Dr. Adhami was born and raised in Albania, and is a graduate of Tirana University. She has been living in Kingston for the past 4 years, and has come to love the area. The picturesque Catskills merging into the Hudson River often reminds her of home. She feels that it’s a great place to raise kids and offers a lot of outdoor activities. The most important thing that made her seek the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program is the provision of healthcare to all patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
Dr. Antunez is a graduate of Ross University Medical School. He has a strong interest in Primary Care, especially for the traditionally underserved communities. He came to the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency because he wanted to be close to NYC, and have the opportunity to enjoy the multiple outdoor activities year-round that the Mid-Hudson Valley has to offer. Dr. Antunez speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and French.
Dr. Celestin was born and raised in Haiti and is a graduate of Universite D’état D’Haiti. She spent one year in social residency in the Haiti countryside and worked there for a few years afterward. Dr. Celestin has a strong interest in geriatric patient care and the underserved population. In her free time she enjoys biking, reading and spending time with her family.
Dr. Nasta was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is a graduate of St. Matthews Medical School in Grand Cayman. Dr. Nasta chose the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program because of its scenic location and community feel. He feels that the main strengths of the program are its strong emphasis on teaching, and its understanding of the needs of the community. Dr. Nasta is primarily interested in Sports Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine. In his free time, Anil enjoys movies, watching college basketball, running, philosophy, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Dr. Pinnamaneni was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and grew up Brooklyn, NY and Tampa, FL. He is a 2011 graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is interested in international and preventive medicine. He believes the residency does an excellent job of promoting community health and caring for the underserved. In his free time, Susruth likes to watch basketball and football, ski, travel and spend time with his family and friends.
Marta Sanchez started her career for medicine at a young age by volunteering at local hospitals and hospice. She completed her undergraduate at California State University Long Beach with a B.S. in Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. Her pursuit into the medical field led her to Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco. Her Pre-Internship studies were completed through the NYMC at Kingston and Benedictine Hospitals in Kingston, New York. From there she completed a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. Finally she has found what she loves to do pursuing a life and career directed toward Family Medicine. In her spare time she likes to cook, go out with her family, and aspires to learn a 3rd language.
Dr. Toth graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2011. She has a strong interest in Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program attracted her because of its perfect balance of rural and urban patients, the Family Medicine centered unopposed hospital, the beautiful scenery of the Hudson Valley, and the personable, kind, and dedicated faculty and staff. The faculty’s varied interests and approachable nature made her confident that she could find mentors in all areas of Family Medicine, and that she would be introduced to aspects about the field which she still has yet to learn.
Dr. Ursitti is a 2011 Graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is from Carmel, New York. Dr. Ursitti enjoys learning in a community program and has a strong interest in Women’s Health and Maternity Care. Kristina loves the Mid-Hudson Valley’s beautiful scenery and outdoor activities.
Dr. Zeccola is a 2011 graduate of the Medical University of the Americas. He came to the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency because of the proximity to where he grew up. He feels that it’s a progressive program which is growing and constantly improving.
Rosemin Alimohammad, MD (Kingston Family Health Center)
Dr. Alimohammad was born in Winnipeg, Canada, but lived most of her life in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Saba University School of Medicine and also has a Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas. Dr. Alimohammad enjoys volunteering and has spent several weekends serving in hospitals and clinics in Houston. She feels Family Medicine is most fulfilling as it exposes one to all aspects of medicine. In Family Medicine, one is opened to a broad array of cases and such a learning experience is very rewarding.
Mary Benoy, MD (Kingston Family Health Center)
Jincy Cherian, DO (Kingston Family Health Center)
Dr. Cherian grew up as a Bronx/Long Island hybrid. She spent half of her early days in the Parkchester area of the Bronx and the rest of her pre-residency days in Nassau County on Long Island. She was enrolled in an accelerated Bachelors of Science/Doctor of Osteopathy program through the New York Institute of Technology and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Family Medicine exposes her to a huge range of people and pathologies and the diversity of the medicine is the most exciting part for her. She found The Mid Hudson Family Medicine program offers really comprehensive training in family medicine while still caring about its residents like they’re a part of the family.
Ben McLaughlin, DO (Kingston Family Health Center)
Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Dr. McLaughlin graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Developmental and Organismal Biology before continuing on to medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed a year of training in Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina before shifting his attention to a career in primary care. Ben holds the belief that the treatment of illness is best achieved with the promotion of health in addition to the fighting of disease. The holistic and integrated approach to medicine practiced at the Institute for Family Health in Kingston provides the ideal setting to continue his training. The opportunity to serve the community he grew up in makes it better still.
Sritha Rajupet, MD (Kingston Family Health Center)
Graduated from St. Matthews University School of Medicine, Dr. Rajupet had completed an Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research Fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital before starting her training at the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program. Sritha grew up in Upstate NY where she finds her passion for Family Medicine. She enjoys the full spectrum of practice from delivering a newborn to managing the elderly and every day seems to have variety in her practice.
Adeel Syed Rehman, MD (Ellenville Family Health Center)
Amika Reynolds, MD (New Paltz Family Health Center)
Masood Saeed, MD (Kingston Family Health Center)
Nadia Shepeli, DO (New Paltz Family Health Center)
Amy Soussan, MD (Ellenville Family Health Center)
Being brought up in the US and Germany, Dr. Soussan completed her medical training at the University of Leeds Medical School in England. Her goal is to live and practice in a rural area where she can be an “old-fashioned Doc”. She joined the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency program for her post graduate training because she believes it provides her a full spectrum of training in an underprivileged and underserved area.
Thomas Triplett, DO (Kingston Family Health Center)
Dr. Charles was born in the United States Virgin Islands and is a former Brooklynite. She is a graduate of St. Matthew’s Medical school. Her background ranges from Laboratory Medicine to Clinical Research with Systemic Lupus patients. Dr. Charles believes that Family Medicine offers a diverse patient population and enjoys the continuity of patient care. She has a strong interest in women’s health and chose the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program because of the faculty reputation and its status as an unopposed program.
In her free time, Dr. Charles enjoys hiking, reading, shopping at thrift shops and trying different foods.
Dr. Chien was born in Taiwan and grew up in Little Silver, New Jersey. Her experience as a patient at an early age inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Chien has extensive experience volunteering in different aspects of the healthcare system from EMT to a Continuous Quality Improvement program at NYP/Columbia University Ambulatory Care Network. She graduated from American University of Antigua School of Medicine. Dr. Chien believes the Mid-Hudson Residency’s unopposed program provides extensive quality training in Family Medicine balanced with a supportive atmosphere, dedicated faculty and friendly staff.
In her free time, Dr. Chien loves shopping, travelling around the world, and spending time with family and friends. Having grown up working in a restaurant, she loves to eat and try different restaurants. When she is not studying, Dr. Chien loves to play basketball and other types of sports.
Dr. Fernando was born in Leeds, England but has lived in Larned, Kansas (pop. 4200) since 1986, so that’s where he really calls home. Dr. Fernando graduated from American University of Antigua College of Medicine. He received a degree in Psychology from University of Kansas (go Jayhawks!). He chose the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program based on his rich learning experiences here as a 3rd and 4th year student. He was drawn to the comprehensive training curriculum, strong community roots and wonderful peer and faculty support provided for residents.
In his (now limited) free time, he enjoys running, cooking and sci-fi movies. Dr. Fernando has sky-dived, learned to replace the brakes on his car, and can disassemble and then reassemble a desktop computer with his eyes closed (literally).
Dr. Fitzgerald grew up in New York and after living in different parts of the country, he is happy to be back. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, Harvard Extension for post-baccalaureate work and SUNY Buffalo for his BA in Economics. He is passionate about using information technology to improve the practice of medicine. In his previous career, he helped develop speech recognition software. Dr. Fitzgerald believes this program, being unopposed, is a key advantage to better training, and so far his expectation is proving correct. His interview experience was excellent, highlighted by his discussion about opportunities in the behavioral health field. Dr. Fitzgerald feels the faculty is easy to work with and they are good teachers.
Dr. Fitzgerald previously worked as a personal trainer and loves to coach people to change their behavior. He also enjoys practicing mindfulness meditation and being in the moment as much as he can. In his spare time, he enjoys taking advantage of the beautiful Hudson Valley by going on bike rides, open water swims, and runs.
Dr. Hassan was born in Karachi, Pakistan and came to the United States when he was 10 years old. He grew up in Long Island, NY and went to SUNY Binghamton University for his undergraduate degree and Saba University School of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hassan chose the Mid- Hudson Program because it offers a true Family Medicine experience with its rural setting and a diverse patient population. He was also drawn to the beautiful Hudson Valley as well as the fact that it is only 2 hours from NYC.
In his free time, Dr. Hassan loves to travel and spend time with his wife and family as well as play, follow and watch sports. He is a huge fan of cricket, football, basketball, soccer, baseball and any other sport under the sun; and plans to specialize in Sports Medicine after residency.
Dr. Khan was born in Pakistan but has lived in the United States for the past 13 years; most of which was spent in Upstate New York. He is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine and SUNY Binghamton University. Dr. Khan chose the Mid-Hudson Residency Program because it is close to home, and he was impressed by the resident team while rotating here as a student.
In his free time, if his two kids do not keep him occupied enough, Dr. Khan enjoys watching movies, and loves to travel, especially driving across the United States.
Dr. King grew up in a small town in the northern part of New York State. She went to the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and rotated at the Mid-Hudson Residency Program as a student, which she truly enjoyed. The residents and faculty were very welcoming and willing to teach. Dr. King chose the Mid-Hudson Program because of the dedication to teach within a family atmosphere. Being situated in the middle of the beautiful Catskills was an added bonus.
In her free time, Dr. King enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to cook and bake for her loved ones. When she is not reading for educational purposes, she enjoys reading fictional books.
Dr. Nyambwa was born and raised in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. He attended Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, where he majored in nursing. In the past, he has enjoyed being a CNA, LPN, RN and BSN. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He chose Family Medicine because he wanted to be equipped with the knowledge and skill set to treat every member in a given community. In 10 years, Dr. Nyambwa hopes to practice in a rural area providing much needed health care to everyone: young, old, sick and well. As long as he is working in an underserved community, he will call it a success. His interests in medicine include: Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Global Medicine and Preventive Care. Dr. Nyambwa chose the Mid-Hudson Program because it’s a great place to raise kids and offers a lot of outdoor activities, conveniently located near NYC, yet much less expensive to live here. He feels being a part of the program not only allows him to learn through exceptional teaching skills of the faculty, but also allows him to be present in the very rich and vibrant community in which we serve. Between the amazing residents, supportive faculty and the abundance of resources, Dr. Nyambwa could not be happier in his decision to join Mid-Hudson.
When he is not working on becoming the best family physician he can be, you can find Dr.Nyambwa at Dietz stadium playing soccer or running along the Hudson River with his family.
Dr. Parikh is a graduate of St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh was drawn to Family Medicine because of the integrated and preventive care that family physicians provide to their patients. Upon visiting the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program, she was impressed by the unity between faculty and residents in the residency program. She enjoys working with the underserved population and hopes to continue serving this population in the future.
In her free time, Dr. Parikh enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, and reading. In addition, she is working on her MBA in HealthCare Management.
Dr. Stilson is from Southern Utah where he studied Spanish and Chemistry. He studied medicine at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. During his Pre-Internship year with New York Medical College, he was able to spend an elective month at the Mid-Hudson Program and knew that it was the residency program for him. He feels it is a complete, up-to-date, unopposed program with many opportunities; yet situated in a more rural setting, which is perfect for him and his family.
Dr. Stilson spends his free time enjoying all the outdoor activities Kingston has to offer, with his wife and three sons. He looks forward to applying everything he has learned and experienced in becoming a well-rounded Family Practice Physician.