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Family Practice Residents




PGY 3 - 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. 



PGY 2 - Class of 2021



Balraj Dhaliwal, M.D.

Balraj comes from Abbotsford in British Columbia, Canada. After completing his Bachelor of Science at UBC he attended SABA University School of Medicine,     where he completed his medical degree. His is interested in community medicine, as well as sports medicine. Outside of medicine he enjoys staying active  through fitness and outdoor activities, He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. He is a part of the Information Technology and Faith & Medicine committees at Sinai Hospital. 


Stefany Kress, M.D.

Stefany was born in Guatemala and raised in Canada where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She completed her medical degree at St. James School of Medicine in Anguilla, British West Indies. In her spare time, Stefany volunteers as a district mobilizer with International Justice Mission advocating against human trafficking. Stefany enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling, hiking, traveling some more, working out, and trying new activities and restaurants. Stefany is part of the Family Medicine Community Relations Committee


Manasvi Kulshrestha, M.D.

Manasvi was born and raised in Lucknow, India. She received her Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She studied one year of medicine at Northumbria University, Newcastle, U.K. and later graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. She has a strong interest in women’s health, preventive and rural medicine. She is an avid reader and enjoys traveling, yoga, outdoors and time with friends and family. Manasvi is part of the Patient Safety Collaborative as well as program development



Neil H Patel, M.D.

Neil was born in London, England and grew up in Florida. He completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Microbiology at the University of Central Florida and received his medical degree from St. Matthew’s University. It was during his time as a medical student that Neil fell in love with community medicine. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Team and the Student Affairs Committee. Neil has a strong interest in pediatric/adolescent medicine and sports medicine. Outside of medicine, Neil enjoys cheering on his beloved Jacksonville Jaguars, wrestling, boxing, cooking and playing with his dog Maximus.



Rayman Johal, M.D.

Rayman comes from British Columbia, Canada. He earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua. He has particular interests in nutrition, health education and preventive medicine in underserved communities. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Rayman is part of the Inpatient Quality Committee as well as the GME Committee.


Daniel Petersen, M.D.

Daniel was born in Houston Texas but spent the majority of his childhood growing up in New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Hartford during which time he was active in research at Hartford Hospital. He then attended Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica where he earned his medical degree. In the winter of 2016, Daniel participated in a Global Health Program Initiative where he traveled to Kazan, Russia. Gaining insight into other cultures and how they perceive healthcare has helped to shape Daniel as both a physician and an individual. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family, trying new foods and, of course, watching Netflix. Daniel is part of the Hospital Resident Advisory Committee.



PGY 1 - Class of 2022


Ali Aljamali, M.D.

Ali comes from Vancouver, Canada and is originally from Baghdad, Iraq. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology from Simon Fraser University & received his M.D. from Ross   University School of Medicine. He did most of his clinical rotations at Mount Sinai Hospital as a student, during which time he founded the Family Medicine Interest Group. He has a strong   interest in Sports medicine and outpatient practice quality improvement. His interests outside of medicine include many sports, especially soccer, travelling, and he is an avid watch enthusiast.


Jacqueline Gowan, M.D.

Originally from Toronto Canada, Jacqueline began her undergraduate career with the hopes of becoming a medical illustrator, however her passion for learning how the human body works and how to fix it when it’s broken quickly surfaced, making the move from the art studio to the laboratory. Majoring in neuroscience, she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from The   University of Toronto in 2014. With her sights on medicine, she decided to attend Ross University School of Medicine. Once there she completed the first two years on the Ross campus in addition to volunteering and organizing several village community clinics. She then spent the final two years of her clinical education in downtown LA and Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to writing articles about unique clinical cases, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running outdoors, exploring new places, and petting dogs.


Ruta Pangonyte, M.D.

Ruta was born and raised in Lithuania. She started her undergraduate degree at Vilnius University and completed it at Loyola University in Chicago. She then completed her medical degree at   Ross University. During medical school she was a part of Salybia group and provided health care services to the Kalinago community, which is the last remaining indigenous community of the   Caribbean. During her medical studies she developed deep interest in women’s health. Outside of medicine Ruta enjoys travelling, trying out new cuisines, cooking and spending time with loved   ones.  

Howsiya Sethukavalan, M.D.

Howsiya comes from Toronto, Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto majoring in Biology and Sociology and minoring in Psychology. She attended the   Medical University of the Americas (MUA). She is passionate about providing service to under-served communities and she looks forward to doing this throughout residency as well as   afterwards. She enjoys watching sports, working out and reading. 



 Naga Pranavi Ellanti, M.D.

Pranavi comes from Brampton, ON. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. She then went to American University of Antigua to   obtain her medical degree. Her goal is to inspire future generation of family physicians by working closely with medical students as a teaching attending. She is also further interested in sports   medicine, women’s health and preventive medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants, volunteering, and traveling. 


Michael Yu, M.D.

Michael was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After high school, he attended McMaster University for a year before heading abroad to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for his medical   studies. Michael enjoys traveling, having been to over 30 countries, and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. He is particularly interested in the fields of inpatient medicine and urgent   care. Outside of the hospital, Michael can be found spending time at the park or the beach with his friends and family.