Neurology Program House Staff

Chief Residents

  • Julie Ann Cardiullo, MD
    Undergraduate: Duke University
    Medical: New York Medical College
    Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Spending time with family and friends

  • Luca Gilberto, MD
    Undergraduate: University of Milano, Italy
    Medical: University of Milano, Italy
    Interests: Degenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's disease
    Hobbies: Jazz, Running, Ballet, Photography, Fine dining

  • Michael Nissenbaum, MD
    Undergraduate: Binghamton University
    Medical: Technion American Medical School
    Interests: Epilepsy
    Hobbies: Guitar, Piano

PGY-4

  • Zarmeneh Aly, MBBS
    Undergraduate: Lahore Grammar School
    Medical: Aga Khan University
    Interests: Neurology, Epilepsy
    Hobbies:  Literature, Painting, Baking, Traveling

  • Shany David, MD
    Undergraduate: Rutgers University
    Medical: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
    Interests: Epilepsy, Vascular Neurology
    Hobbies: Cinema, Science fiction, Swimming, Skiing

  • Ian C. Lee, MD
    Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
    Medical: Brown University
    Hobbies: Piano, Computers, Skiing, Tennis

  • Belma Sadikovic, MD
    Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
    Medical: University of California, Davis
    Interests: Vascular Neurology, Headache. Neurocritical Care, Autoimmune Neurology
    Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, Comedy movies

PGY-3

  • Reuben D. Burshstein, DO
    Undergraduate:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Medical: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
    Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology, Pain Management
    Hobbies: Traveling, Sports, Politics, Michigan Wolverines

  • Hema Gajula, MD
    Medical: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
    Interests: Pain Management
    Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Cooking, Traveling

  • Anirudh Kapoor, MBBS
    Undergraduate: Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad, India
    Medical: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
    Interests: Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care
    Hobbies: Swimming, Water sports, Playing guitar, Music

  • Thomas Kodankandath, MD
    Undergraduate: Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Medical: Ross University School of Medicine
    Interests: Vascular Neurology
    Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Running, Spending time with family

  • Sami H. Moshi, MBChB
    Medical: University of Mosul, Iraq
    Interests: Deep Brain Stimulation
    Hobbies: Photography, Chess, Tennis

  • Sammy D. Pishanidar, MD
    Undergraduate: SUNY, Binghampton
    Medical: St. George's Universitym, Grenada
    Interests:General Neurology, Vascular Neurology
    Hobbies: Traveling, Music, Sports, Spending time with family and friends

  • Nadia Sotudeh, MD
    Undergraduate: SUNY, Binghampton
    Medical: American University of Antigua
    Interests:Epilepsy
    Hobbies: Traveling, Spending time with family and friends, Baking, Skiing

PGY-2

  • Derek Cheng, DO
    Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Interests: Behavioral Neurology, Vascular Neurology
    Hobbies:  Photography, Film making, Cello, Running Traveling

  • Amy Theresa Hua, DO
    Undergraduate: SUNY, Stony Brook
    Medical:New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Interests:Pain Medicine, Neurological Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular
    Hobbies: Rock climbing, Dancing Chinese Zither, Cooking, Traveling

  • Tanya Kapoor, DO
    Undergraduate: SUNY, Stony Brook
    Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Interests:Memory Disorders, Behavioral Neurology, Vacular Neurology
    Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, Traveling, Spending time with family and close friends, Working out, Music

  • Sidrah Mahmud, MD
    Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
    Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Interests: Sleep Research, Cognitive Neurology, Pain Management
    Hobbies:Travel, International cuisines, Physical fitness, Photography

  • Margarita Mikhalova, MD
    Undergraduate: Macauley Honors College AT CUNY Hunter College
    Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
    nterests: Headache, Chronic Pain, Movement Disorders
    Hobbies:Traveling, Reading Non-fiction and popular science genres,Compling scrapbooks, Photography

  • Evan R. Schloss,MD
    Undergraduate: Union College
    Medical: New York Medical College
    Interests: Neuro-opthalmology
    Hobbies:Cooking, Watching Movies, Skiiing, PLaying with my dog

  • Steven Tversky, DO
    Undergraduate: CUNY, Hunter College
    Medical:New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Hobbies:Golf, Travel Kayaking