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Pathology Residency Current Pathology Residents & Recent Alumni

Current Pathology Residents & Recent Alumni

Trainees in the Pathology Residency at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine are integral members of our team. Our residency program alumni go on to pursue fellowships at a variety of prestigious institutions and work in all aspects of pathology and laboratory medicine, including academic institutions, community hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medical examiner offices, and directors of national laboratories.

First-Year Residents

Laseena Vaisymbath, MBBS
Hometown: Kerala, India
Hobbies: dancing, music, and teaching

Sonu Kalyan, MD
Hometown: Karnal, India
Hobbies: chess, badminton, traveling, and cooking

Second-Year Residents

Sujita Bhandari, MD
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Hobbies: dancing, cooking, traveling, and movies

Solomon Turunbedu, MD
Hometown: Jimma, Ethiopia
Hobbies: hiking, ping pong, traveling, movies, and food from different cultures

Gerasimos Karalis, MD
Hometown: Bayside, NY
Hobbies: archery and playing and coaching baseball

Third-Year Residents

Ateeqa Mujeeb Ullah, MD
Hometown: Abraq Khitan, Kuwait; Faisalabad, Pakistan
Hobbies: traveling, arts and crafts, solving puzzles, reading science fiction, and hiking

Katherine Weng, MD
Hometown: Paramus, NJ
Hobbies: running marathons, trail races, and triathlons

Fourth-Year Residents

Zarrin Hossein-Zadeh, MD
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hobbies: painting, photography, and culinary arts

Bahram Dabiri, MD
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hobbies: photography, sports, and music

Recent Alumni


Duc Vo, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Surgical Pathology Fellowship, 2022–23
University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, Hematopathology Fellowship, 2023–24

Behnam Rafiee, MD
New York Blood Center, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, 2022–23


Mona Maghsoodi-Deerwester, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Surgical Pathology Fellowship, 2021–22
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dermatopathology Fellowship, 2022–23

Bebu Ram, MD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship, 2021–22


Marriam Aalai, MD
National Institutes of Health, Cytopathology Fellowship, 2020–21

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University, Forensic Pathology Fellowship, 2020–21

Joagaro Vedula, MD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Surgical Pathology and Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship, 2020–21


Liron Barnea Slonim, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Hematopathology Fellowship, 2019–20
University of Chicago Medicine, Molecular Fellowship, 2020–21

Jessica Peters, MD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Breast Pathology Fellowship, 2019–20