Resident Committees

Dr. Archana Mishra MD, Associate Program Director, Resident Well-Being and Advocacy, presenting at our Annual Wellness Retreat that is organize by the Wellness Committee.

Our program values our residents input in order to strengthen and build upon our residency program. Through participation in our various Resident Committees, resident lead initiatives continue to promote positive changes in curriculum, training and resident wellness. 

Internal Medicine Resident Committee

The Internal Medicine Resident Committee (IMRC) is a resident-run committee comprised of representatives selected by the chief residents. The overall goals of the IMRC are to facilitate personal and professional development of our residents and the program, enhance communication amongst residents, chief residents, program leadership and administration, foster an environment of team work and collegiality and serve as a voice for the resident body.
 

IMRC Members:

Chief Residents Aakansha Khanna
Salman Bhat
Hardik Bhatt
Dawid Czarny
Gina Sparacino
Mark Shehata
Wellness Chief Residents Navpreet Rana
Chanel Fernandez
Curriculum Committee Chairs Nalini Kalanadhabhatta
Francisco Jose Reis Ferreira de Lima
PGY1 Danny Ram
Samir Nasir
Kishore Mani
Rohan Pandey
PGY2 Remon Bebawee
Vincent Vertalino
PGY3 Rahil Ahmed
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Thomas Hargest
Sandhya Joshi
Preliminary Jennifer Anthone-Kloss

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee (CC) is resident-run with oversight from Dr. Alysia Kwiatkowski, Senior Associate Program Director and Director of Medical Curriculum. The CC works to develop and implement a learner-centered curriculum with the goal of leading in clinical excellence. We focus on high-yield, interactive and evidence-based curricula changes to better prepare residents for clinical practice, the ABIM Certification Examination, fellowship training, and independent practice.

 

CC Members:

Curriculum Committee Chairs Nalini Kalanadhabhatta
Francisco Jose Reis Ferreira de Lima
Chief Residents Aakansha Khanna
Salman Bhat
Hardik Bhatt
Dawid Czarny
Gina Spracino
Mark Shehata
Wellness Chiefs Navpreet Rana
Chanel Fernandez
PGY1 Matthew Kaye
PGY2 Lucas Ferreira Battel
Grishma Trivedi
PGY3 Marissa Boniszewski
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Chrisana Pokorny

Wellness Committee

The Wellness Committee is comprised of 5-8 residents, including two Wellness Chief Residents. Its main purpose is to promote physical, psychological and professional wellness among residents, in addition to focusing on resident advocacy. With the assistance of our Associate Program Director for Wellness and Advocacy, Dr. Archana Mishra, the committee routinely plans events, focusing on resident wellness and promoting camaraderie among residents and faculty. 

Wellness Committee Members

Wellness Chief Residents Navpreet Rana
Chanel Fernandez
Residents Mark Shehata
Jason Kartis
Adam Lorenzo
Sanjeevani Tomar

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

We strive to welcome residents and faculty from different cultures, ethnic and spiritual backgrounds. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is comprised of 10-12 residents and faculty members, who are involved in designing curricula on this very important concept affecting our nation at all levels. The aim of the committee is to educate residents and faculty members on health disparities and implicit bias that influences the care we deliver to our patients. With these educational sessions, we hope to bring awareness among our community of racial and implicit biases and the steps we can take to achieve health equity. These sessions include a safe and supportive platform for residents/faculty to share their personal opinions, stories and reflections.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members

Residents Navpreet Rana
Chanel Fernandez
Yousef Fazel
Ariba Hashmi
Aysha Malik
Nisha Shah
Julia Devonish
Faculty Members Archana Mishra (APD/Pulmonology/Critical Care)
Erin Conway-Habes MD (APD/Internal Medince/Pediatrics)
Alysia Kwiatkowski DO, MS (Senior APD/Rheumatology)
Karin Provost DO, PhD (Pulmonology/Critical Care)
Jennifer Meka PhD (Assistant Dean of Medical Education/Behavior Health)
Zachary Wikerd MD (Geriatrics)
Jennifer Romero MD (Hematology/Oncology)
Mehmood Sultan MD (Gastroenterology)

Recruitment Committee

Recruitment Committee (RC) includes members of all PGY levels and is overseen by Dr. Kwiatkowski, the chief residents, and Nathali Head, our training program administrator. Committee members are invested in the recruitment of exceptional candidates to our program, are involved in the design of the interview day experience, and meet with candidates to offer their perspectives.

RC Members:

Chief Residents Aakanksha Khanna
Salman Bhat
Hardik Bhatt
Dawid Czarny
Gina Sparacino
Mark Shehata
PGY1 Mohamad Kalot
Danny Ram
Hnery Klos
Samar Nasir
Osman Varol
Ariba Hashmi
Hamza Aftab
Matthew Kaye
Paras Mehmood
PGY2 Lucas Ferreira Battel
Muniba Khan
Grishma Trivedi
Mazen Jizzini
Remon Bebawee
Vincent Vertalino
Yussef Al Ghoul
Arinze Anyabolu
Puja Mehta
Randy Cheung
Yousef Fazel
PGY3 Rahil Ahmed
Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Yadunath Pokharel
Preliminary Aya Ouf
Azka Shaikh