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SEMC Welcomes 10 New Doctors to Family Medicine Residency Program

UTICA, N.Y. – Ten new doctors came to the area on Monday, June 19 to begin training at St. Elizabeth Medical Center’s (SEMC’s) Family Medicine Residency Program.

Residency Program Director Mark E. Warfel, DO, FAAFP, said the physicians will train and provide care at the St. Elizabeth Campus of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center on Hobart Street, the Women’s Health Centerand at the Faxton and St. Luke’s Campuses as affiliates of MVHS.

The Family Medicine Residency has 30 residents in training, 10 in each year of the three-year program.

“The Residency Program has brought more than 120 primary care physicians to the Central New York State region since its inception in 1975-76,” said Dr. Warfel. “Nearly half of the 277 family physicians completing the program have settled in Upstate New York, helping to alleviate a shortage of physicians.”

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and by the American Osteopathic Association, and is affiliated with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA and SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

The new doctors are:

Sujitha Amalanayagam, MD – Dr. Amalanayagam was born in Sri Lanka. She graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. She speaks Tamil and enjoys sky diving, bungee jumping, hiking and traveling.

Sana Din, MD – Dr. Din was born in Pakistan and now lives in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine, Curacao. She speaks Hindi and Urdu and likes walking, reading and cooking.

Shana Eaglefeathers, DO – Dr. Eaglefeathers was born in Oneonta, New York. She graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She is a mother of nine and likes to hike, kayak, play cello, knit and preserve the Cheyenne language and culture.

Adrian Gomez-Hernandez, MD – Dr. Gomez-Hernandez was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba. He graduated from the Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Villa Clara Facultad de Medicina. He is fluent in Spanish.

Gisell Grullon, MD – Dr. Grullon was born in the Bronx, New York. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. She speaks Spanish and likes exercising, traveling to Caribbean islands, babysitting her nieces and shopping.

Hoang Hua, MD – Dr. Hua goes by “Natalie” and was born in Vietnam. She graduated from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua. She is fluent in Vietnamese and likes calligraphy, drawing and singing.

Ethan Lin, MD – Dr. Lin was born in Myanmar. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica and is fluent in Burmese. He likes ballroom dancing, yoga, cross fit and cooking.

Michael Nemirovsky, MD – Dr. Nemirovsky was born in Azerbaijan. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica and speaks Russian and likes swimming and traveling.

Rippol Patel, MD – Dr. Patel was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from International American University College of Medicine in Saint Lucia. She speaks Gujarati and likes to swim, kayak and play basketball and volleyball.

Kevin Tse, MD – Dr. Tse was born in New York, New York. He graduated from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua. He speaks Chinese and likes martial arts and volunteering.

Media Contact: 
Sandra Fentiman
Manager/Community Outreach
315-624-5216
sfentiman@mvhealthsystem.org