Chief Resident & Chief Fellow List for 2018-19

What does it mean to be named a chief resident or fellow? It means that your program director and peers have deemed you ready to handle additional responsibilities in postgraduate training—such as mentoring and advocating for other members of your team, doing work to support overall program objectives, and other added leadership or administrative duties.

As the next year of postgraduate training begins, we are proud of the following AUC graduates who have been named chief residents and chief fellows for 2018-19.


Are you a 2018-19 chief resident or fellow who isn't listed here, but would like to be? Send us an email to with your name and residency information and we'd be glad to add you!


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Janeris Loredo, MD — Chief Resident, Augusta University, Augusta, GA


Emergency Medicine

Pavel Antonov, MD — Chief Resident, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, FL

Austin Jule, MD — Chief Resident, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI


Family Medicine

Ashley Austin, MD — Chief Resident, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fontana, CA

Braden Coleman, MD — Chief Resident, St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse, NY

Sam Fatoorehchi, MD — Chief Resident, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Christine (Warner) Hawks, MD — Chief Resident, Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Cedar Rapids, IA

Sunil Shah, MD — Chief Resident, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Glen Cove Hospital, Long Island, NY


Internal Medicine

Justin Billings— Chief Resident, Navicent Medical Center, Macon, GA

Benjamin Dao, MD — Chief Resident, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY

Casey Geiger, MD — Chief Resident, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Jeffrey Howland, MD — Chief Resident, Naples Community Hospital, Naples, FL

Ahana Sandhu, MD — Chief Resident, Kern Medical, Bakersfield, CA


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Charles Albritton, MD — Chief Resident, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA



Matthew Grillo, MD – Chief Resident, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Sunny Patel, MD – Chief Resident, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY


Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Erin Katherine Knopf, MD – Chief Resident, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Justin Raper, MD — Chief Resident, Montefiore Medical Center, New York City, NY



Nathaniel Brooks III, MD — Chief Resident, East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC


Pulmonary & Critical Care

Sean Marco, MD — Chief Fellow, East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC


General Surgery

Edward Daniele, MD — Chief Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Chris Henry, MD — Chief Resident, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Mitesh Patel, MD — Chief Resident, Providence Hospital/Michigan State University, Southfield, MI

Morgan Pomeranz, MD — Chief Resident, Sunrise Health GME Consortium, Las Vegas, NV

Jeffrey Silpe, MD — Chief Resident, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY