OB/GYN Residency

Good Samaritan Hospital offers a comprehensive and progressive residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN). Upon completing the four-year residency, you will be equipped to manage medical and surgical problems in all aspects of the specialty.

A Complete Training Experience

The OB/GYN Residency Program focuses on every facet of women's health care, with an emphasis on primary care in the curriculum. The role of the OB/GYN in providing this total health care, which has long been practiced, is an integral part of our training program.

Didactic needs are met through lectures, journal clubs, case presentations, and teaching rounds. Senior residents are key in providing constant and consistent support, while encouraging the continued learning process.

Training includes instruction on the most advanced technologies, including the da Vinci Surgical System for minimally invasive, robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures.

You will also participate in continuity of care through our affiliation with Sun River Health (formerly HRHCare). Working in community health centers, you will care for a wide range of OB/GYN patients, following them through their course of treatment, which may include deliveries, surgeries or routine screenings.

Accreditation

The OB/GYN Residency at Good Samaritan Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
 

Program Leadership

Anthony Sampino

Anthony Sampino, DO
Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology

John J. Vullo, DO
Associate Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hillary Lessing

Hillary Lessing
Program Coordinator 

Contact the Department of Medical Education for additional information on the OB/GYN Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Hillary Lessing, OBGYN Residency Coordinator
Good Samaritan Hospital
Department of Graduate Medical Education
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
631-376-4163 - phone
631-376-3420 - fax
Hillary.Lessing@chsli.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Our OB/GYN residency is a well-established program that began in 1999 as an AOA accredited program. In 2017, we became accredited by the ACGME.

Yes, we always set aside time for the candidates to informally meet and interact with current residents, without faculty. This usually occurs on interview day. There are some questions are best answered by residents.

Yes, the more experience and skill you obtain, the more proficient you become at independently assessing and rendering treatment. Graduated responsibility over the course of a residency program is required to produce competent self-sufficient physicians. Our program has clearly defined goals and a method to ensure residents meet those milestones.

Your co-residents and interns become a very significant part of your life. An environment with conflict and undue competition is not supportive and conducive to education. Residency involves a large commitment of time and hard work. You need to be surrounded by people who interact well and are supportive of each other. During the day of your interview, you can get a feel for the culture at Good Samaritan Hospital. But the best way is to do a rotation in the hospital you are considering.

One of the built-in features of our program is to foster positive relationships between our residents and attendings. These interactions include one-to-one mentor meetings, social events and informal opportunities. In evaluating a program, ask yourself: Do the residents and attendings seem to get along together? Do they have a good time together? Or do they dislike each other? Would I enjoy working in this environment  for four years?

At Good Samaritan Hospital, we believe we have a comprehensive patient mix with a reasonable workload and many interesting clinical cases. We allow enough time for academics and other interests. As you consider your workload as a resident, ask yourself: Is the schedule fair and reasonable? Will I be so busy that I will be exhausted and will not have the time or energy to read? Is the patient load sufficient to develop procedural and clinical proficiency as an OB/GYN physician?

Residency is a full-time job and then some. No matter what field or institution you choose, you are going to spend a lot of time away from home. In our program, we regularly organize special events where residents, their immediate families and significant others can participate. It gives a chance for the most important people in our lives to be included in our residency family. At Good Samaritan Hospital, we also foster relationships through regular individual resident meetings with a faculty, as well as general residency meetings to address issues.

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

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Ambulatory Gynecology
  • Obstetrical Sonography
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Sub-specialty elective
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery

PGY 2

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • OB/GYN Sonography
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

PGY 3

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecologic Urology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Gynecologic Surgery

PGY 4

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Chief Administrative and Supervisory Duties

 

Note: The curriculum year may vary if the PGY 1 year was completed as a Rotating Internship.

 

Affiliated Sites

To ensure a diverse and well-rounded experience, the program has affiliations with:

  • Island Fertility – Stony Brook Medicine
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Mount Sinai South Nassau (formerly South Nassau Communities Hospital)
  • Sun River Health Martin Luther King Jr. (formerly HRHCare Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center)
  • Sun River Health Maxine S. Postal (formerly HRHCare Tri-community Health Center)

Didactic needs are met through:

  • Chairman’s rounds
  • Grand rounds
  • Gynecologic cancer conference
  • Journal club
  • Lecture series, weekly
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery workshop, annual
  • Morning teaching/Sign-out rounds
  • Procedure lab
  • Structured reading program
  • Surgical skills lab at Columbia University
  • Ultrasound training

Active participation in research is essential to your development. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology supports research, and we expect residents to participate in ongoing departmental projects. 

We believe that basic research skills allow residents to critically evaluate the findings of published literature and implement this knowledge in their clinical practice. The Academic Development Committee is available to review all research projects. This committee offers suggestions and constructive criticism in a supportive environment prior to submission for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or publication.

You will also have access to a dedicated statistician, who can offer support for your projects that are in progress, as well as those you are interested in pursuing.

At the end of each academic year, our program sponsors the Good Samaritan Hospital Research Conference. Senior residents have a forum to present their completed research projects to attendings, staff, fellow residents, and family members.

While research design, statistical concepts, data analysis techniques and participation in the journal club are part of the core curriculum, we encourage and promote all residents to become participants in the academic growth of obstetrics and gynecology.

 

Good Samaritan Hospital is a major affiliate and teaching campus for the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. We offer third- and fourth-year medical student rotations in multiple specialties, including OB/GYN, Surgery, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics.

OB/GYN offers OB Sub/I rotations and Gynecologic Surgery rotations to fourth-year medical students year round. These are structured so students become an integral part of the rotation and of the OB/GYN team. Our OB/GYN faculty and residents are energetic and highly motivated to promote obstetrics and gynecology and ensure an educational and rewarding rotation.

Students are responsible for the complete care and management of their assigned patients from initial work-up through disposition. Students have plenty of opportunity to practice basic procedures and many have successfully performed more invasive or emergent procedures. Students always work under the supervision of the OB/GYN attending and a senior resident when assigned to the same team.

The total number of students doing an elective at a given time is intentionally restricted to avoid diluting the educational experience of all rotators. To arrange an OB Sub/I rotation or a Gynecologic Surgery rotation, contact the Department of Graduate Medical Education at 631-376-4163.

Dress Code

Good Samaritan Hospital has a dress code requiring scrubs and a lab coat to be worn at all times when performing clinical duties. A copy of the full dress code policy is available from the Department of Medical Education.

Academic Opportunities

  • Core Reading Material — Topics reflect the fundamentals of obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Thursday Resident Protected Time — Weekly educational lecture series occur every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 11a.m. All rotators are required to attend and participate.
  • Walking/Sign-out Rounds — Formal bedside rounds are made as the OB teams change shift. This gives the OB attending and residents the opportunity to hand off their patients to the next team. Students are expected to actively participate when learning points related to the patient caseload are discussed.

Evaluation

Students are evaluated based on feedback from their senior residents and faculty attendings. In addition to our evaluation of the student's performance on their rotation, students likewise have the opportunity to evaluate their rotation experience. Students who would like to request a standardized letter of evaluation (SLOE) should do so prior to the end of their rotation.

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Anthony Sampino, DO

Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 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
Internship: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecolog/New York Medical College - St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, Staten Island, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG and ABOG)

Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Basketball, Racquetball

John J. Vullo, DO

Associate Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 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: Obstetrics and Gynecology/New York Medical College - St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, Staten Island, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG and ABOG)

Hobbies: Gardening

John Franchina, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: Gardening, CrossFit, Snowboarding

Padmalatha Gurram, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate: Guntur Medical College, Nagarjuna University, India, MBBS, 08/ 1991
Medical School: Andhra Medical College, University of Health Sciences, India, MD, 08/1998
Residency Training Specialty/Location:North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, Residency
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Queens, NY, Residency
The Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research (MSCTR)
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship / University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (ABOG)

Hobbies: reading and spending time with her family

Richard Klein, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Tufts University, Medford, MA
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Albert Einstein, Bronx, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: playing tennis and going for drives in his Porsche

Dimitrios Mastrogiannis, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Patras - Patras, Greece
Medical School: University of Patras - Patras, Greece
Graduate Education: University of Patras - Patras, Greece /PhD in Pharmacology
Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison, New Jersey / MBA
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Research Associate
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Residency, Internal Medicine / LaGuardia Hospital New York, New York
Residency OB/GYN / Nassau University Medical Center East Meadow, New York
Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine / University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (ABOG)

Hobbies: traveling, reading and spending time with family

Mark Pillitteri, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Medical School: Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: Skiing, boating, Penn State football

Satya Polavarapu, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Siddhartha Medical College
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology / Brooklyn Hospital Center- 2000
Fellowship Training Specialty/Location: Maternal Fetal Medicine / Westchester Medical Center- 2004
Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: traveling, reading and spending time with family

Laura Sheridan-Kelchner, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics/Gynecology - Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip, NY

Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking, Reading

Pankaj Singhal, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Madras Medical College
Internship Training Specialty/Location: Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship Training Specialty/Location: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Graduate: Masters of Health Care Management/ Harvard University

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Gynecological Oncology


Hobbies: Cycling, and Kayaking
 

James R. Stelling, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Undergraduate: BS Biology, Cornell University, New York, NY
Medical School: SUNY - Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/SUNY - Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Hobbies: Listening to Jimmy Buffet

Kiran Trivedi, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location:Obstetrics and Gynecology/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: NY Yankees and NY Jets

Jacqueline Ammirata, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: SUNY Stony Book University, Stony Book, NY
Medical School: SUNY Stony Book University School of Medicine, Stony Book, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; Obstetrics and Gynecology/University Hospital at Stony Book, Stony Book, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Running and Cooking

Athanasios Antoniadis, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Enjoys watching football

Aaron David, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: SUNY Stony Brook Hospital & Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology / Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Spending time with his children and grandchildren

Mark Foehr, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Hobbies: Listening to music and spending Time with Family

Larissa Fomitcheva, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Omsk State Medical Academy
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology / State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and Allegheny General Hospital / Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

Hobbies: is fluent in 5 languages and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family

Alan Garley, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine, St. George, Grenada
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Urogynecology/University of Connecticut - Mt. Sinai Hospital, Hartford, CT ; Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery/Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialty Certification (ABOG)

Hobbies: Listening to music, and spending time with his family and dog.

Ilene Gewirtz, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency Training Specialty/Location: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: shopping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren

Emily Gubert, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Hunter College CUNY
Medical School: Mount Sinai/ICAHN School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Residency training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Yoga, Horseback Riding, Hiking and Reading.

Angelica Hernandez, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: The University of Valle in Cali, Colombia
Residency Training Specialty/Location: N.Y.U. Downtown Hospital in New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Horseback riding, Scuba diving and Freelance writing for local newspapers and magazines

Paula Hirt, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Bellevue Hospital-NYU Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Gardening, Taking care of her Koi Pond, and extensive collection of beautiful fish.

Peter Judge, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Boston College, Chester Hill, MA
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Skiing, Spending time with family and Sailing

Magarita Jurak, MD DO(E)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Riga School #79, Riga, Latvia
Medical School: Latvian Academy of Medicine, Riga, Latvia; Ecole Superieure d’Osteopathie, Paris, France (DO(E))
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Queens Hospital, Jamaica, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Spending time with family, Painting, Gardening and Yoga

Aimee L. Leo, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Good Samaritan Hospital West Islip, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: Reading, going to the beach and spending time with family

Salvatore Leo, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia
Residency Training Specialty/Location:

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: bird-watching, spending time with his family

Denise Lester, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart School of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology Intern/Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY; Obstetrics and Gynecology/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Urodynamics/Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Traveling and visiting museums

Olga Lieberman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Hunter College - CUNY, New York, NY
Medical School: New York Medical College. Valhalla, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Urogynecology/Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialty Certification

Hobbies: spending time with her children and her new puppy

Joseph Livoti, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: SUNY Stony Brook Hospital Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: coaching his son’s basketball team

Maria E. Lockhart, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Traveling and working out

Jay Miller, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical School: State University of New York, Downstate
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Training completed at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Military Veteran, enjoys spending time with family, and playing the piano

Joseph E. Pena, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship Training/Location: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility/Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Hobbies: Watching football and spending time with family

Michael Polcino, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School:
Residency Training Specialty/Location:

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: going to the opera, photography, and hiking

Arthur Rosenman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Akademia Medyczna Wroclawiu Im Piastow Slaskich, Wroclaw, Poland
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: Queens Hospital Center
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Spending time with family

Jeffrey Wanerman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: Long Island Jewish Hospital
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Meet Our Current Residents

Jessica Abruzzese, DO

Hobbies: Traveling/trying new restaurants
Fun fact: I was an all American cheerleader in high school!
Hometown: Setauket, NY
Undergraduate: Bucknell University
Medical School: NYIT College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Sameer Khan, DO

Hobbies: Jazz bass, singing, running, golf.
Fun fact: I was a music major for half of undergrad.
Hometown: Searingtown, NY
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: NYIT College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Kaley Kuntz, DO

Hobbies: knitting, crochet, playing and listening to music, exploring the outdoors.
Fun fact: I can say the alphabet backwards
Hometown: Mars, PA
Undergraduate: Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Shery Sabbah, DO

Hobbies: Cooking, Traveling, Rollercoasters
Fun fact: I lived in Egypt for 5 years.
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Medical School: A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic

Elizabeth Denisova, DO

Hobbies: Crocheting, playing instruments and hiking.
Fun fact: My last name (Denisova) is also the name of a cave in Siberia and a group of hominins
Favorite Food: Garden grown tomato sandwich
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate: University of  California, Davis  Davis, CA
Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)

Joyce Lee, DO

Hobbies: Playing the piano and hiking.
Fun fact: I used to have pet chicken and a chicken coop in my backyard growing up.
Favorite Food: Chicken Nuggets
Hometown: Setauket, NY
Undergraduate: Emory University Atlanta, GA
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anh Thi Nguyen, DO

Hobbies: Cooking/baking, playing games and traveling.
Fun fact: I can drink bubble tea everyday!
Favorite Food: Hot pot
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park College Park, MD
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lauren Tassone, DO

Hobbies: Spending time with loved ones, cooking, baking, hiking, running, traveling
Fun fact: I'm a certified barre instructor!
Favorite Food: Pasta
Hometown: Woburn, MA
Undergraduate: University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sara Brescia, DO

Hobbies: Basketball, puzzles, coloring, hiking and traveling
Fun fact: I scored 1,000 points in my Varsity High School Basketball career
Favorite Food: Classic cheeseburger
Hometown: Fort Lee, NJ
Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Katlin Davitt, DO

Hobbies: Traveling, trying new restaurants/foods, the beach and movies
Fun fact: I have a great dane named Eeyore
Favorite Food:
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Marist College 
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Manjari Kumar, DO

Hobbies: Yoga, rocking climbing, fitness, cooking, reading, and dancing
Fun fact: 
Favorite Food:
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Samantha White, DO

Hobbies: Kickboxing, exercise, visiting my fiancé, walks on the beach and hiking
Fun fact: I grew up in a town that is only one square mile and used to be island
Favorite Food: Chicken Parm
Hometown: Nahant, MA
Undergraduate:  University of Massachusetts, Boston
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Shayna Burdeaux, DO

Hobbies: Outdoor activities, and spending time with her husband, and their dog, Brody
Fun fact: Recently got the chance to raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and it was absolute bliss
Favorite Food: Filet Mignon
Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate: Liberty University
Medical School: Liberty University

Stephanie Luu, DO

Hobbies: Swimming, Hiking, Harry Potter
Fun fact: I can wiggle my ears
Favorite Food: Vietnamese food
Hometown: Berlin, CT
Undergraduate: Villanova University 
Medical School: NYITCOM

Kelly Mover, DO

Hobbies: Exploring Long Island and New York City, and Video Games!
Fun fact: I have a 10 week old French bulldog puppy at home named Clementine. I’m a WWII Nerd – Clementine is named after Winston Churchill’s wife!  
Favorite Food: Avocado! (Preferably in a fajita)
Hometown: Champaign, IL
Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical School:  UNTHSC

Danielle Tisser, DO

Hobbies: Volleyball, lacrosse, traveling
Fun fact: I have the cutest three dogs in the world— Gracie, Jessie, and Bailey
Favorite Food: Mexican food
Hometown: Hauppauge, New York
Undergraduate: Binghamton University
Medical School: NYITCOM

Meet Our Graduates

Hanalore Griffiths, DO

Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Auburn, WA

Lisa Shanahan, DO

Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of Pikeville
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia

Naji Wajid, DO

Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Where are they now:

Amber Ward, DO

Undergraduate: University of North Dakota
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba