Department of Pathology News

2016-2017 Residents and Fellows

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

Location: Moses

2016 Group Residents Fellows 






S Cameron
Sophie Cameron
Gregory Dickinsonre
Gregory Dickinson
J Schultz
Jason Schultz
Stacia Semple
Xi Zhang
Xi Zhang
Joseph Burt
Joseph Burt (PSYF)


Jeffrey Ahlstedt
Jeffrey Ahlstedt
Shaomin Hu
Shaomin Hu
Jack Jacob
Jack Jacob
Ziena Khairy
Ziena Khairy
Sigfred Lajara
Sigfred Lajara
Priyanka Patil
Priyanka Patil


Rosemari DiDonato
Rosemarie DiDonato
Ivo Francischetti
Rita Gupta
Ritu Gupta
Hugo Kaneku
Sabrine Racine-Brzostek


Evan Himchak
Chief Resident
Etan Marks
Chief Resident
Lauren McL
Lauren McLemore

Gloria RR
Gloria Ramos-Rivera
Chief Resident
Elizabeth Stuart R
Elizabeth Stuart Richards



S Gera
Shweta Gera
Seema Khutti
M Casey
Michael Casey
Michelle Gatica-Torres
Michelle Gatica-Torres
Akki Ashwan Gi Liver
Ashwan Akki,
Maheen Hossain
Maheen Hossain
m eskandari
Mohammad Eskandari
F Massimi
Farzana Massimi, MD
Molecular Genetics
Tianhua GuoCrooped
Yumei Fu, MD
Women's Health



Kirsten Fleming  Kirsten Fleming
Ari  Ari Leifer, MD
Cytopathology Fellow
Private practice group, Atlanta, GA
SMaleki  Sarah Maleki, MD
Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, NY
Cytopathology Fellow
Oncological surgical pathology fellowship, Memorial Sloan Cancer Center
Larissa Chismar  Larissa Chismar, MD
Dermatopathology Fellow
Olena Dorokhova  Olena Korokhova, MD
Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, NY
Dermatopathology Fellow
bivin2  William Bivin, MD
GI Liver Fellow
Assistant Professor and Head of Gastrointestinal Pathology, University of Missouri Health Systems
Gordana Katava2  Gordana Katava, MD
Hematopathology Fellow
Rutgers New Jersy Medical School to complete AP/CP Residency training.
Ronald Rice  Ronald Rice, MD
Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center
Hematopathology Fellow
Women's Health Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center
  Nilufer Inamdar, MD
Molecular Genetics
harmon  Bryan Harmon, MD
Women's Health Fellow Attending Pathologist, Montefiore Medical Center


Jeffrey Arnold  Jeffrey Arnold, MD
2014 Cytopathology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvannia;
2015 Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Monica Chung  Monica Chung, MD
2014 Breast Pathology Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston;
2015 Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC
Olena Dorokhova, MD  Olena Dorokhova, MD
Dermatopatholgy Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center
Kenneth Friedman  Kenneth Friedman, MD
2014 Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship, Rhode Island Hospital (Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University), Providence, RI;
2015 Surgical Pathology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Randin Nelson  Randin Nelson, MD
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Sanjita  Sanjita Ravishankar
2014 Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology, Women and Infant's Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital (Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University), Providence, RI;
2015 Surgical Pathology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Sophia rodriquez  Sophia Rodriquez, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellowship, New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque



Esther Adler  Esther Adler, MD
Patholgist and cytopathology director at Kings County Hospital Center and Assistant Professor at Downstate University.
Laleh Hakim  Laleh Hakima, MD
Residency, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO


Jennifer Vickers  Jennifer Vickers, MD
Faculty position at UT Southwestern Dermatology, Austin, Texas
Jessica Mercer  Jessica Mercer, MD
Private practice, Gwinnett Dermatology, Atlanta GA
Andrea Chakrapani  Andrea Chakrapani, MD 


Shilpa  Shilpa Jain, MD
Attending pathologist at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.


Hong Chen  Hong Cheng, MD
Attending pathologist with Meridian Program, a private practice in New Jersey.
Yanang Fang  Yanan Fang, MD 


DaQuong ma  Deqiong Ma, MD
Clinical Cytogenetics Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center


yinhang  Yinghua Pang, MD
Attending pathologist at Woodhull Hospital, Brooklyn


Ekatarina  Ekaterina Castano, MD
Renal/GU Fellowship, Yale University
Ari2  Aaron Leifer, MD
General Oncologic Pathology Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cytology Fellowship, Montefiore
Jessica Niakin  Jessica Niakan, MD
Surgical Pathology and Breast Pathology
Fellowships, Mount Sinai
Anita Singh  Anita Singh, MD
Surgical Pathology and Soft Tissue Fellowships
MD Anderson, Houston, TX



Xiu Yang  Xiu Yang, MD
Attending Pathologist
University of Louisville, KY
Cole  Adam Cole, MD
Attending Pathologist
Montefiore Medical Center


Rosmanrev  Ilana Rosman, MD 
Thai Ly Yen  Thai Ly Yen, MD
Alexis Young  Alexis Young, MD 


Jonathan Chow  Jonathan Chow, MD
Attending Pathologist
Brooklyn Hospital
Weiji Li  Weiji Li, MD
Attending Pathologist
Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO


Katherine Downey  Katherine Downey, MD
South Shore Hospital, MA


Esther Adler  Esther Adler, MD
Cytopathology Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center


Esther Adler, MD
Women's Health Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center

Adam Cole, MD
Cytopathology Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center

Janice Diaz-Cavalliery, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellowship, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York Program

Kristin Ware, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellowship, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, TX


Julian Arce, MD
Attending Pathologist, Long Island College Hospital

Sarah Frost, MD
Pathology Fellow, Mount Sinai Hospital

Christopher A. D'Angelis, MD
Attending Pathologist, University at Buffalo Pathologists, Inc.

Melinda R. Mohr, MD
Attending Pathologist, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Marc Meulener, MD

GI Liver
Yusheng Han, MD
University of Minnesota

Rekha Bhat, MD

Donghong Cai, MD, PhD
Attending Pathologist, University at Buffalo Pathologists, Inc.

Surgical Pathology
Bella Graber, MD
Cytology Fellow, Syracuse University

Women's Health
Xiaoqing O'Leary, MD, PhD

Recent News 


NYC Viral Hepatitis Research Symposium 

Two-Year Clinical Molecular Genetics & Cytogenetics Fellowship Approved  


mark-suhrlandMark Suhrland, MD, Blogs about See, Test & Treat and the Pathologist’s Expanding Role in Community-Based Healthcare 



AdamColeTiffanyHeberExciting Changes  to Our Pathology Residency Program! 



ABaldwinCharting Her Own Course: From Navy Flight Surgeon to First-Year Pathology Resident 


kh-rameshBangalore to the Bronx: The Making of a Clinical and Molecular Cytogeneticist 


Awards, Honors & Appointments

moshe-sadofsky Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD, receives two prestigious excellence-in-teaching awards.   

Dr. Sadofsky has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Basic Science Teaching. The faculty-nominated award recognizes a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher and leader in basic science education for Einstein medical students.  Read More 


amanda-beck Amanda Beck, DVM, DACVPhas received the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) 2017 Samuel W. Thompson Lectureship AwardRead More 


kh-ramesh KH Ramesh, PhDwas the keynote speaker at the 5th International Breast Cancer and Pathology Conference, held in Miami, FL, in April. His topic: “Treatment Implications of HER2 Genetic Heterogeneity Detected by FISH Testing of Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer.” Dr. Ramesh was an invited presenter at the 2nd Indian Cancer Congress held in Bangalore, India, in November 2017.  Read More 


moshe-sadofskyMoshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Pathology. 



DrKarabakhtsianRouzan G. Karabakhtsian, MD,  PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Pathology.  



kh-rameshKH Ramesh, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Pathology.  





Shweta Gera, MD, Randin Nelson, MD, and Jennifer Oliver-Krasinski, MD attain the rank of Assistant Professor of Pathology.  Read More 

AColantaAgnes Colanta, MDjoined the Department of Pathology, Division of Cytology, in April. Dr. Colanta holds a dual appointment as full-time attending physician at Montefiore and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Read More 

Nicole AnayannisNicole Anayannis, PhDhas been appointed as a Research Fellow in the laboratory of her mentor, Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD, Professor and University Chair of Pathology at Montefiore Einstein.Read More 


Congratulations to Our Newly Minted PhDs and Graduating Residents and Fellows! Click here to view. 



Experimental pathology aims to define disease in terms of fundamental molecular and cellular processes. Research in our Department is focused on critical issues in multiple disease classes. Areas of focus include 

Research in each of these areas is highly interactive, and the Department strives for a collegial atmosphere in which collaborations can flourish. This effort is conducted through a variety of department-level activities, including regular meetings to discuss work in progress and a departmental retreat at which students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and faculty all have opportunity to present and discuss their research.

Research Funding Program

The Department of Pathology has established a research funding program to encourage residents and fellows to participate in clinical pilot research projects. Up to $2,000 will be awarded per research project, for projects of up to two years in duration.

Research Faculty

Amanda Beck, DVM 

Geoffrey Childs, PhD 

Joan W. Berman, PhD 

Mahalia Desruisseaux, MD, PhD 

Amy Fox, MD  

David Fooksman, PhD  

Rachel Hazan, PhD 

Lawrence Herbst, DVM, PhD 

Huan Huang, MD 

Sunhee C. Lee, MD  

Fernando Macian, MD, PhD 

Maja Oktay, MD, PhD 

Harry Ostrer, MD 

Thomas J. Ow, MD 

Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD 

Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD 

Laura Santambrogio, MD, PhD 

Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD 

Herbert Tanowitz, MD 

Louis Weiss, MD 

Upcoming Departmental Events – Mark Your Calendar!


Residents & Fellows Class of 2018 Graduation – Weds., June 6;
6:30 p.m. Westchester Country Club, Harrison, NY
Contact Maria DelPonte, Event Coordinator, at 

Pathology Department Annual Retreat – Thurs., June 7
10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Marina del Rey, Bronx, NY

Guest Speaker:
Serena Spudich, MD, MA
Professor of Neurology Division Chief, Neurological Infection & Global Neurology
Co-director, Center for Neuroepidemiology & Clinical Neurobiological Research
Yale University
For more information, please contact: Barbara Groszewski, Event Coordinator, at 10

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