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Bernadette Baronia-White, MD- Chief Resident

PGY-3
Medical School: Ross University
Undergraduate: Rutgers University

"I live in Northwest NJ and was formerly a pharmacist before I decided to attend medical school.  What's great about Mountainside is that I'm learning to be a good family physician in an environment with great camaraderie and faculty.  On days when I'm not doing "resident" duties, you're sure to find me with my little girl, husband and two yorkies.  We love to eat out and go to NYC!"

   
 



Michael Boja, DO
PGY-3
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Fordham University

"What attracted me to this program was the knowledgeable and personable attending physicians.
What I like about the program is the tight knit group of residents! I wanted to be a part of a  Community hospital  where the  nursing staff and medical attendings are down to earth and willing to teach whenever you have questions and have found that here."

   
 



Steven Faschan, DO
PGY-3
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Lehigh University

"Our program is fulfilling my expectations by giving me a wide breadth of experience that is preparing me for all the different aspects of primary care.  I grew up in northern New Jersey and feel as though Montclair and Verona are wonderful places to live and work during your time as a resident.  The location is also close enough to New York City that you can enjoy day trips or weekends in the city when you have time off, but far enough away that you can enjoy the relative quiet and security of the area where our hospital and office are located."

   
 




Roohi Khanna, DO- Chief Resident
PGY-3
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Stevens Institute of Technology

"Deciding to come here was easy. The community was familiar, the faculty was welcoming and the best part - the residents - were amazing. The close-knit family that we are has made learning and practicing medicine the best part of my day. I grew up in New Jersey and went to undergrad in New Jersey. Our program has many strengths, one of which is its strong and personable faculty. My interests lie in Obstetrics and Gynecology along with Pediatrics."

   
 

Renny McDaniel. MD

PGY-3
Medical School: St George's University
Undergraduate: Utah Valley University

"My wife Casey and I are from the beautiful rocky mountains of Utah. We have three children and are happy to adopt New Jersey as our home. I chose Mountainside Family Medicine because it is an unopposed residency at a community hospital. I doubt there is another residency that provides as much one on one teaching time with attending physicians. We also have a very strong curriculum in Obstetrics and gynecology.
 My health care interests include chronic disease management, behavioral change, public health and rural medicine."

   
 

Joyce Odigboegwu, MD
PGY-3
Medical School: Ross University
Undergraduate: Dallas County Community College

"I am originally from Nigeria. I lived in Texas before moving to New Jersey for my residency. I chose HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Medicine residency program because of its conducive learning environment.  We have a warm, inviting, and family-like atmosphere. The program focuses on each individual resident's strength, and growth potential. Our program has a diverse patient population, and dedicated high-quality faculty."
 
     
 
Viral Patel, MD
PGY-3
Medical School: St. Matthew's University
Undergraduate: University of Maryland

"I chose to come to Mountainside Family Practice after graduating from St Matthew's University because the faculty and staff here are very friendly, helpful and truly interested in teaching. The community hospital setting was just what I was looking for in a program which allows all of us to get to know each other and not feel lost in the crowd. We have great residents and like to have a good time together which really makes me feel that this was the best choice for me."
 
     


Mark Zaky, MD
PGY-3
Medical School: Ross University
Undergraduate: Rutgers University

"I am fortunate to be in this residency that is so close to my home especially after spending time away at Ross University School of Medicine.  The residents in the program have very quickly become like a second family to me; we all care for and help each other as much as we can.  The faculty is always willing to lend an ear for any question at any time of day or night."
 
     
  Christopher D'Andrea, MD
PGY-2
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Drew University

"Our residency, located at Mountainside Family Practice Associates and HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital, provides me with everything I personally wanted in a residency program. A community hospital, with an extensive track record of providing quality healthcare in my neck of the woods, was paramount to my choosing to train here. I plan on practicing Family Medicine in this area and wanted to connect with a program that could best train me for a lifetime of providing quality care to the area I'm familiar with."
 
     
  Gucci Ezeala, MD
PGY-2
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate: Rutgers, the State University of NJ

"What I love most about HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Medicine Residency is that the faculty and staff are very supportive, friendly, and are like family, and it feels like home! All the residents are easy to talk to, fun to be around, and truly care about one another."
 
     
  Gayon Hyatt, MD
PGY-2
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate: Rutgers, New Brunswick NJ

"The best things about the program are that it is family-friendly, the atmosphere is also friendly and the residents and attending’s are always willing to help and just a phone call away!"
 
     
  Terry Luma, MD
PGY-2
Medical School: Ross University
Undergraduate: Michigan State University

"I'm originally from New Jersey but I love living in the Big Apple!  So location was definitely one of the reasons I chose Mountainside.  I love the community-hospital feel of this program, just a stone's throw away from NYC.  As far as my future career plans, they are continuously evolving and that is one of the greatest things about Family Practice: there are so many options open to us."
 
     
  Eirene Sam, MD
PGY-2
Medical School: Saba University
Undergraduate: Hunter College

"HUMC Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program has been helping to shape me into the physician I hope to become. I’m really excited to be part of an evolving residency program. We are actively involved with utilizing our partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center to expand our clinical exposure. With supportive faculty and staff, transition to becoming an intern has been surprisingly feasible. Alongside fun-loving and understanding colleagues, I’m looking forward to my next three years!"
 
     
  Raymond Sedgh, MD
PGY-2
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate: University of California

"I chose this program because of the excellent faculty, amazing residents and staff, friendly working environment and great location. What makes our program unique is its focus on whole-person care."
 
     
  Sarah Uddin, DO
PGY-2
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Miami

"I chose this program largely because it's one of the few community hospitals that offers a plethora of learning opportunities in one place. The attendings are engaging and love to teach. With my fellow residents, there's a real sense of community, collaboration, and mutual support. The location is also great--just a short drive away from New York City which is a fabulous stomping ground on your days off!"













 
 
       
   
Dr. Seulkih Shin
PGY-1
   
       
 
Dr. Ekta Sharma
PGY-1
   
       
   
Dr. John D'Andrea
PGY-1
 
   
       
 
Dr. Katherine Collins-Genrich
PGY-1
 
   
       
   
Dr. MaryBeth Friel
PGY-1
 
   
       
 
Dr. Ryan Straseskie
PGY-1