Award Winners

 

 

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Award Recipients

 

Intern of the Year

Chosen by Residents


  • 2011 – Raffaele Bernardo, DO

  • 2012 – Tariq Niazi, DO
  • 2013 – Nneoma Okoronkwo, MD
  • 2014 – Sandra Aleksic, MD
  • 2015 – Jacqueline Burnell, MD
  • 2016 – Sejal Kothadia, MD
  • 2017 – Richard Hajjar, MD

 

Outstanding Professionalism

Chosen by Residents


  • 2011 – Ruchi Kumari, MD

  • 2012 – Sean Sullivan, DO

  • 2013 – Peter Ricketti, DO
  • 2014 Joseph DeRose, DO
  • 2015 – Adam Kibola, MD
  • 2016 – Luke Chong, MD
  • 2017 – Renjit Thomas, MD

 

Excellence in Clinical Skills

Chosen by Residents


  • 2011 – Jose Churrango, MD

  • 2012 Jose Churrango, MD
  • 2013 – Raffaele Bernardo, DO
  • 2014 – Rishi Mehta, MD
  • 2015 – John Kern, DO
  • 2016 – Patrick Mitchell, MD
  • 2017 – Patrick Mitchell, MD

 

Best Teaching Resident

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2004 – Bernard Kim, MD

  • 2005 – James Maher, MD

  • 2006 – Kunal Grover, MD

  • 2007 – Rajat N. Parikh, MD

  • 2008 – Nagarani Subramaniam, MD

  • 2009 – Timothy Mainardi, MD

  • 2010 – (tie) Janeen Miraglia, DO and Roman Spivak, MD

  • 2011 Tony Tarchichi, MD
  • 2012 Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2013 – (tie) Osama Tariq Niazi, DO and Syed Safdar, MD
  • 2014 – Osama Niazi, DO
  • 2015 – (tie) Margaret Duffy, MD and Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2016 – Sandra Aleksic, MD
  • 2017 – Njambi Mathenge, MD

 

Most Humanistic Resident

Chosen by Residents for exhibiting the highest standards of Humanism in Medicine


  • 2004 – Penney Hsieh, DO

  • 2005 – Morris Friedman, DO

  • 2006 – (tie) Yasser Barsoum, MD and Manzurul Sikder, MD

  • 2007 – (tie) Marays Veliz, MD and Sonia Ahluwalia, MD

  • 2008 – Nagarani Subramaniam, MD

  • 2009 – Ruby Samuel John, MD

  • 2010 – David Richards, MD

  • 2011 Laura Abrams, MD
  • 2012 Jose Churrango, MD
  • 2013 – Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2014Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2015 – Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2016 – Eman Rashed, MD
  • 2017 – Eman Rashed, MD

 

Most Scholarly Resident

Chosen by Residents for exhibiting the most keen Intellect and/or demonstrating Excellence in Research


  • 2004 – Ravi Madan, MD

  • 2005 – David Sedaghat, MD

  • 2006 – (tie) Brijesh Patel, MD and Manzurul Sikder, MD

  • 2007 – Amitkumar Patel, MD

  • 2008 -  Abel Rivero, MD

  • 2009 – Jason Rosenthal, MD

  • 2010 – Wojciech Rudzinski, MD

  • 2011 Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2012  Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2013 – Osama Tariq Niazi, DO
  • 2014 – Osama Niazi, DO
  • 2015 – Narjust Duma, MD
  • 2016 – Narjust Duma, MD
  • 2017– Brandon Kim, MD

 

Best Teaching Fellow

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2004 – Syed Hashmi, MD

  • 2005 – Lakshmi Sodagum, MD

  • 2006 – Steve Tsai, MD

  • 2007 – Steve Tsai, MD

  • 2008 – Steve Tsai, MD

  • 2009 – Victor Mazza, MD

  • 2010 – Victor Mazza, MD

  • 2011 Alfonso Waller, MD
  • 2012  Jorge Dolojan, MD
  • 2013 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2014 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2015 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2016 – Osama Niazi, MD
  • 2017 – Osama Niazi, MD

 

Best Teaching Attending at University Hospital

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2004 – Zaza Cohen, MD

  • 2005 – Zaza Cohen, MD

  • 2006 – Zaza Cohen, MD

  • 2007 – Neil Kothari, MD

  • 2008 – Zaza Cohen, MD

  • 2009 – Zaza Cohen, MD

  • 2010 – Joshua Kaplan, MD

  • 2011 – Rajendra Kapila, MD

  • 2012  Vivek Vadehra, MD
  • 2013 – Rajendra Kapila, MD

  • 2014 – Mirela Feurdean, MD
  • 2015 – Mirela Feurdean, MD
  • 2016 – Mirela Feurdean, MD
  • 2017 – Mirela Feurdean, MD

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Dr. Feurdean accepting her award from the Chief Residents in 2016

 

Best Teaching Attending at the East Orange VA Hospital

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2004 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2005 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2006 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2007 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2008 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2009 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2010 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2011 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2012 Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2013 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

  • 2014 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2015 – Slawomir Sender, MD
  • 2016 – Victor Chang, MD
  • 2017 – Slawomir Sender, MD

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Dr. Chang accepting his award from the Chief Residents in 2016

 

Best Teaching Attending at Hackensack University Medical Center

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2004 – Sanjeev Patel, MD

  • 2005 – Sanjeev Patel, MD

  • 2006 – Sanjeev Patel, MD

  • 2007 – Sanjeev Patel, MD

  • 2008 – Sanjeev Patel, MD

  • 2009 – Vinita Manoraj, MD

  • 2010 – Sanjeev Patel, MD

  • 2011 John Apovian, MD
  • 2012 Weekon Choi, MD
  • 2013 – Weekon Choi, MD
  • 2014 – Weekon Choi, MD
  • 2015 – Rani Sebti, MD
  • 2016 – Michael Silverberg, MD
  • 2017 – Weekon Choi, MD

Silverberg

Dr. Silverberg accepting his award from the Chief Residents in 2016