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Pathology Residency Current Pathology Residents & Recent Alumni

Current Pathology Residents & Recent Alumni

Trainees in the Pathology Residency at NYU 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

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

Second-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

Third-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

Fourth-Year Residents

Duc Vo, MD
Hometown: Merced, CA
Hobbies: soccer, fishing, and kayaking

Behnam Rafiee, MD
Hometown: Mineola, NY
Hobbies: playing soccer and tennis, playing piano, watching movies

Recent Alumni

2021

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

2020

Marriam Aalai, MD
National Institute 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

2019

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