Match Day 2021

Students gather for Match Day.

Students gathered outdoors, on the UB South Campus, to learn where they matched.

Published March 19, 2021

Medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2021 learned where they will train in residency at Match Day, which is a rite of passage for prospective physicians.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was conducted as a socially distanced outdoor celebration on UB’s South Campus.

Following remarks by school leaders, envelopes were passed out to each of the students. While standing by their vehicles, the students simultaneously opened their envelopes at noon to find out where in the U.S. they will be spending the next few years of their training as physicians.

Photos under a balloon arch and socially distanced congratulations took place, as well as a T-shirt ceremony, where students wrote and displayed on their shirts where they will be going to train. 

54 Students Staying on at UB for Residency

Thirty percent of the class — 54 students — have chosen to stay at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for advanced training.

This year's class included 5 MD/PhD, 2 MD/MBA, 1 MD/MPH and 1 MD/MOMS student.

All 180 fourth-year medical students are listed below with their future medical specialties and the locations of their residency matches. 

Mary Kathleen Agarwala

Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Claudia Iyla Aghaie

Internal Medicine

Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Natalia Alexandridi

Obstetrics-Gynecology

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Alexandra Christine Alfiero

Obstetrics-Gynecology/Prelim

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Cynthia Alvarez

Pediatrics

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

Muhammad Anwar

Internal Medicine

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Isabel Armendi

Pediatrics

Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Steven Avino

Internal Medicine

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Benjamin Simcha Balderman

Pediatrics

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Korinne Barnett Medicine-Pediatrics University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Lester Bayona Chuye

Surgery Prelim

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Andrew Beiter

Transitional
Ophthalmology

West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.V.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.V.

Robert Benjamin

General Surgery

University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass.

Christian J. Binns

Psychiatry

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Jonathan Alexander Binns

Medicine-Prelim
Radiology-Diagnostic

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Justin Bird

Orthopaedic Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Jacob Blum

Medicine-Prelim
Anesthesiology

Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Joshua Broden

Internal Medicine

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Robert Bruce

Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Plainview Hospital, Plainview, N.Y.
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.

Maria Brzozowski

Obstetrics-Gynecology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Daniel Burton

Emergency Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

David Joseph Byrwa

Pediatrics

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Casey Cabrinha

Obstetrics-Gynecology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Michael D. Campbell

Emergency Medicine

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y.

Jacob Canavan

Emergency Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.

Christian Cavalieri

Internal Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Esha Chebolu

Emergency Medicine

New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Michael Joseph Cheung

Internal Medicine

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH, Philadelphia, Pa.

Andrew Claffey

Obstetrics-Gynecology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas

Chelsea Cleveland

Otolaryngology

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Michael Cobler-Lichter

General Surgery

Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System, Miami, Fla.

Jacob Coene

Pediatrics PG1

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Jesse Cole

Family Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

Karole T. Collier

General Surgery

University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pa.

Maria Coluccio

Vascular Surgery

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

Victoria Nikhita Cranwell

General Surgery

New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.

Natalia Crenesse-Cozien

Medicine-Prelim
Neurology

New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System, Miami, Fla.

Max F. Crinnin

Surgery-Prelim
Radiology-Diagnostic

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Zafardjan Dalimov

Urology

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pa.

Narissa Davis Pediatrics New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus), New York, N.Y.

Michael Turner Demmy

General Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Rongjia Deng

Internal Medicine

New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus), New York, N.Y.

Stephanie Denzler

Neurology

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas

Richard Destefano

Pediatrics

Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Sarah Marie Diletti-Swenson

Family Medicine

University of Rochester/Highland Hospital of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Sneha Dilip

Family Medicine

Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

Gerald Doherty

Internal Medicine

Greenwich Hospital Association, Greenwich, Conn.

Gabriela Drew

Surgery Prelim

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Robert Duve

Internal Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Mitchell Eyerman

Internal Medicine

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Timothy John Felong

Medicine-Prelim
Neurology

Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Andrew Fink

Medicine-Prelim
Ophthalmology

University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Isha Garg

Anesthesiology

New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus), New York, N.Y.

Jonathan Goc

Anesthesiology

National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Andrew Gong

Neurological Surgery

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, Va.

Micha Gooden

Internal Medicine

State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Erin Gould

Internal Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Angela Grassi

Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.

Rachelle Hancock

Pediatrics

Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, Calif.

Tyler K. Harasta

Surgery-Prelim

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.

Lauren Harte

Orthopaedic Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Carl Hashem

Internal Medicine

Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Samantha Hassan

Family Medicine

Nuvance Health, Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Bradley Hawayek

Orthopaedic Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Jenna Heath

Obstetrics-Gynecology

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Adrienne Hezghia

Family Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Eric Irons

Internal Medicine/PSTP

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Taylor A. Jacobs Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Anna M. Jacquinot

Family Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Daniel Steven Jaremko

Internal Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Elizabeth Kaufman

Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

Adnan Kaziz

Anesthesiology

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Andrew Kelly

Otolaryngology

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

David Kerling

Internal Medicine

National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Haeja Annamarie Kessler

Pediatrics

Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium, St Louis, Mo.

Gabriel Kirsch

Medicine-Primary

Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Rebecca Kish

Medicine-Prelim
Radiology-Diagnostic

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.

Austin Kloc

Orthopaedic Surgery

Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.

Max Kohen

Anesthesiology

Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass.

Aleksandr Krichmar

Surgery-Prelim/Combined

Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Mark Lawler

Family Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Lan Thuy Le

General Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Katherine Lee

Internal Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jordan Samuel Levine

Urology

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.

Lauren Lewis

Obstetrics-Gynecology

Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

Clarice Lin

Internal Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Mackenzie Elizabeth Loesing

Emergency Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

John William Looney

Transitional Year

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Samantha Loria

Internal Medicine

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Christine Loui

Medicine-Pediatrics

Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

Lauren Lucente

Psychiatry

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Jenna Lynch

Emergency Medicine

UPMC Medical Education (Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, Pa.

John Madigan

Anesthesiology

University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn.

Courtney Shapri Mangum

Family Medicine

Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Alexandra F. Marrone

Vascular Surgery

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minn.

Clare Hurley Martin

Medicine-Pediatrics

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Carlos Martinez

Family Medicine

University of New Mexico School of Medicine (Santa Fe) Rural, Santa Fe, N.M.

Maliyat Matin

Internal Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst), Elmhurst, N.Y.

Katherine Mazurek

Family Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, S.C.

Abigail McLaughlin

Phys Medicine & Rehab

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas

Caitlin Meza

Anesthesiology

University of Rochester/Strong Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.

Barbara Mian

Internal Medicine

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Austin E. Milbrand

Combined Adult/Child Psychiatry

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Aberlee Milliron

Medicine-Pediatrics

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Anthony Mitchell

Orthopaedic Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Sonam Mokha

Pediatrics

University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, Calif.
Pamela Morris Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Matthew Munschauer

Pediatrics

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wis.

Michael Musteric

Research

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Alexander Richard Neary

Surgery-Prelim/Combined

Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Joshua Owczarczak

Medicine-Pediatrics

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Michael Owitz

Family Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Ray Pak

Transitional
Phys Medicine & Rehab

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y.
New York Medical College (Metropolitan), New York, N.Y.

Keith T. Paskett

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Benjamin Pastwik

Emergency Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.

Rajan Patel

Internal Medicine

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Kyle Patterson

General Surgery

National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Olivia Plante

Psychiatry

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Brendan Plotke

Pediatrics

Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Austin M. Price

Medicine-Prelim

University at Buffalo, Buffalo N.Y.

Mark Andrew Pryshlak

Family Medicine

Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colo.

Sarah Quinn

Anesthesiology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Pramod Mohan Rao

Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic

Geisinger Health System, Bloomsburg, Pa.
UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Maxwell Rapp

Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic

UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.
UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Chelsey Barton Reed

Medicine-Prelim-JHU
Neurology

MedStar Health (Baltimore), Baltimore, Md.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Laura Tsai Reed

Plastic Surgery (Integrated)

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.

Amber Marie Repasky

Anesthesiology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Kyungduk Rho

Neurological Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Thomas Rush

Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic

St Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.

Brittany Russo

Neurology

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y.

Marc Ruszaj

Psychiatry

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

James Rutowski

Internal Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Michele Said

Family Medicine

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.

Ryan Salemme

Internal Medicine

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Lisa Ann Samuels

Pediatrics

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Ashley Sarquiz

Internal Medicine

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Ilana Selli

Neurology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Jordan Serotte

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Lucas Serra

Transitional
Radiation Oncology

Lehigh Valley Health Network/University of South Florida College of Medicine, Allentown, Pa.
University of Chicago/University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Chaman Sharma

Psychiatry

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.

Nico Shary

Medicine-Prelim
Radiology-Diagnostic

Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium, Loma Linda, Calif.
Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

Eitan Sheena

Psychiatry

Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Nabeel Sheriff

Graduate school

 

Adam R. Siedlecki

Medicine-Prelim/Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Alexandra Sima

General Surgery

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

Matthew D. Simson

Internal Medicine

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Saarang Singh

Medicine-Prelim
Phys Medicine & Rehab

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.

Emily Kathleen Slominski Psychiatry/Child Psych University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass.
Anjali Sood Family Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School (Ghent), Norfolk, Va.
Emma Steinmetz Surgery-Prelim State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Angelica Suarez-Ramirez Medicine Prelim University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Phien Tang Radiology-Diagnostic

Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Los Angeles), Pasadena, Calif.

Nazeela Tanweer Pediatrics Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.
George Techiryan Internal Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Iain Thompson Internal Medicine University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Natalie Tjota Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Christine Toufexis Neurology New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus), New York, N.Y.
Emily Triplett Family Medicine University of Rochester/Highland Hospital of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Connor Tumiel Psychiatry/Child Psych University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Kaity Tung General Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Daniel Tysz Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic
Campbell University/Harnett Health, Dunn, N.C.
Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Aaron Van Dyne Psychiatry Naval Medical Center (Portsmouth), Portsmouth, Va.
Geetha Vasudevan Child Neurology UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jennifer Wang Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Nadav Isaac Weinstock Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Robert Ross Welliver Pediatrics University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jacob White

Emergency Medicine

Nuvance Health, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Lewis Wong Family Medicine Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Glen Cove Hospital, Glen Cove, N.Y.
Lauren Wu Anesthesiology Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass.
Sara Xu

Psychiatry

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Ill.
Anthony J. Yan Neurology Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, S.C.
Hua Xing Yang Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Julia Yu Urology University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Ying Yu Emergency Medicine Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Charles Yueh Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Xiao Jing Zhang

Emergency Medicine

Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, N.Y.
Zachary Zimmer Medicine-Prelim/FAP
Radiology-Diagnostic
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.
Daniel Zinkovsky Internal Medicine ISMMS Mount Sinai South Nassau-NY, Oceanside, N.Y.
Hafsa Zubairi Family Medicine Mercy Health System, Janesville, Wis.
Jasmin Zvornicanin

Internal Medicine

University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass.

Match Day 2021

Event Details, Location and Time

Friday, March 19th, 2021; 9:30am to 1pm

UB South Campus Parker Lot

9:30am Parking lot opens
10:45am Remarks by Michael E. Cain, MD, Dean of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
11:00am Remarks by David A. Milling, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs
11:15am Distribution of match envelopes
12:00pm Open letters
12:05pm T-Shirt ceremony
12:10pm Pictures and congratulations

Masks are mandatory. No one will be permitted outside of their cars except for students. Students will not be permitted to congregate.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' 2021 Match List will be published soon.

Prior Match Days

Questions

If you have any questions please contact:

Student and Academic Affairs Coordinator

Julis Szrama.

Julie Szrama

Student & Academic Affairs Coordinator

955 Main Street, Room 1214 Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-2802; Fax: (716) 829-2798

Email: juliemos@buffalo.edu