Match Day 2018

Published March 16, 2018

Medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2018 celebrated the next steps in their medical careers during a Match Day event March 16.

Each class member received a sealed letter from the National Resident Matching Program. The students opened their envelopes at the same time, revealing where they will pursue their medical residency training. 

Family, friends and faculty members joined in the festivities. The event was held in Statler City’s Golden Ballroom in downtown Buffalo.

All 132 fourth-year medical students are listed below with their future medical specialties and the locations of their residency matches.  

Nearly one-fourth of the class — 31 students — have chosen to stay at UB for advanced training.

Name Medical Specialty Program Location
Alvie W. Ahsan Pediatrics Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron/NEOMED, Akron, Ohio
Aryn Marie Andrzejewski Internal Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Adrian Azarraga Medicine-Preliminary University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jose Baez Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Andrew Baird Internal Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Daniel Peter Bax
Medicine-Preliminary
University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Dermatology University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt.
Alexander Brian Becker Neurological Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Kristina Lindefjeld Bianco Pediatrics Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Jacqueline Blaszak Internal Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.
Diva Viteare Bomgaars Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Matthew Bond Medicine-Preliminary University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Ryan Bowe Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Alexander William Breeser Medicine-Preliminary University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Zachary Brumberger Internal Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Julian Patrick Buchinger Internal Medicine University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jeffrey Bulger Internal Medicine

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Bryan Bunnell
Medicine-Preliminary
University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Radiology-Diagnostic University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Sarah-Grace Anna Carbrey Medicine-Psychiatry Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Ill.
Bradley J. Carrier Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Athena Castro Medicine-Preliminary
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Palm Beach Regional Campus, Atlantis, Fla.
Radiology-Diagnostic Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System, Miami, Fla.
Anthony Jose Catalano Anesthesiology Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System, Miami, Fla.
Caressa Chen General Surgery Loyola University, Maywood, Ill.
Catherine Choi Internal Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
Charlotte W. Cipparone Obstetrics-Gynecology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Nicholas Costable Internal Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City
Terrance Timothy Creighton Emergency Medicine/Sinai-Grace Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Sinai-Grace Hospital), Detroit
Colleen Curtin

Psychiatry

Tufts Medical Center, Boston

Natalie Marie Czuczman Internal Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Kimberly Dorso Pediatrics Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
Christina Douglas
Medicine-Preliminary
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel), New York City
Ophthalmology University of Rochester, Flaum Eye Institute, Rochester, N.Y.
Laura Easton Medicine-Pediatrics University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Rachel Engelberg Internal Medicine New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus), New York City
Ariel Engelman
Surgery-Preliminary
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Anesthesiology Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital-Lifespan, Providence, R.I.
Samantha Frank Otolaryngology University of Connecticut, Farmington, Conn.
Erin Frost Medicine-Pediatrics Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
Reza Garajehdaghi
Surgery-Preliminary
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
Anesthesiology Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
Sara Beth Goff Internal Medicine Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
Sara Gonzalez Emergency Medicine Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
Neil Gupta Internal Medicine

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Camille A. Gutierrez Obstetrics-Gynecology/Sisters University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Minje Ha General Surgery Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Conn.
Sherine Hajmohamed
Medicine-Preliminary
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Anesthesiology Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital-Lifespan, Providence, R.I.
Megan Hamill Pediatrics Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Kyle Haniszewski Emergency Medicine Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, Del.
James Richard Harb Neurology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Crystal Haroon Graduate Work  
Zishan Hashmi Anesthesiology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scott Heller Anesthesiology University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Josephine Henriquez Research  
Rogerio Huang
Surgery-Preliminary New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y.
Urology New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y.

Kevin Hughes

Family Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Victor Janmey
Surgery-Preliminary
Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, N.Y.
Radiology-Diagnostic Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
Jacquelyn B. Jordan Medicine-Preventive Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Gaurang S. Joshi General Surgery

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

Jeansol V. Kang Research  
Rahul Kapoor Postdoctoral Fellow Columba University Medical Center, New York City
Scott W. Ketcham Internal Medicine University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Brian Michael Killeen Emergency Medicine UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh
Kateryna Kolesnikova Obstetrics-Gynecology Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
Nina Kouprina Emergency Medicine New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/Cornell University Medical College, Flushing, N.Y.
Joseph F. Kuhn Research  
Daniel Kuhr Obstetrics-Gynecology Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Kristine Lacuna Internal Medicine New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus), New York City
Juliann Lajoie
Medicine-Preliminary
Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.
Ophthalmology Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.
Christine Yu Lam Anesthesiology University of Rochester/Strong Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.
Chelsea Lee Pediatrics Inova Fairfax Hospital/Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Falls Church, Va.
Megan Lesperance Family Medicine UPMC Medical Education (St. Margaret Hospital), Pittsburgh
Nicholas M. Lewandowski Anesthesiology Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.
Chong Li Vascular Surgery New York University School of Medicine, New York City
Matthew S. Loecher
Surgery-Preliminary
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
Urology Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
Sung Jun Ma
Medicine-Preliminary
Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, Great Neck, N.Y.
Radiation Oncology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
William Maclellan General Surgery Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colo.
Claire Maggiotto Pediatrics Children’s National Medical Center/George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Thomas A. Makin Internal Medicine University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Aysha Noor Malik Pediatrics Loyola University, Maywood, Ill.
Sean Robert Mendez Internal Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Michael Francis Mezzadri Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Leah Militello Research  
James Andrew Miller Thoracic Surgery University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Khulkar Mirzozoda Internal Medicine Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Robert I. Miskimen Surgery-Preliminary

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Kelsey Monteith Anesthesiology University of Rochester/Strong Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.
Alexandra Morell Obstetrics-Gynecology University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Tran Nguyen Medicine-Primary Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Alyssa M. Norman Psychiatry University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Brigid Dewitt O’Gorman Medicine-Primary University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Nicholas Anthony Pantano Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Lydia Park Internal Medicine Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, Calif.
Nina Paroff Family Medicine/UIH University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago
Hillary Pearson

Obstetrics-Gynecology

NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Great Neck, N.Y.
Jonathan Peters
Medicine-Preliminary
University of California/Irvine, Orange, Calif.
Neurology University of California (San Diego), San Diego, Calif.
Mary Sophia Pilarz Pediatrics McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago
Alexandr Pinkhasov
Surgery-Preliminary
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Urology State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Joseph Emanuel Pittari Neurology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
William Polachek Orthopaedic Surgery University of Chicago, Chicago
Vincenzo Polsinelli Internal Medicine/Global Health University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Tariq Radwan Orthopaedic Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Alexandra Elizabeth Reis
Medicine-Preliminary
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Radiology-Diagnostic Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
Gregory William Roloff Internal Medicine Loyola University, Maywood, Ill.
Heather Ross Family Medicine Boston Medical Center, Boston
Amritjot Salh Pediatrics University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Douglas Sawch Internal Medicine

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Michael Sayegh Orthopaedic Surgery NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Great Neck, N.Y.
Kaci Lee Schiavone General Surgery University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
Daniel Schneider Neurological Surgery NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Great Neck, N.Y.
Catherine Elizabeth Seaman Obstetrics-Gynecology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City
Nicholas Seara Emergency Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City
Quinne C. Sember Internal Medicine University of Texas at Houston, Houston
Nora Joseph Serghany Internal Medicine Loyola University, Maywood, Ill.
Zaeem Shahzad Shah Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Mark H. Shehata Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Zhuangjun Si
Medicine-Preliminary
West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, Ill.
Ophthalmology University of Chicago, Chicago
Sebastian Silva Internal Medicine University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Meghan Smith Medicine-Pediatrics University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Daryl J. Spak Family Medicine Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, Calif.
Gina Marie Sparacino Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Rebeccah Stevens Obstetrics-Gynecology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Warren Tai Internal Medicine Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Joseph H. Tanbakuchi Family Medicine University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nev.
Aaron Taylor Neurology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Erika Lynn Valentine Orthopaedic Surgery University of California (Davis) Health System, Sacramento, Calif.
Karina Engels Vattana Pediatrics University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Diana Wee Internal Medicine Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, Great Neck, N.Y.
Shanté L. White Anesthesiology University of Rochester/Strong Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.
Matthias Williams Internal Medicine Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, Md.
Samantha Williams Emergency Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Piotr Wolczynski Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Travis Wright Ortho Surgery-TDI Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.
Sara Zagroba Emergency Medicine Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Fla.
Thomas William Zavrel Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Alison Marie Zeccola Obstetrics-Gynecology UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh
Benjamin A. Zwierzchowski Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.