Recent Graduates

Graduates

2015 Graduates

Ursula Laskowski-Kos
Current position: Will be starting as an attending in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital in January 2016
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Undergraduate: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Medical School: Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Residency: Brown University, Providence, RI, 2012
Research Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Hobbies: Swimming, Skiing, Motorcycling, Painting, spending time with the newest addition to her family, spending time outdoors


2014 Graduates

Natasha Tejwani
Current position: Recently completed PEM ultrasound at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: Tufts University & The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1997
Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 2005
Other Degrees: Fine Arts
Residency: Jacobi Medical Center - Albert Einstein, Bronx, NY, 2008

Parag Vora
Current Position: Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending at Children's Hospital of Philadephia
Hometown: Yardley, PA
Undergraduate: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1999
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2008
Other Degrees: MBA, Case Western Reserve University – Health Management and Marketing, 2003
Residency: North Shore - Long Island Jewish – Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, 2011


Class of 2013

Devra Gutfreund
Hometown: Skokie, IL
Undergrad: Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women (New York, NY)
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Program, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Residency: North Shore - Long Island Jewish – Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Pediatrics) (New Hyde Park, NY), 2010
Research Interests: Asymptomatic carriage of sexually transmitted infections and sexual attitudes and education
Hobbies: Hiking and anything involving my children

Urvi Thakker Patel
Hometown: Dumont, NJ
Undergraduate: Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), 2000
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Lauderdale, FL), 2005
Residency: North Shore - Long Island Jewish – Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Pediatrics) (New Hyde Park, NY), 2009
Research Interests: Ongoing cold/cough survey
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, and my full time hobby is my almost 2-year old son.


Class of 2012

Bashar Shihabuddin
Medical School
: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Research Interests: Injury Prevention and Community-based Practice

Cena Tejani
Medical School
: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: NYU University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Research Interests: Child Advocacy, Improvement of Resident Education, Ultrasound and the Relationship between Culture and Health Outcomes.


Class of 2011

Stephanie Cohen
Undergraduate
: State University of New York, Binghamton, NY
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Hobbies: Baking, Spinning Class, Tennis, and Taking Care of her four daughters.

Clare Hack
Undergraduate
: Fordham University, New York, NY
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Research: HIV in Adolescents


Class of 2010

Fidel Garcia
Medical School
: Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Research: Asthma
Hobbies: Sports, Traveling, Technology, Latin American Politics


Ravi Thamburaj , MD Ravi Thamburaj
Undergraduate
: Ohio University, Athens, OH
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Residency: Including Chief Resident Year, Children's Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Research: Ultrasound and Sickle Cell