June 27, 2013
St. Elizabeth Medical Center welcomed 10 doctors to the area on Monday, June 24. The new residents began training in the three-year Family Medicine Residency Program.
William Jorgensen, DO, Residency Program Director, said the physicians would train and provide care at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center on Hobart Street and the St. Elizabeth Women’s Health Center. They will also train at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
With the addition of the 10 new residents joining the program, this brings the total number of doctors in the program to 30 for the upcoming academic year.
The Residency Program was started in 1975-76 to attract more doctors to practice family medicine. Since then, nearly half of the 229 physicians completing the program have settled in Upstate New York. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and by the American Osteopathic Association, and is affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The new doctors are:
Manual Bulauitan, MD- He was born in New York, NY and graduated in June 2011 from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica. Dr. Bulauitan’s hobbies and interests include staying active and playing sports. He played NCAA division one tennis at Boston University and also participated in basketball and football intramural sports teams in both college and medical school. He also enjoys scuba diving.
Shathabish Kariyanna, MD- He was born in Shimoga, India and graduated in March 2006 from Bangalore Medical College. Dr. “Bish” Kariyanna’s hobbies and interests include soccer, golf, cooking and watching movies.
Seneque Milien, MD- He was born in La Torue, Haiti and graduated from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica. Dr. Milien’s hobbies include listening to and playing music, playing sports (especially soccer), moderate weight lifting, reading, traveling and cooking.
Vimmi Panchal, MD- She was born in Nadiad, India and graduated in May 2013 from American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua. Dr. Panchal’s hobbies and interests include spending time with family, traveling, threading eyebrows, bridal make up, hair styling, henna art and dancing. She also enjoys biking and playing badminton.
Mary Philips, MD- She was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and graduated in May 2011 from International American University, Saint Lucia. Dr. Philips’ hobbies and interests include 5k running events, studying the Catholic Bible for personal knowledge, reading literary works of Malayalam, performing and choreographing Bharatnatyan (classical South Indian dance), Indian folk dance, hip-hop and modern dance.
Mohammed Rizvi, MD- He was born in Karachi, Pakistan and graduated in March 2010 from Medical University of the Americas, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Dr. Rizvi’s hobbies and interests include basketball, weightlifting, drawing, music and volunteering.
Donish Siddiqi, MD- He was born in Hicksville, NY and graduated in May 2013 from American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua. Dr. Siddiqi is a life-long percussionist and amateur guitarist. He also enjoys hiking, camping, watching and playing sports.
Troy Slover, MD- He was born in Santa Maria, CA and graduated from Spartan Health Sciences University, Saint Lucia. Dr. Slover’s hobbies and interests include working out, playing guitar, writing music, art, history, travel and playing sports (especially soccer).
Martin Tolentino, MD- He was born in Manila, Philippines and graduated in April 2001 from University of the East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines. Dr. Tolentino’s hobbies and interests include painting, playing the guitar and fishing.
Andy Tran, MD- He was born in Ba Ria, Vietnam and graduated in March 2011 from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica. Dr. Tran’s hobbies and interests include exploring the world, working out, reading classic fiction and learning foreign languages.