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Tiffany Lau, MD

Dr. Tiffany Lau is Burke's Chief Administrative Resident. She completed her medical training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS and did her preliminary training in general surgery at Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She chose the field of PM&R after helping her father through his rehabilitation process after extensive spinal surgery. Similarly, Dr. Lau enjoys helping patients achieve their maximum functional potential. What she loves about this specialty is the patient-centered aspect. Dr. Lau also enjoys making and leading care plans and teams and working with a variety of different treatment modalities and health professions. Before she went to medical school, Dr. Lau was seriously considering becoming a pastry chef.

Tochi Nworu, MD

Dr. Tochi Nworu is Burke's Chief Academic Resident. She received her medical training at Rutgers NJ Medical School in Newark, NJ and did her preliminary training in Internal Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. Dr. Nworu went into the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation because she really enjoys helping people improve their quality of life and functionality. Interestingly, Dr. Nworu got her undergraduate degree in visual arts - and is an artist on top of caring for patients. Prints of her work are even seen in the resident lounge area.

Lawrence Chang, DO, MPH

Dr. Chang received his DO from NYIT - College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Master of Public Health (MPH) at SUNY Downstate. He completed his transitional year at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Chang chose physical medicine and rehabilitation because he is interested in the unique innovations PM&R can provide compared to other medical fields, the holistic perspective it provides similar to his background in public health, osteopathy, and Eastern medicine, and finally, he has a specific interest in neuro-musculoskeletal medicine and its many applications in adaptive sports and robotics. In his spare time, Dr. Chang is still on the hunt for the best lobster roll in the world.

Thao Doan, MD

Dr. Doan received her medical training at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua and did her preliminary training in internal medicine at Richmond University in Staten Island, NY.

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Aaron Greenberg, DO

Dr. Greenberg completed medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and his intern year at Detroit Medical Center Sinai Grace Hospital. Dr. Greenberg's interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports medicine and interventional spine management, and he is seeking to continue his career by doing a fellowship in sports and spine. Based on where he has studied, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Greenberg is a die-hard Detroit Lions fan.

Nahyun Kim, MD

Dr. Kim received her medical training at Seoul National University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea and finished her preliminary training in internal medicine at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Queens, NY. 

Andrew Tsitsilianos, MD

Dr. Tsitsilianos received his Doctorate of Medicine from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, his Master of Biomedical Science from The Commonwealth Medical College, his Certificate in Health Careers from Harvard Extension School and a BS in biochemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He completed his preliminary year at Blake Medical Center. Dr. Tsitsilianos is interested in computer sciences, and would like to integrate cybernetics into the field of Physiatry to usher a new technological evolution in medicine.

Safwan Zar, MD

Dr. Zar completed medical school at St. Georges University and received his undergraduate degree from University of Connecticut. He chose physical medicine and rehabilitation because it fit his interests in musculoskeletal medicine and a holistic approach to patient care. The ability to restore function and quality of life in patients is the most gratifying aspect of this specialty. Dr. Zar's career interests include interventional pain medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and spasticity. He loves everything basketball related and is a die-hard UConn Huskies fan. He is still holding out hope that one day the NY Knicks will be good again!

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Breanna Benjamin, DO
Deepthi Ganta, MD
Gilad Ghanbari, MD

Dr. Ghanbari completed medical school at Touro College of Medicine in New York, and received his BS in Chemistry from York University. He completed his internship at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Dr. Ghanbari chose physical medicine and rehabilitation due to his great interest in the musculoskeletal system and the desire to help patients restore function and gain a better quality of life.

Leili Shahgholi, MD

Dr. Shahgholi completed medical school at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. She was a physical medicine and rehabilitation resident at Beheshti University of Medical School, a movement disorders and neurorestoration fellow at University of Florida and a geriatric fellow at Montefiore. She completed research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Shahgholi loves physical medicine and rehabilitation because she can help a broad spectrum of patients recover from stroke to musculoskeletal pain. She enjoys being part of a growing and evolving field of medicine. In her free time, Dr. Shahgholi likes to read, swim, cook, travel and do Pilates.

Jessi Yu, MD

Dr. Yu was born in South Korea and grew up in Maryland. She completed her medical school at University of Toledo College of Medicine and did her transitional year at ProMedica Monroe, Michigan. She chose the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation because she is interested in musculoskeletal medicine, sports, and the ability to functionally optimize her patients. During her free time, Dr. Yu likes to listen to podcasts, dance and walk in the garden.

Mohammad Zaidi, MD

Dr. Zaidi grew up in New Jersey and completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University and medical education at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. What drew him to physiatry was the holistic approach to treating the patient, witnessing functional recovery firsthand, and the interdisciplinary teamwork required to care for rehabilitation patients. In his free time he enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, hiking, and exploring New York.

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Rosa Peguero

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