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Family Practice Residency Current Residents



PGY 3 - Class of 2018

Sandy Botros, M.D.
After finishing her medical education at University of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, Sandy has settled to Chicago. She is a member of the Resident Advisory Committee and her interest in teaching lead her to join the Family Medicine Student Affairs Committee. She is also the leader of the Faith and Medicine Committee. She has a particular interest in Geriatrics and Sports medicine. Outside work, Sandy enjoys drawing and other visual arts, spending time with her husband and son, and teaching Kindergarten Sunday school at her church.



Myuren Gunaratnam, M.D.
While Myuren considers Ontario, Canada his home, he has childhood memories from Europe when his family lived in England. His medical degree Myuren earned from Windsor University, St. Kitts & Nevis. Myuren is a member in the Quality Improvement and Recruitment committees, and he has an interest in Urgent care and Inpatient Care.



Coleen Johnson, M.D.
Coleen grew up in Oakland, California. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Miami and her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University on British West Indies. She has found the Family Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai to foster her interests in women's health, preventive medicine and public health initiatives in undeserved communities like the one in which she grew up. Coleen is a member in the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Wellness Committee. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, sports, yoga, concerts and time with friends and family.



Mena Megellie, M.D.
Mena comes from Egypt, but now considers Ontario, Canada his home. He studied medicine at University of Cairo, Egypt and completed his studies at St. Matthew's University. During his residency Mena has already distinguished himself by participating in Research Day, and he was selected Intern of the Year 2016. Mena is part of the IT Committee, Pharmaceutical Therapeutics Committee, and Community Medicine Committee. His interests include tech in medicine, app development, and boating.  

Silvia Pagoada-Vallecillo, M.D.
Silvia comes from Ontario, Canada, and she earned her medical degree from the University of Medical & Health Science on St. Kitts. Silvia is part of the Recruitment Committee and also a member of Patient Safety Committee. For her commitment to patient Safety, she was recognized as Patient Safety Champion in 2016. Outside of work Silvia enjoys trying new foods and dancing. 



Noah Simon, M.D.
Noah comes from Benton, WI and he earned his medical degree from St. James School of Medicine on Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Noah has a particular interest in preventive medicine, and after residency he would like to pursue a career in traditional Family Medicine, practicing both inpatient and outpatient family medicine. Noah is a member of the Resident Advisory Committee and active community event participant. In his free time he enjoys being active - including fishing and rooting for his Green Bay Packers.


PGY 2 - Class of 2019

Su Yeun Ban, M.D. 

Su comes from Seoul, South Korea where she earned her medical degree. Before her medical degree, she earned Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry Education. She enjoys facing new challenges and she is inspired by being exposed to foreign cultures - both which she has already had the chance to experience at Sinai. Sue is participating in Sinai's Partners in Excellence Quality Improvement projects and she is part of the GME Committee. She enjoys jogging as a way to combine two of her favorites: working out and outdoors. 



Kashish Goyal, M.D.

Kashish comes from Punjab, India where he earned his medical degree in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in the city of Ludhiana. Kashish is part of the Patient Safety Collaboration and has a particular interest in Sports medicine. He is also part of the Faith and Medicine Committee. He believes in giving back, which has spurred an interest in Community Medicine. He is an avid adventure sports fan and enjoys stand up comedy.



Amritpal Jawanda, M.D.

Amrit hails from Surrey in British Columbia, Canada. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Canada before changing continents to earn his medical degree from the Medical School at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Amrit is part of the IT in Medicine Committee, Student Affairs Committee, and the GME Committee. He also has a particular interest in Sports Medicine. Were he not a physician, he would have most likely become a marine biologist. "I'm telling you Jerry, at that moment, I was a marine biologist."  



Zuhal Kadhim, M.D.

Zuhal comes from Manitoba, Canada. After an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, she completed her medical degree at St. James School of Medicine in Bonaire. During medical school she volunteered in Chicago and found a passion in health education and preventive medicine. Her interest in leadership is shown in her work as the head of the Program Development Committee. She is also a member of the Quality Improvement Committee. While not at work, Zuhal enjoys hiking, mountaineering and cooking. 



Rachel Sewnarine, M.D.

Rachel was born in Trinidad and grew up in Florida. She earned her undergraduate at Nova Southeastern University and medical degree at St. Matthew's on British West Indies. Rachel is part of the Resident Wellness Committee, Resident Advisory Committee, and Recruitment Committee. Her other interests include Community Medicine for underserved areas. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching the TV show Friends, and trying new restaurants. 



Cassandra Shipp, M.D.

Cassandra comes originally from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She studied medicine and graduated from the University of Limerick in Ireland. She has a particular interest in the care of the elderly and Geriatric Medicine. Cassandra is part of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as the Community Relations Committee. The program is honored to have Cassandra as the head of the Recruitment Committee. Outside work, Cassandra enjoys traveling which she did when traveling around Europe with friends. 



PGY 1 - Class of 2020

Daniela Dittmar, M.D. 

Daniela is a Venezuelan native who graduated medical school from La Universidad Central de Venezuela. Our program is proud to have her on the Inpatient Quality Committee, Program Development Committee, as well as the Community Relations Committee. She is the only resident in our program who is also a pilot. This is incorporated into her medical career as she used to fly to remote locations to provide medical attention to underserved areas in South America. Asides from flying planes, she enjoys yoga, bike riding, hiking, going to the beach, outdoor activities, running, and nature.  


Andro Yousef, M.D.


Andro comes from Ontario, Canada. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph and his medical degree at SABA University School of Medicine. He is a member of the IT team and the Student Affairs Committee. He has a strong interest in urgent care, telemedicine, and the evolving field of retainer medicine. Outside of medicine he enjoys, tennis, calligraphy, and participating in equestrian sports.  He hopes to continue with his hobby of financial investing and to participate in philanthropic work.


Stanislav Polinkevych, M.D.

Stan was born in Kiev, Ukraine and grew up in Montreal, Canada. He earned his medical degree from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics team and the Patient Safety Collaborative. Stan has a strong interest in Inpatient medicine and urgent care. Had he not gone into medicine, he would be a writer of historical fiction and mysteries. Stan is also a car and boat enthusiast.


Berenice Subero, M.D.

Berenice was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated from La Universidad Central de Venezuela. She has an active role in the Resident Advisory Committee and the Community Relations Committee. She wishes to be a leader in Preventative Medicine, health promotion, and nutrition. In her time off she enjoys yoga, working out, trying new restaurants and coffee shops. She also wishes to be an avid researcher. 


Erika Chico, M.D.

Erika was raised in Quezon city in the Philippines where she eventually graduated from the University of Santo Tomas. She is a prominent member of the Faith and Medicine Committee and the Patient Safety Collaborative. Asides from being a great diagnostician, she shows empathy in ensuring all of her patients are well treated and cared for. She has a special interest in Geriatric and Sleep Medicine. Erika enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, and reading.  


Anil Andani, M.D.

Anil comes from Toronto, Canada. He studied medicine and graduated from St. George's University in Grenada after a year in Newcastle, UK. He also spent on year in Korea teaching English. Anil is part of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as the Family Medicine Wellness Committee. Apart from Medicine, Anil is working to get his MBA. His interests include basketball and travel.