The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.

Residents & Fellows

Our aim is to create an accessible platform for information on upcoming conferences and events, opportunities for involvement and continued advocacy for our specialty.

We want to provide the tools to enhance the resident and fellow experience by creating a supportive environment for collaboration, links to mentorship, networking and career development.

As future anesthesiologists in a healthcare system that is continuously evolving, we have an important role to play in the development of our specialty. We hope this forum can increase awareness and participation in advocacy within anesthesiology and facilitate you in furthering your career goals.


We invite your comments and suggestions. Please e-mail us with your thoughts or for additional information contact: rfs.nyssa@gmail.com


Stay tuned for information on the NEW NYSCARF Educational Series.

Topics include:

JANUARY 25: Virtual OSCE

FEBRUARY 24: The EASY Algorithm – POCUS Video Available

MARCH 24: Contract Negotiation 101 Video Available

APRIL 28: Kahoot Trivia Competition Video Available

MAY 12: Diversity in Medicine Video Available


President: Anuschka Bhatia (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

President-Elect: Alex Yu (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

Secretary: Erin Adams (NYP Cornell)

Content and Outreach Coordinator: Debbie Mokuolu (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

Event Coordinator: Jashvin Patel (Montefiore Medical Center)

Event Coordinator: Sai Pentyala (Mount Sinai West)

Upstate Representative: Mahd Nishtar (University of Rochester)

Fellow Representative: Ayesha Arif (Mount Sinai West)

Advocacy Coordinator: Brianna Hill (Mount Sinai West)


Resident & Fellow Presidents

Name Hospital Years
Jeffrey H. Silverstein, M.D. Brookdale Hospital July, 1989 – June, 1990
Salvatore G. Vitale, M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine July, 1990 – June, 1991
Scott D. Picker, M.D. New York University July, 1991 – June, 1992
Robert Meadow, M.D. SUNY-Brooklyn July, 1993 – June, 1994
John A. Alfarone, M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine July, 1994 – June, 1995
Kenneth B. Newman, M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine July, 1995 – June, 1996
Michael B. Simon, M.D., M.B.A., FASA Columbia-Presbyterian July, 1996 – June, 1997
Jodi Weisberger-Reiss, M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine July, 1998 – June, 1999
Michelle Gibbons, M.D. SUNY-Brooklyn July, 1999 – June, 2000
Ernest Michel, M.D. SUNY-Brooklyn July, 2000 – June, 2001
Peter G. Bauer, M.D. SUNY-Brooklyn July, 2001 – June, 2002
Kate A. Maciejka, M.D. SUNY-Brooklyn July, 2002 – June, 2003
Aleksandr Rozenberg, M.D. SUNY-Brooklyn July, 2003 – June, 2004
Donna-Ann Thomas, M.D. Upstate Medical University July, 2004 – June, 2005
Karyn D’Addio, D.O. SUNY-Downstate Medical Center July, 2005 – June, 2006
William P. Duggan, M.D. Upstate Medical University July, 2006 – Dec, 2006
Ho Viet Dzung, M.D. SUNY-Brooklyn Jan, 2007 – Dec, 2007
Binit P. Shah, M.D. Upstate Medical University Jan, 2008 – Dec, 2008
Brooke Albright, M.D. St. Vincent’s Hospital Jan, 2009 – Dec, 2009
Ram P. Yogendra, M.D. SUNY-Downstate Medical Center Jan, 2010 – June, 2011
Gabriel A. Bonilla, M.D. Westchester County Medical Center July, 2011 – June, 2012
Amit Patel, M.D. SUNY-Downstate Medical Center July, 2012 – June, 2013
Shahryar Mousavi, M.D. Upstate Medical University July, 2013 – June, 2014
Michael Nayshtut, D.O. University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital July, 2014 – June, 2015
Christopher J. Curatolo, M.D Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai July, 2015 – June, 2016
Duncan McLean, M.D. University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital July, 2016 – June, 2017
David Currie, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai July, 2017 – June, 2018
Cheng-ting Lee, M.D. Columbia U., College of Physicians & Surgeons July, 2018 – June, 2019
Erica J. Fagelman, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai July, 2019 – June, 2020
Mena Abdelmalak, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai July, 2020 – June, 2021
Anuschka Bhatia, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai July, 2021 – June, 2022

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