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Our Residents

Meet Our Residents

We are an eclectic group of residents who love providing care to our diverse mix of patients. Residency is filled with challenges and victories. Our residents go through this experience as a team and as a close-knit family.

PGY -4 Residents

Sabia Akbar, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Fun Fact: I am a neat Freak

Kimberly Bernard, MD

Medical School: Sophie Davis- Suny Downstate
Hometown: Queens, NY
Fun Fact: Beyonce’s Homecoming Documentary is the greatest musical film of all time

Samantha Bosse, MD MPH

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Hometown: Dix Hills, NY
Fun Fact: I have a secret love of Korean Melodramas

Melissa Keslar, DO

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- GA campus
Hometown: Acme, PA
Fun Fact: I’m a gym-rat at heart 

Luis Santiago, MD 

Medical School: UPR, Recinto de Ciencias Medicas
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fun Fact: I like pets, board games, video games and walks on the beach 

PGY -3 Residents

Lina Ganatra, DO 

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Fun Fact: I had two wedding ceremonies on the same day  

Lily Kim, DO 

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)
Hometown: Bayside, NY
Fun Fact: I love to travel!!!

Nicole Lomotan, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College 
Hometown: Bloomingdale, IL
Fun Fact: I love trying new restaurants and have a food Instagram!

Nicole Palmer, DO 

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Huntington, NY
Fun Fact: I traveled to 30 countries before 30 years old.

PGY -2 Residents

Jesse Clayton, MD    

Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM)
Hometown: Lawrence, KS
Fun Fact: I have three kids. 

Nathan Kmetzsch, DO   

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hometown: Centerville, Utah
Fun Fact: I love to rock climb! I am also a singer!

Sylvie Lagodka, MD   

Medical School: Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Hometown: New Paltz, NY
Fun Fact: My favorite food is cheese.

Saloni Mathur, MD   

Medical School: University of Toledo
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Fun Fact: I have citizenship in 3 countries

PGY -1 Residents

Valerie Chou, MD    

SUNY Upstate Medical Center)

Natascha Ciriginani, DO  

AT Still College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona

Kate Mowry, MD   

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Tiffany Nguyen, DO    

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California