Family Medicine Residency Program

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital is a three-year program that encompasses all of the aspects of training needed to be a family practitioner proficient in treating a diverse patient population.

A Full Spectrum of Experiences

The Family Medicine Program offers a wide range of experiences, including structured rotations in Family Medicine continuity clinics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgery and various electives.

Continuity of care is an integral part of your training. This takes place at Sun River Health Martin Luther King Jr. health center (formerly HRHCare). Through a partnership with this organization, Good Samaritan Hospital provides family health care to the population of Wyandanch, New York and the surrounding areas. Working closely with your attendings, you will play an important role at the health center and the community it serves. Here, as well as with rotations, you will establish and follow a patient base to ensure true continuity of care.

The academic component includes journal clubs, case presentations, lectures, patient rounds, and more. As a senior resident, you will provide instruction and guidance to interns and students. This develops a stabilizing force, which is imperative to the productive and successful learning process of both resident and student. You will also complete a research paper of publishable quality by your third year.

These combined experiences help you continue to evolve into a well-rounded and skilled expert in family medicine.

Accreditation

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Family Medicine Program Leadership 

Steven C. Golinowski

Steven C. Golinowski, DO
Family Medicine Program Director

Helaine Larsen, DO

Helaine Larsen, DO
Family Medicine Associate Program Director

Eilean Calderon

Eilean Calderon
Family Medicine Residency Coordinator

Contact the Department of Medical Education for additional information on the Family Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Eilean Calderon, Program Coordinator
Eilean.Calderon@chsli.org
631-376-4163

Program Features

Good Samaritan Hospital offers our residents a competitive salary and benefits package. Some residency programs offer additional perks to help you as you learn.

Salaries

  • PGY 1 $69,275

  • PGY 2 $72,365

  • PGY 3 $75,455

  • PGY 3 Chief $77,955

  • PGY 4 $78,545

  • PGY 4 Chief $81,045

  • PGY 5 $80,605

  • PGY 6 $82,665

Benefits 

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Medical malpractice insurance

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • $900 CME conference stipend annually; increases to $1,900 CME conference stipend in final year of primary residency training

  • $2,400 meal stipend*

  • $3,000 housing stipend*

  • $1,000 travel stipend*

  • Free parking

  • Lab coats

*Included in salary

PGY 1

Family Medicine Continuity Clinic

Internal Medicine

Medical Intensive Care Unit

Pediatrics, Including Neonatal ICU/Newborn Nursery

Emergency Medicine

General Surgery

OB/GYN

Community Medicine/ Health Systems Management

Critical Care

Electives

Vacation

 

PGY 2

Family Medicine Continuity Clinic

Internal Medicine

Pediatrics

Emergency Medicine

OB/GYN

Geriatrics

Ophthalmology

ENT

Electives

Vacation

 

PGY 3

Family Medicine Continuity Clinic

Family Medicine (private office)

Pediatrics (Ambulatory)

Urology

OB/GYN

Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine

Electives

Vacation

 

Affiliated Sites

To ensure you receive the most well-rounded experience, we affiliate with Sun River Health Martin Luther King Jr. (formerly HRHCare Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center).

Electives to be approved by program director include:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative care
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology
  • Radiology
  • Urology

We dedicate formal academic time every Friday afternoon. We cover topics such as:

  • Board review
  • Case-based presentations
  • Faculty and subspecialist lectures
  • Monthly tumor board
  • Resident lectures
  • OMM lectures
  • Weekly journal club

Ongoing education includes guest lectures, patient rounds and other formal and informal teaching. You are also required to participate in research and quality improvement (QI) projects. 

Each resident is required to participate in scholarship activity. This requirement may be met by participation in, or completion of, any of the following:

  • A resident scholarly project within the department of family practice
  • Institutional or regional research programs in which family physicians are actively involved
  • Original paper on health care related topic
  • Presentation at a state, regional or national meeting
  • Authoring a grant

Frequently Asked Questions

The Family Medicine Residency accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

There are five available positions per year for a total of 15 residents for the program.
 

Yes, Good Samaritan Hospital is affiliated with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). Our residents work with third-year medical students during Family Medicine and Internal Medicine core rotations, and with fourth-year medical students on ambulatory and sub-internship rotations. Residents also work with medical students on other core rotations.

Graduates from our residency program have pursued a variety of successful careers: primary care, private practice, FQHCs, hospital medicine, urgent care, and continued education in fellowship programs, such as sports medicine and palliative medicine. Many graduates remain in New York to practice medicine. Others pursue opportunities throughout the country. Our goal is to offer residents a full scope of family medicine, so they are able to work in an environment of their choosing.

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Meet Our Faculty

Steven Golinowski, DO

Director, Department of Graduate Medical Education
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: New York University, New York, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Family Medicine / Peninsula Hospital, Far Rockaway, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Family Medicine (AOBFP)

Helaine Larsen, DO

Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Family Medicine / Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Family Medicine (AOBFP)

Rajesh Savargaonkar, MD, MRCP (UK)

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric, NYITCOM

Undergraduate/Medical School: MBBS Bombay University, Bombay, India
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Bombay University, Bombay, India; Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certification:

  • Pediatrics

Noor Begum, DO

HRH MLK Clinic, Family Medicine Attending

Brett Spain, DO, CAQSM

Sports Medicine

Undergraduate: Marist College, BS Biochemistry, Minor Mathematics
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Family Medicine/ Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Sports Medicine North Shore/LIJ Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY

Board Certifications:

  • NYS Meddicine & Surgery
  • ABOFP Board Certified
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  • Certified Impact Consultant

Anthony Rizzo, DO

Family Medicine Attending

Joseph V. Adiyody, MD

Internal Medicine

Undergraduate/Medical School: St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Internal Medicine/Lincoln Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, N. Y.

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Larry Altschul, MD

Chairman, Cardiology

Undergraduate: Queens College - CUNY, Flushing, NY
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Internal Medicine/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Cardiology/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Cardiovascular Disease (ABIM/ACC)
  • Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
  • Echocardiography (ASE)

Ralph T. Barbato, DO

Nephrology

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Internship/Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Internal Medicine/St. Vincent’s Hospital , New York, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Nephrology/SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Anthony Cappellino, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Undergraduate: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Medical School: SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Orthopaedics/Yale University, Yale - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Fellowship Training/Location: Sports Medicine/Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Inglewood, CA

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

David D’Agate, DO

Cardiology

Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Internal Medicine/Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Cardiology/Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, Manhattan, NY; Cardiac Care Unit/Saint Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Cardiovascular Disease (ABIM)
  • Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
  • Registered Vascular Technology

Reethamma Daniel, MD

Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric, NYITCOM

Undergraduate/Medical School: Medical College, Calicut, India
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Emergency Medicine/St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Filippo DiCarmine, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric, NYITCOM

Undergraduate: The City College of New York, New York, NY
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Critical Care/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certification

  • Pediatric Critical Care

Oleg Goloubenko, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Undergraduate/Medical School: Kiev Medical School, Ukraine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics (ABP)

 

Orlando Freyer, DO

Physician - HRHCare/MLK

Undergraduate: B.S., Biology, Long Island University Brooklyn, New York / B.S., Chemistry, The City College of New York, New York, NY
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Westbury, New York & New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Internship: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York; Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY

Board Certification

  • ABOFP

Vindhya Kamath, DO

Pediatric Hospitalist

Undergraduate: BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, California
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY; Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics (ABP & AOBP)

Mark Messineo, DO

Family Medicine

Undergraduate: Utica College of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Family Medicine/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine (AOBFP)

Laura Nimkoff, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric, NYITCOM

Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Critical Care/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Cynthia Rosenthal, DO

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric, NYITCOM

Undergraduate: CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Critical Care/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics (ABP & AOBP)
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Sushill Sagar, MD

Nephrology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, NYITCOM

Undergraduate/Medical School: H.P. Medical College (H.P.M.C) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Traditional Rotating Internship: H.P. Medical College (H.P.M.C) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Internal Medicine/Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (P.G.I.M.E.R.) and Punjab University, Chandigarh, India; Internal Medicine/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Nephrology/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; Nephrology Research/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Nephrology (ABIM)

James A. Stallone, DO, PharmD
Internal Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, NYITCOM

Undergraduate/Graduate: PharmD, St. John’ s College, Flushing, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Internal Medicine/New York Hospital Queens, NY; Albert Einstein College of Medicine (formerly Booth Memorial Medical Center), Bronx, NY

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Mathew L. Woolley, MD
Urology

Undergraduate: University of Houston, Houston, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX
Residency Training Specialty/Location: General Surgery/SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; Urology/SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Meet Our Current Residents

Najid Ali, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine
Hometown:Liske, IL
Hobbies & Interests: Kayaking, Yoga, Painting, Cooking and Traveling.

Rabihah Huda, DO

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: East Meadow, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Walking/Hikes, puzzles/board games and traveling

Alice Kuang, DO

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Making greeting cards, going on walks, cooking, music, spending time with family and friends.

Susan Rashidzada, MD

Medical School: Medical University of Americas 
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Knitting, baking and running

Hafsah Ubaid, DO

Medical School: NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Baldwin, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Social justice causes, traveling, cooking, reading, dancing, working out and experience new things.

Param Dave, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Floral Park, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Singing and recording songs on karaoke, playing tennis, and playing video games.

Christina Johnson, DO 

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Westbury, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Watching TV, listening to / sharing music, concerts.

Kirtan Patel, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Kendall Park, NJ
Hobbies & Interests: Most outdoor activities and sports.

Preetha Phillips, DO

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Merrick, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, Working out, Watching movies, Trying different types of foods.

Gerardo Trejo, MD

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Hometown: Houston, TX
Hobbies & Interests: Gym, Photography, cooking, gardening, reading, writing, tennis and graphic design.

Alexander La Tourrette, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown:Stony Brook, NY
Hobbies & Interests:  Running, swimming, lifting, reading, video games, and surfing
Fun Fact: I like to sing

Rajiv Pasricha, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Fresh Meadows, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, swimming, and trying new cuisines
Fun Fact: I had the opportunity to play in the Brooklyn Cyclones Stadium

Jacqueline Segelnick, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: West Hempstead, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Cooking, exercising, reading and TV
Fun Fact:I'm producing a cookbook for NYITCOM

Deirdre Stokes, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Breezy Point, NY
Hobbies & Interests:  Yoga and running
Fun Fact: I went on a 10 day "immersion" trip to Kenya in college

Cara Strobel, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Rockland, MA
Hobbies & Interests: Baking and reading
Fun Fact: I've taken the Jeopardy entrance exam this year!

Meet Our Graduates

Harmandeep Dhillon, DO          

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Undergraduate: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Hometown: Queens, NY

Elizabeth George, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY

Hamza Jalal, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Undergraduate: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Ayesha Mannan, DO  

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Undergraduate: CUNY Baruch College, New York, NY

Kyle Smith, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Undergraduate: Long Island University - C.W. Post, Brookville, NY
Hometown: Kings Park, NY



Craig Coleman, DO

Undergraduate: Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Hometown:
Hobbies & Interests: Boating and fishing, as well as spending time with family and friends​

Arpan Desai, DO

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Hometown:
Hobbies & Interests: Watching and participating in various sports ranging from basketball & football to soccer and cricket, as well as hiking, swimming and working out. Enjoys reading, mystery/thrillers, fantasy, adventure and non-fiction, as well as volunteering in the community​

Joel Z. John, DO

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Hometown: Camillus, NY
Favorite Quote: "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Hobbies & Interests: Reading, soccer, basketball, chess, video games, cooking, watching shows, martial arts (taekwondo)​

Sadaf Karimzada, DO

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Hometown: Plainview, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Cooking, reading, photography, fitness, spending time with family and friends, world travel, and learning about different cultures

Ray Min, DO

Undergraduate: State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Hobbies & Interests: Participating in a cappella music, playing pick-up basketball, volleyball, and following the NBA​