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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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Abidemi Adenikinju

Hometown: Bowie, MD
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine

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Adam Driesman

Hometown: Westport, CT
Undergraduate school: Brown University
Medical school: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Oren Feder

Hometown: Englewood, NJ
Undergraduate school: University of Maryland
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Laviel Fernandez

Hometown: Bronx, NY
Undergraduate school: Johns Hopkins University
Medical school: Stony Brook School of Medicine

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Matthew Gonzalez

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Jonathan Haskel

Hometown: Morristown, NJ
Undergraduate school: Duke University
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Alexander Hoberman

Hometown: Westport, CT
Undergraduate school: Emory University
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Rivka Ihejirika

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate school: Davidson College
Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Daniel Kaplan

Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Michael Moses

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Karan Patel

Hometown: Macomb, IL
Undergraduate school: Johns Hopkins University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Hesham Saleh

Hometown: Jamaica, NY
Undergraduate school: City College of New York: Sophie Davis
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Charles Wang

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Undergraduate school: College of William and Mary
Medical school: Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Emilie Williamson

Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Undergraduate school: University of Arizona
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College

Fourth-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, NJ
Undergraduate school: Pennsylvania State University
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Daniel Buchalter

Hometown: North Salem, NY
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Jeffrey Chen

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

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Michael Doran

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

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Christina Herrero

Hometown: Edgemont, NY
Undergraduate school: Amherst College
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Neha Jejurikar

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

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Ajay Kanakamedala

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

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David Kirby

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

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David Kugelman

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

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Ariana Lott

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

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David Merkow

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

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Emily Pflug

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

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Keir Ross

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

Third-Year Residents

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Matthew Abola

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

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Andrew Bi

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

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Christopher Colasanti

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

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John Dankert

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

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Babtunde Fariyike

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

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Nina Fisher

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

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Nathan Jia

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

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Noah Kirschner

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

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Jaclyn Konopka

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

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Oluwatomi Lanre-Amos

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

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Devan Mehta

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

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William Neal

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

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Stephane Owusu-Sarpong

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

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Haley Sacks

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

Second-Year Residents

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Andrew Brash

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

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Hilary Campbell

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

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Brittany DeClouette

Hometown: Chicago, IL
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, CA
Undergraduate school: U.S. Air Force Academy
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Leah Gonzalez

Hometown: Mountain Lakes, NJ
Undergraduate school: Lehigh University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine

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Akram Habibi

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

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Matthew Kingery

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

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Jordan Lebovic

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

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Djani Robertson

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

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Nicole Rynecki

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

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Lauren Schoof

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

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Luilly Vargas

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

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Taylor Wingo

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

First-Year Residents

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David Bloom

Hometown: Pittsford, NY
Undergraduate school: Yale University
Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Patrick Connolly

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

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Kevin Lehane

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

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Lawrence Lin

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

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Amit Manjunath

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

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Samuel Montgomery

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

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Allison Morgan

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

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Sehar Resad

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

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Samantha Rettig

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

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Mackenzie Roof

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

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Benjamin Schaffler

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

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Jared Tishelman

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

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Yixuan Tong

Hometown: Dallas, TX
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

Research Residents

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Utkarsh Anil

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

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Charles Lin

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