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Family Practice Residency Faculty


Of all the resources at Mount Sinai Hospital, none is more valuable than our staff, all of whom have a strong passion for teaching and are committed to training our future family physicians to provide comprehensive medical care. Through the wealth of medical, surgical, obstetrical and gynecological expertise that Mount Sinai's Family Practice Residency faculty offers, residents gain a strong foundation in the practice of family medicine. Our core faulty consist of 7 board certified Family Practice Attendings, all with extensive experience in family practice and several of whom have completed fellowships in subspecialties and won various awards throughout their years of practice.

In addition to our core faculty, residents will work as part of an integrative team in both the inpatient and outpatient setting to provide optimal care for our patients. These multi-disciplinary teams consitst of pharmacist, nutritionist, psychologist, physical and occupational therapist, diabetic educators, and HIV navigators.


Our Faculty

Ihab Aziz, MD
Chairman of Family & Community Medicine Department
Medical Director of Sinai Medical Group

Kishore Bobba, MD
Program Director of Family Practice Residency
Palliative Care Attending

Jeen-Soo Chang, MD
Associate Program Director
Family Practice Inpatient Director and Geriatrician

Maged Melek, MD
Assistant Program Director


Core Family Medicine Attendings:

  • Amba Ayloo, MD
  • Yacob Gawo, MD (Geriatrics)
  • Teresa Cvengros, MD (Sports Medicine)
  • Sukhveer Wahi, MD

Adjunct Family Medicine Attendings:

  • Sara Sarband, MD
  • Puja Sethi, MD

Core Adjunct Attendings:

  • Gary Barsky, MD (Dermatology)
  • Joseph Blankstein, MD (Program Director of OB/GYN, and DIO)
  • Serfain Chua,MD (Rheumatology)
  • Sandeep Kholsa, MD (Director of Cardiology)
  • Jason Magnani, MD (Orthopedics)
  • Michael Slater, MD (Emergency Medicine)
  • Hari Srinivasan, MD (Program Director of Pediatrics)
  • Richard Trester, MD (OB/Gyn)
  • Jyoti Warkioo, MD (Psychiatry)
  • Stephen Wise, MD (Program Director of Surgery)

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Richard Brousil, Psy.D (Behavioral Health)
  • Mirna Ballestas, Psy.D (Behavioral Health)
  • Greg Staszko, Psy.D (Behavioral Health)

Program Coordinator: Lenetta Croom-Bright

Administrative Assistant to Chariman: Tonia Davis

FPC Office Manager: Latarshia Jackson