Meet the Residents

Luis Gabriel Colon-Flores A finishing fourth-year from Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Luis Gabriel Colon-Flores has extensive volunteer experience including providing food and medical assistance to the homeless people of Ponce, before and after the ravages of Hurricane Maria.He has also participated in many of the School’s health fairs. Doctor Colon-Flores obtained a BS in cell and molecular biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in San Juan. As an undergrad, he researched microRNAs, linked to hepatocyte differentiation and liver cancer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston of the Lone Star State, and he evaluated various approaches to metal artifact reduction at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, of the Bay State. His research has so far produced two peer-reviewed articles and three poster and two oral presentations. He has been inducted into the prestigious national medical student honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a student member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Medical Association, and the Radiology Interest Group at Ponce. Doctor Colon-Flores enjoys playing chess, basketball, and baseball. He is a bilingual Spanish speaker.

Cheyenne Kidder, MD Cheyenne Kidder, MD, obtained her BS in biochemistry at the University of Indiana, Bloomington before attending Ross University School of Medicine, on tropical Dominica. Oriented toward education, she was a student tutor at both schools and spent two years as a substitute middle and high school teacher for the Cloverdale Community Schools in, not surprisingly, Cloverdale, of the Hoosier State. More recently and locally, Dr. Kidder has volunteered in Long Beach’s City Court Legal Workshop, assisting senior citizens in accessing legal assistance, Wounded Warriors Project, organizing transportation for veterans, and Making Strides, coordinating volunteers for a walk on Jones Beach for breast cancer research.  She likes to travel, hike, exercise, attend sports events, and read.

Taufif Mubarak Coming with his osteopathy degree in hand from Nova Southeastern University’s Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Taufif Mubarak was awarded his BA in biology from New York University in Manhattan. He was a research assistant at Weill Cornell investigating micro-RNA-9 as well as a volunteer for the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, Project Downtown, providing meals and essential services to the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, of the Sunshine State. He also volunteered with the Indian Physicians of South Florida, raising awareness and support for acid attack victims in India, and he volunteered for the Broward Community and Family Health Center in Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale, providing medical screening for children and public health care workshops. Doctor Mubarak also served as Vice President of the Muslim Association of Students in Health Care, also in (where else) Fort Lauderdale. His scholarly activity has produced three peer-reviewed articles, two poster and three oral presentations. This sit-com and sneaker enthusiast enjoys playing baseball, men’s slow pitch softball, and basketball, as well travel.  He speaks Bengali and Spanish.

Jose Alberto Valles Feliciano Our second resident from the island commonwealth of Puerto Rico, will graduate in May from the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Medicine. Doctor Jose Alberto Valles Feliciano received his BA in chemistry from the same university. His research includes investigating radiopathologic correlations, assisting in pharmaceutical method development, and new organometallic synthetic pathways for aldol compounds (I suspect he will be trilled to tell us why.). Doctor Valles founded and coordinated the largest charity event at the University, involving thousands of students and faculty bringing free services and health information to thousands of people on the Island. He enjoys song-writing, watching TV series, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. He is a bilingual Spanish speaker.

Our Alumni

The Class of 2020

  • Rachel Chan, DO,  joined the Anesthesiology Residency at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New jersey
  • Sarwan Gurpreet, DO,  joined the Physical Medicine &  Rehabilitation Residency at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY
  • Matthew Meier , DO, is an Navy physician in Japan
  • Malcolm Forbes, MD, joined Mount Sinai South Nassau Family Medicine Residency Program in Oceanside, NY

The Class of 2019

  • Brian Daniel Ballard, DO, is returning to his native The Great Lakes State, Michigan, to begin his internal medicine residency.
  • Katlin Davitt, DO, will begin her OB/GYN residency in West Islip at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Christine Lurie, DO, is joining the OBGYN residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
  • Jonathan Solaimanzadeh, DO, was accepted into South’s first internal medicine class as a first-year
  • Michael Villongco, DO will also continue here having joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  South Nassau Program Family Medicine

The Class of 2018

  • Indranil Bhattacharya, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Joshian Estevez, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Andrea LaRosa, DO: Bayonne Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Bayonne, NJ.
  • David Portnoy, DO: Jamaica Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Jamaica, NY.
  • Anju Punchamannil, DO: Applying for her NYS medical license and exploring a wide range of career options

The Class of 2017

  • David Ayad, DO: Staten Island University Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, Staten Island, NY
  • Eliran Bracha, DO: Bay State Medical Center’s Anesthesiology Residency Program, Springfield, MA.
  • Zachary Herrmann, DO: John Peter Smith Hospital’s Psychiatry Residency Program, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Wildys Rosario, DO: New York City’s Health & Hospital’s Coney Island Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Lite Wu, DO, MPH: Nassau University Medical Center’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, East Meadow, NY.

The Class of 2016

  • Daniel Giangrasso, DO: New York University’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, New York, NY.
  • Catelyn Halusic, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s OBGYN Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Scott Parrotta, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Donatella Pavel, DO: Norwalk Hospital’s Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Norwalk, CT.
  • Leah Sutton, DO: Newark Beth Israel’s Medical Center’s OBGYN Residency Program, Newark, NJ.

The Class of 2015

  • Grace Greer, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Mary Ann Joseph, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Amy Parikh, DO: Westchester Medical Center’s Psychiatry Residency Program, Valhalla, NY.
  • Tomasz Podobinski, DO: University of Texas’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Houston, TX.
  • Kelly Tuveson, DO: Pediatric Residency in New Jersey
  • Charles Wenzel, DO: Private practice in Colorado

The Class of 2014

  • Samantha Benjamin, DO: The Sinai Hospital of Baltimore’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Baltimore, MD.
  • Ray Lee, DO: Psychiatry Residency.
  • Letora Washington, DO: Saint John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Far Rockaway, NY.
  • Akash Patel, DO: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Harlem Residency in Family Medicine Program, New York, NY.
  • Dipesh Patel, DO: Arnot Ogden Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Elmira, NY.
  • Zarna Shah, DO: Nassau University Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, East Meadow, NY.
From the Program Director

From the Program Director

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Application Information

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We are looking for highly-motivated, intelligent, and empathetic people with a strong commitment to osteopathic medicine....

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Our Program

Our Program

Our Transitional Year Residency began February 2014 (formerly known as Traditional Rotating Internship)...

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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Education

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Meet the Residents

Meet the Residents

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