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Orthopedic Surgery Residents

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone is dedicated to training residents to become the next generation of leading surgeons, researchers, and academics. Our current residents are below.

Fifth-Year Residents

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Berkcan Akpinar

Hometown: Grand Blanc, Michigan
Undergraduate school: Northwestern University
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Amy Birnbaum

Hometown: Voorhees, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Pennsylvania State University
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Daniel Buchalter

Hometown: North Salem, New York
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Jeffrey Chen

Hometown: Pittstown, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Duke University
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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Michael Doran

Hometown: Harding, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Pennsylvania State University
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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Christina Herrero

Hometown: Edgemont, New York
Undergraduate school: Amherst College
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Neha Jejurikar

Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
Undergraduate school: Georgetown University
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Ajay Kanakamedala

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate school: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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David Kirby

Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
Undergraduate school: University of Missouri
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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David Kugelman

Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Undergraduate school: University of Pittsburgh
Medical school: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

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Ariana Lott

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: University of Pennsylvania

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David Merkow

Hometown: Hartland, Wisconsin
Undergraduate school: Northwestern University
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College—Thomas Jefferson University

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Emily Pflug

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Undergraduate school: Emerson College
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College—Thomas Jefferson University

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Keir Ross

Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Fourth-Year Residents

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Matthew Abola

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Andrew Bi

Hometown: East Lyme, Connecticut
Undergraduate school: University of Connecticut
Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Christopher Colasanti

Hometown: Rochester, Michigan
Undergraduate school: Pennsylvania State University
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

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John Dankert

Hometown: Rochester, New York
Undergraduate school: Rochester Institute of Technology
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Babtunde Fariyike

Hometown: Thomaston, Georgia
Undergraduate school: Auburn University
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia

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Nina Fisher

Hometown: Agoura Hills, California
Undergraduate school: NYU
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Nathan Jia

Hometown: Woodward, Oklahoma
Undergraduate school: Oklahoma Christian University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Noah Kirschner

Hometown: Queens, New York
Undergraduate school: Yeshiva University
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Jaclyn Konopka

Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Undergraduate school: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine

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Oluwatomi Lanre-Amos

Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Medical school: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

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Devan Mehta

Hometown: Furlong, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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William Neal

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate school: Lehigh University
Medical school: University of Illinois, Chicago, College of Medicine 

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Stephane Owusu-Sarpong

Hometown: Queens, New York
Undergraduate school: University at Albany, SUNY
Medical school: Albany Medical College

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Haley Sacks

Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College

Third-Year Residents

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Utkarsh Anil

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Undergraduate school: NYU
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Andrew Brash

Hometown: Great Neck, New York
Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: Stony Brook School of Medicine

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Hilary Campbell

Hometown: Westport, Connecticut
Undergraduate school: Dartmouth College
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Brittany DeClouette

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

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Matthew Duenes

Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, California
Undergraduate school: U.S. Air Force Academy
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Leah Gonzalez

Hometown: Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Lehigh University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Jordan Lebovic

Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: Harvard Medical School

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Charles Lin

Hometown: Saratoga, California
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

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Djani Robertson

Hometown: Plainfield, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

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Joseph Robin

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

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Nicole Rynecki

Hometown: Manalapan, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Franklin and Marshall College
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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Lauren Schoof

Hometown: Dexter, Michigan
Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Luilly Vargas

Hometown: New York, New York
Undergraduate school: NYU
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Taylor Wingo

Hometown: Newport News, Virginia
Undergraduate school: University of Virginia
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Second-Year Residents

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David Bloom

Hometown: Pittsford, New York
Undergraduate school: Yale University
Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Patrick Connolly

Hometown: New Canaan, Connecticut
Undergraduate school: University of Notre Dame
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Kevin Lehane

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Undergraduate school: Jacksonville University
Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Lawrence Lin

Hometown: Bayside, New York
Undergraduate school: Johns Hopkins University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Amit Manjunath

Hometown: South Brunswick, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: The College of New Jersey
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Samuel Montgomery

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate school: Pennsylvania State University
Medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine

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Allison Morgan

Hometown: Medford, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Sehar Resad

Hometown: DeForest, Wisconsin
Undergraduate school: University of Chicago
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine

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Samantha Rettig

Hometown: New York, New York
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Mackenzie Roof

Hometown: Westport, Connecticut
Undergraduate school: University of Southern California
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Benjamin Schaffler

Hometown: Rye, New York
Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Medical school: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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Jared Tishelman

Hometown: Irvington, New York
Undergraduate school: NYU
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Yixuan Tong

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Jack Zhong

Hometown: Chengdu, China
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

First-Year Residents

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Michele Cerasani

Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Ohio State University
Medical school: Albany Medical College

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Lefko Charalambous

Hometown: Garden City, New York
Undergraduate school: Duke University
Medical school: Duke University School of Medicine

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Theodor Di Pauli von Treuheim

Hometown: Venice, Italy
Undergraduate school: Union College
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Alexander Egol

Hometown: Rye Brook, New York
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Matthew Galetta

Hometown: Merion Station, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Nathan Kim

Hometown: Scarsdale, New York
Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

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Bradley Lezak

Hometown: Westlake Village, California
Undergraduate school: Lewis and Clark College
Medical school: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

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Nathan Lorentz

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Undergraduate school: University of San Diego
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Danielle Markus

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate school: University of Southern California
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Nathaniel Mercer

Hometown: Hempstead, New York
Undergraduate school: Syracuse University
Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Edward Mojica

Hometown: Huntington, New York
Undergraduate School: NYU
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

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Cody Perskin

Hometown: Demarest, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine

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Mark Pianka

Hometown: Westchester, New York
Undergraduate school: Georgetown University
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Michelle Shen

Hometown: Irvine, California
Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Research Residents

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Akram Habibi

Hometown: Oyster Bay, New York
Undergraduate school: Boston University
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine

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Matthew Kingery

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Undergraduate school: Northwestern University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine