Meet the Residents

PGY-III

 
 Rebecca Altaras, DO

Rebecca Altaras, DO
From: Lawrence, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Queens College, City University of New York
Interests & Hobbies: Cooking, travel, anthropology
Foreign Language: Hebrew

 Indranil Bhattacharya, DO

Indranil Bhattacharya, DO
Academic Chief
From: Hicksville, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Interests & Hobbies: Rock climbing, exercise, board games
Foreign Language: Bengali

 Joshian Estevez, DO

Joshian Estevez, DO
Chief Resident
From: New York, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: College of Mount St. Vincent
Interests & Hobbies: Fitness, cooking, travel
Foreign Language: Spanish

 Jacqueline Gallardo, MD

Jacqueline Gallardo, MD
Academic Chief

From: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Interests & Hobbies: Bowling, badminton, travel, epicureanism
Foreign Languages: Spanish, Tagalog

 Moulik Gupta, DO

Moulik Gupta, DO
From: Floral Park, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Interests & Hobbies: Basketball, football, volleyball, baseball, kickboxing, hiking, biking
Foreign Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Mark Maloof, DO 

Mark Maloof, DO
Chief Resident

From: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Interests & Hobbies: Cooking, baking, board games
Foreign Languages: Arabic, French, Spanish

 Nashita Molla, MD

Nashita Molla, MD
From: Troy, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Wayne State University
Interests & Hobbies: Travel, photography, film, reading, running
Foreign Language: Bengali

 Aryeh Rafailovich-Sokolov, MD

Aryeh Rafailovich-Sokolov, MD    
From: Plainview, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Queens College
Interests & Hobbies: Jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts, playing music, video games, travel

PGY-II

 
Daniel Azof, MD

Daniel Azof, MD
From: Oakland, CA
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Post- Baccalaureate: California State University, East Bay
Interests & Hobbies: Technology, violin, guitar, composing electronic music, basketball
Foreign Languages: Assyrian, Spanish

Ari Goldwaser, DO

Ari Goldwaser, DO
From: Morristown, NJ
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: College of New Jersey; Rabbinical College of America
Interests & Hobbies: Playing with his kids, Jewish mysticism, medical ethics, meditation, hiking, soccer
Foreign Languages: Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew

Trevor Prashad, DO

Trevor Prashad, DO
From: South Hempstead, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University     
Interests & Hobbies: Bowling, archery, fishing

 Persis Puello, MD

Persis Puello, MD
From: Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Graduate: Teachers College of Columbia University
Undergraduate: SUNY Cortland     
Interests & Hobbies: Dance (salsa, merengue, bachata, and hip-hop), swimming, cooking, community education, agriculture
Foreign Language: Spanish

Michael A. Raghunath, MD

Michael A. Raghunath, MD
From: Staten Island, NY
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Undergraduate: Macaulay Honors College - CUNY College of Staten Island
Interests & Hobbies: Chess, soccer, flag football, beach, road trips, photography, performing arts
Foreign Language: Spanish

Sol Silverman, DO

Sol Silverman, DO
From: Teaneck, NJ
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University     
Interests & Hobbies: Piano, golf, travel, concerts
Foreign Language: Hebrew

Michael Villongco, DO

Michael Villongco, DO
From: Bay Area, CA
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of San Francisco
Interests & Hobbies: Photography, cooking, exercise, film, listening to music, video games, computers
Foreign Language: Spanish

 PGY-I

 
David Bernstein, MD

David Bernstein, MD
From: Atlantic Beach, NY
Medical School: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University
Interests & Hobbies: Hockey, golf, astronomy, oenology

Mercedes Cardenas Pena, DO

Mercedes Cardenas Pena, DO
From: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Interests & Hobbies: Dancing, traveling, hiking, and running
Foreign Language: Spanish

Florence Dasrath, MD

Florence Dasrath, MD
From: Queens Village, NY
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Macaulay Honors College – Hunter College
Interests & Hobbies: Traveling, indoor bouldering, horseback riding
Foreign Language: French

 Shara Feltheimer, DO

Shara Feltheimer, DO
From: Lawrence, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University
Interests & Hobbies: Tennis, travel, reading, cooking, dogs
Foreign Language: Hebrew

 Danielle Ferstler, MD

Danielle Ferstler, MD
From: East Northport, NY
Medical School: City University of New York School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Interests & Hobbies: Reading, roller coasters, travel
Foreign Language: Spanish

 Malcolm Forbes, MD

Malcolm Forbes, MD
From: Queens, NY
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: American International College
Interests & Hobbies: Running, hiking, basketball, home improvement, DIY projects

 Jason Pyon, MD

Jason Pyon, MD
From: Paramus, NJ
Medical School: University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Interests & Hobbies: Acoustic guitar, web cartoon drawing, software programming, video-graphs
Foreign Language: Korean

Nancy Shilian, DO, MPH

Nancy Shilian, DO, MPH
From: Roslyn, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate: Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University
Interests & Hobbies: Tennis, surfing, cooking, event planning, photo editing, fitness
Foreign Languages: Persian, Spanish

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 Luis Colon-Flores, MD

Luis Colon-Flores, MD
From: San Juan, Puerto Rico
PGY- I placement: Radiology, New York University Winthrop Hospital
Medical School: Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Interests & Hobbies: Chess, basketball, baseball
Foreign Language: Spanish

Cheyenne Kidder, MD

Cheyenne Kidder, MD
From: Cloverdale, Indiana
PGY- I placement: Anesthesiology, Baystate Medical Center
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Interests & Hobbies: Travel, hiking, exercise, sports events, reading

Taufif Mubarak, DO

Taufif Mubarak, DO
From: Queens, NY
PGY- I placement: Anesthesiology, Baystate Medical Center
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: New York University
Interests & Hobbies: Baseball, basketball, travel
Foreign Languages: Bengali, Spanish

Jose Valles Feliciano, MD

Jose Valles Feliciano, MD
From: Caguas, Puerto Rico
PGY- I placement: Radiology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Interests & Hobbies: Song-writing, cooking, restaurant touring
Foreign Language: Spanish

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From the Program Director

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