First Year Fellows

Juliann Allen

Juliann Allen was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica. In 2006, I was awarded the Kofi Anan Scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in Chemistry (Biochemistry) at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. During my tenure I not only got involved in campus life, I also got involved in immunology and research. I enjoyed this so much that after graduating I spent 1 year fully immersed in the Immunology lab there. However, my love for medicine could not be denied and I returned home to Jamaica in 2011 to pursue my M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) degree. Wanting to further my studies in Internal Medicine I applied for the Match in 2017, matching at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. After completing my 3 year residency, I was offered the position of PGY 4 Chief resident, which I was excited to accept. Medical education has always been near and dear to my heart and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop my skills as a junior faculty. Throughout my time in residency I rediscovered my love for the immune system and autoimmune disease and applied for the match into Rheumatology. I was excited when I matched here at Montefiore, my top choice. My interests in rheumatology are diverse and I definitely envision a future combining my love for rheumatology and medical education. Outside of the hospital and academic endeavors I enjoy dancing (I take dance classes every week), finding new parks to explore, cooking new recipes I find on Pinterest, and brunching on a rooftop. I am also a support group leader for the Scleroderma foundation in Bergen County.

Davina Chen

Davina Chen was born and raised in upstate NY. After earning her bachelor's degree at Cornell University, she taught in rural Malaysia as a US Fulbright teaching fellow. Upon returning to the US, she worked on HIV clinical research trials at University of North Carolina before attending medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She stayed on Long Island and completed her internal medicine residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. What attracted Dr. Chen to Montefiore was the wide spectrum of pathologies and the opportunity to serve the diverse population.

Chineye Osuorji, M.D.

Chinenye Osuorji, M.D., earned her medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria. She completed her internal medicine residency at Rochester regional health, a teaching affiliate of University of Rochester, New York . She discovered her passion for rheumatology while practicing as an internist. Due to her unwavering commitment to medical education and training, she proceeded to complete the Training to Teach in Medicine program with Harvard University. In her free time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Anitha Ramu

Anitha Ramu grew up in New Jersey before moving to India, where she earned her medical degree at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. She returned to the US to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at Jacobi Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She chose to pursue her rheumatology fellowship at Montefiore due to the outstanding clinical exposure and the opportunity to work with fantastic faculty dedicated to mentoring their fellows. Her main area of interest lies in Lupus and she looks forward to serving Montefiore’s vast and diverse patient population.

Second Year Fellows

Faith Ikalina, M.D.

Faith Ikalina, M.D. is originally from the NY/NJ area and is happy be back after venturing to New England for her Med-Peds residency and is excited to be Montefiore's inaugural Med-Peds Rheumatology fellow! In her spare time, she enjoys both listening to and making music with my family and friends, and by extension also loves singing karaoke. She has a very cute 2 year old daughter named Hope (yes, the Faith-Hope thing was on purpose).

Sundus Mian, M.D.

Sundus Mian, M.D. is a native of Upstate, New York. She earned her bachelor's degree at Syracuse University, medical degree at St. George’s University and completed internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In her free time, she enjoys celebrating holidays with holiday spirit and enjoying each of the four seasons (especially autumn), writing, hiking, and Harry Potter. She is open-minded about rheumatology career goals but is leaning towards academics and knows serving the underserved is a part of her part of her long-term plan. Sundus is excited to serve the Bronx community as a rheumatology fellow.

Oscar Mena Miranda, M.B.B.S.

Oscar Mena Miranda, M.D. earned his medical degree at Universidad Central del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. He then went on to complete his internal medicine training at Jacobi Medical Center a teaching affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is there that he discovered his passion for Rheumatology. He chose Montefiore for fellowship due to the diversity of pathology, its commitment to serve every patient regardless of race, socioeconomic or immigration status, and its outstanding faculty and mentorship. He is interested in vasculitis, ultrasound guided procedures and gout.

Nigam Patel, M.B.B.S.

Nigam Patel, M.B.B.S. Being a Mumbai (India) local, experiencing different cultures, and meeting new people have always been Dr. Nigam Patel's priorities. This led him to pursue his medical school at Nanjing Medical University, China followed by completing his Internal Medicine residency training at Saint Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY. He was attracted to Montefiore due to its cultural diversity and the wide spectrum of pathologies he experienced as a visiting resident, making it his top choice. Dr. Patel is interested in RA, SLE, SpA, and MSK US. He is also an avid movie buff and in his free time enjoys choreographing - performing Western contemporary and Bollywood dance forms.

Recent Past Fellows 2005-Present

  • 2022
    Bhavna Abbi, M.D.
    Sai Koyoda, M.B.B.S.
    Dima Nimri, M.D.
    Patrick Webster, M.D.

  • 2021
    Lilian Bizzocchi
    Private Practice-MO

    Navneet Kaur
    Academic Practice-CA

    Don-Andre Jackson
    Private Practice-CT

    Jeanie Lee
    Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

  • 2020
    Chrisanna Dobrowolski
    Faculty at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Alejandra Londono
    Private Practice-IA

    Sneha Patel
    Private Practice – TX

  • 2019
    Nevena Barjaktarovic
    Private Practice – PA

    Maria Gabriela Chancay
    Private Practice – NJ

    Eugeniya Golub
    Academic Practice - NY

  • 2018
    Pankaj Jain
    Keiser Permanente – Washington, DC

    Joey Kim
    Private Practice - CA

    Shereen Mahmood
    Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

  • 2017
    Omar Alshemeili
    Abu Dhabi Health Services - UAE

    Sahitya Mallipeddi
    Private Practice – IN

    Avneet Vig
    Private Practice – FL

  • 2016
    Bojana Jovanovic
    Faculty at Henry Ford Health System - MI

    Khashayar Khosraviani
    Keiser Permanente - CA

    Tejas Sheth
    Private Practice – CT

    Sheena Ogando
    Private Practice – CA

  • 2015
    Jordan Eli Brodsky
    Private Practice – NY

    Lia Matarrese McGibbon
    Faculty at National Jewish, CO

  • 2014
    Arshad Sadia
    Faculty at Northwell Health, NY

    Asha Shrestha
    Private Practice – NY

    Tehila Zuckerman
    Faculty at New York Presbyterian-Queens, NY

  • 2013
    Cindy Vallejo Johnston
    Private Practice – FL

    Monalyn De Los Reyes Labitigan
    Private Practice – NY

    Onome Whiteru Ifoeze
    Faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, TX

  • 2012
    Jason Brucker
    Private Practice – NY

    Jennifer Graybill
    Private Practice – FL

    Saakshi Khattri
    Dermatology faculty at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY

  • 2011
    Rachel Gross
    Private Practice – MA

    Elizabeth Lyons
    Private Practice – TN

    Asena Bahce-Altuntas
    Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

  • 2010
    Arlene Tan Tieng
    Currently: Faculty at Bronx Care Health System, NY

    Joyce Reyes Thomas
    Currently: Private Practice – NY

    Simona Gindea
    Currently: National Health Services, United Kingdom

  • 2009
    Irene Blanco
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

    Elena Sanders
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

    Anna Broder
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

  • 2008
    Benjamin Levine
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

    Maryann Lee
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

  • 2007
    Manuela Marinescu
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

    Mohammad Kamran
    Currently: Private Practice - GA

  • 2006
    Liliane Min
    Currently: Private Practice - PA

    Bernard Hojaili
    Currently: Private Practice - LA

  • 2005
    Margaret Li
    Currently: Faculty at New York University-Grossman School of Medicine, NY

    Anju Varghese
    Currently: Private Practice - NY