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PGY-4 Class

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!


PGY-3 Class

Breanna Benjamin, DO

Dr. Benjamin is a third year resident at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio where she attended the University of Akron for her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training. Dr. Benjamin completed medical school at Ohio University. She enjoys hiking and biking the local trails. She practices as a yoga student and teaches yoga classes at Burke. Dr. Benjamin also loves to sew surgical caps and masks.

Deepthi Ganta, MD

Dr. Ganta was born in India and grew up in New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University at New Brunswick and medical school at St. George’s University. Dr. Ganta spent her surgical preliminary year at University of South Alabama Health University Hospital. She is interested in Interventional Pain Medicine, Sports and Spine, and Musculosketal Medicine. She enjoys art, especially pottery and sculpting as well as traveling and learning about new cultures. 

Yuri Gordin, MD

Dr. Gordin was born in Latvia and grew up in Pennsylvania. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he finished medical school at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, where he also completed his internship at Penn State Health. He is passionate about treating chronic pain conditions with novel therapies in light of the challenges posed by the opioid epidemic. In his free time, he enjoys downhill skiing, hiking with his dog, cooking for family and friends, as well as hosting viewing parties for Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins games. 

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.


PGY-2 Class

Henry Chen, MD

Dr. Henry Chen completed his medical school at CUNY School of Medicine and finished his transitional year at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Chen is interested in Neuro-rehabilitation and movement disorders. He entered the field of PM&R because he enjoys helping people regain function and improving quality of life. Dr. Chen hopes to work collaboratively with therapists to find creative avenues to enrich the experience of those in the process of recovery. Dr. Chen also has an interest in alternative and complementary medicine so that he may provide a more holistic approach to patient care. During his time off, Dr. Chen keeps a sketchbook detailing his dreams.

Michael Ding, MD

Dr. Ding grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland and then traveled along the east coast. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and completed his preliminary internal medicine year at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. PM&R resonated with him as an opportunity to help patients regain function and mobility from a musculoskeletal perspective. Dr. Ding’s hobbies include playing tennis and squash, exploring new restaurants with friends and collecting various types of houseplants.

Vincent Lee, DO

Dr. Lee was born and raised in sunny Southern California playing volleyball and swimming off the coast of Huntington Beach. Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Science with a focus in Neurology at the University of California, Irvine. He received his medical school degree at Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors as a pre-doctoral teaching fellow and educational scholar. He completed his intern year at Plainview Hospital in Long island. Dr. Lee has a special interest in sports medicine and sports and spine with a passion for physiological mechanics and optimizing patients care to maximize functionality.

Kenneth Leong, MD

Dr. Leong was born in Singapore and grew up in Seattle. He received his medical school training at China Medical University and completed his transitional year at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital in Michigan. He completed a pre-internship program with the University rehabilitation clinic of Rutgers Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Leong has a keen interest in Musculoskeletal ultrasound and pain management and enjoys optimizing his patients’ functionality. Dr. Leong’s hobbies include volleyball, singing and trying new restaurants.

Michael Lew, DO

Dr. Lew received his medical training at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City and completed his intern year at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Lew grew up in Westchester, and even worked at Burke as a Physical Therapy Aide before medical school. Dr. Lew's interest in PM&R is rooted in his own experiences recovering from surgeries, which fuels his desire to help others regain mobility and functionality after injuries. In his free time, Dr. Lew loves exploring new cultures through food, swimming all year round, and rooting for the New York Giants and New York Yankees. ​

Rohini Singh, DO

Dr. Singh completed medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and her intern year at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Singh was drawn to the physiatrist’s unique role in medicine, to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life for patients. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling and adding to her houseplant collection.

Contact for Admission

Rosa Peguero

Residency Program Coordinator

914-597-2522

 
 

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What's Happening at Burke

Thank you to everyone for making the Burke Award special!

The celebration of the 25th Burke Award Dinner was held on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

This year’s event was extra special as we saluted and honored our Burke Healthcare Heroes who have worked tirelessly treating survivors of COVID-19, as well as traditional rehabilitation patients.

Our staff are truly heroes for the passion, dedication and professionalism they demonstrate every day, especially in the face of this unprecedented challenge. Their efforts have never wavered, and they should be recognized and applauded.

There’s still time to make a donation in support of our Healthcare Heroes.

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785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

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(914) 597-2500, (888) 99-BURKE

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