Medical Education

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program

Meet Our Residents

PGY-1 Class


Kiara Blough, DO

Kiara Blough, DO

Rocky Vista University

Dr. Blough grew up outside of Boston, but has spent the last 10 years in Denver, CO where she obtained her medical degree from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Along with her clinical roles, she is a health policy nerd, a patient advocate, and is committed to combatting disparities in our health care system. Outside of work, she enjoys coffee shops, breweries, and live music. In her off time, she escapes to the mountains to recharge by rock climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing, and snowboarding! She loves the energy and diversity of Brooklyn and is excited to start as an intern!

Erin Caraher, MD

Erin Caraher, MD

New York Medical College

Dr. Caraher grew up in Massapequa, NY. She went to the University of Pittsburgh for undergrad and earned her medical degree from New York Medical College. In her free time you can find her at the beach, snowboarding, working out or spending time with her friends and family.

Katherine Ida “KI” Halper, MD

Katherine Ida “KI” Halper, MD

Ben Gurion University

Dr. Halper grew up just over the bridge in Manhattan. She went to undergrad at Wesleyan University and after graduating spent time abroad teaching in Thailand. She then made the leap overseas again to get her MD in Israel at Ben Gurion University. When she has time off she loves to watch movies, eat sushi, go to Broadway musicals, and bake banana bread.

Stanislas Monfront, MD

Stanislas Monfront, MD

New York Medical College

Dr. Monfront was born into a French family and grew up in London, UK. He came to the states in 2009. He obtained his BA from Williams College and his medical degree from New York Medical College. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing board games, reading for his Sci-Fi book club, or biking around NYC. He’s usually seen with his cat Pamplemousse!

Ilya Peregudov, MD

Ilya Peregudov, MD

Kyrgyz-Russian State University

Dr. Peregudov was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and obtained his medical degree from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavonic University with honors. He then obtained a medical license and practiced obstetrics and gynaecology until 2018 when he relocated to the US. Dr. Peregudov enjoys cooking, baking and outdoor activities. In his free time you can find him lifting at the gym or running! Having 2019’s Brooklyn Half Marathon as his most recent achievement!

PGY-2 Class


Natalie Harris, MD

Natalie Harris, MD

Rush University

Dr. Harris grew up in Miami, Florida and went to University of Michigan where she majored in biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience, worked as a first aid responder, and taught Spanish through the Ann Arbor Language Partnership. She obtained her MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago, where she served as class co-president. In her free time she enjoys meditation, live music, hip hop dance, travel, hiking, and astrology.

Rachel McKean, MD

Rachel McKean, MD

University of Miami

Dr. McKean is from Shohola, PA. She went to undergrad at University of Miami and got her MD and Masters in Public Health from University of Miami. In her free time she likes working out, watching football, and escaping the city to be in nature. Her favorite thing about this residency program is spending time with her co-residents in and outside of the hospital.

Ahmed Saleh, MD

Ahmed Saleh, MD

Weill Cornell at Qatar

Dr. Saleh was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Doha. He obtained his medical degree from Weill Cornell in Qatar and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He enjoys traveling and has been to 35+ countries!

Jing Ye, MD

Jing Ye, MD

New York University

Dr. Ye grew up in China and Canada, went to undergrad at University of Toronto for Neurosciences, and attended medical school at New York University. Favorite pastimes include travel, food, board games, hockey, using the word “labor” in every note, and hanging out with her cat Nola!

PGY-3 Class


Farah Al Sayyed, MD

Farah Al Sayyed, MD

Weill Cornell at Qatar

Dr. Al Sayyed is Palestinian, born and raised in Kuwait, and graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar. She is a huge conversationalist, movie and Broadway enthusiast.

Hannah Lategan, MD

Hannah Lategan, MD

University of Queensland

Dr. Lategan was born in Switzerland, but spent most of her time growing up in a small town outside of Boston, MA. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology from Syracuse University. She then went to receive her MD from University of Queensland in Brisbane, AU and spent substantial time doing clinical rotations in New Orleans, LA. When she’s not at the hospital, you can find her lifting at the gym, socializing with friends, exploring the outdoors or traveling the world. Most importantly, she loves her family and her dog Charlie!

Nicolette Reese, MD

Nicolette Reese, MD

University of Queensland

Dr. Reese is a proud University of Queensland graduate who loves traveling, public health advocacy, live New Orleans jazz and snowboarding. When she’s not carrying a wide assortment of pagers at work, you can find her exploring all that NYC has to offer. One day, she hopes to utilize all the skills she has learned in residency by helping out with local health initiatives in various remote locations around the world.

Sara Valentino, DO

Sara Valentino, DO

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Valentino is from Wantagh, New York. She completed her undergrad education at SUNY Binghamton, and earned her medical degree at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her free time she enjoys crafting, spending time with family, and watching terrible reality TV.

PGY-4 Class


Nadeem Haque, MD

Nadeem Haque, MD

St. George's University

Dr. Haque grew up just outside of Boston. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, followed by a medical degree from St. George’s School of Medicine. Although not included on his CV, his most proficient skill is his impersonations. In his free time, he enjoys socializing with friends, spending time with his family, and exploring new cities.

Victoria Hastings, DO

Victoria Hastings, DO

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Hastings grew up in Westchester, NY. She completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis where she also obtained an MPH. She received her DO degree and a Master of Science at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hastings greatest joy in life is her daughter who was lucky enough to be born into an amazingly supportive residency program!! Baby aside, she also has a workout hobby and loves to cook.

Taryn Heyman, MD

Taryn Heyman, MD

University of Queensland

Dr. Heyman was born in Ridgefield, CT. She completed her undergraduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She then went to complete her medical studies at the University of Queensland in Australia where she obtained her MD. Dr. Heyman is a travel and workout enthusiast. She enjoys barre classes and loves her cat!

Rahil Patel, MD

Rahil Patel, MD

St. George's University

Dr. Patel hails from Los Angeles, CA. He completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and obtained his medical degree from St. George’s School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is our program’s ball of sunshine!