Our People Make The Difference
Albany Med's Graduate Medical Education programs are rich with diversity and wide-ranging pursuits. From first-year residents and fellows to noted alumni, Albany Med hosts a wide range of engaging and dynamic personalities.
Below are just a few of the exceptional individuals who chose Albany Med's GME programs:
Sean Geary, MD
Dr. Geary was born and raised in Amherst, NY a suburb of Buffalo. He was an undergraduate at Union College and majored in Biology and Political Science. He attended Union Graduate College for Health Systems Administration and Albany Medical College. He is currently the chief resident for education, wellness and recruiting for the department of emergency medicine.
His academic interests include critical care medicine and wilderness medicine. His research interests include education and operations. He recently presented his research on death in simulation at New York ACEP and was named best oral presented for the conference.
Recreation interests include: Outdoor activities with favorites being hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. Sean also enjoys movies and alternative/indie rock music. He is currently in a relationship with his wonderful wife, Alexandra, who is a French teacher at a local private school. They love traveling as much as they can.
Kristina Gracey, MD
Dr. Gracey has a long standing interest in research and public health. Prior to joining Albany Medical College, Dr. Gracey spent three years engaged in neuroscience research in Boston, MA and one year of infectious disease research in New Haven, CT. She then completed an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University.
Throughout her medical school career, Dr. Gracey pursued many varied interests, including medical missions to Uganda, additional research, training for marathons, and establishing roots in the Albany area community. It was during this time that she decided to pursue her interest in Family Medicine right here at Albany Med. She is currently a PGY-1 resident.
Tyler Kenning, MD
After he received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Kenning went on to complete a neurosurgery residency at Albany Medical Center and a fellowship in cranial base surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is one of only a few neurosurgeons in the country with advanced training in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Cranial Base Surgery through an accredited fellowship.
Tyler received many honors/awards during residency and published many articles in peer reviewed journals, a few of which are listed below.
Amber Mitchell, MD
Dr. Mitchell was determined to become a physician from a very young age and was accepted into the prestigious joint biomedical program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College. During this time, she performed research with Dana Crawford, PhD, at the Center for Immunology at Albany Medical College and contributed to a number of publications, including first name publication of Brain expression of the calcineurin inhibitor RCAN1 (Adapt78), Arch. Biochem. Biophys, 467(2):185-92, 2007. Her research on apoptosis culminated in defense of her thesis to earn the title of medical degree with distinction in research.
During her Neurology residency, she represented Albany Medical College at the 136th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in San Diego where she presented a rare case report of paraneoplastic brainstem cerebellar syndrome in a poster session and in a formal interest group presentation. In addition, she formally presented a rare case report of idiopathic opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome at the Neurology Grand Rounds and at the monthly infectious disease conferences at AMC.
Dr. Mitchell is currently pursing a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. Her clinical interests include epilepsy and movement disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and the guitar.
Andrew Rosenbaum, MD
Dr. Rosenbaum was the 2013 recipient of the House Staff Scholarly Research Prize. His work focused on the development of a musculoskeletal specific health literacy assessment tool. He continues to work with his preceptors Drs. Uhl and Mulligan to identify those most at risk for inadequate health literacy and determine whether inadequate musculoskeletal literacy correlates with adverse actions following orthopaedic procedures.
A graduate of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Andrew is a member of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and serves as a resident liaison for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also has presented research at several national meetings.
Neil Yager, DO
Neil Yager, DO received his undergraduate degree at Stony Brook University studying Political Science and Biology. He also played guitar for the university jazz-fusion band and years later would release a studio album with his rock band in New York City.
As a medical student at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he held leadership positions for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).
Throughout his Internal Medicine residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Yager has been active in research and poster presentations. At the New York American College of Physicians (ACP) competition, he came in second place in the clinical vignette category for his presentation on 'Staphylococcus lugdunensis causing Tricuspid Valve and AICD Intracardiac Endocarditis'.
In addition, he served on the Graduate Medical Education Council, and was the 2012 recipient of the Resident Golden Apple Award, given by the medical students for outstanding teaching. He is currently a fellow in the Cardiology program.