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Family Medicine 

Our Family Medicine Residency Program is one of the oldest and most respected programs in the country. Because of our size, location and experience, we offer flexible family medicine and hospital programs that can be tailored to meet your professional goals. We have a dedicated, award-winning faculty committed to providing you one-on-one attention and support, an exciting, diverse group of intelligent and dynamic fellow residents and state-of-the-art facilities.

Video from the Program Director

UHS Residency - Family Medicine

Highlights
  • ACGME accredited with Osteopathic Recognition. Acquired Osteopathic Recognition by the ACGME in 2015
  • No competing residencies give you ample time to learn procedures and gain experience
  • Strong balance between hands-on clinical and academic training, including research opportunities and a regular schedule of conferences and grand rounds
  • Obstetrics preparation and full exposure to procedures including C-Sections
  • A diverse patient population providing the widest range of clinical pathology
  • Gain competency performing LARC, minor surgery, cryotherapy, endometrial biopsies, and other procedures
  • Neonatal training includes access to a Level II NICU and full-time neonatologist
  • Moonlighting opportunities in the second and third years of residency.
Osteopathic Medicine

Few teaching hospitals embrace and support the principles of Osteopathic Medicine as well as United Health Services. Being one of the first hospital and family medicine programs in Binghamton and New York to receive Osteopathic Recognition, you will be encouraged to maintain your identity as an Osteopathic physician and develop the skills that make your training unique:

  • Multiple weekly OMT clinics
  • OMM lectures bi-weekly
  • Annual Osteopathic Teaching Day since 2007
  • OMM inpatient service
  • NYS Licensed Osteopathic residents meeting academic requirement are given the opportunity to moonlight in the OMT clinic in their second and third years of residency.
  • Academic appointment with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
  • Our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine programs are dually accredited by both the AOA and the ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition, so you can become boarded by both the AOA and ABFM or ABIM.

Fellowships After UHS Residency

United Health Services residency graduates are very successful in earning fellowships. Listed here are Family Medicine graduates who have earned fellowships since 1998::

Fellowships after United Health Services ResidencyUnited Health Services residency graduates are very successful in earning fellowships. Below are Family Medicine graduates who have earned fellowships since 1998:
RESIDENT FELLOWSHIP
Ann Teng, DO Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Lynda Tang, DO Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Victor Kim, DO
OMM/Neuromuscular Medicine, Florida Hospital
John Leuenberger, DO Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, Eastern Maine Medical Center
Brian Day, DO Geriatric Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Mary Rose O'Connor Day, DO Geriatric Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Daniel Day, DO Sports Medicine, Virginia Tech/VCOM, Blacksburg, VA
Kate Grant, DO Sports Medicine, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Stephen Kroth, DO Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus One, Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA
Mark Thai, DO Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus One, Tulsa, OK
Rowena Reyes, MD Sports Medicine, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Jerome Mikloucich, DO Geriatrics, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Christine Blonski, DO Sports Medicine, Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Tunick, DO Sports Medicine, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Shawn Berkowitz, MD Geriatrics, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Erik Hiester, DO Interventional Pain Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Lazeni Koulibali, DO Emergency Medicine, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
David Li, DO
Sports Medicine, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Paul Han, DO Sports Medicine, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
McKirven Ceus, MD Sports Medicine, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Coral Gables, FL
Amrita Chakraborty, MD Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Levanon, NH
Alan DeMaine, DO Palliative Care, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Avinash Mantha, MD Geriatric Medicine, Loyola University, Hines, IL
Corina Arana, DO Geriatric Medicine, United Health Services, Johnson City, NY
Sandita Seecharan, MD Geriatric Medicine, UHS Hospitals, Johnson City, NY

Program Director

Daniel Young, MDDaniel Young, MD

Dr. Young, a lifelong resident of the Binghamton area, received his Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and his medical degree from Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse. After 20 years of rural clinical practice with part-time medical student/resident teaching, he returned to the residency as director in 2012. Dr. Young is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and was named Fellow by the American Academy of Family Practice. He is associate professor at Upstate Medical Center, a member of the Broome County Child Advocacy Center’s medical team and Director of the STD clinic at the Broome County Health Department. Dr. Young has been very active in medical society activities. He holds leadership positions in the Broome County Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York and serves as a delegate to the American Medical Association.

Dr. Young enjoys golf, hiking the Finger Lakes Trail and performing magic.

Message from Dr. Young,

"Welcome to the Wilson Family Medicine Residency. Our program provides you a unique training experience that will help you meet your professional goals, be they private practice, group practice or post-graduate fellowship. The dynamic curriculum offers each resident an individualized education plan designed to help you maximize your training in the areas of your most significant interest. Our eclectic faculty represents a diversity of backgrounds in both clinical interest and training experience. You will become a full spectrum family physician by training in a clinic with a diverse patient panel, procedure clinic, dermatology clinic, musculoskeletal clinic, acupuncture on-site, OMT clinics and a fantastic clinic staff.

I hope you will come and see first-hand why the Wilson Family Medicine Residency offers the most comprehensive training available to insure your success in today's ever changing medical landscape."

Curriculum

PGY-1
General Floor Medicine 2.5 blocks
ICU 1 block
Pediatrics - Inpatient 2 blocks
Night Float 1.5 blocks
Obstetrics 2 blocks
Child Health and Development 1 block
Pediatrics - Outpatient 1 block
Surgery 1 block

Emergency Medicine

1 block
Community Medicine/Ambulatory 1 block
Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 4 hours/week
PGY-2
General Floor Medicine 2 blocks
Pediatrics 1.5 blocks
Night Float 1 block
Team F 1.5 blocks
MSK1 1 block
Behavioral Science 1 block
Community Medicine/Ambulatory 1 block
Gynecology 1 block
Geriatrics 1 block
Medicine Elective 1 block
Elective 1 block
Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 12 hours/week
PGY-3
Night Float .5 block
Team F 1.5 blocks
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Practice Management 1 block
Pediatrics - Outpatient 1 block
Dermatology 1 block
Psychology 1 block
MSK2 1 block
Ambulatory Care 1 block
Sub-specialty 1 block
Electives 3 blocks
Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 20 hours/week

Each resident is expected to participate in didactic learning opportunities including morning report, noon conferences, weekly clinical grand rounds and special teaching days.

Special Emphasis Tracks

Our Residency offers a unique opportunity for you to tailor your educational needs. We offer senior residents, in good academic status, the opportunity to pursue special emphasis tracks which enable the resident to use elective time to receive additional training:

Geriatric Medicine: Participate in a one block geriatrics rotation in your second year and focus on geriatrics, palliative care and nursing home/case reviews during third year. Maintain a more traditional geriatric patient population in the continuity outpatient clinic and participate in our geriatric and dementia clinics on a weekly basis.

Advisors: James Crosby, MD, Rana Ahmad, MD

Hospitalist Medicine: Focus is on additional training in hospital medicine and is ideal prep for those pursuing a career as a hospitalist physician, with additional blocks on in-patient rotations including Internal Medicine as well as ICU and/or CCU.

Advisor: Lorne Campbell, MD

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: As a hospital that offers dually accredited residency programs, all of our residents have the opportunity to learn Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy techniques and basic principles of manual neuro-muscular medicine from our OMM faculty. In addition to weekly lectures, you will also participate in multiple weekly outpatient clinics and our in-patient referral service.

Advisor: Marita Powell, DO

Rural Medicine: Several rural sites are available for focus on outpatient care in a rural setting with faculty that teaches their art. A little travel, but one-on-one teaching to prepare you for serving underserved areas.

Advisor: Daniel Young, MD

Sports Medicine: Spend time working with Sports Medicine physicians and fellows in and around the Binghamton area including time in the Sports Medicine Clinic and with local high school, Division I college (Binghamton University) and professional athletic teams.

Advisor: Donald Nash, MD

Urgent Care Medicine: Exposures will primarily be in the urgent care centers in the region as well as additional training in acute care medicine at the Johnson City Family Care Center. Develop additional expertise in urgent care medicine. Train in the urgent care centers and in the Emergency Department.

Advisor: John Wacendak, MD

Women's Health and Obstetrics: This track focuses your patient load in the continuity clinic with a higher percentage of female and pre-natal patients that you will follow through to delivery and beyond as well as expanded training in obstetric ultrasound. Emphasis on gynecological procedures.

Advisor: Joshua Steinberg, MD

Faculty

Daniel Young, MD

Daniel Young, MD

Program Director

Title: Program Director - Family Medicine Residency

Medical School: Upstate Medical Center

Residency: United Health Services Hospitals

Specialty Areas: Family Medicine, Child Sexual Abuse, Public Health and Organized Medicine

Background: Enjoys Golf, Hiking, Performing Magic

Awards: The Charles D. Sherman, MD Award in recognition of extraordinary assistance, availability and support to medical students by MSSNY (Medical Society of the State of New York)


Katherine Holmes, MDKatherine Holmes, MD

Title: Associate Program Director

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Residency: Memorial Hospital of RI/Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University

Special Interests: Care Underserved Populations, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Awards: NYS Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Educator of the Year 2016


Marita Powell, DOMarita R. Powell, DO

Title: Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine

Medical School: NYCOM

Residency: Osteopathic Internship-Massapequa General, Family Practice Residency-Wilson Medical Center.

Specialty Areas: Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Communications and Biomedical Ethics

Background: Licensed Registered Pharmacist (Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Enjoys: family, writing, swimming, published poet.


Lorne Campbell, MDLorne Campbell, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Residency: Buffalo General Hospital

Special Interests: Obstretics/Family Centered Birthing, Pediatrics, Family Care


John Wacendak, MDJohn Wacendak, MD

Title: Medical Director; Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: SUNY HSC - Syracuse, NY

Residency: Family Practice, United Health Services

Specialty Areas: Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, School Medicine

Background: In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and farming


James Crosby, MDJames Crosby, MD

Title: Director of Geriatric Fellowship

Medical School: SUNY Upstate University - Syracuse, NY

Residency: Wilson Family Practice Residency

Specialty Areas: Geriatrics, Dermatology

Background: United Health Services - Previous Residency Director, 30+ years on faculty. Fun: Grandkids, harmonica, piano, guitar, orchids, garden. Passion: Spirituality


Joshua D. Steinberg, MD

Joshua D. Steinberg, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Class of 1995

Residency: St. Joseph's Family Practice Residency - Syracuse, NY, Class of 1998

Specialty Areas: Patient Centered Care, Obstetrics, Evidence Based Medicine and Information Mastery

Background: Before United Health Services, was faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University, hospitalist at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, and faculty at University of Cincinnati. Enjoys: Cooking, running and playing with his children.

Creator: Multiple medical iPhone apps (search: Joshua Steinberg in iTunes)


Andrea Barbis, LCSW-R

Andrea Barbis, LCSW-R

Title: Faculty Social Worker; Assistant Coordinator, Behavioral Science

Graduate School: Arizona State University

Specialty Areas: Trauma Issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Anxiety; EMDR; Children, including play therapy, child welfare and development.

Background: Child Protective Services caseworker, Therapist for a Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Emergency Room Social Worker, Pediatric Social Worker, Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker (child & adult) and in private psychotherapy practice. I enjoy sewing, music festivals and playing with my two sons.


Jacqueline Bhandari, MDJacqueline Bhandari, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

Residency: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA

Specialty Areas: Family Medicine



Rana Ahmad, MDRana Ahmad, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan

Residency: St. Elizabeth's Family Medicine Residency, Utica, NY

Fellowship: United Health Services Family Medicine Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Area: Geriatric Medicine


Josephine Genese, DOJosephine Genese, DO

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Residency: SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Specialty Area: Geriatric Medicine



Jocelyn Young, DO Jocelyn Young, DO

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:University of Rochester/Highland Family Medicine

Specialty Area: Family Medicine

House Staff

PGY-1 Medical School
Karyssa Bowron, MD St. George’s University School of Medicine
Shazia Rahat Chaudhry, MD Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Deborah Cohen, MD Sacker School of Medicine
Marco Antonio Roa Frias, MD Gullas College of Medicine, University of the Visayas
Amit Kashyap, MD American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Pradeesh Mahendran, MD Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Suganya Mahinthan, MD Medical University of the Americas (Nevis)
Louai Naddaf, MD Saba University School of Medicine
Thushari Tanya Pathirajamudali, MD University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine
PGY-2 Medical School
Rahal Balasuriya, MD Medical University of the Americas
Joshua Joseph, MD Medical University of the Americas
Benjamin Luce, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas
Amina Maisoon, DO Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Sohaib Mannan, MD St. George’s University
Charmi Patel, MD Medical University of the Americas
(Mohammad) Humza Qureshi, MD Medical University of the Americas
Om Sam, MD St. Matthew’s University
Fatima Syed, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
PGY-3 Medical School
Kirill Davidov, MD Sackler School of Medicine
Tyler Kelly, DO West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Sabeen Khalid, DO* Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Jasmin Kohli, MD Medical University of the Americas
Nasiha Kulsum, MD American University of Antigua
Staci Olsen, MD Medical University of the Americas
Roshni Patel, MD Ross University
Jane Simpson, DO* Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia
Saba Zaman, MD Saba University

*Chief Residents

Family Medicine Residency Benefits

Salary: $58,000 (1st Year)

Insurance Coverage:

  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO). UHSH covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy or through mail order.
  • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
  • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Vision Insurance: Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Direct Deposit

Personal Time Off: (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses): 18 days (PGY-1), 25 days (PGY-2), 27 days (PGY-3)

Moving Allowance: A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.

Professional Development Fund: 1st and 2nd year residents are allotted $750/year to be used towards conferences, books, and/or other items related to your professional development (i.e. PDA's, software, stethoscopes, etc.). Required programmatic dues will be paid for out of the fund. This allotment increases to $1,500 in your third year of residency which is designated for board application fees

Academic Appointments: All residents receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.

Athletic/Gym Privileges: Residents have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.

Links

· American Academy of Family Physicians: www.aafp.org

· American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians: www.acofp.org

· American Board of Family Medicine: www.theabfm.org

· Family Medicine Interest Group: http://fmignet.aafp.org

· Society of Teachers of Family Medicine: www.stfm.org

· Rural Family Medicine: www.ruralfamilymedicine.org

To Apply

Applications are accepted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). Deadline to apply is December 31. Completed application includes:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript from your medical school
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three letters of recommendation – one from your current P
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores

Application Criteria:

  • We prefer applicants who have graduated from Medical School within the last five years, or who have not been away from clinical medicine for more than 5 years and /or who have had observerships in the U.S.
  • Preferred minimum:
    • USMLE Step 1 (220) and Step 2: (230)
    • COMLEX Levels 1 and 2: 550
    • First time pass is preferred. Applicants need to have passed Steps 1 and 2 (both parts) prior to the Rank Order List deadline.
  • Have applied for and received or are soon to receive ECFMG certification, if applicable.