Emergency Medicine Residency Program

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Meet Our Residents

Class of 2023


Zachary Tan, MD

Zachary Tan, MD

Hometown: Lake Bluff, Ill.
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, books, music, cooking, board games, video games, and cats

Linnea Russell, DO

Linnea Russell, DO

Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, hiking, biking, drawing, and filling my apartment with plants

Thomas Porturas, MD

Thomas Porturas, MD

Hometown: East Brunswick and Newark, N.J.
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, space exploration, LEGOs, and board and video games

Daniel Kelver, DO

Daniel Kelver, DO

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (Arkansas State)
Hobbies/Interests: Weightlifting, flying planes (student pilot), and travel

Alexandra Hartman, MD

Alexandra Hartman, MD

Hometown: Portland, Ore.
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, cooking, and traveling

Jacqueline Gomberg, MD

Jacqueline Gomberg, MD

Hometown: Purchase, N.Y.
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: New York Yankees, softball, and swimming

Michaela Go, MD

Michaela Go, MD

Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, climbing, DIY and craft projects,eating, and watching TV

 

Steven French, MD

Steven French, MD

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, music, breweries, and being a plant parent and dog uncle

Brendan Freeman, DO

Brendan Freeman, DO

Hometown: Shrewsbury, Mass.
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California
Hobbies/Interests: Piano, hiking, and theater

Zachary Ehret, MD

Zachary Ehret, MD

Hometown: East Montpelier, Vt.
Medical School: Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Hobbies/Interests: Building and restoring motorcycles, backcountry and freestyle skiing, weightlifting, golf, and sports

Alexander Bronzo, MD

Alexander Bronzo, MD

Hometown: Westchester, N.Y.
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Hobbies/Interests: Watching and playing sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf, boxing), Weightlifting, and attempting to cook

Adamu Awak, MD

Adamu Awak, MD

Hometown: Jos, Nigeria
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Baking, traveling, bike riding, and Netflix

Elijah Abramson, MD

Elijah Abramson, MD

Hometown: Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Cycling, skiing, basketball, gaming, traveling, golf, tennis, and audio and video investigative journalism
 

Class of 2024


Stefany Stempien, DO

Stefany Stempien, DO

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Partner acrobatics, hand balancing, watching football, bike rides, live music, comedy shows

Ben Rotter, MD

Ben Rotter, MD

Hometown: White Plains, NY
Medical School: New York Medical College
Hobbies/Interests: Running, tennis, NY Politics & Housing

Nicole Quattrocchi, MD

Nicole Quattrocchi, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Medical School: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Hobbies/Interests: Sailing (for fun now, but raced in college!), tennis, skiing, cooking, reading, working out (gym> home), walking around the city with my dog

Michael Polito, DO

Michael Polito, DO

Hometown: Mahopac, NY
Medical School: Touro COM - Middletown
Hobbies/Interests: Food, cooking, running, traveling, photography

Merit Milad, MD

Merit Milad, MD

Hometown: San Pedro, CA
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, reading, painting, ultimate frisbee

Stephen Matsuoka, MD

Stephen Matsuoka, MD

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Medical School: Keck SOM of USC
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, running, cooking, basketball, golf, global health

Layth Mahdi, MD

Layth Mahdi, MD

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Playing guitar, reading, movies

 

Francis Harrison, MD

Francis Harrison, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School: UC-San Francisco
Hobbies/Interests: Movies/tv, tennis, board games, exploring

Katherine Harmon, MD

Katherine Harmon, MD

Hometown: Auburn, ME
Medical School: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking/baking, exploring outdoors, plants

Weston Grove, MD

Weston Grove, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: McGovern at UT Houston
Hobbies/Interests: My dog, soccer, volleyball, camping, anything outdoors

Adam Ahmad Chaustre, MD

Adam Ahmad Chaustre, MD

Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Hobbies/Interests: Gardening/landscaping, grilling, weightlifting, collecting vinyl records, bicycle riding, world history

Navid Ashari, MD

Navid Ashari, MD

Hometown: Holmdel, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
Hobbies/Interests: Concerts, skiing/snowboarding, climbing, hiking, traveling

Rhiannon Anderson, MD

Rhiannon Anderson, MD

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Medical School: Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, film photography, reading

Class of 2022


Mohammad Masum Wiese, MD

Mohammad Masum Wiese, MD

Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family, playing soccer, eating pizza, watching stand-up comedy, and cooking/trying new foods.
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Kevin Vinokur, DO

Kevin Vinokur, DO

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy skiing, scuba diving, and spending time in the outdoors. I am an avid reader and also a huge Marvel fan, and have seen every movie on opening night. During my free evenings, I like to either go to bar trivia with my friends or host a board game night in my apartment.
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Jeremy Torrisi, MD

Jeremy Torrisi, MD

Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Playing and watching hockey, daydreaming about one day being the starting goalie for the Rangers, hiking, hanging with friends, trying new spots in the city, and vigorously defending New York City as the best city in the world.
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Charles Smith, MD

Charles Smith, MD

Hometown: Plano, Texas
Medical School: University of Texas Health at San Antonio
Hobbies/Interests: Exploring the city, music, going to concerts, and film (I managed a movie theater before med school!)
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Thomas Rhodes, DO

Thomas Rhodes, DO

Hometown: East Meadow, N.Y.
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Oseopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Anything athletic — I played lacrosse in college and love to be outdoors.
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Bruce Radachowsky, DO

Bruce Radachowsky, DO

Hometown: Danbury, Conn.
Medical School: Touro College of Oseopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, brunch, and comedy
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Dhaval Mehta, MD

Dhaval Mehta, MD

Hometown: Edison, N.J.
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching Netflix, hiking, learning new languages, and etymology
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Ryan Lesch, MD

Ryan Lesch, MD

Hometown: Apple Valley, Minn.
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Reading for fun, reading for studying, running, cross country skiing, trying new foods, traveling the world with my fiancé Stephanie, hitting the beach, trivia nights, cabin/lakehouse weekends in Minnesota, Mardi Gras, crawfish, and Jazz Fest.
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Ivy Le, MD

Ivy Le, MD

Hometown: Oakton, Va.
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Hobbies/Interests: Houseplants, trying new restaurants, and asking people if they're caught up on Game of Thrones
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Dara Khatib, MD

Dara Khatib, MD

Hometown: Potomac, Md.
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Scuba diving, brunching, excelling at fantasy football to compensate for my lack of proficiency in real life sports, being continuously let down by my Redskins/Wizards, and health policy.
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Waqar Khalid, DO

Waqar Khalid, DO

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, football, hiking, indoor rock climbing, weight lifting, anime, horror, action, and comedy movies, video games, and the piano. Interested in traveling, but more so in paying off these loans.
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Timothy Fong, DO

Timothy Fong, DO

Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
Medical School: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Bouldering, volleyball, basketball, and all Bay Area Sports Teams!
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Yonathan Estrella, MD

Yonathan Estrella, MD

Hometown: Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Weight-lifting, running, music, sports, and cooking
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