Stony Brook
EMergency Medicine
Residency

(631) 444-3880

 

101 Nicolls Road,

Stony Brook, NY 11794

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Class of

2020

Ryan Barnicle, MD

 

Hometown: Newington, CT

Undergrad: Providence College (BA English, Biology)

Grad: Southern Connecticut State University (M.Ed)

Med: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University (MD)

ED Theme Song: Surf Wax America by Weezer

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: An adventure trip to New Zealand (hiking, sky diving, white water rafting, horseback riding, kayaking)

Favorite Thing on LI: Beach!

Guilty Pleasure: Anything Star Wars

Past Lives: lifeguard, swim coach, EMT, high school teacher

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Ghostbuster 

Favorite Dessert: Pizza 

Sean Boaglio, DO

Hometown: Longview, WA
Undergrad: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite chief complaint: “The finale of Westworld told me to destroy my apartment"
My ED theme song: “Power” by Kanye West
Coolest thing I've ever done: Scuba Diving and Dragon questing in Komodo National Park, Indonesia 
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Beach Volleyball!
Guilty Pleasure: Game of Thrones and Star Wars (can’t get enough)
Past Lives: Jedi Knight, Dragon Rider, Aquaman
If I weren't a doctor I would be: A Hollywood actor, or I’d settle for being a voice actor 
Favorite dessert: Brownies 


Brianne Doherty, MD

Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY
Undergrad: The College of New Jersey
Medical School: New York Medical College
Favorite chief complaint: Abscess
My ED theme song: "ABC"-The Jackson 5
Coolest thing I've ever done:  Rang in the New Year in Florence
Favorite thing to do in Long Island:  Be at the beach
Guilty Pleasure: Netflix binges 
Past Lives:  Professional Roller coaster Rider
If I weren't a doctor I would be: Travel blogger 
Favorite dessert: Pie! (any kind apple, pecan... pizza)


Cosmin Florescu, MD

Hometown: Relocated a number of times, and now it is Palm Desert, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Graduate School: The George Washington University

Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Favorite chief complaint: Abdominal Pain
My ED theme song: Harry Gregson-Williams - Training Montage
Coolest thing I've ever done: Give Commencement speech in front of 30,000 people on the National Mall
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Sagamore Hill

Guilty Pleasure: Would love to someday complete all of AFI's greatest films list
Past Lives: Teacher
If I weren't a doctor I would be: A public health professional
Favorite dessert: Evenly split among Napoleon, Tiramisu, and New York cheesecake

Michael Frost, MD


Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota
Undergrad: Montana State University
Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Favorite chief complaint: "I hurt"
My ED theme song: "I Can Be Your Hero" by Enrique
Coolest thing I've ever done: Cage diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of Stewart Island, New Zealand
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Beach and beers with my wife
Guilty Pleasure: Hunting.... but I don't feel guilty about it unless I miss my wife's birthday for it
Past Lives: Lighting fires and starting avalanches (Wildland firefighter with the US Forest Service, Ski Patroller in Big Sky, MT)
If I weren't a doctor I would be: a smokejumper or a professional bowhunter
Favorite dessert: Dessert

Christopher Golden, MD


Hometown: Long Island, NY
Undergrad: James Madison University
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Favorite chief complaint: "I think I've got the mascular degenerations"
My ED theme song: Thriller by Michael Jackson
Coolest thing I've ever done: I was the singer/guitar player in a Sublime tribute band and rocked the biggest club in the country (Club La Vela)
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: hang out on the beach
Guilty Pleasure: binge watching Southern Charm
Past Lives: Occupational Therapist, Musician
If I weren't a doctor I would be: A rock star of course
Favorite dessert: Tiramisu

Ali Khan, MD


Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Undergrad: UT Austin
Medical School: UT Houston
Favorite chief complaint: "There's something crawling in my ear"
My ED theme song: Space Jam - Quad City DJs
Coolest thing I've ever done: Jumped off of a cliff with a parachute
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: The beaches
Guilty Pleasure: Superhero shows
Past Lives: Football player
If I weren't a doctor I would be: a ski-bum
Favorite dessert: Blackberry cobbler

Vladimir Kotelnik, MD

Hometown:    States island
Undergrad:     Hunter college
Medical School:   Stony Brook
Favorite chief complaint:  my wife thought I should come in
My ED theme song:  R3HAB & VINAI - how we party
Coolest thing I've ever done:  158mph on belt pkwy
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Hoyt farm with the kids
Guilty Pleasure: watching UFC 
Past Lives:  RN
If I weren't a doctor I would be:  car mechanic / race car driver
Favorite dessert:  Mom's cocoa cake


Justin Larson, MD

Hometown: Marathon Key, Fl
Undergrad: University of Florida GO GATORS!
Medical School: University of Florida GO GATORS AGAIN!
Favorite chief complaint: "Just chillin"
My ED theme song: Unstoppable by Sia 
Coolest thing I've ever done: Jungle trek (hiking, white water rafting, mountain biking, zip-lining) to Machu Picchu
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Surfing 
Guilty Pleasure: Binge watching The Office 
Past Lives: Pirate, Gladiator, Neanderthal 
If I weren't a doctor I would be: Fisherman 
Favorite dessert: Mint Chocolate chip ice cream

Edgar Lei, MD

Hometown: Flushing, NYC
Undergrad: Cornell University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Favorite chief complaint: Abdominal Pain
My ED theme song: "I'll Make A Man Out of You" - Mulan Soundtrack
Coolest thing I've ever done: participated in the construction of a hospital in post-earthquake Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: hang out with my wife, anywhere and doing anything
Guilty Pleasure: binge-watching TV shows
Past Lives: Ultimate frisbee player, staff intern for Campus Crusade for Christ
If I weren't a doctor I would be: bakery owner, photographer, professional video gamer, inventor
Favorite dessert: ice cream

Matthew McClure, DO

Hometown: Fort Worth TEXAS
Undergrad: The University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: University of North Texas health Science Center -TCOM
Favorite chief complaint: "Drive-by burritoing"  took a burrito to the face 
My ED theme song: Crazy Train
Coolest thing I've ever done:  Became a doctor!
Favorite thing to do in Long Island:Explore the many Vineyards and Beaches with my fiance 
Guilty Pleasure: Wine... the drier the Riesling and the spicier the cab franc the better
Past Lives: Flight paramedic, swing trader, beach bum, fishing fanatic
If I weren't a doctor I would be: A vineyard owning professional saltwater sport fisherman 
Favorite dessert: Riesling and a nice hunk of Stilton blue cheese
 

Sonika Raj, MD

Hometown: Ardsley, NY
Undergrad: Union College
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Favorite chief complaint: "man vs. steamroller"
My ED theme song: "Run the World" (Girls) - Beyoncé
Coolest thing I've ever done: my 2.5-hour Indian classical dance debut ("Arangetram")
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: unplug/get outside
Guilty Pleasure: YouTube karaoke, naps, planning my next great adventure
Past Lives: singer/songwriter, ninja
If I weren't a doctor I would be: an aspiring pop/country starlet
Favorite dessert: banoffee pie...or Speculoos straight out of the jar

Laura Saltzman, MD

Hometown: Smithfield, RI/Boston, MA
Undergrad: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Medical School: University of Pittsburg SOM
Favorite chief complaint: Pt presenting the next AM after trying to "sleep off" their stroke
My ED theme song: Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom - Bob's Burgers
Coolest thing I've ever done: Went on a road trip to explore America's natural caves
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Go to the beach with my partner, Jared, and our dog.
Guilty Pleasure: TLC Network
Past Lives: security guard, field biology, professional designated driver, textbook writer, Alfred Wallace 
If I weren't a doctor I would be: a botanist
Favorite dessert: tiramisu or pretentiously flavored ice cream

Daniel Singer, MD

Hometown: East Setauket, NY
Undergrad: Binghamton University
Medical School: Sackler, Tel Aviv University
Favorite chief complaint: I don't know why I am here
My ED theme song: This is the Place - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Coolest thing I've ever done: Lived in Israel
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Chill by the water, pool or beach
Guilty Pleasure: Quoting Lord of the Rings and other nerdy movies/tv in real life
Past Lives: musician, tennis instructor, world traveler, Batman
If I weren't a doctor I would be: A Rockstar
Favorite dessert: Boston Creme Pie

Arman Sobhani, MD

Hometown: Encinitas, CA
Undergrad: UCSD
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Favorite chief complaint: Dizziness
My ED theme song: "ABC" By Little Michael but I'm also digging "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen"
Coolest thing I've ever done: Fell asleep during an opera at the Sydney Opera House
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Beach days 
Guilty Pleasure: playing hours of Overwatch without blinking
Past Lives: Beach enthusiast, humble musician, modest athlete 
If I weren't a doctor I would be: Owning a burrito shop on the beach
Favorite dessert: Ice cream with a really gooey brownie 

Siva Vittozzi

 

Hometown: Rome, Italy
Undergrad: University of Southern California
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Favorite chief complaint: issues
My ED theme song: Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen
Coolest thing I've ever done: had a close encounter with a shark and didn't die
Favorite thing to do in Long Island: Long Island ice tea
Guilty Pleasure: tiramisu
Past Lives: homeless philosopher
If I weren't a doctor I would be: see Past Lives
Favorite dessert: see Guilty Pleasure