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Family Medicine

Residency Family MedicineOur Family Medicine Program is one of the oldest and most respected programs in the country. Because of our size, location and experience, we offer a flexible program that can be tailored to meet your professional goals. We have a dedicated faculty committed to providing you one-on-one attention and support, an exciting, diverse group of intelligent and dynamic fellow residents and state-of-the-art facilities.

Highlights
  • Dually accredited program offers AOA and ACGME board certification.
  • No competing residencies give you ample time to learn procedures and gain experience.
  • Strong balance between hands-on clinical and academic training, including research opportunities and a regular schedule of conferences and grand rounds.
  • Outstanding obstetrics preparation and full exposure to procedures including C-Sections; with opportunities in enhanced obstetrics care in a rural environment.
  • High tech tools from an electronic medical records system to internet based, PDA downloadable patient records.
  • A diverse patient population providing the widest range of clinical pathology.
  • Gain competency performing LARC, minor surgery, cryotherapy, endometrial biopsies, and other procedures.
  • Neonatal training includes access to a Level II NICU and full-time neonatologist.
  • Moonlighting opportunities in the second and third years of residency.
  • UHS Primary Care at Johnson City is your single training site, eliminating the need to travel between multiple facilities; has specialty clinics:
    • Acupuncture
    • Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology (supervised by board certified optometrist)
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
    • Podiatry
    • Surgical (including skin biopsy and lipoma removal)
  • The UHS Family Medicine Residency is an NCQA recognized Level Three Medical Home in New York State. We were the first to achieve this status, leading the effort on patient-centered and directed care to improve access and coordination of care and population-based practice management. Our initiatives have resulted in improved quality of care for chronic care conditions and enhanced the training to prepare our family medicine residents for futures in primary care.
Osteopathic Medicine

Few teaching hospitals embrace and support the principles of Osteopathic Medicine as well as UHS. Here, you will be encouraged to maintain your identity as an Osteopathic physician and develop the skills that make your training unique:

  • Multiple weekly OMT clinics
  • OMM lectures every week
  • OMM inpatient service
  • NYS Licensed Osteopathic residents meeting academic requirement are given the opportunity to moonlight in the OMT clinic in their second and third years of residency.
  • Academic appointment with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
  • Our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine programs are dually accredited by both the AOA and the ACGME, so you can become boarded by both the AOA and ABFM or ABIM.
Fellowships after UHS Residency

UHS residency graduates are very successful in earning fellowships. Below are Family Medicine graduates who have earned fellowships since 1998:

Ann Teng, DO Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Lynda Tang, DO Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Victor Kim, DO
OMM/Neuromuscular Medicine, Florida Hospital
John Leuenberger, DO Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, Eastern Maine Medical Center
Brian Day, DO Geriatric Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Mary Rose O'Connor Day, DO Geriatric Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Daniel Day, DO Sports Medicine, Virginia Tech/VCOM, Blacksburg, VA
Kate Grant, DO Sports Medicine, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Stephen Kroth, DO Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus One, Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA
Mark Thai, DO Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus One, Tulsa, OK
Rowena Reyes, MD Sports Medicine, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Jerome Mikloucich, DO Geriatrics, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Christine Blonski, DO Sports Medicine, Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Tunick, DO Sports Medicine, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Shawn Berkowitz, MD Geriatrics, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Erik Hiester, DO Interventional Pain Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Lazeni Koulibali, DO Emergency Medicine, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
David Li, DO
Sports Medicine, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Paul Han, DO Sports Medicine, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY

Program Director

Daniel Young, MDDaniel Young, MD

Dr. Young, a lifelong resident of the Binghamton area, received his Bachelors degree from Binghamton University and his medical degree from Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse. He is very pleased to be returning to his residency program as Director after 20 years in clinical practice. Dr. Young is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and was named fellow by the American Academy of Family Practice. He is associate professor at Upstate Medical Center, a member of the Broome County Child Advocacy Center’s medical team and Director of the STD clinic at the Broome County Health Department. Dr. Young has been very active in medical society activities. He holds leadership positions in the Broome County Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York and serves as a delegate to the American Medical Association.

Dr. Young enjoys golf, hiking the Finger Lakes Trail and performing magic. He and his wife, Carol, have four children. Their eldest attends New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and the others are attending colleges in New York State.

Message from Daniel Young, MD, Family Medicine Program Director

"Welcome to the Wilson Family Medicine Residency. Our program provides you a unique training experience that will help you meet your professional goals, be they private practice, group practice or post-graduate fellowship. The dynamic curriculum offers each resident an individualized education plan designed to help you maximize your training in the areas of your most significant interest. Our eclectic faculty represents a diversity of backgrounds in both clinical interest and training experience.

Other program strengths include a single, on-site Family Care Center so you don't have to travel from place to place throughout the day, an robust Electronic Medical Record system, fully functioning procedural clinics and the opportunity to pursue the widest range of your potential in Family Medicine. No program in the country can boast our combined offerings in such areas as Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulation and Treatment, Complimentary Medicine, Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics and so much more. I hope you will come and see first hand why the Wilson Family Medicine Residency offers the most comprehensive training available to insure your success in today's ever changing medical landscape."

Daniel Young, MD

Program Director

Curriculum

PGY-1
General Medicine 2.5 blocks
ICU 1 block
Pediatrics (inpatient) 2 block
Night Float 1.5 blocks
OB 2 blocks
Child Health and Development 1 block
(pediatrics-outpatient)
1 block
Surgery 1 block
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Community Medicine/Ambulatory 1 block
UHS Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 4 blocks
PGY-2
General Floor Medicine 2 blocks
Pediatrics 2 blocks
Night Float 1 block
Outpatient Pediatrics 1 block
Behavioral Science 1.5 blocks
Community Medicine/Ambulatory 1 block
Gynecology 1 block
Opthalmology .5 block
Geriatrics 1 block
Selective (choose from any medicine subspecialties) 1 block
Elective 1 block
UHS Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 12 hours per week
PGY-3
Night Float .5 block
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Practice Management 1 block
Research/Scholarly Activity 1 block
Orthopedics 1 block
Dermatology 1 block
Psychology 1 block
Allergy and Urology 1 block
Sports Medicine 1 block
Ambulatory Care 1 block
Ear, Nose and Throat .5 block
Electives 3 blocks
UHS Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 20 hours per week

Each resident is expected to participate in didactic learning opportunities including morning report, noon conferences, weekly clinical grand rounds and special teaching days.

Special Emphasis Tracks

The Residency offers a unique opportunity to tailor your educational needs. We offer senior residents, in good academic status, the opportunity to pursue special emphasis tracks which enable the resident to use elective time to receive additional training:

Geriatric Medicine: Participate in a one block geriatrics rotation in your second year and focus on geriatrics, palliative care and nursing home/case reviews during third year. Maintain a more traditional geriatric patient population in the continuity outpatient clinic and participate in our geriatric and dementia clinics on a weekly basis.

Advisor: James Crosby, MD, Rana Ahmad, MD


Hospitalist Medicine: Focus is on additional training in hospital medicine and is ideal prep for those pursuing a career as a hospitalist physician, with additional blocks on in-patient rotations including Internal Medicine as well as ICU and/or CCU.

Advisor: Lorne Campbell, MD


Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: As a hospital that offers dually accredited residency programs, all of our residents have the opportunity to learn Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy techniques and basic principles of manual neuro-muscular medicine from our OMM faculty. In addition to weekly lectures, you will also participate in multiple weekly outpatient clinics and our in-patient referral service.

Advisor: Marita Powell, DO

 

Rural Medicine: Several rural sites are available for focus on outpatient care in a rural setting with faculty that teach their art. A little travel, but one-on-one teaching to prepare you for serving underserved areas.

Advisor: Daniel Young, MD


Sports Medicine: Spend time working with Sports Medicine physicians and fellows in and around the Binghamton area including time in the Sports Medicine Clinic and with local high school, Division I college (Binghamton University) and professional athletic teams.

Advisor: Donald Nash, MD


Urgent Care Medicine: Exposures will primarily be in the urgent care centers in the region as well as additional training in acute care medicine at the Johnson City Family Care Center. Develop additional expertise in urgent care medicine. Train in the urgent care centers and in the Emergency Department.

Advisor: John Wacendak, MD


Women's Health and Obstetrics: This track focuses your patient load in the continuity clinic with a higher percentage of female and pre-natal patients that you will follow through to delivery and beyond as well as expanded training in obstetric ultrasound. Emphasis on gynecological procedures.

Advisor: Joshua Steinberg, MD

Faculty

Daniel Young, MD
        

Daniel Young, MD

Program Director

Title: Program Director - Family Medicine Residency

Medical School: Upstate Medical Center

Residency: United Health Services Hospitals

Specialty Areas: Family Medicine, Child Sexual Abuse, Public Health and Organized Medicine

Background: Enjoys Golf, Hiking, Performing Magic

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Marita R. Powell, DO

Title: Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine

Medical School: NYCOM

Residency: Osteopathic Internship-Massapequa General, Family Practice Residency-UHS Wilson Medical Center.

Specialty Areas: Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Communications and Biomedical Ethics

Background: Licensed Registered Pharmacist (Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Enjoys: family, writing, swimming, published poet.

Rana Ahmad, MD

Rana Ahmad, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan

Residency: St. Elizabeth's Family Medicine Residency, Utica, NY

Fellowship: UHS Family Medicine Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Area: Geriatric Medicine. 

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Andrea Barbis, LCSW-R

Title: Faculty Social Worker; Assistant Coordinator, Behavioral Science

Graduate School: Arizona State University

Specialty Areas: Trauma Issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Anxiety; EMDR; Children, including play therapy, child welfare and development.

Background: Child Protective Services caseworker, Therapist for a Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Emergency Room Social Worker, Pediatric Social Worker, Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker (child & adult) and in private psychotherapy practice. I enjoy sewing, music festivals and playing with my two sons.

Jacquelyn Bhandari

Jacqueline Bhandari, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

Residency: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA

Specialty Areas: Family Medicine

Lorne Campbell, MD

Lorne Campbell, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Residency: Buffalo General Hospital

Special Interests: Obstretics/Family Centered Birthing, Pediatrics, Family Care

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Sue Connelly, LCSW-R

Title: Academic Social Worker

Graduate School: MSW: Marywood College

Specialty Areas: Behavioral Science

Background: Loves Pugs and coordinates Annual Southern Tier Pugfest

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James Crosby, MD

Title: Director of Geriatric Fellowship

Medical School: SUNY Upstate University - Syracuse, NY

Residency: Wilson Family Practice Residency

Specialty Areas: Geriatrics, Dermatology

Background: UHS - Previous Residency Director, 30+ years on faculty. Fun: Grandkids, harmonica, piano, guitar, orchids, garden. Passion: Spirituality

Katherine Holmes, MD

Katherine Holmes, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Residency: Memorial Hospital of RI/Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University

Special Interests: Care Underserved Populations, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Donald Nash, MD

Title: Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania, (now Drexel University College of Medicine)

Residency: UHS C.S. Wilson Family Practice Residency; Board Certified (American Board of Family Practice); Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (ABFP)

Specialty Interests: Resident education, medical supervision of athletic events, fly fishing, backpacking, running and weight training.

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Christopher Ryan, MD

Title: Medical Director, Broome County Health Department

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Residency: Family Medicine, USAF Medical Center Scott, Scott AFB, IL

Background: Enjoys computers (especially open-source software), reading (especially mid-twentieth century history), vegetable gardening, and bicycling.

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Joshua D. Steinberg, MD

Title: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Class of 1995

Residency: St. Joseph's Family Practice Residency - Syracuse, NY, Class of 1998

Specialty Areas: Patient Centered Care, Obstetrics, Evidence Based Medicine and Information Mastery

Background: Before UHS, was faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University, hospitalist at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, and faculty at University of Cincinnati. Enjoys: Cooking, running and playing with his joyful 3 year old son.

Ann Teng, DO

Ann Teng, DO

Title: Associate Director Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: UHS Family Medicine

Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Specialty Area: Public Health, Worker Wellness, Neuromuscular Medicine, EMS and Fire

Background: Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kayaking, Tennis, Reading (special fascination with all religions). 

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John Wacendak, MD

Title: Medical Director

Medical School: SUNY HSC - Syracuse, NY

Residency: Family Practice, UHS

Specialty Areas: Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, School Medicine

Background: In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and farming.

Residents

UHS Family Medicine House Staff
PGY-1 Medical School
Julia Franklin, MD Ross University
Max Kammerman, MD Sackler School of Medicine
Irfan Khan, MD Odessa National Medical University
Princy Koshy, MD St. George's University
Anna Liggett, MD Ross University
Sarah Rooney, DO Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sandita Seecharan, MD St. George's University
Smriti Thakur, MD Calcutta National Medical College
Upasana Tiwari, MD Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College
Vinoja Vanniyasingam, MD Medical University of the Americas
PGY-2 Medical School
Corina Arana, DO Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jennifer Cackowski, MD Ross University
Nor Darwish, MD Ross University
Urmi Das, MD American University of Antigua
Hossain Ekhlas, MD Ross University
Zack Emery, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elisabeth Wang, DO Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sarah Wineholt, MD University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Lauren Zagieboylo, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
PGY-3 Medical School
McKirven Ceus, MD St. George's University
Amrita Chakraborty, MD* St. George's University
Alan DeMaine, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Avinash Mantha, MD* St. Matthew's University
Sherin Many, MD St. George's University
Aditya Mehta, MD St. George's University
Kimberly Ni, MD Ross University
Matthew Procopio, MD American University of Antigua
Ahmed Sheikh, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shownak Shreyarthi, MD Medical University of the Americas

*Chief Residents

Stipends and Benefits

UHS Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Program Benefits

Salary $56,650 (1st Year)

Sample Residency Agreement

BENEFITS
  • Insurance Coverage
    • Health Insurance: UHS is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with UHS Preferred Provider Organization (UHS PPO). UHS covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
    • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, Community Practice Pharmacy, a Blue Cross network pharmacy or through mail order. Costs will be lowest at the Community Practice Pharmacy.
    • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
    • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
    • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Personal Time Off (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses)
    • PGY 1: 18 days
    • PGY 2: 25 days
    • PGY 3: 27 days
  • Moving Allowance
    • A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.
  • Professional Development Fund
    • 1st and 2nd year residents are allotted $750/year to be used towards conferences, books, and/or other items related to your professional development (i.e. software, stethoscopes, etc.). Required programmatic dues will be paid for out of the fund. This allotment increases to $1,500 in your third year of residency which is designated for board application fees.
  • Academic Appointments
    • All residents receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.
    • Osteopathic residents receive an additional academic appointment with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA.
  • Athletic/Gym Privileges
    • Residents have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.
  • Meals
    • Meal allowance provided for residents.
ON-SITE HOUSING

On-Site housing is available based on occupancy and is conveniently located across from the hospital. This spacious and comfortable facility is for residents, fellows and visiting medical students. Rent includes: heat, electric, water, air conditioning, standard cable television and wireless internet. Free laundry facilities, fitness center, parking, and trash removal.

Rent:

  • 1 Bedroom: $550/month
  • 2 Bedroom: $675/month
  • 3 Bedroom: $900/month

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