Meet the Residents

Meet the Residents

Rachel Alison Lim Chan, DORachel Alison Lim Chan, DO, born and raised in the Garden State, is graduating from NYITCOM having completed her BS in Exercise Science and Sport Studies at Rutgers, New Brunswick where the State University is located.  Among her volunteer and community service includes participating in the annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Manhattan and in the medical school’s TOUCH service program, which honored her with Silver Grade recognition. She helped found and remains active in Alpha Omega Alpha, a professional and social sorority promoting female engineers and technology scientists. Doctor Chan was also a biology and calculus tutor as an undergraduate. Her interests include Korean skin care (though I don’t know what that is), coffee, Broadway theater, blackjack and hiking. She speaks Chinese.

Dr. Malcolm Forbes Completing his BS double major in biology and chemistry from American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he received the Most Outstanding Player Award in track and field, Dr. Malcolm Forbes recently graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. He completed a research internship at NYU Bellevue Medical Center in Manhattan and worked as an EMT and ED technician at Franklin Hospital. Doctor Forbes interests include running (He was captain of AIC’s track and field team for three years), hiking, and repurposing objects into home décor and furniture.

Dr. Matthew Meier A fresh graduate from LECOM, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Matthew Meier double majored in biology and geochemistry at Binghamton University, part of our SUNY system. While at LECOM, he was Vice President of its Military Medicine Club and has been active in hockey and remains, when time permits, to referee or coach. His other interests include football, golf, baseball, cooking, and obstacle races.

Gurpreet Sarwan, DO Originally from Queens and now from Smithtown, Gurpreet Sarwan, DO, is a recent graduate of Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the New York Society of Physical Rehabilitation, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Doctor Sarwan obtained his BA in economics from SBU where he was on the Dean’s List, a research assistant, and the Vice President of its Global Medical Brigades, which brought him to Honduras, Ghana, and Nicaragua. His interests include playing basketball, hiking, biking, travel, and his pet Quaker parrot and golden retriever. He speaks Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.  

Our Alumni

The Class of 2019

  • Brian Daniel Ballard, DO, is returning to his native The Great Lakes State, Michigan, to begin his internal medicine residency.
  • Katlin Davitt, DO, will begin her OB/GYN residency in West Islip at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Christine Lurie, DO, is joining the OBGYN residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
  • Jonathan Solaimanzadeh, DO, was accepted into South’s first internal medicine class as a first-year
  • Michael Villongco, DO will also continue here having joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  South Nassau Program Family Medicine

The Class of 2018

  • Indranil Bhattacharya, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Joshian Estevez, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Andrea LaRosa, DO: Bayonne Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Bayonne, NJ.
  • David Portnoy, DO: Jamaica Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Jamaica, NY.
  • Anju Punchamannil, DO: Applying for her NYS medical license and exploring a wide range of career options

The Class of 2017

  • David Ayad, DO: Staten Island University Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, Staten Island, NY
  • Eliran Bracha, DO: Bay State Medical Center’s Anesthesiology Residency Program, Springfield, MA.
  • Zachary Herrmann, DO: John Peter Smith Hospital’s Psychiatry Residency Program, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Wildys Rosario, DO: New York City’s Health & Hospital’s Coney Island Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Lite Wu, DO, MPH: Nassau University Medical Center’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, East Meadow, NY.

The Class of 2016

  • Daniel Giangrasso, DO: New York University’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, New York, NY.
  • Catelyn Halusic, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s OBGYN Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Scott Parrotta, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Donatella Pavel, DO: Norwalk Hospital’s Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Norwalk, CT.
  • Leah Sutton, DO: Newark Beth Israel’s Medical Center’s OBGYN Residency Program, Newark, NJ.

The Class of 2015

  • Grace Greer, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Mary Ann Joseph, DO: South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Oceanside, NY.
  • Amy Parikh, DO: Westchester Medical Center’s Psychiatry Residency Program, Valhalla, NY.
  • Tomasz Podobinski, DO: University of Texas’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Houston, TX.
  • Kelly Tuveson, DO: Pediatric Residency in New Jersey
  • Charles Wenzel, DO: Private practice in Colorado

The Class of 2014

  • Samantha Benjamin, DO: The Sinai Hospital of Baltimore’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Baltimore, MD.
  • Ray Lee, DO: Psychiatry Residency.
  • Letora Washington, DO: Saint John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Far Rockaway, NY.
  • Akash Patel, DO: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Harlem Residency in Family Medicine Program, New York, NY.
  • Dipesh Patel, DO: Arnot Ogden Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Elmira, NY.
  • Zarna Shah, DO: Nassau University Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, East Meadow, NY.
From the Program Director

From the Program Director

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Application Information

Application Information

We are looking for highly-motivated, intelligent, and empathetic people with a strong commitment to osteopathic medicine....

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Our Program

Our Program

Our Transitional Year Residency began February 2014 (formerly known as Traditional Rotating Internship)...

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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Education

At South Nassau, osteopathic principles and practice are emphasized throughout your training...

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Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty of South Nassau's Transitional Year Residency...

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FAQ

FAQ

Our patient population is very diverse. Our residents have their continuity clinic...

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Meet the Residents

Meet the Residents

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