Resident Fellowship in Medical Education Leadership
We are excited to offer this one year fellowship to three rising senior residents each year. Our mission is to prepare tomorrows medical education leaders through the mentorship, friendship and support of the leaders of today. This fellowship will include a registration reimbursement for the 2024 CORD academic assembly to be held in New Orleans, LA.
"The ALL NYC EM Fellowship was an excellent experience. It provided me with unique mentorship, expanded my network of collaborators and scholars in academic medicine and gave me tools to become a better educator."
- Dr. Filipe Teran, Mount Sinai Hospital
ALL NYC EM provides two citywide conferences per year. Additionally, we offer two “Medical Student Bootcamps” and an EM chief resident retreat. Fellows in this program will gain experience in the content development, logistics, and finances required to put together these events. Attendance and participation will be expected, and each fellow will have the opportunity to give a lecture at one of the citywide ALL NYC EM conferences.
Mentorship and networking will be an invaluable part of the fellowship. In addition to monthly virtual meetings with the fellowship directors, fellows will attend meetings with many of the regions residency leaders throughout the year, will facilitate collaboration amongst the chief residents of ALL NYC EM programs, and will have the opportunity to give an invited lecture to Wednesday morning conference at an ALL NYC EM participating program. Fellows will gain experience that will help prepare them for an exciting academic career. We are seeking energetic and bright residents to join our team.
The first meeting will be at the CORD Academic Assembly in New Orleans between March 25-28, 2024.
Apply to our Fellowship
Open to residents graduating in June 2025 PGY-2 in a 3-year program or PGY-3 in a 4-year program
Residents from programs that actively participate in ALL NYC EM events
Available to attend CORD academic assembly
Personal statement which addresses academic interests and career goals, no more than one page
Letter of recommendation from your program director or chair
"The ALL NYC EM fellowship introduced me to the leaders of EM in New York, giving me access to experiences and mentorship well outside my own residency. Through these faculty I learned about developing a niche, finding the right job, managing an early academic career and more. And that's just the mentorship outside the direct skill set gained from participating in the development of a conference. The fellowship was truly an invaluable experience that directly influenced my path toward medical education."
- Dr. Jennifer Beck-Esmay, NYU-Bellevue
Meet the Fellows
Dr. Kunj Bhatt is an EM resident at Mount Sinai. He was born and raised in New Jersey but attended both undergraduate and medical school at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Kunj’s interests in EM include critical care/resuscitation, medical education, and clinical pathways. In the past year he has served as vice chair for the EMRA Education Committee. When he is not working in the ED, you can find him playing basketball with other residents/medical students, cooking, dancing (usually Bollywood/Raas/Bhangra), and playing with his nephew.
Dr. Erin Falk is currently an EM resident at NYP Columbia/Cornell in Manhattan. She was born and raised in Atlanta, GA before traveling to NYC for undergrad at Columbia University. At Columbia, Erin studied biology and played varsity soccer. After graduation, she worked as a poetry teacher and soccer coach in public schools in West Harlem and Washington Heights through AmeriCorps. She then attended medical school at Emory. After med school, she began residency as a med-peds intern at Massachusetts General Hospital before discovering her love for Emergency Medicine. She then transferred to NYP and joined the EM community. Erin’s interests include medical education, evidence-based medicine, and critical care. She plans to pursue a critical care fellowship after graduation. When not in the ED, Erin enjoys skiing, hanging out with her dog, and playing soccer with her co-residents.
Dr. Katherine Pattee is an EM resident at Maimonides Medical Center. Kat grew up in Colorado, made her way to Point Loma in San Diego for undergrad, went to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for medical school and then headed east to The Big Apple to confirm that the only thing Nebraska and New York have in common is the “N” and the “E”. During her time in Omaha, she served as the president of Do juSTIce, an organization that tests, treats and teaches incarcerated persons about sexually transmitted infections. Kat has continued her passion for advocacy by cultivating a series of lectures regarding patients escorted by law enforcement. She is a fervent believer in mentorship, Social EM, being open about professional struggles, and not wasting time on food that’s “just eh”. When not in the hospital, she enjoys exploring NYC restaurants with her incredible husband Luke, cultivating a forest of houseplants, daintily sipping tea, force feeding her friends, desperately trying to find places to hike, and seeking to avoid the sharp fangs of her beloved but moody cat, Schrodinger.
Jennifer Kaminsky is a second-year emergency medicine resident at Staten Island University Hospital. She is originally from South Florida but ventured off to Washington, DC for undergrad at The George Washington University. She then completed a post-bac in Boston before moving to Brooklyn for medical school at SUNY Downstate. While in medical school, she developed an interest in education, curriculum development, and clinical skills teaching. She has continued to pursue her interest in medical education while in residency. Within EM, Jennifer's interests also include mentorship and sponsorship, airway management, and palliative care. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her Peloton, running, trying out different restaurants in the city, and being a coffee aficionado.
Negar Mafi is currently a second-year EM resident at MetHarlem Emergency Medicine residency program in Manhattan. She was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, where she got her MD and worked as a general practitioner and ER physician for a few years before immigrating to Canada. She then worked as a research assistant at the Emergency Department of the JGH, a McGill University Hospital until she matched and moved to New
York in 2020. Her EM interests are medical education, ultrasound, critical care, and bedside procedures. When she’s not working in the ED, she enjoys taking care of her houseplants,
watching TV series with her amazing husband and hiking and amateur photography when time permits.
Joe-Ann Moser is a third-year Emergency Medicine resident at Mount Sinai. She was born in Germany and moved twelve times before finally settling on the East Coast. She received her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Master’s in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Afterward, she spent a year conducting research on respiratory viruses (including coronavirus years before it spurred a pandemic) at the National Institutes of Health just outside Washington DC before finally making the move to NYC to attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She’s the current Chair-Elect of the EMRA Education Committee and is interested in the intersection between medical education and resident wellness. On days off of work, you can find her photoshopping elaborate Secret Santa gifts for co-residents, battling perfectionism while decorating baked goods, or wandering the streets while listening to audiobooks. One day, she’ll gather up enough courage to play a game of chess against a stranger in Union Square. One day.
Brian Sumner is a second year emergency medicine resident at Mount Sinai Morningside - West in New York City. He is originally from Morganville, New Jersey where his interest in medicine began when he joined his local volunteer ambulance. He continued to be an EMT while attending the University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated with a degree in neurobiology and physiology. He earned his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. and after spending eight years in the area, returned to the Northeast to begin residency. His professional interests include critical care and resuscitation, medical education and hospital leadership. When not in the hospital he enjoys competing with his fiance and family on his Peloton, bringing his puppy Leo to the dog park and perfecting his homemade pizza dough and bread recipes.
Janelle Lambert is a 3rd year resident at NYU/Bellevue. She was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY after which she went to Harvard College for undergrad where she studied stem cells and played rugby. After undergrad, she spent a year teaching high school students in Boston. She went to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school where she continued to develop her interest in teaching and developing medical school curriculum. While in residency, her interest in medical education has continued. Her other interests in EM include sports medicine and ultrasound. Outside of EM, she also enjoys playing and watching various sports (more watching than playing), pasta-making, and travel.
Riddhi Desai is an emergency medicine resident at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. She grew up in Manalapan, NJ, and found her way back to her home state after living in Florida during her undergraduate years at UMiami, Philadelphia for her post-graduate studies at Drexel University College of Medicine, and Maine for medical school at UNECOM. Her passion for Emergency Medicine runs deep and started when she was first exposed to the ER as a scribe in 2014. Riddhi’s interests in EM include EKGs, resuscitation, and medical education. When she’s not working in the ER, she is busy refining her skills as a Trader Joe’s connoisseur, mixology enthusiast, Orange Theory Fitness groupie, RomCom specialist, national parks admirer, and FoEM content contributor.
Duncan Grossman is an EM resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. He grew up in Westchester, NY, where he started his medical career on the back of an ambulance at 16 years old. After working for several EMS agencies throughout the Northeast and earning a degree in theater at University of Massachusetts Amherst he attended medical school at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Maine. His EM interests include EKGs, critical care/resuscitation, and medical education. He lives in Brooklyn with his amazing wife and lopsided dog. He currently owns every kitchen gadget imaginable, but is always looking to expand his arsenal of useless appliances. He is also an amateur photographer and enjoys taking his camera on long walks around Brooklyn or internationally on vacation.
Francie Rusnack is a second year EM resident at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s - West in Manhattan. She is a NY native that grew up on Long Island, attended undergrad at Fordham University, and then earned her DO/MS at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. Within emergency medicine, Francie is interested in medical education and critical care. Outside of the hospital she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring NYC with her Midwestern husband and two dogs (Walter and Lorna), proving she can cook, planning her next vacation, and watching foreign crime shows.
Joe Offenbacher is an Emergency Medicine resident at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Jacobi / Montefiore. He is a born and raised New Yorker- with a gap year before college serving as an EMT for Magen David Adom Israel’s national ambulance service. Returning to NY for undergrad, he majored in History (with a focus on comparative Near Eastern and Islamic Studies) at Yeshiva College before starting a post bacc at New York University. He finally made his way back to Brooklyn for medical school at SUNY Downstate/Kings County. His love for Emergency Medicine is rooted in its strong emphasis on community. Being able to learn from and share lessons learned with others to help care of our patients has been and will always be what he loves most about the field. Outside of EM his wife(a Pediatric resident at Montefiore) and he spend their time with their three adorable- and very rambunctious- little boys.
Kristen Ng is a third year resident in the NYU/Bellevue Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a native New Yorker, but ventured off to the midwest to work as a high school English teacher in Chicago. She then returned to the city to attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Within emergency medicine, she is interested in how workplace culture affects patient safety, workplace violence and de-escalation, and medical education. On days outside of the hospital, you can find her concocting nut-free baked goods in her 4x2 feet kitchen, trying not to feel old in a dance class, or gluing things together to finally finish that children’s book she’s been trying to publish. One day, she’ll get a driver’s license. One day.
Mary is an EM resident at St. John’s Riverside/Montefiore in Yonkers. She is an Oregon native, earned her MD from OHSU, and has background in bioengineering and microelectronics. Her EM interests include education, cardiology, EKGs, ultrasound, and procedural medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys pets, nature, cooking, caffeine, crime documentaries, action movies, trying new foods, and goofing around with her husband in NYC.
This Cali girl found herself in Brooklyn for an Emergency Medicine Residency at Maimonides after a pit stop in Columbus for medical school at The Ohio State University. She grew up in San Diego and went to undergrad at University of California, Berkeley, where she received degrees in Psychology and Conservation and Resource studies.
Suman had various jobs such as researching bioluminescent gene markers, tea serving, cooking for a food truck, producing a music festival, and nannying before her career in EM. Her academic interests include Social Emergency Medicine, which looks at the social determinants of health as they interface with use of the ED, Ultrasound, and how to promote wellbeing.
When not hanging out at Maimo, she spends her time trying to see the world, cooking, yoga-ing, finding dance parties, and watching weird sci-fi.
Jillian Nickerson is a resident in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai. Originally from California, Jillian moved to the East Coast for college at Brown University and has lived in New York City since graduating. She received her medical degree and a master's in clinical research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Within Emergency Medicine, she is interested in Medical education and pediatrics. During residency, she has developed a simulation curriculum to teach residents about difficult deliveries and neonatal resuscitation and an EKG course for medical students. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In her free time she loves listening to audiobooks, running in Central Park with her rescue dog, Lili, and learning how to make tamales from scratch.
My name is Taylor Surles, and I am an EM resident at SUNY Downstate. I graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Biomedical Science and a minor in Spanish. I went to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. I can often be seen wearing the world’s most comfortable pair of cowboy boots with my scrubs, saying things like “y’all”, and drinking homemade sweet tea. I have interests in International Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, and being a clinical monster.
Outside of the hospital, I enjoy watching movies, traveling, visiting good craft breweries, and spending time with friends. Lastly, I am eternally grateful for this opportunity, and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Annemarie completed residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt and is now a simulation fellow at Maimonides. She was born and raised in the south and until residency had always lived below the Mason Dixon Line. She earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and worked as a business consultant before attending Emory Medical School. Her academic interests lay in finding an intersection between resident medical education and ED administration. Her weekends off are spent with 2 small dogs and a supportive husband. Activities often involve Brooklyn shenanigans, wrecking her apartment to suit her interior design schemes, or searching for dog friendly craft beer serving establishments.
Trent is an Emergency Ultrasound Fellow at Mount Sinai- West. He grew up in a small town in Bergen County, New Jersey called Old Tappan and was initially interested in Emergency Medicine from re-runs of the show E.R. (go George Clooney!) and from joining the local volunteer ambulance corps. He is a graduate of the Accelerated B.S/M.D Program at Penn State University and Jefferson Medical College (now called Sidney Kimmel Medical College). His interests lie in Ultrasound and Medical Education (and learning how to take care of critically ill patients, of course). He has been to state and national conferences as a member of ACEP and to present research. In his free time, you can find him running on the East River Trails (or on a Citibike), watching a new movie (A Quiet Place is fantastic), eating udon noodles (Tsuru Ton Tan) or cheering for his favorite local sports teams (he will not admit in public that he is a Nets fan).
Pardeep grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and attended the The University of Massachusetts Amherst for undergraduate and then University of Massachusetts Worcester for medical school. In 2017, he graduated Emergency Medicine Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He then completed a Simulation Education Fellowship at Hartford Hospital has returned to work at The Brooklyn Hospital Center as the Emergency Department Simulation Director. He is extremely excited and passionate about emergency medicine with a special interest in simulation and education. He spends his free time at the basketball court or watching the greats of the NBA. Go Celtics!
I am currently an Emergency Medicine resident at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. I earned my medical degree from NYIT College of Osteopathic medicine, and completed my undergraduate degrees in biology and psychology at CUNY Baruch College in 2010. I have been a New Yorker since my family immigrated to the US from India in the 1990’s, growing up in Woodside, Queens.
I am interested in ultrasound, administration, and taking care of critically ill patients. I enjoy working with my amazing co-residents and teaching medical students. I have also been involved in authoring and editing First Aid for the USMLE for the past few years.
Outside of the ER, I am interested in many things: photography, web/graphic design, computers, video games, science fiction books, being a foodie, and travelling around the world with my amazing wife (whenever we actually get the chance).
Ryland is an attending physician at Clara Maass Medical Center, a community site in Northern New Jersey. He completed medical school and residency at NYU. Prior to medical school, he attended The College of William and Mary where he received a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Ph.D. in Applied Science. When not working, he and his wife devise futile strategies to combat the physical and psychological take-over of their lives by their two young, active children; they love playgrounds, eating brownie batter, and reading Golden books.
Jenny is an emergency medicine physician and Assistant Program Director at Mount Sinai -West. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to NYC to attend the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and eventually returned to NYC to complete residency at NYU-Bellevue. She has been able to combine her love of emergency medicine with performance as the co-host of the Core EM podcast. As a life-long feminist, she is thrilled to serve as Editor-in Chief of FemInEM.org. Jenny is passionate about emergency medicine education and the FOAM movement. She has been an invited speaker at multiple conferences including SMACC, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Rebellion in EM, and Resuscitate NYC and has contributed content to multiple FOAM sites including CoreEM, REBEL EM, WikiEM and FemInEM. In the little free time she finds, Jenny enjoys reading sci-fi, fantasy and comics and enjoying delicious dinners out with friends.
Patrick grew up in New Jersey just a few miles from NYC. He was an EMT at Georgetown and received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics…so he was one of the cooler kids on campus. He went to medical school at NYU, and was originally planning to do Internal Medicine. He had a change of heart when he rotated at an Emergency Department in Ghana. He has served as Chair of the EMRA Education Committee, completed the EMRA/ACEP Policy Mini-Fellowship, and the CORD Scientific Speak Apprenticeship Program. He was also selected to Envision's Emerging Leadership program, and completes his training in November 2018 with a presentation at the National Clinical Leadership Conference. He has an interest in education, policy, and general nerdiness.
Felipe is a clinical instructor of Emergency Medicine in the Division of Emergency Ultrasound at University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, USA. He works clinically at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is a clinical investigator at the Center for Resuscitation Science at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Teran completed his Emergency Medicine residency and fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Teran's field of work includes critical care ultrasound, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), emergency critical care and resuscitation. He has worked as co-chair in hospital cardiac arrest and stroke committees, leading several QA projects focusing on system issues to optimize resuscitation care in the emergency department (ED). He served as Academic Chief Resident and became the first Fellow of the ALL NYC Emergency Medicine organization.
Sally is a bleeding heart Canadian that is somehow stuck in New York (at least it's Brooklyn)! When she is not fantasizing about skiing, saying "eh" or riding her bike in the vast wilderness, she can be found cursing under her breath, bagel-eating, stoop-sitting, dog walking and generally happy in NYC. Sally works at Brooklyn's only Level 1 adult and pediatric emergency department at Maimonides Medical Center. There her faculty role is to recruit and train awesome people and form them into awesome emergency doctors. Her interests include mentorship, bedside teaching, small and large format conference design, and narrative medicine. Sally is an active member of the "AIRWAY" storytelling group, planning events and helping us tell the many stories that we acquire in the shoes of emergency doctors.
"The ALL NYC EM Fellowship built the foundation for my career in education. It provided many opportunities to get involved, present and organize conference...These are experiences that were invaluable to my growth. Most importantly there was incredible mentorship not only about education, but also about my personal career choices. There is a wide range of faculty with various expertise that are always available and want to provide feedback to improve myself as an educator. I am truly thankful and fortunate to have participated in the All NYC EM fellowship and highly encourage it to any resident interested in education."
- Dr. Pardeep Thandi, The Brooklyn Hospital Center