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Residents

   
  Christopher D'Andrea, MD
PGY-3
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-3
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
Chief Resident
PGY-3
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-3
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-3
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
Chief Resident
PGY-3
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-3
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-2
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: Cornell University
 
"My primary reason for choosing HackensackUMC Mountainside was the people.  I was impressed with the commitment of the faculty and staff to resident education.  This program cares for the well-being of the residents, the residents are invested to help each other, and the attendings are intelligent and willing to teach. Also, I grew up in North Jersey and I am happy to be back to serve the community that I call home."  
   
 
Dr. Ekta Sharma
PGY-2
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: California State University
 
"I chose HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Medicine residency program because the staff and faculty are warm, friendly and dedicated to me. Our mentors care about my education as a primary care physician and guide me when necessary. This program gives me the privilege to learn from hands on experience and a chance to provide feedback. Lastly, it’s a family environment and I feel at home here with my friends."
   
   
Dr. John D'Andrea
PGY-2
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Seton Hall University
 
"When I chose Mountainside, I also chose an environment built on comfort. The hospital always feels welcoming, and after a few visits, I quickly realized that I would get an ideal atmosphere for learning and growing as a new doctor. There is friendliness at every level of the staff, and the attending physicians guide the residents with patience, kindness, and professionalism. You always feel a part of the team here."
 
   
 
Dr. Katherine Collins-Genrich
PGY-2
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: Wheaton College
 
"The Mountainside Family Medicine Program really is a family, with a tight knit group of residents, attendings always willing to teach, and a welcoming and friendly staff!  The program was my first choice due to the people, and the great ties that the residency program has to the surrounding community. My husband, Colby, and I also really love the Montclair area, with so many great restaurants, shops and beautiful parks!"
   
   
Dr. MaryBeth Friel
PGY-2
Medical School: University of Medicine & Health Sciences
Undergraduate: St Thomas Aquinas
 
"I have been part of the Mountainside community for several years and hope to continue to serve here for many more years to come. It is a family - oriented health care community which makes patient care and well- being its top priority. The physicians and staff continue to inspire me to become the best physician I can possibly be."
   
 
Dr. Ryan Straseskie
PGY-2
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin at Madison
 
"Many programs in Family Medicine emphasize their focus on continuity of care, however HackensackUMC Mountainside distinguishes itself in its use of the home visit in providing patient-centered care. Much of the public thinks that physicians "don't do house-calls anymore", although I'm proud to say that HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Practice is doing its part to revitalize this indispensable part of the doctor-patient relationship."
   
Dr. Lucia Angeli
PGY-1
Medical School: Ross University
Undergraduate: UCLA (University of California - Los Angeles)
 
"I chose HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Medicine Residency because it is committed to providing training that fosters future leaders in family medicine. From the very first day I visited the program, I knew this was the right place for me. Amazing learning environment, personable faculty, staff and residents, and excellent organization dedicated to providing quality training and prioritizing patient care. I am so excited to be a part of this incredible team who is as passionate about family medicine as I am!"
   
Dr. Haroon Arshad
PGY-1
Medical School: St. Matthew's University
Undergraduate: Davenport University

"I decided to train at HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Medicine because of the wonderful faculty and staff members. The Attendings and residents are welcoming and are always there for you. The demographics of the Hospital are ideal since it allows residents to encounter patients coming from a diverse background which may present with common and uncommon conditions, making everyday an interesting day while training. The neighborhood is nice and a great place to reside. HackensackUMC Mountainside was my first choice because it will train me to deliver quality healthcare and to make a difference in a community. I am thankful that I am training at such a wonderful place and I am looking forward to this great experience."
 
   
Dr. Luigi Baretto
PGY-1

Medical School: University of Pavia, Italy
Undergraduate: Ursinus College

"I chose Mountainside Family Medicine residency because it is a hospital that is tightly knit with the community with individualized attention to teaching its residents. Having been a NJ resident my whole life it is a great opportunity to learn in my home state. There is a sense of family within the program and willingness of the staff to teach and produce the best family medicine physicians."

   
Dr. Colby Genrich
PGY-1
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Kenyon College

"This program provides the finest training at a patient centered medical home. With experienced and engaged Attendings, knowledgeable fellow residents, a friendly staff, combined with vast resources of the Hackensack network of hospitals in a community setting, the program is perfectly balanced. I am honored to be a part of this family of physicians and staff. In my free time I love spending time with my wife, K.C., bike riding, swimming, running, and exploring the area surrounding our new home."
   
Dr. Mallik Patel
PGY-1
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate: Rutgers University

"I chose HackensackUMC Mountainside because of the wonderful work environment and the abundance of educational opportunities. The faculty is engaging and loves to teach. The staff is really friendly and always helpful. And with my fellow residents I feel a real sense of comradery."
   
Dr. Ajfar Sherif
PGY-1
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Kasturba Medical College 

"I chose HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Medicine residency because it was the perfect fit for me. Being from New Jersey, it really allowed me to stay close to home and be comfortable in a place I know very well. Besides location, the program emphasizes education. It gives residents a comfortable learning environment with supportive Attendings and staff that allow us to grow as physicians but more importantly, as individuals."