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Current Residents and Program Alumni

PGY1

Sukhraj Bains, MD   

Sukhraj Bains, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Hometown: Orinda, CA
Interests in Psychiatry: Neuromodulation in the outpatient setting
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: It's in Manhattan and my co-residents are awesome
Leisure/Hobbies: Mixology, D&D, Trivia nights, Board games, Stock Market Investing, Video games, Grilling/BBQing, Karaoke
A hidden talent a lot of people don't know about me is: I make my own secret family recipe BBQ sauce, and had a professional chef tell me it was the best she had ever had 

     
Richard Gomez, MD   

Richard Gomez, MD

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Hometown (s): Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA
Interests in Psychiatry: Consult-Liaison & Child/Adolescent
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Diverse patient population; hands on training; friendly co-residents
Leisure/Hobbies:  Reading; Hiking; Cooking; Swimming; Stand-Up Comedy
A hidden talent a lot of people don't know about me is: Trumpet (trained in classical, jazz, and mariachi)

     
Christine Lau, MD   

Christine Lau, MD

Medical School: Sophie Davis/CUNY School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Sophie Davis Biomedical Program/CUNY
Hometown: Bayside, Queens, NY
Interests in Psychiatry: Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: The location, patient population, and how kind and welcoming everyone is
Leisure/Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, playing video games
A hidden talent a lot of people don't know about me is: I have played four different instruments

     
Robert Leger, MD   

Robert Leger, MD

Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate: New York University
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Interests in Psychiatry: neurostimulation, treatment refractory depression
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Working with patients who really need help and getting to work with a lot of really great co-residents
Leisure/Hobbies:  Painting, watching too much Netflix
A hidden talent a lot of people don't know about me is: I’m pretty good at building things

     
Jacob Rosenbloom, MD   

Jacob Rosenbloom, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Undergraduate: Wesleyan University
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Interests in Psychiatry: C&L, Therapy, Interventional Psychiatry, Psychedelics
What I like best about Metropolitan: The people! The program is supportive, hard-working, and overall fun.
Leisure/Hobbies: Reading, Music, Video Games, Hiking/Travel
Hidden Talent: I can wiggle my ears

     
Simeon Thibeaux, MD   

Simeon Thibeaux, MD

Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Interests in Psychiatry: Psychopharmacology and the molecular basis of psychiatric illness
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Acuity of the patients and my co-residents
Leisure/Hobbies:  Powerlifting, eating and experiencing the culture in NYC
A hidden talent a lot of people don't know about me is: I do stained glass work

     
Lai Yu Tsang, MD   

Lai Yu Tsang, MD

Medical School: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Undergraduate: University of Buffalo
Hometown: Hong Kong/Brooklyn, NY
Interests in Psychiatry: child and adolescent psychiatry, substance use, trauma
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: working with NYC population, my co-residents
Leisure/Hobbies: playing with cats, reading animal facts, easy art/DIY projects, Stardew Valley
A hidden talent a lot of people don't know about me is: finding great discounts and free goodies 

PGY2

Harris Wild, DO  

Harris Wild, DO

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harlem) Undergraduate: Tufts University (MA)
Hometown: Tenafly, New Jersey
Interests in Psychiatry: psychotic disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, research in novel treatments
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Helping to bring mental health care to some of those in NYC who need it the most.
Leisure/Hobbies: painting, playing the guitar

     
Charles Surette, MD  

Charles Surette, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: New York University
Hometown: Millbury, Massachusetts
Interests in Psychiatry: Child/adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: The diverse patient population and the supportive attendings
Leisure/Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, travel, Broadway theatre
A hidden talent a lot of people don't know about me is: I am very good at Jeopardy!

     
Conner Bracy, MD  

Conner Bracy, MD

Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Undergraduate: New York University
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Interests in Psychiatry: Addiction, Consultation-Liaison
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: I love that Metropolitan is in NYC, and has all the diversity that comes with that, yet still has a close-knit, neighborhood feeling.
Leisure/Hobbies: Photography, biking around the city, skiing
     
Genevieve Jing, MD   

Genevieve Jing, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hometown: I was raised between Beijing, Fukui and Chapel Hill.
Interests in Psychiatry: Global mental health
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Harlem patient population and access to opportunities in NYC
Leisure/Hobbies: Traveling, Japanese food, capsule wardrobe, skincare, doting over my golden retriever, learning French
     
Gauhar Raina, MD  

Gauhar Raina, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Hometown: White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Interests in Psychiatry: First break psychosis
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Living/working in NYC, Diverse patient population, Supportive residents and attendings
Leisure/Hobbies: Tennis, Basketball, Smoothies, Finding new music, Window shopping
     
Nicholas F. Homsy, MD  

Nicholas F. Homsy, MD

Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Graduate School: Tufts University School of Medicine (MS, MPH)
Undergraduate: Boston College (MA)
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Interests in Psychiatry: Neuromodulation, Psychosomatic Medicine, Public Health
Leisure/Hobbies: Boston Sports, Formula 1, Classical Antiquity, Philosophy, Writing

     

PGY3

Liana Lau, MD  

Liana Lau, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Interests in Psychiatry: Child & adolescent psychiatry, mood disorders
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: culturally diverse and underserved patient population, training in NYC
Leisure/Hobbies: cooking/baking, photography (primarily food and cats), board games, reading, museums, musicals, cheese
     
Michael Hughes, MD   

Michael Hughes, MD

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey
Hometown: Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Interests in Psychiatry: Personality Disorders, Ethics
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Working with Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Al-Salem on 6W!!!
Leisure/Hobbies: Playing with my dog, movies, baseball
     
Robert Toro-Santiago, MD  

Robert Toro-Santiago, MD

Medical school: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Hometown: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Interest in Psychiatry: Palliative/Psych-Oncology
What I like about Metropolitan Hospital: Multicultural patient population
Leisure/Hobbies: music, art, biking, swimming
     
Elaine Li, MD  

Yi Yang (Elaine) Li, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: The City College of New York
Hometown: Hong Kong
Interests in Psychiatry: Consultation Liaison
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: The camaraderie among residents, location, diverse patient population
Leisure/Hobbies: Desserts, cute animals, sending memes, yoga, reading, podcasts, sleeping in, beauty and skincare, fashion
     
Jason Reece, MD  

Jason Reece, MD

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, New York State Program
Undergraduate: Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
Hometown: Port Washington, New York
Interests in Psychiatry: Reproductive Psychiatry, first break psychosis
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: close-knit hospital community, training in NYC, patient population
Leisure/Hobbies: Figure Skating, Tennis, Japanese food, celebrity gossip, Reality TV
     
Valentino Vasy, MD  

Valentino Vasy, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University, Grenada
Undergraduate: Keuka College (New York)
Hometown: Moscow, Russia/New York, New York
Interests in Psychiatry: Adolescent drug use (causes/ prevention/treatment). Gut microbiome and the brain. Education.
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Multicultural environment, diverse patient population, the team (attendings, residents and staff). It is in NYC!
Leisure/Hobbies: Nature, movies, meditation, cooking, and intermittent fasting
     
Brandon Jun, MD  

Brandon Jun, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Interest in Psychiatry: Psychosis, Trauma
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Working with the most vulnerable patient population
Leisure/Hobbies: Cooking, musical theater, wine enthusiast, full-time cat dad

     
Briana Mizrahi, MD   

Briana Mizrahi, MD 

Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University (New York City)
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Interests in Psychiatry: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: great co-residents, diverse patient population, living in NYC
Leisure/Hobbies: travelling, playing piano, exploring NYC
     

PGY 4

Raul Madrigal, MD   

Raul Madrigal, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Baylor University (Texas)
Hometown: Laredo, Texas
Interests in Psychiatry: General or Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Best things about Metropolitan Hospital: co-residents, location, diversity in patient population
Hobbies: travelling, exploring the city, trying new restaurants/bars, going to the beach, jogging in Central Park, Netflix on a rainy day

     
Damien Lee Young, MD  

Damien Lee Young, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: Western University, London, Ontoario
Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad, and London, Canada
Interests in Psychiatry: Eating disorders, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: working in NYC and that being a public hospital you get to experience a diverse range of psychopathology.
Leisure/Hobbies: playing music, aviation, cooking 
     
Shehram, Majid, MD   

Shehram Majid, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Houston Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Houston (Texas)
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Interest in Psychiatry: Consultation Liaison Psychiatry or Geriatrics
What I like best about Metropolitan: The diverse patient population that I get to work with everyday! My co-residents, attendings, and the rest of the people I work with.
Interests/Hobbies: working on cars, geeking out on tech, cooking, traveling, and reading cool books!
 

     
Jonathan Martin, MD   

Jonathan Martin, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: University of Florida, Gainesville
Hometown: Naples, Florida
Interests in Psychiatry: Geriatrics, neurocognitive disorders
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Seeing (nearly) the whole DSM-5 in the first two years of training; the incredible colleagues
Hobbies: Traveling, happy hours, exotic food, thought-provoking reality TV, working out

     
Lisett Planche, MD   

Lisett Planche, MD

Medical School: American University of Antigua
Undergraduate: University at Buffalo (NY)
Hometown: Born in Cuba, raised in Bronx, New York
Interests in Psychiatry: Addiction, Assertive Community Treatment, ECT
What I like best about Metropolitan Hospital: Diversity/cultural background of our residents/staff. Diversity in patient population. Amazing location
Leisure/Hobbies: Exploring art/music museums, outdoor dining, wedding crashing

     

 

Program Alumni:

2021:

Geriatric Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Consultation-Liaison Fellowship at University of Rochester (New York State)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego

2020:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital (LIJ/Northwell)
Addiction Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s – West
Addiction Psychiatry at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s – West
Addiction Psychiatry at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

2019:

Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Hospital/Northwell
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center
Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles

2018:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC
Addiction Psychiatry at New York University
Geriatric Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Psychosomatics at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

2017:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NYC
Geriatric Psychiatry at New York State Psychiatric Institute (Columbia), NYC
Addiction Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2016:

Geriatric Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Addiction Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center, NYC
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NYC

2015:

Palliative Care at Metropolitan Hospital, NYC
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Elmhurst Hospital, NY

2014:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at LIJ, NY
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Michigan, MI

2013:

Geriatric Psychiatry at Emerson, GA
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Addiction Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center, NYC