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Current Residents

Current residents in Mount Sinai’s Department of Pediatrics gain unique knowledge about caring for children in urban, medically underserved environments.

Through our 3 year residency program, pediatric residents see how physicians can impact their communities by identifying resources for preventive care, gain exposure to venues for child advocacy, and dive into an immersion experience in ambulatory pediatrics at a clinic that is entirely Spanish speaking. Graduates leave our program with a broadened perspective on the problems of inner-city environments, and many go on to practice care in medically underserved communities throughout the United States and the world at large.



PGY-1 Residents


  Iswarya Jagadesan, MD

  Medical School: Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, India

  Things I like: I love cooking, painting and singing 


  Priyanka Kawali, MD 

  Medical School: Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, India

  Things I like: I enjoy cooking, traveling to new places and listening to music


  Gangajal Kasniya, MD

  Medical School: Sawai Man Singh Medical College, India

  Things I like: I like going out with friends, watching documentaries, playing cricket and volleyball 



  Siddhart Mahajan, MD:

  Medical School: Kasturba Medical College Manipal, India

  Things I like: I am a great swimmer, I play water polo, enjoy reading novels and watching movies

  Saranya Ravichandran, MD

  Medical School: Thanjavur Medical College, India

  Things I like: I enjoy reading novels, cooking, traveling with my husband and discovering new cultures

  Gyaneshwar Shrestha, MD

  Medical School: Nepal Medical College, Nepal

  Things I like: I love swimming, trekking, cycling, listening to music and going out with friends 



PGY-2 Residents


  Chisom Egwuatu, MD

  Medical School: University of Nigeria, Faculty of Medicine, Nigeria

  Things I like: I love speding my time off with my family. I also like high adrenaline sports such as snowboarding and one day I will go skydiving!

  Jamuna Garisa, MD

  Medical School: Osmania Medical College, India

  Things I like: I like to cook all kinds of foods, watching movies, biking and going out with friends and family

  Sumit Gupta, MD

  Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, India

  Things I like: I like watching suspense movies, playing violin and piano and traveling. My favorite place is Holland!

  Ramya Pottimutyapu, MD

  Medical School:Konaseema Institute of Medical Science, India

  Things I like: I am a big foodie, I love dark chocolate and in my weekends off I like going out to restaurants. My favorite place is Hawaii. 

  Shiva Sharma, MD

  Medical School: Universal College of Medical Science, Nepal

  Things I like:

  Thuy Van Nguyen, MD

  Medical School: Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Vietnam

  Things I like: I love music and I want to learn how to play piano and the ukulele, I like Manga and comics. 




PGY-3 Residents


  Cristoniel Abrenica, MD

  Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines 

  Things I like: My favorite things are to travel and cook with my wife and exercising in my time off.


  SunHee Chung, MD

  Medical School: Chung-Ang University School of Medicine, Korea

  Things I like: I love spending time with my daughter and husband, going camping, playing tennis and reading


  Shahir Ghahfarokhi, MD

  Medical School: Azad University, Iran

  Things I like: The city of Chicago is like a big museum and I enjoy exploring its many attractions. When I need to reset myself I enjoy cooking. During my three years living in Chicago I've enjoyed Jet skiing in the summer and skiing in the winter. I'm always ready to play basketball or bowling with friends.


  Roia Katebian, MD

  Medical School: St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, Florida. 

  Things I like: I really enjoy practicing Yoga, going for brunch with friends and visiting my family in California. 


  Swetha Padiyar, MD

  Medical School: Rural Medical College of Pravata Medical Trust, India

  Things I like: I like painting, visiting my family during my free time, My favorite place in Chicago is the Navy Pier and going for a walk by Lake Michigan. I love going to the various restaurants in downtown Chicago.


  Gopi Ponnaganti, MD

  Medical School: PSI Medical College, India

  Things I like: I enjoy watching movies and reading books about historical events and going out with friends.




Chief Resident

Michelle Porras, MD

Medical School: Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela

Pediatric Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Things I like: I love photography, drawing and yoga. I really enjoy discovering new places in Chicago