The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Meet Our Residents: PGY1

Nivia Acosta, M.D.

BS: Johns Hopkins University

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

I chose Einstein mainly for the people - the facutly, fellow residents, and patients. I wanted to work with patients and within a department that challenged me to be at my best and fostered me to ask questions and learn. Additionally the patients in the Bronx are a great population to work with.

 
 
 

Faina Gelman, M.D.

BA: Stony Brook University

MD: Stony Brook University

I did a subinternship in GynOnc and I was impressed by the variety of friendly and caring residents and attendings, the diverse population in need of intricate management, and the educational environment. It felt like the right fit for me; when I returned for my interview I saw the friendly faces all over again and it once more assured me that this is the program I want to be a part of.

 
 
 

Natasha Irving, M.P.H., M.D.

BA: Johns Hopkins University

MPH (Master of Public Health): Tufts University School of Medicine Public Health and Professional Degree Programs

MD: Tufts University School of Medicine

I chose Einstein because I wanted to be a part of a residency program that would allow me to provide comprehensive care to a diverse patient population. I believe the environment at Einstein will help me to become a confident and well-rounded OB-Gyn through training that acknowledges the complex nature of caring for women throughout all stages of their lives.

 
 
 

Hannah Janoowalla, M.D.

BS: Brandeis University  

MD: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

I chose Einstein because of the incredibly diverse patient population, myriad global health opportunities and amazing fellow residents. When I visited, I felt a warm sense of camraderie and mutual respect between the residents, and that we shared common values and interests and I would really fit in well here.

 
 
 

Jessica Jou, M.S., M.D.

BS: National Tsing Hua University/ UC Berkeley

MS: University of California San Diego

MD: Tufts University School of Medicine

I chose Einstein because I wanted to be part of a hard-working group of physicians who received rigorous clinical training. It is a privilege to learn from and take care of patients in the Bronx. The residents and faculty were also extremely welcoming and kind. And when you are not in the hospital, you get to enjoy all that New York has to offer!

 
 
 

Benedict Landgren Mills, M.D.

BS: Brown University  

MD: Brown University

I came to Einstein because they showed a mindset of taking responsibility for the health of the community. As a bonus, the morning lecture on the day of my interview was on expanding post-partum IUD insertion -- what's not to love?

 
 
 

Meghana Limaye, M.D.

BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

MD: University of Pennsylvania

I chose Einstein because I was really impressed with the residents and the excellent quality training that you get here. I was also excited about the global health opportunities available.

 
 
 

Wendy Leung, M.D.

BA: Vassar College  

MD: SUNY Stony Brook University

When applying for residency, I was looking for a program that would adequately prepare me to become a proficient OB/GYN. After doing my sub-internship, I was certain that Albert Einstein would be the best place to accomplish that. The residents encounter and manage a diverse group of patients and diseases under the supervision of attendings who are eager to teach. As I watch my senior residents take on more independent roles, I look forward to the development of my own skills as an OB/GYN.

 
 
 

Stephen Li, M.D.

BA: Baylor University  

MD: Baylor College of Medicine

When I interviewed at Einstein, I immediately knew that it would be a wonderful place to train. From the administrative staff to the faculty to the residents, each and every individual were fantastic. In addiiton, the program has a very strong Gyn Onc presence, which is something I am very interested in. Ultimately, Einstein not only provides great medical care and services to an underserved population, but it also provides excellent education for its residents.

 
 
 

Marilena Petti, M.S., M.D.

BS: Fordham University

MS: Drexel University

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Einstein was my first choice for a number of reasons, including exposure to a diverse patient population with varying pathology, access to the newest technologies and academic minds, camaraderie between the residents, and attending accessibility. The major deciding factor for me, however, was that Einstein felt like home and I was comforted in the fact that I would be part of an institution that not only challenges its physicians daily, but also supports them like a family member.

 
 
 

Joseph Pincus, M.D.

BS: Brandeis University  

MD: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

I chose Einstein because I wanted to be in a program that focused on resident education and provided phenomenal clinical training.  I found that Einstein was a place where residents were given tremendous autonomy so that the clinical realm became a critical part of the resident learning.  The program also provided the opportunity to train in a place that cared for an underserved population.

 
 
 

Sadia Sahabi, M.D.

BS: SUNY Geneseo  

MD: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

For residency training, I was really looking for place with a vibrant academic environment, cultural diversity, and serving an underserved patient population with passion. For these reasons, there was no better place for me to train than here at Einstein!

 
 
 

Sahar Zaghi, M.D.

BA: Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University  

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

As a medical student at Einstein I had the opportunity of observing the residency program closely during my rotations and the ability to compare it to other programs as I interviewed. I knew that coming to Einstein would ensure that I graduate with confidence to practice having received the most exposure and experience possible in residency.

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