Class of 2021





Adrian Aurrecoechea

  • Hometown: Hialeah, FL
  • Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: I love sailing, photo, food aesthetics, travel/wanderlust, indoor plants
  • Why SUNY/Kings: Diverse colleagues & population, mission-driven, tools to work in any EM setting afterwards
  Tareq Azad

  • Hometown: South Jersey / Philly
  • Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Love traveling, outdoor activities, movie buff, exploring new foods, Netflix binging
  • Why SUNY/Kings: Some of the most supportive faculty and co-residents around, you’ll come out of the program a clinical monster

 Noah Berland

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • BSE: Electrical Engineering CWRU
  • MS: Electrical Engineering Columbia University
  • Medical School: NYU SoM
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: I Bake, Brew, Bike, Weld, Take Photos, and Teach People to use Naloxone
  • Why SUNY/Kings: The People, Whether our Patients or the Amazing Faculty and Residents, No Where else can you make such a difference, and Brooklyn, there is no where else as Amazing, and I’ve been around the block

 Angela Graham Cai

  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC!
  • Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill MD/MBA, Blue Devil for life
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Cooking, coffee, traveling, hanging out with husband who splits time in CT for grad school
  • Why SUNY/Kings: because we recruit and produce clinical and system leaders in EM, who you are happy to work with at 4am

 Priscilla Chao

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Yoga, lounging in the sun, trying new eats and cocktails (hence the photo), bookaholic
  • Why SUNY/Kings: the people – the patients, the faculty and the residents!

Smruti Desai

  • Hometown: Mumbai, Virgin Islands, Boston
  • Medical School: TouroCOM-NY
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Travel, reading, writing, cooking (sorry, i misspelled eating), biking, hiking, hanging with my awesome co-interns
  • Why SUNY/Kings: This program empowers you to be an advocate for yourself and your patients.
   Jordan Dow

  • Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Medical School: Georgetown SOM
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Morehouse Undergrad, Former ER Scribe, Former Middle School Teacher, Currently Known as Good Hands #2 (after Rushabh), Big on Bikes, Black Literature and Bed-Stuy
  • Why SUNY/Kings: awesome patient population, and I can bike everywhere

 Bryan Flores

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate COM
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: basketball, tennis (table and life-size), awkward dancing, amateur shower singing, wanderlusting
  • Why SUNY/Kings: home sweet home, great clinical training, blessed with the best group of co-interns ever! (except Tareq)

 Stacey Frisch

  • Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein COM
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Lover of the great outdoors, thirsty for travel, shameless dancer, Yelp Elite foodie (and strict poulitarian)
  • Why SUNY/Kings:

 Chris Hanuscin

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: Tulane Undergrad and UCLA/Charles R Drew SOM
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Family-oriented, Sports, Exercising, Dancing, Boozy Brunch!!!
  • Why Kings/SUNY: Diverse residents/faculty with a wide range of pathology in grateful patients

 Sharland Johnson

  • Hometown: Kingston, JA
  • Medical School: Hofstra Northwell SOM on LI
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts:I love travelling, reading and watching movies, especially good sci-fi!
  • Why Kings/SUNY: I loved the people here, there was a sense of support and fun that I didn’t see anywhere else!

 Chris Lim

  • Hometown: Horsham, PA (philly suburb)
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Former EMT, weightlifting, biking (casually), flag football, petting other people’s dogs, rick and morty
  • Why SUNY/Kings: Brooklyn, patient population, challenge

Hannah Moreira

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: I enjoy soccer, dancing, traveling, and health policy/advocacy
  • Why SUNY/Kings: High volume, diversity of patients and staff and the ability to effectively advocate for yourself, colleagues and patients

 Annette Mueller

  • Hometown: I’m from a cute little town in Bavaria, Germany (that’s where the beer was born)
  • Medical School: DOWNSTATE!
  • Hobbies/Fun Fact: I’m spending every minute I have with my 4 year old son Maxi. Before med school, I had a first career in management consulting … and I worked as a waitress and bartender in Tokyo
  • Why SUNY/Kings: was my #1 because I liked how diverse, hands on, supportive AND challenging it is

 Gina Pan

  • Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
  • Medical School: Keck SOM of the University of Southern California
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Love traveling, hiking, watching football and basketball (Vikings and Twolves fan for life), brunch. I’ve been to 40 of the 50 states
  • Why SUNY/Kings: county, diverse patient population, awesome residents

 Naomi Rachel Rebollo

  • Hometown: San Juan, PR
  • Medical School: University of Puerto Rico SOM
  • Hobbies: Tiny happy human. Wiener dog obsessed. Lover of naps, coffee, nature and travel.
  • Why SUNY/Kings: After hurricane Maria hit my country, everyone has been crazy supportive. 🙂 We really take care of each other.

 Rushabh Shah

  • Hometown: Ramsey, NJ
  • Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Hiking and generally being outdoors, eating tacos, and ogling at dogs I don’t own (…yet). Backpacked solo for five weeks before the start of residency
  • Why this SUNY/Kings: Because it breeds clinical excellence and leaders in an underserved population in the best city in the universe. And the residents rock.

 John Riggins Jr

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: musician, traveling,foodie, beatboxing, club/bar/lounge attendee,enjoying life to the fullest! Born at Kings County Hospital!
  • Why SUNY/Kings- No greater way to give back to my community and become a “Clinical Monster” simultaneously; the most diverse residency program anyone will see anywhere in any specialty

 Sophia Sharifali

  • Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Weightlifting, Cooking, painting (watercolors mostly), trivia, going to stand-up comedy shows
  • Why SUNY/Kings: County program, diverse population and resident group, experienced and humble faculty, great group of coresidents

Ray Tan

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Photography + exploration of food and drinks
  • Why SUNY/Kings: Stayed at Downstate/KCHC to get the best residency training

 Matthew Turner

  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Hobbies/Fun Facts: Hiking, fishing, hanging at the beach, playing sports
  • Why SUNY/Kings: