Stony Brook
EMergency Medicine
Residency

(631) 444-3880

 

101 Nicolls Road,

Stony Brook, NY 11794

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Class of

2021

Nicholas Astras, DO

Hometown: Setauket, NY

Undergrad: SUNY at Stony Brook

Grad: Touro College School of Health Sciences

Med: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

ED Theme Song: Beat City by the Flowerpot Men

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Ferrari California at plaid speed

Favorite Thing on LI: The Bagels  

Guilty Pleasure: My 911

Past Lives: Critical Care Physician Assistant, NYC Paramedic

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Ferrari Mechanic 

Favorite Dessert: Oh Yes….......Please.

Alexandra Davic, MD

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh

Med: Jefferson Medical College

Favorite Chief Complaint: Any kind of abscess or something otherwise poppable

ED Theme Song: You Sound Like You’re Sick, Ramones

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Grew a baby 

Favorite Thing on LI: TBD but likely beach related

Guilty Pleasure: 90’s flashback music

Past Lives: Brief stent as a biomedical engineer

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Bakery owner or professional organizer 

Favorite Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake


Jonathan DeAssis, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Undergrad: Fordham University at Rose Hill

Grad: none

Med: Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell

ED theme song: I Won’t Back Down, Tom Petty (RIP)

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Won a year’s supply of Reese’s PB cups in a contest at MSG (allergic to peanuts though)

Favorite Thing on LI: The Chicken and Waffles with honey chipotle syrup at the Morning Rose Cafe in Bellmore

Guilty Pleasure: Broscience workout parody videos on youtube

Past Lives: Classified

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Starting for the Knicks

Favorite Dessert: NY Cheesecake or the Applebee’s triple chocolate meltdown


Kimberly Feliberti, MD

 

Hometown:   San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Undergrad:  University of Texas at Arlington 
Grad: UNT Health Science Center, MS
Med:  Ponce Health Science University 
ED Song: “Dura” by Daddy Yankee
Fav CC: “Im in Pain” & pregnancy r/o
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Canyon Jumping at Swiss Alps and even cooler got my first dog Benji.
Favorite Thing on LI:  The Vineyards, people and of curse the beaches.
Guilty Pleasure:  Binge watch basically anything 
Past Lives: Professional Karaoke Singer
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Detective/Crime Scene Investigator
Favorite Dessert: Vanilla Haagan-Dazs Ice Cream (yummy!!!!)

Samita Heslin, MD

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Undergrad: Harvard University

Grad: Harvard University, Stony Brook University

Med: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

ED Theme Song: The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Married my best friend!

Favorite Thing on LI: Beaches

Guilty Pleasure: Dessert

Past Lives: Indian classical dancer

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Pastry Chef

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake

Timothy Kohwong, MD

 

Hometown: Fair Lawn, NJ

Undergrad: Rutgers University

Grad: None

Med: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

ED Theme Song: My Type – Saint Motel

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Took my friends on a 2300 mile roadtrip to the Southwest US

Favorite Thing on LI: Shuck oysters

Guilty Pleasure: Bacon garlic pizza

Past Lives: Sloth

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

Favorite Dessert: Rainbow cookies

Clara Kim, MD

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Undergrad: Boston College

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

ED Theme Song: Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: 5 day safari at Kruger 

Favorite Thing on LI: Beach

Guilty Pleasure: Hulu/Netflix binge 

Past Lives: Cat enthusiast, surgery intern, camp counselor

If I Weren’t a Doctor I Would Be: High school teacher

Favorite Dessert: NY cheesecake

Kisa King, MD

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM

Undergrad: The University of New Mexico

Grad: Postbac at The University of New Mexico

Med: You guessed it! The University of New Mexico School of Medicine

ED Theme Song: Up in Here - DMX

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Made all 4 sacs in a turn in cornhole… I was also in Nicaragua for a month, that was pretty cool.

Favorite Thing on LI: The beach

Guilty Pleasure: Netflix

Past Lives: Lab tech, research assistant, dog foster mom

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: A travel blogger

Favorite Dessert: Tiramisu

Anthony Kwan, MD

Hometown: Flushing, NY

Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: SUNY Downstate

Favorite chief complaint: "I have a bloody abscess on my butt"

My ED theme song: "Till I Collapse" - Eminem 

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Back flip off gymnastic rings

Favorite Thing on LI: BBQ with family and friends

Guilty Pleasure: Reading comics, listening to Lindsey Stirling, dancing like nobody's watching

Past Lives: Gymnast, Cartoonist/animator for an iPad app

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Comic book artist

Favorite Dessert: Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream


Wei Li, MD

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Undergrad: University of Florida

Med: University of Central Florida

ED theme song: Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Scaled the Great Wall of China

Favorite Thing on LI: Breweries, friends, AND awesome work place

Guilty Pleasure: League of Legends

Past Lives: A Pokémon master - soundly defeated the Elite 4 in spectacular fashion.

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: A paid world traveling foodie like Anthony Bourdain (RIP)

Favorite Dessert: Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream

Max MacBarb, MD

Hometown:  East Hampton, Ny

Undergrad: SUNY Geneseo

Med: SUNY Upstate

Favorite chief complaint: "I think I had a knife in my back pocket and I think I fell on it"

My ED theme song: Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N' Roses 

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Went scuba diving with a Manta Ray

Favorite Things on LI: Surfing/fishing/hunting/clamming/kiteboarding/spearfishing/family and friends

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate milk

Past Lives: Lifeguard and EMT

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: I would either be a pilot or open up a scuba dive company in Hawaii 

Favorite Dessert: Warm chocolate chip cookies

Somair Malik, MD

Hometown: Edison, NJ

Undergrad: Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Grad: Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Med: Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

ED theme song: Hard In Da Paint – Waka Flocka Flame

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Sailed in a regatta competition in the British Virgin Islands where one of the challenges was navigating the seas in the middle of the night only being able to use the constellations in the sky

Favorite Thing on LI: Trying to find parking on Main Street

Guilty Pleasure: Cheesecake Factory + Chick-Fil-A

Past Lives: Math teacher, Worked at a startup company, Professional Aladdin role player

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: A food/travel show host

Favorite Dessert: Carvel ice-cream cake

Lyndsay Massey, MD

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Undergrad: The University of Texas at Dallas

Med: UT Southwestern

ED theme song: It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine - REM

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Bus surfing in Mexico

Favorite Thing on LI: The pizza!

Guilty Pleasure: watching The Office over and over and over

Past Lives: Personal Trainer, Yogi, Waitress

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: A cake decorator 

Favorite Dessert: ice cream!!

Priyal Patel, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL 

Undergrad: University of Florida (Go Gators!)

Med: University of Central Florida 

ED theme song: 

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Jungle trekking in Borneo, Malaysia  

Favorite Thing on LI: The food! 

Guilty Pleasure: Brunch, always  

Past Lives: research coordinator in the beautiful St. Pete, FL 

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Event planner or grade school teacher

Favorite Dessert: Godiva chocolate cheesecake

Alex Tansey, MD

Hometown: Southbury, CT
Undergrad: UConn. GO HUSKIES! 
Med: UConn again!
Favorite chief complaint: "I fell on it... now it's stuck" 
ED theme song: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift 
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Dived with sharks and skydived in the same day, in Australia
Favorite Thing on LI: my wonderful co-residents! Just kidding, definitely the 4- month old golden retriever puppy living 4 doors down from me. 
Guilty Pleasure: binging New Girl on Netflix for my 5th time around
Past Lives: Probably some distant relative of co-resident Matt Tanzi 
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: still doing physical exams at Stony Brook...for $10 a piece behind the building. 
Favorite Dessert: Death by Chocolate. Oh the irony.. 

Matthew Tanzi, MD

Hometown: Greenlawn, NY

Undergrad: Hamilton College

Grad School = None àYear-Off:1 year of HIV and Neuro-Immunology research 

Medical School:New York Medical College
Favorite chief complaint: ‘I used my wife’s yeast infection cream…’
ED theme song:Game of Thrones Intro
Coolest thing I've ever done: Ziplining in Costa Rica, tubed down a river in a Jamaican Rainforest, Climbed a Waterfall

Favorite thing to do in Long Island: North Shore Beaches, dabble in different golf courses, explore the copious amounts of amazing restaurants, breweries & coffee shops

Guilty Pleasure:Netflix (self-explanatory)
Past Lives:Alex Tansey Co-Intern seems pretty cool, otherwise Gus my English Bulldog

If I weren't a doctor I would be:Chef or Open a wellness center 
Favorite dessert:Baked Alaska! Or honestly any ice cream

Bassam Zahid, MD

Hometown: Queens, NY

Undergrad: Boston College

Med: Meharry Medical College

ED Theme Song: All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Recently trekked the Salkantay trail to Peru which was pretty epic

Favorite Thing on LI: The food

Guilty Pleasure: Lately, it's been eating Rasmalai followed by working out

Past Lives: Teacher, Personal trainer, Existentialist

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: An artist

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate ice cream