Family Medicine Residents Program Year 1

Anubhav Agarwal, MD Anubhav Agarwal, MD
Anubhav Agarwal, MD, graduated from Kasturba Medical College in India, completing his internship at Lord Mahaviar Civil Hospital in Ludhiana in 2007. For the past two years, he has been a resident in general surgery at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where he developed a reputation for concise clinical presentations. Doctor Agarwal enjoys playing sports and watching movies. He is a bi-lingual English—Hindi speaker and fluent in Punjabi and Urdu.
Cristina Cesaro, MD Cristina Cesaro, MD
Born in Providence, RI, Cristina Dora Cesaro, DO, now lives in Long Beach, after completing her medical training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) where she was a recipient of the school’s Scholarship Award in 2012. A dual English—PreMed major from Boston College, Dr. Cesaro participated in the university’s Study Abroad Program in Melbourne, Australia, was on the school’s AHANA (African Hispanic Asian & Native American) honor roll and was inducted into the Gold Key International Honour (British spelling) Society. Another of our interns who enjoys the outdoors, Dr. Cesaro has white-water rafted in Oregon and hiked in the Grand Canyon. Additionally, she enjoys painting, writing, music, and reading.
Jimmy Bajaj, DO Jimmy Bajaj, DO
Jimmy Nerage Bajaj, DO, completed his osteopathic internship sponsored by Long Beach Medical Center here at South Nassau so our hospital is well known to him. A graduate of our affiliate, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM), Old Westbury, he obtained his BS in biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook where he was awarded a teaching assistantships in chemistry and cellular biology. Dr. Bajaj has also completed 2 years of clinical research in the Emergency Department at SUNY Stony Brook. Born in Queens and now living in Babylon, Dr. Bajaj is a local resident of the south shore community. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Bajaj hopes to participate in Doctors without Borders. His interests include sports, traveling and exotic cars. He speaks Hindi and Spanish.
Samar Aslam, MD Samar Aslam, MD
A graduate of the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Samar Aslam, MD, is from Dallas, Texas, and studied biology, biomedical sciences, and history at both the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She has conducted research Children’s Medical Center in Dallas on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and has presented on necrotizing enterocolitis, acute renal failure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, Lyme disease, and personality disorders. She enjoys reading about European and American history, traveling, and baking deserts. She is a bi-lingual English – Urdu speaker and speaks basic Spanish.
Stephen Noel Henry, DO Stephen Noel Henry, DO
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Stephen Noel Henry, DO, MS, is completed an osteopathic internship through Long Beach Medical Center here at South Nassau. He is, as well, an alumnus of NYITCOM where he was awarded his doctor of osteopathy degree and a MS in Neuromuscular Medicine, and of New York Medical College which awarded his MS in physiology. Doctor Henry did his undergraduate work at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, graduating with a BA in natural sciences. At Lawrence, he was a resident life advisor and President of the International Students Assocation. While at NYITCOM, Dr. Henry was an academic medicine scholar and a recipient of the Sherry Arnstein Scholarship. His interests and talents extent to disc jockeying, sports, reading and traveling.
Uzma Shahzad, MD Uzma Shahzad, MD
Our second native from Pakistan (though Lahore not Karachi), Uzma Shahzad, MD, comes to us now from Philadelphia. She completed her premedical studies at Lahore College for Women and her MBBS (bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery which is their MD equivalent) from Quaid-E-Azam Medical College after which she worked as a medical officer at Bismillah and Hijaz hospitals. With her free time, she volunteered with earthquake relief and flood relief camps in Pakistan. She was also an active member of Quaidian’s society of Patient Care. She enjoys cooking Pakistani and Indian food, watching movies and listening to music. Doctor Shahzad is a native Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu speaker.

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