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Breanna Benjamin, DO

Dr. Benjamin is a fourth 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.

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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.


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Tiffany Ezepue, MD

Dr. Ezepue grew up in Cliffwood Beach, NJ. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, earning a degree in Kinesiology and Health. She completed her medical school education at New Jersey Medical School and remained there for her PGY-1 year in surgery. Dr. Ezepue decided to pursue Physiatry because she resonated with the ideals of helping patients regain function and improve their quality of life while honoring the partnership with patients to aid them in achieving their goals.  Dr. Ezepue’s hobbies include binge-watching TV shows and movies, and spending time with her family and close friends. She enjoys viewing and participating in various sports. She looks forward to growing in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation over the coming years at Burke.

Ricky Ju, DO

Dr. Ju was born in Busan, South Korea and raised in Georgia. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He obtained his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also completed his preliminary medicine training. The field of Physiatry resonated with Dr. Ju because of the journey patients took towards rehabilitation and the team-oriented approach to maximizing patients’ functional potential and mobility. He is interested in Interventional Pain, Sports Medicine, Sports and Spine. In his free time, he likes to run, golf, cook, be disappointed by the Falcons, and explore the city with his wife.

Kenia Maldonado-Vergara, MD

Dr. Maldonado was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She received her medical school degree at Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil. She decided to pursue PM&R Residency after volunteering in a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Program for American doctors, and working in the Police Hospital of Guayaquil, where she realized the importance of Rehabilitation Medicine to positively impact patients and caregivers. 

After relocating to the USA, she continued shaping her career working in New York as a clinical associate for  disabled and home bound patients. She was also an Observer in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at Montefiore Medical Center. Posteriorly, she did clinical research at Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center in Florida.  

Dr. Maldonado completed her Transitional year at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia. She is interested in Brain Injury, Pediatric rehabilitation, Sports, and General Rehab.

In her free time, she enjoys dancing, traveling, and watching soccer.

Atinder Nijjar, DO

Dr. Nijjar was born and raised in Queens, New York. He received his medical school degree at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his intern year at Palisades Medical Center. Dr. Nijjar entered the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation because he is passionate about treating patients holistically and helping them achieve the highest level of function and quality of life possible. Dr. Nijjar has a strong interest in sports medicine, sports and spine, and interventional pain medicine. During his free time, he enjoys running, traveling, trying new restaurants, and rooting for the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Browns. 

Brandon Roberson, MD

Dr. Roberson was born and raised not far from Burke, in New Jersey, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers University. He completed his medical training at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School before moving to New York for residency. His interest in physiatry stems from a passion to help those who have lost some amount of functioning regain as much as possible. He is interested in sports medicine, adaptive sports, prosthetics & orthotics and spasticity. In his free time, Dr. Roberson is an artist/songwriter, enjoys cooking (and eating) & cinematography.

Lili Wang, DO

Dr. Wang received her medical training at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City and completed her transitional year at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Wang’s interest in PM&R is rooted in her belief in a team-based holistic approach to help each patient to regain function and health after injuries and illnesses. She is interested in Interventional Pain, Sports Medicine, Sports and Spine. Dr. Wang grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. In her free time, she loves staying active, spending time with friends and family as well as building 3D puzzles of architectural landmarks. 

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Maddy Triglia
PM&R Program Coordinator
914-597-2522

 
 

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