An excellent performance by our entire class of 2021 Internal medicine residents on the certifying exam of the American Board of Internal Medicine(ABIM).

Congrats to all who matched today (12/2/20) in the Medical Specialties Matching Program - internal medicine fellowships for appointment year 2021! 


Makeeha Zahid

Maleeha Zahid


Houston Methodist

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Tegveer Sandhu


Icahn School of Medicine

Mount Sinai

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Susel Ortega


Mount Sinai Beth Israel

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Rachel Gnanaprakasam

Infectious Diseases

Westchester Medical Center

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Angel DeLaCruz


Mount Sinai Morningside

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Iqra Nawaz


Stony Brook University

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Is-haq Malik


Barnes Jewish Hospital

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Aneesh Kumar

Sleep Medicine

Boston Medical Center

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Kamrun Naher


SUNY Downstate

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Barbara Bastien

Infectious Diseases

Westchester Medical Center

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Ayesha Siddiqa

Infectious Diseases


Vijay Are


University of Minnesota

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Salil Kulkarni

Pulmonary & Critical Care


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Faustina A. Lozada


University of Virginia

Covid-19 Related Publications (as of 10/26/20)


  •   Ronderos Botero DM, Omar AMS, Sun HK, Mantri N, Fortuzi K, Choi Y, Adrish M, Nicu M, Bella JN, Chilimuri S. COVID-19 in the Healthy Patient Population: Demographic and Clinical Phenotypic Characterization and Predictors of In- Hospital Outcomes. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 Sep 10:ATVBAHA120314845. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.314845. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32907371.
  •   de la Cruz A, Ashraf S, Vittorio TJ, Bella JN. COVID-19 and renin-angiotensin system modulators: what do we know so far? Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2020 Aug 31:1-6. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2020.1814143. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32842817.
  •     Hanif A, Khan S, Mantri N, Hanif S, Saleh M, Alla Y, Chinta S, Shrestha N, Ji W, Attwood K, Adrish M, Jain KR. Thrombotic complications and anticoagulation in COVID-19 pneumonia: a New York City hospital experience. Ann Hematol. 2020 Oct;99(10):2323-2328. doi: 10.1007/s00277-020-04216-x. Epub 2020 Aug 17. PMID: 32808105; PMCID: PMC7430929.
  •     Fortuzi K, Ghazanfar H, Haider A, Patel K, Patel M. Pulmonary Embolism in COVID-19 Pneumonia: Random Association or Causality? Cureus. 2020 Jun 29;12(6):e8900. doi: 10.7759/cureus.8900. PMID: 32742867; PMCID: PMC7389163.
  •     Chilimuri S, Sun H, Alemam A, Mantri N, Shehi E, Tejada J, Yugay A, Nayudu SK. Predictors of Mortality in Adults Admitted with COVID-19: Retrospective Cohort Study from New York City. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jul 8;21(4):779-784. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2020.6.47919. PMID: 32726241; PMCID: PMC7390589.
  •     Muhammad Adrish, Sridhar Chilimuri, Nikhitha Mantri, Haozhe Sun, Maleeha Zahid, Sudharsan Gongati, Ked Fortuzi, Abhishrut Pramod Jog, Pravish Purmessur and Ravish Singhal Association of smoking status with outcomes in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2020;7:e000716. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000716
  •     Is-haq O. Malik, Nida Ladiwala, Siddharth Chinta, Muhammad Khan, Komal Patel. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Induced Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis . Cureus 12(October 11, 2020): e10898. doi:10.7759/cureus.10898
  •     E. Shehi, D. Shin. M. Patel, N. Ali, M. Niazi Microthrombi on Skin Biopsy in a Patient with COVID-19. Accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  •     Sridhar Chilimuri, MD, Haozhe Sun, MD, Ahmed Alemam, MD, Kyoung-Sil Kang, PharmD, Peter Lao, PharmD, Nikhitha Mantri, MD, Lawrence Schiller, MS, RPH, Myroslava Sharabun, PharmD, Elona Shehi1, MD, Jairo Tejada, MD, Alla Yugay, MD, Suresh Kumar Nayudu, MD Tocilizumab Use in Patients with Moderate to Severe COVID-19: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

  • ​    T. Sandhu, A. Tieng, S. Chilimuri, G. Franchin. A case control study to evaluate the impact of colchicine on patients admitted to the hospital with moderate to severe COVID-19 infection. Accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology


  •     Hafsa Abbas, MBBS, MD, Harish Patel, MD, Ahmed Baiomi, MD, Nikhita Mantri, MD, Haozhe Sun, MD, Kishore Kumar, MD, Sridhar Chilimuri, MD The Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients. Poster accepted for presentation at American College of Gastroenterology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting and awarded the Presidential Poster Award

Graduating (pandemic) class of 2020


Tuesday, April 23 2019

Culinary medicine is an emerging field that teaches doctors to cook while also imparting practical nutrition information, and is defined as “a new evidence-based field in medicine that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine.”

~ The New York Times, May 22, 2018

As physicians themselves aren’t typically the best models for nutrition — long hours and on-the-run meals are common — bringing doctors into the kitchen may also be a way to encourage self-care as well, both through the mindfulness inherent in food preparation and the consumption of wholesome foods.

~ The New York Times, May 22, 2018

It's a cooking class, and the organizers hope that it helps teach young doctors how to plan ad cook nutritious meals so they can better advise patients on healthy eating.

"If doctors know how to eat, cook better and make healthier choices they will be ambassadors of healthy eating to their patients,"

"Primary-care doctors are at the front line of this battle against obesity,". "Unfortunately, we're never taught about nutrition. There's two hours of training in our medical schools and, on top of that, we're never taught how to counsel about nutrition." ~ The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 11, 2010

Friday, April 5 2019

Inaugural Medicine Bowl.

The Department of Medicine held the inaugural Medicine Bowl in the Cardiology Conference room on Thursday April 4, 2019. The Medicine Bowl is a jeopardy model quizzing game where teams come together to compete against one another for high scores. The teams are comprised of Medicine house-staff across all PGYs.

Dr. Suresh Nayudu (Associate Program Director - Medicine) acted as quiz master.

The winning team was “AMIGOS”.


Pre-game Tailgate
"Team Awesome"
final scoreboard
"Girls + 1"
Congratulations to the 
class of 2019 who are now board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).