Award Recipients

Award Recipients


Doctor holding award

 

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Award Recipients

 

 


Intern of the Year

Chosen by Residents


  • 2021 – Anmol Mittal, MD
  • 2020 – Hyein Jeon, MD & Mark Forsberg, MD
  • 2019 – Abdul Rehman, MD
  • 2018 – Barbara Danek, MD
  • 2017 – Richard Hajjar, MD
  • 2016 – Sejal Kothadia, MD
  • 2015 – Jacqueline Burnell, MD
  • 2014 – Sandra Aleksic, MD
  • 2013 – Nneoma Okoronkwo, MD
  • 2012 – Tariq Niazi, DO
  • 2011 – Raffaele Bernardo, DO

 

Outstanding Professionalism

Chosen by Residents


  • 2021 – Mark Forsberg, MD
  • 2020 – (tie) Ryan Golden, MD and Yasaman Motlaghzadeh, MD
  • 2019 – Ryan Golden, MD
  • 2017 – Renjit Thomas, MD
  • 2016 – Luke Chong, MD
  • 2015 – Adam Kibola, MD
  • 2014 Joseph DeRose, DO
  • 2013 – Peter Ricketti, DO
  • 2012 – Sean Sullivan, DO
  • 2011 – Ruchi Kumari, MD

 

Excellence in Clinical Skills

Chosen by Residents


  • 2021 – Abdul Rehman, MBBS
  • 2020 – Abdul Rehman, MBBS
  • 2019 – Rastko Rakocevic, MD
  • 2018 – Rastko Rakocevic, MD
  • 2017 – Patrick Mitchell, MD
  • 2016 – Patrick Mitchell, MD
  • 2015 – John Kern, DO
  • 2014 – Rishi Mehta, MD
  • 2013 – Raffaele Bernardo, DO
  • 2012 – Jose Churrango, MD
  • 2011 – Jose Churrango, MD

 

Best Teaching Resident

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2021 – Nebojsa Markovic, MD
  • 2020 – Nebojsa Markovic, MD
  • 2019 – Yasaman Motlaghzadeh, MD
  • 2018 – Piyumika deSilva, MD
  • 2017 – Njambi Mathenge, MD
  • 2016 – Sandra Aleksic, MD
  • 2015 – (tie) Margaret Duffy, MD and Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2014 – Osama Niazi, DO
  • 2013 – (tie) Osama Tariq Niazi, DO and Syed Safdar, MD
  • 2012 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2011 – Tony Tarchichi, MD
  • 2010 – (tie) Janeen Miraglia, DO and Roman Spivak, MD
  • 2009 – Timothy Mainardi, MD
  • 2008 – Nagarani Subramaniam, MD
  • 2007 – Rajat N. Parikh, MD
  • 2006 – Kunal Grover, MD
  • 2005 – James Maher, MD
  • 2004 – Bernard Kim, MD

 

Most Humanistic Resident

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


  • 2021 – (tie) Mansi Patel, MD and Majd Hemam, MD
  • 2020 – Laura Rotundo, MD
  • 2019 – Rastko Rakocevic, MD
  • 2018 – Eman Rashed, MD
  • 2017 – Eman Rashed, MD
  • 2016 – Eman Rashed, MD
  • 2015 – Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2014 – Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2013 – Ahmad Yousaf, MD
  • 2012 – Jose Churrango, MD
  • 2011 – Laura Abrams, MD
  • 2010 – David Richards, MD
  • 2009 – Ruby Samuel John, MD
  • 2008 – Nagarani Subramaniam, MD
  • 2007 – (tie) Marays Veliz, MD and Sonia Ahluwalia, MD
  • 2006 – (tie) Yasser Barsoum, MD and Manzurul Sikder, MD
  • 2005 – Morris Friedman, DO
  • 2004 – Penney Hsieh, DO

 

Most Scholarly Resident

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


  • 2021 – Willy Roque, MD
  • 2020 – Willy Roque, MD
  • 2019 – Aris Karatasakis, MD
  • 2018 – Hyun-seok Kim, MD
  • 2017 – Brandon Kim, MD
  • 2016 – Narjust Duma, MD
  • 2015 – Narjust Duma, MD
  • 2014 – Osama Niazi, DO
  • 2013 – Osama Tariq Niazi, DO
  • 2012 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2011 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2010 – Wojciech Rudzinski, MD
  • 2009 – Jason Rosenthal, MD
  • 2008 – Abel Rivero, MD
  • 2007 – Amitkumar Patel, MD
  • 2006 – (tie) Brijesh Patel, MD and Manzurul Sikder, MD
  • 2005 – David Sedaghat, MD
  • 2004 – Ravi Madan, MD

 

Best Teaching Fellow

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2021 – Brijesh Patel, MD
  • 2020 – Brijesh Patel, MD
  • 2019 – Alyssa Berns, DO
  • 2018 – Adebayo Olusanya, MD
  • 2017 – Osama Niazi, MD
  • 2016 – Osama Niazi, MD
  • 2015 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2014 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2013 – Hayder Hashim, MD
  • 2012 – Jorge Dolojan, MD
  • 2011 – Alfonso Waller, MD
  • 2010 – Victor Mazza, MD
  • 2009 – Victor Mazza, MD
  • 2008 – Steve Tsai, MD
  • 2007 – Steve Tsai, MD
  • 2006 – Steve Tsai, MD
  • 2005 – Lakshmi Sodagum, MD
  • 2004 – Syed Hashmi, MD

 

Best Teaching Attending at University Hospital

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2021 – Daniel Matassa, MD
  • 2020 – Yonatan Greenstein, MD
  • 2019 – Daniel Matassa, MD
  • 2018 – Daniel Matassa, MD
  • 2017 – Mirela Feurdean, MD
  • 2016 – Mirela Feurdean, MD
  • 2015 – Mirela Feurdean, MD
  • 2014 – Mirela Feurdean, MD
  • 2013 – Rajendra Kapila, MD
  • 2012 – Vivek Vadehra, MD
  • 2011 – Rajendra Kapila, MD
  • 2010 – Joshua Kaplan, MD
  • 2009 – Zaza Cohen, MD
  • 2008 – Zaza Cohen, MD
  • 2007 – Neil Kothari, MD
  • 2006 – Zaza Cohen, MD
  • 2005 – Zaza Cohen, MD
  • 2004 – Zaza Cohen, MD

 

Best Teaching Attending at the East Orange VA Hospital

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2021 – Slawomir Sender, MD
  • 2020 – Slawomir Sender, MD
  • 2019 – (tie) Jason George, MD and Victor Chang, MD
  • 2018 – Slawomir Sender, MD
  • 2017 – Slawomir Sender, MD
  • 2016 – Victor Chang, MD
  • 2015 – Slawomir Sender, MD
  • 2014 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2013 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2012 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2011 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2010 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2009 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2008 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2007 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2006 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2005 – Ralph Oriscello, MD
  • 2004 – Ralph Oriscello, MD

 

 

Best Teaching Attending at St. Barnabas Medical Center

Chosen by Residents for demonstrating Excellence in Teaching


  • 2021 – Sunil Sapru, MD