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Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Residents & Fellows

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides the educational and clinical resources for residency and fellowship training at the graduate medical education level. Meet the current residents and fellows from NYU Langone’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

Chief Residents

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Leena Asfour

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: NYU Abu Dhabi
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Interests: music, cultural exchange, horseback riding, languages, mentorship, event planning

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Peter Benedict

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: Hamilton College
Hometown: New York City
Interests: scuba diving, nature documentaries, not cardio

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Alexa Franco

Medical school: University of Miami 
College: Duke University 
Hometown: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Interests: dancing, music, yoga, traveling, eating (especially in New York City!)

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Adam Kravietz

Medical school: University of Miami 
College: Princeton University
Hometown: Melville, New York
Interests: baseball, hiking, cycling (Peloton), reading, sci-fi movies, craft beer

Postgraduate Year Four Residents

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Michael Chow

Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
College: University of California, Merced
Hometown: Hayward, California
Interests: soccer, basketball, martial arts, music, cooking, bartending, traveling

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Michael Montalbano

Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
College: NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Interests: singing, songwriting, musical improv, theatre, dance, martial arts, running

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Sandra Tadros

Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
College: Augusta University
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia 
Interests: traveling, cooking, running, Greek dancing, snorkeling, painting, furniture remodeling, pageants

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Antonios Varelas

Medical school: Rush University Medical College
College: Northwestern University
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Interests: trying every restaurant in New York City, soccer, traveling, cold brew

Postgraduate Year Three Residents

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Nupur Bhatt

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: Cornell University
Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
Interests: bouldering, jiu jitsu, table tennis, music

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Benjamin Hariri

Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
College: Marquette University
Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Interests: snowboarding; cooking; traveling; film; working on, driving, and reading about cars

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Joseph Lebowitz

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: NYU
Hometown: New York City
Interests: ice hockey

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David Strum

Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
College: George Washington University
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Interests: playing and watching soccer, singing, R&B, fitness, the return of live sports, the beach

Postgraduate Year Two Residents

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Joe Connors

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: Johns Hopkins University
Hometown: Holmdel, New Jersey
Interests: swimming, lifting, spartan obstacle course racing, boxing, yoga, travel, sci-fi and fantasy novels

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Mackenzie O'Connor

Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
College: Tulane University – School of Science and Engineering
Hometown: Brightwaters, New York
Interests: reading, cycling, high-intensity interval training, trying new restaurants, traveling, going to the beach

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Manuela von Sneidern

Medical school: Harvard Medical School
College: New York University
Hometown: Cali, Colombia
Interests: scuba diving, reading, fishing and exploring new restaurants around New York City

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Arianna Winchester

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: Columbia University
Hometown: New York City
Interests: running outdoors, spin classes, baking, philosophy books, petting cute dogs

Postgraduate Year One Residents

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Yeshwant Chillakuru

Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
College: The George Washington University
Hometown: Hockessin, Delaware
Interests: running, cycling, hiking, reading

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Jared Dublin

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: Fordham University
Hometown: Westwood, New Jersey
Interests: playing and watching soccer, fitness, snorkeling, cooking, reading, mentorship

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Charles Generotti

Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
College: Gettysburg College
Hometown: Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Interests: lifting, woodworking, pickleball, baking, hiking, and trying new food

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Shruthi Shankar

Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
College: University of Pittsburgh
Hometown: South Brunswick, New Jersey
Interests: reading, yoga, crossword puzzles, elaborate coffee drinks

Fellows

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Justin Cottrell

Specialty: Neurotology
Residency: The Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto
Medical school: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University
College: Western University and Recording Arts Canada
Hometown: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Interests: live music, music production, camping, running, yoga

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Tyler Crosby

Specialty: Laryngology
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Medical school: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
College: Louisiana State University
Hometown: Bush, Louisiana

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Tom Ben Dov

Specialty: Pediatric Otolaryngology
Residency: Meir Medical Center
Medical school: Semmelweis University
Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel
Interests: running, reading, exploring Central Park with my children

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Daniel Lee

Specialty: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Medical school: Albany Medical College
College: Siena College
Hometown: Albany, New York
Interests: aspiring Adirondack 46er, skiing, swimming, sporting clays, travel, food

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Ghayoour Mir

Specialty: Head and Neck Surgery
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Medical school: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
College: Rutgers University
Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey
Interests: horology, travel, religious science, football