Chief Residents List for 2016-2017
More than 20 AUC grads were named chief residents for 2016-2017. View the list and find out who they are.
Thanks to everyone who wrote in! Since we published our updated list, we've received several additional chief resident entries! Those names have been added to the list. Additional names can be sent to us via email.
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.
The List: Chief Residents for 2016-2017
Check out the list below to see which graduates from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) were named chief resident for 2016-2017.
Keep an eye on this post: We'll add more names to the list as we receive them.
Anesthesiology Chief Residents
Alexandra Fox, MD— Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Aaron Tiffee, MD— Louisiana State University Healthcare Network, Baton Rouge, LA
Family Medicine Chief Residents
Andrea Andrade, MD—East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Samyuktha Devabhaktuni, MD—Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH
David El-Hassan, MD—St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
Manuel Guerrero, MD—Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV
Internal Medicine Chief Residents
Martin Binesh, MD—Baton Rouge General Medical Center (affiliated with Tulane University School of Medicine), LA
Aaron De Witt, MD—Baton Rouge General Medical Center (affiliated with Tulane University School of Medicine), LA
Evan Hiner, MD—St. John Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI (affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine)
Savreet Kaur, MD—St. John Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI (affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine)
Jayanth Lakshmikanth, MD—Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Starting July 2017: Josh Mosdale, MD—St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT (affiliated with Yale School of Medicine)
Shahina Patel, MD—St. John Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI (affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine)
Neurology Chief Residents
Parshaw Dorriz, MD—Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Pediatrics Chief Residents
Rajni Sandhu Marco, MD—East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
Jennifer Morrison, MD—SUNY Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Chief Residents
Jaspreet Singh, MD—SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Psychiatry Chief Residents
Amina Zahra Ali, MD—Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY
Derek Blevins, MD—University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
Radiology Chief Residents
Luke Smith, MD— Memorial University Medical Center/Mercer University, Savannah, GA
Surgery Chief Residents
Kevin Kemp, MD—Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
Thomas “Joe” Watson, M.D.—PinnacleHealth, Harrisburg, PA
Are you a 2016-2017 chief resident who isn't listed here, but would like to be? Send us an email with your name and residency information. We'd be glad to add you.