Match Day 2022

Match Day 2022

Published March 18, 2022

The sun shining through the large windows at the beautifully restored Powerhouse in South Buffalo must have looked as bright as their futures for the medical students in the University at Buffalo’s Class of 2022 in attendance for Match Day.

Match Day is a rite of passage for the prospective physicians, as they learned where they will train in residency.

Many Firsts for the Class

“This is a group of firsts. This was the first class for Dori R. Marshall, MD, when she was named director of admissions. This is the first class to fully go through the new building, and you’re the first class to be able to have a Match Day in person after the pandemic,” said Allison Brashear, MD, UB’s vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in addressing the gathering.

“Good luck on your next journey, but remember, you’re going to take all these people in this room with you on that journey, including all the Office of Medical Education staff, who have you in their thoughts whether it’s here or across the country,” Brashear added.

David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs, announced each of the students in attendance as faculty and school leadership passed out envelopes containing the match results.

“This is a great day. Medical school is hard — that is the understatement of the year. But we get to celebrate at the end of this long process, and today is that day,” Milling said.

Milling then led the countdown and at noon the students simultaneously opened their envelopes to find out where in the U.S. they will be spending the next few years of their training as physicians.

From Refugee to Doctor

It was a very special day for Mam Deng, who came to Buffalo in 2001 as a refugee from South Sudan.

“There are a lot of emotions I’m feeling right now,” said Deng, who matched in family medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. “I’m beyond excited and grateful for the mentors that I’ve had. I’ve had a lot of support here.”

Deng graduated from City Honors School and earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia before coming to the Jacobs School.

“I’m really happy that I got one of my top choices and I’m going to become the doctor that I want to be,” Deng said. “The dream is actually starting to come true.”

Milestone Day Brings Out Various Emotions

Ellen E. Lutnick couldn’t stop smiling after learning that she will get to do her orthopaedic surgery residency at UB.

“I have wanted to stay in Buffalo for my surgery residency literally since before I started medical school,” Lutnick said.

Shanice Elizabeth Guerrier had similar feelings. She will be doing her residency in anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut, just an hour from her home in New York City.

“This was my No. 1 choice. I’m so happy,” Guerrier said. “It’s a dream come true. We’ve all been working so hard for this for all these years, and now it’s actually coming true.”

Neneyo Emmanuel Mate-Kole matched to Howard University for his preliminary year and the University of Chicago for physical medicine and rehabilitation.

“It’s been incredible. I don’t even know how to describe it, I’m just so happy to be here,” Mate-Kole said. “I’m going to be the best doctor I can be.”

Kate Zha, who matched in neurology at Johns Hopkins University, may have summed up what many of her fellow classmates were feeling.  

“It’s been kind of surreal. Everything was building and building with anticipation. It all comes down to this piece of paper in your hands that you can’t open until somebody counts down. It makes it all seem worth it,” Zha said. “And I feel so lucky that we were able to have a Match Day in person this year and were able to celebrate with all of our friends. It’s a really nice ending to the whole medical school experience.”

51 Students Staying on at UB for Residency

30 percent of the class — 51 students — have chosen to stay at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for advanced training.

This year's class included 2 MD/PhD, 4 MD/MBA, 2 MD/MPH and 1 MD/MOMS student.

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

Julie Adams Internal Medicine Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Colleen Clarke Arnold Emergency Medicine University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Laura Artim Psychiatry Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Leah Nicole Ashton Research  
Shanique Carmellia Bailey Psychiatry/General/Child UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Thomas Barbaccia Internal Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.
Vincent Harry Bargnes, III Anesthesiology Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Austin Julius Bartl Anesthesiology University of Rochester/Strong Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.
Ryan Michael Becht Emergency Medicine University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, Calif.
Joseph J. Bengart Orthopaedic Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Katelyn R. Benson Pediatrics New York Presbyterian Hospital — Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
Jenna Evalyn Betz Medicine-Prelim/Portland
Dermatology
Providence Health & Services — Oregon/Providence Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Mary Bridge Surgery-Prelim New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.
Corrine Casal Brodman Psychiatry University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Emily Brunette Surgery-Prelim University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Matthew Brunton Anesthesiology University of Rochester/Strong Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.
Madison Carlson Psychiatry University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Aaron Chen Medicine-Primary/NYU Man New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Ruthia Chen General Surgery Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.
Erlyana Kay Clarke Shaw Internal Medicine HCA West Florida GME Consortium/Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, Fla.
Joana Filipa Coelho Pediatrics Hofstra Northwell-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Shannon Coleman Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
Maxwell Gerard Costich Psychiatry University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Nicole Curtis Internal Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mam Deng Family Medicine/Hahnemann FHC University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass.
Michael Connor Depasquale Psychiatry Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield, Miss.
Miles Dimillo Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Meghan Dioguardi Internal Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Nisha Kumari Divan Obstetrics-Gynecology Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Conn.
Cullan Vincent Donnelly Emergency Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Danielle Dunn Pediatrics Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
Emily Clare Ellmann Urology University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisc.
Ryan Joseph Elnicki Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Brandon Ewing Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Calif.
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
Bridget Wilcox Feist Anesthesiology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Karl Fenzl Medicine-Prelim/Radiology
Radiology-Diagnostic
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisc.
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisc.
Nicolas Hill Fesser Emergency Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Robert Finley Research  
Thomas William Fiorica Psychiatry/General UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Andrew Ford Anesthesiology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Alexander Gerard Fritz Neurological Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Tom Avraham Fuchs Research  
Alina Gandrabur Urology Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, Ill.
Weylon Emeil Garner Anesthesiology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jordan Robert Gaston Family Medicine UPMC Medical Education (St. Margaret Hospital), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Maria Geba Child Neurology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Gowthami Gengatharan Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jennifer George Psychiatry University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Austin, Texas
Gabriel Antonio Gomez-Chaves Family Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School (Ghent), Norfolk, Va.
Alexandra Noel Gosh Research  
Victoria Anne Gosy Obstetrics-Gynecology Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
Abigail Grapes General Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Arthur Vitaliyovitch Gribachov Neurology Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J.
Allison Rose Guarin Obstetrics-Gynecology University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Shanice Elizabeth Guerrier Anesthesiology Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Conn.
Ashley Lynnette Gugino Emergency Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.
Rishi Gupta Medicine-Prelim/Wakefield
Neurology
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Wakefield Campus), Bronx, N.Y.
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
Soumya Gupta Internal Medicine Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein, Bronx, N.Y.
Hannah Hart Internal Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.
Justin William Harvey General Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Bilal Hasanspahic Orthopaedic Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Timothy Hellerer Anesthesiology McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
Geoffrey Hobika Surgery-Prelim University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jonathon Hoffman Psychiatry Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Sara Melody Hough Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Anna Charlotte Huebschmann Psychiatry Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.
Kevin Matthew Intrieri Emergency Medicine UPMC Medical Education (Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Aswad Lemar Jackson Family Medicine/Rural-Bogalusa Louisiana State University (Bogalusa), New Orleans, La.
Connor Jensen Research  
Gurkaran Johal Anesthesiology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Vinesh Reddy Jonnala Internal Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
Michael Jorgensen Internal Medicine State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Peter F. Jowdy Medicine-Prelim
Dermatology
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.
Lauren Fuerst Judge Emergency Medicine David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield, Calif.
Dhara Kadakia Obstetrics-Gynecology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, N.Y.
Kristine Karibandi Anesthesiology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jalisa B. Kelly Psychiatry Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
Cody Kelso Research  
Tae Hee Kim Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Rachel Knapp Pediatrics Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/duPont Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa.
John Matthew Koenig Internal Medicine St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
David Joseph Krasinski Internal Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Daniel Kreider Pathology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Blake Kruger Family Medicine Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
Kelsey LaPiano Internal Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
James Lee Internal Medicine State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.
James P. Lioi Family Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Tucson, Ariz.
Thomas Robert Listopadzki Orthopaedic Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jennifer Loo Surgery-Prelim University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Rebecca Joy Luterman Medicine-Pediatrics University of California (San Diego) Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.
Ellen E. Lutnick Orthopaedic Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Katarina Yadira Manzi Pediatrics University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Ian Patrick Marshall Orthopaedics National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Neneyo Emmanuel Mate-Kole Medicine-Prelim
Phys Medicine & Rehab
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Care Network/University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Joseph Patrick McGann Emergency Medicine/Jacobi Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi/Montefiore), Bronx, N.Y.
Brooks Reno Melnyk General Surgery State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Jeremy Michalski Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Yasmeen Olivia Mohammad Internal Medicine Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Christian Jonathan Montes Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Christina May Moore Medicine-Primary University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Samuel Moore Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Benjamin Morrish Medicine-Prelim
Radiology-Diagnostic
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Sarah Lindsey Moses Combined Adult/Child Psychiatry University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
William Murk Emergency Medicine/Jacobi Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi/Montefiore), Bronx, N.Y.
Brandon S. Myszka Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic
Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Va.
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Kathleen Ann Naeher Psychiatry Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.
Peter James Natalzia Anesthesiology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Camilla Niedzwiedz Emergency Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Chukwunonyelum Odukwe Medicine-Pediatrics Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.
Bartlomiej Olko Medicine-Prelim
Phys Medicine & Rehab/RWJ
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.
JFK Medical Center, Edison, N.J.
Daniel Damiola Olutalabi Medicine-Prelim
Radiology-Diagnostic
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Shannon Ryan Oram Obstetrics-Gynecology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Edwin Ortiz Neurology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.
Justin Palardy Internal Medicine Naval Medical Center (Portsmouth), Portsmouth, Va.
Reema Panjwani Emergency Medicine/Jacobi Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi/Montefiore), Bronx, N.Y.
Nataliia Paone Internal Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
John Petrie Medicine-Prelim/Ophthalmology State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Elena Christine Pezzino Internal Medicine McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
Ellen Piccillo Otolaryngology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Teagan Maureen Plimpton Psychiatry Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.
Raymond James Pominville Research  
Nicholas Primiano Transitional/Southhampton
Radiology-Diagnostic
Stony Brook Medicine, Southampton, NY
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West), New York, N.Y.
Muhaimen Rahman Internal Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Ryan A. Razek Emergency Medicine UPMC Medical Education (Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kaley Nicole Reardon Pediatrics University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Kevin Rogers Psychiatry University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Kiana Saade Urology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Mollie Sadler Psychiatry Tower Health/Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville, Pa.
Haider Saeed Internal Medicine Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Sana Saeed Internal Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
Samantha Saludades Pediatrics Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
Aneliya San Internal Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Madelyn Sawyer Family Medicine University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.
Blakeley Mae Schiffman Obstetrics-Gynecology Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Great Neck, N.Y.
Kirsten Marie Schlosser Medicine-Prelim
Phys Medicine & Rehab
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pa.
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
James C. Schuler Pediatrics University of Colorado, Aurora, Colo.
Michaela Scozzaro Emergency Medicine Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ian William Seward General Surgery University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.
Anjuli Shah Internal Medicine Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
JoAnna Frances Shaw Vascular Surgery UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Nabeel Sheriff Graduate Degree Pursuing Graduate Degree
Michael Shi Transitional/Ophthalmology

West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.V.

West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.V.

Said Shukri Neurology University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Lauren Anna Sielski Medicine-Prelim NYU Man
Neurology/NYU Man
New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Jessica Lorraine Silvestri Obstetrics-Gynecology Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, N.Y.
Lawanya Singh Internal Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
Natasha Singh Anesthesiology University of Rochester/Strong Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.
Sonya Singh Anesthesiology Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass.
Andrew Christopher Skomra Research  
Morgan Durand Smith Internal Medicine New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus), New York, N.Y.
Sarah Soniwala Int Medicine/Womens Health University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Noah Stanco Pediatrics University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Kayle Lynn Stewart Medicine-Prelim
Neurology
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass.
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass.
Anne Rita Stoklosa Obstetrics-Gynecology University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Nicholas Swain Anesthesiology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Eric Szczecinski Orthopaedic Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Munya Hossain Talukder Surgery-Prelim St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Maritza Nicole Taylor Neurological Surgery University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, Calif.
John Peter Traversone Jr. Orthopaedic Surgery Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.
Mary Margaret Twarog Anesthesiology MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Francesca Viola Otolaryngology University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jas Singh Virk Transitional/Vineland Inspira Health Network/Inspira Medical Center Vineland (Internal medicine), Vineland, N.J.
Eric Phong Vu Oral Maxillofacial Surgery University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Xiaolong Wang Family Medicine University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Karen Wong Emergency Medicine Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tarek Yamout Research Virginia Spine Institute, Reston, Va.
Kevin Zablonski Internal Medicine Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Kate Zha Medicine-Prelim-JHU
Neurology
MedStar Health (Baltimore), Baltimore, Md.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Katherine Elizabeth Zimmerman Internal Medicine University of Colorado (Denver), Aurora, Colo.

Event Details, Location and Time

Friday, March 18th, 2022; 11:30am to 1pm

The Powerhouse, 144 Lee St.

11:30am Remarks from Allison Brashear, MD, Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Jacobs School
  Remarks by David A. Milling, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs
11:45am Distribution of match envelopes
12:00pm Open letters
12:10pm Pictures and congratulations

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' 2022 Match List will be published soon.

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