrics and gynecology, and medical education.
Hobbies: hiking, yoga, spin, traveling, baking, cheese consumption, and trying new restaurants
Why I chose NYU Langone: I loved the people I met on interview day, and I immediately knew it was where I wanted to be for residency. From diverse clinical opportunities across Tisch Hospital, Bellevue, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, to the huge amount of support I feel across residents and faculty, to unbeatable specialist and generalist training, to the commitment to family planning—what more could I want?

Amelia Kelly

Hometown: Denver
Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College
Areas of interest: family planning, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, generalist practice, and medical education
Hobbies: skiing, hiking, traveling, eating, and spending time with family and friends
Why I chose NYU Langone: The people in this program are amazing! I love the supportive culture. I also am excited to work in a public, private, and community center. The diversity of patients and experiences makes NYU Langone stand out as a top place to train.

Fabiana Kreines

Hometown: Brooklyn
Undergraduate school: Amherst College
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College
Areas of interest: reproductive endocrinology and infertility and queer family building, surgical fields, and family planning
Hobbies: running, reading, drawing, walking very long distances around New York City
Why I chose NYU Langone: Three very different hospitals mean that residents learn medicine in three very different environments; training at NYU Langone is very strong in every area of obstetrics and gynecology; most important, the program very much supports residents, and the departmental environment is incredibly positive.

Andrew Sackrison

Hometown: Allen, TX
Undergraduate school: The University of Tulsa
Medical school: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Areas of interest: not totally decided yet, but mostly the surgical subspecialties and international medicine
Hobbies: distance running and biking when my time allows, reading, traveling, and cooking
Why I chose NYU Langone: I have many, many reasons, but first and foremost is how welcoming everyone was, along with the breadth of patients we get to see with the three hospitals. It really had everything I was looking for in a residency.

Elizabeth Tubridy

Hometown: Riverside, CT
Undergraduate school: Georgetown University
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Areas of interest: gynecologic surgery, medical education, and advocating for reproductive rights
Hobbies: anything to do with food, running, reading a good book, and spending downtime with friends and family
Why I chose NYU Langone: The people and the diversity of clinical experience. Upon meeting the residents and faculty, I felt both admiration for their clinical and surgical skill and a sense of personal belonging. Also, the combination of Bellevue, Tisch Hospital, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn allows us to experience different patient populations, levels of acuity, and types of practice.

Emily Weidenbaum

Hometown: Rockland County, NY
Undergraduate school: NYU
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Areas of interest: maternal–fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and pediatric and adolescent medicine
Hobbies: spending time with my husband, Drew, traveling near and far, seeing theater and art around New York City, yoga, Pilates, cycling, cooking and perfecting new dishes, flower arranging, and taking long walks in beautiful places
Why I chose NYU Langone: Of course, NYU Langone has great fellowship opportunities, amazing obstetrics and gynecology generalist role models, and there is no place else with such an incredible dichotomy like Bellevue and Tisch Hospital. But it all came down to a feeling. A feeling that at NYU Langone, I would be challenged, nurtured, and inspired all at the same time!

Third-Year Residents

Emily Auran

Hometown: New York
Undergraduate school: Middlebury College
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Areas of interest: Undecided, but I love everything so far. Interested in gynecologic surgery, maternal–fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, advocacy, and medical education.
Hobbies: cycling, yoga, and running; traveling (especially to Italy); cooking and making pizza; crossword puzzles; and spending time with friends and family in New York City
Why I chose NYU Langone: Between Tisch Hospital, Bellevue, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYU Langone has everything that obstetrics and gynecology has to offer, in terms of diverse patient populations and an extraordinary range of educational experiences. I knew NYU Langone was a perfect fit after my interview day when I met the wonderful, well-rounded, and enthusiastic residents and supportive and committed faculty.

Francesca Barrett

Hometown: New York
Undergraduate school: Williams College
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Areas of interest: general practice, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, gynecologic surgery, and healthcare delivery and system improvement
Hobbies: hiking, cooking, dancing, and eating cheese and chocolate
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone is clearly a special place. The residents are close-knit, energetic, passionate, and genuinely happy. The program offers comprehensive clinical training, diverse patient experiences, and optionality with regards to general practice or specialty care. But most important, the culture at NYU Langone is warm and supportive!

Danial Ceasar

Hometown: Compton, CA
Undergraduate school: Claremont McKenna College
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Areas of interest: oncology, minimally invasive surgery, urogynecology, family planning, health disparities, and advocacy
Hobbies: I love to dance and watch movies. Though, currently I spend more time singing, exercising, eating, cooking, and baking when I can.
Why I chose NYU Langone: First and foremost, the culture of this program struck me as welcoming and supportive from the moment I stepped in the door. The people here truly love doing what they do and invest in residents to become the best stewards of women's health. I also wanted to be in a program that sees a diverse patient population with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, etc., and works to give each group equitable care. With the combination of the three hospitals, I get exactly that and will leave this program equipped to see patients who come from many different places, presenting with a myriad of physical and social ails, and I'll be able to see them in a variety of settings.

Amalia Kotlyar

Hometown: Mamaroneck, NY
Undergraduate school: The University of Chicago
Medical school: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Areas of interest: reproductive justice (from sex education to abortions to parental leave), fertility, motherhood, menopause, quality of life issues, medical education
Hobbies: spending time with my kids and husband, the great outdoors, trashy novels, and puzzles of all sorts
Why I chose NYU Langone: I wanted to be in New York after many years in California, and I’d had my eye on Bellevue since medical school interviews. NYU Langone offers the diversity of three different and amazing hospitals, a program that cares about balance and wellness, and co-residents who share my values and are a pleasure to be around.

Meralis Lantigua Martinez

Hometown: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate school: Brown University
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Areas of interest: maternal–fetal medicine, general obstetrics and gynecology, advocacy, and medical education
Hobbies: traveling, enjoying new restaurants, spending time with my family and partner
Why I chose NYU Langone: After my interview day, it was apparent to me that at NYU Langone I would get excellent, well-rounded training that would prepare me well for any career path I wanted to embark on while also being surrounded by a fantastic group of residents and caring program leadership.

Anthony Melendez Torres

Hometown: Cidra, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate school: Penn State University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Areas of interest: maternal–fetal medicine, maternal safety, quality improvement, medical education
Hobbies: singing; walking around New York City parks; going to plays and Broadway musicals; watching Netflix, Hulu, and HBO shows; and cooking Puerto Rican food
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone offers the best of three worlds. Getting widespread exposure to three different patient populations is of great value for my training. Also getting to practice at Bellevue is truly a privilege. Finally, what also makes NYU Langone an amazing place is the people you get to work with: passionate, highly accomplished, and inspiring individuals who push you to be your best self every single day.

Robert Mora

Hometown: Whittier, California
Undergraduate school: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Areas of interest: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, family building, general obstetrics, and family planning
Hobbies: ordering in and binge-watching Netflix with friends, showing off Harry Potter knowledge, beating opponents at Super Smash Brothers, petting puppies in the park
Why I chose NYU Langone: Definitely the people. Residency would be hard enough without being surrounded by supportive, amazing, talented, caring, and truly wonderful people. The second I arrived at NYU Langone, I knew I would be amongst those who would not only help me to survive but thrive. I couldn’t be happier to have joined such a loving and supportive family.

Carlos Parra

Hometown: Miami
Undergraduate school: Florida International University
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Areas of interest: everything from minimally invasive surgery to oncology to high-risk obstetrics to endocrinology and infertility to reproductive health access
Hobbies: dancing, exercising, rollerblading, trying different cuisines, exploring new places, spending time with family and friends
Why I chose NYU Langone: NYU Langone offers a truly extraordinary training experience in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. The people are incredibly inspiring and share a similar passion to serve patients from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The opportunity to learn from generalists and subspecialists who are leaders in the field will challenge you to explore your interests while guiding you to become the kind of obstetrician–gynecologist you wish to be. One-of-a-kind surgical and clinical exposure at Bellevue, Tisch Hospital, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn prepares you to practice in any setting.

Allison Perelman

Hometown: New York
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Areas of interest: maternal–fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, pediatrician and adolescent gynecology, medical education
Hobbies: hanging out with friends and family, running, reading, crossword puzzles, baking, travel, and trying new restaurants in the city
Why I chose NYU Langone: I fell in love with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology during my clerkship year, and this feeling only grew stronger over the course of the residency application season. I loved that NYU Langone provides such a well-rounded training program between the three hospitals, and I knew I wanted to be able to continue to learn from my patients and teachers, especially at Bellevue. The community at NYU Langone is warm, supportive, academic, and service-driven. Simply put, these were my people!

Marcela Toro Bejarano

Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Undergraduate school: Barry University
Medical school: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Areas of interest: still undecided
Hobbies: dancing, eating delicious food and desserts, traveling, and spending time with my loved ones
Why I chose NYU Langone: I was impressed by the knowledge, dedication, and, most of all, the kindness NYU Langone residents showed to their patients, co-residents, and medical students. I also valued that I would be serving one of the most vulnerable populations in New York City when working at Bellevue. I am convinced that training at NYU Langone with such amazing physicians will give me all the necessary skills and opportunities to do anything I decide for my future as an obstetrician–gynecologist.

Second-Year Residents

Michelle Bayefsky

Hometown: New York
Undergraduate school: Yale University
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Areas of interest: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, health policy, and bioethics
Hobbies: sewing, cooking, yoga, hiking, and playing with the pup!
Why I chose NYU Langone: On interview day, the people were warm, down to earth, and excited about their work and the populations they got to care for. I'm also thrilled to be home in New York City!

Julia Buldo-Licciardi

Hometown: River Vale, NJ
Undergraduate School: NYU
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Areas of Interest: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, bioethics, medical humanities
Hobbies: skiing, travel, spin, Pilates, cross stitch, family and friends
Why I chose NYU Langone: The unparalleled breadth that NYU Langone offers, from public service to translational research, allows residents to serve their communities and explore every professional opportunity without reserve. The fiercely supportive residents, faculty, and administration are behind you every step of the way, and the location is the perfect proximity to my family and friends.

Micaela Cyr

Hometown: Lexington, MA
Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Medical school: University of Massachusetts
Areas of interest: general obstetrics and gynecology
Hobbies: running, cycling, and Boston sports teams
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone because of the opportunity to train at Bellevue and the diversity of training environments between the different hospitals, strong training in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology, and the overall overwhelmingly positive interactions I had with the faculty and residents in the department.

Maria D’Iorio

Hometown: Mineola, NY
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: minimally invasive surgery and public health
Hobbies: reading, sewing, yoga, and watching old movies
Why I chose NYU Langone: After attending medical school here, I feel so lucky to be able to stay here for residency. The opportunity to work with the incredibly diverse patient population at Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and Bellevue is truly unparalleled. The residents and faculty I've worked with during medical school were all incredibly friendly, encouraging, and happy to teach. There's a feeling in this department that both the staff and the residents not only take incredibly good care of their patients but of each other as well.

Logan Hughes-Hogan

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Undergraduate school: Tulane University
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Areas of interest: Everything! I'm hoping to narrow it down during residency.
Hobbies: running, binge watching Netflix, Packer and Badger football, and traveling
Why I chose NYU Langone: For the people! Everyone I interacted with at the resident social and on interview day shared my passion for providing care to a diverse patient population. They also seemed well supported and incredibly happy to be part of the family here.

Shilpa Kalluru

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Undergraduate school: University of Wisconsin—Madison
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Areas of interest: I love everything so far and am undecided about my subspecialty. I am also interested in disparities in sexual and reproductive health and advocating for reproductive justice.
Hobbies: reading, trying to learn new languages, playing the violin, eating at new restaurants, making chai, and hanging out with friends and family
Why I chose NYU Langone: When I was interviewing, I knew I wanted to be at a place that not only had incredible and rigorous training, but that also served a huge diversity of patients and was deeply invested in the surrounding community. I fell so in love with Bellevue and what it stood for—its long-standing commitment to the community and every single person who walks through its doors. Between the three very different training sites providing different skill sets, I knew I would get a stellar training that would prepare me to work anywhere I wanted to in the future. I was pretty much already sold, but then I met the phenomenal people here and there was no going back! I’m interacting with truly the most loving, passionate, and supportive people.

Nina Monestime

Hometown: Mansfield, MA
Undergraduate school: Boston University
Medical school: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Areas of interest: minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Black maternal mortality and related health disparities, and maternal–fetal medicine
Hobbies: exercising, Netflix and chill, and trying out new restaurants and cocktail bars in my new city!
Why I chose NYU Langone: It offers strong generalist training with emphasis on ultrasound, robotic surgical training, and for its fun-loving people!

Nette Oot

Hometown: Hollis, NH
Undergraduate school: Brown University
Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Areas of interest: health disparities and healthcare access, urogynecology, maternal–fetal medicine, and education
Hobbies: spending time with friends and family, embroidery and needlepoint, horror movies, bad TV, and eating good food!
Why I chose NYU Langone: There are so many reasons. The diversity of training and patient demographics between Bellevue, Tisch Hospital, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn offers a comprehensive education like you won't see anywhere else. The residents are incredibly close-knit, supportive, brilliant, and fun. And most importantly, the residency administration deeply cares about our wellbeing and makes sure we are able to take care of ourselves and the people we love.

Lindsey Roth

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Undergraduate school: Rutgers University
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Areas of interest: maternal–fetal medicine, family planning, and general obstetrics and gynecology
Hobbies: traveling, dancing, anything to do with food and eating, and spending time with family and friends
Why I chose NYU Langone: After attending NYU Langone as a visiting student, I was impressed by the camaraderie and dedication to learning among the residents. The diverse patient population we treat and the ongoing commitment to wellness made it the perfect place for me!

Simone Sasse

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Areas of interest: oncology, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, global health, medical education, and health access
Hobbies: backpacking, running, travel, and reading
Why I chose NYU Langone: It was evident that the community fosters a supportive culture encouraging residents to grow into competent, compassionate physicians caring for a diverse patient population.

First-Year Residents

Skyler Finning

Hometown: Rockland County, NY
Undergraduate school: Bucknell University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, adolescent gynecology
Hobbies: running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), baking, do-it-yourself projects, finding new New York City restaurants to try
Why I chose NYU Langone: I chose NYU Langone because of the people! Having gone to medical school at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, I had the opportunity to see how devoted the faculty are to resident education and professional development. The residents seemed to truly enjoy one another's company and were clearly well equipped and supported to handle a busy labor floor or complicated gynecologic case. And, of course, New York City can't be beat in terms of the breadth of culture, food choices and activities!

Adam Hunter

Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Undergraduate school: Davidson College
Medical school: UNC School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general obstetrics and gynecology, global women's health, maternal–fetal medicine, gender-affirming care
Hobbies: running, swimming, reading, ceramics, traveling
Why I chose NYU Langone: I'm thrilled to train as an obstetrician–gynecologist within a dynamic system of hospitals whose patients comprise a microcosm of the world. During interview season, I was inspired by the legacy of Bellevue Hospital's excellence in treating New Yorkers and visitors alike with dignity, regardless of primary language or ability to pay. The faculty's genuine attention to nurturing well-rounded physician–advocates is evident in current and past residents' engagements and accomplishments. And living in New York City keeps life exciting both inside and outside of the hospital!

Aarti Kumar

Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: maternal mortality, disparities in access to care, quality improvement
Hobbies: making breakfast sandwiches, planning social events, ClassPass, dancing—both coordinated and uncoordinated
Why I chose NYU Langone: It was empowering to hear both residents and faculty describe the strong infrastructure of support that defines the obstetrics and gynecology department.This residency program pairs rigorous clinical training with a supportive environment, a hard balance to find. I felt motivated by the way the program encourages individual perspectives, values caring for a diverse patient population, and most importantly has the overall “esprit de corp” that so clearly defines my energy and passion for women’s health. I look forward to working with colleagues and mentors who can keep me authentic both professionally and personally.

Pip Lipkin

Hometown: Aspen, CO
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Areas of interest: I am interested in expanding access to quality obstetrics and gynecologic care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals. My research has focused on fertility preservation and family building for TGD folks and I’m excited to learn more about opportunities within obstetrics and gynecology in general and urogynecology specifically for supporting this population. I am also interested in and excited by the opportunity to support patients taking charge of their sexual health and destigmatizing these conversations.
Hobbies: surfing, basketball, skiing, tennis, rock climbing, photography, and reading fiction and memoirs
Why I chose NYU Langone: Choosing NYU Langone was a no-brainer—I walked out of the interview and knew it would be an honor to train here. I was floored from conversations with residents and attendings by how genuinely happy, warm and community-oriented this program is. At the structural level I was excited by the opportunity to train at three distinct clinical sites and with experts across the sub-specialties. I feel incredibly lucky to have the privilege to learn from the NYU Langone community of healthcare workers and patients.

Naaman Mehta

Hometown: Buena Vista, VA
Undergraduate school: Yale University
Medical school: Brown University
Areas of interest: global women's health, gynecologic oncology (and disparities in care within gynecologic oncology), pediatric and adolescent gynecology, communications and advocacy as an obstetrician–gynecologist
Hobbies: trying new restaurants, traveling, spending time with friends and family, spinning, yoga, Reggaeton, Bollywood, languages, coffee
Why I chose NYU Langone: Definitely the people and the culture: every single resident and attending I met on my interview day was so kind and genuinely excited to welcome us and get to know us as individuals. I truly felt as if my story was heard, and that I would be supported by the NYU Langone family. Beyond this outpouring of warmth, positivity, and authenticity, I was drawn to everyone's commitment to going above and beyond for every single patient, particularly Bellevue's population. Bellevue's mission spoke to me, and I am so passionate about serving its community alongside such inspiring co-residents and attendings.

Amma Ntoso

Hometown: Wyncote, PA
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Areas of interest: health disparities in access and outcomes, CenteringPregnancy, advocacy, medical education
Hobbies: I love music and creating my own Afro-Caribbean playlists. I also enjoy cooking and learning Haitian and Ghanaian family recipes, exercising, traveling, and discovering new delicious things at Trader Joe’s.
Why I chose NYU Langone: My overriding goal for residency was to not only receive excellent clinical training, but to do so in an environment that is well-rounded and fosters personal growth. I was particularly captured by the mission of Bellevue Hospital, the diversity of the patient population through training at three different hospital centers, and the opportunity for training in CenteringPregnancy at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. It became clear that NYU Langone is committed to a program culture that values compassion, humility, and wellness as a foundation for personal and professional growth. This culture could only be made possible by the incredibly warm and supportive people that comprise this program.

Jillian Pecoriello

Hometown: Westport, CT
Undergraduate school: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, medical education, resident wellness
Hobbies: yoga, pilates, spending time with family and friends, eating chocolate, watching Friends
Why I chose NYU Langone: I fell in love with NYU Langone’s obstetrics–gynecology residency program as a medical student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where I got to experience the program’s family-feel, amazing and supportive residents, incredible mentors, and endless opportunities. The residency program truly felt like home and I knew I would get the best training here!

Alison Pruzan

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate school: Brown University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Areas of interest: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, oncofertility, general obstetrics, women’s health
Hobbies: Fostering cats, traveling, exercising, binge watching rom-coms, and ice cream
Why I chose NYU Langone: The people! The second I interviewed at NYU Langone I could feel the warmth, the camaraderie, and the remarkable culture of the program. Their enthusiasm for the program was evident and infectious. The combination of Brooklyn, Bellevue, and Tisch creates an unparalleled mix of hospitals, where I can engage with diverse patients and practice equitable care throughout my time in residency.

Maria Smith

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Undergraduate school: The University of Chicago
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: healthcare disparities, medical education, advocacy, environmental sustainability in medicine
Hobbies: camping, running, cross-county skiing, cello, piano, knitting, arts and crafts
Why I chose NYU Langone: Finding a program with a positive, supportive environment was really important for me, and I knew we had it here at NYU Langone. I think that the close-knit community at NYU Langone really creates the best possible environment to learn and grow as a resident, and also allows our patients to get the best possible care. In New York, we get to see patients with all sorts of different backgrounds and experiences, and learn how to deliver high-quality, evidence based care to everyone.

Gillian Stein

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Areas of interest: general obstetrics, family planning, LGBTQ+ healthcare, and anti-racism in medicine
Hobbies: crossword puzzles, hiking, and singing bad karaoke
Why I chose NYU Langone: Throughout my time at NYU, the obstetrics and gynecology department has stood out as uniquely outstanding. With every rotation I’ve done, my love for the department has grown. The community of residents and faculty that I’ve had the privilege of working with has not only taught me so much medical knowledge, but also how to be a compassionate communicator, effective teacher, and supportive mentor. Beyond this, they have taught me how to thoughtfully engage with the various systems of oppression in which we live and work. Some of the most impactful conversations I’ve had in medical school have taken place in the Bellevue gynecology call room. Above all, everyone I’ve worked with has been kind-hearted, welcoming, and supportive. The residents in particular continue to impress me with their empathy and generosity, all while working hard to always provide excellent, evidence-based care for their patients. I am so honored to be training here!!!

Recent Alumni

Our alumni have gone on to pursue fellowships in a variety of subspecialties as well as become generalists who practice in the private or academic center setting.

2021

Emma Gilmore, MD: family planning, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Alejandro Gomez-Viso, MD: female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, Duke University School of Medicine
Carly Hirschberg, MD: maternal–fetal medicine, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Sarah Lee, MD, MBA: gynecologic oncology, NYU Langone Health
Jasmine Lin, MD: generalist practicing in Washington
Rebecca Mahn, MD, MS: generalist practicing in New York
Jessica Meyer, MD: maternal–fetal medicine, NYU Langone Health
Mona Saleh, MD: gynecologic oncology, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jenna Silverstein, MD: maternal–fetal medicine, NYU Langone Health
Tyler Woodard, MD, M.Ed: gynecologic oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

2020

Leslie Andriani, MD: gynecologic oncology, University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Druckenmiller Cascante, MD: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, NYU School of Medicine
Derwin Gray, MD: generalist practicing in Virginia
Xin Guan, MD: generalist practicing in California
Julia Kearney, MD: generalist practicing in Indiana
Erika Ryan, MD: generalist practicing in New York
Gabrielle Sandler, MD: generalist practicing in New York
Rashmi Singh, MD: generalist practicing in California
Yasaman Yaghoubian, MD: maternal–fetal medicine, North Shore University Hospital–Long Island Jewish Medical Center

2019

Arielle Bayer, MD: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System
Caroline Brandon, MB, ChB: female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, NYU School of Medicine
Pamela Castillo Martinez, MD: generalist practicing in Maryland
Ashley Comfort, MD: generalist practicing in Massachusetts
Nicole Edison, MD: generalist practicing in New York
Olivia Khouri, MD: gynecologic oncology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System
Daniel Martingano, DO: generalist practicing in New York
Mark Rebolos, MD: generalist practicing in New York
Jacquelyn Shaw, MD: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, NYU School of Medicine
Beatrice L. Telzak, MD: generalist practicing in New York

2018

Christina Escobar, MD: female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, NYU School of Medicine
Christine Foley, MD: minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Jenna Friedenthal, MD: reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York)
Sarah Kim, MD: gynecologic oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Johana Oviedo, MD: family planning, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Nancy Ringel, MD: female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, MedStar Health
Annie West Honart, MD: maternal–fetal medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine