Chief Residents for 2017-18

Check out which AUC graduates were named chief resident for 2017-18. Keep an eye on this post: We'll add more names to the list as we receive them.

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

Generally, chief residents are selected by the director of a given residency program, but are occasionally nominated by their peers. They’re usually selected based on their clinical and leadership skills.

Anesthesiology Chief Residents

  • Dillon Meier, MD—Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Chief Fellow*

  • Janeris Loredo, MD —Augusta University Hospital, Augusta, GA

Emergency Medicine Chief Residents

  • Faizan G. Arif, MD—The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Lauren Cassell, MD—University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Family Medicine Chief Residents

  • Andrew Rahaman, MD—CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX

  • William "Danny" Rusinow, MD—St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, MI

  • Shakellah Amini, MD—Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

  • Steve Youssefian, MD—Reading Hospital, Reading, PA

Internal Medicine Chief Residents

  • Bobby M. Jacob, MD—Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

  • Tyler Brinkman, MD—University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

  • Daisy Lankarani, MD—Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Joshua Mosdale, MD—St. Mary’s Hospital (affiliated with Yale School of Medicine), Waterbury, CT

  • Prasanth Ravipati, MD—University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

  • Gaetano "Trey" Ruggiero, MD—Baton Rouge General Medical Center (affiliated with Tulane University School of Medicine), Baton Rouge, LA

Pediatrics Chief Residents

  • James Statler, MD—Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry Chief Residents

  • Erin Knopf, MD—Kentucky Children's Hospital (affiliated with University of Kentucky College of Medicine), Lexington, KY

Radiology Chief Residents

  • Mohammed Loya, MD—Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Surgery Chief Residents

  • Farzad Amiri, MD—Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

  • Ravi N. Kapadia, MD—Montefiore Medical Center (affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Bronx, NY

Are you a 2017-18 chief resident who isn't listed here, but would like to be? Send an email to with your name and residency information. We'd be glad to add you.