Class of
2024

Aneesa Ali, Do

Hometown: Jamaica, Queens 

Undergrad: Stony Brook University 

Med School: NYITCOM 

ED Theme Song: Man Down by Rihanna 

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Fed an ostrich 

Favorite Thing on LI: Long Beach Boardwalk, Ralph’s Italian Ices, local bagel shops and The Witches Brew 

Guilty Pleasure: 90 Day Fiance, Murder Mysteries, and Shopping for things I never actually need 

Past Lives: ED Scribe, Graduate TA, and wannabe pastry chef 

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: A detective 

Favorite Dessert: NY Cheesecake 

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Jaclyn Angielczyk, MD

Hometown: Bayside, New York
Undergrad: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/City College of New York
Med School: CUNY School of Medicine       
ED Theme Song: Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: hiked through Devil’s Hole and back
Favorite Thing on LI: the fact that it’s not Manhattan
Guilty Pleasure: rewatching my favorite movies/shows with a glass of red and losing pitifully in multiple games of Mario Kart
Past Lives: I better have been a dog 
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Full-time dog mom and conqueror of National & State Parks
Favorite Dessert: warm chocolate chip cookie

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Marcin Cielsa, MD

Hometown: Sayreville, NJ
Undergrad: Rutgers University
Med School: Rutgers NJMS
ED Theme Song: Number Encore ft. Jay-Z and Linkin Park
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Getting engaged underneath the Eiffel tower
Favorite Thing on LI: The Donnelly Bar
Guilty Pleasure: Long Island Ice Teas
Past Lives: Soccer, construction, EMT
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Director of NASA
Favorite Dessert: Vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles

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Alexandra Donnelly, DO

Hometown: East Setauket, NY (lol)

Undergrad: Lehigh University

Med School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)

ED Theme Song: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Involved in the rescue of 8 people from a capsized boat on Fire Island and was awarded an “Alexandra Donnelly Day” in the Town of Brookhaven

Favorite Thing on LI: Montauk or the Donnelly Bar

Guilty Pleasure: Any and all trashy TV, spontaneous bar crawls with my husband, TikTok

Past Lives: A seal that loved to travel the world in the water and nap on the beach

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Year round lifeguard, living on a boat

Favorite Dessert: French fries or pizza honestly

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Masooma Kazmi, MD

 

Hometown: North Bellmore, NY
Undergrad: Stony Brook University
Med School: Stony Brook School of Medicine
ED Theme Song: Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) — Kelly Clarkson 
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Met One Direction (pre-hiatus obviously)
Favorite Thing on LI: Long Island Bagel Cafe
Guilty Pleasure: singing loudly off key, in pretty much any situation

Past Lives: cashier, babysitter, professional selfie taker, baseball cap collector
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: a teacher!
Favorite Dessert: Trader Joe’s chocolate lava cakes

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Rachel Kelly, MD

Hometown: Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Undergrad: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Med School: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

ED Theme Song: U2 - Vertigo

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: I should say my travel abroad but the 4-week road trip of >30 US National Parks and sites with my sister wins

Favorite Thing on LI: Beaches, birds, and pizza

Guilty Pleasure: The Daily Mail

Past Lives: Rock n Roll Superstar

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Pharmaceutical drug designer

Favorite Dessert: Ice cream - usually cookies and cream

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Mark Maguire, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergrad: University of Florida
Med School: FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
ED Theme Song: Good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: lived on a boat for 2 days while backpacking Southeast Asia. 
Favorite Thing on LI: wineries, lobster rolls, and farmers markets.  
Guilty Pleasure: Chick Fil A 
Past Lives: Coffee critic 
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Yosemite National Park Ranger 
Favorite Dessert: Espresso Martini 

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James Mantas, MD

Hometown: Niskayuna NY
Undergrad: Hartwick College
Med School: New York Medical College
ED Theme Song: Overkill by Colin Hay
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Competed in a Muay Thai kickboxing match in Thailand
Favorite Thing on LI: All the farmers markets
Guilty Pleasure: Eating absurd amounts of raw cookie dough on the couch while binge watching shows
Past Lives: Traveling musician, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, Soap opera actor.
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Traveling food personality for the Food Network or Travel Channel.
Favorite Dessert: Homemade chocolate chip cookies

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Michael Martins, MD

Hometown: Naugatuck, Connecticut

Undergrad: University of Connecticut

Med School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

ED Theme Song: Lose Yourself by Eminem

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Be the runner to get blood in an ED once

Favorite Thing on LI: the beaches

Guilty Pleasure: Working out/playing sports

Past Lives: EMT, soccer player and janitor

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

Favorite Dessert: ice cream!

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Rachel MIller, MD, MPH

Hometown: Plano, TX

Undergrad: Pomona College in Claremont, CA
Med School: Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
ED Theme Song: Survivor by Destiny's Child
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 6 months 
Favorite Thing on LI: Beaches, wineries, amazing food - and of course my husband and our 2 dogs named Parmesan and Poseidon. Parmesan is the one in the picture!
Guilty Pleasure: Any show on Bravo TV, preferably the Real Housewives
Past Lives: College athlete, medical scribe
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Working at a public health NGO 
Favorite Dessert: My mom's Texas sheet cake... or anything with chocolate in it

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Richard Niyazov, DO

Hometown: Commack, NY

Undergrad: Stony Brook

Med School: LECOM Seton Hill

ED Theme Song: Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: ATV riding in Peru

Favorite Thing on LI: bagels and boardwalks

Guilty Pleasure: midnight cereal bowl, tell me cereal doesn’t taste best at night

Past Lives: Taco bell architect, world class sommelier, counter intelligence agent, angry llama

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: a film score composer or a stand-up comedian

Favorite Dessert: Stuffed French Toast with ice cream on top, although that may classify as a breakfast and I’m very okay about that

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Gina POlizzo, MD

Hometown: Shoreham-Wading River, NY

Undergrad: Pratt Institute (briefly) & St. Joseph’s College

Med School: Stony Brook School of Medicine

ED Theme Song: Gangsta’s Paradise - Coolio

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: did makeup on The Weeknd for a music video

Favorite Thing on LI: The entire North Fork

Guilty Pleasure: all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Past Lives: art school photography major, professional makeup artist

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Film Director, Jazz Club Owner, Writer

Favorite Dessert: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream forever 

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Adam Resnick, MD

Hometown:  Concord, NH

Undergrad: Williams College

Med School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

ED Theme Song: Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Backpacked through Europe, ending in Croatia to experience their first World Cup finals appearance

Favorite Thing on LI: Everything edible (especially the bagels)

Guilty Pleasure: Skipping leg day at the gym

Past Lives: EMT, research assistant, youth soccer coach

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: an F1 pit crew member

Favorite Dessert: Cannolis

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Hayley SCott, MD

Hometown: Holbrook, NY
Undergrad: Loyola University Maryland 
Med School: Stony Brook School of Medicine
ED Theme Song: Body - Megan Thee Stallion 
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: scaled Machu Picchu 
Favorite Thing on LI: Fire Island and Montauk
Guilty Pleasure: trash reality TV
Past Lives: a golden retriever in an upper middle class Long Island family 
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: on Broadway 
Favorite Dessert: espresso martinis 

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Brittany Umanoff, MD

Hometown: Redondo Beach

Undergrad: Sonoma State University
Med School: New York Medical College
ED Theme Song: Stranger to Stability (Len Faki Podium Mix) - Dustin Zahn
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Peek-A-Boo loop in Bryce Canyon
Favorite Thing on LI: Dr. Hayley Morgan Scott et al. + the callows 
Guilty Pleasure: Stitches the rap star
Past Lives: a sloth
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: still a sloth
Favorite Dessert: A Belgian IPA

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Darshak Vekaria, MD

Hometown: Northvale, NJ

Undergrad: THE College of New Jersey

Med School: Drexel University College of Medicine

ED Theme Song: Till I Collapse - Eminem 

Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Snorkeling in Molokini Crater 

Favorite Thing on LI: my Fiancée, the vineyards, and the food scene

Guilty Pleasure: TikTok

Past Lives: museum curator 

If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Sports Commentator / Analyst

Favorite Dessert: Cannoli

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