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Published on June 14, 2013

31 doctors graduate from UHS Medical Residency Program

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June 14, 2013

31 doctors graduate from UHS Medical Residency Program

Thirty-one doctors graduated from the UHS Medical Residency Program at a ceremony held June 7 at the Binghamton Country Club. Over 200 people attended the exercises, which recognized the medical residents who have completed their training at UHS Hospitals in 2013. The event was followed by a reception for the graduates and their families. Eight of the 31 newly minted doctors will be staying on with UHS to begin their medical practices.  

Intense education for primary care physicians is the focus of UHS' three-year residencies, with fellowships also available in geriatrics and sports medicine. Established in 1971, the family medicine residency was the first in New York State and is one of the oldest of its kind in the country.
UHS' internal medicine residency has been nationally recognized for more than 50 years.
Over the years, more than 1,500 doctors have graduated from UHS, going on to practice in locations around the globe, from the United States to Third World countries to the South Pole.
UHS is a major teaching affiliate of the Clinical Campus at Binghamton of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Residents receiving certificates of completion of their residency programs on June 7 are:  

Family Medicine:  Josephine Dunn-Junius, MD; Eric Lorraine, DO; Edelweiss Peralta, MD; Lilia Ponton, MD; Michael Roberts, MD; Alla Roitman-Rabin, DO; Michelle Teves, DO; Ranjit Yelamanchi, MD.

Internal Medicine:  Bridget Akel, DO; Sonia Brar, MD; Amanda Burgoon, DO; Daniel Chin, MD; Shannon Fuller, MD; Scott Legunn, MD; Roman Prager, MD; Farzana Seemab, MD.

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery:  Jessica Duggan, DPM; Marshal Gwynn, DPM; Bradley Hart, DPM;

Preliminary Medicine Year, Transitional Year:  Eduardo Chen, MD; Vikas Patel, MD; Evan Savage, MD; Megan Campion, MD; Sarah Cardillo, MD; Colin Field-Eaton, MD; Timothy Fung, MD; Courtney Maxey-Jones, MD; Nirav Shah, MD; Komal Talati, MD.

Sports Medicine Fellowship:  Preet Joshi, MD.

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship:  Rana Ahmad, MD.

Those who will begin their practices at UHS are:

Dr. Ponton; Dr. Yelamanchi; Dr. Burgoon, UHS Hospitals; Dr. Chin, UHS Primary Care Binghamton; Dr. Prager, UHS Hospitals; Dr. Hart, UHS Podiatry; Dr. Ahmad, UHS Medical Group; Dr. Seemab, UHS Primary Care Endwell.

UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.

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