The Residents Program Year 3

South Nassau Family Medicine Residents Program Year 3

Anubhav Agarwal, MD
Dr. Agarwal graduated from Kasturba Medical College in India, completing his internship at Lord Mahaviar Civil Hospital in Ludhiana in 2007. He subsequently became a resident in general surgery at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he developed a reputation for concise clinical presentations. Dr. Agarwal enjoys playing sports and watching movies. He is a bilingual English-Hindi speaker and fluent in Punjabi and Urdu. 

Samar Aslam, MD
A graduate of the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Dr. Aslam was born in Karachi, Pakistan, 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 at 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 desserts.  She is a bilingual English-Urdu speaker and speaks Spanish.

Jimmy Nerage Bajaj, DO
Dr. Bajaj completed a rotating internship sponsored by the former Long Beach Medical Center with much of his clinical time spent here at South Nassau. 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 teaching assistantships in chemistry and cellular biology. Born in Queens and now living in Babylon, Dr. Bajaj worked for many years in his family’s retail clothing business in Sayville. His interests include basketball, soccer, fishing, skiing, swimming, travel, music and reading. Dr. Bajaj speaks Hindi and Spanish. 

Cristina Dora Cesaro, DO
Born in Providence, R.I., Chief Resident Cesaro now lives in Long Beach. She completed 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 Society. Another of our residents 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. Dr. Cesaro speaks Spanish. 

Stephen Noel Henry, DO, MS
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Chief Resident Henry completed his osteopathic internship through the former Long Beach Medical Center, spending much of his clinical time here at South Nassau. He is an alumnus of both NYITCOM, which awarded his Doctor of Osteopathy degree, and New York Medical College, which awarded his MS in physiology. Dr. Henry’s undergraduate work was at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.  He graduated with a BA in natural sciences. At Lawrence, he was a resident life advisor and President of the International Students’ Association. While at NYITCOM, Dr. Henry was an academic medicine scholar and a recipient of the Sherry Arnstein Scholarship. His interests and talents extend to disc jockeying, sports, reading and traveling.

Uzma Shahzad, MD
Our second native from Pakistan (though Kasur not Karachi), Dr. Shahzad came to us 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. She enjoys cooking Pakistani and Indian food, watching movies and listening to music.  Dr. Shahzad is a native Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu speaker.

Program Year 2