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Family Medicine

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Our 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, award-winning 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.

  • ACGME accredited with Osteopathic Recognition. Acquired Osteopathic Recognition by the ACGME in 2015
  • 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
  • Obstetrics preparation and full exposure to procedures including C-Sections
  • 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.
  • Primary Care at Johnson City is your single training site, eliminating the need to travel between multiple facilities; has specialty clinics:
    • Acupuncture
    • Geriatric/Dementia Clinic
    • Gynecology
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
    • Surgical (including skin biopsy and lipoma removal)
  • The United Health Services 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

Residency Family MedicineFew teaching hospitals embrace and support the principles of Osteopathic Medicine as well as United Health Services. Being one of the first programs in New York to receive Osteopathic Recognition, 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 bi-weekly
  • Annual Osteopathic Teaching Day since 2007
  • 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 with Osteopathic Recognition, so you can become boarded by both the AOA and ABFM or ABIM.
Fellowships after United Health Services Residency

United Health Services 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, 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, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Jerome Mikloucich, DO Geriatrics, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Christine Blonski, DO Sports Medicine, Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Tunick, DO Sports Medicine, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Shawn Berkowitz, MD Geriatrics, 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, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
Paul Han, DO Sports Medicine, Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY
McKirven Ceus, MD Sports Medicine, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Coral Gables, FL
Amrita Chakraborty, MD  Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Levanon, NH
Alan DeMaine, DO Palliative Care, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Avinash Mantha, MD Geriatric Medicine, Loyola University, Hines, IL
Corina Arana, DO Geriatric Medicine, United Health Services, Johnson City, NY

One of our previous graduates, Dr. Katherine Lincoln, was named the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) 2014 Young Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Lincoln practices wound care and hyperbaric medicine full time at the Lampasas Wound Care Center within Rollins Book Community Hospital and the Metroplex Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Killeen, Texas.

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

Katherine Holmes, MDKatherine Holmes, MD

Title: Associate Program Director

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

Awards: NYS Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Educator of the Year 2016


General Floor 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
Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 4 hours per week
General Floor Medicine 2 blocks
Pediatrics 1.5 blocks
Night Float 1 block
Team F 1.5 blocks
Outpatient Pediatrics 1 block
Behavioral Science 1 block
Community Medicine/Ambulatory 1 block
Gynecology 1 block
Geriatrics 1 block
Medicine Elective 1 block
Elective 1 block
Primary Care Clinic Office Hours 12 hours per week
Night Float .5 block
Team F 1.5 blocks
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Practice Management 1 block
Orthopedics 1 block
Dermatology 1 block
Psychology 1 block
Sports Medicine 1 block
Ambulatory Care 1 block
Sub-specialty 1 block
Electives 3 blocks
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


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

Awards: The Charles D. Sherman, MD Award in recognition of extraordinary assistance, availability and support to medical students by MSSNY (Medical Society of the State of New York)

Marita Powell, DOMarita R. Powell, DO

Title: Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine

Medical School: NYCOM

Residency: Osteopathic Internship-Massapequa General, Family Practice Residency-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.

Joshua D. Steinberg, MD

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 United Health Services, 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 children.

Creator: Multiple medical iPhone apps (search: Joshua Steinberg in iTunes)

Katherine Holmes, MDKatherine 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

Awards: NYS Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Educator of the Year 2016

Lorne Campbell, MDLorne 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

John Wacendak, MDJohn Wacendak, MD

Title: Medical Director

Medical School: SUNY HSC - Syracuse, NY

Residency: Family Practice, United Health Services

Specialty Areas: Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, School Medicine

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

James Crosby, MDJames Crosby, MD

Title: Director of Geriatric Fellowship

Medical School: SUNY Upstate University - Syracuse, NY

Residency: Wilson Family Practice Residency

Specialty Areas: Geriatrics, Dermatology

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

Andrea Barbis, LCSW-R

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.

Jacqueline Bhandari, MDJacqueline 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

Rana Ahmad, MDRana Ahmad, MD

Title: Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan

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

Fellowship: United Health Services Family Medicine Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Area: Geriatric Medicine

Ann Teng, DOAnn Teng, DO

Title: Associate Director Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: United Health Services 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)

Donald Nash, MDDonald Nash, MD

Title: Sports Medicine Faculty

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

Residency: United Health Services 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.


United Health Services Family Medicine House Staff
PGY-1 Medical School
Rahal Balasuriya, MD Medical University of the Americas
Joshua Joseph, MD Medical University of the Americas
Benjamin Luce, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas
Amina Maisoon, DO Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Sohaib Mannan, MD St. George’s University
Charmi Patel, MD Medical University of the Americas
Mohammad Qureshi, MD Medical University of the Americas
Om Sam, MD St. Matthew’s University
Fatima Syed, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
PGY-2 Medical School
Kirill Davidov, MD Sackler School of Medicine
Tyler Kelly, DO  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Sabeen Khalid, DO Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – NY
Jasmin Kohli, MD Medical University of the Americas
Nasiha Kulsum, MD American University of Antigua
Staci Olsen, MD Medical University of the Americas
Roshni Patel, MD Ross University
Jane Simpson, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia
Saba Zaman, MD Saba University
PGY-3 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
Nina Millet, MD St. George's 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

*Chief Residents

Stipends and Benefits

United Health Services Family Medicine Residency Program Benefits

Salary $56,650 (1st Year)

Sample Residency Agreement

  • Insurance Coverage
    • Health Insurance: United Health Services is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with United Health Services Preferred Provider Organization (UHS PPO). United Health Services covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
    • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through United Health Services, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy, or through mail order.
    • 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, 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.
  • 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.