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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Our Residents


Second Year Residents

Meredith Chan, MD
Albany Medical College

Johanna Cubelli, DO
University of New England College of Medicine 

Olga Filippova, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine

Amy Flammer, MD
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine     

Nathan Keller, MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 

Elizabeth Kelly, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine 

 Third Year Residents

Shazneen F. Hushmendy, DO  
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Hushmendy was born in India but graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she had a dual major in biology and psychology. Her medical degree was earned at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has made a number of trips to India as a medical student. Dr. Hushmendy has worked in AMC and has a number of publications concerning her work here.

 

Ebelechukwu Chris Nnoli, MD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College

Dr. Nnoli is a native of Nigeria who is a graduate of CUNY-Lehman College and of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He was a leader in a study of patients’ feelings about being involved in medical student education.

 

Tara A. Renna, MD
Albany Medical College

Dr. Renna was born in South Korea but graduated from Siena College and from Albany Medical College. She has been a student researcher in the AMC Distinction in Research Program.

Gustave T. Ruckert, DO
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Ruckert is a third generation OB/GYN in his family. He graduated from Trinity College and received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Between college and medical school he worked as a project manager, a quality control analyst working on a national recall of a mesh hernia patch, and as a healthcare analyst for United Healthcare.

 

David Jize Wen, MD
University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Wen is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota and earned his medical degree at University of Minnesota Medical School. He did extensive research while in medical school.

Fourth Year Residents

Lauren D. Adamson, DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Dr. Adamson is a native of Ohio and earned her BS in biology at University of Akron. Dr. Adamson is an experienced EMR trainer.

Kelly R. Birchenough, DO 
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Dr. Birchenough was born in Lowville, NY and earned her BS in neuroscience at St. Lawrence University.

Kalie N. Brenneman, DO
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

From the west, Dr. Brenneman was born in Iowa and received her BS in dietetics at Iowa State University.

Elizabeth M. Emberley, DO
University of New England

Dr. Emberley was born in Massachusetts and ubsequently relocated to New Hampshire. Her BS in pre-medicine came from Bob Jones University.

Eugenia La Torre Hurlbut, DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Hurlbut came east from California. She earned her BS in biological sciences and Spanish from California Polytechnic State University. Eugenia completed her osteopathic internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Marlaine Jean-Miller, MD
Morehouse School of Medicine

 Dr. Jean-Miller is a native of Haiti but her home is now in Georgia. She received her BA in anthropology from Hunter College. Marlaine founded “Speak For Me,” an advocacy organization which supports Haitian immigrants.

  Recent Alumni

Recent Alumni
2013 Graduates

Miles Byrd, MD
Meharry Medical College

Miles completed his undergraduate education at Morehouse College with a degree in Biology. He has served as a research assistant with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Jamie Chao, MD
Albany Medical College

Dr. Chao returned to Albany from Lehigh Valley Hospital, where she completed her internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in human physiology, and her Master of Science degree in medical science from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chao received her Medical Degree from Albany Medical College.

Dr. Chao will join the Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic  Surgery fellowship program with Yale School of Medicine upon completion of her OB/GYN residency program.

Ory Holtzman, MD
Sackler School of Medicine

Dr. Holtzman received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and her Doctorate of Medicine from Sackler School of Medicine – New York State American Branch, Tel Aviv University.

Samantha Lowe, DO
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Lowe received her undergraduate degree from the New York Institute of Technology in life sciences and her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Ana Madariya, MD
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Dr. Madariya is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Medical Doctorate from the Facultad de Medicinea, Universidad de Buenos Aires in December of 2008. She has completed fourth year electives at University of Massachusetts, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Kansas University Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic.

Danielle Rooney, MD
Albany Medical College

Dr. Rooney earned her Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Vermont and received her Medical Doctorate from Albany Medical College in May of 2009. She is a licensed clinical laboratory technologist in New York State. 

Alexis Tran, DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific  

Dr. Tran comes from the West Coast. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern California.  She also earned a Master of Science Human Nutrition from the University of New Haven Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Tran received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  

Dr. Tran will begin a Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery fellowship with the University of Chicago upon completion of her OB/GYN residency program. 

Recent Alumni
2012 Graduates

Ana Marylee Benitez Prieto, MD
University of Puerto Rico

Ana received her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Puerto Rico. Ana is the co author of Prenatal Diagnosis of Gastroschisis. She served as student coordinator for a gynecology clinic that received funding from the AMA. 

Bhavana Daruvuri, DO
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology

Bhavana is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Of NY Institute of Technology. Bhavana completed her undergraduate at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Richard Kittle, MD
Saint George's University

Eric is a graduate of Saint George’s University. He completed is undergraduate degree at the State University of Stony Brook in human biology and physician assistant. Eric served as a PA in southwest Vermont. 

 

Mona Nesrallah, MD
American University of the Caribbean

Mona is a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. Undergraduate education in Middle East studies at McGill University. She was a research assistant at McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute. Mona has served as volunteer in palliative care. 

Molly Shipman, DO
Chief Resident 2011-12
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
of New York Institute of Technology

Molly Shipman is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology.  Molly completed her undergraduate work at Manhattanville College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts. She has served as a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. 

 

2011 Graduates

Daniel Barraez-Masroua, MD

Private Practice:  Massachusetts                                         

Sonia Bedi, MD
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Case Western

Tyler Ford, MD
Fellowship:  Gynecologic Oncology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sepideh Mehri, MD
Private Practice:  New York City

Richard Pierre, MD
Active Military:  Fort Bragg

Gamal Saleh, MD
Private Practice:  Oregon

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